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Murder victim's diary could be evidence, or it could be embarrassing, lawyer ...
6 Dec 2018 at 12:19pm
State prosecutors and the defense attorney for the Hampden man accused of killing his sister-in-law in July both argued Wednesday that the murder victim's journal, which she kept at the direction of a Bangor priest, should be admitted as evidence in the homicide case against Philip Clark. Clark's attorney, David Bate of Bangor, said at a court hearing that the Rev.

Crossfire February 2019
5 Dec 2018 at 2:34pm
As a long time fan of Winchester's Model 71, I enjoyed Holt Bodinson's article on it in the December issue. The rifle and its .348 cartridge are ideal for hunting here in Maine.

Poliquin's legal team takes a new jab at ranked-choice voting
5 Dec 2018 at 9:54am
Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, whose legal claims against the constitutionality of ranked-choice voting will be heard in federal court Wednesday, argued in a brief filed earlier this week that the RCV process creates a "faux majority." It's the latest legal argument put forth by the embattled two-term incumbent in his attempt during the past month to poke legal holes in the ranked-choice voting process, ratified by voters in 2016, after he lost his 2nd Congressional District re-election bid to Democrat Jared Golden .

Maine Democrats pick Bangor's Aaron Frey to succeed Janet Mills as attorney g...
5 Dec 2018 at 5:31am
Democrats in the Maine Legislature nominated Rep. Aaron Frey for attorney general on Tuesday, all but installing him as the replacement for Gov.-elect Janet Mills in keeping with the State House tradition of picking candidates with legislative experience. Frey, 39, a defense attorney from Bangor, won the five-way nominating race for attorney general, the most uncertain race for Maine's three constitutional offices.

Winterport man sentenced to 3 A1 2 years for role in crash that killed two
5 Dec 2018 at 5:31am
A Winterport man has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison in connection with a 2016 crash in Prospect that left two other men dead. Adam Littlefield, 33, pleaded no contest Monday to operating after license revocation and three counts of violating his conditions of release from a prior charge.

The roadwork that snarled downtown Bangor in 2018 will continue in the spring
4 Dec 2018 at 6:19pm
Bangor drivers will see the return of construction crews and paving machines to the same downtown streets where they've had to navigate through lane closures and dodge bumpy surfaces throughout the 2018 construction season. The orange cones that have been present throughout downtown for months will be stowed away by mid-December as crews finish their work and clean up, according to City Engineer John Theriault.

What Belfast could miss out on by quitting the Maine Mayors' Coalition
4 Dec 2018 at 11:33am
Amid a period of controversy with their own mayor, last week the Belfast City Council voted to cease the city's involvement with the Maine Mayors' Coalition on Jobs and Economic Development. The coalition is currently made up of nine other mayors representing municipalities from Portland to Bangor, who, through the coalition, advocate for common interests each town or city faces, ranging from general assistance to the opioid crisis.

Hampden woman gets 1A1 2 years in prison for allowing drugs to be sold from home
4 Dec 2018 at 3:03am
A Hampden woman was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to 18 months in federal prison for allowing her home to be used to distribute heroin and crack cocaine. Sherri Chen, 55, pleaded guilty in July to one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises.

98 Wake 'N Shake to move to cafe space at Bangor Public Library
3 Dec 2018 at 10:51pm
The Bangor Public Library formerly housed the Sage Cafe, a coffee shop operated by Seasons Restaurant. It opened in Spring 2017 and closed in April 2018.

Bangor shelter will offer people without a place to sleep refuge from cold ni...
3 Dec 2018 at 10:50pm
The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter this winter will offer local members of homeless population refuge from harsh winter nights with a new warming center. Starting Dec. 16, the shelter will keep its day room open overnight, and offer people who need a break from the cold a place to sit, drink coffee and eat snacks.

Thomaston police chief: 'We are at a very pivotal moment'
3 Dec 2018 at 6:34pm
With one officer transferring to the Knox County Sheriff's Office and another heading to the Criminal Justice Academy for ongoing training, the Thomaston Police Department is in critical need of officers. "Maybe it's time for some change," Police Chief Tim Hoppe told the Board of Selectmen Nov. 26. "When we're fully staffed, we're short-handed."

How we reported a story about a Bangor jail guard's alleged sexual misconduct
3 Dec 2018 at 2:03pm
Like many stories, this one began with a tip. In late July, someone in the Bangor area heard a rumor about alleged misconduct at the Penobscot County Jail and called us up.

A Bangor jail guard sent obscene photos to inmates, staff and a city...
3 Dec 2018 at 2:03pm
A Bangor jail guard sent obscene photos to inmates, staff and a city councilor. It stayed a secret for years.

Maine wakes up Sunday to fresh coating of snow
2 Dec 2018 at 2:51pm
The National Weather Service placed most of Maine, except for the immediate coast, under a winter weather advisory. Snow accumulation is forecast to be light, with most of inland Maine getting a fresh 1 to 3 inches of snow.

Bangor's Festival of Lights parade sparkles its way through downtown
2 Dec 2018 at 2:01am
Thousands of revelers crowded the streets of downtown Bangor Saturday night to enjoy the 19th annual Festival of Lights parade, followed by the holiday tree lighting in West Market Square. More than 60 floats ranging from flatbed trucks carrying smiling, waving local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, to impressive floats from area businesses like Dennis Paper and Waterfront Concerts, were decked out in thousands of yards of twinkling lights, LED projectors and inflatable holiday figures.

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