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    BELFAST – The Eggs & Issues Business Breakfast sponsored by the University of Maine Hutchinson Center & Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce has been rescheduled for 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Hutchinson Center. The topic is “Group Effectiveness – the Magic at Meetings” presented by Extension… Read More
MADAWASKA – The Bureau of Motor Vehicles Mobile License Unit will open late on Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. The unit will open from noon to 4 p.m. at the Madawaska Safety Complex building. Applicants needing an extension to… Read More
    The Bangor and Presque Isle softball teams had a scrimmage scheduled for Saturday afternoon, but when it became clear the weather wouldn’t exactly cooperate, the Rams and Wildcats turned to a new resource. The teams played their scrimmage in the University of Maine’s Mahaney Dome,… Read More
Two men were injured and taken to a Bangor hospital after separate car crashes Christmas Day in Hancock County. Police said James R. Stanton, 69, of Trenton was driving south on Route 3 in Trenton about 12:30 p.m. Sunday when he blacked out for some… Read More
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    ROCKLAND – The Bicycle Coalition of Maine will offer a Ready to Ride bicycling workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Rockland District High School. Participants will learn how to be more comfortable, efficient and powerful while riding a bike. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
BANGOR – The Bangor Public Library has several events planned for the month of November. Cast members from the Penobscot Theatre’s current production, “The Miracle Worker,” will perform at the library at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. Afterwards, they will talk about preparing for their… Read More
    The Penobscot County Republican Committee has proclaimed Feb. 9 County Caucus Day. In conjunction with Caucus Day, the municipalities of Bangor, Brewer, Hermon, Orrington, Glenburn, and Etna will caucus at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Husson College in Peabody Hall. Candidates for county, state… Read More
In Wayne Dwyer’s letter (BDN, March 14), he states that in 50 years of outdoor experiences, he has seen at least 100 instances in which coyotes have killed deer. That comes to two kills a year in his area. Is that a lot? Is that enough to justify… Read More
WALDOBORO – The Medomak Valley Land Trust is planning its sixth annual Waldoboro Antiques Show to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Medomak Valley High School. The show will feature 50 New England dealers with a variety of large… Read More
BAR HARBOR — The Abbe Museum is racing to raise $50,000 before a Dec. 31 deadline. The organization has reached the halfway mark in raising $100,000 that will the museum to become eligible for an additional $50,000 donation. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
Whenever this state needed more funds, where did it go? To the people, by increasing taxes. Now we have a surplus. So why isn’t the surplus going to the taxpayers? Forget about wasting time and money by reducing taxes. You might be surprised with another… Read More
    BANGOR — An Eddington man arrested at his home after a domestic dispute that ended with shots fired in early April was one of 26 people indicted Monday by a Penobscot County grand jury. Everett Jenkins, 35, is charged with possession of a firearm by… Read More
AUSTIN, Texas – The Oklahoma Sooners used a three-run third inning to down the University of Maine Black Bears 6-4 in baseball action here Saturday. The Sooners improve to 10-5 and Maine drops to 0-14. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
    Upstart Sumner of East Sullivan, a Class C power, will try to knock off the Class A indoor track state champion Brewer boys when 20 schools gather at 10 a.m. Saturday for the Penobscot Valley Conference Track and Field Championships at the University of Maine’s Beckett Family Track… Read More
CUSHING — More than 2,500 feet along Davis Cove is now protected by a conservation easement donated to the Georges River Land Trust. The easement conserves 18 acres of mixed forests and fields, as well as two small islands in Muscongus Bay. Maine Coast Heritage… Read More
    WATERVILLE — Mid-Maine Medical Center will provide a free community candy screening for area Halloween trick-or-treaters from 6 to 8 p.m. Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31. Radiological technologists at the Thayer Unit on North Street will take X-ray pictures of each child’s candy to assist in… Read More
This past Halloween season, I watched one of the scariest things I have ever seen on television. It was Attorney General Reno’s warning to Hollywood. Does anyone really think by letting the government control our entertainment, that it’s going to make Americans less violent? googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
Maine’s retired teachers continued to protest Gov. John R. McKernan’s borrowing plan Monday, stating his proposal to defer payments for seven months to the teacher retirement fund paves the way for the state to raid retirement money any time it wants to ease financial straits. 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
    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
    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
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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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