Commission finds Shaw's discriminated against older workers

Shaw's Supermarket Inc. is headed into mediation following a finding that the company discriminated against three women who were laid off in 2012.

The three women, all over the age of 55, filed their age discrimination claim on behalf of themselves and other affected employees, including 60 from Maine. All those employees lost their jobs during a company-wide layoff in 2012 that eliminated 700 workers across New England.

Lawyers for Shaw's argued the company had to seriously reduce costs to compete, and did so by eliminating full-time, rather then part-time positions. That resulted in older workers losing their jobs.

The commissioners were unanimous in their finding that there were reasonable grounds to believe the company had discriminated against the women on the basis of age. The case now moves into mediation in an attempt to reach an agreeable settlement.

Monson man indicted on several domestic violence charges


    A Piscatiquis County Grand Jury has indicted a Monson man on multiple counts of domestic violence.

    Jared Clawson was indicted on Friday for 5 counts of domestic violence assault and domestic violence terrorizing.

    Other charges include aggravated assault, two counts of unlawful sexual contact, criminal mischief and domestic violence threatening with a dangerous weapon.

    Clawson was arrested in December on the domestic violence charges and released on bail. He was arrested later that same month and charged with violating that bail.

    The original crimes occurred against 4 family members from May through October in Piscatiquis and Penobscot counties, according to investigators.

    Clawson is currently out of jail on $150,000 cash bail.


Watch: More Snow? No Problem

Bangor - Some places with more than 2 feet of the snow on the ground... and now another storm is on the way..

Bus Passes Available

Bangor, Maine – Beginning on Monday, February 2, bus riders will be able to conveniently purchase ticket strips and monthly passes for the Community Connector at locations throughout the greater Bangor region. Only single fare cash transactions with exact change will be completed by Community Connector bus drivers. Current single fares will remain at $1.50/ $0.75 with a half-fare senior/disabled card. This transition is an effort to improve the safety and efficiency of the regional bus system.

Community Connector riders may purchase bus ticket strips and monthly passes from over 15 different vendors in the greater Bangor region. Please visit for the most up-to-date list of participating locations. Submissions for vendors continue to be accepted. Interested businesses should contact (207) 992-4670.

Republic Parking (Parking Garage Office at 100 Broad Street), Bangor City Hall (73 Harlow Street), Bangor Public Library (145 Harlow Street), Fairmount Market (662 Hammond Street), Garland Street Market (102 Garland Street), and all Hannaford locations in Bangor (653 Broadway, 773 Stillwater Avenue, and 1133 Union Street)

Hannaford (383Wilson Street), Leadbetters (611 Wilson Street), Shop ‘N Save/Paradis (395 North Main Street)

Hannaford (77 Western Avenue)

Old Town
Hannaford (500 Stillwater Avenue), Old Town City Hall (265 South Main Street)

Bell’s IGA (6 Stillwater Avenue), Orono Town Office (59 Main Street)

Veazie Town Office (1084 Main Street)

The Community Connector is the regional transit provider for the Greater Bangor Area serving Bangor, Brewer, Veazie, Orono, Old Town, Hampden, and the University of Maine. The system provides nearly one million rides every year.

Residence Inn Postponed

Due to the winter storm warning in effect for Bangor tomorrow, we are rescheduling the Residence Inn Bangor and Timber Kitchen & Bar unveiling to Monday, February 9. The event will be held at the same venue, the Cross Insurance Center from 10:00am – 11:30am. We look forward to seeing you Monday, February 9 and wish you a great weekend!

Formal invitation with the new date to follow next week.

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