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Waldo County hams well-equipped, skilled in emergency communications

By Nick Kaye on July 10, 2014, at 12:54 p.m.
MILBRIDGE, Maine — Should a major disaster strike midcoast or other parts of Maine rendering normal communications inoperable or degraded, there is a cadre of “amateur” radio operators that can respond and fill in the gap until the communications crisis is over. The term “amateur” refers not to a lack …
More than 400 people gathered at the South Portland Community Center gymnasium Wednesday night, when the City Council gave preliminary approval to legislation that would ban tar sands from the city's waterfront.

South Portland city councilors give early approval to tar sands ban

By Shelby Carignan, The Forecaster on July 10, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — An ordinance that would prevent unrefined tar sands oil from being piped through the city passed the first of three hurdles in a special meeting Wednesday night. The City Council voted 6-1 in a first reading of the “Clear Skies” ordinance. More than 400 people gathered …
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency was working Thursday to dismantle a suspected methamphetamine lab at 233 Clark Road in Merrill.

Investigators on scene of suspected meth lab in Merrill

By Jen Lynds on July 10, 2014, at 12:17 p.m.
MERRILL, Maine — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency worked to dismantle a suspected methamphetamine lab Thursday at 233 Clark Road, which is about 20 miles west of Houlton in Aroostook County. Investigators were processing the scene for evidence that the drug was being manufactured at the site. For the past …
Linda Bean at Port Clyde

Linda Bean claims PETA has launched ‘full-scale attack’ on Maine lobster industry

By Stephen Betts on July 10, 2014, at 12:14 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Maine lobster industry leader Linda Bean said the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is waging a full-scale attack on the lobster industry. Bean responded Thursday by email about the international animal rights organization that has criticized Bean’s lobster processing plant method as horrific abuse for …
Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton accepts the "0-60 award" for the rapid rise in popularity of the Bangor Police Department's Facebook page during the annual Social Media Bangor breakfast Thursday at Husson University.

Bangor police, businesses take home social media awards at annual breakfast

By Cameron Paquette, Special to the BDN on July 10, 2014, at 12:05 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine —- Members of Bangor’s burgeoning social media scene gathered at the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business at Husson University Thursday for the third annual Social Media Breakfast Bangor Awards. The awards are given to those in the community who have made the greatest impact through their …
From the community
(From left) Joelle Albury, P.A.W.S. Director of Development, Karen Reed, Allen Insurance and Financial and Amie Hutchison, P.A.W.S. Executive Director.

Allen Insurance Financial donates to P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center Forever-Home Campaign

By Joelle Albury on July 10, 2014, at 12:04 p.m.
CAMDEN, July 10, 2014 — Allen Insurance and Financial has made a donation in support of the P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center’s capital campaign for the organization’s new home on John Street in Camden. “Allen Insurance and Financial is a longtime supporter of P.A.W.S.,” commented Amie Hutchison, Executive Director of P.A.W.S. …
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Gravestone of Mima Robbins Adams, one of the sites visited on the Come Spring Tour

Come Spring Bus Tours of Union’s historic sites

By Alison Metcalfe on July 10, 2014, at 11:54 a.m.
Friday, July 18, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Union Historical Society's Old Town House, Town House Road, Union, Maine For more information: 207-785-5444; unionhistoricalsociety.org Union Historical Society will offer its annual narrated bus tour of early historic sites during the …
The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office is looking for two people in connection with the theft of a cash donation box at C&K Variety in Hermon.

Deputies seek 2 in connection with theft of food pantry cash donation box

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 10, 2014, at 11:48 a.m.
HERMON, Maine — Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying two persons of interest in a theft case. Chief Deputy Troy Morton said deputies responded to C&K Variety on Billings Road in Hermon for a reported theft on June 30. Morton said a money donation box …
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Don Winslow (right) gives the thumbs-up in support of the flash mob unfolding in front of him and Dora Winslow on Tuesday, June 17, at the Bangor Waterfront.

Former Bangor police chief Don Winslow dies of cancer at 57

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 10, 2014, at 11:39 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Former Bangor police chief Don Winslow died Thursday after having spent the last few months of his life sharing his experience facing terminal cancer and being embraced by the community he served. He was 57. Winslow was the 27th chief of the Bangor Police Department and passed …
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Ellsworth grad completes basic military training

Bangor Daily News on July 10, 2014, at 10:41 a.m.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air National Guard Airman Samantha A. Mcguire graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete …
Volunteers with the bucket brigade walk around collecting donations during the 2013 American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront.

Bangor’s Folk Festival seeks volunteers for 13th edition

on July 10, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Volunteers are still needed for the American Folk Festival, planned for August 22-24 at the Bangor Waterfront. The event, which typically brings about 90,000 visitors to the waterfront for three days of multicultural music, is expecting more attendees this year — its 13th year. The site services …

Weekly Calendar

on July 10, 2014, at 10:14 a.m.
Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE 10 DAYS BEFORE THE THURSDAY OF PUBLICATION. Email: weekly@bangordailynews.com. Mail The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402.   Art BANGOR: • Young Curators exhibit, “Eight Scoops,” an exploration …

Awareness can help rid Maine of elder abuse

on July 10, 2014, at 10:08 a.m.
Senior Beat by Carol Higgins Taylor Special to The Weekly   Elder abuse is in Maine. Every year, 33,000 elderly Mainers are abused or taken advantage of, usually by a trusted family member. One day a year, June 15, is devoted to elder abuse awareness. But this day, known as …

Ryan’s Ride to honor a fallen Maine Marine

on July 10, 2014, at 10:06 a.m.
By Nick Kaye Special to The Weekly   STOCKTON SPRINGS —  A benefit motorcycle ride will be held Saturday, July 19, in honor of Master Sgt. Ryan C. Love of Frankfurt, an active-duty Marine who died in July 2012. Proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the Semper Fi …
The credit-card-sized Raspberry Pi computer is at the center of CUBE.

Bangor startup brings technology to children in the Bahamas

on July 10, 2014, at 10:02 a.m.
By Nick Kaye Special to The Weekly   BANGOR — More than 97 percent of American classrooms have access to one or more computers, according to a study by the United States Department of Education. The situation in the Bahamas is comparatively dismal. “I used to live in the Bahamas, …
In January 1957, "Anastasia," starring Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brynner, was playing at The Bijou at 164 Exchange St. To the right of The Bijou is the former site of the Bangor Daily News at 170 Exchange St.

YESTERDAY …

on July 10, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.
YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — July 10, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) BANGOR — Making its first visit of the year to its summer port, the American Cruise Lines ship American Glory was welcomed with open arms by city officials, who presented the key to the …

Community news|

on July 10, 2014, at 9:54 a.m.
Movie in the park BANGOR — The public is invited to attend a free movie in the park featuring “Rio 2” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Broadway Park. The event will offer popcorn, snow cones, bounce house fun, an inflatable slide and face painting at no cost to …

WeeBeez Market provides community rallying point

on July 10, 2014, at 9:51 a.m.
by Nick Kaye Special to The Weekly   BANGOR —  Six months ago, Andy and Susan Stephenson set out to bring neighborhood markets back to Bangor. The couple has since opened three WeeBeez Deli & Market locations throughout the city. The stores, stocked with fresh meals, produce and baked goods, …

School news

on July 10, 2014, at 9:45 a.m.
Schools AREA — The Perloff Family Foundation, in partnership with the Maine Community Foundation and the Maine Space Grant Consortium, offers grants focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, and the integration of STEM with the arts and humanities, or STEAM. Grant recipients for the 2014-2015 academic school …
Robert Duane and Michael Cota, co-owners of Cota Technologies, LLC, stand in front of the work area at their Mill St. store in Orono,

Cota Technologies focuses on customers, the future

on July 10, 2014, at 9:43 a.m.
Nick Kaye Special to The Weekly   ORONO — The stereotypical techie is a bit antisocial — someone who’s more comfortable working on a circuit board than speaking with a human being. Michael Cota and Robert Duane, co-owners of Cota Technologies LLC could not be further from this stereotype. “I …
 
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