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  1. Maine news you need to know for MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 22 | Bangor Daily News

    Rob Leighton of Westbrook takes six pills at a time in a clinical drug trial to treat his individual cancer, rather than his type of cancer. It's too early to say whether the effort has saved lives, and skeptics of this type of "precision medicine" argue that its limited successes have been overblown.


  2. Fentanyl powder spills on officers making traffic stopRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Officials say two Maine police officers were briefly hospitalized after being exposed to the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl while performing a traffic stop. Westbrook police say the officers pulled over 36-year-old Maria Bowie early Tuesday.


  3. State won't renew education credential for former lawmaker accused of misconduct with studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    State officials have refused to renew an education credential for a former Westbrook lawmaker, following allegations of sexual misconduct with female students. Last Friday, the Maine Department of Education declined to reissue Dillon Bates a clearance required of school employees, citing a state rule allowing education officials to revoke certifications in cases of "unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature."


  4. Three former Black Bears earn NFL roster spotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Three former University of Maine football players and a rookie with UMaine ties have earned spots on the 53-man rosters of National Football League teams. Westbrook native Trevor Bates , a linebacker; fullback-defensive lineman Pat Ricard ; and offensive lineman Jamil Demby will be in uniform for Detroit, Baltimore and the Los Angeles Rams, respectively.


  5. Husson, Maine Maritime Academy open respective seasons with Saturday showdownsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Game notes: This figures to be a challenging nonconference opener for Husson, the two-time defending Eastern College Football Conference champion and the pick to win it again before moving to Commonwealth Conference Football in 2019. The Eagles return a strong defensive nucleus from the 2017 team that yielded just 14.2 points per game led by captains Elvin Suazo at linebacker and Quan Soyini at cornerback.


  6. Maine House to vote on investigating handling of Bates allegationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Maine House lawmakers are set to vote to investigate how a Democratic leader handled allegations of inappropriate behavior against a lawmaker who has since stepped down. Rep. Paula Sutton, R-Warren, said on her Facebook page Monday that she has re-filed a House order to have the House ethics panel investigate how House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, and other House leaders handled allegations made in a Portland monthly magazine against former Rep. Dillon Bates, D-Westbrook.


  7. EMMC earns nod as one of nation's best employers for womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor ranks as one of the 20 best health care employers for women in the country, according to the business magazine Forbes. About 40,000 Americans across all industries who work at companies with 1,000 or more employees were surveyed by the media company, which partnered with a market research firm for the study.


  8. Portland bus to roll out expanded routeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Federal grants covered over three-quarters of the $4.5 million expansion while local payments from Portland, Westbrook and Gorham covered the rest. The new 11-mile Husky Line service starting Monday will carry riders from downtown Gorham to Portland and the University of Southern Maine's Portland campus.


  9. Democrat accused of sexual misconduct resigns Maine House seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    A Democratic state representative from Westbrook resigned Monday, reversing a previously stated intent to serve out his term amid allegations of sexual misconduct that he has denied. Rep. Dillon Bates' resignation was effective immediately, House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, told legislators in a Monday email.


  10. Millennials love their 'fur babies' and that means solid growth for a Maine firmRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    A dog's wet nose and cat's head butt are warming the market for veterinary medicines, with Westbrook-based IDEXX Laboratories expecting an average 10 percent revenue growth each year from now until 2023. Behind that growth is the way humans feel about their companion animals and how much they're willing to spend on them.


  11. IDEXX sues competitor over contract breach, possible trade secret misuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    IDEXX Laboratories, a veterinary diagnostic and testing company based in Westbrook, filed a lawsuit Friday against a Portland-based veterinary company and two employees in district court, requesting a jury trial. IDEXX made the 32-page filing against Direct Market Marketing, a company also doing business as Vets First Choice, and two former IDEXX employees, Dan Leach and Agostino Scicchitano, who were later hired by Vets First Choice.


  12. Maine legislator urged to resign amid misconduct accusationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Leaders of the Maine Democratic Party are calling for one of their state representatives to resign after he was accused of sexual misconduct while teaching in Maine schools. Rep. Dillon Bates, D-Westbrook, allegedly had sexual or romantic relationships with high school girls during the past decade, according to a Friday report in The Bollard .


  13. Police seek help finding Maine teen reported missingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Westbrook police are seeking the public's help in locating a teen girl who they say was last seen Wednesday night in Portland. Bridget Kelley, 16, was reported missing Wednesday after having last been seen on Cumberland Avenue in Portland, Westbrook Police Capt.


  14. LePage had two special places to give out tax benefits. Both went to paperRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    This is the second of three stories about the places Gov. Paul LePage chose and did not choose for federal Opportunity Zone tax breaks. St. Croix Tissue opened in Baileyville in 2016, with its product ultimately going into the Fiora brand paper towels in this file photo.


  15. Growing mushrooms at home is easy and economicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Popping up from moss and rotten trees in the shadows of the forest, mushrooms capture the imagination. The colorful caps and frilly gills are almost alien.


  16. East Millinocket man arrested after police chase in WestbrookRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    An East Millinocket man driving the wrong way on Main Street in Westbrook is behind bars after leading police on a short chase. Westbrook police said detectives in an unmarked car tried to stop Kyle Mones, 30, after he drove the wrong way on Main Street around a rotary on Thursday, but he did not stop after the detectives turned on their lights and siren.


  17. Man acquitted in Biddeford shooting faces gun charge in federal courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    The man acquitted Monday of murder and manslaughter in the death of a Biddeford man was charged Wednesday in federal court with being a felon in possession of a firearm - the gun that killed the victim. A York County jury found that Timothy Ortiz, 24, formerly of New York City and Westbrook, acted in self-defense when he shot and killed Jonathan Methot, 30, nearly two years ago in Biddeford in a dispute over an alleged drug debt.


  18. Developers have new proposal for 109-acre York Village propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Could the third time be the charm? The Mary McIntire Davis Trust will be coming back before the Planning Board next month with a new plan for its 109-acre parcel in York Village, which will be called McIntire Woods and include single-family homes and condominiums. This iteration calls for 24 single-family homes and 118 condo units on the York Street land - the most dense version yet.


  19. Maine's ranked-choice ballot count runs into technical issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    Deputy Secretary of State Julie Flynn announced this morning that the ballots submitted on thumb drives from five towns - Gray, Ellsworth, Lewiston, Orland and Westbrook - are not clear scans. "They didn't come over properly so we're going to scan them from the actual ballots," Flynn told a gathering of staff and reporters Tuesday morning.


  20. Brothers sentenced in $1.4M welfare-for-cash scheme at halal marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | Bangor Daily News

    The former owner of a Portland halal market who, with his brother, traded $1.4 million in federal food benefits for cash was sentenced Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court to three years in prison. The federal prosecutor called the case "one of the largest, if not the largest, fraud cases involving [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] benefits in [Maine]."


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