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Cultivating Community 2014

Bangor Daily News on April 01, 2014, at 3:55 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: East Sangerville Grange, East Sangerville Road, Sangerville, Maine SANGERVILLE, Maine — East Sangerville Grange presents Cultivating Community 2014: Mapping the Maine Highlands Food System” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Grange Hall. Open to all. Registration at 8 a.m. …

Fire destroys farmhouse in Monson

BDN staff reports on April 01, 2014, at 9:04 a.m.
MONSON, Maine — Fire destroyed a farmhouse on Water Street Monday despite the efforts of five area fire departments to battle the blaze. The fire at 79 Water Street was reported at 4:15 p.m., according to Monson Fire Chief Eric Melia. The 2½ story structure had flames showing when firefighters …
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Supper and auction to benefit Hanson family

Bangor Daily News on March 31, 2014, at 4:21 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 2014 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Charleston Community Center, School Road, Charleston For more information: 207-285-7041 CHARLESTON, Maine — A benefit supper and auction will be held 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Charleston Community Center. Menu will include spaghetti, tossed salad, rolls, biscuits, brownie sundaes. …
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Free dinner and movie at Guilford church

Bangor Daily News on March 31, 2014, at 11:47 a.m.
Saturday, April 12, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Guilford United Methodist Church, 3 School St., Guilford GUILFORD, Maine — Free dinner and a movie at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Guilford United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 3 School St. It’s a great way to get to know some …
Wendy Farley, 48, of Brownville and her attorney Peter Rodway of Portland.

Prosecutor confident new trial justified after mistrial in murder-for-hire case

By Judy Harrison on March 28, 2014, at 3:55 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Piscatatquis County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy didn’t wait for the judge to declare a mistrial before he decided to retry Wendy Farley for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband of nearly 30 years. “I’m confident a new trial is justified,” Almy …
Investigator Dave Wilson of the Piscataquis County Sheriff's Department.

Increase in drugged driving worries Piscataquis County law enforcement agencies

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on March 27, 2014, at 5:25 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — When a law enforcement officer stops a vehicle that’s operating erratically, it’s relatively simple to assess whether the driver has been drinking alcohol. In addition to the smell, there are the classic symptoms of slurred speech, glassy eyes and lack of coordination. But in the past few …
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Cold temperatures cause delay in grange public suppers

on March 25, 2014, at 9:32 a.m.
GARLAND, Maine – Garland Grange members have been preparing public suppers at their hall once monthly from April to December for several years now. Unfortunately, this long, cold winter has had some detrimental effects on the 119-year-old facility. Built in 1895, the Garland Grange Hall is not heated when not in …
Evan Bolstridge, 9, received a $100 college scholarship from the Maine College Circle. "I was laughing and crying at the same time," he said, recalling the moment he found out he had won the scholarship.

Program hopes $100 scholarships will inspire Maine students to attend college

By Nell Gluckman on March 22, 2014, at 4 p.m.
BROWNVILLE, Maine — Last year, when Evan Bolstridge was in third grade, he filled out an application and won a scholarship for college. The win was a complete surprise, the 9-year-old recalled on Tuesday while sitting in the library at Brownville Elementary School, where he is now in fourth grade. …
Wendy Farley, 48, of Brownville and her attorney Peter Rodway of Portland wait Thursday for her trial to begin at the Piscataquis County Courthouse in Dover-Foxcroft. She is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband in September 2012.

Judge declares mistrial after jury deadlocks over Brownville woman accused of hiring hit man to kill husband

By Judy Harrison on March 21, 2014, at 2:54 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — A Superior Court justice declared a mistrial about 9:30 p.m. Friday after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked in the case of a Brownville woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband in September 2012. The jury of 10 women and two …
Wendy Farley, 48, of Brownville waits Thursday for her trial to begin at the Piscataquis County Courthouse in Dover-Foxcroft. She is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband in September 2012.

Husband testifies in defense of wife accused of seeking hitman to kill him; closings to begin after lunch break

By Judy Harrison on March 21, 2014, at 12:19 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Closing statements and jury instructions are to begin at noon in the Wendy Farley trial after jurors return from a lunch break. Farley, 48, of Brownville is on trial at the Piscataquis County Courthouse on one count of criminal solicitation, a Class A crime. She is accused …
Wendy Farley, 48, of Brownville waits Thursday for her trial to begin at the Piscataquis County Courthouse in Dover-Foxcroft. She is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband in September 2012.

Cab driver says Brownville housewife asked him to set up hit on husband, wanted it to ‘look like a hunting accident’

By Judy Harrison on March 20, 2014, at 1:28 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Fall was the perfect time of year for someone to shoot and kill her husband, Wendy Farley told a Milo cab driver on a recording played Thursday on the first day of the Brownville housewife’s trial at the Piscataquis County Courthouse. Her husband, Luther “Rusty” Farley, 53, …
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Roast beef supper at Dover-Foxcroft

Bangor Daily News on March 20, 2014, at 10:28 a.m.
Saturday, March 22, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church, 156 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, Maine For more information: 207-564-8055 DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — A roast beef supper with an assortment of vegetables, all the fixings, homemade rolls and pies, will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, March …
Jim Bishop shovels his drive on Fairfax Street in Bangor after last week's snow storm subsided.

Oh, no — more snow forecast for parts of Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on March 19, 2014, at 7:20 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Although the official start of spring is just a day away, weather forecasters say that winter-weary residents of some parts of Maine can expect as much as 6 to 10 inches of snow Wednesday into Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning calling …
Wendy Farley of Brownville listens during her initial court appearance at the Piscataquis County Superior Court in Dover-Foxcroft on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 20, 2012.

Trial of woman charged with hiring hitman to kill husband starts Thursday

By Judy Harrison on March 19, 2014, at 5:12 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The jury trial of the Brownville woman accused of trying to hire a hitman to murder her husband 18 months ago is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Piscataquis County Courthouse, according to the district attorney’s office. Wendy Farley, 47, was indicted in January …

Woman found dead in Monson; death not considered suspicious

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 19, 2014, at 10:26 a.m.
MONSON, Maine — A woman was found dead in Piscataquis County on Monday afternoon, according to police. Police are not releasing the woman’s name, as the medical examiner’s office is conducting an investigation, Chief Deputy Bob Young of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Young said the death is …

Births in Calais, Machias, Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, Bangor and Dover-Foxcroft

on March 14, 2014, at 2:21 p.m.
Calais Regional Hospital To Starr Newell and Gerard Folster, Perry, a son, Gerard Merle Folster II, on Jan. 10, 2014. To Cassandra Socobasin and Eric Newell, Indian Township, a son, Eric Louis Newell II, on Jan. 10, 2014. To Katherine Wilbur, Perry, a son, Hunter Thomas Christman, on Jan. 12, …
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My dream is for sale on a corner in Guilford.

on March 13, 2014, at 7:01 p.m.
Walking back to my car after the visit, I surveyed the grounds once more, took in a deep breath, and whispered, “ One day…”
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FairPoint expands broadband in Piscataquis

Bangor Daily News on March 13, 2014, at 2:35 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – FairPoint Communications has expanded broadband high speed Internet service to 95 homes and businesses in Greenville, Big Moose Township and Harfords Point Township, according to a FairPoint press release. FairPoint has invested more than $700 million in its communications infrastructure and technology to reach new customers, upgrade its network …
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Roast beef supper at Dover-Foxcroft church

Bangor Daily News on March 13, 2014, at 9:51 a.m.
Saturday, March 22, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church, 156 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, Maine For more information: 207-564-8055 DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Roast beef supper 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, March 22, Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church, 156 East Main St. Menu includes assortment of vegetables and all …
Rev. Rogan Taylor, his wife, Caroline, and son Brett had a good laugh while he pets a friendly giraffe during a recent visit to South Africa. Taylor is the new pastor at the Abbot Evangelical Free Church.

All the way from Africa, Abbot church has a new pastor

By Mike Lange, The Piscataquis Observer on March 12, 2014, at 12:40 p.m.
ABBOT, Maine — Rogan Taylor recalled that he was a devout Christian while growing up as a teenager in Rhodesia, the African country that eventually became Zimbabwe. But at the age of 18, while serving with the British South African Police on a training exercise, he saw what he described …
 
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