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Billy Dee Williams will appear at the Bangor Comic & Toy Con.

Ghostbusters, Power Rangers among guests set for Bangor Comic & Toy Con, April 24-26

By Emily Burnham on April 23, 2015, at 7:11 a.m.
It was a Wookiee that inspired Chris MacMillan to start the Bangor Comic & Toy Con, set for April 24-26 at the Cross Insurance Center. Well, to be fair — it was the man who played the most famous Wookiee in the galaxy. Peter Mayhew, to be exact, who played …
Sen. Justin Alfond gives a presentation on the Democrats' budget proposal during a town hall meeting  with Speaker of the House Mark Eves at the Hammond Street Congregational Church in Bangor on Wednesday night.

Democrats step into public arena to fight LePage on tax reform

By Mario Moretto on April 22, 2015, at 9:43 p.m.
BANGOR | Conversations about tax reform — the centerpiece of Gov. Paul LePage’s two-year, $6.57 billion state budget proposal — have dominated political chatter inside Augusta and throughout the state for months. It was early February when LePage took to the road to spread the gospel of tax reform. …

After nearly 20 years, Great Skates plans to hold final skate

By Ashley Conti on April 22, 2015, at 8:22 p.m.
After nearly 20 years, Great Skates announced it would be closing in June 2016.
The former Forest Avenue Congregational Church is shown Wednesday in Bangor.

If Bangor won’t permit day care, CEO says he’ll start church

By Evan Belanger on April 22, 2015, at 7:47 p.m.
Faced with complaints from neighbors, the planning board Tuesday night denied a request for a zoning change that would allow a Christian-based day care and preschool to move into the former Forest Avenue Congregational Church. Meanwhile, the board approved site development plans submitted by Bangor Federal Credit …
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Felica Doherty (left) helps Keegan Doherty, 4, regain his balance at Great Skates Entertainment Center in Bangor on Wednesday. Great Skates announced it would be closing in June 2016.

One last lap: Bangor roller-skating rink to close in 2016

By Dawn Gagnon on April 22, 2015, at 7:10 p.m.
Maine schools are closed for vacation this week, and Great Skates was jumping Wednesday afternoon. The parking lot was filled. Inside, dozens of children and a fair number of adults were skating away or taking a break in the snack bar. But the end of an era …

Dexter drug suspects enter not-guilty pleas

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2015, at 7:01 p.m.
BANGOR | Nine of the 10 suspects arrested in a Dexter drug bust entered not-guilty pleas in their initial appearances in federal court on Tuesday, according to officials. Assistant Attorney General and federal prosecutor Joel Casey said Wednesday all suspects, with the exception of Kelli Mujo, 29, of Harmony, …
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Bangor Police Lt. Paul Edwards has announced he will be retiring on April 30 after 28 years on the force.

Bangor police lieutenant retires after nearly three decades on force

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 22, 2015, at 5:34 p.m.
The former public spokesman for the Bangor Police Department and the founder of its popular Facebook page is retiring at the end of the month after nearly 28 years on the force. Lt. Paul Edwards, who just turned 50, will put on his uniform and gun for …

All-you-can-eat ham supper at Garland Grange

on April 22, 2015, at 4:21 p.m.
Friday, May 8, 2015 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Garland Grange Hall, Oliver Hill Road, Garland, Maine For more information: 207-924-6954 GARLAND, Maine — An all-you-can-eat public ham supper will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Garland Grange Hall, Oliver Hill Road. The menu will include baked ham, …

Supper to benefit Dixmont Scholarship Association fund

on April 22, 2015, at 3:50 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse, Cates Road, Dixmont, Maine DIXMONT, Maine — A public supper to benefit Dixmont Scholarship Association will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse. The menu will include baked beans, casseroles, salads, yeast rolls, pies …

Baked bean supper at Corinth church

Bangor Daily News on April 22, 2015, at 3:41 p.m.
CORINTH, Maine — The Corinth United Methodist Church will hold a baked bean supper 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the church, 275 Main St. The menu is baked beans, hot dogs, chop suey, coleslaw, potato salad, breads and pies. The cost is $7 for adults; $6 for senior citizens age …

Investigators unable to determine cause of Bradford sawmill fire

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2015, at 2:24 p.m.
The damage from a fire that gutted a local sawmill on Monday afternoon was so severe that investigators were unable to determine a cause. Sgt. Joel Davis of the state fire marshal’s office said Wednesday the cause of the blaze has been officially labeled as undetermined. “There’s …
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Demonstrators met in Pickering Square on Wednesday morning to encourage bus ridership in the city of Bangor.

Rally encourages public to use Bangor-area bus service

BDN staff reports on April 22, 2015, at 1:46 p.m.
Riders and supporters of the city’s bus service gathered at the Pickering Square depot Wednesday to launch a new effort supporting public transportation in the region. Speakers at the 11:30 a.m. rally described the importance of the Community Connector to their lives and the region’s future, and …
Police search for an armed suspect Wednesday morning in front of the Holiday Inn on Odlin Road in Bangor.

Police seek man who attempted to rob woman at knifepoint at Holiday Inn

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2015, at 12:54 p.m.
BANGOR | Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a woman at knifepoint at the Holiday Inn on Odlin Road Wednesday morning. Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton said the robbery occurred shortly after 8 a.m. The sergeant said the woman was entering the hotel, was approached …

Penobscot County sheriff holding Drug Take Back event at Airport Mall

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2015, at 11:55 a.m.
BANGOR | Bangor police and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office were collaborating Wednesday to hold a Drug Take Back event at the Airport Mall on Union Street, Chief Deputy William Sheehan said in a statement. The event in the mall parking lot will last until 6 p.m., and a …
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Police search for an armed suspect Wednesday morning in front of the Holiday Inn on Odlin Road in Bangor.

Bangor Holiday Inn robbed, police seek suspect

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 22, 2015, at 10 a.m.
The Holiday Inn on Odlin Road was robbed early Wednesday morning, Bangor police Lt. Paul Edwards has confirmed. The suspect remains at large and no other information is currently available. Police are at the scene investigating and a K-9 unit has arrived to assist. Watch bangordailynews.com for …

Maine Troop Greeters to hold Vietnam veteran celebration in June

Bangor Daily News on April 22, 2015, at 9:28 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A “Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran Celebration” will be held Flag Day 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St. The announcement was made Tuesday at a press conference held at Bangor International Airport. Vietnam veterans are being asked to register online for this …

Bucksport library to host Lawyers in Libraries

on April 22, 2015, at 8:58 a.m.
Friday, May 1, 2015 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Bucksport Public LIbrary, Bucksport, Maine For more information: 469-2650 BUCKSPORT | The Buck Memorial Library will host Lawyers in Libraries, a legal information workshop noon-2 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the library. For information, call the library at 469-2650. This …

Construction continues at Bagel Central in Bangor

By Brian Feulner on April 22, 2015, at 5:37 a.m.
Bagel Central is expanding its kitchen and building a new meeting room available for rent in the space that was formerly occupied by The Briar Patch in downtown Bangor.
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Jim Pearson of Pearson Electric installs a new outlet during Bagel Central's kitchen expansion project and new meeting room construction in downtown.

Bangor’s Bagel Central will reopen bigger after renovations

By Natalie Feulner on April 22, 2015, at 5:34 a.m.
Early Tuesday morning, the smell of cleaning supplies and fresh paint wafted through the front door of Bagel Central, replacing the familiar scent of just-baked bagels and brewing coffee. Staff, normally serving up towering sandwiches or ladling out steaming bowls of soup, donned activewear and scrubbed chairs …
Clara Swan shares a laugh with Gov. Paul LePage during an early celebration of Swan's 103rd birthday at Husson University on Tuesday.  LePage, who graduated in 1971, studied at Husson when Swan was a staff member.

LePage, other Husson alumni honor Clara Swan for her 103rd birthday

By Julie Harris on April 21, 2015, at 8:21 p.m.
BANGOR | Whatever else Clara Lincoln Swan means to the people who attended a reception Tuesday at Husson University in honor of her upcoming 103rd birthday, she is, to any person, inspiring. Dozens of Husson alumni, including Gov. Paul LePage, family, friends and current university administrators gathered at Beardsley …
 
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