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Tobi Smith of the City of Bangor sewer department looks into a sinkhole underneath a section of sidewalk at the Bangor Waterfront on Wednesday afternoon.

Pedestrians urged to stay away from waterfront until Bangor crews can fix sinkhole

on Nov. 16, 2016, at 3:51 p.m.
Pedestrians have been asked to stay away from the waterfront walkway until city crews can address a sinkhole that has developed, according to Public Works Director Dana Wardwell.
The Maine Harvest Festival

Atmosphere at sixth annual Maine Harvest Festival ‘feels like a giant hug’

By Emily Burnham on Nov. 15, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.
When going to the Maine Harvest Festival in Bangor, you’ve got to have a plan.
The use of “seat belts is the single most effective thing you can do to prevent injury and ejection in a motor vehicle crash,” Lauren Stewart said.

Five out of six people killed in weekend crashes were not wearing seat belts

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 14, 2016, at 12:26 p.m.
The use of “seat belts is the single most effective thing you can do to prevent injury and ejection in a motor vehicle crash.”
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.

It’s too easy to get a referendum question on the ballot. Here’s what should change.

By The BDN Editorial Board on Nov. 11, 2016, at 11:18 a.m.
It’s time to raise the standards for sending citizen-initiative ballot questions to voters.
Austin Bemis, a senior at Hermon High School, holds a sign for fallen soldier Kristofer Ciraso in the Bangor Veterans Day parade, Nov. 11, 2015.

This Veterans Day, honor veterans by serving them better

By The BDN Editorial Board on Nov. 10, 2016, at 1:43 p.m.
Editorial: This Veterans Day, please take a few minutes to thank a member of your family or a neighbor who served or is serving this country.
Nick Murray pins a sign to a wall at the Yes on 1 election night headquarters in Portland on Tuesday night.

Maine voters narrowly endorse legal marijuana, but opponents weigh recount

By Darren Fishell and Michael Shepherd on Nov. 09, 2016, at 3:04 a.m.
Maine will join Massachusetts in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, becoming one of two first eastern states in the country to open its doors to the multimillion-dollar industry.

Maine backs ranked-choice voting proposal, but legal hurdles remain

By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 09, 2016, at 1:44 a.m.
Voters made Maine the first state in the nation to adopt ranked-choice voting for gubernatorial, congressional and legislative races on Tuesday.
Interstate 395 near Bangor can be seen in this April 2016 file photo.

Maine voters support $100 million transportation bond

By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 09, 2016, at 1:21 a.m.
Maine voters strongly supported an uncontroversial $100 million bond for roads, bridges and transportation facilities on Tuesday night.
Donald Trump supporters bond over the candidate taking another swing state at an election results party hosted by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin after midnight Wednesday at Dysart's in Bangor.

Clinton wins Maine, but Trump takes one electoral vote

By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 09, 2016, at 1:10 a.m.
Donald Trump is in line to snare one of the state’s four Electoral College votes, splitting Maine’s apportionment for the first time in history and fueling his push toward an upset victory.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin celebrates after declaring victory over Emily Cain in the 2nd Congressional District after midnight Wednesday at Dysart's in Bangor.

Poliquin wins re-election over Cain in Maine’s 2nd District

By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 09, 2016, at 12:44 a.m.
Cementing his place in Maine’s political upper echelon, U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin won his first re-election in the 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday over Democrat Emily Cain.
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree smiles from the stage in Portland in this November 2014 file photo.

Pingree breezes to re-election in Maine’s 1st District

By Jake Bleiberg on Nov. 08, 2016, at 10:20 p.m.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree scored an easy re-election in Maine’s 1st Congressional District, after opening a wide lead over Republican challenger Mark Holbrook in early returns, according to unofficial results.
Former president George W. Bush watches the game between the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Former President George W. Bush does not cast vote for president

By Reuters on Nov. 08, 2016, at 6:54 p.m.
“They voted ‘None of the Above’ for president.”
Bob Berg, the owner of Bob & Tom's gun shop, sits behind the counter of his store in October.

Gun control measures expected to win in four states

By Joseph Ax, Reuters on Nov. 08, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
Gun safety advocates poured a massive amount of money into backing the initiatives.

Hundreds of foreign election monitors are in the D.C. area to observe voting

By Max Bearak, Washington Post on Nov. 08, 2016, at 4:59 p.m.
Long lines, while discouraging to some voters, generally indicate a healthy turnout.
A lawmaker leaves the Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2016.

Democrats hold slight edge in contest to control U.S. Senate

By Richard Cowan and David Morgan, Reuters on Nov. 08, 2016, at 4:33 p.m.
The Democrats were slightly favored to wrest control of the U.S. Senate from the Republicans in Tuesday’s elections, according to some analysts.
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, greet supporters after casting their ballots at the Douglas Grafflin Elementary School in Chappaqua, New York, U.S. November 8, 2016.

Wall Street gains as traders bet on Clinton triumph

By Noel Randewich, Reuters on Nov. 08, 2016, at 4:23 p.m.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks after returning to the stage following a security incident, where he was hustled off the stage by security agents due to a perceived threat in the crowd, during a campaign rally in Reno, Nevada, U.S. November 5, 2016.

Nevada judge rejects Trump request for order over early voting

By Dan Levine and Mica Rosenberg, Reuters on Nov. 08, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Donald Trump’s campaign filed a lawsuit arguing that voting hours in parts of Nevada were improperly extended during early voting.
Downtown Lewiston can be seen in this Aug. 30 photo.

The nation’s eyes are fixed on Maine’s 2nd District

By Michael Shepherd on Nov. 07, 2016, at 6:09 p.m.
Maine’s 2nd District will be one of the most watched battleground areas in the nation on Tuesday in a Democratic state that hasn’t given any of its four Electoral College votes to a Republican since 1988.
Stone Sparrow Cafe can be seen in Veazie on Nov. 2.

Inside the cozy breakfast and lunch spot Stone Sparrow Cafe in Veazie

By Emily Burnham on Nov. 07, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
The most popular dish is the Sparrow’s Nest Scramble, an egg scramble filled with bacon and home fries. A weekend brunch favorite is classic Eggs Benedict.