Brewer Eagles Club pancake and french toast breakfast

on May 27, 2015, at 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, June 7, 2015 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Location: Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave., Brewer, Maine BREWER, Maine — The Brewer Eagles club will hold a public pancake and french toast breakfast 8-10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 7, at 22 Atlantic Ave. The menu will include bacon, sausage, home fries, beans, juices, and coffee. …

Hermon faces higher school budget, lower municipal budget

By Dawn Gagnon on May 26, 2015, at 8:38 p.m.
Residents will be asked in the weeks ahead to consider budget proposals for school and municipal operations in the coming fiscal year. First up is the school budget plan for 2015-16, which will be the subject of a special town meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the …
Brewer City Manager Steve Bost.

Brewer’s proposed budget includes 3 percent tax hike

By Nick McCrea on May 26, 2015, at 6:57 p.m.
Brewer City Councilors are expected to vote on a budget next month that includes a nearly 3 percent increase in the property tax rate to help the city offset a large loss in taxable value. The council will consider approval of a nearly $12.5 million fiscal year …

Orrington Old Home Week and Bucksport Bay Festival

on May 26, 2015, at 4:18 p.m.
ORRINGTON, Maine — Orrington will hold its Old Home Week Friday-Sunday, July 17-26, in various locations around Orrington and Bucksport. The Bucksport Bay Festival takes place Friday-Sunday, July 24-26. The Curran Farm Charity Music Festival kicks off Old Home Week with a deluge of bluegrass music 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, …

Chester man faces theft charge related to pawned equipment

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 26, 2015, at 4:15 p.m.
LINCOLN | Police issued a summons to a Chester man Tuesday in connection with the theft of items worth an estimated $1,766 from a Lincoln construction company last week, officials said. Tyrone Voisine, 28, was summoned on a charge of Class C felony theft, police said. Voisine is suspected …

Baked bean supper at Corinth church

on May 26, 2015, at 3:42 p.m.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St., Corinth, Maine CORINTH, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St. The menu will include baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad, …

Fellowship supper to feature Siket’s prize-winning chili

on May 26, 2015, at 3:31 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — Some like it hot, some like it medium and others like it mild, but most will be captivated by the special recipe, prize-winning chili cooked up and offered up by the Rev. Bruce Siket at the May 30 fellowship supper being held in the parish hall immediately following the …
Volunteers Gail and Lilliana Wourms of East Millinocket and Caitlin Richard of Millinocket tend to a chicken coop at a community garden off Medway Road in Millinocket on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Latest volunteer effort brings farmers market to Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 26, 2015, at 2:22 p.m.
Millinocket needs a farmers market? OK, Cassandra Fournier will oversee it as a volunteer. The town also needs a clothing store? Fine, Fournier said, she will take that on, too, as a side business. “I wanted a farmers market, and the only way it happens is if …

Volunteers springing to action in Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 26, 2015, at 2:19 p.m.
Though not precisely in response to a critical consultant’s report, a group of volunteers have sprung up to re-beautify Millinocket and make it more attractive for investors.
Lincoln officials fear that vernal pools, such as these, on the Lincoln Regional Airport property will inhibit further industrial development.

Lincoln officials ‘hopeful’ wet areas won’t curtail industrial plans

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 24, 2015, at 10:12 a.m.
Town officials are cautiously optimistic that the recent discovery of suspected wetlands near Lincoln Regional Airport won’t too badly curtail the town’s ability to develop its only industrial zone outside of a local paper mill’s campus. Preliminary word from students with the School of Forestry at the …
Kayakers and canoeist take part in a flotilla Saturday on the Penobscot River in Bangor. The event, organized by SEEDs For Justice, supports the Penobscot Nation in their legal battle to maintain hunting and fishing rights on and along the Penobscot River.

Flotilla throws support behind Penobscot Nation’s ancestral fishing and hunting rights

By Evan Belanger on May 23, 2015, at 5:22 p.m.
BANGOR | Approximately 30 canoes and small watercraft — one rowing in from Hampden — plied the waters of the Penobscot River in Bangor on Saturday in a protest to show support for the Penobscot Nation in its fight against the state of Maine to keep a portion of …

Ellsworth man gets 1½ years for failing to register as sex offender

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 21, 2015, at 9:47 p.m.
BANGOR | An Ellsworth man will serve 1½ years for violating a federal sex offender registry law, officials said Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. also sentenced James Eggleston, 34, to five years of supervised release for failing to register as a sex offender under the …
Sawmill owner Jim Robbins (left) engages in debate with local business owner Matthew Polstein during an informational meeting on the proposed national park on Wednesday at Schenck High School in East Millinocket.

Supporter squares off with anti-national park panel in East Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 21, 2015, at 7:55 p.m.
Opponents and proponents of a proposed 150,000-acre national park accused each other of spouting misinformation during an informational meeting on the plan Wednesday night at Schenck High School. Park supporter Matthew Polstein, who was not among the scheduled speakers, sparked the contentious debate with members of …

Veazie superintendent criticizes use of surplus funds to balance school budget

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 21, 2015, at 6:32 p.m.
When there is a continuous drop in enrollment at Veazie Community School and a subsequent decrease in state education dollars, it’s not prudent planning to keep using the school’s undesignated fund balance to reduce local costs, Superintendent Richard Lyons said Wednesday. “We are going to be in …
Al Cimon, seen here at his Medway auto shop in September, is recovering from burns suffered on Sunday at his Woodville home.

Woodville man recovering from explosion, burns

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 20, 2015, at 6:53 p.m.
A Medway business owner remained in critical condition at a Boston hospital on Wednesday after being badly burned in a gasoline explosion in his backyard last weekend. Alan Cimon, 53, of Woodville has been sedated at Massachusetts General Hospital since being flown there by LifeFlight helicopter on …

The Bangor High School Class of 1980 35 Year Mixer

By Kathryn Mcleod on May 20, 2015, at 2:33 p.m.
Friday, July 24, 2015 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Location: Season’s, 427 Main Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: The Bangor High School Class of 1980 35 Year Mixer is scheduled for Friday, July 24, 2015, at the Season’s Black Bear Room, 427 Main Street Bangor, Maine 04401 (formerly …

Garland Memorial Day ceremony on May 25

on May 20, 2015, at 11:09 a.m.
GARLAND, Maine — The public is invited to the annual Garland Memorial Day observance at 8 a.m. Monday, May 25, at the veterans memorial. The program, conducted by veterans, will conclude with the laying of a memorial wreath and a balloon release. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
East Millinocket Selectman Mark Marston speaks during an informational session held by opponents of the proposed North Woods national park on March 11 at the Northern Timber Cruisers clubhouse just outside Millinocket.

National park opponents to host forum in East Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 19, 2015, at 6:01 p.m.
An organization opposed to the proposed 150,000-acre national park and recreation area will host an informational session on the proposal on Wednesday at Schenck High School. Maine Woods Coalition President and Chairwoman Anne Mitchell, whose group is hosting the event, said she hopes it will draw …

Cate’s Camp Dreams giant yard sale fundraiser

on May 19, 2015, at 9:09 a.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Cate’s Camp Dreams, 2 Family Circle, Brewer, Maine For more information: 207-951-5974 BREWER, Maine — Cate’s Camp Dreams, which raises money to offer scholarships to kids who could not otherwise afford to go to summer camp, will hold a giant …

Man reportedly burned in Woodville gasoline explosion

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 17, 2015, at 7:21 p.m.
Rescuers are being sent to an Energy Lane home on a reported gasoline explosion that burned a man’s upper torso, a Penobscot Regional Communications Center dispatcher said. East Millinocket firefighters and an ambulance got a call at about 7:05 p.m. reporting the accident at 10 Energy Lane, …
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