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8 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

In the dark, we are all prey.

Recently I spent the evening at the home of some friends who live just down the road.

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Related Topix: Washington County, ME, Eastport, ME, Ellsworth, ME

17 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Fisheries trail to encourage tourism, showcase Down East Maine's maritime heritage

Locavores who live in or visit the Pine Tree State can meander along the Maine Beer Trail , sipping their way from one microbrewery to the next.

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Related Topix: Maine, Life, Food, Local Food, Agriculture, Science, Cherryfield, ME, Penobscot, ME

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Hancock County College Transitions receives Adult Learner Partnership ...

RSU 24's Hancock County College Transitions program and the University College at Ellsworth received a $5000 grant from the Adult Learner Partnership program of the Maine Community Foundation.

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Related Topix: Ellsworth, ME

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Weekly Packet

Halcyon Grange awarded $10k for community grain center

Chickens, hogs, cows-farm animals need to feed, whether just a few being homesteaded in a backyard or a herd being raised on a small farm.

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Related Topix: Penobscot, ME, Blue Hill, ME, Agriculture, Science

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bangor Daily News

SALT of the EARTH

This rousing 1954 movie dramatizes a strike by Mexican-American miners in New Mexico who won their epic battle against corporate greed and ethnic bias.

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Related Topix: Ellsworth, ME

Bangor Daily News

Portland man arrested on charge of distributing heroin

A Portland man was arrested in Hancock County on Monday on a charge of distributing heroin, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Prisons, Prison

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Bangor Daily News

3 members of alleged oxycodone ring plead guilty

Three people who police say were involved in an oxycodone distribution ring in Hancock County have pleaded guilty and received jail sentences.

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Related Topix: Prison, Bucksport, ME, Orland, ME

Bangor Daily News

MDI man to serve 4 years behind bars on heroin conviction

A Bar Harbor man who was caught by police with more than 500 bags of heroin and $28,000 in cash has been sentenced to four years in prison.

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Related Topix: Bar Harbor, ME

Bangor Daily News

Orono black bear follows mountain biker, scares him off trail

When my boyfriend Derek returned early from mountain biking in Orono last week, I figured he had popped a tire or something.

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Related Topix: Orono, ME

Bangor Daily News

Former Rep. Kimberley Rosen launches campaign for Senate

Families in Senate District 8 will have the chance to return a proven leader to the Maine Legislature with former Representative Kimberley Rosen announcing her candidacy for State Senate.

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Related Topix: Bucksport, ME, Orrington, ME, Bangor, ME

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Bangor Daily News

The Old Woman is back and wait til you read her stories

The subtitle of Return of Old Maine Woman , written by Glenna Johnson Smith and published this year by Islandport Press, is Tales of Growing Up and Getting Older.

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Related Topix: Maine, Aroostook County, ME, Presque Isle, ME

Tue Jul 15, 2014

National Fisherman

Who needs an after party?

Ask any lobsterman who enters Maine's summer races which one he would most like to be at, and Stonington is probably at the top of the list.

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Related Topix: Beals, ME, Winter Harbor, ME

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Dustbowl "Hamlet" ends its tour at the Grand

"To be or not to be?" asks the young Hamlet, standing by the grave of his father.

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Related Topix: Ellsworth, ME, Northeast Harbor, ME, Winter Harbor, ME, College of the Atlantic

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Bangor Daily News

BDN newspaper carrier injured after car rolls off Deer Isle causeway, ends up on mudflats

A Bucksport man delivering newspapers for the Bangor Daily News suffered cuts to his face, but no life-threatening injuries, when his car rolled off the Deer Isle causeway early Saturday morning, according to police.

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Related Topix: Deer-Isle, ME, Bucksport, ME

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Hancock man accused of robbing pharmacy agrees to serve six months behind bars

A Hancock man accused of robbing prescription drugs from a supermarket this past March has not yet been found guilty but has started serving a jail sentence of at least six months, according to attorneys involved in his case.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Ellsworth, ME

Bangor Daily News

Last Down East power outages expected to be alleviated today

Emera Maine continued to make progress overnight, restoring power to hundreds more customers who were left without electricity after Tropical Storm Arthur battered the Down East region last weekend.

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Related Topix: Maine, Washington County, ME, Penobscot, ME

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Garden show to be held in Ellsworth

The St. Croix District of the Garden Club Federation of Maine, with sponsorship from NewLand Nursery, Landscaping and Florist, will hold a flower show 2-6 p.m. Friday, August 1, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, August 2, at the Ellsworth Elementary Middle School, 20 Forest Ave. The theme of the show will be "Through the Looking-glass: Adventures in a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Ellsworth, ME, Washington County, ME

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Sun Journal

More than 2,900 Mainers still without power

Emera Maine was busy Monday trying to restore power to a few thousand customers Down East, but the progress was slow because damage from tropical storm Arthur over the holiday weekend was more extensive than first thought.

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Related Topix: Maine, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Washington County, ME, Aroostook County, ME

Bangor Daily News

EMDC extends its reach with addition of deputy director

In a continuation of its efforts to better connect area businesses and job seekers, Eastern Maine Development Corporation has welcomed Hook Wheeler to its team as Deputy Director for Business and Workforce Services.

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Related Topix: Ellsworth, ME

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Crews from Maine, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island continue to repair tropical storm damage

Emera Maine crews on Sunday continued to repair damage done by the remnants of Hurricane Arthur over the weekend, bringing the number of homes and businesses without power down to about 5,770 as of 4 p.m. More than 4,300 of those outages were located in Washington County with another 1,000 in Hancock County.

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Related Topix: Maine, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Arthur, Washington County, ME

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