Mark Megill (left) and Rose Megill of Vacationland Genetics exhibit their products at the Home Grown Maine Medical Marijuana Trade Show at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor on Saturday.

Medical marijuana trade show draws big crowd to Bangor

By Judy Harrison on April 19, 2014, at 4:51 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Entrepreneurs, caregivers, physicians, patients and people who believe pot should be legalized for recreational use packed the third annual Home Grown Maine trade show Saturday. Sponsored by the Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine, the show featured a combination of exhibitors and workshops. Information offered ranged from information …
Six Mile Falls tips another team during the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race on Saturday. The participants are Peter Delong, Kristyn Frohock and Catherine Rich, all of Orono.

Nova Scotia’s MacLean captures sixth straight Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

By Larry Mahoney on April 19, 2014, at 4:18 p.m.
KENDUSKEAG, Maine — Trevor MacLean of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, continued his dominance of the annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race as he triumphed for the sixth straight year and 10 overall by posting a time of 1:49:47 over the shortened course Saturday. He has now finished first or second 13 straight …
William Cushman

Trio arrested in connection with rash of break-ins in Orrington, Veazie

By Judy Harrison on April 19, 2014, at 2:54 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Three people have been arrested in connection with home invasions last weekend in Orrington and Veazie, according to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office. William Cushman, 22, of Brewer, Randall Cressey, 23, and Courtney Braley, 18, both of Bangor were arrested Friday in connection with five burglaries in …
The owner of this truck was driving on Interstate 395 Friday afternoon when he took a swig of his coffee and choked, causing him to crash, Maine State Police Trooper Taylor Dube said after the driver, who was not identified, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center to be checked out.

Man choking on coffee crashes pickup truck on I-395 in Brewer, loses washer and dryer

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 18, 2014, at 6:25 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — A man driving a green pickup truck on Interstate 395 Friday afternoon apparently choked after taking a drink of his coffee, which caused him to crash, Maine State Police Trooper Taylor Dube said at the scene. The driver, who was not identified, was shaken from the crash …

Man choking on coffee crashes truck

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 18, 2014, at 6:19 p.m.
The owner of this truck was driving on Interstate 395 Friday afternoon when he took a swig of his coffee and it went down the wrong tube and he choked, causing him to crash, Maine State Police Trooper Taylor Dube said after the driver, who was not identified, was taken …
Alyssa Farrington

Hudson woman gets 3 years in federal prison for distributing ‘staggering’ amount of bath salts

By Judy Harrison on April 18, 2014, at 5:21 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Hudson woman was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to three years in federal prison for the role she played in helping distribute a large amount of bath salts in Bangor. Alyssa Farrington, 21, who pleaded guilty to drug and gun charges last year, also was …
Boston Marathon runner Dacie Manion (center) smiles in a Christmas photograph with, from left to right, Shelley Gilman, Chris Gilman, Ryan Gilman and Matt Gilman. Manion is running with a team from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to honor the life of Matt Gilman, who died last fall after a long fight with the disease.

Mainer running Boston Marathon to honor cancer victim from Old Town

By Abigail Curtis on April 18, 2014, at 4:44 p.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — Last fall, Dacie Manion felt helpless as she watched her boyfriend’s father succumb to his long battle with a rare form of cancer. The 2011 Old Town High School graduate and high school and college cross-country track standout wanted to do something to honor Matt Gilman’s …

Hermon High School third quarter honor roll

on April 18, 2014, at 4:22 p.m.
Hermon High School Third quarter honor roll Grade 12, high honors: Jeremy N. Beaulieu, Leah M. Boucher, Ashley M. Charloux, Morgan Harvey, Nicholas J. Pinkham, Liam J. Porter, Shyanne R. Robinson, Kaitlin S. Saulter, Gretchen M. Spencer, Tessa S. Taggart, Chanel Watson; honors: Christopher E. Arnold II, Haylie D. Blackmer, …
In this August 2010 file photo, Dennis Marble, director of the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, looks inside the facility's basement bedroom. Marble said Friday that the shelter is running out of food.

Bangor Area Homeless Shelter running out of food, says director

By Nick McCrea on April 18, 2014, at 1:34 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, which serves 36,000 meals per year to struggling individuals and opens its food pantry to 120 families per month, is running out of food, director Dennis Marble said Friday. Earlier this week, staff noticed the shelves in the basement of the Main Street …
Beejan Savabi (left), vice president of property management for New York-based Park 7 Group, which is proposing a 270-unit student housing development off Park Street in Orono, answers questions during the April 16 Orono Planning Board meeting, while design engineer Paul Monyok of WBRC Architects and Engineers in Bangor reviews his notes.

Aroma Joe’s coffee shop moving into vacant building in Orono near University of Maine campus

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 18, 2014, at 12:50 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The vacant building at the Rangeley Road entrance to the University of Maine has a new owner and coffee, energy drinks, pastries and free Wi-Fi will be available there soon. Paul Bouchard, who owns an Aroma Joe’s and Subway restaurant on Warren Avenue in Portland, received planning …
From the community

Benefit spaghetti supper to aid cancer patient

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 12:42 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington, Maine ORRINGTON, Maine — A spaghetti supper to benefit cancer patient Betty Spearing will be held 5-7 p.m Saturday, April 26, at East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. Silent …
From the community

Bangor Federal Credit Union to give money to food pantries

Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014, at 12:17 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Federal Credit Union is awarding 14 area food pantries with generous donation checks on Tuesday, April 22, as the result of a successful Campaign for Ending Hunger. The event will be held at 10 a.m. in the conference room of Bangor Federal’s Hogan Road branch. A representative from each food …
On Thursday, Dr. Orville Hartford showed a birthday party photo from the Oronoka restaurant in Orono, Maine. Hartford recently purchased the restaurant site and will be developing it as a doctor's office.

Oronoka remembered as plans move forward for $2 million medical facility in Orono

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 18, 2014, at 8:35 a.m.
ORONO, Maine — The Oronoka restaurant and inn was more than a place to get a meal and a room for many of its customers for nearly 50 years. University of Maine students and airline crews flying through Bangor often thought of it as a second home. “Their hospitality was …
Dean Knights

Enfield man sentenced for sexually assaulting young girl in 1980s

By Dawn Gagnon on April 17, 2014, at 8:40 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A 71-year-old Enfield man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison, with all but nine years suspended, for sexually assaulting a neighborhood girl in the 1980s. Dean Knights also was ordered to undergo sex offender counseling and rehabilitation and six years of supervised release among a …

Gardiner man pleads guilty to robbing same pharmacy twice in 3 days

By Judy Harrison on April 17, 2014, at 3:50 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Gardiner man accused of robbing the same Augusta pharmacy twice in three days pleaded guilty to one count of robbery Thursday in U.S. District Court. Ryan McLaughlin, 26, was indicted in January by a federal grand jury in connection with robberies on Nov. 11 and 13 …

Corinth motorist sentenced to community service for fatal accident

By Dawn Gagnon on April 17, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A 29-year-old Corinth man who struck and killed a bicyclist while driving last fall was sentenced Wednesday under a recent state law regarding fatal vehicle accidents that don’t result in criminal charges. During a sentencing hearing at the Penobscot Judicial Center, Christopher Nichols was ordered to give …
Norris Nickerson stands in one of the main hallways at Bangor High School in this January 2010 file photo. The former Bangor High School principal died Wednesday.

Former Bangor High School principal Norris Nickerson dies at 74

By Nick McCrea on April 17, 2014, at 1:58 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Norris Nickerson, who spent 49 years educating and coaching Bangor students, died Wednesday evening surrounded by family, Superintendent Betsy Webb confirmed Thursday afternoon. Nickerson, 74, was principal of Bangor High School for 22 years before retiring from his post in 2011, having spent the entirety of his …
From the community

Free community supper at Old Town

Bangor Daily News on April 17, 2014, at 11:41 a.m.
Friday, April 25, 2014 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: St. James Episcopal Church, Corner of Main and Center streets, Old Town, Maine OLD TOWN, Maine — Free community supper at 6 p.m. Friday, April 25, St. James’ Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Main and Center streets in Old …
Rising water on the Stillwater River has caused flooding at the Riverside Recreation Area next to the Steam Plant in Orono as well as other areas along the river.

Orono residents near Stillwater River report water coming into homes, flood warnings issued

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 17, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.
ORONO, Maine — Cresting water along the Penobscot and Stillwater rivers in Orono has prompted the National Weather Service’s Caribou office to issue a flood warning. The warning is in effect until 4 p.m. Thursday. The weather service issued the warning after Orono residents along the Stillwater River reported water …
From the community

Civil Air Patrol seeks youths 12-18 to join efforts

Bangor Daily News on April 17, 2014, at 8:33 a.m.
Civil Air Patrol, the official U.S Air Force auxiliary, is looking for youth 12-18 who have an interest in serving their communities.  Cadets will enjoy flying, leadership training, team-building, search & rescue, exploring aviation careers and earning rank and awards.  For more information contact Lt Col Cathie Spaulding at 207-884-8302 or Capt Rick Gammon …
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