A search is ongoing for a man who fell into the Kenduskeag Stream at the overlook at Valley Avenue and Bruce Road at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to Bangor police. Members of the Maine Warden Service, Bangor police and the city’s fire department were continuing their search of the stream at about 7:30 p.m., according to Sgt.

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  • Mills nominates former Maine AG, Hampden councilor for ethics panel
    AUGUSTA, Maine — The state’s watchdog commission on government ethics may soon have a full membership for the first time in almost two years. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has nominated former Maine Attorney General William Schneider, a Republican from Durham, and Hampden Town Councilor Dennis Marble, an independent, to the Maine Ethics Commission, which has operated for nearly two years with four members, a situation that has at times put it in danger of losing a quorum. More
  • New virus has infected 83,000 globally, caused 2,800 deaths
    A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 83,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of Friday in Beijing: — Mainland China: 2,788 deaths among 78,824 cases, mostly in the central province of Hubei — Hong Kong: 94 cases, 2 deaths — Macao: 10 cases — South Korea: 2,337 cases, 16 deaths More
  • Ski racing community starts to back away from toxic wax
    MONTPELIER, Vt. — At ski races across the United States, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax many count on for speed amid concerns it contains toxic chemicals that threaten human health and could reach streams and other critical groundwater sources. The International Ski Federation, the governing body for international skiing, announced plans to ban the use of fluorinated waxes in all disciplines next season. More
  • UMF men’s basketball coach to receive national award
    Dick Meader’s dedication to building basketball in his home state has landed the University of Maine at Farmington men’s basketball coach a major award from his coaching brethren. Meader will be presented with the Division III Outstanding Service Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches on April 3 during the NCAA Division I Men’s Final Four in Atlanta. More
  • Lawsuit related to NH motorcycle crash can proceed, judge rules
    DOVER, New Hampshire — A lawsuit against a Massachusetts company that employed a pickup truck driver accused of causing a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire will move forward, a judge ruled Thursday. Mary Lou Welch, who lost her partner in the June crash, is suing Westfield Transport for emotional distress. More


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