• Oct. 25-Nov. 1: There’s something spooky, chilly and monstrous for everyone

    Your Halloween rundown: The coolest events for adults and kids

    Are you all set to rage into the Halloween season? The Midcoast is getting an early start on the Witching Hour and we have combed every cool event going on we could find to bring you a comprehensive rundown of Halloween-themed events. We’ve color-coded these events for Adults and Kids to make finding them easier.

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  • Education News: School leaders at Herring Gut, 4-H science Saturday

    Midcoast curriculum leaders learn what Herring Gut can teach children

    MIDCOAST — Representatives from several school districts up and down the Midcoast gathered at Herring Gut Learning Center at the beginning of October for their monthly meeting and to learn more about the unique program resources that Herring Gut can provide to their school districts.

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  • Youth Football

    Five Town middle school football rides four game win streak into regular season finale

    CAMDEN — The Five Town middle school-aged football team started the 2014 campaign off to a rough 0-2 start. 

    However, the team is now riding on a four game winning streak as they head into the regular season finale that will require a road trip to battle Oceanside Tuesday, Oct. 28. 

    Five Town Youth Football League president, Carl Chadwick, said the Oceanside game “is going to be a doozie”.  

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  • Stretch of weather till Friday

    Nor’easter brings hard rain to Maine, disables offshore lobster boat

    PENOBSCOT BAY — Seas are building as a storm blowing out of the northeast swirls just offshore, at times gusting up to 40 knots. A lobster boat was escorted back to safety late in the morning, Oct. 22, after fishermen reported taking on water four miles south of Criehaven. By Oct. 23, a buoy on Jeffreys Ledge reported gusts of 62 knots (71 mph), with seas at 18.4 feet.

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  • Meet with Patrick Woodcock, Director of Governor's Energy Office

    Watershed students share vision for carbon-neutral Maine

    Watershed School's global climate change class spent six weeks researching the question; What would it take for Maine to be carbon neutral by 2050? Their report was posted on the Maine Climate Solutions website and brought to the attention of Patrick Woodcock, director of the Governor's Energy Office. Woodcock was so impressed with the breadth, conclusions and high quality of the students' report that he asked to come to Watershed School to meet the authors and talk about their findings.

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  • Splitting rocks in Belfast along city rangeways

    BELFAST — If you've never seen a stone split by hand, here's your chance. The third such rock-splitting event, a collaboration between Waterfall Arts, the City of Belfast, and the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, takes place Saturday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. at Stephenson Lane on the east side of Belfast, rain, snow or sun.

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  • Belfast Community TV widens reception area, adds Roku option for live streaming

    BELFAST — In 2006, only Belfast cable subscribers could watch Belfast Community TV. Now station technology offers more viewer options, and can cover an area wide enough to reach all of Waldo County. Those non-Belfast residents who are featured in, or take part in, programming can now be BCTV-2 viewers also.

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  • Council approves City Park improvements, zoning odds and ends, introduces Washington Street redevelopment

    Money not going down the drain in Belfast; sewer rate hike coming up

    BELFAST - Sewer bills will be going up by 7-percent in 2015 and another 7-percent in 2016. The City Council approved the request from Wastewater Superintendent John Carman on Tuesday, but not without a lot of questions.

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  • Belfast Police beat: Operating under the influence, theft of services, assault, bad checks

    BELFAST — The Belfast Police Department reported the following activity Oct. 7-20. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt. 

    Sept. 30

    Robert Cyphers III, 24, of Montville, was issued summonses for two charges of negotiating a worthless instrument (bad check), stemming from an incident Sept. 22, and negotiating a worthless instrument stemming from an incident Sept. 15.

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  • Elections 2014

    Vote like it’s 1920! The League of Women Voters Election Guide is still a must-read

    At the Penobscot Bay Pilot, we’ve been working hard to put together great election resources. But if you were only going to read one thing before you went to the polls on Nov. 4, we would have to defer to the League of Women Voters of Maine’s “Easy-to Read Voter Guide.”

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  • High School Sports

    Oct. 21 Sports Scoreboard

    The high school sports season continued Tuesday, Oct. 21 and featured nine contests on the agenda, including three playoff field hockey matches; however, two contests were postponed. 

    Following are reported results to the Pilot. 

    Submit photos, scores, stats and tips to sports@penbaypilot.com

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  • Waldo County Sheriff’s beat: Drugs, speeding, violating bail conditions

    BELFAST — The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity Oct. 7-20. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt. 

    Oct. 7

    George E. Eaton, 35, of China, was issued a summons for speeding 34 mph in a 25 mph zone on Main Street in Unity.

    Shelby L. McClintock, 19, of West Wareham, Mass., was issued a summons for excessive sound on School Street in Unity.

    Oct. 10

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  • State Police Troop D beat: Marijuana, fictitious inspection stickers, speeding

    AUGUSTA — Maine State Police Troop D reported the following activity Oct. 6-13. Troop D is responsible for Maine's Midcoast, including Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Waldo, and Knox counties, the southern half of Kennebec County and part of northern Cumberland County. The troop also patrols Interstate 295, from Brunswick to Gardiner. The troop's complement includes a lieutenant, three sergeants, 25 troopers and a secretary. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt.

    Oct. 6

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  • CHRHS arts department names Students of the Month

    ROCKPORT — The Visual and Performing Arts Department at Camden Hills Regional High School has named Bethany Vix as the September Student of the Month, and Matthew Watts as October Student of the Month. 

    Bethany Vix is an outstanding musician who has been involved in a myriad of musical and theatrical ensembles at CHRHS. In her freshman year, Bethany was accepted as a member of the select ensemble: Women’s Choir.

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  • WRFR fundraiser to help in move to Lincoln Street Center

    ROCKLAND — After broadcasting for 12 years from a small building on Gay Street in Rockland, radio station WRFR is moving. Their new location will be in the restored Lincoln Street Center alongside other businesses, organizations, a 350-seat theater, industrial kitchen, art studios and a small café.

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