Conference for entrepreneurs and small-business owners to be held at UMaine

By Nell Gluckman on April 24, 2014, at 5:56 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — A half-day conference meant to bring together small-business owners and entrepreneurs with business leaders and University of Maine faculty will be offered by the UMaine alumni association on Friday afternoon. At the conference, called “Making It in Maine,” alumni who are interested in opening a small business, …
City firefighters and police are investigating a suspicious package that was delivered to the Margaret Chase Smith federal building Thursday.

Authorities determine suspicious envelope found at Bangor federal building posed no threat

By Nok-Noi Ricker and Ryan McLaughlin on April 24, 2014, at 4:03 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Firefighters and police determined a suspicious envelope that was delivered Thursday afternoon to the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building did not pose a threat, Bangor Assistant Fire Chief Darrell Cyr said. “The Orono haz-mat team removed an envelope,” said Cyr, noting the Orono Fire Department has provided …
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Annual Kiwanis Spring Yard Sale in Bangor

Bangor Daily News on April 24, 2014, at 3:48 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Fireside Inn, Main Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-478-2189 BANGOR, Maine – The Bangor Breakfast Kiwanis will hold its annual Spring Yard Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, on the front lawn of the Fireside Inn, Main Street in Bangor, across from …
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Zonta Club Basket Bingo at Bangor

Bangor Daily News on April 24, 2014, at 3:32 p.m.
Sunday, May 4, 2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Davis Community Center, Davis Road, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-391-2522 BANGOR, Maine — Zonta Club of Bangor Basket Bingo will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Davis Community Center, Bangor. Cost is $12 per person or $10 per person for groups …

UMaine will host symposium on Franco-American culture and identity

By Nell Gluckman on April 24, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — A symposium to explore Franco-American culture and identity will be held at the University of Maine starting Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday. At the event, called “In and Out of Place: Finding Home in Franco-America,” Franco-American writers and scholars will read from their work and lead …

Alleged shoplifter falls on her knife during scuffle with Bangor Mall store’s security

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 24, 2014, at 1:26 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A local woman who pulled a knife during a scuffle with a security officer from J.C. Penney at the Bangor Mall, who stopped her Wednesday night for shoplifting, ended up falling on the knife and cutting herself, Bangor police Lt. Paul Edwards said. Kimberly Kenney, 50, reportedly …

NH man denies defrauding Brownville of grant money when opening bullet-making business

By Judy Harrison on April 24, 2014, at 12:02 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A New Hampshire prison inmate testified Thursday that he did not intend to defraud the town of Brownville when he received a $300,000 grant to construct a small manufacturing plant and employ at least 10 area residents. Craig Sanborn, 64, of Maidstone, Vt., has pleaded not guilty …
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Public baked bean supper in Orrington

Bangor Daily News on April 24, 2014, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington, Maine ORRINGTON, Maine — A public baked bean supper will be held 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. Menu will include beans, hot …

2 women brought to hospital after Hudson collision

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 24, 2014, at 9:42 a.m.
HUDSON, Maine — A collision Wednesday afternoon shut down Route 221 for about an hour and sent two women to the hospital, according to state police. The collision happened shortly after 5 p.m. when an SUV struck an SUV attempting to turn onto Lower Cross Road, according to Trooper Brian …

Bangor woman arrested after allegedly hitting boyfriend with car

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2014, at 8:27 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor woman who allegedly hit her boyfriend with her car Tuesday evening remained behind bars Wednesday night, unable to post bail set at $10,000, a Penobscot County Jail official confirmed. Teneika Belote, 21, was arrested by Bangor police about 6 p.m. Tuesday after she reportedly ran …

Hampden councilor takes donated map back because town hasn’t displayed it

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2014, at 8:19 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — After some debate Tuesday night, town councilors opted not to spend the roughly $1,000 to $1,500 it would cost to preserve and display an antique map donated by one of their members. Councilor William Shakespeare donated an 1859 map of Penobscot County to the town two years …
A car drives past where a Jeep crashed early Wednesday morning into a utility pole in Trenton as three workers with Emera Maine work to reconnect power lines to a new pole.

Bangor man charged in connection with crash that cut power to 1,200 in Hancock County

By Bill Trotter on April 23, 2014, at 6:32 p.m.
TRENTON, Maine — A Bangor man is facing criminal charges after a Jeep he was driving crashed into a utility pole on Route 3 early Wednesday morning, resulting in power being disconnected to nearly 1,200 Emera Maine customers, according to officials. The accident occurred around 3:15 a.m. directly in front …
Blaze in West Market Square is one of the businesses that will be affected by the upcoming construction project in downtown Bangor.

City working to help downtown businesses worried about taking a hit from construction

By Nick McCrea on April 23, 2014, at 5:47 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Construction crews are setting up shop downtown for the summer, causing business owners in the area to worry their customers will head elsewhere for the season. City officials hope to alleviate some of that concern by promoting and marketing businesses near the heart of downtown that will …

West Market Square construction

By Gabor Degre on April 23, 2014, at 5:41 p.m.
West Market Square construction set to begin in Bangor.
State GOP Chairman Rick Bennett rallies the troops last yearat the Buker Community Center in Augusta, where Gov. Paul LePage announced his re-election campaign.

After tea party uprisings in 2010 and 2012, Maine Republicans expect unity at Bangor convention

By Mario Moretto on April 23, 2014, at 5:38 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Top party officials are promising unity at the Maine Republican State Convention this Friday and Saturday in Bangor. If the predictions are right, the event will be a much smoother gathering than the two prior conventions, which saw factionalism split the party along ideological lines. The push …
U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II (right) gave awards of recognition to (from left) Marjorie Withers, director of Community Caring Collaborative; Skip Gates; Sally Tardiff, executive director of the Shaw House; and former Bangor Police Chief Don Winslow. The ceremony was held at the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building in Bangor to commemorate Crime Victims Rights Week and Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Maine’s U.S. attorney honors 5 citizens for their work helping victims, children

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 23, 2014, at 3:53 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The five people honored Wednesday by Maine U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II have changed lives by their actions to better the world around them, he said. Former Bangor Police Chief Don Winslow and Sue Bradford of Spruce Run were recognized for their work on behalf of …

Police arrest Hampden man accused of armed confrontation with family

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 23, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — A local man was arrested early Sunday after allegedly threatening his family with a firearm, according to police. Police didn’t know if the shotgun was loaded but said that Perry Antone Jr., 31, carried it outside and walked around his wife’s car, with her and their children …
The former Bangor Police Department building on Court Street.

Former Bangor police station could come down in May, pending council OK

By Nick McCrea on April 23, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor’s old police station could be torn down next month. Tuesday night, the city’s Finance Committee recommended the city award a $1.1 million demolition and sewer separation contract to SE MacMillan Co. of Bangor. The full council will decide whether to approve that contract during its meeting …

Man taken to Bangor hospital after stabbing in Skowhegan

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 23, 2014, at 2:19 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A 34-year-old man was hospitalized late Monday evening after being stabbed during a disagreement with others attending a gathering at his home, according to police. The victim had multiple stab wounds to the back of his head when police arrived at his Milburn Street residence shortly before …
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Yard sale May 3 at Bucksport church

Bangor Daily News on April 23, 2014, at 11:01 a.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St., Bucksport, Maine For more information: 207-469-3333 BUCKSPORT, Maine — A yard sale will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St. Items offered for sale …
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