Kirk Francis, chief of the Penobscot Indian Nation, praises the new water quality standards issued by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will protect the tribe’s sustenance fishing rights during a press conference on Friday on Indian Island.

Penobscot chief welcomes stricter water quality rules for river imposed by EPA

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 10, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“This brings us one step closer to restoring the fish habitat of the Penobscot River for the betterment of all who use this extraordinary river.”

Winterport student accused of assault with a plastic knife

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 09, 2016, at 3:13 p.m.
It was not immediately clear what the student was charged with.

Invasive Plant Species

By Donne Sinderson on Dec. 09, 2016, at 9:36 a.m.

The Velveteen Rabbit – a fun for all holiday production

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 3:50 p.m.

Iconic sawmill gets a new profile.

By Sherry Davis on Dec. 08, 2016, at 2:21 p.m.
Ben Barr, who will be among about 950 participants in the Millinocket Marathon & Half on Saturday, goes on a 5-mile training run Tuesday in Millinocket. Instead of paying an entry fee, runners are encouraged to spend at area shops, restaurants and hotels.

This marathon may help Millinocket get its ‘mojo back’

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7:06 a.m.
“What I am seeing is that this has literally activated the community. There are so many different dances, dinners and things going on that weekend. I am getting a lot of feedback from local folks who are literally energized by this.”
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.”
Steven Gadsden

5 people charged in connection with burglaries in Penobscot County

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 06, 2016, at 6:35 p.m.
Five suspects, including a father and two sons, are facing charges in connection with separate burglaries on Monday here and in nearby Eddington and Clifton.

Lubec town administrator accepts Lincoln job offer

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 05, 2016, at 6:14 p.m.

Craft and Vendor Fair in Brewer

By Kenneth Jarvis on Dec. 05, 2016, at 10:15 a.m.
The former Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC mill.

Asbestos removal from former Lincoln mill site will cost $16 million

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 05, 2016, at 6:55 a.m.
Town officials hope to begin site remediation or marketing next year, with the aim to attract a new business to the site.
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.”
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.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” Holiday Screening with Zuzu in Hampden

on Dec. 02, 2016, at 1:15 p.m.
The Winter Solstice Singers practice for the upcoming “A Winter Solstice Singing Ritual,” to be performed Dec. 17 at 7:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor at 120 Park Street. The chorus is led by Linda Koehler, Music Director, Women With Wings (standing, right,) and Nancy Lewis, Music Director, UUSB.

Women’s chorus presents Second Annual Winter Solstice Ritual

on Dec. 02, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
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.
Chip Wilde of Houlton clears snow from his driveway Wednesday morning after nearly a foot of snow fell in the Shiretown. Another storm was expected to hit the area Wednesday night into Thursday.

Aroostook towns get about a foot of snow, more on the way

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 30, 2016, at 2:59 p.m.
A winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service in Caribou on Wednesday forecast another blast of snow for northern Maine late Wednesday into Thursday.

Dinner/Auction to benefit Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry

on Nov. 30, 2016, at 11:18 a.m.
Quoggy Jo Mountain can be seen early Tuesday afternoon at Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle.

Warm November ends with more snow in Aroostook County

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 29, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
As of Tuesday, the station is projecting that the month will end with an average temperature of 36.8 degrees, tying with November 2009 for second warmest, said Todd Foisy.

Baked bean supper at Milford

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 8:56 a.m.