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BANGOR – Eastern Maine Medical Center has been named to a list of the nation’s 100 Most Wired Hospitals. The designation is based on results of the 2008 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study released this month by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
Bangor all-sports radio station WZON (620 AM) and Dover-Foxcroft sister station WDME (103.1 FM) came back from the annual Maine Association of Broadcasters awards with the lion’s share of sports broadcasting honors. Aside from second and third place in the sports feature division, WZON and… Read More
DEER ISLE – The Deer Isle-Stonington School Committee will send a $5.9 million budget to the voters later this month. By a 5-0 vote the committee adopted the budget this week. The $5,952,937 budget for the 2005-2006 school year represents an increase of $166,473 or… Read More
LINCOLN – The Maine Department of Transportation is urging drivers to use additional care on Route 6 in Lincoln and Springville from late May or early June until mid-August. Road work will occur for two different projects. In Lincoln, the project area will begin at… Read More
    LINCOLN – Mark Kontio, Maine aide to U.S. Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, will hold office outreach hours at the town office today. Kontio will be available 10 a.m.-noon in the conference room of the Lincoln town office, 63 State St. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
Seen through the eyes of one of the 677 employees who retired under Bowater, Great Northern Paper was running smoothly until Georgia-Pacific made the aggressive takeover. They took what was easy and sold to Bowater of South Carolina for $300 million. Bowater ran the mill and made money… Read More
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed” by their Creator “with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” The words inside the quotation marks are used by Dr. Read More
    AUGUSTA – If the state bows out of the laptop contract with Apple Computer Inc., the Maine Department of Education would be responsible for the first payment of $645,000 and would need to return the machines to the company, Attorney General Steven Rowe said Friday. Read More
MOUNT DESERT ISLAND – Playing against a quirky defense that seemed to stymie the normally poised George Stevens Academy girls basketball team, point guard Lora Trenkle’s instincts took over. And when Trenkle is in control – and the rest of the Eagles follow her lead… Read More
    Here they go again (BDN, Feb 2, “NRCM blasts mercury progress”). The Natural Resources Council of Maine releases a memo blasting a company, HoltraChem, because, in NRCM’s mind, it hasn’t done enough. While the Department of Environmental Protection and state officials elsewhere are applauding the company for their… Read More
SKOWHEGAN – Alex Ward’s two-run single in the sixth inning held up, as Skowhegan staved off a seventh-run rally to beat Waldo County 6-5 in the mutual American Legion baseball opener Thursday night. Ward also laid down a suicide squeeze. Jesse Lacasse blasted a second-inning… Read More
    PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates announced Wednesday that Mark Kumpel has been hired as head coach. Kumpel becomes the third head coach in team history, and replaces Bryan Trottier, who left the team in June to become an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche. Kumpel… Read More
BATH — Casco Cable customers in Bath, Brunswick, Topsham and surrounding towns may be entitled to a refund. The Federal Communications Commission said the company overcharged customers during the past four years. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
    ELLSWORTH — Two Blue Hill 15-year-old males were briefly jailed Sunday night after a prolonged joy ride ending with a low-speed car chase. The incident began shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday when a Blue Hill man reported to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department that his… Read More
LINCOLN — Because two recent remote fires challenged the efforts of firefighters, the Lincoln Fire Company is trying to raise money for two new portable pumps. The new equipment will be bought solely through donations and it will be maintained by the fire company, which… Read More
    One has to wonder why we need any law setting term limits when we already have one in place based upon the ultimate term limiter, the right to vote. Is the normal person exercising this right somehow supposed to be too foolish to use it?… Read More
It is time for those of use who are heterosexual to speak up in a bold moral voice: We will no longer tolerate acts of senseless violence and hatred against other human beings in our community merely because those people have a different sexual orientation. Read More
    LINCOLN — Friends of the Lincoln Memorial Library celebrated its incorporation and elected new officers at a reception June 25. Officers for 1992-93 are: Rebecca Goodwin, president; Rachel Dicker, vice president; Sally Bartlett, secretary; and Thomas Wolford, treasurer. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
BUCKSPORT — Residents of Bucksport will have an opportunity in November to vote in a non-binding referendum aimed at gauging public sentiment about the proposed construction of a coal-fired cogeneration plant in the community. Applied Energy Services, which proposed construction of the 180,000-megawatt facility, has… Read More
The following cases were processed between Sept. 13 and 19 in the central division of 5th District Court in Ellsworth: ELLSWORTH googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i… Read More
    EXPERIENCE MAINE WASHINGTON COUNTY — Many varied and interesting events are being planned in Washington County for the summer of 1990. Fourth of July celebrations are being planned in many communities, but summer visitors and residents alike will enjoy the Calais International Festival, Indian Ceremonial… 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
    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
    If you had a band, what would you call it? “The Copper Lights.” googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) { if… Read More
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    3rd District Court, Bangor Cases Nov. 10-14, 2008 googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) { if (slot_sizes[i][0] googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    Bangor BSO Sneak Peek series at Maine Center for the Arts googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) { if (slot_sizes[i][0] googletag.cmd.push(function ()… 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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