NEWRY – He just turned 5 years old, and his little feet don’t even reach the pedals. He hasn’t learned how to read music, let alone the written word. But when Noah Gray-Cabey sits down at the piano, there’s nothing childlike in his focus and serious… Read More
    LUBBOCK, Texas – James Hicks, who confessed to killing three women in Maine, was sentenced here Friday to 55 years in prison for holding a Lubbock woman at gunpoint in April and robbing her. Hicks, 49, was ordered to serve the Texas prison sentence after… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN – Corey J. Cook of Pittsfield and Andrew Johansmeier of Waterville, the two 16-year-old boys accused of killing two horses last month in Pittsfield, will appear in court Wednesday to enter their pleas to the charges filed against them. The hearing has been scheduled… Read More
    As December draws to conclusion, so does the Santa’s Helper Fund. It has been yet another successful campaign filled with the spirit of sharing that ties us all together as friends and neighbors. On behalf of The Salvation Army, the Bangor Daily News thanks you for your charitable… Read More
    AUGUSTA – As they renovated the governor’s suite in the State House, workers made an intriguing discovery: a steel safe door embedded in the wall of one of the offices. Behind it – surprise – no safe. Instead of removing the thick steel slab from… Read More
    BANGOR – A Presque Isle TV station announced a free trigger lock giveaway on its broadcast Thursday night. While the foundation sponsoring the program was announcing it at press conferences around the state Friday morning, the phone at the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department was ringing off the hook. Read More
    ROCKLAND – The owners of Strawberry Hill Motor Inn on U.S. Route 1 in Rockport are suing the previous owners for failing to disclose that there was an illegal holding tank for sewage on the property. The lawsuit, which seeks an unspecified amount of damages,… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – Economic growth doesn’t always affect just the community in which it originates. Development in one town or city also can have an unintended and unplanned impact on surrounding towns. That’s one of the reasons that the Hancock County Planning Commission, working with several… Read More
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    CARIBOU – On New Year’s Day, most town and city officials across the country will take a well-deserved day off from their hectic daily duties to rest or recuperate from the previous evening’s celebration of the new millennium. Not so in the city of Caribou. Read More
    The Bangor Fire Department shut off the gas line to the Rite Aid pharmacy on Broadway Friday night after a pickup truck crashed into the line, damaging it. According to police, motorist Todd Wilson, 32, of Old Town and his 13-year-old daughter drove up to… Read More
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    ELLSWORTH – A rash of purse thefts in the city’s shops has prompted Ellsworth police to warn women shoppers to keep a close eye on their pocketbooks. Ellsworth officers have handled around seven such thefts in the past 10 days or so, according to Lt. Read More
    Machias District Court Felicia L. Johnson, 40, Lubec, operating motor vehicle while under influence of intoxicating liquor, $600, jail seven days, license suspended 18 months, registration suspended. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false;… Read More
    BANGOR – If you live, work, visit or shop in Bangor, you may have already noticed something different about the city’s police cruisers. Well, two things different. Several of the city’s police vehicles are already sporting a new municipal logo as well as new colors,… Read More
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    ROCKLAND – Pool hall owner Craig Simmons Jr., 33, of Rockland was arrested Thursday evening after drug agents, police officers and a drug-sniffing state police dog searched his business and home, allegedly seizing 31/2 ounces of cocaine, an unspecified amount of cash and drug paraphernalia. Read More
    THOMASTON – Some 20 accidents occurred throughout Knox County Thursday and early Friday on snow-covered roads, causing only minor damage to vehicles and injury to one driver. In Thomaston Friday, just after midnight, Daniel J. Lewis, 22, of Warren suffered a minor injury, according to… Read More
    CAMDEN – Police arrested a male juvenile Wednesday evening in connection with the burglary and theft at Russell’s of Camden jewelry store early Tuesday morning. Lt. Cameron Campbell would not disclose the charges the youth faces, nor his age. The boy resides in Camden. Campbell… Read More
    WARREN – Knox County sheriff’s deputies responded to calls Thursday involving the vandalism of about a dozen mailboxes. According to Lt. Reggie Walker, there were no suspects in the criminal mischief incidents, which centered around the Four Rod Road area. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT – The adult drop-in grief support group, sponsored by Pine Tree Hospice, will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month, in the oncology waiting room, first floor of the Old Mayo Building, West Main Street. All grieving people are welcome. Read More
    PORTLAND – The fourth suspect in the burglary of Gateway Auctions in Lebanon is expected to be back in Maine on Tuesday. Christopher Parady, 23, of Sanford was being held in a Connecticut jail on $100,000 bail. He was arrested over the weekend on a… Read More
    Today’s column is the last of 2000, and I’ve chosen to tell the story of three people I believe exemplify the generous, giving nature of the residents of eastern Maine. Meet 86-year-old Doris Landman who lives at Nason Park in Bangor. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    PORTLAND – The homeless man who died in a Portland park two months ago may have been awake and moving about sometime after two officers had left him, according to a lawyer for the fired officers. David Town, 56, was found dead in Deering Oaks… Read More
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded grants totaling $2.88 million for airports in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, Rep. John Baldacci announced this week. The funding will support necessary projects or equipment purchases at facilities in Bangor, Presque Isle, Houlton, Belfast, and Pittsfield. Read More
    SKOWHEGAN – Some Skowhegan residents are asking the Kennebec Valley Mental Health Agency to reconsider its plans to build an apartment building for mentally ill homeless people in their neighborhood. The agency announced earlier this month that it is looking at buying two apartment buildings. Read More
    PORTLAND – A Buxton man and his son are expected to be formally charged with stealing $65,000 in motorcycles. James Fisher, 52, was arrested earlier this week after police were tipped off that he had the bikes. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Air traffic at the Pease International Tradeport is picking up so fast the center may need to expand its 2-year-old terminal building. Airport Manager Mark Rowell said activity at the airport is rising and demands on the terminal could increase further with… Read More
    ALNA – A blaze that kept firefighters at the scene for 12 hours heavily damaged a rural Lincoln County home that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The fire started Wednesday in the furnace and quickly spread throughout the 10-room Asa Smith Homestead. Read More
    AUGUSTA – Leaders of Maine’s newly seated Legislature have completed committee appointments, and while making choices was difficult, most members appear to be pleased with their new roles. “It’s always difficult because people get elected and come down here to do as much good as… Read More
    BANGOR – Irving Oil Corp. was fined $183,200 Thursday for 458 violations of the state’s maximum driving time limit for commercial drivers during a sentencing hearing at Penobscot County Superior Court. Surcharges assessed in connection with the sentence pushed the fuel corporation’s total penalty to $209,764. Read More
    WARREN – A Massachusetts tower company is suing the town for rejecting its plan to build a 165-foot communications tower on Route 97, claiming that the town’s action violates the Federal Telecommunications Act. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Knox County Superior Court, American Tower,… Read More
    As the Santa’s Helper Fund draws to conclusion, we would like to thank the many contributors who gave selflessly so that someone else might benefit from their gift. No matter how big or small your donation, you have made a difference to someone less fortunate. Your gift may… Read More
    HOULTON – For the third time in six months, the Town Council has scrapped an order calling for multiple cable television service providers in the town. At its meeting Tuesday night, the council voted 5-1 against an order introduced by Councilor Philip Bernaiche calling for… Read More
    A Brewer man was arrested Thursday afternoon after allegedly snatching a woman’s billfold outside a Brewer supermarket Thursday. Ralph Waters, 52, was apprehended in front of Paradis IGA on North Main Street and identified by an employee as the individual that grabbed a 67-year-old Brewer… Read More
    Waldo County Superior Court Randall N. Sullivan, 19, Troy, theft and criminal trespass, 120 days in jail suspended on each, one year probation and restitution of $1,182 to victim; burglary of a motor vehicle, dismissed in return for guilty plea to the other charges. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN – With the details of the economic impact of a new labor contract decided just minutes before its Wednesday night public hearing, the Somerset County Budget Committee took no action on passing the 2001 proposed budget. The public hearing was held at 7 p.m. Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – For many in northern Maine, winter break means travel south, sunny beaches and cool drinks poolside. But for Stephanie Speicher, one out of three is just perfect. On Saturday, the University of Maine at Presque Isle instructor of recreation and a group… Read More
    BANGOR – A Milo man was sentenced Thursday in Penobscot County Superior Court for sexual abuse of a minor, furnishing marijuana to a minor and violation of conditions of release. Jeffrey Banker, 28, entered guilty pleas to the charges. A count of gross sexual assault… Read More
    Aroostook County Superior Court Gerard Crosby, 37, Caribou, gross sexual assault, three years in jail, all suspended, two years of probation, $2,872 restitution ordered. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i… Read More
    FAIRFIELD – A hot line that helps people facing homelessness will be shut down Monday unless it can scrape together $1,000 by Jan. 1. “The fund has always been low, but right now, we’re unable to pay three or four months on the telephone bill,”… Read More
    BANGOR – A volunteer firefighter in Medway and her husband Thursday pleaded innocent to arson charges in Penobscot County Superior Court. The couple is charged with setting a Nov. 16 fire that destroyed an abandoned convenience store in Medway. Heidi Carey, 23, of Millinocket and… Read More
    BANGOR – Penobscot County’s former roads and mapping manager and Emergency Management Agency director was fined $500 Thursday in Bangor District Court in connection with a copy of a forged deed he apparently manufactured in October of last year. According to Penobscot County District Attorney R. Read More
    SURRY – A thief made off late Tuesday night with a local woman’s car, only to return it the next morning badly damaged inside and out. Candice Croft, 43, told police that she left her 1989 Mercury Marquis outside her home Tuesday evening in its… Read More
    ROCKLAND – Towns face a collective 27 percent hike in taxes and fees with the approval of the Knox County 2001 budget Wednesday night. The spending package totals $5.1 million, up from the 2000 budget total of $4.9 million. During its final consideration of the… Read More
    NORTHEAST HARBOR — A break in a Millbrook Lane residential water line Wednesday night left 25 homes without water. The break occurred in a service line to a residence and sent water flowing over Millbrook Lane, according to Pat Perry, the manager of the Mount… Read More
    BASS HARBOR – The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of a Frenchboro man’s car from the town’s ferry terminal. John Lunt, 70, notified police Wednesday of the disappearance of his 1985 Buick Skylark from the ferry terminal parking lot. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    MONSON – The reward fund set up to find the person or people responsible for wounding a stray cat in Monson in November has jumped to $5,222. The Humane Society of the United States announced Thursday that it was increasing the reward fund by $2,000. Read More
    DEDHAM – A Portsmouth, R.I., man was charged Wednesday evening with operating under the influence of intoxicants after he allegedly lost control of his car and crashed into an abandoned cottage on U.S. Route 1A. According to police reports, Gerald S. Pacheco, 35, was traveling… Read More
    BANGOR – The Bangor Area Visiting Nurses will hold its last flu shot clinic for the season, from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Miller Drug, State Street. To be eligible for the flu shot, individuals must be 18 years of age or… Read More
    Those of you who settled in for some solid newspaper reading before or after Christmas dinner, may have read the Bangor Daily News story from Cherryfield about the animals and the staff of The Ark, who were settling into their new home on Barber Lane. Read More
    BRUNSWICK – A railroad car filled with waste from the defunct Maine Yankee plant in Wiscasset may not pose a health hazard, but nonetheless is worrying some people. The flatbed car with warning labels has been sitting off Pleasant Street for the past week, and… Read More
    BIDDEFORD – A Portsmouth, N.H., man accused of setting fire to a home while people were inside was motivated by revenge, according to police. Dylan L. Dewitt, 20, was ordered held without bail Tuesday in Biddeford District Court. Initially charged with seven counts of attempted… Read More
    BREWER – The moment Officer Roger Hershey darkened the doorway of Margo Barry Grant’s classroom during a recent visit to Capri Street School, he found himself waist-deep in wriggling, giggling kindergartners vying for his attention. As Hershey settled in for what has become a series… Read More
    HOULTON – Town Manager Allan K. Bean resigned unexpectedly Tuesday, even as questions arose over the manner in which he was forced to do so. Bean’s resignation, which was dated Dec. 26, gave no reason for his sudden departure, but at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting,… Read More
    PORTLAND – The arrest of a fourth man suspected in the burglary of Gateway Auctions in Lebanon is hoped to shed light on the actions of two former Wells men involved in a gunfight with police in a Chicago train station. Christopher Parady, 23, of… Read More
    The Santa’s Helper Fund continues to grow. We now expect to reach our goal of raising $50,000 for the Salvation Army. Please join us in recognizing the following contributors: A donation of $94 in fond memory of Cindy Crain from her friends at the Bangor… Read More
    BANGOR – Irving Oil Corp. is scheduled to be sentenced today for 458 violations of the state’s maximum driving time for commercial drivers during a 1:30 p.m. hearing in Penobscot County Superior Court. Though an investigation by the state police found 565 violations of the… Read More
    State police are looking for help in finding a 70-year-old Somerset County man whose car was found several months ago abandoned in the Waldo County town of Searsmont. Authorities are looking for George Boardman, who lived in the Bingham area and whose closest relative lives… Read More
    NEWPORT – Three women were injured late Tuesday night when the car they were in rolled over at least twice on Route 7 between Newport and Corinna. The operator of the 1998 Ford sedan, Jennifer Romanov, 23, of Pittsfield was treated for minor injuries and… Read More
    MARS HILL – Free flu shot clinics will be offered throughout Aroostook County by HORIZONS Health Services. Clinics will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28 at the Washburn Regional Health Center; from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at the… Read More
    CARIBOU – Two men from the St. John Valley were arrested Wednesday after pleading guilty in Aroostook County Superior Court to separate charges involving sexually abusing a teen-age girl and selling illegal drugs. James St. Pierre, 52, of Madawaska was charged with gross sexual assault… Read More
    SHERMAN – Stacyville firefighters were busy Wednesday morning putting out two fires, one that began at Wheelabrator-Sherman power station and the second about six hours later at Sherman Lumber Co. Fire Chief Charles Heath said firefighters were called to the power company at about 1… Read More
    ROCKLAND – After hearing spirited defenses of spending requests, the Knox County Budget Committee on Wednesday night restored funding it had cut earlier in the review process. The big winners were the sheriff’s department, the District Attorney’s office and the Knox-Lincoln Extension Service. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – A fire in the laundry room forced the evacuation of guests at the Holiday Inn on High Street Wednesday night. According to Ellsworth fire Chief Robert McKenney, the fire started in one of the dryers in the laundry room and quickly filled much… Read More
    WARREN – A town ambulance department paramedic is still dazed by his firing in late October, and along with town officials, is trying to figure out what happened. Rodney Gibbs, 37, was informed through an Oct. 30 letter from Warren Rescue Director Polly Wood that… Read More
    Man faces possible extradition to Ohio after struggle with Bangor police A 25-year-old man faces possible extradition to Ohio as well as several charges here in Maine after he was stopped in Bangor early Wednesday morning and reportedly struggled with a police officer. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    CORINNA – A slippery road surface was blamed for an early morning crash Wednesday that injured a St. Albans man. Jerry Harmon, 47, was treated at Sebasticook Valley Hospital for injuries he suffered when he lost control of his 1993 Saturn on an ice-coated section… Read More
    BANGOR – Gerry Palmer, a Bangor city councilor, was sworn in Wednesday as Penobscot County’s new treasurer during a brief ceremony at the county courthouse. Palmer, who was appointed by Gov. Angus King to the post vacated this month by Patricia Blanchette, was sworn into… Read More
    EAST MACHIAS – Reports that SAD 77 will run out of money by Feb. 15 are not accurate, but a preliminary 1999-2000 audit report indicates the district could be facing a cash-flow problem by the end of next month, the superintendent said Wednesday. Superintendent Klaus-Peter… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – Allan Talgo, 21, of Union pleaded innocent Wednesday to several charges stemming from an August accident that claimed the life of his younger brother. Michael Povich, Hancock County district attorney, said Wednesday that Talgo, his brother, and three passengers were traveling south on… Read More
    The Friday before Christmas, Tim Kamys of Sebec, a member of the staff at Harmony School, had the privilege of serving as auctioneer for a very festive and successful event. Kamys wielded the gavel for the Harmony School Christmas Auction for which more than $800… Read More
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    PORTLAND – Christmas may have come and gone, but the work isn’t over for a Santa Claus from Maine. Sgt. Scott Durst, a U.S. Army reservist with the 94th Military Police Company of Saco, played Saint Nick to a group of orphans in Bosnia last… Read More
    The Santa’s Helper Fund now stands at $42,000, just $8,000 short of its goal. These final days of the year 2000 will decide the outcome of this year’s charity. Regardless of the monetary result, thousands of people in the region will benefit from the generosity of contributors, volunteers… Read More
    BOSTON – New federal regulations that require use of different fishing gear to protect the endangered northern right whale fail to address the real culprit in the death of most of the whales, fishermen say. The regulations approved Thursday by National Marine Fisheries Service require… Read More
    GEORGETOWN – Town chronicler Carolyn “Billie” Todd says she never really felt that the 42-acre mountain she inherited from her late husband, William, belonged only to her. So Todd, 86, donated Higgins Mountain to the Lower Kennebec Regional Land Trust, ensuring that its summit and… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN – The Somerset County commissioners will present their proposed $4.6 million budget Wednesday night, a budget that is considerably higher than last year’s, yet $150,000 smaller than what was originally proposed earlier this fall. Many of the increases were propelled by one-time expenditures, including… Read More
    HOULTON – Police are investigating a burglary that occurred over the long holiday weekend at the main office of the Community Living Association on School Street. The association operates a number of residential and training facilities in the town to provide assistance and training to… Read More
    BREWER – Sara Guppy of Brewer was awarded the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette Girl Scout can earn. The award was presented during a ceremony at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer earlier in the month. The Girl Scout Silver Award recognizes excellence… Read More
    BANGOR – The public is invited to a slide show and “virtual tour” of the Penjajawoc Marsh, a state-designated significant wetland in Bangor at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bangor Public Library on Harlow Street. Sponsored by Bangor Area Citizens Organized for Responsible Development, the… Read More
    BANGOR – The Maine Department of Transportation has completed the majority of work on the Franklin Street bridge that crosses the Kenduskeag Stream downtown. The street is now open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The project replaced an aging and deteriorating bridge. The reopening of the street restores… Read More
    BANGOR – An 18-year-old man has been charged with the robbery last summer of an employee of Wendy’s restaurant, and authorities believe others may have been involved in the nighttime robbery. Chad Umbro, 18, was arrested Friday and held over the weekend in Penobscot County… Read More
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