• The Penobscot Falcon

    Perfect moments, Domino, and downed limbs

    I almost lost my entire right arm in Hull, Quebec, on a glorious summer afternoon. This might not mean so much to you until you realize that at that time, my mid-20s, I had already been an artist for more than 10 years, drawing and painting obsessively, daily, so my arm was everything to me; I would continue to need it for the next 30 years.

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    Oceanside sweeps Presque Isle in preseason action

    ROCKLAND – The Oceanside boys junior varsity and varsity teams hosted Presque Isle in the season’s first preseason games Saturday at Oceanside East. Both games were well-played, close, fun games to start the season out.

    For Oceanside coach Matt Breen, it was a chance to see with a lot of new players how they would handle the game with just a week on the floor and two of those days being tryouts.

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  • Busline League Basketball

    Nov. 21 Busline Basketball Scoreboard

    The Busline League basketball season continued Friday, Nov. 21 for middle school student-athletes. At the conclusion of Friday, schools in the large school division concluded the first week of play, while schools in the small school division concluded its second week of play. 

    Following are reported results to the Pilot. 

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  • Benefit for Bill Horton, in his fight against pancreatic cancer

    BELFAST — Pancreatic cancer is hard to detect, and even when found in the early stages, a 20-percent life expectancy is predicted.

    Bill Horton is fighting pancreatic cancer. Luckily in Bill's case, it was discovered very early, and is confined to one spot – the size of a nickel – on his pancreas. This gives him a better than a 40-percent chance of a complete cure of the cancer.

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  • Open to anybody from any community

    Thomaston Recreation Department to host basketball referee clinic

    THOMASTON — The Thomaston Recreation Department will host a recreation basketball referee clinic on Sunday, Nov. 23 at the Thomaston Grammar School from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    The clinic is free to adults and high school students from any community.

    At the clinic, Thomaston Recreation Department committee member and Maine Principal’s Association (MPA) basketball official Chris Barstow, with help from other local officials, will lead the 90 minute clinic.

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  • Razor Burn

    Dear Old Guy: Sudsy Susan

    Dear Old Guy welcomes letters on all subjects, including love, marriage, child rearing, even basic plumbing and medical advice. What he doesn’t know, he is happy to make up. After all, he’s just an opinionated Old Guy.

    Submit your questions to Dear Old Guy here.

    Dear Old Guy,

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    Grover powers Oceanside past Camden-Rockport

    THOMASTON — The Oceanside Blue girls eighth grade basketball team hosted Camden-Rockport Middle School Friday afternoon at Oceanside West handing the visitors a 62-29 loss.

    Kalli Grover was on fire for the Mariners scoring 29 points to lead the Mariners to the win.

    Grover also dominated on the defensive boards with numerous rebounds easily posting a double-double in the game.

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  • Name a Belfast park – submission deadline extended

    BELFAST — Those who live in or visit Belfast may be noticing some changes in the unnamed public green space that is situated on Main Street between Northern Lights Gallery, County Copy Center, and Front Street. That's because Our Town Belfast, the community's Main Street organization, is wrapping up a grant project aimed at enhancing the space while giving it a real identity as an official park.

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  • First-year Student Council, doing good things

    Owls Head students raise money for Pope Memorial Humane Society pets

    OWLS HEAD — Students at Owls Head Central School this year are learning some valuable lessons about student- and self-government, and what it means to do good things for others. And while many kids are familiar with participating in community service events by the time they reach third-, fourth- or fifth-grade, most aren't the ones choosing the cause and the method of fundraising.

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  • Surpassing goal, hits $28,000 with hours to go in Kickstarter campaign

    New food truck, ‘Wich Please, coming to Rockland

    ROCKLAND — ‘Wich Please, a sassy, comfort food sandwich truck will soon be rolling up to Rockland.

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  • Fox I Printworks and artisans capitalize on savvy new trend

    New pop-up store in Rockland features island micro-businesses

    ROCKLAND — A pop-up shop, the hot, new trend of opening a temporary retail store, has come to Rockland’s Main Street this holiday season, and it is benefiting several island micro-businesses, as well as local artisans.

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  • College Football

    Young named ECFC Offensive Lineman of the Year

    BANGOR — Although South Thomaston native Alex Young’s college football career at Bangor’s Husson University did not start entirely as planned, his senior year is. 

    During his freshman season, the Eagles went 0-10, followed up by a 2-8 record his sophomore year. 

    Then, in 2013, his junior year, the Eagles welcomed back head coach Gabby Price, who guided the team to a 5-5 record. 

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  • Industrial arts...Some thoughts in advance of the next big storm

    Eva Murray: Time to make toast!

    It was very important, when our children were small, that they not be afraid should the lights suddenly go out. It was also important that they understand what was happening — that a power outage was a time for people to be brave and go to work.

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  • Busline League Basketball

    Busline League Basketball Nov. 19 Scoreboard

    The Busline League basketball season for middle school student-athletes continued Wednesday, Nov. 11 and included some contests that kept fans on the edge of their seats. 

    Following are reported results to the Pilot. 

    Coaches are encouraged to send final scores and stats to sports@penbaypilot.com

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  • ‘We’re a flying ICU’

    Donating $3.3 million, Linda Bean, employees and North Haven help make LifeFlight’s third helicopter a reality

    PORT CLYDE — On Aug. 11, 2013, both of Maine’s LifeFlight helicopters touched down at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. 

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