DOVER-FOXCROFT – The annual March for Babies event for the March of Dimes Foundation is scheduled at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in Dover-Foxcroft. The 3-mile walk has been held locally every year since 1975 and is one of two dozen planned throughout Maine to… Read More
HOULTON – Over the past few decades, the number of potato growers and the total acreage they cultivate has declined. That has prompted many Aroostook County school districts to change the way they schedule their traditional harvest break, a recess each fall that allows students… Read More
Three local residents would like to fill the empty selectman’s seat, and two are running for one spot on the school board. Lori Callnan is facing off against Kathy Lawrence during the special Oct. 16 election to fill the spot left vacant in August when Nancy Snyder resigned… Read More
    Leaders of major energy and landowner organizations in Maine will participate in a statewide biomass and biofuels conference to be held over the next few days in Bangor. Sponsored by the Maine Association of Conservation Districts, the “Towards Energy Independence for Maine” convention will provide… Read More
ALTON – The town of Alton will hold its spring curbside cleanup on Saturday, May 15. Items accepted will include tires up to 16 inches without rims, carpet cut into 4-foot sections and rolled and tied, plastic pipe, small amounts of sheetrock and plaster, refrigerators,… Read More
    With tax reform in the forefront of public debate, the Legislature’s failure to address Maine’s high tax burden may be a deciding factor in November’s elections. Speaker Patrick Colwell’s statements in the June 3 Bangor Daily News indicate that this reality has not been overlooked. He scrambled to… Read More
SHERMAN STATION – Brian Sullivan notched a double-double, racking up 18 points and 10 rebounds to go with five blocked shots and three steals, to lead Katahdin to a 66-60 schoolboy basketball victory over Southern Aroostook. The Cougars outscored the Warriors of Dyer Brook 23-14… Read More
    BIDDEFORD – The fast-growing Kohl’s department store chain plans to open its first Maine store in 2004, says an executive of a development company working with the retailer. Kohl’s, based in Wisconsin, will open an 88,400-square-foot store in 2004 near the Home Depot on Route… Read More
BLUE HILL — A storyteller will present tales from around the globe at the Blue Hill Library. The Blue Hill Community Center will sponsor storyteller Beth Vaughan as she presents tales suitable for adults and children. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
    MILLINOCKET — A study comparing Millinocket’s costs for education to 12 similar schools revealed that its instructional costs were slightly higher, while other costs were the same or lower. In a joint session Wednesday, members of the Town Council and the School Board received the… Read More
ANAHEIM, Calif. – On Tuesday, the University of Maine went Hollywood, arriving at Los Angeles International Airport for the NCAA hockey Frozen Four. On Friday, Hollywood came to the Black Bears. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = [];… Read More
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday denied a request from a group of southern Maine residents to reconsider the routing approved for the Maritimes & Northeast natural-gas pipeline through their region. The commissioners voted unanimously and without discussion, a spokeswoman said. Brian Prenda, a… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Husson College advanced to Monday night’s Maine Athletic Conference championships by knocking off the No. 4 University of New England Knights 111-87 on Sunday night. Men’s basketball googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner… Read More
Bangor PAL Series No. 3 SUNDAY’S RESULTS (Top 5) Children Ages 4-6: Ross Allen 1.48, Aaron White 2.06, Christopher Argue 2.07, Laura Dearing 2.16; 7-9: Jeffrey Prymowicz 1.31, Jacob Cyr 1.32, David Turner 1.55, Chris Ryan 5.42; 10-12: Justin Prymonicz 5.14, Thomas Rudnicki 5.16, Chris… Read More
What does it mean when we talk about “open government”? Is it a political system that functions in plain view, with announced meetings to which everyone is welcome? Is it a government that allows the public to participate in debate and the decision-making process? Or, is it a… Read More
The Senate tomorrow is expected to vote on whether to continue a nuclear-energy research program that even the secretary of energy doesn’t like. For both cost-saving and security reasons, the $140 million breeder reactor program should go the way of all pork — a casualty of a nation… Read More
    HOULTON — On Tuesday, March 1, SAD 29 will be host to the District VII Jazz Festival at Houlton High School. Students in more than 20 ensembles from nine Aroostook County school districts will compete in categories for junior high school and high school stage… Read More
College soccer STANDISH – Cindy Kamszik scored a pair of goals and goalie Karen Rogers made seven saves, carrying St. Joseph’s College to a 5-1 win over the University of Southern Maine in women’s college soccer action here Tuesday. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
CALAIS — “Voices From Our Future,” a conference sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Washington County high schools will be held Friday, April 10, at the Washington County Technical College. Students from Woodland, Shead, Machias and Jonesport-Beals high schools, and Washington Academy will participate in… Read More
    WATERVILLE — An anonymous donor has presented a record $1.1 million to Colby College for a fully-endowed professorship, the college announced Thursday. The gift — the largest ever received by Colby from a living person — requires the college to raise funds to endow four… Read More
ROCKPORT — A daylong workshop on homophobia will be held at the Camden Health Care Center on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Teachers, clergy, social-services providers, health-care workers, youth leaders, parents and other interested adults are invited to attend “Homophobia: The Challenge of Diversity.” Homophobia is the… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Face Painting, clowns, arts and crafts, a puppet theater, pony rides and parachute games will all be part of the second annual Children and Family Celebration to be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Piscataquis Regional YMCA. 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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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