Bangor woman arrested after allegedly hitting boyfriend with car

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2014, at 8:27 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor woman who allegedly hit her boyfriend with her car Tuesday evening remained behind bars Wednesday night, unable to post bail set at $10,000, a Penobscot County Jail official confirmed. Teneika Belote, 21, was arrested by Bangor police about 6 p.m. Tuesday after she reportedly ran …

Hampden councilor takes donated map back because town hasn’t displayed it

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2014, at 8:19 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — After some debate Tuesday night, town councilors opted not to spend the roughly $1,000 to $1,500 it would cost to preserve and display an antique map donated by one of their members. Councilor William Shakespeare donated an 1859 map of Penobscot County to the town two years …
A car drives past where a Jeep crashed early Wednesday morning into a utility pole in Trenton as three workers with Emera Maine work to reconnect power lines to a new pole.

Bangor man arrested in connection with crash that cut power to 1,200 in Hancock County

By Bill Trotter on April 23, 2014, at 6:32 p.m.
TRENTON, Maine — A Bangor man is facing criminal charges after a Jeep he was driving crashed into a utility pole on Route 3 early Wednesday morning, resulting in power being disconnected to nearly 1,200 Emera Maine customers, according to officials. The accident occurred around 3:15 a.m. directly in front …
Blaze in West Market Square is one of the businesses that will be affected by the upcoming construction project in downtown Bangor.

City working to help downtown businesses worried about taking a hit from construction

By Nick McCrea on April 23, 2014, at 5:47 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Construction crews are setting up shop downtown for the summer, causing business owners in the area to worry their customers will head elsewhere for the season. City officials hope to alleviate some of that concern by promoting and marketing businesses near the heart of downtown that will …

West Market Square construction

By Gabor Degre on April 23, 2014, at 5:41 p.m.
West Market Square construction set to begin in Bangor.
State GOP Chairman Rick Bennett rallies the troops last yearat the Buker Community Center in Augusta, where Gov. Paul LePage announced his re-election campaign.

After tea party uprisings in 2010 and 2012, Maine Republicans expect unity at Bangor convention

By Mario Moretto on April 23, 2014, at 5:38 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Top party officials are promising unity at the Maine Republican State Convention this Friday and Saturday in Bangor. If the predictions are right, the event will be a much smoother gathering than the two prior conventions, which saw factionalism split the party along ideological lines. The push …
U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II (right) gave awards of recognition to (from left) Marjorie Withers, director of Community Caring Collaborative; Skip Gates; Sally Tardiff, executive director of the Shaw House; and former Bangor Police Chief Don Winslow. The ceremony was held at the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building in Bangor to commemorate Crime Victims Rights Week and Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Maine’s U.S. attorney honors 5 citizens for their work helping victims, children

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 23, 2014, at 3:53 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The five people honored Wednesday by Maine U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II have changed lives by their actions to better the world around them, he said. Former Bangor Police Chief Don Winslow and Sue Bradford of Spruce Run were recognized for their work on behalf of …

Police arrest Hampden man accused of armed confrontation with family

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 23, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — A local man was arrested early Sunday after allegedly threatening his family with a firearm, according to police. Police didn’t know if the shotgun was loaded but said that Perry Antone Jr., 31, carried it outside and walked around his wife’s car, with her and their children …
The former Bangor Police Department building on Court Street.

Former Bangor police station could come down in May, pending council OK

By Nick McCrea on April 23, 2014, at 2:47 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor’s old police station could be torn down next month. Tuesday night, the city’s Finance Committee recommended the city award a $1.1 million demolition and sewer separation contract to SE MacMillan Co. of Bangor. The full council will decide whether to approve that contract during its meeting …

Man taken to Bangor hospital after stabbing in Skowhegan

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 23, 2014, at 2:19 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A 34-year-old man was hospitalized late Monday evening after being stabbed during a disagreement with others attending a gathering at his home, according to police. The victim had multiple stab wounds to the back of his head when police arrived at his Milburn Street residence shortly before …
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Yard sale May 3 at Bucksport church

Bangor Daily News on April 23, 2014, at 11:01 a.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St., Bucksport, Maine For more information: 207-469-3333 BUCKSPORT, Maine — A yard sale will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St. Items offered for sale …
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West Market Square ceremonial ground breaking and sales

Bangor Daily News on April 23, 2014, at 8:59 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine – Over a dozen businesses and organizations are partnering to offer sales and discounts to coincide with the Ceremonial Ground Breaking Event at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at West Market Square. To kick off the West Market Square renovation project, Council Chair Ben Sprague and other local officials will be on …

Hampden council OKs business park development deal

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2014, at 5:25 a.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Town councilors voted unanimously Tuesday night to put the final development of the Hampden Business & Commerce Park into the hands of a Stillwater-based earthwork company. Sargent Corp., the only respondent to the town’s request this spring for proposals for the final phase of development, had offered …
The former 99 restaurant at the Bangor Mall will undergo complete remodeling and reopen as Las Palapas, serving Mexican cuisine.

Mexican restaurant Las Palapas in the works near Bangor Mall

By Nick McCrea on April 22, 2014, at 6:51 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The inside of the former Ninety Nine restaurant was shrouded in wood dust Tuesday as crews listening to a Spanish-language radio station worked to convert it into Bangor’s newest Mexican restaurant. Eriberto “Eric” Guzman, 32, who will manage the new restaurant called Las Palapas, said he hopes …
Randall Cressey

Bail set at $25,000 for pair accused of stealing 9 mm handgun, $176 in change in nighttime break-ins

By Judy Harrison on April 22, 2014, at 3:09 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Two local men suspected of being part of a burglary ring that executed nighttime break-ins at homes in Bangor, Veazie and Orrington earlier this month made their first appearances before a judge Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center. William Cushman, 22, of Brewer and Randall Cressey, 23, …

Ex-town manager: Vt. man accused of fraud seemed like ‘very capable businessman’

By Judy Harrison on April 22, 2014, at 12:19 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The town of Brownville, population 1,260 in 2005, was reeling from three recent economic blows when a Vermont man came to local officials with a plan to build a small manufacturing plant and employ at least 10 area residents, former Town Manager Sophia Leotsakos-Wilson testified Tuesday. Craig …
Cast members in Penobscot Theatre Company's production of "Our Town," which opens April 24.

Penobscot Theatre Company creates an ‘Our Town’ for our time; show opens April 24

By Emily Burnham on April 22, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
There likely have been as many versions of Thornton Wilder’s classic American play “Our Town” as there have been versions of “Hamlet.” There’s the traditional way, with no real set. There are period settings, with turn of the century costumes and full set pieces reflecting the fictional town of Grover’s …
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Multi-town firefighter wildfire training on April 27

Bangor Daily News on April 22, 2014, at 8:22 a.m.
HERMON and CARMEL, Maine – The Maine Forest Service, Pan Am Railways, and Penobscot County Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the towns of Hermon, Levant, Carmel, Etna, Newburgh, Newport, Detroit and Plymouth fire departments will be conducting an all-day Wildland & Urban Interface training burn on Sunday, April 27, along …
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‘A Taste of Chocolate’ at Brownville church

Bangor Daily News on April 21, 2014, at 3:53 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Brownville Community Church, 84 Church St., Brownville, Maine For more information: 207-943-2839 BROWNVILLE, Maine — The fifth annual “A Taste of Chocolate” will be held 1-3 p.m. May 10, at Brownville Community Church, 84 Church St. Ten tastes for $5 and five …
Rodney Russell

US Supreme Court overturns health care fraud conviction of Maine man awaiting sentencing in pot farm case

By Judy Harrison on April 21, 2014, at 3:34 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The health care fraud conviction of a man awaiting sentencing in the Township 37 marijuana case was vacated Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court on technical grounds and sent back to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. The case was considered on briefs and …
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