Penobscot

 
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.
A man was killed on Tuesday night in a crash on Route 9 in Unity.

One dead, two injured in Unity crash

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 17, 2016, at 10:19 a.m.
A Clifton man was killed on Tuesday night when the pickup truck he was riding in struck a utility pole on Route 9, state police said.

Frankfort church to hold turkey supper Aug. 27

on Aug. 16, 2016, at 11:10 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Frankfort Congregational Church, Main Road, Frankfort, Maine FRANKFORT, Maine — A turkey supper with all the fixings will be served 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Frankfort Congregational Church, Main Road. The menu will include turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, stuffing, …

Free community supper Aug. 26 in Old Town

on Aug. 16, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: St. James Episcopal Church, Corner of Main and Center streets, Old Town, Maine OLD TOWN, Maine — Free community supper, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, St. James’ Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Center streets. This post was contributed by a …

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.