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Bangor and Dover-Foxcroft fire departments get $560,000

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 17, 2014, at 10:38 a.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C.  — The fire departments in Bangor and Dover-Foxcroft will receive grants totaling $560,000 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s SAFER Awards. Bangor will receive $498,532 to go toward filling four firefighter positions previously lost through attrition; and Dover-Foxcroft Fire & Rescue will receive $63,431 in Assistance to Firefighters …
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CPR/BAR former employees annual gathering

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 15, 2014, at 9:09 a.m.
MILO, Maine — The second annual Canadian Pacific Rail/Bangor and Aroostook Rail employees and spouse/guest social gathering will be held Sunday, Sept. 21, at Coburn Family Restaurant, 66 Park St., Milo. Come spend an afternoon reminiscing with former co-workers. Social hour will be held 2-4 p.m. with appetizers, and dinner …

Emera Maine customers in Aroostook, Piscataquis counties without power

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 11, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.
MILO, Maine — More than 1,600 Emera Maine customers were without power on Thursday afternoon. According to a company statement, approximately 1,144 customers are without electricity in Milo, Atkinson, Sebec and Bowerbank. In addition, 533 are without power in Caribou. The company said services were expected to be restored by …

Work on Route 11 in Milo continues, more roads need fixing, official says

By Stuart Hedstrom, Piscataquis Observer on Sept. 10, 2014, at 12:16 p.m.
MILO, Maine — As work continues on the Route 11 project to repave the travelway from the West Main Street bridge to the Brownville town line, similar construction could be a possibility in the future as the selectmen discussed several items with Public Works Supervisor Glenn Ricker during a recent …
Students at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine enrolled in the marine systems engineering program work with a computer and small engine earlier this year. The school was ranked eighth among regional colleges in the north by U.S. News & World Report.

Bowdoin, MMA lead Maine colleges ranked by U.S. News & World Report

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 09, 2014, at 9:19 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Colleges and universities in Maine were pitted against their peers across the country on Tuesday when U.S. New & World Report released its 2015 Best Colleges list. The list is used widely by students and parents selecting a school to attend and by alumni seeking to evaluate …
Two planes take off in unison during the spot landing competition at Saturday'’s International Seaplane Fly-In on Moosehead Lake in Greenville.

Threatening weather fails to dampen Greenville seaplane fly-in

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Sept. 08, 2014, at 2:12 p.m.
GREENVILLE, Maine – When it comes to making a decision about flying, pilots know that weather is the most important factor. So when thundershowers were predicted for the Moosehead Lake area on Saturday, some wondered if the 41st International Seaplane Fly-In would be washed out. It wasn’t. In fact, it …

Dover-Foxcroft couple face drug charges after Holden incident

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 03, 2014, at 9:01 p.m.
HOLDEN, Maine — A Dover-Foxcroft couple is facing drug charges after a Holden police officer reportedly saw their Chevrolet Blazer parked near a Main Road business that was closed at the time and stopped to investigate. Willis Knowles, 43, and his wife, Josephine Knowles, 40, were in a grove of …
ATVers ride eastbound along Pritham Avenue (Route 15) from Greenville Junction to Greenville along an MDOT-approved route that accesses downtown Greenville. Little Moose Mountain is in the background in this May 26, 2012 photo.

Public hearing set Wednesday on expanded ATV access in Greenville

By Staff Report, Piscataquis Observer on Sept. 03, 2014, at 12:25 p.m.
GREENVILLE, Maine — The Greenville Board of Selectmen has been asked to extend the current ATV access route network to include passage through the downtown intersection and also access to Indian Hill via Route 15. So a public hearing will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 30 minutes …

Greenville-area superintendent of schools resigns, interim named

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Sept. 03, 2014, at 11:42 a.m.
GREENVILLE, Maine — Beth Lorigan has submitted her resignation as superintendent of School Union 60, but will stay on in a limited role until February “in order to provide transitional assistance to Union 60 on an as-needed basis,” according to Ann Marie Murray, chairwoman of the Greenville School Committee. Lorigan …
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Harvest Dinner Oct 4 E. Sangerville Grange Dinner served at 6pm $30/person $50/couple

By Barbara wilbur on Sept. 01, 2014, at 3:28 p.m.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft is doing an this event to raise funds for restoration of their stained glass windows. All food served at the dinner will be locally grown or raised. Doors open at 5pm This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news …
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Millinocket library fundraisers

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 01, 2014, at 12:15 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — Friends of Millinocket Memorial Library will be selling raffle tickets on a panoramic framed photograph of Mount Katahdin by wild life photographer Marc Picard on Saturday, Sept. 13, during the annual Trails End Festival at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Millinocket.        That same day, at 200 Penobscot Ave., Millinocket, the …
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Benefit spaghetti dinner

By Allison Smart on Sept. 01, 2014, at 11:58 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Piscataquis valley fairgrounds, Fairview avenue, Dover Foxcroft, Maine For more information: 2079247554 Recently Sherry Mushero and her family had a fire in their home, and lost almost everything. Thankfully, everyone including their pets were able to get out of the …
A teen fell and injured himself while hiking Saturday on Katahdin's Knife Edge Trail.

Rangers, volunteers rescue Canadian hiker who fell on Knife Edge Trail in Baxter State Park

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 30, 2014, at 4:03 p.m.
BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine — Park workers and volunteers rescued an 18-year-old hiker after he was injured in a fall on Saturday, park Director Jensen Bissell said Sunday. The unidentified hiker was on the Knife Edge Trail west of Pamola Peak when he fell. Park workers got the rescue call …
Randy B. Smith

Nearly 39,000 arrest warrants remain unserved in Maine

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 30, 2014, at 9:36 a.m.
Police say 63-year Randy B. Smith of Owls Head began stalking a Camden woman after his relationship with her deteriorated. They said he would break into her home, once hid in her basement, and in another instance, he threatened to stab her. Smith was scheduled to answer to those criminal …

A year of blessings

on Aug. 27, 2014, at 4:28 p.m.
There were items I was expecting to see, such as hand-made treasures and jewelry, decorative items, and other knick-knacks, but there were also some surprises.

Ex-Sangerville fire chief pleads guilty to using town money to fill personal gas tank, ordered to pay $3,700

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 26, 2014, at 1:02 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The former Sangerville fire chief last week pleaded guilty to using town money to fill the gas tank in his personal vehicle, according to Christopher Almy, district attorney for Piscataquis and Penobscot counties. Charles “Chuck” Beane pleaded guilty to Class C felony theft in a Dover-Foxcroft courtroom …

Milo: A little town with big dreams

on Aug. 25, 2014, at 12:33 p.m.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that nothing is ever going to change.
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Think Blueberries!

Three Rivers Kiwanis Maine Highlands Blueberry Festival Sept. 6

By cherylzeh on Aug. 25, 2014, at 10:55 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Annual Maine Highlands Blueberry Festival, 24 Gerrish Road, Milo, Maine For more information: 207-279-0481; facebook.com/ThreeRiversKiwanis Join us for arts & crafts, blueberry pancake breakfast ($6 Adult/$3 Kids) beginning at 7am, free face painting, blueberry pie-eating contest, and more. Located at …
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Baked ham public supper at Garland Grange

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 22, 2014, at 11:47 a.m.
GARLAND, Maine — A baked ham public supper will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at the Garland Grange Hall, Oliver Hill Road. The menu will include baked ham, potatoes, vegetables, homemade bread, and desserts. All-you-can-eat price is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-12, and free for …

A sure-to-love campground

on Aug. 20, 2014, at 4:51 p.m.
It is amazing how time spent with family in the outdoors can become the fabric of our greatest childhood memories.
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