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Brenda Kielty

State official reviewing allegation that East Millinocket selectmen violated open meeting law

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 11, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — Maine’s Public Access Ombudsman is reviewing complaints from residents alleging that the Board of Selectmen violated the state’s Freedom of Access Act by taking several straw votes outside selectmen’s meetings, officials said Thursday. “I have been contacted by several individuals and asked to look at the …
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Public supper at Bucksport church

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 11, 2014, at 2:57 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St., Bucksport BUCKSPORT, Maine — Elm Street Congregational Church in Bucksport will hold a public supper 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the church. The menu will include casseroles, salads, rolls and pies. Admission is $7 …
Community members paint a group mural in the Pocket Park on Central Street during the June art walk; another community mural is set for the Sept. 12 art walk.

Downtown Bangor Art Walk set for Sept. 12, to feature community mural, string quartet, more

By Emily Burnham on Sept. 11, 2014, at 12:19 p.m.
The third of the four quarterly Downtown Bangor Art Walks, organized by the Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative, is set for 5 to 9 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 12, and will again feature a community mural that any art walk participant can contribute to — from five year olds to folks …
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Clifton United Baptist Church

Clifton church celebrating 175th anniversary

on Sept. 11, 2014, at 12:03 p.m.
CLIFTON, Maine – The only church in town is celebrating its 175th anniversary and the entire Airline community is invited to join the party.Founded in 1838, the Clifton United Baptist Church, with it’s lighted bell tower, is located on a corner of the Airline Road near Parks Pond. A regional landmark, it has been …
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Roast pork supper at Clifton

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 11, 2014, at 11:45 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road, Clifton For more information: 207-843-5441 CLIFTON, Maine — A roast pork supper will be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. Adults, $8; children, $4. For …
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Public supper at Orland church

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 11, 2014, at 10:58 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Orland United Methodist Church, 24 Narramissic Drive, Orland ORLAND, Maine – Orland United Methodist Church will hold a baked bean and casserole supper, 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the church, 24 Narramissic Drive. Baked beans, casseroles, salads, homemade biscuits and pies, and …
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Day of Hope Sept. 20 in Bangor

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 11, 2014, at 10:39 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Bangor Waterfront BANGOR, Maine — The Day of Hope, a free event open to the public, will be offered 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, on the Bangor Waterfront. The final organizational meeting for this event will be held at …

Millinocket school leaders to weigh closing Granite Street School

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 10, 2014, at 6:27 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — Representatives of a Portland architectural firm will discuss with school leaders later this month the feasibility of closing Granite Street School, Superintendent of Schools Frank Boynton said Wednesday. Engineers from Smith Reuter Lull Architects of Portland and Bethel visited in June and July to examine the feasibility …
The Old Town Fuel & Fiber mill is seen Wednesday in Old Town.

Old Town Fuel & Fiber owes city more than $1 million in back taxes

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 10, 2014, at 6:08 p.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — Old Town Fuel & Fiber, which closed its pulp mill in mid-August and laid off about 180 workers, owes the city more than $1 million in back taxes, and this year’s bill for another $1 million is in the mail, City Manager Bill Mayo said Wednesday. …
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Hampden Kiwanis baked bean supper

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 10, 2014, at 4:23 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center, 35-71 Main Road North, Hampden 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, Oct. 4, at Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center, 35-71 Main Road …
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Hampden Texas Hold ‘em poker tournament

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 10, 2014, at 4:08 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Hampden Kiwanis Club will hold its monthly Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Hampden Kiwanis Civic Center, 35-71 Main Road North. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Entry fee is $103 and the tournament is limited to 100 players. Call Keith at …
Kenneth Goodrich

Newport man charged with arson in connection with fire that destroyed mother’s house

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 10, 2014, at 3:53 p.m.
NEWPORT, Maine — A 44-year-old man has been charged with arson in connection with an early August fire that gutted a Rutland Road home. According to a court affidavit filed by Sgt. Kenneth MacMaster of the state fire marshal’s office, Kenneth Goodrich of Newport intentionally started the Aug. 8 fire …
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Eddington Fire Department CPR and first aid course

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 10, 2014, at 3:22 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Eddington Fire Department, 906 Main Road, Eddington For more information: 207-843-5251 EDDINGTON, Maine — Eddington Fire Department is hosting a Community CPR & First Aid course, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. This is a “Heart Saver” course intended for the general …
ATVs rumble along Pritham Avenue in Greenville in this  May 26, 2012 photo.

Greenville ATV access issue will go to voters in November

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Sept. 10, 2014, at 1:04 p.m.
GREENVILLE, Maine — More than 40 people packed Greenville’s municipal meeting room on Sept. 3 to voice their opinion on expanding ATV access in the community. But after listening to a wide variety of opinions for more than an hour, selectmen decided to send the issue directly to the voters …
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Public supper at Bucksport

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 10, 2014, at 10:43 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road, Bucksport BUCKSPORT, Maine — Public supper featuring chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes, casseroles, salads, pies, 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road. Cost is adults $7; children $3.   This post …
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Blue on Blue benefit softball game

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 10, 2014, at 10:10 a.m.
ORONO, Maine — The Blue on Blue softball game featuring the Police team vs. Maine Black Bears Hockey team to benefit Special Olympics Maine will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the University of Maine’s Kessock Softball field. No admission fee, but donations will benefit Special Olympics …
The Town Council faced a large crowd when it met at Mattanawcook Academy on Monday, Sept. 9, 2014.

Lincoln leaders put $1.8M road-widening project on ballot, delay town office vote

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 09, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine — Town leaders have placed a $1.8 million road-widening project on the November ballot and delayed for a week the pursuit of an agreement to move the town office to Fleming Street, officials said Tuesday. The Town Council voted 7-0 on Monday to allow voters to decide Nov. …
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Bean-hole bean supper at Hampden church

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 09, 2014, at 2:25 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, 44 Kennebec Road, Hampden For more information: 207-862-4195 HAMPDEN, Maine — The Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church’s authentic bean-hole bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the church, 44 Kennebec Road. …
Students at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine enrolled in the marine systems engineering program work with a computer and small engine earlier this year. The school was ranked eighth among regional colleges in the north by U.S. News & World Report.

Bowdoin, MMA lead Maine colleges ranked by U.S. News & World Report

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 09, 2014, at 9:19 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Colleges and universities in Maine were pitted against their peers across the country on Tuesday when U.S. New & World Report released its 2015 Best Colleges list. The list is used widely by students and parents selecting a school to attend and by alumni seeking to evaluate …

Former owner of Brewer, Lincoln paper mills dies

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 09, 2014, at 6:59 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The former owner of paper mills in Brewer and Lincoln died last week in Charleston, South Carolina, after a period of declining health. Joseph Hall Torras, also of Shelbourne, Massachusetts, died Sept. 2 at the age of 89, according to his obituary. Born in Georgia, Torras served …
 
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