Dawn Gagnon



New York City man sentenced to more than 8 years for drug conspiracy

By Dawn Gagnon on July 07, 2014, at 7:17 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A 46-year-old New York City man was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison for distribution of oxycodone and cocaine and for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute the drugs. Kenneth Robinson, known as “Kill,” also was ordered to undergo three years of supervised …
Ruth Brennan

Search on for missing Waterford woman

By Dawn Gagnon on July 07, 2014, at 6:28 p.m.
WATERFORD, Maine — The Maine Warden Service is seeking information that might help them find a missing 77-year-old woman. Ruth Frances Brennan, who lives at 6 Spur Ridge Road, last was seen at 10:30 a.m. Monday at 5 Kezars Road in Waterford heading toward Melby’s Store. Brennan has dementia, Cpl. …

Hermon to fill school committee post in special election

By Dawn Gagnon on July 07, 2014, at 4:44 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — Residents will choose a new school committee member during a special election on Tuesday, July 8. The position opened up in May when member Ron Sherman resigned. During the special election, voters will pick someone to fill the remainder of his term, which expires on June 30, …
Billie-Jo Dick of Plymouth, mother of 23-year-old Danielle Bertolini who went missing in February, is frustrated with the lack of action from the Fortuna, California police (where she was living) in her daughter's case.

Mother of former Maine woman missing in California fears she’s dead

By Dawn Gagnon on July 06, 2014, at 5:46 a.m.
PLYMOUTH, Maine — Law enforcement officials in California are now calling the February disappearance of a former Maine woman a “suspicious missing person case,” officials from two agencies confirmed this week. Danielle Bertolini, 23, was reported missing to Fortuna, California, police on Feb. 19. Her family last had contact with …
 Jeremy Geroux

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office probe of Whitefield burglary yields animal cruelty charge

By Dawn Gagnon on July 03, 2014, at 9:18 p.m.
WISCASSET, Maine — Lincoln County authorities investigating a March 12 residential burglary recently executed a search warrant on a cellphone belonging to Jeremy Geroux, 36, of Wiscasset and found photos of Geroux sexually assaulting a dog, Lt. Michael Murphy stated in a news release Thursday. Geroux was summoned Thursday for …

Bangor police launching Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign over Fourth of July weekend

By Dawn Gagnon on July 03, 2014, at 7:14 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — As part of the 2014 Drive Sober Maine grant it recently received from the Bureau of Highway Safety, the Bangor Police Department will beef up patrols starting over the Fourth of July weekend. This program will continue throughout the summer, Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton said Thursday …
Galen Young voices his concerns about building a landfill and recycling facility in Argyle Township or Greenbush.

Plan to build landfill in Argyle or Greenbush draws fire at Maine DEP public meeting

By Dawn Gagnon on July 02, 2014, at 9:46 p.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — Nearly two hours into a two-part public information meeting Tuesday afternoon and evening, officials from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection had yet to hear much in the way of support for a controversial plan to build a landfill and recycling facility in Argyle Township or …
Clifton residents cast their votes Tuesday at the Town of Clifton Municipal Office.

Clifton voters approve amended land use rules for Pisgah Mountain wind project

By Dawn Gagnon on July 01, 2014, at 9:10 p.m.
CLIFTON, Maine — Residents voted 210-138 in favor of a series of land use ordinance amendments prompted by a controversial plan to develop a five-turbine wind farm atop Pisgah Mountain. In the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s vote, proponents of the land use ordinance amendments said the changes would strengthen …
The Penobscot Narrows Bridge observatory.

Stuck elevator doors strand 13 people at top of Penobscot Narrows Observatory

By Dawn Gagnon on July 01, 2014, at 6:56 p.m.
PROSPECT, Maine — Thirteen people got more than their tickets’ worth Tuesday afternoon after elevator doors stuck temporarily and trapped the people at the top of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory. Maine Department of Transportation spokesman Ted Talbot said that while the elevator was functioning properly, the doors would …
Molly Schwenn, Director of the Maine Cancer Registry, addresses the Hampden town council on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

State health officials update Hampden leaders on resident’s cancer concerns

By Dawn Gagnon on June 27, 2014, at 11:05 a.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Three officials from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention were in town this week to provide an update on the center’s effort to determine if a local neighborhood has a higher-than-normal cancer rate and, if so, why. Town councilors voted in October of last year …

Brewer family’s Orrington event to raise funds for epilepsy foundation, create support network

By Dawn Gagnon on June 26, 2014, at 7:37 p.m.
ORRINGTON, Maine — A Brewer couple whose 9-year-old daughter has epilepsy has organized a Saturday event that aims to raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of New England and plant the seeds for an area family support network. The Ride to End Childhood Epilepsy, which will run 8:30 a.m.-1: 30 …

Power outage affects more than a dozen towns in Hancock, Penobscot counties

By Dawn Gagnon on June 24, 2014, at 7:19 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A roughly hour-long power outage that occurred at about 6:30 p.m. affected Emera Maine customers in more than a dozen communities in Hancock and Penobscot counties. Emera Maine spokesman Bob Potts said the cause of the outage had yet to be determined but repair crews were checking …

Three more Bangor-area towns sign up for single-sort recycling with ecomaine

By Dawn Gagnon on June 23, 2014, at 9:16 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Penobscot County towns of Carmel, Etna and Newburgh are the latest to contract with ecomaine to provide single-sort recycling services, starting the week of July 1. “We’re proud to have been selected to provide this service to the people of Carmel, Etna and Newburgh,” ecomaine CEO …
Dakota Leathers stands with his attorney for the day, Joseph Belisle, on Monday.

Police say Greenbush teen’s alleged assault with barbell weight stemmed from Facebook feud

By Dawn Gagnon on June 23, 2014, at 9:06 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Greenbush teen was arrested late Sunday night on felony assault and other charges after an alleged altercation stemmed from what police say was a Facebook feud. Dakota Leathers, 18, is charged with aggravated assault, a Class B felony, as well as terrorizing, unauthorized use of property, …

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 …
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