Rep. Steve Stanley

Bill seeks to recover funds withheld by LePage over landfill dispute

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 11, 2015, at 7:34 p.m.
MILLINOCKET | The legacy of the Dolby landfill extends beyond its annual upkeep and projected closure costs. Local leaders are still intent on receiving $216,000 in education funding Gov. Paul LePage denied Millinocket in 2012 over a dispute about cost-sharing of the landfill. A bill proposed by state Rep. …

Old-fashioned baked bean supper at Hammond Street church

on May 11, 2015, at 4:36 p.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Hammond Street Congregational Church, corner of Hammond and High streets, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-942-4381 BANGOR, Maine — An old-fashioned baked bean supper will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Hammond Street Congregational Church, corner of …

Relay for Life of Penobscot County May 15-16

on May 11, 2015, at 3:48 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Relay For Life of Penobscot County will begin at 3 p.m. Friday, May 15, at the University of Maine’s Morse Field, and continues through 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16. Relay For Life is the world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement. It mobilizes communities all over the world to …
Bruce MacDonald of Bangor CPL LLC.

New Dunkin’ Donuts commercial kitchen to be built in Hermon

By Dawn Gagnon on May 11, 2015, at 3:04 p.m.
It will soon be time to make a lot more doughnuts in Maine for the well-known Dunkin’ Donuts corporation. Bangor CPL LLC, which makes doughnuts and transports them to 39 Dunkin’ Donuts stores in eastern and central Maine, is gearing up to build a new, larger commercial …
Personnel from the Maine Forest Service battle a wildfire Thursday affecting 205 acres  in Lubec.

Cooler temperatures help Maine rangers fighting wildfires

By Johanna S. Billings on May 08, 2015, at 6:32 p.m.
LUBEC | A slight break in the weather Friday was a help to those fighting wildfires throughout the state. Kent Nelson, a fire prevention specialist with the Maine Forest Service, said Friday’s lower temperatures and higher relative humidity helped prevent any new fires from starting. However, crews still were …

Orrington Historical Society to hear talk about Hoxie Hill

on May 08, 2015, at 4:26 p.m.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: ORRINGTON, Maine — The Orrington Historical Society will meet 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at 14 Center Drive Road. Guest speaker will be Sally (Quinn) Dodge, whose great-great grandfather, Capt. Perleston Quinn, was a sea captain and spent summers in Orrington …

Connor-Trafton Post, Stott-Flanders Post to be in three parades

on May 08, 2015, at 3:20 p.m.
Conner-Trafton Post 119 of Guilford and Stott-Flanders Post 165 of Sangerville will be conducting three parades on Memorial Day, May 25: starting at 8:30 a.m. near the mill in Sangerville and ending at the Village Cemetery; starting at 9:30 a.m. at  Elmwood Cemetery in Guilford and ending at the Veterans’ Memorial; and starting at 10:30 a.m. near …
State police spokesman Stephen McCausland speaks to reporters in this Oct. 23, 2013, file photo.

Police, medical examiner investigating Millinocket infant’s death

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 08, 2015, at 12:51 p.m.
An autopsy is scheduled Friday on the body of a 6-month-old boy as state police continue investigating his death, a spokesman said. Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said he is awaiting an update from investigators and the medical examiner’s office on how …

Garland Grange Spring Flea Market on May 9

on May 08, 2015, at 11:57 a.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Garland Grange, Oliver Hill Road, Garland, Maine GARLAND, Maine – Garland Grange Spring Flea Market will be held  9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Grange. Do you need to clean out your home, attic, or barn? Are you in search …

Parkman Grange to hold 15th annual Mother’s Day Tea

on May 08, 2015, at 11:52 a.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Parkman Grange, Four corners, Parkman, Maine PARKMAN, Maine — Parkman Grange will be host to its 15th annual Mother’s Day Tea 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, May 9, at the grange. Tickets are $5. For reservations, call Sue Manchester at 277-3942.     …
Hollywood Casino in Bangor was denied a $36.8 million reduction in its property tax assessment.

Bangor assessor denies casino $36M property tax reduction

By Evan Belanger on May 07, 2015, at 7:03 p.m.
City Assessor Phil Drew has denied Hollywood Casino’s request for a $36.8 million reduction in its property tax assessment, arguing in a three-page response that the gambling operation did not prove his assessment was “manifestly wrong” as required under Maine law. The casino now has 60 days …

Corinth man sentenced for possession of child porn

By Dawn Gagnon on May 07, 2015, at 6:13 p.m.
BANGOR | A Corinth man was sentenced to four years in prison for possession of child pornography during an appearance Thursday before Judge George Z. Singal at U.S. District Court. David Livingston Brown, 41, also was ordered to undergo eight years of supervised release after completing his sentence, U.S. …
Superintendent Rick Lyons

Veazie school officials reject council’s directive to cut budget

By Dawn Gagnon on May 07, 2015, at 6:02 p.m.
The proposed school budget for the coming school year will move ahead to a public hearing next week without the reduction requested by town councilors. Superintendent Rick Lyons said Wednesday that the school board on Monday night unanimously reaffirmed its $4,248,289 budget proposal. While the proposed budget …
Maine's acting commissioner of education, Tom Desjardin

State names top educators in Maine’s 16 counties

By Nick McCrea on May 07, 2015, at 5:25 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The Maine Department of Education has named the top teachers in each of Maine’s 16 counties in preparation for the competition that will crown the state’s top K-12 educator. The winners, selected from a field of more than 300 nominees, were announced by first lady Ann LePage …
A newly finished truck belonging to Xpress Natural Gas.

Cate Street seeks relief from order it pay $9.2 million to Mass. natural gas provider

By Darren Fishell on May 07, 2015, at 3:49 p.m.
PORTLAND | Managers of the shuttered Great Northern Paper mill were ordered in February to pay $9.2 million to a natural gas supplier, with half the payment covering fuel the East Millinocket mill owners promised to buy, but never did. The arbitration award granted by attorney Peter DeTroy stems …

State police investigating death of Millinocket infant

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 07, 2015, at 2:26 p.m.
Maine State Police are investigating the death of an infant found unresponsive at a Katahdin Avenue residence on Tuesday night, a spokesman said Thursday. The 6-month-old child was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, where he died Thursday, said Maine Department of …
Personnel from the Maine Forest Service battled a wildfire in Lubec Thursday affecting 205 acres. The effort is expected to continue into Friday.

Dry, windy conditions fuel wildfires across Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on May 07, 2015, at 2:24 p.m.
BANGOR | About half a dozen wildfires kept forest rangers and firefighters busy Thursday as the state continued to experience dry and warm conditions. A brush fire on Wiswell Road in Brewer began about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a dispatcher with the Penobscot Regional Communications Center. Another wildfire …

Monthly fellowship breakfast at Dixmont church

on May 07, 2015, at 10:52 a.m.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse, Cates Road, Dixmont, Maine DIXMONT, Maine — The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold its monthly public fellowship buffet-style breakfast 7-9 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse, Cates Road. The menu …

Breakfast buffet at Franklin Street church

on May 07, 2015, at 10:32 a.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Location: Franklin Street 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, May 9, at Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St. The cost …

Public supper at Bucksport church

on May 07, 2015, at 10:19 a.m.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Elm Street Congregational Church , 31 Elm St., Bucksport, Maine BUCKSPORT, Maine — A public supper of homemade casseroles, salads, baked beans, rolls and pies will be held 5-6 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm …
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