Members of Franklin Street United Methodist Church in Bucksport and East Bucksport United Methodist Church are certainly looking out for their neighbors as they join forces to host an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet “to assist families in the area with winter heating costs,” reports Pastor Peter Remick of the… Read More
BANGOR – Given the sweeping changes that have occurred in the five years that have passed since the city commissioned a site location study for a new arena to replace the Bangor Auditorium, city officials agreed it is time to revisit the issue. That work… Read More
AUGUSTA – Two Sanford police officers were legally justified in shooting at a Sanford woman who threatened them, the attorney general’s office said Wednesday. Two officers fired a total of seven shots after Jillian Christensen Daniels stepped onto a second-floor roof and walked toward an… Read More
    Fruit Street School pupils lost their lunch Friday morning when they had to be evacuated briefly when a school alarm was set off. The 300 pupils were served breakfast, including cold cereal, fruit and crackers, when their hot pizza lunch was ruined by a sprinkler going off in… Read More
BANGOR – A Penn National Gaming Inc. executive said Thursday that the company is eager to start up its slots operation in Bangor. Aside from the fact that it would begin generating income for the company, the city, the state and various other beneficiaries, it… Read More
Russell Currier of Fort Kent upended Ben Byrne of Bovey, Minn., by 26 seconds Thursday in the Youth Men’s 10K Biathlon event in Coleraine, Minn. Currier only had seven penalties. Tyler Gerling finished third and Brendan Ostroot was fourth. Read More
    ELLSWORTH – A local group trying to put a building moratorium out to referendum will have to wait until November instead of having the issue on the primary ballot next month. Citizens Organized for Responsible Development, a group of residents who want to enact a… Read More
If Maine is serious about combating milfoil, an invasive plant that has choked off lakes across the country, the state needs to take drastic measures, such as boat inspections at the border and hefty fines, some state lawmakers are saying. So, the Legislature’s Natural Resources… Read More
BELFAST — City councilors expressed second thoughts but ultimately approved the purchase of a former downtown bank for a new police station. The council voted 4-1 to take $375,000 from surplus to buy the two-story building in Post Office Square from Bangor Savings Bank. The… Read More
    TENANTS HARBOR — Four artists from Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde will exhibit their work from Thursday through Sunday in Martinsville. Continuing a tradition of art shows in the historic Oceanview Grange Hall, the show will feature the work of Sandra Mason Dickson, Judy Grossman,… Read More
Monday was independents day in Maine, the day for candidates without party to get their names on the ballot and their campaigns rolling. For those interested in expanding the political debate beyond Republican and Democrat, it was a day of no surprises and a few disappointments. Read More
BUCKSPORT — A crew of company employees trained in fire prevention was able quickly to douse smoky fumes that set off the alarm system at the Champion International paper mill Wednesday afternoon. Discovered around 3:15 p.m., the smoke apparently was generated when an air compressor… Read More
    MARS HILL — The local Town Council will hold a public hearing on its budget proposal for 1996 at 7 tonight at the town office. The proposal to operate municipal government shows a decrease of almost $5,000, according to Ray Mersereau, Mars Hill’s town manager. Read More
DEXTER — An open house will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the Wassookeag School in Dexter for parents of children ages preschool to grade eight. The purpose is to see the school and meet with the teaching staff. Read More
SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A straw poll in Southwest Harbor Tuesday evening revealed no groundswell of public support for the construction of a consolidated middle school on Mount Desert Island. The meeting at the Pemetic Elementary School was the second in a series of public meetings… Read More
Men’s College Basketball MACHIAS – Chad Fenton scored 20 points to lead the University of Machias men to a 69-57 basketball win over the University of New Brunswick-Fredericton here Friday. For the 11-12 UMM Clippers, Ralph Hirtle had 18 points. Read More
CARIBOU — Poilice advise area residents not to leave their homes unlocked during the holiday season, according to Sgt. Arthur Gorney of the Caribou police. The police warning followed an attempted burglary on Wellington St. and a burglary on Hammond Street during the weekend. Read More
    EASTON — A faulty woodstove and connecting stove pipe to the chimney were blamed for a 5:25 p.m. fire on Sunday that destroyed a one-story house on the Bowers Road. The uninsured house was occupied by Wayne Patterson, who was not home at the time… Read More
Mistakes were made in cheerleading and wrestling stories in Monday’s editions of the NEWS. Washington Academy is from East Machias, not Eastport as stated in the cheerleading story. Also, Mike McMahon, who placed fourth in the 145-pound division of the state Class C wrestling meet, is from Penobscot… Read More
    Doyle Field in Brewer will be the site of what may be the longest-running, highest-scoring softball game the Bangor area has ever seen Saturday. The game, involving approximately 200 players from Brewer Farm League, Little League, and Senior Little League teams, is the result of… 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
    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.” Sam Belknap, Bangor “The Awesomely Intimidating Dude Squad.” Evans Goff, Orono “The Lipstickups.” Hillary Pride, Old Town… Read More
    Schools Maine Recycles Week An elementary school in Bangor and a high school student from Hermon have earned honors for their participation in Maine Recycles Week. Fruit Street School in Bangor and Hermon High School senior Duncan Hutchinson received special… Read More
    3rd District Court, Bangor Cases Nov. 10-14, 2008 Samuel V. Ascanio, 18, South Portland, minor possessing liquor, $200. James E. Augustine, 29, Bangor, negotiating worthless instrument, $150, restitution $174.76. Nicholas Bennett, 19, Westbrook, minor possessing liquor, $200. Read More
    Bangor BSO Sneak Peek series at Maine Center for the Arts The Bangor Symphony Orchestra recently received a $3,000 grant from the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to support the organization’s Jan. 31 Sneak Peek series to be held… 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. Investigators were… 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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