We answered the call to serve our country. We volunteered or were drafted. We spent our tour of duty in the military with pride and honor. While we were in faraway places our friends, loved ones and family were left behind. We were sent to some harsh places… Read More
    BELFAST – The city is looking at a huge bump in the cost of fuel oil for the coming year. City Manager Joseph Slocum estimated that the cost for No. 2 heating oil could increase by as much as 50 percent next year. Gasoline and… Read More
MILLINOCKET – Katahdin Cultural Center proponents hope to break ground on the project’s next phase – $600,000 of roof, facade and first-floor work – by Sept. 1, with doors opening in early 2007, they said Friday. A key component, organizers Guilds Hollowell and Marsha Donahue… Read More
    As a strong Democrat and John Baldacci supporter, I am very excited that Maine Republicans chose Chandler Woodcock for their nominee. It’s clear the far right wing has taken over the Maine Republican Party, since the Maine GOP chose a Bush Republican as their nominee. Read More
MACHIAS – More than 7,100 Washington County customers of Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. found themselves without power for nearly eight hours Thursday afternoon and evening. For homes and businesses in a region covering Machias to Lubec and north to Pembroke, power was lost at 1:01 p.m. Read More
People who enjoy handbell music have two opportunities to hear the Auburn Methodist Ringers and 4 Park Avenue, a handbell quartet, both from United Methodist Church of Auburn. The program is directed by Presque Isle native William Buzza. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
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There’s a telling line at the opening of Oscar Wilde’s 1895 comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Algernon Montcrieff, a bachelor whose white lies preserve his ability to lead a double life, is playing music. He tells his manservant: “I don’t play accurately – anyone can play accurately… Read More
NEWPORT – When the Newport selectmen voted early this year to charge commercial rubbish haulers the entire tipping fee per ton previously paid by the town, it was a move intended to save money at the facility. With an annual budget of nearly $300,000, the transfer station was… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Members of the Legislature’s Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Conservation killed a proposed bill Thursday afternoon that would have expanded the state’s dangerous-dog law. Rather than create and install complicated legislation, the committee opted to send a message that dog owners must accept responsibility for their… Read More
It is time that the Maine Public Utilities Commission slows down the exploitation practices of Bangor Hydro Electric Co. Since the great ice storm of 1998, Bangor Hydro has had several rate increases to cover the storm losses. The federal government has given Bangor Hydro millions of dollars… Read More
    It doesn’t seem fair to punish a child of 5 or 6 for what he or she has said or for playing cops and robbers. They are only role playing, imitating what they have watched. Children absorb so much from their environment, our environment, and we want them… Read More
Lawrence High School staff and faculty in Fairfield will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. Parents may follow their children’s school schedule during the program. For information, call the high school office at 453-4200. Read More
    Your article “Study links pesticide to breast cancer risk” (BDN, Dec. 4) was light on the facts. The study tested 46 different pesticides and PCBs for an association with breast cancer in 7,712 women, 258 with breast cancer. Only one pesticide, dieldrin, was found to… Read More
I am writing to comment on the lamentations of Nathan Slobodkin [BDN letter, May 2] about the amount of empty seats at the recent violin recital by Midori Gotos and Robert MacDonald. I know I speak for my daughter and perhaps other people as well… Read More
BLUE HILL – Richelle Downes scored nine of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Bucksport Golden Bucks to a 48-41 schoolgirl basketball win over the George Stevens Academy Eagles Tuesday night. Christy Grover netted 15 and Christina Wheeler had 12… Read More
    OLD TOWN — The River Coalition, which recently received its third $12,000 grant from the state’s Office of Substance Abuse, will hold its annual meeting Tuesday at the Old Town-Orono YMCA. The coalition was established in 1994 to develop programs for families and youth in… Read More
SULLIVAN — Hancock and Sullivan residents who are forced to use the narrow steel bridge that connects their two communities have dubbed it the “singing bridge.” Tires hum on the bridge’s open grid surface, but the noise strikes a note of discord with most drivers. Read More
    PORTLAND — Gloria A. Dugan has been appointed director of Catholic Charities Maine, the largest private, nonprofit social service agency in the state. The appointment was made by Bishop Joseph J. Gerry, with the recommendation of the CCM board of directors. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
Bob DeLong’s pictures are very good. The one published in February of Ryan Post and Kevin Sprague putting up signs to cheer on the Rockland Tigers shows their wonderful school spirit. I love kids with school spirit. I’m a retired teacher who loved her job. Read More
DANFORTH — The Tri-County Recreation Association will accept applications for the 1992 Miss Tri-County Pageant to be held March 21 at Danforth. Young women must be ages 13 to 18, never married and childless, in high school and living in Aroostook, Penobscot or Washington counties. Read More
    John Brown, a Greenville business owner, will lead festivities early Tuesday, Oct. 27, when a newly equipped VIA Rail Canada passenger train pulls in at the depot at Greenville Junction at 1:45 a.m. Brown said plans were under way for people who plan to greet… Read More
Johnny Cash became a country-music legend by remaining the same through the years: plainspoken, patriotic and religious. The Arkansas native, who began as a rockabilly singer in 1955, has stayed a presense in country music despite divorce, drug abuse and serious illness, mostly recently heart surgery in 1988. Read More
PITTSFIELD — Headmaster Douglas Cummings has announced the honor part recipients for the graduating class of 1990 at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield. Valedictorian is Kathryn Warrington, daughter of Robert and Debora Warrington of Pittsfield. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… 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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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