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Robin Greenlaw Cancer Benefit Concert and Silent Auction Featuring the Allison Ames Band

By Morgan Greenlaw on Jan. 21, 2015, at 8:08 a.m.
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Brewer Eagles Club, 22 Atlantic Ave, Brewer, Maine For more information: 917.445.2352; facebook.com/events/852773991451945/?ref=br_tf Please join us for an afternoon of fun and the chance to bid on some amazing silent auction items. All proceeds will help offset medical and travel …
Sean DeWitt

Volunteer groups work for ‘small wins’ to spruce up Katahdin region

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 20, 2015, at 6:09 p.m.
MILLINOCKET | He’s a Washington, D.C. resident who last lived in Millinocket about 22 years ago, but Sean DeWitt still wants to help his hometown, he said Tuesday. That’s why the 39-year-old created a website, ourkatahdin.com, which raised $130 more than its $2,000 goal in just 72 hours to …
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United Way Pantry Project seeks 15,000-plus pounds of food

on Jan. 20, 2015, at 3:23 p.m.
 BANGOR, Maine — The United Way kicked off its 6th annual Pantry Project Tuesday at Hollywood Casino. The campaign goal is to collect more than 15,000 pounds of food between February and the end of April, which will provide more than 5,000 meals. For the fifth year in a row, Hollywood …
Portland City Councilor Ed Suslovic.

Portland panel eyes Seattle blueprint for reducing substance abuse crime

By David Harry on Jan. 20, 2015, at 11:44 a.m.
The chairman of the City Council’s Public Safety, Health & Human Services Committee on Monday said he is interested in adopting a Seattle program designed to deter drug-related nonviolent crimes and prostitution. “It was very compelling,” committee chairman and City Councilor Ed Suslovic said about a Thursday …
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Public supper at Orrington church

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 20, 2015, at 11:33 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mills, Orrington, Maine ORRINGTON, Maine — A public baked bean supper will be held 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. Menu will include baked beans, hot …

Weather service warns of glare ice on Maine roads, walkways

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 19, 2015, at 8:02 p.m.
BANGOR | The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement Monday evening warning that the arrival of arctic air from Quebec will result in refreezing, which in turn could result in slick roads and pedestrian walkways in northern and eastern Maine. Affected areas include Aroostook, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, …

Fire damages East Millinocket campground, causes ‘lots of flashbacks’ for owners

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 19, 2015, at 6:06 p.m.
Jennifer Long said her husband, Jeff Long, has put his heart and soul into Pine Grove Campground & Cottages since the two purchased the 19-acre facility about 4½ years ago, but a Monday fire that damaged the site has hit her husband rather hard. The 51-year-old …
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Chicken pie supper at Hampden Highlands Methodist

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 19, 2015, at 12:19 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road, Hampden, Maine For more information: 207-862-4195 HAMPDEN, Maine — Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church will hold a chicken pie supper 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the church, 44 Kennebec Road. The …
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MDI Historical Society annual baked bean supper Jan. 26

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 19, 2015, at 12:01 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — The Mount Desert Island Historical Society will hold its annual baked bean supper at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at Mount Desert Island High School. Community bean bakers will present their own versions of the classic New England staple, accompanied by brown bread, coleslaw, mustard pickles, …
Rep. Archie Verow, D-Brewer, has proposed a bill that would halt the proposed I-395-Route 9 connector.

Brewer legislator submits bill to halt I-395-Route 9 connector project

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 16, 2015, at 6:49 p.m.
A state legislator representing Brewer has submitted a bill to prevent the state from moving forward with a controversial road project to connect Interstate 395 with Route 9. “The residents I represent have been clear that this proposal is unacceptable,” Maine Rep. Arthur “Archie” Verow, a Democrat …
Lincoln Town Clerk Shelly Crosby (far left) seen here chatting with a resident during a 2013 school referendum in this BDN file photo. Town Clerk Shelly Crosby will be leaving for a job in Orono later this month.

Lincoln town clerk resigns to take job in Orono

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 16, 2015, at 5:48 p.m.
Town Clerk Shelly Crosby will end a 7½-year career in Lincoln town government when she takes a job in Orono, officials said Friday. The 43-year-old Crosby, who was paid $42,346, submitted her resignation on Jan. 10. Crosby served as town clerk since September 2010. Prior to that, …

New Jersey man gets 2 years for extortion

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 16, 2015, at 5:37 p.m.
BANGOR | A New Jersey man who pleaded guilty last year to extortion in connection with his attempts to land a job at Vescom Corp., a Hampden-based firm that provides security for businesses, was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. Patrick M. Curley, 51, of Passaic, New Jersey, …
Troy T. McVey, 22.

Los Angeles police identify victim allegedly killed by Greenville man

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 16, 2015, at 5:10 p.m.
BANGOR | Fingerprints and a previous arrest record helped Los Angeles police investigators put a name to the face of a homeless man allegedly shot to death by a Greenville man and his friend on the street two weeks ago, California officials said. Troy T. McVey, 22, the accused …
A car drives in the rain on Wednesday on West Broadway in Lincoln in this 2014 BDN file photo. Town and state officials are working on a partnership contract that they hope will lead to a long section of the road being widened.

Sewall Co. selected to engineer the widening of West Broadway in Lincoln

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 16, 2015, at 3:49 p.m.
An Old Town engineering firm has begun preliminary work on a $1.8 million widening of West Broadway that will effectively free nearly 254 acres for business development along that road, officials said Friday. James W. Sewall Co., which has offices in Old Town and Caribou, will handle …
Firefighters battle a house fire in Hermon on Thursday afternoon.

Fire chief: Investigation unlikely to determine cause of Hermon blaze

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 16, 2015, at 2:44 p.m.
Officials will not be able to determine a cause for a fire that heavily damaged a home on Route 2 on Thursday, Hermon Fire Chief Ray Pipes said. Pipes said an electrical inspector from the state fire marshal’s office has ruled out an electrical problem as the …
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Hampden Kiwanis monthly baked bean supper

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 16, 2015, at 11:57 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center, 35-71 Main St., Hampden, Maine HAMPDEN, Maine — The Hampden Kiwanis Club will hold its monthly baked bean supper, featuring “John’s award-winning chili,” 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center, 35-71 Main St. …
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Hampden Kiwanis Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 16, 2015, at 11:49 a.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — The Hampden Kiwanis Club will hold its monthly Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. The fee to play is $103 and the tournament is limited to 100 players. All proceeds benefit Hampden …
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‘Survivor — Witch Island’ Brewer Project Graduation event

on Jan. 16, 2015, at 11:39 a.m.
BREWER, Maine – Brewer High School Project Graduation will hold the event “Survivor — Witch Island” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the high school. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Six teams will compete to see who can outwit, outplay and outearn all other teams to come away as the Witch …
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Activities Lead Andrea Gray and ACS Staff Partner Mac Watts speak at the Relay For Life of Penobscot Kickoff at Hollywood Casino.

Relay For Life of Penobscot fundraiser kickoff held Jan. 15

on Jan. 16, 2015, at 10:26 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine – Bangor area community members gathered Thursday, Jan. 15, at Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway at 500 Main St. for a kickoff rally to launch the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Penobscot fundraising efforts for 2015. The rally featured event information, unveiling of this year’s theme, and ceremonies to honor survivors and …
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Vigil in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at UU church in Bangor

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 16, 2015, at 8:29 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Bangor, 120 Park St., Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-827-8115 BANGOR — A vigil in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. will be held 6-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor, 120 Park …
 
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