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Bangor police Officer Jason Linkletter and his tracking dog, Lex, head into the woods in pursuit of a man suspected of stealing the Chevrolet Camero on the side of Interstate 95. The driver reportedly stopped about a mile north of the Stillwater Avenue exit on I-95 in Old Town and fled into the woods.

Bangor man accused of stealing car, fleeing into woods after ditching it on I-95

By Dawn Gagnon on July 24, 2014, at 6:43 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor man was arrested late Thursday afternoon after he allegedly stole a Chevrolet Camaro from a Bangor residence and drove it onto Interstate 95, where he ditched it in Old Town before fleeing into the nearby woods. Lucus Qualey, 29, will be charged with unauthorized use …
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East Millinocket Selectman Mark Marston reads a statement during an anti-national park forum held by the Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

Katahdin-area residents attend forum on proposed national park, skeptical of benefits

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 24, 2014, at 12:47 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine — Rep. Beth Turner, R-Burlington, said after a forum Wednesday on a proposed 150,000-acre national park in the Katahdin region that she doesn’t believe that the virtues of the park would outweigh its flaws. She and several of the 28 people who attended the Lincoln Lakes Region Chamber …
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Big Breakfast to Benefit Area Seniors

By Kelly Gilks on July 24, 2014, at 9:44 a.m.
Friday, July 25, 2014 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Location: Hammond Street Senior Center, 2 Hammond Strete, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-262-5532; hammondstreet.org They say it is the most important meal of the day! Join us at the Hammond Street Senior Center for a delicious homemade breakfast. There will …

Three taken to hospital in Corinth collision

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 23, 2014, at 11:07 a.m.
CORINTH, Maine — Three people were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after a collision on Route 15, police said Wednesday. Stacey Austin, 22, of Seal Harbor was heading northbound shortly before 3 p.m. when she stopped into Crescent Lumber long enough to pick up a passenger, Chief Deputy Troy …
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Paving to begin on I-95 northbound Newport to Carmel

Bangor Daily News on July 23, 2014, at 9:24 a.m.
NEWPORT, Maine — Paving work begins this week on Interstate 95 northbound at Exit 157 in Newport, extending 13.3 miles to Carmel, according to Maine Department of Transportation.Motorists should allow extra time with reduced speeds and one lane of travel through the work zones, in addition to uneven lanes and …
Millinocket Town Council Chairman Richard Angotti Jr. listens to residents during a council meeting on Feb. 27, 2014.

Millinocket meets with lawyers over GNP debt, has ‘decided direction’ for collecting money

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 22, 2014, at 7:59 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — Town leaders emerged from a private meeting on Tuesday confident that they were developing a strategy for handling Great Northern Paper Co. LLC’s $1.18 million property tax debt that would emerge within two weeks. Town Manager Peggy Daigle said the Town Council’s executive-session teleconference with attorneys Rob …
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Amnesty week July 29-Aug. 2 at Thompson Free Library

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 5:08 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The staff at Thompson Free Library is looking for overdue books that may be in cars, under sofas, buried on nightstands, or wherever. The library will not charge fines on overdue items returned July 29-Aug. 2. Instead please bring a non-perishable food item in place of your fine. (Previous outstanding fines are …

Public safety personnel en route to serious Corinth crash

By Dawn Gagnon on July 22, 2014, at 4:04 p.m.
CORINTH, Maine — Personnel from the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office and local emergency responders are at the scene of a multiple-vehicle crash on Main Street in Corinth, a dispatcher from the Penobscot Regional Communication Center has confirmed. The accident reportedly happened around 3:30 p.m. near Crescent Lumber. LifeFlight has been …
Age and the work done by excavators is apparent at the Great Northern Paper Co. LLC site in Millinocket as seen on Monday, June 16, 2014.

Millinocket Town Council calls special meeting with attorney Tuesday to discuss GNP tax nonpayment

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 22, 2014, at 3:11 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — The Town Council will meet behind closed doors at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday to discuss Great Northern Paper Co.’s failure pay all of its approximately $1.18 million net personal property tax bill, officials said. The agenda for the meeting lists one item, an executive session conference call …
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Solidarity Harvest Benefit Auction

By Martin Chartrand on July 22, 2014, at 1:23 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Food AND Medicine, 20 Ivers St., Brewer, ME For more information: 207-989-5860; foodandmedicine.org/solidarity-harvest Solidarity Harvest Benefit Auction Friday, August 15, 2014 Food AND Medicine 20 Ivers St, Brewer 5-9 PM Dinner included. Donations accepted. ALL PROCEEDS of the benefit go …
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Baked bean supper at Corinth

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 1:01 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St., Corinth For more information: 207-285-3557 CORINTH, Maine — The Corinth United Methodist Church will hold a baked bean supper 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the church. The menu will be baked beans, …
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Lincoln names interim town manager

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 22, 2014, at 12:49 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine — Cemetery, Parks and Recreation Director Ron Weatherbee was named Lincoln’s interim town manager, replacing William Lawrence, officials said Tuesday. The Town Council emerged from an executive session and voted 7-0 during a meeting Monday night to name Weatherbee as Lawrence’s temporary successor. The 60-year-old Weatherbee is a …
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Thomas Follette, 100, sits in a truck at Dysart's.

100-year-old has ‘big rig’ dream fulfilled at Dysart’s

on July 22, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.
HERMON, Maine — Thomas Follette, 100-year-old resident of Arbor Terrace in Gardiner, has dreamed of going for a ride in a “big rig” and having lunch at a legendary local favorite – Dysart’s Truck Stop and Restaurant. His wish came true Monday, July 21, thanks to the generosity of Dysart’s who donated the …
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Frankfort Congregational Church Turkey Supper

By Jacob Gran on July 22, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Frankfort Congregational Church Turkey Supper, 1 Main Street, Frankfort, Maine For more information: (207) 223- 4600 Turkey Supper Frankfort Congregational Church UCC 1 Main St, Frankfort, ME 04438 July 26, 2014 4:30 – 6:30 Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, stuffing, …
Representatives of Cate Street Capital, which plans to fund a pellet mill in Millinocket, listen during a meeting of the Finance Authority of Maine board of directors recently.

Firm pulls $10 million investment in Cate Street’s Millinocket project

By Darren Fishell on July 21, 2014, at 7:22 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The New Jersey-based investment firm CCG Community Partners has withdrawn its $10 million investment in Thermogen Industries in Millinocket for the same reasons a Maine-based investor pulled $20 million in funding earlier this month. Paul Hoffman, CCG’s managing director, said in an email to the Bangor Daily …
Vehicles leave the Katahdin Avenue industrial park in Millinocket after an auction of papermaking equipment on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Great Northern Paper auctioneer makes partial tax payment but still behind schedule

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 21, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — The auctioneer paying Great Northern Paper Co. LLC’s approximately $1.18 million net personal property tax debt made a $133,500 payment Friday, Town Manager Peggy Daigle said Monday. “We are waiting to see what today brings,” Daigle said in an email issued at 1:30 p.m. The $133,500 payment …
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Bangor High Class of 1959 to hold informal 55th reunion

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 3:11 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Pat's Pizza , 11 Mill St., Orono For more information: 207-942-8683; bangor59.com BANGOR, Maine — Bangor High School Class of 1959 will hold an informal 55th reunion at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Pat’s Pizza in Orono. All class members and friends …
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Bangor Rotary fundraiser ‘Music Off Broadway’ seeks RFPs

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 11:55 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine – The Rotary Club of Bangor announced a grant opportunity for nonprofits in the greater Bangor area serving youth and seniors. The application deadline is Aug. 29. The complete RFP will be available online at www.bangorrotary.org. In early 2015 the Rotary Club of Bangor will sponsor “Music Off Broadway,” the club’s …
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St. Peter’s Lawn Party to include supper, auction and more

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 11:48 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: St. Peter's Parish Center, 58 Cedar St., East Millinocket For more information: 207-746-3333 EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine – There is a secret to the continued success of one of St. Peter’s Lawn Party popular events – the spaghetti supper put on by members of St. Anne’s …

Athens biomass plant to get $30 million investment

By Darren Fishell on July 21, 2014, at 11:33 a.m.
ATHENS, Maine — In a deal that would trigger about $12 million in state tax credits, a Missouri-based investment firm plans to put more than $30 million into a biomass plant connected to the Maine Woods Pellet Co. The Finance Authority of Maine approved the investment from CCG Community Partners …
 
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