Stories about Bangor

Oliver Wahlstrom in 2014

Oliver Wahlstrom, 15, decommits from UMaine men’s hockey program

By Larry Mahoney on July 02, 2015, at 7:16 p.m.
Oliver Wahlstrom became the youngest hockey player ever to verbally commit to the University of Maine 18 months ago when, at the age of 13, he told Maine head coach Red Gendron he was going to follow in his father’s footsteps and be a Black Bear. But he has had …
South Korean students enter Juice Cellar Thursday afternoon while taking a tour of downtown Bangor during a summer English enrichment program offered through Husson University.

South Korea students get taste of Maine in cultural exchange

By Nick McCrea on July 02, 2015, at 6:14 p.m.
BANGOR | A group of university students from South Korea’s capital city got a taste of downtown Bangor Thursday afternoon as part of a Husson University cultural exchange program. The 17 students from Kookmin University, the sixth-largest university in Seoul, went from storefront to storefront down Main and Central …

UMaine field hockey lands talented incoming class of eight

on July 02, 2015, at 6:04 p.m.
ORONO | University of Maine field hockey head coach Josette Babineau described her incoming eight-member class as “very talented and experienced” in a news release Thursday. “We were looking for players to add to our midfield and backfield line. Our team has been working hard this spring, and it …

Eagle flies in Orrington after rehabilitation

By Ashley Conti on July 02, 2015, at 5:16 p.m.
Mary Bird, transport volunteer with Avian Haven, and Maine Game Warden Dave Georgia Jr. released a mature bald eagle Thursday at the Orrington Picnic Park in Orrington. The eagle was discovered a few weeks ago by Georgia and was rehabilitated back to health by Avian Haven in Freedom.
Artist Anna Hepler's floating sculpture is put in the Kenduskeag Stream on June 11 in Bangor.

Bangor pays less than half of grant amount for floating sculpture

By Evan Belanger on July 02, 2015, at 4:41 p.m.
The city’s cost for a floating sculpture anchored in the Kenduskeag Stream is less than half of the $1,000 grant approved by the City Council in January. Municipal officials confirmed this week the city has cut a check for $499.19 to Eastport artist Anna Hepler as reimbursement …

Aqua Zumba through Bangor Parks and Rec

on July 02, 2015, at 4:11 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Parks and Recreation will hold Aqua Zumba classes 5-5:50 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 6-Aug. 12, at the Beth Pancoe Aquatic Center. You may sign up for the whole session for $45 for Bangor Residents or $50 for nonresidents. There is a $5 per day drop-in …

Tennis lessons offered through Bangor Parks and Rec

on July 02, 2015, at 4:05 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department in cooperation with Armstrong Tennis Center is offering two sessions of tennis lessons this summer for children ages 5-14 and varied times by age. Session I will be July 13-July 24 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Session II will be Aug. 3-14 also …

Summer Reading Program End Party at the Brewer Public Library

By Katie Conner on July 02, 2015, at 4:04 p.m.
Friday, July 31, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Brewer Public Library, 100 South Main St., Brewer, Maine For more information: 207-989-7943; All who participated in our Summer Reading Program (or wanted to participate but couldn’t) are invited to this event! At 1:00, meet special guests from the …

Free regional track meet on July 7 in Bangor

on July 02, 2015, at 3:58 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A free regional track meet at 1 p.m. July 7, at Cameron Stadium, 300 Garland St., is open to all youth ages 7-14. The top four finishers in each event in this meet move on to the State competition on July 14. Please arrive a minimum of 30 minutes early to check …

Classes for prospective soccer officials

on July 02, 2015, at 3:24 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Thursday, July 16, 2015 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Orono High School, Room 101B, Orono, Maine ORONO, Maine — Eastern Board of Soccer Officials will hold classes for prospective soccer officials 6-9 p.m. July 14, …

A changing reality for the Senior League World Series

on July 02, 2015, at 2:14 p.m.
  After watching the recent blind draw for this year’s Senior League World Series, I was tempted to invite Nick Cowperthwaite and Jesse Colford to join me for the rest of the day at Hollywood Casino. The two Bangor Senior League baseball players, representing Maine District 3, had been just …

My kid is that kid at the pool

on July 02, 2015, at 2:05 p.m.
Happy 4th of July and summer to you all! May your days too be filled with driving kids to summer camps they don’t want to be at.

This is the essay you should write if you are entering a contest to win an inn

on July 02, 2015, at 1:34 p.m.
Lately there have been several essay contests sponsored by Maine innkeepers as a way to sell their properties. Interested parties submit essays explaining the reasons they want to own the inn and include an entry fee. If you win an inn — congratulations! If you don’t — congratulations! As they say, …
Jarrod Williams

Brewer Little League softball coach arrested at game

By Larry Mahoney on July 02, 2015, at 1 p.m.
BANGOR | A Brewer Little League softball coach was arrested Wednesday evening and charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly threatening umpires, according to Bangor police. Jarrod Williams, 40, of Brewer apparently had been ejected from the District 3 Little League 9- and 10-year-old all-star softball game between Brewer and …
Hollywood Casino in Bangor is seen in this April 23, 2015, file photo.

Hollywood Casino appeals Bangor’s rejection of $36 million tax abatement

By Evan Belanger on July 02, 2015, at 12:28 p.m.
Hollywood Casino is appealing the city’s denial of its request to cut the taxable value of its Bangor gaming operation by $36.8 million. “By filing this appeal, we are moving forward with the next step in the process,” casino spokesman Dan Cashman said Thursday. The casino had …

5 Things To Do This Weekend, July 3-5: July the Fourth be with you

on July 02, 2015, at 11:09 a.m.
1. What? July? Already? The FOURTH of July? Wowzers! Hang onto this beautiful weekend, folks, because it’s shaping up to be a darn near perfect one. Going into your long weekend, Friday night in Bangor River City Cinema continues its outdoor movie series with a screening of “Jailhouse Rock” at …
EMMC President and CEO Deborah Carey Johnson is seen in this Sept. 30, 2010, file photo.

Eastern Maine Medical Center preparing for nurses strike

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 02, 2015, at 11:06 a.m.
BANGOR | Eastern Maine Medical Center is preparing for its nurses to go on strike July 13 and 14, the hospital’s management announced in a statement Thursday. At the start of bargaining on Thursday, the hospital received a notice from the Maine State Nurses Association, National Nurses Organizing Committee …

Robert Tumkewase appointed Bangor area hospital chaplain

on July 02, 2015, at 10:53 a.m.
PORTLAND — Effective immediately, Roman Catholic Bishop Robert P. Deeley has appointed the Rev. Robert Tumwekwase, A.J. (Apostles of Jesus), as a hospital chaplain in the Bangor-Brewer area, with primary responsibilities to St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor. As part of his assignment, Father Tumwekwase will celebrate Masses at St. Leo the Great …
Joshua Tidwell

Old Town man accused of dealing heroin

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 02, 2015, at 10:50 a.m.
Police found drugs at a Union Street residence Wednesday night, and a local man is behind bars, according to police. Joshua Tidwell, 31, is facing multiple drug charges, according to Old Town Police Capt. Lee Miller. A search warrant was executed in conjunction with an investigation …
A map of the “triangle” area between Ammo Industrial Park, Interstate 95 and Coldbrook Road where a proposed $69 million solid waste recycling and biofuels processing facility is planned.

Trash-to-energy facilities fight to dispose of Maine towns’ waste

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 02, 2015, at 5:37 a.m.
ORRINGTON | Two trash-to-energy facilities — one established nearly 30 years ago, one in the planning stages — are at the center of a heated competition to handle the waste disposal needs of nearly 200 Maine towns beginning in 2018. Both facilities — Penobscot Energy Recovery Co., a plant …
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