Articles by Linda Coan O'Kresik

 

Freese’s Assisted Living

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Dec. 24, 2015, at 6:46 a.m.
Waneta Booker, 86, lives in the Freese’s Assisted Living facility on Water Street in Bangor. Her apartment is on the fifth floor, where she remembers the toy department being in the old Freese’s department store.

Warming Hearts in Mattawamkeag

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Dec. 11, 2015, at 7:22 a.m.
Warming Hearts Soup offers a homemade meal and a chance for the community to gather at 11 a.m. every Friday at the Mattawamkeag municipal building. Through the generosity of organizers and contributors, the lunch is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Katherine Bowen’s robot

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Nov. 13, 2015, at 6:57 a.m.
Katherine Bowen, 13, was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia on March 16. Although she is absent from school, she is not missing class. Communicating with her class through a laptop computer on her end and a VGo robot at the school, Katherine is able to be a part of …

Wood duck banding

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Sept. 23, 2015, at 1:39 p.m.
Kelsey Sullivan, game bird biologist with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, talks about banding wood ducks.

Former horse barn home to fast growing micro brewery

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 30, 2015, at 8:03 a.m.
The 15-year-old barn on Bigelow Hill embodies a family’s evolution. Built as a stable to house their horses, it went up in three weeks. But for the past year and a half, the Powers family’s backyard barn has housed one of the fastest growing micro breweries in central Maine: Bigelow Brewing Co.

Father of Ellsworth murder victim speaks after her husband’s sentencing

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 21, 2015, at 7:55 p.m.
Christopher Saenz was sentenced to 47 years for the murder of his wife, Hilary Saenz, on Christmas Day 2013.

MLB scouts check out Senior Little League players

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 07, 2015, at 8:21 p.m.

Bangor man pleads guilty to murder of Husson student

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on July 27, 2015, at 1:14 p.m.
A local man accused of kidnapping, raping and strangling his girlfriend nearly two years ago pleaded guilty Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to one count each of intentional or knowing murder and kidnapping. By pleading guilty, Zackery Mailloux, 23, of Bangor admitted to restraining and killing Brooke Locke, a …

Ellsworth man found guilty of Christmas Day murder

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on July 06, 2015, at 3:13 p.m.
A Superior Court judge on Monday found an Ellsworth man accused of killing his wife on Christmas Day 2013 guilty of depraved indifference murder.  

Researchers dissect humpback whale on Bar Harbor beach

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on June 15, 2015, at 4:57 p.m.
Spinnaker, an 11-year-old humpback whale who died several days ago, was brought to shore on Monday in Hulls Cove for a necropsy to help determine her cause of death. Spinnnaker was found on Thursday off Great Head on Mount Desert Island.
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World War II veteran Linwood Carroll, 92, of Greenbush waves as veterans walk by in Bangor's Memorial Day parade Monday. Carol served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946.

Bangor’s Memorial Day parade

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on May 25, 2015, at 4:06 p.m.
People lined Main Street in Bangor on Monday to pay tribute to service members on Memorial Day.

Bangor’s Memorial Day parade

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on May 25, 2015, at 3:50 p.m.
People lined Main Street in Bangor to pay tribute to service members during the Memorial Day parade.

Maine veterans of World War II and V-Day

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on May 08, 2015, at 5:34 a.m.
Portrait series, video and text of stories from Maine veterans

Bangor priest sentenced for child sex crimes

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on April 27, 2015, at 3:13 p.m.
Adam Metropoulos was sentenced to 12 years, with all but 6 1/2 suspended.

Residents displaced after fire destroys Brewer apartment building

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on April 14, 2015, at 4:35 p.m.
A fire that started shortly after midnight early Tuesday morning destroyed an apartment building at 449 South Main Street displacing the tenants.

UMaine System could sell Bangor property

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on March 09, 2015, at 3:13 p.m.
Zeth Lundy of Central Street Farmhouse discusses the possible sale of the University of Maine System’s Bangor property.

University of Maine women’s basketball diversity

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on March 05, 2015, at 9:33 p.m.
University of Maine women’s basketball coach Richard Barron has built a diverse and strong team that has a great chemistry both on and off the court. It is also a culturally diverse group of ladies, with seven of the 14 teammates from hailing different countries.

Pickleball gains popularity in Bangor area

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Feb. 09, 2015, at 3:19 p.m.
Pickleball gains popularity at the Armstrong Tennis Center in Hampden.

Bangor prepares for historic storm

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 26, 2015, at 6:02 p.m.
Bangor Public Works employees prepare for a storm that is expected to drop 18 to 24 inches of snow starting in the Bangor area Monday night.

Horse brings family together

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 19, 2015, at 8:55 a.m.
Dalaylun Demmons, 15, walks her horse Boston, an American Appendix, out of the arena at Starwalk Stable in Orono on Saturday. Demmons and Boston have competed together in horse shows around the state for the last four years. The Demmons family comes together and helps out before shows to support …