Dawn Gagnon

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Ethan Riley (left), 9, pulls the lever on his belt sander while racing Vicktoria Brayman, 15, during the Penobscot County chapter of the United Bikers of Maine annual fundraising belt sander racing series at City Side Restaurant in Brewer on Saturday.

Contenders show grit at 15th annual belt sander races

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 08, 2017, at 3:39 p.m.
The belt sander races are the signature fundraiser for the Penobscot County chapter of the United Bikers of Maine.
Gerry Palmer (right) laughs with Clara Swan during Swan's 104th birthday celebration at Husson University's Beardsley Meeting House in Bangor on April 28, 2016.

Clara Swan, an icon of Husson University, dies at 104

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 07, 2017, at 4:13 p.m.
She was an educator, administrator and a pioneer in women’s athletics.
Snow blankets Pine Street in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo. Up to 5 inches of snow is expected to hit western and coastal Maine on Saturday.

Up to 5 inches of snow expected in coastal, western Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 07, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.

S.J. Rollins moving into former TD Bank in Brewer to accommodate growth

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 07, 2017, at 7 a.m.
A local computer service, sales and technology firm that’s been doing business for more than three decades is getting ready to move into a former bank in nearby Brewer because it has outgrown its current space, its owner said on Friday.
Bangor police Lt. Robert Bishop (left) presents the 2016 Chief Don Winslow Community Service Award to Officer Jason McAmbley, the department's community relations officer.

Bangor officer receives police community service award

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 05, 2017, at 6:17 p.m.
The Bangor Police Department has named its community relations officer as the recipient of its 2016 Chief Don Winslow Community Service Award.
Charlotte Oh and Darren Callahan are the parents of the first baby born in Maine in 2017. Zander Reuben Callahan weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounce and measured 16 inches, according to his mother. He was born at 12:03 a.m. at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston on New Year's Day.

Maine’s first baby of 2017 arrives in Lewiston at 3 minutes after midnight

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 01, 2017, at 6:21 p.m.
Bangor's New Year's Eve beach ball plummets towards an awaiting, screaming crowd of hundreds in West Market Square on Sunday morning to bring in the new year.

Bangor rings in 2017 at snowy 13th annual ball drop

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 01, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
Hundreds gathered in West Market Square Saturday night to say farewell to 2016 and ring in the new year during the annual ball drop that capped off Downtown Countdown.
Marina Moscone (right) and her daughter Sasha, 4, take a walk through Chapin Park in Bangor on Friday.

Maine power companies still grappling with effects of season’s first nor’easter

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 31, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
As of noon on Saturday, more than 16,000 CMP customers were without electricity. Meanwhile, nearly 700 Emera Maine accounts were waiting for service to be restored.

Holden woman dies in Route 1A crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 29, 2016, at 1:09 p.m.
A multivehicle crash on Route 1A has claimed the life of a Holden woman.
Sylvia Page, in hospital bed, celebrated Christmas at Eastern Maine Medical Center surrounded by family.

Christmas in the hospital is about family, friends and food

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 25, 2016, at 6:33 p.m.
“I never regretted working a holiday here ever,” says EMMC chef Jim Graham.

Fairfield man sets fire to estranged wife’s home, then fatally stabs himself

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff on Dec. 25, 2016, at 2:05 p.m.
He had gone to his estranged wife’s home on Norridgewock Road around midnight and set fire to two vehicles and the house while she still was inside.

Woman robbed of gifts at gunpoint on Christmas Eve

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 25, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
A woman was robbed of Christmas gifts after two men held her at gunpoint on Christmas Eve in Portland.

High winds leave thousands without power on Christmas Day

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 25, 2016, at 11:41 a.m.
Thousands of Mainers were without electrical service on Christmas morning after high winds caused outages.
U.S. Postal Service carrier Adam Hall delivers mail along his route Christmas Eve in Brewer.

For mail carriers, Christmastime is a ‘year in a month’

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 25, 2016, at 7:20 a.m.
It’s a big job. Last year, the postal service delivered more than 15 billion pieces of mail and packages during the holiday season.

More than 16,000 are without power Down East

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 24, 2016, at 1:45 p.m.

Woman, 91, in critical condition after being struck by car

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 24, 2016, at 1:38 p.m.

Brewer police investigating after car hits pedestrian

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 23, 2016, at 7:23 p.m.
Brewer police are investigating a car-pedestrian accident that occurred about 5:30 p.m. on Eastern Avenue.
Michael Gatcomb

Following high-speed chase in two states, Mainer escapes into woods

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 22, 2016, at 4:50 p.m.
Gatcomb is 6 feet tall, weighs 190 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Obama’s pardon list includes 2 from Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 19, 2016, at 5:55 p.m.
President Obama shortened prison sentences for 153 convicts and pardoned 78 others — including two men from Maine.

Skowhegan woman dies from fire caused by smoking while on oxygen

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 19, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
A Skowhegan woman who was seriously injured in a fire earlier this month has died, according to the state fire marshal’s office.