Articles by Danielle McLean

 
The view of the Souadobscook Stream in Hampden which, along with many other bodies of water, experienced extremely low levels of water due to the 2016 drought.

Drought plaguing Maine since last summer finally over

By Danielle McLean on April 27, 2017, at 6:52 p.m.
All 16 counties are no longer identified as being in drought conditions, ending a dry spell that dried up 426 wells throughout the state since last summer.

Police identify body found in Brewer woods by Wal-Mart

By Danielle McLean on April 20, 2017, at 10:22 a.m.
Adam Laird, 36, a Bangor-area transient, was found in the woods near the store.
A man looks out his window while navigating his vehicle through a flooded section of Greenfield Road near Champion Lane in Milford Tuesday.

Milford road submerged in water, blocked off to traffic

By Danielle McLean on April 18, 2017, at 7:54 p.m.
A portion of Greenfield Road in Milford was submerged in water and blocked off to traffic Tuesday morning.
Golden wooden eggs created by Wells Wood Turning and Finishing in Buckfield. The eggs have been purchased by the White House for its annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday.

The Maine company that makes wooden Easter eggs for the White House

By Danielle McLean on April 14, 2017, at 6:49 a.m.
“We produce very nice high quality eggs to a host of different accounts. We tend to be ‘eggnostic’ on who we are providing it for.”
The aircraft at the Bangor International Airport.

President’s plane lands in Bangor

By Danielle McLean on April 11, 2017, at 7:06 p.m.
Bangor residents who looked up Tuesday may have seen the President of the United States’ famed white and blue jetliner.
Stephen and Tabitha King

Stephen and Tabitha King will give $30K to Bangor Fire Department

By Danielle McLean on April 10, 2017, at 1:58 p.m.
The latest donation allows the fire department to replace thermal imaging cameras that were purchased in 2009.
The parking lot of the former Kmart store in Bangor.

Quirks buy former Kmart property, sell waterfront lots to Bangor Savings

By Danielle McLean on April 06, 2017, at 3:59 p.m.
Jack Quirk Jr., president of Quirk Auto Group, said the former Kmart property’s location was attractive since it was located near several Quirk auto dealerships.
Payless ShoeSource is closing 400 stores across the country, including four in Maine.

Payless shoe store files for bankruptcy, will close 4 stores in Maine

By Danielle McLean on April 05, 2017, at 6:24 p.m.
The Broadway Shopping Center store in Bangor as well as those in Presque Isle, Biddeford and Ellsworth are among 400 stores closing across the country.
The empty lot at the intersection of First Street and Davis Court may soon have a multi-unit apartment building if a city housing agency can get funding for it.

Controversial Bangor development might have one last shot at public funding

By Danielle McLean on April 05, 2017, at 12:55 p.m.
A local nonprofit tied to the Bangor Housing Authority is struggling to secure funding to build a long-planned and controversial 24-unit affordable housing complex at the corner of First and Davis streets.
The former Circuit City on Stillwater Avenue near Home Depot is getting demolished. The property's owners have not yet said what their plans are for the parcel.

Demolition underway at former Circuit City in Bangor

By Danielle McLean on April 04, 2017, at 3:45 p.m.
The building has been mostly vacant since 2009 when Circuit City moved out.
Bangor neighborhoods are being asked to come up with a plan to revitalize the city, which will then battle against one another to find a winner.

Bangor has designed a contest to make it the best small city in the U.S.

By Danielle McLean on April 03, 2017, at 4:53 p.m.
The neighborhood teams with the best ideas, as deemed by residents via online vote, win.

State police investigate Burnham woman’s suspicious death

By Danielle McLean on April 02, 2017, at 1:55 p.m.
“Needless to say this is a bizarre set of circumstances we are dealing with,” said Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Eastbrook

By Danielle McLean on April 02, 2017, at 10:43 a.m.
A Sullivan man was killed and two others suffered serious injuries following a single-car crash in Eastbrook, which police believed was caused by speeding and alcohol.
Metal edging removed from Bangor High School's roof lies on the school's side lawn during a renovation project in June 2011.

Bangor schools target $10 million in upgrades, repairs over next five years

By Danielle McLean on April 02, 2017, at 7:20 a.m.
The five-year plan includes $880,000 in security-related improvements and a $500,000 project to replace asbestos floor tiles in three building wings.
The former Circuit City on Stillwater Avenue in Bangor, seen here in October 2013, has been largely vacant since the national electronics giant decided to shutter the store in early 2009 after the company filed for bankruptcy.

Long-vacant Circuit City in Bangor may soon be torn down

By Danielle McLean on March 28, 2017, at 5:29 p.m.
The building has been mostly vacant since 2009 when Circuit City moved out following the financial crisis.

Penquis seeks to build 35-unit affordable housing complex in Bangor

By Danielle McLean on March 28, 2017, at 7:01 a.m.
“Affordable housing is necessary and in demand in Bangor.”
Bangor City Hall in August 2013.

Bangor City Council’s ethics watchdog group hasn’t investigated a violation in 20 years

By Danielle McLean on March 27, 2017, at 1:07 p.m.
“The reality of what ethics boards can do once they are set up is very limited. And that’s why you rarely see the ethics board do anything.”

Special ed, employee benefits could drive Bangor school budget up 2.14 percent

By Danielle McLean on March 23, 2017, at 7:02 p.m.
Bangor Public Schools Superintendent Betsy Webb introduced a $45.2 million budget proposal to the school committee Wednesday night.

Bangor needs $63 million to keep wastewater from spilling into Penobscot

By Danielle McLean on March 23, 2017, at 9:05 a.m.
George Rowe, a student at Brunswick High School, practices his lacrosse skills Feb. 27, 2014. Bangor High School is considering adding lacrosse.

Bangor High considers varsity lacrosse for next season

By Danielle McLean on March 23, 2017, at 6:49 a.m.
Bangor High School could be adding a boys and girls varsity lacrosse program next season.