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A Parkman man who was reported missing Thursday afternoon was found safe that night.

Parkman man, 78, found safe after evening lost in woods

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2016, at 9:27 a.m.
A local man who got lost Thursday afternoon while walking around his property, which is near Packard Brook, a densely wooded area, was found safely that night.
Milo Town Manager Damien Pickel

Milo residents opt to go with MRC for solid waste disposal

By Stuart Hedstrom, Piscataquis Observer on April 21, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.
Residents voted during a special town meeting last week to enter into an agreement with the Municipal Review Committee to handle the town’s solid waste disposal starting in 2018 instead of continuing a partnership with the Penobscot Energy Recovery Company in Orrington.
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Personnel from the Maine Forest Service battle a wildfire in Lubec in this May 2015 file photo.

Rising temperatures, dry air raise potential for Maine wildfires

By Jen Lynds on April 20, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
The conditions are dry as a result of it having not rained in much of Maine for “eight or nine days,” Todd Foisy said.

Firefighters combat wind-driven blazes around the state

Bangor Daily News on April 15, 2016, at 4:45 p.m.
The Maine Forest Service declared a red flag warning for Friday.

Greenville man accused of possessing child porn

By Michael J. Dowd on April 13, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
Police arrested a local man Tuesday on a charge of possessing child pornography.
Bob McAllister, a lineman for Emera Maine, uses a saw  to remove a tree that fell onto power lines on Cross Road in Machias in July 2014. Strong winds knocked out power to thousands of Mainers on Sunday.

4,200 Emera, CMP customers without power

By Dawn Gagnon on April 03, 2016, at 3:04 p.m.
Emera Maine and Central Maine Power crews are working to restore power to customers affected by high winds on Sunday.
Zachary Grant of Abbot listens to his defense attorney Jeffrey Silverstein of Bangor during his manslaughter sentencing on Thursday in Dover-Foxcroft.

Abbot man gets 18 years in shooting death of his father

By Stuart Hedstrom, Piscataquis Observer on March 31, 2016, at 4:39 p.m.
An Abbot man who last month pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2015 shooting death of his father will spend 18 years in prison after being sentenced Thursday in Piscataquis County Superior Court.

Warm weather, rain could lead to flooding in northern parts of state

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 31, 2016, at 1:11 p.m.
With warm weather and rain in the forecast in northern Maine on Friday, the National Weather Service is warning of flooding potential.

CMP: Outages reported in Piscataquis County, Dexter

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 24, 2016, at 9:06 a.m.
Central Maine Power crews are investigating an outage that left more than 2,000 people in town without power Thursday.
Snow falls in downtown Madawaska in this February 2016 file photo.

St. John Valley may see 8 inches of snow, rest of state sleet

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 23, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
A slick morning commute can be expected statewide Friday.
Jim Chasse

Orono High principal takes Greenville superintendent post

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 21, 2016, at 8:36 p.m.
“I’m going to miss the student body,” Orono High School Principal Jim Chasse said.
David Russell

Parkman man convicted of bribing children to expose themselves

By Judy Harrison on March 21, 2016, at 5:28 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | A Parkman man was convicted Monday at the Piscataquis County Judicial Center of charges in connection with his bribing children at his wife’s home day care with candy and gum so they would expose themselves to him, according to the Piscataquis County district attorney’s office. David S. …

Police investigating roadside death in The Forks

By Dawn Gagnon on March 20, 2016, at 5:59 p.m.
Officials are looking into whether the Wiscassett woman jumped from a moving pickup truck driven by her boyfriend.

South Berwick police chief found guilty of illegal deer baiting

By Judy Harrison on March 17, 2016, at 6:27 p.m.
A Piscataquis County jury Thursday found a York County police chief guilty of one count each of illegal deer baiting and hunting over bait on Oct. 31, 2015, in Brownville, according to the district attorney’s office.
As an example of the mixed precipitation Maine experienced this winter, a plow truck pushes through more slush and water than snow on Feb. 25 in Fort Kent.

Maine winter saw below-average snowfall, snow depth

By Jen Lynds on March 14, 2016, at 4:51 p.m.
Along with being remembered for its above-average temperatures, this winter will go down as having “significantly below-average” snowfall and snow depth.
Berries on a tree are covered with ice at the Houlton Higher Education Center in Houlton as seen in this March 2, 2016, file photo. The National Weather Service on Monday put much of the state under a winter weather advisory as a low-pressure system was expected to bring freezing rain and light snow to western, central and northern parts of the state.

Freezing rain to pass over Maine overnight

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 14, 2016, at 9:07 a.m.
The weather service has posted a winter weather advisory effective Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick to fund 31 school projects throughout Maine

By Tony Reaves and Seth Koenig, BDN Staff on March 10, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
“Teachers have a hard time providing these experiences when they have to go into their own pockets to buy school supplies.”
Former University of Maine football standouts Mike DeVito and Matt Mulligan took time out to pose for a photo with members of Dexter Regional High School's Sports Management class Thursday following a lunch after the players addressed the Dexter student body. From left are David Kirshkaln, Brayden Miller, Nate Bourdeau, David McKenney, Devito, Mulligan, Zach White, Kolby Kain, Skyler Theodore, Chandler Perkins, Mulligan's wife, Stephanie Mulligan, and Kamden Bell.

Former UMaine football players remain teammates in motivation for students

By Ernie Clark on March 10, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
DEXTER | Their professional football careers have taken Mike DeVito and Matt Mulligan in different directions for much of the last decade. But the former teammates at the University of Maine and with the NFL’s New York Jets have remained best friends and teammates in the truest sense. They …
A snow plow works to clear Union Street in Bangor in this February 2016 file photo.

Rain, snow mix to hit Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 07, 2016, at 8:50 a.m.
Forecasters expect precipitation to taper off by the end of the day.

High school drama festival regional winners move on to state finals

By Stephen Betts on March 06, 2016, at 11:22 a.m.
Acting troupes from Maine high schools held regional competitions Friday and Saturday, with the winners moving on to the state finals in two weeks.