Dawn Gagnon



Maine motorists can renew licenses at AAA despite state shutdown

By Dawn Gagnon on July 03, 2017, at 6:49 p.m.
No appointment or AAA membership are needed.
Route 302 in Bridgton was closed Saturday afternoon after wild weather that spawned a waterspout on Sebago Lake blew a tree over on the causeway across Moose Pond. Scores of trees fell in high winds, damaging homes and power lines and knocking out power to thousands of Central Maine Power customers. Bridgton Police Department photo.

Severe storms, 2 tornadoes wreak havoc in western Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on July 02, 2017, at 6:24 p.m.
A series of strong thunderstorms — and two confirmed tornadoes — brought down trees, flooded and blocked roads, displaced campers and knocked out power Saturday in the western reaches of Maine.
Jason Young, 44, Swanville.

Swanville man wanted in alleged domestic assault

By Dawn Gagnon on July 02, 2017, at 12:40 p.m.
The Maine State Police are searching for Jason Young.
Bangor resident Ryan Moore

Bangor man headed to West Point

By Dawn Gagnon on July 02, 2017, at 7 a.m.
But getting into West Point wasn’t easy.
Lightning strikes in Old Orchard Beach in 2012.

Severe thunderstorms pose flash flooding risk for western, southern Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on July 01, 2017, at 3:06 p.m.
The weather is expected to be mostly dry and warm for Fourth of July festivities on Tuesday.

Hampden area school district budget redo underway

By Dawn Gagnon on June 29, 2017, at 9:52 p.m.
Less than a month after voters in Hampden, Winterport, Newburgh and Frankfort shot down their proposed $30 million school budget in a 710-637 vote, RSU 22 school officials returned to the drawing board for a budget approval redo.

Eddington man dies in Orono motorcycle crash

By Dawn Gagnon on June 26, 2017, at 6:10 a.m.
An Eddington man died early Saturday morning after he crashed his motorcycle into a utility pole on outer Forest Avenue in Orono, according to police.
This 2007 Ford Taurus was heavily damaged Saturday afternoon in a collision with a Houlton ambulance at the intersection of North Street and Union Square, according to the Maine State Police.

Driver collides with ambulance responding to emergency medical call

By Dawn Gagnon on June 25, 2017, at 11:50 a.m.
A Houlton man crashed his car into an ambulance that was on its way to an emergency call on Saturday afternoon.
Umbrellas helped spectators watching the Bangor Pride parade wind its way into downtown Bangor on Saturday.

Hundreds turn out for Bangor pride parade and festival

By Dawn Gagnon on June 24, 2017, at 6:10 p.m.
“It’s important for me to have my kids here because their hearts are so open right now.”
Matthew Wiley

Bangor man charged with breaking into vehicles

By Dawn Gagnon on June 23, 2017, at 8:03 p.m.
A local man was arrested Friday on four felony burglary charges as the result of a weeklong investigation into motor vehicle burglaries, according to police.
Located at 83 Main Road South in Hampden, the Martin Kinsley House is owned by the Hampden Historical Society. The house is open for public visitation from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesdays, from April to October.

Hampden Historical Society launches Kinsley House renovation campaign

By Dawn Gagnon on June 22, 2017, at 6:02 p.m.
Hampden Historical Society board members on Tuesday launched a capital campaign to raise $500,000 to renovate the Martin Kinsley House at 83 Main Road South.

Coast Guard: Kayaker found safe hours after search was called off

By Dawn Gagnon and Nick McCrea on June 22, 2017, at 10:28 a.m.
Cerezo was at Petit Manan when authorities called to confirm that he was the kayaker for whom crews had been searching.

Maine congressional delegation asks forfeited groundfish permits be redistributed through Northeast

By Dawn Gagnon on June 19, 2017, at 8:18 p.m.
Thirteen groundfish permits were forfeited by Carlos Rafael — a New Bedford fisherman who has pleaded guilty to 28 federal counts of tax evasion, falsifying fishing quotas and conspiracy.
These are some of the nearly 20 puppies and adult dogs that will be available for adoption at the Bangor Humane Society's shelter on Mount Hope Avenue on Tuesday.

Bangor animal shelter gearing up to adopt out first wave of southern ‘transfer dogs’

By Dawn Gagnon on June 19, 2017, at 6:35 a.m.
The dogs, which arrived in Maine on June 13, were rescued from the Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Mississippi, where they were at high risk of being euthanized due to overcrowding.
The approach to the I-95 and Hogan Road interchange in Bangor.

Feds award $600,000 for redesign of I-95 Hogan Road exit

By Dawn Gagnon on June 19, 2017, at 4 a.m.
The Maine Department of Transportation has been awarded $600,000 in federal funding for the diverging diamond interchange planned for the Hogan Road exit on Interstate 95.
A man rides a bike through the pouring rain on Marginal Way in Portland, Sept. 30, 2015.

Inland Maine under flash flood watch ahead of Monday’s thunderstorms

By Dawn Gagnon on June 18, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain an hour could cause flash floods.
The pogies, a type of bait fish, appeared to have died after a single vessel which caught them was ill equipped to handle a large catch, according to Brunswick police.

Thousands of dead bait fish wash ashore in Brunswick

By Dawn Gagnon on June 18, 2017, at 12:02 p.m.
Over the last several days, hundreds of dead bait fish have washed up on the shores of Middle and Maquoit bays in Brunswick.
Scott Cyr of Fort Fairfield celebrates when he hears his name drawn at the 2017 moose permit lottery drawing on Saturday, June 17, at Caribou Parks and Recreation.

Moose fever: 2,080 win hunt permits

By Dawn Gagnon on June 17, 2017, at 6:56 p.m.
As has become tradition on moose lottery day, Wildlife Department Commissioner Chandler Woodcock announced where the festivities will take place next year: Skowhegan.
Jim Gleason (center) is shown here with his son-in-law Mike Dill and his daughter Ashly Dill after the woman enlisted an East Millinocket police officer's help to present Gleason with a pair of tickets to the Rod Stewart concert next month at Bangor Waterfront Park.

Medway daughter enlists police officer’s help to deliver dad’s birthday present

By Dawn Gagnon on June 17, 2017, at 2:56 p.m.
Medway resident Jim Gleason got one of the biggest surprises of his life Friday when he was pulled over by an East Millinocket police officer who gave him two tickets — to this summer’s Rod Stewart concert at Bangor Waterfront.

Man dies in shooting outside West Gardiner home

By Dawn Gagnon on June 17, 2017, at 12:01 p.m.
James Haskell, 41 and who most recently lived in Chelsea, was found dead outside the residence on Yeaton Drive in West Gardiner, according to police.