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ELLSWORTH – The Telephone Museum will hold a “Switcher’s Holiday” workshop on Saturday, July 26, at the museum, 166 Winkumpaugh Road. The workshop is for anyone 16 or older interested in learning about historic telephone systems through instruction offered by museum staff. It is free… Read More
    Old Town High School Third quarter honor roll 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]… Read More
BAR HARBOR – Kaja Veilleux and his company Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, an appraisal company, will make a road trip from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 23, to the YWCA Mount Desert Island for an appraising fair. The public is encouraged to bring any… Read More
    The following petitions for bankruptcy were filed at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Bangor during October 2005. Edward B. Staples Jr., meat cutter, three dependents, Eastport: assets, $6,100; debts, $18,992. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner… Read More
The Katahdin High School boys varsity basketball photo that appeared in an advertisement in Saturday’s paper was taken by Northwood Studios, then supplied to the NEWS by the Houlton Pioneer Times. — googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
In Misty Edgecomb’s article, “Woodland sales spur use debates” (BDN, Dec. 2), she twice quotes people who say that free use of others’ land for hunting, fishing and other recreational uses is a right. One of those quoted was Pat McGowan, the current conservation commissioner who should know… Read More
    SOUTHWEST HARBOR – The ninth annual Mount Desert Island Oktoberfest is planned for noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Smuggler’s Den Campground in Southwest Harbor. Microbreweries from all over Maine will serve more than 80 brands of Maine brews. A food court… Read More
FORT KENT – The University of Maine at Fort Kent will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a gala banquet Saturday, Sept. 20, at the university sports center. The event, preceded by a social at 5 p.m. and followed by dancing, is part of a weekend… Read More
    If Kent Inc. were just another struggling business with a product that had outlived its market, the extraordinary effort currently under way to save the company would not be worth the trouble. But Kent not only makes a product in demand, it does so with an appreciation of… Read More
The Bangor Daily News article (May 15) concerning the SAD 34 school board seeking to rescind the fingerprinting law caused me to question their true commitment to educate and protect children in their care. While teacher Steven Smith has a right to refuse to be fingerprinted and resign,… Read More
Maine Central Institute Third quarter honor roll Seniors, highest honors: Emily Collier, Kyle Crabtree, Christina Moyer, Sara Hewins, and Michael Rhodes; high honors: Robert Bane, Hayley Bickford, Darcie Carter, Randy Chase II, Becca Cianchette, Hilary Cofer, Russell Connors, Brian Craigue, Scott Giallombardo, Peter Gilbert, William… Read More
SKOWHEGAN — The Bureau of Motor Vehicles Photo License Unit will not be in Skowhegan on Oct. 11 in observance of Columbus Day. The unit will be available 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. Applicants needing an extension on their licenses may contact License Services… Read More
    During this summer’s debate over the SAD 22 school budget, many unfair and malicious charges have been made against the district’s administrators. What has been obscured during these discussions is the fact that SAD 22’s administrative costs as a percentage of the overall budget are… Read More
BATH — Now that they’ve made their point loud and clear, members of Bath Iron Works’ largest union have been urged by their leaders to tone down the hourly show of solidarity. Every hour on the hour, workers have been sounding horns and clanging pipes… Read More
    At the height of the Cold War, bomb shelters dotted the landscape and schoolchildren were regularly instructed how to take shelter under their desks in case of a nuclear attack. The Cold War is now a memory but a new threat has arisen, one that could prove far… Read More
Sheriff’s deputies responded to two serious automobile accidents on Sunday evening in the Hancock County towns of Franklin and Sullivan. Drivers in both incidents were taken to the hospital. Dale R. Tracey, 45, of Franklin was reported in fair condition Monday at Eastern Maine Medical… Read More
One of the world’s oldest systems of medicine, acupuncture dates back some 5,000 years. The practice has been licensed in Maine for about seven years, with an estimated 43 licensed acupuncturists statewide. To practice acupuncture in Maine, acupuncturists must meet minimum standards, including: a bachelor’s… Read More
    ROCKLAND — The Knox County grand jury, due to convene on Dec. 12, is not expected to hear any evidence in the killing of 4-year-old Deanna Wadsworth. Wadsworth died at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport on Nov. 7 as a result of a blow… Read More
When Joanne Palombo-McCallie heard the University of Maine was looking for a new women’s basketball coach, the lure of returning to her native state motivated the fifth-year Auburn University assistant coach to send out her resume. Palombo-McCallie, a former star guard at Brunswick High and… Read More
    The location of the March and April meetings of Frances Dighton Williams Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, have been changed from the Isaac Farrar Mansion to First United Methodist Church, 40 South Main St., Brewer. Area DAR Good Citizens will be honored at 1:30… Read More
Donald Ingram, organist of Trinity Episcopal Church, Newport, R.I., will present a recital at St. Savior’s Episcopal Church, Bar Harbor, at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Ingram will be assisted by Eugene Tobey, bass. The program will include works of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Barber, Luby and Widor, and will… Read More
JOHN A. MOORE has been promoted to vice president in the mortgage origination department of Bangor Savings Bank. Formerly involved in commercial lending and retail banking in New Hampshire, Moore holds a bachelor’s degree from LaSalle College and a master’s degree in education from Harvard University. Read More
    SUMMER CELEBRATION Summertime in Bar Harbor means people — lots and lots of people. Parking lots display license plates from most states in the Union, as well as most Canadian provinces, as visitors call on Maine’s prettiest island to tour the natural wonders of Acadia… Read More
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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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