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GFWC/Miosac Club’s ‘Flags for West Main Street’ project

on May 22, 2015, at 11:49 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The General Federated Women’s Club/Miosac Club of Dover-Foxcroft has taken the lead in decking West Main Street in American Flags this spring. East Main, North and Summer streets have American flags, which proudly wave from Memorial Day until after Sept 11, but sadly, West Main has been …

Garland Memorial Day ceremony on May 25

on May 20, 2015, at 11:09 a.m.
GARLAND, Maine — The public is invited to the annual Garland Memorial Day observance at 8 a.m. Monday, May 25, at the veterans memorial. The program, conducted by veterans, will conclude with the laying of a memorial wreath and a balloon release. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
Cianbro Corp. chairman and CEO Peter Vigue with a map backdrop of the proposed east-west highway.

Dexter council extends east-west highway moratorium for 4th time

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on May 20, 2015, at 11:08 a.m.
The Dexter Town Council has added another 180-day extension to an existing moratorium on construction of an east-west corridor through the community. It was the fourth moratorium approved by the council and it also prompted some minor debate at the May 14 meeting. Councilor Alan Wintle introduced …
Maine State Police Trooper David Yankowsky (right) and a resident walk toward the home where David Grant, 61, was found dead Tuesday night on Packard Road in Parkman.

Investigators remain tight-lipped on Parkman man’s death

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 15, 2015, at 3:48 p.m.
Three days after the body of local resident David Grant was found at his Packard Road home, police investigators were releasing no details on what led to his death. “I’m not expecting any new [information] today,” Stephen McCausland, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman, wrote in an …

Barbecue chicken supper slated at Brownville Junction

on May 15, 2015, at 2:52 p.m.
Saturday, May 23, 2015 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: BJHS Alumni Building, Railroad Avenue, Brownville Junction, Maine For more information: 207-965-8070 BROWNVILLE JUNCTION, Maine — There will be a barbecue chicken supper 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Brownville Junction High School Alumni Building, Railroad Avenue. The event is sponsored …

Frost advisory issued for parts of interior Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on May 13, 2015, at 6:20 p.m.
BANGOR | In the wake of a stretch of relatively warm weather, the National Weather Service on Wednesday issued overnight frost advisories for parts of interior Maine. In effect from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. Thursday, a frost advisory issued by the weather service’s Caribou office applies to southern …
Maine State Police Trooper David Yankowsky (right) and a resident walk toward the home where David Grant, 61, was found dead Tuesday night on Packard Road in Parkman.

Police investigating death of Parkman man

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 13, 2015, at 6:14 p.m.
The death of local resident David Grant, whose body was found at his Packard Road home late Tuesday night, left one of his neighbors feeling nervous. Rob Burton, who lives just down the narrow dirt road from where Maine State Police and media had congregated Wednesday, stopped …
David Grant, 61, was found dead at his Packard Road home in Parkman on Tuesday night. A second man, whose name was not disclosed, was seriously injured.

One dead, one injured in Piscataquis County incident

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 13, 2015, at 9:08 a.m.
PARKMAN | One man is dead and another injured in an overnight incident in Piscataquis County, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. McCausland said David Grant, 61, was found dead at his Packard Road home on Tuesday night. A second man, whose name was not disclosed, …

Sangerville Historical Society annual plant sale

on May 12, 2015, at 4:35 p.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Sangerville Town Hall, 1 Town Hall Ave., Sangerville, Maine For more information: 207-876-3178 SANGERVILLE, Maine — The Sangerville Historical Society will hold its annual plant sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Sangerville Town Hall Coffee and doughnuts will be available. The …

Connor-Trafton Post, Stott-Flanders Post to be in three parades

on May 08, 2015, at 3:20 p.m.
Conner-Trafton Post 119 of Guilford and Stott-Flanders Post 165 of Sangerville will be conducting three parades on Memorial Day, May 25: starting at 8:30 a.m. near the mill in Sangerville and ending at the Village Cemetery; starting at 9:30 a.m. at  Elmwood Cemetery in Guilford and ending at the Veterans’ Memorial; and starting at 10:30 a.m. near …

Garland Grange Spring Flea Market on May 9

on May 08, 2015, at 11:57 a.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Garland Grange, Oliver Hill Road, Garland, Maine GARLAND, Maine – Garland Grange Spring Flea Market will be held  9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Grange. Do you need to clean out your home, attic, or barn? Are you in search …

Parkman Grange to hold 15th annual Mother’s Day Tea

on May 08, 2015, at 11:52 a.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Parkman Grange, Four corners, Parkman, Maine PARKMAN, Maine — Parkman Grange will be host to its 15th annual Mother’s Day Tea 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, May 9, at the grange. Tickets are $5. For reservations, call Sue Manchester at 277-3942.     …
Maine's acting commissioner of education, Tom Desjardin

State names top educators in Maine’s 16 counties

By Nick McCrea on May 07, 2015, at 5:25 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The Maine Department of Education has named the top teachers in each of Maine’s 16 counties in preparation for the competition that will crown the state’s top K-12 educator. The winners, selected from a field of more than 300 nominees, were announced by first lady Ann LePage …

Fire danger remains high throughout Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 07, 2015, at 8:55 a.m.
GRAY | Fire danger is expected to remain high throughout the state Thursday, with the entire state under red flag warnings, according to the National Weather Service. While a dry air mass remains across the area, much-needed rain is in the forecast this weekend, according to the weather service. …
A cow moose and calf are common sight along the Allagash Wilderness Waterway in this Aug. 28, 2009, file photo.

Maine wildlife department backs off on cow moose proposal in Greenville area

By John Holyoke on May 06, 2015, at 4:54 p.m.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife decided Wednesday against an earlier proposal to add cow moose permits in Wildlife Management District 9. The finalized plan, which took into consideration local concern from the affected area near Greenville, also opted not to increase bull moose permits by 25. WMD …

Fire danger remains high with dry weather

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 06, 2015, at 8:54 a.m.
GRAY | With dry weather once again hovering over the state Wednesday, fire danger remains high, according to the National Weather Service. For the third consecutive day, the weather service has issued a red flag warnings for all of the state, with the exception being far southwestern York County. …

Red flag warnings remain in effect for entire state

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 05, 2015, at 11:03 a.m.
GRAY | Fire danger remained high throughout the state on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. With gusty winds and dry air in the forecast, the weather service had the entire state under a red flag warning. A red flag warning occurs when critical fire danger is evident, …
Keenan Larry

Teen accused of sharing explicit photos makes court appearance

By Dawn Gagnon on May 04, 2015, at 9:38 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | The 18-year-old Piscataquis Community High School student accused last month of receiving and sharing pornographic images of an underage girl on his cellphone entered no plea Monday during his initial appearance at the Piscataquis County courthouse, District Attorney R. Christopher Almy said. Keenan Larry of Abbot was …
Registered Maine Guide Chris Keene addresses the public hearing at Greenville Consolidated School April 24 on issuing additional moose permits in the area. Seated is Col. Joel Wilkinson, commander of the Maine Forest Service.

Moose permit increase proposal criticized at Greenville hearing

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on April 29, 2015, at 1:51 p.m.
GREENVILLE, Maine – The economy of the Moosehead Lake region depends a lot more on moose watchers than moose hunters. That was the message strongly conveyed at Friday’s public hearing at Greenville Consolidated School on a proposal by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to increase the number of …

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 …
 
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