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CALAIS – There is nothing like a giant indoor yard sale to blow away those winter blues. That is what the Calais Rotary Club will hold from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 15, at the American Legion Hall. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
    EAST MACHIAS – A public forum Thursday evening to discuss ongoing issues at Down East Community Hospital seemed less telling than the posturing that led up to it. Dr. Lawrence Huntoon, a New York neurologist and expert on medical ethics and peer review, spoke to… Read More
“Charlotte’s Web” Some movie. Based on E.B. White’s novel, Gary Winick’s film doesn’t come close to achieving the magic of the book, but that likely will surprise only those who haven’t read the book. For those who have and who have great affection for it, the good news… Read More
CLIFTON – A Dedham man died Monday, one day after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. Claude Boisvert, 43, wasn’t wearing a helmet and was thrown from the motorcycle after he lost control near the intersection of Route 9 and Scotts Point Road,… Read More
    GOULDSBORO – Residents on the Schoodic Peninsula in eastern Hancock County can’t help but feel a little shortchanged. As a $5.9 million road construction project is set to begin next week on a stretch of U.S. Route 1 in Sullivan, another road farther down the… Read More
A Bangor man wanted on warrants and for a domestic disturbance fled from police down a fire escape early Thursday. But his freedom didn’t last long, as a police officer cornered him in a convenience store a short time later. Gary Newell, 35, was wanted… Read More
AUGUSTA – A new registration plate is now available for veterans who have a disability, Secretary of State Dan A. Gwadosky announced Friday. The new plate, which features both the veteran and disability symbols, authorizes access to designated disability parking spaces. Previously, veterans with a… Read More
    PORTLAND – Commuters will pay more but occasional users will not see an increase when new rates go into effect for Amtrak’s Downeaster next month. Commuter tickets will increase by 7 percent, the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority announced. The increases will only affect… Read More
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    GREENVILLE – The Greater Moosehead Lake region was a much different place a half-century ago. Many changes have been made to the landscape in the decades since the 1950s, but many people who did not live here in that era have no idea how different… Read More
HAMPDEN – The public will have an opportunity to comment on Sawyer Environmental Recovery Facility’s proposed expansion when the Planning Board continues its review of the landfill’s site plan at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the municipal building. This may be the last time… Read More
Generous contributions to the the Santa’s Helper Fund have amounted to $23,000 in just 18 days. There are 20 days remaining to reach the $50,000 goal. Thank you to the many generous individuals, families and organizations that have shared a gift so far. You truly are making a… Read More
    BREWER — A malfunctioning electrical cord was cited as the cause of an early morning fire Wednesday at a multifamily home on Chamberlain Street. According to Fire Chief Rick Bronson, firefighters were called to 6 Chamberlain St. at 4:55 a.m. after an electrical cord attached… Read More
BANGOR — The Maine Public Utilities Commission on Monday opened the bid process to select electricity companies that will sell power at a low, fixed cost to residential users who haven’t picked a supplier by March 1. In a process much like the one Mainers… Read More
Regarding “Nuclear Waste” (editorial, Jan. 5): What follows is from the book “Aftermath” by Donovan Webster, published by Pantheon Books in 1996: googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0;… Read More
    Congress is expected to put the finishing touches on federal surface transportation legsilation by Memorial Day that will result in an increased national commitment to highway safety, particularly programs that will help make needed road and bridge improvements to help save lies on our state’s highways. That should… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE — The growing number of kidney dialysis patients threatens to exceed the abilities of The Aroostook Medical Center to meet demand, TAMC President David Peterson has said. Nephrologists at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor have started several new patients from Aroostook County on dialysis. Read More
AUGUSTA — Maine State Police will beef up patrol of state highways during the Labor Day weekend, said Col. Alfred R. Skolfield, chief of the Maine State Police. Troopers will be looking for drunken drivers and speeders and will keep traffic moving. Aircraft also will… Read More
I would like to respond to the slanted manner in which Andrew Neff attacked WABI-TV’s decision to broadcast the McDonald’s Senior All-Star Games and thereby pre-empt coverage of the NCAA regional championships on March 26. (“WABI will not show 2 NCAA regional finals,” BDN, March 23). Read More
    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Area Transportation Committee and the Washington-Hancock Community Agency (W-HCA) are working together to provide two transportation services to area residents. Drivers from W-HCA arrive in Bucksport around 10 a.m. on Mondays to escort senior citizens around town to do errands or… Read More
BELFAST — A Stetson man wanted in Winterport for assault and firearms charges was arrested in his hometown Wednesday night and brought to Waldo County Jail. Neil Bishop, 23, is accused of severely beating a Winterport woman last Friday morning. Bishop, who was released from… Read More
PORTLAND — The Governor’s Task Force to Provide Recommendations Regarding School Funding Issues has identified issues and options for revising the school funding formula and will hold public hearings at the following times and places: Saturday, Oct. 3 googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
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Interview Editor’s note – In 1985, Dave Dion of Hudson, N.H., led just one lap of the Oxford 250 – the final lap. He took home $27,500 for his efforts and became the second driver, after Geoff Bodine, to win two Oxford 250s. Dion’s first… Read More
    Those who feel the spirit of giving to people who are without a safe and warm home this holiday season are encouraged to give to their community’s shelter for the homeless. The Maine Coalition for the Homeless urges Maine residents to remember the needy population now and during… 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
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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