Looking Back: Here Are The Top 11 Stories In Bangor For 2018
We had a great year bringing you all the stories from our area in 2018. Some of those stories were happy. Some were funny. Some were serious. Some were sad.
From naked ATV riders to itchy rashes to celebrity sightings, it's been an eventful year. On a more somber note, you also will see on our list a story about the loss of our own Chuck Foster, a radio legend.
Here's a rundown of the top stories on our site for the year that was. And here's looking forward to 2019.
We partnered with our awesome classic rock station to find a high school choir to sing with Foreigner when they came to the Bangor waterfront. What a contest! Thousands of votes were cast and our winning choir was able to take the stage with a legendary rock and roll band.
Who would have thought that a refrigerated case of desserts at the Old Town Governor's Restaurant would have been a victim of the oppressive humidity that hit our area in July? This video was a big hit on our site.
Three people were arrested on drug charges when they were found passed out in a parking lot in Brewer. It's one of several stories from our news desk that made our year-end list.
We love this guy. Early on in 2018, a fellow from this area decided to strip down and hop on his ATV in the middle of a blizzard. We brought you this important story as part of our effort to make the world a better place. The video did just that.
Here's another story from our intrepid news desk. Two women from Washington County were charged after police found them selling drugs at a local hotel. We can't even count how many stories we did on drug arrests in 2018.
We were the first to bring you the news that the annual Fright at the Fort at Fort Knox in Prospect would be straight from the pages of Stephen King novels. It was a popular choice based on the huge attendance numbers for the event.
This one was for all fans of the Back In The Day Cafe. When it was announced that Ja Rule, Ashanti and more would be coming to town, we just had to tell you about it right away. How did you all like the show?
Of course, we're big New England Patriots fans. When wide receiver Julian Edelman stopped at Evenrood's, we caught up with the restaurant's owner to ask some important questions. Spoiler: He had the salmon. As you may remember, it turned out he was in town to talk to Bangor Savings Bank employees.
When Kashi unexpectedly closed its doors, we wondered what happened. The Stillwater Avenue restaurant is still closed and we're still not quite sure why. Maybe it's time for an update?
When our friend and coworker Chuck Foster passed away, we were devastated. Our story on his death was most viewed story on our site in 2018. That's fitting considering the impact Chuck had on us and many of you during his long and memorable time on the airwaves here in Maine. We miss you, Chuck.