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  1. Field's Pond ice harvest re-enactment postponed to MARCH 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Bangor Daily News

    The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum has postponed its Harvest of Diamonds ice-cutting event on Field's Pond from Saturday, Feb. 6, to 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Along with experiencing real and historic ice-cutting using vintage tools from the Curran Farm's collections, the event will feature the maiden voyage of the re-wooded Curran Museum's historic horse-drawn bobsled which has been part of a collaborative agreement with 19th century Willowbrook Museum in Newfield,. Robert Schmick, Willowbrook Village's Museum Director, is a former Director of the Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum in Orrington.

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  2. Talking trashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | Herald Gazette

    In the coming months, the 187 towns that are members of the Municipal Review Committee - a nonprofit group created in 1991 to work with the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. to improve operating and economic performances of the company's Orrington facility - will need to decide where to send its residents' garbage.

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  3. 6,000 tons of mercury-contaminated soil hauled from HoltraChemRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Bangor Daily News

    The groundwater treatment plant that was installed as part of the multimillion dollar environmental cleanup under way at the former HoltraChem chemical plant in Orrington. Panoramic view of Landfill Ridge portion of former HoltraChem chemical plant site, where a major environmental cleanup is under way.

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  4. Rockland trash trailer totaled in collision with armored truckRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Bangor Daily News

    The city has contracted with a private trash hauler to bring the community's solid waste to the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co.' s incinerator in Orrington following a crash last month that destroyed the city-owned tractor-trailer.

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  5. Janet I. SherwoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 31 | Bangor Daily News

    ... Bangor Senior Citizens Club. Surviving are her husband, Earl Sherwood of Brewer; one daughter, Sherian Bragg of Orrington; four grandchildren, Douglas Lagasse of Buxton, Christine Lagasse and Daniel Lagasse, both of Washington State, Renee Steller ...

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  6. EMCC students practice ice water rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | Bangor Daily News

    Eastern Maine Community College fire science students Nick Oaks of Hermon and Drew Long of Veazie practice ice water rescue on instructor Lt. Chad Bean of the Orrington Fire Department in the Sedgeunkedunk Stream behind the Orrington fire station on Friday.

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  7. Presentation looks at options past 2018 for Midcoast Solid WasteRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | Herald Gazette

    A presentation by Sevee & Maher Engineers Inc. to the Midcoast Solid Waste board Jan. 20 outlined the options after the facility's contract with the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co., or PERC, in Orrington expires in 2018. Steve Patch and Mike Booth of Sevee & Maher, presented the available alternatives and relayed specific data they have gathered to help the board bring the best package to voters in the participating towns during town meetings later this year.

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  8. Ice Cutting, Harvest of DiamondsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Bangor Daily News

    Come join us at the Curran Homestead on the Field's Pond Road in Orrington for our Ice Cutting Demonstration on February 6th, 10:00-2:00. We will show you how ice was cut from Fields Pond, and talk about why it was cut, and how they stored it, and what it was used it for.

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  9. Bangor-area towns face daunting solid waste decision this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 18 | Bangor Daily News

    This is the year when 187 Maine towns and cities that have long sent their trash to the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. incinerator in Orrington have to decide on their solid waste future .

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  10. Where your Bangor-area trash could go in 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 16 | Bangor Daily News

    ... send their trash. Will they choose to continue sending their solid waste to the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. in Orrington, which incinerates the trash to produce electricity? Or will they choose a new, yet-to-be-built facility in Hampden that would ...

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  11. Two companies are headed for a showdown over your trashRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 16 | Bangor Daily News

    ... the most viable path forward since there can likely only be one. That's the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co., whose Orrington plant has incinerated waste and produced electricity for nearly three decades. PERC, Maine's largest waste-to-energy facility, ...

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  12. Todd R. CocklinRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | Bangor Daily News

    ... Amy Welsh, whom he'd known since childhood. Three years later, they moved to Maine and later made a home in Orrington, where Todd lived for 34 years. He was a successful master plumber, who for a time owned his own business, and eventually went on ...

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  13. Waterville man convicted of sexually assaulting 15-year-oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | Bangor Daily News

    ... said. On the bench was Superior Court Justice William Anderson, who will sentence Meierdirk, who formerly lived in Orrington, at an upcoming date that has not been set, the prosecutor said. Meierdirk has a lengthy criminal history. At the time he ...

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  14. Subaru engulfed in fire on I-395 bridge in BangorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | Bangor Daily News

    ... was driving on the bridge shortly after 4:30 p.m. when he spotted a burning Subaru owned by Kurt Cressey, 61, of Orrington. "A Subaru stationwagon that had a good life - it had 196,000 miles - decided to flame out in a blaze of glory right on top of ...

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  15. Maine Office of Tourism Awards $110,000 in Enterprise Marketing GrantsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 13 | State of Maine

    ... mobile-friendly site, readily accessible to the four-season travelers to the Rangeley Lakes area. • Orrington Old Home Week - $2,650 - This summer festival celebrates Orrington's heritage with a wide range of activities in the Orrington and ...

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  16. Thousands of Mainers remain without powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | Bangor Daily News

    ... are expected to have power back by Tuesday night. Penobscot County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Fitch said a crash in Orrington knocked out power to 1,000 customers in town after a man struck a utility pole on Brewer Lake Road. Fitch said Ernest Lawford, ...

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  17. Nonprofit group presents plan for new waste processing plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 11 | Republican Journal

    The executive director of Municipal Review Committee, which represents more than 180 Maine communities that send their trash to Penobscot Energy Recovery Co., visited Belfast Jan. 6 to present a plan for a new state-of-the-art solid waste processing and recycling facility in Hampden. For several years, MRC has been planning for development of a new solid waste processing and recycling facility because Orrington-based PERC's power purchase agreement expires in 2018.

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  18. Think a cold snap has made the ice safe? Think againRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    After "suffering" through a December of mild weather, the state's ice anglers have received a New Year's gift, with a cold snap that has surely begun to freeze up Maine's lakes and ponds. Steve Burtt of Orrington tries his luck ice fishing on Brewer Lake on Jan. 6, 2016.

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  19. Kathleen Vivian McCaffertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    Kathleen Vivian McCafferty, 89, of Orrington, passed away at the Gulfside Center for Hospice Care in Zephyrhills, Florida on January 6, 2016, surrounded by her family. Kathleen was born August 17, 1926, in Winn, Maine to Bernard and Elizabeth McCafferty.

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  20. Faced with competing offers, selectmen mull trash optionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2016 | Island Ad-Vantages

    With the expiration of the Penobscot Energy Recovery Corp. looming in just a few years, the selectmen are in a quandary over how they will dispose of the town's trash after 2018. plant in Orrington for almost 28 years, is faced with two competing options to handle its municipal garbage.

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