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BREWER – Earlier this month, area residents watched as the U.S. Coast Guard cutters Thunder Bay and Shackle worked their way up and down the Penobscot River, carving through the ice in an effort to open up the river following a long winter.

According to official spokespeople, the annual operation is executed to help prevent inland flooding; the ice is broken up and allowed to flow downstream. It winds up in the ocean rather than city parking lots and basements when the spring thaw arrives in earnest.

But is that REALLY why they’re doing it?

Published in Style

BANGOR – Move over Little Free Libraries – there’s a new streetside trend that’s setting the Queen City abuzz.

Inspired by the quaint delights elicited by the tiny lending libraries that have appeared in various Bangor neighborhoods in recent years, a handful of apiary enthusiasts are looking to spread their very specific hobby to the masses.

Published in Livin'
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 11:58

Celebrate Octo-beer!

BANGOR – Here in 2018, the Bangor-area beer scene continues to blossom.

The craft beer scene in the greater Bangor region is as robust as ever these days. Over a dozen breweries are plying their trades in the vicinity, bringing delicious beer to the masses. Plenty of thirsts are being quenched as these businesses – some just a few years old, others with decades-long histories behind them – offer up a wide variety of tasty brews.

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 12:13

Another autumn, another ARTober

BANGOR – It’s that time again. ARTober is here. Bangor’s annual month-long celebration of the arts is making its triumphant return.

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 11:32

The arts are expanding on Exchange Street

Bangor Arts Exchange coming to historic Nichols Block

Published in Buzz
Thursday, 09 March 2017 01:00

Criminal Mischief (03-08-2017)

Escapees steal, then crash SUV

SOUTH PORTLAND – Three men who escaped from the Long Creek Detention Center are back in custody after they stole an SUV last week and led police on a short chase that ended when they crashed.

Published in Criminal Mischief
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 13:52

CoVort brings co-working to downtown Bangor

BANGOR - Lisa Liberatore and Jason Harkins, the co-founders of CoVort, have transformed 49 Main Street from an empty shell to a co-working haven. With financial support from sponsors such as Bangor Savings Bank, Rudman Winchell and Eaton Peabody, CoVort opened shortly after this past Thanksgiving. 

Published in Local Business
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 14:17

One con to rule them all

Gamers roll into Bangor for SnowCon IX

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:48

Reaping what they sow The Maine Harvest Festival

Sixth annual event returns to the Cross Insurance Center Nov. 18 & 19

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 11:06

Celebrate the arts with ARTober

Month-long event shines spotlight on Bangor's arts and culture

BANGOR The creative culture of a place often serves as a major catalyst for revitalization. The past decade has seen that energy permeate the City of Bangor, where we've seen a boom in cultural excitement exciting new restaurants and interesting shops and a wealth of artistic and entertainment options.

Published in Cover Story
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