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Dexter man killed in Route 94 crash

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 27, 2016, at 3:17 p.m.
A local man was killed Sunday evening when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree on Garland Road, police said.

Police: Greenville man dies after altercation over rental property

By Dawn Gagnon on June 26, 2016, at 1:56 p.m.
No charges have been filed and no arrest had been made as of Sunday afternoon, according to a state police spokesman.

State police investigate death of Greenville man

Bangor Daily News on June 26, 2016, at 8:44 a.m.
A team of Maine State Police detectives have converged in Greenville to investigate what led to the death of a local man Saturday.
Maine Focus
Even as the economy has begun to recover, statewide poverty rates haven’t improved.

How Maine redirected millions meant to help poor families with kids

By Matthew Stone on June 23, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
Documents obtained by the BDN show the state has spent at least $7.8 million in federal welfare funds in ways that run afoul of the law.
A sign points toward the Appalachian Trail on Pleasant Street in Monson in this September 2015 file photo.

Appalachian Trail center to educate hikers on Baxter State Park regulations, resources

By Aislinn Sarnacki on June 21, 2016, at 1 a.m.
A newly-expanded Appalachian Trail Visitor Center opened in Monson that will provide hikers with information about Baxter State Park’s regulations and resources.
Keenan Larry

Maine teen sentenced to jail for ‘sexting’ 13-year-old’s video

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 20, 2016, at 11:16 a.m.
An 18-year-old was sentenced Monday to 10 days in jail for receiving and sharing pornographic images of an underage girl from Piscataquis Community High School.

Births

on June 17, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.
Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft   To Katie Varnum, Bowerbank, a daughter, Ember Beth Varnum, on Feb. 2, 2016. To Jessica Shepherd and Nathan Dimeo, Cambridge, a daughter, Dakota Addalyn Dimeo, on Feb. 6, 2016. To Makayla Leathers and Erick Macias, Harmony, a son, Daniel Macias, on Feb. 10, 2016. To …
A missing Greenville woman was found safe Tuesday afternoon.

Officials: Greenville woman was in good condition when found

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 15, 2016, at 9:45 a.m.
A Greenville woman who had been missing since Monday morning was in good condition when she was found in the woods Tuesday afternoon.
Clarice Jardine

Missing Greenville woman found alive

By Dawn Gagnon on June 14, 2016, at 6:01 p.m.
A Greenville woman missing since Monday morning has been found alive, according to the Maine Warden Service.

Dessert pie sale slated at Dover-Foxcroft church

on June 14, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
Friday, July 1, 2016 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: United Methodist Church of Dover-Foxcroft, 156 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, Maine For more information: 207-564-8013 DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — United Methodist Church of Dover-Foxcroft will hold a dessert pie sale at 9 a.m. until all are sold, Friday, July 1, on …
Clarice Jardine

Greenville police seek help in finding woman with dementia

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 13, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
Police are asking for the public’s help in searching for a 76-year-old woman with dementia.
Randy Beal enjoys the Bangor Pride Festival at Pickering Square in Bangor, June 28, 2014. The festival allowed the city to honor and celebrate its gay and lesbian community. On Monday, several vigils are scheduled to honor the memory of the victims of Sunday's mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Vigils to be held across Maine for victims of Orlando shooting

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 13, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
Numerous vigils are scheduled throughout the state Monday in memory of victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.
A PEEK INTO PISCATAQUIS

Another season… for makin’ whoopie!

on June 10, 2016, at 3:09 p.m.
Yes, it’s a lot of work. yes, it’s absolutely insane to see 10,000 people showing up in a town with a population of 4,000. Planning takes months, and sometimes I feel like I’m losing my mind in the process, but on that day, man is it so worth it.
Big Spencer Mountain is seen across Moosehead Lake from the beach at Lily Bay State Park in the town of Beaver Cove near Greenville.

Anti-wind power group claims victory in protecting Moosehead Lake from developers

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 08, 2016, at 5:51 p.m.
Industrial wind power projects will be more difficult to site on the west side of Moosehead Lake, after a state planning board voted unanimously Wednesday to remove six unincorporated areas from an expedited wind permitting area.
POLL QUESTION
Anita Wright

Guilford elementary school principal describes her struggle with a concussion

By Stuart Hedstrom, Piscataquis Observer on June 07, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
To Anita Wright’s surprise, a bump on the head from running into a student resulted in her being diagnosed with a concussion, causing her to miss time at work, be on a reduced schedule and still be recovering two months later.

Woman accused of shooting bed during argument pleads no contest to reduced charge

By Nick McCrea on June 06, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | A Sangerville woman accused of firing a round from a handgun into a mattress during a domestic dispute pleaded no contest to a reduced charge during an appearance at Piscataquis County Judicial Center Monday afternoon. Emily Wilson, 38, of Sangerville originally faced charges of domestic violence reckless …
Foxcroft Academy track star Hunter Smith helps man the concession booth during Saturday's Penobscot Valley Conference small-school championship meet at Oakes Field in Dover-Foxcroft.

Conference, state track meets at Foxcroft Academy both a competitive and economic driver

By Ernie Clark on June 02, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
Each convergence of athletes, their parents and fans from around the region or the state brings a lot of people to town, and with that comes an economic benefit for both the school’s athletic program and local businesses.
Emily Wilson

Maine woman accused of firing gun during argument in bedroom

By Judy Harrison on May 24, 2016, at 5:34 p.m.
Emily Wilson is charged with domestic violence reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence assault.

Atkinson man suffers severe burns in fire

By Judy Harrison on May 23, 2016, at 12:01 p.m.
A local man suffered severe burns Saturday night, when his house at 405 Maple Road caught fire.
Game wardens are investigating the report of a bald eagle being shot dead in April.

Maine authorities looking for person who shot bald eagle

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 19, 2016, at 10:56 a.m.
A concerned sportsman reported the incident to game wardens in April.