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PITTSFIELD – “Please get involved,” Yoojin Pi, 17, a Korean student begged this weekend. “Even a penny or just a dollar so the injured people in China won’t feel alone.” A group of international students at Maine Central Institute have been struck hard – and… Read More
    SAN DIEGO – San Diego Chargers linebacker Stephen Cooper was suspended by the NFL on Tuesday for four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The former University of Maine All-American will miss San Diego’s first four games of the 2008 season. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
LINCOLN – Unexpected tax revenue increases and basic, tight fiscal management helped lower Lincoln’s tax rate slightly this year, town officials said Friday. The tax rate fell from 18.24 mills last year to 18.1 mills for the 2007-08 fiscal year, Tax Collector Edie Moore said. Read More
PRESQUE ISLE – Homeless Services of Aroostook officials are used to operating on a shoe-string budget, but with more people seeking help this year and not enough money to go around, officials say local support has kept them afloat. Susan Mitchell, HSA executive director, said… Read More
    UNION – A local woman is on life support in a Portland hospital after being discovered at home injured and unconscious Saturday afternoon. Maine State Police Detective Dean Jackson said the 46-year-old woman, whom he declined to identify because the incident remains under investigation, was… Read More
Rockland District Court Cases Sept. 26-30, 2005 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
AUGUSTA – A woman who regularly visited a Houlton restaurant was denied the accommodations her vision disability required, an investigator for the Maine Human Rights Commission has concluded. The commission is expected to rule on the complaint when it meets Monday. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
I read with interest the article about Poland Spring (BDN, Aug. 16-17) and the controversy of semantics; is it a spring or a well? I, too, pump and sell water from one of the underground aquifers mentioned in the article. Last year, for example, I pumped and delivered… Read More
ORRINGTON – The Penobscot Energy Recovery Corp. plant in Orrington is in the midst of a $2 million repair program that will result in the replacement of sections of the facility’s roof. Though he declined to discuss the project budget, Plant Manager Peter Prata said… Read More
MILLINOCKET – When Millinocket taxpayers receive their new tax bills early next week, they will see a $2 drop in the tax rate. Assessor Vincent Brunette on Monday set the new tax rate at $20.80 per $1,000 of assessed property value, a decrease of $2.10,… Read More
CARIBOU — The Northern Maine Development Commission, Aroostook County Action Program, Service Corps of Retired Executives, University of Maine at Presque Isle, University of Maine at Fort Kent, Maine Public Service Company and the Maine Small Business Development Center will offer the small business community of northern Maine… Read More
BINGHAM — Kennebec Valley High School announced the students who received the following scholarships during the school’s graduation ceremonies: Glen Beane received the Alice M. Beane scholarship, Town of Moscow scholarship, Student Council scholarship, UMO Tuition scholarship and UMO Scholars Achievement Award; googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
EAST MILLINOCKET — People in East Millinocket, like the residents of many small, one-industry towns across the state, want job opportunities so their grown kids aren’t forced to leave the area to find work. The town is asking the state for a $105,000 economic development… Read More
    To anyone who has regularly visited the Maine coast, it can be difficult to be impressed by the beauty of other coastlines. No such difficulty exists to those visiting Antalya, an ancient city along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. When Mark Antony married Cleopatra, they honeymooned on… Read More
Colby women (8-4-1) 6 2 2 – 10 Maine (3-6) 0 0 0 – 0 First period – 1. Colby, Richardson (Sittler), 5:02; 2. Colby, Gelman (Charlebois, Mortenson), 6:57; 3. Colby, Gordon (Richardson, Sittler), 7:56; 4. Colby, Floor (Haigh), 8:15; 5. Colby, McVicar (Mortenson), 10:12;… Read More
NEWPORT — Stanley Buchanan, band director at Nokomis Regional High School, has put out a call for all area musicians. Buchanan would like to start a community band. An initial informational meeting attracted 12 musicians of varying ages, he said. The first playing rehearsal for… Read More
Your (July 7) editorial on the student loan program is among the most insightful pieces written on this subject. You dig below the veneer of the pro-direct lending arguments to preach the lessons of history — lessons that predict peril for students and taxpayers. The… Read More
The Brewer Falcons got off to an unaccustomed 0-3 start in Zone 1 American Legion baseball play before beating Bangor 8-6 on Sunday. But the Falcons, who had won five consecutive zone titles until finishing second to Skowhegan a year ago, are far from down and out. Read More
GUILFORD — Of 800 Comprehensive Plan Profile surveys mailed to Guilford homeowners, about one-fourth were returned to the Guilford Comprehensive Planning Committee. Rusty Martell, chairman of the Planning Committee, said he was not particularly happy with the low response, but he believes more residents will… Read More
AUGUSTA — A $156,400 federal grant for AIDS training, education and awareness will be disbursed this year through the Maine Department of Human Services’ Office on AIDS. Rollin Ives, department commissioner, said the funding was the result of an agreement with the Centers for Disease… Read More
    A federal jury sitting in U.S. District Court in Bangor decided Tuesday that Paul Pollard didn’t cause the February 1981 death of a Bangor man found in a burned-out cabin in Lucerne. After deliberating about 2 1/2 hours, the jury of five women and one… 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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