Bangor-based photographer Monty Rand operates a quadcopter he uses for aerial photography.

Photographers using small drones equipped with cameras to capture images of Maine from above

By Nick McCrea on July 23, 2014, at 6:19 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — “Is that a drone?” a woman walking her dog along the Bangor Waterfront asked late Monday morning. Her tone fell somewhere between curious and accusatory. “Nope, it’s a quadcopter,” Bangor-based flier-photographer Monty Rand said as he stared down at his monitor while a small, multi-propellered machine hovered …

Photographers using small drones equipped with cameras to capture images of Maine from above

By Gabor Degre on July 23, 2014, at 6:17 a.m.
Bangor-based photographer Monty Rand demonstrates using his quadcopter, equipped with a GoPro camera, to capture images from above.
The Bangor Police Department, along with Bouchard & Sons towing in Hermon, will be entering this 2004 Ford Crown Victoria in the Big Bang Destruction Derby on Thursday, July 31, as part of the 2014 Bangor State Fair.

Bangor police will be rooting for ‘cruiser’ in demolition derby

By Cameron Paquette, BDN Staff on July 22, 2014, at 4:43 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine —- The Bangor Police Department will have a strong rooting interest in one of the cars entered in the Big Bang Demolition Derby at the 2014 Bangor State Fair. If the faux police cruiser donated to the department prevails in the July 31 event, police will give the …
Jeffrey Barnard

Arraignment delayed for Ellsworth man shot in the face

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2014, at 4:08 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The arraignment of an Ellsworth man who exchanged gunfire with police during an overnight standoff that ended when he was shot in the face last month was delayed Tuesday for two weeks because of the defendant’s health problems. Jeffrey Paul Barnard, 50, was scheduled to plead not …
The Penobscot River House in Old Town.

Old Town’s Penobscot River House now under Volunteers of America management

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 22, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — The Penobscot River House — the old riverside woolen mill that was changed 30 years ago into affordable housing for the elderly and people with disabilities — is now being managed by Volunteers of America, company Vice President Melissa Morrill said Tuesday. The 80-unit brick apartment …
Philip McIntyre

Bangor man involved in home invasion in which companion was fatally shot to serve 6 years

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2014, at 2:59 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A local man whose companion was fatally shot during a home invasion in 2012 pleaded guilty Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to four charges and will serve six years behind bars. Philip McIntyre , 22, of Bangor pleaded guilty to one count each of Class A …

Bucksport woman sentenced for embezzling nearly $3 million from bank accounts

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2014, at 2:23 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Bucksport woman who admitted to embezzling nearly $3 million from a Maine bank and not reporting the stolen income on her tax returns was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to eight years and one month in federal prison. Lynn M. Bowden, 62, also was sentenced …
From the community

Solidarity Harvest Benefit Auction

By Martin Chartrand on July 22, 2014, at 1:23 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Food AND Medicine, 20 Ivers St., Brewer, ME For more information: 207-989-5860; Solidarity Harvest Benefit Auction Friday, August 15, 2014 Food AND Medicine 20 Ivers St, Brewer 5-9 PM Dinner included. Donations accepted. ALL PROCEEDS of the benefit go …
From the community

Baked bean supper at Corinth

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 1:01 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St., Corinth For more information: 207-285-3557 CORINTH, Maine — The Corinth United Methodist Church will hold a baked bean supper 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the church. The menu will be baked beans, …
From the community
Thomas Follette, 100, sits in a truck at Dysart's.

100-year-old has ‘big rig’ dream fulfilled at Dysart’s

on July 22, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.
HERMON, Maine — Thomas Follette, 100-year-old resident of Arbor Terrace in Gardiner, has dreamed of going for a ride in a “big rig” and having lunch at a legendary local favorite – Dysart’s Truck Stop and Restaurant. His wish came true Monday, July 21, thanks to the generosity of Dysart’s who donated the …

Stestson author to talk about her eighth book

on July 22, 2014, at 9:31 a.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine— Rosalie Deer Heart of Stetson announced the recent publication of her eighth book, Soul Befriending: High Beam Living and Loving.” The book, she said,  contains several Maine-based stories, including “The Truth and Reconciliation Initiative” as well as a community forgiveness ritual that Mother Rita of St. John’s Episcopal …

Quebec man arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle wife into US near Jackman

By Dawn Gagnon on July 21, 2014, at 8:14 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Quebec man who was arrested last week after allegedly attempting to smuggle his wife into the country made his initial court appearance Monday at U.S. District Court in Bangor. Pierre Poulin, 40, of St. Martin, Quebec, is charged with encouraging and inducing illegal entry into the …

Bangor says contract with KahBang is terminated

By Nick McCrea on July 21, 2014, at 7:50 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A City Council committee agreed that KahBang organizers breached their five-year contract with the city when they decided to move the music and arts festival to Portland this year, three weeks before showtime. “At this point we consider the contract with KahBang to be terminated,” council Chairman …

UMS trustees approve plan to address projected $69 million budget shortfall

By Nell Gluckman on July 21, 2014, at 6:56 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The University of Maine System’s board of trustees will attempt to add focus and accountability to their plan to close a budget gap that campuses have been grappling with for years. “It is very focused,” said Trustee Sam Collins of a strategic plan that the board approved …
This 1971 Pontiac GTO owned by Steve Dyer of Hermon will be one of many cars, trucks, motorcycles and street rods and antique vehicles featured in the Hermon Bicentennial Car Show 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Hermon High School in conjunction with the town of Hermon celebration of the its 200th birthday. The cost to exhibit a vehicle is $7. For information, email Scott Perkins at

1971 GTO

on July 21, 2014, at 3:47 p.m.
Bangor Band members get ready to give a concert in its new “clam shell” performing space on the Bangor waterfront. Band members have dubbed the structure the Clam-phitheatre. Bangor Parks and Recreation Department staff inflate the shell before concerts.


on July 21, 2014, at 3:44 p.m.

Sports news

on July 21, 2014, at 3:42 p.m.
Hockey equipment sale ORONO — The John Bapst Hockey Boosters will hold a used hockey equipment sale 8-11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 27, in the Alfond Arena lobby at the University of Maine. Get everything from skates to sticks, shoulder pads to shin pads, jerseys to girdles and everything in between. …

School news

on July 21, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
Colleges New England School of Communications BANGOR — These area students received honors or high honors for the spring semester at the New England School of Communication: High honors: Alton:  Jacob Kipping. Bangor: Jacob Bender, Gary Bragdon, Evan Ettinger, Joshua Fichera, Zachary Hewins, John Patterson,  Evan Pierce, Micah Roemmich. Brewer: …

Downeast Direct Cremation caters to growing trend in Maine

on July 21, 2014, at 3:37 p.m.
By Nick Kaye Special to The Weekly   BANGOR — More and more families are choosing cremation over traditional burial services. The Cremation Association of America has projected that 44 percent of deaths in the United States will result in cremation by 2015. That’s an increase from 26 percent in …

When it’s hot, seniors need to stay cool

on July 21, 2014, at 3:34 p.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly   Humidity has settled in this season, making sticky the word of the day. Not that I’m complaining after the winter we had, just saying I’m starting to “glow” more than I used to. It’s time to be proactive about …
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