Michael Andreozzi, president of Beltone New England, recently received Beltone’s President’s Cup Award at parent company Beltone Electronics’ annual national meeting in Orlando, Fla. The award is considered Beltone’s highest honor and is presented to hearing-care practitioners who demonstrate exceptional patient care, community involvement and professional business practices,… Read More
    The following petitions for bankruptcy were filed at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Bangor during February 2007: Timothy W. Burns, disabled, no dependents, Augusta: assets, $188,462; debts, $203,381. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false;… Read More
    Parents blame their children for a lot of things, like not being able to go to nice restaurants or drive more than an hour from home. They blame them for not being able to exercise, too. A recent study found, however, that rather than a real impediment to… Read More
    As the Senate again turns its attention to Iraq, one question should dominate the debate: Why wait? Why wait until September to decide to redeploy U.S. troops when it is clear that a delay means many more U.S. soldiers killed for minimal progress. When President… Read More
    It certainly reflects where the Bangor Daily News stands on the issues: Jim Borgman’s cartoon of Lady Liberty in the July 4 issue. “Go away! Shoo! Get out of my yard!” What an insult to the majority of Americans who respect the rule of law,… Read More
    I just read an article in the BDN July 6 edition stating that the Legislature enacted a law to help young people who need money management skills. They are also putting up money to see that more financial advice will be offered. I would sincerely… Read More
    In response to the letter “Motorcycle Changes” (BDN, July 2) by Harold Warner on July 2: Maybe Harold is unaware of the fact that the number one cause for motorcycle accidents is that people in vehicles do not see motorcycles. As a motorcycle rider, I… Read More
    On a recent motorcycle trip to North Carolina I discovered a unique, workable, meaningful system for rating the cleanliness of eating establishments. Throughout North Carolina, restaurants are rated by sanitary standards and their rating is posted at the cashier section of the restaurant. The rating poster is 8… Read More
    The United States, United Nations, European Union and Russia named Tony Blair as their Middle East envoy. But, as it turns out, he has only been authorized to work with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to build up “institutions needed for a future state” – somewhere on the horizon. Read More
    How wonderful it is that our elected leaders show up at funerals for our young men and women killed in Iraq. How shameful they lack the courage to speak out against the killing. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
    Last Saturday I read in the paper that Dirigo has been forced to suspend future enrollments because of lack of funding. On Wednesday, I read that Dirigo has saved Maine health care 92.7 million in its third year of operation. Call me crazy, but I suspect that politics… Read More
    Anglers waiting at their favorite pools in the rivers for salmon to return from their migration will welcome a new conservation agreement with commercial fishermen in Greenland. What’s the connection? Well, many of the Atlantic salmon that are born in eastern North American rivers undertake a rigorous migration… Read More
    In Maine, debates over the business climate follow a predictable pattern. Opponents of workplace regulation routinely argue that new laws would make our state an even more undesirable site for business expansion. Supporters of regulations often speak of an overarching public need, but they too seldom articulate the… Read More
    AURORA – Judy Monahan stood on a patch of blackened grass Monday morning and surveyed the smoldered remnants of the structure she and her family called home for 14 years. More than 36 hours had passed since the two-story house and a nearby barn were… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN – A judge on Monday ordered an unusual third mental health examination for Todd Curry of Palmyra, the man accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend’s child last Nov. 28. Curry, 39, was arrested moments after police said he gunned down Anthony Tucker, 13,… Read More
    AMHERST – Police released few details Monday night as they scoured a gravel road in rural Hancock County trying to determine the identity of a body found there earlier that day. Detective Sgt. Troy Gardner with the Maine State Police confirmed that the body of… Read More
    BANGOR – Despite a $131 million construction project across the street, Bangor State Fair patrons should see little difference from last year when it comes to traffic and parking. As has been the case for years, fairgoers will have access to on-site parking, albeit slightly… Read More
    ORONO – The Orono Summer Concert Series will begin at 7 tonight at Webster Park with a performance by Blue Northern. The series is a collaboration between the Orono Downtown Business District and the Parks and Recreation Department with free concerts every Tuesday evening until… Read More
    CHARLESTON – A benefit supper and auction for Rabekah Hicks, daughter of Shannon Niles Hicks and Glenn Hicks, will be held July 21 at the Charleston School. Rabekah has been diagnosed with brain stem glioma. The supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT – The Community Concert Band will conduct concerts throughout the summer. The performances will be as follows: . 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, LaGrange parade. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for… Read More
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    WALDOBORO – The Medomak Valley Community Foundation, its nonprofit partners and the Tidemark Gallery announced that the Maine Arts Commission has awarded an Arts in the Community Grant for the Waldoboro Paint the Town event. The $1,923 grant will provide funds to purchase an expanded… Read More
    BLUE HILL – Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival will host an open house and campus tour from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21. The open house will celebrate the completion of projects on the campus: construction of a new dormitory, renovations to an existing… Read More
    BELFAST – Friday Art Walk continues this week with opening receptions downtown at Parent Gallery, Phoenix Row Loft Gallery and Indigo Gallery. About a dozen art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. or later for the July 13 walk, which begins at about 5 p.m. Erica Bertram will… Read More
    PROSPECT – Fort Knox will host a Scottish tattoo featuring four marching bagpipe bands from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the fort’s parade grounds. The event is sponsored jointly by the Friends of Fort Knox and the Maine St. Andrews Society. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    BLUE HILL – Carter Roberts, president of the World Wildlife Fund, will speak at the Marine Environmental Research Institute at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12. Roberts’ topic will be “Solving the Global Fisheries Crisis: Positive Solution from the Field,” and he will discuss the campaign… Read More
    CAMDEN – Music at the Market will feature Camden guitarist David Pierce from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 14, at the Camden Farmers Market on Colcord Avenue, located between Union and Limerock streets. There is no admission fee. For information, call 649-0831. Read More
    BLUE HILL – The St. Francis 18th annual Summer Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds to benefit Nichols Day Camp and St. Francis by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. The fair will include antiques, used books, music, food, crafts,… Read More
    LAMOINE – The Lamoine Historical Society will be host to “Antique Apples of Maine” presented by John Bunker, orchard expert and researcher with FEDCO Seeds and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the East Lamoine Meeting House, Route 184-Lamoine Beach… Read More
    BOWDOINHAM – Friends of Merrymeeting Bay will be host to a Bird Sounds Stroll at 6 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at 257 River Road. The walk, which is open to the public, begins at the River Road address, which is about a mile north of Bowdoinham village on… Read More
    CLINTON – The Stoughton family farm will be the location this August of annual Maine Farm Days events. The public will be allowed to visit during the two-day event and see what is involved in the operation as family members work on the large dairy… Read More
    BREWER – The Brewer Historical Society will hold a regular business meeting on a different date this month. The group will meet at 7 tonight at the Clewley Museum, 199 Wilson St. All are welcome to attend. Read More
    ORONO – Police Chief Gary Duquette has announced two promotions. Joshua Ewing has been promoted to captain, and Scott Lajoie now holds the rank of sergeant. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for… Read More
    DEXTER – A local woman suffered a slight injury Sunday when she lost control of her pickup truck and crashed on Route 94, also called Garland Road. Anita Smith, 53, was driving a 1999 Ford pickup east on Route 94, according to a police report… Read More
    GUILFORD – SAD 4 Superintendent Paul Stearns says he has to pinch himself to believe that just a little more than a week ago he was having tea with China’s minister of education. It wasn’t a dream. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    ORONO – A local juvenile smashed the windshield of an Orono police cruiser with his head Saturday morning while police were attempting to detain him, according to Capt. Josh Ewing. Now the teen faces at least five charges. Police were called to Colburn Drive around… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN – The county’s new jail administrator, David Allen, began his job Monday, and county Commissioner Chairman Philip N. Roy Jr. said it was “a baptism by fire.” Allen sat through two construction meetings and was given several jobs to immediately accomplish, all before noon,… Read More
    MEDWAY – Firefighters treated as suspicious a fire that damaged a 11/2-story house Monday while the resident was being held at Penobscot County Jail on a drug charge, according to police. Ed Archer, a senior fire investigator with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, was called… Read More
    PITTSFIELD – A dunk tank featuring town councilors, a “Pennies for the Pool” float in the Central Maine Egg Festival parade, a scrapbooking marathon, auctions, concerts and other events are being planned to help raise funds to build a new pool in town. Members of… Read More
    BREWER – Seven vehicles near Brewer Housing Authority properties were broken into Sunday night and Monday morning, including one whose owner reported $3,000 to $4,000 worth of CDs taken, police said. Sgt. Richard Smith said Brewer police received numerous calls Monday morning of windows broken… Read More
    Police are looking for the person who broke into a Forest Avenue home in Orono last Friday and stole several small items. The owner told police he left for about half an hour and when he returned home, he was missing his gold watch. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    BANGOR – Representatives from the parent company of Hollywood Slots at Bangor and the two investment companies that want to acquire it assured city officials Monday that the $6.1 billion cash buyout would result in no appreciable changes. Penn National Gaming Co. will retain the… Read More
    BANGOR – City councilors Monday agreed to accept a mediator’s recommendations regarding a new contract with the city’s firefighter union. Bangor firefighters, represented by the International Association of Firefighters, Local 772, have been working under the terms of a contract that expired June 30, 2005. Read More
    BREWER – The school board dedicated most of Monday’s meeting to discussing school consolidation, with Superintendent Daniel Lee advocating for a slow pace and a July 2009 start date for a new regional school unit. Maine’s new school consolidation reorganization law, which passed with the… Read More
    ROCKLAND – The City Council Monday voted 5-0 on a proposed health ordinance amendment requiring idling train locomotives to meet higher air pollution standards within the city. Before it can take effect, a second vote will be required on the ordinance, which was proposed by… Read More
    In an effort to avoid a collision with a moving commercial train, a fully loaded logging truck rolled over into a ditch and spilled its cargo onto the train, tying up traffic on U.S. Route 1 in Danforth on Monday afternoon, police said. No one… Read More
    STRONG – The public comment period ends Sunday for a proposal to allow low-level jet fighter training missions over western Maine. The Massachusetts Air National Guard has proposed that F-15 fighter pilots be allowed to fly as low as 500 feet over a 3,600-square-mile area… Read More
    CONCORD, N.H. – Advocates for adoptees on Monday celebrated the issuance of the 1,000th original birth certificate under a New Hampshire law that also became the model for legislation enacted just a few weeks ago in neighboring Maine. “This is the most significant piece of… Read More
    WELLS – A Wells couple were found shot to death Monday in what investigators labeled an apparent murder-suicide. A relative found the bodies of Thomas Oliver, 30, and Nicole Oliver, 24, at their home on Spruce Lane, state police said. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    TYRINGHAM, Mass. – A single-engine plane flying from Maine to New York crashed Monday during a thunderstorm in the Berkshires, and the two people on board were found dead in the wreckage. The victims were identified as Gregg Hartley, 54, of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and… Read More
    ROCKLAND – It was a tense few moments for police Officer John Bagley on Saturday night as he struggled with an armed felon before assistance arrived and the man was arrested in the Hannaford Bros. parking lot. Adam Emery, 22, of Rockland was charged with… Read More
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    BELFAST – A 6-year-old boy was given a stern lecture after he drove his grandmother’s van into another vehicle in the Jaret & Cohn parking lot last week. Patrolman Kenneth Fitzjurls said the accident occurred at approximately 4 p.m. July 3 at the Lincolnville Avenue… Read More
    What wonderful fun awaits everyone who takes part in East Millinocket Celebrating 100 Years, 1907-2007, which is July 11-15 in that community, with most activities taking place in Opal Myrick Park. Kelly Willigar is chairwoman of the East Millinocket Centennial Celebration Week Committee, and she… Read More
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    Wayne Newenham has known for several months he was going to coach the Sumner girls basketball coach in his second stint with the Tigers of East Sullivan. What he found out two weeks ago was that he was also going to be coaching the Sumner… Read More
    ORONO – The University of Maine field hockey team has received eight commitments for the 2007 season, including one from Miss Maine Field Hockey Kallie Aldus of Belfast, the school announced Monday. Aldus will be joined by Lions teammate Britt Cummings as well as Skowhegan… Read More
    HOLDEN – After being limited to one hit over the first five innings, Holbrook erupted for five runs on four hits in the top of the sixth to earn a 7-4 victory over Lincoln in Monday’s District 3 ages 11-12 all-star elimination game. Ian Burgess,… Read More
    The reigning Senior League World Series championship team will return to Bangor to defend their title next month. The Paraguana Little League from Estada Falcon, Venezuela, earned its ticket to this year’s 10-team tournament at Mansfield Stadium by winning its second consecutive Latin America title… Read More
    ATLANTA – Former University of Maine strong safety Daren Stone signed a four-year contract with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons on Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner… Read More
    Slavic Soul Party! lives up to its name, exclamation point included. An exciting, adventurous blend of Balkan brass, New Orleans jazz, funk, soul, traditional Gypsy music, Mexican party music and myriad other styles, the Brooklyn-based nine-piece brass band are set to play at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12,… Read More
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