Power restored to Emera Maine customers in Bangor area

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 28, 2014, at 9:12 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Emera Maine customers who had lost their power on Sunday evening had their electricity restored by Monday morning, according to the company’s website. More than 1,100 customers were without electricity Sunday night, and customers in Bangor had been in the dark due to a problem with a …
A sizable crowd shops at the Bangor Farmers' Market in this June 2012 file photo.

More farmers markets accepting SNAP this season

By Sarah Walker Caron on July 28, 2014, at 8:02 a.m.
On Sundays, the farmers market in Bangor bustles with customers. Brilliant yellow squash, rich red beets, fresh green lettuces and a rainbow of other fruits and veggies are stacked in booths, ready for the choosing. Other booths have coolers teeming with meats, multi-hued cartons of eggs and a variety of …

Old Town caterer outsmarts scammer

By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT on July 27, 2014, at 3:56 p.m.
Let’s start this column with a set of assumptions. Let’s agree we’re all in this marketplace together; that means that we give and take, treat others as we want to be treated and learn from our mistakes and those of others. I think Jane Thibodeau believes in that set of …

Power may not be restored until midnight in parts of Bangor

By Judy Harrison on July 27, 2014, at 2:26 p.m.
More than 1,100 households and businesses were without power as of 9 p.m. Sunday in Bangor, northern Penobscot and Piscataquis counties, and Aroostook County, according to Emera Maine. Power was not expected to be restored in Bangor until midnight. Crews were working to restore power in Bangor because of a …
The leather helmet belonging to Bangor firefighter David Rudolph was returned Saturday to the Main Street station after it went missing Friday.

Bangor firefighter’s helmet that went missing at the fair found after Facebook plea for its return

By Judy Harrison on July 27, 2014, at 11:57 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor firefighter’s leather helmet disappeared late Friday at the Bangor State Fair where he was working a four-hour shift with others just in case there was an emergency at the fairgrounds. After a plea seeking its return was posted on Facebook, the black leather helmet bearing the …
Chief Warrant Officer Abel Gleason, a Blackhawk Helicopter pilot for the 126th Aviation Medevac unit in Bangor, took time during his 2012 deployment to Kuwait to strike a pose his late grandfather Staff Sgt. Gordon P. Gleason of Canaan made during World War II, while serving as a radioman on a B-17 Stratofortress.

‘Serving together makes us just that much stronger’: Two Maine families share a long military tradition

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 27, 2014, at 6:52 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — For the Arnolds and the Gleasons, military service is a family affair. The two Bangor-area families have members from multiple generations with decades of service within the Maine Air National Guard’s 101st Air Refueling Wing — known as the MAINEiacs — and members who joined the Army, …
Constitution Coalition of Maine spokesperson Phil Merletti gives a presentation Saturday at the Hampden municipal building.

Constitution Coalition seminar in Hampden draws 9 like-minded citizens, no lawmakers

By Judy Harrison on July 26, 2014, at 7:06 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — The people who most needed to hear what members of the Constitution Coalition of Maine had to teach them did not show up Saturday afternoon for a seminar on the Maine Constitution held at the Hampden municipal building on Western Avenue, according to organizers. Instead of the …
Ben Sprague, chairman of the Bangor City Council, said, “You need to help building the supply side by helping the farmers with logistics and getting their goods to market and working on the demand side so there is the demand for local food all over the state.”

Maine Food Strategy looking to connect state’s producers with consumers

By Julia Bayly on July 26, 2014, at 5:09 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — There is a conversation starting in Maine about how the state can help feed itself and the rest of the world and organizers are inviting everyone to the table. “We are trying to get together different groups and businesses with interests in food systems to start …
Rep. Mark Dion, D-Portland

Should the state do more to prevent the spread of disease such as Hepatitis C in prison? A Bangor woman thinks the answer is yes

By Abigail Curtis on July 26, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Sheila Ford of Bangor is an administrative assistant who recently has found herself on an unlikely mission: to educate Mainers about the risks of communicable diseases in prison, and hopefully to get them to care about the dangers to prisoners. That’s because her friend, a man serving …

Oakland man who claims he was not hired because of epilepsy files discrimination lawsuit

By Judy Harrison on July 26, 2014, at 11:44 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — An Oakland man has sued an international manufacturing firm in U.S. District Court claiming he was discriminated against when it was learned that he has epilepsy. Barry E. Kot, 49, was offered a job in August 2013 as a machine operator at Waterville location of Huhtamaki Inc., …
John Hickson putts during the second round of the Greater Bangor Open Friday at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course.

Two tied for Greater Bangor Open lead entering final round, Bangor’s Speirs in contention

By Larry Mahoney on July 25, 2014, at 8:55 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Mike Van Sickle came back to earth Friday after setting a course record with a 60 in the first round of the 54-hole Greater Bangor Open at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course on Thursday. But the 27-year-old from Wexford, Pennsylvania, still shot a solid three-under par 66 …
Lucus J. Qualey

Bangor man charged with stealing Camaro to remain jailed

By Judy Harrison on July 25, 2014, at 4:39 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A District Court judge set bail at $1,000 for a local man arrested Thursday after he allegedly stole a Chevrolet Camaro from a Bangor residence and drove it onto Interstate 95, where he ditched it in Old Town before fleeing into the nearby woods. He is not …
Kristen Hart, 21, of Newburgh, paints the "M" in "Greetings from Bangor, Maine" on a mural designed by Annette Dodd, co-owner of the Rock and Art Shop in Bangor, on July 25, 2014, on the wall of the brick building at 152 Main Street in downtown Bangor, which houses the Main Tavern.

Bangor artists begin work on new downtown mural

By Aislinn Sarnacki on July 25, 2014, at 3:59 p.m.
A mural in downtown Bangor will soon add a splash of color to the old brick building at the corner of Main and Union streets. Designed by Annette Dodd, co-owner of the Bangor’s Rock and Art Shop, the mural will resemble a vintage postcard. The painting stage of the project …
University of Maine System Chancellor James Page

Program to recruit international students to University of Maine System falls short of target

By Nell Gluckman on July 25, 2014, at 3:27 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A company that recruits international students and brings them to universities in the U.S. and other countries has brought fewer students than planned to two University of Maine System campuses, according to the system’s spokesman. The company, called Study Group, signed a contract with UMS in March …

Skowhegan man accused of ‘barking like a dog’ at his supervisor files federal lawsuit

By Judy Harrison on July 25, 2014, at 2:49 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Skowhegan man on Wednesday sued his former employer, Pan Am Railways, Inc., in U.S. District Court alleging that the corporation medically discriminated against him by requiring him to pay for an expensive brain specialist before he could return to work. David Crockett worked for the railroad …
From the community

Maine properties added to National Register of Historic Places

Bangor Daily News on July 25, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
The following Maine properties have been entered in the National Register of Historic Places, according to Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. These properties have been documented, evaluated and deemed worthy of preservation as part of the nation’s cultural heritage. The Dixmont Town House, Dixmont …
From the community

Pancake breakfast

on July 25, 2014, at 12:53 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Carmel Congregational Church, Plymouth Road, Carmel CARMEL, Maine — Pancake breakfast, 7-9 a.m. Saturday, Aug.2, Carmel Congregational Church, Plymouth Road. $5, $3 children under 6. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
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Korean War commemorative ceremony

Bangor Daily News on July 25, 2014, at 11:55 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A ceremony commemorating the signing of the armistice ending the Korean War will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 27, at the State of Maine official memorial at the Mount Hope Cemetery on State Street. The armistice was signed 10 p.m. July 27, 1953 (Korean time). The …
From the community

Brewer Boy Scout troop to host car show

Bangor Daily News on July 25, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: SnapSpace Solution Parking Lot, 55 Baker Blvd., Brewer For more information: 989-0411; BREWER, Maine — Brewer’s Troop 15 Boy Scouts will host the 7th annual Brewer Days Car Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at the SnapSpace Solution …
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BARKK To End The Silence

Bangor Daily News on July 25, 2014, at 11:06 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Bangor Waterfront, Front Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: BANGOR, Maine — The Mutt Nose Best “PAW IT Forward” Foundation will host its 2nd annual BARKK To End The Silence 5K Walk, Run or Woof, 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. …
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