Bangor has over 35,000 residents, which makes it the third-largest city in Maine, after Portland and Lewiston. Located about 30 miles from Penobscot Bay, Bangor deemed itself the "lumber capital of the world," in the 19th century. Bangor had anti-slavery politics well before the Civil War, and the Union's first volunteer infantry company was raised there after the attack on Fort Sumter. The city is considered the alter ego of Stephen King's town of Derry, which he refers to in many of his stories, including the novel, "It."
Local Newspapers: Bangor Daily News Courier
Local Sports Teams: University of Maine Black Bears
Local Colleges: State UniversityUniversity of Maine
Zip Codes associated with bangor, maine: 04401, 04402
Towns/Cities near bangor, maine : Brewer, Hampden, Orono, Holden, Old Town, Eddington, Carmel, Hermon, Winterport
The University of Maine Museum of Art , located at 40 Harlow Street in downtown Bangor, opens three new exhibitions in April. UMMA, which is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., brings modern and contemporary art exhibitions to the region and presents approximately 12 original exhibitions each year.'It's been a long winter': Bangor Home Show spurs spring projects
Karen and Greg Bisson of Skowhegan, who are adding a sun room to their home, stopped to talk to carpenter Eric Bean and Troy Pearl of Pearl Contractors of Corinth. "We're just getting information and ideas after thinking about it all winter," she said.Man in cyanide-by-mail case to use insanity defense
A man with a history of mental illness who is accused of sending mailing an Englishman the cyanide he used to kill himself plans to use an insanity defense, according to court documents. Sidney P. Kilmartin, 52, has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the death of Andrew Denton, a depressed 49-year-old man in Hull, England who was found dead on Dec. 31, 2012.Bangor's old water system leaves many holes to plug - on a 400-year cycle
On May 23, 2014, a 20-inch cast iron pipe with a leadite sealed joint leaked behind the Bangor Water District, which flooded out the water district's business office and State Street. On May 23, 2014, a 20-inch cast iron pipe with a leadite sealed joint leaked behind the Bangor Water District, which flooded out the water district's business office and State Street.Hikers carry weight of fallen soldiers in tribute climb
As the snow slowly fell on Borestone Mountain last Saturday, 12 individuals ages 11 to 45 checked their gear in the parking lot before heading off to snowshoe hike up the East Peak summit. Each hiker carefully placed a stone engraved with a name or initials with a date into their packs.Hello from Eastern Maine
Hello everyone, It's been an extremely cold and snowy winter for us in Maine, many of us here are ready for spring to begin and the snow to melt so that we may enjoy the good weather once again, especially for those of us who golf, my local course has about 3 feet of snow on the fairways and the green so it will be interesting to see how the course plays this year! I am very glad to have found this forum after searching off and on the past month, I hope to have many good conversations, and help other members on this forum, all the while possibly finding other golfers from my state on here! I play at Hidden Meadows Golf Course in Old Town it's about a 20-25 minute drive from Bangor it's only 9 Holes but it is not overly busy and it's off from the road, it also is quiet and the course is usually in excellent condition, it also has a driving range.Our Maine Heritage: Legends of outdoor writing gather for a meal
If you're an outdoor writer in this state - which I'm very fortunate to be - it won't take long before someone starts talking about the trailblazers who preceded you. The Penobscot Salmon Conservation Association, Inc., were hosts last night to Maine's fish and game writers and Commissioner Roland H. Cobb.Bangor police investigating Market Street stabbing
Bangor police are investigating a stabbing on Market Street that left one person injured, a department official said early Friday evening. The incident, which happened at 89 Market St., was reported about 3:45 p.m. as a disturbance, according to Deputy Police Chief Brad Johnston.Old Town police chief saluted on last day at work after 46 years
Old Town Chief Don O'Halloran gets a hug from University of Maine police department's Rob Welch outside the Old Town Public Safety building Friday in Old Town. O'Halloran retired after 46 years in uniform.LePage offers Stephen King a deal: 'Make me the villain of your next book'
Normally we outline some bills to watch, but we've got so much stuff for you in the Daily Brief today that I'm going to leave you to your own devices with a link to the public hearings and work sessions calendar so we can get right into it. Gov. Paul LePage was in Bristol, Connecticut, last night for the local GOP committee's annual Lincoln Day Dinner, a $50-per-person fundraiser for the party.86 This! reopens in new location in Ellsworth, spreading burrito love to the masses
86 This!, run by the husband and wife team of Jeff Kelly and Diane Kelly-Lokocz, offers up creative burritos, named for punk bands, that go far beyond meat, beans and rice. With the added kitchen space at the new location, the Kellys will also offer an array of soups and other seasonal specials, including two new chilis: Spitting Venom and Forest Fire .Young musicians to collect cereal at spring BSYO concert
A nurse walks by a string quartet made up of three members of the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras and co-concert master of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bangor. The quartet played at other area hospitals to take the orchestra to the people.At John Bapst, it will be OK to trust again
The students, parents and staff at John Bapst Memorial High School have endured a difficult week as they have started to come to grips with news that a well-regarded teacher committed suicide in a Bangor hotel room after police started investigating allegations that he solicited nude photos from a student . There are understandable expressions of surprise any time a popular, trusted community figure turns out to have a dark secret.Tanner McLaughlin Receives MPA Principal's Award
Tanner McLaughlin of Millinocket, a senior at Stearns Junior-Senior High School, has been selected to receive the 2015 Principal's Award, Principal Levesque announced today. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior's academic achievement and citizenship.Bangor's Irish Flanagans - and a budding historian
Even with my newly confirmed 11-percent Irish ancestry, St. Patrick's Day snuck past me with no commemorative column on my part - until Tom Flanagan died. Bangor native Thomas Shea Flanagan, who died March 8, was not someone I knew well, but calls and correspondence with him had been part of my writing over the years about Charlie Flanagan, whose likeness can be seen in the sculpted bronze soldier in a Jeep atop the Maine World War II Memorial at Cole Land Transportation Museum on Perry Road.200 Maine businesses endorse proposed Katahdin-area national park
More than 200 businesses from around the state endorsed a proposed 150,000-acre national park and recreation area in the Katahdin region Thursday. "I think this national park would be good for business," said Brad Ryder, owner of Epic Sports of Bangor and one of the speakers at a press conference at the Cross Insurance Center where the mass endorsement was announced.Addiction treatment requires multiple solutions, not one government prescription
That's why the proposal, included in the governor's budget for the next two years, to end state funding for methadone treatment and fund Suboxone prescriptions instead is too simplistic an approach. The desire to get methadone patients to see primary care physicians, the rationale behind the proposal, is a great idea.5 Things To Do This Weekend, March 27-29: A little spring in your step
This is what I'm talking about. Goodbye, winter, you filthy animal. This weekend in Bangor there's a whole lot of great nightlife and music to enjoy, so let's jump right in.1946 map charts America's folk heroes; Maine doesn't get Paul Bunyan
Recalling Bangor's heyday as a lumber port, the Paul Bunyan statue stands near the Southeast Entry of the new Cross Insurance Center. Maine and Minnesota have been locked in an ongoing tug-of-war over which state gets to claim the folk hero lumberjack Paul Bunyan.Bugs & boogie-woogie
In any other camp environment the "Let's Buggy-Wuggy" theme might have remained secular all week long. "But in this house, full of grace and love, God was everywhere," said Michelle Dokka, music director of Redeemer Lutheran Church , Bangor, Maine.
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