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Church breakfast buffet in Bucksport

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 1:38 p.m.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St., Bucksport For more information: 469-3622 or 469-9979 BUCKSPORT, Maine — The Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin Street, will host a breakfast buffet 6:30-10 a.m. Saturday, July 12. This all-you-care-to-eat meal features delicious …

Lincoln driver charged after driving pickup truck into convenience store wall

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 07, 2014, at 12:48 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine — A Lincoln man was issued a summons on Saturday after he accidentally drove his pickup truck into the side of a convenience store on West Broadway and then left the scene, police said Monday. Ollie Faulkner, 51, of Lincoln was summoned Saturday afternoon for leaving the scene …

Lincoln man charged with assault after fight over either fishing in rain or custody dispute

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 07, 2014, at 11:46 a.m.
LINCOLN, Maine — A Lincoln man is due in court in September after police issued a summons in connection with a fight in which another man suffered a broken leg, police said Monday. Steven Laurson, 39, of Lincoln was issued a summons for Class D assault, a misdemeanor, for a …
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Winterport quilt show

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 11:38 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Frankfort Congregational Church, Route 1A, Frankfort FRANKFORT, Maine — The Winterport Clippers Guild will host its third quilt show 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, August 16, at the Frankfort Congregational Church on Route 1A. The show will feature over 100 quilts made …

DOT expects to make repairs without shutting down Guilford Memorial Bridge

By Mike Lange, Dover-Foxcroft Piscataquis Observer on July 06, 2014, at 1:12 p.m.
GUILFORD, Maine — The Maine Department of Transportation recently held a public hearing at the Guilford fire station to outline plans to replace the deck on Memorial Bridge, a $1.5 million project slated for completion in the 2015 fiscal year. According to Town Manager Tom Goulette, DOT officials presented two …
Billie-Jo Dick of Plymouth, mother of 23-year-old Danielle Bertolini who went missing in February, is frustrated with the lack of action from the Fortuna, California police (where she was living) in her daughter's case.

Mother of former Maine woman missing in California fears she’s dead

By Dawn Gagnon on July 06, 2014, at 5:46 a.m.
PLYMOUTH, Maine — Law enforcement officials in California are now calling the February disappearance of a former Maine woman a “suspicious missing person case,” officials from two agencies confirmed this week. Danielle Bertolini, 23, was reported missing to Fortuna, California, police on Feb. 19. Her family last had contact with …

East Eddington church opens day camp at YWCA’s Camp Molly Molasses

By Judy Harrison on July 05, 2014, at 12:56 p.m.
BRADLEY, Maine — Christine Morrison, a mother of three who lives in Eddington, had a lot of summer camp options for her children, ages 12, 9 and 5. She chose to send them to Crossroads Christian Camp on Chemo Pond. “This camp’s message about God reinforces what we teach at …
Bangor School Department Superintendent Betsy Webb

Education program for students with special needs to open in Bangor

By Nell Gluckman on July 05, 2014, at 11:07 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — An education program for students with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties is on schedule to open in Bangor for the fall semester, according to Bangor School Department Superintendent Betsy Webb. A renovation of the city-owned building at 208 Maine Ave. that once housed the Bangor Region Chamber …
A tree branch caused utility lines to fall outside a building near North Main Street in Old Town on Saturday. The overnight stormed caused many down trees resulting in some residents to lose power.

More than 17,000 in Maine, 250,000 in Canada without power as storm moves north

By Nell Gluckman on July 05, 2014, at 8:46 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Emera Maine said nearly 15,000 customers remained without power Saturday night due to damage from high winds and falling trees. That number was down from nearly 20,000 in the late afternoon. Central Maine Power reported more than 2,300 customers without power, mostly in Waldo and Lincoln counties. …
A May 2013 file photo of Stearns High School.

Student issued summons for allegedly distributing cartoon that spurred lockdown at Millinocket high school

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 03, 2014, at 4:42 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — A 14-year-old junior high school student will be referred to juvenile authorities after police issued her a summons for allegedly distributing a cartoon that led Stearns High School officials to lock down classrooms last month, police said Thursday. The student, who was not identified because she is …
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Longtime Newport officer promoted to sergeant

By Julie Harris on July 03, 2014, at 4:20 p.m.
NEWPORT — Police Chief Leonard Macdaid has announced the promotion of longtime Newport  Officer David Wintle to the rank of sergeant. Wintle, 45, of Newburgh, has worked for Newport Police Department for 18 years, and has an exemplary work record, according to the chief. Wintle’s promotion was effective June 23. …

Wiscasset selectman opted out of closed-door meeting, says it should be public

By Charlotte Boynton, Lincoln County News on July 03, 2014, at 3:24 p.m.
WISCASSET, Maine — Wiscasset Board of Selectmen Vice Chairman Ben Rines Jr. did not participate in a closed-door session that took place July 1, after arguing for the selectmen to discuss the subject of the session in public. The board had scheduled an executive session about economic development possibilities prior …

‘These guys give capitalism a bad name’: Millinocket blasts GNP, gets payment of $225,000

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 03, 2014, at 2:10 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — Town leaders agreed to a four-step installment plan and received $225,000 of Great Northern Paper Co.’s $1.18 million in overdue personal property taxes on Thursday. The Town Council voted 5-2 during a special meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday to accept the amended payment plan that promised the …
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Public supper at Bucksport church

Bangor Daily News on July 03, 2014, at 12:21 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St., Bucksport BUCKSPORT, Maine — Elm Street Congregational Church in Bucksport will hold a public supper 5-6 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the church. The supper will have casseroles, salads, baked beans, rolls and pies.  Admission is $7 for …
Viewed from atop Hollywood Slots Hotel, thousands watch the Fourth of July fireworks explode over the Penobscot River between Bangor and Brewer.

Forecast has some Maine communities postponing Fourth of July fireworks, Bangor still on

By Nick McCrea on July 03, 2014, at 12:08 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Some communities are weighing whether to call off their fireworks in anticipation of wet weather forecast for Fourth of July night. The state’s biggest Independence Day celebration — Portland’s “Stars and Stripes Spectacular,” which includes a performance by the Portland Symphony Orchestra and typically draws 50,000 people …
Galen Young voices his concerns about building a landfill and recycling facility in Argyle Township or Greenbush.

Plan to build landfill in Argyle or Greenbush draws fire at Maine DEP public meeting

By Dawn Gagnon on July 02, 2014, at 9:46 p.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — Nearly two hours into a two-part public information meeting Tuesday afternoon and evening, officials from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection had yet to hear much in the way of support for a controversial plan to build a landfill and recycling facility in Argyle Township or …
A resident speaks out during a town meeting on Monday at Medway Middle School in Medway.

Medway school leaders cut bookkeeper position after second town meeting this year

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 02, 2014, at 3:54 p.m.
MEDWAY, Maine — School leaders will not hire a business manager-grant writer or dip deeper into the system’s reserve account after residents rejected those options at the second town meeting held this year, officials said Wednesday. Residents voted 53-44 during the second meeting on Monday to reduce the system’s administrative …
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Benefit supper and auction

Bangor Daily News on July 02, 2014, at 2:49 p.m.
DIXMONT, Maine — The Central Maine Trappers will host a pig roast and auction benefit 5 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Club, 49 Cates Road. The menu includes roast pork, baked potato, corn on the cob, coleslaw, drinks, and dessert. $20 for adults; $10 for ages 12 and under. The …
Lincoln Town Council Chairman Steve Clay listens and Town Manager William Lawrence speaks during a council meeting on Monday, May 12, 2014.

Lawrence to resign as Lincoln’s town manager, will take Florida job

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 02, 2014, at 12:32 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine — Town Manager William Lawrence will resign effective July 11 to take a municipal government job in Florida, he said Wednesday. Lawrence, 58, said the job in Florida, which he declined to describe, was difficult to resist. He had hopes of retiring in Florida, where his wife’s family …
Clifton residents cast their votes Tuesday at the Town of Clifton Municipal Office.

Clifton voters approve amended land use rules for Pisgah Mountain wind project

By Dawn Gagnon on July 01, 2014, at 9:10 p.m.
CLIFTON, Maine — Residents voted 210-138 in favor of a series of land use ordinance amendments prompted by a controversial plan to develop a five-turbine wind farm atop Pisgah Mountain. In the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s vote, proponents of the land use ordinance amendments said the changes would strengthen …
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