Articles by Gabor Degre

 

Teacher says pink Christmas Tree not allowed at Bangor High School

By Gabor Degre on Dec. 21, 2015, at 6:48 p.m.
Catherine Gordon, a longtime math teacher at Bangor High School, said she was ordered by the principal on Friday to remove a small Christmas tree from her classroom.

Testing Norway spruce

By Gabor Degre on Dec. 19, 2015, at 1:58 p.m.
The University of Maine is testing Norway spruce as potential building material.

Nurses petition EMHS for safe staffing levels

By Gabor Degre on Dec. 18, 2015, at 10:10 a.m.
Unionized nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center delivered a petition to the hospital’s parent company Thursday demanding that management live up to staffing agreements they say it made as part of a contract ratified five months ago.

Business owners react to minimum wage increase in Bangor

By Gabor Degre on Dec. 15, 2015, at 7:44 p.m.
Supporters of the minimum wage hike say it’s unfair for a business to pay someone so little that they need state support to buy food. Opponents say it could put Bangor businesses at a disadvantage and potentially drive companies away from the city.

Tonewood for guitars by Noteworthy Wood

By Gabor Degre on Dec. 09, 2015, at 6:31 a.m.
Tonewood for guitars by Noteworthy Wood owner Michael Cyr.

Nicole Maines talks about growing up transgender

By Gabor Degre on Dec. 01, 2015, at 5:17 p.m.
Nicole Maines talks about growing up transgender.

Mother sues her clinic and manufacturer of birth-control device

By Gabor Degre on Nov. 28, 2015, at 7:27 a.m.
Mother sues her health clinic and manufacturer of birth-control device.

Seth Reardon, competitive power lifter

By Gabor Degre on Nov. 25, 2015, at 4:55 p.m.
Seth Reardon, competitive power lifter.

Jack Cosgrove steps down as UMaine football coach

By Gabor Degre on Nov. 24, 2015, at 5:43 p.m.
Jack Cosgrove stepped down as the University of Maine head football coach on Tuesday.

UMaine unveils new laboratory to test turbines, ships

By Gabor Degre on Nov. 23, 2015, at 5:25 p.m.
People observe a demonstration on Monday at the new Harold Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine in Orono. The new laboratory will allow the testing of designs for offshore floating wind turbines, underwater turbines and ships in various wave …

Dementia Tour at the Island Nursing Home and Care Center

By Gabor Degre on Nov. 19, 2015, at 1 p.m.
The Dementia Tour at Island Nursing Home and Care Center Dementia Tour involves wearing goggles, gloves and ear phones to impair senses to simulate what an elderly person with dementia may experience in daily life.  The simulation the room was lit only by strobe lights to further increase disorientation.

Search for missing hunter in Alton

By Gabor Degre on Nov. 13, 2015, at 5:09 p.m.
Robert Vadas, a hunter who was reported missing in Alton on Thursday, was found alive Friday afternoon.

WWII veteran Ted Converse recalls being shot down over Europe

By Gabor Degre on Nov. 11, 2015, at 6:24 a.m.
Sgt. Ted Converse, a World War II veteran, recalls when his B-17 bomber was shot down over Europe after a raid on Munster, Germany.

Signatures submitted in support of new national park in Maine

By Gabor Degre on Nov. 10, 2015, at 5:29 p.m.
A group supporting a proposed national park and recreation area in the Katahdin region on Tuesday unveiled a petition containing 13,580 signatures from people around the world who back the idea in hopes of convincing Maine’s congressional delegation to help make it a reality.

News conference following the 2015 William S. Cohen Lecture

By Gabor Degre on Oct. 27, 2015, at 6:09 p.m.
Former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen (center) answers a question during a press availability with Gen. Joseph W. Ralston (left) and Ambassador Nicholas Burns following the 2015 William S. Cohen Lecture at the University of Maine in Orono on Tuesday.

Constitutional carry law goes into effect in Maine

By Gabor Degre on Oct. 14, 2015, at 4:06 p.m.
Constitutional carry law goes into effect in Maine.

See these pumpkin boats race during the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta

By Gabor Degre on Oct. 12, 2015, at 7:45 p.m.
Watch as various pumpkin boats race to victory during the annual Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta on Monday in Damariscotta.

Mechanized logging equipment operator training launched in Maine

By Gabor Degre on Sept. 30, 2015, at 4:54 p.m.
In the midst of a bad week for Maine’s pulp and paper mills, logging industry leaders on Wednesday announced a new community college program aimed at attracting new workers for their businesses.

Senate President Thibodeau talks shovels and Maine politics

By Gabor Degre on Sept. 27, 2015, at 7:41 a.m.
Until recently, Senate President Mike Thibodeau had been one of Gov. Paul LePage’s top supporters. Their relationship soured this year during a bruising, intense state budget fight that divided House Republicans and LePage against Thibodeau and 20 Senate Republicans into opposing factions. During that uncertain time, when the state government appeared …

Savage Oaks Vineyard and Winery

By Gabor Degre on Sept. 24, 2015, at 6:04 p.m.
Harvesting and pressing grapes and blueberries at Savage Oaks Vineyard & Winery.