Dawn Gagnon



Three arrested in robbery, beating at South Portland motel

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 26, 2017, at 1:56 p.m.
Three people were arrested at an apartment complex Sunday morning as police executed a search warrant in connection with a violent crime that occurred Saturday night in South Portland.

Money stolen from dozens of Downeast FCU member accounts

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 26, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
A skimmer was found at the ATM at the credit union’s Lincolnville Avenue branch, and at least two dozen customers have told police money is missing from their accounts.

Shuttered Kenduskeag school eyed for affordable senior housing

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 24, 2017, at 7:22 p.m.
Penquis CAP proposes to build 16 units to rent to low-income seniors at the former school.
James A. Stone, 45.

Man allegedly lures woman to Maine to steal money from her

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 24, 2017, at 6:15 p.m.
James A. Stone, 45, faces two felony theft charges.

Forecast calls for freezing rain to sweep across northern Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 24, 2017, at 5:35 p.m.
Ice accumulations of up to around a tenth of an inch could lead to slick road conditions and scattered power outages across the northern part of the state.

Man accused of beating girlfriend in Frankfort arrested at Portland bus terminal

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 20, 2017, at 7:40 p.m.
A man accused of assaulting and terrorizing his live-in girlfriend in Frankfort on Saturday was arrested Sunday.

Holden blood drive to feature appearance by former NFL, UMaine player

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 20, 2017, at 5:50 p.m.
The blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 21 in the gym at Holden Elementary School.
Kelly Clements, United Nations high commissioner for refugees, participated in Catholic Charities of Maine training session called "In Their Shoes" Friday during a visit to Maine over the weekend.

Maine native among UN officials tackling refugee crisis

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 20, 2017, at 12:46 p.m.
“It’s the largest movement of people since World War II and there are 65 million people on the move.”
A sign marks the intersection of the Appalachian Trail and the Abol Pond Trail at Baxter State Park.

Climber, 68, dies in 1,000 foot fall in Baxter State Park

By Dawn Gagnon and Judy Harrison on Feb. 20, 2017, at 11:02 a.m.
The victim had been camping at Daicey Pond Campground with a larger group.
Entertainer and juggler Zachary Field performed for children on Saturday as part of downtown Bangor's Winter Fest bash.

Downtown festival helps Bangor beat the winter blues

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 19, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.
Downtown businesses and other establishments offered an array of opportunities to relieve cabin fever Saturday with its first — but likely not last — Winter Fest celebration.

Portland police officer who shot man outside Subway has used deadly force before

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff on Feb. 19, 2017, at 7:22 a.m.
Chance David Baker, 22, was shot on the sidewalk outside a Subway sandwich shop on St. John Street, according to the Portland Police Department.

Portland police shoot man at Union Station Plaza

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 18, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Portland police shot a man who reportedly was wielding a BB gun.
Dr. Harry Peddie can be seen in Orono in this July 2010 file photo.

Board bars Orono doctor’s ability to prescribe controlled drugs

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 17, 2017, at 7:56 p.m.
Casco Bay High School English teacher Ekhlas Ahmed appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday at the invitation of host, Ellen DeGeneres. During her appearance on national television, Ahmed spoke about how the show helped her learn English when she came to America as an teenager with her family, refugees from the war in Darfur, Sudan.

Maine teacher appears on ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ says show helped her learn English

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 16, 2017, at 9 p.m.
Ellen DeGeneres presented Ekhlas Ahmed with a $22,000 check from Shutterfly, a web-based image publishing service, to pay off her student loans.
A woman walks on a road in Bangor on Wednesday. Many sidewalks were not completely cleared of snow two days after Monday's blizzard.

Bangor city manager: Sidewalks will be plowed but all in good time

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 16, 2017, at 8:08 p.m.
“We’re going to do the same thing we do every year and every snowstorm — we’re going to keep plowing,” City Manager Cathy Conlow said Thursday.
Blaze maintenance man Robert McClure tries to keep on top of the falling snow so there's a clear path to the business on Monday afternoon in Bangor.

Paralyzing blizzard strikes Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 13, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
A blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow by 1 p.m. Monday brought parts of Maine to a virtual standstill.
Firefighters with the 101st Air Refueling Wing train for airplane crashes and rescues at Bangor International Airport in this 2014 file photo.

Maine Army National Guard acquires training land in Penobscot County

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 13, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.
Within the next decade, if all goes according to plan, members of the Maine Army National Guard won’t have to leave the state for large training and shooting exercises.

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 13, 2017, at 1:37 p.m.
A man looks up Congress Street while crossing in the snow on Thursday. Much of the state could see as much as two feet of snow as a strong winter storm moves in Sunday afternoon into Tuesday morning.

Brace yourselves — blizzard expected to hit Maine Sunday through late Monday night

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 12, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
What forecasters say will be the biggest snowstorm so far this winter is on target to hit Maine Sunday night and could stick around until Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

Maine man killed in Cape Neddick house fire

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 11, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.