Nit-Noi Ricker

Nit-Noi Ricker

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Nit-Noi Ricker is an Army brat who grew up on a farm in Winterport. She went to the University of Maine and the University of Northern Texas to learn how to be a journalist and started her career in Arizona at the Williams-Grand Canyon News, where she learned every skill needed to produce a small newspaper and earned the Excellence in Journalism Award in 2001 from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Maine, however, kept calling her name and she and her son, Zak, returned home in 2003. She covered sports for the Belfast Republican Journal for a short time before landing a job at the Bangor Daily News, where for nearly 15 years she covered breaking news, town meetings and the issues people were talking about all over Maine. In that time, she also married a Bangor native and had a second son, Darby, and along with her craft beer-making husband, Cory, started a brewery. Nit-Noi joined the WVII team in February 2018.

You can email her at [email protected].

UNITY - The 42nd annual Common Ground Country Fair kicked off on Friday and runs through Sunday in Unity, and even with the rain is expected to draw around 60,000 people from all over the region.

Friday, 21 September 2018 17:32

Field of Dreams rules discussed in Unity

UNITY - New draft rules regarding the Field of Dreams -- an outdoor sports and recreation complex donated to Unity College -- has some folks in town upset, while town and school officials iron out the details.

Thursday, 20 September 2018 18:23

Mainers protest Kavanaugh nomination

BANGOR - As lawmakers in Washington decide on how to deal with sexual allegations from the past involving supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, people in Bangor -- some who have been sexually assaulted -- spoke out against him.

BANGOR - The Maine Board of Environmental Protection held a hearing in Bangor on Thursday to get the public's input on proposals to increase water quality protections for portions of the Penobscot River and around a dozen other waterways.

MACHIAS - A 20-year-old Lewiston woman has agreed to testify against her former boyfriend, who is accused of murder in the shooting death of a New Gloucester woman last year in Cherryfield.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 17:15

Spectrum Cable: Digital receivers needed

BANGOR - Some cable users in the Bangor region were caught off guard on Tuesday when their television signals stopped working.

BANGOR - A former Old Town police officer who admitted to stealing money from the evidence locker and lying on his taxes is going to jail.

Monday, 17 September 2018 19:44

Manhunt for escaped murderer still underway

AUGUSTA - As the search continued Monday for a convicted murderer who walked away from Mountain View Correctional Facility in Charleston last week, the Commissioner for the Department of Corrections was drilled about how the prisoner ... who had escaped twice before ... was allowed outside basically unsupervised.

Friday, 14 September 2018 17:47

$1,500 bail for Bangor standoff suspect

BANGOR - The local man who caused a two-hour police standoff Wednesday was in court on Friday, where a judge set his bail at $1,500 and banned him from contacting any of the witnesses.

Thursday, 13 September 2018 17:40

GoFundMe created for Stone Soup Cafe employees

EAST MACHIAS - Just a couple months after opening in a historic restaurant location in East Machias, flames destroyed the Stone Soup Cafe and Market.

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