Nicholas Sambides Jr.

Katahdin Bureau

 
POLL QUESTION
Ben Barr, who will be among about 950 participants in the Millinocket Marathon & Half on Saturday, goes on a 5-mile training run Tuesday in Millinocket. Instead of paying an entry fee, runners are encouraged to spend at area shops, restaurants and hotels.

This marathon may help Millinocket get its ‘mojo back’

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7:06 a.m.
“What I am seeing is that this has literally activated the community. There are so many different dances, dinners and things going on that weekend. I am getting a lot of feedback from local folks who are literally energized by this.”

New computer software nearly triples number of foreclosure notices sent in Bangor

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 06, 2016, at 6:23 p.m.
City officials’ announcement that they were mailing about 600 foreclosure notices this week isn’t quite as troubling as it sounds.
Bangor officials are starting to repeal the city’s minimum wage hike due to the passage of Question 4, a statewide minimum wage hike, on Nov. 8.

With misgivings, Bangor starts repeal process on its minimum wage hike

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 06, 2016, at 1:21 p.m.
Bangor officials are starting to repeal the city’s minimum wage hike due to the passage of Question 4, a statewide minimum wage hike, on Nov. 8.

Lubec town administrator accepts Lincoln job offer

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 05, 2016, at 6:14 p.m.
The former Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC mill.

Asbestos removal from former Lincoln mill site will cost $16 million

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 05, 2016, at 6:55 a.m.
Town officials hope to begin site remediation or marketing next year, with the aim to attract a new business to the site.
Santa listens as Iyla Mitchell (right), 6, tells him what she wants for Christmas while Ella Dowing (left), 7, and Amelia Dowing, 2, wait their turn during the Festival of Lights in downtown Bangor Saturday. The theme this year was "Holidays from around the World."

Festival of Lights parade gets Bangor into the holiday spirit

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 04, 2016, at 8:10 a.m.
This year’s celebration drew more than 15,000 people to downtown Bangor.
Penobscot County Metro Treatment Center (right of Quiznos) is located in the Maine Square Mall in Bangor.

Bangor announces settlement agreement with methadone treatment center

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 02, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
“The city will continue to work to ensure that there is adequate treatment in Bangor and Maine, and to work toward solutions that best serve individuals suffering from addiction as well as their families.”
Bangor City Council members David Nealley (left) and Chairman Joe Baldacci listen during a workshop presentation on opioid addiction on Monday in Bangor.

Attorney hopeful Bangor methadone clinic expansion can begin soon

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 28, 2016, at 8:59 p.m.
“They are positive discussions, and we are hopeful that we can begin the expansion soon.”
City officials have plans to redesign Pickering Square in 2017 to make its traffic flow better and to better integrate it into downtown.

Bangor has Pickering Square, waterfront among its revitalization plans in 2017

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 28, 2016, at 10:52 a.m.
City leaders hope to see the completion of the West Side Village rehabilitation and the continued development of the waterfront over the next 12 months.
FIDDLEHEAD FOCUS

Would Trump abolish North Woods national monument?

on Nov. 24, 2016, at 1:08 a.m.
(From the BDN) Republicans in Congress are pushing President-elect Donald Trump to abolish national monuments created by his predecessor, but it remains unclear whether the law grants presidents that power.

A Thanksgiving meal for the homeless in Bangor

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 23, 2016, at 4 p.m.
The northern access road to the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument can be seen in this August 2016 file photo.

St. Clair: $40M in private funds ‘go away’ if monument abolished

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 22, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.
Lucas St. Clair, son of Burt’s Bees entrepreneur Roxanne Quimby, said he doesn’t think Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will be abolished.

Passadumkeag man charged with possession of meth

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 21, 2016, at 3:42 p.m.
David Adams, 33, was charged Saturday with unlawful possession of Schedule W drugs and violation of conditions of release.
Sarah Nichols

Councilor: Bangor methadone clinic should be allowed to expand

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 21, 2016, at 3:34 p.m.
I voted the way I did because I felt [center officials] met all the qualifications of the law,” Sarah Nichols said. “It should be allowed to expand.”
Getchell Bros. Inc. will be expanding ice production from the Union Street factory in Brewer seen here on Friday to a Bangor site.

Getchell Brothers expanding ice business across the river into Bangor

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 21, 2016, at 6:51 a.m.
An ice-making business with roots in Brewer that go back to 1888 will increase its production by about 30 percent when it expands its Bangor facility, officials said Friday.
Bangor City Council Chairman Joe Baldacci chats at the end of a council meeting on Monday night.

Bangor methadone clinic ban might survive judge’s ruling

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 17, 2016, at 6:15 p.m.
City leaders say they think that the ordinance blocking expansion of a local methadone clinic might be tweaked to survive judicial scrutiny.
POLL QUESTION
The sun sets over the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and Baxter State Park in this August 2016 file photo.

It’s unclear whether Trump could abolish the North Woods monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 17, 2016, at 6:33 a.m.
Anti-monument groups and officials have been discussing the possibility of Donald Trump reversing President Barack Obama’s executive order creating the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Downtown group wants flora, not campaign signs, in Bangor gardens

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 15, 2016, at 3:34 p.m.
The group wants to bar campaign signs from the more than 100 gardens throughout downtown Bangor.

Woman suffers head injury in Holden home invasion

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 14, 2016, at 10:52 p.m.
Authorities continued to search for the suspect late Monday night.

‘They are desirables’: Bangor City Council supports immigrant center

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 14, 2016, at 8:23 p.m.
Maine needs business entrepreneurs and more skilled workers, Councilor Sean Faircloth said.