Piscataquis

 
The Sebec Reading Room

Library opens in Sebec

By Barbara Mauzy on July 25, 2016, at 11:31 a.m.
SEBEC — Sebec Village Associates recently received a $10,000 grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation to establish a local library. Although a work in progress, the library is now operating and staffed by volunteers. It is open 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. Located in the …

Dover-Foxcroft man accused of selling LSD, mushrooms in Belfast

By Dawn Gagnon on July 21, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
Drug agents arrested a Dover-Foxcroft man in Belfast on Wednesday for allegedly trafficking in LSD and psilocybin mushrooms.

More plead guilty to charges stemming from Dexter drug ring

By Judy Harrison on July 20, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
Four more people charged in connection with a drug distribution ring that allegedly operated in the Dexter area for a dozen years pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to drug conspiracy charges.
A PEEK INTO PISCATAQUIS

Furniture that will leave a legacy? Yes. In Abbot, Maine.

on July 19, 2016, at 11:21 p.m.
As we were walking through the workshop, Dominic pointed out where the stacks of wood he was working with had come from, what made each unique and what he planned to build with them.
A trash truck driver prepares to dump his load of municipal solid waste at Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. in Orrington on Sept. 17, 2009.

The long history of lobbying behind Maine’s trash fight

By Darren Fishell on July 18, 2016, at 6:10 a.m.
In large part, these efforts centered on the same bills, setting restrictions on new landfill capacity, influencing the state’s waste management priorities and attempting to create new incentives for energy generated from trash.
Sketch of proposed church in Greenville.

Holy Family Parish in Greenville launches capital campaign to construct new church

on July 14, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
By Dave Guthro, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland GREENVILLE, Maine — Holy Family Parish in Greenville has launched “Beginning a New Century of Faith” capital campaign, with a goal of constructing a new church, parish hall and offices, and renovating the current rectory. “We’ve been talking about it for probably eight …

Brownville Community Church’s auction and supper Aug. 6

on July 11, 2016, at 4:28 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Brownville Community Church, 84 Church St., Brownville, Maine BROWNVILLE, Maine — An auction and supper will be held beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Brownville Community Church, 84 Church St. Snack Shack and quilt show begins 9 a.m. Supper …
Clifford J. Sprague

Man involved in Guilford pharmacy robbery gets nearly 3½ years on federal charges

By Judy Harrison on July 01, 2016, at 4:04 p.m.
An Exeter man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to three years and five months in federal prison for his role in a 2012 Guilford pharmacy robbery and lying to obtain disability benefits.
Benjamin D. Steeves

Grand jury indicts Holden man accused of assaulting girls

By Judy Harrison on June 30, 2016, at 5:56 p.m.
Benjamin D. Steeves, 29, was indicted on one count each of gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact, both Class A crimes, two counts of unlawful sexual contact, one a Class C crime, the other a Class D crime, and four counts of assault, a Class D crime.

Dessert pie sale at Dover-Foxcroft church

on June 29, 2016, at 2:52 p.m.
Friday, July 1, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: United Methodist Church of Dover-Foxcroft, 156 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, Maine For more information: 207-564-8013 DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The United Methodist Church of Dover-Foxcroft will hold a dessert pie sale at 9 a.m. until all pies are sold Friday, July …

Dexter man killed in Route 94 crash

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 27, 2016, at 3:17 p.m.
A local man was killed Sunday evening when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree on Garland Road, police said.

Police: Greenville man dies after altercation over rental property

By Dawn Gagnon on June 26, 2016, at 1:56 p.m.
No charges have been filed and no arrest had been made as of Sunday afternoon, according to a state police spokesman.

State police investigate death of Greenville man

Bangor Daily News on June 26, 2016, at 8:44 a.m.
A team of Maine State Police detectives have converged in Greenville to investigate what led to the death of a local man Saturday.
Maine Focus
Even as the economy has begun to recover, statewide poverty rates haven’t improved.

How Maine redirected millions meant to help poor families with kids

By Matthew Stone on June 23, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
Documents obtained by the BDN show the state has spent at least $7.8 million in federal welfare funds in ways that run afoul of the law.
A sign points toward the Appalachian Trail on Pleasant Street in Monson in this September 2015 file photo.

Appalachian Trail center to educate hikers on Baxter State Park regulations, resources

By Aislinn Sarnacki on June 21, 2016, at 1 a.m.
A newly-expanded Appalachian Trail Visitor Center opened in Monson that will provide hikers with information about Baxter State Park’s regulations and resources.
Keenan Larry

Maine teen sentenced to jail for ‘sexting’ 13-year-old’s video

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 20, 2016, at 11:16 a.m.
An 18-year-old was sentenced Monday to 10 days in jail for receiving and sharing pornographic images of an underage girl from Piscataquis Community High School.

Births

on June 17, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.
Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft   To Katie Varnum, Bowerbank, a daughter, Ember Beth Varnum, on Feb. 2, 2016. To Jessica Shepherd and Nathan Dimeo, Cambridge, a daughter, Dakota Addalyn Dimeo, on Feb. 6, 2016.Story continues below advertisement. To Makayla Leathers and Erick Macias, Harmony, a son, Daniel Macias, on Feb. …
A missing Greenville woman was found safe Tuesday afternoon.

Officials: Greenville woman was in good condition when found

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 15, 2016, at 9:45 a.m.
A Greenville woman who had been missing since Monday morning was in good condition when she was found in the woods Tuesday afternoon.
Clarice Jardine

Missing Greenville woman found alive

By Dawn Gagnon on June 14, 2016, at 6:01 p.m.
A Greenville woman missing since Monday morning has been found alive, according to the Maine Warden Service.

Dessert pie sale slated at Dover-Foxcroft church

on June 14, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
Friday, July 1, 2016 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: United Methodist Church of Dover-Foxcroft, 156 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, Maine For more information: 207-564-8013 DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — United Methodist Church of Dover-Foxcroft will hold a dessert pie sale at 9 a.m. until all are sold, Friday, July 1, on …