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Brewer’s code enforcement officer resigning to become Holden’s town manager

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 01, 2014, at 5:39 p.m.
Holden has a new town manager. Brewer Code Enforcement Officer Benjamin Breadmore submitted a resignation letter to Brewer Town Manager Steve Bost, which Bost shared with city councilors on Wednesday afternoon. “As of last night, I have accepted the position of town manager for the town of …
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Salvation Army’s harvest auction to help fuel fund

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 01, 2014, at 4:50 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine—With an autumn chill in the air and memories of last year’s frigid winter, many families, seniors and other individuals are already worrying about how they will cover the cost of high heating bills when their budgets are strained with their regular bills. That is why The Salvation Army …
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End Violence Together: Rally and March to Build a Culture of Peace

on Oct. 01, 2014, at 1:31 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — On a very hot Sept. 27, almost 200 people gathered on the Bangor Waterfront to take a stand against violence of all kinds — the violence of war, the violence of poverty, the violence of environmental destruction, with speakers Mary Ellen Quinn of Pax Christi Maine, Marc …
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Peggy Smith, certified trainer by the Center for Nonviolent Communication will offer an Introduction to the Basics of Nonviolent Communication October l8 - l9th in Bangor

Nonviolent Communication Workshop in Bangor

By Ilze Petersons on Oct. 01, 2014, at 12:12 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-942-9343; peacectr.org Nonviolent Communication Workshop in Bangor October 18 – l9 Would you like to deal with …
A black bear roams the alpine terrain of Katahdin near Pamola Peak on Sept. 27, 2014, in Baxter State Park.

Baxter bear climbs Katahdin in search for food, startles hikers

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Oct. 01, 2014, at 11:18 a.m.
At least one black bear has been spotted roaming near the top of Katahdin recently, surprising hikers as it feasts on the many berries growing above the mountain’s treeline. “It’s not common,” said Baxter State Park naturalist Jean Hoekwater. “People who see those bears are fortunate.” The bear (or bears) …
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Cutler decries Cate Street tax credits, opponents object to ‘politicizing’ mill’s plight

By Darren Fishell on Sept. 30, 2014, at 2:27 p.m.
PORTLAND | The rise and fall of Great Northern Paper Co. will cost Maine taxpayers about $15.9 million in tax credits allocated to investors in the project’s restart, a figure for which independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler chided political leaders. For the mill, which employed 256 people and now …
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Baked bean and casserole supper

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2014, at 12:05 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: First United Methodist Church, 14 Center Drive, Orrington ORRINGTON, Maine — A baked bean and casserole supper will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at First United Methodist Church, 14 Center Drive, Orrington. Donations appreciated. This post was contributed …
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Baked bean supper at Ellsworth Falls

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2014, at 11:13 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Union Congregational Church, Route 179, Ellsworth Falls For more information: 207-667-7168 ELLSWORTH FALLS, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Ellsworth Falls Union Congregational Church, Route 179. The menu will include baked …
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Baked bean supper at Old Town

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2014, at 10:55 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Stillwater Federated Church, 335 Bennoch Road, Old Town OLD TOWN, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Stillwater Federated Church, 335 Bennoch Road. Price is $7 for adults; and $1 for …
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Challenger Learning Center’s annual spud drive

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2014, at 10:23 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Challenger Learning Center of Maine, 30 Venture Way For more information: 207-990-2900 BANGOR, Maine — The Challenger Learning Center of Maine’s second annual Spud Drive fall fundraiser will be held during October. Advance orders may be made with payment of …
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Blackwell Manor Murder Mystery dinner party

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Meadowbrook Event Center, 34 Lois Lane, Eddington EDDINGTON, Maine – A murder mystery dinner party will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Meadowbrook Event Center, 34 Lois Lane. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. sharp. Halloween-themed …

Five pit bulls attack basset hound in Corinna

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 30, 2014, at 9:57 a.m.
Officials are investigating an incident in which five pit bulls attacked a basset hound on Friday night on Nokomis Road. Four of the offending dogs were quarantined, while one was killed at the scene by a neighbor, according to Corinna Animal Control Officer Charles Gould. Gould could …
Orrington officials are dealing with several abandoned properties in town, one of wihich is 5 Baker Lane (pictured).

Orrington working to clean up derelict properties, manager says

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 30, 2014, at 5:31 a.m.
Local officials are waiting for the legal green light needed in order to begin the cleanup of three properties belonging to residents who are deceased. At issue are houses at 5 and 12 Baker Lane and lot 32B, a land parcel, according to town documents. Only 5 …

Camden-area charity investigates missing money

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:09 p.m.
An investigation is underway into the possible misappropriation of money from a prominent local charity. Stephen Crane, who was appointed president of the United Mid-Coast Charities Inc. board of directors in August, confirmed Monday that an investigation into the organization’s finances is underway. He said that the …
One of three criminals dressed as law enforcement holds what police say is a semi-automatic handgun during an armed robbery in Winterport on Sept. 21. Maine State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the three and released surveillance camera images.

Robbers impersonating police steal medicinal marijuana in Winterport

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 29, 2014, at 5:17 p.m.
Three men impersonating law enforcement officers — two dressed in black SWAT team gear and one wearing a sheriff’s office uniform and brandishing a gun — robbed a local homeowner of medical marijuana last week, according to police. “The trio entered the property wearing clothing impersonating law …
Dan Collins (left) of the University of Maine throws a pass as lineman Dan Carriker blocks Towson's Jon Desir during Saturday night's CAA football game in Maryland. The sophomore rallied the Black Bears to a 27-24 victory.

Desperate times, winning measures: UMaine football team shows growth, resolve in win at Towson

By Pete Warner on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:02 p.m.
Desperation proved an effective motivator on Saturday night for the University of Maine football team. The Black Bears were on the verge of dropping their Colonial Athletic Association opener, but executed with the game on the line and were rewarded with a 27-24 victory at Towson University. The Black Bears …
Runners enter the finish line of the Color Run held on the Bangor Waterfront on Sunday morning. Sunny weather and temperature highs in the 80s on Sunday set records in several parts of northern and eastern Maine.

Record high temperatures reported Sunday in northern, eastern Maine

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
CARIBOU | High temperatures over the weekend broke several historical records for the day and season in parts of northern and eastern Maine. Caribou set a record of 84 degrees for the day, officials with the National Weather Service in Caribou said Monday, adding that it also was the …
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The Katahdin Paper Co. mill in East Millinocket

GNP creditors petition to move bankruptcy case to Maine, but trustee objects

By Darren Fishell on Sept. 29, 2014, at 1:20 p.m.
PORTLAND | A group of Maine-based creditors has asked a Delaware court to move the bankruptcy case of Great Northern Paper Co. to Maine, where an attorney said 56 percent of the 1,159 creditors are located. But the Delaware trustee now handling the case plans to oppose that measure, …
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Lasagna Supper and the Mainely Country Band

By swederolf on Sept. 29, 2014, at 10:37 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-973-3976; bangorgrange.org Join us for a delicious lasagna supper, including salads, garlic toast and homemade desserts. Then, enjoy the ambience of the historic Bangor Grange hall while listening to …

‘There are other steps they could have taken’: Family members of man killed during police standoff react

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 28, 2014, at 6:38 p.m.
CHESTER, Maine — Ohio relatives of the man killed Saturday during a police standoff in the woods off Route 116 had more questions Sunday than answers about what led to his death. Maine State Police identified the man in a press release Sunday morning as Shad Gerken, 34, of Woodville. …
 
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