In that quiet time between the fleeing night and the approaching day, Main Street in Bangor comes to life as the early birds head to work. The light and scenes change quickly as dawn illuminates the Dedham Hills to the southeast. Weekly Editor Brian Swartz recently chased the… Read More
    From biker scouts chasing Luke and Leia to exciting NFL end-zone action to reality TV, Steadicam technology improves the video footage that people watch. Since the advent of silent films, producers have struggled to film scenes that require a cameraman to move simultaneously with the action. Hand-held… Read More
    Anthony Nguyen decided to expand his 12-year-old Sassy Nails franchise from Ellsworth to Bangor because he had clients who were traveling that distance. “We talked a lot with the customers and found out many were coming from Bangor,” Nguyen said. “The customer always comes first.”… Read More
    Joshua Britten, Yarmouth, possessing marijuana, $350. Ryan L. Doody, Caribou, violating condition of release, jail 72 hours; operating vehicle while license suspended or revoked, $500, jail 72 hours. Donald Galleck, Bangor, trafficking dangerous knives, jail 48 hours. Jeremy J. Hammond, Bangor, operating vehicle without… Read More
    If there’s one thing Dee-Anne McDonald loves to do, it’s to send vacationers to Mexico. That’s because it’s not only the travel agent’s favorite destination, but Mexico offers tremendous bang for the buck. McDonald owns All About Travel, located at the Centre Mall since the… Read More
    Ed Schaffer, owner of Diversified Ink, is still getting used to the idea of being an employer. His tattoo studio employs four tattoo artists, two piercers, and two part-time employees to manage the books and web site. Business has never been better. Wearing a worn Carhartt… Read More
    ORONO — Robert Modery and his first cousin, John A. Modery, cannot be sure, but their great-grandfather might have defended the Union with a German accent. Robert, known as “Bob,” lives in the Orono house occupied by the Modery clan for generations. John A. Modery — the… Read More
    If you ask Jim Churchill why he decided to open his new restaurant on Main Street in Bangor, he’ll tell you it’s because big things are happening. And the iconic Miller’s Restaurant location just made sense for his restaurant, sports grille, and cafe. Seasons on Main,… Read More
    BANGOR — Out back in the kitchen at La Cena Italian Bistro & Pizzeria is one very busy young man. James Gallagher, 24, is the owner and main chef of the restaurant at 621 Hammond St., which opened in May. It’s the most recent of seven ventures… Read More
    Back pain is the most common medical problem in the United States. In 2003, Research America released the results of a survey of 1,000 people in the country showing that: • 57 percent of all adults had chronic or recurrent back pain in the last year;… Read More
    Sean Na Allen, Brooklin, operating vehicle without license, $150. Terry G. Anderson, Millinocket, operating vehicle after habitual offender revocation, jail 60 days, $500. William G. Antworth, Hermon, operating vehicle while under influence of intoxicants, $500. Michael L. Beene, Royse City, Texas, record of duty status,… Read More
    Across Maine, snowmobile trails received much-needed maintenance this past fall. The sledding season will start soon (hopefully), and snowmobile clubs got their trails into shape before the snow started falling. And club officials remember the related adventures of 2012 and years past. The Penobscot Snowmobile Club… Read More
    Dr. Philip Goldthwait found himself somewhat adrift last July when Pearle Vision next to his offce closed after a quarter-century at the Bangor Mall. The optometrist, whose practice had been housed right next door to Pearle since 1997, suddenly found himself without nearby optical services. “We… Read More
    When it comes to hands-on learning, 11 University of Maine Nursing International students and their advisor will have the ultimate experience in March. Working in a real world setting in the country of Belize. That means that while many UMaine students will be soaking up the sun… Read More