People display signs both supporting and opposing the proposed national monument before a congressional field hearing on Wednesday in East Millinocket.

Utah lawmaker: Maine will suffer if Obama designates national monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 01, 2016, at 6:31 p.m.
“There is a terrific diversity of people for it and against it.”

Friends of Bangor Public Library to hold annual book sale at Elks Lodge

on June 01, 2016, at 4:12 p.m.
Friday, June 17, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Saturday, June 18, 2016 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Bangor Elks Lodge, 108 Odlin Road, Bangor, Maine BANGOR, Maine — The Friends of Bangor Public Library will hold its annual book sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Elks Lodge, 108 …
Gov. Paul LePage

Politicians to converge on Katahdin region Wednesday

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 31, 2016, at 12:06 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage will hold a town hall-style meeting about the direction of Maine’s economy right on the heels Wednesday of a congressional field hearing in neighboring East Millinocket dealing with a proposed national monument and a related forum hosted by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin.

Glenburn voters to consider town, school budgets

By Dawn Gagnon on May 30, 2016, at 2:32 p.m.
Voters will consider a proposed $2.6 million budget for municipal operations and an $8.3 million school budget during their annual town meeting.

No contests in this year’s Glenburn elections

By Dawn Gagnon on May 30, 2016, at 2:28 p.m.
Five residents have stepped forward as candidates for the five Town Council and school board positions that voters will fill on Election Day.
The audience of the day's second public forum on a monument proposed by Roxanne Quimby's family for lands east of Baxter State Park listens on May 16 at the Collins Center for the Arts on the University of Maine campus in Orono.

Only monument opponents to speak during committee hearing in East Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 26, 2016, at 4:09 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage will be the first witness at a field hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources in which only opponents of a proposed North Woods national monument are scheduled to speak.

New Lee venue revs up for first show with headliner Rustic Overtones

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 25, 2016, at 8:18 p.m.
Workers at a new summer concert venue at Mount Jefferson Resort in Lee were putting it together Wednesday to kick off their inaugural summer season with a concert featuring a well-known Maine band.
Ann Lord

Enfield mother, father, son indicted on drug charges

By Judy Harrison on May 25, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
The Lords came to the attention of law enforcement last year when a confidential informant allegedly purchased oxycodone.
Stage riggers Louis DeSousa (far left) and Mike Cusimano (black shirt) watch as workers adjust scaffolding at Matrix Pavilion at Mount Jefferson Resort in Lee.

Lee’s Matrix Pavilion gearing up for first concert on Saturday

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 25, 2016, at 3:45 p.m.
Maine bands Rustic Overtones and Wyld Lyfe will play the inaugural concert.
Thunderstorms pass over a potato field in Fort Kent in this August 2015 file photo/

Northern Maine could see thunderstorms, hail

By Jen Lynds on May 25, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.
There is potential for storms to produce quarter-size hail and wind gusts up to 60 mph.
The husband and wife team of John Hafford (left) and Jessica Masse of Medway moved their graphic design business to Millinocket.

Millinocket firm to be town’s first small business with fiber-optic broadband

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 25, 2016, at 6:12 a.m.
“It will be about three weeks before we are up and running.”
John Trott

Man charged with assault after altercation in Lincoln parking lot

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 24, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
A local man with a pending domestic violence assault charge was arrested on Sunday in an incident initially reported as a large fight in a Main Street parking lot, police said Tuesday. John Trott, 38, of Lincoln was again charged with domestic violence assault. A woman, his …
This stretch of West Broadway in Lincoln starting next month under a plan town officials have approved.

Lincoln approves last portion of West Broadway road-widening plan

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 24, 2016, at 1:03 p.m.
Construction crews will begin widening a large section of West Broadway next month as part of a plan to develop business along one of the town’s longest economic arteries, officials said Tuesday.

Gov. LePage’s next ‘town hall’ to be May 25 in Bangor

on May 24, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: William S. Cohen School, 304 Garland St., Bangor, Maine AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul R. LePage will hold his next town hall 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at William S. Cohen School, 304 Garland St. in Bangor, where he will deliver remarks about …

Holden-area school district continues to explore new consolidated school

By Dawn Gagnon on May 23, 2016, at 9:52 p.m.
Members of the RSU 63 board continued Monday night to grapple with the question of what to do with its aging, but well-maintained, school facilities. At issue is whether to upgrade the three existing schools or replace them with one consolidated school that would serve prekindergarten through …
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Widow of man killed by Maine State Police files wrongful death suit

By Judy Harrison on May 23, 2016, at 3:47 p.m.
The widow of a LaGrange man shot and killed in August 2014 by a Maine State Police sergeant has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Penobscot County Superior Court.

Dover-Foxcroft man dies while fishing at Long Pond

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 23, 2016, at 3:40 p.m.
Kevin Pullyard, 52, was standing alone in the canoe when three friends on shore saw him fall over into the water.
Lucas St. Clair, surrounded by Orin Falls in the North Woods of Maine, is trying to persuade the federal government to create a national monument with 87,500 acres of land donated by his family.

Proposed North Woods park a multimillion-dollar gift wrapped up in distrust

By Brady Dennis, The Washington Post on May 23, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.
The nearly 88,000 acres were meant to be a gift, donated along with a $40 million endowment so part of Maine’s pristine North Woods might be protected forever as a national park. But it’s not easy to give away a national park.
Maddie DeMoranville, 13, holds a clutch of Mille Fleur bantam chicks on Thursday morning at 4D's Farm in Bradford, where her family raises many chickens and other birds.

How a couple of Maine kids will be able to join the backyard chickens movement

By Abigail Curtis on May 20, 2016, at 6:03 a.m.
BRADFORD | Maddie DeMoranville, 13, knows an awful lot about chickens. For years now, the teen has been pulling her weight and then some at 4D’s Farm in Bradford, where her family raises thousands of chickens and other birds. And Maddie thinks that more kids should have the chance …
Lincoln firefighters stand by as Maine Drug Enforcement Agents prepare chemicals needed to test evidence found in a car police seized on Thursday.

Lincoln man out on bail for meth charge arrested again

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 19, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
A local man already out on bail on a manufacturing methamphetamine charge was arrested again after a Lincoln police officer pulled over the man’s car on West Broadway on Thursday, police said.