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Art contest at PVH

Pemobscot Valley Hospital Marketing Director Kristie Libby hands out balloons at the art exhibit and yogurt parfait party held at the hospital.

March 22 - Another in a series of contests for young artists was held at Penobscot Valley Hospital, with certificates presented to participants at a yogurt parfait party held tonight at the hospital. The art on display at the hospital  has brightened the hallways for patients and staff. For a photo slideshow, CLICK HERE.

Another art exhibit is already being planned, so watch for more art to appear at the hospital soon!

The ice is out!

March 19 - It's a new record! The ice on Mattanawcook Pond went out today, the earliest since records have been kept (1930). Andrea Kneeland of Lincoln Motor Company confirmed that the ice is officially gone. It's nice to see blue water again! The earliest previous date for ice-out on the local pond was March 24, 2010.

Rep. Sheldon Hanington running for re-election

March 16 - "I am pleased to announce that I am running for Maine House District 142 again. It has been an honor serving as your area Representative in Augusta for the past two years. I appreciate all of your support and the trust you have in me, I work for you."- Rep. Sheldon Hanington

Penobscot Valley Hospital cutting costs

March 3 - Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln will lay off 10 full-time employees and implement a number of other cost-cutting measures to offset losses from decreasing revenues over the past few years. The hospital is one of the town's largest employers. In fiscal years 2012 to 2014, the hospital's operating losses totaled $1.2 million. Serving 14 area towns, Penobscot Valley Hospital has seen admissions decline from 1,102 in 2013 to 929 in 2015.

It has not yet been announced which positions will be cut. Temporary hiring and capital purchasing freezes are in effect, along with limits on travel and educational opportunites for employees. The hospital is working with Health Access Network to ensure survival of both health care providers.


Scouts enjoy Chillout

March 1 - Boy Scout Troop 50 spent the end of February vacation taking part in "Jedi training" at Camp Roosevelt in Eddington during a Star Wars themed Chillout. Due to a lack of snow, some usual events did not take place but the boys still seemed to have a good time.

Republican Caucus

Mattanawcook Academy
33 Reed Drive, Lincoln
MUNICIPALITIES: Burlington, Carroll Plt., Chester, Drew Plt., East Millinocket, Edinburg, Enfield, Howland, Kingman Twp., LaGrange, Lakeville, Lee, Lincoln, Lowell, Mattawamkeag, Maxfield, Medway, Millinocket, Mount Chase, Passadumkeag, Patten, Prentiss Twp., Seboeis Plt., Springfield, Stacyville, Webster Plt., Winn, Woodville


1:00 Registration for New Voters/Changes in Enrollment

2:00 Registration Ends – Municipal Organizational Caucuses Begin – Presidential Vote Opens

3:00 Presidential Speeches

4:00 Other Speakers if present – Complete Caucuses if they have unfinished business

5:00 Presidential Vote Closes

Ballots Counted

Local businessman dies in Bangor

Long-time Lincoln businessman and friend to many of us, Donnie Worcester, passed away tonight at EMMC in Bangor, according to Clay Funeral Home. A full obituary will be published in the BDN in the next few days.
Our condolences to Maxine and Mandy.

MA first semester honor roll

Henry Pietras, Principal of Mattanawcook Academy has announced the first semester honor roll for the school year 2015-2016.

FRESHMEN: HIGH HONORS: Lynn Dwelley, Natalie McCarthy
HONORS: Aubrey Bowers, Alex Brown, Garrett Caruso, Keegan Dill, Ainsley Hainer, Sarah Hanington, Sydney Jones, Delany Kneeland, Sedona Lesso, Lauren Morrison, Elyssia Smith, Cayden Spencer-Thompson, Kourtney Thurlow, Lucien Tibbetts, Emily Tolman, Katelyn Tolman, Shaelynn Trott, Max Woodman

SOPHOMORES: HIGH HONORS: Bailey Markie, Duncan McIntyre
HONORS: Corbett Arnold, Tyler Arnold, Morgan Beaulieu, Natalie Beyenberg, Hannah Bubar, Shania England, John Farrington, Koby Farrington, Makenna Hanson, Nicholas Ireland, Cameron Johnstone, Devin Littlefield, Zachary McIntyre, Maci-Lynn McReavy, Meagan OConnor, Kyleigh Oliver, Lyla Priest, Kalista Severance, Abigail Slauenwhite, Logan Thompson, Natalie Tilton, Mark Twombly, Harleigh Weston, Myka Wotton, Matthew Young

JUNIORS: HIGH HONORS: Christopher Anderson, Lanita Briggs, Ava Broderick, Meagan Butler, Jeffrey Garfield, Courtney Gordon, Saige Lakeman, Bryson Martinez, Gabrielle Tilton, Carter Ward
HONORS: Hannah Baker, Zachariah Booker, Marley Bubar, Siarra Chabot, Shane Chase, Taylor Dicker, Ryan Drinkwater, Tiffany Dyer, Emily Gray, Justin Gray, Jordan Hanscom, Courtney Kimball, Gabrielle Kyes, Robert Lancaster, Devin Maynard, Sydney Morrison, Carmen Ocana, Megan Porter, Lauren Ray, David Susen, Ashlee Villalpando, Jasmine White, Taylor Wotton

SENIORS: HIGH HONORS: Elise Arnold, Liana Dudley Holland, Indigo House, Cheyanne Libby, Abigail Morrison, Jaclyn Rideout, Elliott Sibley
HONORS: Zoe Barker, Emily Buckner, Shayna Chandler, Travis Cropley, Whitney Hafford, Logan Ham, Laci Hanington, Ali Hardy, Paige Hesseltine, Scott Jipson, Laura Jordan, Bonnie Kafka, Shayla Labossiere, MacKenzie Lee, MacKenzie Levesque, Emma Libbey, Camryn Lyons, Gunner Maxwell, Maranda McAlpine, Tyler McReavy, Nathaniel Merritt, Samuel Neil, Mazie Palmer, Robert Reynolds, Harley Rogers, Albert Schultz, Meghan Sibley, Vanessa Twombly, Alexander Warner, Joshua Wortman                                                      

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