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  1. Decline of Maine's paper mills hurts middle classRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Deseret News

    ... blue-collar workforce. "We're the lucky ones," said Mark Perry, 58, a 32-year worker at Sappi Fine Paper in Skowhegan. "The state of the industry is so bad." Maine mills began making paper in the 1730s and pulp - the material used to make modern ...

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  2. December Workshops at the Skowhegan CareerCenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Bangor Daily News

    For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Skowhegan has to offer, including the newest tools to assist you in conducting an efficient and productive job search. Topics covered include: how to tap into the "hidden job market," identifying the skills you have to offer employers, tips on successfully completing applications, resumes and cover letters and how to register and apply for jobs posted through the This workshop provides valuable tips on cover letters, resume writing, the contents and format and much more.

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  3. Skowhegan police searching for man who allegedly broke into home, demanded moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Bangor Daily News

    According to Skowhegan Police Chief Ted Blais, a homeowner came downstairs to go to work shortly before 5 a.m. to find a man standing in his living room. The intruder threatened to stab the resident and demanded cash, upon which the resident told the suspect to leave and yelled to the other residents of the house, Blais said.

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  4. Skowhegan drug bust lands man in jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Bangor Daily News

    A local man with a history of drug offenses is facing more charges after more than $10,000 in contraband was seized from an Oak Street residence, police said. Roberto Figueroa, 57, is accused of aggravated trafficking in a Schedule W drug and possession of a Schedule W drug, Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff's Office said.

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  5. Somerset Career and Technical Center students do well in state competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Bangor Daily News

    ... Clemons placing second in the second-year welding students' competition. Both Nathan and Austin are students at Skowhegan Area High School. These students are instructed by Troy Twitchell in the Cianbro Weld Shop through collaboration with the ...

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  6. Bernard E. DelogeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 23 | Bangor Daily News

    ... of Medway, children Debbie Pelletier and husband Joel of Pittsfield, NH, Brenda Levasseur and husband Ernest of Skowhegan, Cindy Bouchard and husband Shawn of East Millinocket, Bruce Deloge of Lisbon Falls and Doug Deloge of Medway, several ...

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  7. How a grain industry revival in Skowhegan sets an exampleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Bangor Daily News

    A former county jail in Skowhegan is now the epicenter of a grain industry revival in Maine fueled largely by a resurgence of interest in local grains. The Somerset Grist Mill and Maine Grains have operated out of the former county jail in Somerset County since 2012, producing stone-milled flour Amber Lambke and Michael Scholz unpack a grist mill in 2010 as they worked to convert a former county jail in Skowhegan into a grain milling operation.

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  8. Walmart workers announce Black Friday protest locationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Bangor Daily News

    ... pate. The company offers "very competitive wages" and most employees are full-time, he said. The Walmart store in Skowhegan, Maine is listed as a protest location on the website blackfridayprotests.org, where a full list is posted of affected stores.

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  9. Warehouse at Madison business destroyed by fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Bangor Daily News

    ... it of the blaze, which is being deemed accidental. Nobody was injured, Howard said, and firefighters from Madison, Skowhegan, Anson and Norridgewock responded, while New Portland covered Anson's station.

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  10. Barbara "Loreen" TuttleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Bangor Daily News

    ... Scott Jakins of Newport, Joshua McPherson and his wife, Erin of Hermon, Jeannine Annis, and Eric Annis, both of Skowhegan; 5 great-grandchildren, Luke, Tyler, Brody, Abigail, and Chloe; 2 brothers, Rev. Ronald Parker, and Wilfred Parker and his ...

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  11. Top Places to Work It's all about the perksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | Boston.com

    ... year, La Monica was one of 125 New Balance employees to attend "Shoe School" at the footwear company's factory in Skowhegan, Maine. Students at the shoe school - which has been a part of New Balance in Brighton for more than 10 years - spend a day ...

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  12. Maine Teachers Honored by SaddlebackRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Bangor Daily News

    ... one statewide Teacher of the Year. This year's recipients are as follows: 13. Somerset - Jennifer Dorman, Skowhegan Area Middle School, grades 7-8, English Language Arts - Also statewide Teacher of the Year. Saddleback opens for the season on ...

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  13. Blanket Brigade: hard luck on the PotomacRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Bangor Daily News

    ... dissolved clothing, men, and equipment in those wretched weeks after Antietam. Commanded by Col. Asa W. Wildes of Skowhegan, the 16th Maine Infantry Regiment mustered into federal service at Augusta on Thursday, Aug. 14. The regiment's 10 companies ...

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  14. December Workshops at the Skowhegan CareerCenterRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | State of Maine

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2014 Contact: Anita Dunham, Skowhegan CareerCenter, 474-4950; Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 621-5009 SKOWHEGAN-Maine CareerCenters bring job seekers and employers together. For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Skowhegan CareerCenter will be offering a variety of programs for job seekers in December.

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  15. Sappi North America Drives Sustainability and Growth With Natural GasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | Market Wire

    Sappi North America's Somerset Mill in Skowhegan is now running on natural gas and the paper mill is already seeing economic and environmental benefits. Recently, Summit Natural Gas of Maine completed the final installation of equipment to allow the Somerset Mill to run using natural gas at full capacity.

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  16. Skowhegan police seeking man accused of attempting to rob toy auction workerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Bangor Daily News

    Police are seeking information that could lead to identifying a man who allegedly attempted to rob a woman Tuesday night on Wateville Road. The robbery happened about 10:30 p.m. at the Pace Union Hall, located at 653 Waterville Road, Skowhegan Police Chief Ted Blais said Wednesday in a news release.

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  17. Anson man pleads not guilty on two counts of manslaughter in connection with double-fatal crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Bangor Daily News

    Mark Schobel, 24, entered his pleas during an arraignment hearing on Wednesday morning in Skowhegan, Somerset County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney confirmed. Schobel's bail was continued at $5,000 cash, with conditions to include that he not use or possess alcohol and illegal drugs and that he submit to random searches and testing, Maloney said.

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  18. 22nd annual Festival of Trees at Goodwill-HinckleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Bangor Daily News

    ... purchased in advance by calling 207-238-4280 or by email at getinvolved@gwh.org. Immediately following dinner, the Skowhegan Area High School Concert Choir and Good-Will Hinckley Students will perform live entertainment at 7 and 7:30 p.m. The ...

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  19. "Down Home" Dinner FundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Bangor Daily News

    ... purchased in advance by calling 207-238-4280 or by email at getinvolved@gwh.org. Immediately following dinner, the Skowhegan Area High School Concert Choir and Good-Will Hinckley Students will perform live entertainment at 7 and 7:30 p.m. The ...

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  20. Maine Democrats fill legislative leadership postsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Bangor Daily News

    Despite seeing their majority shrink by 10 seats after last week's election, Maine House Democrats on Wednesday re-elected the two returning members of the past session's leadership team to key posts for the next two years. Rep. Mark Eves of North Berwick won two more years as House speaker, and former assistant majority leader Jeff McCabe of Skowhegan was chosen for majority leader.

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