Torrey Rudge, sign tech and plow truck driver for Bangor Public Works, uses a long scraper to remove ice and snow buildup from the front of his truck in Bangor on Tuesday.

What snowplow drivers really think of people who drive in a storm

By Dawn Gagnon on March 15, 2017, at 7 a.m.
“It’s the weather. It’s going to be the weather whether we want it or not.”

New music including Fleet Foxes, Soulwax, Jay Som and The Shins on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on March 14, 2017, at 5:32 p.m.
New tracks from Real Estate, Goldfrapp and Depeche Mode debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back 10 years to some of the great music released in 2007.
If retail marijuana is to be sold in Bangor, City Council Chairman Joe Baldacci wants the city to be its sole vendor. Arguing that the city would do the best job keeping it out of underage hands, and could certainly use the profits, Baldacci asked during a council workshop on Monday night whether the city could restrict the sales to itself and was told "probably not."

Baldacci: Make city government Bangor’s sole retail marijuana seller

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 14, 2017, at 4:56 p.m.
“I would prefer that the money stay in local government pockets to fund things like schools and roads and police and fire,” Baldacci said.
Light snow started falling in Bangor shortly before noon on Tuesday.

Blizzard blasts Maine, expected to dump up to two feet in some areas

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 14, 2017, at 3:40 p.m.
“The heavy snow is mixing with the wind to create near white out conditions.”

Young Mainers are leaving the state, but we are walking next door for good beer.

on March 14, 2017, at 3:08 p.m.

Canadian man who worked illegally in U.S. for 38 years gets time served

By Judy Harrison on March 14, 2017, at 2:16 p.m.
John D. Fraser was arrested on Nov. 20 after he attempted to cross the border in Calais.
Darrick Deshane shovels the sidewalk outside Paddy Murphy's on Tuesday morning as part of a group of three men from Hopkins Landscaping, including Nick Watson and Michael Deshane (not shown), who were clearing downtown sidewalks as good samaritans. "We don't want anybody getting hurt because it's nasty out," said Watson.

Bangor hasn’t enforced sidewalk snow clearing ordinance in at least 17 years

By Danielle McLean on March 14, 2017, at 1:17 p.m.
Property owners, businesses or tenants located in the downtown area have six hours to remove snow or ice from their adjacent sidewalk or else face a $100 fine.
Tristan Kaldenberg

Husson student hit by wrong-way driver transferred to Mass General

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 14, 2017, at 1:12 p.m.
“He’s at Mass General, and he’s doing great, all things considered,” his father said.

Two more shows for Thompson’s Point in Portland: The Shins and My Morning Jacket

on March 14, 2017, at 11:17 a.m.

Tool set for opening concert of 2017 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion season

on March 13, 2017, at 12 p.m.

Dinner and silent auction

By Missy Pinkham on March 13, 2017, at 10:56 a.m.
Ryan Witmer at Penobscot County Superior Court in Bangor during his 2009 trial in the stabbing of his then-wife's boyfriend. He was found not guilty in that trial

Bangor man cleared in 2009 stabbing, charged Monday with five felonies

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 13, 2017, at 8:49 a.m.
A local man who was cleared of trying to kill his estranged wife and her boyfriend in 2009 is again behind bars for domestic violence related crimes.
Blaze maintenance man Robert McClure tries to keep on top of the falling snow so there's a clear path to the business in Bangor, Feb. 13, 2017.

Winter storm on track to dump a foot of snow across Maine this week

By Dawn Gagnon on March 12, 2017, at 3:18 p.m.
A snowstorm could drop nearly a foot of snow as it passes over Maine Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Beekeeping with the Maine State Apiculturist!

By oplevents on March 10, 2017, at 2:58 p.m.

Professional musicians inspire, teach Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra

By Micky Bedell on March 10, 2017, at 1:57 p.m.

Power restored after driver crashed into Old Town utility pole

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 10, 2017, at 10:58 a.m.
The driver of a truck who crashed into a utility pole on Main Street Thursday night was ejected from the vehicle and remains hospitalized.
Arthur E. "Ed" McKenzie

Arthur E. ‘Ed’ Mckenzie, former BDN general manager, dead at 91

By Judy Harrison on March 10, 2017, at 10:39 a.m.
Arthur E. “Ed” McKenzie worked at the BDN for nearly 40 years and retired as its general manager.

Elderly Mainers are having unprotected sex, and that’s a problem

By Julia Bayly on March 10, 2017, at 9:05 a.m.
“In the last 10 years, sexually transmitted diseases have doubled in that age group because of that false sense of security.”

Bangor: St. Joe’s Celiac Sprue Support Group will not meet March 21

on March 09, 2017, at 4:41 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Supper and Show in Bangor

on March 09, 2017, at 4:14 p.m.