Articles by Bangor Daily News

Jay's industrial appraisers valued the property at $291.4 million, down from a value of $357.9 million in 2016.

Jay mill’s plunge in value expected to drive up local taxes

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 01, 2017, at 9:21 a.m.
Appraisers dropped the value of Verso’s Jay paper mill more than 18 percent this year, which the Sun Journal reported will likely cause a spike in property taxes as the town also reimburses the company for valuations in past years.
Old Orchard Beach in a 2014 photo.

Old Orchard Beach residents complain tourists are pooping all over the place

Bangor Daily News on July 28, 2017, at 2:16 p.m.
“Just a few weeks ago in broad daylight we saw a gentleman come up behind this bush and do the No. 2, unfortunately.”
Snow Falls in West Paris

Maine teen hits rock, fractures spine while ledge-jumping over falls

Bangor Daily News on July 28, 2017, at 11:43 a.m.
“I heard him hit the water,” Sonya Martin, the teen’s mom, said. “When he comes up I heard him make a noise … but then he started screaming.”

Moose causes two separate crashes on Aroostook section of Route 11

on July 27, 2017, at 12:36 p.m.

State rejects co-op’s request to tweak Obamacare rate plan

Bangor Daily News on July 27, 2017, at 10:03 a.m.
Maine regulators have rejected a Lewiston-based health insurance cooperative’s request to alter its 2018 plan under the Affordable Care Act, a move the insurer made in response to competitors.
Sally Shaw

Sister says Cherryfield homicide victim was ‘sassy’ and ‘a good person’

Bangor Daily News on July 25, 2017, at 5:27 p.m.
“She was such a good person and loved. I can’t understand why this would happen.”
Houlton Town Manager Butch Asselin, center, listens as people speak during Monday night's council meeting. The council approved a recreational marijuana ordinance that will regulate where businesses can operate in the town. Also listening are councilors, from left, Bill McCluskey, Sue Waite-York and Rosa McNally.

Houlton OKs recreational marijuana

on July 25, 2017, at 3:12 p.m.
Commercial growers of recreational marijuana are one step closer to being able to open shop in Houlton.

Police: Man beaten, stabbed by group in Old Port

Bangor Daily News on July 25, 2017, at 6:08 a.m.
According to the Portland Police Department, the 22-year-old Auburn man was walking to his car with a woman around 1:30 a.m. Sunday when several men attacked them.
Pedestrians pass by a view of Portland Harbor on Fore Street in Portland, Nov. 3, 2015.

Portland attorney wants to give neighbors veto power over zoning changes

Bangor Daily News on July 24, 2017, at 12:06 p.m.
Developers are worried the plan would slow down Portland’s already often tedious planning process.

Maine Legislature returns to Augusta. Will it be for the last time this year?

Bangor Daily News on July 20, 2017, at 7:07 a.m.
The Legislature returns today for what could be the last day of this year’s session — though that’s not certain at this point.

Earthquake detected in Nobleboro

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2017, at 6:23 p.m.
A 1.8 magnitude earthquake was detected with an epicenter in the area of East Pond Road around 7:30 a.m. Sunday.
CORINTH, MAINE -- 05/01/2015 -  A Cornith man takes a dose of Suboxone, May 1, 2015. A recent investigation by Portland-based CBS affiliate WGME has found that Suboxone is the top contraband item that officials intercept in Maine jails.

Prescription opioids the top contraband item intercepted at Maine jails, report finds

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2017, at 11:31 a.m.
Authorities say Suboxone strips have been found in between sheets of cardboard and in the folds of envelopes slipped to inmates in Maine jails.
Kids stroll under the big screen at the Prides Corner Drive-In as night falls in Westbrook, Aug. 30, 2013.

Westbrook drive-in, a retro classic, to reopen this summer

Bangor Daily News on July 12, 2017, at 10:21 a.m.
The drive-in, which first opened in 1951, needed to switch from a 35-millimeter projector to a new digital projector to accommodate modern movie formats, and now they have it.
The sign on the door of the National Association of African American Studies in Westbrook.

Customers still waiting for refunds from Maine group which canceled Olympics trip

Bangor Daily News on July 11, 2017, at 6:27 p.m.
The National Association of African American Studies, based in Westbrook, collected thousands of dollars for a trip to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, but canceled and never paid customers back.
One City Center in downtown Portland

CMP parent company moves 140 employees to downtown Portland

Bangor Daily News on July 11, 2017, at 2:04 p.m.
The company is moving workers from its financial and other executive offices to the prominent downtown Portland location.
Emily Pooler of Auburn in an undated photograph. Pooler is now 11 and needs a kidney transplant.

Maine girl, 11, who is missing lower spine, turns to social media for new kidney

Bangor Daily News on July 10, 2017, at 6:42 p.m.
“She’s been a fighter since birth, and she’s proven to doctors that anything is possible,” her said.
Passengers wait to board their flights at Portland International Jetport in 2013.

Nearly $2 million in federal funding awarded for airports in Portland, Presque Isle and Caribou

Bangor Daily News on July 06, 2017, at 5:04 p.m.
“Maine’s airports are vital parts of our transportation system that help bolster the tourism industry and support jobs across our state,” U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King said in a joint statement.

Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Charleston

Bangor Daily News on July 04, 2017, at 8:34 a.m.
Joshua C. Long, 29, died Monday after his car left the road and struck several trees.

Bangor Daily News on July 03, 2017, at 11:04 a.m.

Bangor Daily News on July 03, 2017, at 10:26 a.m.