Articles by BDN staff reports

Not everyone can stay or work inside during Maine's recent cold snap. Workers like Dale Theriault at Paradis' Shop 'n Save in Fort Kent are in and out all day helping customers get groceries into their vehicles. "It's not so bad, it's been good," Theriault said Friday as temperatures hovered around 15 degrees below zero. "I just make sure my hat and my scarf is on."

Dangerous wind chills continue to freeze state as snow winds down

BDN staff reports on Jan. 03, 2014, at 9:15 a.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — It was so cold in The County Friday that when BDN reporter Julia Bayly tossed a cup of hot coffee into the air, it crystallized and floated away. As cold as it was, no records were set, but the National Weather Service continued its wind chill …
A Red Cross shelter has been set up in the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School for anyone who has lost power or heat as a result of the ice storm. The shelter has hosted as many as 21 people during the last two days. Many residents have stopped by just to take a shower or charge phones, while others have been spending the night.

Mainers share stories of Christmas without electricity

BDN staff reports on Dec. 26, 2013, at 3:23 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Some Mainers without power used their wood stoves to keep warm and to cook their holiday meals. Others helped out loved ones and neighbors who had traveled to warmer climes by checking on their empty homes. For many who lost power during the ice storm, it seems …

Power restored at EMMC Healthcare Mall; patients still asked to call ahead before visiting

BDN staff reports on Dec. 23, 2013, at 12:48 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Power was restored at Eastern Maine Medical Center Healthcare Mall on Union Street around 12:30 p.m., after being down for about an hour, a hospital spokesman said Monday. Though back online, because of the nature of the storm, EMMC encourages patients seeking care at EMMC Walk-In Care …
Jon D. Levy

Senate hearing on Maine judge’s appointment to federal bench takes place Thursday

BDN staff reports on Dec. 19, 2013, at 11:05 a.m.
WASHINGTON — A hearing on a Maine judge’s appointment to U.S. District Court that was initially blocked by Senate Republicans was held Thursday. Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice Jon David Levy of Portland is among five judges who appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for appointment to the U.S. District …
Surveillance images of males sought by Orono Police in connection with the theft of a bottle of liquor from Bell's IGA on Dec. 12.

Orono police seek man who allegedly stole liquor from supermarket

BDN staff reports on Dec. 18, 2013, at 5:26 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — A bottle of liquor was stolen from Bell’s IGA on Dec. 12, and police are asking the public for help in identifying the person responsible The suspected male left Bell’s IGA without paying for a bottle of Captain Morgan Rum, according to a press release issued Wednesday …

Maine attorney general rules police justified in Calais shooting

BDN staff reports on Dec. 13, 2013, at 3:49 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Calais police were justified when they shot and wounded a local man holding a woman and infant hostage in his home last summer, according to a report issued by Maine’s attorney general Friday. Daniel Pinney, 26, later took his own life by shooting himself, authorities said. An …

Bath police on lookout for man who allegedly tried to pull boy into van

BDN staff reports on Dec. 11, 2013, at 5:16 p.m.
BATH, Maine — Bath police are investigating a report that a man in a van attempted to grab a 12-year-old boy and pull him into the vehicle Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred at approximately 3 p.m., according to a Bath Police Department release. The boy told police he was walking …

BDN staffers earn 15 top awards from Maine Press Association

By BDN Staff on Oct. 26, 2013, at 11:18 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — The Bangor Daily News received 15 first-place awards during the Maine Press Association’s annual banquet Saturday night at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Conference Center. The BDN was recognized for outstanding work online and in the newspaper in its reporting, photography, videography, graphics, headline writing, editorial …
Alex Demeus and David Cassidy, both of Orono, began waiting outside the new Verve restaurant in Bangor at 7 a.m. The new restaurant opened at 8 a.m. at 89 Main St.

Verve burrito joint opens in Bangor

BDN staff reports on Oct. 22, 2013, at 9:03 a.m.
Alex Demeus and David Cassidy, both of Orono, began waiting outside the new Verve restaurant in Bangor at 7 a.m. Both regularly eat at the Orono burrito shop and came out to show their support of the new location, with plans to order the El Presidente Burrito for breakfast when …

Missing Oakland woman found uninjured

BDN staff reports on Oct. 14, 2013, at 11:09 p.m.
MILO, Maine — Officials located an Oakland woman late Monday evening whose last contact with family members was on Thursday of last week. Carrie Commeau, 35, was found uninjured around 10:30 p.m. Monday. A search effort planned for Tuesday morning has been called off. Commeau was reported missing to the …
Bangor is a great place to retire on a budget, according to the latest AARP review.

AARP lists Bangor a best place to retire on $30,000 a year

BDN staff reports on Oct. 09, 2013, at 5:39 a.m.
Why Bangor? The magazine cites the city's low-cost housing and entertainment and its natural beauty as key attractions.
Michael Steinbuchel

Another 126 Maine National Guard employees furloughed as part of shutdown

BDN staff reports on Oct. 02, 2013, at 2:34 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The number of employees of the Maine National Guard affected by the shutdown of the federal government has risen to more than 400 and it’s possible another 50 may be furloughed, a spokesman for the guard said Wednesday. Soon after announcing Tuesday that 280 federal technician employees …
Geraldine Largay

Family of missing Appalachian Trail hiker offers $15,000 reward to locate her

BDN staff reports on Oct. 01, 2013, at 1:41 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The family of missing hiker Geraldine Largay is offering a reward of $15,000 for information leading to the location of the woman last seen in July hiking on the Appalachian Trail in Franklin County, the Maine Warden Service announced Tuesday. Largay, 66, was last seen by hikers …
Andy Gallant of Friend and Friend ATV drives a Polaris Sportsman 850 up a ramp onto a platform in preparation for the BDN Maine Man Expo.

BDN breaking in Cross Insurance Center with weekend Man Expo

BDN staff reports on Sept. 27, 2013, at 11:52 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The inaugural BDN Maine Man Expo presented by Friend & Friend is being held Saturday and Sunday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. This family-friendly expo features a golf simulator, a NASCAR simulator, hot-wing and pie-eating contests, an arm wrestling tournament, an ugly tattoo contest, indoor …
Longtime Bangor Daily News photographer and photo editor Scott Haskell listens to praise from colleagues during his retirement party at the newspaper Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.

Former BDN photo editor Scott Haskell among 3 to be inducted into Maine Press Association Hall of Fame

BDN staff reports on Sept. 26, 2013, at 11:15 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Scott Haskell, who served as a photographer and visuals editor for the Bangor Daily News for 33 years, is among three former journalists selected for induction into the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame, the organization announced Thursday. Joining Haskell as inductees this year will be Don …

Maine Supreme Judicial Court announces new audio streaming service

BDN staff reports on Sept. 17, 2013, at 10:28 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court announced Tuesday it will make audio recordings of oral arguments in the cases before it available for streaming from the Maine Judicial Branch website for two weeks following the week of the arguments. The page is now live. Both the live streaming …
John Diamond

Long-time University of Maine official John Diamond fired by University of Arkansas

By BDN Staff Reports on Aug. 24, 2013, at 9:05 p.m.
The University of Arkansas team, led by Diamond, won a "Best Crisis Management Award" from PR Daily earlier this year.

Federal government seeks to join Maine tribal lawsuit

BDN staff reports on Aug. 22, 2013, at 10:48 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The U.S. Department of Justice has asked a judge to allow it to join a lawsuit filed by the Penobscot Nation against the state over the enforcement of fishing regulations. The Penobscot Indian Nation last August sued the Maine attorney general and the heads of the Maine …
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage heard telling GOP donors, lawmakers that Obama ‘hates white people’

BDN staff reports on Aug. 19, 2013, at 9:44 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage told a group of Republican lawmakers and political supporters during a fundraiser on Aug. 12 that President Barack Obama “hates white people,” according to an attendee of the event. “It was a typical, off the cuff, off the script, Paul LePage comment,” the attendee, who preferred to …
Chris Brogan

BDN hosting ‘What’s Next’ tech conference on Friday

BDN staff reports on Aug. 06, 2013, at 2:53 p.m.
The Bangor Daily News is gathering two dozen tech, social media, marketing and video experts on the Bangor waterfront for a one-day “What’s Next” tech conference on Friday, Aug. 9. The seminar will feature representatives from some of the country’s most recognizable digital-savvy companies, including Facebook, Time, Hubspot, Bloomberg News, …
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