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Police: Shooting in Hermon under investigation

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 15, 2016, at 9:31 p.m.
Sheriff Troy Morton said the man who was shot is in critical condition.
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Research has shown home visits reduce the likelihood of pregnancy complications, infant deaths, family violence and child maltreatment. They also contribute to improved parenting practices and school readiness. But the state hasn't followed through on its commitment to increase access to home visiting and improve collaboration between home visiting agencies.

Maine got millions to help moms and babies, but has little to show for it

By Matthew Stone on Aug. 15, 2016, at 6:18 a.m.
DHHS said it would reach more families and collaborate with other home visiting programs. But competition between the groups has only gotten worse.

Tammy McLain frees a skunk from a peanut butter jar in Millinocket

on Aug. 14, 2016, at 9:25 p.m.
Tammy McLain frees a skunk from a peanut butter jar in Millinocket.
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Aimee Peterson Cyr was one of at least two people who videoed the hapless skunk as it walked in circles near Millinocket Fabrication and Machine, Inc., before being freed by another resident, Tammy McLain, at about 7 a.m. Sunday.

Millinocket woman frees skunk from sticky, and potentially stinky, situation

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 14, 2016, at 6:50 p.m.
Aimee Peterson Cyr was one of at least two people who videoed the hapless skunk as it walked in circles near Millinocket Fabrication and Machine Inc., before being freed by another resident, Tammy McLain, at about 7 a.m. Sunday.

Millinocket woman frees skunk from sticky, and potentially stinky, situation

on Aug. 14, 2016, at 6:49 p.m.
It could have had an ending that really stunk, but there’s a skunk somewhere near Aroostook Avenue Extension Sunday that is free of a peanut butter jar it got stuck on its head and at least one person relieved that she didn’t get what skunks are notorious for providing.
Two area men were arrested on a variety of drug charges after the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency's clandestine lab team was called Saturday a residence on Edinburg Road to investigate an apparent methamphetamine lab discovered Friday night by a Penobscot County sheriff’s deputy and a Maine state trooper.

MDEA arrests 2 after finding meth lab in Edinburg home

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 14, 2016, at 5:10 p.m.
Two area men were arrested Friday night after a Penobscot County sheriff’s deputy and a Maine State Police Trooper found a methamphetamine-making operation in a home on Edinburg Road.
Two adults and three children were taken to a Bangor hospital Saturday for treatment of injuries they suffered when the van they were riding in left Route 155, crashed through a guardrail and plunged into a pond.

5 hurt in LaGrange crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 14, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Five people from the Dover-Foxcroft area were taken to a Bangor hospital Saturday afternoon for treatment of injuries they suffered when the van they were riding in went off the roadway and landed in a pond.
An Eddington motorist and his passenger escaped serious injury Sunday morning when the car they were riding in hydroplaned on the Interstate 95 bridge spanning Salmon Stream, a Maine State Police trooper said Sunday afternoon. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of I-95 when Henry Hunter hydroplaned in a heavy downpour near mile marker 246 about 9:15 a.m. and lost control of his 2015 Chevrolet, Trooper Ben Campbell said.

Eddington motorist hydroplanes, strikes guardrails on I-95 in Medway

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 14, 2016, at 3:46 p.m.
An Eddington motorist and his passenger escaped serious injury Sunday morning when the car they were riding in hydroplaned on the Interstate 95 bridge spanning Salmon Stream.

Turning food scraps into energy

By Ashley Conti on Aug. 13, 2016, at 7:02 a.m.
Exeter Agri-Energy, located on Stonyvale Farm, transformed manure from the dairy farm’s cows into electricity, fertilizer and animal bedding since 2012 using anaerobic digestion. Exeter Agri-Energy also accepts organic waste from a range of commercial clients and has started to compete for residential organic waste.
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Food scrap recycling isn’t just for southern Maine anymore. Rural Maine takes a bite at the apple.

By Christopher Burns on Aug. 13, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Organics recycling has become a focal point in the debate about the future of waste management in the state.

Man hospitalized following collision with tractor-trailer on Telos Road

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 12, 2016, at 2:19 p.m.
A collision between a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck in rural Piscataquis County sent one man to the hospital Thursday.
A chart for a diploma, re-imagined by Matt Drewette-Card, curriculum coordinator for AOS 94 in Dexter.

What happens to Maine students who don’t meet proficiency standards?

By Robbie Feinberg, MPBN on Aug. 11, 2016, at 8:30 p.m.
Some school districts worry that the new, high standards could leave some students unable to earn a diploma. Two Maine districts are handling the problem by re-imagining what a diploma means.

Breakfast buffet Aug. 13 at Bucksport church

on Aug. 11, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Location: Bucksport United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St., Bucksport, Maine For more information: 207-469-3622 BUCKSPORT, Maine — An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be held 6:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Bucksport United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St.Story continues below advertisement. The …
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Maine Families served 2,393 families with 2,644 children in all counties in state fiscal year 2014.

How Maine quietly handed off financial oversight of a $23M program for infants

By Erin Rhoda on Aug. 11, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
The circumstances raise questions about transparency and accountability.
Millinocket Town Manager Peggy Daigle discusses the town's financial woes at a special town meeting at Stearns High School on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Former Millinocket town manager named interim manager of Lincoln

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 10, 2016, at 2:19 p.m.
A veteran administrator will replace Lincoln’s departing Town Manager Ron Weatherbee effective Aug. 23, officials said Wednesday.

Nonprofit St. Martin’s Thrift Store to hold back-to-school open house Aug. 27

on Aug. 10, 2016, at 10:03 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: St. Martin’s Thrift Store, 112 Maine Ave., Millinocket, Maine For more information: 207-723-5902 MILLINOCKET, Maine — The non-profit St. Martin’s Thrift Store will hold a back-to-school open house 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the store’s 112 Maine Ave., Millinocket, …

Carmel motorcyclist hurt in Hermon crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 09, 2016, at 8:38 p.m.
A Carmel motorcycle rider was taken to a local hospital for treatment of leg injuries after a collision with an SUV.

Baked bean supper Aug. 20 at Dedham church

on Aug. 09, 2016, at 4:08 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Dedham Church, Route 46, Dedham Village, Maine DEDHAM, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Dedham Church, Route 46, in Dedham Village. The menu will include baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, hot …

Baked bean and casserole buffet supper at Kenduskeag church

on Aug. 09, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Kenduskeag Union Church, Across bridge from Route 15 in Kenduskeag Village, Kenduskeag, Maine KENDUSKEAG, Maine — There will be a public baked bean and casserole buffet supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Kenduskeag Union Church, located across the bridge from …

The biggest challenge for these Maine soccer players is getting to the field

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 09, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
“The options are really thin,” Stearns assistant principal and athletic administrator Fredy Lazo said.