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    BREWER – The Brewer Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the Youth Track Club. The program will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, June 30 to Aug. 16, with meets Thursday afternoons. The program is designed for children ages 6-14… Read More
“Bewitched: Complete Fifth Season”: Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery), Darrin (Dick York) and Endora (Agnes Moorehead) reach deep into their old bag of tricks. Thing is, in this fifth season, that bag apparently was bottomless. The writing remains inventive, Montgomery still is game for anything, and likewise for Moorehead, whose… Read More
    AUGUSTA – A televised statewide debate featuring all three Republican gubernatorial contenders may not have revealed a breakaway frontrunner Thursday night, but the varied topics did produce some provocative moments for the candidates. The 8 p.m., hour-long program on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network was… Read More
LITTLETON – Residents decided Monday evening that the town will remain sludge-free, at least for the next three months. During a special town meeting, residents voted 33-11 to approve a moratorium on the spreading of sludge for the next 180 days. The move will allow… Read More
ORONO – The downtown village area is expected to be bustling with activity today during the 27th Orono Village Festival. Events kick off at 7:45 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the fire station and continue into the afternoon when Gov. John Baldacci will be… Read More
    GLENBURN – The council has voted to extend the town’s subdivision moratorium for another 60 days. Meeting on Thursday, the council voted to extend the moratorium until August because work on revisions to the subdivision ordinance aren’t finished. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
Pat Cammack’s comment on SAD 63’s proposed budget (BDN op-ed, June 5) contained several errors that need to be corrected so voters of the district have an accurate picture of the financial facts. As a member of the SAD 63 board of directors, I will attempt to correct… Read More
    Jonesport-Beals High School, Jonesport First quarter honor roll 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
OLD TOWN — There is no consensus among council members on how much money the city should borrow or which projects should be funded from a potential list that totals $7 million. At a work session Monday night, councilors also disagreed on whether all or part of the… Read More
Katahdin High School, Stacyville Third quarter honor roll Seniors, high honors: Angela Eash, Melissa Hall, Christian Jilek, Laura Raymond; honors: Helene Bourmault, Mary Heath, Alan Langley, Nicki McAvoy, Emily McNally, Jenny J. McNally, Megan Savage, Michelle Slauenwhite, Joshua Tucker, Matthew Wilson. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    In the 30,000-word (but who’s counting?) cover story in the inaugural issue of his media-watch magazine, Content, Steven Brill blasts Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr for leaking secret grand jury information to the press and then scolds the participating press for being Starr’s lapdog. Starr fires… Read More
GREENVILLE — Greenville could lose the chance to recoup 75 percent of the closing costs of the Sawyer Pond dump from the state if the facility is not closed or an effort made toward its closure this year. Town Manager David Cota told selectmen Wednesday… Read More
    He could have quit 15 months ago, but Joey Gamache is a fighter, and he continues to chase a third boxing world title. That opportunity comes Sunday night in Portland, where the 29-year-old boxer from Lewiston steps into the ring against Rocky Martinez for the… Read More
LEWISTON — The owner of a Lewiston nursing home taken over by the state because of alleged understaffing and resident neglect paid himself a salary of nearly $320,000 last year, a published report said Friday. The state Attorney General’s Office also is reviewing Maurice Labbe’s… Read More
It’s tough to pick a side on this one. On the one hand, you’ve got a restaurant chain that entices Mom, Dad and the kids to come in and have a wholesome old time — heck, they’ve got a friendly owl on the sign out… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — Mary H. MacBride of Presque Isle, a 16-year Republican representative from District 142, will retire at the end of her term in November. She represented District 11 before the redistricting change in 1983. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
According to the recently issued EPA 1990 Toxics Release Inventory Report, Maine currently ranks 40th in the nation in toxic releases. The report examined all 50 states and three U.S. territories, noting that toxic emissions nationwide have decreased by 600 million pounds from 1989-90. The report also shows… Read More
    ROCKPORT — The annual Penobscot Bay Medical Center Auxiliary Holiday Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Samoset Resort. Offerings will include past favorites such as Christmas ornaments, wooden toys donated by the Maine State Prison Showroom,… Read More
MILO — Work has begun on the 1991 Milo town budget. Selectmen and Budget Committee members worked through the week to complete a series of meetings. Selectmen have been assisted by Roy Bither, acting town manager, who is filling in until a new manager is… Read More
ALEXANDER — A genealogy fair will be held by the Alexander-Crawford Historical Society from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Alexander Elementary School. Among the genealogists planning to attend are Roberta Wheaton of Princeton; Pliney Frost and John Dudley of Alexander; Sharon… Read More
    TUESDAY WITH…COLUMN PALM DESERT, Calif. – It’s unfortunate that Simon Cuyer of North Creek, Mich., will not be on hand when the Maine Professional Guides Association meets this coming Friday night in Bangor. He’d be a knockout head table player if called upon to offer… 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 – 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
    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 – 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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