By Nick McCrea on Sept. 07, 2016, at 6:37 p.m.
Buoy Local provides gift cards that can be redeemed only at select Maine restaurants, retailers, gift shops, spas and other businesses.
By Nick McCrea on Sept. 06, 2016, at 7:38 p.m.
The actor best known for his role in helping save Middle Earth visited UMaine and downtown Bangor hoping to convince people to get out to elect Hillary Clinton as president.
By Nick McCrea on Sept. 06, 2016, at 3:58 p.m.
A Hampden-based food service distributor plans to expand its warehouse and hire up to 75 new workers over the next five years.
By Nick McCrea on Sept. 06, 2016, at 1:53 p.m.
The restaurant closed its doors Tuesday after 50 years in business, though the attached Howard Johnson motel remains open.
By Nick McCrea on Sept. 02, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
The city’s bus service has been struggling to keep enough of its aging buses running to maintain its services.
By Nick McCrea on Sept. 02, 2016, at 2:50 p.m.
Crews expect to soon clear off Union Street after completing a bridge replacement project that’s taken more than two years.
By Nick McCrea on Sept. 01, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.
New Gloucester-based Wayfinder Schools wants to start Wayfinder Academy, which would begin with about 100 high schoolers.
By Nick McCrea on Aug. 31, 2016, at 6:07 p.m.
Maine’s two online charter schools are seeing increased enrollment this academic year.
By Nick McCrea on Aug. 31, 2016, at 11:55 a.m.
Central Community Elementary School welcomed its first crop of pupils on Wednesday, bringing all the district’s K-5 kids — about 550 this year — under one roof.
By Nick McCrea on Aug. 30, 2016, at 8:13 p.m.
Bangor plans to start studying how cities and towns in other states have reacted to the legalization of marijuana before figuring out what, if any, restrictions to set for businesses that want to sell it.
By Nick McCrea on Aug. 30, 2016, at 5:33 p.m.
Bangor Public Library’s three-year, $9-plus-million renovation is finally approaching its conclusion, and library officials plan to show it off this week.
By Nick McCrea on Aug. 30, 2016, at 1:46 p.m.
Four Maine teachers are among 213 educators honored by the White House for excellence in teaching math and science to K-12 students.
By Nick McCrea on Aug. 29, 2016, at 5:05 p.m.
Bangor officials are preparing for the potential legalization of recreational marijuana by considering ways they might restrict cannabis sales and use in the city.
By Nick McCrea on Aug. 29, 2016, at 4:26 p.m.
“It’s speech that I personally find offensive,” said Scott Hall. “I don’t like to see it; I don’t think everybody else should have to see it.”
By Nick McCrea on Aug. 26, 2016, at 8:15 p.m.
The scholarship gift comes from the Boyne Foundation, named for the late Dr. Phillip J. Boyne, a Houlton native, dentist and oral surgeon.
Those interested in visiting the new attraction might be wondering what kind of activities will, and won’t, be allowed on its 87,563 acres.
By Nick McCrea on Aug. 23, 2016, at 6:52 p.m.
“We are hopeful and optimistic that the federal court will rule in favor of our client, and will permit those awaiting treatment to begin to receive that treatment as soon as possible.”
By Nick McCrea on Aug. 22, 2016, at 11:07 p.m.
The ban includes cigarettes, cigars and pipes, as well as electronic smoking devices.
By Nick McCrea on Aug. 22, 2016, at 4 a.m.
Gerald Winters will be displaying rare books, letters, proofs and manuscripts from a range of authors at his downtown shop.
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By Nick McCrea on Aug. 21, 2016, at 7:16 a.m.
“For the first time in a long time, [substance abuse treatment] is everybody’s top issue,” said Patricia Kimball.