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PITTSFIELD – The Sebasticook Valley Hospital Education Department will offer a Supersitter course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Sebasticook Valley Main Street conference room at 124 Connors Ave., Pittsfield. The course is open to students in grades six-eight. Space is limited. Read More
A first visit to the Grand on the first! And this was no April Fooling. What a tremendous performance of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Grand Theater in Ellsworth Saturday evening. Wonderful talent, superb set designs and gorgeous costumes, along with excellent choreography and orchestral productions, combined… Read More
    STACYVILLE – Carl Nemer scored two goals in a seven-minute span in the second half as the Ashland Hornets rallied for a 3-2 high school boys soccer win over the Katahdin Cougars Friday. Nemer tied the game with 22 minutes with 15 minutes left by… Read More
CAMDEN – State investigators have identified the man whose body was found off Sherman Point as Jay St. Peter of Caribou. The body of the 28-year-old man was spotted Wednesday afternoon by residents near the beach, said Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Stephen McCausland. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
PORTLAND – Bitter cold weather pushed power usage to record levels across the Northeast, and electricity suppliers asked customers to voluntarily conserve power. But a cold snap for the ages neared an end Friday as temperatures slowly crept above zero and into the single digits from Buffalo to… Read More
    BREWER – Former state legislator Charles “Dusty” Fisher, a Democrat from Brewer, is seeking a fifth term for House District 21 in Brewer. Fisher, a 33-year resident of Brewer and former teacher, served on the Legal, Veterans and Transportation Committees during his legislative years. He… Read More
CAMDEN – The Select Board is expected tonight to decide which proposal to put to voters about the new police station: to renovate the Payson building or to build a new one. The board is committed to creating a new police station. In June, residents… Read More
    FARMINGTON – John “Sonny” Richards, at 61, sits on the antique sulky, quietly clicking and whistling to his draft horses to begin plowing. “Gee. Haw. Stand back. Whoa.” The matched pair of 7-year-old Percheron geldings, Mike and Mikey, step carefully, one horse walking in the… Read More
The following commentary was submitted by Melissa Murphy, Kylie Gray, Leslie Rosa, Kris Stewart, Eric Holmes and Communications 2002 in Brewer. The announcement was heard by the entire student body. At first, no one knew quite what to make of it. You could practically hear… Read More
CAMDEN – A former state legislator has launched a bid for the State House as a write-in candidate. Priscilla Taylor, 69, of Camden served in the House of Representatives from 1984 to 1988. Taylor said that local Republicans asked her to be a candidate after… Read More
    DEXTER – Three students from Tri-County Technical Center have been elected to student organization state offices. Jennifer Duplisea of Penquis Valley High School in Milo has been elected treasurer of the Maine Chapter of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
This is in response to the “liberal dogma” of Margaret Cruikshank’s letter (BDN June 2). She called Jeane Kirkpatrick an “absurd, racist stereotype” for saying the Chinese do not value life. In this case, Kirkpatrick is referring to the citizens of China, not to the race. If Kirkpatrick… Read More
Mainers are a more devout population today, now that we all know how bad hell looks frozen over. In the mess, however, lies this paradox: Covering the human spirit with four inches of ice makes it even more visible. Bad times in the human experience can elicit the… Read More
    LIMESTONE — David Keaton, principal of Limestone Community High School, announced the top five graduating seniors for the Class of 1998. Valedictorian is Amy L. Berube, daughter of Guy (Terry) and Christine Berube of Limestone. She was a member of the soccer, basketball, softball and… Read More
AUGUSTA — Maine is expected to experience unusually high, “unhealthful,” ozone levels during the early part of this week. Sensitive individuals are advised to stay inside, and the general public should avoid strenuous activity, especially in the late afternoon and early evening hours. Forecasters say… Read More
TORONTO — To the wrath of separatists, the government asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to rule on Canada’s most volatile political question — whether Quebec has the right to secede unilaterally. Separatism in the mostly French-speaking province has been the dominant national issue for… Read More
WARREN — The Pine Hill Shooting Club will hold a bowhunter safety course 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-20, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Oyster River Range, Route 90. Those taking the course must attend all three sessions. For information or… Read More
PORTLAND – Kathie Lee Gifford will sing the national anthem and Frank Gifford will throw out the first ball when the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs play their home opener April 18 against the Albany Yankees. Charles Eshbach, Sea Dogs president and general manager, also announced… Read More
    Van Buren is not always on the “good” end of news; but, I would like to commend Van Buren for the “Smokeout” program as described in the BDN Sept. 19, “Sometime in November executives from the nation’s top seven tobacco companies will receive boxfuls of ashes … .”… Read More
WASHINGTON — The first drug in 25 years for the direct treatment of multiple sclerosis was approved Friday by the Food and Drug Administration. The new drug, called interferon beta 1B, is licensed by the FDA for treatment of patients who have the relapsing-remitting form… Read More
LIMESTONE — Two fires of suspicious origin on the Noyes Road in Limestone were investigated Wednesday by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Total damage resulting from the two fires was estimated at almost $25,000 in farm machinery and buildings, according Paul Taggett of the Limestone… Read More
    ELLSWORTH — Captive Free, a national team formed and sponsored by Lutheran Youth Encounter, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Ellsworth. The group of six young adults presents a message of oneness in Christ through concert and sing-along… Read More
Music review As always, “Asleep at the Wheel” was tough to categorize in its appearance at the Maine Center for the Arts on Friday night. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var… Read More
LEWISTON — A 5-year-old Lewiston boy drowned Friday when he tumbled into a canal and was swept away by the current, Lewiston police said. Andrew Latham was playing near his home with another boy when he crawled under protective fencing and slipped down an embankment,… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — The Aroostook Mental Health Center Helpline is soliciting applications from prospective volunteers to assist with the crisis-intervention program. The Helpline is a countywide, 24-hour crisis, information and referral hotline. Volunteers receive training in communication and crisis-intervention skills and provide crisis and support… 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
    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
    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
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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