BANGOR, Maine – Wild weather was the theme across much of Maine Thursday, from lightning strikes to a tornado watch that stretched across most of the state.
Swans Island library consumed by fire
SWANS ISLAND, Maine – Lightning from an overnight thunderstorm is to blame for a fire that destroyed the local library in this island town, according to the local fire chief.
Maine tax repeal group raises nearly $375,000
AUGUSTA, Maine – Supporters of an effort to repeal new taxes on beer, wine, soda and other beverages raised 15 times as much money as repeal opponents in the latest financial reporting period.
Downtown Bangor hit with rash of burglaries, tire slashings
BANGOR, Maine – By noon on Thursday, more than 20 people had called police to report their vehicles had been broken into or their tires had been slashed.
Tornado safety tips
Tornado Safety:Source: Maine Emergency Managment Agency At the earliest warning, go into a below ground areas at the earliest warning with flashlights and a radio and to remain there until […]
Spotting a tornado
What to Look For:Source: Maine Emergency Management Agency Tornadoes often occur with very little advance warning. The best way to be prepared is to stay tuned to television and radio […]
Lightning likely cause
Bangor Daily News
Bangor State Fair opens at noon today
BANGOR, Maine – Entertaining dogs, the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, a country music showdown, a ‘driving school’ for toddlers, and new rides for adrenaline junkies are among the latest additions to the Bangor State Fair lineup.
Perham man arrested in restaurant disturbance
CARIBOU, Maine – A 31-year-old who allegedly wreaked havoc at a local doughnut shop found himself battered and behind bars on Saturday evening.
Gendron fields questions on reorganization
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine – Department of Education Commissioner Susan Gendron met Monday with the regional planning committee representing SADs 68 and 41 and Union 60, to provide an update on the new reorganization law and to answer specific questions about the process.
Tidbits July 23
Ten Bangor area restaurants have taken the take out of takeout, now that they’ve banded together to bring delivery service to hungry diners.
Northeast Harbor exhibit makes statement about the war in Iraq
In the summertime, art lovers who wander into the many galleries on the Maine coast, including the galleries in the tony town of Northeast Harbor, are accustomed to seeing the same kinds of images.
Hang on! Company lights up ‘ Night’
The key to ‘Twelfth Night’ is the pacing. It must start off at a trot, quickly switch to a canter and be moving at a gallop by intermission so that theatergoers barely have time to catch their breaths before they are astride again rushing headlong for the curtain call.
July 23 Letters to the Editor
Collins speaks sense I had the opportunity the other day to hear Sen. Susan Collins speak about the cost of energy. The senator said, “We have to produce more, use […]
Iraq’s New Horizon
The debate about the future of U.S. troops in Iraq has once again devolved into a parsing of words. Beyond the semantic maneuvering, however, it is clear that the context and tone of the discussion of when U.S. troops will leave Iraq has fundamentally changed.
It’s houseguest time
You know summer has come to Maine when you hear the screen doors slamming and your dear friends from away start showing up. They are a blessing but also, to be frank, a burden.
For failures, it takes one to know one
Nancy Pelosi called the president a failure Thursday. Well you know what they say: ‘Takes one to know one.’
Kyle McCaskill: Plum Creek could learn a lesson from Canadians
Within a few weeks, the Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) will decide whether to allow Plum Creek, a Seattle-based real estate investment trust, to develop Lily Bay as part of its proposal for the Moosehead Lake region. I recently returned from a family reunion in Ontario, near Algonquin Provincial Park. I was struck by the stark difference between the way Ontarians view and manage their natural resources, and the Plum Creek proposal for Moosehead.
Straight-line winds blamed for Patten damage
PATTEN – A storm that brought whipping winds, torrents of hail and lifted some animals right off the ground in the Patten area last week was caused by a straight-line wind event, according to the National Weather Service Office in Caribou.
Classmates sought for eighth-grade reunion
The eighth-grade class of 1968 of Woodland Consolidated School in Aroostook County ‘is planning a 40th class reunion for Aug. 30.’