I take issue with Brad Macdonald’s position in his column “Guns in parks a national right” (BDN, June 25). The right to bear arms does not mean the right to carry guns in schools, hospitals and government buildings, or on playgrounds, and, in my opinion, other… Read More
    I’m looking forward to this November, a time when I hope we have the opportunity to elect Barack Obama as our next president. He is a man who was against the Iraq war before it was popular for some to do so. A man whose… Read More
MOUNT DESERT – Seeking to address the frustrations of local residents who can’t seem to get an Internet connection faster than dial-up, town officials have inked a deal with a Rockland-based company to provide high-speed wireless Internet access to all parts of town. Michael MacDonald,… Read More
SULLIVAN – Three local teenagers survived a slight scare Tuesday evening when their canoe tipped over in Flanders Pond, leaving the group stranded briefly. James White, 19, had gone for a long distance swim shortly before 7 p.m. and apparently couldn’t make it back. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
The deadline to propose warrant articles for the town of Sidney is every Dec. 31. Most articles are voted up or down at town meeting in March or April. The meeting is held on a Saturday. We vote by holding up a bright-colored card. A few articles and… Read More
Regarding the article, “Newport man charged with raping children” (BDN, July 3-4). Imagine the reaction of parents whose children have been removed from their homes by the state. These are some of the same parents who participated in the Walk for DHS Accountability, and the… Read More
Ask someone making as little as $155 a week if they are an executive and you would likely be met with a blank stare or laughter. As crazy as it sounds, such an individual could be classified as an “executive” under current federal wage-hour law and not be… Read More
BANGOR – A new session of COPE psychotherapy group, for those who overeat compulsively or have a problem with food, will begin Sept. 3 at the Diabetes, Endocrine and Nutrition Center of Eastern Maine Medical Center, 905 Union St. Those who want to participate must… Read More
    YORK – Maine lobstermen say a decision by federal regulators to close 1,600 square nautical miles of lobster fishing grounds off the southern Maine coast will cause undue hardship. Pat White of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association said the two-week closure intended to protect northern right… Read More
TENANTS HARBOR – A man, his wife and another woman were charged with trafficking in heroin Friday after officers searched the couple’s Tenants Harbor home. Two Waldoboro men also were arrested Tuesday on the same charge, as part of the same investigation. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
Mike Bordick is coming off one of his best seasons which was capped by an appearance in the first Subway Series since 1954. But the former University of Maine star from Winterport is playing the waiting game these days. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
    “The only thing so far consistent with all of the changes in equipment and processes is that there still is a face behind the name at the bottom of the picture.” When I was just a lad, now I am a lad plus a few,… Read More
People with an interest in ceramics will have the opportunity not only to satisfy their curiosity, needs and interests this weekend, but be able to help a local nonprofit organization at the same time. The Pine Tree Ceramic Association is hosting the Ceramic Show from… Read More
Like many of my colleagues, I’ve become increasingly concerned with what the public believes about psychology. All too often these beliefs are incorrect. It’s important to set record straight because many people not only try to understand their own lives but also the lives of others using psychology. Read More
    If Houlton’s electric power comes from the same place as mine (CMP-Maine Yankee), how come their rate is just a little more than half of mine? Robert Tuthill Brooks… Read More
You people and your elephantine memories never cease to amaze, astound, delight and impress me. Nearly 14 years ago I wrote a column based on a joke that a University of Maine professor’s wife had told me about a lady who had gotten into a bit of embarrassing… Read More
    In recent years many young, attractive, well-meaning people have been able to devote their time and energies to serving us in the state legislature. What has been lacking is a sufficient number of citizens with successful business experience to give our legislative bodies that necessary ingredient. Maine business… Read More
HERMON — A high-speed chase Friday night ended at a house on the Swan Road, and resulted in the arrest of a 22-year-old Hermon man. Ronald Tozier was charged with eluding a police officer, speeding 30 mph or more over the speed limit, speeding, and… Read More
    … Now that the season’s Community FoodBank is behind us, I would like to extend my thanks to all those community-conscious individuals who contributed. First, to the staff and management of WWMJ and and WDEA who spread the word on-air and off about the Community FoodBank every day… Read More
HOULTON — The Salvation Army in Houlton will hold evangelistic meetings at 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, through Sunday, March 17, at the Salvation Army building on Court Street. A youth rally for children age 10 and older will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Cost… Read More
This is a letter I couldn’t resist writing to say thank you and maybe offer a word of encouragement to all of you who are involved in WEBA (Women Exploited By Abortion) and similar organizations. I recently read an article by Christine Shaw in the… Read More
    Rich Mazurek, considered one of the top high school frontcourt players in Maine, has signed an NAIA national letter of intent and will attend Husson College in Bangor on a basketball scholarship next year. The 6-foot-4 senior at Rockland High said he chose Husson and… 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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