Dawn Gagnon

Reporter

 

Tanker grounded before striking sailboats near Kittery

By Dawn Gagnon on June 30, 2016, at 6:27 p.m.
Chem Venus began taking on water because of damage that occurred during the grounding.

Oil tanker hits three sailboats near Kittery

By Dawn Gagnon on June 29, 2016, at 8:05 p.m.
A 477-foot oil tanker hit three unmanned sailboats near the mouth of the Piscataqua River on Wednesday afternoon.

Brewer man accused of dragging bulldog behind pickup

By Dawn Gagnon on June 29, 2016, at 7:42 p.m.
The 14-week-old male bulldog was taken to a local emergency veterinary clinic for treatment of cuts to its paws and legs.
An elderly woman drove her car into the Family Dollar near the Hannaford supermarket on Broadway in Bangor on Wednesday. The car crashed into a restroom.

Car hits Bangor Family Dollar, forcing store to close

By Dawn Gagnon on June 29, 2016, at 6:51 p.m.
An elderly local woman’s car struck a wall of the store, breaking through to the restroom inside.
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Bangor police break up a fight involving at least two young men on Wednesday on Main Street near the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Scuffle near Paul Bunyan statue not related to Trump rally

By Dawn Gagnon on June 29, 2016, at 6:21 p.m.
“When it was called in, the people were very specific that it was not anybody connected to the event over there,” Bangor police Lt. Cathy Rumsey.
Maine State Police officials have charged two 15-year-old boys from Farmingdale and Whitefield with stealing eight cars in the past week from Farmingdale and causing damage to some of the cars and to the gate and fields at the Litchfield Fairgrounds.

State police charge 2 teens with stealing 8 cars in Farmingdale

By Dawn Gagnon on June 29, 2016, at 1:53 p.m.
Maine State Police officials have charged two teenage boys with stealing eight cars in the past week from Farmingdale and causing damage to some of the cars and to the Litchfield Fairgrounds.

Lewiston man sentenced to nearly 5 years for drug and gun offenses

By Dawn Gagnon on June 29, 2016, at 6:46 a.m.
PORTLAND | A Lewiston man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly five years in prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, commonly known as “crack,” and for being a felon in possession of a firearm during a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court. In addition to his 57 …
A member of the community wipes her eyes after listening to Ashley Leavitt's story during Rep. Bruce Poliquin's town hall event on opiate addiction Tuesday at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor.

Maine’s opioid epidemic focus of Poliquin’s town hall event

By Dawn Gagnon on June 28, 2016, at 10:01 p.m.
“I know what it’s like to be embarrassed and not know what to do. To feel hopeless, to not know where to go, [or] who can help. I also know that you can’t give up.”
Newburgh residents raise blue cards to vote on an article during town meeting March 12, 2010.

Newburgh officials set dates to deal with election, budget questions

By Dawn Gagnon on June 28, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.
Local officials have set dates for a special town meeting, an election and for the continuation of the annual town meeting, which was halted June 22 after voters postponed action on warrant articles related to spending for lack of current audit information.
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Hampden budget proposal calls for staff changes

By Dawn Gagnon on June 27, 2016, at 6:17 a.m.
The plan would eliminate the community and economic development director post.
The Maine Forest Service over the weekend has been battling a roughly 27-acre wildfire atop Mount Abraham near Kingfield.

Weekend wildfires keep forest rangers, firefighters busy

By Dawn Gagnon on June 26, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
Roughly 25 firefighters and three forest rangers are battling the fire at Cathance Township.

Police: Greenville man dies after altercation over rental property

By Dawn Gagnon on June 26, 2016, at 1:56 p.m.
No charges have been filed and no arrest had been made as of Sunday afternoon, according to a state police spokesman.
Motorists should use caution while traveling on Harlow Street, where a sinkhole appeared late Friday. Repairs are expected to begin Monday.

Sinkhole opens up on Harlow Street in Bangor

By Dawn Gagnon on June 26, 2016, at 1:14 p.m.
Public works crews are expected to investigate what caused, and how to repair, a sinkhole that opened up on Harlow Street.

Truck going wrong-way down State Street causes multi-vehicle crash

By Dawn Gagnon on June 26, 2016, at 1:02 p.m.
A medical problem appears to have been the cause of a wrong-way crash in which several vehicles were damaged Saturday evening on State Street.
Scenes from Lakeside Landing, a town-owned public beach on Pushaw Lake in Glenburn. Recent problems with parking, unleashed dogs, vandalism and similar matters had town officials looking for ways to curb bad behavior.

Glenburn closes Lakeside Landing to nonresidents

By Dawn Gagnon on June 24, 2016, at 4:15 p.m.
After several years of making it available to the general public, town officials reluctantly have decided to limit access to a popular recreation spot on Pushaw Lake.
The former HoltraChem facility (left) and the PERC plant in Orrington. Aerial photo taken Nov. 12, 2010.

Mercury remediation work continues at Orrington site

By Dawn Gagnon on June 22, 2016, at 5:51 p.m.
As state fisheries officials examine the impact the mercury contamination is having on upper Penobscot Bay, Mallinckrodt continues its court-ordered work to clean up the former HoltraChem Manufacturing site.

Steuben man pleads guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon

By Dawn Gagnon on June 22, 2016, at 5:46 p.m.
BANGOR | A Steuben man pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm during a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court. According to court documents, the Maine Warden Service on Nov. 16, 2015, found Aaron C. Robinson, 51, with a Savage .308 rifle hunting deer with …

Gorham man facing federal health care fraud charge

By Dawn Gagnon on June 21, 2016, at 7:09 p.m.
PORTLAND | A Gorham man was arrested Tuesday on a federal health care fraud charge connected to his mental health and substance abuse practices in Portland and Windham. Paulo D. Braga, 66, is accused of billing MaineCare for providing services to 40 patients on dates he was traveling outside …

Newburgh town clerk, selectman resign posts

By Dawn Gagnon on June 20, 2016, at 6:57 p.m.
The town has not yet formulated a plan for filling the vacancies.

Two arrested in MDI heroin trafficking bust

By Dawn Gagnon on June 20, 2016, at 5:44 p.m.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR | A New Hampshire man and a Southwest Harbor resident have been charged with trafficking in heroin as the result of an investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Downeast Task Force, the Southwest Harbor Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Andres Martinez, 42, of …