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My hiking boots sink into the freshly tilled dirt and my camera is secured to my back with a rebozo shawl. In the Mexican village of San Francisco Uricho, I’m working the earth with a hoe and pulling up weeds. It is already late afternoon. Read More
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EASTON – Corey White recorded three goals and dished out an assist to lead Easton to a 5-0 high school boys soccer win Limestone Community School/ Maine School of Science and Mathematics Wednesday. Brad Trask scored a pair of goals and grabbed two assists for… Read More
Phrases such as “larger than life” and “living legend” get thrown around a lot more than they should when describing people, but there are a select few who fit the description. Arnold Jacob “Red” Auerbach is one of those select few. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    BANGOR – Police said Wednesday they believe a local boy downloaded child pornography to his home computer, which they have confiscated and are analyzing. Police would not disclose the suspect’s age or name, saying only that he is a juvenile male. He has not been… Read More
L eading us to our overnight quarters at a bed and breakfast in Prince Edward Island, our host gestured to a small room between the bedroom and the bath. “The library,” he said. It was dusk, a light rain was falling, and our bag of… Read More
    MARS HILL – Residents are expected to decide soon whether a new fire station is worth an extra $200,000 to build. Town councilors reviewed on Monday night construction bids for the proposed 70-by-100-foot fire station building to be located on downtown property near Market Street. Read More
FORT FAIRIELD – Fort Fairfield Town Manager Dan Foster figures ice-out in the Aroostook River will be a boring event this year. “It’s going to be a nonevent,” he said Thursday. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = [];… Read More
AUGUSTA – Financially troubled Adelphia Communications Corp. is increasing its rates for cable television and Internet service in central and eastern Maine. Mike Edgecomb, Adelphia’s government relations manager in Augusta, said the rate hikes are unrelated to Adelphia’s financial problems and last month’s bankruptcy filing. Read More
Michael Heath of the Christian Civic League of Maine is saying that a couple who has a piece of paper saying they are legally married deserves more health benefits than does an unmarried couple. In your July 28-29 edition, Heath says “we just don’t think it’s right” for… Read More
The Penobscot Theatre Company and its Maine Shakespeare Festival will receive a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the 2001 school touring production of “Macbeth.” The tour is part of the theater’s educational outreach program,”The Play’s the Thing.” The award… Read More
    After Milo had its last big celebration in 1998 — marking its 175th anniversary — organizers had some money left over. So the folks who worked so hard to make that anniversary celebration a great success decided to continue with a similar celebration the next… Read More
PITTSFIELD — The third annual Central Maine Car Show will be held Sunday, Aug. 22, in the parking lot of the San Antonio Shoe Co. off Main Street. A $5 entry fee will be charged for each vehicle, including driver and one guest. Registration is… Read More
Hole in one DAVE COTE DEDHAM – Dave Cote of Glenburn shot a hole-in-one on the second hole at Lucerne Hills Golf Club on June 12. Cote aced the 160-yard hole using a 6-iron. His shot was witnessed by Eric Robinson. Read More
    NEWBURGH — A grass fire at a cemetery on the North Road charred an estimated 90,000 square feet of property and destroyed about 150 fir trees planted by a local tree farm before it was extinguished, according to Fire Chief Gary Sibley. A power saw… Read More
Army Pfc. Walter A. Gibbons III, son of Walter A. Gibbons of Bangor and Nancy R. DeWitt of Otter Creek, has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training combines basic military training and advanced individual training. Gibbons… Read More
The Maine Running Hall of Fame Selection Committee is looking for nominees making a significant contribution to Maine long distance running, track and field or an outstanding athlete. Nominations can be sent to Phil Pierce, 79 Waites Landing Road, Falmouth, Me. 04105. The committee will… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE — Staff members of the Maine People’s Alliance began knocking on doors Monday, asking people to join the group’s effort to clean up politics in Maine. Residents in central Aroostook County are being asked to sign a petition and join the MPA as… Read More
BAILEYVILLE — Canoeists hoping to enjoy more days of paddling the St. Croix River below Vanceboro will get their wish from now through early October. According to an announcement by Jim Kavanaugh, group leader for utilities at Georgia-Pacific Corp.’s pulp and paper operation in Baileyville,… Read More
This letter is in response to letters from Walter Weigal (Readers Write, Sept. 26), who does not condone hunting as a sport, and Rebbeca Beatham (same date), who believes all hunters are heartless. Is Weigal aware of how much hunters contribute to our beautiful state?… Read More
    People seeking to do small outdoor projects that will have minimal environmental impact are saving time and money by receiving quick approval under the Department of Environmental Protection’s “Permit By Rule” program. The department established Permit By Rule in February 1989 for certain activities taking… 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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    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 – 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
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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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