Public pools to open for season on June 18 in Bangor

on June 15, 2016, at 3:25 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department has announced that the public pools will open for the 2016 summer season on Saturday, June 18. The fees for the Beth Pancoe Aquatic Center are: $2 for resident child, and $3 for non resident; $3 for resident adult and $5 for …
The Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit investigates a shooting at 30 Hill St. in Eddington on Sunday.

Eddington woman has protection order against man shot at her home

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 15, 2016, at 3:03 p.m.
Christian Tattan was barred from contacting or visiting the home of Renee Lee, 39, who received a two-year protection from abuse order against him on Aug. 19, 2015.
Nicholas Spencer

Greenbush man charged with manslaughter after crash claims brother’s life

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 15, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.
A Greenbush man was charged with manslaughter Tuesday in connection with a vehicle crash in February that claimed the life of his brother.
Adam Thiesen, organizer at Food AND Medicine, pushes a wheelbarrow of dirt to fill two remaining raised bed vegetable gardens on June 8 at the Bangor Area Recovery Network in Brewer.

Brewer community garden project to produce local food for those in need

By Shelby Hartin on June 14, 2016, at 7:20 p.m.
“The main reason behind this project is the issue of food insecurity and how much it plagues our entire state. We wanted to do something that would raise awareness about that.”
Bugaboo Creek can be seen in Bangor in this December 2014 file photo.

Bugaboo Creek restaurant closes after nearly two decades in Bangor

By Nick McCrea on June 14, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
Bugaboo Creek, a steakhouse known for the talking animatronic animals on its walls, has closed the doors of its Bangor restaurant.
This is an artist's rendering of what the Maine Troop Greeters museum might look like at Bangor International Airport. The Greeters have launched a fundraising effort in hopes of moving forward with the project, which is expected to cost about $300,000, according to organizers.

Soldier who played national anthem on sax returns to Bangor to boost troop greeters museum

By Nick McCrea on June 14, 2016, at 4:52 p.m.
A familiar face visited Bangor to help announce the launch of a public effort to raise $500,000 to memorialize and preserve the legacy of the Maine Troop Greeters.
The completion of the Howland dam bypass marks the last major milestone in the Penobscot River Restoration Project that started over 10 years ago.

Hundreds celebrate completion of Penobscot restoration project

By John Holyoke on June 14, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
The latest milestone: The construction of a fish bypass — the “big river” that was built around the Howland Dam.
U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II (right) recognizes a group of law enforcement personnel, who were crucial in the arrest and conviction of Oscar Nunez of Verona Island and the Bronx, New York, for drug trafficking, arson and other criminal behaviors, on Tuesday in Bangor. Assistant U.S. Attorney James Moore (left) nominated the group.

Law enforcement personnel recognized by US attorney for Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 14, 2016, at 2:33 p.m.
U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II said that the convictions would not have been possible without law enforcement agencies working together.
Umami Noodle Bar in downtown Bangor has been closed for a week because of a collapsed sewer line connection. The building's owner will have to hire a contractor to dig up a portion of Main Street and fix the problem.

Bangor noodle eatery reopens after 21-day closure

By Nick McCrea on June 14, 2016, at 1:40 p.m.
Umami Noodle Bar in downtown Bangor reopened Tuesday after a long, unexpected hiatus.
The United Way of Eastern Maine and 34 partner agencies came together Tuesday morning in Bangor to make a $10,000 gift to the Circle of Caring.

United Way of Eastern Maine, partners give $10,000 to Circle of Caring

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 14, 2016, at 10:33 a.m.
The United Way of Eastern Maine and its 34 partner agencies came together in Bangor on Tuesday morning to make a $10,000 gift to the Circle of Caring.
Jayne (right) and David Silverman, the new owners of the Lucerne Inn, pose for a photo on Monday in Dedham.

New owners ‘fell in love’ with The Lucerne Inn

By Bill Trotter on June 14, 2016, at 6:13 a.m.
“You can’t replicate 200 years,” David Silverman said of the inn’s history. “You can’t replicate this view. There’s really nothing like it in the area.”
Several hundred people attended a vigil at Bangor City Hall on Monday night for the victims of the attack at an Orlando nightclub on Sunday that left 49 people dead.

Mainers respond to Orlando shootings: ‘How long will this madness continue?’

By Dawn Gagnon on June 13, 2016, at 9:30 p.m.
“We need to be one community that all cares together and actually wants to unite to heal. Let us do that. Let us do that together.”
Bangor Fire Chief Tom Higgins

Bangor approves fees for excessive nonemergency calls

By Nick McCrea on June 13, 2016, at 8:44 p.m.
Bangor residents and businesses who call for emergency aid when there is no emergency now face a fee if they do it too often.
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems' main office in Brewer

EMHS offering early retirement to cut $3M in technology department costs

By Dawn Gagnon on June 13, 2016, at 6:44 p.m.
“This is completely voluntary,” Chief Communications Officer Suzanne Spruce said.
Francis Murphy

Bail set at $50,000 for Maine man, 83, accused of assaulting girlfriend

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 13, 2016, at 6:35 p.m.
Francis Murphy of Orrington was taken into custody Friday on a charge of Class B aggravated assault.
Recent high school graduates Demetri Maxim (left), Gould Academy, and Paige Brown (right), Bangor High School, meet Dr. Sten Lindahl, chair emeritus of the Nobel Assembly in Physiology or Medicine, on Monday at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Both of the recent graduates received prestigious national science awards in high school.

Young Maine scientists meet man who helped pick Nobel Prize winners

By Nick McCrea on June 13, 2016, at 4:37 p.m.
A pair of promising Maine scientists fresh out of high school met one of the people who knows what it takes to win the prestigious honor.
Randy Beal enjoys the Bangor Pride Festival at Pickering Square in Bangor, June 28, 2014. The festival allowed the city to honor and celebrate its gay and lesbian community. On Monday, several vigils are scheduled to honor the memory of the victims of Sunday's mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Vigils to be held across Maine for victims of Orlando shooting

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 13, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
Numerous vigils are scheduled throughout the state Monday in memory of victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.

Bangor Water District trustees to meet

on June 13, 2016, at 9:10 a.m.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:45 p.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Hughes Building, 614 State St., Bangor, Maine BANGOR — The Bangor Water District board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the Hughes Building, 614 State St. This post was contributed by …
People board buses in Pickering Square in downtown Bangor recently.

Bangor’s run-down bus system gets a boost

By Nick McCrea on June 13, 2016, at 6:11 a.m.
This year’s interest in Community Connector helped convince councilors to pump $528,000 in new funding into the bus system for fiscal year 2017, which could help turn the tide.
Scott Cornforth, a foreman with NextGen, installs a guy wire on a utility pole while his crew lashes fiber-optic cable on a support strand wire along River Road in Bucksport on July 28, 2011.

Old Town, Orono using survey to plan for high-speed internet

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 13, 2016, at 6:08 a.m.
As leaders in Orono and Old Town prepare to bring high-speed internet to their communities, they are asking residents and business owners for input on where the lines should be located.

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