Dawn Gagnon


Long Creek Youth Development Center on Westbrook Street in South Portland.

Citing personal reasons, Long Creek superintendent resigns

By Dawn Gagnon and Jake Bleiberg on March 27, 2017, at 6:53 p.m.
Long Creek Youth Development Center Superintendent Jeff Merrill II has resigned less than a week after being placed on administrative leave.

Work on downtown Bangor water, sewer lines delayed to April 2

By Dawn Gagnon on March 27, 2017, at 6:12 p.m.
This week’s wintry weather has prompted the city to postpone the continuation of its $1.6 million downtown water and sewer line replacement project.
NEWBURGH, Maine -- 03/25/2017 -- Lindell Smiley, 10, smiles as tap starts dripping from the tap he hammered into a maple tree at Nutkin Knoll Farm and Sugarworks in Newburgh Saturday as part of Maine Maple Sunday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Nearly 100 producers mark Maine Maple Sunday

By Dawn Gagnon on March 26, 2017, at 7:46 p.m.
After a spike in crashes, the Maine Department of Transportation will lower the speed limit on a stretch of Interstate 295 between Falmouth and Topsham.

Speed limit to drop on span of I-295 on Monday

By Dawn Gagnon on March 26, 2017, at 2:21 p.m.
The decision to drop the speed limit from 70 mph to 65 mph was prompted by a nearly 30 percent increase in crashes on a span of the interstate between Falmouth and Topsham.
Edie Jordan smalls a container of basil at the Through the Garden Gate booth during the 2017 BDN Garden Show at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Friday.

For some, annual garden show a harbinger of spring

By Dawn Gagnon on March 26, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.
A GameStop store is pictured in Pasadena, California.

GameStop closing at least 150 ‘nonproductive’ stores in 2017

By Dawn Gagnon on March 24, 2017, at 6:22 p.m.
It was not known Friday if any of the company’s 10 stores in Maine will be affected.

Charges pending for 4 who fled into woods after Newport crash

By Dawn Gagnon on March 24, 2017, at 5:41 p.m.
All four people in the truck ran away from the scene but were apprehended.
Nicholas Gagne

Wales man charged with using jumper cables to steal power, again

By Dawn Gagnon on March 23, 2017, at 6:20 p.m.
A Central Maine Power official told state police that while he was impressed with Nicholas Gagne’s ingenuity, he risked electrocuting himself and others.

Old Orchard Beach man tries to kill ants with matches, sets house on fire

By Dawn Gagnon on March 20, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
A 21-year-old man trying to exterminate ants in the basement on Saturday started a fire that destroyed his parents’ home in Old Orchard Beach.

State drug agents: 2 women arrested for meth labs in Howland, Burnham

By Dawn Gagnon on March 20, 2017, at 3:11 p.m.
Police have arrested two women in unrelated cases connected to the discovery of suspected methamphetamine labs in Burnham and Howland.
Todd Fullerton, chef at Hero's Sports Grill & Entertainment Center in Bangor, and his son, Nicholas, served up some of Fullerton's award-winning seafood chowder Saturday night during the Bangor Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 772's fifth annual Chili and Chowder Cook-off, which raised $6,300 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Fullterton's chowder, one of about 40 entries submitted by professional and amateur cooks, won in both the People's Choice and Firefighters' Choice categories during the annual event, held Saturday night at Hollywood Casino, Hotel & Raceway.

Bangor firefighters’ chili, chowder cook-off raises $6,300 for MDA

By Dawn Gagnon on March 19, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
About 40 entries were submitted by restaurants, local institutions and home cooks.

Jogger found dead in Holden

By Dawn Gagnon on March 19, 2017, at 1:36 p.m.
Police believe the jogger, who was not identified, suffered a medical problem.

Crews douse fire at former Verso paper mill

By Dawn Gagnon on March 19, 2017, at 1:26 p.m.
Firefighters from Bucksport and several surrounding towns extinguished a fire Saturday morning at the former Verso paper mill.
Nathan Hinrichs, 4 looks at a a giant paper mache human skull at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor Saturday. The sculpture will be on display at the library later in March and will be unveiled at a reception on March 28.

Kids explore the world of science at Maine Science Festival

By Dawn Gagnon on March 19, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
From robotics to Minecraft children from across the state explored the world of science at the annual Maine Science Festival.

Gang leader pleads guilty to multiple charges, admits role in four murders

By Dawn Gagnon on March 18, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
A leader of a gang that brought crack cocaine from Connecticut to the Bangor area to be sold and transported guns purchased illegally pleaded guilty to federal racketeering, drug trafficking and money laundering charges.

Gorham police investigating shots fired on Sebago Lake Road

By Dawn Gagnon on March 17, 2017, at 6:46 p.m.
Police received the first report at 11 p.m. on Thursday night from a resident whose home was damaged.
This pick up truck was one of two vehicles that were set ablaze in Island Falls early Thursday morning.

Stolen truck, backhoe and ATM destroyed in Aroostook

By Dawn Gagnon on March 16, 2017, at 8:11 p.m.
The stolen vehicles were used in an attempt to break open the ATM machine at the Katahdin Credit Union.
Torrey Rudge, sign tech and plow truck driver for Bangor Public Works, uses a long scraper to remove ice and snow buildup from the front of his truck in Bangor on Tuesday.

What snowplow drivers really think of people who drive in a storm

By Dawn Gagnon on March 15, 2017, at 7 a.m.
“It’s the weather. It’s going to be the weather whether we want it or not.”
George Bradford "Brad" Woodbury III, 32, died of asphyxiation during a physical altercation on June 25, 2016.

Case of asphyxiated Greenville man closed without indictment

By Dawn Gagnon on March 13, 2017, at 6:05 a.m.
George Bradford Woodbury III, 32, of Greenville died on June 25 of last year at a camp off Burnt Jacket Road after an altercation over rental property.
Blaze maintenance man Robert McClure tries to keep on top of the falling snow so there's a clear path to the business in Bangor, Feb. 13, 2017.

Winter storm on track to dump a foot of snow across Maine this week

By Dawn Gagnon on March 12, 2017, at 3:18 p.m.
A snowstorm could drop nearly a foot of snow as it passes over Maine Tuesday and into Wednesday.