Articles by Kevin Bennett

 

Bidders snap up old copper roof to benefit Bangor Public Library

By Kevin Bennett on Jan. 21, 2014, at 8:38 p.m.
Bidders take old Bangor Public Library roof home, bit by bit.

Fire leaves Hampden family homeless

By Kevin Bennett on Jan. 20, 2014, at 5:48 p.m.
A wood stove sparked a blaze that brought fire trucks from surrounding communities to assist on Monday.

Dillingham Street home fire aftermath

By Kevin Bennett on Jan. 20, 2014, at 5:30 p.m.
Natachia Barlow explains how she came to find her Dillingham Street home ablaze.

Victim says ‘the system does work’ after uncle found guilty of sexual assault

By Kevin Bennett on Jan. 17, 2014, at 4:16 p.m.
Clarence Cote was found guilty of sexual assault in incidents that took place 24 years ago.

Bangor family loses home to fire

By Kevin Bennett on Jan. 12, 2014, at 5:34 a.m.
Roger Smith Jr. of Bangor and his family lost their home to a fire on Jan. 2. Friends, family and the community are trying to help give back and aid the family in rebuilding.

Family of seven expands to 11 in wake of domestic violence

By Kevin Bennett on Jan. 10, 2014, at 2:27 p.m.
Domestic violence changed Tracey Haskell’s life instantly when her sister, April, was killed in October. The mother of five is now also raising her niece and nephew.

Polar dip at Bar Harbor starts new year for some

By Kevin Bennett on Jan. 01, 2014, at 1:29 p.m.
The brave and sometimes hungover took a plunge in the Atlantic on New Year’s Day in the waters off Sand Beach in Bar Harbor.
Lucus Temple (left) of Orono and John Mountford of Mount Desert Island celebrate a polar dip in the waters off Sand Beach in Acadia National Park on Jan 1, 2014.

Hardy souls take a dip on MDI’s Sand Beach

By Kevin Bennett on Jan. 01, 2014, at 12:42 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
Adam Swenson applies a fake mustache as Courtney Smith holds a crown over her sister Ambrosia Bertenshaw's head while she poses with her new husband Ben Noyes. Ben described the wedding on Tuesday as a New Year's Eve party where two people will get married. The couple will reside in Hampden.

Couple marry on New Year’s Eve at downtown Bangor event center

By Kevin Bennett on Jan. 01, 2014, at 6:08 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — New Year’s Eve can be a romantic experience for couples. It certainly was for Ben Noyes and Ambrosia Bertenshaw, who exchanged wedding vows at CoeSpace event center Tuesday night. The couple will reside in Hampden.

2014 welcomed in Bangor

By Kevin Bennett on Jan. 01, 2014, at 2:23 a.m.
Bangor welcomed 2014 with the annual beach ball toss off Paddy Murphy’s.

R2D2 delivers smiles and toys at Bangor Mall

By Kevin Bennett on Dec. 21, 2013, at 2:05 p.m.
Toys for Tots joined with R2D2 to bring joy and a giving spirit to the Bangor Mall on Saturday.

Bangor Hydro readies staff and equipment for ice and snow

By Kevin Bennett on Dec. 20, 2013, at 1:31 p.m.
Susan Faloon, Bangor Hydro communications officer, says the company is watching the weather and is ready to react if and when ice knocks out power to Maine residents this weekend.

Firefighters burn through toy shops on Saturday night

By Kevin Bennett on Dec. 15, 2013, at 12:53 p.m.
Bangor firefighters tore through two downtown toy stores on Saturday night, leaving a wake of cash as they left with a truckload of toys bound for Toys for Tots.

Homeowners display love for lost child

By Kevin Bennett on Dec. 15, 2013, at 12:37 p.m.
Deanna and Rick Hathaway have decorated their house at 21 Hillview Drive, located within Judson Heights off Lasalle Drive, with lights that turn on, fade in and out and shimmer in tune with Christmas music they broadcast at 88.1 FM.

Multiple fire departments douse Old Town blaze quickly

By Kevin Bennett on Dec. 13, 2013, at 2:48 p.m.
A four unit apartment building was saved from fire as multiple fire departments came to the rescue on Friday in Old Town.

Kentucky man offers $500 tip to waiters

By Kevin Bennett on Dec. 08, 2013, at 3:59 p.m.
Seth Collins has been traveling the country offering $500 tips to waitresses and waiters while honoring his deceased brother’s wishes.
Hermon firefighters and an investigator with the state fire marshals office gather around a machine shop on Pinetree Road in Hermon on Tuesday before the start of an investigation into the cause of the fire.

Hermon machine shop burns

By Kevin Bennett on Dec. 03, 2013, at 2:43 p.m.
A machine shop on Pinetree Road in Hermon caught fire early Tuesday morning. Crews from numerous departments responded and saved the front half. Fire investigators are searching for clues.

Penobscot Sheriff’s Office no longer providing security to courts

By Kevin Bennett on Dec. 02, 2013, at 7:44 p.m.
The Judicial Marshal Service will take over supplying security to the Penobscot Judicial Center from the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office who has provided security for decades.

One man saved from Veazie trailer fire

By Kevin Bennett on Dec. 01, 2013, at 4:27 p.m.
Fire and heavy smoke twice repelled rescuers before they reportedly saved a town man Saturday from dying in a burning home on Chase Road.

Cancer rate for Hampden not high, says director of Maine Cancer Registry

By Kevin Bennett on Nov. 19, 2013, at 9:36 p.m.
Dr. Molly Schwenn, director of the Maine Cancer Registry attended Monday night’s Hampden Town Council meeting to provide an update on resident Jim Barrow’s concerns about what he sees as a high number of cancer cases on Coldbrook Road, where he lives.
 
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