Dawn Gagnon

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Hampden budget proposal calls for staff changes

By Dawn Gagnon on June 27, 2016, at 6:17 a.m.
The plan would eliminate the community and economic development director post.
The Maine Forest Service over the weekend has been battling a roughly 27-acre wildfire atop Mount Abraham near Kingfield.

Weekend wildfires keep forest rangers, firefighters busy

By Dawn Gagnon on June 26, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
Roughly 25 firefighters and three forest rangers are battling the fire at Cathance Township.

Police: Greenville man dies after altercation over rental property

By Dawn Gagnon on June 26, 2016, at 1:56 p.m.
No charges have been filed and no arrest had been made as of Sunday afternoon, according to a state police spokesman.
Motorists should use caution while traveling on Harlow Street, where a sinkhole appeared late Friday. Repairs are expected to begin Monday.

Sinkhole opens up on Harlow Street in Bangor

By Dawn Gagnon on June 26, 2016, at 1:14 p.m.
Public works crews are expected to investigate what caused, and how to repair, a sinkhole that opened up on Harlow Street.

Truck going wrong-way down State Street causes multi-vehicle crash

By Dawn Gagnon on June 26, 2016, at 1:02 p.m.
A medical problem appears to have been the cause of a wrong-way crash in which several vehicles were damaged Saturday evening on State Street.
Scenes from Lakeside Landing, a town-owned public beach on Pushaw Lake in Glenburn. Recent problems with parking, unleashed dogs, vandalism and similar matters had town officials looking for ways to curb bad behavior.

Glenburn closes Lakeside Landing to nonresidents

By Dawn Gagnon on June 24, 2016, at 4:15 p.m.
After several years of making it available to the general public, town officials reluctantly have decided to limit access to a popular recreation spot on Pushaw Lake.
The former HoltraChem facility (left) and the PERC plant in Orrington. Aerial photo taken Nov. 12, 2010.

Mercury remediation work continues at Orrington site

By Dawn Gagnon on June 22, 2016, at 5:51 p.m.
As state fisheries officials examine the impact the mercury contamination is having on upper Penobscot Bay, Mallinckrodt continues its court-ordered work to clean up the former HoltraChem Manufacturing site.

Steuben man pleads guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon

By Dawn Gagnon on June 22, 2016, at 5:46 p.m.
BANGOR | A Steuben man pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm during a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court. According to court documents, the Maine Warden Service on Nov. 16, 2015, found Aaron C. Robinson, 51, with a Savage .308 rifle hunting deer with …

Gorham man facing federal health care fraud charge

By Dawn Gagnon on June 21, 2016, at 7:09 p.m.
PORTLAND | A Gorham man was arrested Tuesday on a federal health care fraud charge connected to his mental health and substance abuse practices in Portland and Windham. Paulo D. Braga, 66, is accused of billing MaineCare for providing services to 40 patients on dates he was traveling outside …

Newburgh town clerk, selectman resign posts

By Dawn Gagnon on June 20, 2016, at 6:57 p.m.
The town has not yet formulated a plan for filling the vacancies.

Two arrested in MDI heroin trafficking bust

By Dawn Gagnon on June 20, 2016, at 5:44 p.m.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR | A New Hampshire man and a Southwest Harbor resident have been charged with trafficking in heroin as the result of an investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Downeast Task Force, the Southwest Harbor Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Andres Martinez, 42, of …

Biddeford man sentenced to five years for drug trafficking

By Dawn Gagnon on June 20, 2016, at 5:25 p.m.
PORTLAND | A Biddeford man was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and cocaine during a hearing Monday in U.S. District Court. Anthony Lacomb, 30, also was ordered to undergo three years of supervised release upon completing his prison term. Lacomb pleaded guilty to …

Orono police investigating head-on crash on Forest Avenue

By Dawn Gagnon on June 19, 2016, at 3:58 p.m.
A reconstruction specialist was called to the scene near the Bible Baptist Church.
Speed was cited as a factor in crash late Saturday night in which a Madawaska man was injured when he lost control of his car and struck a house on U.S. Route 1 in Frenchville.

Car strikes house in Frenchville

By Dawn Gagnon on June 19, 2016, at 11:53 a.m.
A Madawaska man escaped serious injury late Saturday when he lost control of his car and struck a house on U.S. Route 1.

Waldo County woman suffers serious injuries in crash with tractor, tree

By Dawn Gagnon on June 16, 2016, at 8:56 p.m.
Melissa Goguen’s injuries are considered life-threatening, according to Belfast police Sgt. Matthew Cook.
Jason Blanco

Police arrest 2 alleged ‘johns’ in sting at hotel near Maine Mall

By Dawn Gagnon on June 16, 2016, at 6:28 p.m.
Two men were arrested Thursday as the result of an undercover “john” operation.
Aaron W. Clark

Mount View teacher charged with unlawful sexual contact

By Dawn Gagnon on June 16, 2016, at 5:15 p.m.
THORNDIKE | A Mount View High School math teacher was arrested Thursday on sex charges involving a student at that school, the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed. Aaron W. Clark, 37, of Etna was charged with unlawful sexual contact and unlawful sexual touching, both of which are Class …

New York man sentenced for robbing Saco drugstore

By Dawn Gagnon on June 16, 2016, at 2:36 p.m.
A New York man was sentenced during a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court to two years in prison for robbing a Rite Aid pharmacy in Saco in September of 2014.

Newport-area school district voters reject $24M budget

By Dawn Gagnon on June 15, 2016, at 8:17 p.m.
Officials are going back to the drawing board after voters in the district’s eight member towns rejected a proposed $24 million spending plan.

Missing Woolwich man with medical condition found safe

By Dawn Gagnon on June 14, 2016, at 8:24 p.m.
Benjamin Fisher, 20, has been found and is safe from any harm.