Penobscot County Metro Treatment Center (right of Quiznos) is located in the Maine Square Mall in Bangor.

Bangor announces settlement agreement with methadone treatment center

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 02, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
“The city will continue to work to ensure that there is adequate treatment in Bangor and Maine, and to work toward solutions that best serve individuals suffering from addiction as well as their families.”
Cedric Butler

Boston woman accused of bringing crack cocaine to Bangor to sell for friend’s bail money

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 02, 2016, at 1:28 p.m.
After a Boston man was arrested for selling crack cocaine in the city earlier this week, a couple of his acquaintances decided to bring more drugs to Bangor to sell to bail him out of jail.
The Winter Solstice Singers practice for the upcoming “A Winter Solstice Singing Ritual,” to be performed Dec. 17 at 7:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor at 120 Park Street. The chorus is led by Linda Koehler, Music Director, Women With Wings (standing, right,) and Nancy Lewis, Music Director, UUSB.

Women’s chorus presents Second Annual Winter Solstice Ritual

on Dec. 02, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
Justin Pratt

Bangor resident alerts police to alleged Elm Street car burglar

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 02, 2016, at 11:57 a.m.
“During the investigation and subsequent arrest of Mr. Pratt, he struck one officer in the face in what is commonly described as a ‘head butt.’”

Ao Luxe, threading and henna bar, now open in Bangor Mall

on Dec. 02, 2016, at 10:05 a.m.

Police: Man hit by vehicle after driver ‘confronted by several individuals carrying weapons’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 01, 2016, at 4:38 p.m.
A man was struck by a vehicle and injured after the driver was “confronted by several individuals carrying weapons” Wednesday night in the William S. Cohen School parking lot.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Dec. 2-4: Light up the night

on Dec. 01, 2016, at 11:59 a.m.
A downtown merchant attempts to keep ahead of Thursday’s storm that closed schools and many businesses in Presque Isle and most of Aroostook County.

Second storm this week ups snowfall total to 22 inches in County

By Anthony Brino on Dec. 01, 2016, at 8:41 a.m.
The second major snowstorm to hit Aroostook County this week already had the total snow depth at 22 inches in Caribou by late Thursday afternoon.
Steve Sherman demonstrates how his skidder, nicknamed Matilda, works in Oxbow, Maine.

The forces pulling apart the lives of Maine’s loggers

on Dec. 01, 2016, at 6:28 a.m.
Three loggers fight to survive as the world shifts around them.

Electricity prices to drop in Greater Bangor, rise in southern Maine

By Darren Fishell on Nov. 30, 2016, at 5:58 p.m.
Most power customers in Emera Maine’s Bangor Hydro district will see the unit price of electricity drop next year, while Central Maine Power customers will pay more.

Canadian man indicted on driving to endanger charge in connection with I-95 crash

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 30, 2016, at 4:59 p.m.
Dario Dosen remained Wednesday at the Penobscot County Jail unable to post bail.
Students walk across the University of Maine Mall in Orono between classes in this April 2011 file photo.

UMaine officials: Training, info, technology key to emergency prep

By Nick McCrea on Nov. 30, 2016, at 4:49 p.m.
Maine university and college officials say they are making efforts both to prevent incidents and to prepare students for escaping harm in the event tragedy strikes close to home.
A couch placed in Pickering Square by Shaw House, an agency that works with homeless and at-risk youth, can be seen during a #CouchesDontCount rally on Wednesday in Bangor. #CouchesDontCount was started last year in Philadelphia to highlight the fact that about 50 percent of homeless youth aren't counted because they "couch surf."

Couch placed in Pickering Square to draw attention to youth homelessness problem

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 30, 2016, at 4:18 p.m.
“The goal is just to raise awareness to the hidden homelessness of teens,” Dan Fleming said. “They’re not counted.”

New music including Kate Bush, The Courtneys, Banks and Jim James on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Nov. 30, 2016, at 12:18 p.m.
New tracks from Cloud Nothings and The Weeknd debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative section went ballad-heavy with some dramatic Britpop tracks from the late ’90s and early 2000s.

Dinner/Auction to benefit Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry

on Nov. 30, 2016, at 11:18 a.m.

Darling’s wins 10-year legal dispute with Ford; damages could reach millions

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:15 p.m.
Quoggy Jo Mountain can be seen early Tuesday afternoon at Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle.

Warm November ends with more snow in Aroostook County

By Anthony Brino on Nov. 29, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
As of Tuesday, the station is projecting that the month will end with an average temperature of 36.8 degrees, tying with November 2009 for second warmest, said Todd Foisy.
A Bangor Public Works crew installs Bangor's Holiday Tree in West Market Square on Tuesday morning. The balsam fir stands at over 35 feet tall, and was donated by Sprague's Nursery & Garden Center from a private property in Levant.

Christmas tree standing 3½ stories set up for the holidays in downtown Bangor

BDN staff reports on Nov. 29, 2016, at 12:09 p.m.
A balsam fir measuring more than 35 feet was erected Tuesday in West Market Square.

Three and half story evergreen set up for the holidays in downtown Bangor

By Micky Bedell on Nov. 29, 2016, at 11:10 a.m.
Steve Sherman, the first assessor in Oxbow Plantation, led his community through the process of deorganizing, culminating in a final town vote Nov. 8. He’s pictured on his Christmas tree farm in Oxbow on Nov. 7.

How the decline of Maine’s rural places changes the people left behind

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:01 a.m.
Three people grapple with the decline of the communities that made them.