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Milford man pleads guilty to federal gun charge

By Dawn Gagnon on July 21, 2017, at 7:47 p.m.
Travis Stinson, 39, is charged with stealing firearms from a licensed firearms dealer and possessing firearms after having been convicted of a felony crime, according to federal prosecutors.
Manna Ministries Executive Director William Rae chats with volunteers Maddie Hartford-Stewart of Lincoln (far right) and Kelly Coffin of Passadumkeag after the evening meal at Manna Ministries' at Union Street Brick Church in Bangor. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

State says it overstated Manna Ministries debt by $800,000

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 21, 2017, at 3:47 p.m.
Rather than $1.3 million, Manna Ministries only owes the state $496,836, according to DHHS department spokeswoman Samantha Edwards.
POLL QUESTION
Walgreens on Broadway is seen in Bangor Tuesday.

Only Walgreens selling Narcan in Bangor without a prescription

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 21, 2017, at 1:42 p.m.
The Walgreens chain announced in December that Maine was one of the states where it would be dispensing Narcan without a prescription.
CULTURE SHOCK

Former Sen. William Cohen’s wife’s play, “Anne & Emmett,” to receive new round of performances

on July 21, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
Clement Thibodeau, 85, of Caribou was last seen in Caribou on Saturday, July 15. State Police have now issued a Silver Alert in hopes of locating Thibodeau, who is believed to be driving
a gray 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with license plate number 638A.

Maine State Police issue Silver Alert for missing reverend

on July 21, 2017, at 11:22 a.m.
Thibodeau is believed to be driving a gray 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with license plate number is 638A.

Former UMaine player, coach to guide John Bapst boys basketball team

By Ernie Clark on July 21, 2017, at 11:03 a.m.
Ed Jones, a key member of the 1994 University of Maine men’s basketball that came within a single game of earning the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth, has been hired as the new boys varsity basketball coach at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor.
VIDEO

Fate of Dakota, the LePage-pardoned husky, could be decided Monday

By Judy Harrison on July 21, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
Dakota was determined to be a dangerous dog in March after she attacked two smaller dogs in less than a year, killing one of them.
A boat that got stuck in the mud six years ago is seen in Hampden Wednesday.

Mudflat owner on the hook for boat that ran aground 6 years ago

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 21, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The rusted fishing boat that has been stuck in river mud in Hampden since 2011 doesn’t appear to be going anywhere.

Hampden area school budget headed back to district budget meeting

By Dawn Gagnon on July 20, 2017, at 8:59 p.m.
The new version of the proposed $30,972,944 school budget for this school year reflects a 2.96 percent increase from last year, as opposed to the 2.8 percent increase it called for in the initial version.
CULTURE SHOCK

5 Things To Do This Weekend, July 21-23: Homegrown is the way it should be

on July 20, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.
The late Wilma Bradford [far left] is pictured here in 2007 attending a panel discussion in Bangor that marked the 30th anniversary of court mediation in Maine. A mediator for many years, Bradford suffered congestive heart failure and was 97.

Bangor’s Wilma Bradford, leader of local civic groups, dies at 97

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 20, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Wilma Bradford, a well-known volunteer and leader of Bangor-area civic groups for nearly 70 years, has died. She was 97.
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including Nine Inch Nails, Frankie Rose, Garbage and Empress Of on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on July 19, 2017, at 6:28 p.m.
New tracks from Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Grace Mitchell and Billie Eilish premiered on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back to some highlights from the year 2003.
George Thibodeau putts on a green at Hidden Meadows Golf Course in Old Town in 2013.

Old Town golf course to celebrate 20th anniversary next month

By Larry Mahoney on July 19, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
“It has gone from being a hay field to a real nice golf course now.”

UMaine soccer standout transfers to UConn

By Larry Mahoney on July 19, 2017, at 9:06 a.m.
Vivien Beil, the America East Rookie of the Year two years ago and a two-time first team all-conference midfielder, has decided to leave the University of Maine and transfer to the University of Connecticut.
Two researchers with the University of Maine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute work at the Technology Research Center, located in Old Town, Dec. 18, 2015.

Dangerous acid fumes leaked into a UMaine research building

By Alex Acquisto on July 19, 2017, at 7:38 a.m.
Sulfuric acid fumes leaked into a University of Maine building in Old Town.
Rock of Ages was the final Penobscot Theatre Company show of the 2015-2016 season

Report: Bangor art, cultural nonprofits generate millions in economic activity

By Danielle McLean on July 19, 2017, at 5:45 a.m.
Bangor’s nonprofit art and cultural organizations in 2015 generated $10 million in economic activity and created hundreds of full-time jobs.

Hydraulic problem diverts Portland aircraft to Bangor

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 18, 2017, at 2:43 p.m.
A Delta airplane that took off from Portland heading to Detroit was diverted Tuesday afternoon to Bangor International Airport.

Penobscot County Courthouse opening late on Tuesday

By Dawn Gagnon on July 17, 2017, at 7:13 p.m.
The building will open for business at 10 a.m., according to County Administrator Bill Collins.
Area firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at Cap's Tavern in Brewer, July 13, 2017.

Cap’s Tavern fire deemed arson

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 17, 2017, at 12:53 p.m.
The fire had “an intentional human element,” Sgt. Scott Richardson of the state fire marshal’s office said.
State fire marshals investigate the blaze that destroyed Cap's Tavern in Brewer. Authorities were trying to determine the cause of the fire, which is being investigated as a possible arson.

Passerby helped guide 4 people to safety from Brewer bar fire

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 14, 2017, at 3:51 p.m.
“She heard yelling and saw four people on the roof on the Orrington side of the building. They climbed from one roof to another and onto the ground” using the woman’s guidance.