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Mary Jane Giddings, 22, of Guilford.

Missing Guilford woman found safe in Rumford

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 09, 2015, at 5:22 p.m.
BANGOR | A Guilford group home resident who had been missing since late last month has been found safe in Rumford, an investigator with the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office said late Monday afternoon. Mary Jane Giddings, 22, who is disabled and a ward of the state, was reported missing …

Dinner by Donation for Deanna!

By Mary Lynn Kazyaka on Feb. 09, 2015, at 11:27 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Milo Elementary School, 18 Belmont St. , Milo, Maine For more information: 2079432122 Join us for a Spaghetti Supper at Milo Elementary School on Friday, February 27 from 5-7 PM This is a fundraiser for our 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. …

Snowmobile crash claims life of North Carolina man

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 09, 2015, at 10:28 a.m.
ROCKWOOD | A North Carolina man was killed Saturday in a snowmobile crash in Piscataquis County, officials said. Arthur Meuse, 42, was riding along the Route 66 trail when he lost control and crashed, Cpl. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service said. Meuse, who was heading south on …
Mary Jane Giddings, 22, of Guilford.

Search under way for Guilford woman missing since last weekend

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 06, 2015, at 8:28 p.m.
BANGOR | The Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a woman who has been missing since late last month, when she left the Guilford group home in which she was staying. Mary Jane Giddings, 22, is disabled and a ward of the state. She does not have a …
Frozen plants still out of the snow on the ridge of Little Moose Mountain in Greenville in this March 2012 file photo.

Meetings in Greenville set to discuss management of public lands in Moosehead Lake Region

By Staff Report, Piscataquis Observer on Feb. 06, 2015, at 1:42 p.m.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Bureau of Parks and Lands is seeking comments on management of public lands in the Moosehead Lake Region and priorities for use of 50 acres of donated lands for boating, camping and hiking in the region. The public meeting …

Woman suffers head injury in Piscataquis County snowmobile crash

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 06, 2015, at 11:40 a.m.
BRASSUA TOWNSHIP | A Windham woman is in critical condition after a snowmobile accident in Piscataquis County on Thursday, officials said. Ashley Morton, 24, was riding on the Route 66 trail when she failed to negotiate a turn, struck a tree and was ejected from the sled, according to …

Guilford church offers thrift shop

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 05, 2015, at 10:17 a.m.
GUILFORD, Maine — The Guilford United Methodist Church Thrift Shop is open 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, at 3 School St.   This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →

Food cupboard open Wednesdays at Guilford church

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 05, 2015, at 10:10 a.m.
GUILFORD, Maine — Guilford United Methodist Church opens its food cupboard 1:30-3 p.m.  Wednesdays for the following communities: Elliotsville, Monson, Willimantic,  Blanchard,  Abbot,  Guilford,  Sangerville, Parkman, Wellington and Cambridge. The Food Cupboard is located at 3 School St.   This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
Ashley Patterson brings a team out on the trails for a brief run recently.

Mushers prepare for Plum Creek sled dog race Saturday in Greenville area

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Feb. 04, 2015, at 4:55 p.m.
SHIRLEY | While some people complained about the snowstorms and bitter cold temperatures that have gripped Piscataquis County recently, many four-legged creatures are delighted by the weather. At Mark and Ashley Patterson’s kennels in Shirley, 55 sled dogs were yapping and prancing happily through the deep, fresh snow last …
Downtown Greenville

Greenville residents show interest in downtown makeover

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Feb. 04, 2015, at 1:59 p.m.
It has been nearly 20 years since any extensive work has been done in downtown Greenville, generally considered the vicinity of Pritham Avenue and Moosehead Lake/Lily Bay Road. But about 35 people attended an informal meeting at the town office on Jan. 28 and expressed an interest …
The Three Ring Binder project received $25.4 million in federal stimulus money. High-capacity fiber-optic cables were designed create a broadband superhighway across western, northern and Down East Maine, bringing high-speed Internet to more than 100 rural communities that have few or no access options.

Dover-Foxcroft lawmaker drafts bills to increase access to high-speed Internet in Piscataquis County

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Feb. 04, 2015, at 1:21 p.m.
When the Three Ring Binder project designed to bring high-speed Internet to rural areas was completed in 2012, many thought it would be up and running in most locations by now. But it isn’t — at least not in Piscataquis County. The $26 million project included 1,100 …
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Maine sees 30 carbon monoxide poisoning cases during week of snowstorms

By BDN staff reports on Feb. 03, 2015, at 6:52 p.m.
Maine has seen an unusually high number of carbon monoxide poisonings in the wake of recent snowstorms, including one that sent a Bar Harbor family to the hospital Tuesday. The Northern New England Poison Center recorded 30 cases of exposure to carbon monoxide in the last week. “This number is …

Grangers, county groups to discuss GrowME 2015

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 03, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.
GUILFORD, Maine — Valley Grangers plan to meet with representatives from Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District and University of Maine Cooperative Extension at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at the Extension office on East Main Street. The topic will be planning for GrowME 2015 — a series of agriculturally themed …

Piscataquis Pomona to meet at East Sangerville Grange

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 03, 2015, at 3:21 p.m.
SANGERVILLE, Maine — Piscataquis Pomona Grange will gather for supper at 6 p.m. and a meeting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at East Sangerville Grange, East Sangerville Road, with special guest Christine Corliss, state community service director. Corliss plans to share news and ideas of how Granges are supporting …

Potluck supper and meeting at Valley Grange in Guilford

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 03, 2015, at 3:15 p.m.
GUILFORD, Maine — A potluck supper will be held at 6 p.m., followed by a regular meeting of Valley Grange at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20,  at the Grange, 172 Guilford Center Road. Discussion topics will include the GrowME program and upcoming spring activities. For information, contact Jim Annis at …
A pedestrian walks down Larkin Street in Bangor as another snow storm hits the region on Monday.  With limited sidewalk access, more pedestrians are taking to walking in the roads.

Mainers continue to dig out after another foot of snow falls

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 03, 2015, at 9:28 a.m.
GRAY | Another winter storm has come and gone, leaving more than a foot of snow in its wake and even pushing the New England Patriots’ victory parade back a day. According to the National Weather Service, the brunt of the storm was felt on the coast, with Machias …
A pedestrian walks down Larkin Street in Bangor as another snowstorm hits the region on Monday.

Snow continues to pile up in Maine during third storm in a week

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 02, 2015, at 7:55 p.m.
BANGOR | For the third time in about a week, Mainers found themselves grappling with heavy snowfall, high winds and low temperatures. The National Weather Service’s Caribou office posted unofficial tallies from about the last week, showing that Eastport got 57.9 inches of snow since Jan. 25, and 40 …

Firefighters tackling Dexter fire

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 02, 2015, at 9:31 a.m.
Crews from several towns are battling a fire on Ripley Road Monday morning, according to officials. A dispatcher at the Penobscot Regional Communications Center said the initial call came in around 8:45 Monday morning. No other information was immediately available. Watch bangordailynews.com for updates.
A view down Main Street in Bangor as another snow storm begins Monday morning.

Much of Maine can expect 10 inches of snow or more

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 02, 2015, at 8:55 a.m.
CARIBOU | Winter-weary Mainers likely reveling in the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl victory awoke Monday to more snow falling, which will be a common sight throughout the day. The National Weather Service reported snow will become gradually heavier throughout the day, with the coast getting hit the hardest. …
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 Isabel Ricards (right), 8, and Alyssa Thomas, 8, get some air while sledding down the hill by Mainsfield Stadium in Bangor Saturday.

Forecasters say to expect subzero temperatures Sunday, possible snow Monday

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 31, 2015, at 1:06 p.m.
BANGOR | The overnight storm that left as much as 17 inches of snow in parts of Maine will make way for subzero temperatures and winds gusting up to 25 mph Saturday night through Super Bowl Sunday, National Weather Service forecasters said Saturday. Forecasters also are tracking another snowstorm …
 
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