Articles by Linda Coan O'Kresik


UMaine System could sell Bangor property

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on March 09, 2015, at 3:13 p.m.
Zeth Lundy of Central Street Farmhouse discusses the possible sale of the University of Maine System’s Bangor property.

University of Maine women’s basketball diversity

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on March 05, 2015, at 9:33 p.m.
University of Maine women’s basketball coach Richard Barron has built a diverse and strong team that has a great chemistry both on and off the court. It is also a culturally diverse group of ladies, with seven of the 14 teammates from hailing different countries.

Pickleball gains popularity in Bangor area

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Feb. 09, 2015, at 3:19 p.m.
Pickleball gains popularity at the Armstrong Tennis Center in Hampden.

Bangor prepares for historic storm

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 26, 2015, at 6:02 p.m.
Bangor Public Works employees prepare for a storm that is expected to drop 18 to 24 inches of snow starting in the Bangor area Monday night.

Horse brings family together

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 19, 2015, at 8:55 a.m.
Dalaylun Demmons, 15, walks her horse Boston, an American Appendix, out of the arena at Starwalk Stable in Orono on Saturday. Demmons and Boston have competed together in horse shows around the state for the last four years. The Demmons family comes together and helps out before shows to support …

Fire marshal’s office says Holden apartment blaze caused by ‘careless smoking’

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Dec. 29, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
The state fire marshal’s office said Monday morning that “careless smoking” caused a fire that displaced more than two dozen residents of a Holden apartment building Sunday night.

Bangor City Council swearing in ceremony

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Nov. 10, 2014, at 1:26 p.m.
Nelson Durgin picked to serve as chairman again as new Bangor City Council, school committee members sworn in.
Peter Goutiere (left) wears his China National Aviation Corp. uniform in the early 1940s.

100-year-old pilot recalls dangerous flights during WWll

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Oct. 06, 2014, at 6:10 p.m.
Peter Goutiere, 100, is one of two remaining China National Aviation Corporation pilots. CNAC pilots flew a dangerous route called “the Hump,” from India over the Himalyas to China, ferrying supplies for Chinese and U.S. troops for World War II.

90-year-old bus driver shares love of driving

By Gabor Degre and Linda Coan O'Kresik on Sept. 12, 2014, at 12:17 p.m.
Gerald “Red” Briggs inspects a school bus before leaving the parking lot to pick up students in Hampden. At age 90, the Orrington resident is the oldest transit bus driver in North America.

King endorses Cutler for Maine governor

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 18, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
At a Monday press conference in Bangor, Sen. Angus King endorsed Eliot Cutler for Maine governor.

Wastewater Treatment Plant

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on July 29, 2014, at 5:40 a.m.
Bradley Moore, superintendent of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, said 58 tons of grease per year is removed from the treatment plant. The city is starting a program to help restaurants install grease trap systems to help with the problem.

Missing Maine woman’s mother fears daughter is dead

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on July 06, 2014, at 5:41 a.m.
Danielle Bertolini, 23, was reported missing to Fortuna, California, police on Feb. 19. Her family last had contact with her on Jan. 29, according to her mother, Billie-Jo Dick of Plymouth.
Robbie Giles raises his hand to answer a question from Miss Patty, who was portraying a 19th century schoolteacher.  Third-graders from Bangor Christian School took a field trip to the one-room schoolhouse at the Page Farm & Home Museum on Tuesday.

Bangor students take trip back in time to 19th century schoolhouse

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on June 13, 2014, at 5:43 a.m.
“Make your manners,” a woman’s voice says as children come into the one-room schoolhouse through two doors — boys on the left side, girls on the right. Make your manners? Miss Patty Henner, portraying a 19th century teacher, explains that children are expected to bow and curtsy to their teacher …

Campbell discusses the future of the Maine National Guard

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on June 04, 2014, at 1:02 p.m.
Brig. Gen. James D. Campbell discusses the future of the National Guard.

Baby bald eagles rescued

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on May 12, 2014, at 2:56 p.m.
Baby bald eagles rescued in Bangor on Monday.

Wind turbine test site planned off Monhegan Island

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on May 09, 2014, at 12:54 p.m.
A wind turbine test site has been proposed off the coast of Monhegan, a 700-acre island that is home to about 69 year-round residents and 250 summer residents.

Surprise field day in Bucksport

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on May 02, 2014, at 5:04 p.m.
The day of events was put together by the school staff and parents as a way to bring students together for some fun and laughter after a difficult year.
University of Maine senior Jody Page goes for the ball during a game of oozeball, a popular Maine Day festivity, at the university on Wednesday.

UMaine students get into muddy fun during annual oozeball game

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on April 30, 2014, at 8:20 p.m.
According to Margaret Nagle, senior director of public relations and operations at the University of Maine, Maine Day began in 1935 as a day devoted to the campus, a day to take pride in the institution. One of the activities students participate in during Maine Day is oozeball. With no …

Pilot program for photo EBT cards begins in Bangor

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on April 28, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
Monday was the first day of the test program in Bangor for a new system of putting a photo ID on EBT cards.
Kate Anderson of Concord, New Hampshire, laughs as Bruce, a ball python, slithers around her ball cap at the start of the Northeast Reptile Expo on Sunday at the Cross Insurance Center. Kate and her husband, Josh, own WTF Reptiles in New Hampshire.

Snakes, lizards and more on display at Northeast Reptile Expo

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on March 30, 2014, at 5:27 p.m.
BANGOR | Snakes worn like accessories. Lizards on leashes. Tiny red-eye tree frogs stuck to the sides of aquariums and one ball python with a marking of a moose head. That was just part of the scene at the Cross Insurance Center on Sunday, where enthusiasts gathered to take …
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