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Thomas "Ferg" Ferguson (left) talks to his attorney Jeffrey Silverstein during the beginning of Ferguson's trial at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Girlfriend of Center Street shooting victim was afraid shooter would hunt her down

By Judy Harrison on May 27, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Karen Patchell, 46, admitted that she lied to Bangor police during questioning about being able to identify the intruders the month following the Nov. 27, 2015, shooting because she was scared.

Maine Air Museum reopens June 3 in Bangor

on May 26, 2017, at 2:52 p.m.
Bangor High School students had an assignment to document the election as it happened, Nov. 8, 2016.

What you need to know about the vote over Bangor’s school budget

By Danielle McLean on May 26, 2017, at 6:21 a.m.
The city council on Monday approved the proposed $45.2 million Bangor Public Schools fiscal year 2018 budget.
Thomas "Ferg" Ferguson (left) talks to his attorney Jeffrey Silverstein during the beginning of Ferguson's trial at the Penobscot Judicial Center.

Center Street shooting vic’s ex-girlfriend hid behind car when she heard shots

By Judy Harrison on May 25, 2017, at 8:21 p.m.
Tera Choquette didn’t come out from behind the car even when she heard her boyfriend, Barry Jenkins, yelling that he’d been shot and needed an ambulance, she said.
Benny Carrasco, a licensed medical marijuana caregiver and owner of Central Maine Flower, will move his plants from Bangor with an eye toward growing more plants for the recreational marijuana market once those rules are established.

Bangor company buys 8.2 acres to grow recreational marijuana in Greene

By Kathryn Skelton on May 25, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
Central Maine Flower has bought the shuttered Town & Country Foods with long-term plans to grow recreational marijuana in the former 13,340-square-foot former meat operation.
CULTURE SHOCK

5 Things To Do This Weekend, May 26-28: Kicking it off with a bang

on May 25, 2017, at 1:28 p.m.

Former RSU 63 business manager charged with stealing more than $100,000

By Judy Harrison on May 25, 2017, at 11:17 a.m.
A former business manager for a local school district has been charged with stealing more than $100,000, including cash from school lunch sales.
Maine's biggest cheesemaker will revitalize the former Grants Dairy plant, at 1 Milk Street in Bangor, as part of a $4.5 million plan to bring as many as 50 jobs to Bangor. Pineland Farms Inc. will consolidate its cheese production operations in New Gloucester and Mars Hill at the former processing and bottling plant.

Portland foundation to reopen shuttered Bangor milk processing plant closed in 2013

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 25, 2017, at 8:47 a.m.
Pineland Farms Inc. will take over the former Grants Dairy plant as part of a plan to bring as many as 50 jobs to Bangor.
Members of the defense and prosecution take a site tour of 201 Center Street in Bangor Wednesday. The murder trial of Thomas "Ferg" Ferguson began at the Penobscot Judicial Center following a site visit to 201 Center Street, where the shooting took place.

Victim shot 6 times on Center Street unsure who pulled the trigger

By Judy Harrison on May 24, 2017, at 7:12 p.m.
The survivor of a 2015 double shooting on Center Street that left one man dead testified Wednesday that he was shot six times but was unsure which of the two alleged gunmen pulled the trigger.
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Beach House, Courtney Barnett, Miya Folick and Local Natives on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on May 24, 2017, at 6:36 p.m.
I premiered new tracks from Grizzly Bear, Phoenix and !!! on the show this week, while the retro alternative set paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell.
Antoinne "Prince" Bethea

Man indicted for murder in Ohio Street shooting on Easter

By Judy Harrison on May 24, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
Antoinne “Prince” Bethea was indicted Wednesday for murder by the Penobscot County grand jury in connection with a shooting outside a Highland Avenue apartment on Easter.
Thomas "Ferg" Ferguson (left) talks to his attorney Jeffrey Silverstein during the beginning of Ferguson's trial at the Penobscot Judicial Center following a site visit to 201 Center St., where shooting took place. The murder trial of Thomas "Ferg" Ferguson began at the Penobscot Judicial Center following a site visit to 201 Center St., where shooting took place. Robert "Rocco" Hansley, 28, and Ferguson, 38, both of Brooklyn, New York, were arrested Nov. 27, 2015. Earlier that morning, they allegedly shot and killed Robert Mark Kennedy, 38, of Bangor and wounded Barry Jenkins, 41, who was visiting from Brooklyn, New York. The survivor, Jenkins is expected to testify but not sure yet which day. Ferguson and Hansley are being tried separately after Ferguson opted to be tried by a judge.

Trial begins for man accused of fatal Bangor shooting

By Judy Harrison on May 24, 2017, at 1:13 p.m.
Thomas “Ferg” Ferguson was one of two men who burst into a Center Street apartment the day after Thanksgiving 2015 and started shooting, the prosecution said Wednesday in its opening statement.
Officers checking on an apartment that was supposed to be vacant found this eerie sight at the bottom of the basement stairs on Tuesday night.

Orono officers spooked by unusual find in apartment basement

By Nick McCrea on May 24, 2017, at 9:19 a.m.
“I’d be lying if I said that didn’t startle us slightly.”
Cintia Miranda (right), a Brazilian immigrant living in Bangor, spoke at a Bangor City Council meeting on May 22 with her daughter Isabel Kidwell, 13, in support of the city helping to fund the new Maine Multicultural Center.

Councilors propose Bangor pay $100K to help fund immigrant center

By Danielle McLean on May 24, 2017, at 1 a.m.
A number of immigrants and representatives from several hospitals, universities and businesses said that Bangor needs the multicultural center in order to attract and retain immigrants, so the region’s economy can grow.
Antoinne J. Bethea

Man wanted in Bangor murder waives extradition from Ohio

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 23, 2017, at 5:52 p.m.
Antoinne J. “Prince” Bethea, 40, formerly of New Haven, Connecticut, was ordered turned over to Penobscot County sheriffs during his appearance in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.
Cathy Bradstreet

Brewer High graduate to be reunited with missing class ring after more than three decades

By Danielle McLean on May 23, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
A 1980 Brewer High School graduate will soon be reunited with her class ring after losing it more than three decades ago.
CULTURE SHOCK

Former Penobscot Theatre actor among drag queens that performed with Katy Perry on SNL

on May 23, 2017, at 11:19 a.m.
The exterior of 72 State St. in Bangor

Bangor condemns prominent State Street building

By Danielle McLean on May 23, 2017, at 6:05 a.m.
“I did have a few incidents [with squatters] because it was unoccupied. But that’s common throughout the city.”
A class ring from Brewer High School was found in Glenholme, Nova Scotia.

Did you lose a Brewer High School 1980 class ring? This Nova Scotia man may have it.

By Danielle McLean on May 22, 2017, at 4:58 p.m.
At the urging of his girlfriend, Ward reached out to a Canadian TV station to help solve the mystery.

Bangor’s Penobscot Theatre presents: The Full Monty: June 15 – July 9

on May 22, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.