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Victim of fatal head-on crash in Dexter identified

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 02, 2014, at 4:48 p.m.
DEXTER, Maine — The 19-year-old Ripley man who was killed in a head-on collision between a car and a dirt bike Saturday night has been identified as John Russell, Dexter police said Monday. Russell was riding a dirt bike southbound on Route 23 about a quarter-mile from the Ripley town …

19-year-old Ripley man dies in dirt bike collision with car

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 01, 2014, at 4:42 p.m.
DEXTER, Maine — Driver inattention might have contributed to a head-on collision between a car and motorcycle on Saturday that killed a Ripley man, police said Sunday. The 19-year-old man was riding a dirt bike southbound on Route 23 about a quarter-mile from the Ripley town line when he crossed …
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Baked bean supper June 14

Bangor Daily News on May 30, 2014, at 1:55 p.m.
Saturday, June 14, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St., Corinth  CORINTH, Maine — The Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St., is holding a public baked bean supper 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14.  The menu includes baked beans, cole slaw, chop suey, hot dogs, …
Robert Lucy at a Orono High School football game in 2012

Robert Lucy nominated for superintendent of Dover-Foxcroft-area school district

By Nell Gluckman on May 29, 2014, at 2:44 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The former principal of the Orono Middle School, who was the subject of a 2011 Maine Department of Education report that revealed his actions while principal violated state testing rules, has been nominated as superintendent of Regional School Unit 68, according to a school board agenda. The …
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Guilford Church Thrift Shop closing for summer

Bangor Daily News on May 29, 2014, at 11:22 a.m.
GUILFORD, Maine — The Guilford United Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be closing June 13 for the summer. Big sale during Thursday’s hours 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Friday’s 9 a.m.-1 p.m. fill a bag for $4. The Thrift Store will still take donations any day Monday through Sunday throughout the summer months at the Guilford …

Greenville school budget hike won’t raise taxes, says superintendent

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on May 28, 2014, at 2:36 p.m.
GREENVILLE, Maine — The Greenville School Committee endorsed a $3.45 million budget that is 3.9 percent higher than last year. But Superintendent Beth Lorigan said Greenville taxpayers won’t see property taxes affected because of the hike. “We’ve had a healthy carry-forward balance for a number of years,” Lorigan told the …

Guilford area voters to consider $7.3 million school budget

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on May 28, 2014, at 12:57 p.m.
GUILFORD, Maine — Voters in the six member towns of SAD 4 will have a chance to comment, ask questions and cast their first ballots on the new school budget at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Piscataquis Community Elementary School. The Guilford-area district also requires a second vote on …

Dexter to see whether proposed ordinance for public gatherings is legal

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on May 28, 2014, at 11:33 a.m.
DEXTER, Maine — After several meetings and workshops during the past year, the Dexter Planning Board voted last week to send its new public assemblies’ ordinance to the Maine Municipal Association for examination. If the MMA doesn’t find anything in the ordinance that conflicts with state law or poses any …
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During a special ceremony at the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor, museum founder and World War II veteran Galen Cole (right) thanks the approximately 50 combat veterans who traveled to the museum to receive maple walking sticks with markings to indicate their service in 2010.

Honoring the sacrifice of Maine veterans

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 24, 2014, at 6:19 a.m.
I consider myself lucky to live within visiting distance of my dad’s grave for Memorial Day. A few days beforehand, my mother and I take flowers to his grave — mine are always red and blue to go with the flags that marks his and other graves of U.S. veterans. …

Piscataquis County woman facing charges after taking out credit cards in elderly man’s name

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 22, 2014, at 1:28 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — A Parkman woman is facing charges after opening three credit cards in an elderly man’s name and racking up $5,000 in funds, according to police. Moria McGarry, 33, was formally charged by Piscataquis County sheriff’s deputies with forgery and theft on April 25 after a lengthy investigation, …

Dexter police investigating pair of burglaries

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 21, 2014, at 11:09 a.m.
DEXTER, Maine — Local police are investigating a pair of burglaries that occurred on Sunday and Monday. On Sunday morning, the Bwarts Quick Stop on Corinna Road was broken into, according to Dexter Police Chief Kevin Wintle. Wintle said an undisclosed amount of cash, alcohol and miscellaneous items were taken …
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Memorial Day services in Garland to honor Dr. Elisha Coan

Bangor Daily News on May 21, 2014, at 10:19 a.m.
GARLAND, Maine — Tom Desjardin, Civil War historian and author, will offer remarks at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at 8 a.m. Monday, May 26, at the Garland Veterans Memorial. This year’s spotlight will be on Dr. Elisha Coan of Garland, for his prominent participation in the Civil War battle of …
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Atlantic salmon smolts swim in a Maine Department of Marine Resources trap on the Piscataquis River Thursday morning. A team of biologists captured, tagged and released the smolts as part of an effort to study and rebuild the population of the endangered species.

Smolts abound: Making Atlantic salmon spawn in upstream habitat paying dividends

By John Holyoke on May 19, 2014, at 10:32 a.m.
ABBOT, Maine — Every day for a four-week period during this time of year, marine scientist Randy Spencer hops in his pickup truck, drives to a spot on the Piscataquis River 120 miles from Penobscot Bay, and checks the status of his Atlantic salmon “tollbooth,” looking for smolts. Traffic at …

DMR biologists study Maine’s endangered salmon

By Brian Feulner on May 19, 2014, at 10:17 a.m.
A team of biologists with the Maine Department of Marine Resources captured, tagged and released Atlantic salmon smolts on the Piscataquis River Thursday morning, May 16, 2014 as part of an effort to study and rebuild the population of the endangered species.
Jodi Arno, mother of Dacano Arno, who drowned last year in the Sebec River, is holding a challenge on Facebook during the month of May. Participants are given a task each day to make another person's day better. Participants will be entered to win a balloon ride at the Piscataquis Heritage Hot Air Balloon Festival in Dover-Foxcroft.

Mother copes with grief with Facebook challenge paying tribute to her son

By Natalie Feulner on May 18, 2014, at 3:04 p.m.
Jody Arno of Dover-Foxcroft knows she has a tough month ahead of her as the anniversary of her son ’s death looms. Dacano Arno died in a drowning accident last June. But she’s trying not to focus on her grief. Instead, she’s looking for ways to make the lives of …
- This is the ATV that Andrew Callini, 53, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was riding Friday when he lost control while trying to negotiate a curve and was thrown from the machine. Callini was pronounced dead at the accident scene, according to Lt. Tom Ward of the Maine Warden Service.

Man, 53, dies in Wellington ATV crash

By Dawn Gagnon on May 16, 2014, at 6:13 p.m.
WELLINGTON, Maine — A 53-year-old Massachusetts man died Friday afternoon in an ATV accident on a marked trail in Wellington. Andrew Callini of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was pronounced dead at the scene, Lt. Tom Ward of the Maine Warden Service said Friday evening. Ward said that Callini was riding in a …
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Bangor Humane Society special adoption rates for cats

Bangor Daily News on May 15, 2014, at 2:59 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine – The spring and summer seasons are very busy times at the Bangor Humane Society. Historically, during the month of May, BHS’ animal intake numbers typically reach 300 to 400 animals, a large jump from previous months. Those numbers will stay steady through the summer months. In an effort to increase pet adoptions, and …

Board approves $13 million Dexter area school budget, up 1.77 percent over last year

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on May 14, 2014, at 11:56 a.m.
DEXTER, Maine — The School Administrative District 46 board of directors approved a $13.17 million budget last week and will send the measure to voters at a district meeting on June 5 and a validation referendum on June 10. The overall increase is 1.77 percent. The only dissenting vote was …
RSU 68 Superintendent Alan Smith leads a public forum on bullying Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at SeDoMoCa Middle School in Dover-Foxcroft.

Dover-Foxcroft area school board approves $9.9 million budget

By Stuart Hedstrom, Piscataquis Observer on May 14, 2014, at 11:45 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The RSU 68 board of directors gave their approval to a budget for the 2014-15 school year totaling $9,972,119 during a meeting May 6 at the SeDoMoCha School. This figure represents an increase of just under $118,000, approximately 1.8 percent, from the current year. The school board …
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Memorial Day services, parade at Dexter

Bangor Daily News on May 14, 2014, at 9:36 a.m.
DEXTER, Maine — Memorial services honoring deceased veterans will be conducted on Monday, May 26, at the Veterans Memorial Park on Dam Street by the Legion and the VFW.  The Memorial Day Address will be followed by musical selections by the Dexter Regional High School band. Local Scout groups, all …
 
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