Stories about Bangor

Keith Coleman, 29, of Garland is escorted into the court room on Wednesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor. Coleman is accused of strangling his girlfriend and then killing her children in December 2014.

Jurors must decide what Garland man meant when he said, ‘I did it’

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 26, 2016, at 6:44 p.m.
Keith Coleman was arrested Dec. 21, 2014, in Bucksport and charged in connection with the deaths of Christina Sargent and her two children.
Voters in Orono will head to the polls at the University of Maine field house on Nov. 8. Town officials say they made the move to accommodate larger-than-expected crowds.

Orono voting moved to UMaine field house

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 26, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
With a higher-than-average turnout expected during the coming presidential and state elections, town leaders voted in July to move voting booths to the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House.

Woman who worked at Charlotte White Center accused of gross sexual assault

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 26, 2016, at 5:26 p.m.
Municipal Review Committee Executive Director Greg Lounder (third from left), and Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul (center) stand among members of various companies involved in the development of the Fiberight municipal solid waste and recycling facility during the facility's groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday in Hampden.

Controversial Fiberight waste-to-energy plant breaks ground in Hampden

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 26, 2016, at 4:18 p.m.
“We’re completely thrilled to be moving forward,” MRC board member Jim Guerra said. “We look forward to an opening sometime next year.”
Jason Cohen makes a face at Danielle Erin Rhodes practicing for their Penobscot Theatre Company show "Murder For Two."

Good cast, technical work can’t overcome trifle that is ‘Murder for Two’

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 26, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
The one-act musical comedy with two actors is 90 or so minutes of silly, forgettable fun.
Lynne and friend.

Clever Corvids: Ravens and Crows

By Nancy Jacobson on Oct. 26, 2016, at 4 p.m.
Coffee News Manager David Morris (right) meets with his pitcher and infielders during a turbulent eighth inning of the American Legion baseball state championship game at Wainwright Recreation Complex in South Portland in this August 2015 file photo.

Veteran coach named to lead Bangor High baseball program

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 26, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
“It’s a position only two people have occupied in nearly 50 years, that in itself is quite humbling.”
The cast performs during a rehearsal of Orono High School's production of "Rent" recently in Orono.

Tackling big topics through theater, Orono High uses ‘Rent’ as teaching tool

By Emily Burnham on Oct. 26, 2016, at 2:49 p.m.
“We wanted to do something weighty. We wanted to talk about issues that are going on all around us.”
Keith Coleman

Trial of Garland man in 2014 triple slaying starts in Bangor

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 26, 2016, at 1:51 p.m.
The trial of a Garland man accused of strangling his girlfriend and then killing her children, aged 10 and 8, in December 2014 because they were witnesses began shortly before noon Wednesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Bangor musician proposes to his girlfriend with a song — performed live at a downtown bar

on Oct. 26, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
This city block on Exchange Street, which was for sale for $1.95 million, was sold on Wednesday, Oct. 26, to ANM Properties. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Six Bangor buildings sold in one blockbuster package

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 26, 2016, at 12:48 p.m.
The last large block of downtown buildings left underused since the 1990s is in the hands of a new owner who closed on the purchase of six Exchange Street buildings on Wednesday, officials said.
Senate Assistant Majority Leader Andre Cushing, R-Newport

Ethics commission votes to investigate Cushing, fine progressive group

By Michael Shepherd on Oct. 26, 2016, at 12:26 p.m.
Maine Republican Party attorney Josh Tardy said Cushing “is looking forward to fully cooperating” with the investigation.
Gillian Gordon Perue, MBBS, DM, medical director, EMMC Stroke Care.

EMMC Appoints New Medical Director of Stroke Care

By emmc on Oct. 26, 2016, at 11:22 a.m.

Greek-inspired tiled walls, other surprises discovered during Bangor building renovation

on Oct. 26, 2016, at 9:09 a.m.
A map of the Maine Department of Transportation's planned roundabout at the junction of Route 2 and University of Maine's Rangeley Road can be seen during a public hearing on the project on Tuesday in Orono.

Orono town manager: ‘We have an intersection that is dangerous’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 25, 2016, at 9:48 p.m.
“The roundabout is the most important piece” of the long-term solution, the town manager said.
University of Maine's Aaron Calixte (right) spins around Stony Brook University's Carson Puriefoy during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in this January 2015 file photo.

Guards taking on leadership roles for UMaine women’s, men’s basketball teams

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 25, 2016, at 9:16 p.m.
UMaine guards Sigi Koizar and Aaron Calixte will be taking on a demanding challenge this season.
 George Stevens Academy's Taylor Schildroth (center) celebrates after scoring against Orono during their Class C North quarterfinal soccer game on Tuesday in Orono.

Hat trick helps George Stevens boys soccer team turn tables on top-ranked Orono

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 25, 2016, at 8:05 p.m.
All three goals came on breakaways in the offensive end where Taylor Schildroth gained possession and got behind the Orono defense to ground the ball past the Red Riots goalie.
Joan Osborne, best known for her hit single “(What If God Was) One of Us” will performing at be at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre on Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. as part of an acoustic duo concert featuring Keith Cotton.

Joan Osborne in Concert at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre

By Eric B. Gordon on Oct. 25, 2016, at 7:45 p.m.
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.
John Weckerly in 2011

Maine man gets 4 years probation for burning fire marshal’s car

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 25, 2016, at 5:50 p.m.
John A. Weckerly, 59, also was ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution, according to Penobscot County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy.