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Cross-country skiers use the new trails at Hillcrest Golf Club in Millinocket in this recent photo. Volunteers who created the trails hope to draw more visitors to the area once word of their work gets out.

Volunteers from Millinocket turn golf course into ‘a great place to ski’

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 31, 2015, at 5:01 p.m.
Greg Friel had never seen the rolling hills of Hillcrest Golf Club until he took his son to a golf clinic there in June 2013, but the course’s winding cart paths and open greenery gave the Schenck High School physical education teacher an idea. “I thought, ‘This …
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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 …
A man snow blows the sidewalk on Tuesday in front of a hotel on Fore Street in Portland.

Parts of Maine to be hit with deep freeze as snowstorm winds down Saturday

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 30, 2015, at 7:45 p.m.
BANGOR | Light snow that began falling across the state Friday morning intensified by afternoon, dropping more than half a foot of snow in southern and western Maine by Friday evening. The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for the entire state, effective through Saturday morning and …
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Veterans services officer lists February visits

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 30, 2015, at 2:26 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: …
An aerial view shows Juniper Ridge landfill in Old Town in this January 2012 file photo.

Old Town landfill to sell methane to Michigan-based renewable energy producer

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 30, 2015, at 2:19 p.m.
Juniper Ridge Landfill operators say they have found a partner to use the landfill-produced methane gas, equivalent to about 8,000 gallons of heating oil on a daily basis. Aria Energy, headquartered in Novi, Michigan, is partnering with Casella Waste Systems, which operates the state-owned landfill, to …
Jamie Clements

Lincoln man charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 30, 2015, at 1:45 p.m.
A local man was charged Thursday with possession of a firearm by a felon after allegedly pawning a rifle, police said. Jamie Clements, 35, of Lincoln was arrested after police received a tip that Clements had pawned a .22-caliber rifle at Lincoln Trading & Pawn, 55 West …
Bangor Public Works crews were busy removing snow from public parking lots and the side of downtown streets, to make room for the next storm, that is expected to bring another 6 to 12 inches of snow by Saturday morning.

Friday storm to intensify as day goes on

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 30, 2015, at 7:56 a.m.
GRAY | Light snow was beginning to fall across the state Friday morning as a winter storm worked its way into the region. The storm, expected to bring more than a foot of snow in some areas, comes in the wake of a Tuesday blizzard that dumped more than …
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Bangor Grange potluck and meeting

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 29, 2015, at 2:12 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Tuesday, March 17, 2015 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Tuesday, April 7, 2015 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Tuesday, May …
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Baked bean supper at Corinth

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 29, 2015, at 9:54 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St., Corinth, Maine CORINTH, Maine — There will be a public baked bean supper 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St. The menu will include baked beans, coleslaw, …
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Community warming day in Winterport

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 29, 2015, at 9:04 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Ellingwoods Corner United Methodist Church, 796 Lebanon Road, Winterport, Maine WINTERPORT, Maine — Community warming fellowship and free potluck lunch 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Ellingwoods Corner United Methodist Church, 796 Lebanon Road. This post was contributed by a …
A man shovels snow from the balcony of a building near the Bangor Waterfront.

National Weather Service predicting another foot or more of snow

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 29, 2015, at 8:50 a.m.
GRAY | Much of the state enjoyed clear blue skies Thursday, but that will change rapidly as another snowstorm bears down on the area. The National Weather Service has placed the entire state under a winter storm warning, as a front moving in from the Great Lakes is expected …
Kyle Dube, 21, at the Penobscot Judicial Center in this 2013 BDN file photo. Dube pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and murder in the death of Nichole Cable.

Judge to consider change of venue motion in case of Orono man charged with killing teen

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 29, 2015, at 5:44 a.m.
BANGOR | A hearing on motions in the case of an Orono man accused of killing a teenage girl will be held Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Kyle Dube, 21, has pleaded not guilty to one count each of kidnapping and murder in the death of 15-year-old Nichole …
Kirk Panther, 21, of Holden.

Corinth man who allegedly gave himself a $1,000 a week raise indicted on theft charge

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 28, 2015, at 6:25 p.m.
BANGOR | A Corinth man who allegedly gave himself a $1,000 a week raise by altering his paychecks from a Bangor business was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on one count of theft by authorized taking. Ransford W. Bubar III, 28, altered five paychecks in August …
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HOPE Festival organizational table applications available

on Jan. 28, 2015, at 1:50 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The 21st annual HOPE Festival will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center at University of Maine in Orono. The festival is free and is held to celebrate the Earth and our connections to each other.  More than 60 organizations will share …
Jeremy Weatherbee is Lincoln's new cemeteries, parks and recreation department director.

Hiring of Lincoln parks and recreation director shines light on nepotism in small towns

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 28, 2015, at 6:03 a.m.
Jeremy Weatherbee is the town’s new cemeteries, parks and recreation department director. Citizens with questions or concerns about that would need to talk with his father, Town Manager Ron Weatherbee. Is it nepotism? One member of the Lincoln Town Council voted against Jeremy Weatherbee’s hiring, and two …
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Hampden – Public Bean Supper

By GoodwillRiders on Jan. 27, 2015, at 11:20 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Hampden Snowmobile Club, 844 Western Ave, Hampden, Maine For more information: 2078622062 Hampden – Please join us for a Public Bean Supper on Feb. 14th at the Hampden Snowmobile Club, 844 Western Ave., from 4:30 to 6:00 P.M. Adults – …
Eugene Conlogue

Former Millinocket manager hired for Hancock County post

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 27, 2015, at 6:09 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | A longtime town manager for Millinocket, who also served as town manager of Houlton for 18 months, has been chosen to be the new top administrator for Hancock County. Eugene Conlogue will become the first-ever county administrator for Hancock County when he starts work in mid-February, according …

Lincoln woman faces drug charges after police raid apartment

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 27, 2015, at 5:57 p.m.
Two months of surveillance and traffic stops led police to arrest a local woman on charges of possession of methamphetamine and Percocet, police said Tuesday. Megyn Voisine, 26, of Lincoln was charged Monday with two counts of unlawful possession of Schedule W drugs, police said. Possession of …
SW Collins Co., Lincoln's newest hardware store, is among the retail or light manufacturing businesses town officials hope to draw to Lincoln with a road-widening project and installation of water and sewer mains along River Road.

SW Collins now targeting February opening for Lincoln hardware store

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 27, 2015, at 4:19 p.m.
Its owners had hoped to open it this month, but the SW Collins Co. hardware store on West Broadway will start serving customers with a mid-February soft opening, a store co-owner said this week. “We were probably overly optimistic to want to open at very end of …
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EMMC services to resume normal hours on Jan. 28

on Jan. 27, 2015, at 3:54 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — All of Eastern Maine Medical Center’s outpatient services, including EMMC Cancer Care, EMMC Family Medicine offices, specialty care practices, and all services at the Union and State street campuses will resume normal hours of operation on Wednesday, Jan. 28, according to an announcement from the hospital Tuesday afternoon. EMMC …
 
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