Brian Tracy loves Bangor’s Festival of Lights parade. Attending it has been a Tracy family tradition since he was a kid growing up on Lincoln Street. This year the 41-year-old hotel maintenance worker and lobsterman drove from his home in Bar Harbor, about an hour away, to keep the tradition alive. But it’s gotten a tad sedate for his taste. “One of the biggest things is you don’t have all the sirens and stuff going off like they used to.

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  • Coalition of states, including Maine, sue over rules governing 3D-printed guns
    WASHINGTON — Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet. New York Attorney General Tish James, who helped lead the coalition of state attorneys general, argued that posting the blueprints would allow anyone to go online and use the downloadable files to create unregistered and untraceable assault-style weapons that could be difficult to detect. More
  • On Deck, a sports calendar for Jan. 23, 2020
    BASEBALL ORONO — University of Maine Baseball Team Camps, June 26-28 and Aug. 14-16, at Mahaney Diamond. Camps will be attended by numerous New England college coaches; cost is $1,500 per team and includes a pro-style workout, two nine-inning games, and a tour of the Maine campus. More
  • Chief justice’s admonishment followed a note from Susan Collins
    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ admonishment of House impeachment prosecutors and President Donald Trump’s defense team followed a handwritten note by Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. Collins penned a note after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler’s comment about a “cover-up” by Senate Republicans for Trump, her spokeswoman confirmed. More
  • Patriots rookie arrested after being stopped for speeding
    CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — New England cornerback Joejuan Williams faces charges after being stopped by a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper for speeding on Interstate 40 on Jan. 17. The trooper stopped Williams, the 45th pick overall in the 2019 NFL draft, at 9:37 p.m near mile marker 333 in Cumberland County. More
  • Pedestrian dies in Route 15 crash in Orrington
    A pedestrian died Thursday evening after being hit by a car on Route 15 in Orrington. At 5:38 p.m. Thursday, the Penobscot Regional Communication Center received a 911 call reporting the incident. When deputies arrived at the scene, the pedestrian had already died, according to Chief Deputy William R. More
  • Festival of Lights parade kicks off holiday season in Bangor
    Brian Tracy loves Bangor’s Festival of Lights parade ... watched the parade’s 80 floats glide by on Saturday, before City Council Chairwoman Clare Davitt lit the holiday tree in West Market ...
    12/7/2019 - 8:58 am | View Link
  • Thousands flock to downtown Chicago for Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The holiday season kicks into high gear this weekend ... The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade was held in Chicago Saturday, hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Burton ...
    11/23/2019 - 2:45 pm | View Link
  • Battle Creek kicks off holiday season with Christmas Parade, Festival of Lights
    The parade coincided with the beginning of the Winter Festival of Lights. Much of the typical parade route was changed due to ongoing construction along Michigan Avenue. The 79 registered ...
    11/22/2019 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Dorel named presenting sponsor of Festival of Lights parade
    Along with Dorel, several other businesses have joined the parade family to ensure Columbus kicks off the holiday season with a million twinkling lights, said Joyce Lucke, JAKKS, Inc. president ...
    11/17/2019 - 5:31 pm | View Link
  • The dazzling 2019 Franklin Square Holiday Light Show and Festival kicks off this week
    The light show begins at 4:30 p.m. and will feature over 80,000 LED lights choreographed to dance ... Throughout the rest of the holiday season, the free light show will play daily until Dec ...
    11/13/2019 - 3:32 am | View Link
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