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LINCOLN – A health problem has forced Howland and Lincoln Fire Chief Phil Dawson to go off duty for what might be an extended period of time, he said Monday. Dawson, 52, of Howland was at work in Lincoln on Thursday when he experienced what… Read More
    I didn’t laugh. I didn’t cry. I chose rather to reflect. As the 2008 baseball season came to a disappointing end Sunday night for the Boston Red Sox, I chose to look back on a season and evaluate why the team finished the way it… Read More
Editor’s Note: Phil Galucki a Jefferson resident who worked for more than two decades as a Maine Superior Court reporter in midcoast Maine, recently traveled to Poland to trace his family roots and celebrate his daughter Lauren’s college graduation. He never missed a meal. When… Read More
    MILLINOCKET – Launch of the town’s flagging outdoor community pool construction project might begin shortly after the Town Council’s Oct. 12 meeting with an eye toward finishing it by next summer’s pool season, officials said Friday. The council will review proposed cost figures on Oct. Read More
KITTERY – A Georgia man has been found not guilty of charges that he stabbed a co-worker at a local truck stop in July. Omowale Nubian Black, 39, of Atlanta was acquitted of elevated aggravated assault and aggravated assault after a three-day jury trial in… Read More
HOULTON – A meeting of the Southern Aroostook Development Corp. board of directors quickly soured on Thursday when officials requested that guests at the meeting sign a statement of confidentiality as a condition of attending the meeting. Chris Anderson, SADC president, told media representatives that… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – The Old Town High cheerleaders put together the top routine of the preliminary round, then backed it up in the second round en route to the Big East cheering championship on Saturday. Coach Kate Loveless’ Old Town squad scored 84 points in… Read More
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Economic development provides the only means of providing higher-wage jobs and lower taxes for our citizens, and improving services in our communities. It is for that reason that I take strong exception with the report outlined in your Dec. 17 article, “TIF, BETR programs questioned,”… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – Following are divorces granted in Ellsworth District Court during August and September. All were based on irreconcilable differences: Steven Eveld, Eastbrook, and Nancy Eveld, Ellsworth, married Oct. 20, 1979, in Exeter, N.H.; shared custody of one child. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
FORT KENT — Two weeks after Renys Department Store closed in Fort Kent, company officials still have not reached a final decision on what the future of the Reny store will be in the northern Maine community. The company was still looking at its options… Read More
Barry Ivers of Brewer is among the six inductees recently picked by the Maine Running Hall of Fame selection committee. Ivers, 86, a world age-group record-holder in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, will be inducted along with Sam Pelletier, Bob Winn, Clyde Stinson, Maurice Toothaker… Read More
EASTPORT — Area residents claim the sun shines first on the United States somewhere between Eastport and Lubec. West Quoddy Head, which juts farther east than any other point on the mainland, files the best claim, but any spot on the high ground in Eastport could claim bragging… Read More
    AUGUSTA — Donated items from bird carvings, furniture and ceramics to woven items and artwork will be auctioned at noon Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Maine State Museum. More than 165 items will be sold at the fourth annual Made in Maine Auction, a benefit event for the… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Police are investigating a break-in at Town and Country Landscaping on Route 15 in Dover-Foxcroft. Chief Dennis Dyer said someone kicked in a back door to gain entry into the business Thursday night and took about $110 in cash from a cash drawer… Read More
DOVER-FOXCROFT — A sports card show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at the Piscataquis Regional YMCA in Dover-Foxcroft. The show will benefit the annual Christmas tree program sponsored by the Southern Piscataquis County Chamber of Commerce. William Hall… Read More
CALAIS — After two years on the job, Edward J. Rudnicki Jr. has resigned as the city’s director of community development. The resignation for personal reasons will be effective on Friday, Oct. 2. In his letter of resignation dated Sept. 1, and addressed to Calais… Read More
    ORONO – The University of Maine women’s basketball team’s reign atop the North Atlantic Conference is over. The University of Vermont Catamounts proved for the second time this season that the league’s coaches were not off the mark when they picked the Catamounts as the… Read More
Why does Sen. Pray think he has been unjustly accused of tax evasion just because he is in the public eye? If the senator cannot run a business and be a “trusted” elected official, then maybe he should tend to his business. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
The Old Town City Council will decide in June whether the city manager, the fire chief and the recreation director will continue to drive new police cruisers or whether the cruisers will be used by the police department. Last week, the City Council’s Public Safety… 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
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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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