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].

Friday, 18 January 2019 19:08

Mountain View prison heat update

CHARLESTON - The heat problem at Mountain View Correctional Center is not going away anytime soon, officials are now saying.

Thursday, 17 January 2019 18:09

Plymouth Fire and Rescue receives grant, grows

PLYMOUTH - The town's small local fire department is growing, while others across the state are struggling.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:20

Local EMA hosts haz mat training

BREWER - The deadly toxic gas leak at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India back in 1984 that killed thousands is one of the reasons why the U.S. stepped up its rules for identifying chemicals, and having plans in place to deal with a leak.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:00

Clifton murder suspect 'He's a monster'

BANGOR - Friends of the Clifton woman who was found shot to death on Monday spoke out this afternoon after the man accused of taking her life was in court.

ELLSWORTH - One of two men accused in the brutal death of a small dog owned by a lobsterman from Winter Harbor, may face additional jail time.

UPDATE: State Police make murder arrest.

CLIFTON - Maine State Police have arrested 37-year-old Dwight Osgood Jr. and charged him with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, who was found inside her residence on Monday after an emergency 911 call was made.

Monday, 14 January 2019 18:37

Winterport opens public ice rink

WINTERPORT - Ice skating is an outdoor sport that can be enjoyed by the entire family, even those who watch from the sidelines.

BELFAST - Recovery coaches are people who have been through their own recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, and want to help others take the same steps.

CHARLESTON - The heat went out in a portion of the Mountain View Correctional Facility in Charleston back in the spring, and again when the heater was turned on in December, Commissioner-elect Randall Liberty said Friday.

BREWER - A notorious used car dealer who was sued by the Maine Attorney General's office over his deceptive practices, this week was again working in the used car business.

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