Free workshop for prospective students of service academies

on April 20, 2015, at 12:18 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Maine Maritime Academy will host a free informational workshop for prospective students and their parents to learn about admission to federal service academies 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Road. Registration will open at 5:30 p.m. The workshop is designed to encourage personal consultation with representatives of …
 Tyler Priest, 6, of Old Town gives Bangor resident Tommy Hosmer, 14, a high five on Friday. The two are raising money for cancer research through their "Seeds of Hope" fundraiser that will benefit the Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Champion the Cure Challenge.

‘He inspires me’: 6-year-old says of Bangor teen who has raised $20,000 for cancer research

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 20, 2015, at 7:13 a.m.
OLD TOWN | Two fast friends who met in a roundabout way through fundraising to prevent cancer, have decided to partner together and work on a fundraiser they are calling “Seeds of Hope.” “He inspires me,” Tyler Priest, 6, of Old Town said Friday talking about Bangor resident Tommy …
Rick Lyons

Veazie school leaders dispute town’s budget figures; special meeting Wednesday

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 19, 2015, at 6:26 p.m.
A special edition town newsletter sent to residents contains school budget information that is not sitting well with school officials who have scheduled a special Wednesday night school board meeting at the Veazie Community School to discuss the matter. “The figures in the articles are wrong,” Superintendent …

Bangor-area craft beer events to highlight Maine brews

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 19, 2015, at 1:43 p.m.
ORONO | Those who like consuming locally made craft beers or who want to learn more about brewing have four local events to look forward to in the coming weeks. First up is the Taste of Orono on April 25, then Big Brew Day 2015 on May 2 in …
A participant makes his way through a mud pit during the fifth annual 1st Lt. James R. Zimmerman Memorial Fitness Challenge at the University of Maine campus in Orono on Saturday. The event tests a four-person team's mental and physical toughness through a variety of tasks and obstacles. The Zimmerman Memorial Fitness Challenge was established in 2011 to honor and remember 1st Lt. James R. Zimmerman who was killed in combat in 2010.

Teams compete in Zimmerman Memorial Fitness Challenge in Orono

By Brian Feulner on April 18, 2015, at 7:55 p.m.
Just after noon Saturday more than 40 teams of four set out to compete in a test that would push them physically and mentally. The fifth annual 1st Lt. James R. Zimmerman Memorial Fitness Challenge at the University of Maine campus in Orono had teams competing through …
Fire investigator Ed Archer of the state fire marshal's office walks into the apartment building at 81 Holyoke St. in Brewer on Saturday to determine the cause of the Friday night fire.

Brewer firefighters find cat behind tub at scene of blaze

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 18, 2015, at 3:33 p.m.
Firefighters going through the debris of a Friday night apartment fire on Holyoke Street heard a familiar sound coming from the bathroom, according to Brewer fire Capt. Robbie Wildes. “We went in and we could hear this meowing,” the fire captain said of one cat that survived …

Bangor man accused of illegally selling 15 guns

By Judy Harrison on April 18, 2015, at 11:46 a.m.
A local man was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in connection with an alleged illegal handgun-purchasing scheme. Hayri Berberoglu, 29, of Bangor is accused of helping straw purchasers buy 15 weapons in 2012 from the Brewer pawn shop where he worked. Berberoglu is scheduled to …

Firefighters on scene of Brewer apartment building fire

By Dawn Gagnon on April 17, 2015, at 8:50 p.m.
Firefighters from Brewer and neighboring communities were at the scene of an apartment building fire on Holyoke Street about 8:30 p.m. Friday, a Penobscot Regional Communications Center dispatch confirmed. No other details were available at that time. Watch for updates.
How fast can you get from Hollywood Casino to the airport?

Do you know the fastest way to get around the Bangor area?

By Pattie Reaves on April 17, 2015, at 8:43 p.m.
Test your driving knowledge and pick the fastest route from point A to point B (at least, according to Google).
Bangor Councilor Joe Baldacci speaks in support of raising the city's minimum wage during a meeting Thursday night at Abraham Lincoln School in Bangor.

Baldacci: Portland minimum wage hike could pressure Bangor to follow

By Evan Belanger on April 17, 2015, at 4:31 p.m.
If Portland increases its minimum wage and Bangor doesn’t follow suit, young workers could leave the state’s most youthful city in search of higher pay, Bangor city councilor Joe Baldacci said Friday. “If Portland passes whatever increase they pass, I do think that puts pressure on Bangor …
The former Old Town Fuel & Fiber pulp mill.

Expera asks city for massive tax break on Old Town mill

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 17, 2015, at 3:29 p.m.
The new owners of the local pulp mill are asking for a $43.7 million reduction in the valuation of its facility and city leaders decided this week to hire a company to revalue the property, City Assessor Travis Roy said Friday. “This action was taken in …

Electrical system repairs briefly disrupt power in Hampden

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 17, 2015, at 10:28 a.m.
BANGOR | Emergency repairs to Emera Maine’s electrical system were expected to affect nearly 1,000 customers in Hampden, according to a company statement. The service interruption was only expected to last a half an hour, according to the statement. The interruption started around 10 a.m. Friday. Areas impacted include …

Group working toward building Maine Atlantic Salmon Museum

By John Holyoke on April 17, 2015, at 5:44 a.m.
BREWER | For more than a decade, a group has been toiling silently in hopes of bringing more attention to one of Maine’s iconic species. Last week, that group unveiled its website, and invited others to join its effort to build the Maine Atlantic Salmon Museum. “This was a …
Lawrence Barrett

EMCC president tentatively accepts Florida post

By Dawn Gagnon on April 16, 2015, at 6:43 p.m.
BANGOR | Eastern Maine Community College President Lawrence Barrett announced Thursday tentative plans to step down from the post he has held for nearly five years. “I have tentatively accepted an offer to serve as president of Florida Gateway College in Lake City, Florida, pending final contract negotiations,” Barrett …
Helen Lyon (right) of Brooklin told the story of her birth in and rescue from Auschwitz 70 years ago at Beth Israel in Bangor Wednesday. Lyon's mother, Marie Edelsbourgh, was a Polish resistance fighter who disguised herself as a Christian until captured. Barbara Schwartz (left) also spoke about her father's survival of the Holocaust.

Brooklin woman born in Auschwitz recalls mother’s days as freedom fighter

By Judy Harrison on April 16, 2015, at 6:18 p.m.
BANGOR | Helen Lyon of Brooklin was born on a Sunday in August 1944 to a Polish freedom fighter. It is not when but where she was born that makes her birth and survival to adulthood unusual. Lyon was born in Auschwitz-Birkenau, a Nazi concentration and extermination camp in …
Fire crews work to extinguish a fire in a single-family home on Monday evening at 55 Treadwell Acres in Hermon.

Spontaneous combustion of brush or rags cited as cause of Hermon fire

By Dawn Gagnon on April 16, 2015, at 6:05 p.m.
The spontaneous combustion of a brush or rags used in a furniture refinishing project was cited as the cause of a fire that leveled a garage and damaged a home on Monday at 55 Treadwell Acres. Hermon Fire Chief Ray Pipes said Thursday that an investigator from …
Bangor Councilor Josh Plourde (center) and Downtown Coordinator Caitlin Brook (right) hear funding requests during a Bangor Commission on Cultural Development meeting in Bangor in this April 4, 2014, file photo.

Bangor to host solar power workshop in May

By Evan Belanger on April 16, 2015, at 4:17 p.m.
A city councilor is hopeful an upcoming workshop on solar energy will begin a discussion that could result in Bangor’s government and its residents turning to solar power as a means of reducing utility usage. “I’d like to see us talk about it,” Councilor Josh Plourde said …

Dixmont church’s 10th annual auction to benefit foundation work

on April 16, 2015, at 12:45 p.m.
The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold its 10th annual auction at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse. There will be a variety of donated items from local businesses, handcrafted items and baked goods on the auction block. Watch for our lighted steeple when passing through Dixmont very soon. …
Bangor police are looking for this man in connection with numerous thefts at Walmart.

Police seek alleged Walmart thief

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 16, 2015, at 9:02 a.m.
BANGOR | City police are seeking a man allegedly responsible for thefts at the Walmart stores in Bangor and in Brewer, according to a posting on the Bangor police department’s Facebook page. According to the posting, the alleged suspect “has been taking expensive things, like a cart full of …

Bangor budget projects 50 cent tax increase

By Evan Belanger on April 15, 2015, at 8:36 p.m.
The City Council on Wednesday began work on a preliminary budget that projects a property tax rate increase of 50 cents including city, schools and county expenses. City Finance Director Debbie Cyr told the council she does not anticipate getting final revenue numbers from the state until …
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