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Bates College of Lewiston senior Noah Gauthier took first place in the men’s weight throw at the NCAA Division III Track and Field championships Friday in Ada, Ohio. Gauthier’s winning toss of 63 feet, 11/2 inches makes him the first individual national champ from Bates… Read More
    AUGUSTA – By the time Election Day rolls around, tens of thousands of Mainers will already have cast their ballots. Statewide ballots were being printed in Maine and the printer will send them directly to municipalities. Today will be the earliest they arrive and midweek… Read More
HERMON – Ashley Kelley belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to lift Hermon to a 3-2 high school softball victory over Bucksport on Wednesday. Kelley finished with nine strikeouts and drove in Lily Barry, who singled to lead off the seventh. Read More
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Ellsworth native Tim Sylvia will take on Andrei Arlovski in an Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight championship rematch tonight at Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. Sylvia (23-2) gets another shot at Arlovski (10-3) after Arlovski defeated him via an ankle lock to win the UFC interim heavyweight… Read More
    BELFAST – One of the top early reading programs in the country has been awarded another $3 million federal grant to continue its mission. Waldo County Preschool and Family Services announced the receipt of a grant at a press briefing at the Belfast Unity Methodist… Read More
MEDFORD, Mass. – Shannon Kynoch scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds Tuesday night to lead the University of Southern Maine to an 86-64 women’s basketball victory over Tufts. Tiffany Jones had 20 points, four steals and five assists for the Huskies of Gorham. Megan… Read More
    WINTER HARBOR – Local representatives will have less of a say in school affairs than they do now if Gouldsboro consolidates with neighboring Winter Harbor, according to local officials. If the towns do not consolidate and Winter Harbor ends up sending all of its pupils… Read More
3rd District Court, Bangor Cases June 30-July 4, 2003 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
Dr. Erik Steele’s excellent commentary on health care costs (BDN, Jan. 22) points out all the perverse incentives caused by our third-party payer system for health care. Money collectively pooled to pay ordinary bills provides a target of opportunity for all the health care players to exploit just… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT – Helen Jones has agreed to be the coordinator of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Bikeathon on Saturday, Oct. 5., according to the hospital. Entertainer Danny Thomas founded St. Jude Research Hospital and since 1962, the facility has been working to combat illnesses… Read More
Once again, the Bangor Daily News perpetuates a mythical geography of Maine. In the article “2000 Census results…” (BDN, March 30) the authors state, “Northern Maine’s largest city, Bangor…” which is patently untrue. Look at a map. Measure from of the northern tip of Maine to the southernmost… Read More
LOCAL At St. Joseph’s College, Standish Run For The Health Of It 1. T.J. Hesler 16:09, 2. Matt Olson 17:22, 3. Mark Steege 17:49, 4. Roland Thibault 18:02, 5. Russel Boisvert 18:21, 6. Rose Prest-Morrison 19:26, 7. Chase Pray 20:11, 8. Francis Canillas 20:31, 9. Read More
    SKOWHEGAN — With significant snow on the ground and 20 inches of ice on the lake, the Lake George Regional Park’s eighth annual Winter Carnival and Fishing Derby on Saturday appears to be guaranteed a successful year. “Our biggest fear is it might turn too… Read More
The United States has determined to make an example of Iraq, and the humiliation and suffering of the people of Iraq shall serve to illustrate the point that the will of the world’s superpower may not be flouted. The silence of nations bears mute testimony… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – Kiera Dorr scored one goal and assisted on the other two as the Husson College Braves beat the University of Maine-Presque Isle Owls 3-1 in women’s soccer action Wednesday. Jennifer Bailey and Kate Calligan scored a goal each for the 4-6-1 Braves… Read More
    BANGOR – Josh Pressley ran his personal American Legion baseball record to 3-0 and helped his own cause with four singles and four RBIs to lead Bangor to a 13-8 victory over Hermon Wednesday night at Mansfield Stadium. Justin Perry added a double and single… Read More
PORTLAND — Two Portland teen-agers have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a Westbrook bank, U.S. Attorney Jay McCloskey announced Monday. Donald H. McDonald, 19, and Stefan M. Paladino, 18, were charged in a federal criminal complaint with robbing a branch of… Read More
ROCKLAND — “Senator Sam” Collins will be honored at a special meeting of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court during a rare appearance of the court at the Knox County Courthouse on Nov. 4. Samuel W. Collins Jr., who served on the supreme court bench for… Read More
    After reading the article on “Christmas display” in Arkansas in a recent edition of the Bangor Daily News, it makes one wonder what other rights will they take from us next. I feel the spectators should be taken in hand and controled, not make this… Read More
RIPLEY — SAD 46 school directors were probably hoping Wednesday night that the budget situation for the district next year had improved since they met a week ago. Instead, they learned it had become a lot worse. Last week, the board was hit with a… Read More
The Norumbega Club marked its 100th anniversary recently with a meeting at the Isaac Farrar Mansion in Bangor. The Norumbega Club is the outcome of Chautauqua classes that disbanded in 1892, leaving 10 women still interested in continuing studies. They held meetings at the home… Read More
    WELLINGTON — Children attending the one-room Wellington School have been awarded a $1,000 Partners in Philanthropy grant from the Maine Community Foundation to donate to a non-profit organization of their choice. The first- through fourth-grade pupils have been assessing the needs in Wellington before determining… Read More
EASTPORT — The Department of Environmental Protection is investigating an oil spill that fouled a goose pond in the Quoddy Village section of Eastport. William Lee found his two geese covered with oil last week and also discovered a film of oil on the pond… Read More
ROCKLAND — A local group is organizing to combat substandard housing in midcoast Maine. Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit group affiliated with Habitat International, the Americus, Ga.-based group that boasts former President Jimmy Carter as an active member, held its first quarterly public meeting Tuesday… Read More
    EASTPORT — Eight candidates for City Council, six for School Committee and just one for the Port Authority met Wednesday’s filing deadline for Eastport’s Nov. 6 city election. Two three-year terms on the council are up for election this year. Joining incumbent David Turner on… 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
    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
    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
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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