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Construction crews work on the former Moosehead Manufacturing and Mayo mill in Dover-Foxcroft Wednesday as part of the Riverfront Redevelopment Project.

Tenants eager to move into redeveloped industrial site in Dover-Foxcroft

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 26, 2015, at 5:32 a.m.
Lynette Rayfield is among those who are eagerly looking forward to moving into the historic former Mayo woolen mill complex, a collection of nine buildings overlooking the Piscataquis River currently being redeveloped. She said Friday that she and her husband, William, are retired and will be putting …
Troy McVey (left) appears in court for his arraignment to be charged with the murder of a man in Hollywood, with his lawyer Arthur P. Lindars, in Los Angeles, California January 21, 2015.

Two men from Maine plead not guilty in Hollywood shooting

By Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters on Jan. 21, 2015, at 3:26 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Two men from Maine pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to murder charges in the California shooting death of a homeless man in a Hollywood tourist area, in what police described as a possible drug deal gone awry. Troy McVey, 22, and Coby Kronholm, 21, entered their pleas …

Man gets 28 months in prison for bilking Brownville out of $300,000

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 21, 2015, at 2:20 p.m.
BANGOR | A Vermont man found guilty last year of bilking the town of Brownville out of $300,000 in community block grant money to construct a small manufacturing plant and employ at least 10 area residents was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 28 months in federal prison. …
Dr. Kenneth Woodbury

Sangerville hires former county economic development official as town manager

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Jan. 21, 2015, at 12:21 p.m.
Dr. Kenneth Woodbury of Greenville, who has served as community development director of the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council since 2007, is the new town manager of Sangerville. Woodbury resigned from his position with the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council effective Jan. 16. In his letter to …
From the community

United Way Pantry Project seeks 15,000-plus pounds of food

on Jan. 20, 2015, at 3:23 p.m.
 BANGOR, Maine — The United Way kicked off its 6th annual Pantry Project Tuesday at Hollywood Casino. The campaign goal is to collect more than 15,000 pounds of food between February and the end of April, which will provide more than 5,000 meals. For the fifth year in a row, Hollywood …
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Really Great Coffee wakes up Dover Foxcroft

on Jan. 19, 2015, at 11:47 p.m.
The coffee house is comfortable and inviting, with an eclectic feel. It has introduced a new flavor to Main Street, a fresh energy, attracting customers of every age. It is a great place to meet a friend for a locally baked treat and a chai latte (my personal fav!) or have an out-of-office business meeting, with a double-espresso to keep you focused.

Weather service warns of glare ice on Maine roads, walkways

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 19, 2015, at 8:02 p.m.
BANGOR | The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement Monday evening warning that the arrival of arctic air from Quebec will result in refreezing, which in turn could result in slick roads and pedestrian walkways in northern and eastern Maine. Affected areas include Aroostook, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, …

Drifting snow to blame for single-vehicle accident in Sangerville

By Julia Bayly on Jan. 18, 2015, at 5:32 a.m.
Poor road conditions are to blame for a single-vehicle accident that sent a Sangerville woman to the hospital early Saturday morning, according to the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office. Sheila Starbird, 56, was traveling north on Route 23 when she struck a patch of snow that had drifted …

Drifting snow to blame for single-vehicle accident in Sangerville

By Julia Bayly on Jan. 17, 2015, at 2:01 p.m.
Poor road conditions are to blame for a single-vehicle accident that sent a Sangerville woman to the hospital early Saturday morning, according to the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office. Sheila Starbird, 56, was traveling north on Route 23 when she struck a patch of snow that had drifted …

Fire that destroyed Milo home ruled accidental

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 16, 2015, at 1:28 p.m.
The state fire marshal’s office ruled the fire that destroyed a home in Milo on Wednesday night was accidental. Sgt. Ken Grimes of the fire marshal’s office said Friday it appeared a log rolled out of a fireplace, subsequently igniting combustibles. Grimes said it was unclear if …
David Harmon, in a 2001 file photo

Piscataquis County jail administrator announces retirement, criticizes Board of Corrections

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Jan. 14, 2015, at 11:59 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | After four heart attacks, two surgeries and six years of frustration dealing with the Maine Board of Corrections, Piscataquis County Jail Administrator David Harmon has announced his retirement effective Friday, Jan. 16. In a letter presented to the county commissioners at last week’s meeting, Harmon stressed that …
A fancy chicken peers out from its cage at the Fryeburg Fair on Oct. 3, 2014.

Public hearing set on Guilford’s proposed chicken-raising ordinance

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Jan. 14, 2015, at 11:56 a.m.
A petition circulated by a local high school student to change Guilford’s zoning laws to permit a limited number of chickens to be raised in town took another step forward last week. The Guilford Planning Board forwarded a proposed amendment to the town’s land use ordinance to …

$848,000 federal grant to connect rural health care providers in Maine

By Julia Bayly on Jan. 14, 2015, at 5:32 a.m.
CARIBOU | Cary Medical Center will use more than $800,000 in federal grant money to connect 10 Maine hospitals in five counties in a health collaborative aimed at improving rural health services. Staff with the 10 hospitals that serve about a quarter million people from Bangor to Fort Kent …
Casey Cross

Milo woman gets 9 months, more than $2,500 in fines

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 13, 2015, at 6:25 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | A Milo woman was sentenced Monday to nine months in jail for a variety of charges resulting from four separate incidents in Piscataquis and Penobscot counties last year. Casey Cross, 24, also was ordered to pay more than $2,500 in fines and had her driver’s license suspended, …
 Emergency response personnel assist a woman inside a 2003 Ford Explorer on Monday morning after slick road conditions caused it to slide off Washington Junction Road in the town of Hancock. The vehicle was demolished but the woman driving it, her pregnant daughter and the driver's 4-year-old granddaughter all emerged without a scratch, according to the Hancock County Deputy Sheriff Jeff McFarland. Bill Trotter|BDN

Wind chill advisory issued for northern Maine when snow ends

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 12, 2015, at 2:37 p.m.
CARIBOU | A storm system moving across the state Monday was producing light snow that made for slick driving conditions. Up to 5 inches of snow was expected in Aroostook County by the time the front leaves the state Monday night, according to the National Weather Service’s Caribou forecast …

Brownville man with lengthy criminal history arrested on unlawful sexual contact charge

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 12, 2015, at 12:59 p.m.
A Brownville man was arrested Sunday night on a charge of unlawful sexual contact, according to police. Wyatt Morton, 30, was arrested without incident at the Brownville police station, according to Sgt. Christopher Gibson. According to a statement issued by Gibson, Morton is a felon who has …

Wellington man arrested after standoff with state police

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 09, 2015, at 2:04 p.m.
A local man has been arrested after a standoff at his home Friday, according to state police. Randall St. Pierre, 50, has been charged with reckless conduct with a firearm in connection with a shooting early Friday morning in Corinna, Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland …
Troy T. McVey

Hollywood shooting suspect from Greenville ‘not currently enrolled’ at California Maritime Academy

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 08, 2015, at 5:40 p.m.
BANGOR | A former Greenville man, one of two friends arrested earlier this week on murder charges in connection with the shooting death of a homeless man in Hollywood, is a student at California Maritime Academy but had not enrolled for classes that started Monday, according to a school …

At 22 below, Caribou just misses record for low temperature

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 08, 2015, at 9:06 a.m.
While Mainers once again woke up to a deep freeze on Thursday morning, the National Weather Service reported that no record low temperatures were set Wednesday night. Caribou came close, according to the weather service’s forecast center in Aroostook County. Caribou reported that temperatures dipped as low …
Greenville residents Colby R. Kronholm (left) and Troy T. McVey are pictured at the continental divide in the Rocky Mountains during their fall trip from Maine to California. Both were charged with murder on Jan. 5 in connection with the death of a homeless man who was shot and killed on the streets of Hollywood.

Prosecutors name alleged shooter from Greenville in Hollywood homicide

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 07, 2015, at 7:35 p.m.
BANGOR | Prosecutors have accused one of two Greenville men of pulling the trigger in the fatal shooting of an unidentified man last weekend in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California. Troy T. McVey, 22, shot and killed a homeless man Sunday night, according to a statement released …
 
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