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    December 6, 2018

    Editorial: Winter driving safety

    Old Man Winter came early this year, bringing with it the usual assortment of accidents and vehicles off roads. If you’re one of those folks who struggles to regain their winter driving bearings, here are a few tips from the Maine Department of Transportation to help you stay on the road: Take it slow on […]

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    December 6, 2018

    ‘The Nutcracker’ to be performed at CCA

    ORONO – Performances of “The Nutcracker” will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 and 7 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts. A holiday tradition for all ages, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s annual production of The Nutcracker with the Robinson Ballet is beloved by […]

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    December 6, 2018

    Benefit to aid child with leukemia

    A benefit to aid a child who has been stricken with Leukemia, will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Dec.  7 at the Helen S. Dunn School in Greenbush. The benefit will feature a silent auction and spaghetti dinner. Wesley O’Keefe is an 8 year old boy from the town of Old Town. His parents […]

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    December 6, 2018

    UCU steps up for ending hunger on campus in Maine

    For a second consecutive year, University Credit Union’s Ending Hunger on Campus in Maine campaign is rallying support for the growing number of food pantries on Maine’s university campuses, as the nation contends with an epidemic of food insecurity among students. According to a first-of-its-kind survey by Temple University and the Wisconsin HOPE Lab released […]

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    December 6, 2018

    School officials tell parents to throw away the yardsticks, they’re toxic

    Is it really “poisonous” for parents to compare student test scores in their local school district to test results in other districts across the state? I don’t think so. But then, I’m not a credentialed education professional with advanced degrees, earning $80K or $90K toiling in the government school monopoly swamp. The Ellsworth American’s front-page […]

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    December 6, 2018

    Have a safe Christmas tree this holiday season

    As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can spread very quickly. The Maine State Fire Marshal’s office offers the following tips in dealing with your tree: Picking the tree: Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when […]

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    December 6, 2018

    Jackson resigns from school board

    Lee Jackson is resigning from RSU 34’s Board of Directors. Lee Jackson notified school board chair on Nov. 26 Jim Dill he will be resigning, effective Jan. 1. Jackson is stepping down to pursue a job opportunity.He declined to say what the job is specifically, but that it will be in public policy process. “It […]

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    December 6, 2018

    Great Works Stream boat launch eyed

    A request for a boat launch at Great Works Stream is being explored in Bradley. Bradley resident and Great Works Stream camp owner Rick Trimm recently approached Town Manager Melissa Doane asking for the town’s assistance in getting a boat landing at the Great Works launch site. Trimm said he had been working with the […]

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    December 6, 2018

    Fund-raising effort secures Wabanaki ancestral lands

    A capital campaign has paid off more than $700,0000 in acquisition funding loans for a parcel of land that is part of Wabanaki ancestral homelands. The parcel, in Passadumkeag, is 85 acres and is now home to Nibezun, a native-led organization that according to its website “seeks to revitalize and preserve Wabanaki culture, traditions, and […]

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    December 6, 2018

    Sen. Jim Dill: A new beginning in the State House

    One of my favorite things about serving in the Legislature is that it never gets old. Every two years, just when I get accustomed to the way things are, the scenery changes. New members come in, offices and committee assignments are altered, and I am presented with a new opportunity to do good work for […]

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