New York financier Lynn Tilton arrives for an appeal hearing at the U.S. District courthouse in New York in 2015.

Diva of Distressed, former Old Town mill owner Lynn Tilton faces fraud trial

By Nate Raymond, Reuters on Oct. 21, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
The founder of New York-based Patriarch Partners will face an SEC administrative proceeding in Manhattan on Monday.
Sen. Andre Cushing attends to business in Augusta in this December 2014 file photo.

Maine Sen. Andre Cushing’s sister accuses him of ‘fraud’ in ethics complaint

By Michael Shepherd on Oct. 21, 2016, at 3:49 p.m.
The complaint alleges that Assistant Senate Majority Leader Andre Cushing moved thousands of dollars between political and private bank accounts with a family-owned business as a conduit.
Staff Sgt. Qasey Perry (left), crew chief with the 101st Air Refueling Wing, Maine Air National Guard, receives the 10,000th walking stick from Galen Cole at the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor on Friday morning.

MAINEiac with family history of service gets 10,000th veteran walking stick

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 21, 2016, at 3:08 p.m.
“It means all the more for me because the military has always been in my family.”
Fail Better Farm owner Clayton Carter said recently that the yield of several vegetables was significantly lower due to the drought in Maine.

Weather Service: Current rain won’t cure Maine drought conditions

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 21, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
The foreclosed home at 91 Longmeadow Drive in Brewer is seen Thursday.

On trespassing call, Brewer police officer draws gun on reporters

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 20, 2016, at 9:57 p.m.
A Brewer police officer, in responding to a report of a daylight burglary at a notorious abandoned house on Thursday, drew his gun and confronted two Bangor Daily News journalists who were inspecting the home with a city official on a story assignment.
Michael Crowley (center) poses a question during a City Council candidate forum while Andrew Bennett (left), Marc Eastman (second from left), Gibran Graham (second from right) and Daniel Tremble listen on Thursday at Bangor City Hall.

Bangor council candidates talk city’s future during forum

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 20, 2016, at 9:48 p.m.
A no trespassing sign is seen on a side door of the foreclosed home at 91 Longmeadow Drive in Brewer Thursday. The city of Brewer purchased the property and plans to renovate it and put it back on the market.

Brewer renovating notorious foreclosed home, which will soon be for sale

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 20, 2016, at 7:09 p.m.
The foreclosed Brewer house that police officers responded to complaints about many times in recent years will soon get a facelift in order to be placed on the market.
Mary Beal, founder of Beal College, can be seen in this undated photo. Beal College marked its 125th anniversary on Thursday.

Beal College celebrates 125th birthday

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 20, 2016, at 6:28 p.m.
A longtime Bangor educational institution marked a major milestone on Thursday with an open house, tours and, of course, a cake.
Attendees of a public hearing about an application to expand Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town listen during the second day of the hearing on Wednesday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Concerns aired about water quality, out-of-state waste at Old Town landfill expansion hearing

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 20, 2016, at 2:53 p.m.
Residents opposed to the plan to double the capacity of Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town expressed concerns at a two-day public hearing.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Oct. 21-23: Our cups runneth over

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
Brewer High School Principal David Wall

Brewer principal hires attorney amid questions about his departure

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 19, 2016, at 5:20 p.m.
Brewer High School Principal David Wall has not been fired, attorney Rebecca Webber said.

Murder for Two

By Micky Bedell on Oct. 19, 2016, at 1:14 p.m.

Police: Street racing in Levant leads to injuries and charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 18, 2016, at 7:37 p.m.
Two drivers who were racing on Tay Road are facing charges after a crash that resulted in injuries last week, Maine State Police said.
Jeff Walls of Stockton Springs and Tammy Harrison of Hudson hold up signs urging Maine voters to vote no of Question 1 on the Nov. 8 election ballot. While not opposed to legalizing marijuana for recreational use, they said that the proposed legislation would lead to onerous compliance requirements that could force small farmers out of business and adversely affect access to medicine for medical marijuana patients.

Grassroots group raising questions about recreational marijuana ballot question

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 18, 2016, at 7:01 p.m.
“This particular bill that was written specifically for some investors to get government contracts.”

Gerald Winters and Son, new Stephen King-centric bookstore, opens in Bangor

on Oct. 18, 2016, at 3:08 p.m.
Brewer High School Principal David Wall, a 27-year school veteran in education, is pictured in 2012 on the night Brewer School Committee approved his contract.

Questions swirl around Brewer principal’s departure

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 18, 2016, at 2:55 p.m.
“I, nor anyone else authorized to speak for the School Department, can provide information about personnel issues.”
Annual Old Country Store Fair

Old Country Store Fair at church in Orrington

on Oct. 18, 2016, at 12:54 p.m.
The State House shines through the the fog on June 16, 2015.

LePage promised transparency, but multimillion-dollar contract awards remain in the shadows

By Danielle McLean on Oct. 18, 2016, at 6:04 a.m.
It is nearly impossible for Maine residents to know how much state money is being spent on contracted services, which private businesses and nonprofit organizations receive large state contracts, and why those vendors won the work — even though a new state law requires information about competitive contracts to be made public online.
John Fahey

Longtime Bangor educator John Fahey dies at 84

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 17, 2016, at 7:53 p.m.
Known to many as “Doc,” John J. Fahey, Ph.D, 84, died Saturday after a period of declining health.
Travis Stinson

Milford man arrested in connection with pawn shop gun thefts

By Dawn Gagnon and Judy Harrison, BDN Staff on Oct. 17, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
He also is a suspect in a Sept. 30 burglary and theft at the same pawn shop.

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