Articles by Linda Coan O'Kresik


Wastewater Treatment Plant

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on July 29, 2014, at 5:40 a.m.
Bradley Moore, superintendent of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, said 58 tons of grease per year is removed from the treatment plant. The city is starting a program to help restaurants install grease trap systems to help with the problem.

Missing Maine woman’s mother fears daughter is dead

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on July 06, 2014, at 5:41 a.m.
Danielle Bertolini, 23, was reported missing to Fortuna, California, police on Feb. 19. Her family last had contact with her on Jan. 29, according to her mother, Billie-Jo Dick of Plymouth.
Robbie Giles raises his hand to answer a question from Miss Patty, who was portraying a 19th century schoolteacher.  Third-graders from Bangor Christian School took a field trip to the one-room schoolhouse at the Page Farm & Home Museum on Tuesday.

Bangor students take trip back in time to 19th century schoolhouse

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on June 13, 2014, at 5:43 a.m.
“Make your manners,” a woman’s voice says as children come into the one-room schoolhouse through two doors — boys on the left side, girls on the right. Make your manners? Miss Patty Henner, portraying a 19th century teacher, explains that children are expected to bow and curtsy to their teacher …

Campbell discusses the future of the Maine National Guard

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on June 04, 2014, at 1:02 p.m.
Brig. Gen. James D. Campbell discusses the future of the National Guard.

Baby bald eagles rescued

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on May 12, 2014, at 2:56 p.m.
Baby bald eagles rescued in Bangor on Monday.

Wind turbine test site planned off Monhegan Island

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on May 09, 2014, at 12:54 p.m.
A wind turbine test site has been proposed off the coast of Monhegan, a 700-acre island that is home to about 69 year-round residents and 250 summer residents.

Surprise field day in Bucksport

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on May 02, 2014, at 5:04 p.m.
The day of events was put together by the school staff and parents as a way to bring students together for some fun and laughter after a difficult year.
University of Maine senior Jody Page goes for the ball during a game of oozeball, a popular Maine Day festivity, at the university on Wednesday.

UMaine students get into muddy fun during annual oozeball game

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on April 30, 2014, at 8:20 p.m.
According to Margaret Nagle, senior director of public relations and operations at the University of Maine, Maine Day began in 1935 as a day devoted to the campus, a day to take pride in the institution. One of the activities students participate in during Maine Day is oozeball. With no …

Pilot program for photo EBT cards begins in Bangor

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on April 28, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
Monday was the first day of the test program in Bangor for a new system of putting a photo ID on EBT cards.
Kate Anderson of Concord, New Hampshire, laughs as Bruce, a ball python, slithers around her ball cap at the start of the Northeast Reptile Expo on Sunday at the Cross Insurance Center. Kate and her husband, Josh, own WTF Reptiles in New Hampshire.

Snakes, lizards and more on display at Northeast Reptile Expo

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on March 30, 2014, at 5:27 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Snakes worn like accessories. Lizards on leashes. Tiny red-eye tree frogs stuck to the sides of aquariums and one ball python with a marking of a moose head. That was just part of the scene at the Cross Insurance Center on Sunday, where enthusiasts gathered to take …

University Volunteer Ambulance Corps serves Orono campus community

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on March 28, 2014, at 2:54 p.m.
University Volunteer Ambulance Corps at UMaine

Penobscot County’s third annual spelling bee

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on March 01, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
Nathan Manaker, a seventh-grader at Orono Middle School, wins the Penobscot County Spelling Bee. He’ll go to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.

Pine Grove Crematorium

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Feb. 28, 2014, at 4:16 p.m.
Cremation in the trend in the Bangor area with about 60% of people having cremation over traditional burials.

Ribbon-cutting at Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 30, 2014, at 3:28 p.m.
People tour through the newly renovated Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building and Courthouse on Thursday afternoon.

Lobster pound in Lincolnville

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 24, 2014, at 4:25 p.m.
Dick McLaughlin, owner of the Lobster Pound in Lincolnville has merged into business with Ben and Andy Hazen, owners of Andrew’s Brewing Co, also of Lincolnville, and the two will operate as the Lobster Pound Inc. The restaurant/brewery will open in May.

RSU 20 may close Searsport schools

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 23, 2014, at 6:11 p.m.
A discussion has started about closing schools in Regional School Unit 20, which includes Searsport District High School.

Bird rehabilitators warn against lead

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 16, 2014, at 4:36 p.m.
Marc Payne and Diane Winn are the owners of Avian Haven, a nonprofit wild bird rehabilitation center, in Freedom, Maine. The two talk about the issue of lead poisoning in raptors throughout Maine.

Bangor man pleads guilty to manslaughter

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 02, 2014, at 4:50 p.m.
David Coon, the local man charged with murder in connection with the May asphyxiation death of Sherry Clifford, 49, of Bangor pleaded guilty to manslaughter Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Coon was emotional several times during the hearing. Around Coon are his defense lawyers Logan Perkins and Jeffrey Silverstein.

Penobscot County Jail iris scanner

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Dec. 05, 2013, at 5:19 p.m.
Inmate helper Walker Gaspar demonstrates the iris scanner used at the Penobscot County Jail.

Waterville woman fights cancer from funeral home

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Dec. 02, 2013, at 11:30 a.m.
Kerry Smart was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in April and just had her last chemo treatment and is feeling good. The Smart family lives in Waterville at the Veilleux Funeral Home where  her husband, TJ , is director.
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