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American Folk Festival attracts nearly 100,000 people

American Folk Festival attracts nearly 100,000 people

Nearly one-hundred-thousand people turned out for this year's American Folk Festival held recently at Waterfront Park in Bangor, the event's organizers claimed. The dance-&-music event concluded on Sunday. The event had been attracting people of all ages since Thursday last week. A number of folk artists from near and far, including Native American dancers from Maine and a Brazilian dance group, performed during the event.

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Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center unveils new sign

Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center unveils new sign

Cross Insurance Center on Friday unveiled a new sign donated by Cross family in Bangor, during a ceremony attended by several area and city officials.

The new sign, installed outside the Cross Insurance Center of the city, includes placards advert Bass Park and a future 124-room Residence Inn which will be created across the street on Bass Park Boulevard.

Residents of the city will no longer have to stumble on to a piece of advert or pay a visit to box office or its official website to know about upcoming shows.

Boy donates $2,000 to Bangor Humane Society to help needy pets

Boy donates $2,000 to Bangor Humane Society to help needy pets

A charity event organized by a 12-year-old Bangor boy on Wednesday raised a considerable donation of $2,000 for the Bangor Humane Society that helps and provides support to homeless pets.

Matthew Gross founded the charity/fundraising event "Ride For The Wet Nose" around three years ago, after his family adopted a homeless beagle, named Buddy, from Bangor Humane Society.

Ever since then, Matthew has been raising funds for the charity by riding his bicycle around the community and collecting donations through the charity's Facebook page.

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UFC president describes Bangor event as ‘artistic’ success

UFC president describes Bangor event as ‘artistic’ success

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White said he brought the mixed martial arts event to Bangor even as he knew that it would not bring any significant economic advantage to his company.

UFC Fight Night 47, which took place at the Cross Insurance Center on Saturday night, attracted 5,329 people with a live gate of around $321,000. Both figures are quite modest by the event's promotion standards. The attendance fell short of a sellout.

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Bangor man arrested for assaulting pregnant woman

Bangor man arrested for assaulting pregnant woman

Bangor police on Monday arrested a local man, named Joshua Cole, after he allegedly attacked a pregnant woman and left her with several serious head injuries.

Thirty-four-year-old Cole reportedly also tried to attack two other people who attempted to stop him from assaulting the pregnant woman.

The series of events leading to Cole's arrest started at 2:15 a. m. yesterday when police officers were called to an Essex Street residence to probe an assault, which was part of a family fight.

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Fatal Dedham crash occurred after octogenarian’s vehicle crossed centerline: report

Fatal Dedham crash occurred after octogenarian’s vehicle crossed centerline: rep

The August 5 fatal collision on Route 1A that left three people dead occurred after 85-year-old driver of a summer home in Ellsworth crossed the centerline and collided with an approaching truck face-to-face, according to investigators' initial report.

The summer home was being driven by Richard Olson, an ex-mayor of Des Moines, Iowa. Initial investigation found that his summer home van might have drifted in his lane and overcorrected, which would have caused his van to cross the centerline.

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Hermon couple ties the knot without any formal ceremony at Bangor bank

Hermon couple ties the knot without any formal ceremony at Bangor bank

Bangor without any formal wedding ceremony. Bryan and April Bomes said they got married in a very unconventional way, without using the services of even a chapel, because they did not want to plan a ritual and all the events for formal weddings.

They just said 'I do' to each other and got married. They chose August 1 to get married as both of them are a little forgetful, and it would be easy for them to remember their wedding date.

However, to make their marriage the couple needed two witnesses to obtain a marriage license from Bangor City Hall.

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