Melissa Raftery (left) and Kasi Billings of 44 North Coffee pour coffee made from the Deer Isle's business' custom roasted coffee beans Saturday at the Maine Harvest Festival over the weekend at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Maine Harvest Festival packs Cross Insurance Center

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 20, 2016, at 9:01 a.m.
Now in its sixth year, the Maine Potato Board’s two-day celebration of some of the best Maine has to offer was expected attract some 6,000 attendees by the time it ended late Sunday afternoon.
Samaritan Inc. Food Pantry volunteers Jeremy Lamarre (left) and Joe Sites, both of Bangor, load turkeys donated to area food pantries on Thursday in the Hannaford Supermarket parking lot in Brewer.

Despite challenges, Manna moving forward with turkey giveaway

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 19, 2016, at 12 p.m.
Despite its financial woes, Manna Ministries is moving forward with its effort to provide the makings of a Thanksgiving meal to thousands of area families.
Eastern Maine Medical Center is seen Friday in Bangor.

Patient’s death by suicide at EMMC under investigation

By Jackie Farwell on Nov. 18, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
The hospital reported the death to a state licensing board and a state program that tracks health care safety issues, according to an EMMC spokeswoman.

Holiday Hall Craft Fair

on Nov. 18, 2016, at 4:48 p.m.
Alisha Harmon

Second suspect arrested in theft of Bangor pawn shop guns

By BDN Staff on Nov. 18, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.
Alisha Harmon is the second person charged in connection with the break-ins at J.G. Pawn Shop.
Detective Sgt. Anthony Pinette (left) was among several officers who searched Union Street on Friday after a report of gunshots. It was later determined to be firecrackers that had gone off.

Brewer City Hall put on lockdown after firecrackers mistaken for shots fired

Bangor Daily News on Nov. 18, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
City Hall was on lockdown Friday afternoon as police responded to a report of shots being fired nearby.

Annual Solidarity Harvest brings locally sourced food to those in need

By Micky Bedell on Nov. 18, 2016, at 1:32 p.m.
The Bangor office entrance of FairPoint Communications is seen in October 2009.

FairPoint to lay off more than 110 in New England, unions say

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 18, 2016, at 12:59 p.m.
FairPoint Communications announced plans Thursday to lay off 110 employees from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, a union representative said Friday.
Ernest R. Cook

Sex offender pleads guilty to having child pornography

on Nov. 18, 2016, at 12:45 p.m.
Ernest Cook is a lifetime registrant of the Maine Sex Offender Registry because he was convicted in 1997 of sexually abusing a 3-year-old.

The Price Is Right Live! to return to Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center

on Nov. 18, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.

Maine artists Anna Hepler and Lauren Fensterstock each receive prestigious $50K grant

on Nov. 18, 2016, at 9:58 a.m.
Sarah Vickers of Holden, a member of the Penobscot Region New England Mountain Bike Association, rides new single track mountain biking trails on Nov. 15, in Essex Woods in Bangor. The trail was constructed in October by volunteers of PR NEMBA and the support of Bangor Parks and Recreation Department.

‘Build it and they will come’: Bangor mountain bike group revives old trails

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Nov. 18, 2016, at 1 a.m.
A group of Bangor-area mountain bikers have been hard at work this fall, building a single-track trail through the city’s Essex Woods with the support of Bangor Parks and Recreation.
Bangor City Council Chairman Joe Baldacci chats at the end of a council meeting on Monday night.

Bangor methadone clinic ban might survive judge’s ruling

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 17, 2016, at 6:15 p.m.
City leaders say they think that the ordinance blocking expansion of a local methadone clinic might be tweaked to survive judicial scrutiny.
Patricia Blanchette speaks during a session in the State House in Augusta in May 2001.

Longtime Bangor politician Patricia Blanchette dies at 73

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 17, 2016, at 6:01 p.m.
Patricia Blanchette, a former city councilor and council chair, Penobscot County treasurer and state representative, died on Oct. 21.

Man arrested in Orrington gets 8 months for being in US illegally

on Nov. 17, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.

Seaboard FCU runs Sock-in-a-Box campaign

on Nov. 17, 2016, at 3:48 p.m.
City worker Tobi Smith looks into a 10-foot-deep sinkhole underneath a section of sidewalk along the Banor Waterfront on Wednesday afternoon.

Part of Bangor waterfront walkway remains off limits until sinkhole can be permanently fixed

By Rick Levasseur on Nov. 17, 2016, at 2:32 p.m.
“With each tide that comes in, we just don’t know.”

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Nov. 18-20: Get it while the getting’s good

on Nov. 17, 2016, at 11:54 a.m.

Man who robbed Newport pharmacy gets nearly 6 years

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 16, 2016, at 4:51 p.m.
A police cruiser stopped a van, which was allegedly stolen by a 12-year-old boy, at Broadway near Center Street in Bangor in this June 2016 photo.

Judge dismisses case against 12-year-old accused of leading police on chase

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 16, 2016, at 4:45 p.m.
Judge John Lucy dismissed on Election Day the case involving the June 25 chase in Bangor, according to Mary Ann Lynch, spokeswoman for the court system.