Farmington man charged with assaulting, terrorizing teen driver

By Ann Bryant on Nov. 24, 2014, at 4:29 p.m.
A Farmington man faces charges after police say he assaulted and terrorized a teen driver on the Webster Road on Saturday. He is also accused of damaging the lights on the teen’s truck. Charles Hubbard, 57, was arrested Sunday by Farmington police officer Derek Doucette after the …
Cole Meserve

Three arrested in burglary ring that spanned three counties

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 24, 2014, at 1:10 p.m.
PORTLAND | Three people, including a brother-sister duo, were arrested in connection with a burglary ring that spanned three counties, according to state police. Arrested and charged with burglary and theft are Christopher Michaud, 23, of Limerick, Cole Meserve, 20, of Standish, and Amber Meserve, 21, of Limerick, Department …
Col. Diane Dunn of Newburgh

Colonel from Newburgh becomes first woman to command Maine Army Guard brigade

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 23, 2014, at 10:43 a.m.
BANGOR | The alarm clock goes off at 4:30 a.m. for the Maine Army National Guard’s newest brigade commander, but the early wake-up call has nothing to do with her “office job” leading the 120th Regional Support Group. Instead, Col. Diane Dunn of Newburgh — the first female officer …
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott was awaited by a crowd of people gathered to see him at his homecoming celebration in 2010. Wescott won the gold medal in snowboard cross at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.

Dreams born on Sugarloaf reach the mountains of Japan for Seth Wescott

By Lauren Abbate, Special to the BDN on Nov. 20, 2014, at 2:31 p.m.
Carrabassett Valley’s own two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Seth Wescott has pretty much done it all in his roughly 25-year career. From Sugarloaf to Torino to Vancouver and back again, Wescott has been around the world and is still chasing new opportunities and new tracks of powder for the sport …

State aid fund runs dry for Maine asylum-seekers with work permits but no jobs

By Scott Thistle on Nov. 19, 2014, at 5:56 a.m.
LEWISTON, Maine— About 50 immigrant families seeking asylum in Maine will lose state-funded food stamp and Temporary Assistance to Needy Family benefits in December, according to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. About $260,000 in temporary funding for the benefits — which help 128 individuals statewide, including children …
From the community

Community Thanksgiving dinner at Norway church

Bangor Daily News on Nov. 18, 2014, at 3:33 p.m.
NORWAY, Maine — Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish invites all community members who may otherwise be alone for the holiday to attend the community Thanksgiving dinner at noon Thursday, Nov. 27, in the hall at St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 32 Paris St. The free dinner will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, …

Maine Senate recount confirms Democrat won in Lewiston district

By Staff Report, Sun Journal on Nov. 17, 2014, at 3:44 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – Nate Libby, a Lewiston Democrat, was officially declared the winner in the race for state Senate District 21 on Monday, according to Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap. Libby, who currently serves in the Maine House of Representatives and on the Lewiston City Council, was running against …

NH man dies of head injuries after crashing ATV in Bethel

By Staff Report, CBS 13 on Nov. 17, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
A New Hampshire died from extensive head injuries Sunday afternoon after his ATV rolled over in Bethel, and police say he was not wearing a helmet. The name of the 42-year-old man has not been released, but the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department said the accident happened just …

Snow, freezing rain expected for parts of state Monday

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 17, 2014, at 8:37 a.m.
CARIBOU | More winter weather is expected in northern and western parts of the state Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Several counties awoke Monday morning to a winter weather advisory in effect, with a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain expected throughout the day. Northern Penobscot, …
Clinton Deschene has stepped down as town manager of Auburn for a job in Presque Isle. He begins his position as assistant superintendent and business manager of School Administrative District 1 on Dec. 2.

Deschene leaves Auburn city manager job for SAD 1 post in Presque Isle

By Scott Taylor, Sun Journal on Nov. 15, 2014, at 2:57 p.m.
AUBURN — Clinton Deschene said he had some misgivings about building a new two-rink ice arena in 2012 when he was interviewing for the city manager’s job. Deschene ended up taking the job and relocated his family to Auburn from Hermon. Despite his initial concerns, he became a fan of …

Late-fall snowstorm wraps up late Friday

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 14, 2014, at 8:34 a.m.
CARIBOU | Much of Maine woke up Friday morning to fresh snow coming down and their vehicles needing to be cleared of the new powder. Penobscot, Hancock and Washington counties were under a winter weather advisory for much of Friday. As of noon, that had been lifted, according to …
Rebecca Thompson

Three arrested after crack cocaine, heroin allegedly seized in Auburn drug raid

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 13, 2014, at 5:48 p.m.
Three people were arrested Wednesday after the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Auburn police turned up evidence of a drug trafficking operation. Rebecca Thompson, 33, of Auburn was charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, namely crack cocaine and heroin, MDEA Cmdr. Scott Pelletier …
Leanna Norris enters the court room on the first day of her trial at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor Monday.

Trial of mother accused of killing toddler ends; judge to issue verdict at later date

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 13, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.
BANGOR | The six-day, jury-waived trial of a 25-year-old mother charged with murder in the death of her nearly 2½-year-old daughter last year ended Thursday with closing arguments at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Leanna Norris, 25, of Auburn, formerly of Stetson, did not take the stand in her own …

Winter weather advisory issued for Bangor area as light snow expected Friday

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 13, 2014, at 8:37 a.m.
CARIBOU | Friday’s morning commute could be hampered by a few inches of snow forecast for parts of the state, according to the National Weather Service. Snow is expected to fall late Thursday night and into Friday morning, according to the weather service. While accumulation levels will be lower …

Auburn deputy police chief suspended after allegedly making a sexual comment

By Staff, CBS 13 on Nov. 11, 2014, at 8:57 a.m.
A deputy police chief is suspended, without pay, after allegedly making an inappropriate and sexual comment to another officer. Investigators said Auburn Deputy Chief, Jason Moen, will serve a one-day suspension for a comment he made back in September. He will also need to take a course …

B&M offers to pay costs to keep lonely Auburn-Portland rail line open

By Darren Fishell on Nov. 10, 2014, at 4:35 p.m.
The owner of the B&M baked bean plant in Portland’s East Deering neighborhood has offered to pay $111,529 to keep open the rail line that delivers its beans from the Midwest and Manitoba, Canada. B&G Foods, which owns the bean plant, filed the offer last week, stating …
Oleg Spektorov

Boston man nabbed with over 40 pounds of marijuana in Auburn bust

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 10, 2014, at 2:38 p.m.
A Boston man was arrested Saturday night after a traffic stop led to a drug bust on Washington Street, according to police. Oleg Spektorov, 29, had been pulled over due to a broken tail light, according to a statement from Auburn police. During the traffic stop, police …

Maine Technology Institute awards $2.5 million in grants to Maine entrepreneurs

By None. on Nov. 10, 2014, at 2:14 p.m.
Companies developing new products in Androscoggin County received more than 40 percent of the investment encouraged by about $2.5 million in grant awards from the Maine Technology Institute from July through September. In those three months, state-funded agency gave out $2,527,572 to 33 companies, matched by $3,187,413 in investment from …
David Allen of Stone Point Studios recently built this heart-shaped stone arch at Fort Williams.

‘I take a lot of happiness from making people happy:’ Artist uses rocks, leaves and more to create installations

By Abigail Curtis on Nov. 10, 2014, at 12:40 p.m.
KINGFIELD | As Route 27 winds alongside the Carrabassett River in western Maine, a sharp-eyed traveler can spot something unusual —- a large peace symbol made of white river stones, shimmering just under the surface of the shallow water. The peace sign showed up four months ago, tickling passersby …
Daniel Poland

Father-son duo arrested in Franklin County, father on OUI charge, son for allegedly assaulting deputy

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 10, 2014, at 10:12 a.m.
KINGFIELD | A father and son were arrested in Franklin County early Sunday morning, with the son allegedly assaulting a sheriff’s deputy. The sequence of events leading to the arrests of Daniel Poland, 61, and his 28-year-old son Tyler, both of Greene, began around 1 a.m. when Franklin County …
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