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 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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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.
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Several Amato’s Locations In Maine Now Closed On Sundays

As the summer kicks into full gear here in Maine, so does the outdoor activity. For so many Mainers, that often means lunch on the run. Whether it's a hike to a swimming hole or a day laying on the beach, many of us pack a lunch that includes an Amato's real Italian sandwich. But if you're planning a Sunday excursion and want that classic Italian sandwich to munch on, you'll have to plan accordingly because several Amato's locations in Maine are now closed on Sundays.

Possessions burn in outdoor Mount Pleasant Street fire

ROCKPORT — It had taken seven months to clean out the house – to fill the tractor trailer with clothing and possessions associated with the owner’s mother-in-law, who’d already passed away. Thursday afternoon, June 17, 2021, fire took hold of a shed, a solar-powered privy, an airstream camper, and a...
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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.

Drug agents seize fentanyl from Bangor apartment; two people charged

Drug agents seized 1.5 pounds of fentanyl from a Bangor apartment. Maine’s Drug Enforcement Agency arrested 53-year-old Craig Pelkey and 37-year-old Sarah Denbow Wednesday night and charged both with trafficking in fentanyl. The arrests come as part of an ongoing investigation prompted by neighborhood complaints about suspected drug trafficking in the area.
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Herrick, Beem spark Dexter past Central for C North softball crown

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 a stroke....

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:

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...

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...

Surry captain expands her business with new boat

SURRY — For the last few years, Linda Greenlaw, the Surry boat captain, lobsterman and author, has been doing more and more tours on Earnest, her 41-foot lobster boat. On that vessel, she’s been able to take six people out and show them the authentic Maine lobstering experience. But Greenlaw wanted to expand that part of her business and took the next step last week when she launched Select, a 58½-foot boat that will be used for tours and charters.
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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...

Georges River Land Trust hosts 30th Gardens in the Watershed Tour

THOMASTON — The annual Georges River Land Trust Gardens in the Watershed tour will take place on Sunday, July 18, from 10 a.m. – to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This event is one of the highlights of the summer season in Midcoast Maine. This year’s tour will feature seven gardens located in Thomaston.

Rep. Doudera bill to reduce child access to loaded firearms heads to Governor

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate voted 20-15 on Wednesday to advance legislation sponsored by Representative Vicki Doudera, D-Camden intended to protect Maine children from death and injury from loaded firearms. LD 759 would amend the child endangerment laws to include unauthorized access to firearms for children under 16. “Safe storage...
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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.

Camden Area Christian Food Pantry seeks to share its bounty

CAMDEN — Tucked away on Mt. Battie Street in Camden is the Camden Area Christian Food Pantry (CACFP). Many community members may be shocked to learn the Food Pantry will celebrate its 20th anniversary this coming September. Others may be surprised to learn that food insecurity in Camden and eight surrounding communities continues to be an issue that has dictated its need for the past 20 years.