Umiversity of Maine graduate student Rebecca Hickman leads a candlelight vigil on the Mall in front of Fogler Library Thursday night in honor of those who have been victims of bullying. Also pictured with her are members of Women With Wings, a capella singing group from Bangor. An estimated 60 UMaine students and others participated. Bangor Daily News photo by Dawn Gagnon.

Bullying addressed during UMaine vigil

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 28, 2010, at 11:46 p.m.
Holding candles and wearing white ribbons, more than 50 members of the University of Maine community and others gathered on the Mall to reflect …

Clifton to vote on wind ordinance changes

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 28, 2010, at 11:38 p.m.
Residents who vote Tuesday on whether to replace the wind turbine portion of the recently enacted land use ordinance with one written by a local group opposed to wind farms may …

No serious injury in SUV crash on I-95

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 28, 2010, at 11:30 p.m.
A Norway man passing through on business escaped serious injury late Thursday afternoon in a bizarre accident on Interstate 95 near the Orono exit.

Ellsworth police look for suspects in utility pole copper wire thefts

By Rich Hewitt on Oct. 28, 2010, at 11:18 p.m.
Police are searching for thieves who apparently used an ax to cut copper ground wires from light poles in the northern part of the city.

Bangor councilor seeking medical marijuana fees

By Eric Russell on Oct. 28, 2010, at 11:08 p.m.
City councilors wrestled with particulars for months before passing an amendment to the city’s land development code that allows for medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation …

Officer on desk duty since Togus shooting

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 28, 2010, at 9:09 p.m.
One of two officers who shot at retired U.S. Marine Corps Lt. James Popkowski near the Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta in early July has been working in an administrative capacity …
Dr. Bob Steneck adjusts the drop camera before it is lowered on a tether to survey seafloor communities. The unit includes a video camera, temperature recorder, lights, and laser scaling used to measure body lengths of species identified in the video and was deployed from the F/V Alice B. (submitted photo) ?Heather Deese, Ph.D. Marine Program Director Island Institute w: (207)594-9209 x 112 m: (207)233-6550

Monhegan prepares for wind power

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 28, 2010, at 8:51 p.m.
It will be two years before a deepwater offshore wind turbine appears near the remote midcoast island of Monhegan, but already researchers and island residents are getting ready for the changes …
A KC-135 R air-refueling tanker from the Maine Air National Guard makes a landing at Bangor International Airport during a training flight on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. (Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett)

Air National Guard mission in Bangor extended

By Eric Russell on Oct. 28, 2010, at 8:20 p.m.
Funding for a key program of the Maine Air National Guard’s 101st Air Refueling Wing will be extended for another month, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced Thursday …


An antique surgical embalming kit is on display at the Thomas Hill house in Bangor on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. The kit is part of this weekend's program featuring a talk about Victorian-era embalming techniques and funeral traditions. (Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett) Note: This is NOT the kit described as being Jim Fernald's grandfather's.

Victorian embalming and funeral traditions highlight Halloween event

By Emily Burnham on Oct. 28, 2010, at 8:17 p.m.
Equal parts creepy and fascinating, the story of 19th century embalming and funeral traditions is a highlight of this weekend’s Halloween event at Bangor’s Thomas Hill House

Help Halfway Home Pet Rescue win a grant

By Joni Averill on Oct. 28, 2010, at 6:39 p.m.
Halfway Home Pet Rescue supporter Robyn Smith may have really hit upon a solution to launching a major financial quest for Halfway Home Pet Rescue of Caribou.

Taser used on Maine man agitated over breakup

The Associated Press on Oct. 28, 2010, at 6:04 p.m.
Sheriff’s deputies in Cumberland County used a Taser to subdue a man angered over his breakup with his girlfriend.
When a car, then a pickup truck, both hit a Dunkin' Donuts tractor trailer on Route 1 in Northport Thursday morning, Oct. 28, 2010, it stripped the large truck of some of its tires.  The driver then lost control of the tractor-trailer, which hit a ditch, went airborne and flew into a large pine tree. All three vehicles involved were totaled and none of the people involved were injured.   BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY HEATHER STEEVES

Dunkin’ Donuts tractor-trailer involved in three-vehicle crash in Northport

By Heather Steeves on Oct. 28, 2010, at 5:38 p.m.
When a pickup truck and a car smashed into a Dunkin’ Donuts tractor-trailer that was traveling about 50 mph on Route 1, the large truck lost some of its tires, causing the …

Anti-Cutler ads rile Maine Democrats

The Associated Press on Oct. 28, 2010, at 2:50 p.m.
Some prominent Maine Democrats say mailings by their party targeting independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler cross the line of decency and truthfulness.

Maine GOP goes after Sussman

The Associated Press on Oct. 28, 2010, at 2:45 p.m.
The Maine GOP is going after Wall Street financier S. Donald Sussman, accusing him of trying to buy the election for Democrats.
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Participants share tales of torment, hope during domestic violence vigil

By Elna Seabrooks Houlton Pioneer Times on Oct. 28, 2010, at 12:31 p.m.
A small circle of 11 chairs with white shawls wrapped around the back of each chair, which displayed the name, age and facts about each victim who died in 2010

SAD 1 changes school calendar for 2011 Biathlon World Cup

By Scott Mitchell Johnson Presque Isle Star-Herald on Oct. 28, 2010, at 12:26 p.m.
“Our teachers have been very supportive of the biathlon events in the past and use it in their curriculum,” said Superintendent Gehrig Johnson.

CAPTIONThe Bangor Police Department's criminal investigation truck is parked in front of 315 Harlow Street in Bangor on Thursday, October 28, 2010. Bangor police and the State Fire Marshal's Office are investigating a fire which reportedly caused thousands of dollars worth in damage to a 55-unit senior housing complex under construction and nearing completion. (Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett)

Fire does heavy damage at senior housing project in Bangor

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 28, 2010, at 12:20 p.m.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Bangor Police Department’s criminal investigation division and the Bangor Fire Department are investigating a fire at a senior housing …

Aroostook Centre Mall and others plan scares and treats for Halloween

By Scott Mitchell Johnson and Kathy McCarty Presque Isle Star-Herald on Oct. 28, 2010, at 12:12 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE | While the Aroostook Centre Mall won’t be hosting any trick-or-treating this year, mall officials say there are still plenty of activities for ghosts and goblins to enjoy …

Proposed 2011 budget for Presque Isle now online

By Kathy McCarty Presque Isle Star-Herald on Oct. 28, 2010, at 12 p.m.
Bennett presented the first draft of next year’s budget to the City Council during its Oct. 4 meeting at City Hall.
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Methadone clinic owner convicted of cocaine possession

By Heather Steeves on Oct. 28, 2010, at 11:43 a.m.
Angel Fuller McMahan will serve 30 days in jail, with the rest of her 364-day sentence suspended, and will pay a $400 fine for the Class D crime.