Joshua Cole

Pregnant woman attacked in Bangor undergoes 3 surgeries, according to police

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 19, 2014, at 6:43 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A 41-year-old pregnant woman who was brutally beaten at an apartment on Essex Street early Monday was taken to a Boston hospital where she underwent three surgeries, Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton said Tuesday. The woman was found by police lying in a hallway of the apartment …
Lucas St. Clair pitches his proposal for a 150,000-acre national park and recreation area at a Penobscot County commissioners meeting in Bangor on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2014.

Penobscot County commissioners divided on whether national park would help faltering Katahdin region

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 19, 2014, at 4:09 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot County’s commissioners are divided on a proposal to establish a 150,000-acre national park and recreation area in the Katahdin region. Commissioner Peter Baldacci is vehemently supportive, arguing the park would boost the economy in a region where the historically dominant paper industry appears to be in …
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Tanya Emery to be honored by Girl Scouts of Maine

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Girl Scouts of Maine will honor Tanya Emery with the 2014 Juliette Award at the Fifth Annual Pearls of Wisdom breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Road. Girl Scouts of Maine established the Juliette Award to honor a woman who embodies the essence …
Some of the marijuana plants authorities seized in Washington County.

Man who recruited workers for Township 37 pot farm gets 4 years in prison

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 19, 2014, at 12:32 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The man who testified that he recruited migrant workers to plant, tend and harvest marijuana at a Township 37 pot plantation in Washington County was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to four years in prison. Moises Soto, 53, of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, who took the oath …
From the community

Rotary Club of Bangor to host political candidates

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 11:44 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine – As part of its regular weekly speaker series, the Rotary Club of Bangor has announced that several candidates running for political office this fall will be speaking at club meetings between now and election day on Nov. 4.  Bangor Rotary meetings are held Tuesday afternoons at noon at Wellman Commons, 300 Union St. …

Quebec man sentenced in Bangor court to time served for trying to sneak wife into US for Florida vacation

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 19, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Quebec man who admitted that he attempted to smuggle his wife into the United States last month to vacation with family in Florida was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to time served and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. Pierre Poulin, 40, of St. Martin, …
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Baked bean supper in Orrington

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:13 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington, Maine ORRINGTON, Maine — A public baked bean supper will be held 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road. The menu will feature …

Portland woman found guilty of embezzling $300,000 from Chinese firm that wanted to buy paper mill

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 19, 2014, at 6:04 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Cumberland County jury on Friday found a Portland woman guilty of embezzling more than $300,000 from a Chinese firm that had sought to invest in a Baileyville paper mill in 2009. Jurors deliberated for about an hour and 10 minutes before finding Jody Flynn, 61, guilty …
Hampden resident Lori Lathrop (left) talks with Community Connector bus driver Tiffany Curtis on Saturday after leaving the bus at Pickering Square in downtown Bangor.

Hampden council votes to keep Saturday bus service

By Nell Gluckman on Aug. 18, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — The Town Council voted 4-3 on Monday night to continue to subsidize the Community Connector bus service to Hampden on Saturdays. The Saturday service costs the town $28,000. The route runs between downtown Hampden and the bus transfer hub at Pickering Square in Bangor. Several residents testified …
Chester Birmingham pleaded no contest on Monday in the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor to three counts of armed robbery and related charges in September 2013.

Two men convicted of Glenburn, Orrington armed robberies

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 18, 2014, at 7:23 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Two men charged in connection with two armed robberies and a home invasion in September were convicted Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center of robbery, burglary and conspiracy charges. Chester F. Birmingham, 36, of Bangor, formerly of Patten, pleaded no contest to three counts of Class A …
Richard Olson

Driver in fatal Dedham crash crossed centerline, but it’s unclear why

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 18, 2014, at 6:55 p.m.
DEDHAM, Maine — The initial report about the Aug. 5 fatal collision on Route 1A indicates 85-year-old Richard Olson, who was driving to his summer home in Ellsworth, may have drifted in his lane and overcorrected, causing his vehicle to cross the centerline and hit an oncoming truck head-on. Olson, …

Bangor woman involved in bath salts distribution ring gets time served

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:33 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A local woman was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to a little more than a year in jail or time served for her role in a 2011 conspiracy to distribute the synthetic drug known as bath salts in Penobscot County. Tina Keaton, 32, also known as …

World Ocean Observatory director to speak at museum

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:33 p.m.
SEARSPORT — Peter Neill, director of the World Ocean Observatory, will present “The Sea Connects All Things,” an illustrated talk on the ocean as an integrated global social system at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 East Main St. Neill will suggest actions, beyond the predictable …

Military news

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:27 p.m.
Commissioned BANGOR — U.S Navy Ensign Shane Hass of Bangor graduated on May 23 from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He was commissioned and officer in the United States Navy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. Hass, a 2010 graduate of John Bapst Memorial High …

Health news

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:26 p.m.
New staff member BANGOR — Penobscot Community Health Care announced recently that Dr. Ernest “Jamie” Holden, has joined the staff of PCHC Dental Center, 1048 Union St. Holden received an undergraduate degree from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, and a medical degree in dentistry from Tufts University School of Dental …

Guidelines ensure successful family meetings to plan best care for seniors

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:24 p.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly Remember when you were a kid and your parents held “family meetings?” Was your typical reaction to these get-togethers eye rolling and groaning and dreams of growing up and never having to sit through them again? Well, now you are …

Community news

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:22 p.m.
Weather station BANGOR — Bangor area television and press weather prognosticators are now free to take their weekends off because the Maine Air Museum is taking over for them on Saturdays and Sundays, said museum Chuck Byrum in a press release. The museum now has its own weather station. Now …
Vice President of Math Solutions Patricio Dujan, Amy Mickelson, Weatherbee teacher Susan O'Brien, and pro golfer Phil Mickelson pose for a photo at the 2014 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy.

Local teacher brings back lessons from national academy

By Nick Kaye on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:21 p.m.
By Nick Kaye Special to The Weekly   Susan O’Brien, a fifth grade teacher at Hampden’s George B. Weatherbee School, isn’t a golf fan. She was surprised and honored, however, when she learned that she’d been invited to attend the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, a week-long, all-expenses-paid development program conceived …

Weekly calendar

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:18 p.m.
Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE 10 DAYS BEFORE THE THURSDAY OF PUBLICATION. Email: Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.   Art BANGOR: • Young Curators exhibit, “Eight Scoops,” an exploration …
A Hudson warehouse purchased by the Bangor Daily News in August 1951 was moved on three flat cars to North Bangor Station by a diesel engine belonging to the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad. The 27-foot-by-70-foot building was joined to two other storehouses on the new site.


on Aug. 18, 2014, at 2:16 p.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — Aug. 21, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — A little Yankee ingenuity and the successful marketing strategy has put a seasonal hot dog stand on the map — a city industrial park map, that is. Abby McCue, 26, of Holden, …
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