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POLL QUESTION
Camden Hills Regional High School students get onto a bus after being dismissed from school Friday afternoon. Maria Libby, superintendent of MSAD 28, part of the Five Town CSD, said Wednesday that the vast majority of parents in her district support starting school later.

More Maine schools are opting for later morning starts

By Alex Acquisto on March 25, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
Midcoast school districts are considering joining the ranks of others in Maine that have delayed the start of the school day.
Scout Stradley, 5, of Rockport, waves an American flag as she watches her mom, Sarah Harvey, originally from England, be sworn in as an American citizen Friday morning at the Federal Building. U.S. Magistrate Judge John Nivison presided over the ceremony where 27 people from 21 different countries took the Oath of Allegiance.

27 immigrants sworn in as U.S. citizens in Bangor

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 24, 2017, at 7:13 p.m.
“I love the American people. They are very friendly, there’s a lot of kindness [in them] for another country and another people.”
A GameStop store is pictured in Pasadena, California.

GameStop closing at least 150 ‘nonproductive’ stores in 2017

By Dawn Gagnon on March 24, 2017, at 6:22 p.m.
It was not known Friday if any of the company’s 10 stores in Maine will be affected.

Dynamic speaker on race: Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams to lecture at the University of Maine

on March 24, 2017, at 4:02 p.m.
Sen. Collins (right) with Joanna Russell, member of BARN Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Northeastern Workforce Development Board

Senator Collins Visits Brewer Organization that Assists Individuals Recovering from Addiction and Their Families

on March 24, 2017, at 3:54 p.m.
In January, Sanford Police and the York County Sheriff’s Office assisted state and federal drug agents in the arrest of two people in the largest heroin drug bust in Maine. The combined street value of the fentanyl laced heroin seized in both Maine and Massachusetts was over $1.8 million.

Maine needs more money to investigate fentanyl deaths

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 24, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
Of the 378 overdose deaths in 2016, 195 were attributed to fentanyl, up from only nine in 2013.

Events from The Bangor Land Trust

on March 24, 2017, at 1:40 p.m.

HOPE Festival at UMaine set for April 8

on March 24, 2017, at 1:09 p.m.

Dinner and music at The Bangor Grange

on March 24, 2017, at 1:04 p.m.

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is having a Garden Party, wear your gardening hat!

on March 24, 2017, at 1 p.m.

Kilroy was here! A musical in 2 acts

By diane chiappone on March 24, 2017, at 9:08 a.m.

Special ed, employee benefits could drive Bangor school budget up 2.14 percent

By Danielle McLean on March 23, 2017, at 7:02 p.m.
Bangor Public Schools Superintendent Betsy Webb introduced a $45.2 million budget proposal to the school committee Wednesday night.
University of Maine senior Max Andrews goes through "Pro Day" testing and workouts in front of NFL and other pro football scouts at the Latti Fitness Center and Mahaney Dome Thursday morning.

UMaine players show off to scouts for ‘Pro Day’ audition

By Larry Mahoney on March 23, 2017, at 6:36 p.m.
Professional football scouts put nine former Black Bear players through a variety of drills to see if they are potential draft candidates.
POLL QUESTION
Governor Paul LePage attends a maple tree tapping ceremony on a cold day in mid-March. LePage now backs the American Health Care Act and is urging Maine's senators to support it.

LePage now backs GOP health plan, urges support from King, Collins

By Christopher Cousins and Michael Shepherd on March 23, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
Earlier this month, LePage sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan which said of the bill, “early signs do not look encouraging.”
Cancer survivors hug before the beginning of the 17th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on the Bangor Waterfront on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. More than 4,000 people participated in this years race.

After 20 years, Komen Race for the Cure Maine affiliate is dissolving

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 23, 2017, at 2:13 p.m.
The board of the Maine affiliate has voted not to renew its contract with the Dallas-based Susan G. Komen Foundation.
University of Maine's Laia Sole (center) goes to pass past University of New Hampshire's Morgan Bassett-Smith during their game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in February 2017.

5 UMaine women’s basketball players to transfer

By Pete Warner on March 23, 2017, at 1:52 p.m.
Standout Laia Sole and emerging forward Anita Kelava, both freshmen, are among five players who have been granted their release by UMaine.
Mangrove buffer planted by Tuvalu

The Psychology of Climate Change

By Nancy Jacobson on March 23, 2017, at 12:48 p.m.

23rd Annual HOPE Festival Highlights the Arts

By Karen Marysdaughter on March 23, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.
CULTURE SHOCK

5 Things To Do This Weekend, March 24-26: The Rites of Spring. Right?

on March 23, 2017, at 11:22 a.m.
Last year, Bangor Area dancers united for a performance to raise money for Bangor Humane Society and Children's Miracle Network. This year, dancers will come together to raise money for Embrace A Vet. The show will take place at John Bapst Memorial High School on March 31, 2017.

Dancers Unite for Embrace A Vet

By Sandy Sanzaro on March 23, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.