Glen Brand, director of Sierra Club Maine, speaks to the media before boarding a chartered bus in Portland on Monday bound for Orono where National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and U.S. Sen. Angus King will listen to people on both sides of the debate over a proposed national monument east of Baxter State Park. The bus carried about 40 people who supported the creation of the monument.

Portland area residents want their voices heard in national monument debate

By Troy R. Bennett on May 16, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
About 40 people in favor of a national monument in the Katahdin region packed into a bus in Portland to come speak their mind at an Orono hearing.

Portland-area residents board bus bound for national monument debate

By Troy R. Bennett on May 16, 2016, at 2:54 p.m.
About 40 Portland area residents boarded a bus chartered by Sierra Club Maine on Marginal Way Monday afternoon bound for the national monument hearing in Orono. National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, accompanied by U.S. Sen. Angus King, will listen to people on both sides of what has become …
Mike Jones, 61, of Yarmouth is rescued by Maine wardens after he spent Friday night on the shores of Snowshoe Lake in northern Penobscot County.

Wardens track down missing Yarmouth man fishing in northern Maine

By CBS 13 on May 14, 2016, at 3:46 p.m.
Maine wardens found a Yarmouth man Saturday morning after he spent the night in the area of a northern Penobscot County lake when he became separated from his party.

Officials investigating Greenbush brush fire

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 13, 2016, at 8:21 a.m.
Officials are investigating a brush fire that burned about half an acre off the Greenfield Road on Thursday afternoon.
Gov. Paul LePage speaks during Power Dialogue, part of a national effort to put students in front of officials in their state to discuss the future of energy issues in their states, on April 6 at the University of Maine in Orono.

LePage on national monument meetings: ‘The fix is in’

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 12, 2016, at 2:33 p.m.
The Office of the Governor, LePage said in a prepared statement, did not receive any information regarding the meetings set for Monday prior to their being made public by King on May 5.
The first ever Penobscot County Big Tree Contest will run May 15 through Sept. 15 and is co-sponsored by the Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Maine Forest Service. For the contest, trees are scored by adding the trunk circumference, height and the spread of the crown.

Wanted: Champion trees for first ever Penobscot County Big Tree Contest

By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 12, 2016, at 8:37 a.m.
This summer, people will be seeking out these special trees all over Penobscot County for the first ever Penobscot County Big Tree Contest, a friendly countywide competition.

Concerns about odor, truck traffic continue to dominate Fiberight site plan review

By Dawn Gagnon on May 11, 2016, at 10:50 p.m.
HAMPDEN | Residents again raised concerns about potential odor and increased truck traffic during a public hearing Wednesday night conducted by the planning board as part of its review of Fiberight’s site plan application for a $69 million waste-to-energy facility proposed in the town. Those were the two top …
Roberto David Lueje-Rodriguez

Florida man accused of spending $50,000 with fake credit cards faces fed charges

By Judy Harrison on May 11, 2016, at 3:17 p.m.
One of two Florida men arrested in January on state credit card fraud charges made his first court appearance Wednesday in U.S. District Court on federal charges.

Community Memorial Day service at Bucksport Veterans Memorial Park

on May 11, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
BUCKSPORT, Maine — Bucksport United Methodist Church will host a Community Memorial Day Service, 10 a.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Bucksport Veterans Memorial Park. The service, open to all regardless of church affiliation, will feature worship songs and prayers to honor each branch of the military. Due to limited parking, people are asked …
Jasper (left) and Moxie during a recent moment at their home on Enfield Road.

Two dogs killed by poisoned bread Lincoln farmer used to kill crows

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 10, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
Stone Wall Farms owner Al Fugazzi, 66, was issued a summons Tuesday charging him with illegally taking or killing wild birds.
 The Brewer School Committee votes to accept the resignations of six teachers on Monday in Brewer.

Retirements reduce Brewer School Department cuts

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 09, 2016, at 9:39 p.m.
“I just want to add my thanks to those teachers who are retiring to save other teachers’ jobs,” school board Chairman Mark Farley said.

Lincoln man accused of tossing firecrackers from window

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 09, 2016, at 6:10 p.m.
A local man was arrested Sunday after allegedly tossing firecrackers and smoke bombs out the window of his Main Street apartment, police said Monday. Michael Morrison, 36, of Lincoln was arrested on a charge of reckless conduct, a Class D crime. He also was issued several summonses …

Gusty winds knock out power to more than 1,400 Emera Maine customers

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 09, 2016, at 3:59 p.m.
Falling trees and branches took down power lines.
Eight people were injured in a head-on collision between the Nissan Altima and GMC Sierra on Sunday on Route 159.

Eight people injured in head-on crash on Route 159

By Dawn Gagnon on May 08, 2016, at 7:35 p.m.
Eight people were injured, several of them seriously, in a head-on collision Sunday morning on Route 159.

Baked bean supper, Memorial Weekend takeout offered at Bangor church

on May 06, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
Saturday, May 28, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Bangor First United Methodist Church, 703 Essex St., Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-945-9567 BANGOR, Maine — A baked bean supper with heart healthy options will be held 5-6 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Bangor First United Methodist Church, 703 …

Emera Maine announces planned outage in Millinocket

By Dawn Gagnon on May 05, 2016, at 7:24 p.m.
The planned outage is expected to start at 9 a.m. and last for about three hours.
Manna Ministries Inc. of Bangor serves about 105 consumers per day, officials have said.

Manna Ministries failed to file IRS reports, lost tax-exempt status for year

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 05, 2016, at 6:43 p.m.
The IRS reported in April 2014 that Manna lost its federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status as a nonprofit organization effective November 2013 because it had failed to file Form 990s for three straight years.
U.S. Sen. Angus King.

National Park Service leader coming to Maine to address proposed monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 05, 2016, at 1:28 p.m.
The leader of the National Park Service will attend two public forums moderated by U.S. Sen. Angus King on the proposed North Woods national monument at two Maine education centers later this month.

Breakfast buffet May 14 at Alton church

on May 05, 2016, at 10:54 a.m.
Saturday, May 14, 2016 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Alton United Methodist Church, 4527 Bennoch Road, Alton, Maine ALTON, Maine — A breakfast buffet will be held 7-9 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Alton United Methodist Church, 4527 Bennoch Road. The menu will include baked beans, eggs, sausage, toast, …
Edward Cooney

Father, son arrested in connection with credit union robbery

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 04, 2016, at 3:36 p.m.
A father-son duo have been arrested in connection with the robbery of a credit union in West Enfield last month, officials said.