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Aaron McCluskey of Millinocket welds a manifold during recent work at Millinocket Fabrication and Machine Inc.

Century-old Millinocket foundry to replace penstocks for 2 Brookfield dams

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 08, 2014, at 5:41 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — One of Millinocket’s oldest businesses was awarded the job to replace penstocks to two dams with new technology, a decision made by Brookfield Renewable Power, officials to the energy company said Tuesday. Millinocket Fabrication and Machine Inc. will build more than 700 feet of 11-foot diameter penstock …

Brewer man dies after his van strikes moose on Interstate 95

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 08, 2014, at 11:10 a.m.
HOWLAND, Maine — A Brewer man died on Interstate 95 in Howland at about 1 a.m. on Tuesday in the first fatal moose-vehicle collision of 2014, state police said. Sydney Oakes, 60, died at the scene after his Dodge Grand Caravan struck a moose as he drove in the southbound …
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Public supper at Bucksport church

Bangor Daily News on July 08, 2014, at 10:01 a.m.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road, Bucksport BUCKSPORT, Maine — The North Bucksport United Methodist Church will hold a public supper 5-6 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road. The supper will include baked beans, casseroles, …
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Comins Hall

Barbeque Chicken Supper to be held in Eddington

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 7:24 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Eddington Clifton Civic Center (Comins Hall), 1387 Main Road (Route 9), Eddington, Eddington, Maine For more information: 207-843-6441; cominshall.org EDDINGTON, Maine — A barbecue chicken supper will be held 5-7 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Comins Hall at the Eddington …
Age and the work done by excavators is apparent at the Great Northern Paper Co. LLC site in Millinocket as seen on Monday, June 16, 2014.

Great Northern Paper Co. real estate liens among 304 sought by Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 07, 2014, at 2:12 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — With $12,585 in unpaid real estate taxes overdue, Great Northern Paper Co. LLC is among property owners that the town has pressed 304 real estate tax liens against, officials said Monday. The 304 liens were filed July 3, said Tax Collector Lorene Cyr, who did not have …
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Buffet breakfast at Dixmont church

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 2:11 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse, 49 Cates Road, Dixmont DIXMONT, Maine – The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold its monthly public fellowship breakfast 7-9 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse, 49 Cates Road. …
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St. Joseph Healthcare golf tournament seeks sponsors

on July 07, 2014, at 2:03 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine – St. Joseph Healthcare’s 25th Annual Frank C. Chapman Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Friday, August 1, at Bangor Municipal Golf Course, 278 Webster Ave. This year’s tournament is completely filled, but there is still an opportunity to sponsor and get your organization in front of a sold out tournament field. Join …
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Lobster stew dinner at Bucksport Church

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 1:45 p.m.
Friday, July 18, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: East Bucksport United Methodist Church, Church Road, Bucksport For more information: 469-3622 BUCKSPORT, Maine — The East Bucksport United Methodist Church, on Church Road off Route 46, will host a lobster stew dinner Friday, July 18, with seating at 5 …
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Church breakfast buffet in Bucksport

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 1:38 p.m.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St., Bucksport For more information: 469-3622 or 469-9979 BUCKSPORT, Maine — The Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin Street, will host a breakfast buffet 6:30-10 a.m. Saturday, July 12. This all-you-care-to-eat meal features delicious …

Lincoln driver charged after driving pickup truck into convenience store wall

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 07, 2014, at 12:48 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine — A Lincoln man was issued a summons on Saturday after he accidentally drove his pickup truck into the side of a convenience store on West Broadway and then left the scene, police said Monday. Ollie Faulkner, 51, of Lincoln was summoned Saturday afternoon for leaving the scene …

Lincoln man charged with assault after fight over either fishing in rain or custody dispute

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 07, 2014, at 11:46 a.m.
LINCOLN, Maine — A Lincoln man is due in court in September after police issued a summons in connection with a fight in which another man suffered a broken leg, police said Monday. Steven Laurson, 39, of Lincoln was issued a summons for Class D assault, a misdemeanor, for a …
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Winterport quilt show

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 11:38 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Frankfort Congregational Church, Route 1A, Frankfort FRANKFORT, Maine — The Winterport Clippers Guild will host its third quilt show 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, August 16, at the Frankfort Congregational Church on Route 1A. The show will feature over 100 quilts made …

DOT expects to make repairs without shutting down Guilford Memorial Bridge

By Mike Lange, Dover-Foxcroft Piscataquis Observer on July 06, 2014, at 1:12 p.m.
GUILFORD, Maine — The Maine Department of Transportation recently held a public hearing at the Guilford fire station to outline plans to replace the deck on Memorial Bridge, a $1.5 million project slated for completion in the 2015 fiscal year. According to Town Manager Tom Goulette, DOT officials presented two …
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Billie-Jo Dick of Plymouth, mother of 23-year-old Danielle Bertolini who went missing in February, is frustrated with the lack of action from the Fortuna, California police (where she was living) in her daughter's case.

Mother of former Maine woman missing in California fears she’s dead

By Dawn Gagnon on July 06, 2014, at 5:46 a.m.
PLYMOUTH, Maine — Law enforcement officials in California are now calling the February disappearance of a former Maine woman a “suspicious missing person case,” officials from two agencies confirmed this week. Danielle Bertolini, 23, was reported missing to Fortuna, California, police on Feb. 19. Her family last had contact with …

East Eddington church opens day camp at YWCA’s Camp Molly Molasses

By Judy Harrison on July 05, 2014, at 12:56 p.m.
BRADLEY, Maine — Christine Morrison, a mother of three who lives in Eddington, had a lot of summer camp options for her children, ages 12, 9 and 5. She chose to send them to Crossroads Christian Camp on Chemo Pond. “This camp’s message about God reinforces what we teach at …
Bangor School Department Superintendent Betsy Webb

Education program for students with special needs to open in Bangor

By Nell Gluckman on July 05, 2014, at 11:07 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — An education program for students with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties is on schedule to open in Bangor for the fall semester, according to Bangor School Department Superintendent Betsy Webb. A renovation of the city-owned building at 208 Maine Ave. that once housed the Bangor Region Chamber …
A tree branch caused utility lines to fall outside a building near North Main Street in Old Town on Saturday. The overnight stormed caused many down trees resulting in some residents to lose power.

More than 17,000 in Maine, 250,000 in Canada without power as storm moves north

By Nell Gluckman on July 05, 2014, at 8:46 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Emera Maine said nearly 15,000 customers remained without power Saturday night due to damage from high winds and falling trees. That number was down from nearly 20,000 in the late afternoon. Central Maine Power reported more than 2,300 customers without power, mostly in Waldo and Lincoln counties. …
A May 2013 file photo of Stearns High School.

Student issued summons for allegedly distributing cartoon that spurred lockdown at Millinocket high school

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 03, 2014, at 4:42 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — A 14-year-old junior high school student will be referred to juvenile authorities after police issued her a summons for allegedly distributing a cartoon that led Stearns High School officials to lock down classrooms last month, police said Thursday. The student, who was not identified because she is …
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Longtime Newport officer promoted to sergeant

By Julie Harris on July 03, 2014, at 4:20 p.m.
NEWPORT — Police Chief Leonard Macdaid has announced the promotion of longtime Newport  Officer David Wintle to the rank of sergeant. Wintle, 45, of Newburgh, has worked for Newport Police Department for 18 years, and has an exemplary work record, according to the chief. Wintle’s promotion was effective June 23. …

Wiscasset selectman opted out of closed-door meeting, says it should be public

By Charlotte Boynton, Lincoln County News on July 03, 2014, at 3:24 p.m.
WISCASSET, Maine — Wiscasset Board of Selectmen Vice Chairman Ben Rines Jr. did not participate in a closed-door session that took place July 1, after arguing for the selectmen to discuss the subject of the session in public. The board had scheduled an executive session about economic development possibilities prior …
 
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