Dawn Gagnon

Reporter

 
Schooner (right) one of Raye's Mustard's two canine mascots, drowned Thursday morning after getting trapped in the ice that is beginning to form on Boyden Lake. Owner Kevin Raye was able to rescue the family company's other mascot, Dijon.

Schooner, mascot for Raye’s Mustard, drowns in Boyden Lake

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 10, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
Schooner, one of Raye’s Mustard’s two canine mascots, drowned Thursday morning after getting stuck in thin ice on Boyden Lake, one of the company’s owners said Saturday.
A 76-year-old Harmony man was flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after suffering potentially life-threatening injuries in a rollover crash Friday morning on Guilford Road. Police cite slick road conditions and speed as factors.

Slick road, speed cited as factors in serious Cambridge crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 09, 2016, at 6:35 p.m.
A Harmony man suffered life-threatening injuries Friday when the SUV he was driving left the roadway, hit a curb and rolled over several times.
Old Town police arrested five people — three of them residents and two of them from Bronx, New York — as the result of an investigation into alleged drug activity in the community.

Old Town police arrest 5 on crack, heroin charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 09, 2016, at 5:26 p.m.
Old Town police arrested five people — three of them residents and two of them from Bronx, New York — as the result of an investigation into alleged drug activity in the community.

Winterport student accused of assault with a plastic knife

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 09, 2016, at 3:13 p.m.
It was not immediately clear what the student was charged with.

Father killed daughter, then self in Hebron, police say

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 09, 2016, at 7:44 a.m.
Police believe a 56-year-old man shot and killed his 27-year-old daughter at their home Thursday before turning the gun on himself.

Woman charged in Wal-Mart parking lot gun incident pleads no contest to assault

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 08, 2016, at 8:54 p.m.
Hugh Kirkpatrick (right), Fred Page III (from left), Russell Plourde, Tim Ouellette and Sue Sands, employees of the Caribou Utilities District, celebrate with Kirsten Hebert (second from right), Maine Rural Water Association director, after winning the association's Best Tasting Water Contest on Thursday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Caribou Utilities District takes top honors in 30th annual tap water taste-off

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7:39 p.m.
This year’s judges were Virginia Manuel, state director of USDA Rural Development, WABI TV weatherman Todd Simcox and retired Bangor police Lt. Paul Edwards.

Former Maine man charged in death of 2-year-old daughter

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 08, 2016, at 6:37 p.m.
Roger Joseph Dana, 43, is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death last month of his daughter.

Two arrested in Gouldsboro on crack, heroin charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 08, 2016, at 3:14 p.m.
The MDEA arrested two Gouldsboro residents Wednesday on felony drug trafficking charges.
Justin Lynch

UMaine grad working as journalist deported from South Sudan

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 07, 2016, at 6:58 p.m.
A University of Maine graduate now working as a journalist for the international Associated Press news agency was deported from South Sudan on Tuesday allegedly because his reporting was critical of the government, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
People walk around to check the stationary floats during the Light Up The Night event in Orono on Monday.

Orono kicks off holiday season with ‘stationary parade’

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 05, 2016, at 9:02 p.m.
A section of Mill Street was shut down to accommodate the Float Around Mill Street parade and the more than 100 spectators who turned out.
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Maine tribe members and allies sing songs during a peaceful protest on Bangor Mall Boulevard Friday. In light of the recent violence against the peaceful water protectors at Standing Rock, Maine tribes and their allies held a flash mob round dance. For a few minutes a group of over 100 people blocked traffic at the intersection near Toys R Us to pray, sing and dance.

Oil pipeline protest draws at least 150 to Bangor Mall area on Black Friday

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 25, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
Friday’s protest near the Bangor Mall was a peaceful one, drawing at least 150 tribal members and supporters.
While wearing a possible dress selection, Madison Johnson (left), 11, looks over another dress with Hope Violette at the Bangor Housing Authority's community center in Bangor Wednesday. UsTrendy, an ecommerce site, donated 25 dresses.

Internet fashion entrepreneur gives away dresses to Maine girls who need them

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 24, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
“We thought we would give away some dresses for the holiday, something to be thankful for, and we are really excited about the turnout here.”

Orland man killed in Castine rollover

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 20, 2016, at 8:21 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine -- 11/20/2016 -- People who took part in Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday at the University of Maine at Augusta's Bangor campus attempt to light candles for a vigil outside of Eastport Hall. When the wind and rain made that impossible, the group instead held a moment of silence in memory of the transgender people who have died in the last year.

Untimely transgender deaths mourned at Bangor gathering

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 20, 2016, at 7:41 p.m.
Melissa Raftery (left) and Kasi Billings of 44 North Coffee pour coffee made from the Deer Isle's business' custom roasted coffee beans Saturday at the Maine Harvest Festival over the weekend at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Maine Harvest Festival packs Cross Insurance Center

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 20, 2016, at 9:01 a.m.
Now in its sixth year, the Maine Potato Board’s two-day celebration of some of the best Maine has to offer was expected attract some 6,000 attendees by the time it ended late Sunday afternoon.
Samaritan Inc. Food Pantry volunteers Jeremy Lamarre (left) and Joe Sites, both of Bangor, load turkeys donated to area food pantries on Thursday in the Hannaford Supermarket parking lot in Brewer.

Despite challenges, Manna moving forward with turkey giveaway

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 19, 2016, at 12 p.m.
Despite its financial woes, Manna Ministries is moving forward with its effort to provide the makings of a Thanksgiving meal to thousands of area families.
Alec Cunningham

Portland police arrest 11 men in prostitution sting

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 18, 2016, at 7:08 p.m.
Portland police arrested 11 men Friday as the result of an undercover prostitution sting, Sgt. Robert Martin said Friday in a news release.
Patricia Blanchette speaks during a session in the State House in Augusta in May 2001.

Longtime Bangor politician Patricia Blanchette dies at 73

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 17, 2016, at 6:01 p.m.
Patricia Blanchette, a former city councilor and council chair, Penobscot County treasurer and state representative, died on Oct. 21.

Man found dead in Anson well identified

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 15, 2016, at 9:18 p.m.
Because the well appeared to be 30 to 40 feet deep, firefighters used thermal imaging to confirm that a body was in it, the sheriff said.