LINROAD4: Bob Gomes [left] and Nikolaus Breeding of Wardwell Contracting Co. lay a concrete slab in a ditch along West Broadway near Kathhdin Avenue in Lincoln on Thursday. Bill Brown, a resident engineer with the Maine Department of Transportation, said he expects that West Broadway will be reopened to traffic by 7 a.m. today or by 7 p.m. tonight, depending on the weather. The road had been closed at train tracks near the Region III vocational technical school since Monday morning. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY NICK SAMBIDES JR.

Hammering Home Roadwork

on Sept. 23, 2010, at 11:57 p.m.

Milo food cupboard gets $1,000 union donation

By Diana Bowley on Sept. 23, 2010, at 11:37 p.m.
Poor economic times have made it difficult for the Milo Ecumenical Food Cupboard to serve the needy in the Milo region.

Newport desires a festival of its own

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 23, 2010, at 11:35 p.m.
A core group of volunteers is looking to add to its ranks considerably in pursuit of creating a Newport tradition they hope lasts for generations.

Triggerman pleads guilty in Rumford double murder

The Associated Press on Sept. 23, 2010, at 11:31 p.m.
The triggerman in a double killing in Rumford has pleaded guilty in Oxford County Superior Court.

Expanded health insurance rules take effect nationwide

By Meg Haskell on Sept. 23, 2010, at 11:23 p.m.
Thursday marked a milestone in national health reform, with several consumer protection provisions taking effect.
David Rickett of Detroit, who bought Pittsfield Village Pizzeria earlier this month with his partner, David McDonald, communicates payroll information over the phone on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. Rickett and McDonald bought the restaurant on Sept. 1 from George and Voula Maniatakos and have made many changes in their first few weeks in business. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER COUSINS   w/"newowners"

New faces bringing new menu to Pittsfield Village Pizzeria

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 23, 2010, at 10:57 p.m.
With a change in ownership at Pittsfield Village Pizzeria have come changes in just about every aspect of the long-standing business.
Billy Jo McGraw and her 3 children lost their home and all personal belongings in a house fire in Patten on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. (Photo courtesy of Beth Somers)

Fire in Patten

on Sept. 23, 2010, at 10:43 p.m.

Partnership aims to boost cruise ship tourism

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Sept. 23, 2010, at 10:37 p.m.
By combining their interests and selling the Bay of Fundy as a major destination, Campobello Island and St. Andrews, New Brunswick, and Eastport, Maine, have …
An award named after a Bangor attorney who died in April was presented Wednesday to Cesar Britos, an attorney at UMUM, who is a member of the Pine Tree Legal Assistance Board of Directors. Left to right:  Board President Robert Lingley holds a plaque with Janet Milley's photo on it that will be permanently placed in the Bangor office of Pine Tree Legal; Cesar Britos, award winner; and Douglas Coffin, husband of Janet Milley's. (Photo courtesy of  Hope Hilton)

Portland lawyer gets leadership award Portland lawyer gets leadership award

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 23, 2010, at 10:18 p.m.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance awarded the first Janet Milley Award for Board Leadership on Wednesday to Cesar Britos, 47, of Portland.

Bridgewater residents vote to demolish school

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 23, 2010, at 9:48 p.m.
Townspeople decided during a meeting Wednesday evening to demolish the more than 60-year-old Bridgewater Grammar School and haul the remnants away.
Comedian Bob Marley performs Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 in Portland, Maine as part of a nonstop standup routine in hopes of breaking the world record of 38 hours and 6 minutes. According to the Guinness Book of Records rules, he must have a timekeeper present and there must be at least 10 people in the audience at all times. AP Photo/Joel Page)

Comedian Bob Marley is record joker

By From Staff and Wire Reports on Sept. 23, 2010, at 9:38 p.m.
Comedian Bob Marley has joked his way to a world record.
Two oyster-growing cages sit Monday on the floor of the gym at Trenton Elementary School prior to the start of a public hearing on a proposal by local resident Warren Pettegrow to lease two 25-acre portions of Goose Cove for an aquaculture operation. More than 100 people attended Monday's five-hour session of the multi-day hearing, which is being conducted by Maine Department of Marine Resources. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BILL TROTTER

Oyster farm plans come under fire

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 23, 2010, at 9:21 p.m.
So many opponents and supporters of a proposed aquaculture operation in Goose Cove have something to say about the plan that a public hearing has stretched over three nights …

Machias liquor theft, handgun incident keep police busy

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Sept. 23, 2010, at 9:14 p.m.
Two serious incidents kept local police busy Wednesday afternoon, including a report that a man was brandishing a handgun at the Family Dollar store and a report of an alcohol …

State community college enrollment up 9.6 percent

By Eric Russell on Sept. 23, 2010, at 9:05 p.m.
Enrollment at Maine’s community colleges is up again, 9.6 percent over last fall, an increase of 1,576 students statewide.

Firewood: Comforting obsession

By Julia Bayly on Sept. 23, 2010, at 8:36 p.m.
You can tell it’s nearing fall in northern Maine when every conversation begins, “Got your wood in yet?” (Note: This salutation is seasonal and rotates semi-annually with …

Campaigns heed absentee voter increase

By Eric Russell on Sept. 23, 2010, at 8:11 p.m.
As early as next week, some Maine voters could begin receiving absentee ballots in the mail — meaning they have the chance to lock up their vote a full month before Election Day …
Independent gubernatorial candidate Kevin Scott talks with attendees at a forum on public health at the Maine Medical Association's 157th Annual Meeting in Bar Harbor on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010. (Bangor Daily News/Bridget Brown)

Gubernatorial profile: Kevin Scott, independent

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 23, 2010, at 7:49 p.m.
What’s good about the health care reform law passed by Congress earlier this year, asked the moderator.
At approximately 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2010 the Washington County Sheriff?s Office received a report of a home invasion in the Lubec area.  After extensive investigation Dylan Lord, 25, of Lubec was arrested and charged with Class A Robbery, Class A burglary and Class A, B & C thefts in association with this complaint.  Lord is being held at the Washington County Jail in Machias and bail has been set at $100,000 cash.(Photo courtesy Washington County Sheriff's Office)

Lubec man seriously hurt in home invasion

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Sept. 23, 2010, at 7:40 p.m.
One local man has been arrested and a second is being sought after an early morning home invasion during which the homeowner was restrained and badly beaten.
A drilling machine makes holes in the ground behind the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building in Bangor on Thursday. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT

Renovations begin on federal building

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 23, 2010, at 7:14 p.m.
Expected to employ up to 300 and cost an estimated $53 million in federal stimulus money, the project to renovate the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building on Harlow Street is under …

Camden set to host sixth annual International Film Festival

By Emily Burnham on Sept. 23, 2010, at 6:23 p.m.
For four days each fall, Camden becomes a temporary hub for documentary filmmaking, as the Camden International Film Festival takes over venues throughout the area to screen thought-provoking new …