Articles by Linda Coan O'Kresik

 

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.

11th Annual Solidarity Harvest

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Nov. 14, 2013, at 3:32 p.m.
Preparation for the 11th Annual Solidarity Harvest, which expects to distribute more than 1,000 Thanksgiving baskets to families in hard times.

Astronaut and Mainer talks about the future of space exploration

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Nov. 07, 2013, at 3:08 p.m.
NASA Astronaut and former Maine resident Christopher Cassidy speaks to students from 14 area middle schools on Thursday morning at Husson University’s Gracie Theater. Cassidy recently returned from 6 months aboard the International Space Station and is speaking to kids about the future of manned space flight, his experiences and …

Teaching through cancer

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Oct. 24, 2013, at 6:16 p.m.
Gert Nesin, an eighth grade teacher at Leonard Middle School in Old Town, was diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2013. Even with ongoing chemotherapy treatments, she continues to teach with the help of a long term substitute who is with her daily and takes over class for …

Senator Susan Collins speaks in Bangor

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Oct. 17, 2013, at 2:15 p.m.
Senator Susan Collins speaks to the media at Husson University’s Dyke Center for Family Business on Thursday morning about her role in the federal deal to end the 16-day government shut down.

Shutdown jeopardizing science and technology statewide

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Oct. 04, 2013, at 6:48 a.m.
Christine Lipsky, who works for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, is one of many who is out of work due to the government shut down. She is spending her time catching up on gardening and house projects.
Alexander Vivarelli, 4, of Levant, has fun picking his own apples at Treworgy Orchards in Levant on Thursday afternoon.

Fall has arrived in Maine

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Sept. 27, 2013, at 5:52 a.m.
After a stretch of cool days and chilly nights, it looks and feels like autumn has arrived. The leaves have started to change and Mainers are outside enjoying fall activities. Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant is a popular destination in the fall and was bustling on Thursday afternoon. Students on …

New laws for driver education

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Sept. 21, 2013, at 2:19 p.m.
Jacob Neal (left), 17, of Brewer focuses on the the road Friday as he takes his first drive with driving instructor Jim Bair (right) owner of Bair’s Driving School in Bangor. Several new laws have been passed by the Maine Legislature and will take effect on Oct. 9, 2013, including …

Basketball floor unveiled at Cross Insurance Center

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Sept. 12, 2013, at 8:42 p.m.
The University of Maine’s men’s and women’s basketball teams were present Thursday afternoon for the unveiling of the new basketball floor at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, where they will be playing their home games.

Shooting in Belfast

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 29, 2013, at 4:30 p.m.
The Maine State Police Evidence Response Team works at the scene of a double shooting that happened late Wednesday night on Waldo Avenue in Belfast. Todd Gilday has been arrested for the crime that killed Lynn Arsenault, 55, and wounded her son Mathew Day, 22.

Towns join together for fire training

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 22, 2013, at 3:42 p.m.
Penobscot County’s Fire Academy held part of it’s two week training at a donated house in Orrington on Thursday. Twelve students practiced venting, search & rescue, and rescuing an unconscious victim out a window.

Setup for 2013 American Folk Festival

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 22, 2013, at 3:39 p.m.
Staff and volunteers working to set up for the 2013 American Folk Festival starting Friday evening at 6:30pm.

Husband remembers wife who died of flesh eating bacteria

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 14, 2013, at 4:29 p.m.
Matt Nichols holds his two-week-old baby, Ruby Ann, in his Bangor home. Nichols wife, Heather, passed away on August 8, 2013 at Eastern Maine Medical Center from necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh eating bacteria, that she contracted from an episiotomy during child birth.

Bangor team practices for upcoming Senior Little League World Series

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 08, 2013, at 1:07 p.m.
The Maine District 3 baseball team practices inside at Fields4Kids on Thursday due to rainy weather. The local team will play their first game of the Senior Little League World Series against Canada on Sunday at Mansfield Stadium.
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Greg Mitchell, city of Bangor employee, smooths out stone dust at the Waterfront Pavilion on Thursday morning. The original grass and organic loam that was put in this spring was all removed earlier this week because of the bad odor it put off.  The ground is now covered with 4" of stone dust and 2" of packed pea stone on top of that. Drainage has been placed all around the area as well.

Laying new ground at Bangor Waterfront

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 01, 2013, at 10:43 p.m.

Waterfront repairs

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 01, 2013, at 10:43 p.m.
Bangor — Greg Mitchell, city of Bangor employee, smooths out stone dust at the Waterfront Pavilion on Thursday morning. The original grass and organic loam that was put in this spring was all removed earlier this week because of the bad odor it put off. The ground is now covered …

Man linked to death of person missing for a year

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 01, 2013, at 7:07 p.m.
Maine State Police apprehended William Morse on Thursday in connection with the death of Richard Bellittieri of Trenton.

Field trip to new paintball course

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on June 09, 2013, at 6:25 a.m.
The eighth-grade class from Bay Ridge Elementary School in Cutler enjoyed their end-of-year outting at the new paintball course at Maine Military Supply on Route 1A in Holden.

Centennial rededication

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on May 26, 2013, at 2:17 p.m.
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor will celebrate a centennial rededication on June 2, 2013.
 
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