Fifth annual FA Key Club Reindeer Run & Walk

on Nov. 22, 2016, at 10:57 a.m.
A view of the surrounding hills from a parcel of commercial forestland purchased by Tall Timbers Trust LLC in a package of more than 290,000 acres in the North Maine Woods.

Buyers of North Woods lands hopeful about future of Maine forest products

By Darren Fishell on Nov. 13, 2016, at 7:16 a.m.
The private family trust buying up massive tracts of Maine’s North Woods views the acquisitions as long-term investments in the evolution of the state’s forest products industry.
Diana L. Estey

Search for missing Medford woman suspended

BDN staff reports on Nov. 07, 2016, at 6:54 p.m.
Diana L. Estey

Weekend search fails to turn up missing Medford woman

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 06, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
Estey is 5 feet 2 inches tall, 100 pounds, with gray hair and green eyes. She may be wearing a purple jacket.
Diana L. Estey

Police search for 71-year-old Medford woman

By CBS 13 on Nov. 05, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
Diana Estey is 5 feet 2 inches tall, 100 pounds, with gray hair and green eyes. She may be wearing a purple jacket.
Orono resident Jeff Sanders went to the town office for early absentee voting on Wednesday in Orono.

Maine city, town clerks say early voter turnout strong this year

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 02, 2016, at 7 p.m.
“We haven’t see this many absentees since 2008,” the Bangor city clerk said.
A view of the surrounding hills from a parcel of commercial forestland purchased by Tall Timbers Trust LLC in a package of more than 290,000 acres in the North Maine Woods.

Tall Timber Trust buys nearly 300,000 acres in North Maine Woods

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 02, 2016, at 3:54 p.m.
The northernmost tract of land is about 105,000 acres, located at the tip of the Crown of Maine.
Left: Lines of potato barrels, families and old cars in the fields were commons sights back in the middle of the 20th Century. Fort Kent photographer Velma Daigle captured it all with her camera on 35mm color slides. The photo is courtesy of the Fort Kent Historical Society. Right, Terry Theriault exits his delimber while working off the Golden Road in this July 2015 file photo by Ashley L. Conti.

How did your small Maine town shape you?

By Erin Rhoda on Nov. 01, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
We’d like to hear from you about your experience growing up in small-town Franklin, Somerset, Piscataquis, upper Penobscot, Aroostook, Washington or Hancock counties. How did your hometown shape who you are today, and what has changed in your hometown throughout the years?
Ryan Ellis

A ‘father’ of Bangor’s bath salts epidemic gets 15 years in federal prison

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 25, 2016, at 6:31 p.m.
A man known as one of the “fathers” of the bath salts epidemic in the Queen City and coastal Maine in 2011 was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to 15 years in prison on drug and gun charges.

Partnership Food Pantry, Greenville

on Oct. 24, 2016, at 1:20 p.m.
Fail Better Farm owner Clayton Carter said recently that the yield of several vegetables was significantly lower due to the drought in Maine.

Weather Service: Current rain won’t cure Maine drought conditions

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 21, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.

Baked bean and ham supper at Brownville Junction

By Susan Worcester on Oct. 21, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.

Dover Cove Farmers’ Market Last Day of the Season October 29

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.
The State House shines through the the fog on June 16, 2015.

LePage promised transparency, but multimillion-dollar contract awards remain in the shadows

By Danielle McLean on Oct. 18, 2016, at 6:04 a.m.
It is nearly impossible for Maine residents to know how much state money is being spent on contracted services, which private businesses and nonprofit organizations receive large state contracts, and why those vendors won the work — even though a new state law requires information about competitive contracts to be made public online.
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.

Greenville man dies in house fire

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 15, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
Stephen Richards was found dead in the rubble of a house that burned down early Saturday afternoon in Greenville.
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.

Sangerville Historical Society meetings

on Oct. 11, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.

Baked bean supper slated at Dover-Foxcroft church

on Oct. 06, 2016, at 9:33 a.m.

Game wardens offer safety reminders after bird hunters get lost in Maine woods

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 05, 2016, at 9:28 p.m.