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Millinocket businesses worry national backlash to racist sign could halt town’s revitalization
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Area business owners worry that the sign has will hurt tourism and created a perception that Millinocket is a racist town.
Bangor has had more suspected drug overdoses than Portland and Lewiston
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As of Tuesday, Bangor police have responded to 140 suspected drug overdose calls so far this year, 18 of which were fatal, officials said.
I appreciate Maine birds even more after spending a month in Alaska
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"I don’t know any place in the country that has more songbirds crooning every morning. It’s good to be home," said Bob Duchesne.
In-school health care clinic will offer telehealth to all Bangor students next school year
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The move comes after the in-school clinic saw about 170 appointments in its first six months, many of which were mental health related.
Fatal shooting by police in Blue Hill is 1st on the peninsula in at least 27 years
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Among the available reports going back to 1995, there are no fatal shootings by police on the Blue Hill peninsula.
Maine town rejects calls to turn lighthouse keeper’s cottage into short-term rental
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Despite some calls to turn a coastal town’s historic lighthouse keeper’s cottage into a more robust short-term rental business, local officials decided this week to keep leasing it to a local teacher.
Bangor chamber’s annual award ceremony returns in style after 2-year hiatus
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Paper guitars and backstage passes greeted attendees at the return of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce’s annual award ceremony as guests took their seats atop the Maine Saving Amphitheater stage for a rockstar experience.
Maine’s cheapest homes / Religious school tuition / Racist sign backlash
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Man accused in Bangor stabbing has been arrested
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Stephen M. Hunt, 31, was charged with domestic violence elevated aggravated assault.
Remote Maine toymaker seeks help to restart business after 2nd devastating fire
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David and Susan Smalley operated Elves and Angels, where they have made heirloom-quality, wooden toys for 33 years.
Maine Historical Society wins prestigious 2022 Award of Excellence from The American Association for State and Local...
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PORTLAND – The American Association for State and Local History has bestowed an Award of Excellence upon Maine Historical Society for Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine. The Award […]
Runners from Orono and Bangor shine in 2-mile national championship track race
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Two Bangor-area interscholastic distance runners earned top-15 finishes in the girls’ two-mile competition at the New Balance Nationals Outdoors track and field championships.
Brilliant colors and local wildlife adorn new mural on Franklin Street in Bangor
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This year, Dodd, co-owner of The Rock & Art Shop with locations in Bangor, Ellsworth and Bar Harbor, partnered with Stockton Springs-based artist Peter Walls to create a new mural on Franklin Street.
Penobscot Theatre hopes long-delayed ‘9 to 5’ musical ends a ‘really tough few years’
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Three years ago, when Penobscot Theatre Company announced that the musical version of beloved movie “9 to 5” would be its summer show for 2020, the idea was simply that people would enjoy a fun romp featuring Dolly Parton’s iconic songs.
You can save money buying a foreclosed home, but there are risks
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Foreclosures are rising in Maine, creating some bargain real estate, but buyers need to do their homework first.
The property gold rush is making it harder for conservation groups to acquire land
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Conservationists say the red-hot real estate market that started heating up at the onset of the pandemic has made it harder to preserve land in Maine.
How to identify woodpeckers by the sounds they make
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Bucksport defeats Lisbon to wins its 1st Class C baseball state championship
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The Bucksport Golden Bucks defeated Lisbon 1-0 to win the Class C baseball state championship Saturday at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.
Where you can observe Juneteenth in Maine this Sunday
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This marks the second year that the holiday celebrating the final emancipation of slaves in 1865 has been federally recognized.
Hodgdon softball wants to dethrone Searsport in Class D state final
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The Hodgdon Hawks have already claimed their first ever Class D Nortj championship, with a 2-0 win over Machias on Tuesday.
Jury finds former Newport lawyer guilty of stealing $290K from client’s estate
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Dale Thistle has not yet been sentenced, but the crime carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $20,000.
Mattanawcook softball pitcher overcomes 3 surgeries to lead team to Class C state championship
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When Mattanawcook Academy’s Jennie Whitten takes the circle for Saturday’s state Class C championship game against defending champ Hall-Dale, it is a testament to her perseverance and passion for softball.
‘Forever chemical’ waste / Vacant lobster pounds / Dannel Malloy
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Brewer conservation group wants to recruit younger members to continue its mission
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The Penobscot County Conservation Association, which works to preserve outdoor heritage, has been a fixture in eastern Maine since 1938.
Pitching leads Bucksport to brink of 1st baseball state championship
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The Golden Bucks won the Class C North championship in 2015. They'll play Lisbon on Saturday.