Stories about Bangor


Swan Song…Cleonice Mediterranean Bistro…

on Dec. 28, 2014, at 6:15 p.m.
At the end of every November, for the past 12 years, Cary and Rich Hanson have held a Game Wine Dinner at Cleonice Mediterranean Bistro with Jack Scully of Easterly Wine. They hold a half a dozen Wine Dinners every year. I have been to many of them as a …

Brewer barber hit walking to work last week still in critical condition

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 28, 2014, at 5:22 p.m.
There has been no change in the condition of a longtime local barber who was struck by a vehicle while he walked to work on the morning of Dec. 20, according to a nursing supervisor at the hospital. David Grant, 73, of Brewer remains in critical condition. …

Reflections from 2014: It’s about More than the Games

on Dec. 28, 2014, at 1:35 p.m.
The end of each year brings with it many celebrated traditions.  As the holiday gifts are unwrapped and put away, thoughts turn to the beginning of a new year and what may lie ahead.  The end of the year also creates a time of reflection for many, a time when …
A 17-year-old male from Indian Island driving a 2004 Chevy Cavalier stuck a concrete barrier protecting the gas pumps at the Foster’s On the Run on Main Street at 12:30 a.m. Sunday. A Milford teen was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Deputy Ray Goodspeed of the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office.

Teen driver crashes into Milford gas tank barrier

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 28, 2014, at 12:17 p.m.
A speeding car filled with what appeared to be teenagers crashed into a concrete barrier that protects gas pumps at a local store early Sunday and one teen boy was taken to the hospital, Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputy Ray Goodspeed said. Air bags deployed on the 2004 …
Roxanne Moore Saucier

The truth about my Bangor cousins

By Roxanne Saucier, Special to the BDN on Dec. 27, 2014, at 1:59 p.m.
You know how I love to give my program on “Let’s Figure Out Those Cousins,” often beginning with a poster that documents in a simple way how I am a fourth cousin, twice removed from prominent artist Waldo Peirce. Leave it to my pal and former BDN colleague Wayne Reilly …
Copper Richard (left) of St. Dom's battles for the puck with Breannan Lane of Bangor during the first period in Auburn on Friday.

Pratt scores twice to lead St. Dominic’s past Bangor

By Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal on Dec. 26, 2014, at 5:48 p.m.
AUBURN | Another St. Dominic Academy hockey game, another fellow Class A title contender wearing the opposite sweater, another big day from a player who wasn’t in the Saints’ lineup to start the season. Dillon Pratt scored two goals in only his second game since returning from a fall …
James Manning

Newburgh man accused of Dysart’s robbery arrested Christmas Day for violating bail

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 26, 2014, at 5:15 p.m.
BANGOR | A Newburgh man who pleaded guilty earlier this month to an Aug. 7 armed robbery at a Dysart’s Travel Stop where he once worked in his hometown, was arrested Christmas Day for violating his bail conditions. James Manning, 22, was originally arrested on Aug. 15 in connection …
The Bangor International Airport's domestic terminal, pictured here on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, will undergo major renovations during the course of 18 months starting in early 2015.

Bangor International Airport prepares to launch biggest phase of its modernization effort

By Nick McCrea on Dec. 26, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
The most dramatic phase of Bangor International Airport’s $8 million terminal modernization project is poised to start soon after the holiday season wraps up, according to airport officials. The airport’s domestic terminal hasn’t seen a major update since the 1970s. “The terminal we have now, it’s functional, …

Monson man facing new charges in domestic violence case

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 26, 2014, at 4:35 p.m.
BANGOR | A Monson man arrested earlier this month on more than a dozen mostly domestic violence charges is back behind bars facing new charges that he violated conditions of his bail. Jared Clawson, 36, already was facing 16 charges as the result of an investigation that began earlier …
From the community

John Bapst Memorial High School first quarter honor roll

Bangor Daily News on Dec. 26, 2014, at 4:10 p.m.
John Bapst Memorial High School, Bangor First quarter honor roll Grade 12, high honors: Sarah Baker, Anna Bryan, Haley DeLuca Lowell, Zicong Ding, Sicheng Feng, Livio Fetahu, Lauren Johns, Julia Leslie, Lydia MacKay, Joseph McCage, Matthew Norris, Olivia Pellegrini, Jiazheng Sun, Isabelle Tomanelli, Marianna Tomanelli, Michael Tormey, Minh Tran; honors: …
Christopher Ruhlin, owner of Herbal Tea and Tobacco, sits in the smoking parlor of the Bangor shop.

‘A little dab’ll do ya’: Popularity of ‘honey oil,’ marijuana concentrates growing in Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 26, 2014, at 1:58 p.m.
BANGOR | A slight change in Maine’s medical marijuana laws earlier this year has sparked a new trend in this sudden growth industry: the manufacture and legal sale of highly concentrated liquid marijuana, better known as “honey oil.” “A little dab’ll do ya, that’s for sure,” said Ryan, a …

The Night before X-mas

on Dec. 26, 2014, at 1:57 p.m.
Playing with the Kids Christmas Eve can be an evening of absolute torture when the kids are bouncing off the walls with anticipation, fighting the conflicting urges of wanting to wait up to capture Santa in the act and wanting to go to sleep so the morning will come all …

Medical marijuana concentrates can help patients, advocates say

By Gabor Degre on Dec. 26, 2014, at 1:50 p.m.
Medical marijuana patient advocates say that when concentrates are consumed through special devices, patients are able to experience the desired effect without smoking marijuana.
Verso Paper mill workers leave the mill one last time Dec. 17 in Bucksport. Bucksport officials and residents organized a rally for workers of the Verso mill.

Paper mill closures, energy unease slowed Maine’s economic recovery in 2014

By Darren Fishell on Dec. 26, 2014, at 12:26 p.m.
Parts of Maine’s proud paper industry stumbled this year, hammering home the challenges of competition from abroad and the difficulty of unlocking new markets for papermaking byproducts. Verso intends to sell its Bucksport mill for scrap, and Great Northern Paper’s East Millinocket mill is also headed for the hands of …
From the community

Public baked bean supper in Hampden

Bangor Daily News on Dec. 26, 2014, at 11:22 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Hampden Snowmobile Club, 844 Western Ave., Hampden, Maine HAMPDEN, Maine — A public baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Hampden Snowmobile Club, 844 Western Ave. The cost is $7 for adults; and $3 for children. This …
From the community
Mark Bilyk as Willy Loman

Death of a Salesman

By JulieLisnet50 on Dec. 26, 2014, at 10:02 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday, Jan. …
The sun sets over Bangor on a very warm Christmas Day.

Unseasonably high temperatures set records on Christmas Day

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 26, 2014, at 8:32 a.m.
CARIBOU | Any dreams of a white Christmas were dashed on Thursday by unseasonably high temperatures that set and tied records, according to the National Weather Service. According to the weather service’s Caribou forecast center, record temperatures were tied in two communities and was broken in Bangor. The Queen …
The moon is seen through trees as the sun sets over Bangor on a very warm Christmas day Thursday.

‘Some great days ahead’ of mild temperatures and sunlight, weather forecasters say

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 25, 2014, at 4:56 p.m.
CARIBOU | Record-setting warmth added to the joy of Christmas Day through much of Maine, with meteorologists predicting similarly comfortable temperatures — and clear skies — through most of the weekend. Caribou’s 48-degree high temperature matched a record set on Christmas 2003, while Bangor’s 54-degree temperature bested a record …
Penobscot Indian Nation President Kirk Francis, seen here in June 2013, said his nation endorses a national park proposal originally made by entrepreneur Roxanne Quimby.

Penobscot Indian Nation announces support of Roxanne Quimby national park plan

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 25, 2014, at 3:36 p.m.
INDIAN ISLAND | The Penobscot Indian Nation has endorsed a proposed 150,000-acre national park and recreation area, saying the parks would protect the Penobscot River and associated waterways much the way the tribe has “since time immemorial.” Nation President Kirk E. Francis called upon U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, …

Trio pleads not guilty this week to federal bath salts charges

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 25, 2014, at 12:57 p.m.
BANGOR | A man with residences in Maine and Florida was arraigned Wednesday in U.S. District Court on drug and gun charges in connection with an alleged bath salts distribution ring. Edwin Hamel, 48, of Milford and Hobe Sound, Florida, pleaded not guilty to one count each of conspiracy …
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