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3 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Mattawamkeag budget cuts would 'shut down' town; former selectman pushes for re-evaluation

Former Selectman George Sargent said Friday he believes the majority of town residents oppose budget cuts that will force the closures.

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Related Topix: Mattawamkeag, ME, Medway, ME

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Crooks and Liars

Blue America End Of Month Match For Shenna Bellows

One of Blue America's most dedicated supporters is offering an end-of-the-month match for Shenna Bellow's, the progressive Democrat running for the U.S. Senate seat in Maine.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, Maine, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Bangor Daily News

Last defendant charged in Howland beatings 2 years ago to serve a year

A fourth defendant was sentenced Wednesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center in connection with the vicious beating of two men that outraged the Howland community nearly two years ago.

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Related Topix: Howland, ME, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Cutler man indicted on manslaughter charge in crash that killed Millinocket teacher

A Cutler man charged with manslaughter in connection with the Jan. 27 death of a Millinocket teacher in a head-on collision on Route 9 in Eddington was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on one count each of manslaughter, aggravated criminal operation under the influence of intoxicants, driving to endanger and three counts of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Millinocket, ME, Jay, ME, Eddington, ME

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Orono man pleads guilty to 15 of 135 sex abuse charges involving 4 victims

An Orono man pleaded guilty Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to multiple charges in connection with the sexual abuse of five boys between 2004 and 2012.

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Related Topix: Orono, ME, Penobscot, ME, Ellsworth, ME, Maine Correctional Center, State Prisons, Prison

Bangor Daily News

Medway man to serve 9 years for Greenbush robbery, also sentenced for ...

A Medway man convicted of robbing and beating a Greenbush woman and pepper spraying one of her children nearly two years ago during a home invasion was sentenced Tuesday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to 17A1 2 years in prison with all but 9 years suspended, followed by four years of probation.

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Related Topix: Greenbush, ME, Medway, ME, Ellsworth, ME

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Bangor Daily News

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The executive board of the Penobscot County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis visited the Eastern Maine General Hospital in December of 1953 and saw some of the polio treatment equipment demonstrated.

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Related Topix: Maine, Wilbur, Entertainment, Television, Castine, ME, Bangor, ME

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Parts of Bangor, Penobscot County hit with power outages

More than 1,000 households and businesses were without power Sunday afternoon in Bangor, northern Penobscot and Piscataquis counties, according to Emera Maine.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME, Piscataquis County, ME

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Police, parents can't be skeptical when children report attempted abductions

It seemed as though most made-up attempted child abductions that occurred during the 1990s involved a suspicious white or blue van.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Bangor man accused of stealing car, fleeing into woods after ditching it on I-95

A Bangor man was arrested late Thursday afternoon after he allegedly stole a Chevrolet Camaro from a Bangor residence and drove it onto Interstate 95, where he ditched it in Old Town before fleeing into the nearby woods.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME, Old Town, ME

Bangor Daily News

Orono's 'third space' is what makes it special

The "third space" is a place that is not work or home where one spends time. It is one of the most simple yet important concepts of our time.

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Related Topix: University of Maine, Orono, ME, Theater, Arts, Home Gardening, Home, Opinion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Trashanol: Vendor pitches garbage-to-energy technology to board representing 187 Maine towns

Craig Stuart-Paul, chief executive of Maryland-based Fiberight, spoke at the Municipal Review Committee board meeting at the Orono town office Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Maine, Orono, ME, Penobscot, ME, Orrington, ME

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Sun Journal

Missing Orrington man found dead in Hampden

Searchers found an Orrington man missing since Thursday dead inside his SUV near Ammo Industrial Park on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Orrington, ME, Hampden, ME

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Search underway for missing Orrington man

A search is underway for an Orrington man who has not been seen since around 8 a.m. Thursday, Sgt.

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Related Topix: Orrington, ME

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Final salute: Hundreds attend funeral of former Bangor police chief Don Winslow

Around 30 Bangor police officers line up to pay their final respects to former Bangor police chief Don Winslow Thursday outside of St. John's Catholic Church.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME

Bangor Daily News

Corinna man dies after lawn tractor is struck by SUV

A local man was killed Wednesday afternoon when a vehicle struck the lawn tractor he was riding, according to sheriff's deputies.

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Related Topix: Corinna, ME, Garland, ME, Dexter, ME

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Farmers Market Corner: Kale chips makes for nutritious eating

This is a great time of year for enjoying fresh, local produce, baked goods, dairy, meat and more at your local farmers markets.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Brewer, ME

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Bangor man on probation for 2007 robbery arrested in Hermon theft case

A man on probation for a 2007 robbery was arrested Friday morning in connection with a Hermon theft , police said.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Herald Gazette

European fire ants

Imagine a new invasive species that routinely attacks any creature, including people, that passes through its territory.

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Related Topix: Maine, University of Maine, Home Gardening, Home

Bangor Daily News

Deputies seek 2 in connection with theft of food pantry cash donation box

The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office is looking for two people in connection with the theft of a cash donation box at C&K Variety in Hermon.

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