PORTLAND – The Buffalo Sabres and their Maine affiliate, the Portland Pirates, are announcing that former UMaine standout Eric Weinrich is joining the Pirates’ coaching staff. Weinrich joins head coach Kevin Dineen as an assistant coach for the 2008-09 season. This will be the second… Read More
WASHINGTON – Six war protesters from Maine remained in town after this weekend’s anti-war rally to seek support from Maine’s congressional delegation for legislation to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq. “We asked Congress to consider de-funding the war by voting against the [military] appropriations bill… Read More
The following petitions for bankruptcy were filed during November and December 2005. Lorrie Ann Leavitt, fdba Cinderella’s Catering, self-employed baby sitting, three dependents, Millinocket: assets, $28,704; debts, $69,363. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
One week from today, Saturday, Oct. 23, is national Make A Difference Day. That day, I will devote my column to those who have made a difference in the lives of others through the words of individuals who have written the Bangor Daily News to… Read More
    AUGUSTA – With more talks under way concerning property tax relief and state borrowing, the Maine Legislature on Wednesday began to consider a Democratic budget-balancing package that Republicans said did too little to rein in future spending. More than two dozen amendments to the supplemental… Read More
We, the students of Katahdin High School, would like to extend our gratitude for the services Kids-Peace has provided for us. Because of KidsPeace and their sponsors, our prom will have a deeper meaning this year. This prom will symbolize the compassion, dedication and the generosity of you,… Read More
BANGOR – The Green Independent Party of Maine will hold a municipal caucus for the city of Bangor from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, located at 170 Park St. For information, contact Matthew Tilley at 945-0101. Read More
    ORONO – The focus was on the frontcourt coming into Saturday’s Maine Holiday Classic opener, which also happened to be part three in a battle for regional pride and bragging rights. With one of the premier centers on the East coast; a strong, physical frontcourt;… Read More
BANGOR – The third annual Big East Cheerleading Competition will be held Saturday at Red Barry Gymnasium in Bangor at 1 p.m. Old Town is the defending champ. Admission is $4 for adults, and $2 for students and senior citizens. Read More
    AUGUSTA — After weeks of absorbing a spillover of presidential politics from across the border, Maine’s focus on the race for the White House grew sharper Wednesday as the primary election results from next door sank in. State party officials said Tuesday’s voting was bound… Read More
A recent letter to the editor (BDN, Dec. 25) concerning the donation of ancient Peruvian artifacts to the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine contained factual errors that should be corrected. Contrary to the assertion in the letter, these fascinating artifacts — along with… Read More
THORNDIKE – Rachel Cochrane and Naomi Gillette combined for 22 third-quarter points to rally the Mount View Mustangs to a 60-53 schoolgirl basketball win over the Winslow Black Raiders Tuesday night. Cochrane led all scorers with 24 points, Gillette registered a double-double with 10 points… Read More
    College ALISON LORENZ University of Maine sophomore forward Alison Lorenz was named ECAC women’s ice hockey Player of the Week. The Brewer native scored seven goals in two wins over Wesleyan and Connecitcut College. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
HERMON — The superintendent of schools for Union 34, encompassing the towns of Glenburn and Hermon, will “join the ranks of retirement” at the end of the school year. “This is something I’ve been planning for the last couple of years,” said Gene MacDonald, 58,… Read More
HOWLAND — Howland and Enfield officials agreed to explore future joint ventures in trash disposal that could save taxpayers money in both towns. Getting rid of trash is one of both towns’ largest expenses. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
ROCKLAND – Susan Ware scored 21 points to lead the Rockland Tigers to a 48-42 schoolgirl basketball victory over the John Bapst Crusaders Saturday. Tori Hall contributed eight rebounds to the winning effort while Ware also picked off eight misses. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    BUCKSPORT — The spring semester for Bucksport Adult and Community Education classes begins on Jan. 9. Registrations are being accepted at the Luman Warren Building on Elm Street between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on school days or taken by phone at 469-2129. Read More
It’s time to stop the reckless cutting and bleeding of our educational systems in this state. Readers should find interesting what is really being done now to higher education in Maine. After having deferred $13 million of support to the University of Maine System, the governor wants to… Read More
The Junior League of Bangor raised more than $24,000 at their annual antique show and sale in September, to fund the Pediatric Pals program in its second year and Project Read. The Junior League of Bangor is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism… Read More
    DEXTER — Dexter councilors Tuesday night continued work on next year’s municipal budget. Departmental budgets for assessing and the code enforcement office, the Planning Board, the transfer station and recycling center, the fire department, the Grist Mill Museum, the airport and the snowmobile club were reviewed. Read More
A camcorder was stolen from Brown Appliances, according to Ellsworth police. Store employees discovered the camcorder was missing on Feb. 6. Its retail value was between $900 and $1,000. Steven Lovell, 21, of Hyannis, Mass., was charged with theft in connection with a shoplifting incident… Read More
    Penobscot Valley Bantams split PORTLAND – The Penobscot Valley Hockey bantam Bears split a pair of games against Casco Bay of Portland at the Portland Ice Arena here over the weekend. They won the first one 2-0 before dropping the second one, 3-2. In 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 – 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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