A man snow blows the sidewalk on Tuesday in front of a hotel on Fore Street in Portland.

Parts of Maine to be hit with deep freeze as snowstorm winds down Saturday

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 30, 2015, at 7:45 p.m.
BANGOR | Light snow that began falling across the state Friday morning intensified by afternoon, dropping more than half a foot of snow in southern and western Maine by Friday evening. The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for the entire state, effective through Saturday morning and …
Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew speaks in October 2013 to the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee on Riverview Psychiatric Center funding.

Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by former Riverview worker assaulted by an inmate with a pen

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 30, 2015, at 5:05 p.m.
BANGOR | A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by a former mental health worker at Riverview Psychiatric Center who was assaulted and stabbed with a pen by a patient when she was pregnant. U.S. District Judge George Singal said in his opinion issued Thursday that her attacker, …
Bangor Public Works crews were busy removing snow from public parking lots and the side of downtown streets, to make room for the next storm, that is expected to bring another 6 to 12 inches of snow by Saturday morning.

Friday storm to intensify as day goes on

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 30, 2015, at 7:56 a.m.
GRAY | Light snow was beginning to fall across the state Friday morning as a winter storm worked its way into the region. The storm, expected to bring more than a foot of snow in some areas, comes in the wake of a Tuesday blizzard that dumped more than …
An employee pushes carts in front of the Shaw's in Ellsworth in this 2010 BDN file photo. The Maine Human Rights Commission found that Shaw's discriminated against older employees in a region wide layoff in 2012 that affected mostly older full-time workers.

Shaw’s Supermarkets discriminated against older workers, Maine Human Rights Commission found

By Abigail Curtis on Jan. 29, 2015, at 4:14 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A major New England grocery chain discriminated against older workers in the way that it implemented a company-wide layoff in November 2012, the Maine Human Rights Commission found this week. That decision may have some far-reaching consequences, according to Jeffrey Young, an Augusta-based employment law attorney who …
A man shovels snow from the balcony of a building near the Bangor Waterfront.

National Weather Service predicting another foot or more of snow

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 29, 2015, at 8:50 a.m.
GRAY | Much of the state enjoyed clear blue skies Thursday, but that will change rapidly as another snowstorm bears down on the area. The National Weather Service has placed the entire state under a winter storm warning, as a front moving in from the Great Lakes is expected …
Brewer High School student Isaak Gauthier (left) works on a Kindle with class teacher Kevin Napolillo (right) at Brewer High School in this 2013 BDN file photo.

$48 million in public school funds on the line if Maine loses federal education waiver

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 28, 2015, at 6:55 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Maine is in danger of losing an important federal waiver that could have ramifications on funding for the state’s public schools unless the Legislature changes the way teachers and principals are evaluated before March 15, according to the Maine Department of Education. At issue is the Elementary …

Firefighters at scene of Whitefield blaze

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 27, 2015, at 5:06 p.m.
Multiple Lincoln County-area fire departments rushed to a structure fire Tuesday afternoon at 452 Mills Road in Whitefield. A dispatcher at Lincoln County Communications confirmed that the fire was still burning at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. Route 218 is closed between the west intersection with Route 126 and …
Jose "Zito" Sartarelli, Dean of the WVU College of Business and Economics.

Three finalists announced for USM presidency, including Augusta campus president

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 27, 2015, at 10:23 a.m.
PORTLAND | The University of Maine System on Tuesday morning announced the three finalists vying to take the helm of the beleaguered University of Southern Maine. Harvey Kesselman, provost and executive vice president at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; Jose “Zito” Sartarelli, chief global officer and the …
A quiet downtown Bangor in the storm.

Blizzard whips into Maine

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 27, 2015, at 9:11 a.m.
BANGOR | Traffic was light in Bangor on Tuesday as a snowstorm brought blizzard conditions into the state. Up to 24 inches of snow are expected in certain parts of the state by the time the storm subsides Wednesday. Tuesday’s snowfall totals varied across the state, with southern Maine …
The National Weather Service office as seen Monday in Caribou.

‘Calm before the storm’: National Weather Service readies for blizzard in Maine

By Julia Bayly on Jan. 26, 2015, at 7:06 p.m.
CARIBOU | Things were pretty quiet Monday afternoon at the National Weather Service office in Caribou as what could be a major snowstorm started churning its way up the Eastern Seaboard toward Maine. “This really is the calm before the storm,” Richard Okulski, meteorologist in charge at the Caribou …
Mike Marshall (left) directs the driver of a plow truck to attach to a plow with Robert Lyford (right) at Bangor Public Works on Monday afternoon in preparation for the upcoming storm, which is predicted to drop 18 to 24 inches of snow starting Monday night.

Flights canceled, plows readied, shoppers hit stores before blizzard

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 26, 2015, at 11:33 a.m.
BANGOR | As Maine braced for a major snowstorm expected to include blizzard conditions late Monday through early Wednesday, the state’s airports canceled flights, plow crews prepared for difficult road conditions, and shoppers stocked up before hunkering down. The National Weather Service put much of the state under a …

Armed man robs Augusta Quick Stop

By CBS 13 on Jan. 26, 2015, at 7:28 a.m.
Police are looking for an armed man who they say robbed a convenience store Sunday night. Around 8:30 p.m., Augusta Police say a white man between 20 and 30 years old walked into the Augusta Quick Mart at 25 Western Ave and demanded cash. Police say the …
Gov. Burton M. Cross (left) and E. Spencer Miller, president of Maine Central Railroad, wave from the front of Steam locomotive 470 at Union Station in Bangor in this 1954 file photo.

Lawmaker hopes to bring passenger rail service back to Bangor

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 25, 2015, at 6:14 a.m.
A Maine lawmaker wants to bring passenger trains to Bangor for the first time in more than half a century, but an industry official cautions it could cost more than $100 million to make the idea a reality. A bill entered by Rep. Michelle Dunphy, D-Old Town, …
Snow falls in downtown Ellsworth early Saturday afternoon as a storm moves north along the East Coast. With predictions between 6 and 10 inches, interior portions of Hancock and Washington counties were expected to get the majority of the snowfall in Maine.

Winter storm moving up East Coast causes accidents in coastal Maine

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 24, 2015, at 12 p.m.
A winter storm moving up the East Coast that is expected to bring several inches of snow to eastern Maine by Sunday morning caused a spate of vehicle accidents Saturday in coastal Maine, according to reports. The storm is expected to dump between 6 to 10 inches of snow in …

Pro-life advocates rally in Augusta

By Staff, CBS 13 on Jan. 18, 2015, at 6:38 p.m.
AUGUSTA — Pro-life advocates marched around the Capitol demanding change Saturday during the Maine Right to Life’s annual Hands Around the Capitol Memorial event. Teresa McCann-Tumidajski, executive director of Maine Right to Life, said, “Over 57 million innocent babies have died from abortion in our country so we are here …
Randy Marquis

Augusta man arrested Friday on charge of possessing child pornography

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 17, 2015, at 11:46 a.m.
A local man was arrested Friday and charged with possessing child pornography, according to the Maine State Police. Randy Marquis, 41, was arrested at his home on Northern Avenue and taken to the Kennebec County Jail, according Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. …
Kate Brogan, vice president for public affairs at the Family Planning Association of Maine, voices her opposition to three abortion bills introduced to the Maine Legislature in this 2013 BDN file photo. Flanking Brogan are members of the Maine Choice Coalition

Will the national anti-abortion wave catch Maine?

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 16, 2015, at 7:08 p.m.
AUGUSTA | In 2013, Democrats with solid majorities in the Legislature were able to handily defeat several bills that sought to restrict access to or move the state away from legal abortion, but a lot has changed since then in both Maine and the nation. Could the fight over …
A statue of former Vice President Hannibal Hamlin dons a red scarf during a cold snap in Bangor in December of 2013.

Snow squalls move across state in advance of arctic air

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 16, 2015, at 1:29 p.m.
GRAY | While most of the state was under sunny skies Friday afternoon, snow squalls moving across central Maine made for brief whiteout conditions, according to the National Weather Service. Squalls were expected for Somerset, Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford and Sagadahoc counties, according to the weather …
Messalonskee High School students console each other during a Project Graduation Benefit Dinner for the Class of 2016 and fundraiser for the Cassidy Charette Scholarship and Connor Garland's family at The Red Barn in Augusta in this 2014 file photo. Charette, 17, was killed and Garland, 16, was critically injured in hayride accident at Harvest Hill Farms in Mechanic Falls. In response to the tragedy, Maine lawmakers will consider a number of bills in 2015 that aim at preventing future tragedies.

Hayride safety bills to go before state Legislature after deadly Mechanic Falls accident

By Scott Thistle on Jan. 15, 2015, at 6:07 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A hayride accident that claimed the life of a teenage girl from Oakland and sent 22 others to the hospital last October has prompted an outpouring of proposed law changes. The titles of six different bills released Thursday and sponsored by Democrats and Republicans, including top leaders …
UMA President Glenn Cummings

University of Maine at Augusta receives anonymous gift of more than $1 million

on Jan. 15, 2015, at 11:15 a.m.
The University of Maine at Augusta has received a gift in excess of $1 million from an anonymous donor, according to an announcement made Thursday by UMA President Glenn Cummings. “We could not be more excited about this incredibly generous gift,” Cummings said in the press release. …
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