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.
Area firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at Cap's Tavern in Brewer late Thursday.

Fire guts popular Brewer bar Cap’s Tavern

By Nick McCrea on July 14, 2017, at 7:56 a.m.
Flames swept through Cap’s Tavern, a popular Brewer nightspot, late Thursday.

New music including St. Vincent, Cut Copy, Cults and Billie Eilish on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on July 13, 2017, at 7:01 p.m.
New tracks from Matthew Dear, Haim, Coldplay, Wolf Alice and Broken Social Scene debuted on the show this week, while we took a look back at some pre-Y2K music with a set of alt-rock songs from the year 1999.
The competition was fierce but friendly at the Lobster Peg-Off, an American Cribbage Congress-sanctioned tournament held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Seasons Grille and Sports Lounge in Bangor. About 100 competitors from Maine, several other states and Canada competed.

Finally legal, cribbage tournaments in Maine are here to stay

By Dawn Gagnon on July 13, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
Until last year, Maine cribbage competitors had to leave the state for tournament action.
Hermon, Maine--08/19/2013-- A Pan Am Railways worker looks at rail cars along a section of track near the Coldbrook Road in Hermon on Monday. Kevin Bennett|BDN

Poland Spring seeks improved rail service in Lincoln area

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 13, 2017, at 6:38 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage speaks to members of the community during a drug summit at Crosspoint Church in Bangor.

LePage: ‘Narcan will save lives’

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 13, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday declared that an overdose-reversing drug he previously criticized is actually effective at saving lives — but that he still wants drug abusers to pay for it or be sent to rehab.

Bangor Army Guard pilots deploying to Asia

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 11, 2017, at 7:42 p.m.
Pilots from the Maine Army National Guard’s Operational Support Airlift Command in Bangor are leaving Thursday for a roughly one-year deployment to Asia.
Giacomo's Neighborhood Market in Bangor.

New Giacomo’s offers unusual groceries, creative menu as new owners re-imagine a downtown staple

By Emily Burnham on July 11, 2017, at 8:21 a.m.
Part gourmet market, part eatery, it’s open for both grabbing a quick bite and picking up provisions for home.

Police: Dedham man broke into ex’s home, fled with baby son

By Dawn Gagnon on July 10, 2017, at 11:18 a.m.
He also is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Members of the Penobscot Nation sang tribal songs during the Penobscot River Sovereignty Rally Sunday afternoon at Bangor Waterfront Park. The rally was held in opposition of a June 30 federal appeals court ruling that said the while the tribe's reservation included Indian Island and all of the islands north of it, it did not include the watershed surrounding them.

Penobscot Nation, allies protest federal ruling on river rights

By Dawn Gagnon on July 10, 2017, at 8:02 a.m.
“As long as there’s Penobscots on that river there, I don’t see this fight going away.”
Danielle Bertolini

Memorial service set for Maine woman believed to have been murdered in California

By Dawn Gagnon on July 08, 2017, at 7:02 p.m.
Family and friends will gather in Newport to bid farewell to Danielle Bertolini, a Maine woman believed to have been murdered in California three years ago.
A nurse at Eastern Maine Medical Center gets supplies to treat a patient.

EMCC piloting remote nursing program in Dover-Foxcroft

By Jennifer Mitchell, Maine Public on July 08, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
A Bangor community college is working to fill a nursing gap in some of the most rural counties in the state with the launch of a nursing program in Dover-Foxcroft.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, here visiting Maine’s national monument in June, is due to advise President Trump on the monument next month.

99 percent of comments tell Trump to keep Maine’s monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 08, 2017, at 1 a.m.
All but 67 of the 192,052 comments about Maine’s monument that were submitted to Interior’s website from May 11 to July 4 supported it.
Cpl. Amy Nickerson, a Brewer police officer — and beekeeper in her spare time — helps to move a hive from an Ohio Street tree in a screenshot of a video the Bangor Police Department posted on Friday, July 7, 2017.

Brewer officer rescues Bangor cops from Ohio Street bee swarm

By Judy Harrison on July 07, 2017, at 4 p.m.
“Every time they stopped a car, the pursued driver would pull over near this tree. That happened to be where the bees were. Haskell said he did not want to get all ‘red and stingy.’”

5 Things To Do This Weekend, July 7-9: Can I kick it? Yes, you can.

on July 06, 2017, at 1:35 p.m.
Christos Kassaras, 54, of Goffstown, New Hampshire was arrested in Bangor on Tuesday after a police chase.

Man who said his name was ‘Santa Claus’ leads police on a car chase through Maine

By Nick McCrea on July 05, 2017, at 9:18 a.m.
State police brought an end to a lengthy car chase in Bangor on July 4.
Michael Weston, 49, of Holden was  arrested by Bangor police on Monday on two active warrants.

Holden man wanted by police now behind bars

By Dawn Gagnon on July 05, 2017, at 6:31 a.m.
Michael Weston was wanted on two active warrants when he was arrested without incident on Monday.
BANGOR, Maine -- 07/04/2017 - Shayla Henderson, 8, waves her flag during the annual Fourth of July parade from Brewer to downtown Bangor on Tuesday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Fourth of July festivities a family tradition for many Mainers

By Dawn Gagnon on July 04, 2017, at 6:03 p.m.
More than 5,000 people lined the parade route, according to unofficial estimates.
The fence surrounding Bangor Waterfront Concerts.

Bangor Waterfront Concerts tried to build an illegal structure at concert site, city says

By Danielle McLean on July 03, 2017, at 6:12 p.m.
“It was not structurally sound and there were some concerns from the [Bangor] Fire Department,” said the city’s code enforcement licensing coordinator.