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    HOULTON – The Houlton Police Department seeks information Monday on the whereabouts of two area teenagers. Police Chief Butch Asselin said Monday the department was notified Sept. 9 that 15-year-old Dustin Smith was missing. Smith, who resides on the White Settlement Road, is considered an… Read More
PORTLAND – The Navy overlooked $16 million in environmental cleanup costs in its analysis of what it would take to close the Brunswick Naval Air Station. The report by government auditors calls into question whether the costs at other bases were underreported as well, said… Read More
SHERMAN – The town of Sherman will hold its second annual Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26. Santa will be at Molunkus Valley Sno-Drifters Clubhouse at 58 North St. after the parade to hand out gifts for children. Letters to Santa can be… Read More
AUGUSTA – Lawmakers have submitted proposals to issue bonds worth nearly $1 billion in all, even though many acknowledge their requests may be folded into other measures or the amounts reduced substantially. The total also does not include whatever bonds Gov. John Baldacci is expected to propose. Read More
Veazie police are investigating a case of reported sexual abuse between a 13-year-old boy and a 6-year-old boy. The mother of the 6-year-old came into the Veazie police station Wednesday to report the incident, which “was not a recent thing,” according to Veazie police Officer… Read More
    Following are divorces granted recently in 6th District Court in Rockland on grounds of irreconcilable marital differences: Malcolm Robbins and Lottie Robbins, both of Camden, married Feb. 23, 1974, at Rockland. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = [];… Read More
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – American Skiing Co. could lose a 44-acre development parcel in foreclosure proceedings. Fleet National Bank has filed documents with the Routt County treasurer seeking to foreclose on $81.9 million in loans to American’s Resort Properties real estate subsidiary. American owes $41.8… Read More
    Following are divorces granted in 6th District Court in Rockland on grounds of irreconcilable marital differences: Donald Stratton, Manchester, N.H., and Jennifer Stratton, Rockland; married Feb. 22, 1993, at Manchester, N.H.; sole custody of two children granted to mother. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
BELFAST – Tide racing team driver Ricky Craven will be signing autographs Saturday, June 30, from 12 to 4 p.m. at Ricky Craven Motorsports North at 18 Searsport Avenue in Belfast, Proceeds from the signing will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Bone Marrow Foundations, the Children’s Miracle Network,… Read More
ELLSWORTH – The Ellsworth Rotary Club will hold its annual benefit auction. The event, begun in 1953, will take place starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct 14, at the Down East Family YMCA on State Street. The auction has expanded to include more than 400… Read More
NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Researchers are stepping up efforts to understand a virus that killed 82 Atlantic salmon at a North Attleboro fish hatchery last winter after the ailment was found in fish from three more Maine rivers. The mystery virus has been detected in… Read More
ORONO – Mike Worcester singled and hit a two-run homer as Trenton earned a 5-4 American Legion baseball victory over Orono Monday. Ben Donaldson doubled and hit an RBI single for the Acadians. Toby Cole singled and drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth that… Read More
    President Clinton came up with a fine idea the other day in a speech to the American Federation of Teachers’ annual convention — quell school violence by restoring respect and discipline in the classroom. Then, continuing a pattern all to familiar in this president who… Read More
Old Town’s 1996 season came down to the last 40 seconds of the last game and the last chance for a berth in the LTC Class B playoffs. With the score tied at 21 and under one minute left in the game, the Orono Red… Read More
Wayne O’leary’s excellent Oped column on Feb. 24-25 shows how regressive taxes have become in this country. Not only did the Tax Reform Act of 1986 set a top rate of 28 percent on incomes over $185,000, it imposed a rate of 33 percent on incomes between $70,000… Read More
AUGUSTA — Former Sen. George Mitchell, who helped write the 1990 federal law to reduce ozone, says it would be “a grave mistake” for Maine to drop out of a multistate effort to curb air pollution. Mitchell, the former Senate majority leader, distributed a letter… Read More
BELFAST — The dedication of the Troy A. Howard Middle School, postponed because of Thursday’s snowstorm, has been rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10. The keynote speaker at the middle school dedication will be Rushworth Kidder of Lincolnville, an internationally known commentator on educational,… Read More
    FORT FAIRFIELD — The Aroostook Medical Center has relocated and expanded its occupational health services to include a Wellness Center. Registered nurse Beth Findlen of Fort Fairfield is manager of the health services program, now located at the Village Square on Main Street. Jill Boyd… Read More
    HOULTON The following cases were processed by Judge David B. Griffiths the week of Feb. 3, in 2nd District Court in Houlton. Only those cases with fines totaling more than $100 are listed. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Deputies from the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department are investigating break-ins at camps in South Seboeis and in Long Pond Township. An owner of a camp on Seboeis Lake reported to police that a shed had been entered and several items removed. According to… Read More
CARIBOU — The Caribou Parks and Recreation Department is soliciting volunteers to assist with community park cleanup day slated for Saturday, May 19. The activity is sponsored in conjunction with the national celebration of the outdoors, the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, and Maine Street ’90’s statewide cleanup… Read More
    WASHINGTON — Maine’s federal court system has become so overburdened by drug trafficking cases that key members of the U.S. Senate want to create a third U.S. judgeship for the state. Sen. Joseph E. Biden, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced legislation Thursday… 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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