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    PRESQUE ISLE – Freshman forward Kim Condon scored 16 points in leading Presque Isle to a lopsided, 90-39 schoolgirl basketball victory over winless Oxford Hills of South Paris here Thursday afternoon. Rachel Underwood, another freshman forward, added 15 points to Presque Isle’s first win after… Read More
    ORONO – Joe Field scored two goals and assisted on another to lead Old Town to a 6-2 schoolboy hockey win over John Bapst at Alfond Arena Thursday. Chad Chunglo added a goal and an assist for the 1-4 Indians, while Shane Sapiel, Travis Blake,… Read More
    The University of Maine and Lake Superior State University have a lot in common when it comes to hockey. The Black Bears and the Lakers are both among the country’s premier programs. The two teams also clashed for the 1993 NCAA championship last April in… Read More
    Joey Gamache is not sitting around and waiting for his mandatory shot at the World Boxing Association’s lightweight title. Gamache is the No. 1 contender in both the WBA and the International Boxing Federation. While he waits for another shot at the WBA belt, Gamache… Read More
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    AUGUSTA – The University of Maine men’s basketball team reached the century mark for a school-record third consecutive game here Thursday night. The down side for Coach Rudy Keeling and Co. is, the University of Central Florida also came pretty close to hitting the 100-point… Read More
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    DEXTER – Russell Seawood hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points as the Maine Central Institute Huskies of Pittsfield won their first game, a 61-59 boys basketball verdict over a tough Dexter squad Thursday. Chuck Graham added 11 points for the winners. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    Nominations for the Jefferson Award, recognizing citizens who perform outstanding public service, will be accepted by WLBZ TV (Channel 2), the local sponsor of the national award. For nomination forms, write to 1994 Jefferson Awards, 329 Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor 04401 or call 942-4821 during… Read More
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    VAN BUREN — The following cases were disposed of by Judge Ronald A. Daigle in 1st District Court in December: Gerald Michaud, 56, Grand Falls, New Brunswick, operating a motor vehicle after license suspension, $100. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
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    SKOWHEGAN — Jan. 4 and 6 are buffet days at the Somerset Senior Center in Skowhegan. Serving begins at 11:30 a.m. The center’s van runs on Thursdays; interested persons may call 474-8552 for a ride. The All Crafters Get-Together is held at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Read More
    BROWNVILLE — Jim McClellan of Engineering Dynamics Inc., the consultant the town hired to study its two water companies and come up with a list of recommendations for improvements, met Tuesday with the selectmen to go over his draft report on the village water systems. Read More
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    CARIBOU — After a public hearing Tuesday, the Aroostook County Finance Committee approved a proposed $4 million 1994 budget. The budget submitted by the county comissioners was $5,000 less than last year. Commissioners projected a $125,000 surplus and state receipts of $130,000 for housing prisoners… Read More
    FREEDOM — Ice-covered toys, desks and bookshelves are all that remain of the Freedom Head Start school. Heat tapes are blamed for the Tuesday afternoon fire that swept through the wood-frame building and gutted its interior. The 37 children who attend the school were away… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN — The counselor from the Division of Veterans Services office in Waterville will be at the Skowhegan Armory from 8:30 a.m. to noon to assist area veterans and their families on the following Fridays: Jan. 14 and 21; Feb. 11 and 25; March 11 and 25. The… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — The 1994 budgets for Piscataquis County and unorganized territories have been adopted by the Legislature as proposed by the county commissioners. The appropriations to municipalities was set at $1,963,368, with assessments set at $1,378,625. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
    PORTLAND — Sunny weather spread across Maine on Thursday on the heels of a winter storm that dumped up to 10 inches of snow along the coast. After a five-day cold spell that brought the season’s first wave of subzero temperatures, the fresh snow cover… Read More
    Starting Saturday, a law prohibiting smokers from lighting up in public places will allow most people to breathe easier. The law, signed by the governor last June, properly recognizes that in countless public places, people are forced to share the air, and that smoking is incompatible with health. Read More
    GEORGETOWN — After struggling for two years to stay afloat, boat builder William Plummer IV is thinking about expanding his shop and building bigger boats. When the industry crashed under the weight of economic recession and a luxury boat tax, Plummer worried that his Five… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN — The Somerset County Extension office will sponsor a three-part series on weight loss and nutrition 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 13, 20 and 27. The emphasis of the series will be on how consumers can make more informed decisions about food in order to… Read More
    BROWNVILLE — James McLellan, an engineering consultant, will present his final report on the Village Water Systems Study to the selectmen at their meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4. Selectmen also will consider a request from a resident to enter his lot from the north… Read More
    CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island — Prince Edward Island is back as a world player in seed potatoes, quickly overcoming a disastrous two years created by the PVY-n crisis. A vigorous seed market this fall mirrors some of the strongest tablestock and processing prices in Island… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Parents who have arguments with their children about chores and rules will find comfort in “ParentStyles,” a newsletter offered by the Piscataquis County Extension. The free newsletter was created to help busy parents with the challenges and joys of school-aged children. Each of… Read More
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    A central Maine town is threatening to foreclose in February 1994 on a home owned by an elderly woman because she can’t pay her property taxes. The 80-year-old woman called the Homeless Crisis Hotline in Fairfield for help. Jan Lightfoot, hot line director, advised the… Read More
    Revelers who intend to make the most of their New Year’s celebrations but are afraid that the New Year won’t be the only thing ringing in the next morning, take heart. There may be a cure for you. Remedies range far and wide for those… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — Farm Credit of Aroostook and Farm Credit of Southern Maine announced Thursday that the two associations are discussing a merger. Kenneth Atcheson Sr., chairman of the Farm Credit of Aroostook and a merger committee member, said the potential benefits of mergers beyond… Read More
    As the snow begins to cover the weeds in Bangor, another, stronger strain is beginning to pop up — campaign offices. Currently, only one candidate, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Paul Young, a state representative from Limestone, has officially opened his doors for business. He’s located next… Read More
    ROCKLAND — Steve Heddericg of Camden will speak and show slides of his three-week trip to mainland China at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Penobscot School, 28 Gay St. Heddericg and two other members of the New England Press Association toured China in… Read More
    NEWPORT — Newport selectmen covered the administration and professional services accounts this week in their continuing review of accounts as they prepare the 1994 proposed budget. As quickly as they cut $9,444 from the administration account for a new computer system, however, they offered to… Read More
    PORTLAND — A Gorham construction company will begin work in February on the first phase of a new $160 million bridge connecting Portland and South Portland. R.J. Grondin & Sons was selected to reconstruct a half-mile stretch of Broadway in South Portland and prepare the… Read More
    AUGUSTA — The Maine Arts Commission will hold a series of three workshops to ease grant applications and announce changes in the Project, Advancement, Education and Direct Grant categories. Workshops will be at the following times and locations: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Jan. 5, Bangor Civic… Read More
    The column by Jason Benjamin confirms what I have always said (BDN, Dec. 21): Just BEING a teen-ager is a disease in itself. Edward J. Palmer, M.D. Castine… Read More
    On Monday, Jan. 3, Rush Limbaugh fans will find their champion of the conservative conscience at a new spot on the radio dial. The nation’s top-rated talk show has moved to WSNV (103.9 FM). Previously the show was heard on WZON-AM. The changeover means that… Read More
    WATERVILLE — Free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings will be offered by the Waterville Osteopathic Hospital throughout central Maine in 1994. Screenings are scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 4 at the Muskie Center, 38 Gold Street, Waterville; Friday, Feb. 11, Shaw’s Supermarket, Kennedy Memorial Drive; Tuesday, Feb. Read More
    BROWNVILLE — The Recreation Department ice skating rink is open to the public, as of Thursday, Dec. 30. Hours will be posted at the ice skating rink’s shack. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
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    Gregory G. Nadeau, a policy adviser to Senate President Dennis “Duke” Dutremble, will return to the private sector as a lobbyist for the Maine Alliance, a business advocacy organi- zation. “Greg is well known and highly respected in both the public and private sectors,” said… Read More
    The Bangor Public Library is about to request funds from the city to repair the left side of its steps. Library officials have blocked off the steps, which are sloping inward, raising fears they could collapse. Repair estimates range from $25,000 to $50,000, according to… Read More
    BELFAST — As far as Rod Rodrigue is concerned, the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad Authority not only tried to take over his railroad, it also hijacked his ideas. Rodrigue is president of the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad. He said a waterfront development proposal… Read More
    W. Jerome Strout, former chairman of Bangor & Aroostook Railroad, died unexpectedly at his home Thursday. He was 87. A Milo native, Strout started his railroad career as a machinist’s helper when he was still in high school. He continued to work summers while studying… Read More
    A Clifton man went out on a limb in Brewer Thursday evening in an attempt to avoid police who wanted to question him about an assault. Police spent about a half-hour trying to persuade 21-year-old Alan Lund to come down from a pine tree that… Read More
    Five drowning deaths, a major gun theft and a police standoff were among the crises making headlines in Hancock County in the past year. Douglas Fernald, 70, of Sullivan drowned in Casco Bay Nov. 20 when a helicopter transporting him for treatment after burn injuries… Read More
    I was walking my dog today, and as I went around the different streets here in town, I was very disturbed by the number of dogs I saw tied outside in below-freezing temperatures, with wind chill factors below -20 F, and snow gusting everywhere. This is not the… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — Local merchants in central Aroostook County are tallying up receipts from the first Christmas season with competition from the Aroostook Centre Mall and fewer shoppers from Canada and Loring Air Force Base. Some businesses emerged unscathed and reported “excellent” seasons. Some took… Read More
    CANAAN — The Maine Department of Transportation has begun reconstruction of the Canaan Bridge, a project that may last four months, and which will result in repairs to the bridge deck and fascia, and replacement of curbing and railings. Resurfacing will be done in the… Read More
    The effort among residents of Bangor’s Capehart to form a tenants council should be encouraged by municipal and housing authority officials. Established for the right reasons and operated in the interests of all residents, a council would offer Capehart the opportunity to develop two key components of community… Read More
    From biblical times smallpox had been a scourge of mankind killing millions each year around the world. This began to end in 1798 when Jenner found that inoculations with material from cowpox lesions protected against smallpox. Inoculation programs ended smallpox in the United States in 1950 and the… Read More
    Consider this. Violence is rampant throughout the country. Drug abuse is epidemic. Increasing numbers of ordinary, law-abiding sensible men and women are carrying handguns whenever they leave their homes. Pregnancy among unmarried, unprepared teen-agers is a national characteristic. Homeless families walk and sleep and live… Read More
    OLD TOWN — A fuel truck driver escaped serious injury Wednesday when his truck rolled down a hill and smashed into the side of a house. Louis Malenfant had parked his truck on the hill on Front Street and was preparing to deliver fuel to… Read More
    My compliments to the Nathan Pitts family of Stonington for taking responsibility for their own welfare regarding HIV. It is gratifying to see that some families are taking their responsibility instead of leaving it up to the school system and-or local AIDS organizations. HIV disease is a “people… Read More
    VAN BUREN — Van Buren’s police chief confirmed Thursday that he has resigned the position he has held since 1987. His resignation is effective Monday, Jan. 17. Police Chief Herman Pelletier did not offer a reason for his resignation. A 16-year veteran of the Van… Read More
    Bangor officials will soon have another relic from the old City Hall building to grace its current location. A mantel that was over a fireplace in the mayor’s office at the Columbia Street City Hall — a victim to Urban Renewal a quarter-century ago —… Read More
    VAN BUREN — The Van Buren Adult and Community Education Program will offer a citizenship and naturalization workshop in January. The workshop is designed to assist people who wish to become United States citizens and must take tests on U.S. history and government. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    BELFAST — By unanimous vote, the Waldo County Budget Committee approved a $1.9 million budget for the coming year but not before reading the riot act to the County Commissioners. The $1,985,789 spending package is a 15 percent increase over the 1993 budget. Passage followed… Read More
    Police converged on the Penobscot County Jail Thursday night as 89 inmates were evacuated from the building because of a faulty furnace. It was the first time in several years that the jail has been evacuated and state police, Bangor police and Penobscot County Sheriff… Read More
    PITTSFIELD — Policy revisions and additions are among the items slated for discussion at the 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, meeting of the SAD 53 board of directors. The board meets in the library of the Warsaw Middle School. Other agenda items include an update… Read More
    CUTLER — Seventy-five civilian workers at the Naval Computer Telecommunications Station on Cutler peninsula may lose 22 days of pay in a nine-month period beginning in February unless the Department of Defense restores a shortfall in the station’s 1994 budget. Actually, the station’s predicament is… Read More
    Ruth Fitzpatrick doesn’t measure her success by wins or losses. Rather, the Hampden Academy coach and physical education teacher counts success by whether she’s been able to reach and affect her students and athletes. A demanding coach and educator, and fiery proponent of women’s athletics,… Read More
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    CORINTH — Nomination papers will be available at the Town Office beginning Tuesday, Jan. 4, for the following offices: Selectman for a three-year term; assessor for a three-year term; overseer of the poor for a three-year term; town clerk for a one-year term; two members… Read More
    A story in Thursday’s paper incorrectly identified one of the stops in West Transportation’s new Calais-Bangor bus schedule. The bus will stop in Ellsworth at Mike’s Country Store, not Dick’s Store as reported. Read More
    This year I finally asked myself the Big Question while walking in Chapin Park on Christmas morning, under the fresh new-falling snow: Why do I fill up with joy, anticipation, and great expectation right up to the point of Christmas Day, and then suddenly become overwhelmed in sadness… Read More
    As we prepare to welcome 1994 with all of the hopes, promises, and dreams a fresh start can bring, I find myself reflecting on the role athletics plays in our lives. If I had one wish for 1994, it would be that each of us… Read More
    ORONO – Jesse McEwen scored two goals and assisted on another to lead Stearns of Millinocket to a 10-4 high school hockey rout of Lawrence of Fairfield at Alfond Arena Wednesday. Frank Bowley and Matt MacDonald scored two goals apiece for 5-2 Stearns, while Josh… Read More
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    LEE – Penquis of Milo went on a 21-3 flurry during the final five minutes of the third quarter en route to an 82-65 schoolboy basketball victory over Lee Wednesday night. Freshman Rusty Lyford connected for a game-high 25 points to pace the Patriots. Andy… Read More
    ORONO – Junior center Aaron Boone scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season and added a pair of assists on goals by linemate Scott Corey as the Brewer High School Witches beat Foxcroft Academy 5-1 in a schoolboy hockey game at the Alfond Arena here Wednesday… Read More
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    The revolving door leading into the University of Maine men’s basketball locker room continues to spin smoothly during the holidays. Less than a week after freshman Adam Kotowski announced that he was transferring to a school closer to his home in Illinois, a former member… Read More
    SPARKILL, N.Y. – Steph Shaw scored a game-high 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds here Wednesday to help power Husson College of Bangor to a 77-46 women’s basketball victory over St. Thomas Aquinas. Sarah Fenderson tossed in 11 points, including three 3-pointers, for the… Read More
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