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‘Pass the Pandowdy, Please’

By Micky Bedell on Sept. 14, 2016, at 2:09 p.m.
Abigail and Eric Zelz talk about the completion of their first picture book, “Pass the Pandowdy, Please,” which celebrates food and history.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein talks to students and members of the community at the D.P. Corbett Business building on the University of Maine campus in Orono on Wednesday.

Green Party’s Jill Stein visits UMaine, seeks Sanders supporters

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 14, 2016, at 1:49 p.m.
“It’s a race to the bottom right now between the Democrats and Republicans.”
CULTURE SHOCK

Stephen King’s 1992 novel “Gerald’s Game” headed for Netflix adaptation

on Sept. 14, 2016, at 11:44 a.m.
Though it’s been in the works for several years now, it appears that director Mike Flanagan and the man himself have confirmed that Stephen King’s 1992 novel, “Gerald’s Game,” will be coming to the small screen in the near future. Netflix did not confirm directly, but director Flanagan — known …
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Hotel manager helps lead police to missing Old Town teen

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:52 p.m.
An Old Town girl who was the subject of a search Tuesday after she left school Monday with her stepfather has been found safe at a New Hampshire hotel.
Clay Randall head brewer at Marsh Island Brewing prepares kegs to be filled with beer Tuesday. The Orono brewery is opening a tasting room late next week.

Marsh Island Brewing adding tasting room, food at Orono location

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 13, 2016, at 2:52 p.m.
“We’ll be selling our own beer and some food … chips and hummus, chips and salsa, artichoke dip, wraps.”

23rd annual Paws on Parade to benefit Bangor Humane Society

on Sept. 13, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Bangor Waterfront, Public parking lot, Bangor, Maine BANGOR, Maine — The 23rd annual Paws on Parade will be held 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Bangor Waterfront. Paws on Parade is Bangor Humane Society’s largest annual fundraising event and features …
Police are looking for Christopher Julian, 43, and his black Mercury Mountaineer, plate number 1874MD.

Old Town police issue warrant for man, seek him and missing teen

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 13, 2016, at 1:19 p.m.
Local police are asking for the public’s help in finding a girl and her stepfather, who is wanted for criminal restraint for taking the teenager.
C&L Aviation CEO Chris Kilgour at the company's hub in Bangor on Monday.

Bangor aircraft repair company prepares for $2.5 million expansion

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 13, 2016, at 12:43 p.m.
“We’ve got a nice little complex here now,” C&L CEO Chris Kilgour said. “Every service is available in one place, and that’s what our customers want.”
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Röyksopp, Lower Dens, Merchandise and Grandaddy on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Sept. 13, 2016, at 9:08 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Pional, Preoccupations and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on the show this week, while the retro alternative set once again dug into the peerless catalog of David Bowie, this time in recognition of his final recordings from the “Blackstar” sessions being released on the upcoming cast album for his “Lazarus” musical.
MAINE FOCUS
Carey Nason is the director of Hope Rising, a residential treatment program that provides 24-7 care to sex trafficking victims. The program is located at an undisclosed location in Penobscot County.

It’s one thing for a sex trafficking victim to escape. It’s another to heal.

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:14 a.m.
Recovery is possible, but all-encompassing care can be hard to find and fund.
MAINE FOCUS
Nurses like Michelle Markie, who have received Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner certification, are trained to record sexual assault victims' histories and collect evidence to help in the prosecution of their abusers. Markie, who works at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, estimated she personally encounters two to three cases of sex trafficking in her unit per year. She is pictured at a recent art auction to raise money for Hope Rising, a residential treatment program for survivors of the crime of human trafficking.

How 1 nurse knows when she’s looking at a victim of sex trafficking

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:14 a.m.
Over the past four years, Michelle Markie has personally encountered about two to three cases of trafficking in her unit per year.
Dawn Rivard (left) of Lisbon Falls holds an American flag as Don "Whitey" White leads a group of volunteers carrying Summit Project memorial stones to the Bangor Public Lbrary, where they will be on display to the public for the next two months, on Monday in Bangor. Both men are part of Gold Star families: White lost his nephew and godson Capt. Jay Brainard when his Apache helicopter was shot down, and Rivard lost his son, Chief Robert “Bobby” Michael Paul Roy.

Stones honoring fallen service members on display at Bangor library

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 12, 2016, at 9:17 p.m.
The stones will be on display on the first floor of Bangor Public Library through early November.
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Maine Warden Service pilot accused of spitting at police officer resigns

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 12, 2016, at 7:52 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The Maine Warden Service pilot who was arrested on Sept. 2 after he allegedly spit at a Bangor police officer during a concert on the Bangor Waterfront has resigned effective immediately. “The Maine Warden Service has taken appropriate measures within its aviation division to ensure the unit …
 An empty car, which had rolled backward through a busy downtown intersection, crashed into a tree next to Mexicali Blues on Monday in downtown Bangor.

Empty car rolls backward through downtown Bangor

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 12, 2016, at 5:20 p.m.
“It’s amazing, really,” Rachel Fuller said. “Thank God no one got hurt.”

Climate Action Team Kick Off

By lswackhamer on Sept. 12, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Peace and Justice Center, Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow St #100, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-930-5440; (sierraclub.org/maine/maine-climate-action-teams 350 Bangor, a local organization committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to a clean energy economy, is teaming up …
University of Maine football player Micah Wright.

UMaine football player pleads guilty to civil violation

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 12, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
Micah Wright, 20, of Newark, New York, paid a $300 fine.
Jack and Sonja Palmer sit down for breakfast at Dysart's Restaurant in Hermon on Monday morning, a habit they practice almost every day. The Maine couple, who have been married for 57 years, have enjoyed internet fame once again after a blooper from a commercial they shot over three years ago resurfaced and was featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Meet the Bangor couple behind the “buttery, flaky crust” viral video

By Emily Burnham on Sept. 12, 2016, at 4 p.m.
“You do something smart, and they don’t care. You do something stupid, and everybody knows it.”

Meet the Maine couple from ‘Buttery flaky crust’ video

By Micky Bedell on Sept. 12, 2016, at 3:57 p.m.
Jack and Sonja Palmer are enjoying internet fame once again after a blooper from a commercial they shot for Dysart’s Restaurant over three years ago resurfaced online and was featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
CULTURE SHOCK

‘I’m flaky, and she’s crispy': Viral video couple share the story behind the commercial

on Sept. 12, 2016, at 3:29 p.m.
After 57 years of marriage, Jack and Sonja Palmer are pretty used to each other’s quirks, from John’s predilection to mix up words in his sentences, to Sonja’s patience being tried, sometimes, by her husband’s comical personality. But after two full rounds of the wildly popular “buttery, flaky crust” commercial …

The city of Bangor announces Sunny Hollow Pond rehabilitation project  

on Sept. 12, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
BANGOR — The city of Bangor announced rcently plans to rehabilitate a dysfunctional stormwater pond in the Capehart Brook watershed. The stormwater detention pond located at the corner of Sunny Hollow Lane and Ohio Street has long been in disrepair.  The city has been working with a consultant to design …
 

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