This year, there will be ten venues hosting events for the Downtown Countdown.
This is a celebration for all ages with dancing, food, and special refreshments that even the kids can enjoy.
While Sunday’s warm weather was good news for most folks looking to get outside, the warmer temperatures aren’t helping ice fishing conditions.
Game Wardens are cautioning folks thinking about heading out onto the ice this week to think twice.
Derwin Springer Jr. pleaded not guilty Monday in Penobscot County Superior Court to gross sexual assault and burglary. He is charged with breaking into the home as the woman slept and putting a pillow case over her head before assaulting her.
Maine game wardens say a 15-year-old from Windham died from his injuries after crashing his snowmobile into a tree west of the town of Portage.
Lt. Doug Tibbetts says there was freezing rain and poor visibility at the time of the crash late Saturday afternoon.
Emergency crews were notified when a fire alarm went off at Overhead Door on Liberty Drive just after 4 pm.
By the time they arrived, heavy smoke was pouring out of the building.
Investigators say a 2-year-old
Massachusetts boy died from strangulation when he became entangled
in a portable crib’s mesh netting in Maine.
Steve McCausland from the Maine Department of Public Safety says
With all the shopping going on in the past few weeks…it was hard sometimes to even find a place to park in Bangor, especially for folks with disabilities.
But a new plan in might make it a little easier.
With warm temperatures forecast for this weekend,the Coast Guard is warning winter kayakers of the dangers of coldocean waters. Coast Guard officials issued a statement expressing concern thatnovice kayakers may hit the ocean waters this weekend withtemperatures expected to rise into the 50s on the Maine coastSunday. They say winter is not the time for people who receivedkayaks for Christmas to test their paddling skills for the firsttime. Coast Guard recreational boating specialist Al Johnson sayspaddlers who do venture out should wear a dry suit or a full wetsuit. He says they should be prepared for the painful shock thatcan come with a sudden plunge into the water.
A man from Bangor has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that injured a pedestrian.
31-year-old Brian Rice was arrested on an unrelated incident early Saturday morning.
Police say they later determined Rice had been driving the car that struck 20-year-old Amanda Guay Friday afternoon at the corner of Cedar and Third streets in Bangor.
Friends and family of Maine Army National
Guard members returning from Iraq gathered this morning at
Bangor International Airport for a chance to spend a few hours with
their loved ones.
A Wilton man is scheduled to appear in
Lewiston District Court on Monday to answer a manslaughter charge
in last month’s death of his girlfriend’s 17-month-old toddler.
State police say 25-year-old David Cook was arrested yesterday
Until January 22nd, you can drop trees off at the Brewer landfill on Elm Street during regular business hours.
Another alternative, the trees can be dropped off inside the lower gate at the Brewer Auditorium.
State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says 150 people died on Maine highways in 2008, as compared to 183 deaths in 2007.
Highway safety and state police records show that the safest year on record was in 1959 with just 136 highway deaths.
Lance Harvell was chosen this week as the party’s nominee for the house district 89 seat that includes Farmington and Industry.
The seat had been held by three-term Democrat Janet Mills, who is giving it up to become attorney general.
One of the symbols of Christmas is the wreath hanging on the front door.
Some that hang on doors across the nation are made by three family members working out of the back of a barn in Bangor.
They are scheduled to arrive Saturday at Bangor International Airport before continuing on to Fort Carson, Colorado, for out-processing.
Capt. Shanon Cotta, a guard spokesman, says the 130 members of charlie company, 126th aviation regiment, will get to spend a couple of hours with family and friends during their stop.
Gerry Hendricks is charged with allowing dogs to run at large and keeping unlicensed dogs.
The sheep, owned by Reynolds Ritchie, were killed Saturday and Sunday while in a field.
Another neighbor, Debbie Hustus, reported that two dogs entered her barn and bit her cow on the leg before she chased them away.
The youth faces four counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, charges stemming from burglaries from several motor vehicles, and two burglaries at Bangor businesses. Police describe the suspect as a transient, but are not releasing his name because of his age.
Workers there are building huge components for the Motiva Port Arthur Oil Refinery in Texas.
Cianbro’s Peter Vigue says the company has been able to put more people to work in the Brewer plant than was initially anticipated.
This year, they’re serving up a free holiday meal at the Parks and Recreation Center on Main Street.
Director Bill Rae says at least one-thousand people are expected to show up.