Fire destroys home in Sangerville

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 02, 2016, at 2:46 p.m.
A home on Frenchs Mill Road was destroyed by fire on Wednesday, officials said.

Crews battle house fire in Sangerville

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 02, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
Crews from multiple fire departments were battling a blaze Wednesday afternoon at a home in Sangerville.
Crowds gather at the Plum Creek Wilderness Sled Dog Race in Greenville in this undated file photo.

Annual Plum Creek sled dog race canceled for lack of snow

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 25, 2016, at 6:48 p.m.
Rainfall combined with above-average winter temperatures have left the 70 miles of sled dog trails relatively bare.

Flood watch in effect for parts of Maine Thursday

BDN staff reports on Feb. 24, 2016, at 5:28 p.m.
Rising temperatures along with predicted rain and melting snow have led the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for parts of Maine Thursday.

Abbot man appears in court on sexual, domestic violence charges

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 22, 2016, at 12:32 p.m.
An Abbot man arrested last week on sexual assault and other charges made his first court appearance Monday at the Piscataquis County Courthouse.
David Russell

Parkman man accused of bribing kids to expose themselves pleads not guilty

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 22, 2016, at 11:56 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | A 69-year-old Parkman man pleaded not guilty Monday at the Piscataquis County Courthouse to seven sex charges, according to the district attorney’s office. David Russell is accused of bribing children attending his wife’s home day care center with candy and gum last year so they would expose …
Bart Currie of the Brewer Water Department marks out where water lines are for Emera Maine to dig for a new utility pole after one was broken by a downed tree on Nolan Road in Holden during the storm last night.

Crews working to restore power to thousands in Maine

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 17, 2016, at 7:48 a.m.
At the peak of the outages, nearly 10,000 were affected.

Guilford’s True Textiles bought by Quebec company

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 15, 2016, at 1:36 p.m.
The company makes fabrics used for office, institutional, health care and hospitality customers.
The Maine flag flaps as a snow squall moves through downtown Bangor in this 2015 BDN file photo.

Warm air to bring snow, freezing rain to Maine overnight

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 15, 2016, at 9:56 a.m.
The weather service issued a winter weather advisory from Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Small earthquake reported in Piscataquis County

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 12, 2016, at 9:49 a.m.
Friday’s earthquake was not related to several microearthquakes reported in Washington County earlier this month.

Snowmobiler injured near Millinocket Lake airlifted to Bangor

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 11, 2016, at 12:27 p.m.
A LifeFlight helicopter is landing near Pockwokamus Rock about a mile from the south gate to Baxter State Park to pick up a snowmobiler injured in an accident.
A tractor-trailer jackknifed in the middle of the road on Monday in Alfred.

Slow-moving snowstorm grips Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 08, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
As expected, a storm that arrived about noon Monday in southern Maine wreaked havoc with motorists and prompted scores of cancellations.
A snow plow works to clear Union Street in Bangor on Friday.

Storm to dump up to 10 inches of fresh snow across Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 08, 2016, at 11:28 a.m.
Coastal Maine was expected to feel the brunt of the storm, with up to 10 inches in the forecast for Hancock and Washington counties.

Poor conditions delay Greenville sled dog race

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 04, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
A lack of snow and too much ice have forced the postponement of the 10th annual Plum Creek Wilderness Sled Dog Race until Saturday, Feb. 27, organizers said. Race officials who toured portions of the 70-mile course on Thursday found more snow thanks to an overnight storm …

High winds knock out power in Piscataquis, Aroostook counties

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 01, 2016, at 2:20 p.m.
More than 1,200 customers had service interrupted on Monday, according to a company statement.

Maine’s largest solar farm expected to go online in 2016

By Darren Fishell on Jan. 29, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
The PUC expects the state’s largest solar power project to date — planned for Waldo County — to come online later this year.

Parkman man indicted on visual sexual aggression against a child charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 28, 2016, at 2:24 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | A Parkman man was indicted Thursday on several charges of visual sexual aggression against a child. David Russell, 69, was indicted by a Piscataquis County grand jury. He is facing seven charges of visual sexual aggression against a child. Six of the charges are Class C felonies …
The Colonial Theatre in Belfast

Here are BDN commenters’ picks for the prettiest towns in Maine

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 26, 2016, at 3:01 p.m.
We asked you, and found there were almost as many different places as there were responders.

Four plead guilty in Dexter drug ring

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 25, 2016, at 4:08 p.m.
BANGOR | Four people pleaded guilty to being part of a drug ring in the Dexter area on Monday in federal court, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. John Williams, 39, of Stetson, Cynthia Williams, 43, of Stetson, Whitney Chadbourne, 22, of Harmony and Corey Pomerleau, 24, of Harmony …

2015: The Year Piscataquis County was Reborn

on Jan. 22, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
The changes happening here are beneficial, long-term. I believe we are working SMARTER in this county. We are working together. We are thinking about the future. From Dover-Foxcroft to Guilford, to Moosehead Lake to Milo, here are just a few of the amazing things that took place in 2015: (LOTS OF PHOTOS!)