Robert Vadas

Search continues for UMaine professor who went missing while hunting

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 13, 2015, at 10:04 a.m.
Anybody seeing a hunter matching Vadas’ description should call State Police in Bangor at 973-3700.
Robert Vadas

Search on for missing 79-year-old hunter in Alton

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 12, 2015, at 7:28 p.m.
Robert Vadas was expected to come out of the woods between 8:30 and 9 a.m.

Breakfast buffet at Alton church

on Nov. 12, 2015, at 4:31 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Alton Methodist Church, 3494 Bennoch Road, Alton, Maine ALTON, Maine — Breakfast buffet, 7-9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Alton Methodist Church, 3494 Bennoch Road. The menu includes baked beans, sausage, eggs, homefries, toast, pancakes, homemade doughnuts and beverage. Adults, $6.   …
Kristen Miale, executive director of Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine, said Thursday the organization's new 40,000-square-foot facility in Hampden will help ensure healthy vegetables and produce make it to the tables of hungry Mainers.

Good Shepherd: New space to help farmers feed hungry Mainers

By Evan Belanger on Nov. 12, 2015, at 4:16 p.m.
The facility at 11 Penobscot Meadow Drive in Hampden will replace Good Shepherd’s 7,400-square-foot warehouse in Brewer.
An eaglet perches in a tree in Bangor while an adult eagle keeps an eye out. The nest is occupied by "Bangor Mom," an eagle that fell ill in 2014. That eagle found a new mate and successfully raised two eaglets this summer. Biologists, with help from scientists at the University of Maine, have determined that Bangor Mom and her mate fell ill after ingesting pentobarbital, a chemical used to euthanize pets and farm animals.

‘Bangor Mom’ eagle meets new mate, raises two eaglets

By John Holyoke on Nov. 12, 2015, at 2 p.m.
The eagle some call “Bangor Mom” has found a new mate, and the duo raised a pair of eaglets this summer.

Maine’s sleep-deprived counties have something in common

By Erin Rhoda on Nov. 12, 2015, at 1:17 p.m.
Residents of Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset and Franklin counties have the hardest time of all Mainers getting enough ZZZs.

Senate approves $7.2M in upgrades to Bangor air guard facility

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 12, 2015, at 1:11 p.m.
“This $7.2 million in federal funding will go a long way in upgrading the fire and rescue building to support the critical operations undertaken there,” Sen. Angus King said.
Debbie and Seth Bradstreet are co-owners of Bradstreet Farm in Newport, Aug. 17, 2015.

Lawsuit against former agriculture commissioner settled for $40,000

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 12, 2015, at 12 p.m.
Plaintiff Carl D. McCue of Hampden alleged Seth Bradstreet, when he was head of what was then the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, drove McCue out of business in 2007 in retaliation for a disagreement the men had in 2004 and 2005 over federal crop subsidies.
A Lane construction crew starts grinding the pavement along Buck Street in this August 2013 file photo.

Lane Industries acquired by European company

By Nick McCrea on Nov. 12, 2015, at 11:43 a.m.
BANGOR | A Connecticut-based construction company with offices in Maine will be purchased by an international firm with operations in more than 50 countries that brings in more than $5 billion in revenue per year. Lane Industries Inc., which has offices in eight U.S. states, including one in Bangor, …
World War II veteran George Fulcher (left), 97, a ball turret gunner assigned to the 94th, 91st and 341st bomber squadrons who flew into combat 73 times on missions was honored Sunday by his church, the East Eddington Congregational Church, and saluted by retired pilot Col. Gregory Bassett.

Eddington WWII gunner volunteered when half who went died

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 12, 2015, at 10:29 a.m.
George Fulcher, 97, was a ball turret gunner assigned to the 94th, 91st and 341st bomber squadrons and flew into combat 73 times on missions in Germany, England and North Africa.
ESPR 2015 Final Results

Bangor student places fourth in class at rally race in New York

By Heather Littlefield on Nov. 12, 2015, at 9:34 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Heather Littlefield, 34, co-driver for Twisted Nutz Motorsports, returned recently from the Empire State Performance Rally in New York, after placing fourth in her class. The event included 18 stages, totaling more than 100 stage miles and 200 transit miles. Littlefield and her driver, Jeff Carl of …
Belfast resident Michael Kelly, who has a rare genetic syndrome called triplication of chromosome 17 that makes him unable to sit upright or push his own wheelchair, is surrounded by crew members of "Down East Dickering" in this undated photo.  Some of the stars of the show will be at a Friday fundraiser at Seasons' Restaurant in Bangor to help purchase an Action Trackchair for their "biggest fan."

‘Down East Dickering’ stars raising money for all-terrain wheelchair for fan

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 11, 2015, at 5:06 p.m.
Whenever cast members from the History Channel’s show “Down East Dickering” held an event in Maine, there was one person who was always there: Belfast resident Michael Kelley.
Liam Riordan, University of Maine history professor and director of the UMaine Humanities Center, talks about the "“Theater of War" on Wednesday in Bangor.

Bangor performance to evoke discussion about PTSD, effects of war

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 11, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.
“It’s a way to have a community discussion about a subject that is difficult to talk about,” Liam Riordan said.
Veterans along the parade route salute as Hal Wheeler plays taps on his bugle Wednesday morning in Bangor.

Maine veterans line parade route to support comrades

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 11, 2015, at 1:52 p.m.
“I like being on the sidewalk to be able to show my appreciation — especially to the veterans in the buses,” said Hampden Air Force veteran Brian Smith. “I want to make sure they’re appreciated.”
Everything Vapes manager Jaimee Batchelder exhales vapor at the shop, located at the corner of Main and Mill streets, that opened on Oct. 24 and features a small vaping lounge.

Vaping lounge opens in downtown Orono

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 11, 2015, at 10:13 a.m.
“We have set ups for everybody, everything for the person who quit smoking to the hobbyist who wants the flavor,” said store manager Jaimee Batchelder.
Police are investigating a death at the Cozy Inn motel on Wilson Street in Brewer.

Brewer, state police investigating death at inn

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 10, 2015, at 5:54 p.m.
Police are investigating a death that occurred late Tuesday morning at the Cozy Inn on Wilson Street. Brewer police Lt. Chris Martin said Tuesday evening that a woman died but that there was little additional information he could release about the death, which remains under investigation. The …

Art of Time Ensemble brings The Beatles back

By Shelby Hartin on Nov. 10, 2015, at 5:28 p.m.
In 1967 The Beatles released “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” their eighth album and an instant success. From songs such as “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” and “With A Little Help From My Friends,” the album blurred the lines between pop and fine art, crossing genres and bridging …
Local veteran Harry Rideout organized the "Banners of Heroes" program and members of Hermon High School's Jr. ROTC will carry the banners during the Veterans Day parade. Retired Maj. Marcel Fortier, senior Army instructor, helps to straighten the center banner, which arrived with 73 others that list of names of those who have died serving the country since 9/11. The school's 101 Jr. ROTC cadets have spent the last two weeks learning about the veterans.

Hermon JROTC to carry ‘Banners of Heroes’ in Bangor parade

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 10, 2015, at 3:39 p.m.
“Banners of Heroes” has put the name of every military person with Maine ties who has died while serving the country since Sept. 11, 2001, on individual banners the cadets will carry.
David Nealley (left), Sarah Nichols (center) and Joseph Perry are sworn in to the City Council on Monday morning at City Hall in Bangor.

Quiet selection of Bangor council chairman had plenty of intrigue

By Evan Belanger on Nov. 10, 2015, at 3:14 p.m.
When questioned about the process after the meeting, multiple councilors described a chaotic and secretive process conducted via one-on-one meetings, phone calls and text messages behind closed doors.

Dance to benefit the Bangor Humane Society

By Cheryl Drake on Nov. 10, 2015, at 12:14 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Happy Acres Hall, 3704 Bennock Rd. (Rt. 16), Alton, ME There will be a dance to benefit the Bangor Humane Society on November 21st from 6pm – 11pm at Happy Acres Hall in Alton Maine. The evening will kick off …

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