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Woodland Family Safe After Van Strikes Moose
State Police say a family of seven on their way back from Bangor to their home in Woodland Sunday evening struck a moose and totaled their vehicle. Trooper Patrick Pescitelli responded to crash on Route 11 in T8-R5 around 7:45 p.m.
Capitol Notebook: Old conflicts will confront new DHHS chief
Jeanne Lambrew, a Cape Elizabeth native, agreed last week to take on the hardest job in state government. The former Obama administration official and health policy expert was nominated by Gov.-elect Janet Mills to head the Department of Health and Human Services, a behemoth tasked with oversight of
BDN outdoors artist, columnist Tom Hennessey remembered as a Maine classic
Throughout a 54-year career at the Bangor Daily News, Tom Hennessey left a legacy that will likely never be matched. His work as an artist and illustrator, combined with columns that he wrote about Maine’s outdoors, transported readers to some of Hennessey’s favorite places and defined the state’s o
Messy Monday morning commute with snow, rain | Maine Weather Blog
It's not a big storm, but it's hitting at the wrong time. Snow begins tonight, around midnight in Greater Portland, 3 a.m. in Bangor, and closer to 6 a.m. in Aroostook County. It may mix with some sleet or rain, limiting amounts closer to the coast. Farther inland, it will be mostly snow.
Man, 70, who spent 42 years in prison is sentenced to another eight years after robbing supermarket
A Maine man who spent 42 years in prison was sentenced to eight more years prison for robbing a supermarket. George Frederick Gatcomb Jr, 70, from Carmel, admitted in court on Friday that he committed the crime, according to the Bangor Daily News.
Three-Story Gingerbread Mansion on Display in Downtown Bangor
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A local tax accountant has been moonlighting as a gingerbread artist. Hilary Clark has her latest and most ambitious gingerbread 'mansion' on display at the Maine Discovery Museum.
Bowling With Santa in Bangor
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Santa and Mrs. Claus took a break from preparing for Christmas today and could be found bowling in Bangor. Maine Vocational and Rehabilitation Associates hosted bowling with Santa at family fun bowling.
Why Libertarians are no longer an official political party in Maine
Good morning from Augusta, where Libertarians are no longer recognized as an official political party in Maine because their voter enrollment numbers are too low. The more than 6,000 enrolled Libertarians lost their status for not meeting a state law enrollment threshold in November, which requires
Hiking in Maine: Pick up the guide and explore Bangor area
Hikers on the Orono Bog Boardwalk. The path at Indian Trail Park in Brewer leads along the Penobscot River to the remains of the old Veazie Dam at Treat's Fall. The placid Stillwater River from the Stillwater River Trail in Orono.
Bangor Area Recovery Network Fundraiser This Saturday
Brewer, Maine (WABI) - The Bangor Area Recovery Network is holding a fundraiser at its Brewer location this weekend. "The BARN is a community resource." says Amy Clark, from the BARN board of directors. "It's here for everybody. So we want people to know what we're doing here. We want people to feel
Suspects in dog’s slaying asked to provide DNA
ELLSWORTH — Two suspects in the August kidnapping death of a Boston terrier-pug named Franky have been asked to provide the state with samples of their DNA. Franky washed ashore in Hancock. He’d been shot in the throat and wrapped in plastic.
Fiberight plant will not accept waste until at least April
HAMPDEN — Despite the construction of Fiberight Technology’s waste processing facility falling a year behind schedule, partnering towns will not have to shoulder extra costs for the delays. The Hampden plant is now due to open in April 2019 and ramp up to full capacity in June, according to Fiberigh
Ellsworth girls’ basketball team “turns the heat up” to top GSA
ELLSWORTH — Looking to rebound from a 20-point loss, the Ellsworth girls’ basketball team went back to the drawing board. After notching a difficult road win against Orono on Dec. 8, Andy Pooler’s Ellsworth Eagles had the chance to earn another last Wednesday when it returned to Penobscot County for
Five people injured after Casco, Maine man leads police on high-speed chase in Raymond
Five people are recovering in the hospital from serious injuries after a Casco, Maine man led police on a high-speed chase and crashed into two other vehicles. Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says 29-year-old Dale Tucker was pulled over by one of its deputies after making threats to people at a h
Workshop teaches to be prepared and not fearful
DEXTER — About two dozen area residents (including Bangor and Ellsworth) gathered this past Saturday morning. Dec. 15 at the Abbott Memorial Library to hear Brownville’s Felix Blinn discuss “Being Prepared.” how to take practical steps to anticipate likely disruptive events in a hopeful instead of f
Mother of Missing Toddler Ayla Reynolds Sues Father of Missing Maine Girl
The mother of a missing Maine girl has sued the girl’s father and accuses him of causing the girl’s death. Ayla Reynolds, 20 months old, was reported missing in 2011 from the house of her paternal grandmother in Waterville.
Boys' hockey: Bangor shuts down St. Dom's
AUBURN — The Bangor boys’ hockey team wants to make a habit of winning in the Twin Cities. The Rams are off to a good start, earning a win in the first of their three trips to Lewiston or Auburn this season by defeating St. Dominic Academy 3-0 at Norway Savings Bank Arena on Saturday.
Police: Couple fled traffic stop, 1 tried to hitchhike; 2nd arrest in 24 hours
A couple from Orneville fled state and local law enforcement Friday before being caught and charged by Bangor police for the second time in 24 hours. Bangor Police Sgt. Wade Betters said his department got a report at about 11 a.m. Friday of a couple in a black pickup engaging in illegal drug activi
Farm bill includes King bill to bring fast internet to farms
BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A bill co-sponsored by Maine’s independent senator that promises to help bring high-speed internet to farms has passed Congress as part of the 2018 Farm Bill.
DHHS' use of $5M for Bangor psychiatric facility violates court order, watchdog says
BANGOR (BDN) -- The state’s proposal to pay for a new psychiatric facility in Bangor violates a decades-old court order that requires the state to continue improving its mental health services, says the former Maine Supreme Court chief justice who monitors the state’s compliance with the court order