Bangor

 

Truck driver dies in Bangor crash

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. Police have not released the identity of the driver. According to a release from Bangor deputy police Chief Brad Johnston, officer Kris Beck witnessed …
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: On 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. …
From the community

Baked bean and casserole supper

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2014, at 12:05 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: First United Methodist Church, 14 Center Drive, Orrington ORRINGTON, Maine — A baked bean and casserole supper will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at First United Methodist Church, 14 Center Drive, Orrington. Donations appreciated. This post was contributed …
From the community

Baked bean supper at Old Town

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2014, at 10:55 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Stillwater Federated Church, 335 Bennoch Road, Old Town OLD TOWN, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Stillwater Federated Church, 335 Bennoch Road. Price is $7 for adults; and $1 for …
From the community

Challenger Learning Center’s annual spud drive

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2014, at 10:23 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Challenger Learning Center of Maine, 30 Venture Way For more information: 207-990-2900 BANGOR, Maine — The Challenger Learning Center of Maine’s second annual Spud Drive fall fundraiser will be held during October. Advance orders may be made with payment of …
From the community

Blackwell Manor Murder Mystery dinner party

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 30, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Meadowbrook Event Center, 34 Lois Lane, Eddington EDDINGTON, Maine – A murder mystery dinner party will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Meadowbrook Event Center, 34 Lois Lane. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. sharp. Halloween-themed …
Orrington officials are dealing with several abandoned properties in town, one of wihich is 5 Baker Lane (pictured).

Orrington working to clean up derelict properties, manager says

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 30, 2014, at 5:31 a.m.
Local officials are waiting for the legal green light needed in order to begin the cleanup of three properties belonging to residents who are deceased. At issue are houses at 5 and 12 Baker Lane and lot 32B, a land parcel, according to town documents. Only 5 …
Bangor City Council Chairman Ben Sprague.

Familiar faces, 1 newcomer vying for trio of open Bangor City Council seats

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 29, 2014, at 5:37 p.m.
The stage is set for an election race that pits a political newcomer, seasoned officeholders and maturing leaders against one another in a bid to fill three of the nine seats on Bangor’s City Council. Five candidates are running for a trio of seats. Terms are expiring …
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. Maine State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the three and released surveillance camera images.

Robbers impersonating police steal medicinal marijuana in Winterport

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 29, 2014, at 5:17 p.m.
Three men impersonating law enforcement officers — two dressed in black SWAT team gear and one wearing a sheriff’s office uniform and brandishing a gun — robbed a local homeowner of medical marijuana last week, according to police. “The trio entered the property wearing clothing impersonating law …

Theater company launches new residency program

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
BANGOR — Penobscot Theatre Company announced that it has unveiled a new school residency program to help Maine educators bring learning alive in their classrooms. “For years, our teaching artists have taken their talents on the road through our popular Shakespeare in the Schools program,” said Director of Education Amy …

Social worker receives leadership award

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:45 p.m.
BREWER — The Maine chapter of the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care recently presented social worker Jaime Boyington Rogers, Eastern Maine HomeCare Community Care Team coordinator, with the Social Work Leader of the Year. The award is given to one social work leader annually who exhibits exceptional …
Bangor City Clerk Lisa Goodwin accepts her award after she was named recipient of the 2014 Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the State Elections Administration Conference on Sept. 25  in Bangor.

Bangor city clerk recipient of award

By Ardeana Hamlin and UnBylined on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:42 p.m.
BANGOR — Secretary of State Matt Dunlap presented recently Bangor City Clerk Lisa Goodwin with the prestigious Lorraine M. Fleury Award at the Maine State Elections Administration Conference in Bangor. Each year, the Secretary of State solicits nominations for the award, named for long-time state Director of Elections Lorraine M. …

Health news

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:38 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 …

Safety tips can help seniors avoid fire-related disasters

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 2:37 p.m.
    October is Fire Safety Awareness Month. There is a definite chill in the air and as we gear up to heat our homes in the coming colder seasons, fire safety should be first on our minds. We also spend more time cooking, using the dryer instead of hanging …
 
ADVERTISEMENT | Grow your business
ADVERTISEMENT | Grow your business

See it. Fix it.

Submit your issues using this form. We’ll contact your city to try and get it fixed. Read more »