The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument offers a spectacular view of Katahdin and other natural beauties in this November picture.

LePage to Trump: Ax North Woods national monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 22, 2017, at 12:58 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage has asked President Donald Trump to reverse an executive order and return the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument to private ownership.
Nokomis Regional High School Principal Mary Nadeau (left) and teacher Matt Brown broadcast a recent Nokomis basketball game at the Augusta Civic Center. Nadeau, who has been at Nokomis for 25 years as a teacher, coach and administrator, enjoys sharing her experience by calling the play-by-play for Warriors' athletic events with Nokomis Warrior Broadcasting.

Nokomis High School features play-by-play principal during basketball tourney

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 22, 2017, at 10:39 a.m.
When it comes to Mary Nadeau’s play-by-play television coverage of the boys and girls basketball teams from Nokomis Regional High School of Newport, it has little to do with critique and everything to do with sharing her students’ experiences with the communities she serves.
A sign marks the intersection of the Appalachian Trail and the Abol Pond Trail at Baxter State Park.

Climber, 68, dies in 1,000 foot fall in Baxter State Park

By Dawn Gagnon and Judy Harrison on Feb. 20, 2017, at 11:02 a.m.
The victim had been camping at Daicey Pond Campground with a larger group.

Grieving Children Find Hope and Help with Pathfinders

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.

Public Bean Supper at East Orrington Congregational Church

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 4:56 p.m.
Municipal Review Committee Executive Director Greg Lounder (third from left), and Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul (center) stand among members of various companies involved in the development of the Fiberight municipal solid waste and recycling facility during the facility's groundbreaking ceremony in Hampden in this October 2016 file photo.

Fiberight asks FAME for $45M conduit bond for Hampden waste-to-energy plant

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 15, 2017, at 3:46 p.m.
Fiberight is asking for up to $45 million in bond funding for the $69 million project in Hampden as an effort to get the best interest rate, according to Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul.
An Eastern Maine Railway plow train approaches the Route 171 crossing in Wytopitlock Wednesday morning as it works to clear rail lines following the blizzard earlier this week.

Third storm in a week to drop up to a foot of snow overnight

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 15, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.
A winter storm warning is in place for much of the state from 1 p.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. Thursday.

Man accepts $350 fine for racing father to Lincoln hospital after chainsaw accident

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 14, 2017, at 2:23 p.m.
A man has pleaded guilty to driving more than 100 mph and refusing to stop while taking a chainsaw accident victim through downtown Lincoln.
Superintendent of Bangor Public Schools Betsy Webb

Maine educators look beyond testing to measure student success

By Robbie Feinberg, Maine Public on Feb. 13, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
While school funding is at the center of public debate right now, educators are wrestling with another problem, too: how to measure student success.
Blaze maintenance man Robert McClure tries to keep on top of the falling snow so there's a clear path to the business on Monday afternoon in Bangor.

Paralyzing blizzard strikes Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 13, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
A blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow by 1 p.m. Monday brought parts of Maine to a virtual standstill.
Firefighters with the 101st Air Refueling Wing train for airplane crashes and rescues at Bangor International Airport in this 2014 file photo.

Maine Army National Guard acquires training land in Penobscot County

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 13, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.
Within the next decade, if all goes according to plan, members of the Maine Army National Guard won’t have to leave the state for large training and shooting exercises.
Pedestrians walk down Garland Street in Bangor Thursday afternoon.

See where the storm dumped the most snow in Maine

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 13, 2017, at 10:24 a.m.
More snow is on the way Monday afternoon.
No injuries were reported immediately after the collapse of the roof of Millinocket's Katahdin Pins 'n Cues on Sunday night. The bowling alley had been closed for more than a year. The collapse propelled building fragments into adjoining buildings and left debris in the middle of Penobscot Avenue, witnesses said.

Millinocket bowling alley roof collapses during blizzard

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 13, 2017, at 6:44 a.m.
“Someone called 911 and said they heard an explosion but in my opinion it was more like an implosion.”
A snow plow works to clear Union Street in Bangor on Feb. 5, 2016. Much of the state could see as much as two feet of snow as a strong winter storm moves in Sunday afternoon into Tuesday morning.

A blizzard blast from Maine’s past

By Christopher Burns on Feb. 12, 2017, at 4:54 p.m.
Snowstorms are a fact of life in Maine. So here’s a look at back a few of nastiest storms in recent memory.
A man looks up Congress Street while crossing in the snow on Thursday. Much of the state could see as much as two feet of snow as a strong winter storm moves in Sunday afternoon into Tuesday morning.

Brace yourselves — blizzard expected to hit Maine Sunday through late Monday night

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 12, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
What forecasters say will be the biggest snowstorm so far this winter is on target to hit Maine Sunday night and could stick around until Monday night or early Tuesday morning.
In places like northern Maine, public schools are often the only real choice for most families.

In places like East Millinocket, school choice could mean no choice — or school

By Jose A. DelReal and Emma Brown, Washington Post on Feb. 11, 2017, at 2:13 p.m.
In places like northern Maine, public schools are often the only real choice for most families.
People cross the pedestrian bridge in Bangor Thursday.

Maine hit with second snowstorm in 3 days

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 09, 2017, at 6:52 p.m.
Some places expected to be hit hardest were York County — where as much as 16 inches of snow was forecast — and the Down East region, which will see its first major snow event so far this season.
East Millinocket leaders hope that the razing of one of four buildings at the former Main Street paper mill site would not scare off a developer interested in purchasing the property.

Demolition begins at East Millinocket mill site, despite town concerns

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 07, 2017, at 1:06 p.m.
“They are a wrecking ball company, and I don’t want that place wrecked.”
Superintendent of Schools Michael Wright, seen here at a SAD 31 school board meeting at Penobscot Valley High School in March 2016, opted to cancel school on Monday due to what he described as “comments made on social media.”

Social media comments cause school cancellation in Howland

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 06, 2017, at 5:42 p.m.
“School was closed today in SAD 31 due to comments made on social media that came to our attention over the weekend.”
The former Bangor YMCA building at 127 Hammond St. as seen in May 2013 when it was purchased by William Buxton.

Commissioners to consider taking old Bangor YMCA through eminent domain

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 06, 2017, at 3:25 p.m.
The Penobscot County Commissioners on Tuesday will discuss acquiring by eminent domain the former YMCA, according to Chairman Peter Baldacci of Bangor.