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Other than the timing, LePage’s budget offers few surprises

on Jan. 09, 2017, at 9:50 a.m.
Snow blankets Pine Street in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo. Up to 5 inches of snow is expected to hit western and coastal Maine on Saturday.

Up to 5 inches of snow expected in coastal, western Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 07, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.

My bathroom innovation will make you flush with excitement

on Jan. 07, 2017, at 7 a.m.
How I transformed marital conflict centered around the most basic of human functions into inspiration. But may not have resolved the marital conflict.

13th annual Super Bowl Sunday Table Tour at Viles Arboretum

on Jan. 06, 2017, at 11:58 a.m.

Covering LePage is more complicated than just repeating what he says

on Jan. 06, 2017, at 9:48 a.m.
The lot at 159 Hogan Road in Bangor is seen recently.

LePage won’t wait for lawmakers to make a decision on new psych unit

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 05, 2017, at 12:03 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage formally ended his pursuit of building a forensic mental health unit in Augusta, following through on his stated intention of placing the facility in Bangor to avoid the need for legislative approval.

Mindfulness Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Results

By Steve Nesky on Jan. 05, 2017, at 9:56 a.m.

Everything Your Kid Does Makes Perfect Sense

By Steve Nesky on Jan. 05, 2017, at 9:52 a.m.

Legislature’s top Republican, Democrat near agreement on pot moratorium

on Jan. 05, 2017, at 8:48 a.m.
A customer enters the Sears store in North Vancouver, British Columbia, in this February 2011 file photo. Sears announced Wednesday it is closing its store in Augusta.

Sears to close its store in Augusta

By BDN staff on Jan. 04, 2017, at 9:13 p.m.
Troubled retailer Sears announced a raft of store closings nationwide on Wednesday, including one in Maine.
A plow works to remove snow from a bridge in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo.

Ice storm in Maine cancels school for many, delays for others

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 04, 2017, at 2:23 p.m.
“Bangor reported 0.15 inches of ice. That glaze of ice can make traveling dangerous.”

Ditching tinted glass ban, keeping voters’ hands off wildlife laws among new Legislature’s first items of business

on Jan. 04, 2017, at 8:39 a.m.

Poliquin opposes House GOP’s proposal to gut independent ethics office

on Jan. 03, 2017, at 10:15 a.m.
Marina Moscone (right) and her daughter Sasha, 4, take a walk through Chapin Park in Bangor on Friday.

Maine power companies still grappling with effects of season’s first nor’easter

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 31, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
As of noon on Saturday, more than 16,000 CMP customers were without electricity. Meanwhile, nearly 700 Emera Maine accounts were waiting for service to be restored.

Here’s the best BDN photos, video of 2016

on Dec. 31, 2016, at 7:38 a.m.
Here’s our best work from the year: 50 photos and videos about Maine people, by Maine people, for Maine people.
Air-supported indoor practice facility Mahaney Dome, which collapsed under the pressure of heavy snow that fell Thursday night into Friday, can be seen on Friday at the University of Maine in Orono.

Nor’easter blankets Maine, collapses UMaine’s Mahaney Dome

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 30, 2016, at 6:34 p.m.
The snow knocked out power to more than 100,000 residents, brought down utility lines and even caused the University of Maine’s Mahaney Dome to collapse.

Maine Conservation Corps – Promotes Volunteerism for upcoming Martin Luther King Day Event

By Heather Rose on Dec. 30, 2016, at 4:19 p.m.

Legislature slates hearing on LePage mental health facility, but it could be moot

on Dec. 30, 2016, at 9:50 a.m.
Tim McCann (right) enjoys an evening sledding session with his children Alora (from left), 7, Clare, 4, and Connor, 3, on Thursday at Hayford Park on Union Street in Bangor.

Nor’easter leaves more than 100K without power, 20+ inches of snow

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 29, 2016, at 2:58 p.m.
The nor’easter “is a little further east, so Bangor will be on the colder side of it.”

Lithgow Public Library and New Ventures Maine to offer free classes

on Dec. 29, 2016, at 2:22 p.m.