Piscataquis

 

Guilford’s True Textiles bought by Quebec company

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 15, 2016, at 1:36 p.m.
The company makes fabrics used for office, institutional, health care and hospitality customers.
The Maine flag flaps as a snow squall moves through downtown Bangor in this 2015 BDN file photo.

Warm air to bring snow, freezing rain to Maine overnight

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 15, 2016, at 9:56 a.m.
The weather service issued a winter weather advisory from Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Small earthquake reported in Piscataquis County

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 12, 2016, at 9:49 a.m.
Friday’s earthquake was not related to several microearthquakes reported in Washington County earlier this month.

Snowmobiler injured near Millinocket Lake airlifted to Bangor

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 11, 2016, at 12:27 p.m.
A LifeFlight helicopter is landing near Pockwokamus Rock about a mile from the south gate to Baxter State Park to pick up a snowmobiler injured in an accident.
A tractor-trailer jackknifed in the middle of the road on Monday in Alfred.

Slow-moving snowstorm grips Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 08, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
As expected, a storm that arrived about noon Monday in southern Maine wreaked havoc with motorists and prompted scores of cancellations.
A snow plow works to clear Union Street in Bangor on Friday.

Storm to dump up to 10 inches of fresh snow across Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 08, 2016, at 11:28 a.m.
Coastal Maine was expected to feel the brunt of the storm, with up to 10 inches in the forecast for Hancock and Washington counties.

Poor conditions delay Greenville sled dog race

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 04, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
A lack of snow and too much ice have forced the postponement of the 10th annual Plum Creek Wilderness Sled Dog Race until Saturday, Feb. 27, organizers said. Race officials who toured portions of the 70-mile course on Thursday found more snow thanks to an overnight storm …

High winds knock out power in Piscataquis, Aroostook counties

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 01, 2016, at 2:20 p.m.
More than 1,200 customers had service interrupted on Monday, according to a company statement.

Maine’s largest solar farm expected to go online in 2016

By Darren Fishell on Jan. 29, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
The PUC expects the state’s largest solar power project to date — planned for Waldo County — to come online later this year.

Parkman man indicted on visual sexual aggression against a child charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 28, 2016, at 2:24 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | A Parkman man was indicted Thursday on several charges of visual sexual aggression against a child. David Russell, 69, was indicted by a Piscataquis County grand jury. He is facing seven charges of visual sexual aggression against a child. Six of the charges are Class C felonies …
The Colonial Theatre in Belfast

Here are BDN commenters’ picks for the prettiest towns in Maine

By Tony Reaves on Jan. 26, 2016, at 3:01 p.m.
We asked you, and found there were almost as many different places as there were responders.

Four plead guilty in Dexter drug ring

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 25, 2016, at 4:08 p.m.
BANGOR | Four people pleaded guilty to being part of a drug ring in the Dexter area on Monday in federal court, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. John Williams, 39, of Stetson, Cynthia Williams, 43, of Stetson, Whitney Chadbourne, 22, of Harmony and Corey Pomerleau, 24, of Harmony …
A PEEK INTO PISCATAQUIS

2015: The Year Piscataquis County was Reborn

on Jan. 22, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
The changes happening here are beneficial, long-term. I believe we are working SMARTER in this county. We are working together. We are thinking about the future. From Dover-Foxcroft to Guilford, to Moosehead Lake to Milo, here are just a few of the amazing things that took place in 2015: (LOTS OF PHOTOS!)
Snow falls over downtown Bangor Saturday. About a half foot or more of snow fell over much of the state Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Storm dumps half foot of snow across much of Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 17, 2016, at 1:29 p.m.
A winter storm that swept through Maine Saturday left behind a half a foot or more of snow in some areas and a thin skim of ice in others.

Milo woman dies in I-95 crash in Medway

By Judy Long on Jan. 12, 2016, at 10:03 p.m.
The driver, who was wearing her seat belt, died instantly, according to authorities. She reportedly became distracted while talking on her cellphone.
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, Jan. 21, 2015.

Attorney: Former Maine man facing retrial for Hollywood murder was under influence

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 12, 2016, at 4:14 p.m.
LOS ANGELES, California — The retrial of a former Maine man arrested last year in connection with the shooting death of a homeless man in Hollywood will start Thursday, according to his lawyer, who is arguing that his client had taken the drug Ecstasy and didn’t know what he was …

Pair of Bangor officers found justified in February 2015 shooting

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 12, 2016, at 3:04 p.m.
Police officers have been found to be justified in three separate 2015 shootings, including one in a lengthy Bangor standoff, the Maine Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday.
A woman crosses Pearl Street in Portland on Tuesday afternoon as the snow falls.

Weather service: Up to 14 inches of snow expected

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 12, 2016, at 10:40 a.m.
A fresh snowstorm is expected to bring up to a foot of snow in some communities Tuesday night and into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The Maine flag flaps as snow falls in downtown Bangor in this April 2015 file photo.

Storm could dump up to a foot of fresh snow Tuesday

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 11, 2016, at 8:54 a.m.
With the exception of southern and western counties, the entire state was under a winter storm warning effective Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.
Waves were crashing over the Rockland Breakwater during high tide Sunday.

Wind, rain knock out power, cause flooding across Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 10, 2016, at 12:41 p.m.
The stormy weather brought 30 to 35 mph winds, with gusts as high as 55 to 60 mph.