The president of Maine & Maritimes Corp. and Maine Public Service Co., Brent Boyles, will give presentations at two business breakfasts about the feasibility of connecting the power grids of Maine: . The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Business Associates’ Breakfast will be at… Read More
    ORONO – The Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium at the University of Maine offers two planetary star shows for family audiences in March. “Ring World OD” reveals some of Saturn’s most intriguing secrets at 7 p.m. Saturdays. And, in “Destination Pluto,” visitors travel past each colorful world of the… Read More
ROCKLAND – City police are looking for an enterprising thief who combed the south end neighborhood looking for unregistered cars and sold them to a junkyard. Deputy Police Chief Wallace Tower said the man apparently spotted two unregistered cars parked on Linden Street and sold… Read More
BREWER – The Brewer Travel PeeWees represented the state well while competing in the North Atlantic Hockey Sectionals held in Wayne, N.J., playing teams from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. Brewer won one of their three games at the sectionals. Read More
Maine’s Freedom of Access Act, commonly called the Right to Know Law, was passed in 1959 with the intent of ensuring that “public proceedings exist to aid in the conduct of people’s business.” In the original language of the bill, sponsors stressed that the law… Read More
    AUGUSTA – A second-term Democratic lawmaker from Lewiston who was defeated in the July 11 primary has said he will not serve out the remainder of his term but instead will give up his seat in the House of Representatives. William Cote’s letter of resignation… Read More
BIDDEFORD – Mounting frustration over contract problems involving police and public works employees came to a head when Mayor Donna Dion expelled about 40 unruly union protesters from the City Council chamber. The Tuesday night meeting ended moments later, after a councilor who has supported… Read More
HODGDON — After two hours of discussion Tuesday night, selectmen voted unanimously to put the issue of a proposed regional landfill before voters at the annual meeting April 3. “Even if it’s as mundane as a leash law, if it’s a sensitive issue, in my… Read More
    HARRINGTON — Child and Family Opportunities Inc. will provide a preschool program for eligible families who relocate to work in the blueberry harvest. The free full-day program is available for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years at the Harrington Migrant Head Start. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
Gov. Angus King’s recent trip to Taiwan could very well result in new jobs and ideas for Maine. His idea of industrial parks sounds promising. Going along with these ideas, the most industrialized and successful nations in the world — the United States, Italy, the… Read More
CLINTON — Selectmen are scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. An agenda was not available Monday afternoon. But in recent weeks, the town’s two remaining selectmen have worked to fill vacancies left by a series of abrupt resignations in June that emptied the town… Read More
    OLD TOWN — The Old Town Planning Board meeting that was scheduled for July 27 has been postponed until 7 p.m. Aug. 10. It will be held in the council chambers of the Old Town Community Center. The postponement was granted at the request of the owners of… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE — The American Red Cross and The Aroostook Medical Center will hold a blood drive at Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle noon-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the McCain Room. The goal for his drive is 130 units of blood. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    Eastern Maine’s large schools kicked off their basketball seasons Saturday, with five Big East hoop matchups staged in the Greater Bangor area. In boys action, Presque Isle traveled south to post a 94-69 road win over Old Town and Brewer headed across the Penobscot River… Read More
LYNDONVILLE, Vt. — Dowsing is a quiet quest, usually for water or minerals in the ground. And even though it involves tapping into the world’s vast well of collective understanding, its practitioners say it’s a simple task that is achievable by all. Dowsing’s mixture of… Read More
PORTLAND — If that ear of corn served alongside a boiled lobster seemed especially sweet this summer, it wasn’t your imagination, scientists say. Selective breeding and a summer packed with hot, sunny days treated Mainers to some of the sweetest corn in recent memory. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    PITTSFIELD — A proposed bond issue of $341,405 to solve several maintenance problems in SAD 53 would add another $30,000 to the annual budget. Directors chose the bond issue to address maintenance problems as the more economical approach. Superintendent Terry McCannell said the first payment… Read More
The harmonies of the Memphis Belles will be featured at a New Year’s Eve party from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Bangor Civic Center. The smoke-free event will include dancing to the Belles and an accompanying band, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, party favors (hats… Read More
HOULTON — While Aroostook County Republicans at caucuses Sunday overwhelmingly favored President George Bush for president, the area’s Democrats were at odds over who they would support. At Houlton, 13 people attended the Republican town caucus and elected eight delegates to the party’s convention to… Read More
    ORONO – Ed Ventitus hit a double in the sixth inning, knocking in two runs to give Bangor-Brewer a 6-5 win over Molunkus in an Eastern Maine Amateur Baseball League game Sunday at Mahaney Diamond. Winning pitcher Jamie White, Robby White, and Chad White each… Read More
The following real estate transactions were recorded at the Penobscot County Registry of Deeds this year unless otherwise stated: Marie A. Brissette and Michael E. Brissette to Marie A. Brissette and Dana C. Folsom, Bradley, Oct. 3. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
I am writing regarding the misuse of exploiting Michael York as an exceptional NEWS photographer for the Bangor Daily News. In looking through the Sept. 5 issue of the NEWS, on page 3 you see it in bold — FOR ONE BRIEF MOMENT YOU ARE… Read More
    The following cases were processed between Nov. 22 and Nov. 30 in the southern division of the 5th District Court in Bar Harbor: BAR HARBOR googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var… 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
    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
    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
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    Bangor BSO Sneak Peek series at Maine Center for the Arts googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) { if (slot_sizes[i][0] googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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