Ongoing Search for Man Who Jumped From Joshua Chamberlain Bridge Sparks Discussion on Rising Male Suicide RatesRachel PerkinsNewsBreak Contributor
Popular retailer opens another new store location in MaineKristen WaltersNewsBreak Contributor
Highway Havoc: Reckless Driver Flees Scene, Leaving Injured Victim in her WakeRachel PerkinsNewsBreak Contributor
Empowering Women: Inside the Lifeline of the Shepherd's Godparent HomeRachel PerkinsNewsBreak Contributor
School Janitor Coaches Chess Team to the ChampionshipRachel PerkinsNewsBreak Contributor
Police searching for man who jumped from Joshua Chamberlain Bridge
An unidentified man reportedly jumped from the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge connecting Bangor and Brewer at around 1:46 p.m.
Deputies seek help in locating missing woman believed to be in Greater Bangor area
ORRINGTON, Maine — Shortly after 12 p.m. Thursday, the family of Kristen Morse, 30, contacted the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office and reported they had not heard from her since May 17, a release from the sheriff's office said. Morse reportedly most recently lived on Johnson Mill Road in Orrington,...
Maine Nightclub / Entertainment Complex Announces Closure
The last few years have been really hard on restaurants, nightclubs, and similar entertainment venues. First, there was the pandemic, which kept them closed for months. Then, there were issues with staffing and the cost of the supplies they would need (food, alcohol, etc). Of course, this problem was not just a Maine problem. It seems as though these are issues felt by business owners around the country.
New business owner continues legacy of Brewer appliance shop
BREWER, Maine (WABI) As the saying goes: when one door closes, another opens. That’s exactly what’s happening in Brewer. It’s not easy to replace a store that had been around for about 80 years, like Perkins Appliance on Center Street in Brewer. But that’s exactly what Gary Coleman is doing at General Appliance just a couple doors down.
Special Olympics torch makes its trek to Orono from northern Maine
Organizers expect to welcome more than 1,500 Special Olympians, coaches and volunteers during the Orono games.
The Best Chain Restaurant In Maine That Bangor Doesn’t Have
One of the most popular chains in New England has no location in the Bangor area!. The website Mashed is the ultimate destination for food lovers. They have all the info you need to chow down, from the best and worst foods to order at your favorite restaurants, to what today’s most popular chefs are cooking up in the kitchen.
An Orono librarian is pushing back against censorship with a banned book club for students
Although Orono hasn't received any complaints to restrict books, title challenges reached an all-time high in the United States last year.
UPDATE: ‘MeMe G’s’ Donut Shop In Old Town Is Now Officially Open
Old Town's newest spot for donuts is now open. In my humble opinion, you can never have enough options for things to eat, and when it is a locally owned and run business, it makes it even better. If you happen to pass by 296 Main Street in Old Town...
Here’s Where You Can Play Pickleball in the Greater Bangor Area
Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the United States, has taken the country by storm. Whether you're a seasoned player or a curious beginner, there are numerous venues in and around Bangor that offer opportunities to enjoy the exciting racket sport. So, grab your paddles and get ready to discover...
#3 Bucksport Beats #6 Orono 7-0 as Holyoke Throws 1-Hitter
Bucksport's Gavyn Holyoke threw a 1-hitter striking out 10 and went 2-3 from the plate as the Bucksport Golden Bucks beat the Orono Red Riots 7-0 on Thursday afternoon in a Class C Quarterfinal. Holyoke faced only 25 batters. He walked 1, allowed 1 hit, hit 2 batters and struck...
Bangor’s G-Force will close next week after live performance permit paused
The entertainment venue is the latest business in the largely empty Bangor Mall to shutter.
Construction on tiny home park in Bangor begins
BANGOR (WGME) -- A tiny home park in Bangor is finally taking shape. Cement slabs have been poured for a handful of homes and walls are also going up at the new development on Hammond Street. The plan for the site is to build 34 individual, 320 square foot homes...
Walgreens on Union Street In Bangor Is Now Wall-less
For the past few years, we've been reporting on the fact that much like the yellow pole at the Aburn Walmart, folks here in Bangor can't seem to avoid hitting the retaining wall at the Union Street Walgreens. According to the City of Bangor's Director of Code Enforcement, Jeff Wallace,...
#4 Old Town Nips #5 Ellsworth 5-4
The #4 Old Town Coyotes broke a 3-3 tie with 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th and withstood an Ellsworth 7th inning rally to beat the Eagles 5-4 at the University of Maine on Thursday June 8th in the Class B Quarterfinals. Hannah Wagstaff was in the circle...
Letter: An arts education tribute to Emily Bean
"Emily's powerful advocacy for "Building Community Through the Arts" not only helped us to initiate the program in English classes at Bangor, Brewer and Hampden high schools in 2000, but has helped to maintain it there and spread it statewide."
Man faces Penobscot district judge after violating domestic violence probation
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A man previously convicted of domestic violence assault was back in court in Bangor due to a violation of his two-year probation. In early 2021, Christopher Pelkey was convicted of domestic violence assault. Then, in December 2022, Pelkey was arrested on four new domestic violence felony...
Empty Arms Bangor prepares for gardening & butterfly release event Saturday
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - One local organization is giving lost loved ones their wings. Empty Arms of Greater Bangor provides support and resources for parents and families who have endured the loss of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or infant death. The memorial garden, located at Mount Hope Cemetery,...
Shop selling Maine-made goods will open this summer in the Bangor Mall
The Bangor Mall has successfully hosted regular craft fairs throughout the year, so the Maine Micro Artisans should fit right in.
Hermon’s school board candidates offer opposing views of library book controversy
Kristen Shorey and Brian Veneziano are seeking election to a three-year term in a district highly divided over library content.
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