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The Howland fish bypass is nearly complete. It is the final leg in a $24 million restoration of the Penobscot River.

Conservationists donate funds to complete Penobscot River restoration

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 09, 2016, at 1:06 p.m.
An infusion of $650,000 from the Nature Conservancy and the Atlantic Salmon Federation will help finish what has been called the “largest river restoration project in the country.”
A tractor-trailer jackknifed in the middle of the road on Monday in Alfred.

Slow-moving snowstorm grips Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 08, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
As expected, a storm that arrived about noon Monday in southern Maine wreaked havoc with motorists and prompted scores of cancellations.
Key Bank has 51 branches in Maine, according to its website, and several ATMs like this one in Bangor.

KeyBank to close Millinocket branch, consolidate with Lincoln

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 08, 2016, at 4:18 p.m.
Citing customers’ increasing preference for electronic rather than personal transactions, KeyBank will close its branch on Central Street on May 6, a company spokeswoman said Monday. The Cleveland-based bank will consolidate its sole Katahdin branch office with its office on West Broadway in Lincoln, said Therese Myers, …
Maine Game Warden Sgt. Ron Dunham on Sunday walks on an overturned pickup truck that fell into water near Dynamite Bridge in Lakeville Plantation. The accident was discovered Sunday morning.

Man identified in fatal Lakeville Plantation crash

By Dawn Gagnon and Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 08, 2016, at 2:28 p.m.
A 66-year-old man was found dead in a pickup truck that had rolled over and submerged in a creekbed early Sunday, officials said Monday.
A snow plow works to clear Union Street in Bangor on Friday.

Storm to dump up to 10 inches of fresh snow across Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 08, 2016, at 11:28 a.m.
Coastal Maine was expected to feel the brunt of the storm, with up to 10 inches in the forecast for Hancock and Washington counties.
Maine Game Warden Sgt. Ron Dunham walks on an overturned pickup truck driven by an unidentified man that fell into water near Dynamite Bridge in Lakeville Plantation. The fatal accident was discovered Sunday morning.

Man dies after truck flips into Lakeville Plantation creekbed

By Dawn Gagnon and Nick Sambidies Jr., BDN Staff on Feb. 07, 2016, at 10:38 p.m.
The driver’s name, age and hometown were not immediately available.
United States Postal Service letter carrier Kenny Darling trudges through the snow to deliver mail on Thomas Hill Road in Bangor on Friday.

More snow headed for Maine before deep freeze later in week

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 07, 2016, at 2:26 p.m.
Days after a snowstorm dumped a foot or more of snow in some locations, Down East and northern and interior Maine could see another half a foot from Monday night into late Tuesday afternoon.
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A subcontractor's crew removes some of the massive amounts of construction debris on the former Howland tannery site on Route 155

Howland tannery site cleanup resumes as officials work to improve parcel

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 06, 2016, at 10:25 a.m.
Town officials are starting to look toward applying for grants that would fund water and sewer service to the town-owned property.
Lincoln Water District workers drain a broken water main on Thursday on West Broadway in Lincoln.

Lincoln issues boil-water order to those affected by main breaks

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 05, 2016, at 1:10 p.m.
The boil-water order applies to the 44 customers on West Broadway between Goding Avenue and the Emera Maine building about a mile to the west.
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Town water district employees are repairing a broken water main on West Broadway near the McDonald’s restaurant.

Water main breaks on West Broadway in Lincoln

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 04, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
Town water district employees were working to repair possibly two broken water mains on West Broadway, officials said Thursday. Lincoln Water District workers had been trying to repair a break in the 12-inch main that occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday near Machias Savings Bank. As of …
The front screen of the Visitors App being developed by the Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce for its membership.

Katahdin chamber to launch smartphone app touting businesses

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 03, 2016, at 3:37 p.m.
“I really do think that this is a great opportunity for the region’s businesses to market themselves.”
Three members of the Eddington Fire and Rescue squad participate in a ice rescue training on Dec. 10, 2015, in Eddington. The department's fire association created a GoFundMe account and successfully raised money for new thin ice rescue equipment.

Eddington Fire Association buys ice rescue equipment

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 03, 2016, at 3:14 p.m.
“Obviously, it’s been a bad year for ice,” Lt. Craig Russell said Wednesday.

Five running for three seats in Orono races

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 03, 2016, at 2:59 p.m.
The polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Contaminated soil being excavated from the Landfill Ridge area of the HoltraChem cleanup site in Orrington.

6,000 tons of mercury-contaminated soil hauled from HoltraChem

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 03, 2016, at 1:59 p.m.
“There’s going to be ongoing operations and maintenance going on on that property for quite some time.”

Hartley’s, Machias Savings Bank donate Jeep to help organization prevent and raise awareness about veterans suicide

on Feb. 03, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
Two Maine businesses have partnered to make helping others a little easier for a local veterans group in its mission to prevent and raise awareness about veteran suicide. Machias Savings Bank recently donated $19,000 to Maine Veterans Project for the purchase of a vehicle that would help the organization transport …
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The remains of Creative Blooms & More in Lincoln was gutted by a fire. The owner plans to reopen at a different location on Feb. 15.

Lincoln flower shop destroyed by fire to reopen in new location

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 03, 2016, at 9:16 a.m.
The cause of the fire that destroyed her shop at 222 West Broadway will be logged as undetermined.
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Millinocket Superintendent Frank Boynton (front) makes a point and Town Councilor Paul Sannicandro listens during a council meeting.

Millinocket international student program grows

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 02, 2016, at 6:24 a.m.
There are currently eight international students enrolled at Stearns High School, up from four a year ago.

Breakfast buffet at Alton Methodist Church

on Feb. 01, 2016, at 12:42 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Alton Methodist Church, 4527 Bennoch Road, Alton, Maine ALTON, Maine — A breakfast buffet will be held 7-9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Alton Methodist Church, 4527 Bennoch Road. Menu will include baked beans, eggs, sausage, homefries, pancakes, toast, homemade …
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Byron Delano of Lincoln works assembling airplane floats at PK Floats of Lincoln. The company has expanded rapidly since its rebirth in September.

Airplane float manufacturer gets back in the air with new products

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 01, 2016, at 6:19 a.m.
“I don’t know how we could have gotten off to a better start than we have,” Patrick McGowan said.

Lincoln airplane float manufacturer reborn, expands

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 30, 2016, at 12:09 p.m.
PK Floats of Lincoln has just received its Federal Aviation Administration certification to manufacture flotation devices for airplanes and has an ambitious plan for expanding into new markets.