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BLUE HILL – The St. Francis Fair will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds. The fair features a large yard sale, thousands of used books, food, crafts, music, gifts, a silent auction and flowers. New this year will… Read More
After 36 years serving in various municipal capacities, Town Manager Carl Betterley announced Thursday that he intends to retire this summer. “I have been truly blessed over the years to have been able to work with so many wonderful, dedicated employees,” Betterley wrote in a letter to the… Read More
    BANGOR – In a pair of elections featuring mostly familiar faces, voters apparently decided to stick with what they knew. In this year’s closely watched three-way race for a pair of seats on the school committee, former City Councilor Dan Tremble, who also served a… Read More
After reading the editorial “The Race From Havana” (BDN, Dec. 15), I thought it necessary to clarify some things. That need was confirmed by a couple of irate and irrational telephone calls from fans of the governor. It was an unfortunate suggestion that every comment… Read More
TOWNSHIP 31 – A Marshfield man was killed Friday morning on Route 9 when his pickup truck crossed the centerline and collided with an oncoming tractor-trailer. Joshua Hanscom, 28, died instantly, according to Miles Carpenter, the investigating officer with Maine State Police. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    CARIBOU – Two Presque Isle area men were sentenced to jail and prison terms recently in Aroostook County Superior Court for separate charges involving sexual assaults. A third man was found not guilty of gross sexual assault but was sentenced for other charges. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
DOVER-FOXCROFT – The Thompson Free Library and Old Town Public Library were two of three libraries that won $500 grants from the Friends of Maine Libraries. The awards to the Auburn Public Library, the Friends of the Old Town Public Library, and the Thompson Free… Read More
WELD – Blind children, ages 9 and up, are invited to enjoy outdoor fun in a special camping program operated by National Camps for Blind Children. Camp Lawroweld of Weld will host camp this summer July 21-28. Program activities include rock climbing, swimming, crafts, canoeing,… Read More
    The business of major league baseball broadcasting continues to alter its face, led by the restructuring of the very concept of how games reach the airways. Surprise of surprises, the Red Sox are proving to be a leader in this alteration. Sox fans long ago… Read More
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WATERVILLE — Betty Jane Meader, Thomas College associate professor of retail management, was selected recently as Leader of the Year at the spring meeting of the Maine Association of Family and Consumer Sciences at the Portland Market. As Maine’s Leader of the Year, she will… Read More
    LAKEWOOD, N.J. – Allison Maddock pitched a one-hitter to help lead Holy Family College to a 3-1 victory over St. Joseph’s College in the NAIA Northeast Regional softball final at Lion Field Friday. Holy Family improves to 38-13 and moves on to the championship round… Read More
Re: ” `Santa’ has assault record” (BDN, Dec. 16). While I understand Suzanne Lilley’s outrage at the Aroostook Centre Mall not checking into Christopher A. Moran’s background a little more thoroughly, there is enough blame to go around. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
AUGUSTA — A legislative committee voted 10-2 Tuesday to reject the “tired truckers” bill, but the sponsor will get what he wanted: a floor debate on the proposal. The Judiciary Committee was not persuaded to support the bill even after it was amended to make… Read More
    HARRINGTON — The town will hold an appreciation night and benefit supper at 5 p.m. Monday, March 14, at the Narraguagus High School cafeteria to recognize Leah M. Parker’s 26 years of municipal service to the town. She has served as a selectman, town clerk… Read More
CARIBOU — The public is invited to an alumni reception to meet with University of Maine President Frederick E. Hutchinson as part of a Caribou community visit Wednesday, June 30. The reception will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Caribou Motor Inn. Read More
The South Portland Red Riots, the only undefeated, untied field hockey team to make this year’s tournament, headline the 1992 Maine Principals’ Association championships at Mount Ararat of Topsham on Saturday. The action starts at 10 a.m. with the Class B final between Eastern Maine… Read More
ROCKLAND — County Commissioners reacted with disdain to a recent state mandate requiring them to provide a juvenile detention facility. Having already committed taxpayers to a $4.9 million state-mandated county jail, commissioners blanched when told of the mandate to have a juvenile hall on line… Read More
Bangor Area Church Softball League Champions have been crowned in the Bangor Area Church Softball League. Twin City Baptist Church of Brewer took Class A honors, St. Mary’s Catholic Church No. 1 of Bangor captured the Class B crown, and Charleston Pentecostal No. 1 claimed… Read More
    ISLESBORO — The Islesboro Historical Society has released its annual report and calendar of events. In July, the following events will be held: From noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, to Thursday, July 5, exhibit of handmade quilts by Islesboro quilters; from noon to… 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
    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
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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