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Jimmy Jackson (left) of Young's MMA in Bangor and Colby Hakkila of the Choi Institute in Portland compete in a kickboxing bout during an amateur sparring event at the Factory One nightclub in Dexter, April 1, 2016. The event, a fundraiser for the Maine Veterans’ Fund, was believed to be the first of its kind in Maine.

Kickboxing sparring event in Brewer to raise funds for veterans

By Ernie Clark on May 17, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
More than 30 fighters from eight different gyms around central and southern Maine are expected to take part in the event.
Police are seeking a woman accused of taking cash from Governor's Restaurant in Bangor recently.

Bangor police seek Governor’s Restaurant thief

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 17, 2016, at 9:45 a.m.
City police are seeking the public’s help in locating a woman accused of taking a substantial amount of cash from Governor’s Restaurant earlier this month.
A woman suffered burns when a fire Monday evening destroyed her home at Hampden Trailer Park on Main Road North. The state fire marshal’s office has been asked to help investigate.

Woman suffers burns in Hampden mobile home fire

By Dawn Gagnon on May 16, 2016, at 9:53 p.m.
A woman suffered burns when a fire Monday evening destroyed her home at Hampden Trailer Park on Main Road North. The state fire marshal’s office has been asked to help investigate.
Old Town Finance Director Miles Greenacre (right) talks about the upcoming 2016-17 municipal budget Monday with City Manager Bill Mayo (left) and city council members.

Closure of Old Town mill results in estimated 9 percent property tax increase

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 16, 2016, at 9:41 p.m.
The loss of hundreds of thousands in tax revenues with the exit of the Expera Old Town mill has City Manager Bill Mayo asking the city council what they want to do. City leaders answered Monday by saying they should do whatever it takes to keep the tax increase low.
National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis speaks at the day's second public forum on a monument proposed by Roxanne Quimby's family for lands east of Baxter State Park at the Collins Center for the Arts on the University of Maine campus in Orono.

Maine people weigh in on proposed national monument at packed forums

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 16, 2016, at 9:18 p.m.
A near capacity crowd of 1,400 people attended a forum on a proposed North Woods national monument on Monday at the University of Maine during which pro and con arguments followed one another in quick succession.

No contests in Hermon council, school committee elections

By Dawn Gagnon on May 16, 2016, at 7:42 p.m.
All five of the residents seeking Town Council and school board seats in local elections on Tuesday, June 14, are running unopposed, Town Clerk Ruth Nickerson said Monday.

Ballot set for Veazie elections

By Dawn Gagnon on May 16, 2016, at 6:13 p.m.
Residents will fill Town Council, school committee and sewer district board posts during local elections on Tuesday, June 14.
Brig. Gen. Douglas Farnham holds up a MAINEics sticker from the 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor while giving an update about both the Air National Guard and Army National Guard to the Disabled American Veterans of Maine annual convention in Bangor on Friday.

Maine’s 101st Air Refueling Wing facing busiest year ever, says head of Guard

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 16, 2016, at 6:02 p.m.
The Maine Air National Guard’s 101st Air Refueling Wing is in high demand, which is why the unit has more than six dozen personnel currently deployed and has its busiest schedule ever, according to the head of the state’s military forces.
Casey Falvey, 21, of Bangor awaits sentencing Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Falvey was sentenced to five years in prison with all but nine months suspended on a gross sexual assault conviction.

Bangor man gets 9 months for sexual assault on teen

By Judy Harrison on May 16, 2016, at 5:33 p.m.
A local man was sentenced Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to five years in prison with all but nine months suspended on one count of gross sexual assault.

Orono’s draft school budget shows slight increase

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 16, 2016, at 3:35 p.m.
The draft budget for the 2016-2017 school year is $12,815,933, a 4.62 percent increase over the last budget.
Bangor police are seeking this woman, who allegedly stole an elderly woman's wallet.

Bangor police seek alleged wallet snatcher

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 16, 2016, at 12:16 p.m.
City police are seeking a woman who allegedly stole an elderly woman’s wallet Saturday.
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Crews prepare to replace the Interstate 395 bridge, May 5, 2016.

Watch time-lapse video of crews replacing a Bangor bridge in one weekend

By Nick McCrea on May 16, 2016, at 12:15 p.m.
How do you replace a bridge in a weekend? The key is preparation.
Bangor Police Chief Mark Hathaway listens to The Acadia Hospital President Dan Coffey discuss the opiate epidemic during the One Life Project at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Wednesday, May 4.

You told us these 99 ideas to help stop more drug overdose deaths

By Erin Rhoda on May 16, 2016, at 7:01 a.m.
They all come from you.
The historic building at 31 Main St., which is getting an overhaul as a developer creates a pair of new luxury apartments and a storefront so Specialty Sweets can expand, can be seen Friday in downtown Bangor.

Overhaul of downtown Bangor building features candy shop, luxury apartments

By Nick McCrea on May 16, 2016, at 6:23 a.m.
A Bangor candy shop is expanding to a historic downtown building, where a familiar developer is working to breathe new life into the 165-year-old structure.
Banana muffins are seen at Logical Sip in Brewer on Thursday.

Recent grad turns passion into new Brewer cafe and bakery

By Shelby Hartin on May 16, 2016, at 6:09 a.m.
“I love to bake and it’s always been a hobby, but it’s never really been more than that,” Alison Keane said. “When I decided I wanted to own my small business, I decided that food was going to be a part of that.”

Veazie taxpayers likely to see lighter load in 2016-17

By Dawn Gagnon on May 15, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.
Town Manager Mark Leonard and the town’s Budget Committee have developed a $5,751,855 budget for municipal operations.
Henry Pogorzelski

UMaine math professor who spent life chasing one solution to be remembered

By Nick McCrea on May 15, 2016, at 7:29 a.m.
Henry “Pogo” Pogorzelski spent 42 years as a member of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Judi and Wayne Richardson announce a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for the early 2010 death of their daughter, Darien, during a news conference at the Portland Police Department on Monday, July 23, 2012.

Campaign to close gun background check loophole launched

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 14, 2016, at 2:10 p.m.
A new coalition of law enforcement officials, gun violence survivors, sportsmen, gun owners and gun violence prevention advocates launched a campaign Saturday in support of a November referendum to require background checks for nearly all firearms sales in Maine.
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Lincoln native and University of Maine Orono's 2016 salutatorian Connor Smart reacts to a student yelling out "Victorious!" after he is recognized during opening remarks for the school's morning graduation at the Alfond Arena on campus Saturday morning.

UMaine salutatorian, a double business major, to stay in Maine after graduation

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 14, 2016, at 1:07 p.m.
“The people of Maine are resilient and hardworking — and I think that pays off in the end,” said 2016 salutatorian and Lincoln native Connor Smart. “I believe that this state continues to offer many chances for positive improvement and economic expansion.”
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Graduates listen to speeches at the University of Maine in Orono in this May 2015 file photo.

Watch the University of Maine’s 214th graduation ceremonies

By BDN Staff on May 14, 2016, at 9:05 a.m.
Nearly 1,800 undergraduates and graduate students will receive their degrees during two ceremonies, at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
 

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