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Michael Weston, 49, of Holden was  arrested by Bangor police on Monday on two active warrants.

Holden man wanted by police now behind bars

By Dawn Gagnon on July 05, 2017, at 6:31 a.m.
Michael Weston was wanted on two active warrants when he was arrested without incident on Monday.
BANGOR, Maine -- 07/04/2017 - Shayla Henderson, 8, waves her flag during the annual Fourth of July parade from Brewer to downtown Bangor on Tuesday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Fourth of July festivities a family tradition for many Mainers

By Dawn Gagnon on July 04, 2017, at 6:03 p.m.
More than 5,000 people lined the parade route, according to unofficial estimates.
The fence surrounding Bangor Waterfront Concerts.

Bangor Waterfront Concerts tried to build an illegal structure at concert site, city says

By Danielle McLean on July 03, 2017, at 6:12 p.m.
“It was not structurally sound and there were some concerns from the [Bangor] Fire Department,” said the city’s code enforcement licensing coordinator.
John Pillsbury Jr.was among several Bangor-area residents who showed up to the Bangor branch of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles on Monday only to find the doors locked due. Monday marked the first regular business day the BMV and many other government agencies closed its doors as a result of the shutdown.

Mainers frustrated by BMV closure on first weekday of government shutdown

By Danielle McLean on July 03, 2017, at 4:31 p.m.
“This is inconvenient. Now I’m going to have to take more time off work.”
Bangor resident Ryan Moore

Bangor man headed to West Point

By Dawn Gagnon on July 02, 2017, at 7 a.m.
But getting into West Point wasn’t easy.
Paul Cook, one of Bangor’s largest landlords is selling the Stetson Block in downtown Bangor.

A block in the center of downtown Bangor is on the market for $1.29M

By Danielle McLean on July 01, 2017, at 7:55 a.m.
The Stetson Block — which includes two 100-year-old buildings at the corner of Hammond and Central Streets — hit the market on June 20 for $ 1.29 million.
Bangor resident Sharon Greenleaf registered her company truck at Bureau of Motor Vehicles Bangor branch on Friday afternoon amid the threat of a government shutdown.

Mainers scramble to register vehicles as threat of shutdown looms

By Danielle McLean on June 30, 2017, at 8:41 p.m.
The BMV Bangor sees around 200 or 300 people on an average day. But an hour before close, it was nearing 400.
Jonathan Singleton

Police arrest two men rummaging through cars on 15th Street

By Judy Harrison on June 30, 2017, at 7:26 p.m.
“As always, we urge residents to remain alert for suspicious activity in their neighborhoods and also ask that you call the Bangor Police Department to report such incidents immediately.”
Tylor Harriman

Bangor men involved in Brewer hit-and-run face drug charges

By Judy Harrison on June 30, 2017, at 2:47 p.m.
Police say they found a significant amount of cash, an estimated 28 grams of heroin, an undisclosed amount of cocaine, hypodermic needles and other items in the car.
Fantasia is an available dog brought up from Mississippi shelters to the Bangor Humane Society.

Buster, Doc, Fantasia and more puppies are looking for Bangor faces to lick

By Ashley Conti on June 30, 2017, at 11:36 a.m.
Another batch of puppies have been brought up from Mississippi shelters for adoption at the Bangor Humane Society.
A squirrel munches a piece of bread after taking it from man's hand in Deering Oaks Park in Portland.

Squirrel knocks out power in Bangor

By Nick McCrea on June 30, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
Crews expected to restore power around 10 a.m.
POLL QUESTION
Maine Department of Transportation's Luke Lorrimer tests the crisis phones at the Penobscot Narrows Bridge on the Prospect side.

State rep: Suicide fence on Penobscot Narrows Bridge too expensive, ugly

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 30, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Rep. Karl Ward said committee members told him that suicidal people simply “would find another way” if jumping from the Penobscot Narrows Bridge were impossible.
Bangor City Hall

Bangor budget doesn’t include funds for multicultural center, 4 firefighters

By Danielle McLean on June 29, 2017, at 6:22 a.m.
The council unanimously voted to pass a budget without those items — the subject of debate at recent meetings — saying it didn’t know how much it will eventually get from the state.
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Hercules & Love Affair, Beth Ditto, Haim and Parcels on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 28, 2017, at 6:41 p.m.
New tracks from Radiohead, Grizzly Bear and Haim debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set featured some of the best punk and heavier underground music of the year 1984.

20-month-old girl shot in Winn home

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 28, 2017, at 4:51 p.m.
A 20-month-old girl from Winn is in a Bangor hospital after she was accidentally shot on Monday evening, authorities said Wednesday.
Thomas "Ferg" Ferguson (left) talks to his attorney Jeffrey Silverstein during the beginning of Ferguson's trial in May.

New York man guilty of murder in Bangor double shooting

By Judy Harrison on June 28, 2017, at 10:55 a.m.
Thomas “Ferg” Ferguson was also found guilty of elevated aggravated assault.
An aircraft in the painting hangar at C&L Aviation in Bangor.

Bangor councilor wants city to fund training for airplane mechanics at private company

By Danielle McLean on June 27, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.
A Bangor city councilor wants to spend as much as $2 million in city funds to create a program to train airplane mechanics for a local company.
Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice Warren Silver retired at the end of 2014 after nearly a decade on the state's high court.

Stephen King’s lawyer honored with a portrait for his service as judge

By Judy Harrison on June 27, 2017, at 1:24 p.m.
Since the court was established, retired justices donate their portraits to the court. They hang in courthouses closest to the judges’ hometowns. The gathering not only honored Silver but allowed the court to formally accept the portrait.
Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton discusses how Penobscot County Jail workers are trying to help inmates combat opioid addiction.

The Penobscot County Jail is trying something new to fight the opioid crisis

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 27, 2017, at 11:21 a.m.
“It’s not a miracle [drug]. It’s a tool.”
Grillin' Brazilian serves up sandwiches, grilled meat and other Brazilian treats out on the Odlin Road in Bangor.

Bangor food truck brings fresh flavors of Brazil to Queen City

By Emily Burnham on June 27, 2017, at 8:27 a.m.
“I really didn’t know what was going to happen. Were people going to like Brazilian food? But they do! They really do.”