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BROOKSVILLE – The Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park summer program schedule includes: . 3 p.m. Thursday, July 17, and Sunday, Aug. 3, bagpipe events with Tom Seymour. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false;… Read More
DEER ISLE – A Brooklin man remained in custody Friday facing multiple charges as a result of a single-vehicle accident the day before. State Police received a report of an accident on the Causeway in Deer Isle at about 2:45 p.m. Thursday. The reports indicated… Read More
A committee set up to study Maine’s bear hunting, baiting and trapping laws has taken small steps to improve those laws. More important, the committee suggests studying the impacts of baiting on bear health and gathering more information about bear trapping, data that would be useful when referendum… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – Federal agencies may be mired in problems while assisting victims of Hurricane Katrina, but students, faculty and staff from Northern Maine Community College knew exactly where assistance was needed when they decided to help. On Sunday, nine NMCC students and a faculty… Read More
    ISLAND FALLS – High school students, aspiring paramedics and local pediatricians recently took advantage of some new educational and civic experiences thanks to nearly $4,000 in grant money from a New Jersey foundation. A funding arm of National Starch and Chemical Co. in Bridgewater, N.J.,… Read More
University of Maine Chancellor Joseph Westphal announced late last month that the University of Maine System faces a budget cut of $1.85 million for 2003. In spite of that news, the UMaine athletic department will not ask its 19 varsity coaches to cut back their… Read More
MADAWASKA – What if you had a town meeting and nobody came? That’s basically the way it was at Madawaska on Tuesday night. There was a special town meeting to buy a pickup truck and to pay the overage on a wastewater construction project. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    TURNER – The Maine Old Cemetery Association will meet Saturday, Oct. 19, at the First Universalist Church, Route 117. Registration is 9-10 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. The program will include the annual business meeting, guest speaker, Barbara Rotundo, past president of the… Read More
AUBURN – An Auburn husband and wife have been dubbed “Angels in Adoption” for adopting four children in state custody who had been abused or neglected. Bill and Ellen County received the award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, a bipartisan group of 153 members… Read More
A year after the Seattle demonstrations, some of the corporate media reassured their viewers that those events were an aberration. Demonstrators may have briefly halted meetings on international trade, but with another holiday season in full swing, U.S. citizens are back to their real business, shopping. The media’s… Read More
    With the nation in frenzy over rising gasoline prices, congressional Republicans almost had a two-fer: Eliminate the 4.3 cent federal gas tax increase passed by a Democratic-controlled Congress in 1993; label it the Gore Tax, after the vice president who cast the tie-breaking vote. It would have worked… Read More
AUGUSTA — Maine Forest Service rangers from the Department of Conservation are urging all campers this holiday weekend to be careful with cooking fires and to double-check their fires for proper extinguishment. “Nearly one-half of all recreational fires are left smoldering, long after campers have… Read More
BANGOR — Developers of a new Rite Aid pharmacy got the recommendation they wanted Tuesday on a rezoning of land on Union, Hammond and Ohio streets — but only by a 3-2 vote, and only after promising not to put a driveway onto Ohio Street. Read More
    CORINNA — An unlocked door and an unknown intruder had Penobscot County sheriff’s Deputy John B. Skroski en route to Corinna early Saturday morning from Bangor. Skroski was called to a Mill Street home where a couple discovered a man had entered their home about… Read More
1996-97 EASTERN MAINE ALL-STARS Class B First team: Goalie-Carl Buffington (John Bapst); Defensemen- Trevor Watts (Brewer), Charlie McCann (Winslow); Forwards- Mark Gunning (Winslow, Mike Engert (Messalonskee), Josh Lynch (Stearns) googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner… Read More
The town of Pittsfield will lose its longstanding town clerk to retirement come January. As a regular citizen, I don’t use the town office or the town clerk much. When I was a town councilor, I had many opportunitites to appreciate the work of our… Read More
    The legend under the picture on page A8 of the April 1 Bangor Daily News contains an extra April Fools’ Day joke. What respectable “butterfly” would venture out at night to be intimidated by or, in turn, intimidate an owl? googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
CALAIS — Voters in this border community went to the polls Tuesday and cast ballots for mayor and for seats on the City Council and school board. Incumbent Mayor Eric Hinson beat challenger Harold Clark Jr. by a vote of 756-294. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
PORTLAND (AP) — Portland’s police chief says he has asked state prosecutors to proceed with hate crimes lawsuits against two Cheverus High School students who made racial slurs against a black student at the school. Chief Michael Chitwood said the two students had resisted completing… Read More
    I am the head of my disadvantaged household. This gives me credibility with the issue of welfare reform. We all see the problems welfare has created, yet the way out of the problems is complicated. Unless we have a society that is ready and willing for change (and… Read More
NEWPORT — Newport Memorial Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Newport Fire Hall. Donations for the food bank will be accepted at the meeting or may be dropped at the home of the post commander. Read More
ORONO — The town and the University of Maine are teaming up to take out the trash. Actually, the new campus recycling center will collect area trash and could replace a relatively low-key site located in town. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    ORONO – Al Perkins allowed only one hit in three innings and Jamie White drove in six runs to lift Bangor-Brewer to a 12-0 win over Coastal in the Eastern Maine Amateur Baseball League opener for both teams Thursday night at Mahaney Diamond. Perkins struck… Read More
Scott Paper Co. will join local grocers and consumers to raise funds for Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities for the sixth consecutive year. To date, Scott has donated more than $6.8 million nationwide. More than 250 million Scott Paper products are carrying… Read More
Wednesday’s lottery numbers: 205 — 7988 Megabucks: 12-16-18-24-28-38 Lotto America: 7-14-27-43-48-51… Read More
    NEWPORT — Newport fire and rescue services, equipment and history were on display Sunday during the department’s first-ever open house. “This gave people the chance to see what we’ve got and what we do,” said Captain Fred Hickey. “Many people have expressed concern over recent… 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
    If you had a band, what would you call it? “The Copper Lights.” 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 – 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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    3rd District Court, Bangor Cases Nov. 10-14, 2008 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 () { // Define… Read More
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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