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.
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.

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.
Andy Rudzinski, superintendent of the Bangor Wastewater Treatment Plant, talks about the function of the biofiltration tower at the plant in January 2016.

Bangor needs $63 million to keep raw sewage from spilling into Penobscot

By Danielle McLean on March 23, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The first major project is an estimated $22 million installation of a 3.8 million gallon wastewater storage tank along the waterfront behind Tim Hortons.
Sue Martin and her service dog, Quan.

Blind Maine woman describes getting kicked off plane with service dog

By A.J. Higgins on March 22, 2017, at 8:07 p.m.
Several investigations are underway into what prompted American Airlines to remove a blind Maine woman and her service dog from a plane in Washington, D.C.
The University of Maine’s Wes Myers (right) puts up a shot over the University of New Hampshire’s David Watkins (left) and Luke Rosinski during a game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Jan. 19. Myers has been reinstated to the team after being suspended in February following an altercation with a teammate.

UMaine basketball player remains on team after fracturing teammate’s jaw

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 22, 2017, at 7:20 p.m.
University of Maine basketball player Wes Myers had been suspended from the team in February after a locker-room altercation.
Michael J. Hashey

Ex-Old Town police officer indicted on theft, tax evasion charges

By Judy Harrison on March 22, 2017, at 6:57 p.m.
Former Old Town police sergeant Michael J. Hashey is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the City of Old Town.
Robert Kenneth Lindell

Ex-legislator pleads not guilty to defrauding elderly widow out of $2 million

By Judy Harrison on March 22, 2017, at 6:37 p.m.
Robert Kenneth Lindell Jr. is accused of bilking the money from the victim, who died in June 2012 at the age of 92, and from her estate and life insurance payout.