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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.

Nor’easter blankets Maine, collapses UMaine’s Mahaney Dome

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 30, 2016, at 6:34 p.m.
The snow knocked out power to more than 100,000 residents, brought down utility lines and even caused the University of Maine’s Mahaney Dome to collapse.
Two Maine Warden Service aircraft are shown at Millinocket Municipal Airport on Monday. The aircraft were used in efforts to find three lost snowmobilers.

Woman recounts surviving Christmas night stranded on a Maine snowmobile trail

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 28, 2016, at 4:21 p.m.
After getting more than halfway to Kokadjo, one of the snowmobiles got stuck in a ditch near Penobscot Pond. Without cellphone service, the women could not call for help.
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Students walk across the University of Maine through a snowstorm in March.

Less snow, more rain for Bangor in this winter’s first nor’easter

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 28, 2016, at 8:31 a.m.
The heaviest accumulations, as much as 3 inches per hour, would likely come around midnight into early Friday.
Two Maine Warden Service aircraft are shown at Millinocket Municipal Airport on Monday. The aircraft were used in efforts to find three lost snowmobilers.

Three lost snowmobilers found after overnight search

By Abigail Curtis on Dec. 26, 2016, at 4:13 p.m.
More than a dozen game wardens and two warden service aircraft were involved in the search in Piscataquis and Penobscot counties.

Bradford man killed by pickup truck in Massachusetts identified

By CBS 13 on Dec. 25, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
Lawrence Perham, 39, of Bradford was walking in the southbound travel lane of I-495 around 3:20 a.m. Saturday when a southbound Ford pickup struck him.

Bradford man, 39, dies after being struck by pickup in Massachusetts

By CBS 13 on Dec. 24, 2016, at 11:51 a.m.
This crash remains under investigation.
Donna Pickard of Far Point Farm in Steuben may have to stretch her own meals, but she will give away her food to someone who needs it.

A simple change could give Maine’s hungry, rural people more food

on Dec. 23, 2016, at 6:38 a.m.
The first in-depth look of its kind shows that 59 percent of people are using food pantries more this year than last.

Dog Bite Prevention Workshop at the Brewer Public Library

By Brewer Public Library on Dec. 22, 2016, at 1:47 p.m.

Opera lecture at the Brewer Public Library

By Brewer Public Library on Dec. 22, 2016, at 12:43 p.m.

Garland man accused of leading NH police on high-speed chase

By The Keene Sentinel on Dec. 21, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
Young was held for lack of $20,000 bail.

Winter Art Camp at UMaine Museum of Art

on Dec. 21, 2016, at 4:13 p.m.

Beaver: Ecosystems Engineers

By Donne Sinderson on Dec. 20, 2016, at 1:56 p.m.
Robert Smith picks out food items from the Save-A-Lot grocery store in Dover-Foxcroft one day in late November.

What a close look at 1 school district shows about decisions in struggling Maine towns

on Dec. 19, 2016, at 6:15 a.m.
“If the children are in poverty, so are their parents.”
The sun peaks out as a snow squall swept over Presque Isle Thursday afternoon, as seen from the slopes of the Quoggy Joe Ski Club.

Messy storm brings wild weather swings over the weekend

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 18, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
More ice and low temperatures expected Monday.
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Phelan MoonSong, a horn-sporting Pagan, made headlines across Maine after he received an identification card after being rejected by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles office in Bangor.

Pagan priest wins right to wear goat horns in Maine ID photo

By Peter Holley, Washington Post on Dec. 18, 2016, at 7:42 a.m.
Though he didn’t realize it at the time, Moonsong had joined a religious freedom battle that is being fought in DMV offices around the country.
Joyce Clark Sarnacki, Bangor Savings Bank's Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Experience Officer, and George Kinghorn, UMMA Director and Curator, open the new Alliance Gallery at the December 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

New Alliance Gallery opens on Harlow St. in Bangor

on Dec. 16, 2016, at 1:17 p.m.
A plow works to clear an area of snow on Tuesday in Broadway Park in Bangor. According to Reuters, the cold blast that hit Maine on Thursday was brought by a polar vortex.

Mainers urged to prepare for deep freeze

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 15, 2016, at 8:10 p.m.
The weather service issued a warning of potential wind chill temperatures down to minus 38 degrees through Friday evening for the northern half of the state.
Members of the community enjoy hot cocoa and cookies as part of the United Way Day of Thanks on Thursday in West Market Square in Bangor. Throughout the day, teams of volunteers and partnering agencies throughout the five counties in Eastern Maine delivered random acts of kindness to individuals, organizations and companies.

United Way volunteers perform random acts of kindness in Bangor

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 15, 2016, at 5:08 p.m.
For example, Bangor Y staffers spent hours making cookies that they delivered to businesses.
Marcy Ouellette, who has been a victim/witness coordinator for the Penobscot County district attorney's office for 20 years, talks about her job on Tuesday in Bangor. Before her most recent position, she also had jobs as a police officer and dispatcher in Old Town.

For 20 years, when victims needed a voice, it was Marcy who spoke

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 14, 2016, at 6:42 a.m.
“She wasn’t afraid to fight with prosecutors, including the district attorney, to make sure the victim’s voice was heard.”
Covanta Energy's West Enfield facility.

Biomass bailout to restart former Covanta plants, boost Aroostook generators

By Darren Fishell on Dec. 13, 2016, at 1:03 p.m.
Maine regulators on Tuesday approved splitting $13.4 million in subsidies across four biomass facilities.