Piscataquis

 
A man walks out of Lily Bay State Park in Greenville on Nov. 22, 2016. The park closes to cars but is still open to visitors in the off season.

This remote Maine region has a chance to grow

on Dec. 07, 2016, at 6:10 a.m.
“If you don’t change, you die.”
Omar, 4, Anas, 7, and Eyad Raslan, 6, resettled with their parents to Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, this summer. They came through a program of the Canadian government that allows private citizens to sponsor refugees.

Immigrants built rural Maine. Canada shows how they could do so again

on Dec. 05, 2016, at 6:10 a.m.
“It’s a lot harder to hate people once you meet them.”
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A farmhouse in Harmony.

My thoughts upon leaving rural Maine forever

By Dawn Potter on Dec. 03, 2016, at 8:18 a.m.
Some of us see hard and lonely as true life.
Steve Sherman demonstrates how his skidder, nicknamed Matilda, works in Oxbow, Maine.

The forces pulling apart the lives of Maine’s loggers

on Dec. 01, 2016, at 6:28 a.m.
Three loggers fight to survive as the world shifts around them.
Steve Sherman, the first assessor in Oxbow Plantation, led his community through the process of deorganizing, culminating in a final town vote Nov. 8. He’s pictured on his Christmas tree farm in Oxbow on Nov. 7.

How the decline of Maine’s rural places changes the people left behind

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:01 a.m.
Three people grapple with the decline of the communities that made them.
The first major snow of the season hit northern Maine over Thanksgiving weekend. By early Sunday, the National Weather Service reported that 10 inches of snow had fallen in some parts of Aroostook County.

Rain to fall across most of the state Tuesday, with snow in The County

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 27, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
A fast moving wave of low pressure is expected to sweep across Maine, bringing 2 to 3 more inches of snow to northern Aroostook County and rain to the rest of the state.

Aging Furry Friends Food Bank fundraiser on now until Dec. 26

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.

Fifth annual FA Key Club Reindeer Run & Walk

on Nov. 22, 2016, at 10:57 a.m.
POLL QUESTION
A view of the surrounding hills from a parcel of commercial forestland purchased by Tall Timbers Trust LLC in a package of more than 290,000 acres in the North Maine Woods.

Buyers of North Woods lands hopeful about future of Maine forest products

By Darren Fishell on Nov. 13, 2016, at 7:16 a.m.
The private family trust buying up massive tracts of Maine’s North Woods views the acquisitions as long-term investments in the evolution of the state’s forest products industry.
Diana L. Estey

Search for missing Medford woman suspended

BDN staff reports on Nov. 07, 2016, at 6:54 p.m.
Diana L. Estey

Weekend search fails to turn up missing Medford woman

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 06, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
Estey is 5 feet 2 inches tall, 100 pounds, with gray hair and green eyes. She may be wearing a purple jacket.
Diana L. Estey

Police search for 71-year-old Medford woman

By CBS 13 on Nov. 05, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
Diana Estey is 5 feet 2 inches tall, 100 pounds, with gray hair and green eyes. She may be wearing a purple jacket.
Orono resident Jeff Sanders went to the town office for early absentee voting on Wednesday in Orono.

Maine city, town clerks say early voter turnout strong this year

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 02, 2016, at 7 p.m.
“We haven’t see this many absentees since 2008,” the Bangor city clerk said.
A view of the surrounding hills from a parcel of commercial forestland purchased by Tall Timbers Trust LLC in a package of more than 290,000 acres in the North Maine Woods.

Tall Timber Trust buys nearly 300,000 acres in North Maine Woods

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 02, 2016, at 3:54 p.m.
The northernmost tract of land is about 105,000 acres, located at the tip of the Crown of Maine.
Left: Lines of potato barrels, families and old cars in the fields were commons sights back in the middle of the 20th Century. Fort Kent photographer Velma Daigle captured it all with her camera on 35mm color slides. The photo is courtesy of the Fort Kent Historical Society. Right, Terry Theriault exits his delimber while working off the Golden Road in this July 2015 file photo by Ashley L. Conti.

How did your small Maine town shape you?

By Erin Rhoda on Nov. 01, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
We’d like to hear from you about your experience growing up in small-town Franklin, Somerset, Piscataquis, upper Penobscot, Aroostook, Washington or Hancock counties. How did your hometown shape who you are today, and what has changed in your hometown throughout the years?
Ryan Ellis

A ‘father’ of Bangor’s bath salts epidemic gets 15 years in federal prison

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 25, 2016, at 6:31 p.m.
A man known as one of the “fathers” of the bath salts epidemic in the Queen City and coastal Maine in 2011 was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to 15 years in prison on drug and gun charges.

Partnership Food Pantry, Greenville

on Oct. 24, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.
Fail Better Farm owner Clayton Carter said recently that the yield of several vegetables was significantly lower due to the drought in Maine.

Weather Service: Current rain won’t cure Maine drought conditions

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 21, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.

Baked bean and ham supper at Brownville Junction

By Susan Worcester on Oct. 21, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.

Dover Cove Farmers’ Market Last Day of the Season October 29

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.