Police responding to report of stabbing at Bangor Mall

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 02, 2015, at 12:27 p.m.
Police and ambulances are headed to the Bangor Mall in response to a reported stabbing of one, and possibly a second person at JC Penney’s, police said Tuesday. A tracking dog is also en route. Watch for updates.
Gov. Paul LePage speaks with Brunswick Junior High School students about domestic violence, bullying and civil rights on Monday.

LePage to students: Worst discrimination is against ‘poorest kid in the class’

By John Swinconeck, The Times Record on June 02, 2015, at 12:24 p.m.
BRUNSWICK | Gov. Paul LePage visited Brunswick Junior High School on Monday to speak about civil rights and the Franco-American experience. Most of LePage’s remarks centered on bullying and domestic violence, at which point he also joked about being a bully to state lawmakers. “Have I ever bullied?” LePage …

Two women accused of stealing purse from sleeping elderly woman

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 02, 2015, at 11:58 a.m.
WATERVILLE | Two women were arrested after an elderly woman’s purse was stolen from her apartment on Friday, according to police. Lindsay Gillis, 26, and Renee Belisle, 33, both of Waterville, are facing burglary and theft charges. Police say shortly after 3 p.m. police got a call from the …

Augusta police probing Cony High School bomb threat

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 02, 2015, at 11:37 a.m.
Police are investigating a bomb threat at Cony High School, according to an Augusta police dispatcher. The high school has been evacuated. No other information was available. Watch for updates
Gov. Paul Lepage

LePage: Stalling conservation bonds helps ‘poor’ in battle with ‘rich’

By John Swinconeck, The Times Record on June 02, 2015, at 11:25 a.m.
BRUNSWICK | Gov. Paul LePage on Monday clarified the reasoning behind why he ordered an investigation into the Land for Maine’s Future program. “Just rumors. When you hear a lot of chatter, look into it,” said LePage, speaking after an assembly at Brunswick Junior High School. “The rumors were …
Jason Funderburke

New York trio accused of dealing heroin, crack in Maine

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 02, 2015, at 11:22 a.m.
OAKLAND | A trio from New York are facing drug charges after an investigation spanning several months concluded with their arrests on Monday, according to officials. Arrested were Jason Funderburke, 29, of New York City and Michael Hill, 23, and Victoria Atz, 23, both of Coram, New York, according …
The Rockland Recreation Center building in Rockland is located at the intersection of Union and Limerock streets.

YMCA details offer to run Rockland’s recreation programs

By Stephen Betts on June 02, 2015, at 11:05 a.m.
The Penobscot Bay YMCA wants autonomy over programs offered, fees charged, and hours of operations if it is granted a contract to run the city’s recreation program. One councilor, however, said she wants a better deal for the city. The YMCA was the sole organization that submitted …

Why the worst time to drink coffee is actually in the morning

By Roberto A. Ferdman, The Washington Post on June 02, 2015, at 11:03 a.m.
Coffee has ingrained itself in the mechanisms of so many people’s early morning routines. There is something romantic about brewing a carafe, or holding a freshly bought cup close, first thing. There also is something practical about it: Sipping piping hot caffeine as soon as possible prepares us for the …
The Portland Co. complex at 58 Fore St. was nominated for designation as a city historic preservation district on Monday, Feb. 23, a day before the city Planning Board endorsed rezoning the Eastern Waterfront property for development.

Neighbors threaten petition to overturn zoning change for major Portland development

By David Harry on June 02, 2015, at 11:02 a.m.
City councilors on Monday approved a zoning change for the Portland Co. complex at 58 Fore St. But the 7-2 council vote may not clear the way for redevelopment of the 10-acre property. A neighborhood group opposed to the rezoning is collecting signatures for a citizens initiative …

Falmouth business owner sentenced for stealing employees’ tax withholdings

By Staff Report, The Forecaster on June 02, 2015, at 10:22 a.m.
PORTLAND | The former president of a poker chip manufacturing company will serve 10 months in jail for tax evasion. John Kendall, 66, of Falmouth was president of the now-defunct Chipco International, which was based in Yarmouth. In March, Kendall was found guilty of multiple counts of tax evasion …

Portland officials: Money lacking to fix ‘falling apart’ schools

By Colin Ellis on June 02, 2015, at 10:12 a.m.
The Portland City Council and school board finance committees agree there’s not enough money in the capital improvements budget to fund every desired project. At a joint meeting on May 28, City Councilor Nick Mavodones, who chairs the city’s finance committee, said both panels would have to …
Treyjon Arsenault, 19, of Scarborough, was killed in a Portland shooting May 26. His life was celebrated on Monday as friends and family recalled his warmth, and love of athletics, music and his family.

‘He didn’t deserve this’: Portland homicide victim’s life celebrated in Scarborough

By David Harry on June 02, 2015, at 9:33 a.m.
Speaking Monday to a crowd of more than 300 mourners, Micaela LeBeau summed up her feelings about Treyjon Arsenault. “The world lost a loving, goofy person,” LeBeau said of Arsenault, 19, who died May 26 after he was shot in a Portland recording studio. Arsenault was remembered …

UMFK seeks nominations for athletic hall of fame

By UMFK News on June 02, 2015, at 8:43 a.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Athletic Hall of Fame Selection committee is seeking nominations of individual student-athletes, teams, coaches and administrators for induction into the 9th Annual UMFK Athletic Hall of Fame. Nominations will be accepted through August 1, 2015. Inductees will be announced at the Alumni and …

Kerry’s injury won’t hinder Iran nuclear talks, US officials say

By Hannah Allam, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) on June 02, 2015, at 8:13 a.m.
WASHINGTON — State Department officials said Monday that Secretary of State John Kerry’s broken leg wouldn’t affect the June 30 deadline for an Iranian nuclear deal and that he’d continue to play a lead role in the high-stakes negotiations, even if from a hospital bed. En route to Boston for …
Stan Moody, founder of Maine Prison Chaplaincy Corps, is a former state representative and most recently served as a chaplain at Maine State Prison in Warren.

Forum set to help Columbia Street Project define its ‘hand up’ vision

By Judy Harrison on June 02, 2015, at 8:10 a.m.
BANGOR | The Columbia Street Project, located next door to the Columbia Street Baptist Church, will hold a forum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday to discuss how the nonprofit can help meet the needs of people who have been affected by the criminal justice system, poverty, substance …

Hampden councilors set public hearing on Saturday bus runs

By Dawn Gagnon on June 02, 2015, at 5:33 a.m.
After several weeks of discussion and debate, Hampden town councilors voted Monday night to hold a public hearing on their proposal to eliminate Community Connector Saturday bus runs in their town. The public hearing, which will take place at the council’s June 15 meeting, is one of …

Moving Todd Webb into photography’s “Pantheon”

on June 02, 2015, at 2:04 a.m.
    Todd Webb, the extraordinary 20th century American photographer, died two weeks before I took my first daily newspaper job at The Times Record in Brunswick. Until shortly before, he’d lived nearby in Bath and his optimistic residue was still floating over the midcoast as I began to crank …

Hooked on Fishing in Pittsfield on Saturday, June 6 at 9:00 am

By Kathryn Ruth on June 01, 2015, at 11:19 p.m.
HOOKED ON FISHING – is an outside recreational opportunity for youth and families. This yearly event will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Manson Park past the lower area parking lot by the Sebasticook River. There will be free hotdogs & hamburgers …

Bangor to consider vaping ordinance

By Evan Belanger on June 01, 2015, at 10:27 p.m.
The City Council will consider an ordinance to prohibit “vaping” via electronic cigarettes and other devices in all public places where state law currently prohibits smoking. The proposed ordinance would additionally provide a 20-foot buffer around all playground and picnic areas in city parks where both smoking …
Resident Ed Spencer stands behind the lectern at Monday's Old Town Council meeting to announce that Casella officials will give a presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers about their expansion plans to double capacity at Juniper Ridge Landfill. Siting in the front row is town attorney Jim Katsiaficas.

Old Town council to apply for $50,000 intervenor status grant for Juniper Ridge Landfill expansion

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 01, 2015, at 10:17 p.m.
City leaders voted Monday to prepare for the planned expansion to double capacity at Juniper Ridge Landfill by asking for intervenor status now, which comes with a grant to pay for experts, and to change who reviews the expansion plans locally. “If there is a benefit …
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