Dawn Gagnon

Reporter

 
Melissa Raftery (left) and Kasi Billings of 44 North Coffee pour coffee made from the Deer Isle's business' custom roasted coffee beans Saturday at the Maine Harvest Festival over the weekend at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Maine Harvest Festival packs Cross Insurance Center

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 20, 2016, at 9:01 a.m.
Now in its sixth year, the Maine Potato Board’s two-day celebration of some of the best Maine has to offer was expected attract some 6,000 attendees by the time it ended late Sunday afternoon.
Samaritan Inc. Food Pantry volunteers Jeremy Lamarre (left) and Joe Sites, both of Bangor, load turkeys donated to area food pantries on Thursday in the Hannaford Supermarket parking lot in Brewer.

Despite challenges, Manna moving forward with turkey giveaway

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 19, 2016, at 12 p.m.
Despite its financial woes, Manna Ministries is moving forward with its effort to provide the makings of a Thanksgiving meal to thousands of area families.
Alec Cunningham

Portland police arrest 11 men in prostitution sting

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 18, 2016, at 7:08 p.m.
Portland police arrested 11 men Friday as the result of an undercover prostitution sting, Sgt. Robert Martin said Friday in a news release.
Patricia Blanchette speaks during a session in the State House in Augusta in May 2001.

Longtime Bangor politician Patricia Blanchette dies at 73

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 17, 2016, at 6:01 p.m.
Patricia Blanchette, a former city councilor and council chair, Penobscot County treasurer and state representative, died on Oct. 21.

Man found dead in Anson well identified

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 15, 2016, at 9:18 p.m.
Because the well appeared to be 30 to 40 feet deep, firefighters used thermal imaging to confirm that a body was in it, the sheriff said.
Alexis Higginbotham (left) and Kaitlin Smith pump each other up while leading a protest against President-elect Donald Trump as part of a "Stop Trump" national walkout movement outside Fogler Library at the University of Maine in Orono on Tuesday afternoon.

UMaine community adds voices to nationwide anti-Trump protest

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 15, 2016, at 9:18 p.m.
The rally was held by members of Maine Student Action one day after thousands of high school students in several cities walked out of class in protest over Donald Trump’s presidential win.

Police, firefighters work to recover body from North Anson well

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 15, 2016, at 6:04 p.m.
Police and firefighters were working Tuesday evening to recover a body from a well located off Four Mile Square Road.
FIDDLEHEAD FOCUS

I-95 crash leaves one dead, another in critical condition

on Nov. 14, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.
(From the BDN) Four members of a Massachusetts family were returning home after visiting the Madawaska area when their vehicle crashed Sunday afternoon, leaving one person dead and one in critical condition.
Merlin Littlefield, Michael Kelly and Alana Cassanelli lead a drum circle during Eastern Maine Pagan Pride Day on Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Bangor.

Eastern Maine pagans celebrate pride day

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 14, 2016, at 6:50 a.m.
Dancing and drumming and music and rituals were some of the ways that area pagans flew their flags high on Saturday during an event held to celebrate their spirituality and celebrate it with others.

Crash on Interstate 95 near Medway leaves 1 dead, another in critical condition

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 13, 2016, at 2:21 p.m.
Four members of a Massachusetts family were on their way back home after visiting the Madawaska area when the vehicle they were traveling in crashed.

Officials investigate fire at vacant house in Bangor

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 13, 2016, at 12:52 p.m.
Firefighters discovered the fire burning in a pile of clothing and other textiles that had just started to spread.

Speed, alcohol cited as factors in crash that killed 2 on Golden Road

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 12, 2016, at 6:54 p.m.
The crash was reported by a passer-by.

Skowhegan man seriously injured in rollover crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 12, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
Speed and alcohol were factors in a rollover crash Friday night in which a Skowhegan man suffered serious injuries, officials said.

Speed, alcohol cited as factors in fatal rollover crash in The County

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 12, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.
Speed and alcohol are believed to have contributed to a crash Friday night that claimed the life of a Perham man.
U.S. Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Robert Coles of Machias (left) will travel to Pearl Harbor in early December to attend the 75th anniversary commemoration of the attack. His friend and fellow Navy veteran Dennis Boyd of Cutler will accompany him.

Navy veteran, 92, recalls attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 11, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
When he joined the U.S. Navy in 1940, Bronx native Robert Coles could not imagine that the following year he would be at Pearl Harbor when a swarm of Japanese warplanes attacked.
Officials Tuesday are investigating a fatal fire that happened on Bradbury Street in Old Town late Monday.

Three victims of fatal Old Town house fire identified

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 08, 2016, at 8:22 p.m.
The woman and two children killed in a late night fire Monday night have been identified as 34-year-old Maiysha Somers-Jones, Isis Doe, 10, and her 8-year-old brother, Zebulon Doe.
Leda Giggey

Maine woman gets six years for conspiring to distribute bath salts

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 08, 2016, at 5:57 p.m.
Leda Giggey, 45, also was ordered by to undergo three years of supervised release upon completion of her prison term.

Stetson man sentenced to nearly 6 years for cocaine, oxycodone trafficking conspiracy

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 08, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
Timothy Barbeau

Police: Rockland man tackled, charged after setting fire to neighbor’s home

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 08, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
A 42-year-old man was tackled by a neighbor after he allegedly set fire Tuesday morning to a mobile home off Park Street.
Officials Tuesday are investigating a fatal fire that happened on Bradbury Street in Old Town late Monday.

No working smoke detectors found after fatal Old Town house fire

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 08, 2016, at 10:53 a.m.
The victims’ names have been withheld pending notification of next of kin.