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Bangor police Chief Mark Hathaway

Stephen, Tabitha King give Bangor police $25,000 for new gear in memory of late chief

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 22, 2014, at 9:43 p.m.
Thanks to a grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation and in memory of former police Chief Don Winslow, Bangor police officers will be a lot warmer while standing in the snow directing traffic this winter. On Monday night, the Bangor City Council voted to accept …
Orono police Chief Josh Ewing speaks to a town council subcommittee about plans to amend two ordinances dealing with disorderly properties and recovering costs for large events.

Orono discusses amending fees, penalties for out-of-control parties

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 22, 2014, at 9:24 p.m.
Town leaders spent Monday night discussing and amending proposals for stiffer penalties for large, out-of-control parties that require calling in assistance from other law enforcement agencies and imposing larger fees for violators. When the disorderly property ordinance was put into place, it lacked teeth, Town Manager Sophie …

Large candidate pool prompts Hampden to split council, school board forums

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 22, 2014, at 8:28 p.m.
With 15 people vying for seats in local elections on Nov. 4, town officials have decided to hold separate “meet the candidates” forums for Town Council and Regional School Unit 22 board of directors hopefuls. This year, there are contests for every open seat, with the exception …
Theresa Cunningham (right) of Carmel and a man who preferred not to be identified enjoy the fountain at Bangor's Cascade Park in August 2007.

Emera reopening talks about new Bangor substation planned for behind Cascade Park

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 22, 2014, at 4:32 p.m.
Emera Maine is ramping up its efforts to build a new substation behind Cascade Park to feed an increasing appetite for electricity in the area, much of which will come from the expansion of nearby Eastern Maine Medical Center. Emera representatives will meet with members of the …
The owners of Bottles & Cans Downtown Market, Paul Bosse and Stefania Marthakis, plan to open in late fall.

Bottles & Cans Downtown Market in Bangor expects late fall opening

By Emily Burnham on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:45 p.m.
Downtown Bangor denizens may have noticed mysterious signs that recently appeared on the storefront at 48 Main St., the former location of retail outlets including Frock Affair, Bella Luna and an antiques shop. “Bottles & Cans Downtown Market, coming this fall,” read the signs, as well as the follow-up quote …
From the community

Chem-free dance Oct 4 in Brewer

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:28 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Location: Bangor Area Recovery Network, 142 Center St., Brewer BREWER, Maine — A Chem-Free Dance will be held 8-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Bangor Area Recovery Network, 142 Center St., Brewer.   This post was contributed by a community member. …
From the community

Eastern Maine Woodturners’ to work on pens for troops

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:20 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Eastern Maine Woodturners will hold its regular meeting and work on Turn for the Troops projects of pens and gifts 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Eastern Maine Community College, 354 Hogan Road, Building Construction Workshop. All eight lathes will be operating and the group hopes to …

Out of the Darkness Walk seeks participants, sponsors

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:19 p.m.
by Dr. Kelly Shaw Outreach coordinator, clinical psychology resident University of Maine Counseling Center.   With Robin Williams’ recent tragic death, article after article has been written to raise awareness around those who struggle with thoughts of suicide. As a therapist, I am torn; this increase in awareness may be …

Seniors and adopted pets are a match that benefits both

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:18 p.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly   I am seeing posts on my Facebook page about animals, living at local area shelters, that are in need of a forever home. This is especially true for the senior kitties and dogs because people gravitate to the cute …

Bangor Chamber partners with MPBN to air Collins-Bellows debate

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:16 p.m.
BANGOR — The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce announced recently that it has partnered with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network to conduct a debate between the two major-party candidates vying to represent Maine in the U.S. Senate. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, and her Democratic challenger, Shenna Bellows, will …

Support groups

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.
Support group listings runs as space permits. Items are due at least seven to 10 days before the Thursday of publication. Email: ahamlin@bangordailynews.com. Mail: The Weekly, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor ME 04402.   BANGOR: • Eastern Maine Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group for IBD patients, caregivers and family members, 6-7:30 …

Sports news

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
Mountain bike ride ORLAND — Celebrate Great Maine Outdoor Weekend with a mountain bike ride at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The 7-mile, expert-level ride in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands will connect the Dead River and Great Pond Mountain Trails to the summit of Great Pond Mountain and back. …
Peter Millard celebrates with Dr. Jabulani Hlahla at Hlahla’s medical school graduation in Beira, Mozambique, in 2011.

Harvest Supper to honor Belfast activist

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:12 p.m.
BANGOR — The Peace and Justice Center’s 25th annual Harvest Supper will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 120 Park St. This year the center will honor physician and activist Dr. Peter Millard of Belfast with the Hands of Peace Award. “My biggest …

Military news

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:10 p.m.
    Basic training BREWER — U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jessi Parent graduated recently from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Parent is the daughter of Karen Armstrong of Hermon and James Parent of Brewer. She is a 2013 graduate of Brewer …

Pair fresh corn with shrimp for a hearty chowder

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:08 p.m.
Farmers Market By Lois Baxter Special to The Weekly   Welcome to the Farmers Market Corner. This is a great time of year for enjoying fresh, local produce, baked goods, dairy, meat and more at local farmers markets. During the 2014 growing season, we wanted to share information with readers …

YESTERDAY …

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:07 p.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — Sept. 25, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BREWER — The delay is over and the pressure is on this year’s high school freshman class. During the next four years, this class of students will have to earn enough credits to graduate …

Weekly calendar

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:04 p.m.
Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE 10 DAYS BEFORE THE THURSDAY OF PUBLICATION. Email: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.   Art BANGOR: • Artist Patricia Pasteur, “Cold Stream Reflections  (Altered …

Sierra Club Maine announces 2014 award winners

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.
AREA — The Sierra Club Maine Chapter honored business leaders, elected representatives, A reporter and activists at its 2014 annual award dinner on Sept. 5. State Rep. Mick Devin of Newcastle received the Public Service for the Environment Award for his leadership to address ocean acidification and other marine and …

Health news

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:02 p.m.
Accreditation BANGOR — Eastern Maine Medical Center announced recently that its vascular laboratory was awarded a three-year accreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. “After months of rigorous preparations, standardizing protocols, streamlining diagnostic criteria and educating techs, we are extremely proud of this accomplishment,” said Dr. Ashley Robertson, lead physician, EMMC …

School news

on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3 p.m.
Semifinalists The National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced recently the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. …
 
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