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Bangor psychiatric hospital to lay off 45 employees in effort to close budget gap

By Nick McCrea on March 13, 2012, at 12:54 p.m.
Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center notified 45 employees Monday that their jobs will be eliminated, Superintendent Linda Abernethy announced Tuesday. In all, the hospital plans to cut 91 positions, about half of which were unfilled because of funding concerns, according to Abernethy. “We have spent the last year …

Tremble to return to mental health liaison role

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 29, 2012, at 8:26 p.m.
BANGOR | Nearly two months after retiring from his position as the Bangor Police Department’s mental health liaison, David Tremble is poised to return — this time in an expanded role, thanks to financial support from The Acadia Hospital. Tremble’s original liaison position was created and funded 12 years …

Bangor council names 12 of 13 to Dorothea Dix committee

By Andrew Neff on Jan. 09, 2012, at 9:38 p.m.
Almost a month after the City Council unanimously voted to fight a proposed closing of the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center by the state for budgetary reasons, an ad hoc committee has been formed to do just that. The committee will hold its first meeting at 3 p.m. …
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Bangor councilors to begin choosing members of panel to keep Dorothea Dix open

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 28, 2011, at 10:48 p.m.
City councilors Wednesday night paved the way for t he creation of a regional committee that will lead the charge to keep Bangor’s Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center open. The panel, which will have 13 members from throughout northern and eastern Maine, will be charged with developing a …
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Dorothea Dix likely to stay open — for now

By Eric Russell on Oct. 28, 2011, at 12:06 p.m.
BANGOR | Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center has faced the possibility of closure for several years, including this one, but a draft report submitted Friday by the statewide work group in charge of making recommendations about the hospital’s future said it should stay open. For the moment, anyway. The work …
Murder suspect William Hall, 29, of Bangor, climbed over this tall metal fence to escape Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center in Bangor Tuesday evening, June 28, 2011. He was captured around 10:30 a.m Wednesday in Brewer.

Murder suspect’s escape prompts security review at psychiatric hospital

By Eric Russell on June 29, 2011, at 11:25 a.m.
BANGOR | William L. Hall had a long history of assaults and probation violations even before he admitted to police that he strangled an acquaintance and threw him out a second-story window to his death on June 9. Since his arrest, confession and initial court appearance in connection with …
A U.S. Marine Corps flag, a P.O.W-M.I.A. flag, a no trespass sign and dog warning were seen at this 751 Main Street home in Bangor late Sunday morning, Oct. 24, 2010. Police closed down part of Main Street as well as part of  the neighborhood near the home during a standoff with a man inside the home Saturday evening, Oct. 23, 2010. Just after midnight Sunday, the Special Response Team fired tear gas into the house and arrested the man. He was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center for evaluation.

Bangor man in standoff guilty of firearms charge

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 25, 2011, at 2:03 p.m.
The armed man who held police at bay during a six-hour standoff at his lower Main Street home last October most likely will spend time behind bars for being a felon in possession of a firearm. A federal jury on Tuesday found Domingos Nobrega, 34, guilty of …

Dorothea Dix study raises concerns

By Mal Leary on Feb. 27, 2011, at 4:03 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Buried in the hundreds of pages of the proposed two-year state budget is language establishing a study of the future role and structure of the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center in Bangor, but some lawmakers are concerned the study is a ruse to close the facility and shift …