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WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including The War On Drugs, Waxahatchee, MØ and The New Pornographers on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on April 26, 2017, at 8:57 p.m.
I debuted new tracks from The Courtneys, Sylvan Esso and Mew on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back to the mid-2000s for a set of blog house (blog haus?) classics.

Mainer to tell Senate about crippling effects loneliness can have on elderly

By Nick McCrea on April 26, 2017, at 3:38 p.m.
A Mainer is urging D.C. lawmakers to support programs that help seniors stay social in order to stem the far-reaching effects of loneliness and isolation.
Young's MMA's Aaron Lacy (right) tries to land a punch on John Santos during their featherweight bout as part of the reality program "Dana White: Lookin' For A Fight" event at the Cross Insurance Center grand ballroom in Bangor, Aug. 5, 2016.

Mixed martial arts gym, after being displaced, sets up shop in former Bangor roller rink

By Ernie Clark on April 26, 2017, at 8:36 a.m.
Young’s was forced out of its home of the last 2½ years after Penobscot County agreed to purchase the former Bangor YMCA for $825,000 this month.
Antoinne J. Bethea

Search continues for fugitive wanted in Bangor shooting death

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Antoinne “Prince” Bethea, 40, of New Haven, Connecticut, is wanted in the April 16 fatal shooting of Terrance Durel Sr.

2,100 lose electricity after car crashes into pole in Orono

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 25, 2017, at 3:32 p.m.
More than 2,100 Emera Maine customers in seven towns lost power after a vehicle took out a utility pole in Orono.
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City workers Tony Young [left] and Jeremy Linscott pull from a manhole the remote controlled camera that they use to assess sewer lines on Friday.

Inside the fight to fix Bangor’s crumbling sewers

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 25, 2017, at 3:06 p.m.
With most of its infrastructure at least a century old, it’s not an exaggeration to say that sinkholes could occur along many roads or sidewalks in the Queen City.
BANGOR, Maine -- 042114 -- City workers Tony Young [left] and Jeremy Linscott pull from a manhole the remote controlled camera that they use to assess sewer lines on Friday. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Fixing Bangor’s crumbling sewers

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 25, 2017, at 3 p.m.
The Behavioral Health Center on Court Street in Bangor.

More than 4,000 patients at risk in hacking of Bangor psychiatric center

By Jackie Farwell on April 25, 2017, at 1:23 p.m.
A hacker stole personal information belonging to more than 4,000 patients of a local psychiatric practice, including medical details and Social Security numbers.
Christina McCarthy

Woman allegedly attacks ex with sword, gets banned from Brewer

By Dawn Gagnon on April 24, 2017, at 7:28 p.m.
“[Christina] McCarthy was uncooperative, unruly and combative with officers, resulting in their using a Taser to take her into custody.”
Cindy McVicar, 45, of Lincoln, was arrested Friday, April 21 for allegedly hindering the investigation into the Easter slaying of Terrance Durel, who was shot near 125 Ohio St.

Lincoln woman drove Bangor murder fugitive to Portland

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 24, 2017, at 5:58 p.m.
Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea said McVicar was charged with a felony because she “misled officers” about her drive to Portland and her whereabouts once there.
Cameron Croft (left), 14, and Donna Reitze (right), 17, move slabs of wood while Brian Fortie (second from left) holds a board so Alanna Thomas, 14, can screw it to the support to construct a raised garden bed for the Maple Street Community Garden in Brewer Saturday.

Brewer green thumbs soon will have a community garden where they can plant their vegetables

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 3:15 p.m.
Would-be gardeners who lack the necessary space soon will be able to plant their tomatoes, string beans, lettuce and other food in a new community garden being built at Maple Street Park.
Hundreds turned out to Saturday's March for Science at the University of Maine as part of a global rally in opposition to President Donald Trump's questioning of climate change and deep cuts he is proposing for research.

March for Science draws hundreds across Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on April 22, 2017, at 5:36 p.m.
A local version of the worldwide March for Science drew hundreds of scientists and those who support their work to the University of Maine campus on Saturday.
BANGOR, Maine -- 042117 -- Husson University student Briana Oliver [center] cracks up while tracking heat emissions from a controlled burn at the Bangor fire training center on Friday. Ten students participated in classroom exercises there. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Husson students get into fire investigation

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 21, 2017, at 8:18 p.m.
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Ed Archer of the Maine State Fire Marshal's Office briefs Husson University students at the Bangor fire training center on Friday. Ten students participated in classroom exercises there.

Fledgling arson investigators train with the pros

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 21, 2017, at 8:16 p.m.
Ten Husson University forensic science students — fledgling fire marshals — picked through remains in the wooden, three-sided firefighter training area after a controlled burn on Friday at the Bangor firefighter training center.
Cindy McVicar, 45, of Lincoln, was arrested Friday, April 21 for allegedly hindering the investigation into the Easter slaying of Terrance Durel, who was shot near 125 Ohio St.

Police: Lincoln woman interfered with Ohio Street shooting investigation

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 21, 2017, at 6:35 p.m.
Cindy McVicar, 45, of Lincoln, was arrested Friday after allegedly hindering authorities’ efforts to arrest a Connecticut man wanted for murder in the shooting of Terrance Durel Sr., 36, of Louisiana.

2nd Annual Transportation for All Earth Day Festival Postponed to June 10 Due To Weather

on April 21, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
A car and a tractor-trailer truck collided in a fatal accident on Main Road in Holden on Thursday.

Police aren’t sure why driver who died in Holden crash crossed the centerline

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 21, 2017, at 12:36 p.m.
“It struck with such devastating force that the car actually spun around and struck a third vehicle.”
CULTURE SHOCK

Graham Nash, Lyle Lovett set for summer concert series in Union

on April 21, 2017, at 9:31 a.m.
The county purchased the more than 50,000 square-foot building for $825,000 from 127 Hammond St., LLC, after threatening to take it by eminent domain.

Penobscot County buys condemned former Bangor YMCA

By Judy Harrison on April 21, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The sale of the former YMCA on Hammond Street to Penobscot County was finalized Thursday, a day after the city condemned the building.
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Bishop Briggs, Mew, Pale Waves and Harry Styles on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on April 20, 2017, at 8:02 p.m.
I premiered new tracks from Soulwax, Jay Som, Future Islands and Little Dragon on the show this week, while the retro alternative set compiled some of the best tracks from the golden age of ’90s electronica.