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  1. Roadwork underway at Soucy Hill on Route 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    The reconstruction of a 5.6 mile section of Route 11 between Portage and Eagle Lake will create one of the state's longest truck lanes in an effort to improve safety for both logging trucks and regular vehicles. Soderberg Construction has been at work since November on a $7.6 million contract to reconstruct, improve and widen a 5.6 mile stretch of Route 11 in the unorganized territories between Portage and Eagle Lake.

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  2. Crash in Portage sends one to the hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    A driver escaped major injuries after being ejected from her car during a single vehicle crash in Portage Thursday afternoon, according to the Maine State Police. Savannah Flint, 18, was driving a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer southbound on Route 11 at about 1:20 p.m. Thursday in Portage near Fox Hill Road when she apparently lost control and drove off the road, according to Cpl.

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  3. Maine-Quebec caravan continues trip to Winter Carnival launched 60 years agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    A barmaid serves a drink to customers at the Ice Hotel in Quebec City on Feb. 13, 2015. Such scenes are on tap for those in the Maine-Quebec caravan, which will leave from Portage in February.

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  4. Penske-ized Snowmobile Racer at Caribou Snow DragsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    ... crack in the chassis which Holmquist had repaired. As far as he knew at the time there were Radar Runs scheduled in Portage prior to the Caribou Race. The radar runs were cancelled thus necessitating a rapid turn around from an ice set up to a snow ...

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  5. New plant manager settling in at Maibec millRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    ... the Maibec softwood lumber mill in Masardis in July. So far, "it's going good," said Paradis, who's originally from Portage. "It's kind of a learning experience." With two shifts running and about 145 employees, the Maibec mill is one of the busiest ...

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  6. Rain to fall across most of the state Tuesday, with snow in The CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    ... of Loring, meteorologist Mark Bloomer, who works for the National Weather Service in Caribou, said Sunday. Snow in Portage measured 9.5 inches, and 8 inches fell in New Sweden, Caribou and Madawaska from Friday night to early Sunday morning. Snow ...

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  7. Maine Civil War veteran receives final salute as he's laid to rest in HodgdonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    ... Pvt. Jewett Williams begins in Hodgdon Saturday afternoon. A horse-drawn carriage from North Woods Expedition of Portage brings the cremated remains of Army Pvt. Jewett Williams to the Hodgdon Cemetery Saturday afternoon. A large group of Civil War ...

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  8. Opponents attack proposed metal mining rules in MaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    ... us," Commander said, referring to a potential metal mine proposed by J.D. Irving Ltd. at Bald Mountain west of Portage, which prompted the new mining law in 2012. The Houlton Band of Maliseets recently purchased land in Garfield Plantation, 8 miles ...

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  9. Controversy over metal mining in Maine rekindledRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    ... gold, lead, silver and zinc. Bald Mountain seen from nearby Carr Pond, in the North Maine Woods 10 miles west of Portage. Earning its name when it was logged in the 1970s, the 1,526-foot mountain holds deposits of copper, gold, silver and other ...

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  10. Frederick R. LyfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    ... by a son, Jim Lyford and his wife, Carolyn ,of Presque Isle, a daughter, Mary Condon and her husband, John, of Portage; two brothers, Paul Durant of Somersworth, N.H., and Thomas "Tommy" Durant of Arkansas; 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and ...

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  11. Incident draws 'significant' police presence to Portage, ends peacefullyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    ... in the email. Just before 11:30 a.m., a 911 caller reported a disturbance between family members inside a home in Portage, according to the sheriff. Deputies, state police troopers and the Ashland police chief converged on the area after deputies ...

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  12. Portage man summoned on probation violationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    A Portage man who was incarcerated last year for driving drunk and causing a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of his 33-year-old cousin has been accused of violating his probation by driving a snowmobile without a license. Myles Bolstridge, 23, who denies the probation violation charge, is scheduled to appear in court May 31, according to Aroostook County Deputy District Attorney Carrie Linthicum.

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