Bangor

 
MAINE FOCUS
A WIC recipient and her son sit for an appointment at Bangor Public Health & Community Services on Jan. 12.

Mary Mayhew insists on photo IDs for infant nutrition program and loses $1.4M

By Matthew Stone on Jan. 11, 2017, at 8:10 a.m.
The demand by Maine’s top health official has stalled an upgrade required by federal law to a program that helps new moms buy healthy food.
Jillian Piehler (from left), Keith Piehler and Joey Leask play the board game Euphoria with others during a SnowCon Gaming Convention.

The game’s afoot at SnowCon, Bangor’s annual tabletop gaming convention

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 11, 2017, at 6:42 a.m.
SnowCon, now in its ninth year, each January brings together lovers of tabletop games — from classic favorites like Settlers of Catan and Dungeons & Dragons, to new, never-before-played board games being tested by their creators — to compete, share stories and socialize.

Brewer officials: Tunnel for riverside trail is the talk of the town

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 10, 2017, at 8:18 p.m.
Officials outlined plans for the 1,700-foot trail extension that will be paid for with funds left over from a 2005 federal transportation earmark.
Paul Francis III

Search continues for missing Bangor man considered ‘despondent,’ detectives say

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 10, 2017, at 5:23 p.m.
A local man who went missing just over a month ago was apparently feeling depressed in the days leading up to his disappearance, Bangor police Detective Lt. David Bushey said Tuesday without disclosing what investigators believe happened.
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including The Shins, Jens Lekman, London Grammar and Dirty Projectors on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Jan. 10, 2017, at 2:25 p.m.
I debuted new tracks from Nine Inch Nails and Sohn on the show this week, while the retro alternative set explored some classics of ’80s synthpop.
As part of a statewide campaign, voters walked up Harlow Street on Tuesday morning to visit the Bangor office of Sen. Susan Collins to protest her support for and introduction of Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.

Bangor-area residents protest Collins introduction of Trump’s AG pick

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 10, 2017, at 1:52 p.m.
Mainers marched Tuesday on five state offices of Sen. Susan Collins to protest her introduction of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, at the confirmation hearing on his nomination to be attorney general.
Dustin Cyr drizzles the glaze on the sweet chili-sesame glaze scallops at Novio's Bistro in Bangor Wednesday.

New ‘inspired bistro’ in Bangor features dishes that are treat for palate and eyes

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 10, 2017, at 1:38 p.m.
“I think in colors, and shapes. I see the visuals of it first.”
Katelyn Heiman

Armed robbery reported at Orono apartment complex

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 09, 2017, at 7:18 p.m.
Two men and a woman were arrested after an armed robbery reported Sunday at Orchard Trails, a student housing complex on Park Street, that ended when one victim grabbed a shotgun and chased the robber away, Orono police Chief Josh Ewing said Monday.
A local man and his dog go for a walk on Brewer's riverwalk trail on Monday. City officials have asked the Maine Department of Transportation whether they could extend the trail north by going under the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge and have received initial approval to do so. A public meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to discuss the plans.

Brewer waterfront trail may go through base of Joshua Chamberlain Bridge

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 09, 2017, at 4:37 p.m.
The proposed path for an extension of the city’s riverwalk trail would take people through the base of the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge, which was built in 1954 as a toll bridge.
People practice body language skills aimed at stopping a harasser from approaching during the second of two two-hour anti-harassment training sessions on Sunday in Brewer.

Brewer training sessions arm activists with tactics for curbing harassment

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 09, 2017, at 2:28 p.m.
“We are really focused on helping people reduce their risk and learn how to respond in the face of violence for themselves or someone else.”
Seto's Laundry; The photo that started the journey.

Chinese American Genealogy- Secrets hidden for 103 years

By Lainie Hill on Jan. 09, 2017, at 10:31 a.m.

Celtic Concert and Jam Session

By Deborah Sutton on Jan. 09, 2017, at 10:26 a.m.

Penobscot County United Bikers of Maine hold 15th annual fundraiser Belt Sander Racing Series

By Ashley Conti on Jan. 08, 2017, at 3:39 p.m.
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Ethan Riley (left), 9, pulls the lever on his belt sander while racing Vicktoria Brayman, 15, during the Penobscot County chapter of the United Bikers of Maine annual fundraising belt sander racing series at City Side Restaurant in Brewer on Saturday.

Contenders show grit at 15th annual belt sander races

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 08, 2017, at 3:39 p.m.
The belt sander races are the signature fundraiser for the Penobscot County chapter of the United Bikers of Maine.
Gerry Palmer (right) laughs with Clara Swan during Swan's 104th birthday celebration at Husson University's Beardsley Meeting House in Bangor on April 28, 2016.

Clara Swan, an icon of Husson University, dies at 104

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 07, 2017, at 4:13 p.m.
She was an educator, administrator and a pioneer in women’s athletics.
Snow blankets Pine Street in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo. Up to 5 inches of snow is expected to hit western and coastal Maine on Saturday.

Up to 5 inches of snow expected in coastal, western Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 07, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.

S.J. Rollins moving into former TD Bank in Brewer to accommodate growth

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 07, 2017, at 7 a.m.
A local computer service, sales and technology firm that’s been doing business for more than three decades is getting ready to move into a former bank in nearby Brewer because it has outgrown its current space, its owner said on Friday.
Thomas Anderson

Connecticut man, two Bangor residents arrested in heroin-cocaine bust

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 06, 2017, at 12:18 p.m.

Bangor council chairman: Closing of Macy’s ‘just a bump in the road’

By Ashley Conti on Jan. 06, 2017, at 9:49 a.m.
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The Macy's at the Bangor Mall is seen Wednesday in Bangor.

Bangor council chairman: Closing of Macy’s ‘just a bump in the road’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 05, 2017, at 8:32 p.m.
“This is not a Bangor issue,” City Council Chairman Joe Baldacci said. “This is happening nationwide.”