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Valley Grange to hold potluck, meeting and election of officers

on June 01, 2015, at 11:50 a.m.
GUILFORD, Maine — Valley Grange will meet for a potluck supper at 6 p.m. Friday, June 19, followed by a meeting and election of officers at 7 p.m., at the Grange, 172 Guilford Center Road in North Guilford. For information, contact Jim Annis at 564-0820 or visit http://valleygrange.com.   This post …

Piscataquis Pomona Grange potluck and meeting

on June 01, 2015, at 11:46 a.m.
SANGERVILLE, Maine — Piscataquis Pomona Grange will meet for election of officers at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18,  at South Sangerville Grange, off Silvers Mills Road. A potluck supper will be held at 6 p.m. For information, contact Bill Bemis at 924-3537. This post was contributed by a community member. …

Family contra dance at Garland Grange

on June 01, 2015, at 11:42 a.m.
Friday, June 12, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Garland Grange Hall, Oliver Hill Road, Garland, Maine For more information: 207-924-3925 GARLAND, Maine — Family contra dance will be held 7-9 p.m. Friday, June 12, Garland Grange Hall, Oliver Hill Road. Family friendly music for all ages. All dances are taught. …

Chicken pie supper to benefit Garland Grange Building Fund

on June 01, 2015, at 11:29 a.m.
Friday, June 12, 2015 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Garland Grange Hall, Oliver Hill Road, Garland, Maine GARLAND, Maine — A public all-you-can-eat chicken pie supper will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Garland Grange Hall, Oliver Hill Road, to benefit the Grange Building Fund. The menu …

Pharmacy robber tells Bangor judge: ‘Addiction is the problem’

By Judy Harrison on May 29, 2015, at 6:55 p.m.
A Sangerville man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to 10 years in prison for the armed robbery of a Bingham pharmacy more than three years ago. James Stile, 58, pleaded guilty Oct. 30 to one count of robbery of a controlled substance from a pharmacy. …
Zachery Grant, accused of shooting his father to death in Parkman, makes his first appearance in court Thursday at the Piscataquis County Superior Court in Dover-Foxcroft.

Abbot man charged in father’s shooting death wears medical helmet in court

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 28, 2015, at 3:34 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | The man accused of shooting his father to death in Parkman two weeks ago made his first court appearance Thursday wearing a white plastic medical helmet. Zachery Grant, 38, of Abbot is facing a murder charge in the death of David Grant, 61, on May 12 at …
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Legislature bucks LePage veto on study of DHHS in Piscataquis County

By Christopher Cousins on May 28, 2015, at 1:41 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The House and Senate have overridden a veto by Gov. Paul LePage of a bill designed to improve services for elderly, disabled and mentally ill residents of Piscataquis County. Sen. Paul Davis, R-Sangerville, proposed LD 525 because the Department of Health and Human Services has no physical …

Fun with Animals Adventure

By Patti Montana on May 28, 2015, at 11:05 a.m.
Monday, July 27, 2015 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Dover Foxcroft Municipal Building , 48 Morton Ave, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine For more information: 207-989-7474 x314; girlscoutsofmaine.org/ Join us for three fun-filled days of adventure …
The Piscataquis County Sheriff’'s Department squad room has limited space and little room for interviewing complainants or suspects.

Piscataquis commissioners officially endorse building a new sheriff’s office

By Mike Lange on May 28, 2015, at 10:52 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Piscataquis County Commissioners took another step at last week’s meeting toward replacing the aging and cramped sheriff’s office. After a lengthy discussion about how to finance the new building and the timing of a referendum, commissioners voted 3-0 to endorse the project. While voters will have the …
The home where David Grant, 61, was found dead night of May 12 on Packard Road in Parkman.

Man charged in father’s shooting death in Parkman

By Dawn Gagnon on May 27, 2015, at 7:52 p.m.
An Abbot man was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of his father two weeks ago in Parkman, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Public Safety. Zachery Grant, 38, was taken into custody upon his release from Acadia …
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A line of strong storms moved through northern Maine late Wednesday afternoon producing lightning, thunder, wind and heavy rain.

Severe storms cause wind damage in northern Aroostook County

By Dawn Gagnon on May 27, 2015, at 5:32 p.m.
CARIBOU | Severe thunderstorms wreaked havoc on Wednesday in northern Aroostook County, according to the National Weather Service’s Caribou office. The hazardous weather began shortly before 5:30 p.m., with a second strong wind event occurring at 5:50 p.m., forecasters said. Cross Lake was hit hard, with reports of wind …
Kelli McFarlin (left) laughs with her boyfriend, Michael Chapman, after the two were found Tuesday afternoon in Elliotsville Township.  The two Newport residents were lost in the woods for 24 hours in Elliotsville Township and had been camping with family at Little Wilson Falls before becoming separated from the group.

Newport man lost in woods with girlfriend found, then arrested

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 26, 2015, at 7:19 p.m.
ELLIOTSVILLE TOWNSHIP | A Newport couple who got lost in the woods in Piscataquis County said after they were found Tuesday that they had just wanted a couple of minutes by themselves. They got about 24 hours of unexpected alone time followed by a sudden separation. Michael Chapman, 40, …
Maine State Police Trooper David Yankowsky (right) and a resident walk toward the home where David Grant, 61, was found dead on Packard Road in Parkman in this May 2015 file photo.

Two weeks after Parkman man’s death, investigators say there is ‘nothing new’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 26, 2015, at 7:11 p.m.
Two weeks after the body of local resident David Grant was found at his Packard Road home, where police also found another man injured, investigators have released no details about what led to his death, including if it was a homicide. “Nothing new today,” Stephen McCausland, Maine …

Medford teen on fishing trip found dead in Rainbow Township

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 26, 2015, at 5:43 p.m.
A search of Bean Brook in Piscataquis County ended late Sunday with the discovery of the body of a Medford teenager who apparently died while fishing, officials said Tuesday. Maine Game Warden Paul Farrington and his search dog discovered the body of 18-year-old Darren Clement submerged …
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Kelli McFarlin (left) laughs with her boyfriend, Michael Chapman, after the two were found Tuesday afternoon in Elliotsville Township.  The two Newport residents were lost in the woods for 24 hours in Elliotsville Township and had been camping with family at Little Wilson Falls before becoming separated from the group.

Missing campers found alive in Piscataquis County

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 26, 2015, at 1:22 p.m.
ELLIOTSVILLE TOWNSHIP | The Maine Warden Service reports that Michael Chapman and Kelli McFarlin have been located alive. This information is late-breaking and more details will follow this afternoon. Game wardens were searching for the people from Newport, according to the Maine Warden Service. Chapman, 40, and McFarlin, 38, …
Kelli Macfarlin

Maine Warden Service searching for missing campers in Piscataquis County

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 26, 2015, at 10:52 a.m.
ELLIOTSVILLE TOWNSHIP | Game wardens are searching for two missing people from Newport, according to the Maine Warden Service. Michael Chapman, 40, and Kelli Macfarlin, 38, were camping by Little Wilson Falls in Piscataquis County with six other people when they were last seen Monday, according to Cpl. John …

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 …
 
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