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Bangor police seek help ID’ing suspect in Capehart car burglaries

Bangor police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a person suspected of burglarizing cars in the Capehart area. Over the past few days, police have received nine car burglary reports from that section of Bangor, Sgt. Wade Betters, spokesperson for the police department, said Friday. Police released video footage...
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Multiple crews battle wildfire in Bangor

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Crews from multiple departments as well as the Maine Forest Service battled a wildfire off Church Road in Bangor Friday afternoon. Bangor Fire Chief Tom Higgins tells us the fire is now contained. He says about six acres burned. No one was injured, and no structures...
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Bangor PD Asks For Help Tracking Down Suspected Car Burglar

Lately, I've noticed an uptick in chatter online regarding folks in the Bangor area having their vehicles rifled through. Most of us think to lock our cars at night, but some of these incidents are taking place during broad daylight. Just today, the Bangor Police Department came out with information...
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Searsport is finally celebrating its 175th birthday with a bang

SEARSPORT, Maine — A lot of things — good and bad, dramatic and mundane — can happen to a town in 175 years. In Searsport, one of those things that happened was the way that the coronavirus pandemic interrupted the community’s long-planned 175th birthday party. Organizers were only able to hold the reenactment of Searsport’s first official town meeting in February 2020 before all events and gatherings were put on hold.

I-95 ramp closures begin Sunday night

BANGOR — Interstate 95 onramps and offramps in the Bangor area will be closed overnight for road work beginning Sunday, the city of Bangor announced in a news release. The scheduled work is weather dependent. The following ramps will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on the following days:
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A Man From Bangor Enlightened Me About Juneteenth

An unexpected visitor that day set me straight. I had no idea what Juneteenth was all about when I was told that James Varner was at the front desk here at the radio station. I also had no idea who he was or what he was here for, a situation that our receptionist seemed to take great pleasure putting me into on a regular basis.

Elver season comes to an end

ELLSWORTH — The multimillion-dollar elver fishery closed on June 7, with the average price per pound climbing back up to where it was before the pandemic. Dealers reported buying a total of 8,960 pounds out of the 9,620-pound state quota. The eels fetched $16,567,778 for an average price per pound of $1,849, according to preliminary data from the Department of Marine Resources. That price was well up from earlier in the season, when the average price was about $1,000 per pound.

Spend the night at Fort Knox Ghost camp this weekend

PROSPECT — How does spending the night in one of Maine’s haunted locations sound?. 207 Paranormal will be hosting its first ghost camp of the season at Fort Knox in Prospect. Starting Saturday, paranormal investigators will guide participants through the fort’s historic haunted spots. Paul Wolfe of 207 Paranormal said...

Herrick, Beem spark Dexter past Central for C North softball crown

BREWER — Cheyenne Beem has had a lot on her mind this week. Even with the Dexter Regional High School softball team chasing another Class C North title, the senior catcher has been understandably preoccupied. Her family endured a scare earlier in the week when her dad, Robert Beem, suffered...

Belfast WWII vet celebrates 102nd birthday

BELFAST — A World War II veteran celebrated his 102nd birthday Thursday afternoon. Glenn Hills of Belfast was born in 1919 and served 36 years in the Army National Guard and the Maine Air National Guard. He also served in Korea and Vietnam. The celebration took place at Harbor Hill...

License plates now available at city hall

BREWER — City staff continues to work on ways to make things more convenient for the people who live there. They have just made it possible for residents to get license plates at Brewer City Hall. Finance Director Karen Fussell said that should make things a lot easier. “They get...
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If You’re Hungry, Try Any One Of These Delicious Maine Bugs

I read a random article recently, about a pizza place in Maryland that was putting those periodical cicadas on pizza. Naturally, some folks were outraged, some were grossed out, and the health department definitely came knocking on their door. I don't know if you've ever seen one of those things, but you'll know when you crunch down on one.

Crews battle woodland fire near Bangor-Glenburn line

BANGOR — Firefighters from across the region spend most of Friday afternoon battling a woodland fire on the Bangor–Glenburn town line. Bangor Fire Chief Tom Higgins said crews had to cross over private land to get to the fire that was miles back in the woods. Higgins said when they...
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Bangor’s Late Night Talk Show Airs An All-New Special Sunday

Bangor's only late night talk show is ready to give you a double dose of Danny this Father's Day weekend!. The Nite Show with our pal Danny Cashman, spends this Father's Day "At the Movies" with a new an all-new special. Dan and Christie roll out brand new funny movie parodies based on "Godzilla vs. Kong," "Tom & Jerry," "It's a Wonderful Life" and "8 Mile," along with some classic Nite Show movie themed sketches sprinkled in along the way.

Dexter returns to Class C State Championship with shutout win over Central

BANGOR – Before the season began, Dexter softball set its sights on another trip to the Class C State Championship game. On Thursday, they got the job done. Early on it was a pitching dual between No. 1 Dexter’s Avery Herrick and No. 2 Central’s Kaelyn Parks, but in the fifth inning, the Tigers found their way onto the scoreboard, in part on an RBI from Peyton Grant.
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Brewer rings in 1st official Juneteenth celebration following designation as federal holiday

Maine’s first Juneteenth celebration since President Joe Biden declare the day as a federal holiday on June 17 was held Friday at Chamberlain Freedom Park in Brewer. Juneteenth commemorates the date that Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1885, and informed residents that slavery was outlawed two years earlier when President Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation. On June 11, Gov. Janet Mills signed into law the recognition of Juneteenth as a state holiday, a week before it received federal recognition.