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Walkers raise money for suicide prevention

Walkers raise money for suicide prevention

BANGOR – An “Out of the Darkness” Walk took place this Sunday on the Bangor Waterfront.   They’re held all over by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the money raised goes toward their efforts.   Sunday’s walk raised about $20,000.   For many of those who participated it was personal.   “By coming together as a community, we’re really, really able … Read More

Fall Fest at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

Fall Fest at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

OLD TOWN – The leaves are changing color and the air is starting to get cooler, so Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is celebrating with Fall Fest.   The wildlife refuge had special events going on all weekend.   Saturday included an “owl-mania” and canoe trips. There were also local vendors with nature made products.   “It’s just wonderful to see kids playing … Read More

Touch-a-truck fundraiser helps Camp Capella

Touch-a-truck fundraiser helps Camp Capella

HERMON – Camp Capella hosted its 9th annual touch-a-truck fundraiser at Speedway 95 Saturday afternoon.   Some of the highlights were a forest service helicopter and superheros.   The facilities director of Camp Capella, Harvey Chesley, said they hoped to see at least a thousand people by the end of the day and were on track to do so.   He … Read More

Vacant home damaged in Bangor fire

Vacant home damaged in Bangor fire

BANGOR – The Bangor Fire Department responded to a vacant house fire Saturday night.   According to the Bangor Professional Firefighters Facebook page, the fire broke out around 8:15 p.m. on Prentiss Street.   While the vacant building was heavily damaged, no one was hurt.   The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Body Pulled From Lake

Elderly man hospitalized after jet ski accident

GEORGETOWN – The Maine Marine Patrol is investigating after an 85 year old man fell off his jet ski Saturday morning near MacMahan Island.   Marine Patrol said by the time they responded, Richard Russell of West Gardiner had already been brought to shore by a lobsterman who saw him fall into the water.   Russell was unconscious when … Read More

University of Maine police looking for “suspicious” man

University of Maine police looking for “suspicious” man

ORONO – The University of Maine Police Department is asking the public to be aware after reports of a quote “suspicious” individual.   According to their website and Facebook page, a white male dressed in all black has been seen near the bike trails and the U Maine’s rec center. He has been approaching people, making … Read More

Fire rips through multiple Old Town buildings

Fire rips through multiple Old Town buildings

OLD TOWN – Firefighters from several departments worked for hours Saturday night into early Sunday morning for a fire on Main Street in Old Town.   The fire broke out around 10 p.m. Saturday. Flames and smoke could be seen on the upper levels and roof of multiple buildings.   An Old Town police officer on scene said … Read More

Anah Shriners in Bangor celebrate reopening of shrine

Anah Shriners in Bangor celebrate reopening of shrine

BANGOR – The Anah Shrine in Bangor is back open after being heavily damaged by flooding over the summer.   Shriners celebrated with an event Saturday evening.   They said in July, 150,000 to 200,000 gallons of water filled the facility, damaging every piece of flooring and a good chunk of the drywall in the shrine.   “So it’s kind of … Read More

Southern Maine man dies in crash

Southern Maine man dies in crash

WOODSTOCK – A South Berwick man is dead after a two vehicle crash in Oxford County.   According to the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office, emergency responders got a call around eleven Friday night for a crash at the intersection of  South Main Street and Railroad Street in Woodstock.   A 72 year old man named Ashley Torrey was driving … Read More

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