Turkey supper planned at Frankfort church

on July 21, 2016, at 11:47 a.m.
Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Frankfort Congregational Church, Main Road, Frankfort, Maine FRANKFORT, Maine — A turkey supper will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Frankfort Congregational Church, UCC, Main Road. There will be turkey, potato, peas, stuffing, gravy and homemade pies. The …

Holden church school to put on public supper

on July 20, 2016, at 3:42 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Holden Congregational Church, 9 Rider Bluff Road, Holden, Maine HOLDEN, Maine — Public supper by church school, 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Holden Congregational Church, 9 Rider Bluff Road. Menu will include homebaked beans, hot dogs, casseroles, coleslaw, salads, rolls, pies and beverages. Prices …

More plead guilty to charges stemming from Dexter drug ring

By Judy Harrison on July 20, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
Four more people charged in connection with a drug distribution ring that allegedly operated in the Dexter area for a dozen years pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to drug conspiracy charges.
Philip Scott Fournier, 55, of East Millinocket is escorted into the courtroom for his bail hearing at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor on Monday.

Judge says evidence against Joyce McLain murder suspect ‘not overwhelming’

By Judy Harrison on July 18, 2016, at 6:35 p.m.
Justice Ann Murray found there was probable cause for the murder charge and set bail at $300,000 for Philip Scott Fournier of East Millinocket.
The former Great Northern Paper Co. paper mill in East Millinocket as it appeared on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.

Estate of bankrupt GNP seeks repayments from hardware store, staffing firm

By Darren Fishell on July 18, 2016, at 6:11 p.m.
The estate of the bankrupt Great Northern Paper has filed claims against a number of past vendors of the shuttered paper mill.
Lincoln Town Manager Ron Weatherbee listens to a town employee in his office, June 3, 2015.

Lincoln town manager to resign for teaching job

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 18, 2016, at 3:44 p.m.
Town Manager Ron Weatherbee wants to finish his career the way it began. That’s why the 62-year-old plans to resign his position by Sept. 1 to become a math teacher.
A trash truck driver prepares to dump his load of municipal solid waste at Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. in Orrington on Sept. 17, 2009.

The long history of lobbying behind Maine’s trash fight

By Darren Fishell on July 18, 2016, at 6:10 a.m.
In large part, these efforts centered on the same bills, setting restrictions on new landfill capacity, influencing the state’s waste management priorities and attempting to create new incentives for energy generated from trash.
Reps. Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin

Maine lawmakers split on bill to block funding of new monuments

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 15, 2016, at 7:25 p.m.
The U.S. House passed legislation Thursday that would block federal funding for new national monuments, including one in Maine.
Two kittens found at the boat launch in South Lincoln are the latest in what officials say is a chronic problem — abandoned pets.

Abandoned cats and dogs a chronic problem in Lincoln Lakes region

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 14, 2016, at 5:49 p.m.
Towns where mills close or unemployment spikes due to business downturns typically see increases in pet abandonment, said Liam Hughes, director of the state Animal Welfare department.
Storm clouds roll in over Bangor and Brewer in this August 2015 file photo.

Weather service issues severe thunderstorm warning for northern Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on July 14, 2016, at 4:48 p.m.
Quarter-sized hail and winds of up to 60 mph are possible, forecasters said.
George Bradford "Brad" Woodbury III, 32, died of asphyxiation during a physical altercation on June 25.

Asphyxiation listed as cause of death in Greenville homicide

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 14, 2016, at 11:47 a.m.
A local man who died in a June altercation, reportedly in a dispute over rental property, died of asphyxiation.
Rep. Stacey Gueri, R-Glenburn.

Via Maine, GOP platform seeks to curtail Obama on national monuments

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 13, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
The platform to be voted on at the Republican party’s national convention next week in Cleveland includes limits to presidential authority to designate national monuments thanks, in part, to the work of a Maine lawmaker, officials said Wednesday.

Baked bean supper planned at Winn church

on July 13, 2016, at 9:14 a.m.
Saturday, July 16, 2016 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Sacred Heart Church, Routes 2 and 168, Winn, Maine WINN, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Sacred Heart Church, Routes 2 and 168. The menu will include homemade baked beans, hotdogs, rolls, salads …
Firefighters use fans to air out The Bridge in Medway after a fire damaged the restaurant's basement.

Basement fire temporarily closes Medway restaurant

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 12, 2016, at 4:23 p.m.
The spontaneous combustion of oily cleaning rags may have ignited a two-alarm fire overnight Monday that damaged a Route 11 restaurant’s basement, officials said Tuesday.
National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis listens to local residents’ opinions on a proposed national monument in the North Woods of Maine during a breakfast gathering in Millinocket.

Acadia was Maine’s first monument. Here’s what that means for the North Woods.

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 11, 2016, at 12:03 p.m.
President Woodrow Wilson established 5,000 acres on Mount Desert Island as a national monument, the forerunner of what would become Acadia National Park.
Katahdin Paddlers members Lorie Land, Dwayne Stanley and Doug Bulley (rear) paddle kayaks in the East Branch of the Penobscot River on May 21.

‘Getting people out’: Volunteers working to draw people onto Katahdin region waters

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 10, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.
“We want everybody getting involved in the region, not just this town doing this and this town doing that.”

Oregon woman injured in 4-car pileup on Route 1A in Holden

By Dawn Gagnon on July 10, 2016, at 2:08 p.m.
The pileup shut down Route 1A for about 45 minutes and caused major traffic backups.

Baked bean and casserole buffet supper at Kenduskeag church

on July 08, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.
Saturday, July 23, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Kenduskeag Union Church, Across bridge from Route 15, Kenduskeag, Maine KENDUSKEAG, Maine — There will be a public baked bean and casserole buffet supper 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Kenduskeag Union Church, across the bridge from Route 15 in …
Allen Emerson

State revokes Dexter police sergeant’s certification over quashed speeding ticket

By Nick McCrea on July 06, 2016, at 6:06 a.m.
The Maine Criminal Justice Academy board of trustees revoked Sgt. Allen Emerson’s law enforcement certificate of eligibility in May after an investigation.
Exterior views of Fiberight's demonstration plant in Lawrenceville, Virginia.

Less trash than projected may shrink $69M waste plant in Hampden

By Dawn Gagnon and Nok-Noi Ricker on July 04, 2016, at 7:13 a.m.
The MRC has said the size of the Fiberight plant could be reduced from its planned annual capacity of 180,000 tons to 110,000 tons and still be financed, built and profitable.