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Sen. Angus King in Millinocket

By Gabor Degre on March 30, 2016, at 4:22 p.m.
Sen. Angus King visits the Millinocket region.
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Fred Lewis (right), the owner of Millinocket Fabrication and Machine Inc., leads Sen. Angus King on a tour of the manufacturing facility in Millinocket Wednesday morning.

Angus King waiting to hear more from feds on monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 30, 2016, at 3:20 p.m.
The National Park Service needs to further respond to a list of requirements before U.S. Sen. Angus King will decide whether to support a national monument proposed for the north woods, he said Wednesday.
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Sen. Angus King

King tours areas hit by ‘natural disaster’ of paper mill closures

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 29, 2016, at 5:56 p.m.
“What’s happened in the paper industry is like a natural disaster. We have lost six mills in five years,” Sen. Angus King said.
A trash truck driver prepares to dump his load of municipal solid waste at Penobscot Energy Recovery Company in Orrington in this September 2009 file photo.

Penobscot County may continue sending trash to PERC

By Nick McCrea on March 29, 2016, at 5:32 p.m.
County commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday morning to stick with the Orrington waste-to-energy facility.

Police searching for man accused of Hampden burglary

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 29, 2016, at 3:32 p.m.
Town police have issued an arrest warrant for a man believed to be responsible for burglarizing JC’s Variety Store on Western Avenue earlier this month. According to a post on Hampden police’s Facebook page, a warrant accusing David Bowden, 44, of burglary has been issued. The burglary …
A May 2013 file photo of Stearns High School.

Student faces charges after lockdown at Millinocket school

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 29, 2016, at 3:26 p.m.
Police issued the student, 14, summonses for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass on Friday and referred him to juvenile authorities after the incident.

West Enfield credit union robbery suspect remains at large

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 29, 2016, at 12:39 p.m.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 945-4636.
Regional School Unit 19's central office in Newport

Newport-area residents to vote Tuesday over crucial school construction

By Nick McCrea on March 29, 2016, at 9:34 a.m.
It’s a crucial vote in a school district that has been grappling with financial problems for years.

Spaghetti Supper April 9 at the Veazie Congregational Church

By Bonnie Higgins on March 28, 2016, at 6:51 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Veazie Congregational Church, 1404 State Street, Veazie, Maine For more information: 207-907-4204 The Veazie Congregational Church is hosting a Spaghetti Supper on April 9, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Menu: Spaghetti, Bread, Salad, Coffee, Tea, Punch and Assorted …

Robber escapes with cash from West Enfield credit union

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 28, 2016, at 3:22 p.m.
A Penobscot County Federal Credit Union branch was robbed of an undetermined amount of money on Monday. It was the first reported robbery of a PCFCU branch since 2011.

Outage briefly leaves 2,200 in Old Town without power

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 28, 2016, at 1:21 p.m.
Crews are attempting to repair fallen lines near Water Street, which knocked out power across Old Town.
Old Town Canoe and Kayaks on Gilman Falls Avenue in Old Town as seen in this February 2013 file photo. Fire crews early Monday morning contained a small fire in a machine at canoe factory. No damage or injuries were reported.

Firefighters contain small blaze at Old Town Canoe

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 28, 2016, at 11:26 a.m.
Employees had attempted to extinguish the small fire inside a machine early Monday and called in firefighters after those efforts failed.

Early morning fire damages Orrington home

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 28, 2016, at 9:49 a.m.
The homeowners escaped without injury.
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A surveillance camera photo shows a robbery suspect and a teller at Penobscot County Federal Credit Union on Monday. Investigators said the robbery occurred at about 8:15 a.m. and that the clock on the camera was an hour behind.

Robber wearing mask strikes West Enfield credit union

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 28, 2016, at 9:22 a.m.
An unidentified man wearing a surgical face mask and dark gloves robbed a Bridge Street credit union of an undetermined amount of money Monday, officials said.
Sen. Angus King

Angus King asks National Park Service director to visit Katahdin region

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 25, 2016, at 3:45 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Angus King wants the National Park Service’s leader to hear what Katahdin region residents have to say about a proposed North Woods national monument, he said Friday.
The Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC mill

Court OKs sale of Lincoln Mill’s intellectual property to liquidators

By Darren Fishell on March 25, 2016, at 3:44 p.m.
A group of more than 50 former employees had objected to the move as a last-ditch effort to keep papermaking capacity in Lincoln.
A May 2013 file photo of Stearns High School.

Millinocket school goes into lockdown in response to student issue

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 25, 2016, at 1:29 p.m.
Stearns Junior/Senior High School went into lockdown briefly on Friday due to “an issue with a student,” Superintendent Frank Boynton said.
 Left to right First row Angelica Laurenovics, Rebecca Leaming, Lordina Sullivan, Lt. Governor Glenn Mower. Back Row Karl Laurenovics and Kurtis Marsh.

Brewer Kiwanis Club donates $35,000 to Make-A-Wish Maine

on March 24, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — At a recent meeting of the Brewer Kiwanis Club, a check in the amount of $35,000 was presented to Rebecca Leaming of Make-A-Wish Maine. This organization grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Each wish …

CMP: Outages reported in Piscataquis County, Dexter

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 24, 2016, at 9:06 a.m.
Central Maine Power crews are investigating an outage that left more than 2,000 people in town without power Thursday.
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Superintendent Michael Wright discusses Penobscot Valley High School senior Zach Sides's complaint during a school board meeting at the high school.

Yearbook quote reinstated after gay student complains of discrimination

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 23, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.
Zach Sides was surprised when his choice of words drew resistance from a school official.