Stories about Mid-Maine

A man snow blows the sidewalk on Tuesday in front of a hotel on Fore Street in Portland.

Parts of Maine to be hit with deep freeze as snowstorm winds down Saturday

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 30, 2015, at 7:45 p.m.
BANGOR | Light snow that began falling across the state Friday morning intensified by afternoon, dropping more than half a foot of snow in southern and western Maine by Friday evening. The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for the entire state, effective through Saturday morning and …
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Veterans services officer lists February visits

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 30, 2015, at 2:26 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: …
View of the Vince Lombardi Trophy and helmets for the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots during a Friday press conference for Super Bowl XLIX at Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona.

Maine businesses, fans get ready for Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl showdown, predict winner

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 30, 2015, at 12:38 p.m.
BANGOR | Jeremy Langley loves football, but the Husson University student from Fairfax, Vermont, has had to work the past three Super Bowl Sundays at the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Broadway in Bangor. “I would check my cellphone [for the score],” said Langley. “Super Bowl Sunday should be a …
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Job Fair at The Waterville Public Library

By Alex Raymond on Jan. 30, 2015, at 12:09 p.m.
The Waterville Public Library will host a job fair on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 10:30a-12:30p. 20 hiring employers are expected to participate. Job seekers should come dressed for success. Copies of resumes and/or business cares are highly recommended.  This event is free and open to the public. This post was …
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine Ride New Marketing Wave

By Joe Ryan on Jan. 30, 2015, at 11:48 a.m.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine will be riding in style in their newly wrapped Subaru Legacy thanks to a recent donation from the vehicle graphic department at Adventure Advertising. “We’re so excited about the gain in visibility this vehicle will provide throughout the communities that we serve” said Big …
Danielle Bertolini

Plymouth mom marks grim anniversary, continues to search for missing daughter

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 30, 2015, at 10:10 a.m.
BANGOR | Though no one knew it then, Jan. 29 of last year would be the last time former Maine resident Danielle Bertolini would be in contact with her family. After days went by without word of the 23-year-old, her family began to grow more and more worried. Her …
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Cancer Tries... We Tri Harder!

Tri for a Cure – Registration Drawing Closes

By cullen mcgough on Jan. 29, 2015, at 12:15 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Tri for a Cure, 170 US Route 1, Falmouth, 04105 For more information: 207-773-2533; The 8th annual all-women’s Tri for a Cure triathlon will close its registration drawing on Sunday, February 1st at midnight. Only 1,000 spots are available …
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Take Your Child to the Library Day

By Samantha Cote on Jan. 29, 2015, at 12:08 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Winslow Public Library, 136 Halifax St, Winslow, Maine For more information: 2078721978; Happy birthday Caroline! It’s been one year since we’ve welcomed Caroline to our humble library, and we want to celebrate! Stop by the library on Saturday, February …
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Harry Potter Book Night

By Samantha Cote on Jan. 29, 2015, at 12:05 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Winslow Public Library, 136 Halifax St, Winslow, Maine For more information: 2078721978; You’re Invited to a Harry Potter Book Night Celebration! Come get sorted into your house, play Harry Potter trivia games, and if your House wins the cup, …
Joshua Dean Benner, 26, of Damariscotta.

Man wanted for robbery and assault in Damariscotta, burglary in Monmouth

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 28, 2015, at 5:48 p.m.
A 26-year-old Damariscotta man is wanted by police in two towns for allegedly robbing and assaulting a man on Jan. 10, then burglarizing a motor vehicle on Tuesday. Joshua Dean Benner is wanted on a Damariscotta Police Department warrant charging him with Class A felony robbery and …
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The Maine Children's Home Executive Director Sharon Abrams, and Employee of the Year Alaina Wolman.

Maine Children’s Home presents annual awards

on Jan. 28, 2015, at 2:44 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers presented its annual awards as part of The Maine Children’s Home annual celebration held Jan. 22, at the Waterville Elks Lodge. The annual celebration, held each January, included an introduction of new board members, a silent auction, and an award ceremony. To recognize …
Keith Coleman

Man accused of strangling girlfriend, children indicted on 3 counts of murder

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 28, 2015, at 2:40 p.m.
BANGOR | The Garland man accused of slaying his girlfriend and her two children the weekend before Christmas was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on three counts of intentional or knowing murder. Keith Coleman, 27, was arrested Dec. 21 in Bucksport and charged in connection with …

Waterville man accused of assaulting girlfriend

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 28, 2015, at 2 p.m.
A local man is behind bars on an aggravated assault charge after allegedly choking and assaulting his girlfriend, police said. In addition to the Class B felony charge of aggravated assault, Donrrell Garner, 24, is also accused of obstructing the report of a crime and criminal mischief, …
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Somerset Extension Homemakers offers February programs

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 28, 2015, at 11:54 a.m.
Somerset County Cooperative Extension Homemakers, partners with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, is participating in the state’s community service project “Blast from the Past.” Somerset’s project is the 1920s decade. The following Somerset County Extension Homemakers will have fund-raising and daring fun activities to benefit the theme: – Show ‘n …

Waterville police seek robbery suspect

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 28, 2015, at 10:33 a.m.
A man was robbed on Gray Street over the weekend, and police are looking for the suspect. Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said police received the call around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The call initially came in as a stabbing but officers later learned that nobody had been …
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Sidewalk art festival looking for participants

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 28, 2015, at 9:35 a.m.
CORINNA, Maine — The Corinna Bicentennial Committee is planning a Sidewalk Art Festival and contest to be held on Aug. 15. Artists of all ages are urged to participate, however, spaces will be limited to 50. For information, visit Corinna’s website at or call Stan or Wendy at 278-5834. This post …
Ten people escaped a Tuesday afternoon fire that destroyed a home at 452 Mills Road in Whitefield, but a number of pets remain missing.

Ten people safe, but pets missing following Tuesday fire that destroyed Whitefield home

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 28, 2015, at 9:31 a.m.
Ten residents of a Whitefield home were safely evacuated before a Tuesday afternoon blaze destroyed the residence, but a number of pets were still missing Wednesday morning. Dozens of firefighters from six Lincoln County departments rushed to the home, at 452 Mills Road, just after 4 p.m. …

Firefighters at scene of Whitefield blaze

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 27, 2015, at 5:06 p.m.
Multiple Lincoln County-area fire departments rushed to a structure fire Tuesday afternoon at 452 Mills Road in Whitefield. A dispatcher at Lincoln County Communications confirmed that the fire was still burning at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. Route 218 is closed between the west intersection with Route 126 and …
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Complete Dentistry 2nd Annual Poster Contest 2015

Complete Dentistry 2nd Annual Poster Contest: ‘Brave Smiles’

By Cecelia Conroy on Jan. 27, 2015, at 1:46 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Complete Dentistry, 7 Thompson Street, Wilton, Maine For more information: 207-645-4994; Wilton, ME – Complete Dentistry understands that good oral health habits are formed early. This February, Complete Dentistry celebrates National …

Stetson man facing gross sexual assault charge in Franklin County

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 27, 2015, at 11:04 a.m.
FARMINGTON | A man currently incarcerated at the Penobscot County Jail is facing a gross sexual assault charge out of Franklin County, according to Sheriff Scott Nichols. Shawn Flagg, 39, of Stetson, a Farmington native, was arrested and charged at the jail on Monday, according to Nichols. Flagg is …
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