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Old Orchard Beach officer’s kindness goes a long way for Bangor woman

By CBS 13 on April 22, 2016, at 8:59 a.m.
A young Bangor woman was touched by an Old Orchard Beach police officer’s act of kindness.
Orrington Fire Chief Mike Spencer was fired on Wednesday after being placed on administrative leave.

Orrington fire chief fired after week on paid leave

By Dawn Gagnon on April 21, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
Town Manager Paul White declined to comment on the reason for the firing.

Dedham man dies in I-95 crash

By Judy Harrison on April 21, 2016, at 6:49 p.m.
The driver lost control on a curve and struck a ledge beside the roadway.
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Malcolm French (right) and his wife, Barbara, leave federal court in Bangor in this January 2014 file photo.

Three men sentenced to prison for operating Maine pot farm

By Judy Harrison on April 21, 2016, at 3:50 p.m.
Malcolm French of Enfield, Rodney Russell of South Thomaston and Kendall Chase of Bradford were sentenced on Thursday in connection with the operation of a pot farm in Township 37.

Two charged in alleged drug use in Bangor

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 21, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
Police were called to the scene on a report that two people “appeared to be ill or overdosing.”
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Deb Cyr, Bangor'’s finance director, explains recent moves from the city towards enacting consequences for people not up to date on their taxes. Of the city’'s roughly 11,000 taxed properties, 383 have liens against them for unpaid taxes or utility bills. Of those, 145 have at least one matured lien, meaning that, legally, the city owns them. It typically takes about 18 months of delinquency for a lien to mature.

Bangor’s crackdown on long-delinquent taxpayers enters tougher phase

By Nick McCrea on April 21, 2016, at 2:03 p.m.
In recent months, those who have overlooked, ignored or put off paying taxes for years have received warnings from the city saying it will take possession of their homes and land if they don’t pay up or make arrangements to do so.

Bangor’s crackdown on long-delinquent taxpayers enters tougher phase

By Micky Bedell on April 21, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
In recent months, those who have overlooked, ignored or put off paying taxes for years have received warnings from the city saying it will take possession of their homes and land if they don’t pay up or make arrangements to do so. It’s a tougher phase of a crackdown that …
Rodney Russell leaves federal court in Bangor in this January 2014 file photo.

Judge expected to sentence operators of Maine pot farm

By Judy Harrison on April 21, 2016, at 12:47 p.m.
A judge is expected to sentence three men convicted of running a marijuana growing operation, more than 6½ years after the pot plantation was raided.

Friends of Bangor Public Library seeking books for annual fundraiser

on April 21, 2016, at 12:45 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Friends of the Bangor Public Library is announcing its 2016 Catch and Release Plan for Books. The Friends need gently used books of most kinds to sell in its June 16 fundraiser. Donations can be dropped off 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at the Creative Arts Center, 54 Wilson …

Police investigate crash on I-95 near Plymouth

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 21, 2016, at 12:03 p.m.
“It looks like it was probably medical,” the dispatcher said.
A two-vehicle crash snarled the morning commute on Outer Hammond Street in Bangor on Thursday morning. Neither driver required a trip to the hospital.

Crash slows traffic on Outer Hammond Street

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 21, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
A two-vehicle collision involving a Pontiac Vibe and a pickup truck snarled traffic on Route 2 on Thursday morning.

Old Town Rotary Auction set for May 5 at Old Town Elks Lodge

By David Wollstadt on April 21, 2016, at 10:54 a.m.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Old Town Rotary Club, Elks Lodge, Fourth Street, Old Town, Maine For more information: 207-827-1369; oldtownrotary.org OLD TOWN — Two five-hour guided fishing trips on the Penobscot River, a work party by Old Town Rotarians, a handmade portable bar, a …
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 Cedric Lacroix (from right) walks in red high heels with Dane Gibson and Brendan Robbins during the “Man Enough to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event at the University of Maine in Orono on Wednesday.

UMaine athletes Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to raise sex assault awareness

By Dawn Gagnon on April 20, 2016, at 8:24 p.m.
The event aims to bring attention to the challenges of being a woman and to raise awareness about sexual and other violence against women.

UMaine student-athletes prove they’re Man Enough to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

By Ashley Conti on April 20, 2016, at 8:16 p.m.
University of Maine student organization Male Athletes Against Violence wore red high heels during the one mile fun walk to symbolize the challenges of being a woman in today’s society, and to raise awareness about sexualized violence against women.
N. Laurence Willey Jr. (center) announced his candidacy for the District 9 state Senate seat Wednesday afternoon on the steps of City Hall in Bangor. At his side was two-term Republican Gov. Paul LePage (second from right).

LePage backs Bangor lawyer running for Maine Senate seat

By Nick McCrea on April 20, 2016, at 7:07 p.m.
“I have a plan for getting us back on track. We need to cut unnecessary spending and balance the state budget.”
Bangor police arrested a Bangor man Monday afternoon after he allegedly fired several shots in the air near his Adams Street apartment. A resident of a nearby apartment looked behind her building to check the noise and reportedly saw a naked man with a gun.

Man accused of shooting gun in Bangor neighborhood unable to speak to judge

By Judy Harrison on April 20, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
It took three jail corrections officers Wednesday to get the man accused of firing shots in the air in a Bangor neighborhood on Patriots Day before a judge because of the man’s mental state.
A trash truck driver prepares to dump his load of municipal solid waste at Penobscot Energy Recovery Company in Orrington on Sept. 17, 2009.

PERC’s claimed deal for commercial trash is latest salvo in Maine waste war

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 20, 2016, at 4:38 p.m.
The majority owner of the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. says it has struck an agreement with Casella Waste Systems to deliver commercial waste from around the region to its incinerator in Orrington.
Former millworker and lifelong Old Town resident Phillip Tibbetts, right, holds an auction booklet while seated in the back row of a live auction of items from shuttered mills in Old Town and Lincoln.

Former Old Town millworker attending auction saddened by loss of industry

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 20, 2016, at 4:05 p.m.
For three decades, lifelong Old Town resident Phillip Tibbetts made his living as a machinist. On Wednesday he sat in the back row at an auction of thousands of items from the shuttered Old Town and Lincoln mills, hoping to take home something he can use.
Brewer police on Wednesday are investigating a rash of car burglaries that occurred on Tuesday evening in Brewer.

Brewer police probe string of vehicle burglaries

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 20, 2016, at 2:53 p.m.
Nine vehicle burglaries and one garage burglary were reported Tuesday night.
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Personnel from the Maine Forest Service battle a wildfire in Lubec in this May 2015 file photo.

Rising temperatures, dry air raise potential for Maine wildfires

By Jen Lynds on April 20, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
The conditions are dry as a result of it having not rained in much of Maine for “eight or nine days,” Todd Foisy said.
 

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