Bangor, ME

Four women arrested after Belfast drug investigation

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Four women were arrested in Belfast Thursday after a drug investigation. The Belfast Police Department says officers responded to a woman acting suspicious in the woods near Route 3, who told them she’d purchased drugs from a nearby house. The Belfast Police Department, Waldo County...
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2 New Winners Appear in Speedway 95’s Victory Lane -Saturday August 6th Results

In a night that was filled with gaps in the action caused by long caution periods, two new faces appeared in the speedway's Coastal Auto Parts Victory Lane. In the Gray's Earthworks Street Stocks, Scott Modery of Hermon, who won last year's Ikey Dorr Memorial 100, appeared in victory lane for the first time in the 2022 season, leading the caution free 25 lap feature from start to finish. Modery pulled pole sitter Steve Kimball of Hermon off the line and maintained the lead to the checkers while Kimball stayed in second for the entire distance. A three way battle for the third position developed in the closing laps, with James Doucette of Skowhegan posting his first top three of the season finishing ahead of Kris Watson of Kenduskeag and Cole Robinson of Clinton who rounded out the top five in that order.
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This Intersection in Ashland Separates Locals from Tourists

There's nothing complicated about it, you just need to read the road signs. For some, that's clearly too much of a task. It's a small intersection in The County that, at times, can make a driver's blood boil. The convergence of the Presque Isle Road (Route 163) and Route 11 is nothing crazy. There isn't an elaborate traffic pattern, there's only one stop sign, and it isn't all that busy. There's even a sign that explains how the flow of traffic works, but people clearly don't read said sign.

Belfast Police arrest four on drug, warrant charges

BELFAST — On August 4, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Belfast Police Department received a 911 call of a suspicious person in the woods near Park Hill Road and Route 3 (Belmont Ave). When Officers arrived, they observed a female acting peculiar in the roadway who appeared to be under the influence of some sort of narcotics and that she had a needle in her hand, according to a news release from the Belfast PD.

Newport brings back Riverwalk Festival

NEWPORT — Newport is celebrating another year of the Riverwalk Festival. Despite scorching temperatures, Saturday families made it out to Newport’s Riverwalk Festival which featured pony rides, face painting, food, and corn hole. The festival kicked off with a parade at 10 am and Debra Ricker a member...

Blue Hill Blueberry Festival is Saturday, Aug. 13

There is nothing like a Maine blueberry. And there is nothing like how the community comes together for local events just like this one. The First Congregational Church of Blue Hill is the host. And everyone is invited. Saturday the 13th begins at 9 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. Ready...

Bangor debut for Gran Fondo Hincapie Series

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The Bangor Waterfront was full of excitement for the Gran Fondo Hincapie Series on Saturday. The race was founded by Rich Hincapie, the brother of George Hincapie who competed as a professional cyclist from 1994-2012. Cyclists were riding in one of three races. A 15, 50,...

Bangor All-Stars No-Hit Vermont in Northeast Regionals Win 3-0 Saturday

The Bangor 11-12 All-Stars, Maine's representatives in the Northeast Regional Championship beat Brattleboro, Vermont 3-0 Saturday morning, to advance in the Winner's Bracket. Jacoby Harvey and Caden Karam combined to no-hit the Vermont team. Harvey went 5.1 innings, striking out 14 batters while walking just 3. Karam came on in relief, getting the final 2 outs, striking out 2 and walking 2.

Blueberry and Bluegrass Fest raises funds for historical building

WINTERPORT, Maine (WABI) - People enjoyed an afternoon of food and music in Winterport Saturday. Winterport Union Meeting House hosted its third annual Blueberry and Bluegrass Festival. It featured a live performance by Miners Creek. Blueberry pies and pastries were donated from the local community. The historic meeting house is...

Farm in Holden participates in Maine’s Wild Blueberry Weekend

STATEWIDE — Maine’s second-ever wild blueberry weekend is a chance for out-of-state visitors and locals alike to get a taste of the wild blueberries here in the state. Governor Janet Mills stood with blueberry farmers when she declared the first wild blueberry weekend at the Blaine House last July. A wild blueberry farm in holden is showing visitors their farm for the very first time.

Maine's annual Wild Blueberry Weekend kicks off Saturday

HOLDEN, Maine — The second annual Wild Blueberry Weekend is underway in Maine with exciting events, deals, and treats located across the state. Copeland Hill Wild Blueberries in Holden is one of many farms, breweries, restaurants, and bakeries participating in the weekend fun. Rhonda Warren owns the 30 acres of land it sits on with her husband. The business sort of fell into their lap.

Mills top Maine runner in TD Beach to Beacon 10K

Orono, Maine -- Senior distance runner Sam Mills captured the Maine men's division of the prestigious TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race on Saturday, Aug. 6. Mills won the Maine division of the event with a final time of 31 minutes 9 seconds. Mills is coming off an impressive...

Work on the next phase of the Brewer Riverwalk set to begin Monday

BREWER, Maine (WABI) - Work on the next phase of the Brewer Riverwalk is set to begin Monday. The Maine Department of Transportation says work includes paving a new ten-foot-wide multi-use path as well as installing lighting, Wi-Fi, benches, and trash receptacles. Construction will begin at Hardy Street and continue...
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Maine's combined no-hitter over Vermont pushes it along to New England semifinals

BRISTOL – On most days, pitching into the fifth inning, allowing only five hits and recording 12 strikeouts along the way, including an immaculate inning, would be enough for a win. On Saturday, however, the state champions out of Bangor, Maine received what might end up being the only pitching performance in the bracket better than what Senji Kimura of Brattleboro, Vermont brought to the table in the opening game of the New England Regional Tournament.

Holden crash closes portion of Route 1A

HOLDEN, Maine (WABI) - A portion of Route 1A in Holden was closed for about an hour after a crash. It happened around 6:30 near the KOA. The Holden Police Department tells us the driver of an SUV was pulling out of the driveway when he collided with a pickup truck.