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HARRINGTON – Close to 150 residents of SAD 37’s six communities met Wednesday night and overwhelmingly approved the proposed $8.57 million education budget for 2008-09. The proposal will now be the subject of a May 27 referendum vote in each town. District Superintendent David Beal… Read More
PITTSFIELD – For seven years, Jill Schvartz worked at a T-shirt company in Ohio, running the silk-screen printing operation. She sweated and toiled and brought home a pretty small paycheck. “It was not nice,” she admitted this week, sitting in the art studio at Maine… Read More
A Jan. 3 story about jewelry designer Heather Perry on the Creating page incorrectly stated where she went to school. Perry attended Maryland Institute College of Art. — googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
BAR HARBOR – Jonathan Mohr wants tourists to take home more than souvenirs and sunburns when they leave Mount Desert Island this summer. He wants them to take home a question he has been asking since the United States invaded Iraq 15 months ago: “Why?”… Read More
    CORINTH – State police Monday released a drawing of the man who apparently kicked in the back door of a mobile home last week on Route 15 in Corinth and threatened two teenage boys with a screwdriver. The man still is being sought by police. Read More
BANGOR – The Penobscot Figure Skaters will be holding a clinic for Penobscot figure skaters on March 29 at Sawyer Arena. The clinic will be conducted by Tessa McCue of Hampden and her coach, Barbara Kossowska, formerly of Poland. For more information, contact Andrea Blunt… Read More
In response to Ruth Gray of Old Town (BDN letter, Oct. 17) – her attempt to discredit the Franco-American Center shows her lack of knowledge of local and Maine history. The French were in Bangor with Samuel de Champlain in 1604. The French Province of… Read More
    I am the live-in girlfriend of Matthew Leighton and dear friend of Lauren Hall, the brother and mother of Robert Leighton who was brutally killed at the hands of Malia Lowry in Cherryfield a year ago last July. The tremendous grief we still feel on… Read More
ST. AGATHA – The St. Agatha Volunteer Fire Department has acquired a federal grant that is nearly five times larger than the annual budget of the department. The 19-man volunteer fire department operates on an annual budget of around $18,000. The town has to match… Read More
    Ralph Nader and the Green Party are the only major campaign refusing to take corporate money, the only campaign which does not support the death penalty and the only campaign urging withdrawal from the World Trade Organization which threatens local, state and federal sovereignty over environmental and labor… Read More
SMYRNA — The towns of Smyrna and Merrill are holding an annual Clean Your Town Day on Saturday, May 23. Volunteers should meet at the town office at 8 a.m. Bring gloves, rakes, shovels, brush cutters and any other helpful tool. The Oakfield Betterment Committee… Read More
BANGOR — The American Red Cross will be holding blood drives open to the public at: Camden Congregational Church, Nov. 3, 12:30-5:30 p.m. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i =… Read More
It has long been the dream of genetic engineers to convert various species of mammals into bioreactors, i.e. four-legged pharmaceutical factories that can produce rare and expensive human proteins in their milk. This involves creating transgenic animals by inserting human genes for the desired protein into their DNA… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — The city will honor retiring Police Chief James A. Ferland with a dinner at 7 p.m. June 6 at the University of Maine at Presque Isle Campus Center. A roast will be held after dinner. Tickets are available from Deb Bartol of… Read More
CASWELL — Rick Beaulieu, 17, of Limestone was reported in fair condition Wednesday at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after the car in which he was a passenger was struck by a tractor-trailer shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday. Trooper Kathy Roope said Scott Caldwell,… Read More
    NEWPORT — Discussion at the Tuesday night meeting of the SAD 48 board of directors centered on academics vs. athletics. The Budget and Finance Committee came seeking direction in ways to trim the annual budget proposal. “For a board that professes to promote academics, we… Read More
AUGUSTA — The Augusta Mental Health Institute’s court-appointed overseer is objecting to plans to shut down the psychiatric hospital’s halfway houses, but three of the six homes have already been closed. Gerald Rodman, who was appointed to oversee court-ordered changes at AMHI, said plans to… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN — Auditions for the 1992 season at Lakewood Theater were held Feb. 29 for “Fiddler on the Roof” and will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22, for the six other plays in the season. All tryouts will be held… Read More
Back in the days when going door-to-door was a lot safer than it is now — about three decades ago — I remember selling peanut brittle for some group I belonged to. I didn’t like it, and was sure I’d never do anything like that again. Read More
    CARIBOU — Principal James Ugone has announced names on the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the school year 1990-91. Seniors, high honors: Julie Ayer, Krista Bossie, Kristen Collins, Leslie Corrow, Vicki Hebert, Jeffrey Heneghan, Trina Levesque, Katina Martin, Michelle Martin, Angelique McBreairty,… 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
    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
    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
    Schools Maine Recycles Week 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 Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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