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Bangore Girls Upset, Cheverus Boys Dominate at Maine Class A State

The 2019 MPA Class A State Championships witnessed a team race that came down to the final relay on the girls side, and two new state records on the boys side. Archive photo via Twitter/Cheverus Athletics.


Schenck boys upset top-seeded Woodland in D North semifinals

Fourth-seeded Schenck High School of Millinocket earned its way into the Class D North boys basketball title game on Thursday, grinding out a 50-44 victory over No. 1 Woodland at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.


Brountas family pub, oldest in Bangor Featured

And for more than 80 years, the same family has been serving up brews to Bangor residents. “We feel that my grandfather started in the bar-sandwich business, luncheonette place in 1939 because we have a picture dated then and it was his original business,” said Peter Brountas, owner of The Main Tave


Maine high court upholds conviction of Joyce McLain’s killer

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday unanimously upheld the murder conviction of Philip Scott Fournier in the death of 16-year-old Joyce McLain in 1980. Fournier, 58, of East Millinocket, who was 19 when McLain was killed, is serving a 45-year sentence at the Maine State Prison in Warren. He


Bangor wants to know what you think about backyard chickens and Styrofoam

The Bangor City Council will discuss two unrelated — but long-discussed — topics at a meeting next week: whether to allow chickens to be raised in the city’s residential areas and whether to ban the use of polystyrene foam containers by local businesses.


Feed Maine: Taking what she needs, giving all she can

BANGOR, Maine — When you don't have a big food budget, accessing fresh healthy produce can be really difficult. That's why when a Bangor woman found a local food pantry that was distributing fresh fruits and vegetables, she was extremely grateful and showed her gratitude in a creative and culinary w


Tournament Report: Rossignol reflects on the Tournament

BANGOR, MAINE (WABI) - Parise Rossignol was one of the best players in the state when she was in high school at Van Buren. She played in the high school tournament in Bangor. Rossignol now plays for UMaine here at the Cross Center.


A Bangor program is helping mothers struggling with addiction

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A residential program in Bangor wants mothers struggling with addiction to know there's help available. Infinity House is just one of the programs offered by Wellspring.


Old Orchard Beach resident wins $10K in Maine Lottery scratch-off game

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Michael P. Budd of Old Orchard Beach won $10,000 playing the Maine Lottery’s Ultimate Millions $25 Scratch-Off Game. He purchased his winning ticket at the Gulf Mini Mart in Westbrook last month.


Maine Ranks Near The Bottom In Average Tax Refunds

It's tax season again, and if you're feeling a pinch here in Maine when it comes to your refund, you're definitely not alone. In fact, according cardrates.com, Maine receives the 3rd lowest average tax refund in the United States. Ouch.

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Singer Don McLean threatens Maine weekly for writing about ex-wife’s exhibit on abuse

“American Pie” singer Don McLean has threatened a weekly newspaper with legal action for writing about his ex-wife’s exhibition of photos about domestic abuse – including her own – at the Camden Public Library.


Coaches compare atmosphere of Bangor Auditorium to Cross Insurance Center

BANGOR, Maine — It's tournament week in Bangor for high school basketball players in Northern and Eastern Maine. This marks the sixth year the tournament has called the Cross Insurance Center home. The tournaments former home, the Bangor Auditorium, is remembered fondly by those that got to experien


Jonesport-Beals dominates second half to top GHCA in D North semis

BANGOR, Maine — Turnover issues at the beginning of each half plagued the Greater Houlton Christian Academy Eagles in Thursday afternoon’s Class D North boys’ semifinal against Jonesport-Beals.


Man charged after brief chase that injured Maine state trooper

A Windsor man faces 19 charges after he allegedly led police on a car chase that injured a state trooper. Wesley Glidden, 35, was charged with eluding a police officer, operating after driver’s license suspension, criminal speeding, driving to endanger, possession of suboxone, possession of cocaine


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Mass. hydro project showers benefits on Maine

THE ROAD HAS BEEN CLEARED of significant hurdles for the New England Clean Energy Connect project to bring clean hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts, and Maine will get a bevy of economic and environmental benefits for hosting the lines that will deliver the energy.


Tasty new eateries are popping up in Greater Bangor to suit any appetite

There are three new options for pizza, sweet treats and coffee either online in or in store for Greater Bangor. One is a second location for an already popular bakery, one is an old menu set to be revamped by a new owner, and one is an altogether brand-new eatery.


High bail set for man who fled state after allegedly pouring gas throughout woman's Brewer home

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) A Penobscot County judge has set bail at $50,000 for a Brewer man who's charged with domestic violence crimes. Police say in November, 41-year-old Rahsaan White threatened to burn down the North Main Street home of his former girlfriend.


Giant water slide weekend? Bangor considers big changes to summer event calendar

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The action in the city of Bangor's downtown could look a lot different this summer than it has in years passed. The Business and Economic Development Committee heard a pitch from the city's Downtown Coordinator, Betsy Lundy, that would do away with the Cool Sounds Concert Seri


Officials investigate hoax 911 call Featured

A caller reported a serious crime at the home, one that sent deputies and state police rushing to the scene Tuesday night. "Ultimately they made contact with the folks in the home and they were unaware that a call had been made," said Lt. James Ellis with the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office.