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Orrington Old Home Week contest winners announced

Bangor Daily News on July 31, 2014, at 3:43 p.m.
ORRINGTON, Maine – The Orrington Public Library hosted this year’s Photography Contest, which had a separate Youth Division for budding photographers aged 12 and under. The winners of the Old Home Week Photography Contest are: YOUTH DIVISION 1st: Isabella Gillis 2nd: Isabella Gillis 3rd: Isabella Gillis Honorable mentions: Elijah McKnight, …
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Guy Armstrong of Carmel is keeping his houseboat docked on the Bangor Waterfront throughout the summer months.

‘This is my camp’: Carmel man moors houseboat at Bangor Waterfront

By Cameron Paquette on July 31, 2014, at 12:20 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — In the middle of summer, some truly impressive boats can be moored at the Bangor Waterfront. Elegant sailboats and the occasional multimillion dollar yacht often provide a spectacle for the casual passerby. This summer, Guy Armstrong’s boat is the talk of the dock. The Carmel resident has …

Bangor man accused of threatening woman, throwing her dog over balcony

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 31, 2014, at 11:40 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A local man is facing multiple charges after allegedly making threats against a woman during an argument and assaulting her dog, according to police. Antonio Gordon, 31, is accused of domestic violence criminal threatening, obstructing the report of a crime and cruelty to animals stemming from an …
Danielle A. Beckwith, 47, of Hampden, who worked as the supervisor of the Office of Transcript Production, was tried Monday, June 30, before retired Judge John Romei in Newport District Court.

Ex-court employee sentenced to 60 days in jail for attempted theft, cover-up

By Judy Harrison on July 31, 2014, at 11:05 a.m.
NEWPORT, Maine — A former employee of the Maine court system was sentenced Thursday in District Court to 60 days in jail for attempting to steal state funds and trying to cover it up. Danielle A. Beckwith, 48, of Hampden, who worked as the supervisor of the Office of Transcript …
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Supporters of Orono High School music teacher and orchestra director Waldo Caballero -- a popular instructor for the past 15 years -- protest his possible firing outside Orono Town Hall on Wednesday.

Popular Orono High School music teacher may be dismissed over test score

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 30, 2014, at 6:58 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Orono High School music students, soccer players and community members staged a protest at the town hall Wednesday afternoon in support of music teacher and orchestra director Waldo Caballero — a popular instructor for the past 15 years — who has been told he might lose his …

Orono High students, community members protest possible firing of teacher

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 30, 2014, at 6:51 p.m.
Supporters of Orono High School music teacher and orchestra director Waldo Caballero — a popular instructor for the past 15 years — protest his possible firing outside Orono town hall on Wednesday.
Carl E. Smith

Former Howland police chief indicted for alleged sexual abuse of twins

By Judy Harrison on July 30, 2014, at 5:54 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A former Howland police chief who has been jailed since May for allegedly sexually abusing five-year-old twin girls earlier this year was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on one count of gross sexual assault and two counts of unlawful sexual contact. Carl E. Smith, …

Bangor businesses beset by phone scam seeking utility payment

By Nick McCrea on July 30, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Several Bangor-area businesses reported receiving fraudulent phone calls on Wednesday from a person or persons claiming to represent Emera Maine seeking money. Those receiving the calls were told that refusal to pay would result in having the power shut off just hours before opening for business. And …
Scott Ramsdell

Cutler man indicted on manslaughter charge in crash that killed Millinocket teacher

By Judy Harrison on July 30, 2014, at 2:22 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Cutler man charged with manslaughter in connection with the Jan. 27 death of a Millinocket teacher in a head-on collision on Route 9 in Eddington was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on one count each of manslaughter, aggravated criminal operation under the influence …
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Talk on Social Security at Orono library

Bangor Daily News on July 30, 2014, at 1:42 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Maine People’s Alliance will offer an interactive presentation on Social Security at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Orono Public Library, 39 Pine St. The presentation is expected to address questions such as: – Is social security really broken? – Have you heard that social security is running …
Glenn Geiser Jr., used car dealer of My Maine Ride who was sued by the Maine Attorney General earlier this year, agreed to seven year license suspension.

My Maine Ride owner agrees to 7-year license suspension, reimburse consumers up to $30,000

By Judy Harrison on July 30, 2014, at 12:46 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The used car dealer sued by the Maine attorney general’s office earlier this year for unfair and deceptive trade practices has agreed to the suspension of his license to own a used car business for seven years and to reimburse consumers up to $30,000 for repairs to …
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Sorrento, Corinth fire departments receive FEMA money for trucks

Bangor Daily News on July 30, 2014, at 12:16 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded more than $375,000 to the fire departments in Sorrento and Corinth to purchase fire trucks through its Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Sorrento will be awarded $232,750 for a new tanker truck, used for transporting large amounts of water to emergencies, …
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Kids at the Bangor State Fair on Tuesday pat "Buster," a baby Tyrannosaurus rex.

‘T. rex’ draws attention at Bangor fair

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 30, 2014, at 11:16 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — There is a baby Tyrannosaurus rex at the Bangor State Fair and the animatronic puppet operated from within by a human is so realistic that some children think he’s alive. “I get all kinds of kids and I even get some adults who believe it’s real,” puppeteer …
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Children choose books from the bookmobile collection.

Local organizations to hand out free books, free ice cream

Bangor Daily News on July 30, 2014, at 10:24 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine – Literacy Volunteers of Bangor & Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause are partnering for a sweet cause – to bring the love of reading, along with a sweet treat, to children and families in the area. Over several days, the Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause ice cream truck will …

Health news

on July 30, 2014, at 8:58 a.m.
Senior Forum BANGOR — Sunbury Village Retirement Community will host Bangor Senior Forum: Ask the Professionals, a town hall-type senior information meeting, at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the facility, 922 Ohio St. Guest speakers will be Dianne Lovejoy, community manager, Sunbury Village; Kelley Howe, director of admissions, Eastside …
A truck northbound on Interstate 95 passes beneath the Union Street overpass in November 2013. Construction on the Union Street overpass will last about two years. Police are cracking down on construction zone speeders after a car nearly hit a construction worker recently.

Near miss in Bangor construction zone leads police to issue 25 tickets, $10,000 in fines in two hours

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 29, 2014, at 7:15 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — After a construction worker moving a barrel last Wednesday in a construction zone on Interstate 95 had to jump behind a concrete barrier to avoid being hit by a speeding driver, Trooper Trevor Snow of the Maine State Police decided to set up a speed trap. The …
Wyatt Higgins-Tripp

Orono man pleads guilty to 15 of 135 sex abuse charges involving 4 victims

By Judy Harrison on July 29, 2014, at 7:14 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — An Orono man pleaded guilty Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to multiple charges in connection with the sexual abuse of five boys between 2004 and 2012. Wyatt Higgins-Tripp, 40, pleaded guilty to 15 of the 135 charges on which he was indicted. In a plea agreement …
Jonathan Foley, a scientist whose work on global food systems has earned him international awards, spoke in Portland about his research into how the world will feed the 2 billion more people expected to live on the Earth by 2050.

Bangor-born researcher looks outside governments to solve looming global food crisis

By Darren Fishell on July 29, 2014, at 5:54 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Growing up, the stars over Dixmont inspired Jonathan Foley to pursue the career in science that has earned him international awards and made him a leading voice addressing how to feed the world’s growing population without ruining the planet in the process. Those answers aren’t in the …
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U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows spoke in front of Bangor's Paul Bunyan while making a campaign stop in Bangor on Tuesday as part of her campaign trek across Maine.

Shenna Bellows shares stories of struggling Mainers during Bangor stop on walking campaign tour

By Nick McCrea on July 29, 2014, at 1:48 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — At the foot of Bangor’s 31-foot-tall Paul Bunyan statue, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows shared stories from her campaign trek across Maine — stories of rural people who have lost their jobs and are struggling to get by with only part-time work or no work at …
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Winterport church public supper, thrift shop

Bangor Daily News on July 29, 2014, at 12:32 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Ellingwoods Corner Methodist Church, Route 69 and Monroe Road, Winterport For more information: 207-234-2762 WINTERPORT, Maine — An old-fashioned all-you-can-eat church supper will be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Ellingwoods Corner Methodist Church, Route 69 and Monroe Road. …
 
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