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Let’s say that in my lifetime I earned $1 million. That’s $50,000 a year for 20 years. Wow, a lucky guy, I would say. Now let’s take the Boston Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez. He has a $20 million-a-year contract and is in his last year of… Read More
    The choice of longtime Sen. Joe Biden as Sen. Barack Obama’s running mate sends a wide range of signals. Whether those signals harmonize with or are out of tune with the electorate remains to be seen. In what is shaping up as a very close contest between the… Read More
HERMON – Before he arrives at school, 10-year-old Nick Bishop has already run 14 laps around his driveway – between 2 and 21/2 miles. After school, he might go to as many as three different practices – including practice with the high school varsity team. And before he… Read More
    Dear Jim: I am landscaping close to the house walls and I want it to be efficient (both for water and energy). I don’t know whether to use stone/gravel or low-growing ground cover plants. Which is best for me? – Kathy C. Dear Kathy: Proper… Read More
LIMESTONE – The parks and recreation department has planned a variety of summer activities for community members. General swimming will be 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting June 27 at the LCS pool. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
JONESPORT – Anyone with picture-postcard perceptions of what it’s like to live near a harbor needs to read a new brochure called “Moosabec: the Downeast fishing community of Beals and Jonesport.” The two Washington County towns share a waterfront, a bridge and a coastal heritage… Read More
    OLD TOWN – While residents are concerned with maintaining the city’s sense of community, city councilors appear to be focusing on the dollar amounts associated with finding a new site for the municipal offices. Residents said at Monday night’s council meeting they were under the… Read More
NEW SHARON – A local farmer is trying to find the last 13 of his missing young Holstein cows that have eluded searchers since running off during a thunderstorm last week. Jeff Harris said 33 of his cattle broke through their fencing and ran loose… Read More
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THOMASTON — The town will seek a preliminary court injunction today to stop a former town manager from removing a culvert that runs across his property. William Judson of Cushing, a former town manager who still owns land on Booker Street in Thomaston, obtained a… Read More
Local AT MILLINOCKET Broken Arrow outdoor 3-D tournament Mens open: Bob Sibley 266, Don Steves 261, Wayne Brooker 188; open fingers: Dan Brooker 206, Ed Gursa 193; bowhunter release: Alan Turner 280, Bruce Luce 279, Merton Bagley Jr. 273; traditional: Scott Gifford 188, Harold Blake… Read More
AUGUSTA — Gov. Angus King said Thursday that the president of the company that owns Waterville’s C.F. Hathaway shirt factory assured him the plant would stay open at least through midsummer. King said he talked by telephone with Lynda Wachner, president and chief executive officer… Read More
    BANGOR — One of Bangor’s homeless residents was left shelterless Thursday when his makeshift lean-to went up in flames. Late Thursday afternoon, businesspeople spotted smoke coming from a campsite next to railroad tracks on the east side of the railroad bridge behind Penobscot Plaza, and… Read More
CARIBOU — Two local men have sued the Phoenix Food Service Corp., which operated the Phoenix restaurant and bar for a short time this summer, claiming that they are owed back wages. One man claims that he lent the restaurant $10,000 and has yet to be repaid. Read More
There is a clear choice this year in who to vote for in state Senate District 7: John O’Dea. John graduated from the University of Maine and went on to serve as Orono’s state Representative for two terms. He was elected to the state Senate… Read More
    SEDGWICK — Bangor police Officer Dan Frazell will present a three-hour program for parents and teachers, “All in the Name of Rock and Roll,” 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Sedgwick Elementary School. The presentation examines effects of modern music on children but sponsors said… Read More
The Maine Jazz Camp in Portland will run July 11-24 at the University of Maine at Farmington. This first week is for campers in grades 10-12, and the second week is for campers in grades 7-9. For information, call 874-0269. Read More
    My parents grew up in large families, and I remember attending family gatherings that included uncles, aunts and cousins of all ages. Today, families are smaller, and relatives often live far from each other. Few have the opportunity to attend parties that span the generations. Read More
DOVER-FOXCROFT The following cases were disposed of recently in 13th District Court in Dover-Foxcroft: 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
    The cost of milk may well go up with a deposit policy but at the same time the quantity of milk containers in the state’s solid waste dumps would be drastically reduced. Currently the environmental cost to the citizens of Maine for non-recycled milk containers… 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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    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
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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