Dawn Gagnon


Maine Maritime Academy  students and members of the community hold candles during a vigil for the crew of the missing cargo ship El Faro Tuesday at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.

Hundreds attend Castine vigil for missing El Faro crew

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 06, 2015, at 8:52 p.m.
“We are here in the hope of the safe return of the crew of El Faro,” Maine Maritime Academy President William Brennan said. “Our thoughts and our prayers are with their families and their loved ones. But we are also here to express hope for ourselves by knowing that the human spirit has the will to survive.”

Fire marshal’s office determines cause of blaze that damaged LaGrange home

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 06, 2015, at 5:25 p.m.
Combustible material that was too close to a heat source was cited as the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a two-story house Monday on Bennoch Road.

LaGrange home fire believed to be caused by pellet stove

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 05, 2015, at 8:09 p.m.
A fire believed to have been caused by a pellet stove heavily damaged a two-story home on Bennoch Road, a Fire Department member said Monday.

Holden offering daily check-in program for older residents

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 05, 2015, at 7:20 p.m.
Older or disabled residents who live alone are invited to sign up for a new daily check-in service, Holden Police Chief Chris Greeley said Monday. The Good Morning Project program aims to help elderly and disabled residents continue living independent lifestyles while eliminating some of the concerns …

Boothbay Harbor police identify man found dead near footbridge

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 05, 2015, at 4:26 p.m.
Boothbay police have identified the 25-year-old man whose body was found in the inner harbor near Boothbay Harbor’s footbridge Saturday morning.

Lyman man accused of posing as police officer, assaulting woman

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 02, 2015, at 7:59 p.m.
A 57-year-old Lyman man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly posed as a police officer and sexually assaulted a Portland woman.
The town of Dover-Foxcroft has been awarded a $240,000 grant on behalf of a new manufacturing company that makes wood fiber cleaning cloths.

Dover-Foxcroft lands $240,000 grant for wood fiber cloth maker

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 02, 2015, at 5:35 p.m.
“This grant award will have a direct impact on the creation of new career opportunities for Maine people,” DECD Commissioner George Gervais said.
Dr. Robert A. Clough (center) addresses the audience after being presented with the Katahdin Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award on Thursday night at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Bangor surgeon receives prestigious award from Boy Scouts

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 01, 2015, at 9:40 p.m.
Dr. Robert Clough was selected for the 2015 Distinguished Citizen Award because he exemplifies what the Boy Scouts stand for.
Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton (left) and Chief Deputy William Sheehan talk about jail overcrowding on Thursday at the Penobscot County Sheriff's office in Bangor.

Bangor jail asks for help to ease overcrowding

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 01, 2015, at 8:02 p.m.
Already well over its capacity of 157 inmates, the Penobscot County Jail is expected to get even more crowded, which has Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton worried.
Joan Brooks

Eddington selectwoman keeps seat in close recall vote

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 29, 2015, at 9:01 p.m.
A longtime member of the town’s Board of Selectmen who was the subject of a recall referendum on Tuesday has retained her seat in a 188-133 vote. Joan Brooks, who has been on the board for nearly two decades — many of them as chairwoman — had …

Man pleads guilty to Internet stalking Canadian woman studying in Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 29, 2015, at 7:14 p.m.
PORTLAND | A 35-year-old Pennsylvania man accused of using the Internet to harass and intimidate a Canadian woman studying in Maine pleaded guilty of interstate stalking during a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Makwan Jaff of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and who is an Iraqi national, faces up to five …

Holden-area school board votes to send withdrawal question to voters

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 28, 2015, at 9:56 p.m.
Residents of the RSU 63 member towns of Holden, Eddington and Clifton will be asked on Election Day if they want to withdraw from the education union they formed with four Airline communities several years ago.

Officials investigate inmate assault in Cumberland County Jail

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 25, 2015, at 8:40 p.m.
The incident occurred in one of the housing units at the jail, when an inmate being held for the U.S. Marshals Service reportedly was assaulted by two other inmates …

Coast Guard saves 2 Maine fishermen from sunk boat

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 25, 2015, at 8:38 p.m.
Coast Guard rescue crews saved two people Friday after their fishing vessel sank about 50 nautical miles east of Portland …

Portland police investigates 2nd robbery at credit union

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 25, 2015, at 6 p.m.
Friday’s robbery was the second to occur at the University Credit Union on Forest Avenue this month …

Albion man dies while fishing with father

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 25, 2015, at 4:53 p.m.
A 57-year-old local man died Friday afternoon in a boating accident on Lovejoy Pond, a spokesman for the Maine Warden Service said in a news release. David Fann, 57, had been fishing with his father, Arville Fann, when the canoe the two were in capsized due to …
Leigh Larson

New Hampden Academy principal aims to be ‘good listener’

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 24, 2015, at 6:47 p.m.
Hampden Academy’s new principal said that despite her nearly 20 years of experience in education, she is at the start of a new learning curve. “I need to see what’s working here first,” she said. “This is my first year here, and my job really is to …
Crews work to pull a trailer out of a ditch Thursday on Route 1A in Dedham .

Lamoine woman injured in crash on Route 1A in Dedham

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 24, 2015, at 6:36 p.m.
The accident occurred shortly before 11 a.m. just west of the Lucerne Inn.

Portland police probing 3 West End robbery attempts

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 22, 2015, at 6:05 p.m.
Portland police are investigating three attempted robberies that occurred over two days last week, Assistant Chief Vernon Malloch said Tuesday in a news release. All three of the victims were women and each was allegedly attacked while walking in the city’s West End. The first incident allegedly …
Doug Kell Sr. of Ellsworth, shown with the Grumman America Cougar twin engine airplane he recently donated to Down East Emergency Medicine Institute.

Ellsworth pilot, 85, donates plane to Maine search and rescue group

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 22, 2015, at 4:11 p.m.
“I kissed it goodbye and that was the end of it,” he said.
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