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The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency on Tuesday charged four men with aggravated trafficking in cocaine after allegedly seizing more than $140,000 of cocaine and heroin/fentanyl in Sanford.

Drug agents seize 3 pounds of cocaine and heroin from southern Maine home

By Beth Brogan on June 21, 2017, at 6:23 p.m.
Drug enforcement agents seized nearly three pounds of cocaine and heroin/fentanyl that they say was headed for greater Brunswick and York County.
Community

TOWN OF DENNYSVILLE FLOODPLAIN ORDINANCE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

By Mark Willis on June 21, 2017, at 6:07 p.m.
BDN PORTLAND

The new theory that a serial killer may have struck in Portland

on June 21, 2017, at 5:09 p.m.
Anthony Sanborn, Jr., is trying to overturn his conviction for the 1989 murder, which two criminal profilers now say was likely the work of a serial killer.
The ballroom on the top floor of the Nichols Block on Exchange Street in Bangor. Part of the property will be renamed The Bangor Arts Exchange.

Bangor Symphony to move into historic building in downtown Bangor

By Emily Burnham on June 21, 2017, at 4:15 p.m.
The Bangor Symphony Orchestra returns to the Nichols Block in September, becoming the first tenant in the space since its purchase last year.
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Coast Guard searching for kayaker who reported falling in water

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 21, 2017, at 3:55 p.m.
Authorities are searching the coast for a man who issued three mayday calls Wednesday after he apparently fell off his kayak near Bois Bubert Island.
Community

Comedian Ian Harvie at The 1932 Criterion Theatre

By Krisitn Leffler on June 21, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
U.S. Senator Angus King (I-ME) asks questions at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in Washington, U.S., June 7, 2017.

Sen. King calls for prioritizing election security in wake of Russian hacking attempts

By staff on June 21, 2017, at 3:15 p.m.
“It’s going to be back, and shame on us if we’re not prepared.”

Portland software firm sold to California investors in $125 million deal

BDN staff reports on June 21, 2017, at 3:10 p.m.
A California investment firm has purchased Portland software company Certify in a $125 million deal.
Anthony Sanborn Jr.

Former FBI profiler says Portland murder may have been work of uncaught serial killer

BDN staff reports on June 21, 2017, at 2:31 p.m.
Sanborn’s legal team hopes the serial killer theory helps convince the court Sanborn himself was not guilty.

Former probate judge fined, suspended for 2 years for ethics violations

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 21, 2017, at 1:20 p.m.
This is the third sanction for Robert M.A. Nadeau, who lost his bid for re-election in a three-way race last year.
BDN PORTLAND

5.5 million people have watched these Maine guys make bacon-cheese-taco lobster rolls

on June 21, 2017, at 12:59 p.m.
Is there ever such a thing as too much cheese?
Community

Something New to Celebrate: Summer Time Reading.

By Jenna Beaulieu on June 21, 2017, at 12:46 p.m.
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Queens Of The Stone Age, Ride, Gorillaz and The Horrors on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 21, 2017, at 12:32 p.m.
New tracks from Arcade Fire, Lorde and Washed Out debuted on the show this week, while the retro set looked back at the year 1979 with a mix of punk and New Wave as well as more mainstream artists whose albums from that year revealed the influence of those new musical movements.
The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians held their election for tribal chief and council members Saturday. The results of that election are being contested after long-time chief Brenda Commander was beaten by Clairissa E. Sabattis by a mere two votes.

Maliseets continue pursuit of casino for The County

on June 21, 2017, at 11:53 a.m.
“We have heard that the bill may be reconsidered in the Senate with an amendment to include a statewide referendum,” said Chief Clairissa Sabbatis of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians.
Community

Annual Togus veterans picnic to be held June 24, rain or shine

on June 21, 2017, at 11:44 a.m.
Wiscasset, Maine

Wiscasset selectmen withdraw support for Route 1 traffic fix

on June 21, 2017, at 11:21 a.m.
Selectmen voted 3-2 to reverse their previous vote in support of a version of the MDOT’s downtown traffic project that involves removing on-street parking on Main Street between Middle and Water streets.
Community

Goodwill’s Scarborough Donation Center Closes June 30

By Heather Steeves on June 21, 2017, at 10:55 a.m.
Democratic Rep. Mick Devin

Maine legislator charged with OUI

By J.W. Oliver on June 21, 2017, at 10:48 a.m.
State Rep. Michael G. “Mick” Devin, D-Newcastle, faces a misdemeanor charge of operating under the influence.
Michael Brown

PI man who died in shootout fell in with wrong crowd, sister says

By Anthony Brino on June 21, 2017, at 10:32 a.m.
“I wish I would have got to say goodbye to my brother. We were very close growing up.”
Former Maine Gov. John McKernan

Public reaction to 1991 Maine government shutdown: ‘We want his head’

By Mal Leary on June 21, 2017, at 10:27 a.m.
Out-of-work state employees were not getting paid, could not get unemployment and were angry.