A Bangor Public Works crew installs Bangor's Holiday Tree in West Market Square on Tuesday morning. The balsam fir stands at over 35 feet tall, and was donated by Sprague's Nursery & Garden Center from a private property in Levant.

Christmas tree standing 3½ stories set up for the holidays in downtown Bangor

BDN staff reports on Nov. 29, 2016, at 12:09 p.m.
A balsam fir measuring more than 35 feet was erected Tuesday in West Market Square.

Three and half story evergreen set up for the holidays in downtown Bangor

By Micky Bedell on Nov. 29, 2016, at 11:10 a.m.
Steve Sherman, the first assessor in Oxbow Plantation, led his community through the process of deorganizing, culminating in a final town vote Nov. 8. He’s pictured on his Christmas tree farm in Oxbow on Nov. 7.

How the decline of Maine’s rural places changes the people left behind

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:01 a.m.
Three people grapple with the decline of the communities that made them.
Bangor City Council members David Nealley (left) and Chairman Joe Baldacci listen during a workshop presentation on opioid addiction on Monday in Bangor.

Attorney hopeful Bangor methadone clinic expansion can begin soon

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 28, 2016, at 8:59 p.m.
“They are positive discussions, and we are hopeful that we can begin the expansion soon.”

Manna Ministries food help requested

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
Local chalk artist Andrea Simoneau works outside the Bangor Daily News building on Monday morning to protest an editorial written by Lawrence Lockman, R-Amherst, that ran in the Bangor Daily News in September. The design — a state of Maine built by people of multiple cultures and led by Paul Bunyan — intends to directly oppose Lockman's opinion that Maine should close its doors to immigrants.

Bangor chalk artist responds to anti-immigrant OpEd with display

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 28, 2016, at 1:47 p.m.
An opinion piece penned by a state representative from Amherst who said in September that Maine should close its doors to immigrants has spurred a local chalk artist to design a display in opposition.

Hampden public bean supper slated for Dec. 10

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.

Citizens Climate Lobby meetings set

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.

Popular Gourmet Club Books on sale now

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 1:16 p.m.

Explicit language alert: Watch the new video from O’Chang Comics, buddy

on Nov. 28, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.
City officials have plans to redesign Pickering Square in 2017 to make its traffic flow better and to better integrate it into downtown.

Bangor has Pickering Square, waterfront among its revitalization plans in 2017

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 28, 2016, at 10:52 a.m.
City leaders hope to see the completion of the West Side Village rehabilitation and the continued development of the waterfront over the next 12 months.
Cory Ricker, head brewer, pours a beer at 2 Feet Brewing Co. in Bangor on Nov. 18.

Eclecticism is in the brew at 2 Feet Brewing, new downtown Bangor tasting room

By Emily Burnham on Nov. 28, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.
“A lot of people love IPAs. But we don’t do IPAs.”
The first major snow of the season hit northern Maine over Thanksgiving weekend. By early Sunday, the National Weather Service reported that 10 inches of snow had fallen in some parts of Aroostook County.

Rain to fall across most of the state Tuesday, with snow in The County

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 27, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
A fast moving wave of low pressure is expected to sweep across Maine, bringing 2 to 3 more inches of snow to northern Aroostook County and rain to the rest of the state.
Treats Falls House resident Nye Ivers (center) laughs as a helper straightens her hardhat during the groundbreaking for a nearly $5 million renovation and expansion at the facility on Nov. 16 in Orono.

Orono facility for disabled renovating, expanding services

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 27, 2016, at 7:19 a.m.
Treats Falls House, a 17-bed intermediate care facility for people with intellectual, medical and/or behavioral needs tucked between the Penobscot River and Park Street, is getting a facelift and more space thanks to a federal loan.
Plymouth-based Soil Preparation Inc. plant Manager John Barry, left, watches as company environmental consultant Ted Johnston demonstrate the n-butanol odor intensity scale the Maine Department of Environmental Protection will be using to determine if an odor is a nuisance.

Brewer to send sludge to Hartland; Plymouth fertilizer plant still not accepting waste

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 26, 2016, at 1:02 p.m.
For years, sludge created in the city has been sent to a Plymouth fertilizer processing plant that uses septic waste and sludge to make its products, but that all changes next month, when it will be sent to Hartland.
Maine tribe members and allies sing songs during a peaceful protest on Bangor Mall Boulevard Friday. In light of the recent violence against the peaceful water protectors at Standing Rock, Maine tribes and their allies held a flash mob round dance. For a few minutes a group of over 100 people blocked traffic at the intersection near Toys R Us to pray, sing and dance.

Oil pipeline protest draws at least 150 to Bangor Mall area on Black Friday

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 25, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
Friday’s protest near the Bangor Mall was a peaceful one, drawing at least 150 tribal members and supporters.

Holden students coping with loss of classmate

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Nov. 25, 2016, at 6:10 p.m.

Aging Furry Friends Food Bank fundraiser on now until Dec. 26

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.

Dysart’s robbery shown on security cam video

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.

NAMI Bangor Open House & Speakers’ Night

By Jon Ferreira on Nov. 25, 2016, at 1:54 p.m.