Articles by BDN staff reports


Gooding quits top post at Maine entrepreneur development center

By staff reports on March 30, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.

Robinhood Marine Center in Georgetown sold for $4 million

BDN staff reports on March 22, 2016, at 11:03 a.m.
Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington to deliver commencement address at Colby College

BDN staff reports on March 16, 2016, at 5:55 p.m.
Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the Huffington Post, will deliver the commencement address at Colby College’s 195th commencement on Sunday, May 22, the school announced Wednesday.
Roice Saunders holds the bridle of his horse Mr. T at his home in Ellsworth in this 2010 file photo.

Officials: Ellsworth man died after clothes caught fire while cooking

BDN staff reports on March 16, 2016, at 5:20 p.m.
Fire officials said this was the fourth fire death this year.

Flood watch in effect for parts of Maine Thursday

BDN staff reports on Feb. 24, 2016, at 5:28 p.m.
Rising temperatures along with predicted rain and melting snow have led the National Weather Service to issue a flood watch for parts of Maine Thursday.

Bangor duo facing drug charges after police find suspected meth lab

BDN staff reports on Feb. 19, 2016, at 12:09 p.m.
Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents charged Brian Hovey, 33, and Thomas Beaudoin, 27, with aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine.
On Feb. 2, 1976, flash flooding along the Kenduskeag Stream stranded several people as 15 feet of floodwater quickly covered the Kenduskeag Mall area of downtown.  Susan Biardi (right), then a secretary at a local insurance agency, sits atop a car while she waits for help. To her left, Harold Goss rescues Cynthia Calkins, who had been trapped inside her car.

40 years later: Remembering the Bangor flood of ’76

BDN staff reports on Feb. 02, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
It was 40 years ago today that a major coastal storm coupled with the season’s highest tides left parts of downtown Bangor under 15 feet of water in what many recall as the Flood of 1976.

Weekend storm predicted to dump 6 inches of snow

BDN staff reports on Jan. 14, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
Emergency crews are at the scene of a motor vehicle crash on outer Hammond Street near the Target Industrial park.

Sheriff’s deputy, two others injured in Bangor crash

BDN staff reports on Jan. 12, 2016, at 12:58 p.m.
A Penobscot County sheriff’s deputy suffered serious injuries Tuesday afternoon when he was involved in a two-vehicle collision on outer Hammond Street.
Freeport flag lady Carmen Footer waves to a honking truck Tuesday morning on Main Street. The flag ladies have been waving the Stars and Stripes on Main Street every Tuesday morning since Sept. 11, 2001.

Freeport flag ladies head to court over harassment complaint

By BDN Staff Reports on Jan. 04, 2016, at 9:41 a.m.
The Freeport flag ladies headed to court Monday to end what they call harassment by the son of a woman who has showed up at their weekly demonstrations.

Three arrested in connection with Bangor mail, package thefts

BDN staff reports on Dec. 24, 2015, at 3:19 p.m.
Volunteers and partnering agencies of the United Way of Eastern Maine gathered in West Market Square in Downtown Bangor Thursday to hand out cookies and hot cocoa while caroling to celebrate the holiday season.

United Way of Eastern Maine holds ‘Day of Thanks’ in Bangor

BDN staff reports on Dec. 17, 2015, at 3:55 p.m.
Deb Neuman

Media personality Deb Neuman named head of Bangor chamber

BDN staff reports on Dec. 17, 2015, at 2:50 p.m.
“I look forward to working with the board, staff, partners and members to continue to support and grow the region’s businesses and economy,” Deb Neuman said.
Amy McConaughy (left) and Kelly Wood after their rescue by a Maine Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter.

Three stranded hikers airlifted from Appalachian Trail in Maine

BDN staff reports on Oct. 01, 2015, at 12:39 p.m.
Three stranded hikers were airlifted from a flooded portion of the Appalachian Trail on Thursday morning, according to the Maine Warden Service.
Cars sit in high water Wednesday  in the Eastern Maine Medical Center parking lot in Bangor. Sudden rainfall caused many spots in the Bangor area to flood.

Heavy rains cause flooding, travel headaches in much of Maine

BDN staff reports on Sept. 30, 2015, at 5:58 p.m.
The combination of prolonged heavy rain and rising waterways produced flash flooding in Maine’s largest cities and made travel difficult, if not impossible, across much of the state on Wednesday.

Live updates on flooding across Maine

BDN staff reports on Sept. 30, 2015, at 1:08 p.m.
Stormwater lifts a manhole cover in Portland's Parkside neighborhood on Wednesday.

Areas of Portland flooded due to heavy rain

BDN staff reports on Sept. 30, 2015, at 12:42 p.m.

Two more charged in theft of gun from federal worker’s home

BDN staff reports on Sept. 28, 2015, at 11:54 a.m.

Four startups picked for downtown Bangor accelerator

BDN staff reports on Sept. 18, 2015, at 2:19 p.m.
A Dead River Company fuel truck in Brewer.

Dead River to cut jobs at Bangor administrative office

BDN staff reports on Sept. 15, 2015, at 12:27 p.m.