Dawn Gagnon

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Newport-area school district voters to take another try at passing budget

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 18, 2016, at 5:32 p.m.
Voters in RSU 19’s eight member towns will consider a reduced budget proposal when their annual district budget meeting continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nokomis Regional High School, Superintendent Mike Hammer said Thursday.

Report: Veazie woman robbed by armed intruder

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 17, 2016, at 6:12 p.m.
A man armed with a handgun went in a mobile home around 3 a.m. and took a purse from a resident, police say.

Newburgh to continue annual town meeting on Saturday

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 17, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Two months after they postponed action on town meeting warrant items related to spending, residents will be asked on Saturday to approve a municipal budget for the current fiscal year.
Deb Gunn (from left) of Holden, Sheri Gould of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Mary Butler of Hope and Barbara Cookson of Hermon talk about the chain of events that led to kidney transplants for Gunn and Gould on Friday in Hermon. Kidney recipient Gould and donor Butler met for the first time at dinner on Friday.

Maine, NJ women celebrate kidney transplants, new friendships

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 16, 2016, at 1 a.m.
A quartet of women gathered in Hermon over the weekend to celebrate the successful outcome of two organ transplants that came about through what they say was a circuitous series of events and small miracles.

Police: Shooting in Hermon under investigation

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 15, 2016, at 9:31 p.m.
Sheriff Troy Morton said the man who was shot is in critical condition.
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Bronx man, Augusta woman arrested on heroin, crack trafficking charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 14, 2016, at 6:17 p.m.
A New York man and a woman from Augusta were arrested late Friday afternoon in connection with a heroin and crack cocaine trafficking operation being conducted in and around the state’s capital city.
Two area men were arrested on a variety of drug charges after the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency's clandestine lab team was called Saturday a residence on Edinburg Road to investigate an apparent methamphetamine lab discovered Friday night by a Penobscot County sheriff’s deputy and a Maine state trooper.

MDEA arrests 2 after finding meth lab in Edinburg home

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 14, 2016, at 5:10 p.m.
Two area men were arrested Friday night after a Penobscot County sheriff’s deputy and a Maine State Police Trooper found a methamphetamine-making operation in a home on Edinburg Road.
Two adults and three children were taken to a Bangor hospital Saturday for treatment of injuries they suffered when the van they were riding in left Route 155, crashed through a guardrail and plunged into a pond.

5 hurt in LaGrange crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 14, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Five people from the Dover-Foxcroft area were taken to a Bangor hospital Saturday afternoon for treatment of injuries they suffered when the van they were riding in went off the roadway and landed in a pond.
An Eddington motorist and his passenger escaped serious injury Sunday morning when the car they were riding in hydroplaned on the Interstate 95 bridge spanning Salmon Stream, a Maine State Police trooper said Sunday afternoon. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of I-95 when Henry Hunter hydroplaned in a heavy downpour near mile marker 246 about 9:15 a.m. and lost control of his 2015 Chevrolet, Trooper Ben Campbell said.

Eddington motorist hydroplanes, strikes guardrails on I-95 in Medway

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 14, 2016, at 3:46 p.m.
An Eddington motorist and his passenger escaped serious injury Sunday morning when the car they were riding in hydroplaned on the Interstate 95 bridge spanning Salmon Stream.
Danforth Shopping Plaza in Hermon.

Water deemed safe after bacteria prompts boil order for Danforth Plaza

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 11, 2016, at 7:28 p.m.
The two new wells serving the Danforth Plaza shopping center have received a clean bill of health after testing last week showed elevated levels of coliform bacteria, a town official confirmed.

Mars Hill woman dead after crashing car into Harrington house

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 11, 2016, at 7:08 p.m.
A Mars Hill woman died late Tuesday night after crashing her Toyota sports car into a house in Harrington.
Ashley Harnden told CBS 13 her boyfriend found the snake as he was getting ready for work around 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Veazie couple finds 3-foot snake in their shower

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 10, 2016, at 6:06 p.m.
A Veazie couple woke up to a shocking surprise slithering around in their shower.

Carmel motorcyclist hurt in Hermon crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 09, 2016, at 8:38 p.m.
A Carmel motorcycle rider was taken to a local hospital for treatment of leg injuries after a collision with an SUV.
A fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon at a five-unit apartment building on Charles Street has temporarily displaced the six people who were living there.

Charles Street apartment building fire displaces 6

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 09, 2016, at 7:27 p.m.
The fire began shortly before 1:30 p.m. in a second-story apartment in the five-unit building at 56 Charles St., Bangor Fire Chief Tom Higgins said.

Dedham woman accused of stealing more than $9,000 from employer

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 09, 2016, at 6:26 p.m.
The charge stems from a complaint filed by Gold Star Cleaners’ Ellsworth location.
A South China woman suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Madison.

Maine woman suffers serious injuries in single-vehicle crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 09, 2016, at 5:52 p.m.
A South China woman suffered serious injuries Tuesday when the minivan she was driving left Route 201, struck a driveway and then went airborne before rolling over several times.

Truck backfires, catches Belfast house on fire

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 08, 2016, at 7:07 p.m.
Two rooms at the back of the house had significant fire damage, and the rest of the house had smoke and water damage.

Maine attorney general’s office warns of ‘government grant’ scam

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 08, 2016, at 6:51 p.m.
BANGOR | Maine Attorney General Janet Mills is reminding Mainers to be on guard against “government grants” being offered through instant messenger programs and social media programs such as Facebook. Typically the scammer poses as a government official — they may even have an account with a name and …
Rangers with the Maine Forest Service battle a fire on Monday on an island in Upper Lead Mountain Pond.

Maine forest rangers battling three wildfires

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 08, 2016, at 5:55 p.m.
Maine Forest Service rangers are battling three wildfires, each of them in remote locations, a district ranger said late Monday afternoon.

Woman seriously injured in Orland crash in stable condition

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 07, 2016, at 5 p.m.
The woman’s Jack Russell terrier, Rebel, who went missing after the crash, has been located.