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Millinocket Town Manager Peggy Daigle

Millinocket officials warn residents against berating auctioneer for missed tax payments

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 10, 2014, at 7:04 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — Town Council members warned residents against verbally abusing Great Northern Paper Co. auctioneer Koster Industries on Thursday after Koster failed to pay a $340,000 tax payment that Great Northern Paper has owed since Tuesday. Town Manager Peggy Daigle told the council during its meeting on Thursday that …

Lincoln council to weigh hiring interim town manager, reinstating cut firefighter’s position

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 10, 2014, at 4:28 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine — Town leaders will discuss replacing departing Town Manager William Lawrence and hiring back a firefighter laid off during the town’s latest budget deliberations when they meet Monday, officials said Thursday. Town Council Chairman Steve Clay said he has two candidates in mind to temporarily replace Lawrence as …

More than 1,300 Emera customers without power in parts of Maine Thursday morning

By Julia Bayly on July 10, 2014, at 9:15 a.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — More than 1,300 Emera Maine customers in Aroostook, Penobscot and Washington counties were without power Thursday morning and crews were on the ground searching for the cause, according to information posted on the company’s website. The bulk of those affected are in Aroostook County, with about …

Glenburn voters to consider spending up to $5,000 for road work fees during special town meeting

By Dawn Gagnon on July 09, 2014, at 8:29 p.m.
GLENBURN, Maine — A special town meeting is set for later this month to authorize town councilors to spend up to $5,000 on miscellaneous fees associated with upcoming road projects. The special town meeting is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. Thursday, July 17 at the Glenburn Municipal Building, Town Manager Michael …
The Katahdin Avenue industrial park in Millinocket is a shell of what it was in this picture taken on May 4, 2014.

Great Northern Paper auctioneer misses Millinocket tax payment for second day

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 09, 2014, at 6:17 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — The auctioneer paying Great Northern Paper Co.’s property-tax debt to the town has apparently missed a payment deadline for the second straight day, officials said Wednesday. Town Manager Peggy Daigle and Town Council member Michael Madore said the town had not been wired the $340,000 in property …
School Superintendent Quenten Clark (with microphone) answers a question from Budget Committee member Cathy King during East Millinocket's annual town meeting on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

GNP tax non-payment, state-aid cuts make East Millinocket finances grim

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 09, 2014, at 3:33 p.m.
EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — Town leaders continue to make budget cuts, but taxpayers will likely face a large property tax increase unless Great Northern Paper Co. LLC pays its overdue property taxes, officials said Wednesday. The East Millinocket School Committee has so far made about $152,000 in cuts to its …
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American Cancer Society honors six Maine residents

on July 09, 2014, at 3:20 p.m.
ROCKY HILL, CT – Six Maine residents have been awarded the Sandra C. Labaree Award this year by the New England Division of the American Cancer Society. This volunteer award is the most honored accolade by the New England Division.  The 2014 recipients include: Deb Cook, Topsham; Rebecca Driscoll, Portland; Chad Labree, Glenburn; Denise Trafton, Glenburn; Britney Morton, Portland; Polly Potter, Cape …
Rose Ross, 17, of Holden, and Justin Landry, 17, of Brewer, stand at the summit of Katahdin on June 27, 2014.

Brewer teen rescues grandfather in Baxter State Park, upset with park policy

By Aislinn Sarnacki on July 09, 2014, at 1:39 p.m.
Night had descended on Baxter State Park when Justin Landry, 17, of Brewer, entered the pitch-dark forest and began hiking up Mount Katahdin, lighting the rocks and roots on the trail with a flashlight. He was scared — not of hiking alone in the dark, but of what he might …
East Millinocket residents Brayden Gagnon, 2, [center] and Jordan Gagnon, 4, sit with their mother Laura King during the East Millinocket SummerFest 2011.

Despite mill shutdown, East Millinocket volunteers make SummerFest work

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 09, 2014, at 11:02 a.m.
EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — Kelly Willigar and Kim Marston were about to call it quits. The co-organizers of the East Millinocket SummerFest 2014 went before the Board of Selectmen in mid-March to report that they just didn’t have the time, energy or especially the money to put on the four-day, …
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Baked bean supper at Dedham church

Bangor Daily News on July 09, 2014, at 10:19 a.m.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Dedham Congregational Church, Route 46, Dedham DEDHAM, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Dedham Congregational Church, Route 46 in Dedham Village. The menu will feature beans, coleslaw, potato salad, hot …

Stolen pickup rolls over in Ripley after pursuit through two counties

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 09, 2014, at 9:21 a.m.
RIPLEY, Maine — A pursuit of a stolen pickup truck hauling stolen scrap metal that sped through two counties ended with the truck rolling over in Somerset County on Tuesday afternoon, according to police. The sequence of events started around 3:30 p.m. in the Piscataquis County town of Elliotsville when …
Millinocket Town Manager Peggy Daigle

Great Northern Paper auctioneer misses another tax payment deadline

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 08, 2014, at 8:13 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — The auctioneer hired by Great Northern Paper did not pay Millinocket the $340,000 in property taxes GNP owed Tuesday as part of a payment-by-installment plan, Town Manager Peggy Daigle said. As of 6 p.m., the town had not received the second payment of four promised by the …
Aaron McCluskey of Millinocket welds a manifold during recent work at Millinocket Fabrication and Machine Inc.

Century-old Millinocket foundry to replace penstocks for 2 Brookfield dams

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 08, 2014, at 5:41 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — One of Millinocket’s oldest businesses was awarded the job to replace penstocks to two dams with new technology, a decision made by Brookfield Renewable Power, officials to the energy company said Tuesday. Millinocket Fabrication and Machine Inc. will build more than 700 feet of 11-foot diameter penstock …

Brewer man dies after his van strikes moose on Interstate 95

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 08, 2014, at 11:10 a.m.
HOWLAND, Maine — A Brewer man died on Interstate 95 in Howland at about 1 a.m. on Tuesday in the first fatal moose-vehicle collision of 2014, state police said. Sydney Oakes, 60, died at the scene after his Dodge Grand Caravan struck a moose as he drove in the southbound …
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Public supper at Bucksport church

Bangor Daily News on July 08, 2014, at 10:01 a.m.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road, Bucksport BUCKSPORT, Maine — The North Bucksport United Methodist Church will hold a public supper 5-6 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road. The supper will include baked beans, casseroles, …
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Barbeque Chicken Supper to be held in Eddington

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 7:24 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Eddington Clifton Civic Center (Comins Hall), 1387 Main Road (Route 9), Eddington, Eddington, Maine For more information: 207-843-6441; cominshall.org EDDINGTON, Maine — A barbecue chicken supper will be held 5-7 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Comins Hall at the Eddington …
Age and the work done by excavators is apparent at the Great Northern Paper Co. LLC site in Millinocket as seen on Monday, June 16, 2014.

Great Northern Paper Co. real estate liens among 304 sought by Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 07, 2014, at 2:12 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — With $12,585 in unpaid real estate taxes overdue, Great Northern Paper Co. LLC is among property owners that the town has pressed 304 real estate tax liens against, officials said Monday. The 304 liens were filed July 3, said Tax Collector Lorene Cyr, who did not have …
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Buffet breakfast at Dixmont church

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 2:11 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse, 49 Cates Road, Dixmont DIXMONT, Maine – The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold its monthly public fellowship breakfast 7-9 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Clubhouse, 49 Cates Road. …
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St. Joseph Healthcare golf tournament seeks sponsors

on July 07, 2014, at 2:03 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine – St. Joseph Healthcare’s 25th Annual Frank C. Chapman Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Friday, August 1, at Bangor Municipal Golf Course, 278 Webster Ave. This year’s tournament is completely filled, but there is still an opportunity to sponsor and get your organization in front of a sold out tournament field. Join …
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Lobster stew dinner at Bucksport Church

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 1:45 p.m.
Friday, July 18, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: East Bucksport United Methodist Church, Church Road, Bucksport For more information: 469-3622 BUCKSPORT, Maine — The East Bucksport United Methodist Church, on Church Road off Route 46, will host a lobster stew dinner Friday, July 18, with seating at 5 …
 
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