Sock Hop at the Bangor Grange

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.

3K Purple Heart Run to raise funds for veterans

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.

Informational session on Question 1 at Bangor Public Library Oct. 17

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
On Nov. 8, voters in the 2nd Congressional District could be motivated to turnout at a higher rate because of a controversial ballot question that would expand background checks to include all private gun sales and transfers. That could be a deciding factor in whether the 2nd District goes red.

In fight over 2nd District, opposition to Question 3 could boost Republicans

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 16, 2016, at 7:36 a.m.
Numerous voters in the district say defeating Question 3 will motivate how they approach other contests on the November ballot.
The family of Amy, Coty and Monica Lake who were killed by Steven Lake in a domestic violence murder-suicide in June of 2011 donated $10,000 to the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office to help pay for some of the immediate needs of people trying to escape abusive environments. From left are Marcie Ouellette, a victim-witness advocate who works for the Penobscot County District Attorney's Office, Chief Deputy William Sheehan, Sheriff Troy Mortin and Candace Sabo of the Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance, which assists people affected by domestic violence in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.

Family of slain Dexter mother, children donate $10,000 to help meet initial needs of domestic violence victims

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 14, 2016, at 7:52 p.m.
Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton said the funds will be put to good use.
Joel Parker of Fairfield, who works in Skowhegan, said he usually votes Republican but is unsure whether he can vote for Donald Trump for president because he is concerned about what message Trump's election would send to the rest of the world. Skowhegan is among 2nd Congressional District towns that find themselves in the national spotlight this year because they are battlegrounds in the presidential race.

These voters will decide if Trump or Clinton wins Maine’s 2nd District

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 14, 2016, at 4:15 p.m.
2016 has created a new reality for the people scratching out livelihoods in the 2nd Congressional District: Life in a national political battleground.

Spaghetti supper, auctions in Hermon to benefit Brad Spratt

By Brenda Sherwood on Oct. 14, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.

Breakfast buffet in Bucksport to aid heating assistance fund

on Oct. 13, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.

Old Town K of C craft fair slated for Nov. 12

on Oct. 11, 2016, at 11:18 a.m.
Twelve-year-old Donn Fendler (left) grew up to marry and serve 28 years in the U.S. Army. He is paired with the childhood photo in a 2009 BDN photo illustration.

Donn Fendler remembered as ‘true American hero,’ legend to generations of Mainers

By John Holyoke on Oct. 11, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
“He wanted to pay it forward [for the efforts of Mainers who tried to find him].”
Brothers Owen (left) and Eben Ryder climb aboard the new fiberglass loon on Saturday in Lincoln. Town officials hope the it will be a tourist draw to rival Bangor's Paul Bunyan.

Loony, or a good tourist draw? Giant fiberglass loon installed in Lincoln

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 11, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The 6-foot-tall, 13-foot-long fiberglass loon was installed off West Broadway and Main Street on town land near the Lee A. Rush Memorial Gazebo and overlooking Mattanawcook Lake.

12th Annual Gem and Mineral Show in Brewer

By lswackhamer on Oct. 10, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.

Baked bean and casserole supper at Bangor Grange

on Oct. 10, 2016, at 12:16 p.m.

An old dam needs some work at Matagamon

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 06, 2016, at 5:32 p.m.
Rick Hill (left) and Donald Dudley can be seen recently at Matagamon Dam in Township 6 Range 8. They hope to raise about $230,000 over the next several years to repair the dam.

Dam near national monument lands needs $230,000 in repairs

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 06, 2016, at 4:55 p.m.
The dam controls much of the water flow into the headwaters of the East Branch of the Penobscot River near the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Baked bean supper at Stillwater church

on Oct. 06, 2016, at 8:46 a.m.
Albert Fairbrother

4 Milford residents arrested on crack, fentanyl trafficking charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 05, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.
Seized were about 10 grams of what agents believe to be fentanyl, 28 grams of crack cocaine and $1,500 in suspected drug proceeds, according to the release.

Still no suspects in slashing of Millinocket man

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 04, 2016, at 5:56 p.m.
“We have no suspect at this time. We are still collecting evidence out there right now.”

Millinocket police: Man suffers cut or stab wounds to throat, face

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 03, 2016, at 9:08 p.m.
Maine State Police, including the Major Crimes Unit, are assisting Millinocket police with the investigation.
Jim Crane took this photo of the fire from a plane.

Massive fire in Exeter destroys feed store warehouse

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 03, 2016, at 12 p.m.
“We lost our warehouse but we’re still open.”