CHARLOTTE – The former chairman of the Washington County Emergency Medical Services Authority has been ordered to pay back $7,500 in “overpayments,” authority officials said in a statement Tuesday. George “Bud” Finch, the city manager of Eastport, said Tuesday he believes the order resulted from… Read More
    BANGOR- Maine citizens who make use of the state’s mental health services are encouraged to attend a public forum to learn about a new opportunity to offer feedback and guidance to mental health services providers, public officials and policymakers. A new law establishing Maine’s mental… Read More
DEXTER – While plenty of dads were sleeping late, or getting breakfast in bed, or just leisurely reading the paper Sunday morning, Kaine Gilman was kneeling on his bathroom floor in a panic. “What do I do? What do I do?” he shouted to his… Read More
DEXTER – A business, a motorist, and a homeowner all reported thefts that occurred over the past few days. Dunham’s Furniture Warehouse reported that someone had broken a wooden door panel on Wednesday and had entered the store. A flashlight was reported missing and some… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN – The Somerset County Soil and Water Conservation District is holding a tree and plant sale, a fundraiser to benefit Somerset County, and will accept orders until Wednesday, March 22. All of the plants are from Fedco trees and most are Maine-grown.To receive order… Read More
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NORTHPORT – The Waldo County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a break-in at a Bluff Road home, an official said Tuesday. The break-in was discovered by the home’s occupant when he returned home from work at 5:22 p.m. Friday. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    The Maine International Trade Center will sponsor a seminar on legal issues in trading with Canada from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the University of Maine in Orono. Speakers will include legal experts and a customs broker. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
WASHINGTON – It has been nearly 150 years since three New Englanders seriously vied for the Democratic presidential nomination. Even then, two of the three had moved out of the region by the time they ran. It hasn’t been quite as long on the Republican… Read More
AUGUSTA – A proposal to delay demolition of the 19th century Maine State Prison gasped its last breath Wednesday. Legislative leaders refused to admit a bill to put off demolition of the closed brick-and-stone bastion for a year to save costs of tearing it down. Read More
    The 121st Maine Legislature has yet to be elected and it won’t take office for another six months, yet it already has set a record: 54 candidates have dropped out after being nominated by their parties at the June primaries. After all, dubious records count, too. Read More
WASHINGTON – The House was expected to vote late Wednesday on a spending bill that includes $300 million in supplemental funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. U.S. Rep. John Baldacci, a Maine Democrat, said he expected the bill to pass. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Local selectmen, in a vote of 6-1 on Monday, embraced the concept of a public safety department with police and firefighters working from the same building. Residents will be asked at the annual June town meeting to approve the relocation of the Police… Read More
    KENNEBUNKPORT — Goose Rocks Corner, a 70-acre parcel targeted two years ago for residential development, has become part of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. The transfer of the property near the intersection of Route 9 and Dyke Road was announced Wednesday by the U.S. Read More
BELFAST — Waldo County General Hospital will offer a free women’s health lecture from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Education Center on Northport Avenue in Belfast. Local physicians Eleanor Handler and August Schwenk will focus on causes and most effective treatments… Read More
AT NORTHEAST HARBOR Saturday’s 5-mile results 1. Andy Beardsley 26:32.85, 2. Jeremy Lesee 26:46.58, 3. Cake Judson 28:49.99, 4. Evan Graves 29:11.13, 5. Dab Works 29:26.48, 6. Robert Jordan 29:44.40, 7. Matthew Bucklin 29:48.45, 8. Robert Gashlin 29:56.03, 9. Gordan Michael 29:56.03, 10. Michael Boucher… Read More
    DEXTER — SAD 46 directors tabled action a second time Wednesday on a SAD 4 proposal to offer a manufacturing technology satellite program through the Tri-County Technical Center. SAD 4 wants to offer the manufacturing technology program in its district, but first must get a… Read More
ORONO – Orono High School freshman Matt Hedrick will be heading to Prague, Czech Republic, this August to play hockey. Hedrick has been named to the American All-Stars, a Select 14 team from Commack, N.Y. The team will be heading to the Czech Hockey Challenge… Read More
    In the escalating, sometimes heated debate now swirling around the clear-cutting referendum, opinions, arguments and interview commentary abound. Sadly, much of this debate seems to be doing what concerned, emotional discourse often does, at least in public, to any complex, multi-dimensional poblem. It oversimplifies and polarizes our thinking. Read More
Raging winds grounded some candidates and uprooted their signs Monday, but didn’t prevent them from getting off their final shots in Maine’s political campaigns to choose a new governor, Legislature, U.S. senator and two members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Secretary of State’s… Read More
    NEWBURGH — What do you get when you mix a parents, teachers and friends group, a recreation department, 100 contributors, a playground, a spaghetti supper, an auction, a talent show, an innovative new concept in recycling, and stir it all up in Newburgh? The answer… Read More
HOULTON — The Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce will hold a Casino Night on Saturday, April 3, at the Shiretown Atrium Restaurant, to benefit the chamber. The event will include a complete sit-down dinner featuring a choice of lobster or prime rib. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
HOULTON – Ka’i Kohrvoi’s first-half goal proved to the only one of the game as Houlton upset Van Buren 1-0 in schoolboy soccer here Monday. Corey Suitter assisted on the game-winner at the 34:33 mark as 3-5 Houlton handed Van Buren its second loss after… 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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    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
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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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