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Brewer City Councilors voted to condemn this building at 927-929 North Main Street, across from the boat launch, because of its dilapidated, dangerous condition during a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 16. The home has been vacant for several years.

Brewer adopts ordinance cracking down on troublesome property owners, tackles dangerous properties

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 16, 2014, at 9:03 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Residents who throw repeated rowdy parties or host chronically troublesome tenants could face fines, but only for refusing to work with city officials to resolve the problems, under an ordinance adopted unanimously by the Brewer City Council on Tuesday night. “We’re just looking for an additional tool …
A Orono Police cruiser leaves the Grove Apartment complex in Orono on Thursday, May 2, 2013 . Police have been called to the complex three times over the past week responding to complaints of loud noise and large crowds said Sgt. Scott Lajoie.

Orono eyes stiffer policies for housing complexes with mounting problems at The Grove

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 16, 2014, at 8:14 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — If the company that owns the largest student-housing complex in town doesn’t address numerous violations of local rules and ordinances, hundreds of its tenants could end up having to find somewhere else to live, officials said this week. Two years of discussions and correspondence with The Grove’s …
Donna Dray, 46 of Brewer, wipes a tear from her face as she listens to members of her family speak on her behalf during her sentencing Tuesday at Courtroom 302 in the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor. Dray was accused of robbing an elderly woman in May of her medication after holding a pillow over her face. Dray pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years of jail.

Brewer woman who robbed, held pillow over face of elderly woman to serve 5 years

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 16, 2014, at 6:39 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A local woman who robbed an elderly woman of her medication and placed a pillow over the victim’s face in an effort to subdue her was sentenced Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to 12 years in prison with all but five suspended. Donna Dray, 46, of …
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Rummage Sale

By Donald Hei on Sept. 16, 2014, at 5:59 p.m.
First Church Annual Rummage Sale Oct. 4, 8AM-1PM at First Congregational Church of Brewer, UCC 35 Church St. (behind City Hall) Brewer, ME 989-7350 for the benefit of the church This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
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Lively 3rd Season at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre to Feature Music and Comedy

By eric gordon on Sept. 16, 2014, at 4:50 p.m.
Schedule Includes Outstanding Entertainment for Children and Adults BANGOR, MAINE – September 15, 2014 – The Gracie Theatre at Husson University announced its schedule of performances for the 2014-2015 season. Continuing its tradition of bringing world-class entertainment to the Bangor area, the Gracie has booked musical and comedy performances that …
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A group of talented Paint Night artists pose with their work at the end of the evening.  Many are first time artists and all range in age.

Paint Night to Raise Funds for Local Charity

By Kelly Gilks on Sept. 16, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Hammond Street Senior Center, 2 Hammond Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-299-3869; hammondstreet.org There are many “paint nights” out there, but one special event not only includes wine, but 100% of all proceeds benefit charity! The instructor of the …
RECOVERY ROCKS (blog)

Just Believe that I Believe

on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:24 p.m.
The lessons that were taught to us were not the truth. The truth about us is what good people see when they look into our eyes (this requires we look up from the floor). The truth is that kindred spirits recognize one another and while we may not know the …

Police nab Hermon man after daylong manhunt

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:22 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — A 21-year-old local man was captured late Monday night after a daylong manhunt, according to police. Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies and state police had been called to a Billings Road residence at 8 a.m when it was reported Tyler Thomas, 21, had been acting disruptive, according to …
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Social Media Courses for Small Business – Eastern Maine Community College

By emccbangor on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, March 4, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, April …
Bangor Fire Chief Scott Lucas

Bangor fire chief placed on leave, city mum on reason

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Fire Chief Scott Lucas was placed on nondisciplinary paid leave of absence on Saturday, according to a city official. “This is a personnel matter and we will be unable to comment further,” Assistant City Manager Robert Farrar said Tuesday, declining to answer any questions about what …
CULTURE SHOCK (blog)

Space mechanics, zombie warriors and former robots slated for 2014 BangPop! Comic Con, this weekend in Bangor

on Sept. 16, 2014, at 2:51 p.m.
The BangPop! Comic Con — the fourth edition of which is set for this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21 at the Cross Insurance Center — is Bangor’s own little love letter to all things nerdy, be it comics, movies, games, TV or anything horror, sci-fi, superhero or fantasy. …
Humble Comfort owner Meghan Black (left) and Justin Eames make drinks at Black's newly opened restaurant on South Main Street in Brewer Friday.

New South Brewer eatery offers ‘Humble Comfort’ with taste-tested, home-cooked favorites

By Emily Burnham on Sept. 16, 2014, at 2 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — When Meghan and Chris Black opened their new restaurant, Humble Comfort Food & Spirits on South Main Street in Brewer last month, they had repeatedly taste-tested most of what was going to appear on the menu. Meghan Black saw to it that every dish created by head …
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The Mystery of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful, at Penobscot Theatre Company

By Magnus Stark on Sept. 16, 2014, at 1:10 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Bangor Opera House-Penobscot Theatre Company, 131 Main Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-942-3333; penobscottheatre.org Performances October 16-November 2. Contact Box Office for show times. 207-942-3333 Lady Enid and Lord Edgar arrive at their haunted estate on a dark and …
Adam Metropoulos

Greek Orthodox priest charged with possession of child pornography convicted of sex crime in 1983

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 16, 2014, at 12:21 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Greek Orthodox priest arrested on allegations of possessing child pornography was convicted of a sex charge in Michigan in 1983, according to court records in that state. Adam Metropoulos, 52, of Bangor remained at the Penobscot County Jail unable to post $10,000 cash bail Tuesday evening …

Orrington crash remains under investigation; Brewer woman in critical condition

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 12:06 p.m.
ORRINGTON, Maine — A two-vehicle accident that sent a Brewer woman to the hospital Saturday remains under investigation, police said on Tuesday. Chief Deputy Troy Morton of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office said Robin Rie, 59, whose vehicle was struck from behind on Route 15, known locally as River Road, …
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Literacy Volunteers Announces Its Semi-Annual Volunteer Tutor Training

By Mary Lyon on Sept. 16, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.
Literacy Volunteers of Bangor announces our semi-annual Tutor Training certification course that gives community volunteers the skills to help a neighbor improve his or her life with increased literacy. Patience, empathy, flexibility and a passion to make a difference are the requirements needed from interested volunteers along with a few …
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Literacy Volunteers Announces Its Semi-Annual Volunteer Tutor Training

By Mary Lyon on Sept. 16, 2014, at 11:42 a.m.
Literacy Volunteers of Bangor announces our semi-annual Tutor Training certification course that gives community volunteers the skills to help a neighbor improve his or her life with increased literacy. Patience, empathy, flexibility and a passion to make a difference are the requirements needed from interested volunteers along with a few …
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Free beginner waltz class

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 11:15 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Back Door Dance Studio, 34 Lois Lane, Eddington For more information: 207-356-1454 EDDINGTON, Maine — A free beginner waltz dance class will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Back Door Dance Studio, 34 Lois Lane. Class size limited. Partner required. Call …

Emera Maine plans service interruption for downtown Bangor

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 10:41 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Maintenance work in the downtown area will result in several local businesses being without electrical service early Saturday morning. According to an Emera Maine statement, the service interruption will start at midnight and last until 6 a.m. The planned outage is necessary to make improvements to the …
CULTURE SHOCK (blog)

Maine album review roundup: If and It, Feather Lungs, Mike Clouds

on Sept. 16, 2014, at 10:39 a.m.
If and It — Asleep In The Forest “Asleep In The Forest,” the eighth release overall from Portland-based indie folk band If and It, is lyrical, intelligent, and at times both delicate and tough — emotionally raw but unafraid to lay it all out there. It’s also by far If …
 
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