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Two volunteer social service groups will be holding a vigil at Prince Thomas Park at 8 p.m. on Wednesday to promote addiction awareness in the Lincoln Lakes region.

Candlelight vigil tonight in Lincoln to mark Overdose Awareness Day

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 31, 2016, at 2:03 p.m.
Betheny Proctor believes that you could help save someone from addiction if you come to Prince Thomas Park Wednesday night.
Caryle Janicki, a special education teacher at the new Central Community Elementary School, talks to 3-year-old Noah Werenko to help him find the pre-kindergarten classroom on the first day of school Wednesday morning in Corinth.

Corinth-area students begin academic year at new $26 million elementary school

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 31, 2016, at 11:55 a.m.
Central Community Elementary School welcomed its first crop of pupils on Wednesday, bringing all the district’s K-5 kids — about 550 this year — under one roof.

Breakfast buffet offered at Alton church

on Aug. 31, 2016, at 10:36 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Alton Methodist Church, 1400 Main St., Alton, Maine ALTON, Maine — A breakfast buffet will be offered 7-9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Alton Methodist Church, 1400 Main St. The menu will include baked beans, sausage, eggs, pancakes, toast homefries, …

Baked bean supper slated at Stillwater Federated Church

on Aug. 29, 2016, at 5:12 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Stillwater Federated Church, 80 Bennoch Road, Stillwater, Maine STILLWATER, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Stillwater Federated Church, 80 Bennoch Road. Prices are $7 adults; $1 children.Story continues below advertisement. The church …

Baked bean supper slated at Holden church

on Aug. 29, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Holden Congregational Church, 9 Rider Bluff Road, Holden, Maine HOLDEN, Maine — A homemade baked bean supper will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Holden Congregational Church, 9 Rider Bluff Road. The menu will include baked beans, hot …

Yard sale to benefit Safe Place Food Pantry in Corinth

on Aug. 29, 2016, at 12:01 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Safe Place Food Pantry, 332 Main St., Corinth, Maine CORINTH, Maine — Safe Place Food Pantry will hold its fall September Savings yard sale 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. …
Roxanne Quimby (center) listens as Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks during a public celebration and dedication ceremony Sunday for the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument at the New England Outdoor Center in Township 2 Range 9.

National monument supporters celebrate ‘an incredible gift’

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 28, 2016, at 10:27 p.m.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell praised Roxanne Quimby’s vision.
Christina Marts, a National Park Service community planner, talks with Richard Schmidt III, chairman of the Patten Board of Selectmen, on Friday at the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum.

Donor threat might force park service to vacate Patten space

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 26, 2016, at 7:02 p.m.
The threat came two days after President Barack Obama signed an executive order accepting entrepreneur Roxanne Quimby’s 87,563-acre donation to the park service.
Mike Hammer

Newport-area school district voters OK $23.9M budget

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 25, 2016, at 6:51 p.m.
Mike Hammer said that 236 voters attended Wednesday’s three-hour meeting, during which voting was conducted on a series of warrant articles by a show of hands.
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The view of Haskell Rock Pitch on the East Branch of the Penobscot River. President Barack Obama designated roughly 87,000 acres of land East of Baxter State Park as the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday morning.

Into the North Woods: Exploring Maine’s new national monument

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Aug. 25, 2016, at 3:21 p.m.
On a rocky ledge, we stood with grins on our faces, looking upriver at the rapids.
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Tim Hudson speaks at 200 Penobscot Ave. during the opening of the Katahdin Woods and Waters Monument National Park Service offices at noon Thursday.

North Woods monument leader wants ‘to hear what people have to say’

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 25, 2016, at 2:16 p.m.
The man who will oversee the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument opened an office Thursday in the town that arguably has been most opposed to his efforts.
The East Branch of the Penobscot River runs through parts of the area of Elliotsville Plantation Inc.

What we know about access to North Woods national monument land

By John Holyoke and Nick McCrea on Aug. 24, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.
Those interested in visiting the new attraction might be wondering what kind of activities will, and won’t, be allowed on its 87,563 acres.

Public baked bean supper to be held at Orrington church

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 11:21 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington , Maine ORRINGTON, Maine — A public baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. The menu will include baked beans, …
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Millinocket resident Ann Grunthaler expressed disappointment to the news that Roxanne Quimby transferred 87,563 acres to the federal government on Tuesday in Millinocket. It is a major step toward the creation of a proposed North Woods national monument.

Officials, public react to land transfer for North Woods monument

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 23, 2016, at 7:49 p.m.
“In a hundred years, we will look back to this week as a watershed moment in the history of northern Maine,” Patten Town Manager Raymond Foss said.
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The East Branch of the Penobscot River runs through parts of the area of Elliotsville Plantation Inc.

Quimby transfers 87,000 acres planned for monument to government

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 23, 2016, at 12:01 p.m.
The company owned by the family of Roxanne Quimby transferred more than 87,000 acres to the federal government on Tuesday, strongly indicating a North Woods national monument will soon be designated by President Barack Obama.

Howland High School/Penobscot Valley High School reunion for classes 1960-1970

on Aug. 23, 2016, at 11:49 a.m.
HOWLAND, Maine — Howland High School/Penobscot Valley High School reunion for classes 1960-1970 will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at the home of Cheryl and Millard Hatch in Seboeis. A potluck appetizer and dinner will begin at 5 p.m. Bring your own beverages. A deejay will provide music. …

Bangor Public Library to hold ‘Construction Almost Over Party’ on Aug. 31

on Aug. 22, 2016, at 10:05 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St., Bangor, Maine BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Public Library will hold a “Construction Almost Over Party” 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 145 Harlow St. Public tours with members of the library’s board of directors, …
Roger Belanger leaves the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building after the first day of his trial on Monday in Bangor.

Jury finds father, daughter guilty of operating drug ring

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 19, 2016, at 2:10 p.m.
Roger Belanger, 58, of Corinna and his daughter, Kelli Mujo, 40, of Wellington and Central Falls, Rhode Island, were found guilty Friday in U.S. District Court of running a drug distribution ring for a dozen years in the Dexter area.
Roger Belanger leaves the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building after the first day of his trial on Monday in Bangor.

Jury begins deliberating in drug trial of father/daughter duo

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 19, 2016, at 12:19 p.m.
A jury of eight women and four men began deliberating about 10:40 a.m. Friday in the trial of a father and daughter accused of running a drug distribution ring for a dozen years in the Dexter area.
Kim Wagaman, a behavioral therapist, takes Dustin Strasser, 19, left, to visit Evan Roth, 12, whom he helps mentor.

We want to know: Have you ever been a mentor or mentee?

By Adanya Lustig on Aug. 18, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
We want to know about how some people uplift the lives of others, even when they don’t have to.