Health Equity Alliance to host Bangor Pride 2017

on Feb. 02, 2017, at 12:34 p.m.
Maine Focus
Steve Sherman, first assessor of Oxbow Plantation, hangs the American flag outside the community center, where residents came Nov. 8, 2016, to vote in favor of dissolving their local government.

Maine’s efforts to help rural towns didn’t work. Here’s what it can learn from Vermont

By Corlyn Voorhees on Feb. 02, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
“We don’t come in with our own agenda. It’s about helping communities become collective teams for action.”

PCCA 6th Annual Children’s Family Ice Fishing Day

By Shannon Richard on Feb. 02, 2017, at 8:48 a.m.
A New York-based philanthropic organization hopes to build an outdoor education facility in Soldiertown Township in the area highlighted on this map.

Philanthropist seeks to build $5M outdoor recreation facility near Baxter, national monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 30, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
If permitted by the DEP, Maine Waterside Trails will be built on the East Branch of the Penobscot River off Route 11.
A Narcan nasal spray can be seen in Bangor in this May 2016 file photo.

500 lifesaving Narcan kits being offered free in Bangor area

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 26, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
Four local medical centers will distribute free prescription Narcan for people at risk of overdosing on opioids next month in 500 life-saving kits that were funded by private donations, officials said Thursday.
Sliding footsteps in the build up of slush on downtown Bangor sidewalks Tuesday morning. A storm that is expected to last all day and into early Wednesday, laying ice, sleet or snow depending on region, has closed judicial centers, city halls, schools and businesses all around the state.

Storm encases Maine in ice, sleet and snow

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 24, 2017, at 10:11 a.m.
Nearly an inch of ice will create hazardous travelling conditions, especially for those out on foot.
Snow blankets Pine Street in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo.

Cancellations coming in as icy storm approaches Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 23, 2017, at 6:56 p.m.
National Weather Service forecasters said Monday that the storm will arrive in southern reaches of the state late Monday night, mostly in the form of snow.

Body recovered from Penobscot River in Bucksport

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 21, 2017, at 3:34 p.m.
The state medical examiner is working to identify a male body recovered from the river on Saturday.
Sarah Frankie Sigman of New York partially hides her face while watching President Donald Trump give a speech during a screening of his inauguration on Friday at Bates College in Lewiston.

What Mainers think of President Donald Trump

By BDN Staff Reports on Jan. 20, 2017, at 4:54 p.m.
Maine is as politically divided as it has been any time in recent political history, particularly between the liberal southern areas and the more conservative north.
Keith Coleman (center), 29, makes a statement alongside defense attorney's Logan Perkin (left) and Martha Harris during his sentencing hearing on Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor. Coleman was convicted of murdering his girlfriend and her two children.

Man who killed girlfriend, 2 children to spend life in prison

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 19, 2017, at 4:02 p.m.
The man convicted of murdering his girlfriend and her young son and daughter was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.
Media, wood yard workers, and federal and state officials gather to discuss how $1 million in federal grants will help the state's $8.5 billion forest products industry determine its future during a press conference on Wednesday at the American Forest Management wood yard in Passadumkeag.

Researchers, $1M in grants to help Maine recover from ‘natural disaster’ of mill closures

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 18, 2017, at 3:59 p.m.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory will help researchers at the University of Maine tackle the future of bio-based materials, including nanocellular technology, biofuels and additive manufacturing.
Runners make their way on Golden Road during the second Millinocket Marathon and Half in this December 2016 file photo.

Millinocket Marathon and Half has 1,500 registrants 11 months before race

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 17, 2017, at 4:45 p.m.
Organizer Gary Allen said he expected the number would continue to rise.
A Rhode Island man was killed Saturday in Maine’s third snowmobile related fatality this season, Game Warden Corporal John MacDonald said in a Tuesday press release.

Man dies in snowmobile crash near Millinocket Lake

on Jan. 17, 2017, at 10:32 a.m.
A Rhode Island man was killed Saturday in Maine’s third snowmobile related fatality this season.
Mount Katahdin is seen behind pipes running through the former Great Northern Paper mill in Millinocket Friday.

‘It’s our heritage’: Our Katahdin volunteers get to work promoting Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 13, 2017, at 7:26 p.m.
The group’s most immediate challenges are to start collating the ideas pouring in, continue meeting with potential investors, and help local officials shape an economic development plan for the industrial park and the region while starting federal and local grant applications.
The Great Northern Paper site can be seen in Millinocket in this June 2014 file photo.

Katahdin group buys former Great Northern Paper mill site in Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 12, 2017, at 7:02 p.m.
“This is the largest economic development interest the town has taken on since Great Northern first entered the town more than a century ago.”


on Jan. 12, 2017, at 1:10 p.m.
Josephine Jordan, 3, peers out from the doorway leading to her family's front hall after coming down from the upstairs to investigate the sound of visitors on Dec. 9, 2016.

Inside the isolation of the first refugee family to be resettled in small-town Maine

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
We chronicled one child’s yearning to be understood.
The former Great Northern Paper Co. paper mill in East Millinocket as it appeared on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.

Firm has applied to demolish former East Millinocket mill, state confirms

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 09, 2017, at 6:48 p.m.
A Florida-based demolition company has applied to raze buildings at the former Great Northern Paper Co. mill site despite a developer’s interest in the facility, town officials said Monday.
Seto's Laundry; The photo that started the journey.

Chinese American Genealogy- Secrets hidden for 103 years

By Lainie Hill on Jan. 09, 2017, at 10:31 a.m.

Celtic Concert and Jam Session

By Deborah Sutton on Jan. 09, 2017, at 10:26 a.m.