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A truck northbound on Interstate 95 passes beneath the Union Street overpass in November 2013. Construction on the Union Street overpass will last about two years. Police are cracking down on construction zone speeders after a car nearly hit a construction worker recently.

Near miss in Bangor construction zone leads police to issue 25 tickets, $10,000 in fines in two hours

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 29, 2014, at 7:15 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — After a construction worker moving a barrel last Wednesday in a construction zone on Interstate 95 had to jump behind a concrete barrier to avoid being hit by a speeding driver, Trooper Trevor Snow of the Maine State Police decided to set up a speed trap. The …
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Orono man pleads guilty to 15 of 135 sex abuse charges involving 4 victims

By Judy Harrison on July 29, 2014, at 7:14 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — An Orono man pleaded guilty Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to multiple charges in connection with the sexual abuse of five boys between 2004 and 2012. Wyatt Higgins-Tripp, 40, pleaded guilty to 15 of the 135 charges on which he was indicted. In a plea agreement …
Jonathan Foley, a scientist whose work on global food systems has earned him international awards, spoke in Portland about his research into how the world will feed the 2 billion more people expected to live on the Earth by 2050.

Bangor-born researcher looks outside governments to solve looming global food crisis

By Darren Fishell on July 29, 2014, at 5:54 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Growing up, the stars over Dixmont inspired Jonathan Foley to pursue the career in science that has earned him international awards and made him a leading voice addressing how to feed the world’s growing population without ruining the planet in the process. Those answers aren’t in the …
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U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows spoke in front of Bangor's Paul Bunyan while making a campaign stop in Bangor on Tuesday as part of her campaign trek across Maine.

Shenna Bellows shares stories of struggling Mainers during Bangor stop on walking campaign tour

By Nick McCrea on July 29, 2014, at 1:48 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — At the foot of Bangor’s 31-foot-tall Paul Bunyan statue, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows shared stories from her campaign trek across Maine — stories of rural people who have lost their jobs and are struggling to get by with only part-time work or no work at …
From the community

Winterport church public supper, thrift shop

Bangor Daily News on July 29, 2014, at 12:32 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Ellingwoods Corner Methodist Church, Route 69 and Monroe Road, Winterport For more information: 207-234-2762 WINTERPORT, Maine — An old-fashioned all-you-can-eat church supper will be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Ellingwoods Corner Methodist Church, Route 69 and Monroe Road. …
From the community

Bake sale in Levant

Bangor Daily News on July 29, 2014, at 12:14 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Levant Heritage Library, Union Street, Levant LEVANT, Maine — A bake sale will all homemade goodies will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Levant Heritage Library on Union Street. This post was contributed by a community member. …
Nicholas Hutchinson, 25, was sentenced Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to 17½ years in prison with all but 9 years suspended, followed by four years of probation.

Medway man to serve 9 years for Greenbush robbery, also sentenced for jail fight with convicted murderer

By Judy Harrison on July 29, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Medway man convicted of robbing and beating a Greenbush woman and pepper spraying one of her children nearly two years ago during a home invasion was sentenced Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to 17½ years in prison with all but nine years suspended, followed by …
Jaime Meservey, 37, a Palmyra woman who was convicted of stealing more than $20,000 from the Sebasticook Valley Community Center in Newport was sentenced Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Palmyra woman to serve 4 months for theft of more than $20,000 from Newport rec center

By Judy Harrison on July 29, 2014, at 10:57 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Palmyra woman who was convicted of stealing more than $20,000 from the Sebasticook Valley Community Center in Newport was sentenced Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to three years in prison with all but four months suspended. Jaime Meservey, 37, also was sentenced to one year …
The Big Apple store on South Main Street in Brewer, which is owned by C.N. Brown, sold a $3.1 million “Megabucks” lottery ticket drawn on July 19. Pictured are store manager Veronica Potvin (left) and store clerk Karen Patchell, who sold the winning ticket.

Trio of employees at Brewer ice products company share Megabucks jackpot

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 29, 2014, at 10:47 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — Three employees of a local company purchased a winning ticket together and won the $3.1 million “Megabucks” jackpot drawn on July 19, and the store clerk who sold the ticket was the one who informed them of their good fortune. Karen Patchell, who has worked at the …
From the community

Trash can turkey supper at Eddington

Bangor Daily News on July 29, 2014, at 9:59 a.m.
EDDINGTON, Maine — Trash can turkey supper, with seatings at 5 and 6 p.m., will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, at Eddington Clifton Civic Center (Comins Hall), 1387 Main Road (Route 9). Menu includes turkey, stuffing, homemade gravy, real mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, rolls, cranberry sauce, desserts. Tickets are $7 for adults and teens; …
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Bradley Moore, superintendent of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, said 58 tons of grease per year is removed from the treatment plant.

Bangor sewage treatment plant tells restaurants to get the grease out

By Nick McCrea on July 29, 2014, at 5:46 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The last time you ate at a Bangor restaurant you probably didn’t spend much time thinking about what was going down the drain in the kitchen. City officials have been thinking about it a lot and are beefing up efforts to ensure restaurants are doing all they …
The Sea Dog Brewing Company is shown in the Bowdoin Mill in Topsham.

Sea Dog Brewing to open first New Hampshire location

By Darren Fishell on July 28, 2014, at 6:27 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Sea Dog Brewing Co. plans to open its first New Hampshire location in North Conway this fall, expanding its northern New England footprint beyond its Bangor, South Portland and Topsham pubs. Jim Bunting, operations manager for the company acquired by Shipyard Brewing owner Fred Forsley more than …
Teresa Hall of Milo and her 5-year-old nephew, Collin Hall of Millinocket, run through a downpour at the Bangor State Fair on Monday afternoon.

Weather forces Bangor State Fair to shut down Monday evening

By Nick McCrea on July 28, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Organizers announced late Monday afternoon that the Bangor State Fair would shut down Monday evening because of heavy rain and thunderstorms rolling through the area. In a news release sent just before 5 p.m., organizers said no further fair events would be held that day. The fair …

House, garden tour to be held in Swanville

on July 28, 2014, at 3:25 p.m.
SWANVILLE —  The Swan Lake House and Garden Tour will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. The event will combine a narrated boat ride with light refreshments, as well as five garden walks and four open houses. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Certified Boat Inspection Project …

Even in summer, it’s good to be prepared for extreme weather

on July 28, 2014, at 3:23 p.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly Summer storms are upon us, even spawning tornado warnings. And remember hurricane Arthur? We worry about winter storms and may have contingency plans but summer is proving to hold its own when it comes tumultuous weather conditions. The high winds …

Health news

on July 28, 2014, at 3:21 p.m.
Senior Forum BANGOR — Sunbury Village Retirement Community will host Bangor Senior Forum: Ask the Professionals, a town hall-type senior information meeting, at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the facility, 922 Ohio St. Guest speakers will be Dianne Lovejoy, community manager, Sunbury Village; Kelley Howe, director of admissions, Eastside …

School news

on July 28, 2014, at 3:19 p.m.
Colleges Bates College These area students graduated from Bates College in Lewiston during commencement exercises on May 25: • Gabriel Borland, son of Stephanie Cotsirilos of Orono. • Holli Kenison, daughter of Paul Kenison of Orono, Maine.   Holy Cross BREWER — Rowan Bost of Brewer was named to dean’s …

Hermon to hold bicentennial events Aug. 9-10

on July 28, 2014, at 3:17 p.m.
HERMON — The town of Hermon will hold  its Bicentennial Sizzler Saturday, Aug. 9-10, at the Hermon Recreation Area at Hermon Elementary School. The schedule is: Saturday, Aug. 9: • Adult co-ed softball tournament at recreational fields 2 and 3. Umpire and team meeting, 7:45 a.m. Games begin 8 a.m. …

Business news

on July 28, 2014, at 3:16 p.m.
Classes for employers BANGOR — The Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Standards is offering no-charge courses for employers in Bangor. The courses are designed for small business owners and staff who have responsibility for managing human resources or payroll functions. The Laws Governing Workplace Rights classes will be …
Hunter Pate, a senior at John Bapst High School in Bangor, and Jacob Gauvin, a junior at Bucksport High School in Bucksport, show of the the bass they caught to earn them the 2014 Student Angler Federation Maine State High School Bass Fishing Championship on July 19 at Brewer Lake.

Local students win bass fishing high school state championship

on July 28, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
ORRINGTON — Brewer Lake in Orrington was the site of the 2014 Student Angler Federation Maine State High School Bass Fishing Championship on July 19. The fishing duo of Hunter Pate and Jacob Gauvin captured the title with a weigh-in of 10.8 pounds. The win qualifies them for the conference …
 
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