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More than 70 vehicles were involved in a pileup on Interstate 95 that started Wednesday morning in Carmel and stretched into Etna. Most of the vehicles that had to be towed were taken to Bouchard & Sons Towing in Hermon.

After I-95 crash, Hermon towing company becomes car graveyard

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 25, 2015, at 6:09 p.m.
The back side of Bouchard & Sons Towing looked more like an auto graveyard than an impound lot Wednesday after 20 to 30 smashed-up vehicles involved in a massive pileup on Interstate 95 were hauled there. The company’s headquarters at 12 South Gate Drive off Emerson Mill …
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Baked bean supper at Milford church

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 25, 2015, at 4:36 p.m.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Milford Congregational Church, Corner of Main and Perry streets, Milford, Maine For more information: 207-299-7324 MILFORD, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. March 7, at Milford Congregational Church, corner of Main and Perry streets. The …
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Cold weather does not stop people like Shane Levesque from working outside. On Tuesday Levasseur was picking up trash in Fort Kent with Kenneth Saucier of Saucier Sanitation. "You just have to do it," Saucier said of working in sub-zero temperatures.

Maine cold weather records falling as fast as temperatures themselves

By Julia Bayly on Feb. 25, 2015, at 3:42 p.m.
FORT KENT | With four days left until the end of the month, everything remains on track for this to go down as the coldest February on record in Caribou and Bangor. “We are still teetering on the brink of breaking the February record,” Tony Mignon, meteorologist with the …
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Baked bean supper at Corinth church

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 25, 2015, at 3:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St., Corinth, Maine CORINTH, Maine — The Corinth United Methodist Church will hold a baked bean supper 4:30-6 p.m. March 14, at the church, 275 Main St. The  menu will be baked beans, chop suey, …
This Subaru Outback slid past a stop sign on Route 27 in Edgecomb on Wednesday morning, striking a Toyota Tacoma, left, traveling north on Route 1, according to Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Gilbert. The operator of the Subaru was taken to the hospital with complaints of chest pain.

Brewer woman injured after her car slides into truck on Route 1

By Dominik Lobkowicz, Lincoln County News on Feb. 25, 2015, at 1:37 p.m.
EDGECOMB | A Brewer woman was taken to a hospital in Damariscotta on Wednesday with complaints of chest pain after a collision at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 27 in Edgecomb, according to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Gilbert. Stephanie Hamlin, 46, of Brewer, was driving a …
Kyle Dube (right) with his attorneys Stephen Smith (left) and Wendy Hatch during the first day of Dube's trial at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor Monday February 23 2015.

Glenburn woman describes finding Nichole Cable’s clothes

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 25, 2015, at 10:57 a.m.
BANGOR | Once the trial of the man accused of using Facebook to lure 15-year-old Nichole Cable to her death got underway Wednesday afternoon, law enforcement officers and a Glenburn resident described finding items of clothing the girl’s mother testified she was wearing the night she disappeared. Dube’s trial …

Coastal counties hit hard by Wednesday snowstorm

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 25, 2015, at 9 a.m.
GRAY | A snowstorm that created hazardous driving conditions throughout the state Wednesday morning and led to a pileup that shut down Interstate 95 in Etna was expected to subside by the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Much of Maine woke up to heavy snowfall and poor …
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Interstate 95 northbound between Newport and Bangor was shut down Wednesday morning due to a pileup involving more than 40 vehicles.

More than 70 vehicles involved in I-95 pileup, 17 people taken to Bangor hospitals

BDN staff reports on Feb. 25, 2015, at 8:43 a.m.
CARMEL | Interstate 95 was shut down to northbound travel between Newport and Bangor for more than four hours Wednesday after a crash involving more than 70 vehicles occurred on the slippery highway, according to Maine State Police. At least 17 people were taken to Bangor hospitals, according to …

Bangor animal control officer to track down owners who failed to renew dog licenses

By Evan Belanger on Feb. 25, 2015, at 5:28 a.m.
The Bangor Police Department’s animal control officer is reminding local pet owners to purchase dog licenses for 2015 or face fines of up to $100 if they’re caught with an unlicensed dog. Overall, dog licenses issued by the city of Bangor this year are up 15 percent …
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Bangor firefighter John York (center) with his colleagues and his wife, Laura York (right), during a press conference Tuesday at the Bangor Central Fire Station.  York was injured last week during the fire at John Bapst Memorial High School.

Firefighter injured in John Bapst fire eager to return to work

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 24, 2015, at 7:49 p.m.
BANGOR | Almost a week after he was injured while battling a blaze at John Bapst Memorial High School, a longtime Bangor firefighter says he is recovering well and is grateful for the support he and his family have received from the community. “As you can see, I’m clearly …
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Monroe woman who conspired to grow hundreds of pot plants sentenced to 6½ years

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 24, 2015, at 3:49 p.m.
BANGOR | A Monroe woman was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to 6½ years in prison for conspiring to manufacture marijuana, maintaining a drug-involved premises and aiding and abetting a felon in possession of a firearm. Darlene Ford, 59, also was ordered to undergo three years of supervised …
Kyle Dube (right) with his attorneys Stephen Smith (left) and Wendy Hatch during the first day of Dube's trial at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor Monday February 23 2015.

Defendant’s face showed fresh scratches after Nichole Cable died

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 24, 2015, at 1:18 p.m.
BANGOR | A former co-worker of the man accused of luring a 15-year-old girl to her death using a fake Facebook page testified Tuesday that Kyle Dube’s face was scratched by a client the night before Nichole Cable died. Clifford Redman of Monticello also told the jury that Dube …
Students make their way to classes at the University of Maine in Orono on Feb. 17, 2015.

Citing management turmoil, ratings agency drops UMaine’s bond outlook to ‘negative’

By Seth Koenig on Feb. 24, 2015, at 11:42 a.m.
PORTLAND | The credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s revised its outlook on the University of Maine System from “stable” to “negative,” the firm announced Monday, citing dropping enrollments and tuition revenues, as well as unstable leadership throughout the system’s network of seven universities. “The revised negative outlook and …
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Public baked bean supper in Hampden

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 24, 2015, at 10:43 a.m.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Hampden Snowmobile Club, 844 Western Ave., Hampden, Maine HAMPDEN, Maine — A public baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Hampden Snowmobile Club, 844 Western Ave. Adults $7 and children $3. This post was contributed by …

More snow predicted as Maine grapples with frigid temperatures

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 24, 2015, at 8:44 a.m.
GRAY | The deep freeze that has been paralyzing the Northeast for much of the winter tightened its grip on Maine on Tuesday, with temperatures plunging below zero in many parts of the state and weather forecasters calling for snow overnight into Wednesday. Portland’s low temperature of minus 11 …
Assistant Chief Richard Cheverie will retire at the end of the month. The Bangor City Council recognized his achievements during its meeting Monday.

Bangor recognizes assistant fire chief for nearly 38 years of service

By Evan Belanger on Feb. 23, 2015, at 9:38 p.m.
The City Council recognized retiring Assistant Chief Richard Cheverie on Monday for 37 years and 11 months of service with the Bangor Fire Department. Cheverie will retire Saturday, having worked with more than 200 firefighters and eight fire chiefs. A mayoral recognition noted he served as incident …
East Millinocket Interim Administrative Assistant Angela Cote (far left) makes a point as Selectmen Gary MacLeod and Kelley Michaud listen at an East Millinocket Board of Selectmen's meeting last year.

East Millinocket to vote on national park plan

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 23, 2015, at 9:11 p.m.
Town leaders decided on Monday to let residents vote in June whether to support a proposed North Woods national park, but not before they tell Maine’s federal delegates what they want from the plan. The Board of Selectmen informally agreed during its meeting Monday to hold …

Hermon house fire started in basement

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 23, 2015, at 3:34 p.m.
No injuries were reported in a fire that damaged a home on Route 2 on Sunday night, according to Hermon Fire Chief Ray Pipes. The fire was reported shortly before 7 p.m., Pipes said Monday afternoon. Smoke was pouring out of the basement when firefighters arrived. Pipes …
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Kyle Dube (center) with his attorneys Stephen Smith (left) and Wendy Hatch during the first day of Dube's trial at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

Nichole Cable’s mother tells jury: ‘I felt something was wrong’

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 23, 2015, at 12:57 p.m.
BANGOR | The mother of a slain 15-year-old girl testified Monday that when her daughter, Nichole Cable, did not answer her phone or return a text message on May 13, 2013, she knew something wasn’t right. “I was scared,” Kristine Wiley of Glenburn testified Monday afternoon. “I felt something …
Members of the Saturday Nighters club socialize during a “Prom Night” themed evening. They are (from left) Susan Xirinachs, Laureen Bergquist, Dr. David Bergquist, Michael Xirinachs, Alvin Ivers, Faye Ivers and Jan Ashton.

After 75 years, Saturday Nighters still dine and dance the night away

on Feb. 23, 2015, at 10:44 a.m.
by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   It’s Saturday night — the second Saturday of the month, to be precise. Members of the Saturday Nighters club are at home putting on ties and sports jackets, or little black dresses, high heels and sparkly jewelry. They are dressing up to …
 
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