BANGOR – The Bangor Land Trust will hold its seventh annual meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business at Husson University. Jim Gooch of the Trust for Public Land will speak about the progress… Read More
    AUGUSTA – The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will hold free Essentials of College Planning workshops at the following times and locations: Aroostook County: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, Fort Kent Adult Education, 84 Pleasant St., Fort Kent; 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18,… Read More
Residents of Sullivan and surrounding communities are doing what they can to lend support and comfort to Connor, Garret and Morgan Openshaw, who were involved in a tragic automobile accident Aug. 24 on Route 1, which took the lives of their parents, Corey Openshaw and Stacey Collins. Read More
HOULTON – When town councilors reduced the tax rate to $18.50 per $1,000 of property value last year, they vowed to hold the figure steady in 2006. With the time to set the rate approaching, Town Manager Douglas Hazlett said Monday that he believes councilors… Read More
    PITTSFIELD – Two Massachusetts men were injured early Monday morning in a crash on Interstate 95 in Pittsfield. Charles McKenna, 42, of Mashpee, Mass., was operating a 2001 Jeep Cherokee northbound just before the Pittsfield exit when the cargo-filled utility trailer he was hauling began… Read More
MACHIAS – A 20-year-old East Machias man who allegedly caused extensive damage to the Elm Street School in East Machias over the weekend made his initial appearance in Machias District Court on Tuesday. After a Saturday night spree that left windows broken and equipment vandalized… Read More
ST. AGATHA – One of the youngest town managers in Aroostook County is running for the vice presidency of the Maine Municipal Association, a position that would put him in line to become head of the association. Ryan Pelletier, 27, town manager of St. Agatha… Read More
    The season is quietly turning, with the weather cooling as the rhetoric heats up on the election campaign trail. The referendum on bear hunting promises to be among the most hotly debated of the ballot issues. The proponents argue that the question is whether Maine should allow current… Read More
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WASHINGTON – Consumer Reports, the magazine that uncovers safety problems in everything from appliances to beauty products, says it’s guilty of giving consumers a potentially dangerous product. The magazine’s publisher, Consumers Union, is recalling 15,000 glove compartment organizers sent as an incentive to new subscribers. Read More
    I would like to update the citizens of East Millinocket regarding the court case on the cemetery roads. I filed the summons to have the court decide whether the selectmen have the duty to uphold the state and federal Constitution regarding the citizen’s petition, which they took an… Read More
PORTLAND – UnumProvident has dumped its familiar lighthouse in favor of a new red, white and blue corporate logo, symbolizing what some see as a shift away from Unum Corp.’s roots in Maine. The lighthouse was Unum’s longtime symbol, dating to when it still was… Read More
Donations to the Santa’s Helper Fund are helping us work toward our $50,000 goal. As of today, Santa’s Helper has collected $3,000. There is still a long way to go. Please join us in recognizing the following people for their contributions. Charlotte Demers of Lewiston… Read More
BANGOR – Exactly one year ago, guard Willie Sleeper was already thinking about what might have been after his Katahdin team watched defending Eastern Maine champ Narraguagus turn a close game into a rout in the final quarter of their Class C quarterfinal. Wednesday afternoon,… Read More
Given the influence golf carries in the Frost family in Calais, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a sign hanging on the wall that reads: “The family that golfs together stays together.” Sure Jim Frost Sr. likes to get out and play a round whenever… Read More
    WATERVILLE – Chandler Perine had a 66-yard interception return for a touchdown to give Bowdoin College a 10-7 football victory over Colby and the CBB Championship. Colby quarterback Nate Bradley’s pass sailed through the hands of receiver Miguel Gonzalez and into Perine’s hands at 9:08… Read More
    LIMESTONE — About 250 employees have been added to Aroostook County’s work force during the last year with the opening here of the federal Defense Finance and Accounting Service. The military financial service took up residence last year in the former Loring Air Force Base… Read More
BANGOR — WLBZ-TV Channel 2 has announced its annual Coats for Kids campaign to provide at least 5,000 winter coats and snowsuits to children in need. Coats and snowsuits may be dropped off at any Shop ‘n Save supermarket in eastern, central or northern Maine. Read More
    ELLSWORTH — Ed Povich of Ellsworth has announced his candidacy for state representative from District 127. The newly redrawn district includes Clifton, Dedham, Ellsworth, Mariaville and Otis. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250],[300,600]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false;… Read More
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PITTSFIELD — An innovative program to use the resources and experiences of local businesses to help meet the needs of school children is being initiated in SAD 53. Called EP53, the Educational Partnership in SAD 53 is designed to better link skills of people in the community with… Read More
I am 17 years old and I have been skateboarding for three years. I read the article about skateboarding in Machias. I skateboard in Machias every day and we are not out to cause problems. I don’t see why everyone has such a great fear… Read More
    Verbally handicapped children and adults may soon find new vistas opening up for them, thanks to a new program based in Bangor. The Bangor Regional Speech and Hearing Center, a non-profit United Way agency, recently established an augmented communications program, the only one in Maine. 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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