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Auction goers place their bids during an auction of multiple railroad locomotives from bankrupt Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway, Inc and Rail World Locomotive Leasing, LLC  at the Derby Rail Yard in Milo Tuesday. Thirty-two units were sold.

‘It’s too bad to see these go’: Montreal, Maine and Atlantic locomotive auction in Milo draws scrap dealers, rail operators

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 05, 2014, at 2:11 p.m.
A Lac-Megantic city councilor was on hand for the dismantling Tuesday of the freight hauler whose runaway train destroyed most of the small Quebec town last year, killing 47 people. The successful auction of 35 Montreal, Maine and Atlantic and Rail World Inc. locomotives drew close to …
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Veterans Services Officer to assist in applying for benefits

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 05, 2014, at 1:36 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Don Dare, the Veterans Services Officer from the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, will appear at the following locations to assist veterans, widows and dependent children in applying for state and federal benefits: – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Penquis Cap Building, …

Flash flood warning issued for tiny section of western Maine

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 02, 2014, at 6:38 p.m.
BANGOR | The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for a tiny region of Somerset and Franklin counties as slow-moving thunderstorms roll through the area Saturday evening. The warning affects “extreme west central Somerset County and northwestern Franklin County,” according to the weather service, which expects …

Strong storm, hail forecast for Piscataquis County

By Dawn Gagnon and Ryan McLaughlin on July 31, 2014, at 2:46 p.m.
CARIBOU | The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning Thursday evening for southwest Piscataquis County. Shortly before 7 p.m., the weather service’s Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter-size hail and damaging winds of up to 60 mph. The storm was located 15 miles …
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Ham and salad supper to benefit church’s fuel fund

Bangor Daily News on July 31, 2014, at 11:59 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Guilford United Methodist Church, 3 School St., Guilford GUILFORD, Maine — A ham and salad supper, 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, by donation to benefit the Church Fuel Fund at Guilford United Methodist Church, 3 School St. Menu will include ham, homemade rolls, various …
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Church auction Aug. 16

Bangor Daily News on July 31, 2014, at 11:48 a.m.
GUILFORD, Maine — An auction to benefit Guilford United Methodist Church will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the church, with licensed auctioneer Jeremy Hardy, rain or shine. A book and bake sale will begin at 10 a.m. A barbecue starts at 11 a.m. featuring hamburgers, hot …
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Auction to benefit food pantry in Guilford

Bangor Daily News on July 31, 2014, at 11:25 a.m.
GUILFORD, Maine — Collin Bickford and Shannon Hersey will be auctioneers for the Partnership Food Pantry’s first auction, beginning 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the food pantry’s new site at 84 Elm St. Bring your own chairs.   This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news …
Jonathan Arnold of the Arnold Development Group leads a tour of the Riverfront Redevelopment Project on July 21 in downtown Dover-Foxcroft.

Redevelopment of former manufacturing plant in Dover-Foxcroft takes shape

By Stuart Hedstrom, Piscataquis Observer on July 30, 2014, at 1:07 p.m.
For the last several months, those passing by the Riverfront Redevelopment Project at the former Moosehead Manufacturing and Mayo mill property downtown have seen crews working on the exterior of the building. The public had the opportunity to see the numerous improvements already made on the inside …
Angela Arno is the new executive director of the Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce.

New director of Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce no stranger to the area

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on July 30, 2014, at 12:22 p.m.
GREENVILLE | The Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce held a reception on July 22 on the steamship Katahdin to officially welcome their new executive director, Angela “Angie” Arno of Dover-Foxcroft. For Arno, it was definitely familiar territory. She, her husband, Scott, and two children have a camp on …
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Sangerville Historical Society House to be open to public

Bangor Daily News on July 30, 2014, at 9:55 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. …
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Blacksmith demo at Dover-Foxcroft museum

Bangor Daily News on July 28, 2014, at 3:20 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Blacksmith Shop Museum, 107 Dawes Road, Dover-Foxcroft DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — A blacksmith demonstration will be offered by Tom Creeley, Bradford, a blacksmith who also makes decorative ironwork, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Blacksmith Shop Museum, 107 Dawes Road, …
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Fundraiser to benefit ill child from Millinocket

Bangor Daily News on July 28, 2014, at 12:38 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: American Legion Riders Post 80, 980 Central St., Millinocket For more information: 207-447-0551 MILLINOCKET, Maine — Baby Bella Day, daughter of Allyson Lee & Tyler Day, has been diagnosed with coronal craniosyntosis which requires trips to Boston for appointments and her upcoming surgery …

Power may not be restored until midnight in parts of Bangor

By Judy Harrison on July 27, 2014, at 2:26 p.m.
More than 1,100 households and businesses were without power as of 9 p.m. Sunday in Bangor, northern Penobscot and Piscataquis counties, and Aroostook County, according to Emera Maine. Power was not expected to be restored in Bangor until midnight. Crews were working to restore power in Bangor because of a …

Penobscot County, Piscataquis County Births

on July 25, 2014, at 4:38 p.m.
Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft To Laurie Morrison and Craig Chase, Dover-Foxcroft, a son, Mason Jerome James Chase, on May 5, 2014. To Heather Anthony and Troy Stevens, Medford, a son, Cooper Jax Stevens, on May 20, 2014. To Ashley and Alex Robinson, Dover-Foxcroft, a son, Jace William Robinson, on May …

Box fan blamed for Brownville house fire

By Dawn Gagnon on July 22, 2014, at 7:17 p.m.
An electrical malfunction that affected a box fan was cited as the cause of a fire Tuesday that gutted a small house, leaving the family that lived there without a home. The fire at 91 Van Horne Road was reported about 3:30 p.m., Brownville Fire Chief David …
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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 …
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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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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 …
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Azniv Chorbadjian (left) and Michael Barnett put bags of a sand mixture in place while helping Kara Taheny construct her home in Milo.

In Milo, a home is built with the Earth

By Danielle Walczak, BDN Staff on July 17, 2014, at 11:24 a.m.
An unusual home is being raised in a Milo neighborhood populated with average suburban homes. Teacher and mother of one Kara Taheny is using polypropylene earthbags to create a bio-benign, passive home that’s made with bags filled with dirt from her land. “I love the idea of …
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Pie sale at Patten church

Bangor Daily News on July 17, 2014, at 11 a.m.
PATTEN, Maine — A pie sale will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the United Methodist Church. Whole pies will be on sale, and pie a la mode will be served in the dining room.   This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
 
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