Articles by Linda Coan O'Kresik

 

Towns join together for fire training

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.

Setup for 2013 American Folk Festival

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.

Husband remembers wife who died of flesh eating bacteria

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 14, 2013, at 4:29 p.m.
Matt Nichols holds his two-week-old baby, Ruby Ann, in his Bangor home. Nichols wife, Heather, passed away on August 8, 2013 at Eastern Maine Medical Center from necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh eating bacteria, that she contracted from an episiotomy during child birth.

Bangor team practices for upcoming Senior Little League World Series

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 08, 2013, at 1:07 p.m.
The Maine District 3 baseball team practices inside at Fields4Kids on Thursday due to rainy weather. The local team will play their first game of the Senior Little League World Series against Canada on Sunday at Mansfield Stadium.
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Greg Mitchell, city of Bangor employee, smooths out stone dust at the Waterfront Pavilion on Thursday morning. The original grass and organic loam that was put in this spring was all removed earlier this week because of the bad odor it put off.  The ground is now covered with 4" of stone dust and 2" of packed pea stone on top of that. Drainage has been placed all around the area as well.

Laying new ground at Bangor Waterfront

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 01, 2013, at 10:43 p.m.

Waterfront repairs

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 01, 2013, at 10:43 p.m.
Bangor — Greg Mitchell, city of Bangor employee, smooths out stone dust at the Waterfront Pavilion on Thursday morning. The original grass and organic loam that was put in this spring was all removed earlier this week because of the bad odor it put off. The ground is now covered …

Man linked to death of person missing for a year

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 01, 2013, at 7:07 p.m.
Maine State Police apprehended William Morse on Thursday in connection with the death of Richard Bellittieri of Trenton.

Field trip to new paintball course

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on June 09, 2013, at 6:25 a.m.
The eighth-grade class from Bay Ridge Elementary School in Cutler enjoyed their end-of-year outting at the new paintball course at Maine Military Supply on Route 1A in Holden.

Centennial rededication

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on May 26, 2013, at 2:17 p.m.
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor will celebrate a centennial rededication on June 2, 2013.

Dana Wilson pleads no contest to child porn charge

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on May 23, 2013, at 2:25 p.m.
Dana Wilson pleaded no contest to possession of child pornography on Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Kiwanis theft

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on May 16, 2013, at 2:47 p.m.
Bruce Fowle, 62, of Bangor pleaded guilty Thursday morning to two counts of theft. Fowle allegedly stole $100,000 over a period of several years from the Bangor Fourth of July Corporation (fireworks fund) and about $40,000 from the Bangor Breakfast Kiwanis between sometime in 2000 and July 31, 2012. Justice …

10,000 gallon tank catches fire in Carmel

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on May 14, 2013, at 3:08 p.m.
Emergency personnel responded to a hazardous material fire at Ideal Recycling Inc. on Route 2 in Carmel on Tuesday morning. A 10,000 gallon tank that still had some sludge on the bottom caught fire. Fire departments working the scene were from  Carmel, Hermon, Levant, Stetson, Holden and the Air National …

CEO Edison Liu talks Jackson Lab and BioBank

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on May 12, 2013, at 3:58 p.m.
Interview with Edison Liu, CEO of The Jackson Laboratory and a look into the BioBank.
Don Young begins the transformation into Bo-Bo in his camper outside of the Bangor Auditorium before the opening show of the 2013 Anah Shrine Circus. Don has been an Anah Shrine Clown since 1986.

Clowning under the big top in Bangor

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on April 30, 2013, at 5:32 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Using his camper parked in the lot of the Bangor Auditorium as his dressing room, Donald Young transformed himself from a regular guy sporting khaki shorts and a T-shirt into a red-nosed, yellow-haired, brightly clad clown known as “Bo-Bo.” Young, who has been clowning since 1986, spent …

U.S. Attorney’s Office hosts its annual award recognition ceremony

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on April 25, 2013, at 6:01 p.m.
Dorsta, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol K-9 and her partner Officer Gerald Hammond, were recognized for their outstanding service in a case of high-level fraud and returning more than $150,00 to victims. The United States Attorney’s Office recognized law enforcement officers who have performed outstanding service to aid victims …

Scott Peavey sentenced

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on April 23, 2013, at 3:24 p.m.
Scott Peavey was sentenced at the Penobscot Judicial Center on Tuesday to four years in prison with all but 18 months suspended followed by two years of probation for the assault on a child under the age of six, which is a felony.
Al Banfield, a new member of the Hammond Street Senior Center, works on his first sculpture in a pottery class at the center. "I always wanted to do sculptures," said Banfield. "Learning is a lifelong thing."

Sculpting their first masterpieces

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on April 21, 2013, at 2:23 p.m.
While Lynda Flower was creating her own totem pole, Al Banfield was sculpting a head at the other end of the table. “I always wanted to do sculptures,” said Banfield, “but I didn’t think I could do this.” Like other students taking pottery classes at the Hammond Street Senior Center …
Betty Tritt, a member of the Hammond Street Senior Center, works on a swan bowl during her first pottery class, which she is taking at the Bangor center.

Sculpting their first masterpieces

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on April 19, 2013, at 5:42 a.m.
While Lynda Flower was creating her own totem pole, Al Banfield was sculpting a head at the other end of the table. “I always wanted to do sculptures,” said Banfield, “but I didn’t think I could do this.” Like other students taking pottery classes at the Hammond Street Senior Center …

Orono police warn about Chickenfest

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on April 18, 2013, at 5:55 p.m.
A press conference was held at the Orono Police Department on Thursday morning about the dangers of the secret party known as Chickenfest.

Mock crime scene at Veazie Community School

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on March 21, 2013, at 4:19 p.m.
Seventh-grade students at the Veazie Community School investigate a mock crime scene on Thursday. The “crime” being investigated is a robbery at a tattoo parlor (the girls locker room) where illegal card games were being played after hours and someone has stolen the gambling money. A mock trial will follow …
 
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