Bob Montgomery-Rice, new president of Bangor Savings Bank.

Bangor Savings credits southern expansion, improving economy for record profits

By Darren Fishell on June 26, 2017, at 6 p.m.
The bank took in about $25 million in net income for the year, an 8.4 increase over the previous year.

Brantley Gilbert set for September concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor

on June 26, 2017, at 1:56 p.m.

Eddington man dies in Orono motorcycle crash

By Dawn Gagnon on June 26, 2017, at 6:10 a.m.
An Eddington man died early Saturday morning after he crashed his motorcycle into a utility pole on outer Forest Avenue in Orono, according to police.
BANGOR, Maine -- 062417 -- Several hundred people participated in the Bangor Pride parade in Bangor on Saturday despite drizzly conditions. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Bangor gets its pride on

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 25, 2017, at 1:21 p.m.
Umbrellas helped spectators watching the Bangor Pride parade wind its way into downtown Bangor on Saturday.

Hundreds turn out for Bangor pride parade and festival

By Dawn Gagnon on June 24, 2017, at 6:10 p.m.
“It’s important for me to have my kids here because their hearts are so open right now.”
Matthew Wiley

Bangor man charged with breaking into vehicles

By Dawn Gagnon on June 23, 2017, at 8:03 p.m.
A local man was arrested Friday on four felony burglary charges as the result of a weeklong investigation into motor vehicle burglaries, according to police.
The Penobscot Narrows Bridge bridge, linking Verona Island and Prospect over the Penobscot River.

Search underway after vehicle was found abandoned on Penobscot Narrows Bridge

By Nick McCrea on June 23, 2017, at 10:22 a.m.
The Maine Marine Patrol is searching the Penobscot River after a vehicle was found parked on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.
Husson student Tristan Kaldenberg, 19, is still recovering from critical injuries sustained when his car was hit head-on by a truck going the wrong way on Interstate 95 back in March, but he's already driving and is returning to school in the fall.

Husson student hit by wrong-way driver is on the mend

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 23, 2017, at 5:48 a.m.
“I’m driving again,” Tristan Kaldenberg, 19, said Thursday by phone from his hometown of Littleton, Massachusetts. “There is no slowing me down.”
Located at 83 Main Road South in Hampden, the Martin Kinsley House is owned by the Hampden Historical Society. The house is open for public visitation from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesdays, from April to October.

Hampden Historical Society launches Kinsley House renovation campaign

By Dawn Gagnon on June 22, 2017, at 6:02 p.m.
Hampden Historical Society board members on Tuesday launched a capital campaign to raise $500,000 to renovate the Martin Kinsley House at 83 Main Road South.
Bangor City Hall is seen Thursday.

Bangor and Portland can weather a state government shutdown, at least for a while

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 22, 2017, at 3:38 p.m.
Bangor has a rainy day fund of approximately $10 million — enough to maintain services for about two months.

Seniors trip July 14 to Ellsworth: pick-ups in Old Town and Hampden

on June 22, 2017, at 1:17 p.m.

Bangor Parks and Recreation announces summer events

on June 22, 2017, at 12:44 p.m.
Bangor Savings Bank Senior Vice President Scott Blake gives project idea advice to Bangor residents Aubrae Ramiak and Jared Hunnefeld of the Innovative Communities competition's Abraham Lincoln School team on June 20 at the Blaze restaurant in Bangor.

Ideas for making Bangor the best small city in U.S.

By Danielle McLean on June 22, 2017, at 12:22 p.m.
The competition pits residents from five neighborhoods against each other to brainstorm ways to make Bangor the best small city in the U.S.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, June 23-25: Living on the edge

on June 22, 2017, at 12:05 p.m.
Some Pittsfield residents will need to boil their water before use after crews shut off water service to several streets Monday as part of a public works project.

Water-boil order issued in Pittsfield

By Nick McCrea on June 22, 2017, at 8:13 a.m.
Some Pittsfield residents will need to boil their water before use after crews shut off water service to several streets Monday as part of a public works project.
The ballroom on the top floor of the Nichols Block on Exchange Street in Bangor. Part of the property will be renamed The Bangor Arts Exchange.

Bangor Symphony to move into historic building in downtown Bangor

By Emily Burnham on June 21, 2017, at 4:15 p.m.
The Bangor Symphony Orchestra returns to the Nichols Block in September, becoming the first tenant in the space since its purchase last year.

New music including Queens Of The Stone Age, Ride, Gorillaz and The Horrors on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 21, 2017, at 12:32 p.m.
New tracks from Arcade Fire, Lorde and Washed Out debuted on the show this week, while the retro set looked back at the year 1979 with a mix of punk and New Wave as well as more mainstream artists whose albums from that year revealed the influence of those new musical movements.
An adoptable puppy waits to go home at the Bangor Humane Society in Bangor Tuesday. All 16 dogs that came up from overcrowded shelters in Mississippi were adopted in an hour and a half.

Take a look at the puppies Bangor saved

By Danielle McLean on June 20, 2017, at 5:46 p.m.
The dogs adopted Tuesday evaded euthanization at an overcrowded shelter in Mississippi and are the first canine beneficiaries of a collaboration between the Bangor Humane Society and the Southern Pines Animal Shelter.
There are four steps down into the new Bangor office for Rep. Bruce Poliquin, located at 4 Union Plaza, in Suite 7.

Poliquin’s Bangor office stairs could be out of step with federal law

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 20, 2017, at 4:24 p.m.
“He says he’s all about veterans. Well, a lot of these vets are in wheelchairs.”
Zane Wetzel, who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography In December 2016 in federal court in Bangor, can be seen in Boston in this December 2010 file photo.

Man who survived high voltage accident sentenced for child porn

By Jen Lynds on June 19, 2017, at 9:50 p.m.
Investigators said Zane Wetzel used peer-to-peer file sharing networks to download hundreds of images at a time. Some of the child porn included men sexually assaulting children, with images and videos saved to the hard drive of his computer.