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I-95 lane to be closed for work on Union Street overpass

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2014, at 2:16 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine – Motorists will find one lane of traffic closed on Interstate 95 as Maine Department of Transportation crews work during the evening and overnight hours on the Union Street Bridge project in Bangor. Reducing I-95 to a single  lane will allow for construction to take place safely between 7 p.m. …
Sandra Negrete (center) owns 101 Miles of Maine with her daughter Heather Bowers (right) and son Andrew McCue.

Maine store only sells items produced within 101-mile radius

By Abigail Curtis on July 18, 2014, at 2:04 p.m.
WINTERPORT, Maine — Sandy Negrete of Old Town had always wanted to open her own store, but she wasn’t quite sure what to sell in it. Then the laboratory technician read a book called the “100-Mile Diet” in a science class and had a brainstorm. The book is about the …

Carmel woman facing charges in domestic incident at Bangor convenience store

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 18, 2014, at 1:27 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Carmel woman is facing multiple charges stemming from an incident at Leadbetter’s on outer Hammond Street on Monday, police said. Vicki Koehler of Carmel was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with domestic violence criminal threatening, violation of a protection order, domestic violence reckless conduct …
From the community

Book signing for Rosalie Deer Heart at Hampden library

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2014, at 10:57 a.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Edythe L. Dyer Community Library, 269 Main Road North, Hampden For more information: HAMPDEN, Maine — A book signing and conversation for Rosalie Deer Heart’s latest book “Soul Befriending — Full Beam Living and Loving” will be held 6:30-7:30 …
From the community

Talk on historic resources available at Fogler Library

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2014, at 9:38 a.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — “Discovering Digital Commons” on historic resources available through Fogler Library at University of Maine in Orono will be given by library Reference Archivist Desiree Butterfield-Nagy at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Old Town Museum, Main Street. Admission free. This post was contributed by a community …
Members of the Bangor police department pay their final respects to former Bangor police chief Don Winslow.

Final salute: Hundreds attend funeral of former Bangor police chief Don Winslow

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 17, 2014, at 7:21 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Thirty city police officers wearing dress blue uniforms and white gloves stood silently at the entrance of St. John’s Catholic Church on Thursday as several hundred people filed past them to attend the funeral Mass of former Bangor police chief Don Winslow. Winslow, the 27th chief of …

Hundreds attend funeral of former Bangor police chief Don Winslow

By Ashley Conti on July 17, 2014, at 7:16 p.m.
Hundreds attend the funeral of former Bangor police chief Don Winslow Thursday.
C&L Aerospace CEO Chris Kilgour address the crowd during a press conference Thursday at the company'’s new $5 million headquarters expansion near the Bangor International Airport terminal.

C&L Aerospace unveils new $5 million Bangor headquarters expansion

By Nick McCrea on July 17, 2014, at 5:38 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — C&L Aerospace CEO Chris Kilgour stepped up to the microphone in front of his 120 employees. He didn’t get out a full sentence before he choked on his words and paused to fight back tears. “Emotional day,” he said, standing under a tent next to his company’s …

Brewer High School honor roll

on July 17, 2014, at 3:16 p.m.
Brewer High School Fourth quarter honor roll Grade 12, high honors: Chase Allen, Madelyn Bailey, Leia Berube, Zachary Burnham, Naomi Carlson, Amber Clukey, Andrea Cunney, Candace Doughty, Morgan Forrest, Fallon Francazio, Micaela Gendreau, Nathan Gendreau, Emily Gerrier, Ashleigh Gibula, Avery Hileman, Ashley Hinkley, Whitney Hogan, Christina Howard, Benjamin Jeffrey, Samuel …

Hermon High fourth quarter honor roll

on July 17, 2014, at 2:58 p.m.
Hermon High School Fourth quarter honor roll Grade12, high honors: Jeremy N. Beaulieu, Leah M. Boucher, Ashley M. Charloux, Elizabeth Dunbar-Kelley, Morgan Harvey, Liam J. Porter, McKenzie J. Slauenwhite; honors: Christopher E. Arnold II, Bryce C. Barnes, Haylie D. Blackmer, Kourtney L. Emerson, Maire Gardner, Erin A. Iverson, Seth Jenkins, …

John Bapst fourth quarter honor roll

on July 17, 2014, at 2:52 p.m.
John Bapst Memorial High School, Bangor Fourth quarter honor roll Grade 12, high honors: Jillian Baker, Yu Bi, Mo Chen, Mingnan Du, Jasmine Durant, Charlotte Gelinas, Jill Hein, Linjie Huang, Tsuyoshi Inokuchi, Mikala Jordan, Jessica Krueger, Erin Landry, Cody Lyons, Zichao Su, Cong Sun, Xueliu Wang, Zehua Yin; honors: Tyler …
Unused oil tanks were being removed from a site on Main Road in Hampden on Tuesday.

Workers dismantling former oil terminal along Penobscot River in Hampden

By Dawn Gagnon on July 17, 2014, at 2:52 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Work is underway to remove the huge, rusty oil tanks that have stood along the Penobscot River, just over the Bangor line in Hampden, for more than half a century. Demolition began earlier this week and is expected to be completed no later than Aug. 1, Gulf …
 Kahbang posters line shop windows in downtown Bangor. After five years of the festival in Bangor, Kahbang has announced that it will be moving to Portland, Maine.

KahBang Festival to move from Bangor to Portland

By Emily Burnham on July 17, 2014, at 1:34 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — With just three weeks before major performers including DMX and St. Vincent are scheduled to take the main stage at the annual KahBang Festival, organizers confirmed Thursday that a last-minute venue change will take the festival more than two hours south. KahBang Festival organizers told the Bangor …
Former Bangor police Chief Don Winslow

Bangor traffic to be affected by funeral procession for former police chief

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 17, 2014, at 12:11 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Fellow law enforcement personnel from the region will give a final salute to former Bangor police chief Don Winslow on Thursday afternoon when they direct traffic for his funeral procession, which will drive through an area of downtown. Winslow died July 10 of lung cancer at the …

Corinna man dies after lawn tractor is struck by SUV

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 17, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.
CORINNA, Maine — A local man was killed Wednesday afternoon when a vehicle struck the lawn tractor he was riding, according to sheriff’s deputies. Dana Doherty, 79, was driving his John Deere lawn tractor on the right side of Corinna Center Road when it was struck from behind by a …
Mitchell Worcester

Former Washburn star Mitch Worcester to play basketball at Husson

By Larry Mahoney on July 17, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
For mer Washburn High School star Mitchell Worcester, the second-leading scorer in Maine schoolboy basketball history, has transferred to Husson University in Bangor after a year at the University of Maine. Worcester was a nonscholarship player at Maine this past season and was redshirted. He practiced with the team but …
Dana Wilson (left) and his attorney Hunter Tzovarras at the Penobscot Judicial Center recently.

Sentencing of DJ Dana Wilson on child porn charge likely to be delayed

By Judy Harrison on July 17, 2014, at 10:34 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The sentencing of former Brewer disc jockey and ex-Maine Sports Hall of Fame member Dana Wilson on a possession of child pornography charge is expected to be continued for at least a month, according to the Penobscot County district attorney’s office. Wilson, 63, was scheduled to be …

Individual Rights or Professional Responsibility?

on July 17, 2014, at 8:39 a.m.
We have a history of criminalizing the mentally ill and then casting them out of our sight. It’s been the view from Main Street that some sick people have not received the help they have needed ironically form a position of respecting their decision to decline, a decision not reached through a healthy mind.

River Valley residents in shock over deaths, injuries in Brewer accident

By Terry Karkos on July 17, 2014, at 6:43 a.m.
MEXICO, Maine — River Valley residents reacted with shock and disbelief Wednesday morning to the deaths of a Rumford couple and the serious injuries of a Mexico couple in a head-on collision in Brewer on Tuesday. Police said Joseph Richard, 76, of Mexico, was traveling west on Route 9 when …
Danielle Bertolini

Saturday vigils set for missing Maine, California women

By Dawn Gagnon on July 16, 2014, at 6:38 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — As friends and family of former Mainer Danielle Bertolini gather at Cascade Park for a vigil Saturday, the loved ones of Sheila Franks of California will be launching balloons coast to coast. Both women will be remembered on Saturday, which is Franks’ birthday, according to Bertolini’s mother, …
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