Citing the need for stronger financial leadership, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems President Michelle Hood announced Wednesday that Blue Hill Memorial Hospital is under new management. Effective Wednesday, Dr. Erik Steele, chief medical officer for EMHS, will serve as interim chief executive officer of the 25-bed coastal hospital, taking… Read More
    BANGOR – St. Joseph Healthcare and the Felician Sisters held their annual Founder’s Day celebration on Friday, Nov. 21. Three individuals were recognized with the highest honor awarded by the hospital, the Mother Mary Angela Service Award. Mother Mary Angela founded the Felician Sisters on… Read More
    BANGOR – The Bangor Mall and eWaste Recycling Solutions will hold a free electronic device drop-off from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in the mall parking lot across from Borders Books. Accepted devices include obsolete monitors, televisions, computers, printers, copiers, fax machines… Read More
    BANGOR – A short in an electrical wire was the cause of a fire Wednesday that destroyed a mobile home off Union Street. The fire, which began about 12:30 p.m. in the back end of the trailer, was extinguished within half an hour, according to… Read More
    CAMDEN – The state of the economy, declining enrollments, and loss of state subsidy owing to a decline in state revenues have left area school districts with budget problems. Superintendents from Camden, Rockland and Thomaston said this week that every effort will be made to… Read More
    ORONO – The University of Maine Symphonic Band has been invited by the Bangor High School Band to perform a joint free concert at the school’s Peakes Auditorium. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. The Bangor High School Band, under… Read More
    MATTAWAMKEAG – SAD 67 school officials will meet with residents Tuesday in a special session to discuss whether to close Dr. Carl Troutt School, Superintendent Michael Marcinkus said Wednesday. Closing the pre-kindergarten to fourth-grade school at 41 Graham St. next year, Marcinkus said, likely would… Read More
    CORINNA – About 40 firefighters from four area departments fought a house fire Tuesday night that destroyed a rental property. Corinna Fire Chief Leslie Bolstridge said he did not know the names of the two people renting the home and that previous tenants still might… Read More
    ORONO – Elizabeth DePoy, professor of social work and coordinator of interdisciplinary disability studies at the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, recently was honored with the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Disability Section of the American Public Health Association. Read More
    WASHINGTON – Capt. Meritt Phillips, a 1988 graduate of Hampden Academy in Hampden, Maine, recently joined the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, which is preparing to support the 56th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20, 2009. The joint service committee is charged with coordinating military ceremonial support for… Read More
    LUBEC – Two Lubec residents, one of them a minor, face burglary charges after confessing their roles in a series of home burglaries and criminal mischief on North Lubec Road. Stephen Hall, 19, was arrested on Nov. 24 and taken to Washington County Jail after… Read More
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    DOVER-FOXCROFT – The Piscataquis County commissioners agreed Tuesday to hold a meeting of town officials to discuss the possibility of a locally run animal shelter for stray cats and dogs. Joseph Guyotte, animal control officer for most of the towns and the Unorganized Territory in… Read More
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    BELFAST – One woman suffered a broken foot and another a cut hand when their cars collided head-on on Route 1 Tuesday afternoon. Heather M. Pendleton, 39, of Belfast was taken to Waldo County General Hospital with a broken leg after the 4:31 p.m. wreck. Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT – The following divorces were granted in August and September in 13th District Court on grounds of irreconcilable differences: Douglas C. Carpenter, Grafton, N.H. and Janet F. Carpenter, Blanchard Township; married at Grafton, N.H., on Sept. 15, 2001. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
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    CLIFTON – Selectmen have chosen Christopher Fickett to fill the SAD 63 post left vacant when former chairwoman Linda Goodrich resigned in October. Fickett was appointed at the selectmen’s Nov. 19 meeting, and will serve until local elections are held in March to fill the… Read More
    EDDINGTON – Those who like to give away handmade items at Christmas, be it fudge, decorations or ornaments, should head to the East Eddington Community Church’s annual Festive Christmas Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The sale will feature a cornucopia of breads, desserts, handmade chocolates,… Read More
    HAMPDEN – Three people were injured Wednesday morning when two vehicles collided between the on- and offramps connecting Cold Brook Road to I-95. The accident occurred when Richard Eberhart, 50, of Kenduskeag failed to yield while making a left turn from the westbound to northbound… Read More
    KITTERY – The Navy’s only research submarine is coming to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard where it will be inactivated after nearly 40 years in service. Shipyard spokesman Gary Hildreth says NR-1, a 150-foot nuclear-powered exploration sub that was launched in 1969, will arrive at the… Read More
    AUBURN – City officials are considering whether Auburn needs an ordinance requiring stores to take measures to assure crowd control after an episode outside the local Wal-Mart on “Black Friday,” the shopping day after Thanksgiving. A police officer and store workers said 1,000 to 1,500… Read More
    MIAMI – Trial was delayed Wednesday to allow time for a possible plea deal for a man arrested with a collection of weapons and military-style gear on charges of threatening to assassinate President-elect Barack Obama and President George W. Bush. U.S. District Judge Alan S. Read More
    WHITEFIELD – Take Deboullie – if you’re prepared. Or Scraggly Lake, or the Unknowns. Wheeling and tromping across thousands of miles of Maine’s remotest points, Tom Hanrahan has been to those pristine patches and plenty more. While he doesn’t mind being alone, he doesn’t want… Read More
    FARMINGTON – Fighter pilots from Vermont and Massachusetts need to fly as low as 500 feet over the hills and mountains of western Maine to train to defend the nation’s borders against attacks by small airplanes and cruise missiles, a general said. Brig. Gen. Leon… Read More
    Budget cuts at the Land Use Regulation Commission will likely mean less code enforcement and longer waits for developers seeking permits for projects in the Unorganized Territory, officials said Wednesday. LURC officials have proposed relocating two field offices and eliminating several staff vehicles in order… Read More
    State regulators voted Wednesday to delay work on a critical planning document in order to allow additional dialogue about how development pressure is affecting the Unorganized Territory. Members of the Land Use Regulation Commission agreed to postpone work on the agency’s comprehensive land use plan… Read More
    BRUNSWICK – The leader of a P-3 Orion squadron at Maine’s Brunswick Naval Air Station is being relieved of his command. A statement says the Navy has lost confidence in Cmdr. Llewellyn Lewis, the commanding officer of Special Projects Squadron 1 in Brunswick. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
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    ROCKLAND – A 59-year-old local man was hit by a car just before 10 p.m. Tuesday while he was walking in the crosswalk on Pleasant Street. A 2009 Dodge four-door sedan driven by Melinda S. Crockett, 20, of Newcastle hit Joseph O. Coolbroth. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
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    BANGOR – Thousands of spectators are expected to be on hand to watch Saturday’s annual Festival of Lights Parade through downtown, marking the official arrival of the holiday season. The nighttime parade will be the beacon in the dark that heralds the joyous nature of this time of… Read More
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    BANGOR – “The Reason for the Season” will set the tone for the holidays as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presents its ninth annual Creche Exhibit Dec. 5-8 at the corner of Grandview Avenue and Essex Street. The hours are noon-8 p.m. Read More
    BANGOR – The Hammond Street Senior Center’s popular weeklong silent auction, “It’s a Basket Case,” is scheduled for Dec. 8-12. The fundraiser will kick off with an after-hours event 4-6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at 2 Hammond St. The silent auction ends at noon Friday. Read More
    BANGOR – A capacity crowd at the Bangor Opera House got to see where Maine Arts Commission money goes on Nov. 21 at the 20th Maine Artist Fellowship Showcase. Attendees enjoyed presentations and performances by Maine Arts Commission Fellows Alison Chase of Brooksville, performing arts;… Read More
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    Rob Reeves, executive director of the Bangor Y, will step down on Dec. 19 after nine years in that position in order to take a similar job in his home state of Connecticut. Reeves shared these thoughts with The Weekly: “I want to thank everyone… Read More
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    AUGUSTA – Maine’s newly elected Democratic legislators settled a three-way race for state attorney general Tuesday as they nominated former prosecutor and three-term Rep. Janet Mills of Farmington for the $92,296-a-year post, assuring her of election by the full House and Senate. No tallies were… Read More
    PHILADELPHIA – President-elect Barack Obama pledged quick work Tuesday on an economic recovery plan to include tax cuts and increased federal spending, and told the nation’s governors he wants their advice in designing a package to help their hard-hit states. “We intend to put tax… Read More
    BANGOR – The life of a winter road maintenance worker is always a delicate balancing act this time of year. Dozens of crew supervisors with the Maine Department of Transportation and some local public works officials, are tasked weekly, sometimes daily, with deciding when and… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Commissioner of Education Susan A. Gendron has been tapped to serve on a committee of education leaders tasked with developing a transition plan on education policy for President-elect Barack Obama. The committee, composed of Gendron and nine other state education chiefs, was appointed… Read More
    PORTLAND – Sen. Susan Collins of Maine weighed in on President-elect Barack Obama’s nomination of Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as secretary of homeland security. Collins is the ranking minority member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and spoke with Napolitano after Obama announced her nomination… Read More
    The 2008 general election is over, with Barack Obama winning the race for president and Susan Collins easily being re-elected over challenger Tom Allen to represent Maine in the U.S. Senate. But Mainers are still seeing issue ads similar to those broadcast frequently in the… Read More
    GREENVILLE – A third person believed responsible for the theft of $14,000 from a soldier’s checking account turned herself in Tuesday to police. Ashley Gamblin, 19, who was wanted on a warrant for forgery, surrendered Tuesday afternoon to the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department. She is… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – A Corinth man who had pleaded guilty to shaking and injuring his newborn son went on trial Tuesday in Hancock County Superior Court after the plea agreement fell through. Nicholas W. Taylor, 30, is facing charges of aggravated assault and assault in connection… Read More
    BANGOR – Marcella Sorg, a forensic and medical anthropologist, will speak on “Drug Addiction: Theirs and Ours” from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the College Center of University College of Bangor. Sorg has worked in substance abuse-related consulting and research since 1980. Read More
    BANGOR – Eastern Maine veterans will be honored with a rally Sunday in the Bangor Auditorium as Wreaths Across America begins its journey to 350 state and national veterans’ cemeteries or memorials across the nation. All veterans, their families and supporting members of the community… Read More
    BANGOR – This month the Ronald McDonald House of Bangor is marking 25 years of housing the families of seriously ill children, many of them from Aroostook and Washington counties and other places that aren’t within an easy commute of Bangor’s two hospitals. Since it… Read More
    ORONO – Despite growing scientific evidence about the dangers of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, many doctors steer clear of discussing the issue with their patients, a tobacco cessation expert said Tuesday. “It’s getting better, but many physicians don’t see this as part of… Read More
    DEXTER – Police sought the public’s help Tuesday in finding Matthew Lee Ricker, 31, formerly of Sangerville. They want to determine his well-being. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i =… Read More
    LINCOLN – A residents group promised Tuesday to appeal a planning board decision approving a proposed $130 million wind farm that would create as many as 10 new jobs and as much as 60 megawatts of electricity in peak winds. With member Heidi Stevens the… Read More
    BANGOR – Top Hat II Dance Studio will present “A Yule That’s Cool” at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in Bangor High School’s Peakes Auditorium. Dancers of all ages will perform to holiday tunes and popular music. Members of the Senior Dance Team… Read More
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    ORONO – The University of Maine School of Forest Resources plans its annual holiday tree sale for scholarships through Dec. 14 in front of the Nutting Hall courtyard. Forestry students expect to sell more than 100 Fraser fir or balsam trees, 4 feet tall and… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – The Ellsworth Historical Society will open the Old Hancock County Jail for a Victorian Christmas 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The public is invited to enjoy music, refreshments, Victorian decorations and a tour of the building. For information, call 667-5716. Read More
    PITTSFIELD – Maine Central Institute and the Finance Authority of Maine will hold a Financial Aid Information Night at 7 tonight in the Ella Powell Room of the MCI library. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the MCI Academic Office at 487-4453. Read More
    CAMDEN – A public supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John St. The menu will be baked beans, casseroles, salads and pies. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children. Read More
    BAR HARBOR – The Abbe Museum welcomes the public to attend an opening reception for its new exhibition, “Twisted Path: Contemporary Native American Artists Walking in Two Worlds,” 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at 26 Mount Desert St. The exhibition includes the work of 10… Read More
    PITTSFIELD – For many eighth-grade graduates, making that big step into high school can be intimidating. For Warsaw Middle School students, it can be even more daunting since their next step is Maine Central Institute, a college preparatory school with a campus of buildings and… Read More
    BANGOR – In an effort to bring holiday magic to disadvantaged children this year, Dressbarn will hold its first Toys for Tots drive Monday through Friday, Dec. 8-12, at the store at the Bangor Parkade on Stillwater Avenue. Shoppers may donate new, unwrapped toys for… Read More
    FORT KENT – The Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Department will offer basketball games for adults 40 and over 1-3 p.m. Sundays at the Fort Kent Elementary School gym beginning Dec. 7. This informal league is designed for men and women who are not involved… Read More
    CHARLOTTE – Patrick McGouldrick, 19, who last month was charged with trafficking in scheduled drugs, found himself in hot water again when he recently was charged with violating the conditions of his bail, Calais police said Tuesday. In November, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – A Bucksport man, a Bangor man and an Orrington man, each of whom is facing drug trafficking charges, are among 24 people who were indicted Tuesday by the Hancock County grand jury. Two of the men are accused of teaming up in an… Read More
    NOBLEBORO – A local man was arrested Monday on a charge of furnishing scheduled drugs. The Lincoln County Drug Task Force and a Maine State Police Tactical Team served a search warrant at 4:30 a.m. Monday at the home of Lisa Wallace and Randall Simmons… Read More
    BELFAST – The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce has selected July 25 as the date for the third annual Belfast Maritime Heritage Festival 2009. The day will feature the National BoatBuilding Challenge, in which teams of two people race to build a 12-foot-long Monhegan skiff… Read More
    Tonight’s All Choral Concert at Stearns High School of Millinocket is the first of what Katahdin Area Chamber of Commerce officials say is a series of events over the next two weeks aimed at making this holiday happy. The Chamber is among 21 event organizers… Read More
    WHITEFIELD – The Knights of Columbus Council 1423 will hold a benefit supper for Jefferson farmer Ellis Percy on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the St. Denis Parish Hall, Route 126. Percy was severely injured falling from a barn roof, and all donations will help his family cover medical… Read More
    If voters approve, the Katahdin Region’s new Sunrise Peak School District will produce a $236,000 savings for East Millinocket, Medway and Millinocket schools next year, officials said Tuesday. Approved by the Maine Department of Education last week, the state-mandated plan to regionalize Katahdin schools will… Read More
    SOUTH PORTLAND – The Coast Guard and Seabrook, N.H., police on Tuesday morning questioned three hunters who had been seen in a boat by security guards near the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. Two Coast Guard boats and police responded after the guards saw the boat… Read More
    CARMEL – A school bus driver who went home for lunch Tuesday was credited with preventing a house fire. The bus driver, whose name wasn’t immediately available, noticed smoke inside of a small, one-story house at 575 Five Road just before 12:30 p.m. and had… Read More
    PORTLAND – Maine’s largest city has a new mayor. Jill Duson took the oath of office Monday, becoming mayor of Portland for the second time in four years. When elected in 2004 by her fellow members of the City Council, she became the first African-American… Read More
    PORTLAND – A former U.S. Navy reservist assigned to the Brunswick Naval Air Station has been sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possessing child pornography on his home computer. Shane Rowell, 31, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. Read More
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    OLD TOWN – At the regular meeting of the Old Town City Council on Monday night, members voted against proceeding with plans for a new or refurbished City Hall. The issue has been on the table for at least 12 years and recently gained some… Read More
    DEXTER – The Beehive Design Collective will present its current campaigns: “Mesoamerica Resiste” and “Mountaintop Removal Mining,” in a PowerPoint art education lecture 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Dexter Unitarian-Universalist Church. The Beehive Design Collective is an all-volunteer, nonprofit art-activist group dedicated to… Read More
    PLEASANT POINT – Two new members have been elected to the Passamaquoddy tribal council here after weeks of uncertainty as to who would help lead the government. Ralph Dana and Denise Altvater were elected last week with 158 and 141 votes respectively. They replace Councilors… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT – The Piscataquis County commissioners made about $24,000 in additional cuts to the proposed 2009 county budget Tuesday in an attempt to reduce the assessments to the communities. “We are down to the point of nickels and dimes,” Commissioner Tom Lizotte said Tuesday. “The… Read More
    PITTSFIELD – Town councilors tabled action Tuesday night on an emergency appropriation to stabilize the roof of the Pittsfield Community Theater. Although there were four councilors – enough to vote and conduct regular business -it takes five councilors to enact an emergency ordinance, which is… Read More
    AUGUSTA – The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will hold free Essentials of College Planning workshops at the following times and locations: Aroostook County: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, Fort Kent Adult Education, 84 Pleasant St., Fort Kent; 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18,… Read More