Category Archives: police

My first (and LAST day) as an emergency dispatch operator

“This blog post is fiction and the events described did not happen. Please enjoy.” Sunday, May 28 was the first day of my new job as an emergency dispatch operator for the Bangor area. As it turned out, I would only take one call. But the guy must have been some kind of criminal mastermind […]

A reader shares his view on Question 3

Now and then I will come across something from a reader that I feel compelled to share. Today I want to share something with you that I feel follows the opinion of a lot of Mainers. In our state, we have always prided ourselves on hard work and doing things our own way. We don’t […]

Question 3 on November’s ballot is pretty clear. The actual law raises questions.

I will admit that I have a hard time reading legal jargon, and proposed laws. Question 3 that will be on Maine’s ballot this November is written pretty clearly, and I have read it a few times. I admit that what it does say tends to get lost in translation for me in a few […]

Gooey blob in the middle of the road identified as Stetson man who melted (Humor)

Doug Alley

Stetson authorities called in scientists from around the world to help them identify a large gooey puddle that was found in the middle of the road early Wednesday morning. A local resident was walking along, seeking a “Cleary” that had popped up on his “Pokémon Go” app when he slipped in something in the street. […]

Rented apartments and guns…Whose rights do you trample?

Ever since August of 2015 when wheelchair bound Harvey Lembo shot an intruder in his Rockland, Maine apartment there has been a lot of talk concerning renters who want guns, and landlords who want gun free properties. It turns out that Mr. Lembo’s rental agreement included a rule that weapons were not allowed in his apartment, […]

Keeping our children safe?

So apparently a part-time life guard employed by the Brunswick, Maine YMCA was recently arrested on child pornography charges. I don’t know the details, and that particular incident isn’t really my concern. What bothers me, is that the YMCA is supposed to be a safe place for our children to hang out on weekends, and […]

Conspiracy theorist’s dream proves his theory…but is actually a pretty good idea!

  The idea came to me in a dream, but it made so much sense that I had to get out of bed, and get it down, to make sure I didn’t lose it. In the dream, I was at a children’s shelter in a crappy part of a large city. I was walking through […]

After I gifted two fish to strangers, I was in for a big surprise!

How’s this for Karma…Monday I caught my first trout through the ice, and it was the biggest trout I ever caught. I am 46 years old. I gave it to an old lady. I figured there are more opportunities in my life to have trout. Tuesday, I caught 2 more large brook trout. A guy […]

Cops given the OK to steal items from unlocked cars

Doug Alley

In one New Haven CT neighborhood, cops walking a beat are now looking into parked cars, and removing items that they consider to be valuable, and are then placing them in the property room at the police station, where the rightful owners can pick them up. They say this is NOT a violation of search […]

Thirty days in jail for stealing eleven guns? Talk about a slap on the wrist!

***DISCLAIMER*** I AM NOT AN EMPLOYEE OF BANGOR DAILY NEWS.  THE OPINIONS IN THE FOLLOWING BLOG ARE MINE. So this guy from Newport, and his 17 year old son swipe 11 guns from a home in Franklin County last November, along with ammo, and some other stuff. He gets caught when he hocks one of the […]