DETROIT – Drifting snow and a buildup of ice were blamed Tuesday morning for an accident on a Route 220 curve in Detroit. Stephanie Cyr, 38, of Detroit suffered back and abdominal injuries when her 1995 Saab rolled over just before the intersection with Basford… Read More
    Several men were arrested in connection to fights at Barnaby’s lounge, a Bangor night spot, late Friday night. The most serious of the charges involves a California man who reportedly punched and kicked another man and threw a beer bottle at him at close range. Read More
    BANGOR – The next meeting of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit disorder will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the Penobscot conference room at Acadia Hospital on Stillwater Avenue. The meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each… Read More
    MACHIAS – After more than a quarter-century as building supervisor for the Washington County Courthouse, Norris Manchester is returning to the job he loves best. He will leave his county job Friday to work full time on his Kennebec village farm, just south of Machias. Read More
    BREWER – Staff at City Hall and the Brewer Middle School collected 1,226 nonperishable food items and $100 in cash for those in need during their annual holiday food drive, which concluded Friday. According to Economic Development Director Drew Sachs, who initiated the food drive… Read More
    Bangor District Court Cynthia Moore, 44, Brewer, aggravated assault, jail four years, all but nine months suspended, probation four years; assault, dismissed; operating motor vehicle while under influence of intoxicating liquor, $400, jail 48 hours, license suspended 90 day; violating condition of release, dismissed; criminal… Read More
    NORTHPORT – Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish will bring their blues and roots music to the midcoast on Jan. 13 at the Blue Goose Dance Hall. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the band will play until midnight to benefit the Knox County Green Party. Read More
    CAMDEN – Coastal Mountains Land Trust will sponsor a New Year’s Day hike to the Mount Battie summit to celebrate the first sunrise of the 21st century. Mount Battie has one of the earliest sunrise views in the nation. The hike will begin at 6… Read More
    ROCKPORT – Two physicians will join the Penobscot Bay Medical Center medical staff in early January. Dr. Joel D. Lafleur will join Dr. Gordon Paine at Surgical Associates, and Dr. John W. Karod will join Drs. Craig Hawkins and Richard J. Leidinger at Penobscot Bay… Read More
    DEXTER – SAD 46 Adult and Community Education will offer a certified nursing assistant course from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Jan. 23 at Dexter Regional High School. Interviews are required and will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at DRHS. For information, call… Read More
    CAMDEN – Police followed footprints in the snow early Tuesday, but were unable to apprehend the person who broke into a Main Street jewelry store. Lt. Cameron Campbell said an alarm sounded at Russell’s of Camden at 2:30 a.m. Officer Allan King was at the… Read More
    DEXTER – Mayo Regional Administrative Services Corp. will close the adult psychiatric practice of Dr. Mary Marshall Overstreet on Jan. 5. Overstreet’s practice shared an office with another physician and was called Dexter Internal Medicine and Psychiatry when MRASC opened the service in 1998. After… Read More
    RUMFORD – An apartment house fire that killed a boy last month has claimed another life. The State Fire Marshal’s Office was informed Tuesday morning that a man who was critically burned died in a Boston hospital, said Stephen McCausland of the Maine Public Safety… Read More
    The Abri Pregnancy Consultation Center in Rockland is “operated by a Christian board and staff and volunteers who work, particularly, with unexpected pregnancies,” explained Abri volunteer Meg Sawyer of Tenants Harbor. Abri is open from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at its 389B… Read More
    NORWAY – The Norway spruce may be from the faraway country, but the Norway pine owes its name to the town in Maine. That’s according to the Maine Forest Service’s official guidebook to the state’s native plant species. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
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    SURRY – The Maine Warden Service today hopes to recover the body of a man believed to have drowned Monday morning when the snowmobile he was riding broke through the ice on Lower Patten Pond. Warden Calvin Hale said Monday that he couldn’t release the… Read More
    AUGUSTA – A group of animal control officers has proposed an overhaul of Maine’s animal welfare laws, including a new bestiality measure. Donald Harper, president of the Maine Animal Control Officers Association, said his group has a waiting list of legislators willing to co-sponsor the… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – A meeting that is open to the public to discuss the development of a cod-tagging program for the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Holiday Inn, 215 High St. The… Read More
    LIMESTONE – The U.S. Air Force is preparing to transfer the title of 2,500 acres of the former Loring Air Force Base to the Loring Development Authority, clearing the way for the property to become part of the local tax base. More than 50 years… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – A bright red 1989 Plymouth Sundance is making its rounds in Washington and Hancock counties these days, thanks to an anonymous donation to the Washington Hancock Community Agency transportation services division. The five-seat vehicle will be used to help transport area people to… Read More
    HOULTON – The following divorces have been granted in 2nd District Court in Houlton on grounds of irreconcilable marital differences: Joshua A. Sennett, Linneus, and Joy Sennett, Houlton, married Aug. 10, 1999, at Houlton. Custody of one child awarded to the mother. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    JONESPORT – The Coast Guard cutter Point Hannon will be decommissioned at the beginning of the new year after 33 years of service in the Gulf of Maine. After the decommissioning ceremony at Jonesport, the Point Hannon will depart for Florida, where the craft will… Read More
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    CALAIS – The state Department of Conservation said a Charlotte man was fined last week in Calais District Court for cutting down seven trees without an adjacent landowner’s permission. He cut the trees to improve his satellite television reception, the department said in a news… Read More
    BAR HARBOR – The Maine Sea Coast Missionary Society says it recently received $48,450 from the estate of Caroline E. Bruhn for the mission’s scholarship endowment. The gift is the final distribution from a $400,000 bequest received in October of last year. Bruhn died at… Read More
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    BANGOR – Remembering Christmases past, Don Horan knew about a time when Santa Claus came to town on an elephant. During the 1950s, as a member of the foreign service in Madras, India, Horan and the rest of the American staff would put on a… Read More
    BANGOR – Four days after her brother was catapulted into the icy Kennebec River during a dredging accident, Tracie Ware said Sunday some relatives still cling to the hope that he’s alive. Steven Oldham, 48, of Felton, Del., has been missing and presumed dead since… Read More
    BANGOR – For the first time in three years, Amelia Jervey came home for Christmas. Unlike some of her earlier flights home from Colorado, including one that arrived 24 hours late, her Saturday flight to Bangor was right on time, and her luggage arrived intact. Read More
    The Santa’s Helper Fund would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank the staff and volunteers at The Salvation Army who work selflessly and diligently to provide relief to others during the holidays. Last year alone, The Salvation Army visited residents in all… Read More
    MACHIAS – There was a Down East note to Sunday’s Christmas Eve concert on Irish public radio. Brian Beal, an associate professor of marine biology at the University of Maine at Machias, lent his tenor voice to Cois Claddagh, a 25-member a cappella choir whose music… Read More
    ALTON – A couple was homeless Sunday after a fire destroyed the house they were renting on the Tannery Road. Jason Mathieu and his fiancee were staying at a Bangor hotel after the Saturday afternoon fire, according to Alton Fire Chief Dave Webb. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    HOULTON – Maine Public Service Co. crews were working Sunday evening to find the cause of a power outage that affected at least eight towns in southern Aroostook and northern Penobscot counties. According to state police, the outage began around 5:30 p.m. It apparently affected… Read More
    FORT FAIRFIELD – A Massachusetts boy was injured Saturday when the snowmobile he was driving rolled over onto him. Camden Gaspar, 10, of Rochester, Mass., was driving an older model Yamaha snowmobile at about 5 p.m. with his grandfather Donald Gaspar, 59, of Fort Fairfield… Read More
    NEWRY – John Grigsby wanted to take a year off after high school to ski and earn money. But his parents feared he’d never go to college if he didn’t begin classes right away. So the 19-year-old Portland man compromised: He’d take college courses at… Read More
    PORTLAND – Train travel has emerged as an attractive option for drug dealers and other criminals seeking to move around the country, according to law enforcement officials. With rail passenger service between Portland and Boston scheduled to begin next spring, authorities in Maine are bracing… Read More
    CHERRYFIELD – The animals at The Ark shelter are settling into their new home on Barber Lane and will receive visitors today from noon to 5 p.m. “We’ll have staff here most of Christmas Day, so people can come in and visit the animals or… Read More
    BANGOR – To Connie Muth of Hampden, the chance to celebrate Christmas with family is something she does not take for granted. As she arrived for a Christmas Eve service Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on outer Ohio Street, Muth said that one of… Read More
    LEWISTON – William Welch, Lewiston’s embattled police chief, has received a vote of confidence from the city’s new administrator. Bob Vitas said he has been briefed on a number of pending issues related to the police force and sees no evidence of wrongdoing by the… Read More
    PORTLAND – Robert B. Ganley, longtime city manager, was remembered for his 14-year tenure that included the development of the arts and cultural district and the debut of professional baseball in Portland. “The city of Portland was blessed with his leadership,” a tearful Mayor Cheryl… Read More
    WINSLOW – A Vassalboro woman lost her life in a two-car crash during the weekend that police said was apparently caused by excessive speed. Tonia Taylor, 24, was killed when the car she was driving went out of control Saturday morning on Route 32, crossed… Read More
    BRUNSWICK – Betty Hyde, 80, still lives near the school she attended as a child and is upset at the thought that it may be closed. “It makes me madder than heck,” said Hyde, who insists that the Hawthorne School remains a vital part of… Read More
    The Santa’s Helper Fund would like to recognize the following contributors: Anonymous in Orono, $25; Janice Noyes of Carmel, $10; Ted and Ron in Orrington, $50 in memory of Glenn Woodman; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Violette Sr. of Hampden, $25; anonymous donation of $5. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Legislative committees handling budget and tax matters will have new House chairmen with experience in their fields, as will the panel charged with overseeing transportation issues, when the Legislature convenes on Jan. 4. House Speaker Michael Saxl announced his selections Friday, naming Rep. Read More
    BANGOR – Pupils at Fairmount School were rewarded Friday for some of their good deeds so far this school year. As a highlight of the pupil incentive program she initiated four years ago, veteran educator Georgianna Ellis provided a holiday gift for each and every… Read More
    A mother and daughter were charged with theft Thursday after it was reported they left the Filene’s store in Bangor with $365 in clothing, Christmas decorations and other items without paying for them. The mother, identified as Cheryl Briggs, 51, of Florida, also was charged… Read More
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    LEVANT – The committee to raise funds for the construction of a town library in Levant will kick off its drive with a dance featuring Woody Woodman and his swing band New Year’s Eve at the Bemis Plaza. For tickets and additional information, call the… Read More
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    LITTLETON – Two months after potato wart was found in a field on Prince Edward Island, and the United States banned the import of fresh and seed potatoes from the Canadian province, the issue has turned into one of politics versus science. “It’s highly political;… Read More
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    CARIBOU – The Sexual Trauma and Recovery Services of Aroostook Mental Health Center will sponsor a Sexual Assault Advocate Training, in cooperation with Cary Medical Center. The SAAT is a 40-hour, skill-based education program that focuses on training people who wish to make a commitment… Read More
    CARIBOU – The Caribou Kiwanis Club will sponsor a free Christmas dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 25, at the Cary Medical Center. The dinner will include traditional holiday fare and is intended for those who may be alone on Christmas. Read More
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    MACHIAS – Plans to build a child care center and early childhood education facility at the University of Maine at Machias are forging ahead, thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Libra Foundation. The new center is the third phase of UMM’s Center for Lifelong… Read More
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    WASHINGTON – When Sen. Susan M. Collins flew to Texas to meet with President-elect George W. Bush, she carried one key pledge: Help special education students. By the end of the day Thursday, she said, Maine’s junior senator came away with the feeling that Bush… Read More
    BANGOR – The developer of a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter officially withdrew its application to develop the property on the corner of Stillwater Avenue and Gilman Road, according to a Thursday letter to city officials. The Widewaters Group, a New York-based developer, opted to officially withdraw… Read More
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    BANGOR – A Penobscot County jury deliberated for about three hours Thursday before acquitting an Old Town man of charges of raping his girlfriend last spring in her apartment. Barry Bard, 36, was convicted of lesser charges of criminal threatening and assault in connection with… Read More
    ORONO – The final eclipse of the second millennium is a partial solar eclipse on Christmas Day, viewable over the entire continental United States. Maine is one of the best places to observe the eclipse because the state will see more eclipse shadow than will… Read More
    STACYVILLE – Fire destroyed a Station Street garage Wednesday afternoon, but firefighters managed to save the nearby home. Heavy winds carried the fire and heat from the garage to the home about 20 feet away, melting the vinyl siding on that side of the home,… Read More
    BAR HARBOR – A charitable fund has been established for the families of three Jonesport area fishermen who drowned when their mussel dragger overturned during a Dec. 14 storm. Dawson Allen, 22, of Jonesport, Michael Laytart, 39, of Addison and the boat’s captain, 21-year-old Dwayne… Read More
    CARIBOU – Wesley Davidson, executive director of Aroostook Mental Health Center, announced the promotion of several employees. Lorraine Chamberlain, L.C.S.W., has been promoted to the new position of director of emergency and outpatient services at AMHC. In her position, she manages crisis and office-based mental… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – Area food cupboards and shelters have just a few days left to apply for a new pool of funds that was awarded to Aroostook County under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Food and Shelter program, according to the United Way. The deadline… Read More
    PITTSFIELD – Alton E. “Chuck” Cianchette was navigating by vision, not his plane’s navigational instruments, when he crashed in bad weather last January, according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board. Investigators also found no evidence that the former state senator filed a… Read More