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A man looks up Congress Street while crossing in the snow on Thursday. Much of the state could see as much as two feet of snow as a strong winter storm moves in Sunday afternoon into Tuesday morning.

Brace yourselves — blizzard expected to hit Maine Sunday through late Monday night

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 12, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
What forecasters say will be the biggest snowstorm so far this winter is on target to hit Maine Sunday night and could stick around until Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

State not investigating all allegations of abuse of adults with intellectual disabilities

By Ashley Conti on Feb. 12, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
Kristen Bagley of Veazie, whose father received a kidney donation in 1999, offered to get tested to see if she is a match for Michelle Holmes Abell, who is in need of a kidney, after a panel discussion on the importance of kidney donation on Friday at Sea Dog Brewing in Bangor.

Maine hospice worker makes surprise offer to help woman in need of kidney

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 10, 2017, at 9:35 p.m.
Kristen Bagley of Veazie said being able to give one of her kidneys would be a way of paying it forward.
Pickering Square in Bangor.

Bangor leaders to discuss new options for relocating city bus depot

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 10, 2017, at 3:55 p.m.
“Our overall goal is to create a better public space at Pickering. It’s a little bleak.”
POLL QUESTION
People cross the pedestrian bridge in Bangor Thursday.

Maine hit with second snowstorm in 3 days

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 09, 2017, at 6:52 p.m.
Some places expected to be hit hardest were York County — where as much as 16 inches of snow was forecast — and the Down East region, which will see its first major snow event so far this season.
Firefighters hose down the smoldering remains of an early morning apartment fire on Tuesday in Palmyra.

Names of two people who died in Palmyra fire released

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 09, 2017, at 4:38 p.m.
The couple had lived in one of the two apartments over the garage for the past 18 months.
Snowplows clear the aprons at Bangor International Airport in December 2009. A computer system controlling the airfield lights at the airport is undergoing an emergency upgrade after officials determined the system was unstable.

BIA makes emergency purchase to replace ‘unstable’ airfield lighting computer system

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 09, 2017, at 1:55 p.m.
“The previous system, and the backup system … are a security risk for viruses and malware attacks.”
CULTURE SHOCK

Waterfront Concerts announces Jack Johnson to play June concert in Bangor

on Feb. 09, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.
CULTURE SHOCK

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Feb. 10-12: Hunker down, or brave the elements?

on Feb. 09, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
The Memorial Union at University of Maine Orono. After violating its own student employment policies by failing to pay students for short breaks during work shifts, the University of Maine is paying an approximate total of $75,000 in back wages to more than 900 current and former dining services student employees.

UMaine to pay $75K in back wages to student dining services employees

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 09, 2017, at 9:50 a.m.
The money will compensate student workers in UMaine’s dining services program who weren’t paid during 15-minute meal breaks over a two-year span.
Downtown Bangor at sunset

Bangor leaders want to tap savings to buy buses, fix building

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 09, 2017, at 6:35 a.m.
The City Council Finance Committee wants the council to allocate $1.6 million from the city’s undesignated fund balance to save taxpayers money next year.
Riley R. Cannell

Police: Maine residents caught with 80 baggies of heroin in Connecticut

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 08, 2017, at 5:37 p.m.

Canadian trucker who caused serious accident on I-95 gets time served

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 08, 2017, at 4:10 p.m.
Dario Dosen, 49, of Stratford, Prince Edward Island, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated driving to endanger.
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Depeche Mode, Future Islands, Blondie and Cold War Kids on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Feb. 08, 2017, at 2:32 p.m.
I premiered new songs from Muna, Anohni and Cloud Nothings on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at some Modern Rock radio hits from the year 1993.
Bangor Public Works employee Dwayne, who didn't give his last name, puts up a stop sign at the main intersection of downtown Bangor on Wednesday during a brief power outage.

Downtown Bangor loses power during lunch hour

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 08, 2017, at 1:34 p.m.
Most of downtown has lost power, and Emera Maine said it will take about another hour before it is restored, according to their website.
Kirk Dephilippo

2 men charged in connection with 3 Bangor robberies

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 07, 2017, at 5:05 p.m.
All three robberies occurred on Nov. 25, the press release said. Two were at homes in Bangor, and the third was at Dysart’s Truck Stop in Hermon.
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Josh Lombard (left), Jordan Ballard (center) and Zack Martin stand outside after an early morning fire destroyed their apartment building on Tuesday in Palmyra.

‘It went up like a match,’ survivor of deadly Palmyra apartment fire says

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 07, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
“Within seven minutes that house was fully engulfed in flames,” Josh Lombard, a renter who lived at 81 Square Road said Tuesday morning as firefighters continued to douse the debris with water.
CULTURE SHOCK

British indie rock band Glass Animals set for August concert at Thompson’s Point in Portland

on Feb. 07, 2017, at 2:43 p.m.
The former Bangor YMCA building at 127 Hammond St. when it was purchased in May 2013 by William Buxton.

Church objects to YMCA sale as county sets eminent domain hearing date

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 07, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
Penobscot County Commissioners on Tuesday set March 21 as the date for a public hearing to determine whether the county will use eminent domain to take the former YMCA building to relieve overcrowding at the nearby jail.
Two people have died in an early morning apartment fire Tuesday on Square Road near the Canaan town line, according to the state fire marshal’s office.

Palmyra fire claims two lives

on Feb. 07, 2017, at 7:32 a.m.
The building was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.