Lucas St. Clair

East Millinocket delays national park vote; Medway’s vote proceeding

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 17, 2015, at 1:23 p.m.
Votes on the proposed north woods national park and the annual town meeting at which the selectmen and school board hope to pass budgets have been delayed by uncertainty about state funding. The school board requested the change recently because state education funds are critical to …
Millinocket Superintendent of Schools Frank Boynton

Millinocket school system facing $400,000 budget shortfall for 2016

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 17, 2015, at 6:04 a.m.
The numbers are far from final, but Superintendent of Schools Frank Boynton says that the school system is looking at a $400,000 shortfall in next year’s budget. Boynton warned the Town Council during its meeting on Thursday that as the state’s budget projections stand now, he expects …
Part-time police officer and emergency medical technician Seth Burnes.

Quick action, CPR help save Dover-Foxcroft man’s life

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 17, 2015, at 5:52 a.m.
EAST MILLINOCKET | A 55-year-old cardiac arrest victim is alive thanks to quick action by the man’s friends and town emergency responders on Tuesday night, officials said. The man from Dover-Foxcroft, who asked that his name not be used, had been suffering chest pains a few minutes earlier as …
Lincoln's Town Council has hired a Medway marketing firm to design a campaign promoting the town's economic development opportunities.

Lincoln to launch ad campaign to promote itself

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 16, 2015, at 2:43 p.m.
Come for the lakes. Stay for the lifestyle. That’s the slogan designlab , a Medway graphic design and marketing firm, will use to shape an online, video and print advertising campaign dedicated to promoting Lincoln, town officials said Friday. The Town Council voted 5-1 Monday to hire …

Mattawamkeag man charged with perjury at trial of brother in truck theft

By Judy Harrison on May 16, 2015, at 10:53 a.m.
BANGOR | A Mattawamkeag man charged with stealing a truck with his younger brother and selling it as junk in October 2013 is facing new charges after he allegedly lied at his brother’s trial in December. Joshua Ladd, 34, made his first appearance Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center …

Orono woman suffers serious leg injury in motorcycle crash

By Dawn Gagnon on May 15, 2015, at 7:37 p.m.
GLENBURN | A 59-year-old Orono woman suffered a serious leg injury Friday after losing control of her 1989 Harley Davidson motorcycle at the intersection of Orono and Pushaw roads, a Penobscot County sheriff’s deputy said Friday evening. Wendy Colavecchio, who lost consciousness after the crash, was flown to Eastern …

Hampden manager says property tax rate to hold steady

By Dawn Gagnon on May 15, 2015, at 7:15 p.m.
Despite increases in the cost for education and the county tax, among other things, the town’s property tax rate for next year is expected to hold steady, Town Manager Susan Lessard said Thursday. “The instructions from the [Town] Council this year was they wanted to see what …
Rick Lyons

Veazie school system grapples with council’s order to cut budget

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 15, 2015, at 6:59 p.m.
The Town Council voted 3 to 2 on Monday to send the education budget back to the school committee to make $200,000 in cuts, even after residents voiced opposition, Deputy Clerk Julie Strout said Friday. “All their comments [fell] on deaf ears,” she said. Chairwoman Tammy Perry, …

Woman missing in woods after vehicle became stuck located safely

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 15, 2015, at 3:22 p.m.
GREENFIELD | A local woman missing in the woods of this rural Penobscot County town for more than a day was found safely on Thursday evening, according to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office. Dale Mazzenga, 67, was sunburnt and exhausted when a fisherman found her shortly before 7 p.m., …

Barbecue chicken supper slated at Brownville Junction

on May 15, 2015, at 2:52 p.m.
Saturday, May 23, 2015 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: BJHS Alumni Building, Railroad Avenue, Brownville Junction, Maine For more information: 207-965-8070 BROWNVILLE JUNCTION, Maine — There will be a barbecue chicken supper 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Brownville Junction High School Alumni Building, Railroad Avenue. The event is sponsored …

Spring plant sale at Winterport Fire Station

on May 15, 2015, at 12:08 p.m.
Saturday, May 23, 2015 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Winterport Fire Station, Main Street, Winterport, Maine WINTERPORT, Maine — The Winterport Woman’s Club GFWC’s spring plant sale will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Winterport Fire Station, Main Street. There will be a selection of perennials …

Public supper May 16 at Eddington church

on May 15, 2015, at 10:45 a.m.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church, Route 9, Eddington, Maine EDDINGTON, Maine — A public baked bean and casserole supper will offer servings at 5 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church, Route 9, on the …

Veterans services officer to be in Lincoln

on May 15, 2015, at 10:36 a.m.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Lincoln VA Outreach Clinic, 99 River Road, Lincoln, Maine LINCOLN, Maine — Don Dare, a veterans services officer from the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, will be available to assist veterans, widows and dependent children to apply for …

Giant yard sale and bake sale to benefit Community Meal Fund

on May 15, 2015, at 10:27 a.m.
Saturday, June 6, 2015 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Miller Square Senior Housing, 315 Harlow St., Bangor, Maine BANGOR, Maine — A giant yard sale and bake sale will be held rain or shine 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, by Volunteers of America at Miller Square Senior Housing, …

Durgin to speak at Memorial Day program at museum

on May 15, 2015, at 10:04 a.m.
BANGOR — Retired Maj. Gen. Nelson E. Durgin will be the speaker during the Memorial Day Program at 1 p.m. Monday, May 25, at Cole Land Transportation Museum at 405 Perry Road.   Durgin, an Oxford native and longtime resident of Bangor, is a veteran of more than 30 years …
Andrea Carlow

Lincoln woman gets 6 months for possession of 66 bags of heroin

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 14, 2015, at 6:36 p.m.
A 24-year-old woman began serving a six-month jail sentence on Monday as part of a plea bargain after police found 66 bags of heroin and a handgun at her Enfield Road home in March, officials said Thursday. Andrea Carlow of Lincoln pleaded guilty to charges of possession …
Clifford J. Sprague is one of four charged in connection with a burglary Friday, June 22, 2012, at the A.E. Robinson store in Corinth.

Man awaiting sentencing on burglary indicted for Social Security fraud

By Judy Harrison on May 14, 2015, at 1:04 p.m.
BANGOR | A man awaiting sentencing on a smash-and-grab burglary at a Corinth store in 2012 was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for Social Security fraud. Clifford John Sprague, 37, of Exeter is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Sprague pleaded no contest in …

Yard and rummage sale at Brewer church

on May 14, 2015, at 12:24 p.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: First Congregational Church of Brewer, 35 Church St., Brewer, Maine For more information: 207-989-7350 BREWER, Maine — Community yard and rummage sale will be held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at First Congregational Church of Brewer, UCC, 35 Church …

Free community supper at Old Town church

on May 14, 2015, at 11:09 a.m.
Friday, May 22, 2015 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: St. James Episcopal Church, Corner of Main and Center streets, Old Town, Maine OLD TOWN, Maine — St. James’ Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Main and Center streets, will host a free community supper at 6 p.m. Friday, …
William Lawrence

Howland hires new town manager, fire chief resigns in protest

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 13, 2015, at 8:01 p.m.
Moments after selectmen hired former Lincoln Town Manager William Lawrence to oversee Howland’s government, fire chief Phil Dawson resigned in protest, officials said Wednesday. When the board voted 4-1 at a meeting Monday to hire Lawrence, Dawson immediately tendered his resignation, saying he was “adamantly opposed” to …
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