Alex Barber

Somerset Bureau

Alex Barber covers mid-Maine, which encompasses most of Penobscot County, from Newport.
 

Orono to purchase land for new public works garage

By Alex Barber on Dec. 09, 2013, at 9:35 p.m.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela greets photographers in Johannesburg in 2005.

Mainers recall Mandela as great leader who chose peace over revenge

By Alex Barber on Dec. 06, 2013, at 5:14 p.m.
Mike Seile

Bangor YMCA CEO, Camp Jordan director both resign

By Alex Barber on Dec. 05, 2013, at 5:08 p.m.
A sign against opening up a quarry at the end of Kelley Road is seen at the end of a driveway on Stillwater Ave in Orono in this November 2013 file photo.

Orono quarry expansion application withdrawn by construction company

By Alex Barber on Dec. 05, 2013, at 3:41 p.m.
A Shepley Bulfinch illustration of the Davis Science Center at Colby College in Waterville, which will be completed in 2014.

Colby College receives $10 million pledge to build science center

By Alex Barber on Dec. 05, 2013, at 1:52 p.m.
Geno Murray

Greenville hospital finds error in cleaning practices for urological procedure

By Alex Barber on Dec. 05, 2013, at 12:15 p.m.

Father of boy who took gun to Hallowell day care pleads guilty to misdemeanor charge

By Alex Barber on Dec. 04, 2013, at 6:53 p.m.
Tylor Huff

Two men held on $10,000 bail in connection with attempted robbery in Dexter

By Alex Barber on Dec. 04, 2013, at 4:59 p.m.
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Ted Robertson of Sussex, New Brunswick bought three televisions and three printers during the Black Friday sale at Best Buy in Bangor Thursday night.

Black Friday deals attract thousands to Bangor

By Alex Barber on Nov. 29, 2013, at 5:52 a.m.
Endumin, an explosives detection canine at Bangor International Airport, watches his partner, Officer Dan Scipture, as he talks with the media during Endumin's retirement celebration on Tuesday at the airport.

‘He’s a good boy’ — Bangor police bomb squad dog gets retirement send-off

By Alex Barber on Nov. 26, 2013, at 6:04 p.m.
Courtney Shea

Affidavit: Vassalboro man said he killed man for making sexual advance

By Alex Barber on Nov. 26, 2013, at 9:53 a.m.
A surveillance photo of a man police say attempted to rob a Rite Aid pharmacy in Dexter on Monday evening. Anyone with information on the man is asked to call the Dexter Police Department.

Dexter pharmacist scares off robber; police search for suspect who ‘spun right around and ran’

By Alex Barber on Nov. 25, 2013, at 7:09 p.m.
Nokomis Regional High School in Newport.

RSU 19 asking residents for input regarding two school construction projects in Newport

By Alex Barber on Nov. 24, 2013, at 7:53 p.m.

High winds knock out power to thousands in Maine

By Alex Barber on Nov. 24, 2013, at 12:11 p.m.
Cecil Worster

Bangor police ask for help finding man missing since Thursday

By Alex Barber on Nov. 24, 2013, at 10:53 a.m.
Boy Scouts from Pack 6 Bangor Wolf Den along with their siblings fill bags with potatoes in the basement of Manna on Saturday as Manna Ministries prepares to distribute Thanksgiving dinners to hundreds of needy families in the area on Monday.

Bangor-area charities seeking donations as demand for help rising

By Alex Barber on Nov. 23, 2013, at 6:21 p.m.
A sign against opening up a quarry at the end of Kelley Road is seen at the end of a driveway on Stillwater Ave in Orono on Thursday.

Orono town council to examine noise, land use ordinances in wake of quarry application

By Alex Barber on Nov. 23, 2013, at 5:35 p.m.
Alexis Wright listens to Justice Nancy Mills during her sentencing hearing at York County Superior Court in Alfred on Friday, May 31, 2013.

Kennebunk Zumba prostitute Alexis Wright released from jail

By Alex Barber on Nov. 23, 2013, at 11:48 a.m.
Christopher Knight sits in court with his attorney Walter McKee during his plea agreement at Kennebec Superior Court on Monday in Augusta.

North Pond Hermit out of jail, doing well in alternative program, DA says

By Alex Barber on Nov. 22, 2013, at 1:20 p.m.
Shelley Watson

Town clerk selected as Dexter’s new town manager

By Alex Barber on Nov. 21, 2013, at 12:16 p.m.