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Legions, Wilderness Walk for Warriors to distribute food baskets

Bangor Daily News on Dec. 15, 2014, at 4:19 p.m.
MILO, Maine — The American Legion Post in Milo will be host to Wilderness Walk for Warriors group on Saturday, Dec. 20, for that group to distribute approximately 75 food baskets featuring turkey or ham to be given to families in need in the area. American Legion representatives from posts in Greenville, …
Hampden fire officials responded to a propane leak at the Dead River facility on Western Avenue on Monday morning.

150 gallons propane spilled after tank tipped over at Dead River facility

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 15, 2014, at 3:22 p.m.
HAMPDEN | A propane tank at the Dead River facility on Western Avenue tipped over late Monday morning, causing a leak, officials said. Hampden Fire Lt. Jason Lundstrom said the 1,000-gallon propane tank was on a dolley and the dolley tipped over. “When the dolley tipped over it broke …
A marijuana plant grows in a Maine home in this May 2010 file photo.

Hermon considers new rules for medical marijuana growers after resident complaints

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 12, 2014, at 2:43 p.m.
Residents who complained they could smell and see marijuana grown by neighboring medical pot caregivers have led town officials to consider imposing stricter regulations on growing the plants. The issue primarily involves medical marijuana caregivers who grow plants in their backyards, Town Manager Roger Raymond said in …
Defense attorney Hunter Tzovarras of Bangor, left, asks questions of Zachary Carr, 23, who is serving a 35-year sentence for  murder in the shooting death of John “Bobby” Surles, 19, of Bangor during a street brawl on Jan. 27, 2010. Carr is asking for a post-conviction review saying he did not fully understand the ramifications of turning down a plea agreement offered by the state that asked him to enter a guilty plea for manslaughter in exchange for a penalty of up to seven years in prison.

Bangor man convicted of murder in 2010 street brawl seeks 2nd chance at plea deal

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 11, 2014, at 7:54 p.m.
A local man who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the shooting death of another young man during a street fight nearly five years ago was in court Thursday seeking to reinstate a plea deal he was offered and rejected in 2010. Zachary Carr, now …
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Public fellowship breakfast at Dixmont church

Bangor Daily News on Dec. 11, 2014, at 10:52 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse, Cates Road, Dixmont, Maine DIXMONT, Maine – The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold its monthly public fellowship breakfast 7-9 a.m.  Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse, located on the Cates Road. The menu …
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Community Holiday Party at Eddington

Bangor Daily News on Dec. 10, 2014, at 4:07 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Eddington Fire Department, 900 Main Road, Eddington, Maine EDDINGTON, Maine — Eddington Fire Department will hold its seventh annual Community Holiday Party 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 20, at Eddington Fire Department. Rain or shine. Meet with Santa. Participate in face painting …
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EMDC honors champions for 2014

on Dec. 10, 2014, at 3:27 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine – Eastern Maine Development Corporation honored five organizations and one individual on Tuesday with the 2014 EMDC Champion award. The following were recognized in a ceremony during EMDC’s annual meeting held at Eastern Maine Community College’s Rangeley Hall: Cianbro – Cianbro has been a partner and supporter of EMDC’s programs and mission in …
Judge Joseph M. Jabar

Maine court considers whether assault at fraternity house in Orono could have been foreseen

By Seth Koenig on Dec. 10, 2014, at 3:05 p.m.
PORTLAND | In a case that could create a nationwide legal ripple effect, justices with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday grappled with questions about who could — or should — have foreseen an assault that took place inside the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house in Orono. The …
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Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jerry Michaud

Old Town man stationed on cutter Hamilton

on Dec. 10, 2014, at 1:57 p.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jerry P Michaud, son of Claudette and Jerry Michaud of Old Town, is stationed on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, stationed in Charleston, South Carolina. The Hamilton is the fourth Cutter in the Legend class and is the only one stationed …
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Pulse Marketing Agency to Sponsor Christmas Dinner for Bangor Shelter and Manna Ministries Residents

By Cintia Miranda on Dec. 10, 2014, at 8:17 a.m.
Pulse Marketing Agency announced that it will be following its tradition of giving back to the community this holiday season, by sponsoring Christmas dinners for the residents at Manna Ministries and the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter again this year. Of the agency’s commitment to giving back to the Bangor area …

New Canada man accused of stealing 3 cars in 2 counties

By Julia Bayly on Dec. 10, 2014, at 6:01 a.m.
A New Canada man was arrested and charged after turning himself over to police Tuesday afternoon in connection with the thefts of three vehicles all reported stolen that same day, according to Sgt. Chad Fuller of the Maine State Police. Patrick Daigle, 26, was charged with …
A May 2013 file photo of Stearns High School.

Millinocket superintendent will travel to China to promote international school program

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 09, 2014, at 4:37 p.m.
The local school system’s international program has four students enrolled this year, and Superintendent Frank Boynton wants to attract more, he said Tuesday. That’s why he is traveling to China over the Christmas break — to help recruit more students and visit the two Chinese high schools …
Lincoln town officials might soon move the town office from this Main Street building, as seen in this August 2014 file photo.

Lincoln leaders appoint committee to assess town office space needs

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 09, 2014, at 4:28 p.m.
The Town Council has appointed a five-member committee to advise councilors whether the town office at 63 Main St. is adequate, Town Manager Ron Weatherbee said Tuesday. The council voted 4-3 on Monday to name residents Ada Brown, Steve Farrington, Richard Larkin, Gilberte Mayo and Roger Ryder …
Sgt. William Sheehan

Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office sergeant earns promotion to chief deputy

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 09, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
BANGOR | The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office will have a new chief deputy at the beginning of next year. Sgt. William Sheehan, whose law enforcement career has spanned two decades, will assume the role held by Troy Morton. Morton, who was elected sheriff in November, announced the promotion on …
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Brewer High School graduate finishes basic military training

on Dec. 09, 2014, at 12:23 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jessi L. Parent graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who …
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Orono High school graduate finishes basic military training

on Dec. 09, 2014, at 12:13 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Nathaniel R. Sinclair graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who …
A truck traverses the Maine Turnpike in Sabattus on Tuesday where the speed limit was down to 45 mph.

Snow, freezing rain, sleet moves into Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 09, 2014, at 8:57 a.m.
GRAY | Maine is in the midst of yet another storm, expected to bring up to a foot of snow to some communities, according to the National Weather Service. The bulk of the snow was expected to fall in northern and western Maine. Sleet, rain and freezing rain also …
The former Great Northern Paper Co. paper mill in East Millinocket as it appeared on Sept. 25.

Mill sale results in East Millinocket receiving almost all of the taxes owed by GNP

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 08, 2014, at 7:11 p.m.
Thanks to the $5.4 million bankruptcy sale of the local paper mill last week, the town has been paid almost all of the $767,392 in pro-rated property and real estate taxes it is owed by the facility’s former owner. The estate of the Great Northern Paper …
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Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops expands services

on Dec. 08, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — As Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops campaign begins its fifth season, the program is expanding to serve wounded and disabled U.S. veterans in addition to families of currently deployed military personnel with snow and ice removal services during the winter months. The program currently serves more than …
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Five generations of the Hand Family posed for this recent photo. They are: (front, from left) Kaylee Gwarjanski, mother of 5-month old, Eleanor Gwarjanski; and Phyllis Hand, Eleanor’s great-great-grandmother, age 106, and (back row) Ralph Hand, Eleanor’s great-grandfather; and Donna Gurschick, Eleanor’s grandmother.

Five generations in Bangor

on Dec. 08, 2014, at 12:11 p.m.
Five generations of the Hand family of Bangor posed for this photo, including the baby’s great-great-grandmother who is 106 years old. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
 
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