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PORTLAND – The former treasurer for Portland youth football and Bayside Little League is accused of embezzling more than $46,000. Edward “Ted” Luebbert Jr. was indicted Wednesday on charges of felony theft for allegedly stealing from the two youth sports organizations. Police said he deposited… Read More
    BANGOR – The summer reading program at the public library will kick off at 10 a.m. Monday, June 23, with an appearance by Schoodic Steel Pan Drums. A presentation called “A Girl of Peru” will be given by Maria Sandweiss at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June… Read More
ORRINGTON – Plans to replace the deteriorating Meadow Dam with a new rock ramp fishway dam that resembles a natural rapids is getting praise from the town’s Conservation Commission as the group makes plans to manage the town-owned site. “We are pleased with the scope… Read More
“Hunters” (and I use that term loosely), such as Cecil Gray and Bill Randall, have taken the anti- hunters’ propaganda hook, line and sinker. Ever hear of divide and conquer? That is what the anti-hunting people want to try and do. For Randall to call… Read More
    SAD 48’s biggest enemy is ignorance, because of the communication and informational problems between the citizens. The people of the district need to come together and educate each other about how to finance a school district. Communication within a community is the key to its… Read More
ROCKLAND – The seventh of 10 secret indictments issued in June by a Knox County Superior Court grand jury was unsealed Thursday afternoon, charging a Port Clyde man with burglary and theft. Daniel A. Sullivan, 19, was indicted on the two counts for allegedly breaking… Read More
ELLSWORTH – A former Bar Harbor teacher who has received a $25,000 settlement from the local school system and has been offered a $15,000 settlement by Hancock County’s insurer is scheduled to go on trial this week in Hancock County Superior Court. Geoffrey Wood, 37,… Read More
One of the newest and most exciting events of the holiday scene is the second annual Christmas creche exhibit set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and noon-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 639 Grandview Ave. in Bangor. Read More
A Bangor man faces several charges, including terrorizing, after authorities reported he threatened to make it “hunting season” on a Bangor police officer, and that he would use Halloween as a way to harm the officer undetected. David F. “Destiny” Akins, 32, also faces charges… Read More
    I am very upset by the injustice that has been allowed to happen to our children by the judicial system. I am not one of the community that has rallied around Mack Hyler. I am a mother of nine children and I feel his actions are deplorable. Who… Read More
The debate on Medicare budget cuts would be much easier to understand if politicians were proposing to cut as much manure out of the discussion as they are money out of the program. The spreaders on Maine’s farms cannot hold a candle to some of… Read More
HOULTON — The Houlton Town Council and members of the town’s police force, including dispatchers, have ratified a new contract. It is the first new contract Police Department employees have had in 2 1/2 years. The department is represented by the Maine Association of Police. Read More
FORT FAIRFIELD — The radiology department at Cary Medical Center will offer breast cancer exhibits at local drugstores in recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The exhibits will feature free information on breast cancer, guides for self-breast examinations, and other materials. Staff… Read More
    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island Hospital has announced the appointments of Louise Soucy, C.P.A., as vice president of finance, and Brian Bannerman, C.A., as staff accountant. Both Soucy and Bannerman bring a great deal of accounting firm experience to their new positions at MDI… Read More
CALAIS — The Calais Fire Department’s two-year-old dream of receiving a new $70,000 fire and rescue truck is expected to become a reality in mid-1994. The vehicle will be available to assist other fire and police units in Washington County. A couple… Read More
BREWER — The fire department in most communities only becomes visible when disaster strikes and firefighters spring into action. In Brewer it is no different. However, when they are not fighting fires the city’s professional firefighters spend their time preventing fires and disasters. Fire inspections… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — The SAD 1 Adult Education program will offer personal enrichment, high school and basic skill improvement classes during the spring semester, which begins Monday, Jan. 27. Registration, which began Monday, will continue through the first week of classes. High… Read More
NEW ORLEANS – Steve Walsh says there are enough questions about his arm strength without the New Orleans Saints coaching staff adding to the speculation. Against Atlanta last month, Walsh faked an injury to his left pinkie and Mike Buck came in to throw a… Read More
ORONO – He admitted that he swayed back and forth. Like the title of a song by the rock group The Clash, University of Maine hockey coach Shawn Walsh found himself wondering “Should I stay or should I go?” “It was very tough for him,”… 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
    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
    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
    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. Investigators were… 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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