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Baked bean supper at Garland

Bangor Daily News on June 26, 2014, at 4:17 p.m.
Friday, July 11, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Garland Grange Hall, Oliver Hill Road, Garland For more information: 207-924-6954 GARLAND, Maine — An all-you-can-eat public baked bean supper will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Garland Grange Hall, Oliver Hill Road. The menu will include baked beans, …
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Summer food program canceled due to lack of interest

Bangor Daily News on June 26, 2014, at 11:57 a.m.
GUILFORD, Maine — The Guilford United Methodist Church has canceled the Summer Food Service Program due to lack of interest. If you have any questions, call the office at 876-3372. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →

Dexter man facing arson charge after allegedly burning girlfriend’s belongings in fire pit

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 26, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.
DEXTER, Maine — A Dexter man is facing multiple charges, including arson, after allegedly burning belongings of his live-in girlfriend after the pair got into an argument last month, police said. Casey Gilbert, 33, was taken into custody on Wednesday following a lengthy investigation of an incident that took place …

Emera customers without power due to repairs, weather

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 26, 2014, at 10:15 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — More than 1,700 Emera Maine customers, including just over 700 in Bangor, were without power Thursday morning, according to the company’s website. An emergency outage in the Broadway area of Bangor due to repairs affected 750 customers for about a half hour. As of 10:30 a.m., power …
Shelley Watson is the town manager in Dexter.

Dexter’s municipal budget could rise by 15 percent

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on June 25, 2014, at 11:58 a.m.
DEXTER, Maine — A combination of overdue infrastructure repairs and a $100,000 increase in the town’s share of the SAD 46 budget could hike Dexter’s expenditures in the new fiscal year by as much as 15 percent. The town council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote on …
Roberta Hill of the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program looks over a map of Moosehead Lake with John Willard, an owner of The Birches resort.

Volunteers watching for invasive species in Moosehead Lake area

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on June 25, 2014, at 11:47 a.m.
GREENVILLE, Maine — Moosehead Lake has often been called the Hope Diamond of Maine’s waterways. So it seemed appropriate that a presentation on efforts to keep the lake clean and pristine would take place on another crown jewel: the 100-year-old steamship Katahdin. The workshop on June 20 was hosted by …
Runners and walkers take off at the fourth annual Amy, Coty and Monica 5K in Dexter Sunday morning, June 22, 2014.

Amy, Coty and Monica 5K race draws hundreds to Dexter, raises $14,500 to curb domestic violence

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on June 25, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.
DEXTER, Maine — The fourth annual Amy, Coty and Monica 5K Race-Walk in Dexter Sunday morning drew more than 450 participants and raised just over $14,500 for programs to help curb domestic violence in Maine. Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward a proximity monitoring system for abusers, starting …
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Fourth of July events in Sebec Village

Bangor Daily News on June 25, 2014, at 10:42 a.m.
SEBEC, Maine — Enjoy an All-American Fourth of July in Sebec Village with food, fun, and so much more. Breakfast will be served at the Sebec Village Community Christian Church at 7:30. The annual 5K Road Race will start at 8:00, and a parade will follow at 9:30. Participants in …
A fisherman casts into the West Branch of the Penobscot with Mount Katahdin in the background in this July 8, 2013 photo.

Helicopter helps rescue Quebec man who fell 20 feet on Katahdin trail

By Mario Moretto on June 23, 2014, at 11:05 a.m.
BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine — A 60-year-old Quebec man with head and spine injuries had to be airlifted off Mount Katahdin’s Dudley Trail and taken by helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center on Sunday. The condition of the man, whose identity is not being disclosed, was unavailable Monday, but Baxter …

Two hospitalized in head-on collision after pickup swerves to avoid moose

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 23, 2014, at 8:55 a.m.
BIG MOOSE TOWNSHIP, Maine — Two people were sent to the hospital Saturday morning after a head-on collision on Route 15 in which the driver of one vehicle had veered to avoid a moose, sheriff’s deputies said. Mark Mcennis was headed north at 8:14 a.m. when the moose darted out …

Harmony Camp teaches valuable lessons about friendship, diversity

By Natalie Feulner on June 21, 2014, at 11:37 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Just like the two main characters in children’s author Arnold Lobel’s book “Frog and Toad Together,” the children at Spruce Run Womancare Alliance’s annual Harmony Camp have a chance to learn several core values this summer — namely valuing diversity, the importance of being a good friend …
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Annual Strawberry Festival

By Theresa Mudgett on June 19, 2014, at 1:56 p.m.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Park Street United Methodist Church, 15 Park St, Milo, ME For more information: 207-943-3474 The Park Street United Methodist Church of Milo will be holding its Annual Strawberry Festival on Wednesday, July 9th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. at …
A crowd of nearly 200 gathered in the Dexter Town Hall for a public hearing on a moratorium on east-west corridor development on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Dexter may enact third extension of east-west corridor moratorium

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on June 18, 2014, at 1:42 p.m.
DEXTER, Maine — The Dexter Town Council had a rather light agenda at last week’s meeting, but one of the measures was a proposal for a third extension of a moratorium on construction of an east-west corridor through the community. As per common practice, the council moved to hold a …

Dover-Foxcroft residents lose power after box truck strikes pole

By Nick McCrea on June 18, 2014, at 1:23 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — About 660 people in Dover-Foxcroft and Guilford lost power after a box truck crashed into a utility pole Wednesday morning. Central Maine Power spokeswoman Gail Rice said crews were dispatched around 9:30 a.m. after the truck struck a pole on W. Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. Dover-Foxcroft police …
The award-winning East Sangerville Grange float featured several members in colorful bumblebee costumes during Sangerville's bicentennial celebration last weekend.

Hundreds turn out to celebrate Sangerville’s bicentennial

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on June 18, 2014, at 12:13 p.m.
SANGERVILLE, Maine — The weather wasn’t the greatest, but it wasn’t bad enough to dampen the enthusiasm of hundreds of people who gathered to celebrate Sangerville’s Bicentennial last weekend. More than 50 parade units, from Shriners to kids’ bikes adorned with decorations, marched or rode the Main Street route under …
Ryan Ellis

Major bath salts dealer in northern, coastal Maine pleads guilty to federal drug, gun charges

By Judy Harrison on June 18, 2014, at 10:58 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A major dealer of bath salts in northern and coastal Maine pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to drug conspiracy and gun charges. Ryan Ellis, 33, formerly of Greenbush and Dover-Foxcroft, pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute …
Maine Army National Guard medical and helicopter personnel helped rescue a hiker at Baxter State Park on Tuesday.

Army helicopter helps rescue hiker at Baxter State Park

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 12, 2014, at 11:08 a.m.
BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine – A hiker was rescued by helicopter and taken to a Bangor hospital after encountering several medical problems while hiking Mount Katahdin on Tuesday afternoon, officials said Thursday. The Maine Army National Guard medevac team flew the hiker, identified only as a 23-year-old male, to Eastern …
John Simko

Greenville selectmen ponder ways to increase participation after 71 show up for town meeting

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on June 11, 2014, at 12:22 p.m.
GREENVILLE, Maine — The Greenville Board of Selectmen held their first meeting after the annual town meeting last week and discussed ways of increasing voter turnout. According to the minutes of the selectmen’s meeting, there were only 71 people at the annual town meeting on June 2 where all articles …
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Free dinner and movie at Guilford church

Bangor Daily News on June 09, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.
GUILFORD, Maine — Free dinner and a family-oriented movie, 6 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Guilford United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 3 School St. in Guilford.   This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →

Births in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Spring 2014

on June 06, 2014, at 4:04 p.m.
Penobscot Valley Hospital, Lincoln To Kaci Munson, Lincoln, a daughter, Ry-Ann Marie Vose, on March 9, 2014. To Ashley and Chad Bailey, Lincoln, a son, Gage Dalton Bailey, on March 12, 2014. To Paige Curtis and Troy McAvoy, Millinocket, a son, Reese Grayson McAvoy, on March 29, 2014. To Destiny …
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