Articles by Judy Long


Woman reported missing in Greenbush

By Judy Long on Nov. 22, 2013, at 10:24 p.m.
GREENBUSH, Maine — Search and rescue workers, including game wardens and state police, were searching for a woman reported missing Friday night. Darcy Madden reportedly left her house on foot earlier Friday night, Maine State Police Trooper Larry Anderson confirmed just after 10 p.m. Friday. Watch for updates.
From the community

Girl Scouts dedicate garden to longtime Orrington school librarian Terry Ring

By Judy Long on June 24, 2013, at 11:15 a.m.
ORRINGTON, Maine — On Sunday, June 2, Junior Girl Scouts Troop 839 dedicated a garden behind Center Drive School to longtime school librarian Terry Ring. Family and friends of Terry and the troop were on hand for the dedication. Creation of the garden and installation of a plaque near the …
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Orrington Public Library’s annual book sale

By Judy Long on June 24, 2013, at 10:47 a.m.
ORRINGTON, Maine — The Orrington Public Library will hold its annual book sale during Orrington’s Old Home Week, July 13-20. The sale will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, and during regular library hours July 15-19. The library is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, …

Center Drive School Drama Club to present ‘A Real Enchanted Musical’

By Judy Long on March 15, 2013, at 12:40 p.m.
ORRINGTON, Maine — The Center Drive School Drama Club will present “Mirror Image: A Real Enchanted Musical” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30 at Center Drive School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens.
Brothers Jason (left) and Matt Tardy ham it up in front of their new venue for world-class variety acts called The Freeport Theater of Awesome, a name they admit their mother came up with. The Maine natives have made a living as jugglers and physical comedians since middle school, touring the country in the process, and now are happy to have a theater to call home.

Freeport Theater of Awesome to open with brothers’ comedy, musical act

By Judy Long on March 11, 2013, at 6:09 a.m.
It was their mom’s idea. “We were thinking ‘Freeport Variety Theater,’” said Jason Tardy, sitting with his brother Matt in their new performance space. “When we told our mom she said, ‘That’s nice. It’s kind of boring.’” She liked the name Freeport Theater of Awesome much better. “The more we thought about …

Same-sex couples celebrate first legal weddings in Maryland

By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun on Jan. 01, 2013, at 7:22 p.m.
BALTIMORE — In the 17 years since Katie Cleary and Sharon Dongarra locked eyes in the kitchen of an Arby’s restaurant, they have shared a first, tentative kiss, traded letters across continents, set up a home, exchanged vows before family and friends, signed a host of legal documents and nurtured …

Orrington library plans Day of the Dead party

By Judy Long on Oct. 18, 2012, at 11:22 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Orrington Public Library, 15 School St., Orrington, Maine ORRINGTON, Maine — The Orrington Public Library invites you to attend its Day of the Dead party from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. Decorate sugar skulls, make festive flowers and …
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Bangor’s Blind Faith joins Food Tattoos for Hunger effort

By Judy Long on Oct. 18, 2012, at 11:19 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Blind Faith Tattoo, located downtown, is planning a fundraiser and food drive for Manna on Sunday, Nov. 18, as part of the nationwide event Food Tattoos for Hunger. The event will be held at Blind Faith Tattoo, 92 Central St. Hours will be determined according to interest. …
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Orrington Public Library to hold book sale

By Judy Long on Aug. 13, 2012, at 6:28 p.m.
ORRINGTON, Maine — The Orrington Public Library will hold a book sale during back-to-school week, Aug. 27-31, 2012. The sale will take place during regular operating hours, which are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The library is located …

Holden teen faces charges after refusing to allow police to search him

By Judy Long on June 03, 2012, at 8:27 p.m.
HOLDEN, Maine — A 15-year-old local boy was arrested Thursday after reportedly refusing to allow police to pat him down. The boy was riding his bike around 1:30 a.m. Thursday on Route 1A near the Holden-Brewer line when he came to the attention of Officer Chris Greeley of the Holden …

Driver charged after telling Holden police he ate his marijuana

By Judy Long on June 03, 2012, at 8:05 p.m.
HOLDEN, Maine — A Bangor man was charged after admitting to an officer that he had just eaten what was left of a marijuana cigarette, according to police. Officer Chris Greeley of the Holden Police Department said that he stopped a car for speeding around 6 p.m. Sunday on Route …
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pays for his takeout order at the Montgomery Inn in Cincinnati on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

Romney wins fourth straight GOP caucus with Washington victory

By Judy Long on March 04, 2012, at 4:26 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney rolled to a double-digit victory in Washington state’s Republican presidential caucuses Saturday night, his fourth campaign triumph in a row and a fresh show of strength in the run-up to 10 Super Tuesday contests in all regions of the country. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul battled …

Woman may be paralyzed after police chase, crash in Norridgewock

By Judy Long on Jan. 04, 2012, at 5:49 p.m.
NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — A 20-year-old woman was badly injured in a crash after attempting to elude police late last week, according to a member of the Maine State Police. Katie White may be paralyzed from the waist down, Trooper Scott Duff said Wednesday. According to the Kennebec Journal, White, who …
Pete Warner

Live coverage of UMaine women’s basketball vs. Siena

By Judy Long on Dec. 29, 2011, at 6:09 p.m.
BDN Sports reporter Pete Warner is covering the University of Maine women’s basketball game against Siena at the Alfond Arena.
Peak Organic makes a delicious Pomegranate Wheat beer.

Bringing Dad to Maine Brewers Festival

By Judy Long on Nov. 07, 2011, at 5:34 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Autumn in Maine is truly gorgeous, I thought to myself as we headed to Portland on Saturday under a topaz sky, passing stands of trees still flushed with fall colors. My father celebrates his birthday in early November and I decided we should sample more than just …

Amateur Naturalist: Beauty of autumn sunlight creates new energy

on Oct. 22, 2011, at 1:03 p.m.
New Hampshire transportation officials (upper right) inspect the Memorial Bridge connecting Portsmouth, N.H., with Kittery, Maine, last year. A street fair today will celebrate the bridge, which was closed to vehicles in July.

Street fair marks end of NH-Maine bridge

By Judy Long on Oct. 01, 2011, at 9:14 a.m.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Nearly 90 years after she cut a silk ribbon to open the bridge between Portsmouth, N.H., and Kittery, Maine, former Portsmouth Mayor Eileen Foley will lead a “tying-off” ceremony to bid the bridge farewell. The 88-year-old Memorial Bridge was closed to vehicles in July after it was …

Ethics panel to consider fining former legislator

By Judy Long on March 23, 2011, at 8:26 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices next Thursday will take up a recommendation to fine Patricia Jones of Mount Vernon, a former state representative who lost her re-election bid last November. The commission also will seek to have Jones return public funds used to …
Jodi Lynn Holmes

Woman on probation accused of trying to suffocate elderly patient

By Judy Long on Feb. 07, 2011, at 9:42 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Police have a local woman in custody after a report that someone tried to suffocate an elderly patient at a Bangor nursing center, according to a press release from the Bangor Police Department. Jodi Lynn Holmes, 49, has been charged with Class B felony aggravated assault. At …
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