Four candidates for public office and a representative for gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler attended a forum on the east-west corridor Oct. 23 at the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft. Pictured, from left, are Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud, Maine Senate District 4 Republican candidate Paul Davis, State Senate District 4 Democratic candidate David Ziemer, Ted O’Meara from Cutler’s staff and House District 120 Republican candidate Norman Higgins.

Candidates voice opposition to east-west highway at Dover-Foxcroft forum

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Oct. 24, 2014, at 9:14 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine – Democrats and Republicans disagree on many points going into the home stretch of the 2014 campaign, but five participants at a Dover-Foxcroft forum on Thursday said they’re united on one issue. They don’t like the concept of an east-west highway or utility corridor and won’t support any …
From left, GLOBEco Chief Technology Officer Bob Chiosi, Chief Marketing Officer Mark Snyder and CEO Phil Pastore seated at Pastore's dining room table, where they were this week deciding which logo to use and trademark for their line of wood fiber cloths now in development. The company hopes to start a manufacturing facility in Dover-Foxcroft with financing from federal and state grants and private investment.

Plan to make ‘green’ paper towel alternatives in Dover-Foxcroft could boost Maine’s lagging forest-products industry

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 24, 2014, at 8:45 a.m.
SCARBOROUGH | A group of three entrepreneurs hopes to spin Maine wood fiber into gold. Leaders of GLOBEco Maine said the company has made progress on its plans to bring new manufacturing to Dover-Foxcroft, where it aims to make its wood-fiber cloths. The company’s pitch is first to retail …
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Hunters breakfast at Highview

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 23, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 4:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: McKusick Gym, Highview Christian North, Parkman For more information: 207-355-5457 PARKMAN, Maine — An all-you-can-eat hunters breakfast sponsored by friends and families of Highview Christian Academy will be held 4:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at McKusick Gym on the campus of Highview …
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Veteran Tribute Sing-along program

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 22, 2014, at 8:26 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — A Veterans Tribute Sing-along program will be presented by the Yesteryear Music Makers at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church, 156 East Main St. This special program will honor veterans from all wars, and will feature music that many of us grew up with and …
George Burgess estimates that the weathervane on the Monson Community Church steeple spire was crafted in the 1860s in this recent photo in Monson.

Steeplejack doing extensive work at Monson Community Church

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Oct. 22, 2014, at 1 p.m.
It’s not every day that Monson residents can watch someone climb up and down a church steeple. But for George Burgess, it’s just another workday. The third-generation steeplejack has been doing major renovations to Monson Community Church, and he hopes to complete the job in a few …

Piscataquis County manager, commissioners reach agreement to end her employment

on Oct. 22, 2014, at 12:43 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Piscataquis County Manager Marilyn Tourtelotte and the county commissioners reached an agreement last week to terminate her employment, effective 4 p.m. Oct. 15. The surprise announcement came after a short executive session with Tourtelotte, the county commissioners and attorney Erik Stumpfel. The vote was 2-1 with Chairman …

Guilford-area board, educators debate use of Facebook in school

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Oct. 22, 2014, at 12:35 p.m.
Is Facebook a valuable teaching tool or a waste of students’ time? If children can ride snowmobiles to school, why can’t they bring all-terrain vehicles? These two questions prompted a lengthy discussion at the Oct. 4 meeting of SAD 4 as directors wrestled with two proposed changes …
The suspect in a robbery of the Rite Aid in Guilford in March 2012 is shown.

Corinna man charged in 2012 pharmacy robbery

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 21, 2014, at 6:14 p.m.
BANGOR | A Corinna man has been charged in U.S. District Court in connection with a pharmacy robbery in Guilford more than 2½ years ago. Michael Thompson, 26, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of pharmacy robbery. The complaint, filed in August in federal court, was sealed …
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Hunters breakfast at Guilford church to benefit heating fund

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 21, 2014, at 2:35 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Location: Guilford United Methodist Church, 3 School St., Guilford GUILFORD, Maine — A hunters breakfast will be held 4:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Guilford United Methodist Church, 3 School St. The menu will include eggs, ham, sausage, french toast, home fries, …

Flood watch in place as fall nor’easter could bring 5 inches of rain

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 21, 2014, at 11:24 a.m.
CARIBOU | A fall nor’easter is expected to bring at least 5 inches of rain to parts of the state over the next few days, according to the National Weather Service. Rain began falling Tuesday and was predicted to be heavy at times Wednesday and Thursday. Between 2 and …

Dictionary giveaway empowers Piscataquis third-graders

By Lauren Abbate, BDN Staff on Oct. 20, 2014, at 5:27 a.m.
GUILFORD | For the seventh year, Valley Grange is giving dictionaries to 70 third-graders at SeDoMoCha Elementary School on Oct. 27. The Dictionary Day event aims to encourage empowerment through literacy. Guilford’s Valley Grange has been a sponsor of the national Dictionary Project for 13 years through its Words …

Flash flood watches in effect for central, northern counties

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 17, 2014, at 8:45 a.m.
CARIBOU | Much of Maine woke up Friday morning to dark gray skies and rain pounding down, and the National Weather Service has issued several alerts. A flash flood watch will remain in effect for central and northern portions of the state throughout the day, according to the weather …

Flash flood watches issued by weather service

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 16, 2014, at 1:38 p.m.
GRAY | With heavy rain expected throughout the state Thursday night, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of Maine. The watches take effect at 6 p.m. Thursday and were expected to last late into Thursday night and possibly into Friday morning. Oxford, Franklin, …

Brownville police seeking information on theft of campaign signs

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 15, 2014, at 7:17 p.m.
Police are looking for information about the removal Wednesday of several political campaign signs. Police Chief Nicholas Clukey received a complaint about the missing signs from town office staff, who reported they saw the occupants of a silver Honda Ridgeline pickup remove a sign for Piscataquis County …

Engine malfunction likely cause of float plane crash in Piscataquis County, investigators say

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 10, 2014, at 4:21 p.m.
A preliminary investigation indicates that engine malfunction forced a float plane to land on a dirt road near Ross Lake in northern Piscataquis County last month. The pilot and passenger were slightly injured, officials said Friday. Pilot Gary L. Norris of Augusta was flying his float-equipped Cessna 180B about 2,500 …


on Oct. 10, 2014, at 3:17 p.m.
Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft To Tamara Bohan and Jason Kulas, Dexter, a daughter, Liahna Ann Kulas, on Aug. 22, 2014. To Sara Curtis and Nicholas Smith-Criss, Dexter, a daughter, Tacoma Monica Smith-Criss, on Sept. 2, 2014. To Julia and Wayne Chase Jr., Guilford, a son, Aden Wayne Chase, on Sept. …
Summer resident John E. Wiles (center), pictured with his wife, Pat, and Dover-Foxcroft Town Manager Jack Clukey, has given the town 1.3 acres of land at the corner of  Greeley’'s Landing and Cotton Brook roads.

Landowner donates 1.3-acre parcel near Sebec Lake to Dover-Foxcroft

By Stuart Hedstrom, Piscataquis Observer on Oct. 09, 2014, at 1:13 p.m.
Those driving down Greeley’s Landing Road toward Sebec Lake will be able to see the water sooner and enjoy the area with some new public green space thanks to the donation of a parcel of land to the town by summer resident John E. Wiles to honor …
Pam Smith (left) and Kathy Starbird display some of the Maxim family donations to the Sangerville Historical Society during last week’'s meeting.

Machine gun inventor’s family donates rare artifacts to Sangerville historical society

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Oct. 09, 2014, at 12:42 p.m.
Although machine gun inventor Hiram Maxim was born in Sangerville, many artifacts from his life were almost donated to the Dexter Historical Society. But thanks to some gentle persuasion from resident Kathy Starbird, the Sangerville Historical Society has nine classic photos, a certificate denoting an honor from …

Florida woman injured in Milo crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 08, 2014, at 6:45 p.m.
A Florida woman visiting family in Maine was taken to a Bangor hospital on Wednesday afternoon for treatment of back pain after a two-vehicle accident on Elm Street. The injured woman, Joyce McDuffie, was a passenger in a 2014 Dodge Charger driven by Welbourne McDuffie, a relative …
Crews electrofish an area of the Roach River in August 2014 to study the impact of fish affected by errors made by a contractor for the Appalachian Mountain Club during work on the dam.

Roach River, a prime salmon and trout habitat, dried out in dam mishap

By John Holyoke on Oct. 06, 2014, at 4 p.m.
TOWNSHIP 1 RANGE 12 — A prime wild salmon and brook trout habitat was accidentally destroyed in August when dam construction on land owned by the Appalachian Mountain Club left about a mile stretch of the Roach River without water for a 10-day period. The dewatering of the river, as …
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