Photo taken by local artist Ross Knowlton. Ross Knowlton is a Millinocket-based wildlife and landscape photographer whose work can be viewed and purchased online at or in-person at Ktaadn Arts, and the Appalachian Trail Cafe, and the Boreal Theater.    

The Magic City Monthly

September 2022

A Piece of Our Past

Early Millinocket Mill from across Millinocket Stream in Little Italy, early 1900’s

Bricklayers, stonemasons and other contract laborers were brought from Italy to work building the new mill. Some built homes directly across Millinocket Stream in the area that became known as Little Italy. Some houses are in this early photo.

Photo curtesy of Millinocket Historical Society Curator, Trudy Wyman 

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The Millinocket Town Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 5:30. Meetings are held in-person in Charles Sanders Council Chambers and remote access available via Zoom. CLICK HERE for more information regarding town council meetings! Please considering joining these meetings are participating in the discussion. All are welcome!

Municipal Updates

Public Works:

• Repaired Pedestrian Crossing System on Central and Penobscot Avenue Intersection. Also noticed Control box had been struck by a vehicle and pulled away from the pole causing the wire raceway conduit to break. We are working on scheduling a repair date to re-mount the box in a better location to prevent re-occurrence.

• Due to residents not picking up after their pets at the Bandstand and Veteran’s Park area, Public Works will be installing a Dog Station there. We have several on the walking trail and Jerry Pond area.

Transfer Station:

• Public Works power washed the Compactor Building walls down during the days they were closed. 

• Installed a new waste oil drum. 

• DEP Solid Waste Report Completed.


• Had a Cemetery Committee Meeting. Minutes are posted on the Town’s Web site in the Cemetery Page.

• Cut brush back on the west end storm water drain before winter to allow proper drainage in the spring.

• Knights Of Columbus Monument has been worked on by Volunteers. Nice job done.

• Stone repairs in the older section is pretty much done by a resident volunteer. The Cemetery stones have been straightened. This has only been done in the old section which most of the grave sites do no longer have families to take care of them anymore. The public needs to know we do not touch any others because it is private property. It is a function of a stone company if your site needs attention, you can call them for repairs. The Town only has a small crew at the Cemetery to do the burials and mow and trim grass.

Ralph Soucier, Director of Public Works

Town Clerk and Tax Collector

  • November 8, 2022 Municipal Election date and polling times 8:00AM to 8:00PM

Diana Lakeman, Town Clerk

Waste Water

  •  We would like to remind the residents of Millinocket to please not flush wipes, paper towels, grease, plastics, Q-tips or anything other than toilet paper into the sewer system. These items are causing extreme plugs to the sewer system and costly maintenance to our pumping stations. We would like to thank the residents for this consideration.

James Charette,

Waste Water Treatment Facility Superintendent

Fire and Ambulance Department 

  • Working with CEO on complaints concerning buildings in Millinocket, have conducted inspections.
  • Conducting fire drills at area schools.
  • Attend numerous committee meetings.
  • Have hired Joshua McGreevy as new FT FF/EMT and continuing his in-house training.
  • Followed up on base and mobile radio updates that are awaiting materials, vendor states large backlog on supplies still.
  • Followed up on new Stryker Cots and they are in process per Stryker.
  • Have hired new call BEMT that recently passed EMT course and will be starting in next couple of weeks, also have two students in BEMT class at KHEC.
  • Scheduled to have annual testing completed on Standby Generator.
  • Will be conducting annual SCBA testing on air packs in October.
  • Currently working on updates to EOP plan for submission to Penobscot Emergency Management.
  • Attended ZOOM meeting with National Fire Protection Association on upcoming winter heating issues and possible solutions.

Chief Thomas Malcolm,

AEMT, FLSE, EMA Director

Public Health and Safety Officer

Millinocket Fire Department

Code Enforcement

  • Attention residents of Millinocket: Chapter - 50 Property Maintenance Code - Section 50-03 Exterior Property Areas: 
  • Sanitation- All exterior property and premises shall be maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary condition. The occupant shall keep that part of the exterior property, which such occupant occupies or controls, in a clean and sanitary condition.
  • Weeds- All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of ten (10) inches. All noxious weed shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all; grasses, annual plants, and vegetation other than trees or shrubs. However, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens.
  • Motor Vehicles- Except as provided for in other regulations, not more than one currently unregistered or uninspected motor vehicle shall be parked, kept, or stored on any premises and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the state of being stripped or dismantled. However, a vehicle of any type is permitted to undergo major overhaul, including body work, provided that such work is performed inside a structure or similarly enclosed area designed and approved for such purposes. For purposes of this section, a motor vehicle is any vehicle that is or can be licensed for travel on public ways (i.e., automobiles, trucks, buses, motorized recreational vehicles, motorcycles, etc.)

Evan Campbell, Code Enforcement Officer

The Town would like to extend a shout out to Bryan Duprey, Public Works Mechanic! Thank you Bryan for taking the time to apply rust inhibitor to the Town's 2012 Pickup Truck. This will make the vehicle last beyond 10-year period without a need to replace it with a new truck.   

Department Deep Dive

Millinocket Municipal Airport 

Airport Manager, Jeff Campbell, recently filled this aircraft with 870 gallons of fuel! 

Department Updates:

  • The Month of August was a busy one, as we had the largest revenue generating month in recent memory! Avgas and Jet Fuel sales have been very steady.
  • We are mostly through the second round of mowing with the new tractor, and brush cutting will be starting this month.
  • Kevin Boynton has finished painting four town owned buildings at the airport, to include two fuel pump houses and two hangars.
  • There has been a film crew and helicopter operating out of the airport filming the new Don Fendler movie!
  • Preparations are underway for the 15th annual Fly-In, Cruz-In, and Barbeque to be held on Oct 8th

Services Offered:

  • Fuel 
  • Avgas
  • Jet Fuel
  • Hangar Rental Space (single airplanes)
  • Hangar Leases (entire hangars)
  • Airplane tie-downs (outside) 

Business' On Site:

  • West Branch Aviation Scenic Flights and Flight Instructions
  • Noyes Enterprise aircraft refurbish and mechanic services
  • Jump & Raft Skydiving and Rafting

Millinocket Municipal Airport is operated by the Town of Millinocket. Located on 16 Medway Road, the airport has been in existence since the 1930s when it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The airport has two runways, a main terminal, 3 municipally owned hangers, 3 privately owned hangers, and 13 tie-downs.

The airport operates from 8 am to 5 pm or later, 7 days a week during the summer. Winter hours are from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Millinocket Municipal Airport will have 1 or 2 attendants on duty to serve your needs.

Millinocket Municipal Airport has two runways, Runway 11-29 is 4713 feet in length and has pilot controlled lighting. Runway 16-34 is 4007 feet in length and is not plowed in the winter but is accessed by ski aircraft. CTAF/Unicom frequency is 1228, Bangor radio is 123.6 and Boston Center is 120.25.

Thank you Jeff Campbell, Ron McInnis and John Fuhrer for all you do at the airport!


The Town of Millinocket is currently seeking volunteers to help with various events and projects! Join our team to help make our community a great place to live! CLICK HERE to sign up online or stop by the Town Office to sign up person.   We are looking forward to meeting all community members who want 

to help make a difference!

Upcoming Community Events

230 Penobscot - Our Katahdin is working with CWS Architects of Scarborough, Maine to complete the design for renovations of 230 Penobscot Ave. CWS has worked on a number of high profile projects in the local area including Bangor Savings Bank's waterfront campus in Bangor. Structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers as well as architects visited the building in August and are currently preparing design recommendations for Our Katahdin's review.  


Administration Building - Lakeside Concrete Cutting & Abatement Professionals mobilized to the Administration building on August 29th to begin work on the EPA Brownfields Cleanup project. Hazardous material abatement is well underway and expected to be completed by mid-November. Lakeside is based in Newport and has been in business since the late 1970's.  


Engineering & Research Building / Pilot Plant - Our Katahdin recently expanded Lakeside Concrete Cutting & Abatement Professionals scope of work at One North to include hazardous material abatement and cleanup at the former Great Northern Paper pilot plant. Lakeside began the cleanup of the 7,100 square-foot pilot plant on September 12th. This work is expected to be completed by early November. The pilot plant was constructed in 1961 and was formerly used by GNP to research and perform trial runs of new grades of paper prior to full scale production in the Millinocket and East Millinocket mills.  


A separate contract for EPA hazardous material cleanup of the Engineering & Research Building will be advertised for bids later this fall.  

Contact Us

Millinocket Town Office

197 Penobscot Ave

Millinocket, ME 04462

(207) 723-7000