Dawn Gagnon

Reporter

 

Teen found dead in Maine town of Lebanon identified

By Dawn Gagnon on June 23, 2014, at 6:32 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Authorities have released the name of a young New Hampshire man found stabbed to death Saturday in Lebanon. The victim has been identified as Aaron Wilkinson, 18, of Madbury, New Hampshire, according to New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster, Maine State Police Colonel Robert L. Quinn …
Phillip Gage

Berwick man sentenced to 22 years for robbing 4 banks in NH, Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on June 23, 2014, at 5:37 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A Berwick man who pleaded guilty in March to armed bank robbery and other charges was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison, U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced. During a sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Portland, Phillip G. Gage, 47, also was ordered …

Maine Army National Guard to unveil new helicopters

By Dawn Gagnon on June 14, 2014, at 6:19 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor-based Maine Army National Guard unit will hold a rollout ceremony Thursday for its newest assets: a pair of 2014 UH-72 Lakota helicopters. The ceremony, which is open to be public, begins at 9 a.m. at the Army Aviation Support Facility, located at 92 Hayes St. …
Hampden Town Manager Susan Lessard

Hampden council to consider proposed $6.9 million budget

By Dawn Gagnon on June 13, 2014, at 3:09 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — The proposed budget for the fiscal year ahead is the topic of a public hearing for the Town Council’s meeting Monday night. Also during the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, councilors will conduct a public hearing regarding a proposal to eliminate Saturday …

Cement truck driver injured in Danforth rollover

By Dawn Gagnon on June 12, 2014, at 9:32 p.m.
DANFORTH, Maine — A Monticello man suffered minor injuries Thursday when the cement truck he was driving rolled over onto its side, trapping him inside. The accident occurred about 12:35 p.m. in the vicinity of 305 Greenland Cove Road on the outskirts of Danforth, Washington County sheriff’s Deputy Steven Ramsey …
Brewer police Lt. Chris Martin

Brewer to host training to prepare against school, workplace violence

By Dawn Gagnon on June 12, 2014, at 7:11 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Local police and school departments are gearing up to host a two-day training program in August, which is designed to help prepare potential victims of school and workplace violence to be able to protect themselves until law enforcement officers arrive. “This is really critical because it’s going …

Hampden Public Safety unveils new tip line

By Dawn Gagnon on June 12, 2014, at 6:01 a.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Hampden Public Safety has established a tip line through which residents can pass along information they believe the town’s public safety and other officials should be aware of. “It’s another channel of communication between citizens and their public safety department,” Hampden police Sgt. Chris Bailey said this …
A water leak in the area of the boiler room at Olive Garden in Bangor Tuesday afternoon prompted the temporary closure of the Hogan Road eatery. A corporate spokesman said the restaurant should reopen shortly after 5:30 p.m.

Olive Garden in Bangor reopened after temporarily closing because of water leak

By Dawn Gagnon on June 10, 2014, at 5:10 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A water leak in the area of the boiler room at Olive Garden in Bangor Tuesday afternoon prompted the temporary closure of the Hogan Road eatery. A corporate spokesman said the restaurant reopened shortly after 5:30 p.m., in time for the dinner rush.

Dump truck rollover causes power outage in Dedham

By Dawn Gagnon on June 09, 2014, at 9:15 p.m.
DEDHAM, Maine — A dump truck rollover late Monday afternoon sent a Dixmont man to the hospital for treatment of a cut to the head. The accident also temporarily knocked out power to 250 Emera Maine customers, according to the utility’s online outage map. The accident happened about 4 p.m., …

Surry woman charged with OUI after rollover crash

By Dawn Gagnon on June 09, 2014, at 8:57 p.m.
SURRY, Maine — A Surry woman was charged with operating under the influence Monday after she rolled her vehicle over on Toddy Pond Road. The accident happened about 5:30 p.m., when Valerie Seavey, 43, rode onto the gravel on the right side of the road and overcorrected, Trooper Bryan Creamer …

MDOT doing bridge work after concrete chunks fall from Bangor overpass, damage vehicles

By Dawn Gagnon on June 09, 2014, at 7:08 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation bridge maintenance workers are spending Monday and Tuesday removing loose concrete from an Interstate 95 overpass after three vehicles were damaged Friday night by debris that fell into the roadway. Two vehicles wound up with tire damage and a third had a damaged …

Winterport voters to fill local offices, OK budget for town, school operations

By Dawn Gagnon on June 06, 2014, at 9:31 p.m.
WINTERPORT, Maine — Residents will elect town and school officials and consider validating the RSU 22 school budget during local elections on June 10. The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Samuel Wagner Middle School. Town Councilors Dallas Harriman and Ann Ronco are seeking re-election …

Holden-area residents to consider $9.5 million school district budget

By Dawn Gagnon on June 06, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.
HOLDEN, Maine — Residents of the RSU 63 member towns of Holden, Eddington and Clifton will be asked on June 10 to consider a $9.5 million gross budget for education in the fiscal year ahead during validation referendums set for each of the three communities. District residents approved the budget …

Glenburn residents to fill local positions, adopt town and school budgets

By Dawn Gagnon on June 06, 2014, at 8:42 p.m.
GLENBURN, Maine — Residents will elect town and school officials during local elections set for June 10. On June 11, they will consider a budget for education and municipal operations in the coming fiscal year, which begins on July 1. In local elections, voters will fill the three-year town council …

Hampden-area residents vote to restore funding for middle school foreign language instruction

By Dawn Gagnon on June 06, 2014, at 7:40 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — During their annual district business meeting on Thursday night, residents of the RSU 22 member towns of Hampden, Winterport, Newburgh and Frankfort voted to add $150,000 to their $28.8 million budget in an effort to restore middle school foreign language instruction — a program cut a year …
Brewer police and emergency rescue personnel were called to the intersection of State and Washington streets after a local boy was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle shortly before 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Brewer boy struck by vehicle while riding bicycle

By Dawn Gagnon on June 06, 2014, at 6:19 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Brewer police and emergency rescue personnel were called to the intersection of State and Washington streets after a local boy was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. The accident happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. Friday. The boy’s injuries were not considered life-threatening. Additional information was …
An investigation into the death of 92-year-old man in Waterville has resulted in a murder charge against another local man.

Waterville man arrested on murder charge in death of 92-year-old man

By Dawn Gagnon on June 06, 2014, at 5:48 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — State and Waterville police have arrested a local man in connection with the death of a 92-year-old Waterville man two weeks ago inside his home. Detectives from both agencies took Roland Cummings, 44, into custody Friday afternoon and have taken him to the county jail in Augusta, …

Main Street utility work suspended to accommodate Dave Matthews Band concert traffic

By Dawn Gagnon on June 06, 2014, at 4:31 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Utility construction in the vicinity of Bangor Waterfront shut down early Friday to accommodate traffic from tonight’s sold-out Dave Matthews Band concert, according to Dana Wardwell, Bangor Public Works director. Construction workers, the heavy machinery and the rows of orange cones were out of the Main Street …

Hermon voters to elect council, school board members, approve budgets

By Dawn Gagnon on June 06, 2014, at 3:51 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — It’s almost that time of year for Hermon residents, who will fill local offices and approve budgets for town and school operations during elections and the annual town meeting next week. In local elections on June 10, residents will fill the expiring Town Council seats held by …

Hampden voters to decide charter amendment, validate $28.8 million school budget

By Dawn Gagnon on June 05, 2014, at 6:43 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — In addition to this year’s state primary elections, residents will be asked June 10 to validate the 2014-15 school budget for RSU 22 and to approve a town charter amendment that would update Hampden’s four council districts. The proposed 2014-15 budget for RSU 22 totals $28,838,498 — …
 
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