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WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Slowdive, Vitalic, Grace Mitchell and Japandroids on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 1:04 p.m.
I premiered new tracks from The Flaming Lips, Priests and The xx on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on some mostly forgotten modern rock radio hits from the late ’80s and early ’90s.
The air-supported indoor practice facility Mahaney Dome, which collapsed under the pressure of heavy snow that fell Thursday night into Friday, can be seen on Friday at the University of Maine in Orono.

UMaine’s Mahaney Dome inflated, but repairs needed

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 17, 2017, at 11:58 a.m.
“We have to make sure it’s safe before we can start using it again.”
Gabe Schmick (center), 12, and his mother, Jean Schmick-Hopkins of Bangor can be seen with Gabe's skilled companion dog, Fenwick, on Sunday at their home in Bangor.

Companion dog ‘best thing that ever happened’ to Bangor boy with disability

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 17, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Fenwick came to Gabe through Canine Companions for Independence, a national nonprofit organization that provides highly-trained assistance dogs for children, adults and veterans with disabilities.
Shana Boutot

Police arrest 2 in connection with Bangor robbery

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 16, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
Shana Boutot, 26, and Shawn Boutot, 32, both of Bangor, were charged with receiving stolen property, a Class C felony, Sgt. Timothy Cotton said Monday in a news release.
Danielle Conway, dean of the University of Maine School of Law, delivers the keynote address Monday during the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration at Wells Conference Center at the University of Maine in Orono.

Law school dean urges MLK Day breakfast crowd to stand on side of justice

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 16, 2017, at 12:57 p.m.
“The law has power, coercive and legitimizing,” Danielle Conway told the crowd at the Wells Conference Center at the University of Maine.

Bone Builders exercise class for seniors

By Gabor Degre on Jan. 16, 2017, at 9:51 a.m.
An eaglet perches in a tree in Bangor while an adult eagle keeps an eye out. The nest is occupied by "Bangor Mom," an eagle that fell ill in 2014.

‘Bangor Mom’ eagle found ill Thursday dies of lead poisoning

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 13, 2017, at 2:05 p.m.
The 8½-year-old eagle died overnight from lead poisoning.
The Rev. James Haddix, 70, who has been senior pastor at All Souls Congregational Church is retiring at the end of December. Haddix served at the for All Souls Congregational Church for 26 years and was ordained 45 years ago.

Bangor pastor with ‘voice of God’ retires after 26 years

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 13, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
“I have no plans beyond retirement … I just know that there will be things for me to do.”
THE VIEW FROM 263 MAIN

A Look Back at a Year of Change in a Season of Gratitude…..

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 11:13 a.m.
The sick bald eagle that was found by James Morang, his girlfriend, Aleesha Cooper, and Jeff Joseph sits inside a crate on Thursday in Bangor. The eagle was picked up by state game wardens and taken to Avian Haven in Freedom.

Bangor group helps rescue sick eagle found during search for missing friend

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 12, 2017, at 8:40 p.m.
The eagle was taken to Avian Haven, a rehabilitation center in Freedom that specializes in injured and orphaned wild birds.
Someone is making fake rabies certificates and state officials are warning city and town clerks to be on the lookout for the falsified documents, which could put lives in danger.

State warns of fake rabies certificates after Brewer clerk discovers fraud

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 12, 2017, at 7:34 p.m.
Steve Abreu

Bronx man arrested twice for selling drugs from Bangor motels

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 12, 2017, at 1:11 p.m.
A man from the Bronx, New York, who was out on bail for selling drugs from a Bangor motel in May, was arrested again Wednesday for drug dealing at another local motel.

CHOOSE TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) IN 2017 WITH FREE MEMBERSHIP

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 1:10 p.m.
CULTURE SHOCK

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Jan. 13-15: Old man winter takes a nap

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
Josephine Jordan, 3, peers out from the doorway leading to her family's front hall after coming down from the upstairs to investigate the sound of visitors on Dec. 9, 2016.

Inside the isolation of the first refugee family to be resettled in small-town Maine

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
We chronicled one child’s yearning to be understood.
Footprints lead to an area near the I-395 bridge along the Penobscot River where Bangor officials had a homeless camp removed in late December of 2016.

‘It was a crappy thing to do,’ advocate says after Bangor homeless encampment removed

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 11, 2017, at 6:33 p.m.
“What gives anybody the right to throw somebody’s stuff away?” Shannon Denbow of Bangor, who once worked at the Greater Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, asked Wednesday.

Expansion project begins at Maine Veterans’ Home in Bangor

By Ashley Conti on Jan. 11, 2017, at 6:08 p.m.
Nickerson & O’Day construction crews worked Wednesday on the first stage of a $3.7 million project at the Maine Veterans’ Home on Hogan Road in Bangor.
Bangor Savings Bank hopes to relocate its corporate headquarters to this building, seen on Wednesday, on the Bangor waterfront in 2018.

Bangor Savings Bank announces plan for multimillion dollar waterfront campus

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 11, 2017, at 4:15 p.m.
Bangor Savings Bank purchased a building at 20 South St. on Wednesday as part of a multimillion-dollar plan to eventually relocate about 350 Bangor-area workers to a headquarters campus on Bangor’s waterfront.

Sense of wonder flows through Bangor artist’s creations

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Jan. 11, 2017, at 3:22 p.m.
MAINE FOCUS
A WIC recipient and her son sit for an appointment at Bangor Public Health & Community Services on Jan. 12.

Mary Mayhew insists on photo IDs for infant nutrition program and loses $1.4M

By Matthew Stone on Jan. 11, 2017, at 8:10 a.m.
The demand by Maine’s top health official has stalled an upgrade required by federal law to a program that helps new moms buy healthy food.