Articles by Cameron Paquette

Flow Hawkes checks her notes while trying to upload photos to her Facebook account during a class to help senior citizens use social media and computers Thursday at the Hammond Street Senior Center in Bangor. Hawkes explained that she was in the class was to be better at uploading photos to help sell items she had.

Computer classes aid Maine seniors wanting to use Facebook, technology

By Cameron Paquette on Aug. 10, 2014, at 5:29 a.m.
BANGOR | At age 74, John Merrill has seen a lot in his lifetime. The Etna resident remembers the advent of television. His first car was a used Ford Model A, which he bought as a teenager for $50. The Model A, which went out of production in 1931 …
Sarah Walker Caron

New BDN features editor brings a passion for food to the job

By Cameron Paquette on Aug. 04, 2014, at 5:41 p.m.
BANGOR | Sarah Walker Caron is the new Features Editor at the Bangor Daily News and brings her culinary passion and expertise to the staff. Caron took on the job in early July. Caron oversees a desk of experienced reporters and bloggers who write on subjects ranging from the …
Guy Armstrong of Carmel is keeping his houseboat docked on the Bangor Waterfront throughout the summer months.

‘This is my camp’: Carmel man moors houseboat at Bangor Waterfront

By Cameron Paquette on July 31, 2014, at 12:20 p.m.
In the middle of summer, some truly impressive boats can be moored at the Bangor Waterfront. Elegant sailboats and the occasional multimillion dollar yacht often provide a spectacle for the casual passerby. This summer, Guy Armstrong’s boat is the talk of the dock. The Carmel resident has …
Lt. Wesley Hussey of the Maine State Police shows how the trigger is completely covered when the lock is on Wednesday at the Bangor barracks of the state police.

Police say statewide trigger locks giveaway to promote gun safety is popular in southern Maine

By Cameron Paquette on June 25, 2014, at 5:16 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine —- The Maine Police Chiefs Association, in cooperation with Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence, is promoting gun safety by giving away trigger locks to residents across the state. The program has gained traction among the public in southern Maine, with citizens in central and northern Maine not displaying …
Estol ‘"Mac’" McClintock of Wellington looks at his hat, which was sent to him by Susan Eisenhower and commemorates the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

‘It was the longest day of my life’: Wellington veteran, 91, recalls storming Omaha Beach

By Cameron Paquette on June 05, 2014, at 2:36 p.m.
Seventy years ago, June 6, 1944, Sgt. Estol “Mac” McClintock splashed through the water and onto Omaha Beach in Normandy, France amid Operation Neptune, more widely known as D-Day. McClintock, a native of New Lexington, Pennsylvania, was with the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division as the Allies …
SoliDG President Patrick Arnold discusses the economic benefits of Portland's partnership with Icelandic steamship company Eimskip during a symposium on new Arctic sea routes sponsored by the Maine National Guard and University of Maine.

Melting sea ice could make Maine hub of new international shipping routes

By Cameron Paquette on May 22, 2014, at 2:17 p.m.
BANGOR | Maine is in a position to capitalize on emerging shipping lanes in the Arctic Sea in a major way, which could see the state become a hub of international trade in the Northeast. This was the general consensus among military, business and education officials gathered at the …

Multiple wallet thefts on campus warrant action from UMaine police

on Dec. 15, 2013, at 7:45 p.m.
The University of Maine Police Department has posted an alert on FirstClass regarding two wallet thefts that have occured on campus. The message in full: “Friday, Dec. 13, the University of Maine Police Department responded to two reports of theft of wallets on campus — one in Deering Hall  and …

Police Beat for Dec. 9, 2013

on Dec. 08, 2013, at 10:42 p.m.
11/22   10:23 p.m. Stoop kid smoking on the stoop  Story continues below advertisement. Dakota Tarbox, 19, was given a summons for possession of a usable amount of marijuana. An R.A. reported two people smoking marijuana on the front steps of Androscoggin Hall. When officers arrived, they found Tarbox and …

UMaine police beat for Sept. 30, 2013

on Sept. 30, 2013, at 3:36 a.m.
9/19 Oxford Hall high 9:18 p.m. Benjamin Bowie, 18, was summonsed for possession of a usable amount of marijuana. RAs in Oxford Hall called police to report an odor of marijuana. Officers arrived and found the source of the odor to be Bowie’s room on the 4th floor. Officers proceeded …

Police Beat for Sept. 23, 2013

on Sept. 23, 2013, at 4:19 p.m.
9/13   Oak toke Edward Frank Roy, 25, was given a summons for possession of a usable amount of marijuana at 7:13 p.m. Officers were called to Oak Hall due to an odor of marijuana and found the source to be in Roy’s room on the third floor. The police …