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Jeremy Guerrette (from left), Dustin Ramsay, and Mike Bisson look over a recently cleared area on July 23 that will soon be part of the Reeds Brook Trails in Hampden.

New Hampden trail system behind middle school nearing completion

HAMPDEN, Maine — A group of community volunteers is about to complete construction of Reeds Brooks Trails, a system of outdoor recreation paths that will …

Fog Festival kicks off five days of music on Campobello Island

CAMPOBELLO ISLAND, New Brunswick — Two performances were scheduled Wednesday night to kick off the second annual Campobello Island’s Fog Festival, five days of free …
Pictured is Allagash Brewing founder Rob Tod at the Industrial Way brewery in Portland.

Allagash Brewing Co. plans ‘Beer Camp,’ 18,000-square-foot expansion in Portland

PORTLAND, Maine — These are heady days for Allagash Brewing Co. Preparing to be part of the Beer Camp Across America tour at Thompson’s Point …

South Portland farmers market looks to overcome almost yearly moves, slow start

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The South Portland Farmers Market, in its fourth year, third location, and on a new day, is getting mixed — but …
Monument on East Bunker Ledge off the coast of Mount Desert Island.
ROBIN CLIFFORD WOOD

Harbor seal humbles human

Harbor seals move awkwardly on land. Because they are not able to rotate their pelvis, they can’t walk on four flippers as other seal species …
Bruce Kornbluth, White Caps, watercolor
From the community

Monhegan 2014 Art Exhibition Opens

Press Release: July 29, 2014 Contact: www.monhegan2014.org The Art Committee for the Monhegan Quadricentennial celebrations announces the opening of a special exhibition of work by …
A sizable crowd shops at the Bangor Farmers' Market in this June 2012 file photo.
POLL QUESTION

More farmers markets accepting SNAP this season

On Sundays, the farmers market in Bangor bustles with customers. Brilliant yellow squash, rich red beets, fresh green lettuces and a rainbow of other fruits …
In 1914, islanders celebrated the 300th anniversary of Capt. John Smith's arrival on Monhegan Island.

Whales, furs, fish and history: Monhegan marks Capt. John Smith’s 1614 settlement

MONHEGAN ISLAND, Maine — In the spring of 1614, Capt. John Smith sailed up the coast of Massachusetts and Maine, dubbing the region of beaches, …
Joe &quotHugga" Dana paddles a traditional birch bark canoe as crews work on the ceremonial breaching of the Veazie Dam on the Penobscot River in this July 2013 file photo.

15-mile canoe race set to honor Penobscot history, free-flowing river

BANGOR, Maine — Since the removal of the Great Works Dam in 2012 and the Veazie Dam in 2013, the Penobscot River more closely resembles …
Sarah Smiley
SARAH SMILEY

The fairness of the universe (and coin tosses)

If you have multiple children, you know the worst situation a parent can have: there are several options, but only one that is good, and …
Chief Warrant Officer Abel Gleason, a Blackhawk Helicopter pilot for the 126th Aviation Medevac unit in Bangor, took time during his 2012 deployment to Kuwait to strike a pose his late grandfather Staff Sgt. Gordon P. Gleason of Canaan made during World War II, while serving as a radioman on a B-17 Stratofortress.

‘Serving together makes us just that much stronger’: Two Maine families share a long military tradition

BANGOR, Maine — For the Arnolds and the Gleasons, military service is a family affair. The two Bangor-area families have members from multiple generations with …

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