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Some Pittsfield residents will need to boil their water before use after crews shut off water service to several streets Monday as part of a public works project.

Water-boil order issued in Pittsfield

By Nick McCrea on June 22, 2017, at 8:13 a.m.
Some Pittsfield residents will need to boil their water before use after crews shut off water service to several streets Monday as part of a public works project.
The ballroom on the top floor of the Nichols Block on Exchange Street in Bangor. Part of the property will be renamed The Bangor Arts Exchange.

Bangor Symphony to move into historic building in downtown Bangor

By Emily Burnham on June 21, 2017, at 4:15 p.m.
The Bangor Symphony Orchestra returns to the Nichols Block in September, becoming the first tenant in the space since its purchase last year.
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Queens Of The Stone Age, Ride, Gorillaz and The Horrors on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 21, 2017, at 12:32 p.m.
New tracks from Arcade Fire, Lorde and Washed Out debuted on the show this week, while the retro set looked back at the year 1979 with a mix of punk and New Wave as well as more mainstream artists whose albums from that year revealed the influence of those new musical movements.
VIDEO
An adoptable puppy waits to go home at the Bangor Humane Society in Bangor Tuesday. All 16 dogs that came up from overcrowded shelters in Mississippi were adopted in an hour and a half.

Take a look at the puppies Bangor saved

By Danielle McLean on June 20, 2017, at 5:46 p.m.
The dogs adopted Tuesday evaded euthanization at an overcrowded shelter in Mississippi and are the first canine beneficiaries of a collaboration between the Bangor Humane Society and the Southern Pines Animal Shelter.
There are four steps down into the new Bangor office for Rep. Bruce Poliquin, located at 4 Union Plaza, in Suite 7.

Poliquin’s Bangor office stairs could be out of step with federal law

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 20, 2017, at 4:24 p.m.
“He says he’s all about veterans. Well, a lot of these vets are in wheelchairs.”
Zane Wetzel, who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography In December 2016 in federal court in Bangor, can be seen in Boston in this December 2010 file photo.

Man who survived high voltage accident sentenced for child porn

By Jen Lynds on June 19, 2017, at 9:50 p.m.
Investigators said Zane Wetzel used peer-to-peer file sharing networks to download hundreds of images at a time. Some of the child porn included men sexually assaulting children, with images and videos saved to the hard drive of his computer.
James Varner (left) who organizes the local Juneteenth celebration to mark the end of slavery in the United States, talks as Brewer Mayor Kevin O'Connell looks on. The crowd stood near the statue of a slave emerging from an Underground Railroad tunnel on display at Chamberlain Freedom Park.

Juneteenth celebration in Brewer salutes end to U.S. slavery

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 19, 2017, at 6:34 p.m.
Event organizer James Varner said while progress has been made over the last 152 years, more work needs to be done.
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Wynter Przybylski, 9, looks over her shoulder to see where her nurse, Stephanie Shapiro, is while making their way home after school in Topsham Tuesday. Przybylski will spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair due to a misdiagnosis in February 2014.

Misdiagnosis leads to paralysis, $1.9 million settlement for Maine girl

By Judy Harrison on June 19, 2017, at 6:04 p.m.
Wynter Przybylski, now 9, was cured of leukemia thanks to a bone marrow transplant, but she is expected to use a wheelchair for the rest of her life because her problem wasn’t caught in time.

Rev. Rudolph Leveille celebrates 60 years in Catholic priesthood

Bangor Daily News on June 19, 2017, at 10:48 a.m.
POLL QUESTION
These are some of the nearly 20 puppies and adult dogs that will be available for adoption at the Bangor Humane Society's shelter on Mount Hope Avenue on Tuesday.

Bangor animal shelter gearing up to adopt out first wave of southern ‘transfer dogs’

By Dawn Gagnon on June 19, 2017, at 6:35 a.m.
The dogs, which arrived in Maine on June 13, were rescued from the Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Mississippi, where they were at high risk of being euthanized due to overcrowding.
The approach to the I-95 and Hogan Road interchange in Bangor.

Feds award $600,000 for redesign of I-95 Hogan Road exit

By Dawn Gagnon on June 19, 2017, at 4 a.m.
The Maine Department of Transportation has been awarded $600,000 in federal funding for the diverging diamond interchange planned for the Hogan Road exit on Interstate 95.
A man rides a bike through the pouring rain on Marginal Way in Portland, Sept. 30, 2015.

Inland Maine under flash flood watch ahead of Monday’s thunderstorms

By Dawn Gagnon on June 18, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain an hour could cause flash floods.

Bucksport mother identified as woman found in burning car

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 16, 2017, at 5:21 p.m.
Robin Davis has been identified by the Maine State Police as the woman whose body was found inside a burning car in a small stream off Swetts Pond Road.
Maine State Police Detective Christopher Crawford

Top state police detectives, troopers, Blaine teen honored at annual awards ceremony

By Dawn Gagnon on June 15, 2017, at 8:18 p.m.
Some of Maine’s top detectives and troopers — along with a 14-year-old Aroostook County boy — were recognized Thursday for bravery and going the extra mile during the Maine State Police annual awards ceremony.
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Susanne Sundfør, Liv, Zola Jesus and Death From Above 1979 on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 15, 2017, at 7:54 p.m.
I premiered new tracks from Lorde, Waxahatchee and Phoenix on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back to a crop of modern rock radio hits from the year 1990.
Blues singer Sister Monica Parker plays a gospel set on the Bangor Daily News Railroad Stage during the 2013 American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront.

Despite debts, American Folk Festival signs five-year contract with Bangor

By Danielle McLean on June 15, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
The American Folk Festival has signed a new contract with Bangor, allowing the annual weekend-long event to keep returning to the waterfront.

Town of Bradley announces temporary summer 2017 hours

Bangor Daily News on June 15, 2017, at 3:16 p.m.

Stun gun lawsuit settled with Bangor police for $525,000

By Judy Harrison on June 15, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
The family of a Bangor man who died after being subdued by Bangor police using a stun gun has settled a lawsuit against the department for $525,000.
CULTURE SHOCK

5 Things To Do This Weekend, June 16-18: Rockin’, rollin’, splishin’, splashin’

on June 15, 2017, at 1:02 p.m.
CULTURE SHOCK

Queens of the Stone Age set for October concert at the State Theatre in Portland

on June 15, 2017, at 12:39 p.m.