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DAMARISCOTTA – Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center will host its weekly social lunch program at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 18. After the luncheon Steve Curtis, regional manager for the Bureau of Parks and Lands, will discuss Maine’s great outdoors and its year-round outdoor recreation opportunities through Gov. John… Read More
    PORTLAND – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by an exotic dancer claiming a South Portland police officer used excessive force after she arrived at a hotel to do her act. U.S. District Judge George Singal granted Sgt. Steven Webster’s motion asking for… Read More
TREMONT – Despite a list of more than 50 people waiting for local moorings and more than 20 years of efforts to get the project approved and funded, it is unclear how soon the town’s largest harbor will be dredged, according to local and federal officials. Read More
HANCOCK – Nine. The large, red number shone steadily on Marcia Slater’s answering machine. 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()) {… Read More
    AUBURN – A Superior Court judge has ruled that a dead woman’s lawyers will be permitted to testify at the upcoming murder trial of the ex-boyfriend accused of shooting her to death at his home in Sabattus. Justice Joyce Wheeler’s written ruling said Melissa Mendoza’s… Read More
GREENBUSH – Several reductions have been made to the school budget following the annual town meeting, where residents reduced the amount of school funding recommended by administrators. The reduction is nothing new, as residents have reduced the recommended amount of the school budget as long… Read More
BANGOR – Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln senior righthander Wayne Berry said he loves pitching at Bangor’s Mansfield Stadium. The Lee Academy Pandas found that out the hard way Friday night. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – The Aroostook County Democratic Caucus convenors will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Northern Maine Community College. Democrats will caucus Sunday, Feb. 8, in each town to help determine the Democratic nominee for president, select delegates to the Democratic State… Read More
The concern over possible restrictions on our civil liberties under the proposed expansion of the so-called Patriot Act (BDN, Feb. 10) overlooks the true rationale of the Bush administration. Shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, Bush explained that terrorists hate us because we are free. Read More
BANGOR – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $115,000 grant to the University of Maine, U.S. Rep. John Baldacci announced Tuesday. The grant will be used by the department of resource economics and policy in Orono to develop economic models for aquaculture production… Read More
MACHIAS – Reflexology, a therapy that uses pressure points on the hands and feet to improve circulation and reduce body tension, will be the subject of a free workshop at Down East Community Hospital on Thursday. The two-hour presentation by Mary Calder, a registered nurse,… Read More
    Thank God for clean and good water. Don’t believe anyone who says you can live cheaply in Lubec. Those days are long gone when one could catch a fish off a pier, get a free can of sardines or stop at the smoke house and get a feed… Read More
PORTLAND — A state law that sets detailed reporting requirements for political action committees is unconstitutional when applied to referendum campaigns, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby said the PAC registration requirements are too broad for noncandidate ballot measures and… Read More
CALAIS — Police arrested a New York man Saturday on a felony charge of possession of heroin. Nicholas Droutzkoy, 45, of Riverdale, N.Y., was arrested shortly after 9 a.m. on Lowell Street in the downtown area and charged with one count of felony possession of… Read More
    SURRY — The Surry Community Improvement Association will meet at 7:30 tonight at Surry Elementary School. School board candidates Gail Caddoo and Richard Bishop will speak and the 1998 school budget will be presented. The Board of Selectmen will present the town warrant and municipal… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE — Slippery roads were blamed for separate accidents Tuesday in which two people were injured seriously and a tanker truck tipped over. The two people were injured when their vehicles collided on Route 163 on Condon Hill, according to state police. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
ORONO – Brian Bates scored at the 72:58 mark of the second half to lead the Delaware Blue Hens to a 2-1 men’s soccer win over the University of Maine Black Bears Friday in America East action. Chris Ahern scored at the 35:43 mark off… Read More
LINCOLNVILLE — The Yankee Woodlot Forestry Camp is seeking participants for a weeklong program Sept. 11-15 to be held at the Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center, in the Lincolnville section of Camden Hills State Park. This program, which is directed toward the 80,000 wood… Read More
PORTLAND — Bath Iron Works’ Portland drydock could get a new lease on life if the shipyard wins a Navy contract to convert a helicopter carrier into a minesweeper, a union leader says. The conversion of the USS Inchon would be the largest overhaul job… Read More
    ROCKLAND — The newly crowned Schooner Capital of the World will be host to the 16th annual Great Schooner Race Friday, July 3, in Rockland Harbor. Twenty-seven 19th century-style tall ships from along the Eastern Seaboard will participate in the race. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
A man who allegedly led police on a car and foot chase Monday night and got away was arrested Tuesday afternoon when he went to the Bangor Police Station to retrieve the car which police had towed away. David F. Davis Jr., 22, of Bangor… Read More
ROCKLAND — The following warranty deeds have been recorded with the Knox County Register of Deeds: Octavius A. Orbe and Michael O. Orbe, Ridgewood, N.J., land in Appleton to Rodney A. and Carrie E. Marston, Union. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
    NEWPORT — John A. Storen III, son of John A. Storen Jr. of Newport and Sharon A. Storen of Corinna, has been promoted in the U.S. Army to private first class. Storen is a field artillery system mechanic at Fort Hood, Texas, with the 3rd Field Artillery. His… 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
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    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 – 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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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