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    Sen. Angus King on Bill Maher show tonight

    LOS ANGELES, CA – U.S. Senator Angus King, I-Maine, will appear on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher tonight, Friday, Oct. 31, at 10 p.m.

  • UPDATE: Police locate handcuffed man who bolted from cruiser

    UPDATE: The man who ran off from a State Police cruiser still in handcuffs in Chelsea, Oct. 29, has been captured. Jason Langdon was taken into custody late last night, Oct. 30, by Portland Police, after getting a ride to Portland from an unsuspecting motorist.  Langdon still had the handcuffs on, although the chain had been cut.

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  • This Week in Lincolnville: Hunting season, and election day at last

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    If you have a hunter in your household, you don’t need to be told that deer hunting season begins tomorrow, Nov. 1 at sunrise. This first day is for Maine residents only.  Starting Monday out-of-state hunters with a Maine license will be able to hunt as well. The season lasts until November 29, every day, sunrise to sunset, except for Sundays when hunting is illegal.

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  • Hint: it’s not pronounced ‘Mott-iffs’

    Motifs, a funky new store, comes to Rockland

    ROCKLAND — Within moments it’s easy to see that Paula Jalbert with her rhinestone glasses and black fingernails will be a perfect fit in the emerging downtown Rockland scene. She and her husband are just about to open a duplicate of her Portland-based boutique store, Motifs, on 415 Main Street. Motifs is a funky mixture of clothing, jewelry, housewares, candles, perfumes, and humorous signage.

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  • Transformations

    Liz Amaral: Hi Blog, I’m Back

    July 23, 2014

    Hi Blog, I'm Back

    My heart attack in April had few warning signs, and they were subtle. Except for a nightmare. That wasn't subtle at all. Everything dark, vicious and violent. Scary as hell. I awoke with my heart beating so hard I thought it would burst, and that feeling, and the fear, persisted.

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  • Election 2014

    Gov. Paul LePage responds to email questions

    Editor’s note: During the summer, the Penobscot Bay Pilot, Boothbay Register and Wiscasset Newspaper collectively sought interviews with the three candidates for governor. Eliot Cutler and Mike Michaud were quick to accommodate our request for an informal round table discussion with a group of editors and reporters.

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  • Down to the sea

    Barbara Dyer: The many moods of Camden Harbor

    Having a bird’s eye view of Camden Harbor for 44 years, from my office window, I realized that it changed often and sometimes within the hour. There were times when the whole Penobscot Bay was frozen over, once in 1868 and again in 1875, but that does not happen very often in salt water.

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  • Ultimate Fighting Championship

    Lincolnville native Tim Boestch to fight in UFC 183

    LINCOLNVILLE and LAS VEGAS, NEV. — Lincolnville native Tim Boestch, an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter, has been added to the fight card for the Saturday, Jan. 31 event to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

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  • Middle School Soccer

    Hope completes perfect season, wins championship crown

    NORTHPORT — The co-ed soccer players for the Hope Elementary School Hawks may have had to wait a few extra days to play in the co-ed soccer championship contest, but the wait was worthwhile. 

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  • High School Field Hockey

    Lions fall in regional championship contest

    The high school sports season continued on Thursday, Oct. 30 with only one local team participating in a playoff contest. 

    That team was the Belfast Area High School Lions who battled Gardiner High School in the Eastern Class B Field Hockey Regional Championship. 

    Submit photos, via email, to: sports@penbaypilot.com

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  • Maine’s bear referendum and bond proposals: What are they specifying, what are they funding?

    On Nov. 4, Maine voters will elect the Governor, one of Maine’s two United States Senators, Maine’s Representatives to Congress, members of the Maine Legislature (State Senators and State Representatives) and certain county officers.  County officers will vary depending on the county, but include the following: Judge of Probate, Register of Probate, County Treasurer, Register of Deeds, Sheriff, District Attorney and County Commissioner. 

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  • Maine Secretary of State clarifies absentee ballot process

    AUGUSTA, Maine — In the wake of questions and conflicting information in the public discourse after a press conference held by a candidate for the office of Governor, the Secretary of State is letting voters know the laws governing how town clerks must handle state ballots that have been issued to absentee voters and returned by those voters to the towns, according to a news release from secretary Matthew Dunlap.

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  • Island Institute hires first economic development director

    ROCKLAND — The Island Institute, in Rockland, has hired small business owner Briana Warner as its first economic development director. Warner will oversee the organization's efforts to help Maine's islands and remote coastal communities strengthen and diversify their economies.

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  • Waldo County Sheriff’s Office beat: criminal threatening, inadequate tire

    BELFAST — The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity Oct. 14 -28. An arrest or summons does not imply guilt.

    Oct. 14

    Dean W. Frost, 49, of Swanville, was issued summonses for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence terrorizing with a dangerous weapon in Swanville.

    Oct. 15

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  • Maine State Police Troop D blotter

    AUGUSTA —  Maine State Police Troop D reported the following activity Oct. 20-26. 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.

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