Al Dickey, who lives on College Avenue, talks about how he takes his life into his own hands when walking to McDonald's for coffee. “There are no sidewalks,” he said. “It’s very dangerous.” The Bangor Area Comprehensive Transportation System is doing a corridor study to improve traffic between College Avenue and Bennoch Road and is looking for input from residents.

Replacing bridges on busy, hazardous Stillwater Avenue discussed in Old Town

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 19, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.
Residents who live near Stillwater Avenue and its junctions with Bennoch Road and College Avenue have asked that better pedestrian and bicycle paths and better turning options be added to the state’s plans to replace two bridges and improve traffic flow in the area.
Neil Greenberg, right, assistant director of aquatic operations at the Aquaculture Research Institute, dons a virtual reality headset to become immersed in a 360-degree, panoramic, 3-D fish farm. University of Maine senior Eric Morrison, center, developed the virtual reality component.

Making a Big Splash: Maine Discovery Museum exhibit brings sea farming to life

By Beth Staples on Jan. 19, 2017, at 10:41 a.m.
Bangor developer Roy Hubbard held an open house on March 25, 2016, at the recently renovated Dakin Building apartments in Bangor.

Broad Street luxury apartment building fetches $3.12 million in sale

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
A longtime Broad Street sporting goods store converted into luxury apartments has been sold to an out-of-state developer for $3.12 million.
Downtown Bangor

Bangor has plenty of big buildings to fill, but the demand is all small

By Darren Fishell on Jan. 18, 2017, at 1:32 p.m.
As Bangor’s downtown develops to accommodate people gravitating toward urban centers and a growing entertainment corridor, the city enters 2017 with another batch of large properties to fill and a need for affordable rentals.
Anthony Yurchick

Blue Hill man accused of armed robbery in Brewer

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 18, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
Basically every officer on duty had a hand in apprehending an armed robbery suspect who used a firearm to demand cash at the Brewer Motor Inn early Tuesday, according to Brewer police.

‘There’s no hiding in Haydn’: BSO cello soloist plays a sneak preview

By Micky Bedell on Jan. 18, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
Giacomo's, which abruptly closed on Dec. 23, 2016, can be seen on Dec. 26 in downtown Bangor.

Blaze owner buys Giacomo’s in downtown Bangor

By Emily Burnham on Jan. 17, 2017, at 6:40 p.m.
“We’re rebranding a little bit. We’re slightly revamping. It’s going to be a gourmet market alongside a coffee shop and cafe.”
The Maine Department of Transportation's work plan for the next three years includes $7.25 million to start construction the controversial Interstate 395-Route 9 connector.

Work on I-395/Route 9 connector scheduled to start this year

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 17, 2017, at 6:22 p.m.
City officials were surprised to learn that the Maine Department of Transportation’s work plan for the next three years includes $7.25 million to start construction of the controversial Interstate 395/Route 9 connector.

Man serving 18 years for rape sentenced for additional sex crime

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 17, 2017, at 6:05 p.m.
A former Indian Island man serving 18 years in prison on sexual assault charges was sentenced on additional counts Tuesday after another victim stepped forward.

Inflight problem leads to emergency BIA landing

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 17, 2017, at 5:21 p.m.
An instrument panel on a KC-135 Stratotanker flying over Bangor on Tuesday indicated there was a problem around noon, so the refueler requested an emergency landing.
David Alan Thiede

Man who robbed Bangor cleaners twice in a week to serve 9 years

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 17, 2017, at 3:34 p.m.
A man convicted of robbing a city laundromat twice in a week last year was sentenced Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to nine years in prison.

New music including Slowdive, Vitalic, Grace Mitchell and Japandroids on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 1:04 p.m.
I premiered new tracks from The Flaming Lips, Priests and The xx on the show this week, while the retro alternative set focused on some mostly forgotten modern rock radio hits from the late ’80s and early ’90s.
The air-supported indoor practice facility Mahaney Dome, which collapsed under the pressure of heavy snow that fell Thursday night into Friday, can be seen on Friday at the University of Maine in Orono.

UMaine’s Mahaney Dome inflated, but repairs needed

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 17, 2017, at 11:58 a.m.
“We have to make sure it’s safe before we can start using it again.”
Gabe Schmick (center), 12, and his mother, Jean Schmick-Hopkins of Bangor can be seen with Gabe's skilled companion dog, Fenwick, on Sunday at their home in Bangor.

Companion dog ‘best thing that ever happened’ to Bangor boy with disability

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 17, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Fenwick came to Gabe through Canine Companions for Independence, a national nonprofit organization that provides highly-trained assistance dogs for children, adults and veterans with disabilities.
Shana Boutot

Police arrest 2 in connection with Bangor robbery

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 16, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
Shana Boutot, 26, and Shawn Boutot, 32, both of Bangor, were charged with receiving stolen property, a Class C felony, Sgt. Timothy Cotton said Monday in a news release.
Danielle Conway, dean of the University of Maine School of Law, delivers the keynote address Monday during the Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration at Wells Conference Center at the University of Maine in Orono.

Law school dean urges MLK Day breakfast crowd to stand on side of justice

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 16, 2017, at 12:57 p.m.
“The law has power, coercive and legitimizing,” Danielle Conway told the crowd at the Wells Conference Center at the University of Maine.

Bone Builders exercise class for seniors

By Gabor Degre on Jan. 16, 2017, at 9:51 a.m.
An eaglet perches in a tree in Bangor while an adult eagle keeps an eye out. The nest is occupied by "Bangor Mom," an eagle that fell ill in 2014.

‘Bangor Mom’ eagle found ill Thursday dies of lead poisoning

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 13, 2017, at 2:05 p.m.
The 8½-year-old eagle died overnight from lead poisoning.
The Rev. James Haddix, 70, who has been senior pastor at All Souls Congregational Church is retiring at the end of December. Haddix served at the for All Souls Congregational Church for 26 years and was ordained 45 years ago.

Bangor pastor with ‘voice of God’ retires after 26 years

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 13, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
“I have no plans beyond retirement … I just know that there will be things for me to do.”

A Look Back at a Year of Change in a Season of Gratitude…..

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 11:13 a.m.