Rev. Becky Gunn

Unitarian Universalist minister who worked for marriage equality retires after 6 years in Bangor

By Judy Harrison on July 24, 2014, at 1:05 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — When the Rev. Becky Gunn was hired by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor six years ago, she had one thing in common with one of her predecessors who had served the Park Street church in the mid-19th century. Gunn, like the Rev. Amory Battles when he …
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Big Breakfast to Benefit Area Seniors

By Kelly Gilks on July 24, 2014, at 9:44 a.m.
Friday, July 25, 2014 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Location: Hammond Street Senior Center, 2 Hammond Strete, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-262-5532; They say it is the most important meal of the day! Join us at the Hammond Street Senior Center for a delicious homemade breakfast. There will …


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Sweet treats are lined up for the grand opening of The Whole Grain Bakeshop in Brewer. The bakery is in the basement of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Brewer and specializes in gluten-free and vegan sweets.

Shop selling gluten-free, vegan treats opens in Brewer church basement

By Nick McCrea on July 23, 2014, at 7:25 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Kelly Thompson got a taste for healthful cooking as a nutrition student at the University of Maine around the turn of the millennium. She hopes her passion and penchant for baking has finally evolved into a livelihood. The Hermon resident cut the ribbon on her new business, …

Maine Troop Greeters receive a donation

By Gabor Degre on July 23, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
The Maine Troop Greeters received a donation of $15,000 from Bangor Savings Bank to create a museum at the airport.
Ann Homola, director of physician recruitment at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, from left, Matt McLaughlin, vice chair of FUSION:Bangor, and  Ben Sprague, chairman of the Bangor City Council, participate in a forum moderated by Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce CEO John Porter Monday, July 23, 2014.

Bangor business leaders want more young people to move to Maine

By Nick McCrea on July 23, 2014, at 1:46 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The problem isn’t that Maine’s population is too old, there just aren’t enough young people, a panel made up of local business and government leaders said Wednesday during a Bangor Chamber of Commerce breakfast. Maine, with its oft-cited status as the state with the oldest median age …
Recent problems at Lakeside Landing, pictured here, on Pushaw Lake in Glenburn have town officials looking for ways to curb bad behavior.

Glenburn officials to probe conduct problems at Lakeside Landing recreation area

By Dawn Gagnon on July 23, 2014, at 1:12 p.m.
GLENBURN, Maine — Local officials have agreed to create a working group to explore steps the town could take to curb bad behavior at Lakeside Landing, a recreational area on Pushaw Lake. Amenities at the town-owned facility include a beach, a boat launch, picnic tables, horseshoe pits and a float …
Charles Knowlen, left, chairman of the Maine Troop Greeters, receives a ceremonial check from Bob Montgomery-Rice, the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Bangor Savings Bank. The group received a donation of $15,000 from Bangor Savings Bank.

‘We’ll be here until they all come home’: Maine Troop Greeters get $15,000 donation for museum

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 23, 2014, at 1:06 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Troop Greeters met their 7,196th military flight at Bangor International Airport just before noon Wednesday, an hour after they accepted a $15,000 check from Bangor Savings Bank to help preserve the history they have made and recorded over the last 11 years. For more than …

Tickets available for inaugural Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inductions

on July 23, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Organizers are making final preparations for the inaugural Maine Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, now less than a month away. The event, which will honor the hall’s first class of 22 individuals and one team that contributed to the legacy of basketball at all levels in …
University of Maine Museum of Art Director George Kinghorn

University of Maine Museum of Art renews Bangor lease through 2031

By Emily Burnham on July 23, 2014, at 11:21 a.m.
The University of Maine Museum of Art, located in the Norumbega Hall building on Harlow Street in downtown Bangor, announced Monday that it has renewed its lease in the building for 17 years, keeping the museum in Bangor through 2031. In May, the University of Maine System Board of Trustees …
David Flanagan, the retired CEO of Central Maine Power Co. and a former University of Maine System trustee, was named the interim president at the troubled University of Southern Maine in Portland on Wednesday.

Retired CEO of Central Maine Power Co. to head USM

By Nell Gluckman on July 23, 2014, at 10:29 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — David Flanagan, the retired CEO of Central Maine Power Co. and a former University of Maine System trustee, will be the interim president at the University of Southern Maine, system administrators announced Wednesday. The position is vacant after UMS Chancellor James Page announced two weeks ago that …
From the community

Paving to begin on I-95 northbound Newport to Carmel

Bangor Daily News on July 23, 2014, at 9:24 a.m.
NEWPORT, Maine — Paving work begins this week on Interstate 95 northbound at Exit 157 in Newport, extending 13.3 miles to Carmel, according to Maine Department of Transportation.Motorists should allow extra time with reduced speeds and one lane of travel through the work zones, in addition to uneven lanes and …
Bangor-based photographer Monty Rand operates a quadcopter he uses for aerial photography.

Photographers using small drones equipped with cameras to capture images of Maine from above

By Nick McCrea on July 23, 2014, at 6:19 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — “Is that a drone?” a woman walking her dog along the Bangor Waterfront asked late Monday morning. Her tone fell somewhere between curious and accusatory. “Nope, it’s a quadcopter,” Bangor-based flier-photographer Monty Rand said as he stared down at his monitor while a small, multi-propellered machine hovered …

Photographers using small drones equipped with cameras to capture images of Maine from above

By Gabor Degre on July 23, 2014, at 6:17 a.m.
Bangor-based photographer Monty Rand demonstrates using his quadcopter, equipped with a GoPro camera, to capture images from above.
The Bangor Police Department, along with Bouchard & Sons towing in Hermon, will be entering this 2004 Ford Crown Victoria in the Big Bang Destruction Derby on Thursday, July 31, as part of the 2014 Bangor State Fair.

Bangor police will be rooting for ‘cruiser’ in demolition derby

By Cameron Paquette, BDN Staff on July 22, 2014, at 4:43 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine —- The Bangor Police Department will have a strong rooting interest in one of the cars entered in the Big Bang Demolition Derby at the 2014 Bangor State Fair. If the faux police cruiser donated to the department prevails in the July 31 event, police will give the …
Jeffrey Barnard

Arraignment delayed for Ellsworth man shot in the face

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2014, at 4:08 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The arraignment of an Ellsworth man who exchanged gunfire with police during an overnight standoff that ended when he was shot in the face last month was delayed Tuesday for two weeks because of the defendant’s health problems. Jeffrey Paul Barnard, 50, was scheduled to plead not …
The Penobscot River House in Old Town.

Old Town’s Penobscot River House now under Volunteers of America management

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 22, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — The Penobscot River House — the old riverside woolen mill that was changed 30 years ago into affordable housing for the elderly and people with disabilities — is now being managed by Volunteers of America, company Vice President Melissa Morrill said Tuesday. The 80-unit brick apartment …
Philip McIntyre

Bangor man involved in home invasion in which companion was fatally shot to serve 6 years

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2014, at 2:59 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A local man whose companion was fatally shot during a home invasion in 2012 pleaded guilty Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to four charges and will serve six years behind bars. Philip McIntyre , 22, of Bangor pleaded guilty to one count each of Class A …

Bucksport woman sentenced for embezzling nearly $3 million from bank accounts

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2014, at 2:23 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Bucksport woman who admitted to embezzling nearly $3 million from a Maine bank and not reporting the stolen income on her tax returns was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to eight years and one month in federal prison. Lynn M. Bowden, 62, also was sentenced …
From the community

Solidarity Harvest Benefit Auction

By Martin Chartrand on July 22, 2014, at 1:23 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Food AND Medicine, 20 Ivers St., Brewer, ME For more information: 207-989-5860; Solidarity Harvest Benefit Auction Friday, August 15, 2014 Food AND Medicine 20 Ivers St, Brewer 5-9 PM Dinner included. Donations accepted. ALL PROCEEDS of the benefit go …
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