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Bangor man charged with breaking into vehicles

By Dawn Gagnon on June 23, 2017, at 8:03 p.m.
A local man was arrested Friday on four felony burglary charges as the result of a weeklong investigation into motor vehicle burglaries, according to police.
Located at 83 Main Road South in Hampden, the Martin Kinsley House is owned by the Hampden Historical Society. The house is open for public visitation from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesdays, from April to October.

Hampden Historical Society launches Kinsley House renovation campaign

By Dawn Gagnon on June 22, 2017, at 6:02 p.m.
Hampden Historical Society board members on Tuesday launched a capital campaign to raise $500,000 to renovate the Martin Kinsley House at 83 Main Road South.

Coast Guard: Kayaker found safe hours after search was called off

By Dawn Gagnon and Nick McCrea on June 22, 2017, at 10:28 a.m.
Cerezo was at Petit Manan when authorities called to confirm that he was the kayaker for whom crews had been searching.

Maine congressional delegation asks forfeited groundfish permits be redistributed through Northeast

By Dawn Gagnon on June 19, 2017, at 8:18 p.m.
Thirteen groundfish permits were forfeited by Carlos Rafael — a New Bedford fisherman who has pleaded guilty to 28 federal counts of tax evasion, falsifying fishing quotas and conspiracy.
These are some of the nearly 20 puppies and adult dogs that will be available for adoption at the Bangor Humane Society's shelter on Mount Hope Avenue on Tuesday.

Bangor animal shelter gearing up to adopt out first wave of southern ‘transfer dogs’

By Dawn Gagnon on June 19, 2017, at 6:35 a.m.
The dogs, which arrived in Maine on June 13, were rescued from the Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Mississippi, where they were at high risk of being euthanized due to overcrowding.
The approach to the I-95 and Hogan Road interchange in Bangor.

Feds award $600,000 for redesign of I-95 Hogan Road exit

By Dawn Gagnon on June 19, 2017, at 4 a.m.
The Maine Department of Transportation has been awarded $600,000 in federal funding for the diverging diamond interchange planned for the Hogan Road exit on Interstate 95.
A man rides a bike through the pouring rain on Marginal Way in Portland, Sept. 30, 2015.

Inland Maine under flash flood watch ahead of Monday’s thunderstorms

By Dawn Gagnon on June 18, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain an hour could cause flash floods.
The pogies, a type of bait fish, appeared to have died after a single vessel which caught them was ill equipped to handle a large catch, according to Brunswick police.

Thousands of dead bait fish wash ashore in Brunswick

By Dawn Gagnon on June 18, 2017, at 12:02 p.m.
Over the last several days, hundreds of dead bait fish have washed up on the shores of Middle and Maquoit bays in Brunswick.
Scott Cyr of Fort Fairfield celebrates when he hears his name drawn at the 2017 moose permit lottery drawing on Saturday, June 17, at Caribou Parks and Recreation.

Moose fever: 2,080 win hunt permits

By Dawn Gagnon on June 17, 2017, at 6:56 p.m.
As has become tradition on moose lottery day, Wildlife Department Commissioner Chandler Woodcock announced where the festivities will take place next year: Skowhegan.
Jim Gleason (center) is shown here with his son-in-law Mike Dill and his daughter Ashly Dill after the woman enlisted an East Millinocket police officer's help to present Gleason with a pair of tickets to the Rod Stewart concert next month at Bangor Waterfront Park.

Medway daughter enlists police officer’s help to deliver dad’s birthday present

By Dawn Gagnon on June 17, 2017, at 2:56 p.m.
Medway resident Jim Gleason got one of the biggest surprises of his life Friday when he was pulled over by an East Millinocket police officer who gave him two tickets — to this summer’s Rod Stewart concert at Bangor Waterfront.

Man dies in shooting outside West Gardiner home

By Dawn Gagnon on June 17, 2017, at 12:01 p.m.
James Haskell, 41 and who most recently lived in Chelsea, was found dead outside the residence on Yeaton Drive in West Gardiner, according to police.
Maine State Police Detective Christopher Crawford

Top state police detectives, troopers, Blaine teen honored at annual awards ceremony

By Dawn Gagnon on June 15, 2017, at 8:18 p.m.
Some of Maine’s top detectives and troopers — along with a 14-year-old Aroostook County boy — were recognized Thursday for bravery and going the extra mile during the Maine State Police annual awards ceremony.

Thunderstorms cause power outages for 4,900 in northern Penobscot, Piscataquis counties

By Dawn Gagnon on June 12, 2017, at 7:18 p.m.
Emera Maine estimated that service for most would be restored by late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.
This hole in the treeline near the bus stop on Swetts Pond Road in Orrington leads to the spot where the body of a local woman was found inside of a burned-out car early Sunday morning.

Woman found burned ‘beyond recognition’ in car in Orrington

By Dawn Gagnon on June 12, 2017, at 4:05 p.m.
The body of a local woman was found inside a burned out car in Orrington early Sunday morning, police said.

Voters pass $30 million Hampden area school budget

By Dawn Gagnon on June 11, 2017, at 8:13 p.m.

High winds knock power out for more than 1,200 Emera customers

By Dawn Gagnon on June 11, 2017, at 2:53 p.m.
The outages affected Emera Maine customers primarily from St. Agatha to Greenbush and Glenburn to Sebec.

Wind, air quality advisories in effect for Sunday

By Dawn Gagnon on June 11, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
People in the northern half of Maine are being warned about high winds today, while those along the coast are advised that air quality will be poor.
People gather during a rally in support of the Penobscot Nation's ongoing struggle to protect and enhance the water quality of the Penobscot River and watershed for the benefit of all at the Bangor Waterfront Saturday. A flotilla on the river will followed.

Activists rally at Bangor waterfront to protect the Penobscot River

By Dawn Gagnon on June 11, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
“The river is beautiful, and Maine is my spiritual home,” Elaine Levine said.
Free food prepared by Moe's Original BBQ was among the attractions at Bangor's second annual Earth Day Festival in Pickering Square on Saturday.

Belated Earth Day celebration draws kids, adults to Pickering Square

By Dawn Gagnon on June 10, 2017, at 2:34 p.m.
It may have been a little late, but Bangor’s second annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday afternoon drew a crowd to Pickering Square.
The National Weather Service issued a beach hazards warning, effective through Saturday evening, for coastal Hancock and Washington counties as well as the midcoast and southwest regions of the state.

Be careful if you’re out on the water today, weather service warns

By Dawn Gagnon on June 10, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
Warmer air temperatures in the 60s and low 70s on land may cause people to underestimate the dangers of cold water temperatures, which currently are in the 40s.