Dawn Gagnon

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More than 1,900 students receive degrees at UMaine’s 215th commencement

By Dawn Gagnon on May 13, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
“One, come to terms with the discomfort of pushing your boundaries. Two, define your own version of success. And three, don’t wait — do it now.”
Investigators from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency seized crack cocaine, Suboxone strips and more than $8,000 during a raid at an apartment in Mexico occupied by a couple they had arrested less than three months ago.

Maine couple arrested on crack charges — again

By Dawn Gagnon on May 13, 2017, at 1:15 p.m.
A Mexico woman and her live in boyfriend from Boston were arrested early Friday morning on crack cocaine trafficking charges for the second time in less than three months.
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Former Verso worker Ryan Pickoski of Bucksport puts on his gear during a gear drill at Orrington Fire Department Wednesday. Pickoski is beginning a new life as a firefighter, thanks in large part to Rapid Response and an internship created for him at Orrington Fire Department.

At 39, this former millworker is starting a new career as a firefighter

By Dawn Gagnon on May 13, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
Ryan Pickoski is getting into firefighting at an age when many in the field are preparing to retire.
BANGOR, Maine -- May 6, 2017 -- Galen Cole, former president of Cole Express, founder of the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor, World War II veteran and philanthropist received an honorary doctorate during Husson University

In a Husson first, four grads are named valedictorian

By Dawn Gagnon on May 07, 2017, at 7:04 p.m.

Risk for major flooding in northern Maine passes

By Dawn Gagnon on May 07, 2017, at 3:16 p.m.
Though some minor flooding is occurring in northern Aroostook County, the risk for major problems has passed thanks to a break in the rain.

Woman who died in Hudson crash identified

By Dawn Gagnon on May 01, 2017, at 3:17 p.m.
The 57-year-old woman who died in a single-vehicle crash in Hudson on Saturday has been identified as Monique Munson.

Helping refugees resettle focus of Bangor gathering

By Dawn Gagnon on April 30, 2017, at 5:31 p.m.
“I really like the thought of the parable to the Good Samaritan as a model for what’s happening here.”
A fire Wednesday night at Hannaford's distribution center in South Portland has led to a temporary shortage of some refrigerated foods at Maine stores, including some fresh produce at the supermarket at the Airport Mall in Bangor. Affected products are being trucked to the company's Maine stores from its warehouse in New York and should be replenished shortly, according to a company spokesperson.

Hannaford stores see shortage of refrigerated foods after warehouse fire

By Dawn Gagnon on April 30, 2017, at 8:01 a.m.
A fire Wednesday night at Hannaford’s distribution center in South Portland has resulted in a temporary shortage of some refrigerated items, produce chief among them, at stores around the state.

Inmate who died at Maine State Prison had filed federal civil rights suit

By Dawn Gagnon on April 29, 2017, at 4:01 p.m.
He had been serving a 58-year sentence for multiple robbery, burglary and theft offenses.

Hudson woman dies in single-vehicle crash

By Dawn Gagnon on April 29, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.
A Hudson woman died shortly before noon Saturday in a single-vehicle crash on Route 221, according to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.
A camel snacks on some hay as setup for the 2017 Anah Shrine Circus was underway at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Thursday afternoon. The first show is on Friday at 3 p.m., with performances through the weekend.

Elephants remain major draw for thriving Anah Shrine Circus

By Dawn Gagnon on April 27, 2017, at 8:50 p.m.
In a time when animal rights protests over elephant and other animal acts have shut down large U.S. circuses, the Anah Shrine Circus has thrived in Bangor and Presque Isle.
Christina McCarthy

Woman attacks ex with sword, gets banned from Brewer

By Dawn Gagnon on April 24, 2017, at 7:28 p.m.
“[Christina] McCarthy was uncooperative, unruly and combative with officers, resulting in their using a Taser to take her into custody.”
Downtown Lewiston is pictured on Aug. 30, 2016.

Lewiston is one of the best places to retire in the US, according to Forbes

By Dawn Gagnon on April 24, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
The state’s second largest city is the only Maine location — and the only community in New England — chosen for this year’s ranking.
Cameron Croft (left), 14, and Donna Reitze (right), 17, move slabs of wood while Brian Fortie (second from left) holds a board so Alanna Thomas, 14, can screw it to the support to construct a raised garden bed for the Maple Street Community Garden in Brewer Saturday.

Brewer green thumbs soon will have a community garden where they can plant their vegetables

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 3:15 p.m.
Would-be gardeners who lack the necessary space soon will be able to plant their tomatoes, string beans, lettuce and other food in a new community garden being built at Maple Street Park.
Belfast police Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick is looking for the owners of two goats found Sunday morning near the parking lot for the Rail Trail along the Passagassawakeag River.

Runaway goats reunited with owner after ride-along with Belfast police

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
A pair of goats found hanging out near the parking lot for the Rail Trail along the Passagassawakeag River Sunday morning have been reunited with their owner.
Belfast police Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick is looking for the owners of two goats found Sunday morning near the parking lot for the Rail Trail on the Passagassawakeag River.

Runaway goats get a ride and veggies from Belfast police

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 12:17 p.m.
“Got goats? We do, and they do not belong to us,” the Belfast Police Department wrote on its Facebook page.
Bryan Farr-Luciano, 21, of Sanford.

Tipster leads Sanford police to man on lam for 9 months

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 11:59 a.m.
The tip that led police to Bryan Farr-Luciano came in after the Sanford Police Department posted on its Facebook page an offer of lunch worth up to $20 with police in exchange for information leading them to him.
Scott Milliken, 54, of Augusta.

Search ongoing for Augusta man missing since March

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 11:19 a.m.
Scott Milliken, 54, was reported missing after he failed to show up for a planned meeting with a friend back in March.

Young Kittery boy dies after Connecticut car crash

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
A Kittery boy died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction car crash on I-95, according to Connecticut State Police.
Hundreds turned out to Saturday's March for Science at the University of Maine as part of a global rally in opposition to President Donald Trump's questioning of climate change and deep cuts he is proposing for research.

March for Science draws hundreds across Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on April 22, 2017, at 5:36 p.m.
A local version of the worldwide March for Science drew hundreds of scientists and those who support their work to the University of Maine campus on Saturday.