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Demand for hotels is pretty flat; longtime city councilor may get challenger

on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.

Stocks fall as investors ready for Trump’s inauguration

By Caroline Valetkevitch, Reuters on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:43 p.m.
U.S. stocks fell Thursday, continuing to pull back from the post-election rally, on investor caution ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president on Friday.

Executive actions ready to go as Trump prepares to take office

By Ayesha Rascoe and Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:42 p.m.
Donald Trump is preparing to sign executive actions on his first day in the White House on Friday to take the opening steps to crack down on immigration, build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and roll back outgoing President Barack Obama’s policies.
Roger Bloomfield, CEO of the Terre Armee Group, announces a partnership with Advanced Infrastructure Technologies, which sells the University of Maine-developed Bridge-in-a-Backpack, on Thursday in Orono. Terre Armee plans to start marketing and selling the bridges in larger numbers across North America and internationally.

Bridge-in-a-Backpack company secures deal with international firm to sell more bridges

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:39 p.m.
Former President George H.W. Bush

Ex-President George H.W. Bush had good night’s rest, remains in ICU

By Jon Herskovitz, Reuters on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:25 p.m.
“We are hopeful he will be discharged from the ICU in a few days.”

Victim’s mother speaks about Maine murderer’s sentencing

By Micky Bedell on Jan. 19, 2017, at 5:56 p.m.
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Keith Coleman (center), 29, makes a statement alongside defense attorney's Logan Perkin (left) and Martha Harris during his sentencing hearing on Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor. Coleman was convicted of murdering his girlfriend and her two children.

Man who killed girlfriend, 2 children to spend life in prison

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 19, 2017, at 4:02 p.m.
The man convicted of murdering his girlfriend and her young son and daughter was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.
Community

Soup Luncheon

By Margaret Bond on Jan. 19, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
Community

3rd Annual Last Call Christmas Arts and Craft Fair at the Westbrook Armory

By Lois Taylor on Jan. 19, 2017, at 2:53 p.m.
Community
Volunteers ensure community warmth, as part of MLK Day

Maine Conservation Corps Puts Citizenship and Service in Action

By Heather Rose on Jan. 19, 2017, at 2:48 p.m.
Community

Maine Made Crafts 24th Annual Last Minute Christmas Arts & Craft Fair

By Lois Taylor on Jan. 19, 2017, at 2:44 p.m.
Community

Community Health and Counseling Services launches annual Point-In-Time survey.

By Sharon Brasslett on Jan. 19, 2017, at 2:39 p.m.
Community

3rd Annual Westbrook Armory Christmas craft show

By Lois Taylor on Jan. 19, 2017, at 2:31 p.m.
Brig. Gen. Douglas Farnham, adjutant general of the Maine National Guard, speaks about the Maine Military Authority's contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority during a press conference on Sept. 28, 2016, at the Loring Commerce Centre in Limestone.

$7 million rescue package sought for Maine Military Authority

By Anthony Brino on Jan. 19, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is requesting to use $7 million of the state’s General Fund surplus to help the Maine Military Authority recover from an underbid contract to refurbish Massachusetts transit buses.
Community

35th Annual Augusta Armory Fall Holiday Arts & Craft Fair

By Lois Taylor on Jan. 19, 2017, at 2:26 p.m.
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Augusta Armory

25th Annual Augusta Armory Veterans Christmas Craft Show

By Lois Taylor on Jan. 19, 2017, at 2:20 p.m.
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Augusta Civic Center

38th annual Christmas in New England Arts & Craft show

By Lois Taylor on Jan. 19, 2017, at 2:16 p.m.
Community

Weyerhaeuser Grant kick-starts ‘Sunken Steamboats of Moosehead Lake’ documentary

on Jan. 19, 2017, at 1:09 p.m.
Austin Bleess

Caribou city manager leaving to take post in Texas

By Christopher Bouchard, Aroostook Republican & News on Jan. 19, 2017, at 12:29 p.m.
Austin Bleess, Caribou’s city manager, has resigned to take the same post at a city near Houston in Texas.
Al Dickey, who lives on College Avenue, talks about how he takes his life into his own hands when walking to McDonald's for coffee. “There are no sidewalks,” he said. “It’s very dangerous.” The Bangor Area Comprehensive Transportation System is doing a corridor study to improve traffic between College Avenue and Bennoch Road and is looking for input from residents.

Replacing bridges on busy, hazardous Stillwater Avenue discussed in Old Town

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 19, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.
Residents who live near Stillwater Avenue and its junctions with Bennoch Road and College Avenue have asked that better pedestrian and bicycle paths and better turning options be added to the state’s plans to replace two bridges and improve traffic flow in the area.