New music including The Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie, Cloud Nothings and Two Door Cinema Club on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Oct. 25, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
I premiered new tracks from David Bowie, Justice and Empire Of The Sun on the show this week, while the retro alternative set featured electronic and trip-hop artists from the late ’90s through the early 2000s.

UMaine System trustees push forward proposed Portland graduate center

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 24, 2016, at 6 p.m.
Trustees unanimously backed an 80-page business plan for the center during a special meeting at University College Center in East Millinocket.

Maine men who sold more than 60,000 doses of bath salts sentenced to federal prison

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 24, 2016, at 5:38 p.m.
Judge John Woodcock described the men as “major figures in a significant bath salts distribution ring.”
New York financier Lynn Tilton leaves the U.S. District courthouse with her attorney in New York last year.

Diva of the Distressed battles SEC as fraud trial begins

By Bob Van Voris and Matt Robinson, Bloomberg on Oct. 24, 2016, at 5:13 p.m.
Patriarch Partners founder Lynn Tilton is a character but she’s no fraud, her lawyer told an SEC judge Monday.

Van Buren man gets more than six years for role in bath salts ring

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 24, 2016, at 2:17 p.m.
In sentencing Jacob Gagnon, U.S. District Judge John Woodcock described him as “a major figure in a significant bath salts distribution ring.”

ALF Actress to celebrate show’s 30th Anniversary with Nite Show Visit

on Oct. 24, 2016, at 1:17 p.m.

Jill Stein Fundraiser

on Oct. 24, 2016, at 12:58 p.m.
In 2016 the Rotary Club of Bangor presented checks to eight area nonprofits. The proceeds from the 2017 Music Off Broadway performances will be distributed in June 2017.

Rotary Club of Bangor announces Nov. 14th deadline for funding opportunity

on Oct. 24, 2016, at 12:01 p.m.

Crash shuts down I-95 southbound in Plymouth area

on Oct. 24, 2016, at 11:57 a.m.
Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route.
Keith Coleman (left), 27, the man accused of slaying his girlfriend and her two children the weekend before Christmas.

Jury selection begins in slaying of Garland mom, 2 children

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 24, 2016, at 10:07 a.m.
Keith Coleman, 29, is charged with three counts of murder and one count of gross sexual assault.
Nicholas Sexton can be seen at the Penobscot Judicial Center in this May 2014 file photo.

Man convicted of murder, arson in drug deal gone bad seeks new trial

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 24, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Nicholas Sexton was found guilty of murder in the death of Nicolle Lugdon and of arson in August 2012 in Bangor.
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.

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