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Car crash knocks out power to 1,430 in Bangor

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 27, 2017, at 7:05 a.m.
A vehicle crash near the junction of Allen and 14th streets knocked out power to around 1,430 Emera Maine customers Monday morning.
A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will make for a messy morning commute across Maine Monday.

Snow, freezing rain to make for slick commute across Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 27, 2017, at 6:55 a.m.
The wet snow falling Monday morning will be followed by a light coating of sleet or ice, according to the National Weather Service.
Salena Sawtelle, a certified nursing assistant at the Stillwater Health Care nursing home in Bangor, talks to Connie Drake before getting her ready for breakfast on Feb. 28

A Maine woman who protects the dying can barely afford to live

on March 27, 2017, at 6:22 a.m.
She is one of 24,000 workers whose wages have declined even as demand has grown, and have no clear way of getting ahead.
Edie Jordan smalls a container of basil at the Through the Garden Gate booth during the 2017 BDN Garden Show at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Friday.

For some, annual garden show a harbinger of spring

By Dawn Gagnon on March 26, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.

Highland Belts a small operation with a big heart

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 26, 2017, at 7:37 a.m.
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Terry McNeil of Eddington grabs a bundle of cloth belts for packing at Highland Belts and Fine Leather Goods of Brewer.

This Brewer factory makes expensive, high-demand leatherware

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 26, 2017, at 7:37 a.m.
Adam Sutton is inspired by the fact “that people are willing to help you, that they’re willing to give it what I believe is their best shot. I really believe that my business would be nothing without them.”
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Camden Hills Regional High School students get onto a bus after being dismissed from school Friday afternoon. Maria Libby, superintendent of MSAD 28, part of the Five Town CSD, said Wednesday that the vast majority of parents in her district support starting school later.

More Maine schools are opting for later morning starts

By Alex Acquisto on March 25, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
Midcoast school districts are considering joining the ranks of others in Maine that have delayed the start of the school day.
Scout Stradley, 5, of Rockport, waves an American flag as she watches her mom, Sarah Harvey, originally from England, be sworn in as an American citizen Friday morning at the Federal Building. U.S. Magistrate Judge John Nivison presided over the ceremony where 27 people from 21 different countries took the Oath of Allegiance.

27 immigrants sworn in as U.S. citizens in Bangor

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 24, 2017, at 7:13 p.m.
“I love the American people. They are very friendly, there’s a lot of kindness [in them] for another country and another people.”
A GameStop store is pictured in Pasadena, California.

GameStop closing at least 150 ‘nonproductive’ stores in 2017

By Dawn Gagnon on March 24, 2017, at 6:22 p.m.
It was not known Friday if any of the company’s 10 stores in Maine will be affected.

Dynamic speaker on race: Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams to lecture at the University of Maine

on March 24, 2017, at 4:02 p.m.
Sen. Collins (right) with Joanna Russell, member of BARN Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Northeastern Workforce Development Board

Senator Collins Visits Brewer Organization that Assists Individuals Recovering from Addiction and Their Families

on March 24, 2017, at 3:54 p.m.
In January, Sanford Police and the York County Sheriff’s Office assisted state and federal drug agents in the arrest of two people in the largest heroin drug bust in Maine. The combined street value of the fentanyl laced heroin seized in both Maine and Massachusetts was over $1.8 million.

Maine needs more money to investigate fentanyl deaths

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 24, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
Of the 378 overdose deaths in 2016, 195 were attributed to fentanyl, up from only nine in 2013.

Events from The Bangor Land Trust

on March 24, 2017, at 1:40 p.m.

HOPE Festival at UMaine set for April 8

on March 24, 2017, at 1:09 p.m.

Dinner and music at The Bangor Grange

on March 24, 2017, at 1:04 p.m.

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is having a Garden Party, wear your gardening hat!

on March 24, 2017, at 1 p.m.

Kilroy was here! A musical in 2 acts

By diane chiappone on March 24, 2017, at 9:08 a.m.

Special ed, employee benefits could drive Bangor school budget up 2.14 percent

By Danielle McLean on March 23, 2017, at 7:02 p.m.
Bangor Public Schools Superintendent Betsy Webb introduced a $45.2 million budget proposal to the school committee Wednesday night.
University of Maine senior Max Andrews goes through "Pro Day" testing and workouts in front of NFL and other pro football scouts at the Latti Fitness Center and Mahaney Dome Thursday morning.

UMaine players show off to scouts for ‘Pro Day’ audition

By Larry Mahoney on March 23, 2017, at 6:36 p.m.
Professional football scouts put nine former Black Bear players through a variety of drills to see if they are potential draft candidates.
POLL QUESTION
Governor Paul LePage attends a maple tree tapping ceremony on a cold day in mid-March. LePage now backs the American Health Care Act and is urging Maine's senators to support it.

LePage now backs GOP health plan, urges support from King, Collins

By Christopher Cousins and Michael Shepherd on March 23, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
Earlier this month, LePage sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan which said of the bill, “early signs do not look encouraging.”