Superintendent of Bangor Public Schools Betsy Webb

Maine educators look beyond testing to measure student success

By Robbie Feinberg, Maine Public on Feb. 13, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
While school funding is at the center of public debate right now, educators are wrestling with another problem, too: how to measure student success.
Blaze maintenance man Robert McClure tries to keep on top of the falling snow so there's a clear path to the business on Monday afternoon in Bangor.

Paralyzing blizzard strikes Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 13, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
A blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow by 1 p.m. Monday brought parts of Maine to a virtual standstill.
Pedestrians walk down Garland Street in Bangor Thursday afternoon.

See where the storm dumped the most snow in Maine

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 13, 2017, at 10:24 a.m.
More snow is on the way Monday afternoon.
A snow plow works to clear Union Street in Bangor on Feb. 5, 2016. 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.

A blizzard blast from Maine’s past

By Christopher Burns on Feb. 12, 2017, at 4:54 p.m.
Snowstorms are a fact of life in Maine. So here’s a look at back a few of nastiest storms in recent memory.
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.
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.

Police: Dixfield school locked down after former student brought fake gun on campus

By CBS 13 on Feb. 06, 2017, at 8:15 p.m.
School officials said there were no injuries during the incident and classes went back to normal after the lockdown was lifted.

UPDATE: Lockdown ends at Dirigo High School in Dixfield

By CBS 13 on Feb. 06, 2017, at 12:22 p.m.
Officers are on scene at the school.
A typical day at school for a Maine girl quickly turned memorable when her dad made a surprise return from his deployment in Kuwait.

Dad returns from deployment, surprises his kids at school

By CBS 13 on Feb. 03, 2017, at 10:19 a.m.
An emotional reunion took place at Open Door Christian Academy in Lisbon on Monday.

State police on scene of fatal crash in Minot

By CBS 13 on Feb. 02, 2017, at 9:05 p.m.
The crash occurred Thursday night on West Minot Road.

Child, woman injured in Auburn apartment building fire

By CBS 13 on Feb. 02, 2017, at 8:47 a.m.
A child was taken to the hospital after a late-night apartment building fire in Auburn.
Gov. Paul LePage speaks to the Maine House of Representatives before swearing them in for the first session of the 128th Legislature at the State House in Augusta, Dec. 7, 2016.

LePage accuses Maine cities of ‘breaking the laws’ on General Assistance

By Jake Bleiberg on Jan. 24, 2017, at 11:20 a.m.
“You follow the rules, there would have been no problems,” LePage said Tuesday on WVOM radio. “But if you try to not follow the rules and you use the money for illegal immigrants, then you get what you pay for.”
Sliding footsteps in the build up of slush on downtown Bangor sidewalks Tuesday morning. A storm that is expected to last all day and into early Wednesday, laying ice, sleet or snow depending on region, has closed judicial centers, city halls, schools and businesses all around the state.

Storm encases Maine in ice, sleet and snow

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 24, 2017, at 10:11 a.m.
Nearly an inch of ice will create hazardous travelling conditions, especially for those out on foot.
Snow blankets Pine Street in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo.

Cancellations coming in as icy storm approaches Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 23, 2017, at 6:56 p.m.
National Weather Service forecasters said Monday that the storm will arrive in southern reaches of the state late Monday night, mostly in the form of snow.
Sarah Frankie Sigman of New York partially hides her face while watching President Donald Trump give a speech during a screening of his inauguration on Friday at Bates College in Lewiston.

What Mainers think of President Donald Trump

By BDN Staff Reports on Jan. 20, 2017, at 4:54 p.m.
Maine is as politically divided as it has been any time in recent political history, particularly between the liberal southern areas and the more conservative north.
Kathie Leonard, president and CEO of Auburn Manufacturing Inc.

Fed ruling: Imports are hurting Auburn Manufacturing Inc.

By Kathryn Skelton on Jan. 19, 2017, at 8:02 p.m.
The president and CEO of Auburn Manufacturing Inc. has scored a preliminary victory in arguing that unfairly cheap imports have hurt business at her company.
Khalil Gibran Muhammed gives his keynote address "No Reparation without Racial Education: Martin Luther King on the Tyranny of Ignorance" for Bates College's "Reparations: Addressing Racial Injustices" program at the Peter J. Gomes Chapel on campus in Lewiston on Martin Luther King Jr. day Monday morning.

MLK scholar in Maine: Teach that racism is bedrock of US history

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 16, 2017, at 1:46 p.m.
“Slavery is not an aberration in the American story,” Muhammad said. “It is the quintessential American story.”

Auburn man, 81, dies after being hit by SUV while crossing the road

By CBS 13 on Jan. 13, 2017, at 1:18 p.m.
The Auburn man who was hit while crossing the road to get his paper has died.
Kevin Lewis, CEO of Community Health Options

CEO: Maine health insurance co-op doing better than a year ago

By Lindsay Tice on Jan. 12, 2017, at 4:17 p.m.
“Despite the difficulties we’ve gone through, we’re frankly a stronger company as a result,” said CEO Kevin Lewis.
Josephine Jordan, 3, peers out from the doorway leading to her family's front hall after coming down from the upstairs to investigate the sound of visitors on Dec. 9, 2016.

Inside the isolation of the first refugee family to be resettled in small-town Maine

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
We chronicled one child’s yearning to be understood.