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The historic waterworks engineer’s house on State Street in Bangor is likely to be demolished with the collapse of a deal.

Historic waterworks engineer’s house likely will be razed

By Dawn Gagnon and Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 08, 2017, at 12:14 p.m.
The deal’s death likely ends the decades-long struggle to save the State Street home, which has considerable historic value.
Jason Robinson

Exeter man charged with stealing girl’s underwear, leaving pornographic photos

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 08, 2017, at 9:33 a.m.
He is charged with one count of burglary, two counts each of sexual misconduct with a child under the age of 12 and theft by unauthorized taking.

Woman who died in head-on crash in Etna has been identified

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 07, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.
Authorities has released the name of the woman who died Friday in a head-on crash on Route 2 in Etna.

Family dog that fatally mauled newborn boy to be euthanized

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 07, 2017, at 11:10 a.m.
No charges will be filed in the July 29 mauling death of an infant in Bangor, but the dog will be euthanized.
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Purity Ring, Belle and Sebastian, Benjamin Gibbard and Sylvan Esso on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Aug. 06, 2017, at 10:37 p.m.
I premiered new tracks from The War On Drugs, Susanne Sundfør and Lana Del Rey on this week’s show, while the retro alternative set looked back at some alt-rock radio favorites from the year 1995.

Bangor infant dies after being injured by family dog

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff on Aug. 06, 2017, at 10:31 a.m.
The infant was injured on July 29 and later died, according to the Bangor Police Department.
Regional School Unit 22 Superintendent Richard Lyons

RSU 22 voters approve revised school budget

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 03, 2017, at 12:48 p.m.
The four member communities of Regional School Unit 22 on Tuesday endorsed a revised version of the budget they rejected during June’s election, after school leaders used extra money from the state to cut the cost for residents.
CULTURE SHOCK

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Aug. 4-6: At the top of the Ferris wheel

on Aug. 03, 2017, at 12:08 p.m.
 The house at 664 River Road in Orrington, where Stephen King came up with "Pet Sematary," is up for sale.

Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’ house for sale

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 03, 2017, at 5:57 a.m.
For $255,000 the house that inspired internationally known horror writer Stephen King to write “Pet Sematary” can be yours.
John Hackney (from left), Ginny Hackney, Deb Rollins and Ehsan Tabatabaie dance the Tango while during the monthly Milonga Tango dance party at the Noh Way Dance Studio in Bangor on Friday.

Discover the sensual, spiritual secrets of tango in a Bangor loft

By Emily Burnham on Aug. 03, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Tango requires a great deal of mental and emotional concentration, but the atmosphere on tango nights at the Noh Way School is relaxed and convivial.
CULTURE SHOCK

#19hoursinbangor brings film writers to Bangor for an exclusive Stephen King tour

on Aug. 02, 2017, at 8:41 a.m.
POLL QUESTION
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stephen Thompson discusses treatment with patient Heather Tupper, 24, of Ellsworth while wearing an Augmedix Google Glass smartglass-powered remote scribe tool. The tool allows an off-site transcriptionist to see Tupper as she goes through her appointment and log the facts of her treatment, speeding and further personalizing Thompson's interactions.

New Google tool gives Maine doctors a second set of eyes and hands

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 02, 2017, at 6:35 a.m.
EMMC is testing the new system at six of its locations as part of a pilot program.
Rick Lyons

HAMPDEN, ME -- OCTOBER 7, 2010 -- Hampden school superintendent Rick Lyons. LINDA COAN O'KRESIK

Revised Hampden area school budget up for 2nd referendum

By Dawn Gagnon on July 31, 2017, at 8:11 p.m.
Voters from the RSU 22 member towns of Hampden, Winterport, Newburgh and Frankfort will be heading out to the polls in their respective towns Tuesday for a second try at adopting a budget for the current school year.

Bangor State Fair ride breaks down with riders on board

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 31, 2017, at 6:09 p.m.
The Rock’n Tug had 11 children and adults riders when it automatically shut itself down.
Cara Blewitt

Couple accused of Memorial Day weekend robberies face more time in fed court

By Judy Harrison on July 29, 2017, at 2:34 p.m.
A Connecticut couple accused of robbing a bank and dollar store near the Bangor Mall on Memorial Day weekend face stiffer penalties after their cases were moved to federal court.
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Vera Blue, The War On Drugs, Wolf Parade and Lana Del Rey on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on July 29, 2017, at 10:33 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear and Broken Social Scene on this week’s show, while the retro alternative set looked back to some musical highlights from the year 2006.
VIDEO
Scott Shanaman, non-destructive testing inspector with Aerial NDT Inspection Inc, follows up on the Freak Out with additional (not required) ultrasonic thickness testing by request of the ride owner following the fatal accident at the Ohio State Fair.

Bangor fair ride passes safety check, draws long line

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 28, 2017, at 5:22 p.m.
A Bangor State Fair thrill ride similar to the one that failed in Ohio, killing one, had the longest line of any mechanical attraction in the opening hour of the fair.
Carrie Ballanger

4 indicted in connection with Old Town meth lab explosion

By Judy Harrison on July 28, 2017, at 11:02 a.m.
Four people who were staying in an Old Town apartment where a methamphetamine lab exploded were indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury.
The Bangor Police Department has hired Andrea Carver as a substance abuse case manager to help people struggling with substance abuse issues connect with services. The department received a grant to fund the position.

Funding for ‘critical’ Bangor program to end next year

By Judy Harrison on July 28, 2017, at 1:06 a.m.
Bangor police Chief Mark Hathaway said the program has been “critical” for people in crisis due to substance abuse and mental health issues.
Councilor Sean Faircloth, seen here in 2016 with his son Ryan Faircloth, scored a victory when the council voted 5-3 to fund a regional multicultural center.

Bangor council approves multicultural center, but not firefighter positions

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 27, 2017, at 10:40 p.m.
The Bangor City Council approved a $97.8 million budget on Thursday that funds a regional multicultural center but leaves four firefighter positions cut.