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Penobscot, Maine is located in Hancock County. Zip codes in Penobscot, ME include 04476. The median home price in Penobscot is $389,000. More Penobscot information.

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20 hrs ago | Weekly Packet

"Grass farmers" share insights from the farm

While lingering in the shade of a large tree and savoring the frosty delights of homemade ice cream, a group of more than 20 people shared their impressions of the cows, pigs, chickens and other creatures they had encountered, and reflected on the complexities of farming, food availability and society.

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Yesterday | The Weekly Packet

Beatrix Gates blurs the line between life and art

Beatrix Gates sits at her kitchen table in Brooksville and muses on the act and art of writing.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Bangor Daily News

164th Springfield Fair to be held Aug. 29-Sept. 1

It all started back in 1851. It has been known as Elmwood Park, Springfield Trotting Park, Northern Penobscot Agricultural and Horticultural Society, and - more infamously - throughout the mid to late 1900s as the "drunkard's reunion."

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Scientific American

Is Fluoride in Private Wells Causing an IQ Decline?

Locals call it the "Switzerland of Maine" for its breathtaking mountains and picturesque waters, yet Dedham is just one of a cadre of communities in The Pine Tree State where tap water may not be as safe as it appears.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Penobscot County commissioners divided on whether national park would help faltering Katahdin region

Penobscot County's commissioners are divided on a proposal to establish a 150,000-acre national park and recreation area in the Katahdin region.

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Bangor Daily News

Penobscot Nation suing Maine to fight for namesake river

The Penobscot Nation is an Indian tribe that has occupied and cared for the Penobscot River since time immemorial.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Bangor Daily News

School news

Job Corps is turning 50. Job Corps was initiated as the central program of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty, part of his domestic agenda known as the Great Society.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Bangor Daily News

State reports spike in whooping cough diagnoses in northern, eastern Maine

Whooping cough has sickened a rising number of children in northern and eastern Maine, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Bangor Daily News

State confirms patients were removed from Penobscot nursing home that lost certifications

Having lost its certifications for providing treatment to Medicaid and Medicare patients, Penobscot Nursing Home is now empty, according to a state official.

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Bangor Daily News

World Ocean Observatory Director to Speak at Penobscot Marine Museum

On Thursday, August 21st at 7:00 pm, Peter Neill, director of the World Ocean Observatory will present The Sea Connects All Things, an illustrated talk on the ocean as an integrated global social system.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Weekly Packet

Selectmen mull over the fate of Penobscot Nursing Home

A review of a proposed septic system plan for the Penobscot Nursing Home led selectmen to discuss the possible fate of the facility-and its storage barn-at their meeting on August 5. Earlier that day at the nursing home, the facility's state-appointed receiver, Lisa Gosselin, had outlined a plan to convert the 32 beds left empty when the nursing ... (more)

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Weekly Packet

Historic photo exhibit in Deer Isle

Penobscot Marine Museum's exhibit, "Hancock County Through Eastern's Eye," hosted by the Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society at Island Heritage Trust runs through August 30. Above, a postcard of Deer Isle.

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Weekly Packet

Hail, lightning cause damage, destroy local blueberry fields

Localized hail ruined most of a blueberry crop on fields off the Kingdom Road in Blue Hill on Thursday, August 7, and lightning strikes resulted in damage to homes and businesses and caused spotty power outages in the area.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Talk and Book Signing for 1816: The Year That Summer Never Came, at Penobscot Marine Museum

During that summer wild temperature swings produced snow and frost which killed crops and caused famines and food shortages world-wide.

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Bangor Daily News

Bangor man gets six months for assaulting ex-girlfriend, car theft

A 30-year-old man pleaded no contest Wednesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to charges related to an altercation with a former girlfriend last year and the theft of a Chevrolet Camaro last month.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Magic City Morning Star

Money for Maine: Federal aid and Investments

U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud today announced nearly $285,000 in federal aid to the workers from the Great Northern Paper Mill impacted by layoffs.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Penquis looking for knitters, crocheters to help make purple baby caps

Penquis is calling all Maine knitters and crocheters to help advocate for infant safety and spread awareness of the dangers of infant shaking.

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Bangor Daily News

Arts news

Registration is now open for school-year programs for students from pre-kindergarten through college, starting in September, at the Penobscot Theatre Company Dramatic Academy.

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Bangor Daily News

Ex-Howland police chief pleads not guilty to sex charges

A former Howland police chief who has been jailed since May for allegedly sexually abusing five-year-old twin girls earlier this year pleaded not guilty Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to one count of gross sexual assault and two counts of unlawful sexual contact.

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Bangor Daily News

Criminal case against suspended hockey player to be resolved Monday

The criminal case pending against a suspended University of Maine hockey player is expected to be resolved Monday but his future with the team is uncertain.

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