Articles from Bangor Daily News

Vigil held for Bar Harbor woman as details of her death remain elusive

BAR HARBOR, Maine – Jasmine Wehbe never knew Mikaela Conley.

The 22-year-old Wehbe lives in Clearwater, Florida, and has summered in Bar Harbor for the last five years, but still felt obliged to attend a memorial vigil for Conley on Monday night.

“I just wanted to come and support the community,” Wehbe said during the vigil, “and I lost my mother a few months ago. I hope that people here can find peace.”

Farmers push for stricter definitions of foods like meat and milk

Can meat grown in a lab still be called meat? Can milk that comes from nuts rather than cows bear the name milk? And can mayonnaise made without eggs still be called mayo?

From oat milk to grain-based burger patties to mayo made from yellow peas and canola oil, alternative products now populate nearly every aisle of the grocery. Makers of alternative foods, usually from plants, use the terms to signal how their products can be used.

Ditching entourages, Trump and Kim Jong Un to meet 1 on 1

SINGAPORE — They came with scores of aides, bodyguards and diplomats in tow: Donald Trump from Washington, Kim Jong Un from Pyongyang. But for the better part of an hour, the two men will square off one on one, alone but for a pair of interpreters, raising concerns about the risk of holding such a monumental meeting with barely anyone to bear witness.

Two Penobscot County town offices burglarized, police say

Two Penobscot County town offices were burglarized last Friday, according to the sheriff’s office.

Police are still searching for the thief or thieves who stole electronics and an undisclosed amount of cash from the municipal offices of Enfield and Maxfield during the early morning hours of June 8, said William Birch, chief deputy of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives have asked the public to report any information they have about the incidents to the sheriff’s office at (207) 947-4685.

Top-seeded teams to square off in regional baseball finals

It’s hard to argue the veracity of the Heal Point system for ranking teams during the 2018 baseball season.

All four North region championship games set for Tuesday and Wednesday match the top two teams in the final regular-season Heal Points, as does the Class D South final.

In Class A, top-ranked Bangor (17-1) has won 18 consecutive postseason games and four straight state championships but will face a rival in No. 2 Oxford Hills (15-3) that has won the last two meetings between the teams.

Championship week: Bucksport seeking seventh regional softball title in eight years

When the Bucksport High School girls softball team holds its first practice of the season, head coach Mike Carrier doesn’t need to tell his team what the goal is.

The Golden Bucks have played in six state championships games in two classes over the last seven years and have four state titles, all in Class C, including last year. They lost in the B state final in 2011.

Fiberight waste processing plant nearly halfway done, CEO says

The three-acre Fiberight plant in Hampden is almost halfway complete — its walls have been erected, most of the roof has been installed, starting next week the concrete will be poured and equipment has started to arrive from overseas.

The recycling end of the 144,000-square-foot state-of-the-art waste processing plant is expected to be operational by September, and if all goes according to plan, the 600,000-gallon anaerobic digestion tank will process waste by early 2019, Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul said Monday during a tour of the plant.