Articles by Jamison Cocklin


Water main breaks in Veazie prompting emergency repair

By Jamison Cocklin on March 03, 2011, at 9:09 p.m.
VEAZIE, Maine — Crews from both the Orono-Veazie Water District and a private contractor were working determinedly to fix a broken water main at the intersection of State Street and Arbor Drive on Thursday night. Capt. Pete Metcalf of the Veazie Fire Department said an alarmed resident notified his department …

Windham man found stuck in snowbank faces OUI charge

By Jamison Cocklin on Feb. 28, 2011, at 9:29 p.m.
HUDSON, Maine — A Penobscot County sheriff’s deputy found a Windham man still in his car early Friday morning after it had landed in a snowbank on Hudson Road. Sgt. William Sheehan said Deputy Steven Saucier did not know exactly how long Kyle Stewart, 23, had been in the car, …

Man trying to walk home faces disorderly conduct charge

By Jamison Cocklin on Feb. 28, 2011, at 9:26 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Officers that received a disorderly conduct complaint in Bangor on Friday reportedly had a difficult time trying to convince a man that he was in no condition to walk home. Police Sgt. Paul Edwards said that when Officer Joshua Wotton went to investigate a noise complaint at …

Man charged with stubbing out cigarette on sister’s face

By Jamison Cocklin on Feb. 28, 2011, at 11:14 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A local man was charged with criminal mischief and two counts of domestic assault Sunday afternoon after he stubbed out a cigarette on the face of one woman and punched another in the mouth, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards. Edwards said that when Officer Jason Stuart …

Hallowell man faces multiple charges after Orono stop

By Jamison Cocklin on Feb. 25, 2011, at 9:52 p.m.
  A Hallowell man was charged with five separate offenses early Friday after an officer with the Orono Police Department reportedly spotted a vehicle turning the wrong way on a one-way street.     Officer Derek Dinsmore witnessed Lawrence Foster, 21, leave the Pine Street municipal lot behind the Bear …
Joe Thibodeau of Corinna, a mechanic at Bruce's Tractor Sales in Old Town, adjusts the belt drive on a tractor front-mounted snowblower for a residential customer Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2011. Businesses like Bruce's Tractor Sales as well private snow removal compaines have benefited from the recent snowfall as municipalities and private customers seek their services.

Private snowplow companies see spike in profits, business

By Jamison Cocklin on Feb. 25, 2011, at 5:57 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — With winter comes snow, and as many in the state hunkered down for more of it on Friday, there were those preparing to work well into the night in order to ensure their customers could leave the driveway come morning. They loaded sand and salt, affixed plows …
The Moon isn't made of cheese but a potential lunar habitat is shaped like one. Visitors got a look inside of the transportable non-terrestrial habitat that the U of Maine Dept of Electrical Engineering is developing Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Orono. Bangor Daily News/ Michael C. York

Portable lunar habitat nearing ‘reality’ at UM

By Jamison Cocklin on Jan. 21, 2011, at 9:10 p.m.
The University of Maine’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering unveiled impressive new technology being developed with NASA during a public on-campus tour …
Kalie Hess, left, a University of Maine student, plays a board game with her mentoree, Old Town Elementary School student Abby Montieth, right, on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. Old Town Elementary School's mentoring program is aimed at promoting self esteem, motivation and help with homework for the students. The university students' work is part of their community service. BDN Photo by Kevin Bennett

UMaine students mentor area schoolchildren

By Jamison Cocklin on Jan. 19, 2011, at 10:39 p.m.
Yahtzee and playground games were just a few things on the agenda this week for a group of Old Town Elementary School students participating in the University of Maine’s Black …

UM’s Kennedy a finalist for Minnesota board seat

By Jamison Cocklin on Jan. 14, 2011, at 11:39 p.m.
As he prepares to resign in less than five months as the University of Maine’s 18th president, Robert Kennedy is now on a narrow list of finalists for a seat on the University …
Jeremy Charette (cq) of Lisbon, ME, a Ph.D. candidate, raises his hand as he is introduced to freshman legislators and others by Carol Kim, Ph.D. (center), director of the University of Maine's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Next to Charette was Aaron Perreault (cq), far right, of Northfield,NH, a fourth year biochemistry student at U Maine. They gave Rep. Joyce Maker, far left (House District 31), Rep. Joyce Fitzpatrick, second from left (House District 8), and other state lawmakers a tour of the Zebrafish Lab at the university's Hitchner Hall as part of the legislators' state tour which included different sites on the University of Maine Orono campus Friday afternoon. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)

Lawmakers see UM offerings for economic development during journey across Maine

By Jamison Cocklin on Jan. 14, 2011, at 9:29 p.m.
A group of state legislators toured the University of Maine campus Friday as part of a weeklong trip across the state to give lawmakers an idea of the innovation and progress …

Orono to move ahead with condo project

By Jamison Cocklin on Jan. 11, 2011, at 11:20 p.m.
The Town Council at a public hearing Monday continued to move ahead with plans to build 24 upscale condominiums in place of the dilapidated Webster Mill building that overlooks the …


Signs all over campus remind people that University of Maine in Orono is a tobacco free area. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

UMaine smoking ban gets mixed response

By Jamison Cocklin on Jan. 10, 2011, at 7:33 p.m.
A ban on the use of cigarettes and other tobacco products on the University of Maine campus met with mixed responses Monday as students returned …
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