Organization Helps Register Voters

BANGOR - The American Folk Festival isn't just about the music, as many organizations set up booths to gain attention. One group in particular looked to register voters.

Brewer high school opening delayed

It looks like students at Brewer High School will get a few extra days of summer vacation.

The school year was supposed to start on Thursday, August 28th, but because of the ongoing construction it's being pushed to Tuesday, September 2.

The new student orientation and the freshman parent meeting will still be held as planned.

The Brewer Community School will also open as planned on August 28th.

Pharmacy robber arrested

A man accused of holding up a pharmacy in Gardiner yesterday didn't remain free for long.

31 year old Jesse Mansir was arrested last night and charged with robbing the local Rite-Aid store.

Police believe he's the man who passed a note to a pharmacist yesterday morning--demanding drugs and threatening that he had a gun.

He then fled on foot and no one was hurt.

Gardiner police say they later received a tip that their suspect was hiding in a wooded area off Harrison Avenue.

15 police officers and 2 k-9 units moved in and arrested Mansir just after seven last night.

He's now charged with robbery and was taken to the Kennebec County jail.

Bangor Man Arrested For Domestic Violence Assault

Bangor - Friday morning at 4:45am, the Bangor Police Department responded to the report of an assault in progress. Initial information was that a man, armed with a knife, was assaulting a female in the driveway. Upon the officer’s arrival, witnesses informed them that the suspect had recently dragged the female victim into the apartment. Witnesses also stated that he male had brandished a large hunting knife as well as a cane. He had also reportedly threatened to kill all of them as they tried to intervene. When the officers tried to make contact, the suspect refused to answer his door. Due to the reports of injuries to the victim, the decision was made to enter the residence immediately. Upon entry the officers found the victim and suspect inside a bedroom and enclosed in a tent, placed on top of a bed. They found that the woman was injured and at that time arrested 51 year old Gary Dorion of Bangor. Dorion was charged with domestic violence assault, criminal threatening with a weapon (three counts) and possession of schedule Z drugs.

Best Restaurants 2014: Gifford's

BANGOR - Made in Maine, but expanding across the country, our next best restaurants guest knows a little bit about the craft of a good frozen treat. Gifford's Famous Ice Cream was voted Bangor's best ice cream by readers of the Bangor Metro. Here's a little more about their Skowhegan-based company.

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