Breakfast buffet in Bucksport to aid heating assistance fund

on Oct. 13, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.

Old Town K of C craft fair slated for Nov. 12

on Oct. 11, 2016, at 11:18 a.m.
Twelve-year-old Donn Fendler (left) grew up to marry and serve 28 years in the U.S. Army. He is paired with the childhood photo in a 2009 BDN photo illustration.

Donn Fendler remembered as ‘true American hero,’ legend to generations of Mainers

By John Holyoke on Oct. 11, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
“He wanted to pay it forward [for the efforts of Mainers who tried to find him].”
Brothers Owen (left) and Eben Ryder climb aboard the new fiberglass loon on Saturday in Lincoln. Town officials hope the it will be a tourist draw to rival Bangor's Paul Bunyan.

Loony, or a good tourist draw? Giant fiberglass loon installed in Lincoln

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 11, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The 6-foot-tall, 13-foot-long fiberglass loon was installed off West Broadway and Main Street on town land near the Lee A. Rush Memorial Gazebo and overlooking Mattanawcook Lake.

12th Annual Gem and Mineral Show in Brewer

By lswackhamer on Oct. 10, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.

Baked bean and casserole supper at Bangor Grange

on Oct. 10, 2016, at 12:16 p.m.

An old dam needs some work at Matagamon

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 06, 2016, at 5:32 p.m.
Rick Hill (left) and Donald Dudley can be seen recently at Matagamon Dam in Township 6 Range 8. They hope to raise about $230,000 over the next several years to repair the dam.

Dam near national monument lands needs $230,000 in repairs

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 06, 2016, at 4:55 p.m.
The dam controls much of the water flow into the headwaters of the East Branch of the Penobscot River near the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Baked bean supper at Stillwater church

on Oct. 06, 2016, at 8:46 a.m.
Albert Fairbrother

4 Milford residents arrested on crack, fentanyl trafficking charges

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 05, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.
Seized were about 10 grams of what agents believe to be fentanyl, 28 grams of crack cocaine and $1,500 in suspected drug proceeds, according to the release.

Still no suspects in slashing of Millinocket man

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 04, 2016, at 5:56 p.m.
“We have no suspect at this time. We are still collecting evidence out there right now.”

Millinocket police: Man suffers cut or stab wounds to throat, face

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 03, 2016, at 9:08 p.m.
Maine State Police, including the Major Crimes Unit, are assisting Millinocket police with the investigation.
Jim Crane took this photo of the fire from a plane.

Massive fire in Exeter destroys feed store warehouse

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 03, 2016, at 12 p.m.
“We lost our warehouse but we’re still open.”
The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument has attracted 605 vehicles since President Barack Obama created it in mid-August, according to a vehicle counter installed on Katahdin Loop Road. Some residents of Patten have noticed an increase in visitors to their town.

Some Katahdin region businesses see uptick from monument visitors

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Oct. 03, 2016, at 6:58 a.m.
“The town is busier. They come and look around. Some purchase things but their just being in the area is good for it. It makes the town a more bustling place,” Nathan Richardson of Richardson’s Hardware said.
The end of the state’s 27 Healthy Maine Partnerships comes as the Maine Department of Health and Human Services changes the way it handles substance use, tobacco and chronic disease prevention, but with little public explanation of the changes it’s making.

Maine dissolves 27 local public health groups with little explanation

By Adanya Lustig, Matthew Stone and Rosie Hughes on Sept. 30, 2016, at 4 p.m.
The LePage administration is undoing a structure created after years of statewide discussion and planning.
One Life Project - Youth Voice.

These are some of the best ways to prevent drug use

on Sept. 30, 2016, at 6:19 a.m.
Does your local school know about them?

Millinocket Historical Society 2017 calendars are now available for purchase

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 8:07 a.m.
Matthew Braun leads the Biddeford chapter of Young People in Recovery.

As a teen this man felt so alone. How his school could have helped.

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 6:12 a.m.
Principals want to better support students’ mental health, but they need the tools — and guidance themselves.
Christian Tattan

Maine man shot during custody dispute among those indicted

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 28, 2016, at 7:28 p.m.
Ally Beeman, 13, reacts to her "big" through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Tabitha Fillion, while waiting for sunset at the harbor in Rockland on a brisk evening in mid-September.

‘An urge to help': How a caring adult changes the course of a child’s life

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:21 a.m.
Maine, however, is neither funding its mentoring programs nor advising them.