Dawn Gagnon

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Bangor man accused of assaulting, threatening 15-year-old girl

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 09, 2015, at 6:53 p.m.
A Bangor man facing assault and threatening charges made his initial court appearance Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Patrick Albano, 39, was arrested Thursday, accused of inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl on several occasions and then threatening to kill her if she told on him, according …
Jim Fernald of Brookings-Smith Funeral Home in Bangor

Brookings-Smith purchases Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 09, 2015, at 3:54 p.m.
BANGOR | A family owned funeral home business based in Bangor has acquired a location in Hampden. Brookings-Smith Funeral Home announced Friday that it has purchased Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home from Garry Gilpatrick. The ownership change took effect Jan. 1, Brookings-Smith announced in a news release. Gilpatrick has had health …

7 residents displaced after fire destroys Oakland duplex

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 08, 2015, at 7:18 p.m.
Seven residents were left homeless after a fire destroyed a Water Street duplex on Thursday, an Oakland Fire Department official said. All of those who were home at the time made it out safely, Fire Chief Dave Coughlin said late Thursday afternoon. While all seven tenants have …
Richard Burrell, 29, of Bangor was injured in a head-on crash late Thursday afternoon on U.S. Route 1A in Holden. Police say that Burrell's white 2003 GMC Envoy crossed the centerline and traveled into the path of a 2015 Toyota pickup truck driven by Tobin Peacock, 41, of Lamoine.

Bangor man hurt in head-on crash in Holden

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 08, 2015, at 6:39 p.m.
A Bangor man was injured Thursday in a head-on collision on U.S. Route 1A that halted traffic during the busy evening commute. Richard Burrell, 29, of Bangor was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for treatment of injuries that were considered not life-threatening, Holden police …

Crash closes Route 1A in Holden

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 08, 2015, at 5:04 p.m.
A two-vehicle crash near the town office has led the town’s public safety personnel to temporarily shut down Route 1A, known locally as Main Road. The collision happened shortly before 4:45 p.m., a Penobscot Regional Communications Center dispatcher confirmed. Additional information was not immediately available. Watch www.bangordailynews.com …
Jay W. Bush, 54, of Standish.

Standish man arrested on domestic violence charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 07, 2015, at 8:12 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Standish man Wednesday afternoon after deputies were called to his Middle Road residence for a domestic disturbance involving a knife. Jay W. Bush, 54, of Standish is charged with domestic violence assault and domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous …
Expera Specialty Solutions, which purchased the Old Town Fuel & Fiber mill, plans to start up pulp production by the end of the week.

New owner poised to restart Old Town pulp mill

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 07, 2015, at 7:12 p.m.
A little more than a month after acquiring a shuttered Old Town mill, a Wisconsin company is gearing up to begin producing pulp there by the end of the week. Expera Specialty Solutions of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, acquired the assets of the former Old Town Fuel & …

Lewiston man arrested in connection with infant son’s death

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 07, 2015, at 5:24 p.m.
A 24-year-old Lewiston man was arrested late Wednesday afternoon in connection with the death last month of his infant son, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a news release. Danny Adams was taken into custody by detectives and charged with murder, McCausland said. …
Mr. Bernard's School of Hair Fashion's campuses in Bangor (above) and Lewiston abruptly closed on Monday, one day before classes were scheduled to resume after the holiday break. School officials could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

Management still mum on abrupt closure of Bangor, Lewiston beauty schools

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 06, 2015, at 8:22 p.m.
Nearly 90 students enrolled at Mr. Bernard’s School of Hair Fashion’s campuses in Bangor and Lewiston are still waiting for an explanation for the sudden and unexpected closure of their school. The school’s Bangor and Lewiston campuses both closed abruptly on Monday — the day before classes …

Lewiston woman arrested on arson charge in connection with New Year’s fire in her apartment

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 06, 2015, at 5:47 p.m.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office has charged a Lewiston woman with arson in connection with one of two fires inside her apartment on Bartlett Street last week, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a news release early Monday night. Jackie McBurnie, 33, was …
The winners of Hampden Town Council seats in the Nov. 4 local elections were sworn in by Town Clerk Denise Hodsdon during Monday night's meeting, the first to be held in the new year.

Hampden council elects new mayor, deputy mayor

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 05, 2015, at 9:19 p.m.
After a tumultuous year with Councilor Carol Duprey at the helm, members of the Hampden Town Council elected a new mayor and deputy mayor Monday night. Councilor David Ryder was the unanimous pick for the council’s top spot during the annual election for mayor. Councilor William Shakespeare …
Mr. Bernard's School of Hair Fashion's campuses in Bangor (above) and Lewiston abruptly closed Monday, one day before classes were scheduled to resume after the holiday break. School officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Bangor, Lewiston beauty school campuses abruptly close

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 05, 2015, at 7:11 p.m.
A beauty school that has operated in Bangor and Lewiston for more than half a century abruptly closed Monday, one day before classes were scheduled to resume after a two-week holiday break. Officials from Mr. Bernard’s School of Hair Fashion, which was established in 1960, notified several …

Candle cause of Bradley house fire

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 05, 2015, at 5:36 p.m.
An investigator with the state fire marshal’s office has determined the cause of a fire Monday that damaged a bedroom in a Main Street residence. Sgt. Tim York said the fire was the result of a lit candle being placed too close to combustibles. The fire at …

Maine State Police charge couple in camp break-ins

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 02, 2015, at 6:36 p.m.
CHINA | A transient couple were arrested Wednesday in connection with burglaries at camps on Lakeview Drive on China Lake, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Friday in a news release. Jamee D. Lemons, 27, and Samuel Cook, 32, were arrested Wednesday by the Maine State …
Alvin Houston

Pair arrested at Bangor motel on sex trafficking charges involving a minor

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 02, 2015, at 5:38 p.m.
An Auburn man and a Lewiston woman were arrested on New Year’s Eve on charges of aggravated sex trafficking at a Bangor motel as the result of an investigation into a missing 13-year-old Lisbon girl. Alvin Houston, 27, of Auburn and Shawna Calhoun, 24, of Lewiston are …
The Nissan Maxima that struck a utility pole on Clewleyville Road in Holden was declared a total loss, according to Holden police Sgt. Eugene Fizell.

Police: Drunken driver crashes car into pole, causes blackout

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 01, 2015, at 6:19 a.m.
HOLDEN | A Brewer man was arrested on numerous charges after police say he crashed his car into a utility pole Tuesday night, causing a power outage from Clewleyville Road in Holden to Green Lake Road in Ellsworth. The episode that led to the arrest of Alex Brehm, 36, …

Flood advisory issued for Aroostook River

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 31, 2014, at 9:59 p.m.
CARIBOU | The National Weather Service’s office in Caribou has issued a flood advisory for the Aroostook River in northern Maine effective through 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. Ice jams have formed in the river resulting in very high water levels from Washburn to Presque Isle, the weather service said …
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Robin Siddharta spruced up his attire for the New Years' Eve celebration in downtown Bangor.

Bangor marks 10th annual New Years’ Eve ball drop

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 31, 2014, at 9:03 p.m.
Ten years ago, a Bangor attorney came up with a bright idea — namely to conduct a Big Apple-style ball drop from the top of his building at 26 Main St., in the heart of downtown. Since then, the ball drop has become one of Bangor’s signature …
Robert Colpritt

MDEA arrests 3 after midcoast drug investigation

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 30, 2014, at 8:25 p.m.
NEWCASTLE | The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested a Warren man and a couple from Massachusetts on Monday on prescription drug trafficking and possession charges after a three-month investigation into drug activity in midcoast Maine. Arrested were: Allen Cooper, 37, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, who was charged with felony trafficking …
David Grant

Brewer barber hit walking to work last week dies from injuries

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 30, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
The longtime local barber who was struck by a vehicle while walking to work on the morning of Dec. 20 died Monday at a Bangor hospital, a Brewer police official has confirmed. David Grant, 73, of Brewer had been listed in critical condition at Eastern Maine Medical …
 
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