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Snow drifts start to take over Harry Snyder's home in Whiting. Washington and York counties gained about 2 more feet of snow with high winds. Inland and northern Maine only received several inches of snow.

Down East, southern Maine get brunt of weekend snowstorm

By Julia Bayly on Feb. 15, 2015, at 4:49 p.m.
FORT KENT | Not since his days as a lineman on a Montana cattle ranch in the early 1970s has Harry Snyder seen snowdrifts like the ones forming outside his Whiting home this weekend. “Back then, I was snowed in for three days before they could get to me,” …
A Bangor resident clears his driveway Sunday afternoon.

Downgraded weekend storm still buries York, Washington counties

By Julia Bayly on Feb. 15, 2015, at 9:41 a.m.
FORT KENT | Most Mainers expecting to wake up to blizzard conditions Sunday morning were either disappointed or relieved, as the National Weather Service dropped the expected amount of snowfall over most of the state. Heavy snow and high winds are still expected along the coast in far eastern …

Addison man rescued after spending 30 minutes in the waters of Eastern Harbor

By Julia Bayly on Feb. 14, 2015, at 3:47 p.m.
An individual was pulled Saturday afternoon from Eastern Harbor just north of Otter Cove, according to a dispatcher with the Maine State Police in Orono. The male, whose name or exact age was not available Saturday afternoon, is an Addison resident in his 40s, according to Richard …
Seth King shovels the sidewalk in the front of Giacomo's in Bangor on Jan. 27, 2015.

Weekend blizzard remains on track

By Julia Bayly on Feb. 14, 2015, at 9:52 a.m.
FORT KENT | Forget blue chip or tech stocks. A smart investment this season would have been a snow shovel concession. Another storm system brewing off the coast has much of New England under a winter storm warning, with coastal Maine counties under a blizzard warning starting at noon …
Lubec Selectman Dan Wagner recently shoveled a path to a friend's house. The record-breaking six feet of snow the Down East Maine community has received in the last few weeks has strained the local infrastructure, but not the neighborliness of the town, residents said.

Down East community prepares for more snow as it digs out from record drifts

By Abigail Curtis on Feb. 13, 2015, at 5:31 p.m.
LUBEC | This winter, people in Lubec have just about given up on measuring the drifts of snow that have crept up to touch second-story windows and that have been sculpted by the wind into dunes that look as if they would be more at home in the desert …
A front loader drops snow off a parking garage in Portland on Monday afternoon as the city gets ready for more snow.

Low temperatures, heavy snow to grip state through the weekend

By Christopher Burns and Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 13, 2015, at 8:30 a.m.
GRAY | Keep those shovels within reach and the snowblowers fueled because another weekend storm is descending on the state. Just as much of Maine has begun to dig out from the latest bout of snow, a storm system brewing off the coast has much of New England and …
Adam Earley digs out a sidewalk on Jan. 28 in Portland after a blizzard dumped snow on the city.

Weekend snowstorm upgraded to possible blizzard

BDN staff reports on Feb. 12, 2015, at 6:51 p.m.
CARIBOU | Get the snowblowers and plow trucks ready. Again. The National Weather Service is calling for another major winter storm to dump as much as 16 inches of snow on parts of Maine beginning Saturday and continuing through Sunday. A blizzard watch is in effect for southern and …
A pedestrian walks down Larkin Street in Bangor as another snow storm hits the region on Monday, Feb. 2.

National Weather Service keeping eye on potential weekend storm

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 11, 2015, at 4 p.m.
GRAY | Just when Mainers thought they’d had enough snow, forecasters are keeping their eyes on a potential weekend storm, according to the National Weather Service’s Gray forecast center. While forecasters are currently focused on a system expected to bring a couple of inches of snow across the state …
A man shovels snow in Belfast Thursday morning.

Southern, coastal counties expecting more snow; Bangor ties snow depth record

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 09, 2015, at 8:47 a.m.
GRAY | Southern and coastal counties were expected to feel the brunt of a snowstorm moving across New England Monday. According to the National Weather Service’s Gray forecast center, several waves of low pressure will track along a front stalled to the south of New England. While heavy snow …
Ralph Snyder, 87, uses a snow blower to clear his driveway at his Belfast home Thursday morning. "I have lived in this house for 60 years, but I have not seen so much snow before," he said.

Winter-weary Washington County expecting 8 inches of fresh snow

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 05, 2015, at 9:25 a.m.
CARIBOU | Mainers looking for a break from snow woke up Thursday to no such luck, with another system moving across the state. According to the National Weather Service’s Caribou forecast center, snow was expected to subside by Thursday afternoon, with Down East expected to be hit hardest. Washington …
Michael Morse, owner of the Breakwater Gallery in Eastport shovels snow off the sidewalk after a major storm hit Maine on Monday. Eastport has recently broken Maine snowfall records with 76 inches of accumulation in 10 days.

At 76 inches, Eastport sets new statewide snowfall record

By Bill Trotter on Feb. 04, 2015, at 12:34 p.m.
Seventy-six inches and counting. That’s how much snow has fallen in Eastport since Jan. 25, which is a new 10-day record for documented snowfall anywhere in Maine. The previous record of 71 inches for a 10-day period was set more than 50 years ago at Ripogenus Dam, …
A pedestrian walks down Larkin Street as another snow storm hits the region on Monday.  With limited sidewalk access, more pedestrians are taking to walking in the roads.

Up to 8 inches of snow expected Down East as another storm moves in

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 04, 2015, at 8:21 a.m.
CARIBOU | Winter-weary Mainers won’t get much of a break from shoveling and plowing, as another winter storm is projected to move into the area Wednesday night and last into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. While this storm isn’t forecast to be as intense as the last …
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Maine sees 30 carbon monoxide poisoning cases during week of snowstorms

By BDN staff reports on Feb. 03, 2015, at 6:52 p.m.
Maine has seen an unusually high number of carbon monoxide poisonings in the wake of recent snowstorms, including one that sent a Bar Harbor family to the hospital Tuesday. The Northern New England Poison Center recorded 30 cases of exposure to carbon monoxide in the last week. “This number is …
A pedestrian walks down Larkin Street in Bangor as another snow storm hits the region on Monday.  With limited sidewalk access, more pedestrians are taking to walking in the roads.

Mainers continue to dig out after another foot of snow falls

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 03, 2015, at 9:28 a.m.
GRAY | Another winter storm has come and gone, leaving more than a foot of snow in its wake and even pushing the New England Patriots’ victory parade back a day. According to the National Weather Service, the brunt of the storm was felt on the coast, with Machias …
A pedestrian walks down Larkin Street in Bangor as another snowstorm hits the region on Monday.

Snow continues to pile up in Maine during third storm in a week

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 02, 2015, at 7:55 p.m.
BANGOR | For the third time in about a week, Mainers found themselves grappling with heavy snowfall, high winds and low temperatures. The National Weather Service’s Caribou office posted unofficial tallies from about the last week, showing that Eastport got 57.9 inches of snow since Jan. 25, and 40 …
A view down Main Street in Bangor as another snow storm begins Monday morning.

Much of Maine can expect 10 inches of snow or more

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 02, 2015, at 8:55 a.m.
CARIBOU | Winter-weary Mainers likely reveling in the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl victory awoke Monday to more snow falling, which will be a common sight throughout the day. The National Weather Service reported snow will become gradually heavier throughout the day, with the coast getting hit the hardest. …
Calais coach Dana Redding in this 2013 BDN file photo taken at the Bangor Auditorium.

Witnesses: Calais girls basketball teammates exchanged obscenities, one pushed coach during game

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 01, 2015, at 9:05 a.m.
An altercation between two Calais High School girls basketball players during a recent game is believed to have sparked a controversy that prompted the superintendent of schools to tender his resignation, after the school board reduced his disciplinary action against the players. Two persons who attended the …
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 Isabel Ricards (right), 8, and Alyssa Thomas, 8, get some air while sledding down the hill by Mainsfield Stadium in Bangor Saturday.

Forecasters say to expect subzero temperatures Sunday, possible snow Monday

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 31, 2015, at 1:06 p.m.
BANGOR | The overnight storm that left as much as 17 inches of snow in parts of Maine will make way for subzero temperatures and winds gusting up to 25 mph Saturday night through Super Bowl Sunday, National Weather Service forecasters said Saturday. Forecasters also are tracking another snowstorm …
A man snow blows the sidewalk on Tuesday in front of a hotel on Fore Street in Portland.

Parts of Maine to be hit with deep freeze as snowstorm winds down Saturday

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 30, 2015, at 7:45 p.m.
BANGOR | Light snow that began falling across the state Friday morning intensified by afternoon, dropping more than half a foot of snow in southern and western Maine by Friday evening. The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for the entire state, effective through Saturday morning and …

Superintendent resigns days after panel reduces discipline against Calais basketball players

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 30, 2015, at 6:37 p.m.
A disciplinary matter involving members of the Calais High School girls basketball team and its aftermath have left many community members disappointed and may have prompted the superintendent of schools to tender his resignation. Robert F. Moholland, a native of the area who was hired to the …
 
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