AUGUSTA – The Maine Human Rights Commission on Monday morning found reasonable grounds to believe that a Vassalboro man had been harassed and discharged by his former employer, Hamilton’s Sandblasting of North Vassalboro, because of race, color and national origin. In Ernest “Tony” Ortiz vs. Read More
    AUGUSTA – Families, youth and organizations are invited to recognize Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Hall of Flags in the State House. The goal of the event is to elevate awareness of children’s mental… Read More
ROCKPORT – Aldermere Farm will hold a public forum to discuss the role of the Erickson Farm in the local community, and generate ideas about its possible agricultural use. The meeting is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the downstairs meeting room at the… Read More
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FORT KENT – The parks and recreation department will offer a ballet dance program for 5- to 10-year-olds from 4 to 5 p.m. starting Friday, April 1, at the municipal building conference room. The instructor will be Stacy Martin, an experienced children’s ballet teacher. Children must bring ballet… Read More
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BANGOR – It’s not every kindergartner who can bring her own published artwork for “sharing time.” But Charlotte Zelz fit that description when she went to school with the January issue of Highlights for Children containing her own artwork. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
It’s not really whether the glass is half-empty or half-full.” Charles Petrie is a career United Nations official now aiding the Afghan government of Hamid Karzai in Kabul. “It’s not how much water’s in the glass.” Petrie’s main experience is in Central Africa, including Rwanda at its worst,… Read More
    The Maine Soccer Coaches Association senior all-star game scheduled for Sunday at Point Lookout in Northport has been canceled due to weather considerations. The game will not be rescheduled. Read More
AUGUSTA – It’s a rare November election when at least one citizen-initiated question doesn’t appear on the Maine ballot. It looks like this year’s election will be one of them. None of the four campaigns leading petition drives plans to meet Thursday’s deadline for filing… Read More
BANGOR – A Glenburn man was found guilty of arson Thursday in Penobscot County Superior Court. The jury took two hours to deliver its verdict, according to Deputy District Attorney Michael Roberts. Kenneth Lewis Crawford, 34, was indicted by a Penobscot County grand jury in… Read More
    BELFAST — State Senate Majority Leader Chellie Pingree, D-North Haven, will be the guest speaker today as the Waldo County Democratic Committee welcomes new members. Pingree will answer questions about what the Legislature is trying to accomplish during its final weeks in Augusta. The meeting… Read More
CAMDEN — The shareholders of the Camden National Corp. (AMEX: CAC) at a special shareholders’ meeting Nov. 9 approved an amendment to the company’s article of incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of common stock from 5 to 10 million shares. This approval will allow the… Read More
Bob Dole won the lobbyists’ sweepstakes this week when he struck a deal with Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Unlike the games people receive in the mail that promise them money for winning, lobbyists win when politicians become deeply in their debt. Speaker Gingrich is now $300,000… Read More
I am a loyal baseball fan. Every winter I await the start of spring training, so I can evaluate my favorite teams. As October nears, and teams are amidst exciting pennant races, I determine my own opinion on who is the best team in baseball, along with millions… Read More
    The Down East Resource Conservation & Development Council will hold a public forum Saturday, June 8, in Ellsworth on the November referendum proposal to ban clear-cutting and impose other restrictions on timber harvesting in the unorganized territories. The forum will be from noon to 4… Read More
BUCKSPORT — A 30-acre parcel off Route 46 may be optioned as a prime spot to locate new businesses and potential employers. On Tuesday, the Bucksport Finance Committee agreed to recommend that the Town Council enter into a two-year option-to-purchase pact with landowner Harold Gray,… Read More
ORONO — Hillary Clinton did not have to explain the nuances of quasi-governmental health alliances to the adoring crowd at Alfond Arena. She did not have to worry about employer mandates, or debate the relative merits of Plans Clinton, Cooper and Chafee. She was not… Read More
    Brewer High School Third Quarter Honor Roll Seniors, high honors: Davina Bali, Benjamin Blanchette, Lisa Collins, Angela Davis, Kate Hanscom, Thomas Kittredge, Erica Memmelaar, Daniel Miller and Jill Tardiff; honors: Ronald Adams, Leianna Albert, Dawn Arbo, Alan Baker, Tony Baker, Allison Beauregard, Jennifer Bladen, Chandra… Read More
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    Guest Column This is about walking with dogs. I am always delighted and grateful in the winter when the snowmobile trails become established in our neighborhood. It means that I can walk freely with my dog, without a leash, in places of fresh air. googletag.cmd.push(function… 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
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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
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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