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Charges pending for 4 who fled into woods after Newport crash

By Dawn Gagnon on March 24, 2017, at 5:41 p.m.
All four people in the truck ran away from the scene but were apprehended.

Pepper farmer eyes building biomass-fueled greenhouse in Maine

By Darren Fishell on March 24, 2017, at 5:15 p.m.
The development is part of Stored Solar’s broader plan for “biomass energy parks” that would bring in customers for other biomass byproducts.

Dynamic speaker on race: Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams to lecture at the University of Maine

on March 24, 2017, at 4:02 p.m.
Sen. Collins (right) with Joanna Russell, member of BARN Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Northeastern Workforce Development Board

Senator Collins Visits Brewer Organization that Assists Individuals Recovering from Addiction and Their Families

on March 24, 2017, at 3:54 p.m.
In January, Sanford Police and the York County Sheriff’s Office assisted state and federal drug agents in the arrest of two people in the largest heroin drug bust in Maine. The combined street value of the fentanyl laced heroin seized in both Maine and Massachusetts was over $1.8 million.

Maine needs more money to investigate fentanyl deaths

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 24, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
Of the 378 overdose deaths in 2016, 195 were attributed to fentanyl, up from only nine in 2013.

Events from The Bangor Land Trust

on March 24, 2017, at 1:40 p.m.

HOPE Festival at UMaine set for April 8

on March 24, 2017, at 1:09 p.m.

Dinner and music at The Bangor Grange

on March 24, 2017, at 1:04 p.m.

Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is having a Garden Party, wear your gardening hat!

on March 24, 2017, at 1 p.m.

Kilroy was here! A musical in 2 acts

By diane chiappone on March 24, 2017, at 9:08 a.m.

Aroostook County power prices to dip slightly in June

By BDN Staff on March 23, 2017, at 7:36 p.m.
Costs for residential customers in Emera Maine’s Maine Public Service district will stay basically flat through the end of 2017.
EDITORIALS
Thousands of visitors, including this group from the Bangor YMCA, have been to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument since it was created in August.

The Katahdin monument is a great addition to Maine. LePage should stop fighting it.

By The BDN Editorial Board on March 23, 2017, at 7:19 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage doesn’t like the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, but it’s already spurring economic activity in northern Maine.
POLL QUESTION
Governor Paul LePage attends a maple tree tapping ceremony on a cold day in mid-March. LePage now backs the American Health Care Act and is urging Maine's senators to support it.

LePage now backs GOP health plan, urges support from King, Collins

By Christopher Cousins and Michael Shepherd on March 23, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
Earlier this month, LePage sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan which said of the bill, “early signs do not look encouraging.”
Mangrove buffer planted by Tuvalu

The Psychology of Climate Change

By Nancy Jacobson on March 23, 2017, at 12:48 p.m.

23rd Annual HOPE Festival Highlights the Arts

By Karen Marysdaughter on March 23, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.
Last year, Bangor Area dancers united for a performance to raise money for Bangor Humane Society and Children's Miracle Network. This year, dancers will come together to raise money for Embrace A Vet. The show will take place at John Bapst Memorial High School on March 31, 2017.

Dancers Unite for Embrace A Vet

By Sandy Sanzaro on March 23, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.
Snow is predicted to fall in Bangor on Wednesday.

Cold front brings cooler air, up to 2 inches of snow

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 22, 2017, at 7:38 a.m.
Don’t forget your coat Wednesday. “[The air] will feel like mid-winter, not spring.”

Newport man accused of ripping girlfriend’s hair out

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 21, 2017, at 2:25 p.m.
Marcus Monti was charged with domestic violence assault after the 8:15 p.m. call that was investigated by Officer Jesse Gee.

State drug agents: 2 women arrested for meth labs in Howland, Burnham

By Dawn Gagnon on March 20, 2017, at 3:11 p.m.
Police have arrested two women in unrelated cases connected to the discovery of suspected methamphetamine labs in Burnham and Howland.
3rd Annual Bangor Mall Motorcycle Show

Patriot Riders of America Maine Chapter-3rd Annual Bangor Mall Motorcycle Show

By James Turcotte on March 20, 2017, at 10:23 a.m.