Dawn Gagnon

Reporter

 
About 40 protesters rallied against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, at Hobby Lobby on Stillwater Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch focus of Bangor Hobby Lobby protest

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 04, 2017, at 8:08 p.m.
Women and men opposed to Gorsuch’s nomination stood on the sidewalk in front of the Stillwater Avenue arts-and-crafts store as part of a demonstration organized by the Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center.
Kerry Rear

Family of missing Sanford woman offers $5,000 reward

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 04, 2017, at 11:36 a.m.
The family of a missing Sanford woman is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts, according to the Sanford Police Department.
Christine Beitl (left) and Jason Langley write letters at the Islamic Center of Maine in Orono Friday. Members of the community came together write letters to Maine’s congressional delegation protesting President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.

More than 200 turn out to Islamic center to write letters opposing Trump travel ban

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 03, 2017, at 9:21 p.m.
“It was an amazing message of support for Muslim students on campus and for the community in town,” Dina Yacoubagha said. “This touches everyone’s life, [and] I feel this includes everybody in the bigger community as well.”

Police: Maine teen inside home during burglary helps locate suspect

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 02, 2017, at 6:47 p.m.
The teen snapped a photo of the suspect’s vehicle and was able to obtain a license plate number, police said.
Franklin Avery

Hermon man accused of operating meth lab

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 02, 2017, at 6:10 p.m.
Marie McMonagle (center) and her daughter Heather (right) stand amidst other protesters outside the Bangor International Airport on Sunday in opposition to President Donald Trump's order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. "He needs a reality check," said Marie McMonagle. There also were protests at Portland International Jetport and Portland City Hall.

Protests erupt at Maine airports over Trump immigration order

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 29, 2017, at 5:55 p.m.
Rally participants say Trump’s order flies in the face of basic American values.
Karen Blaisdell (left) and Meredith Bruskin hold a sign in front of TD Bank in Bangor Saturday during a rally to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Hundreds gather outside TD Bank to protest Trump’s pipeline order

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 29, 2017, at 9:49 a.m.
TD Bank was targeted because it is one of 17 banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Loren Keim, 21, of Dixfield died Saturday at a central Maine hospital after he succumbed to injuries from a collision with a tanker truck in Phillips.

State senator’s son dies after crash with tanker truck in Philips

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 28, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
Loren Keim, 21, of Dixfield was driving a 1997 Ford Ranger on Weld Road when he failed to stop at its intersection with Rangeley Road and struck the back end of a tanker truck.
Woodrow Cross (center) laughs with Donna Power during the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce annual dinner at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Friday. Cross, a Bangor region volunteer for many years, was honored with the Norbert X. Dowd Award.

Cross Insurance founder, 100, receives lifetime achievement award

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 27, 2017, at 9:29 p.m.
Woodrow Cross, who is still working at age 100, was the latest local leader to receive the Norbert X. Dowd Award, the chamber’s version of a lifetime achievement award, during its annual dinner at the Cross Insurance Center.
Mike Hashey

Former Old Town police sergeant facing 12 criminal charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 26, 2017, at 8:34 p.m.
According to the complaint, Mike Hashey stole more than $10,000 from the city of Old Town as well as more than $1,000 from the Old Town Police Association and altered government records to cover up the thefts.

Coast Guard rescues kayaker off Kittery Point

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 26, 2017, at 5:24 p.m.
Coast Guard watchstanders learned of the overturned kayak off Kittery Point from a good Samaritan who saw the kayak from land.
 A fuel truck overturned at the intersection of Main Street and Farm Road in Bangor on Monday afternoon.

Bangor’s Main Street reopens after fuel truck tips

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 23, 2017, at 7:47 p.m.
A fuel delivery truck rolled onto its side shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Snow blankets Pine Street in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo.

Cancellations coming in as icy storm approaches Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 23, 2017, at 6:56 p.m.
National Weather Service forecasters said Monday that the storm will arrive in southern reaches of the state late Monday night, mostly in the form of snow.
A fuel truck overturned at the intersection of Main Street and Farm Road in Bangor on Monday afternoon.

Bangor’s Main Street closed after fuel truck tips near I-395 ramps

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 23, 2017, at 4:42 p.m.
The outbound lanes of Main Street between Farm Road and the Interstate 395 ramps were shut down after a fuel delivery truck rolled onto its side shortly before 3:30 p.m.

Two die in crash on Route 1 in Woolwich

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 22, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
A Woolwich couple died and several others were injured Saturday evening after a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 1.

Body recovered from Penobscot River in Bucksport

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 21, 2017, at 3:34 p.m.
The state medical examiner is working to identify a male body recovered from the river on Saturday.
Brandon Joseph Dagnese

State police nab speeder with nearly 4 pounds of pot in car

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 21, 2017, at 1:50 p.m.
Maine State Police troopers conducting an aerial speeding detail Friday arrested a Scarborough man who had nearly 4 pounds of marijuana in his car after he led them on a pursuit on the Maine Turnpike.
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Roy Nakamura of Brunswick is among a group of Mainers marching in Washington, D.C. "Maine is here," Anne Nakamura of Brunswick said.

Thousands of Mainers join national protest against Trump

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 21, 2017, at 12:50 p.m.
“My hope is that the incoming government will see this massive group of women uniting and see it as a sign that we are strong and will march forward.”
People listen as Mary Ellen Quinn, co-coordinator of Pax Christi Maine, speaks during a "People's Inauguration" on Friday at the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine in Bangor.

‘People’s Inauguration’ in Bangor a call to action, vow to keep fighting for human rights

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 20, 2017, at 8:44 p.m.
“In this moment, as so many people fear what the next four years will look like, it’s time for action.”
A dump truck hauling dirt overturned and struck a tree on Friday on Doyle Road in Whitefield. The driver was killed.

Portland, Whitefield crashes claim lives of Maine Turnpike worker, truck driver

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 20, 2017, at 7:49 p.m.
Two people are dead after separate crashes in Portland and Whitefield, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Friday.