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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. “Crews did find a pretty sizeable fire when they arrived on scene, they...
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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...

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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Interior secretary touts law that will invest billions in national parks during Acadia visit

WINTER HARBOR, Maine — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited Acadia National Park on Friday, touting bipartisan legislation from last year that will direct nearly $2 billion a year toward maintenance and infrastructure investments at national parks, some of which have seen record numbers of visits this year as travelers venture out following the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions.
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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.

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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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.

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.

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...

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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Live music is back with the Bar Harbor Music Festival

BAR HARBOR — When Francis Fortier and the Bar Harbor Music Festival grace the Criterion Theatre’s stage this summer for the festival’s 55th season, Fortier will be returning to a place that is near and dear to his heart. “Every time I go on stage at the Criterion, I think...
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How a minister’s son became a Maine cop, then an alleged gun thief and drug dealer

Jeffrey T. Bishop, the son of a minister who was a police officer for 25 years and has lived in Cherryfield since high school, once aspired to be a leader. But instead of being elected sheriff of Washington County in 2006, when he lost a three-way Republican primary, Bishop now is accused of having led a double life. Over the past four years he worked for three different law enforcement agencies but also allegedly committed multiple drug- and gun-related crimes, sometimes while on duty.

Are you ready to Commit to Get Fit?

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor wants you to Commit to Get Fit in 2021. That’s the name of the 5k/10k walk/run they’re holding this September. To help people get ready, they’re encouraging folks to exercise. Staff from Dragonfly Physical Therapy was at the FitLot Outdoor Fitness...
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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.
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“Juneteenth” end to slavery to be celebrated

BAR HARBOR — MDI Racial Equity Working Group and Healthy Acadia will host a live-streamed Juneteenth Celebration Performance, to observe Union soldiers announcing the end of slavery on June 19, 1865, online from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at An array of Maine artists and speakers will...
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The next big thing

More than a few first-time visitors to Bar Harbor have nearly swerved off the road after glimpsing Frenchman Bay out the driver’s side window. A vast expanse of silver blue sea interrupted by the emerald-green mounds of the Porcupine Islands, it is a postcard come to life. Add a tall-masted schooner to the scene, and you will have our seasonal guests diving for their Nikons.