• Middle School Soccer

    Busline Soccer prepared for championship contests

    The Busline Soccer playoffs for middle school athletes as continued on this entire week and has lead two of the three divisions to championship contests on Saturday, Oct. 25. 

    Two teams from both the boys and girls divisions will battle for champion crowns today, Oct. 25, while two co-ed teams will battle for the crown on Tuesday, Oct. 28, due to a few factors requiring the championship game to be postponed a few days. 

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  • High School Sports

    Oct. 24 Sports Scoreboard

    The high school sports season continued on Friday, Oct. 24 and featured four sporting events being played, with two of them being post-season contests. 

    Following are reported results to the Pilot.

    Submit photos to sports@penbaypilot.com

    Football: Westbrook 45, Oceanside 12
    Football: Medomak Valley at Orono — No Score Reported

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  • Maine creates Ebola website

    AUGUSTA — In ongoing efforts to provide the latest information to healthcare providers and Maine citizens regarding Ebola-related guideline updates and developments, the Maine Center for Disease Control has launched a new website,

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  • Ron Joseph

    Bear referendum campaigns highlighted by missteps, biases and contradictions

    Over the past 100 years the status of Maine's bears has evolved from big pest to big game species. In the 1950s, when I was child in rural Maine, bears were hunted year-round. One of my earliest childhood memories is that of a bear breaking into my grandparent's barn to kill a calf. The 450-pound bruin was shot several days later breaking into a neighbor's pigpen.

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  • Rockport, Rockland, Camden fire departments respond

    Fire destroys Rockport home late Thursday night

    ROCKPORT — Rockport Fire Department responded to a house fire at 6 Wellington Drive late Thursday night and found the attached garage was fully involved and fire was already being pushed into the house by last night’s strong winds.

    Rockport fire fighters and a North East Mobile Health Care ambulance were first on the scene, and the single alarm call turned into a second alarm, bringing mutual aid from Rockland and Camden fire departments.

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  • Updated...

    Woman mistakes boat launch for road, drives car into Belfast Harbor

    BELFAST — A Searsport woman accidentally drove her car into Belfast Harbor Thursday morning, Oct. 23, after apparently mistaking the boat launch at the city’s public landing for a continuation of Lower Main Street. 

    Belfast Harbormaster Katherine Pickering was one of several witnesses who watched as the white sedan drove past her office and straight into the water. It was close to high tide and the water covered most of the boat ramp. 

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  • Theodore Gray to pay $50,000, spend two days in Hancock County jail

    Orland lobsterman in jail, fined for possessing undersized lobsters, molesting gear

    ELLSWORTH — Theodore Gray, a 34-year-old lobsterman from Orland, will spend two days in Hancock County Jail and pay a $50,000 fine after pleading guilty Oct. 17 in Ellsworth District Court to possession of undersized and V-notched lobsters and with molesting lobster equipment, according to the Maine Department of Marine Resources.

    Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher also suspended Gray's license for three years, beginning June 23 of this year.

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  • Greg Dufour named to MaineHealth board of trustees

    PORTLAND — MaineHealth, based in Portland, has names Greg Dufour, of Rockport, and four others to its 2014-15 board of trustees. 

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  • Rockland’s development director cites increased business activity this year

    ROCKLAND — The City of Rockland reports that it continues to see new and expanding business in its municipality this year. 

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  • Union Historical Society

    Shingle-style architecture lecture in Union

    UNION — Union Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Old Town House for the Society's annual meeting.  There will be an illustrated presentation by architect Christopher Glass, of Camden, who will discuss shingle-style architecture.

    He will reference his most recent book, Homes Down East, which celebrates the summer cottages and town houses built in Maine more than a century ago.

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  • Penobscot Bay Pilot’s wayback machine

    Throwback Thursday

    Easy one. But who knows what First National Stores carried and what’s in its place now? Tell us your stories.

    Last week’s Throwback Thursday photo got some good comments. those who guessed The Lincolnville Ferry were correct. Ding! Ding! It was the Lincolnville Beach terminal of the Isleboro ferry, built in 1959.

  • Updated! 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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