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The first major snow of the season hit northern Maine over Thanksgiving weekend. By early Sunday, the National Weather Service reported that 10 inches of snow had fallen in some parts of Aroostook County.

Rain to fall across most of the state Tuesday, with snow in The County

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 27, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
A fast moving wave of low pressure is expected to sweep across Maine, bringing 2 to 3 more inches of snow to northern Aroostook County and rain to the rest of the state.
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Treats Falls House resident Nye Ivers (center) laughs as a helper straightens her hardhat during the groundbreaking for a nearly $5 million renovation and expansion at the facility on Nov. 16 in Orono.

Orono facility for disabled renovating, expanding services

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 27, 2016, at 7:19 a.m.
Treats Falls House, a 17-bed intermediate care facility for people with intellectual, medical and/or behavioral needs tucked between the Penobscot River and Park Street, is getting a facelift and more space thanks to a federal loan.
Plymouth-based Soil Preparation Inc. plant Manager John Barry, left, watches as company environmental consultant Ted Johnston demonstrate the n-butanol odor intensity scale the Maine Department of Environmental Protection will be using to determine if an odor is a nuisance.

Brewer to send sludge to Hartland; Plymouth fertilizer plant still not accepting waste

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 26, 2016, at 1:02 p.m.
For years, sludge created in the city has been sent to a Plymouth fertilizer processing plant that uses septic waste and sludge to make its products, but that all changes next month, when it will be sent to Hartland.
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Maine tribe members and allies sing songs during a peaceful protest on Bangor Mall Boulevard Friday. In light of the recent violence against the peaceful water protectors at Standing Rock, Maine tribes and their allies held a flash mob round dance. For a few minutes a group of over 100 people blocked traffic at the intersection near Toys R Us to pray, sing and dance.

Oil pipeline protest draws at least 150 to Bangor Mall area on Black Friday

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 25, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
Friday’s protest near the Bangor Mall was a peaceful one, drawing at least 150 tribal members and supporters.

Holden students coping with loss of classmate

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Nov. 25, 2016, at 6:10 p.m.

Aging Furry Friends Food Bank fundraiser on now until Dec. 26

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.

Dysart’s robbery shown on security cam video

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.

NAMI Bangor Open House & Speakers’ Night

By Jon Ferreira on Nov. 25, 2016, at 1:54 p.m.
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A screenshot from the Friday robbery of Dysart's in Hermon.

Police: Robberies at Dysart’s, Bangor home invasions may be linked

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 12:53 p.m.
Local police are investigating reports of break-ins and attempted burglaries at two homes in the city.
Susan Smith, superintendent of RSU 63, speaks to the media about the death of a third grade boy from Eddington on Wednesday. Mental health counselors were available Friday at Holden Elementary School, where the boy attended .

Holden school open Friday to help families cope with 8-year-old’s death

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 25, 2016, at 8:22 a.m.
Mental health counselors will be at the elementary school Friday afternoon to help students, parents and staff deal with the death of a third-grader.
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Bob Ogan (center) has plates filled with food to give to people during the inaugural Thanksgiving dinner at CityReach in Bangor Thursday. Following the free meal, guests were invited to watch football on two large televisions.

Bangor church gives Thanksgiving dinner to those who can’t be with family

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 24, 2016, at 3:21 p.m.
“I came here to spend time with my community,” Nathan Lawrence Rehlander, 30, of Brewer said. “There are a lot of people here that I consider my family by extension.”

CityReach Church provides free Thanksgiving meal to the community

By Ashley Conti on Nov. 24, 2016, at 3:21 p.m.
While wearing a possible dress selection, Madison Johnson (left), 11, looks over another dress with Hope Violette at the Bangor Housing Authority's community center in Bangor Wednesday. UsTrendy, an ecommerce site, donated 25 dresses.

Internet fashion entrepreneur gives away dresses to Maine girls who need them

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 24, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
“We thought we would give away some dresses for the holiday, something to be thankful for, and we are really excited about the turnout here.”

Man charged in Bangor assault plans to sue over social media posts

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 24, 2016, at 7:59 a.m.
A lawyer representing him said he was preparing to sue the person who wrote about the alleged assault on social media and the city councilors who denounced the alleged incident as racially motivated before an investigation was completed.
A volunteer at Jericho Road Street Ministry's clothing giveaway shows sweatpants to participants during the annual Thanksgiving dinner on Monday in Bangor.

Ministry helps Bangor homeless climb out of tent city with food, faith

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 23, 2016, at 4:13 p.m.
“We first served Thanksgiving dinner last year,” Mel Coombs said Monday. “It was such a big success, we did it again this year.
Ronald Boersma

Brewer man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

By Rick Levasseur on Nov. 23, 2016, at 2 p.m.
Ronald Boersma still faces state charges connected to the alleged sexual abuse of two young girls.
CULTURE SHOCK

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Nov. 25-27: Turkey for me, and turkey for you

on Nov. 23, 2016, at 1:34 p.m.

Maine attorney general’s office determines alleged Bangor assault not racially motivated

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 23, 2016, at 1:01 p.m.
Joshua Pendergast, 42, of Bangor was charged late Monday with misdemeanor assault.
Chris Joles of Maine Music News captured this image of blues legend B. B. King during his performance at Bangor Waterfront Pavilion on September 3, 2011.  Joles and WKIT will be hosting an event, All Things Music, at the Bangor Public Library December 10th at 3:00 with concert images on display in the Stairwell Gallery during December.

Rock and Roll Dreams Come True in Bangor

on Nov. 23, 2016, at 1 p.m.

G & G Custom Deer Cutting on what to do with your deer

By Gabor Degre on Nov. 23, 2016, at 10:56 a.m.