Penobscot

 

Births

on June 17, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.
Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft   To Katie Varnum, Bowerbank, a daughter, Ember Beth Varnum, on Feb. 2, 2016. To Jessica Shepherd and Nathan Dimeo, Cambridge, a daughter, Dakota Addalyn Dimeo, on Feb. 6, 2016. To Makayla Leathers and Erick Macias, Harmony, a son, Daniel Macias, on Feb. 10, 2016. To …

Free community supper at St. James church

on June 16, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
Friday, June 24, 2016 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: St. James Episcopal Church, Corner of Main and Center streets, Old Town, Maine OLD TOWN, Maine — Free community supper, 6 p.m. Friday, June 24, St. James’ Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Main and Center streets. This post was …
Denis Dauphinee of Bradley fishes for shad on June 10 in the Penobscot River in Old Town.

Return of the shad: Anglers target Penobscot after 150-year hiatus

By John Holyoke on June 16, 2016, at 6:24 a.m.
“It just goes to show you: You expand these rivers, you open up these rivers, and the fish respond.”

Newport-area school district voters reject $24M budget

By Dawn Gagnon on June 15, 2016, at 8:17 p.m.
Officials are going back to the drawing board after voters in the district’s eight member towns rejected a proposed $24 million spending plan.

Five communities vote to start withdrawal from RSU 50

By Joseph Cyr on June 15, 2016, at 4:06 p.m.
An overwhelming 84 percent of the total votes in the five municipalities were in favor of starting the withdrawal process from Regional School Unit 50.

Public pools to open for season on June 18 in Bangor

on June 15, 2016, at 3:25 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department has announced that the public pools will open for the 2016 summer season on Saturday, June 18. The fees for the Beth Pancoe Aquatic Center are: $2 for resident child, and $3 for non resident; $3 for resident adult and $5 for …
Zachary McFarlin

Police: Newport man hiding in box spring arrested on multiple charges

By BDN Staff Report on June 15, 2016, at 3:13 p.m.
A man wanted on multiple charges and four women were arrested at a local residence after an intensive search Wednesday morning.

Man accused of using hammer to assault neighbor

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 14, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
A man is behind bars after using a hammer to attack a man who lives down the street from him, according to the Maine State Police.
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The completion of the Howland dam bypass marks the last major milestone in the Penobscot River Restoration Project that started over 10 years ago.

Hundreds celebrate completion of Penobscot restoration project

By John Holyoke on June 14, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
The latest milestone: The construction of a fish bypass — the “big river” that was built around the Howland Dam.
Clarice Jardine

Searchers use aircraft in attempts to locate missing Greenville woman

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 14, 2016, at 11:29 a.m.
Searchers continued Tuesday to look for a missing local woman who has dementia.
Randy Beal enjoys the Bangor Pride Festival at Pickering Square in Bangor, June 28, 2014. The festival allowed the city to honor and celebrate its gay and lesbian community. On Monday, several vigils are scheduled to honor the memory of the victims of Sunday's mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Vigils to be held across Maine for victims of Orlando shooting

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 13, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
Numerous vigils are scheduled throughout the state Monday in memory of victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.
A Maine Army National Guard Medevac team member is lowered to Pamola Peak during the rescue of a 29-year-old woman on Saturday.

New Jersey hiker rescued from Katahdin after falling ill

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 12, 2016, at 2:55 p.m.
A Maine Army National Guard Medevac helicopter rescued a New Jersey hiker from one of the park’s highest peaks on Saturday after she fell ill.
The Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting that occurred about 6 a.m. Sunday at 30 Hill St. in Eddington. Few details about the people who were involved in the incident were being released as of Sunday afternoon.

State police investigate shooting in Eddington

By Dawn Gagnon on June 12, 2016, at 2:19 p.m.
“We will also be working to determine why or what caused this to happen,” Lt. Troy Gardner said, adding that “at this point, we have no reason to believe that anyone else is in danger or that there’s a threat to the public.”
Millinocket has expanded its in-town ATV trail network to make the town more ATV-friendly.

‘It opens up the community’: Millinocket expands ATV trail network

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 11, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
“We see this as an emerging sport, and we want to cater to it.”
Stone Wall Farms farm is visible from Enfield Road.

Charge dismissed against Lincoln farmer in bird-poisoning case

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 10, 2016, at 1:10 p.m.
A judge dismissed a charge placed last month against a local farmer accused of poisoning crows with pesticide-laced bread that killed a neighbor’s two dogs.
The newly redone "Painted Rock" of Lincoln drew raves from people who enjoy the 60-plus-year-old informal community bulletin board and monument.

Iconic Lincoln boulder gets a new paint job, mysteriously

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 07, 2016, at 4:45 p.m.
In case you missed it: The Painted Rock has been scraped down and totally repainted, possibly for the first time in decades.

Public baked bean supper to be held in Bucksport

on June 07, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road, Bucksport, Maine BUCKSPORT, Maine — Public supper, 5-6 p.m. Saturday, June 25, Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road. Baked beans, casseroles, salads, pies. $8 ages 12-adult; $3 under age 12. 10 percent of proceeds donated …

Yard sale at East Eddington Community Church

on June 07, 2016, at 10:04 a.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: East Eddington Community Church, 1410 Main Road, Eddington, Maine EDDINGTON, Maine — Yard sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday June 18, East Eddington Community Church, 1410 Main Road, near junction of Routes 9 and 46.   This post was contributed by a …

Boy dies in apparent dog attack in Corinna

By Judy Harrison on June 05, 2016, at 7:21 a.m.
The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a young boy, who died as a result of an apparent dog attack.

Seven running for Eddington Board of Selectmen

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 02, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
There are two seats up for grabs on the Board of Selectmen.