Articles by Linda Coan O'Kresik
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on March 01, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
Nathan Manaker, a seventh-grader at Orono Middle School, wins the Penobscot County Spelling Bee. He’ll go to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Feb. 28, 2014, at 4:16 p.m.
Cremation in the trend in the Bangor area with about 60% of people having cremation over traditional burials.
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 30, 2014, at 3:28 p.m.
People tour through the newly renovated Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building and Courthouse on Thursday afternoon.
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 24, 2014, at 4:25 p.m.
Dick McLaughlin, owner of the Lobster Pound in Lincolnville has merged into business with Ben and Andy Hazen, owners of Andrew’s Brewing Co, also of Lincolnville, and the two will operate as the Lobster Pound Inc. The restaurant/brewery will open in May.
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 23, 2014, at 6:11 p.m.
A discussion has started about closing schools in Regional School Unit 20, which includes Searsport District High School.
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 16, 2014, at 4:36 p.m.
Marc Payne and Diane Winn are the owners of Avian Haven, a nonprofit wild bird rehabilitation center, in Freedom, Maine. The two talk about the issue of lead poisoning in raptors throughout Maine.
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 02, 2014, at 4:50 p.m.
David Coon, the local man charged with murder in connection with the May asphyxiation death of Sherry Clifford, 49, of Bangor pleaded guilty to manslaughter Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Coon was emotional several times during the hearing. Around Coon are his defense lawyers Logan Perkins and Jeffrey Silverstein.
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Dec. 05, 2013, at 5:19 p.m.
Inmate helper Walker Gaspar demonstrates the iris scanner used at the Penobscot County Jail.
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Dec. 02, 2013, at 11:30 a.m.
Kerry Smart was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in April and just had her last chemo treatment and is feeling good. The Smart family lives in Waterville at the Veilleux Funeral Home where her husband, TJ , is director.
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Nov. 14, 2013, at 3:32 p.m.
Preparation for the 11th Annual Solidarity Harvest, which expects to distribute more than 1,000 Thanksgiving baskets to families in hard times.
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Nov. 07, 2013, at 3:08 p.m.
NASA Astronaut and former Maine resident Christopher Cassidy speaks to students from 14 area middle schools on Thursday morning at Husson University’s Gracie Theater. Cassidy recently returned from 6 months aboard the International Space Station and is speaking to kids about the future of manned space flight, his experiences and …
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Oct. 24, 2013, at 6:16 p.m.
Gert Nesin, an eighth grade teacher at Leonard Middle School in Old Town, was diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2013. Even with ongoing chemotherapy treatments, she continues to teach with the help of a long term substitute who is with her daily and takes over class for …
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Oct. 17, 2013, at 2:15 p.m.
Senator Susan Collins speaks to the media at Husson University’s Dyke Center for Family Business on Thursday morning about her role in the federal deal to end the 16-day government shut down.
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Oct. 04, 2013, at 6:48 a.m.
Christine Lipsky, who works for NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, is one of many who is out of work due to the government shut down. She is spending her time catching up on gardening and house projects.
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Sept. 27, 2013, at 5:52 a.m.
After a stretch of cool days and chilly nights, it looks and feels like autumn has arrived. The leaves have started to change and Mainers are outside enjoying fall activities. Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant is a popular destination in the fall and was bustling on Thursday afternoon. Students on …
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Sept. 21, 2013, at 2:19 p.m.
Jacob Neal (left), 17, of Brewer focuses on the the road Friday as he takes his first drive with driving instructor Jim Bair (right) owner of Bair’s Driving School in Bangor. Several new laws have been passed by the Maine Legislature and will take effect on Oct. 9, 2013, including …
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Sept. 12, 2013, at 8:42 p.m.
The University of Maine’s men’s and women’s basketball teams were present Thursday afternoon for the unveiling of the new basketball floor at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, where they will be playing their home games.
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 29, 2013, at 4:30 p.m.
The Maine State Police Evidence Response Team works at the scene of a double shooting that happened late Wednesday night on Waldo Avenue in Belfast. Todd Gilday has been arrested for the crime that killed Lynn Arsenault, 55, and wounded her son Mathew Day, 22.
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 22, 2013, at 3:42 p.m.
Penobscot County’s Fire Academy held part of it’s two week training at a donated house in Orrington on Thursday. Twelve students practiced venting, search & rescue, and rescuing an unconscious victim out a window.
By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 22, 2013, at 3:39 p.m.
Staff and volunteers working to set up for the 2013 American Folk Festival starting Friday evening at 6:30pm.