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Our Katahdin President Sean DeWitt (right) listens as Millinocket Town Councilor Jesse Dumais makes a point during a council meeting in January in Millinocket.

Despite optimism, jobs still years away for former Millinocket mill site

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 12, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“I get the sense that there’s quite a few people that have had their eye on it for awhile now.”

BOOK DISCUSSION – WILBER’S WAR

By Brewer Public Library on April 10, 2017, at 10:39 a.m.
2017 Bangor Rotary Club Music Off broadway

Rotary Club of Bangor’s 12th annual Music Off Broadway production fundraiser in honor of club’s 100th year

By Cintia Miranda on April 10, 2017, at 10:39 a.m.

PICA’s Annual Perennial Sale

By Ellen Gray on April 09, 2017, at 4:05 p.m.
An adult mosquito harvesting a blood meal. Improper application of insect repellent could increase your chances for bites.

You’re putting your insect repellent on wrong

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 07, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“There’s actually a right and a wrong way to put on insect repellent,” said Michael Bentley, staff entomologist for the National Pest Management Association.
Oxycodone is the generic name for a range of opoid pain killing tablets. Prescription bottle for Oxycodone tablets and pills on wooden table for opioid epidemic illustration

Community Event to Explore Ethics Issues and Opioids in Hampden

By emmc on April 06, 2017, at 7:03 p.m.

Spring Fling Fun Day in Bangor set for April 21

on April 06, 2017, at 5:09 p.m.

Penobscot Valley Star Gazers Meeting

By Dwight Lanpher on April 06, 2017, at 2:10 p.m.
An adult female deer tick. The National Pest Management Association predicts 2017 will be a bad season for mosquitoes and ticks.

Pest experts predict bad tick, mosquito season for Northeast

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 06, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
For the Northeast, the bi-annual Bug Barometer states that “higher tick populations may result from the unseasonably warm winter.

Penquis: April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

on April 06, 2017, at 1:04 p.m.

The Norumbega Collective hosts fiction writers Noy Holland and Nat Baldwin

on April 06, 2017, at 1:01 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
A glass of water is seen during the taste testing at the Maine Rural Water Association's 34th Annual Water and Wastewater Technical Conference at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Dec. 11, 2014.

Maine’s wells could be polluted with arsenic, lead

By Abigail Curtis on April 05, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
“The major problem is that Maine has a high reliance on wells, but very few people test their wells.”
HEATHER DENKMIRE
Heather Denkmire is a writer and artist who lives in Portland with her two young daughters.

Autistic people don’t need a ‘cure’

By Heather Denkmire on April 05, 2017, at 5:55 a.m.
The largest autism organizations treat autism as if it were a disease that needs to be eradicated, rather than a set of developmental conditions.
The former Great Northern Paper Co. site in East Millinocket, as seen on Feb. 7, 2017.

Shuttered Maine paper mill owner sues hopeful buyer, says it has other suitors

By Darren Fishell on April 04, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
The owner of the shuttered Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket claims a lawsuit from one prospective buyer has prevented it from considering others willing to pay millions.
MAINE FOCUS
The Maine State House is pictured in January 2016.

LePage administration paid $315K for a consultant to rethink child care, then did nothing

By Matthew Stone on April 04, 2017, at 6:26 a.m.
The state told federal regulators it planned to carry out the consultant’s recommendations and re-upped with the consultant after its first proposal. But it appears there are no plans to follow through.
Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, intends to run against Sen. Angus King in the 2018 senate race.

GOP state senator Eric Brakey kicks off underdog 2018 bid to unseat Angus King

By Michael Shepherd on April 03, 2017, at 8 p.m.
Brakey called King a champion of “big government and big corporations” and hit Republicans for challenging him weakly.

Climate change skeptic group’s mailing campaign targets Maine teachers

By Nick McCrea on April 03, 2017, at 5:47 p.m.
A letter from the Heartland Institute said that the “science isn’t settled” and that there was an ongoing, “vibrant debate” among scientists.

Area high school girls to attend 15th annual Totally Trades! conference

on April 03, 2017, at 12:01 p.m.

Update: Work on a major utility project in Downtown Bangor scheduled to begin Sunday, April 9, weather permitting

on April 03, 2017, at 11:57 a.m.

Environmental Justice is Social Justice: Climate Change in the Islands of Tuvalu with Kati Corlew

on April 03, 2017, at 11:55 a.m.