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Firefighters are at the scene of a fire at the building housing Blaze restaurant in West Market Square in downtown Bangor.

Firefighters respond to fire in downtown Bangor

BDN staff reports on May 04, 2016, at 11:28 a.m.

Maine company lands $15M contract for work at Navy sites

By staff reports on May 03, 2016, at 4:57 p.m.
The Biddeford-based architecture and engineering firm Oak Point Associates has won a $15 million contract for work with the U.S. Navy, primarily at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery.
The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office and Bangor Police Department will be conducting a drug take back at the Airport Mall parking lot off Union Street in Bangor from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

Dispose of your old drugs in Bangor Friday and Saturday

BDN staff reports on April 28, 2016, at 5:12 p.m.
The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office and Bangor Police Department will be conducting a drug take back at the Airport Mall parking lot off Union Street in Bangor from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
Stephen King talks with BDN's John Holyoke Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at his office in Bangor.

Stephen King answers 5 questions from the BDN

BDN staff reports on April 28, 2016, at 10:57 a.m.
We’re always curious about what best-selling author and Bangor resident Stephen King is doing. To find out, the BDN emailed him five questions Thursday morning. Sixteen minutes later, we had our answers.
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New York Jets defensive end Mike DeVito (70) tackles Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) for a loss during the 1st half at CenturyLink Field on Nov. 11, 2012.

Mike DeVito: From UMaine Black Bear standout to NFL pro

BDN staff reports on April 11, 2016, at 11:17 a.m.
We’ve been covering Mike DeVito’s career since his first days at UMaine, and in light of today’s news, we offer you a look back at some of the highlights of his time on the gridiron
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The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man suspected of holding up the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union on Bridge Street on March 28.

Investigators seek help identifying suspect in credit union robbery

BDN staff reports on April 07, 2016, at 5:10 p.m.
The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man suspected of holding up the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union on Bridge Street on March 28.
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The world's largest single airplane, the Antonov An-225, lands to refuel at Bangor International Airport on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Bangor: The place where diverted flights go

BDN staff reports on April 04, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
Due to its location in the far northeast of the U.S., Bangor International Airport has often been the first place to stop for flights dealing with terror threats or unruly passengers. Here’s a few of our past stories on diverted flights or unusual planes ending up in Bangor.

Brunswick mental health care provider abruptly closes Friday

BDN staff reports on April 03, 2016, at 10:01 a.m.
Merrymeeting Behavioral Health Associates, which had initially notified town officials on March 28 that it would shutter its Pleasant Street facilities on April 22, has apparently closed its doors early.

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.
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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.