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Shawn Laatsch, director of the University of Maine's Emera Astronomy Center, shines a light at the 111-year-old telescope at the Historic Clark Telescope Observatory. The telescope, which was built in the early 1900s, will be moved to a new building and set up for use by next spring.

UMaine to tear down historic observatory, save 111-year-old telescope

The University of Maine’s historic observatory is slated for destruction, but its 111-year-old telescope will continue to help stargazers explore space.
Husson University student Andrew Farnsworth straightens up his dormitory room on Friday. The sports management major said students will welcome the six two-story apartments that will be built on the Bangor campus over the next year.

Husson to hold groundbreaking for new $5 million student housing project

Construction of the three townhouse-style buildings will begin within six weeks.
A 14-foot diameter, 60-ton base of a Vestas V90-1.8 megawatt wind turbine is hauled up the access road to the Pisgah Mountain wind farm site in Clifton Friday morning. This is the first of 45 pieces that will be trucked from the port in Searsport to the site in Clifton over three weeks. Developer Paul Fuller said that the five turbines need to be in place before Oct. 15 to meet a deadline required as part of the Public Utility Commission's 20-year Community-based Renewable Energy contract between Pisgah and Emera Maine. Each turbine has a hub height of 305 feet and each blade is 140 feet long. A 351-foot crane was brought in to install them on the mountain. This $25 million wind farm project was unanimously approved by the Clifton Planning Board back in October 2011.

Massive wind turbine parts arrive at Clifton site

Three running for two Brewer City Council seats

Two incumbents and a newcomer are running for two available seats on the Brewer City Council.

“Being Mortal” Film Explores End-of-Life Care FREE Screening of “Being Mortal” on Thursday October 6th from 6PM – 8PM

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Dkye Center for Family Business, Husson University, 1 College Circle, Bangor, Maine For more information: …

Free STEM program to be offered at the Brewer Public Library

The Brewer Public Library and 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Ambassadors will be partnering to offer a 6-week program for students in grades …

Explore aqua science at the Brewer Public Library!

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.Monday, …

Public supper slated Oct. 8 in Hampden

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Hampden Snowmobile Club, 844 Western Ave., Hampden, Maine HAMPDEN, Maine — A public baked bean …

The Skyliners 13 Piece Big-Band

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St., Brewer, Maine For more information: (207) 989-7100; BREWER, …

The Focus Group at Next Generation Theatre

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St., Brewer, Maine For more information: (207) 989-7100; BREWER …

Paper Lions Concert

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center …

Foxcroft Academy Alumni Jazz Band

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center …

Man who set lobster boat ablaze gets 7 years for ‘simply crazy conduct’

“To burn a lobsterman’s boat is to destroy his livelihood,” U.S. District Judge John Woodcock said in imposing the sentence.

27th annual Harvest Supper and Hands of Peace Awards

The Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine will hold its 27th annual Harvest Supper and …

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Brunswick High School's Christian Glover (5) and teammate Sawyer Nicholson (obscured) chase down Hampden Academy's Lucas Flanagan (16) during a Class A North soccer match in Brunswick on Friday night. The Dragons won 6-1.

Brunswick boys soccer team hit stride in handling Hampden

It has only been two weeks since their heartbreaking overtime loss to rival Mt. Ararat of Topsham, but the Brunswick High School boys soccer team is a different team.
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