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    SHERMAN STATION – Traci Aldrich of Hodgdon nailed a 3-pointer with three seconds left in overtime to clinch a 44-43 schoolgirl basketball victory over Katahdin on Tuesday. Amanda Quint led the Hawks with a game-high 20 points. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    DEER ISLE – Rachel Sobey and Megan Brewster each scored 12 points as Bangor Christian cruised to a 61-46 schoolgirl basketball victory over Deer Isle-Stonington Tuesday afternoon. Heidi Niles added 10 points for the Patriots. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
    A recent Sounding Off column by Pete Warner of the BDN summarized a sports leadership symposium held at Husson College with a caution against parents pushing their young children too hard into sports. Several symposium panelists spoke of the inappropriate parental pressure placed on young children to play… Read More
    BANGOR – To look at the rosters of the Bangor and Hampden boys basketball teams, it would seem that the Broncos have the edge in terms of height, with a 6-foot-7 starting center and two forwards listed at 6-3. But the Rams had the speed… Read More
    EASTPORT – Dan Morang and Willie Suddy each scored four points in overtime to lead the Shead Tigers to a 76-72 victory in overtime over the Woodland Dragons in schoolboy basketball action Tuesday night. Woodland’s Josh Thornton nailed two free throws with three seconds left… Read More
    MOUNT DESERT – Ian Jones scored five of his game-high 35 points in overtime to lead the Mount Desert Island Trojans to a 69-64 schoolboy basketball victory over the Bucksport Golden Bucks Tuesday night. Aaron Gray added 21 points for MDI. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    HAMPDEN – Bangor star forward Emily Morse said Tuesday a loss is a loss regardless of the opponent. But to Hampden standout Amanda Rodgerson, the Broncos’ narrow 53-51 win over the Rams was as good as it gets in the regular season. “When we play… Read More
    ORONO – University of Maine basketball coach John Giannini says the Black Bears offensive scheme, at its most basic, is pretty simple. Big guys set picks. Lots of ’em. Little guys respond to aggressive defense with back-door cuts. Little guys who end up underneath continue… Read More
    WINSLOW – Messalonskee goalie Ryan Redkey made 44 saves and Presque Isle’s Ted Wright made 35 as the teams battled to a 3-3 tie in overtime at Sukee Arena Tuesday. Mike Gallagher, Jamie Brewer, and Jeremy Fisher all scored for 7-1-1 Presque Isle. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    Orono diver Amanda Gammisch’s total score of 204.05 points in the 1-meter dive was good enough for second place in the Red Riots’ swim meet against Bangor last week. It was also good for an Orono school record. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    Island Falls — The Island Falls Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Whittier Congregational Church in Island Falls. Group leader Dottie Sines is from the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging. All caregivers are welcome. For more information, call… Read More
    HOWLAND — Two young men returned home Tuesday after being hospitalized for head injuries received Monday in a snowmobile accident in Howland. Brandon Soucier, 15, of Howland and Kevin Lawlor, 16, of West Enfield were injured when the snowmobile on which they were traveling hit… Read More
    BANGOR — On a recent trip to South America, Gov. Angus King and 50 business and community leaders made a stop in La Plata, Argentina, a sister city to Bangor. In the mayor’s office, one wall was filled with certificates, city honors and historical artifacts. Read More
    As 1997 draws to a close, we pause to recognize acts of kindness, volunteer efforts that help make our lives better, and occasions that are cause for pride and celebration. Karen Austin of Vassalboro and family members Kim LaHaye, Alicia Gray and Linda Hunt of… Read More
    BOSTON — That sticks-and-stones stuff to the contrary, names really can hurt, and some companies are gladly buying up the rights to them to keep them from falling into unfriendly hands. Bell Atlantic bought the Internet addresses bellatlanticsucks.com and bigyellowsucks.com. (The company’s online version of… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — It appears unlikely that a seasonal resident’s appeal for improvements to the county road in remote Chesuncook Village will be honored. Richard Rugen of Hope Falls, N.Y., on Tuesday forwarded a letter to Piscataquis County commissioners, asking for improvements to that portion of… Read More
    MACHIAS — Washington County sheriff’s deputies say they have some strong leads on the equally strong suspect who stole a safe from Island Maid Seafoods on Beals Sunday night. Chief Deputy Joseph Tibbetts said the burglar carried the 200 pound safe down a flight and… Read More
    RICHMOND — A 66-year-old Westbrook man continues to recover after a close call on the Kennebec River. Authorities say Joseph Francoeur was visiting relatives in Richmond on Monday when he fell 20 feet down an embankment. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
    DEXTER — A Dexter man escaped being crushed to death when a vehicle he was working beneath fell on him late Monday afternoon. Edward Chase, 40, was rushed by ambulance to Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, where he was stabilized and later transferred to Eastern… Read More
    ELLSWORTH — A Brewer contractor admitted in court Tuesday to leaving the state with money that a Bucksport woman paid for home repairs, some of which were never done. At an arraignment hearing in Hancock County Superior Court, Michael S. Chasson, 34, said he would… Read More
    LUBEC — Voters elected the owner of a local business to the board of selectmen and gave unanimous approval to four warrant articles during a special town meeting Monday. Brenda Case was one of five candidates vying to complete the unexpired term of former Selectman… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Womancare/Aegis Association has added a toll-free crisis hot line number to help meet the needs of residents of Piscataquis, southwestern Penobscot and eastern Somerset counties dealing with issues related to domestic abuse. The hot line — 1-888-564-8165 — will be available 24 hours a day, seven… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Three Dover-Foxcroft residents have been charged in connection with break-ins at a local company and a camp. Arrested Friday were Joshua Nickerson, 18, and Christopher Blanchard, 26, each charged with two counts of burglary, aggravated criminal mischief and violation of condition of release. Read More
    AUGUSTA — Genetic tests have positively identified a Saco woman as the mother of a baby girl she is accused of murdering. The state Medical Examiner’s Office said DNA tests confirm that Jody L. Johnson, 38, is the mother of a newborn girl who was… Read More
    When Theodore Kaczynski goes on trial Monday, he will do so amid virtually unanimous consensus — his defense team included — that he is the Unabomber, that he did in fact make and send bombs that killed two and injured two others. The where, when… Read More
    In response to the letter written by the disgruntled man over the fruitcake toss to raise money for Christmas Daddies (BDN, Dec. 25), I would like to open his eyes to see the point he is missing. Christmas Daddies is an organization intended to help… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN — Authorities say a group of teen-agers may be responsible for a series of burglaries in Augusta and Skowhegan. The discovery of a stolen gun in Augusta two weeks ago tipped authorities off to the group, a self-proclaimed gang which calls itself the “Underground… Read More
    The Maine Commission on Children’s Health Care presented a sensible proposal recently to provide more children with health coverage, an act that is both good for the kids and good for the state. One of the challenges for the plan, however, is to persuade families to use it. Read More
    BAR HARBOR — Investigators Tuesday looked for the cause of a fire that destroyed a family’s home here the night before. The fire at the home of Kevin Codraro in a wooded area off Norway Drive was reported around 6 p.m. Monday, said Fire Chief… Read More
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    This is in response to Dennis Fisher, who has a ghastly feeling about the Spanish American War Memorial in Bangor (BDN, Dec. 23): We are glad he noticed and know what is there. Most people do not. So, thanks for giving us a chance to… Read More
    I would like to respond to an article that was published in the Bangor Daily News’ Dec. 13-14 issue, concerning the deer herd reduction on Monhegan Island. What I read truly and thoroughly upset me, as I am sure it did many Maine sportsmen. Why… Read More
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    What to do with some of the surplus money the state has? It would be only fair and a nice gesture to do away with the extra 1 percent sales tax on alcohol in restaurants. People have to pay the extra 1 percent tax in restaurants that serve… Read More
    COLUMBIA — What appears to have been an attempted robbery in the parking lot of the the Machias Savings Bank in Columbia Falls has prompted the Washington County Sheriff’s Department to issue a warning to businesses that use the night deposit box. Deputy Rodney Merritt… Read More
    AUGUSTA — An Oakland woman will spend four days behind bars for leaving her dog outside to freeze. Patricia Thompson, 49, was convicted last month of criminal cruelty to an animal. Authorities said her 12-year-old German shepherd, Major, was found outside her home frozen to… Read More
    BELFAST — The city appears to be in robust financial shape, according to an annual audit of the city’s finances by C.H. Dorr & Co. The audit, which comes before the City Council next week for formal approval, indicates there is no “material weakness” in… Read More
    ROCKLAND — City police are hoping that two teen-age girls, hospitalized after ingesting stolen dog tranquilizers, have learned a valuable lesson. “If a drug is not prescribed for you by a physician and dispensed by a pharmacist, you should have nothing to do with it,”… Read More
    WASHINGTON — A replica of the Endeavour, the vessel that British Capt. James Cook sailed around the world, will visit East Coast cities, including Bath, Maine, next year. Built in Australia, the 110-foot sailing ship began a three-year world tour in 1996. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN — A civil lawsuit filed by three men who were shot more than four years ago at the Red Garter Bottle Club in St. Albans finally will be heard in early January in Somerset County Superior Court. The hearing was prompted last June by… Read More
    SEARSPORT — A community group working to raise part of the $1.5 million needed to remodel Searsport High School collected almost $3,000 over the holidays. Save Our School received $945 from a raffle held at the Seafarer’s Tavern for a Princess Beanie Baby. Marge Moody… Read More
    FAIRFIELD — A young couple looking for a missing friend made a macabre discovery Tuesday afternoon in the Fairfield apartment of the woman’s former boyfriend. They found the naked body of their friend lying on the floor, covered in blood, reportedly shot four times. Within… Read More
    Portland Air Freight Inc., a mail hauling business with operations in Bangor and Portland, and the company president have been barred from bidding on or obtaining federal contracts for a period of three years as a result of an order signed by the chief administrative law judge of… Read More
    BANGOR — Developers, architects, real estate companies, a bank and, yes, an arts school, are among the entities that responded to the city’s offer of information on its portion of the seven-story Freese’s building on Main Street. The city is seeking proposals for development of… Read More
    It was recently suggested in a letter to the editor that the nation adopt a “graduated flat tax.” The writer was distressed because the wealthy seem not to have to pay their fair share of income taxes; that the tax burden for our country falls unfairly on the… Read More
    LEE – Chris Carr scored eight of his 10 points in the first quarter and Derek Dicker netted seven of his game-high 20 in the opening period as Lee Academy built an early cushion on its way to a 66-48 victory over Katahdin of Sherman Station. Read More
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    Record-breaking guard Cindy Blodgett continues to close in on more basketball milestones as the University of Maine moves into the middle third of its season. Blodgett’s scoring clip of 29.4 points per game keeps her on a pace to become the all-time leading scorer in… Read More
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    It was University of Maine night in Chicago on Sunday. Paul Kariya playing in his seventh game since settling his contract with the Ducks; Keith Carney, Eric Weinrich, and the Blackhawks trying to shut Kariya down. They did, and the No. 1 star of the game was Carney. Read More
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    BLUE HILL – It was like playing an old 78 record on 45 speed, but it was beautiful music to the George Stevens Academy Eagles. GSA used a half-court press and relentless man-to-man defense to force 18 Ellsworth turnovers and take the visiting Eagles out… Read More
    ORONO – Orono High School junior right Chris Monberg was airborne and was headed for the boards behind the John Bapst net. However, the puck was right in front of him so he figured he’d take a shot. Monberg’s low 20-foot wrist shot fooled Crusader… Read More
    WINSLOW — With 1998 fast approaching, workers at the Kimberly-Clark paper mill say they hope a buyer will rescue the now-closed plant. Kimberly-Clark announced last month it was shutting down the mill and laying off 260 workers as a cost-cutting measure. Most of the workers… Read More
    It’s beginning to wear thin: the relentless effort to paint Maine as a hate state where gays and lesbians are in constant jeopardy of being beaten and abused by ubiquitous bigots. Citing nothing more substantial than a collection of meaningless statistics compiled by his office, Assistant Attorney Steve… Read More
    Despite public awareness programs conducted on drinking and driving, drunken driving-related incidences continued to rise in some parts of Piscataquis County in 1997. “We seem to be arresting more for OUI in 1997 than the previous year and we’re concerned about that,” Piscataquis County Sheriff… Read More
    MILLINOCKET — Wall Street analysts are touting Bowater Inc. as a shining example of a company that has dramatically turned itself around. In three years, the newsprint giant has gone from being one of the worst-managed to one of the best-managed companies in the paper industry. Read More
    ELLSWORTH — Respite Care, a program sponsored by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, is seeking respite providers. The agency provides parents of children with special needs temporary relief from their demanding responsibilities. Through an agreement with the United Cerebal… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — At least two Piscataquis County inmates will face additional charges after a search Monday uncovered six marijuana cigarettes stuffed inside one of the facility’s television sets. Piscataquis County Sheriff John Goggin said that the search conducted Monday was a routine one for any… Read More
    GORHAM — An improperly installed wood stove is being blamed for an early morning fire Monday that killed a 72-year-old Gorham man. Rescuers pulled Alton Brackett Jr. from his burning home shortly before 3:30 a.m. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced… Read More
    ETNA — It has been one year since firefighters extinguished a small fire at the Etna Town Office that spawned a large investigation. An investigator from the state Fire Marshal’s Office determined quickly the fire was arson. Someone attempted to destroy town records by fire,… Read More
    STOWE — Two hikers were reported safe Monday after spending an unplanned night in Evans Notch. Authorities said Glen Vaillancourt, 35, of Saco, and Norman Houle, 44, of Biddeford, walked down the mountain early Monday morning. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
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    ELLSWORTH — While many people spent the weekend relaxing after the holidays, employees at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles were busy moving their operations into temporary quarters at the Mill Mall. They evacuated the bureau’s offices on School Street after the roof sprang a leak last week. Read More