Dawn Gagnon

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Municipal Review Committee Executive Director Greg Lounder (third from left) and Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul (center) stand among members of various companies involved in the development of the Fiberight municipal solid waste and recycling facility during the facility's groundbreaking ceremony in Hampden, Oct. 26, 2016. If all goes to plan, a $69 million waste-to-energy plant planned for Hampden will be up and running by April 1, 2018, according to the partnership that is building it.

Hampden trash-to-energy plant on track to open April 1 of next year

By Dawn Gagnon on July 24, 2017, at 6:33 a.m.
If all goes to plan, a $69 million waste-to-energy plant planned for Hampden will be up and running by April 1, 2018, according to the partnership that is building it.
Officers from Lincoln and the Maine State Police are investigating a deadly car-motorcycle crash near Drinkwater's Variety on Route 2.

Motorcyclist killed in Lincoln crash identified

By Dawn Gagnon on July 23, 2017, at 2:35 p.m.
The man who died in crash in Lincoln on Saturday afternoon has been identified as Jeffrey Luddon, 50, of Howland.

Inmate dies at Maine State Prison

By Dawn Gagnon on July 23, 2017, at 12:52 p.m.
A 47-year-old inmate from Sebago died Saturday at the Maine State Prison in Warren, according to the commissioner of the Maine Department of Corrections.
Travis Stinson

Milford man pleads guilty to federal gun charge

By Dawn Gagnon on July 21, 2017, at 7:47 p.m.
Travis Stinson, 39, is charged with stealing firearms from a licensed firearms dealer and possessing firearms after having been convicted of a felony crime, according to federal prosecutors.

Hampden area school budget headed back to district budget meeting

By Dawn Gagnon on July 20, 2017, at 8:59 p.m.
The new version of the proposed $30,972,944 school budget for this school year reflects a 2.96 percent increase from last year, as opposed to the 2.8 percent increase it called for in the initial version.

Penobscot County Courthouse opening late on Tuesday

By Dawn Gagnon on July 17, 2017, at 7:13 p.m.
The building will open for business at 10 a.m., according to County Administrator Bill Collins.
A seaplane crashed into Brandy Pond in Naples Saturday afternoon.

Pilot uninjured in Naples pond crash

By Dawn Gagnon on July 17, 2017, at 6:13 a.m.
The pilot of a small Cessna that crashed into Brandy Pond in Naples on Sunday afternoon was not injured.
All 11 members of Newburgh's volunteer fire department quit in May.

Two months after mass resignations, Newburgh finally has enough firefighters

By Dawn Gagnon on July 16, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.
Two months after the entire Newburgh Volunteer Fire Department resigned, the crew’s membership level is back to a level that allows the department to respond to fire, medical and other emergency calls.

Strong thunderstorm warning issued for northern Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on July 16, 2017, at 1:17 p.m.
A strong thunderstorm over Madawaska is expected to produce winds as fast as 30 mph and could bring half-inch size hail.
Matthew Cyr

Veazie now has its own school superintendent

By Dawn Gagnon on July 16, 2017, at 11:50 a.m.
Matthew Cyr, who has been principal at Veazie Community School since July of 2015, officially assumed his additional duties on July 1.
A 1998 Buick Regal driven by a 16-year-old from Washburn was nearly split in two when it struck a large tree head on along New Dunntown Road in Wade. State police said that speed was a factor in the crash and that the driver was seriously injured.

Wade man pulls seriously injured teen from fiery car wreckage

By Dawn Gagnon on July 15, 2017, at 8:58 p.m.
A 16-year-old driver from Washburn lost control of the 1998 Buick Regal he was driving and struck a large tree head on. The car burst into flames, and the impact was so severe the vehicle was nearly split in half.
The Maine Forest Service sent this 20-member crew of wildland firefighters to Montana to help put out some of the large fires that have been burning out there since the beginning of the week.

Maine forest rangers, firefighters help contain wildfires in Montana

By Dawn Gagnon on July 13, 2017, at 7:59 p.m.
The Maine Forest Service has sent a 20-member crew to Montana, where the group will spend two weeks helping to contain wildfires that have been raging there for five days.
The competition was fierce but friendly at the Lobster Peg-Off, an American Cribbage Congress-sanctioned tournament held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Seasons Grille and Sports Lounge in Bangor. About 100 competitors from Maine, several other states and Canada competed.

Finally legal, cribbage tournaments in Maine are here to stay

By Dawn Gagnon on July 13, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
Until last year, Maine cribbage competitors had to leave the state for tournament action.

Police: Dedham man broke into ex’s home, fled with baby son

By Dawn Gagnon on July 10, 2017, at 11:18 a.m.
He also is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Members of the Penobscot Nation sang tribal songs during the Penobscot River Sovereignty Rally Sunday afternoon at Bangor Waterfront Park. The rally was held in opposition of a June 30 federal appeals court ruling that said the while the tribe's reservation included Indian Island and all of the islands north of it, it did not include the watershed surrounding them.

Penobscot Nation, allies protest federal ruling on river rights

By Dawn Gagnon on July 10, 2017, at 8:02 a.m.
“As long as there’s Penobscots on that river there, I don’t see this fight going away.”
Four adults and three children escaped serious injury Friday when the van they were riding on took a 30-foot plunge down an embankment off Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park Friday afternoon, a park spokesman said Saturday. The crash happened about half a mile south of the entrance to the Cadillac Mountain Road shortly after noon, when a Honda Odyssey traveling north veered across the oncoming lane, hit a coping stone and then left the roadway.

Van plunges 30 feet at Acadia National Park

By Dawn Gagnon on July 08, 2017, at 7:32 p.m.
Four adults and three children escaped what could have been serious injury when the van in which they were riding plunged 30 feet down an embankment.
Danielle Bertolini

Memorial service set for Maine woman believed to have been murdered in California

By Dawn Gagnon on July 08, 2017, at 7:02 p.m.
Family and friends will gather in Newport to bid farewell to Danielle Bertolini, a Maine woman believed to have been murdered in California three years ago.

Severe thunderstorms heading to Somerset, Franklin counties

By Dawn Gagnon on July 08, 2017, at 2:04 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued, effective through 1:45 p.m. for the region.
Michael Weston, 49, of Holden was  arrested by Bangor police on Monday on two active warrants.

Holden man wanted by police now behind bars

By Dawn Gagnon on July 05, 2017, at 6:31 a.m.
Michael Weston was wanted on two active warrants when he was arrested without incident on Monday.
BANGOR, Maine -- 07/04/2017 - Shayla Henderson, 8, waves her flag during the annual Fourth of July parade from Brewer to downtown Bangor on Tuesday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Fourth of July festivities a family tradition for many Mainers

By Dawn Gagnon on July 04, 2017, at 6:03 p.m.
More than 5,000 people lined the parade route, according to unofficial estimates.