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Trey Anastasio received a reduced sentence of three years’ probation for a drug conviction after he successfully completed a counseling and treatment program. The former Phish frontman had pleaded guilty to a felony charge for possessing painkillers without a prescription during a traffic stop in December 2006. He… Read More
    HARRINGTON – Kam Jordan doubled, singled and knocked in three runs to help lift Narraguagus High School to an 11-2 schoolboy baseball victory over Machias Friday. Corey Smith hit three singles for the Knights. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
Are we strongly convinced of the rightness of our actions or emotions which is the definition of self-righteous? Impeaching President Bush would be a good idea if there was enough evidence to put him out of office. Having Congress held accountable in an impeachment process would be a… Read More
MACHIAS – Two Washington County men were arrested Tuesday evening by members of the Maine Warden Service and state police on multiple charges related to illegal hunting and poaching. Kevin Farley, 44, of Edmunds and Travis Stevens, 35, of Pembroke were arrested at their homes… Read More
BANGOR – A local man who was convicted of drunken driving when he killed a Lewiston teenager in 1996 will go to trial in July on new charges of operating under the influence and operating after revocation. Daniel Asselin, 37, of Bangor, on Wednesday went… Read More
BIDDEFORD – A summer air show featuring radio-controlled model jets that streaked over the city at speeds of 200 mph will no longer be permitted at Biddeford Municipal Airport. Local officials said concerns about noise and safety prompted the decision to bar the Maine Jet… Read More
    BANGOR – In celebration of the 13th annual YMCA Healthy Kids initiative, a free Family Fun Night will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at 127 Hammond St. Activities will include family swim time, open game room, arts and crafts, and… Read More
CARIBOU – Rehearsals for the Caribou Choral Society’s Christmas concerts will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Mormon Church recreation room, 67 Paris Snow Drive. Area adults interested in singing advanced four-part music are invited to join. Auditions are not required; dues… Read More
A year ago June, I wrote in response to a letter from a former town manager blasting the citizens who pointed out a misuse of public funds amounting to a few hundred dollars. It was difficult for me to understand that such a paltry amount made it OK. Read More
HAMPDEN – Two vocational students and recent graduates from Hampden Academy earned high honors at a national vocational skills championship in Kansas City, Mo., last Saturday. At an awards ceremony on June 29 at the Kemper Arena, SkillsUSA-VICA awarded Jason Leighton a gold medal in… Read More
BOSTON – The Boston University Terriers looked like anything but a team that lost six games in a row recently. The Terriers spotted the University of Maine Black Bears the game’s first goal before storming back for an impressive 3-2 win over the Black Bears… Read More
At Lancaster, Mass., Vanessa LeBlond scored 17 points and hauled in 17 rebounds as Maine Maritime Academy beat Nichols College (Mass.) 65-52 to split its weekend at the Tip-off Tournament at Atlantic Union College. Trinity College (Vt.) beat MMA 66-58 in the Saturday opener. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
United Way of Aroostook, along with the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program, WAGM-TV and civic clubs throught Aroostook, made it possible for almost 1,000 needy children in every corner of the county to have Christmas presents through our Santa’s Sleigh project. Our sincere… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – On Monday afternoon, Jeff McDaniel of Mount Desert Island looked like he’d enter Tuesday’s Hancock County Championship as the odds-on favorite in the shot put and the discus. And on Monday night, a teammate’s swift kick nearly did what a complete field of… Read More
John McCain is a loyal soldier. He spent five years in a Vietnam POW camp, never breaking. 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++) {… Read More
    GLENBURN — The Glenburn School Committee has agreed that it wants to assess the pros and cons of withdrawing from Union 34 when it meets with the Hermon School Committee at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Hermon High School. “This is not to be… Read More
Time, site: Friday, 7:30; Alfond Arena, Orono Records: Maine 10-13 (5-8 NAC); Delaware 10-13 (5-8 NAC) 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… Read More
I am very concerned and angry that the Republicans’ “Contract With America” has gone as far as it has without serious revision. If we allow this, we must truly be desensitized to dangerous trends which begin as accepted social and political norms. To reiterate John Kanelis’ statement (BDN… Read More
    LINCOLN — For $2,000, the town has voted to give a prime piece of commercial property to a local couple in exchange for a $305,000 development project. The project proposed by Kevin and Lucinda Olsen includes construction of a health and fitness center. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
CALAIS — A seminar, “Early Intervention and Prevention: Responding to Individual Developmental Needs,” will be held at 1:10 p.m. Friday, March 5, in the Machias area, and on Friday, April 2, in Calais. The first 20 hours of the seminar will be offered at both sites. The final… Read More
MAINE vs. NEW HAMPSHIRE Time, site: Tuesday, 1 p.m.; Mahaney Diamond, Orono 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]… Read More
    SMYRNA — Residents of Smyrna approved an annual budget of more than $109,000 during their annual town meeting held recently. During municipal elections held prior to the meeting, Perry Lilley was re-elected to the Board of Selectmen with 77 votes. He defeated former selectman John… Read More
BUCKSPORT — Five forklift operators at the Champion International Paper Co. were treated Monday at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor for symptoms initially reported as carbon monoxide poisoning. According to Seth Kursman, public affairs director at the company, the five men were working in… Read More
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    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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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