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Sister’s lawsuit accuses Maine GOP Sen. Andre Cushing of misusing money from family businesses

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 17, 2016, at 2:03 p.m.
Laura Cushing McIntyre alleged her brother, his wife and their children operated the companies fraudulently and were unjustly enriched by that fraud.

Girl Scouts of Maine elects Betsey Timm President of Board of Directors

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 1:35 p.m.

Sock Hop at the Bangor Grange

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.

3K Purple Heart Run to raise funds for veterans

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.

Informational session on Question 1 at Bangor Public Library Oct. 17

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
An estimated 800 people took part in Saturday's walk to end Alzheimer's disease in Bangor and Brewer.

Eastern Maine Walk to End Alzheimer’s draws 800

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 16, 2016, at 3:22 p.m.
Formerly held at Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway, the annual Alzheimer’s walk moved this year to Bangor Waterfront.
On Nov. 8, voters in the 2nd Congressional District could be motivated to turnout at a higher rate because of a controversial ballot question that would expand background checks to include all private gun sales and transfers. That could be a deciding factor in whether the 2nd District goes red.

In fight over 2nd District, opposition to Question 3 could boost Republicans

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 16, 2016, at 7:36 a.m.
Numerous voters in the district say defeating Question 3 will motivate how they approach other contests on the November ballot.
A car vandalized with spray paint during a rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump pulls out of the Cross Insurance Center parking lot after the rally on Saturday afternoon.

Police on lookout for vandals who spray-painted cars outside Trump rally in Bangor

By Michael Shepherd on Oct. 15, 2016, at 6:44 p.m.
Several attendees left Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Saturday rally in Bangor to find their parked cars vandalized with white spray paint.

Trump blasts ‘rigged system’ at Bangor rally

By Micky Bedell on Oct. 15, 2016, at 6:13 p.m.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump talks to a crowd at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday afternoon.

Trump blasts ‘rigged system’ amid misconduct allegations threatening his campaign

By Michael Shepherd on Oct. 15, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
The Republican nominee looked like the prohibitive favorite to win Maine’s 2nd District in September, but his standing here is uncertain now amid a wider drop in the polls.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, June 29, 2016.

Donald Trump returns to Bangor

on Oct. 15, 2016, at 9:31 a.m.
Donald Trump is scheduled to lead a campaign rally at 3 p.m. today at the Cross Insurance Center.
The family of Amy, Coty and Monica Lake who were killed by Steven Lake in a domestic violence murder-suicide in June of 2011 donated $10,000 to the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office to help pay for some of the immediate needs of people trying to escape abusive environments. From left are Marcie Ouellette, a victim-witness advocate who works for the Penobscot County District Attorney's Office, Chief Deputy William Sheehan, Sheriff Troy Mortin and Candace Sabo of the Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance, which assists people affected by domestic violence in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.

Family of slain Dexter mother, children donate $10,000 to help meet initial needs of domestic violence victims

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 14, 2016, at 7:52 p.m.
Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton said the funds will be put to good use.

Man who destroyed gate at Navy facility seeking fishing hole gets time served

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 14, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
Richard Hughes pleaded guilty to destroying government property by driving through a closed gate at the Cutler Naval Support Activity installation.
Adam Metropoulos (right), 53, a former priest at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bangor, was sentenced to 12 years in prison with all but 6 1/2 years suspended for sex crimes involving children.

Advocacy group calls for removal of jailed priest’s supervisor

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 14, 2016, at 5:06 p.m.
“Barbas was almost certainly complicit or at least grossly negligent in this.”
Joel Parker of Fairfield, who works in Skowhegan, said he usually votes Republican but is unsure whether he can vote for Donald Trump for president because he is concerned about what message Trump's election would send to the rest of the world. Skowhegan is among 2nd Congressional District towns that find themselves in the national spotlight this year because they are battlegrounds in the presidential race.

These voters will decide if Trump or Clinton wins Maine’s 2nd District

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 14, 2016, at 4:15 p.m.
2016 has created a new reality for the people scratching out livelihoods in the 2nd Congressional District: Life in a national political battleground.

Spaghetti supper, auctions in Hermon to benefit Brad Spratt

By Brenda Sherwood on Oct. 14, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.

Glenburn town manager hired as Bangor’s assistant city manager

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 13, 2016, at 6:19 p.m.
City government has a new No. 2 in the former town manager of Glenburn, city officials said Thursday.
Workers inside JG Pawn at 99 Center St. were somber on Wednesday after burglars stole 16 handguns from the store. The burglary was the second targeting weapons at the store since Sept. 30.

Police offering reward for help with pawn shop guns theft

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 13, 2016, at 3:22 p.m.
Police announced Thursday that they are offering a reward for information about a pawn shop burglary in which 16 handguns were stolen.
Chelsea Clinton talks to members of the community at Wells Conference Center at the University of Maine in Orono Thursday. Clinton made a stop in Orono to campaign for her mom, U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Chelsea Clinton stumps for mom at UMaine

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 13, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
“This is now a battle for our democracy,” Rep. Ryan Tipping-Spitz, D-Orono, told the crowd.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, Oct. 14-16: Behold the power of cheese

on Oct. 13, 2016, at 12:40 p.m.

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