Dawn Gagnon

Reporter

 

Police, firefighters work to recover body from North Anson well

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 15, 2016, at 6:04 p.m.
Police and firefighters were working Tuesday evening to recover a body from a well located off Four Mile Square Road.
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I-95 crash leaves one dead, another in critical condition

on Nov. 14, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.
(From the BDN) Four members of a Massachusetts family were returning home after visiting the Madawaska area when their vehicle crashed Sunday afternoon, leaving one person dead and one in critical condition.
Merlin Littlefield, Michael Kelly and Alana Cassanelli lead a drum circle during Eastern Maine Pagan Pride Day on Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Bangor.

Eastern Maine pagans celebrate pride day

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 14, 2016, at 6:50 a.m.
Dancing and drumming and music and rituals were some of the ways that area pagans flew their flags high on Saturday during an event held to celebrate their spirituality and celebrate it with others.

Crash on Interstate 95 near Medway leaves 1 dead, another in critical condition

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 13, 2016, at 2:21 p.m.
Four members of a Massachusetts family were on their way back home after visiting the Madawaska area when the vehicle they were traveling in crashed.

Officials investigate fire at vacant house in Bangor

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 13, 2016, at 12:52 p.m.
Firefighters discovered the fire burning in a pile of clothing and other textiles that had just started to spread.

Speed, alcohol cited as factors in crash that killed 2 on Golden Road

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 12, 2016, at 6:54 p.m.
The crash was reported by a passer-by.

Skowhegan man seriously injured in rollover crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 12, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
Speed and alcohol were factors in a rollover crash Friday night in which a Skowhegan man suffered serious injuries, officials said.

Speed, alcohol cited as factors in fatal rollover crash in The County

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 12, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.
Speed and alcohol are believed to have contributed to a crash Friday night that claimed the life of a Perham man.
U.S. Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Robert Coles of Machias (left) will travel to Pearl Harbor in early December to attend the 75th anniversary commemoration of the attack. His friend and fellow Navy veteran Dennis Boyd of Cutler will accompany him.

Navy veteran, 92, recalls attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 11, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
When he joined the U.S. Navy in 1940, Bronx native Robert Coles could not imagine that the following year he would be at Pearl Harbor when a swarm of Japanese warplanes attacked.
Officials Tuesday are investigating a fatal fire that happened on Bradbury Street in Old Town late Monday.

Three victims of fatal Old Town house fire identified

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 08, 2016, at 8:22 p.m.
The woman and two children killed in a late night fire Monday night have been identified as 34-year-old Maiysha Somers-Jones, Isis Doe, 10, and her 8-year-old brother, Zebulon Doe.
Leda Giggey

Maine woman gets six years for conspiring to distribute bath salts

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 08, 2016, at 5:57 p.m.
Leda Giggey, 45, also was ordered by to undergo three years of supervised release upon completion of her prison term.

Stetson man sentenced to nearly 6 years for cocaine, oxycodone trafficking conspiracy

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 08, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
Timothy Barbeau

Police: Rockland man tackled, charged after setting fire to neighbor’s home

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 08, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
A 42-year-old man was tackled by a neighbor after he allegedly set fire Tuesday morning to a mobile home off Park Street.
Officials Tuesday are investigating a fatal fire that happened on Bradbury Street in Old Town late Monday.

No working smoke detectors found after fatal Old Town house fire

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 08, 2016, at 10:53 a.m.
The victims’ names have been withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Stephen King speaks during a book launch event Monday evening at the University of Maine in Orono. The book, "Hearts in Suspension," is a collection of essays written by King and former college classmates and friends.

Stephen King, UMaine writer friends share memories on eve of book launch

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 07, 2016, at 9:38 p.m.
Volunteers assemble the wooden components of a mortise and tenon structure being built at the Curran Homestead Saturday. The new building will serve as the farming museum's wood working shop once it is completed.

Curran Homestead offers rare chance to see mortise and tenon timber frame barn raising

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 07, 2016, at 8:47 a.m.
“This was the standard of construction 100 years or more ago, particularly rural construction.”
Diana L. Estey

Weekend search fails to turn up missing Medford woman

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 06, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
Estey is 5 feet 2 inches tall, 100 pounds, with gray hair and green eyes. She may be wearing a purple jacket.
Some residents of the Knox County towns of Union and Appleton received flyers purporting to be from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan over the weekend. A resident who received one said that the flyer was bagged in plastic and weighted down. A dispatcher said Sunday that the flyers have been the subject of complaints lodged with the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Knox County residents receive fliers allegedly left by KKK

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 06, 2016, at 7:43 p.m.
Some recipients lodged complaints Sunday with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
Susan M. Smith

New superintendent hired for Holden-area schools

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 05, 2016, at 2:52 p.m.
The RSU 63 board has named veteran educator Susan M. Smith its superintendent.

Lewiston man burned in campfire explosion dies

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 04, 2016, at 6:06 p.m.
Michael Garrett of Lewiston was burned on Oct. 27 after pouring gasoline on a campfire, causing an explosion.