Today’s storm is causing many businesses and schools to cancel. Drivers who do have to venture out are reminded to have a fully charged cellphone and emergency numbers, in case they need to call for help. Find a complete list of cancellations at

A man who allegedly robbed the Bangor Savings Bank in Waterville was caught after tripping in front of a state police officer. The slip caused Jason Mackenrodt to throw the money into the wind and drop his BB gun. Special Agent Glenn Lang knew something was up and detained the man until Waterville Police arrived.

Maine’s waterways will be open to fishing this weekend, even to those who don’t have a fishing license. The Department of Inland fisheries and Wildlife has named February 16th and 17th as Free Family Fishing Days, when a license is not required, but all existing rules and regulations are still in effect.

Welcome to Housing’s annual Winter White-Out Paper Drive will be held this Saturday in Bangor. Folks are encouraged to drop off donations of paper goods, like paper towels and toilet paper, between 10 and 3 at Shaw’s Supermarket on Main Street. All the donations will be distributed to formerly homeless people moving into permanent housing.

Downtown Bangor will celebrate its 3rd annual Winterfest this Saturday, with everything from snow sculptures in West Market square to chair massage and tarot readings at the Charles Inn. The day will have something for everyone, including a coloring contest, outdoor games, and firepits with s’smore’s. Find the complete schedule on the Winterfest Bangor Facebook page.

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