Dawn Gagnon



Heroin Alert program set for Monday night canceled due to power outage

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 03, 2014, at 3:26 p.m.
BREWER | The Heroin Alert community presentation scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Monday at the Brewer Performing Arts Center has been canceled due to a power outage, the Brewer Police Department announced in a Facebook post. A session planned for Brewer High School students during the school day on Monday …
Michael Meeter, 33, of Bangor.

Bangor man accused of waving pellet gun at picketers arrested again

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 30, 2014, at 7:02 p.m.
The Bangor man arrested on Monday after he allegedly waved a pellet gun at picketers was back behind bars Thursday afternoon after he reportedly shoplifted clothing from a Bangor Mall department store and then fled, leading police on a brief foot chase. When located by Bangor police, …

More than 1,000 in Aroostook, Hancock counties lose power

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 29, 2014, at 8:59 p.m.
BANGOR | Crews from Emera Maine are attempting to restore power after a Wednesday night outage in Caribou, likely related to the severe storms moving through the area. About 1,358 customers in Aroostook and Hancock counties are affected, Emera Maine spokesman Bob Potts said in an alert issued Wednesday …

Dedham woman struck by car while running across Main Road in Holden

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 29, 2014, at 8:49 p.m.
A Dedham woman suffered head, hip, leg and back injuries when she was struck by a car late Wednesday afternoon while running across Main Road, a Holden police official said. Alyssa Libbey, 19, was running south, across four lanes of traffic, from G&M Family Market to the …
Kenneth Goodrich

Newport man accused of torching mother’s house, alleged medical pot thieves on Penobscot County indictment list

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 29, 2014, at 8:20 p.m.
BANGOR | A Newport man accused of burning his mother’s home down and killing her dogs was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury. Kenneth Goodrich, 44, was indicted on two counts each of arson and aggravated cruelty to animals and one count of criminal use of explosives …

Skowhegan police arrest suspect in Rite Aid robbery

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 29, 2014, at 7:40 p.m.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with Wednesday’s robbery at the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Madison Avenue, Skowhegan police Chief Edward Blais said. The suspect’s name was not immediately released early Wednesday evening because he had yet to be charged, Blais said. According to Blais, the …
Kaci Hickox, a nurse who arrived in New Jersey on Oct. 24 after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, speaks to her lawyer Norman Siegel from a hospital quarantine tent in Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday.

Lawyer for Fort Kent nurse held on Ebola fears says she won’t abide by quarantine

By Dawn Gagnon and Jackie Farwell on Oct. 28, 2014, at 7:15 p.m.
UPDATE: Kaci Hickox back in Fort Kent, vows to fight 21-day isolation Attorneys for a nurse released from isolation in New Jersey after returning to the U.S. from West Africa say she will not comply with Maine health officials’ requirements that she remain under quarantine at home for 21 days. Kaci …

Two charged with attempted robbery after purse-snatching fail

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 27, 2014, at 6:47 p.m.
BREWER | Two local men were charged with attempted robbery Sunday night after a failed attempt to steal a woman’s purse at the Brewer Wal-Mart. As of early Monday evening, suspects Travis Carey, 27, of Bangor and Eric Ronco, 28, of Brewer remained at Penobscot County Jail, unable to …

Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office seek pair suspected in Carmel attempted break in

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 24, 2014, at 9:36 p.m.
The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in an effort to find two men suspected of attempting to break into a Carmel residence on Friday. Though few details were available Friday night, Sgt. William Birch said that the incident occurred at 5 p.m. at …

‘Lucky to be alive’: Lubec man rescued after skiff capsizes

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 24, 2014, at 4:37 p.m.
A Lubec man was rescued Thursday after his small aluminum skiff capsized in Lubec Narrows in dangerous sea and wind conditions. Bracy Ashby, who is in his 40s, had been out urchin fishing and was returning from his fishing boat in a 12-foot aluminum skiff when he …

Holden police seeking information about vehicle in early morning hit-and-run

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 23, 2014, at 9:55 p.m.
Police are seeking assistance from the public in their effort to locate a vehicle and driver involved in a hit-and-run accident early Thursday morning. The accident happened at 5:19 a.m., as James Furrough, 35, of Holden was bicycling in the breakdown lane on Main Road, heading into …
A National Weather Service map updated Thursday morning shows a flood watch (dark green) for much of Maine, with a coastal flood advisory (bright green) along the midcoast and south and a wind advisory in coastal Hancock and Washington counties.

Heavy rains to wind down Friday

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 23, 2014, at 8:47 a.m.
CARIBOU | Heavy rain continued to fall throughout the state Thursday and southwestern Maine remained under a flood watch set to expire at midnight. In effect through much of Thursday, flood watches were dropped for northern and eastern Maine by Thursday evening. National Weather Service meteorologist Vic Nouhan said …
Shenna Bellows (left) listens as U.S. Sen. Susan Collins answers a question during a debate at the Gracie Theater at Husson University on Wednesday evening.

Collins, Bellows spar over health care, Ebola, terrorist threats at second debate

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 22, 2014, at 10:55 p.m.
BANGOR | U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, and her Democratic challenger, Shenna Bellows, sparred over numerous issues facing the Maine and the nation during an hourlong debate Wednesday night at Husson University. Wednesday’s debate was broadcast live on Maine Public Television, which partnered with the Bangor Region Chamber …
Councilor Thomas Brann, Town Manager Susan Lessard and Mayor Carol Duprey listen while town attorney Thomas Russell issues his opinion Monday night on whether Duprey violated the town's code of ethics when a political action she and her husband, Rep. Brian Duprey, sponsored a series of negative campaign robocalls blaming Councilors Ivan McPike and Jean Lawlis for recent increases in the town's property tax rate.

‘I did nothing wrong’: Hampden mayor says she won’t step down despite no-confidence vote

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 21, 2014, at 6:59 p.m.
The day after the Town Council voted 6-1 that it had no confidence in her ability to do the job, Mayor Carol Duprey stated emphatically that she will finish out her one-year term at that body’s helm. The vote of no confidence Monday night apparently was triggered …
Carol Duprey

No-confidence vote on Hampden mayor passes 6-1

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 20, 2014, at 9:48 p.m.
Despite a ruling on Monday night that Mayor Carol Duprey did not violate the town’s code of ethics when she made negative campaign robocalls targeting two fellow councilors who are seeking re-election on Nov. 4, Hampden town councilors issued a vote of no confidence in her performance …
Crews from Hartland and several surrounding towns were able to contain a fire Monday at the Tasman Leather Group tannery to a machine and part of the ceiling.

Firefighters contain Hartland tannery fire

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 20, 2014, at 4:47 p.m.
Crews from Hartland and several surrounding towns were able to contain a fire Monday at the Tasman Leather Group tannery to a machine and part of the ceiling, Hartland Fire Chief Tim Kuespert said Monday night. The fire at the tannery was reported shortly before 3:30 p.m., …
Carol Duprey

Hampden Town Council to discuss possible ethics code violations at Monday meeting

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 20, 2014, at 4:13 p.m.
Negative campaign robocalls aimed at two candidates for the Town Council paid for by a political action committee formed by the mayor and her husband apparently have sparked a trio of requests for executive sessions that will be conducted during Monday night’s council meeting, according to the …
This is one of the busy sections of Route 15 in Orrington that is expected to see improvements, including sidewalks and crosswalks, in 2016. The bulk of the work will be funded with a grant from the Maine Department of Transportation.

Orrington working to add sidewalks, crosswalks in village center

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 17, 2014, at 8:06 p.m.
If all goes to plan, a developing part of the community will be served with sidewalks and crosswalks as part of the North Orrington Village Plan. Pedestrian safety along a roughly mile-long stretch of Route 15 — from the Brewer line to Rabbits Run Road — was …
Hampden officials consider issues during a town council meeting in April.

Hampden council to discuss possible ethics code violations

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 17, 2014, at 8 p.m.
During a Monday night meeting — their last before the Nov. 4 elections — town councilors will take up three possible violations of the town’s code of ethics. One of the potential violations will be discussed at the request of Councilor Thomas Brann. Two other possible breaches …

Holden man accused of assaulting girlfriend, threatening neighbor

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 16, 2014, at 9:58 p.m.
A local man was arrested Wednesday after a neighbor called the police to report that he was assaulting his girlfriend. Dustin Nickerson, 28, also allegedly threatened to punch the neighbor when she tried to intervene, Holden police Sgt. Chris Greeley said Thursday. The series of events that …
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