Gov. LePage, Rose Scribner (IWMCI), Elizabeth Harvey, James and Tammoe Woodman Foundation Inc., and Elizabeth's grandson Orion Sylvester in 2011.

Indian Women’s Mission expansion in Old Town to break ground in October

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 08, 2014, at 4:46 p.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — A plan to build a new facility for the Indian Women’s Mission, which distributes food and clothes to women in need, is one step closer to getting off the ground, president and founder Rose Scribner said Monday. The organization has received a $2,500 donation from a …
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Grace United Methodist Church Silent and Live Auction

By Paula Ballesteros on Sept. 08, 2014, at 4:05 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Grace UMC Silent and Live Auction with Ken and Jane Brooks as Entertainers, 78 Packard Drive, Bangor, Maine 04401 For more information: 207-973-7371 Silent and Live auction sponsored by Grace United Methodist Church to be held at Spectacular Events, 6 …
Millinocket Town Manager Peggy Daigle listens to a councilor during a Town Council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.

Millinocket seeks money state paid to GNP in business equipment tax reimbursement

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 08, 2014, at 4:04 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — Town leaders are pressing Great Northern Paper Co. LLC for part of the $831,240 the company received from the state as a personal property tax break last month to address the approximately $657,700 GNP owes the town in property taxes, an official said Monday. GNP, the town’s …
Elise Johansen, executive director of EqualityMaine, said the group will recognize the Bangor City Council with an award for its efforts in support of marriage equality and anti-discrimination legislation at its second Community Awards Banquet.

Bangor City Council to be recognized for gay-rights efforts

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 08, 2014, at 1:08 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — EqualityMaine will recognize the Bangor City Council with an award for its efforts in support of marriage equality and anti-discrimination legislation spanning more than a decade during its second Community Awards Banquet. The Community Partnership Award is meant to honor “businesses, groups and leaders who open their …
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Baskets, Beetles and the Future: Sustaining Wabanaki Traditions in a Changing World

By Tamara Field on Sept. 08, 2014, at 12:58 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor For more information: 207-581-3196 The potential arrival of the emerald ash borer in Maine threatens ash trees that are central to Wabanaki basket making and ways of life. But students and faculty …
Lincoln town officials might soon move the town office from this Main Street building, as seen on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

Inspection finds clogged drains, pumps contributed to mold in Lincoln town office basement

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 08, 2014, at 12:56 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine — An environmental science firm hired to resolve a dispute between town officials and their landlord discovered clogged sump pumps and drains, standing water and “moderate” amounts of mold and fungi throughout the town office basement, according to a report released Monday. The report by CES Inc. said …
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Bangor I-95 Union Street bridge ramp and lane closures schedule

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 08, 2014, at 10:29 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation crews will be working on Interstate 95 during the overnight hours on the Union Street Bridge project in Bangor. The Exit 184 northbound on-ramp will be closed to traffic beginning at 4 p.m.  Monday, Sept. 8, and will re-open to traffic on or about Sept. …
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A barbecue was held for veterans on Aug. 13. Here are some of the people who assisted.

Barbecue held for residents of Bangor VA Clinic and Home

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 08, 2014, at 8:50 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — More than 400 veterans attended the second annual barbecue held for the patients and residents of the Bangor VA Clinic and Home on Aug. 13, organized by Ray Dubois from Dexter. One of the veterans who attended the barbecue celebrated his 73rd birthday and enjoyed the camaraderie of fellow veterans. …

Dexter residence destroyed by morning blaze considered ‘crime scene’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 07, 2014, at 8:52 a.m.
DEXTER, Maine — One cabin and two other outlying buildings on Charleston Road burned to the ground during an early Sunday morning blaze that fire investigators consider suspicious, according to Dexter fire Capt. Mike McCormick. “It is considered a crime scene,” McCormick said. The fire at 515 Charleston Road was …

It’s open season for town council seats in Hampden election

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 04, 2014, at 7:20 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Election Day in Hampden should be interesting, with contests for every open seat, with the exception of a five-year opening on the Hampden Water District that has no takers. Up for grabs on Nov. 4 are the expiring Town Council seats held by District I representative Ivan …
Aerial view of Passadumkeag Mountain with Saponac Pond in the foreground. The mountains of MDI loom in the distance.

Maine Supreme Court hears appeal of Passadumkeag wind project approval

By Darren Fishell on Sept. 04, 2014, at 5:41 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The fate of a 14-turbine wind project proposed for Passadumkeag Mountain rests with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court after justices heard oral arguments Thursday. The appeal is led by project opponents Passadumkeag Mountain Friends, who are contesting the citizen-led Board of Environmental Protection’s decision last year to …
Ice encrusts the Bangor Opera House after a fire there on Jan. 15, 1914 in which two firefighters lost their lives. The Bangor Fire Department will honor the memories of Fire Lt. Walter Morrill, Hose Co.3, born Dec. 16, 1871 and Firefighter John Leonard, Hose Co.3, Born Aug. 21, 1877 at a graveside ceremony on Sept. 11 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

More than 100 years after Bangor Opera House burned, two firefighters who died in line of duty to be honored

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 04, 2014, at 3:33 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A century ago, a brick wall collapsed on a group of firefighters battling a winter inferno at the Bangor Opera House on Main Street, killing two and injuring five. Walter J. Morrill, lieutenant of Hose 3, and John Leonard, a member of the same company, died around …
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Healthy bean supper at Grace church

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 04, 2014, at 11:02 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Grace Methodist Church, 193 Union St. For more information: 207-942-8320 BANGOR, Maine — A healthy bean supper to benefit “Imagine no Malaria” will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Grace Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Menu includes beans, …
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Supper at Glenburn Lakeside Riders Club

By Bernadette Rudnicki on Sept. 04, 2014, at 8:35 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Glenburn Lakeside Riders Snowmobile Club/ West Glenburn Community Center, Corner of Phillips Road and Ohio Street, Glenburn, Maine For more information: 207-942-2649 Glenburn Lakeside Riders Club-Steak and Chicken Dinner $7.00. Saturday, Sept. 27, 4:30 to 6:30 pm West Glenburn Community …

Dover-Foxcroft couple face drug charges after Holden incident

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 03, 2014, at 9:01 p.m.
HOLDEN, Maine — A Dover-Foxcroft couple is facing drug charges after a Holden police officer reportedly saw their Chevrolet Blazer parked near a Main Road business that was closed at the time and stopped to investigate. Willis Knowles, 43, and his wife, Josephine Knowles, 40, were in a grove of …
Town Planner Evan Richert explains the reasons behind a proposal to restrict the conversion of single-family and two-family homes into student housing in certain neighborhoods to the Orono Town Council’'s community development committee on Wednesday in Orono.

Orono panel recommends public hearing on student housing moratorium

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 03, 2014, at 8:50 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — A town subcommittee decided Wednesday to recommend that the full council hold a public hearing to get comment about a moratorium on student houses. The town’s community development committee met to consider a proposal to define what a “student home” is and to enact a moratorium. But …
Gov. Paul LePage addresses concerned older Maine residents at Ellen Leach Home on Wednesday in Brewer.

LePage says cost of energy keeps wages low, drives business from Maine

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 03, 2014, at 7:24 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — A week after L.L. Bean announced it will close its Bangor call center and on the same day that Verizon Wireless said it would add 90 customer service employees to its local facility, Gov. Paul LePage made a Wednesday visit to a third call center, where he …
 Garelick Farms trucks are seen on Wednesday at 1703 Hammond St. in Hermon.

Maine Department of Labor to meet with employees laid off after Garelick Farms closures

By Darren Fishell and Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 03, 2014, at 6:23 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Garelick Farms’ decision to consolidate its operations and close distribution facilities for its dairy products in Hermon and Caribou is not expected to have far-reaching effects on Maine’s dairy industry nor will it have much impact on its host communities’ coffers. The move will result in the …
Town officials might soon move the town office from this Main Street building, as seen on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

Lincoln leaders preparing to move ahead with new town office lease deal

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 03, 2014, at 4:27 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine — Despite the threat of a petition drive that could derail it, town leaders said Wednesday they plan to go ahead with a preliminary agreement that would put town workers in a new office building next year. A memorandum of understanding with the new landlord, which the Town …
Cassie Kunkel looks at the remains of an apartment building on Tuesday in Millinocket.

Fire that destroyed Millinocket apartment building began in tenant’s kitchen

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:52 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — A woman frying hush puppies accidentally started a Labor Day fire that destroyed an eight-unit apartment building, leaving 14 people homeless, officials said Tuesday. Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Malcolm came away from the wreckage of the 2½-story building on Tuesday and said that the fire started in …
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