The new dam is seen at Swetts Pond in Orrington on Tuesday.

Swetts Pond gets new dam at less than half of projected cost

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 02, 2014, at 5:37 a.m.
ORRINGTON | Swetts Pond’s water level should hold steady for another 50 years or more, thanks to a new dam structure recently installed at the pond’s northern tip. Though there weren’t any immediate problems with the old dam, the town was directed four years ago to repair or replace …
One of three criminals dressed as law enforcement holds what police say is a semi-automatic handgun during an armed robbery in Winterport on Sept. 21.

Two men suspected of impersonating police in Winterport marijuana theft turn themselves in

BDN staff reports on Oct. 01, 2014, at 10:48 p.m.
Two of the three men wanted for allegedly impersonating police officers to steal from a Winterport marijuana grower have turned themselves in, according to a release from Maine Public Safety Spokesman Stephen McCausland. Jeff Hurd and Scott Roberts surrendered to authorities in the lobby of the Waldo County Jail in …

Jury awards ex-Bangor mall beautician more than $100,000 in damages

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 01, 2014, at 6:31 p.m.
A federal jury Wednesday awarded more than $100,000 in damages to a Frankfort woman who claimed she was illegally fired 18 months ago from a Bangor beauty salon. Valerie Peasley, 54, was awarded $40,000 in compensatory damages and $80,000 in punitive damages, according to information on the …
Sen. Susan Collins talks to supporters before she embarked on her statewide bus tour in August.

Collins calls rival campaign’s claim on her equal pay stance ‘ludicrous’

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 01, 2014, at 5:45 p.m.
BANGOR | Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins blasted the recent campaign tactics of her Democratic opponent, Shenna Bellows, calling her rival’s claims “ludicrous” during a luncheon stop in Bangor on Wednesday. “Modern campaign cycles tend to be ruled by the caustic Internet slogan of the day,” Collins said in …
From the community

Salvation Army’s harvest auction to help fuel fund

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 01, 2014, at 4:50 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine—With an autumn chill in the air and memories of last year’s frigid winter, many families, seniors and other individuals are already worrying about how they will cover the cost of high heating bills when their budgets are strained with their regular bills. That is why The Salvation Army …

Cat shot by blow dart, Bangor police looking for those responsible

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 01, 2014, at 2:59 p.m.
A cat was shot by a blow dart on lower Essex Street on Friday, and police are searching for the person responsible. Sgt. Tim Cotton said a woman came home Friday night to find her cat, Lilly, with a blow dart in her hindquarters. The sergeant said …


on Oct. 01, 2014, at 1:58 p.m.
Earlier today I drove past “Alan.”  I was heading south on Main Street; he was sitting on a wall near the sidewalk.  I took note partly because I hadn’t seen him for a while, but mostly because I had seen him in the same place wearing the same clothes yesterday …
From the community
Following the speeches, Voices for Peace performed several songs to set the tone for the march, "Come walk with us..."

End Violence Together: Rally and March to Build a Culture of Peace

on Oct. 01, 2014, at 1:31 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — On a very hot Sept. 27, almost 200 people gathered on the Bangor Waterfront to take a stand against violence of all kinds — the violence of war, the violence of poverty, the violence of environmental destruction, with speakers Mary Ellen Quinn of Pax Christi Maine, Marc …
Victor Hwang, CEO of T2 Venture Creation, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address for the Maine Technology Institute's annual TechWalk at the Cross Insurance Center Thursday.

Silicon Valley startup expert headlines TechWalk in Bangor

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 01, 2014, at 1:25 p.m.
Startup expert Victor Hwang is headed to Bangor from Silicon Valley this week not to preach but help guide Maine entrepreneurs toward building a community to make it easier for young companies to thrive here. “It’s really about Maine and the people [in the startup community],” Hwang …
From the community
Peggy Smith, certified trainer by the Center for Nonviolent Communication will offer an Introduction to the Basics of Nonviolent Communication October l8 - l9th in Bangor

Nonviolent Communication Workshop in Bangor

By Ilze Petersons on Oct. 01, 2014, at 12:12 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-942-9343; Nonviolent Communication Workshop in Bangor October 18 – l9 Would you like to deal with …

More than 2,000 in 10 communities lose power

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 01, 2014, at 8:25 a.m.
BANGOR | Electricity is back on Wednesday afternoon after a power outage affected more than 2,000 customers in 10 communities Wednesday. As of Wednesday afternoon, the approximately 2,248 customers had power restored. Affected areas included Amherst, Aurora, Clifton, Eastbrook, Ellsworth, Fletcher’s Landing, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham.
Suspect in a Sept. 21 armed robbery in Winterport are seen on surveillance camera videos running away with stolen medical marijuana.

State police identify 2 suspects in Winterport fake cop medical marijuana thefts

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 01, 2014, at 8:13 a.m.
Maine State Police have identified two of three men suspected of impersonating law enforcement personnel and robbing a medical marijuana patient of several plants a week ago, officials said Wednesday. Jeffrey Hurd, 47, and Scott Roberts, 35, both of Glenburn, are wanted for robbery, impersonating a police …

Corinth man dies in Bangor crash early Wednesday morning

By Tony Reaves on Oct. 01, 2014, at 6:50 a.m.
Bangor police say the driver of a pickup truck was killed in an early morning crash at the intersection of Hancock and Washington streets. The was driver identified as Allan Stymiest, 46, of Corinth. According to a release from Bangor Deputy Police Chief Brad Johnston, Officer Kris …
The crowd surges close to Hellyeah frontman Chad Gray in the Rise Above Fest in May at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor.

Report suggests ways to stop complaints about Bangor’s Waterfront Concerts noise

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 01, 2014, at 5:29 a.m.
With another outdoor Waterfront Concerts season in the books, the Bangor City Council soon will begin working to address the concerns of residents who say noise from the events hurts their quality of life while also safeguarding a vital economic engine for the city. One of the …
 Brewer's Dan Vilasuso (right) comes out hard to prevent Bangor's Frederik Lindhard (left) from scoring while Brewer's Tyler Timms defends during their soccer game at Doyle Field in Brewer on Tuesday night. Bangor won 3-0.

Bangor boys soccer edges Brewer as teams bond to honor former coach

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 30, 2014, at 10:02 p.m.
Doyle Field is known primarily as the longtime home of Brewer High School football. But the venerable facility hosted a celebration of another sport Tuesday night, not only renewing the Witches’ rivalry with neighboring Bangor but also honoring one of the leaders of the region’s soccer community. …
Beef and chicken tacos from Las Palapas are seen Friday.

Food showdown: The hunt for the best tacos in Greater Bangor

By Emily Burnham on Sept. 30, 2014, at 5:03 p.m.
There’s no shortage of Mexican eateries in Greater Bangor. From the new Las Palapas to the Cielos food truck, the options are plentiful. But which one has the best tacos? The Bangor Daily News decided to find out. The idea was simple: Head out on a sunny Friday to try …

Searching for the best taco in Greater Bangor

By Ashley Conti on Sept. 30, 2014, at 5:02 p.m.
BDN’s Emily Burnham and Sarah Walker Caron search for the best tacos in Greater Bangor.
Audrieanna Karnes

Bangor woman gets 6 months for 2012 stabbing

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 30, 2014, at 3:36 p.m.
A local woman was sentenced Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to four years in prison with all but six months suspended in connection with a stabbing during the Fourth of July fireworks in 2012. Audrieanna Karnes, 22, of Bangor pleaded no contest to two counts of …
From the community

Book signing at Moody’s Diner

on Sept. 30, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.
Tom Hennessey of Hampden will sign copies of  his of latest book, “Leave Some for Seed,” 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Moody’s Diner-Gift Shop in Waldoboro. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
A man dressed as a law enforcement officer holds a pistol in a medical marijuana grower's backyard garden in Winterport, Maine, September 28, 2014, as seen in this surveillance image released by the Maine State Police.

Maine police say they have leads on law enforcement impersonators who robbed medical marijuana patient

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 30, 2014, at 12:28 p.m.
WINTERPORT | Police say they have several leads to follow after posting images of three men impersonating law enforcement officers — two dressed in black SWAT team gear and one wearing a sheriff’s office uniform and armed with a handgun — wanted for robbing a local medical marijuana patient. …
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