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Bangor’s Grace Church to cease operations, including day care

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 26, 2014, at 9:42 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Leaders of Grace Church issued a statement Tuesday announcing plans to cease operations, including its day care, because of decreased membership that has in turn resulted in a loss of charitable income. “It is with great regret that the board of directors has resolved to close Grace …
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An Orono resident looks at a map of the proposed site for a 270-unit student housing development at a public hearing in March.

Orono may put moratorium on student housing in certain neighborhoods

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 26, 2014, at 8:30 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — As part of the town’s comprehensive plan overhaul, officials are considering a proposal to define “student homes” in Orono and to adopt a moratorium on the creation of new student homes for the next six to 12 months. The idea behind the proposed moratorium is to give …
Crews are in the process of tearing out water-damaged areas inside William S. Cohen School in Bangor.

Bangor schools face $440,000 in unexpected costs for leaky roof, natural gas, charter school tuition

By Nell Gluckman on Aug. 26, 2014, at 7:16 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor School Department is facing $440,000 in unanticipated costs because of a much higher than budgeted price for natural gas, a roof repair at one school and several students enrolling in a charter school, Superintendent Betsy Webb said Monday night. The School Department budgeted for a …

Three hurt in Hampden accident

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 26, 2014, at 5:36 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Three Hampden residents were injured Tuesday in a motor vehicle accident on Western Avenue that police believe may have been caused in part by the angle of the sun. The crash happened about 5 p.m. at the intersection of Western Avenue and Patterson Road when an eastbound …
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Maine delegation requests federal assistance for 200 workers laid off at Old Town mill

By Darren Fishell on Aug. 26, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Three members of Maine’s congressional delegation have written to the federal government’s top labor official, asking for expedited processing of a request for federal assistance for about 200 workers laid off at the Old Town Fuel & Fiber mill two weeks ago. In his letter, Rep. Mike …
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State flag to fly half-staff Wednesday for former fire chief

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 26, 2014, at 4:05 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul R. LePage has ordered the state of Maine flag be lowered to half-staff in the town of Bar Harbor on Wednesday, Aug. 27, in honor of former fire chief David W. Rand, 72, who died on Aug. 20. U.S. flags must remain at full staff. “The First Lady …
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Harvest bake sale to benefit Levant Heritage Library

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 26, 2014, at 3:40 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Treworgy Family Orchards, Union Street, Levant LEVANT, Maine — Harvest bake sale to benefit Levant Heritage Library will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Treworgy Family Orchards, Union Street. Homemade pies, breads, cakes, and more. This post was …
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Book sale to benefit Levant library

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 26, 2014, at 3:34 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Levant Heritage Library, Union Street, Levant LEVANT, Maine — Book sale, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 6, Levant Heritage Library, Union Street. Hardcovers $1, paperbacks 50 cents, children’s books, 25 cents. Quantity discounts. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your …
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Senator Susan Collins waves to supporters as she leaves her campaign headquarters in Bangor to embark on her cross-state bus tour Tuesday.

Collins’ ‘traditional’ statewide bus tour launches in Bangor to sounds of brass quartet

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 26, 2014, at 12:12 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — How do you liven up a political campaign launch when you’ve done it four times in the past? Bring in a brass quartet to jazz up the proceedings. Republican Sen. Susan Collins ramped up her re-election campaign with a statewide bus tour that left Bangor on Tuesday …

LePage tours Shepherd’s Godparent Home in Bangor

By Brian Feulner on Aug. 25, 2014, at 7:53 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage and First Lady Ann LePage get a tour of the Shepherd’s Godparent Home in Bangor on Monday afternoon. Director Barbara Ford toured the couple through the non-cost residential maternity home for women in crisis ages 13-28.
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Gov. Paul LePage and first lady Ann LePage get a tour of  the Shepherd's Godparent Home in Bangor on Monday afternoon.  Director Barbara Ford toured the couple through the no-cost residential maternity home for women in crisis ages 13-28.

LePage visits Bangor shelter that helps young, at-risk mothers find independence from welfare

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 25, 2014, at 6:23 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — There’s no shame in asking for help, but don’t make it a lifestyle. That’s the message Barbara Ford spreads at her Bangor shelter for young and expectant mothers who need a hand. Gov. Paul LePage on Monday toured Shepherd’s Godparent Home alongside First Lady Ann LePage. Ford …

‘Honky Tonk Angels’ to kick off theater’s 41st season

on Aug. 25, 2014, at 4:22 p.m.
BANGOR — Penobscot Theatre Company is shining up its cowboy boots to kick-off its 41st season with “The Honky Tonk Angels” Sept. 4-21. The heartwarming musical features 30 classics from the Golden Age of Country, including “9 to 5,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Stand by Your Man.” “The women who …
Bangor Track Club's Joshua Bohm stretches out in the boys ages 9-10 long jump during the U.S. Track and Field's state championships Saturday at Windham High School.

Up and over!

on Aug. 25, 2014, at 4:21 p.m.

‘Honky Tonk Angels’ to kick off theater’s 41st season

on Aug. 25, 2014, at 4:17 p.m.
BANGOR — Penobscot Theatre Company is shining up its cowboy boots to kick-off its 41st season with “The Honky Tonk Angels” Sept. 4-21. The heartwarming musical features 30 classics from the Golden Age of Country, including “9 to 5,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Stand by Your Man.” “The women who …

Neighborhood party to set for Aug. 27 in New Capehart

on Aug. 25, 2014, at 4:16 p.m.
BANGOR — Residents of Bangor’s New Capehart neighborhood are working together to build community and strengthen their neighborhood by hosting a neighborhood party 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the playground located between Griffin Road and Bolling Drive. Working in partnership with Community Partnerships for Protecting Children, neighborhood residents are …
These little boys - future rescue vehicle drivers, perhaps - at last year's Touch-A-Truck event to benefit Camp CaPella, survey the world from the top of a large vehicle.

Touch-A-Truck Fair at Speedway 95 to benefit Camp CaPella

on Aug. 25, 2014, at 4:15 p.m.
HERMON —  A wide range of trucks and vehicles of all sorts and sizes will be on display for children (and adults) to see up close, sit in the driver’s seat and talk to truckers at the Touch-A-Truck Fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 30, at Speedway 95, 1070 Odlin Road …

Support groups

on Aug. 25, 2014, at 4:12 p.m.
BANGOR: • Nicotine anonymous will meet 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, in the conference room at Maine Veterans Home. The group provides help for those who have quit smoking and who want to stay that way. For information, call Larry, 843-7563. • Eastern Maine Medical Center Bereavement Support Group will meet 7-8:30 …

Bicyclists ride to raise funds for TheHopeLine

on Aug. 25, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.
On July 3, Tim and Debbie Bishop left Manzanita, Oregon, on bicycles, heading east through the state of Oregon and beyond. The Bishops, both 56, volunteer as Hope Coaches for TheHopeLine. They hope to raise $100,000 on their bicycle tour for this nonprofit organization. Tim and Debbie Bishop of Marlborough, …

Ask questions before and after outpatient surgery

on Aug. 25, 2014, at 4:10 p.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly Outpatient surgery is about as commonplace as a doctor’s appointment these days. I have actually heard people say, “Oh, my surgery is no big deal, it’s just outpatient.” Think again. Outpatient though it may be, there are still things you …
Connie Tuller (left) and Wildlands Steward Brian Keegstra enjoy time in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in Orland. Tuller received the trust's Volunteer of the Year at the trust's annual meeting on July 13.

Connie Tuller named land trust Volunteer of the Year

on Aug. 25, 2014, at 4:08 p.m.
BUCKSPORT — Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust honored Connie Tuller of Frankfort with its Volunteer of the Year award at the land trust’s annual meeting in July. The trust has benefitted from Tuller’s talents since 2007, when she began tagging along with Hans Krichels and his group of teens from …
 
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