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A wintry mix of snow, sleet and heavy rain caused a messy morning commute and school cancellations and delays Wednesday as Maine was targeted by yet another winter storm. Central Maine Power Co. and Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. each reported about 1,000 power outages on Wednesday… Read More
My 19-year-old son was deployed to Iraq on July 7. This greatly disturbs me and my family, not only because we do not in any way support the war in Iraq but because approximately four weeks ago he was seen by doctors for a psychiatric evaluation while he… Read More
BATH – Amid a revival of interest in rail travel in Maine, plans are taking shape to restore a historic train station in this shipbuilding city. If everything stays on track, the Bath station near Bath Iron Works and the foot of the new Sagadahoc… Read More
PORTLAND – A consolidation of Outward Bound schools across the nation won’t affect programs and courses offered by Maine’s Outward Bound School on Hurricane Island, school officials said last week. The consolidation planned for independent Outward Bound schools will be mostly a streamlining of tasks,… Read More
It is so exciting to look up a census record and find our ancestors, not to mention their age, occupation, birth state and family members. The Corinth Historical Society has a computer disk for sale containing Corinth census data for 1820, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900,… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Maine joins the rest of the nation today in paying tribute to former President Ronald Reagan. Friday, the day of Reagan’s state funeral, has been declared a National Day of Mourning. Federal offices will be closed and there will be no mail deliveries. Read More
ELLSWORTH – Residents got a chance to review the Maine Department of Transportation’s revised plans to improve the intersection of Route 1 and Route 172 on Bridge Hill. The response was generally favorable. The DOT’s plan would reconfigure the intersection to provide… Read More
SOUTHWEST HARBOR – The Southwest-Tremont Chamber of Commerce will award its Citizen of the Year for 2001 at the fourth annual Equinox Celebration at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Deck House and Cabaret Theatre. The Southwest Harbor Fire Association of the Southwest Fire… Read More
    Hole-in-One Charleston At WhiteTail Golf Course, Mike Smith used a pitching wedge to ace the 130-yard second hole Thursday. Edward Hallett Josh Hallett witnessed the event. Read More
In the 1970s, I had one of those yellow “doughnut” radios that I could twist open and turn the dial to my favorite radio station, then AM. For an early teen-ager, I had what was cool. About this time, along came FM, touted as true… Read More
    After reading the article (BDN, June 26) about a campus report suggesting changes at the University of Maine that would make the campus more appealing to students, and hopefully, increase the enrollment, I am shaking my head in wonder. I applaud President Peter Hoff’s creation… Read More
DOVER-FOXCROFT — SAD 68 directors are in a dilemma. Do they keep business in their community or contract elsewhere if a savings is involved? At issue is the district’s transportation contract. Rowell’s Garage of Dover-Foxcroft for years has bused students for the district in Dover-Foxcroft,… Read More
HERMON — The Hermon School Committee unanimously rejected all three bids that would have privatized its school bus services on Monday night, putting an end to the latest controversial education issue to hit the town. An eleventh-hour bid by the town’s bus drivers, which included… Read More
College soccer AMHERST, Mass. – Dave Siljanovski scored a pair of goals and assisted on another to lead the University of Massachusetts to a 4-1 men’s soccer win over the University of Maine here Wednesday. After UMass’ Mike Butler and Maine’s Mike… Read More
HOULTON — The following cases were processed by Judge David B. Griffiths the week of March 14, in 2nd District Court in Houlton: Angie B. Lee, 39, Medway, operating motor vehicle while under influence of intoxicating liquor, $500, seven days in jail, driver’s license suspended… Read More
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Something akin to an old-fashioned quilting bee is being organized by a Dover-Foxcroft woman who wants to help flood victims in the Midwest. Ellen Dow is looking for volunteers to show up at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Chapel… Read More
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Eastern Maine welcomes the following volunteers who enrolled at various agencies during the past two months. Bangor: Grace Bolduc, Sophie DeGroff and Margaret Higgins, at Bangor Meals for Me; Jeanne Whitten, Bangor Public Library; Phyllis Niznik, Bangor Motor Vehicle… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — The Journal of Geological Education recently published a paper by Kevin McCartney, an assistant professor of geology at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. The magazine’s January issue contained the paper. The Journal of Geological Education is a peer-reviewed journal of… Read More
You say you hunt to thin out herds. Who gives you the right to decide which living thing should live and die? You say a large herd will suffer because of starvation, but how many animals suffer from a bullet wound that injured them or how many suffer… 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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