CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Picabo Street says she and teammate Hilary Lindh are anxious to start 1995 the same way they finished 1994: winning World Cup ski races. Lindh, the 1992 Olympic downhill silver medalist, has won two of the three downhills contested so far this… Read More
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    DEER ISLE – Jeremiah Gray scored 15 points to lead Deer Isle-Stonington to a 64-42 schoolboy basketball win over Temple Christian of Ellsworth here Friday. Nick Wiberg added 11 points for the Mariners, while Shaun Webb netted 10. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    Modern medicine is, indeed, miraculous. Yet there is no denying the fact that often, regardless of whether an affliction is physical or mental, there is no greater medicine than God’s great outdoors. How fortunate we are, then, to live here in Maine, which in this context can be… Read More
    The University of Maine men’s 2-5 basketball team needs a lift as it begins its North Atlantic Conference schedule on Sunday afternoon at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Chris Collins hopes to provide that lift. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
    PHILADELPHIA – Bangor High School product Mark Reed, a redshirt freshman guard at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and his Flames tewith North Atlantic Conference member Drexel on Friday night. While Drexel, led by Malik Rose’s 23 points, pulled out an 89-68 victory over Liberty,… Read More
    TROY, N.Y. – Patience is an attribute Coach Shawn Walsh constantly preaches to his University of Maine hockey team. If good things come to those who wait, Tim Lovell’s time may finally have arrived. The Black Bears’ sophomore center appears to be breaking out of… Read More
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    SALEM, Mass. – Steph Shaw scored 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds as the Husson College women’s basketball team won the Salem State Christmas Tournament with a 67-60 victory over their hosts here Friday. Sue Ann Allen and Stacy Hafford added 12 points each… Read More
    TROY, N.Y. – The University of Maine hockey team almost started its 11-day holiday break a few hours too early Friday night, spotting Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute a three-goal, first-period lead. The Black Bears did not panic. Maine charged back for four goals in the second… Read More
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    OLD TOWN – Garry Spencer, girls basketball coach and head football coach at Old Town High School, has been named interim athletic director at the school recently. Spencer replaces longtime Old Town AD Bob Lahey, who died earlier this month following a lengthy illness. Read More
    Tim McDougal, who guided the Bangor High School hockey program for its first nine seasons, is back behind the Ram bench after first-year coach Jim Bergeron resigned earlier this week for personal reasons. “There were some personal problems, some family-type things I’d prefer not to… Read More
    CARIBOU — Despite blustery winter weather outside, Aroostook County commissioners and the county’s finance committee Thursday night approved a $4.2 million 1995 budget after a tranquil hearing inside. The hearing drew no comment from the public, and both groups approved the budget unanimously. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    EASTPORT — Officials of Conners Aquaculture Inc. of Estes Head were still searching late Friday afternoon for one of the company’s power boats that was discovered missing from its moorings in Broad Cove at 6 that morning. Merrill Lank, a representative of the Atlantic salmon… Read More
    DEXTER — The four remaining articles on the SAD 46 school budget will be up for debate at a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, at the cafeteria at Dexter Regional High School. On Jan. 17, voters will return to the polls… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — A former local newspaper editor, publisher and radio station owner, Edward G. Perrier, died Friday at the age of 82. Perrier died in Mars Hill after a brief illness. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
    BREWER — A Bangor man was in jail Friday night after allegedly taking part in the severe beating of another Bangor man, then robbing him, at a Brewer motel Thursday night. John V. Paul, 30, appeared in Bangor District Court on Friday morning on a… Read More
    Since when did the Bangor Daily News decide to play Scrooge and put as its lead headline, “A child’s age the key factor in talking to Santa.” Sandra Evans of The Washington Post doesn’t even deserve the back page, and the fact that she doesn’t have sense enough… Read More
    MADAWASKA — A young St. David man was listed in serious condition Friday in a Bangor hospital, a day after he was injured in a snowmobile accident on Long Lake. Jeremy Pelletier, 19, was not wearing a helmet when the snowmobile he was operating struck… Read More
    ROCKLAND — The county treasurer serves as a “check and balance” against the power of county commissioners and should always be elected, not appointed, Pauline Curtis said Friday. In her 16 years as Knox County’s treasurer, Curtis had continual battles with a string of county commissioners. Read More
    WASHINGTON — Retiring Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell of Maine plans to join one of the District of Columbia’s largest and best-connected law firms, Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. Mitchell has been much sought-after by law… Read More
    Remember the old Angus King, the gubernatorial candidate who once said, “a governor must be free and independent of the old solutions, the old boys and special interests in order to get things done. …” That was the same Angus King who traveled the state… Read More
    PORTLAND — Maine’s fire death toll in 1994 was the second-lowest on record, authorities said, and most of the fatal fires were linked to smoking. As of Friday, 20 people had been killed in fires and 15 of the deaths were smoking-related, said Karen Peterson,… Read More
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    BANGOR — Bangor residents may dispose of their Christmas trees beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Recycling Processing Center on Maine Avenue and at several city parks. Trees will be collected through Friday, Jan. 20, when public works crews will remove the greenery. Collection points… Read More
    AUGUSTA — The Maine Warden Service has issued an urgent warning about dangerous ice conditions on central and southern Maine lakes and rivers and is warning ice fishermen to stay off the ice when the season opens Sunday, Jan. 1. The record mild weather in… Read More
    A photo that ran with a story involving Cary Medical Center in Caribou on Dec. 26 was not of the hospital’s executive director John McCormack as identified. McCormack’s photo had been inadvertently switched with the one that appeared of James Lyford, a Presque Isle businessman and former city… Read More
    WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat diabetes, but warned Friday that patients must watch out for a dangerous side effect. Metformin, manufactured by Lipha S.A. of France, will be sold here under the brand name Glucophage to… Read More
    HOULTON — Donald E. Anderson of Mars Hill recently was presented the first Aroostook Cooperative Parish Social Action Award. The plaque was presented by Charlotte Wilson, chairwoman of the cooperative parish, at Houlton United Methodist Church. Presented for excellence in social action efforts in Aroostook… Read More
    Vital commercial rail service through parts of Maine will shut down for at least two days in early January while ownership of the rail lines changes hands. On Jan. 3 the Canadian American Railroad Co. is expected to take control of operations of the Canadian… Read More
    SHIRLEY — A 28-year-old Greenville woman narrowly escaped serious injury after her vehicle collided with a moose on Route 15 in Shirley on Thursday. Investigator Scott Richardson of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department said Michelle Flieglman received cuts and bruises after her vehicle struck the… Read More
    GUILFORD — A vehicle reported stolen Thursday from the parking lot at Guilford Industries was located Friday behind Hardwood Products Inc., also in Guilford. Investigator Robert Young of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department said an employee of Hardwood Products Inc. discovered the car behind the… Read More
    WATERVILLE — A community breakfast is planned at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in Waterville to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. The breafast will be held at the Muskie Center and will celebrate Dr. King’s life and work with readings and music. Cedric Gael Bryant,… Read More
    ORONO — Nomination papers are available at the town clerk’s office for the March 14 municipal election. The Town Council and School Committee each has two openings. Incumbents are John J. McDonough and Beverly J. Styrna on the council, and Jeanne Tuell and Michael McAleer… Read More
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    AUGUSTA — Maine’s unemployment rate dropped by 0.7 percentage point in November, the state Labor Department said. Maine’s jobless rate, adjusted to take into account seasonal changes in the labor picture, dropped to 6.5 percent, which translates into 39,700 unemployed Mainers during November. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    A number of Maine churches have scheduled special services for New Year’s Eve on Saturday, Dec. 31; and for New Year’s Day on Sunday, Jan. 1: Bangor — Abundant Life Church will hold a prophetic service at 8 p.m. New Year’s Eve, and another service… Read More
    At the Dec. 28 Bangor City Council meeting, I was the sole dissenting vote on awarding the sludge disposal contract to Browning-Ferris Industries of Maine at an estimated cost of $322,023 a year to the citizens of Bangor. There is no doubt that BFI of Maine was the… Read More
    One heck of a roller-coaster ride,” Gov. John McKernan said a year ago of the Maine economy. It is equally apt a description of his two terms as governor — eight often highly emotional years characterized by unmet expectation, personal tragedy, political bitterness and modest accomplishment. Read More
    Local, state and federal offices, including post offices, will be closed Monday, Jan. 2, although most retail stores will remain open for the observed holiday. The Bangor Mall will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday while supermarkets will be open their regular… Read More
    PORTLAND — Abortion rights groups from Maine and their foes condemned the shootings Friday at abortion clinics in Brookline, Mass. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England blamed anti-abortion protesters for creating “a climate of violence.” googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
    AUGUSTA — St. Paul Retreat House and Cursillo Center will hold activities in January at the center, 136 State St. A retreat for women based on “The Great Commandment,” Luke 12:30-31, will he held Jan. 13-15. The staff will help participants discern how they can… Read More
    I was discharged honorably from the service in 1961. On Dec. 26, I made my first visit to the veterans’ facility in Togus, as I have no insurance coverage. It was my hope to obtain insulin, syringes, and other supplies at low cost. To my… Read More
    Last month I expressed my total disbelief that two Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents were going to sue for their jobs after being fired from the agency after the “American Holocaust” of Mount Carmel, near Waco, Texas. I received a telephone call from one of… Read More
    WESTBROOK — The state Attorney General’s Office, not local police, will handle the investigation of an alleged assault on a Westbrook tavern owner by an off-duty Portland police officer, Westbrook Police Chief Steven Roberts says. Cumberland County District Attorney Stephanie Anderson decided to turn the… Read More
    Dorothy and Ford Veinote will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Dixmont Masonic Hall. George Thomas Murphy Jr. is searching for relatives. He was born Dec. 10, 1954, to George and Georgina Murphy in Gardiner… Read More
    MACHIAS — Lubec selectmen voted unanimously Thursday night to pay the town’s overdue $114,782 Washington County tax assessment, but delayed paying the county about $775 in interest accrued since September. Commissioners Mary Follis and Edward Cline attended the selectmen’s regular board meeting and accepted the… Read More
    So. Here we all are, standing around with time rapidly running out — one big, dysfunctional family faced with the irrefutable fact that it is later than it’s ever been, and most of us without a clue as to what the future might hold. We’ve… Read More
    BANGOR — Bangor Theological Seminary will hold its 90th annual convocation Jan. 17-18 on the seminary campus, 300 Union St. The first series of its kind in the country, the convocation features outstanding theologians, preachers, scholars and religious leaders. The public is welcome to register for the event. Read More
    KENDUSKEAG — More than 30 friends and neighbors attended a recent dinner and reception honoring Alma A. Southard at Kenduskeag Union Church. The dining hall at the church has been dedicated to her, naming it the Alma A. Southard Dining Hall. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    BANGOR — Looking back over 1994, city officials are pleased with increased construction and development in the Queen City and are cautiously optimistic about the year ahead. “It’s not a boom situation by any means, but it’s been a good year,” said Ken Gibb, director… Read More
    BANGOR — Fire investigators confirmed their suspicions when they determined Friday that the fast-moving fire that damaged a 123-year-old house at the corner of State and Fern streets Thursday was caused by a grease fire. Daniel Hilton, who was visiting one of the tenants at… Read More
    Almost everyone connected to the world of antiques knows that Quimper pottery is a hot commodity these days. The question is why, and where has it been hiding all these years. Quimper, which is pronounced “Kemper” after the original Breton spelling of the town where… Read More
    BREWER – The old basketball barn which sits smack dab in the middle of the Brewer High School campus has never been a favorite visiting place for Eastern Maine Class A hoop teams. This year, it’s been a downright House from Hell. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    SALEM, Mass. – Sophomore point guard Sue Ann Allen scored 19 points, dished off six assists, and grabbed eight rebounds, all game highs, to power the Husson College women’s basketball team to a 76-55 win over Colby in the Salem State Christmas Tournament Thursday. Steph… Read More
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    DEXTER – Danny Leadbetter and Jerrid Otis each scored four points in overtime as Nokomis outscored Dexter 8-1 to notch a 68-61 schoolboy basketball victory over Dexter Thursday night. Jody Grant had a game-high 27 points for the Warriors of Newport, including four 3-pointers. Leadbetter… Read More
    ORONO – It was a night of firsts Thursday at the University of Maine’s Alfond Arena. Orono High School junior center Dan McDonough notched his first career hat trick and senior defensemen Chris Murdoch and David Spellman each scored their first career goals as the… Read More
    HAMPDEN – Liza Doughty scored 14 of her game-high 18 points in the second half as Hermon overcame a four-point halftime deficit to defeat Hampden 46-42 in a schoolgirl basketball contest Thursday night. Renee Richardson hit three foul shots in the final moments to sew… Read More
    SEARSPORT – Craig Worster scored 19 points to lead the Calais Blue Devils to a 65-49 schoolboy basketball victory over the host Vikings here Thursday. Josh Delmonaco and Lloyd Ayer scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Devils. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — A state legislator charged with shoplifting claimed Thursday that she was innocent of the charges and that she plans to continue representing her constituents in the Legislature. Rep. Julie-Marie Robichaud, 25, is scheduled to appear in Presque Isle District Court Wednesday, Jan. Read More
    AMITY — It was a vision of apple orchards and of a spruce- and pine-lined rural area that drew Arthur Howell to Maine and ultimately to Lycette Road in Amity 14 years ago. Today, that vision has turned into perhaps one of the most successful… Read More
    ASHLAND — A Wallagrass man and a St. Elzear, Quebec, man were treated for injuries at Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle and released after a two-truck accident Thursday afternoon on Route 11. The accident remains under investigation, but it appears that charges may be… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — A Dover-Foxcroft man who allegedly assaulted a police officer a year ago last October was found guilty in 13th District Court Wednesday of aggravated assault, assault on an officer, and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. Sentencing for… Read More
    CARIBOU — A local woman was arrested Wednesday on a drug-related charge after police searched her home on South Main Street. Anna Walls, 25, was charged with unlawful furnishing of marijuana, according to Darrell Crandall of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    AUGUSTA — After meeting in private party caucuses for 90 minutes, the 10 legislative leaders who form the Legislative Council agreed Thursday on a proposal for joint rules and reducing the number of committees. They also elected a chairman of the group, something postponed earlier… Read More
    BANGOR — The Home Assistance Volunteer Program needs volunteers over age 55 to help older people continue independent living. Volunteers spend from two to four hours each week helping with shopping, errands, transportation, limited housekeeping and companionship. For information about the program, call 941-2803. Read More
    GUILFORD — Less than a day after a similar incident in Sebec, someone stole a motor vehicle in Guilford Wednesday evening. A Harmony man was arrested Wednesday in the theft of the motor vehicle in Sebec, but police have few leads in the theft of… Read More
    OWLS HEAD — One hundred soap box derby racers from all over Maine will compete in the Maine Soap Box Derby Finals race to be held June 16-18 in Camden. According to race director Cathy Latham, it took just about a month to fill the… Read More
    ROCKLAND — The Knox County Budget Committee held its public hearing on the 1995 budget Thursday night, but postponed voting on enactment until next week. The committee will meet again at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the courthouse to vote on the county commissioners’… Read More
    HERMON — Don’t put that Christmas tree out by the curb with your trash. It costs the town money in disposal fees. Instead, drop it off in back of the parking lot behind the Hermon Municipal Building any time through January. The tree may be… Read More
    BANGOR — It’s not your traditional Welcome Wagon, but Bangor officials have offered tax incentives and a hand in property-purchasing negotiations to give a warm welcome to a second Shaw’s Supermarket in the city. On Thursday, city and Shaw’s representatives gathered in City Council chambers… Read More
    CORINTH — Nomination papers will be available on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the town office for the following offices: Selectman for three years; assessor for three years; overseer of the poor for three years; town clerk for one year; SAD 64 director for three years;… Read More