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Sheldon Snell walks through the Walsh Field Recreation Area in Belfast, where he's the groundskeeper, on June 7.
Maine Focus

The 18 lost years of a Maine man imprisoned for his addiction

How Maine jails fall short in easing a crisis they help perpetuate.
February Katahdin
Oil on canvas


Rescue workers attend to an unidentified victim as Bangor police and witnesses look where on Cross Street a motorist sped after hitting a bicyclist in downtown Bangor on Tuesday.

Cyclist injured in hit-and-run in downtown Bangor

Witnesses told police that the motorist sped up Cross to Columbia Street immediately after the accident.

Bushmaster founder’s last firearm company files for bankruptcy in Maine

The Bangor-based firearm maker started by Bushmaster Firearms founder Mack Gwinn Jr. has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Training on preparing for and responding to school and workplace violence

Ashley Norman's horse, Yukon, lays on its side after falling partway through a bridge in Hudson on Sunday.

Horse, rider OK after horse falls partway through bridge in Hudson

A woman and her horse fell partway through a bridge in Hudson on Sunday, after the horse got spooked by a turkey.

UCP of Maine Celebrates Selection as Hannaford Cause Bag Program Beneficiary

Municipal Review Committee Executive Director Greg Lounder (third from left) and Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul (center) stand among members of various companies involved in the development of the Fiberight municipal solid waste and recycling facility during the facility's groundbreaking ceremony in Hampden, Oct. 26, 2016. If all goes to plan, a $69 million waste-to-energy plant planned for Hampden will be up and running by April 1, 2018, according to the partnership that is building it.

Hampden trash-to-energy plant on track to open April 1 of next year

If all goes to plan, a $69 million waste-to-energy plant planned for Hampden will be up and running by April 1, 2018, according to the partnership that is building it.
Kids play after lunch at the Bangor Housing Authority Community Center Monday. The center started offering the summer lunch program to kids four years ago, and they also offer free transportation.

How hungry Maine kids eat when they can’t get free school lunches

Statewide, 45 percent of students in public school qualify to received free and reduced lunches, according to the most recent Maine Department of Education statistics.
Travis Stinson

Milford man pleads guilty to federal gun charge

Travis Stinson, 39, is charged with stealing firearms from a licensed firearms dealer and possessing firearms after having been convicted of a felony crime, according to federal prosecutors.

Hampden area school budget headed back to district budget meeting

The new version of the proposed $30,972,944 school budget for this school year reflects a 2.96 percent increase from last year, as opposed to the 2.8 percent increase it called for in the initial version.

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Bangor Sports

Old Town captures Junior League title

Tanner Evans turned in a strong outing to lead Old Town to the District 3 Junior League baseball title with a 9-2 victory over Bronco-Hermon at Mansfield Stadium on Saturday.
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