Dawn Gagnon

Reporter

 
A camel snacks on some hay as setup for the 2017 Anah Shrine Circus was underway at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Thursday afternoon. The first show is on Friday at 3 p.m., with performances through the weekend.

Elephants remain major draw for thriving Anah Shrine Circus

By Dawn Gagnon on April 27, 2017, at 8:50 p.m.
In a time when animal rights protests over elephant and other animal acts have shut down large U.S. circuses, the Anah Shrine Circus has thrived in Bangor and Presque Isle.
Christina McCarthy

Woman allegedly attacks ex with sword, gets banned from Brewer

By Dawn Gagnon on April 24, 2017, at 7:28 p.m.
“[Christina] McCarthy was uncooperative, unruly and combative with officers, resulting in their using a Taser to take her into custody.”
Downtown Lewiston is pictured on Aug. 30, 2016.

Lewiston is one of the best places to retire in the US, according to Forbes

By Dawn Gagnon on April 24, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
The state’s second largest city is the only Maine location — and the only community in New England — chosen for this year’s ranking.
Cameron Croft (left), 14, and Donna Reitze (right), 17, move slabs of wood while Brian Fortie (second from left) holds a board so Alanna Thomas, 14, can screw it to the support to construct a raised garden bed for the Maple Street Community Garden in Brewer Saturday.

Brewer green thumbs soon will have a community garden where they can plant their vegetables

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 3:15 p.m.
Would-be gardeners who lack the necessary space soon will be able to plant their tomatoes, string beans, lettuce and other food in a new community garden being built at Maple Street Park.
Belfast police Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick is looking for the owners of two goats found Sunday morning near the parking lot for the Rail Trail along the Passagassawakeag River.

Runaway goats reunited with owner after ride-along with Belfast police

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
A pair of goats found hanging out near the parking lot for the Rail Trail along the Passagassawakeag River Sunday morning have been reunited with their owner.
Belfast police Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick is looking for the owners of two goats found Sunday morning near the parking lot for the Rail Trail on the Passagassawakeag River.

Runaway goats get a ride and veggies from Belfast police

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 12:17 p.m.
“Got goats? We do, and they do not belong to us,” the Belfast Police Department wrote on its Facebook page.
Bryan Farr-Luciano, 21, of Sanford.

Tipster leads Sanford police to man on lam for 9 months

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 11:59 a.m.
The tip that led police to Bryan Farr-Luciano came in after the Sanford Police Department posted on its Facebook page an offer of lunch worth up to $20 with police in exchange for information leading them to him.
Scott Milliken, 54, of Augusta.

Search ongoing for Augusta man missing since March

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 11:19 a.m.
Scott Milliken, 54, was reported missing after he failed to show up for a planned meeting with a friend back in March.

Young Kittery boy dies after Connecticut car crash

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
A Kittery boy died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction car crash on I-95, according to Connecticut State Police.
Hundreds turned out to Saturday's March for Science at the University of Maine as part of a global rally in opposition to President Donald Trump's questioning of climate change and deep cuts he is proposing for research.

March for Science draws hundreds across Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on April 22, 2017, at 5:36 p.m.
A local version of the worldwide March for Science drew hundreds of scientists and those who support their work to the University of Maine campus on Saturday.
A rowboat floats in the parking lot of the town pier in Blue Hill

Unsettled weather with cool air, rain to continue throughout the weekend

By Dawn Gagnon on April 21, 2017, at 6:15 p.m.
The weekend forecast from the National Weather Service called for cold, rainy —and sometimes snowy — weather.
Mollie Greenier talks about her friends, Tyler Babcock, 18, and Alex Chabre, 17, both of Bangor who died in a car crash near the Bangor city line.

Man sentenced for providing alcohol to teens before deadly car crash

By Dawn Gagnon on April 20, 2017, at 7:36 p.m.
Before the crash, one teen posted an image on social media app Snapchat showing they were driving at least 92 mph, a friend said the day after the deaths.
A car and a tractor trailer collided in an apparent fatal accident on Main Road in Holden on Thursday.

Orland man killed in crash on Route 1A in Holden

By Dawn Gagnon on April 20, 2017, at 5:48 p.m.
Killed in the crash was Derick Warren, 30, Holden Police Chief Chris Greeley said early Thursday evening.
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Community members pray while Pastor Bobby Bledsoe (center) gives a sermon at City Reach Church, in the former YMCA on Hammond and Court streets in Bangor in a 2015 file photo.

Church on the move — from former YMCA building to Bangor Mall

By Dawn Gagnon on April 18, 2017, at 1:27 p.m.
The church that’s being forced out of the former YMCA building has found a new home: the Bangor Mall.
Bangor police converged on Ohio Street to investigate a report of a shooting shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday near the intersection with Highland Avenue.

Ohio Street shooting victim dies

By Dawn Gagnon on April 17, 2017, at 6:01 p.m.
Terrance Durel Sr., 36, of New Orleans, Louisiana, died from his injuries Sunday night, Lt. David Bushey of the Bangor Police Department said in a news release.
BANGOR, Maine -- Police are investigating a report of a shooting on Ohio Street.

Bangor police investigating shooting on Ohio Street

By Dawn Gagnon on April 16, 2017, at 5:26 p.m.
City police are investigating a shooting Sunday afternoon on Ohio Street that was reported to have occurred at a residence there.

Body found in woods near Brewer Wal-Mart, police say

By Dawn Gagnon on April 16, 2017, at 2:52 p.m.
Brewer police Sgt. Paul Gauvin said Sunday afternoon that the death is not considered suspicious.

Couple charged with burglary in connection with string of break-ins in 3 counties

By Dawn Gagnon on April 16, 2017, at 1:49 p.m.
Jeremy Regimbal, 27, and his 23-year-old girlfriend, Ricci Boutilier, were indicted on two counts each of burglary and nine counts each of theft by unauthorized taking by the Penobscot County grand jury.
Between 80 and 100 protesters gathered in front of Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building on Tax Day Saturday to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.

Protesters rally in Bangor to demand that Trump release his tax returns

By Dawn Gagnon on April 16, 2017, at 10:42 a.m.
Protesters gathered outside the federal building in Bangor, where theysought to bring attention to President Donald Trump’s ongoing refusal to disclose his tax returns.
Larry Robichaud (center) participates in a drum circle with the Alamoosic Lake Signers during the 20th annual Wabanaki Spring Social at the Anah Shrine in Bangor Saturday.

Hundreds shake off winter at 20th annual Wabanaki Spring Social

By Dawn Gagnon on April 16, 2017, at 7:29 a.m.
Men, women and children — many of them wearing their colorful tribal regalia — danced to the beating drums Saturday at the 20th annual Wabanaki Spring Social.