Articles by Judy Long

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Washington Academy in East Machias cancels school Thursday

By Judy Long on Jan. 20, 2016, at 10:18 p.m.
“The administration team has decided to cancel school for tomorrow,” a post on the school’s website stated. No reason was given.

Milo woman dies in I-95 crash in Medway

By Judy Long on Jan. 12, 2016, at 10:03 p.m.
The driver, who was wearing her seat belt, died instantly, according to authorities. She reportedly became distracted while talking on her cellphone.
Chase Hasty

Springvale man faces drug charges after police seize pair of safes

By Judy Long on April 03, 2015, at 8:25 p.m.
DAYTON | A Springvale man wanted on burglary charges now faces drug trafficking charges after police found a pair of safes that allegedly belong to him. On Thursday, Maine State Police Troopers Kyle Wells and Dave Coflesky went to a home in Dayton to help Biddeford police apprehend Chase …
Traffic is backed up approaching the Union Street ramp of Interstate 95 on Friday night as police handled a "critical incident" on the overpass.

Man rescued from Union Street bridge after traffic shutdown

By Judy Long on April 03, 2015, at 6:55 p.m.
BANGOR | A police sergeant Friday evening pulled a 39-year-man from the edge of the Union Street overpass above Interstate 95, according to Bangor police. The man, who has not been identified, was described by police as “distraught.” He was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for a psychiatric …
James Vandegraff

Man wanted in Westbrook Shaw’s robbery arrested in South Portland

By Judy Long on April 03, 2015, at 5:46 p.m.
A man wanted in connection with a robbery on Tuesday night at Shaw’s Supermarket in Westbrook and who reportedly was hit by his own vehicle on Friday morning was arrested that afternoon in South Portland, according to Westbrook and Portland police. Members of the U.S. Marshals Task …
Police are seeking this suspect in connection with a robbery reported at the Shaw's Supermarket on Main Street in Westbrook on Tuesday night.

Westbrook police seek Shaw’s robbery suspect

By Judy Long on March 31, 2015, at 9:48 p.m.
Police are seeking help identifying the suspect in a robbery at the Shaw’s Supermarket on Main Street in Westbrook. About 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, a white male approached the Shaw’s service and told the clerk he had a gun, according to a news release from the Westbrook Police …

Live updates: Forest products advocates meet to fight North Woods national park

By Judy Long on March 11, 2015, at 6:04 p.m.

Reports: History Channel cancels ‘Down East Dickering’

on March 03, 2015, at 8:50 p.m.
“Down East Dickering,” a reality TV show featuring a group of Maine fellows looking for deals using Uncle Henry’s Swap and Sell It Guide, has been canceled by the History Channel, according to the Sun Journal and reports on social media. Kevin Webb, general manager of Uncle Henry’s Swap or …

Woman reported missing in Greenbush

By Judy Long on Nov. 22, 2013, at 10:24 p.m.
Search and rescue workers, including game wardens and state police, were searching for a woman reported missing Friday night. Darcy Madden reportedly left her house on foot earlier Friday night, Maine State Police Trooper Larry Anderson confirmed just after 10 p.m. Friday. Watch for updates.

Girl Scouts dedicate garden to longtime Orrington school librarian Terry Ring

By Judy Long on June 24, 2013, at 11:15 a.m.
ORRINGTON, Maine — On Sunday, June 2, Junior Girl Scouts Troop 839 dedicated a garden behind Center Drive School to longtime school librarian Terry Ring. Family and friends of Terry and the troop were on hand for the dedication. Creation of the garden and installation of a plaque near the …

Orrington Public Library’s annual book sale

By Judy Long on June 24, 2013, at 10:47 a.m.
The Orrington Public Library will hold its annual book sale during Orrington’s Old Home Week, July 13-20. The sale will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, and during regular library hours July 15-19. The library is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, …

Center Drive School Drama Club to present ‘A Real Enchanted Musical’

By Judy Long on March 15, 2013, at 12:40 p.m.
ORRINGTON, Maine — The Center Drive School Drama Club will present “Mirror Image: A Real Enchanted Musical” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30 at Center Drive School. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens.
Brothers Jason (left) and Matt Tardy ham it up in front of their new venue for world-class variety acts called The Freeport Theater of Awesome, a name they admit their mother came up with. The Maine natives have made a living as jugglers and physical comedians since middle school, touring the country in the process, and now are happy to have a theater to call home.

Freeport Theater of Awesome to open with brothers’ comedy, musical act

By Judy Long on March 11, 2013, at 6:09 a.m.
It was their mom’s idea. “We were thinking ‘Freeport Variety Theater,’” said Jason Tardy, sitting with his brother Matt in their new performance space. “When we told our mom she said, ‘That’s nice. It’s kind of boring.’” She liked the name Freeport Theater of Awesome much better. “The more we thought about …

Same-sex couples celebrate first legal weddings in Maryland

By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun on Jan. 01, 2013, at 7:22 p.m.
BALTIMORE — In the 17 years since Katie Cleary and Sharon Dongarra locked eyes in the kitchen of an Arby’s restaurant, they have shared a first, tentative kiss, traded letters across continents, set up a home, exchanged vows before family and friends, signed a host of legal documents and nurtured …

Orrington library plans Day of the Dead party

By Judy Long on Oct. 18, 2012, at 11:22 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Orrington Public Library, 15 School St., Orrington, Maine ORRINGTON, Maine — The Orrington Public Library invites you to attend its Day of the Dead party from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. Decorate sugar skulls, make festive flowers and …

Bangor’s Blind Faith joins Food Tattoos for Hunger effort

By Judy Long on Oct. 18, 2012, at 11:19 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Blind Faith Tattoo, located downtown, is planning a fundraiser and food drive for Manna on Sunday, Nov. 18, as part of the nationwide event Food Tattoos for Hunger. The event will be held at Blind Faith Tattoo, 92 Central St. Hours will be determined according to interest. …

Orrington Public Library to hold book sale

By Judy Long on Aug. 13, 2012, at 6:28 p.m.
ORRINGTON, Maine — The Orrington Public Library will hold a book sale during back-to-school week, Aug. 27-31, 2012. The sale will take place during regular operating hours, which are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The library is located …

Holden teen faces charges after refusing to allow police to search him

By Judy Long on June 03, 2012, at 8:27 p.m.
A 15-year-old local boy was arrested Thursday after reportedly refusing to allow police to pat him down. The boy was riding his bike around 1:30 a.m. Thursday on Route 1A near the Holden-Brewer line when he came to the attention of Officer Chris Greeley of the Holden …

Driver charged after telling Holden police he ate his marijuana

By Judy Long on June 03, 2012, at 8:05 p.m.
A Bangor man was charged after admitting to an officer that he had just eaten what was left of a marijuana cigarette, according to police. Officer Chris Greeley of the Holden Police Department said that he stopped a car for speeding around 6 p.m. Sunday on Route …
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pays for his takeout order at the Montgomery Inn in Cincinnati on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

Romney wins fourth straight GOP caucus with Washington victory

By Judy Long on March 04, 2012, at 4:26 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney rolled to a double-digit victory in Washington state’s Republican presidential caucuses Saturday night, his fourth campaign triumph in a row and a fresh show of strength in the run-up to 10 Super Tuesday contests in all regions of the country. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul battled …