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DOVER-FOXCROFT – Local officials are looking into a grant that could provide funds to expand the tennis court and create a boat launch on riverfront property. Dover-Foxcroft selectmen gave Town Manager Jack Clukey authorization Monday to submit a letter of intent to seek the funds… Read More
    SANFORD – A Maine company’s plans for a $10 million expansion at Sanford Regional Airport have been derailed after financial backing fell through. Oxford Aviation had planned to open a 96,000-square-foot airplane-refurbishing facility at the airport with up to 200 jobs. The company, based in… Read More
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host essentials of college planning workshops on the following dates and times: . 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Presque Isle Career Center. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = [];… Read More
    SOUTH PORTLAND – Police, firefighters and emergency responders said Tuesday that the proposed Taxpayer Bill of Rights which Maine will voters will consider in November could threaten public safety. Officials representing public safety workers said spending caps resulting from TABOR would slash essential services at… Read More
Although most of our concerns are necessarily focused on the needs of those affected by Hurricane Katrina, we must not forget there are people among us who also count on us to help them through their own difficult times. Recently I heard form Alice Redmond… Read More
AUGUSTA – One of the state’s leading polling organizations will be closely gauging reaction to Thursday night’s presidential debate in an effort to make a conclusive determination on how Mainers will vote Nov. 2. Patrick O. Murphy, president of Strategic Marketing Services of Portland, said… Read More
BUCKSPORT – A 540-acre parcel on Mud Pond in East Bucksport could become the base for students to study marine and freshwater biology. Fred Dodd, founder and president of International Zoological Expeditions Inc., based in Sherborn, Mass., bought the property earlier this month. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
BANGOR – More than a dozen local organizations are teaming up to present a health and safety party this month at Cascade Park as part of Maine’s Covering Kids and Families Campaign back-to-school effort. The event, from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, will… Read More
    BANGOR – City councilors favored more but less expensive homes over fewer pricier houses Wednesday in endorsing a developer for city property on New York Street. After some public comment and last-minute sales pitches by the two developers, the council endorsed proposals by real estate… Read More
FORT KENT – A representative of Maine Veterans Service will be available to serve northern Maine veterans, their dependents, and survivors in all matters pertaining to veterans affairs. This service is available from 1 to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each… Read More
ELLSWORTH – The American Cancer Society and Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will present a free seminar tonight on financial guidance for cancer survivors and their families. The seminar will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the first-floor classroom of the hospital’s medical… Read More
    SOUTHWEST HARBOR -Little Darling, the 28-foot lobster boat that ran aground near Otter Creek on Monday, was lost later in the day as wind and a rising tide drove the vessel against the rocks. According to Petty Officer Leslie Dykes with the U.S. Coast Guard,… Read More
BREWER — The latest casualty of City Manager James Kotredes’ unexpected guilty plea to 11 counts of theft last week is the Christmas party for city and school employees and elected officials. “It’s just not going to happen,” Mayor Donna Thornton said Monday. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    Tina Baker is running for House District 117 (Little City, Bangor Gardens, Kenduskeag Gardens, Judson Heights) and, if elected, will be a superb state representative. A resident of the district for 26 years, she has worked repeatedly and effectively on behalf of causes ranging from drug awareness programs… Read More
AT BANGOR, Saturday 1994 Caribou Bog Race, 18 km Raul Siren 1:13.21, Jeff Libby 1:13.57, Richard Chalmers 1:14.05, John Chase 1:16.57, George Wright 1:17.06, Chris Dorion 1:19.24, John Frachella 1:23.40, Dan Works 1:23.50, Risto Saloranta 1:25.03, Ethan Magoon 1:25.35 googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
ROBBINSTON — A move to develop a $7.5 million indoor aquaculture facility that would provide 30 full-time and part-time jobs has clashed with local desire to keep the Robbinston shoreline in pristine condition. Carl Danielson, a San Francisco businessman and developer, last year met with… Read More
    Wednesday’s lottery numbers: 547 — 2448 Tri-State Megabucks: 9 17 20 22 31 37… Read More
Before the troops returning from the Persian Gulf are swallowed up by a sea of raucous celebration in Bangor, they first pass a handful of steel-haired, blue-uniformed veterans who shake their hands and thank them for a job well done. After more than 120 flights,… Read More
The Dahl-Chase Summer Student Program, an eight-to-10-week internship, celebrates its 15th anniversary in July, providing opportunities for young medical students to work directly with physicians. From four to seven students are selected each year to participate in the program sponsored by Dahl-Chase Pathology Associates of… Read More
    ORONO – What better time than the holidays to hold the popular Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center, University of Maine. The event offers the public an opportunity… Read More
    BANGOR – Stephanie (Stevie) Dunham and Caleb McGary met at age 8 while taking a class at Caleb’s mother’s dance studio, River City Dance, and while performing with Robinson Ballet. Since that age they have danced in “The Nutcracker,” performing various roles separately or partnered… Read More
    If you had a band, what would you call it? “The Copper Lights.” googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) { if… Read More
    BANGOR – Penobscot Theatre continues its 35th anniversary season with two productions for the holiday season – the Tony-nominated family musical “A Year With Frog and Toad,” and the uproarious comedy for mature audiences, “A Tuna Christmas.” The productions run through Dec. 23 at the… Read More
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    3rd District Court, Bangor Cases Nov. 10-14, 2008 googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) { if (slot_sizes[i][0] googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    Bangor BSO Sneak Peek series at Maine Center for the Arts googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) { if (slot_sizes[i][0] googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    Because of anticipated state and federal budget cuts, elderly residents at some Maine assisted living facilities will no longer be served breakfast beginning on Jan. 1. Freese’s Assisted Living in Bangor, Stearns Assisted Living in Millinocket and Merry Gardens Estates in Camden will continue to… Read More
    BELFAST – State and local police converged on a High Street home after a male occupant was shot to death there Tuesday morning. Police said a woman was being questioned in connection with the shooting and a weapon was recovered. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    From the governor’s office to the showrooms of small auto dealerships throughout the state, many Mainers are paying close attention to the proposed $15 billion bailout of U.S. automakers. Most involved in the industry are hoping that the U.S. Congress will vote to give the… Read More
    BANGOR – Fraser Papers Ltd. has sued a Michigan firm in U.S. District Court seeking payment for 1.8 million pounds of specialty paper manufactured at Fraser’s Madawaska facility and shipped to North Carolina between May 5 and June 2. In the breach-of-contract lawsuit filed Monday,… Read More
    BREWER – The national slowdown in the auto industry will cause a temporary shutdown at Brewer Automotive Components. Company officials are anticipating a two-week shutdown starting Dec. 19 at the Brewer factory, where 117 workers make suspension and steering components for Toyota of North America… Read More
    ORONO – The Maine Better Transportation Association will host a program Thursday evening at the Best Western Black Bear Inn titled “Flight Plan: Weathering Turbulence and Finding Opportunity in the Passenger Air Travel Market.” The program begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. Rebecca Hupp,… Read More
    There’s an intimidating picture on the front page of the Dec. 3 Bangor Daily News It shows an individual brandishing the Bible like some club with which to throttle those Christians (like me) who look into Scripture and see Christ’s words of love and tolerance. Read More
    Several readers have written in about whether it is possible for President-elect Barack Obama to become president before Jan. 20. While the chances of this happening are virtually nil, there are constitutional paths to such a development. One would be for Condoleeza Rice to resign… Read More
    A loan program unveiled last week fills an important void by targeting money to small businesses in rural and downtown areas. The new loans also come at a critical time when credit markets across the country remain frozen. Coastal Enterprises, Inc. was selected by the… Read More
    The country’s health insurance industry was praised last week for joining the national debate over universal health coverage. Pledges to give up its ability to reject people with pre-existing medical conditions and its longstanding objection to guarantees of insurance coverage could represent a significant change for the insurance… Read More
    Almost every day on TV one will view the suffering of little children who are victims of war, pestilence, famine and natural disasters. Then again there are agencies, which rescue children from picking in city dumps. If a civilization cannot control birth rates compared to… Read More
    It’s good that the Bangor Daily News highlights the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“Eleanor’s Declaration,” Dec. 8) and that the BDN states that “few in the West would argue these basic claims that come with being human.” One aspect of the human rights… Read More