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The sun sets on the Portland skyline. Sex trafficking is a problem in Maine towns and cities like Portland, where traffickers translate their deep understanding of how to manipulate and use people into personal gain.

What drives Maine sex traffickers’ inhumanity

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 12, 2016, at 6 a.m.
A look at the motives and calculations behind forcing people into the sex trade.
Sean Faircloth (center) shakes hands with Ben Sprague (right) after being selected as the new Bangor City Council chairman during the swearing-in ceremony in November 2015 at City Hall in Bangor. David Nealley looks on.

Bangor wants to know how to communicate with you. Here’s your chance to spill

By Jaymi Thibault on March 30, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
The city of Bangor wants your feedback.
EDITORIALS
Dan Fleming, outreach worker at the Shaw House, checks a spot frequented by homeless youth for new tags and trash Nov. 24, 2015, in Bangor.

In memory of Bangor’s homeless who died this year

By The BDN Editorial Board on Dec. 22, 2015, at 2:02 p.m.
“The political prisoner in his cell, the hungry children, the homeless refugees — not to respond to their plight, not to relieve their solitude by offering them a spark of hope is to exile them from human memory. And in denying their humanity we betray our own.” — Elie Wiesel
Darth Vader and Stormtrooper cosplayers pose with Star Wars photographs by Jodi Renshaw at the 2015 Bangor Comic & Toy Con, held in April.

Bangor Mall Cinemas, local artists plan four-day “Star Wars” premiere party

By Emily Burnham on Dec. 14, 2015, at 9:31 a.m.
For anyone who even casually loves the Star Wars franchise, Dec. 18 is a really big day.
QUIZ

Can you tell Bangor, Lewiston and Portland apart?

By Tony Reaves on Nov. 10, 2015, at 12:22 p.m.
Can you identify Maine’s 3 biggest cities from these photos?

Pedestrian taken to hospital after being struck by vehicle on Buck Street

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 29, 2013, at 8:50 a.m.
BANGOR | A man was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after he was struck by a car on Buck Street, according to police. Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said in an email Tuesday afternoon the man, whose name and hometown weren’t available, was struck near the Bangor Daily …

Rams don’t shy away from title

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 07, 2010, at 5:22 p.m.
David Patterson greeted a reporter just before Saturday night’s Class A boys soccer final and revealed what seemed like an ambitious strategy. “We’re playing for two goals in the first 10 minutes,” he said. Patterson, who took over the Bangor program three years ago after playing professionally in his native …
Bangor's Luke Hetterman (5), Phil Frost (23), and Seth Freudenberger (20) celebrate a goal as Portland's Brett O'Kelly walks past in the first half of the Class A state final in Falmouth, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. Bangor won 3-2. Bangor Daily News/Michael C. York

Frost, defense carry Bangor boys past Portland

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 07, 2010, at 5:01 p.m.
FALMOUTH — Phil Frost looked more like a battered UFC competitor than a soccer player Saturday night, his bloodied nose filled with cotton and the left side of his face swollen — the result of on-field collision moments earlier. But the wide grin that dominated even that visage told a …
Bangor's Kim Jordan (1) collides with Scarborough's Tori Armishaw (22) while going for a header in the first half of Saturday's Class A girls soccer state championship game in Falmouth. The Red Storm won 3-0. (Bangor Daily News/Michael C. York)

Scarborough defense proved to be too tough for Bangor

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 07, 2010, at 3:58 p.m.
FALMOUTH — The Bangor girls soccer team knew it was facing a challenge in Saturday’s Class A state championship match as the Rams were dealing with a Scarborough club that had surrendered only one goal all season – on a penalty kick. But coach Joe Johnson’s club didn’t count on …

Bangor girls hope to make history in state final

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 05, 2010, at 6 p.m.
BANGOR — A good recipe for championship success in soccer is typically a stingy defense coupled with an efficient offense, and the Bangor girls used both of those to claim their first Eastern Maine Class A championship since 2005. Now, the Rams will be looking to make history as they …

Bangor boys advance to state final despite slow start

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 05, 2010, at 5:34 p.m.
BANGOR — A sluggish preseason left members of the Bangor High School boys soccer team uncertain as to whether they would remain among the top Class A programs in the state this fall. Several losses in exhibition matches fostered a touch of angst about living up to the recent legacy …
Bangor's Bobby Winchell (24) and Brunswick's Will Bann (9) collide at midfield after going for a header in the first half of the Eastern Maine Class A final in Bangor, Maine, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Bangor won in double overtime 2-1. Bangor Daily News/Michael C. York

Bangor boys tip Brunswick in 2OT to capture title

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 03, 2010, at 9:46 p.m.
BANGOR — Time and space are two precious commodities to a goal scorer. Bangor’s Luke Hetterman suddenly found himself not only armed with those two advantages, but with the ball on his right foot heading inside the 18-yard line during the second overtime of Wednesday night’s Eastern Maine Class A …
Members of the Bangor Rams celebrate at midfield after defeating the Brunswick Dragons 2-1 in the Eastern Maine Class A final Wednesday in Brunswick. (Photo by George Almasi/The Times Record)

Bangor girls end Brunswick’s 36-game win streak, claim title

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 03, 2010, at 5:41 p.m.
BRUNSWICK — Strong defensive efforts from sophomore Denae Johnson and goalkeeper Mia Smith propelled the Bangor Rams to a 2-1 victory over the Brunswick Dragons in the Eastern Maine Class A schoolgirl soccer final Wednesday. Johnson closely guarded Brunswick senior star Allie Walton throughout the game, and that effort made …

Twenty student-athletes nominated for Wendy’s Heisman Award

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 02, 2010, at 5:47 p.m.
Twenty Maine student-athletes are in the running to be the state winner of the 2010 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Created in 1994 by Wendy’s and the Heisman Memorial Trust, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recognizes high school seniors nationwide who excel in athletics, academics and in the community. …
Caribou's Olivia Sleeper (right) and Presque Isle's Hillary Albert chase down a loose ball during a game earlier this season. The two rivals will battle for the Eastern Maine Class B title tonight at 6 in Presque Isle. (BDN File Photo)

PI-Caribou clash highlights girls soccer regionals

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 02, 2010, at 5:17 p.m.
Seldom do high school archrivals meet with a championship on the line. But when Aroostook County rivals Presque Isle and Caribou meet today for the third time this year, an Eastern Maine Class B girls soccer championship will be at stake. Longtime PI coach Ralph Michaud believes it’s the first …
Ellsworth's Kyle Haslam leaps over Camden Hills' Sam Vail during an Eastern Maine Class B semifinal last season. Haslam will lead Ellsworth against Camden Hills today when the Eagles host the Windjammers in the EM final at 4:30 p.m. (BDN File Photo)

Boys soccer regionals feature familiar matchups

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 02, 2010, at 4:55 p.m.
Wednesday’s schoolboy soccer regional finals feature some familiar opponents. Four of the five games involving teams from the region represent postseason rematches from a year ago — including three encore presentations of 2009 regional finals as Bangor hosts Brunswick in Eastern Maine Class A, Orono visits Fort Kent in Eastern …
Bangor senior Kim Jordan squeezes through Waterville's Jordan Pellerin (left) and Emily Karter to gain control of the ball during their Eastern Maine Class A semifinal Saturday. Jordan and the Rams play Brunswick for the regional championship on Wednesday. (BDN Photo by John Clarke Russ)

Confident Rams believe they can slay Dragons

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 01, 2010, at 6:22 p.m.
BANGOR — In the face of elimination, confidence can be a powerful weapon. With the clock ticking down in Saturday’s Class A semifinal match against Waterville, the Bangor girls soccer team was once again staring down a semifinal playoff exit in the face of one of its most bitter postseason …
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Smith save secures Bangor girls soccer victory

By Pete Warner on Oct. 30, 2010, at 5:51 p.m.
BANGOR — Even confronting the No. 2 goal scorer in Maine girls soccer history, 12 yards away, Mia Smith knew the odds could have been worse. Bangor High School’s junior goalkeeper wasn’t daunted by the magnitude of the moment as Jordan Pellerin prepared to take Waterville’s fifth and decisive overtime …

Bangor boys soccer team begins title quest Wednesday

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 26, 2010, at 3:46 p.m.
The Bangor High School boys soccer team is in familiar territory as Wednesday’s Eastern Maine Class A quarterfinals draw near — undefeated and atop the Class A standings. And while the Rams just completed their fourth consecutive undefeated regular season — the bulk of a 67-match unbeaten stretch in regular-season …
Bangor's Joe Seccareccia is knocked out of bounds by Brewer's  Brody Valley (4) while being pursued by Brewer's Adam Lufkin, #51, and Anthony Jackson,#17, during first-quarter action at Bangor on Friday night, October 22, 2010. (Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett)

Witches give Rams a tough test in 103rd meeting

By Andrew Neff on Oct. 22, 2010, at 11:05 p.m.
BANGOR — You know all that junk they say about throwing the records out the window when traditional rivals meet? Well, when it comes to the Bangor-Brewer football rivalry, that kind of talk really was junk for most of the last 40 years. The Bangor Rams have pretty much owned …