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Penobscot Nursing Home Archive

Penobscot Nursing Home Archive

In our mission as your community information service to help readers stay abreast of the issues regarding the Penobscot Nursing Home, we have created this special archive of stories, letters to the editor and guest columns. It will be updated regularly as we publish more on this topic.

For more than four years, Penobscot Nursing Home has had its share of challenges. In 2008, the facility was taken into receivership by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services after what the Department termed as “financial problems,” and it has been in receivership ever since. In April, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services petitioned the Kennebec County Superior Court to close the facility, sell the licenses for its “bed rights” to a for-profit company seeking to construct a new facility in Bucksport. The news, which came as a surprise to Penobscot officials and others in neighboring communities, is being challenged in an attempt to keep Penobscot Nursing Home from being closed and its patients relocated to Bucksport.


  1. Future still unclear for former nursing home building
    Castine Patriot, 9/6/17
  2. Closure of Northern Bay Living Center ‘hard on everyone’
    Castine Patriot, 1/26/17
  3. Northern Bay Residential Living Center to close
    Castine Patriot, 12/15/16
  4. Selectmen mull over the fate of Penobscot Nursing Home
    Castine Patriot, 8/14/14
  5. Penobscot Nursing Home looks to convert beds to residential care, independent living
    The Weekly Packet, 8/7/14
  6. Fate of Penobscot Nursing Home unclear, possible closure discussed
    Castine Patriot, 6/26/14
  7. Penobscot Nursing Home to remain open with continued state oversight
    Castine Patriot, 2/7/13
  8. PNH throws a party for National Nursing Home Week
    Castine Patriot, 6/7/12
  9. Legal wrangling takes center stage in Penobscot Nursing Home matter
    Island Ad-Vantages, 6/7/12
  10. Legal wrangling takes center stage in Penobscot Nursing Home matter
    Castine Patriot, 5/24/12
  11. Former PNH owner moves to foreclose for nonpayment
    Castine Patriot, 5/10/12
  12. Blue Hill selectmen join with area towns to seek extension to DHHS court filing
    The Weekly Packet, 4/26/12
  13. Penobscot selectmen seek extension to DHHS court filing
    Castine Patriot, 4/26/12
  14. Blue Hill selectmen look for support in exploring options for Penobscot Nursing Home
    The Weekly Packet, 4/19/12
  15. DHHS seeks immediate lien foreclosure, relocation of Penobscot residents
    Castine Patriot, 4/19/12
  16. Fate of Penobscot Nursing Home unclear; closure discussed
    Castine Patriot, 4/12/12
  17. PNH braces for another fight
    Castine Patriot, 5/7/09
  18. PNH placed in receivership by state agency
    Castine Patriot, 10/23/08
  19. Nursing home owner continues to weigh options for financial solvency
    Castine Patriot, 5/21/05

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