Articles from Bangor Daily News

Old Town program helps seniors feel ‘comfortably home’

Jan Klitch wants other area seniors to feel as secure in their homes as she now does, thanks to some safety updates it received through a local program.

A retired school nurse, Klitch now sits on the Old Town City Council, and her days are busy with meetings and volunteer work. Although her gray-and-orange rescue cat Miss Kitty-Doggy is plenty of company, Klitch, 86, said she faced challenges living alone. She also didn’t want to move. “I just thought I was capable, if I had certain safety features,” she said.

Meet the new director of Maine’s only ‘naked’ theater company

Actors in Portland’s Naked Shakespeare Company don’t wear any costumes. But it’s not what you think. They don’t use sets or lights while performing the Bard’s works, either. The actors don’t even have a stage of their own.

Like theater guerrillas, they pop up in unlikely places such as bars and city parks. They stay just long enough to conjure up a crop of Shakespearean characters. Then, they sink back into the night, leaving bedazzled audiences wondering what just happened.

8 places to go antiquing in the Bangor area this weekend

You can hardly throw a rock without hitting an antique shop in Maine. They’re everywhere. It’s so popular that towns such as Searsport, Wiscasset and Wells all compete for the title of antique capital of the state.

It’s not just coastal Maine that boasts an array of businesses selling beautiful or funky old things. Bangor is no slouch when it comes to places to gawk at period furniture, poke through old books and records, or eye some vintage jewelry.

Here are eight places in Bangor — and Brewer! — where you can scratch your antiquing itch.

A ‘no-brainer:’ 2 Maine colleges schedule football series

For many who follow small-college football in Maine, it has been a question longing for an answer for 15 years.

When would Husson University of Bangor and Maine Maritime Academy of Castine, only 45 miles apart, start playing on the gridiron?

There is finally an answer.

Athletic directors Frank Pergolizzi of Husson and Steve Peed of MMA have found common ground and scheduled a home-and-home football series between the two schools in 2021 and 2022.

Candidates for governor list money, Medicaid and mental health care as top responses to opioid crisis

Chipping away at the stigma that blocks too many people addicted to drugs and their loved ones from seeking recovery options emerged as the priority Wednesday in a gathering that included three candidates for governor.

Maine’s opioid addiction crisis is claiming an average of more than one life per day, and killed 418 Mainers in 2017. Bangor Daily News Maine Focus Editor Erin Rhoda, who organized the event, said the intent was to put the responsibility for solutions on everyone.

Woman golfer prepares to chase history on PGA Tour

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — Brittany Lincicome has every reason to be nervous as she chases golf history.

The eight-time LPGA Tour winner hopes to knock out the jitters over first few holes at the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship and play well enough from there to stick around through the weekend. If she were to make the cut, Lincicome would achieve something no woman has done against male competitors.