A logging truck rolled over on the Blaine Road in Guilford on Thursday.

Man escapes serious injury in logging truck rollover

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 04, 2015, at 8:59 a.m.
A Hartland man was lucky to escape major injury Thursday when the logging truck he was driving overturned on Route 150, according to the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office.
A logging truck rolled over on the Blaine Road in Guilford Thursday.

Logging truck rolls over in Guilford

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 03, 2015, at 3:20 p.m.
Rescuers used Jaws of Life and other tools to free driver …

St. Martin’s monthly public suppers resume Sept. 9

on Sept. 02, 2015, at 9:47 a.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — Following a summer hiatus, St. Martin’s popular monthly Wednesday evening public suppers are returning. The first supper will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9, beginning at 4 p.m., in the parish hall, 19 Colby St., Millinocket. Thereafter the suppers will be held the second Wednesday of each …

Ex-treasurer of Greenville firefighters’ group pleads guilty to theft

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 02, 2015, at 9:44 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | The former treasurer of the Greenville Firefighters Association pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of theft by unauthorized taking, according to the Piscataquis County district attorney’s office. Bruce Reed, 54, of Greenville Junction was sentenced to two years in prison with all but 45 days suspended to …
The nearly three-day search for missing 78-year-old hiker John Lyon ended happily with his being found on a rock slide on Sunday, Maine Forest Service Rangers said.

Missing Baxter hiker said he ‘just wasn’t ready to die’

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 30, 2015, at 2:51 p.m.
BAXTER STATE PARK | First seen holding aloft a walking stick crowned with a sock, battered from hiking 7 or 8 miles, 78-year-old lost hiker John Lyon had a simple explanation for his survival. “I just wasn’t ready to die,” Lyon said, according to Maine Forest Ranger Ben Goodwin. …

Fund-raisers planned for family of man killed in Afghanistan

on Aug. 27, 2015, at 4:55 p.m.
DEXTER, Maine — The community is rallying around Kelli Dodge and her four children after her husband Corey Dodge, 40, of Garland was killed on Aug. 22 in Afghanistan during a NATO mission. There are some fundraisers planned and some businesses are offering assistance too. Fettinger Fuels is donating 5 cents …
Keith Coleman in the courtroom during his arraignment at the Penobscot Judicial Center last year.

Garland man accused in triple murder indicted on rape charge

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 26, 2015, at 5:25 p.m.
BANGOR | A Garland man who has pleaded not guilty to strangling his girlfriend and slaying her two children the weekend before Christmas was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on one count of gross sexual assault. Keith Coleman, 28, also was reindicted Wednesday on three counts …
Corey Dodge

Funeral set for Garland man killed in Afghanistan

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 26, 2015, at 10:59 a.m.
EXETER | The funeral for a local father of four who was killed Saturday in a car bombing in Afghanistan will be held here next week. The funeral for 40-year-old Corey Dodge of Garland is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Exeter, …

Millinocket man denies trying to drown woman in culvert

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 24, 2015, at 4:51 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | A Millinocket man accused of trying to drown a woman in April in a culvert outside her Greenville home pleaded not guilty Monday at the Piscataquis County Courthouse to one count each of attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault. Galen Thibodeau, 44, was indicted last month by …
A sign is posted where the Appalachian Trail crosses a woods road on April 3, 2015, near the town of Monson.

Rise in Appalachian Trail hikers causes tension in Baxter State Park

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 21, 2015, at 1:20 p.m.
In 1998, traffic toward Mount Katahdin — the end of the Appalachian Trail — rose with the release of Bill Bryson’s book “A Walk in the Woods.” Now the movie version of “A Walk in the Woods,” starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte and due …

State retirement system refunds more than $40 million to municipalities

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 20, 2015, at 6:12 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The Maine Public Employees Retirement System is returning millions of dollars it has been managing for public entities in Maine for years, creating windfalls for some but financial headaches for others. Checks to towns, cities, school systems and public water authorities — some of them for millions …
Wayne Clukey of Sangerville (right) is congratulated by tournament director Tim Richardson after Clukey made a hole-in-one during the Jimmy Fund tourney held Aug. 8 at Foxcroft Golf Club in Dover-Foxcroft.

Sangerville man wins car with memorable hole-in-one, gives it to his mother

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 20, 2015, at 5:35 a.m.
Wayne Clukey desperately needed a bathroom break, so instead of being the last player in his foursome to tee off during a Jimmy Fund scramble at the Foxcroft Golf Club earlier this month, the Sangerville native hit second. A few minutes later, he learned he had registered his first hole-in-one. …

Father of slain Parkman woman asks whoever helped Robert Burton to step forward

By Ashley Conti on Aug. 19, 2015, at 6:49 p.m.
“It is more than quite apparent by the condition that he went into the jail that somebody was helping him,” Vance Ginn said Wednesday, while standing near a memorial garden in his backyard that was planted in his daughter’s honor.
Vance Ginn, father of Stephanie Ginn Gebo, touches a memorial bracelet for his daughter as he asks for the person or persons who helped Robert Burton, the man accused of killing Gebo and hiding from police for 68 days, to turn themselves in on Wednesday.

Parkman homicide victim’s father issues plea to ‘whoever’ aided Burton

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 19, 2015, at 4:45 p.m.
ABBOT | The father of the single mother of two who was shot to death at her Parkman home in June does not believe the man accused of taking her life survived more than two months on the run without help. “It is more than quite apparent by the …
Robert Burton is escorted to the jail after his initial appearance at the Piscataquis County Superior Court in Dover-Foxcroft Wednesday.

Attorney: Parkman murder suspect expressed ‘fear of being shot’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 17, 2015, at 2:32 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Murder suspect Robert Burton does not want to publicly disclose how he eluded capture for more than two months while multiple law enforcement agencies conducted an intensive search for him, according to his attorney. But Burton did offer insight into why he turned himself in to authorities …
This sign in the Gulf Hagas area points hikers to the numerous waterfalls that can be seen along Gulf Hagas Rim Trail near Brownville Junction.

Missing Bangor girls found safe at Gulf Hagas

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 14, 2015, at 2:02 p.m.
BROWNVILLE | Two 14-year-old Bangor girls who were separated from their group Thursday while hiking the Rim Trail at Gulf Hagas were found safe Friday, Corp. John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service said in a news release. “The girls were a little cold but otherwise in good health,” …
Robert Burton is escorted to the jail after his initial appearance on Wednesday at the Piscataquis County Superior Court in Dover-Foxcroft.

Affidavit: Parkman homicide victim was afraid of Robert Burton

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 12, 2015, at 6:58 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Stephanie Ginn Gebo changed the locks at her Parkman home and was sleeping with a gun the week before she was killed because she was so afraid of Robert Burton, according to the warrant application for his arrest on a murder charge in connection with her death. …
Robert Burton is escorted into the courtroom for his initial appearance at the Piscataquis County Superior Court in Dover-Foxcroft on Wednesday.

Parkman murder suspect appears in court, will be held without bail

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 12, 2015, at 1:38 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Robert Burton, who police say took the life of his ex-girlfriend in Parkman in early June and turned himself in Tuesday after eluding a manhunt for more than two months, appeared in Piscataquis County Superior Court on Wednesday. He went before Judge Kevin Stitham, who oversaw the …
Paul Zimmerman, owner of the Red Maple Inn in Guilford, said Tuesday he believed that things will slowly return to normal now that murder suspect Robert Burton turned himself in.

Relief in rural communities after Parkman murder suspect turns himself in

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 11, 2015, at 7:46 p.m.
GUILFORD | Area residents and officials greeted the news that murder suspect Robert Burton had turned himself in to law enforcement personnel on Tuesday with a mixture of satisfaction and relief. Paul Zimmerman, 51, who owns the Red Maple Inn in Guilford’s downtown, said Tuesday afternoon that he was …
Corliss Fanjoy, 63, of Dexter, has worked at Erda making artisan handbags for nearly 12 years.

Here’s what you’d do first to help an older Mainer

By Erin Rhoda on Aug. 11, 2015, at 2:31 p.m.
After six months of reporting on promising efforts to improve the quality of life of older Mainers, we asked you to rate six potential solutions. Here are the results. 1. Communities organize to help elders age in place Average score out of a total of 5: 4.62 Total votes: 92 Find the …
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