University of Maine head coach Jack Cosgrove watches his team during their game against Villanova at Alfond Stadium at the University of Maine in Orono Saturday, Oct. 4.

Growth, resolve led UMaine football to a 33-20 upset of No. 8 Richmond

By Pete Warner on Nov. 10, 2014, at 6:59 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine football team has spent much of this season trying to gain critical experience for its many young players — all while overcoming a spate of injuries. Evidence of the Black Bears’ progress was clear Saturday afternoon. Coach Jack Cosgrove’s team earned its most …

East Millinocket selectmen name new chairman, prepare for GNP bankruptcy hearing

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 10, 2014, at 5:51 p.m.
The Board of Selectmen began its new term on Monday by facing a financial future with a new mill rate, officials said. Selectmen named former Chairman Mark Scally to his old position and discussed in executive session during a meeting on Monday the delinquent taxes owed …
Darren Michael Seidell, 33, a Bangor transient.

Bail set at $50,000 for man found in Brewer motel with baseball-sized bag of heroin

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 10, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
BANGOR | A local transient, caught by Brewer police on Friday with a bag of heroin the size of a baseball, had his bail set at $50,000 during his initial court appearance Monday, a Penobscot County Jail official said. Darren Seidell, 33, a Bangor transient, took off running when …
Maine’s Stu Higgins (right) fights for the puck with Boston University’s Ahti Oksanen during a game on Jan. 11 at Fenway Park in Boston., Higgins played in his first game Friday night since suffering a knee injury on Jan. 21.

Maine center Higgins happy to be back on the ice after injury last season

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 10, 2014, at 5:06 p.m.
ORONO | University of Maine men’s hockey alternate captain Stu Higgins admitted he was nervous Friday night when he took the ice against the University of Vermont. Higgins, a senior, hadn’t played in a game since he suffered a knee injury against the University of New Brunswick on Jan. …
From the community

Public supper at Eddington

Bangor Daily News on Nov. 10, 2014, at 3:24 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church, Route 9 on the bend, Eddington For more information: 207-989-4715 EDDINGTON, Maine — A public supper will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, at North Brewer-Eddington United Methodist Church, Route 9, on the bend. Seatings at …
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Christmas craft fair and bake sale at Bangor senior housing

Bangor Daily News on Nov. 10, 2014, at 3:05 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Miller Square Senior Housing, 315 Harlow St. BANGOR, Maine — Volunteers of America and Miller Square Senior Housing will hold their third annual Christmas craft fair and bake sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the senior house complex, …

Maine Technology Institute awards $2.5 million in grants to Maine entrepreneurs

By None. on Nov. 10, 2014, at 2:14 p.m.
Companies developing new products in Androscoggin County received more than 40 percent of the investment encouraged by about $2.5 million in grant awards from the Maine Technology Institute from July through September. In those three months, state-funded agency gave out $2,527,572 to 33 companies, matched by $3,187,413 in investment from …
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Christmas Fair

By soniaerskine on Nov. 10, 2014, at 9:47 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Club, Cates Road, Dixmont The Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Club will hold their 40th Annual Christmas fair on Nov. 22 and 23, 2014. Fair hours will be …
Darren Seidell

Two Bangor-area transients arrested after police allegedly find 2.1 ounces of heroin in motel near Brewer schools

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 09, 2014, at 11:05 a.m.
The wanted man police were searching for at a Wilson Street motel on Friday invited them into the room, then took off running with heroin and cash in his pocket, according to Brewer police Cpl. Paul Gauvin. Darren Seidell, 33, a Bangor transient, was quickly caught and …
A wildlife photographer, tour group operator and gallery owner Anita Mueller says she will bring many ideas to the Millinocket Town Council.

Incoming Millinocket councilor says there are more pressing matters than pushing for national park

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 08, 2014, at 6:45 a.m.
Incoming Town Council member Anita Mueller said Friday that she supports a proposed northern Maine national park, but she won’t address that issue unless other councilors and residents want to. Mueller said she had several more immediate initiatives she would like to begin pursuing once she and …

New Hampshire man pleads guilty to driving to Maine to assault 13-year-old

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 07, 2014, at 7:32 p.m.
BANGOR | A 42-year-old New Hampshire man on Friday admitted in federal court that he came to Maine in May to sexually assault a 13-year-old girl. Chad Amodio, of Northwood, New Hampshire, waived indictment and pleaded guilty to one count of travel with intent to engage in criminal sexual …
The paper mill in East Millinocket in this September 2011 file photo.

Bankruptcy judge to consider motions to auction off East Millinocket paper mill

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 07, 2014, at 4:43 p.m.
BANGOR | Motions that would allow the shuttered Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket to be sold at auction are expected to be filed next week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the Portland attorney representing trustee Pasquale “Pat” J. Perrino Jr. told a federal bankruptcy judge on Friday. A …
Staff Sgt. Christopher Stafford, 101st Air National Guardsman, and Jessica Wing's dog Sydney visit the grave of Stafford's longtime girlfriend Wing, who took her own life in 2012. Military suicides exceeded combat deaths in 2012, the year Wing died while serving in Kuwait. The military since has made changes to address the problem.

‘We need to do everything we can’: In culture shift, Maine National Guard opens up about suicide prevention

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 07, 2014, at 2:59 p.m.
First of two parts. Next: Preventing suicide among veterans There are 54 identification tags displayed on the Battlefield Cross Memorial in the Maine State House. Their chains are draped on the pistol grip of a soldier’s rifle, the dog tags themselves dangling just above a pair of combat boots. A …
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Bangor/Brewer Veterans Day parade on Nov. 11

Bangor Daily News on Nov. 07, 2014, at 2:21 p.m.
BANGOR and BREWER, Maine — The Bangor/Brewer Veterans Day Parade will be held at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, to honor military members, past and present. Marching units and bands will gather in the Brewer Shopping Plaza at 9:45 a.m., and vehicular parade participants will gather on Vista Way off Wilson Street in Brewer. The parade …

Power outage figures dropping across Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 07, 2014, at 8:33 a.m.
BANGOR | Crews from Emera Maine and Central Maine Power are closing in on restoring power to all customers who lost it during last weekend’s snowstorm. Shortly after 3 p.m. Friday, Emera Maine reported 2,847 customers remained without power. Power has been restored to more than 50,000 customers since …
Husson University forward  Conor Adams (44)  gets a hand in the way of Maine player Till Gloger (25) in the first half of their exhibition game in Bangor, Maine, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.

UMaine men’s basketball team responds with 98-58 win over Husson

By Pete Warner on Nov. 06, 2014, at 9:50 p.m.
BANGOR | There was absolutely no chance the University of Maine men’s basketball team was going to take Husson University lightly. Five days after a head-shaking loss to Division III University of Southern Maine, the Black Bears made a much better showing on Thursday night. Sophomore Garet Beal led …
Orono boys soccer players (l/r) Kam Stockley (11), Anthony Bottie (4), Fred Linden (10), and Nathan Frederick (2) carry the Eastern Maine Class C soccer trophy across the field to their fans after defeating the Central high school team 2-0 in Bangor, Maine, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.

‘We’re going to states’: Orono tops Central to win Eastern C boys soccer crown

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 06, 2014, at 9:17 p.m.
BANGOR | The Orono boys soccer program had come so close to winning an Eastern Maine Class C title in recent years only to come up short that Red Riots’ fans could be excused for fearing the worst as their team appeared in a regional final for the sixth …
Maine drug enforcement officers examine the contents of a car that they believe contained evidence associated with a number of items being seized from a home at 141 Birch St. in Bangor used to make methamphetamine.

MDEA investigating possible meth lab in Bangor

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 06, 2014, at 7:26 p.m.
Personnel from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency are investigating a suspected methamphetamine manufacturing operation that came to light as a result of an incident Wednesday night on Birch Street. MDEA Cmdr. Peter Arno said Thursday that state drug agents executed a search warrant at a residence at …
Roger Eldridge, 49, of Bangor.

Bangor man to serve 2 ½ years for kidnapping, stalking ex-girlfriend

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 06, 2014, at 5:49 p.m.
A local man charged in connection with the abduction last year of his former girlfriend was sentenced Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to 13 years in prison with all but 2 ½ years suspended in a plea agreement with the district attorney’s office. In addition to …
A coyote at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray.

Lincoln police warn residents to avoid coyotes after officer shoots one near McDonald’s

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 06, 2014, at 4:42 p.m.
Police warned residents to avoid coyotes Thursday after an officer was forced to shoot one near McDonald’s earlier this week. Coyotes and many other wild animals have lived on and near the paper mill property on Katahdin Avenue and in nearby woods for many years, police and …
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