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The late Wilma Bradford [far left] is pictured here in 2007 attending a panel discussion in Bangor that marked the 30th anniversary of court mediation in Maine. A mediator for many years, Bradford suffered congestive heart failure and was 97.

Bangor’s Wilma Bradford, leader of local civic groups, dies at 97

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 20, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Wilma Bradford, a well-known volunteer and leader of Bangor-area civic groups for nearly 70 years, has died. She was 97.
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Nine Inch Nails, Frankie Rose, Garbage and Empress Of on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on July 19, 2017, at 6:28 p.m.
New tracks from Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Grace Mitchell and Billie Eilish premiered on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back to some highlights from the year 2003.
George Thibodeau putts on a green at Hidden Meadows Golf Course in Old Town in 2013.

Old Town golf course to celebrate 20th anniversary next month

By Larry Mahoney on July 19, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
“It has gone from being a hay field to a real nice golf course now.”

UMaine soccer standout transfers to UConn

By Larry Mahoney on July 19, 2017, at 9:06 a.m.
Vivien Beil, the America East Rookie of the Year two years ago and a two-time first team all-conference midfielder, has decided to leave the University of Maine and transfer to the University of Connecticut.
Two researchers with the University of Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute work at the Technology Research Center, located in Old Town, Dec. 18, 2015.

Dangerous acid fumes leaked into a UMaine research building

By Alex Acquisto on July 19, 2017, at 7:38 a.m.
Sulfuric acid fumes leaked into a University of Maine building in Old Town.
Rock of Ages was the final Penobscot Theatre Company show of the 2015-2016 season

Report: Bangor art, cultural nonprofits generate millions in economic activity

By Danielle McLean on July 19, 2017, at 5:45 a.m.
Bangor’s nonprofit art and cultural organizations in 2015 generated $10 million in economic activity and created hundreds of full-time jobs.

Hydraulic problem diverts Portland aircraft to Bangor

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 18, 2017, at 2:43 p.m.
A Delta airplane that took off from Portland heading to Detroit was diverted Tuesday afternoon to Bangor International Airport.

Penobscot County Courthouse opening late on Tuesday

By Dawn Gagnon on July 17, 2017, at 7:13 p.m.
The building will open for business at 10 a.m., according to County Administrator Bill Collins.
Area firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at Cap's Tavern in Brewer, July 13, 2017.

Cap’s Tavern fire deemed arson

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 17, 2017, at 12:53 p.m.
The fire had “an intentional human element,” Sgt. Scott Richardson of the state fire marshal’s office said.
State fire marshals investigate the blaze that destroyed Cap's Tavern in Brewer. Authorities were trying to determine the cause of the fire, which is being investigated as a possible arson.

Passerby helped guide 4 people to safety from Brewer bar fire

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 14, 2017, at 3:51 p.m.
“She heard yelling and saw four people on the roof on the Orrington side of the building. They climbed from one roof to another and onto the ground” using the woman’s guidance.
Area firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at Cap's Tavern in Brewer late Thursday.

Fire guts popular Brewer bar Cap’s Tavern

By Nick McCrea on July 14, 2017, at 7:56 a.m.
Flames swept through Cap’s Tavern, a popular Brewer nightspot, late Thursday.
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including St. Vincent, Cut Copy, Cults and Billie Eilish on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on July 13, 2017, at 7:01 p.m.
New tracks from Matthew Dear, Haim, Coldplay, Wolf Alice and Broken Social Scene debuted on the show this week, while we took a look back at some pre-Y2K music with a set of alt-rock songs from the year 1999.
The competition was fierce but friendly at the Lobster Peg-Off, an American Cribbage Congress-sanctioned tournament held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Seasons Grille and Sports Lounge in Bangor. About 100 competitors from Maine, several other states and Canada competed.

Finally legal, cribbage tournaments in Maine are here to stay

By Dawn Gagnon on July 13, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
Until last year, Maine cribbage competitors had to leave the state for tournament action.
Hermon, Maine--08/19/2013-- A Pan Am Railways worker looks at rail cars along a section of track near the Coldbrook Road in Hermon on Monday. Kevin Bennett|BDN

Poland Spring seeks improved rail service in Lincoln area

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 13, 2017, at 6:38 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage speaks to members of the community during a drug summit at Crosspoint Church in Bangor.

LePage: ‘Narcan will save lives’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 13, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday declared that an overdose-reversing drug he previously criticized is actually effective at saving lives — but that he still wants drug abusers to pay for it or be sent to rehab.

Bangor Army Guard pilots deploying to Asia

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 11, 2017, at 7:42 p.m.
Pilots from the Maine Army National Guard’s Operational Support Airlift Command in Bangor are leaving Thursday for a roughly one-year deployment to Asia.
Giacomo's Neighborhood Market in Bangor.

New Giacomo’s offers unusual groceries, creative menu as new owners re-imagine a downtown staple

By Emily Burnham on July 11, 2017, at 8:21 a.m.
Part gourmet market, part eatery, it’s open for both grabbing a quick bite and picking up provisions for home.

Police: Dedham man broke into ex’s home, fled with baby son

By Dawn Gagnon on July 10, 2017, at 11:18 a.m.
He also is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Members of the Penobscot Nation sang tribal songs during the Penobscot River Sovereignty Rally Sunday afternoon at Bangor Waterfront Park. The rally was held in opposition of a June 30 federal appeals court ruling that said the while the tribe's reservation included Indian Island and all of the islands north of it, it did not include the watershed surrounding them.

Penobscot Nation, allies protest federal ruling on river rights

By Dawn Gagnon on July 10, 2017, at 8:02 a.m.
“As long as there’s Penobscots on that river there, I don’t see this fight going away.”
Danielle Bertolini

Memorial service set for Maine woman believed to have been murdered in California

By Dawn Gagnon on July 08, 2017, at 7:02 p.m.
Family and friends will gather in Newport to bid farewell to Danielle Bertolini, a Maine woman believed to have been murdered in California three years ago.