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BLUE HILL – The New Surry Repertory Theatre and Acting School recently received a $5,000 grant from the Maine Expansion Arts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to support the school in offering a variety of theatrical presentations during the off-season. The grant will help the school to… Read More
    BANGOR – After managing just three hits in its season opener against Skowhegan, the Bangor baseball team used a touch of small-ball to unleash a 13-hit attack that overpowered Lawrence of Fairfield 15-1 at Mansfield Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The game ended after 4 1/2… Read More
SURRY – Wilbur Saunders can’t wrap his head around the notion that someone would vandalize something as sacred as a cemetery. “They really would have to go out of their way, and for what?” Saunders said Friday from the Cunningham Ridge Road Cemetery in Surry. Read More
A group looking for agreement on the future of Sears Island has made progress and should continue its work to develop a mixed-use plan for the state-owned island. Such a plan could be used by the Legislature to evaluate proposals for development or other uses of the 940-acre… Read More
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I read with interest the May 27 article reporting that Democrat Jean Hay Bright intends to run for the U.S. Senate. In case she hasn’t noticed, Maine already has two Democrats representing the state. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe are doing a great job promoting the Democratic agenda… Read More
CALAIS – The deluge of tourists that was expected to visit the Downeast Heritage Center has turned into a trickle. Although 90,000 people were expected to visit the center annually, the numbers are way below that. On average about 50 people a day visit the… Read More
    BANGOR – Senior righthander Keith Nason allowed only three hits and one walk while striking out 16 to lead No. 6 John Bapst by No. 11 Mount View 5-0 in a schoolboy baseball prelim Tuesday night. Chris Leavitt paced Bapst with three singles while Alex… Read More
CARIBOU – Douglas F. Beaulieu of Madawaska, executive director of the Workforce Investment Act Program for Washington and Aroostook counties, on Wednesday night was named Aroostook County administrator. Beaulieu, 41, replaces Roland D. Martin, who last month became commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland… Read More
Coaches need to treat all players equally With the high school winter sports season just begun, I find myself reflecting back on last year’s winter season. Because of a coach’s conduct last year, my athlete is not playing this year. It’s a huge loss to… Read More
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THOMASTON – Lowering the American flag to half-staff at the Maine State Prison last week has raised the ire of one guard, who was reprimanded for correcting the warden’s faux pas. Following the death Wednesday of retired prison guard Sgt. Douglas Raye of Cushing, Warden… Read More
LIMESTONE — A bill that would have changed how members of the Loring Development Authority’s trustee board are chosen has been amended so that the LDA now supports the legislation. As originally presented by state Rep. Gary O’Neal, D-Limestone, the bill would have required that… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — Sam Collins, co-chair of the transportation committee for Leaders Encouraging Aroostook Development, will be the featured speaker at the Aroostook County meeting of the Maine Better Transportation Association. The discussion will focus on routes being proposed for a limited-access highway through the St. John Valley. Read More
The University of Maine’s hockey team has picked an inopportune time to lose three of five. The Bears have made life a little more difficult for themselves but they are certainly capable of digging themselves out. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
These days, Joan Baez is enjoying the resurrection of her musical career. Unlike some of her musical contemporaries from the 1960s and ’70s, Baez isn’t slowing down, touring for more than half of the year. The folk legend comes to Portland for an 8 p.m. Read More
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AUBURN — A former University of Southern Maine student who stabbed an ex-girlfriend to death was sentenced to 50 years in prison Thursday. Nadim Haque, 30, who came to Maine from India five years ago on a student visa, was sentenced by Androscoggin County Superior… Read More
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brian Holzinger of Bowling Green University won the 15th annual Hobey Baker Award presented here Friday. But the senior center said he would trade the bronze statue symbolic of being the nation’s best college hockey player for the chance to be where… Read More
“In the name of God, Amen.” So opens the Mayflower Compact. This pact was a rule of law for the small settlement of Plymouth, to which all must subscribe before leaving the ship to enter the new land. These Plymouth Pilgrims in Massachusetts gave thanks for good crops,… Read More
Without abandoning the principles that led him to oppose the current campaign-finance reform proposal, Sen. Bill Cohen found a compromise he could live with this week and joined six other Republicans in breaking the GOP’s filibuster on the initiative. Their vote was a sign of better things to… Read More
BUCKSPORT — While Hancock County Treasurer Robert F. Lakin was explaining his run-in with Trisha Larrabee of the sheriff’s department, some Bucksport residents continued to wonder whether there was a need for his proposal to increase his own paycheck by more than $18,000. An Ellsworth… Read More
    Danny Hudzic scored a pair of goals to power the University of New Brunswick-St. John to a 5-2 win over the University of Maine-Fort Kent in men’s soccer action at Husson College in Bangor Friday. Scott Rocha, Brian Fitzgerald, and Dave Davis also scored goals… Read More
ROCKLAND — Police Chief Alfred Ockenfels will appear before the City Council this week regarding an application by a nightclub on Route 90 for a liquor license. Monday afternoon, Ockenfels declined to discuss or reveal the extent of his concern before Wednesday’s council meeting. He… Read More
Beginning Jan. 8, 1991 the Bangor-Brewer YWCA will offer a 10-week American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Participants must possess strong swimming skills and be at least 15 years old. It is recommended… Read More
    ORONO – Despite cold, rainy weather that didn’t figure to favor the offenses in the Eastern Maine Class B girls semifinal soccer game here Tuesday, Camden-Rockport’s offense came out firing from the start and keyed the visiting Windjammers to the win over Orono. Third-seeded Camden-Rockport… Read More
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    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
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    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. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… 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
    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
    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
    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
    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