Brewer Air Force JROTC Exceeds Standards

By Andrea Jordan on April 28, 2015, at 12:04 p.m.
The Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets of Brewer High School earned an overall unit assessment score of “Exceeds Standards”, the highest rating attainable. This was earned during their recent evaluation held on April 16, 2015. Lt Col Jay Winslow and SMSgt Tony Campbell create a dynamic and supportive …

Annual Streamside Clean up events

By LaMarr Clannon on April 28, 2015, at 11:55 a.m.
Bring the family and join us for our Annual Streamside Clean up events scheduled this spring! Spend a morning making a difference in your community. If we all work together we can protect the waters that make Maine great! Town Location Date Time Contact Bangor Park Woods Playground on Bolling …

Public breakfast at Eddington Salmon Club

Bangor Daily News on April 28, 2015, at 9:26 a.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Eddington Salmon Club, Routes 9 and 178, Eddington, Maine EDDINGTON, Maine — A public breakfast will be held 6-10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at Eddington Salmon Club, corner of routes 9 and 178. The menu includes ham, eggs, pancakes, baked …

Turkey supper at Frankfort church

on April 28, 2015, at 8:51 a.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Frankfort Congregational Church, 42 Main Road North, Frankfort, Maine FRANKFORT, Maine — The Frankfort Congregational Church will hold a turkey supper with all of the fixings, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the church, 42 Main Road North. The cost will be …
A home at 40 Iron Bridge Road burns heavily in Millinocket on Monday,

Fire heavily damages Millinocket home

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 27, 2015, at 10:27 p.m.
Firefighters from three towns were fighting a blaze that caused significant damage to a home on Iron Bridge Road late Monday night. East Millinocket, Millinocket and Medway firefighters were called to 40 Iron Bridge Road. The call came in at 8:34 p.m., according to a dispatcher from Penobscot …

Suspect in Dexter drug ring to be held on house arrest

By Dawn Gagnon on April 27, 2015, at 6:32 p.m.
BANGOR | One of the 10 suspects arrested last week in connection with an alleged Dexter-area drug ring will move from jail to a Cambridge residence, where he will be subject to electronic monitoring. Roger Belanger, 57, along with eight of his co-defendants, pleaded not guilty last week to …


By Mary Anne Eason on April 27, 2015, at 5:53 p.m.
Friday, May 15, 2015 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park St., Bangor, Maine For more information: 2079419727; Contradance Friday, May 15 with music by Velocipede and John McIntire calling. Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park Street, downtown Bangor. Beginners’ session at 7:30 PM; dance at …
A May 2013 file photo of Stearns High School.

Millinocket sixth-graders to attend Stearns Junior/Senior High School

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 27, 2015, at 5:29 p.m.
Granite Street School sixth-graders will move to Stearns Junior/Senior High School in September to make room for the school system’s first pre-kindergarten program, officials said Monday. Millinocket School Department officials are working with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to license the pre-kindergarten program and …

Enfield man charged with arson

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 27, 2015, at 5:17 p.m.
BANGOR | An Enfield man who was arrested on an arson charge after a fire in his hometown on Friday made his first appearance in court on Monday, the Penobscot County district attorney’s office said in an email. Timothy Fitch, 48, was arrested by investigators with the fire marshal’s …
Left to Right: May 2014 WASC’s Silver Tea at the Blaine House. Bill Lowenstein, Patricia Morini,   Nikki Oliver, Pat Kimball,  2014 Award recipient Helen O. Pare,  April Timmons Lowe ,  Kathleen Friedrich, and  Andrea Pasco.

Statewide celebration of Women in Recovery at Husson University

on April 27, 2015, at 4:43 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Women’s Addiction Services Council in partnership with the Bangor Area Recovery Network is hosting its annual “Celebration of Women in Recovery” 6-8 p.m. May 14, at Gracie Theatre, Husson University. WASC is a coalition of individuals and agencies committed to supporting Maine women affected by substance use …

Hearing to focus on new Hampden trash-to-energy plant

By Dawn Gagnon on April 26, 2015, at 11:38 a.m.
The public will have an opportunity Monday night to learn more about plans to build a processing plant in Hampden that would turn the region’s trash into biofuel. During Monday’s meeting, set for 7 p.m. at the Hampden town office, the Municipal Review Committee, a group representing …

Katahdin-area business contest offers $7,500 in prizes

on April 24, 2015, at 4:02 p.m.
The Maine Small Business Development Centers has launched a contest with prizes totaling $7,500 in professional services open to three businesses in Millinocket, East Millinocket and Medway. The contest, announced Friday by the state entity of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will accept applications through May 15. Businesses that apply …

Bean supper to benefit Animal Orphanage in Old Town

Bangor Daily News on April 24, 2015, at 10:09 a.m.
MILFORD, Maine — A baked bean supper to benefit the Animal Orphanage in Old Town will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Milford Congregational Church, Main and Perry streets. The menu will be homemade baked beans, including vegetarian, brown bread, pies, coleslaw, biscuits. The cost is $7 for adults; …

Summit Project stones honoring Maine heroes coming to Cole Museum

on April 24, 2015, at 9:09 a.m.
BANGOR — Not everyone can climb Mount Katahdin, the best-known way to participate in The Summit Project. But on Friday, May 1, eighth-graders from Helen S. Dunn School in Greenbush will have the honor of escorting engraved stones in memory of 13 of Maine’s fallen heroes during a ceremony beginning …

Mattawamkeag last Maine river to remain under flood warning

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2015, at 7:13 p.m.
BANGOR | After weeks of flood warnings and watches, the Mattawamkeag River was the only Maine river to remain under a flood warning on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The warning applied to the section of river above the town of Mattawamkeag, according to weather forecasters at …
Millinocket-based musician Mark "Guitar" Miller playes one of the guitars made by Dave Levesque of Millinocket.  Levesque makes cigar box-style instruments under the name T-Bone Guitars.

Millinocket machinist styles wild cigar box electric guitars

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 23, 2015, at 2 p.m.
David Levesque wants to make an electric guitar shaped like a Thompson submachine gun. Once he does that, he might make one that resembles a Harley-Davidson. Maybe a guitar cut like a chain saw will follow those, he says. “A lot will depend on the themes,” Levesque …

Millinocket man creates T-Bone Guitars

By Gabor Degre on April 23, 2015, at 1:58 p.m.
Millinocket man makes cigar box electric guitars out of his home shop.

Sixth annual ‘A Taste of Chocolate’ at Brownville church

on April 23, 2015, at 10:15 a.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Brownville Community Church, 84 Church St., Brownville, Maine For more information: 207-943-2839 BROWNVILLE, Maine — The sixth annual “A Taste of Chocolate” will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Brownville Community Church, 84 Church St. Visit the more …

Public baked bean and casserole supper

Bangor Daily News on April 23, 2015, at 9:13 a.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Holden Congregational Church, Church Road, Holden, Maine HOLDEN, Maine — An old-fashioned public supper will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Holden Congregational Church, Church Road. The menu will include homemade baked beans, casseroles, salads, rolls, pies …

Spring yard sale to benefit Safe Place Food Pantry

on April 23, 2015, at 8:35 a.m.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Friday, May 15, 2015 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Safe Place Food Pantry, 328 Main St., Corinth, Maine For more information: 207-2997671 CORINTH, Maine — Safe Place Food Pantry in Corinth will hold its May Madness yard sale 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, …
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