Stories about Bangor

 
One of three criminals dressed as law enforcement holds what police say is a semi-automatic handgun during an armed robbery in Winterport on Sept. 21.

Two wanted in Winterport marijuana theft in custody

on Oct. 01, 2014, at 10:48 p.m.
Two of the three men wanted for allegedly impersonating police officers to steal from a Winterport marijuana grower have turned themselves in, according to a release from Maine Public Safety Spokesman Stephen McCausland. Jeff Hurd and Scott Roberts surrendered to authorities at the Waldo County Jail in Belfast at about …
COUNTER CULTURE (blog)

Praying for a Miracle: Joshua Neagle’s Story – Part 1

on Oct. 01, 2014, at 6:39 p.m.
My good friend Joshua Neagle is in a fight for his life. Here is his story. Joshua was first diagnosed with brain cancer — a malignant tumor — in 2010 at the age of 25. He endured multiple surgeries and treatments over the past several years, including several rounds of chemotherapy and two rounds of radiation, making frequent trips to Boston for care. It seemed like whenever they removed the tumor, or shrunk it in size, it would slowly come back.

Jury awards ex-Bangor mall beautician more than $100,000 in damages

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 01, 2014, at 6:31 p.m.
A federal jury Wednesday awarded more than $100,000 in damages to a Frankfort woman who claimed she was illegally fired 18 months ago from a Bangor beauty salon. Valerie Peasley, 54, was awarded $40,000 in compensatory damages and $80,000 in punitive damages, according to information on the …
Sen. Susan Collins talks to supporters before she embarked on her statewide bus tour in August.

Collins calls rival campaign’s claim on her equal pay stance ‘ludicrous’

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 01, 2014, at 5:45 p.m.
BANGOR | Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins blasted the recent campaign tactics of her Democratic opponent, Shenna Bellows, calling her rival’s claims “ludicrous” during a luncheon stop in Bangor on Wednesday. “Modern campaign cycles tend to be ruled by the caustic Internet slogan of the day,” Collins said in …
From the community

Salvation Army’s harvest auction to help fuel fund

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 01, 2014, at 4:50 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine—With an autumn chill in the air and memories of last year’s frigid winter, many families, seniors and other individuals are already worrying about how they will cover the cost of high heating bills when their budgets are strained with their regular bills. That is why The Salvation Army …
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Public Debate at Beal College

By Tegan Mills on Oct. 01, 2014, at 4:36 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Beal College, 99 Farm Road, Bangor, Maine For more information: 2079470643; bealcollege.edu Beal College will be hosting a debate between State Senate incumbent Geoff Gratwick and Cary Weston. The public is invited to attend the debate at the Beal College …
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EMDC to host discussion focused on fighting hunger in our communty

By Eastern Maine Development Corporation on Oct. 01, 2014, at 3:43 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Location: Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-942-6389; emdc.org/events Eastern Maine Development Corporation will host Bangor native Alexander Moore, Chief Development Officer for DC Central Kitchen in Washington, D.C. and author of “The Food Fighters” on …
From the community

Maine-ly Dolls Club Show and Sale

By Inez Toothaker on Oct. 01, 2014, at 3:08 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Maine-ly Dolls Club Show and Sale, Bangor Elks Lodge, 108 Odlin Road, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207 234-4101 The Maine-ly Dolls Club will hold a show and sale on Sat., Oct. 18 from 10:00 to 2:00 at the Bangor …

Cat shot by blow dart, Bangor police looking for those responsible

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 01, 2014, at 2:59 p.m.
A cat was shot by a blow dart on lower Essex Street on Friday, and police are searching for the person responsible. Sgt. Tim Cotton said a woman came home Friday night to find her cat, Lilly, with a blow dart in her hindquarters. The sergeant said …
THE VIEW FROM 263 MAIN (blog)

Alan

on Oct. 01, 2014, at 1:58 p.m.
Earlier today I drove past “Alan.”  I was heading south on Main Street; he was sitting on a wall near the sidewalk.  I took note partly because I hadn’t seen him for a while, but mostly because I had seen him in the same place wearing the same clothes yesterday …
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Todd Gutner

Todd Gutner returns to NEWS CENTER

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 01, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Effective Oct. 1, Todd Gutner will be returning to the NEWS CENTER family, having decided that the Maine way of life truly is “The Way Life Should Be.” Todd Gutner began his broadcast meteorology career right here at News Center back in 2000 as a weekend meteorologist.  …
From the community

End Violence Together: Rally and March to Build a Culture of Peace

on Oct. 01, 2014, at 1:31 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — On a very hot Sept. 27, almost 200 people gathered on the Bangor Waterfront to take a stand against violence of all kinds — the violence of war, the violence of poverty, the violence of environmental destruction, with speakers Mary Ellen Quinn of Pax Christi Maine, Marc …
Victor Hwang, CEO of T2 Venture Creation, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address for the Maine Technology Institute's annual TechWalk at the Cross Insurance Center Thursday.

Silicon Valley startup expert headlines TechWalk in Bangor

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 01, 2014, at 1:25 p.m.
Startup expert Victor Hwang is headed to Bangor from Silicon Valley this week not to preach but help guide Maine entrepreneurs toward building a community to make it easier for young companies to thrive here. “It’s really about Maine and the people [in the startup community],” Hwang …
From the community
The Misty Mountaineers will play Oct. 18 in Dexter.

Bluegrass concert at Wayside Grange and Theater

Bangor Daily News on Oct. 01, 2014, at 12:15 p.m.
DEXTER, Maine — The Misty Mountaineers will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at The Wayside Grange & Theater, 851 North Dexter Road, Route 23. The band plays traditional bluegrass music with a mix of old country and gospel. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Desserts will be sold …
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Peggy Smith, certified trainer by the Center for Nonviolent Communication will offer an Introduction to the Basics of Nonviolent Communication October l8 - l9th in Bangor

Nonviolent Communication Workshop in Bangor

By Ilze Petersons on Oct. 01, 2014, at 12:12 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-942-9343; peacectr.org Nonviolent Communication Workshop in Bangor October 18 – l9 Would you like to deal with …
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Military Promotion

By Donna Bradford on Oct. 01, 2014, at 9:26 a.m.
Corinth – U.S. Marine Cpl Jessica Bradford has recently been promoted to Corporal and is currently serving at Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego CA. Bradford enlisted in February of 2013. Bradford, a 2012 graduate of Central High School, is the daughter of Richard and Donna Bradford of Corinth …

More than 2,000 in 10 communities lose power

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 01, 2014, at 8:25 a.m.
BANGOR | Electricity is back on Wednesday afternoon after a power outage affected more than 2,000 customers in 10 communities Wednesday. As of Wednesday afternoon, the approximately 2,248 customers had power restored. Affected areas included Amherst, Aurora, Clifton, Eastbrook, Ellsworth, Fletcher’s Landing, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham.
Suspect in a Sept. 21 armed robbery in Winterport are seen on surveillance camera videos running away with stolen medical marijuana.

State police identify 2 suspects in Winterport fake cop medical marijuana thefts

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 01, 2014, at 8:13 a.m.
Maine State Police have identified two of three men suspected of impersonating law enforcement personnel and robbing a medical marijuana patient of several plants a week ago, officials said Wednesday. Jeffrey Hurd, 47, and Scott Roberts, 35, both of Glenburn, are wanted for robbery, impersonating a police …

Corinth man dies in Bangor crash early Wednesday morning

By Tony Reaves on Oct. 01, 2014, at 6:50 a.m.
Bangor police say the driver of a pickup truck was killed in an early morning crash at the intersection of Hancock and Washington streets. The was driver identified as Allan Stymiest, 46, of Corinth. According to a release from Bangor Deputy Police Chief Brad Johnston, Officer Kris …
The crowd surges close to Hellyeah frontman Chad Gray in the Rise Above Fest in May at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor.

Report suggests ways to stop complaints about Bangor’s Waterfront Concerts noise

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 01, 2014, at 5:29 a.m.
With another outdoor Waterfront Concerts season in the books, the Bangor City Council soon will begin working to address the concerns of residents who say noise from the events hurts their quality of life while also safeguarding a vital economic engine for the city. One of the …
 
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