Dawn Gagnon


Firefighters with the 101st Air Refueling Wing train for airplane crashes and rescues at Bangor International Airport in this 2014 file photo.

Maine Army National Guard acquires training land in Penobscot County

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 13, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.
Within the next decade, if all goes according to plan, members of the Maine Army National Guard won’t have to leave the state for large training and shooting exercises.

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 13, 2017, at 1:37 p.m.
A man looks up Congress Street while crossing in the snow on Thursday. Much of the state could see as much as two feet of snow as a strong winter storm moves in Sunday afternoon into Tuesday morning.

Brace yourselves — blizzard expected to hit Maine Sunday through late Monday night

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 12, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
What forecasters say will be the biggest snowstorm so far this winter is on target to hit Maine Sunday night and could stick around until Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

Maine man killed in Cape Neddick house fire

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 11, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
Artist Dahlov Ipcar talks about about her painting routine on Nov. 9, 2015, in Georgetown. Her first solo show was in 1939 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Renowned Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar, 99, has died

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 11, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.
Despite failing vision because of macular degeneration, Ipcar had been painting as recently as late 2015.
Kristen Bagley of Veazie, whose father received a kidney donation in 1999, offered to get tested to see if she is a match for Michelle Holmes Abell, who is in need of a kidney, after a panel discussion on the importance of kidney donation on Friday at Sea Dog Brewing in Bangor.

Maine hospice worker makes surprise offer to help woman in need of kidney

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 10, 2017, at 9:35 p.m.
Kristen Bagley of Veazie said being able to give one of her kidneys would be a way of paying it forward.
People cross the pedestrian bridge in Bangor Thursday.

Maine hit with second snowstorm in 3 days

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 09, 2017, at 6:52 p.m.
Some places expected to be hit hardest were York County — where as much as 16 inches of snow was forecast — and the Down East region, which will see its first major snow event so far this season.

Teen accused of shooting into Maine home with children inside

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 06, 2017, at 6:11 p.m.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday night after he fired three shots into a home on Mud Run Road, according to Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster.
Long Creek Youth Development Center can be seen on Westbrook Street in South Portland in this November 2016 file photo.

AG: Death of teen at Long Creek ‘not suspicious’

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 06, 2017, at 5:37 p.m.

Police: Papa John’s delivery driver robbed of pizzas, cash at gunpoint

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 06, 2017, at 4:37 p.m.
One of the suspects allegedly displayed a small black handgun and demanded that the driver give him the delivery bag containing four pizzas and his wallet.
About 40 protesters rallied against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, at Hobby Lobby on Stillwater Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch focus of Bangor Hobby Lobby protest

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 04, 2017, at 8:08 p.m.
Women and men opposed to Gorsuch’s nomination stood on the sidewalk in front of the Stillwater Avenue arts-and-crafts store as part of a demonstration organized by the Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center.
Kerry Rear

Family of missing Sanford woman offers $5,000 reward

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 04, 2017, at 11:36 a.m.
The family of a missing Sanford woman is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts, according to the Sanford Police Department.
Christine Beitl (left) and Jason Langley write letters at the Islamic Center of Maine in Orono Friday. Members of the community came together write letters to Maine’s congressional delegation protesting President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.

More than 200 turn out to Islamic center to write letters opposing Trump travel ban

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 03, 2017, at 9:21 p.m.
“It was an amazing message of support for Muslim students on campus and for the community in town,” Dina Yacoubagha said. “This touches everyone’s life, [and] I feel this includes everybody in the bigger community as well.”

Police: Maine teen inside home during burglary helps locate suspect

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 02, 2017, at 6:47 p.m.
The teen snapped a photo of the suspect’s vehicle and was able to obtain a license plate number, police said.
Franklin Avery

Hermon man accused of operating meth lab

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 02, 2017, at 6:10 p.m.
Marie McMonagle (center) and her daughter Heather (right) stand amidst other protesters outside the Bangor International Airport on Sunday in opposition to President Donald Trump's order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. "He needs a reality check," said Marie McMonagle. There also were protests at Portland International Jetport and Portland City Hall.

Protests erupt at Maine airports over Trump immigration order

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 29, 2017, at 5:55 p.m.
Rally participants say Trump’s order flies in the face of basic American values.
Karen Blaisdell (left) and Meredith Bruskin hold a sign in front of TD Bank in Bangor Saturday during a rally to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Hundreds gather outside TD Bank to protest Trump’s pipeline order

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 29, 2017, at 9:49 a.m.
TD Bank was targeted because it is one of 17 banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Loren Keim, 21, of Dixfield died Saturday at a central Maine hospital after he succumbed to injuries from a collision with a tanker truck in Phillips.

State senator’s son dies after crash with tanker truck in Philips

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 28, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
Loren Keim, 21, of Dixfield was driving a 1997 Ford Ranger on Weld Road when he failed to stop at its intersection with Rangeley Road and struck the back end of a tanker truck.
Woodrow Cross (center) laughs with Donna Power during the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce annual dinner at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Friday. Cross, a Bangor region volunteer for many years, was honored with the Norbert X. Dowd Award.

Cross Insurance founder, 100, receives lifetime achievement award

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 27, 2017, at 9:29 p.m.
Woodrow Cross, who is still working at age 100, was the latest local leader to receive the Norbert X. Dowd Award, the chamber’s version of a lifetime achievement award, during its annual dinner at the Cross Insurance Center.
Mike Hashey

Former Old Town police sergeant facing 12 criminal charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 26, 2017, at 8:34 p.m.
According to the complaint, Mike Hashey stole more than $10,000 from the city of Old Town as well as more than $1,000 from the Old Town Police Association and altered government records to cover up the thefts.