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MADAWASKA – The Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce in partnership with other northern Maine merchants and organizations will present the second annual Northern Maine Winter Expo Nov. 21-24. This year’s theme is “My Wish List.” Shows will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday,… Read More
    UNITY – Unity College will hold the Maine International Film Festival Pre-Party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts on Depot Street. The party is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be… Read More
PORTLAND – Thirteen significant sites in Maine’s anti-slavery movement, including Underground Railroad refuges, have been dedicated as part of the Portland Freedom Trail. Gov. John Baldacci, a co-chairman of the Portland Freedom Trail, helped to dedicate it on Saturday. Baldacci said the Freedom Trail “has… Read More
NEWRY – Joe Alvarez of Bangor posted a 5-over-par total of 149 at Sunday River Golf Club over the weekend to win the Maine Mid-Amateur Golf Championship by four strokes. The tournament is for players age 25 or older. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
Bangor’s Independence Day parade: Great support. Great organization. Absolutely great community support in the way of enthusiastic and upbeat viewers of all ages. Missing were the marching bands. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
ORNEVILLE – Fire destroyed a trailer and a small barn on Route 16 Monday evening. Milo Fire Chief David Preble said that at about 6:30 p.m. occupants of the trailer reported that the small attached barn had caught fire. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
    The Maine woman who fell short of winning the $1 million top prize on CBS’ “Survivor” reportedly has a new boyfriend – the show’s host. Jeff Probst told People magazine that he and Julie Berry (photo) of Gorham have become a couple. “Nobody is more surprised than me,”… Read More
ORONO – The Alzheimer’s caregiver support group will meet noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Newman Center, 83 College Ave. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month, and free parking is available. For information, call the University of Maine Center on Aging… Read More
    JONESBORO – While most everyone else on Thursday stuffed themselves, Steve Patryn spent the day working on fishing gear in his garage. Patryn, 37, of Jonesboro was preparing for Sunday’s start of the scallop season. Along with feeling a bit grumpy about working on the… Read More
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ROCKLAND — Crews for the independent film “In the Bedroom” will be in several coastal towns over the next few weeks. The dramatic film, based on a short story by Andre Dubus about a fishing family, is set in Maine. The film stars Academy Award-winning… Read More
    WISCASSET — About 5,500 gallons of contaminated water accidentally leaked from a holding tank at the closed Maine Yankee nuclear power plant, according to a report filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Dr. Phil Haines, deputy director of the state Bureau of Health, said Wednesday… Read More
MACHIAS — The town’s new business communications center, being built in the Machias industrial park, is the latest in a series of projects that mark a $7 million boom in construction during the last year. The $7 million figure doesn’t include the $6.7 million surgical… Read More
In the national quest to curtail teen smoking, one relevant factor has been overlooked. Observe how many new movies are produced that include smoking scenes. More often than not, smoking is irrelevant to the movie’s theme, and is glamorized as something desirable and harmless. I’d… Read More
I greatly appreciated Clair Wood’s recent column [Sept. 19] concerning species migration as a global threat. While he stated that little is being done and federal laws allow importation of species until it becomes a problem, in fact, certain federal agencies are very concerned with the accidental introduction… Read More
I really enjoyed the story of the Stanley Steamer roadster (BDN, Aug. 7). Imagine, from Anchorage, Alaska, to Bar Harbor, Maine, at 30 mph in a 1909 automobile, and with (motorist Raymond Carr’s) five-horsepower 1902 Northern from San Diego to Georgia! He drove a 1912 Baker Electric from… Read More
    MAINE vs. HOFSTRA Time, site: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Physical Fitness Center, Hempstead, N.Y. 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… Read More
Bangor District Court: Fred S. Trott Jr., 31, Orono, violation of bail condition, $200; operating motor vehicle while under influence of intoxicating liquor, 90-day license suspension, $450. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false;… Read More
    ROCKPORT — Rockporters had no trouble Tuesday approving an expansion and remodeling project at the town library. By a vote of 651-97, the town approved taking up to $150,000 from the library’s capital reserve and trust funds to add a 25-by-30 foot adult non-fiction room,… Read More
A new study strongly suggests that a link previously found between very low blood cholesterol levels and increased deaths from disease, accidents and suicide does not result from efforts to achieve or maintain a low cholesterol level to prevent heart attacks. Rather, according to the… Read More
BATH — The Shiloh is being commissioned at Bath Iron Works on Saturday in part to show appreciation for workers who built the 567-foot guided missile cruiser, said the ship’s commander. “They deserve this day,” said Capt. Bayard W. Russell, a New Hampshire native who… Read More
WATERVILLE — Stephen Murray, an expert on Gothic architecture, will lecture and present his film at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Given Auditorium at Colby College. A professor of art history and director of graduate studies at Columbia University, Murray is a noted authority… Read More
BELFAST — Three of the area’s more popular legislators were taken aback this week to learn that the Maine League of Conservation Voters ranked them at the bottom on environmental issues. The league based its ratings on votes cast during the 1989-1990 legislative session on… Read More
    MEDWAY — The Medway Recreation Department will sponsor a “hotshot” competition at 1 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the recreation complex. Competition will be held for the following three age groups: youth between ages 9 and 12; teens age 13 to 15; and teens ages… 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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