Latest Bangor News

Woman goes to prison over powder sent to Sen. Susan Collins

Oct. 29, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A woman convicted of mailing a letter containing powder to the Maine home of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker imposed the sentence on Suzanne Muscara, 38, of Burlington, Maine. Muscara was convicted of mailing a...

Refinery plans to produce fuel from paper, lumber mill waste

Oct. 29, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine research company has announced a partnership with a New Hampshire wholesale energy supplier to produce and market a patented zero-emission biofuel. Biofine Developments Northeast Inc. of Bangor says that it plans to finalize the site for a biorefinery this month and begin...

Man arrested at Trump rally with South Dakota's Noem

Oct. 28, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine on Wednesday arrested a man who displayed a knife and a wooden baton at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump where South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was appearing. Noem spokeswoman Maggie Seidel said Noem’s security detail engaged the man and the Republican...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to supporters Saturday Oct. 24, 2020 in Tallahassee, Fla. Battleground Florida was again a central focus of the presidential campaign Saturday as President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and former President Barack Obama all had high-profile events in the state. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

The Latest: Pence to be in Minnesota on Monday after all

Oct. 25, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence will be campaigning in Minnesota after all on Monday, after a text message from the Trump-Pence campaign indicated the two would be together in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The vice...

Cross Insurance's late founder honored by chamber

Oct. 24, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine State Chamber of Commerce has honored the late founder of Cross Insurance. There was a tribute to the life and legacy of the late Woodrow Cross during a gathering of the business community Thursday evening. Cross died in July at 103. “His can-do philosophy combined...

Buyers line up to purchase cannabis products at Theory Wellness on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in South Portland, Maine. Friday is the first day of legal marijuana sales for adult recreational use in the state. (AP Photo/David Sharp)

Lawsuit filed over Maine marijuana retail licenses

Oct. 21, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Two small Maine-based marijuana businesses are suing the agency that oversees recreational marijuana operations, arguing state licenses were illegally awarded to out-of-state owners. State law requires owners of marijuana operations to live in Maine and to have filed state income...

Police chief accused of domestic assault submits resignation

Oct. 11, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A police chief accused of choking a woman with whom he’d had an affair has resigned. Dover-Foxcroft Police Chief Ryan Reardon submitted a one-sentence resignation letter Friday, but did not specify his reasons for quitting. Reardon was arrested last month on charges of...

Hiker dies after 50-foot fall, cold night on Katahdin

Oct. 8, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — A 74-year-old hiker who fell 50 feet after getting lost on a Mount Katahdin trail and spent a cold night waiting for rescuers died later at a hospital, his son said Thursday. Donald MacGillis, a former editor for The Berkshire Eagle and Boston Globe. was in critical condition when...

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Waterville, Maine. Collins, who is seeking re-election, visited businesses on a campaign swing through downtown Waterville. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Collins: Maskless Trump set a poor example at White House

Oct. 6, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Tuesday she was “shocked” to see President Donald Trump discharged from the hospital so soon, and said Trump set a poor example by appearing at the White House without a mask. “When I saw him on the balcony of the White House,...

12-year-old struck by shotgun pellets in Washington County

Oct. 6, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

DEVERAUX TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was hospitalized after being hit by shotgun pellets from a hunter over the weekend in Washington County, wardens said. The boy's father was shooting at a grouse and some of the pellets hit his son, WABI-TV reported. The boy was transported to Northern Light...