AUGUSTA – Two college students from Massachusetts driving in separate vehicles were both clocked at 134 mph on Interstate 295 in Gardiner Friday morning, according to a newsletter from the state Department of Public Safety. Troopers were conducting speed enforcement using laser equipment when a… Read More
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    DYER BROOK – The Southern Aroostook Warriors pushed across six runs in the bottom of the second inning en route to an 8-5 high school baseball victory over the Hodgdon Hawks Monday. Josh Branscombe doubled, singled and drove in three runs while Adam Anderson added… Read More
This year has obviously been a very difficult one for most Americans. For many older folks, like myself, Social Security no longer is “secure,” despite the 4.1 percent increase reported in the Bangor Daily News on Oct. 15-16 by The Associated Press. “The average Social… Read More
DEXTER – A series of four public meetings concerning the school building project will be held in December and January in several SAD 46 communities. Meetings are open to all community members and will feature a presentation from SAD 46 board members followed by an… Read More
    An analysis of U.S. Census data shows that Maine has the second-highest property tax burden in the nation – Augusta is out of control. The Legislature has taxed everything that moves to raise revenue for their pet projects. From 1997-2000, government spending rose at 40… Read More
SKOWHEGAN – M. Michaela Murphy, the attorney for accused cabdriver killer Derek-Finn Wilhelmsen, said her client will go on trial in May and that psychological and psychiatric testing done by the state will show that her client was unable to control his behavior. Wilhelmsen’s tests… Read More
    WASHINGTON – A citizen watchdog group that monitors billions of dollars in pet spending projects approved by Congress has found that Maine lawmakers continue to bring home the bacon – carrying a total price tag of more than $66 million this year. The so-called pork-barrel… Read More
I was sorry to see that the Bangor Daily News unwittingly has begun ganging up on Democratic Senate candidate, Chellie Pingree. I say unwittingly because your reporter, Emmet Meara, probably does not realize he quoted three Republican honchos to comment on the reasons why Chellie is coming from… Read More
PITTSFIELD — Sales revenue from a Maine mystery novel will benefit the Pittsfield Veterans Honor Roll Memorial Fund during the Central Maine Egg Festival on Aug. 22. Chairman Arthur Dewey reported that 50 percent of the net profit derived Saturday at a Pittsfield veterans booth,… Read More
    “When I was a young photographer in northern Idaho the photo editor and I spent a lot of time talking about photography. He had a wonderful saying that has stuck with me. ‘Being a photojournalist is like having front-row seats on life.”‘ When I was… Read More
ELLSWORTH — “Who We Are, How We Grieve” is the topic of the fifth annual “Living With Grief” interactive teleconference produced by the Hospice Foundation of America. It is sponsored locally by Hospice of Hancock County at a downlink site at the Hilltop House Restaurant… Read More
PITTSFIELD — Pittsfield VFW Post 9955 broke ground last week for its new post home on Peltoma Avenue. The post leased the property from the town of Pittsfield and, with a lot of help from local businesses and residents, members expect to be in their… Read More
BANGOR — A Bradford man pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing a Brewer sandwich shop last December and was sentenced to serve three years in jail. James Robinson, 30, was indicted in January for robbing the Subway shop on Wilson Street in Brewer. The robbery occurred… Read More
    The casino in Calais, as we all know, will provide jobs and increase tourism, but there is another more important factor that has been overlooked — state and county revenue sharing of the taxes from the casino gaming operation for the county budget. On reading… Read More
President-elect Bill Clinton has yet to spend a day in the Oval Office and already he is backing away from some of the promises he made while campaigning. This is hardly an original situation for a new president, but for a countless number of Americans hoping for change… Read More
SQUAW TOWNSHIP — A good-size crowd of skiers attended opening day Saturday at Ski Squaw on Big Squaw Mountain. David Amrein, one of the local operators of the ski business, said attendance Saturday and Sunday surpassed expectations. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    Enough is enough. I am outraged every time I pick up the Bangor Daily News and read another article or editorial regarding the problems of downtown. When is the NEWS going to stop assaulting downtown? If it isn’t the woeful economy or the lack of… Read More
People wanting to run for the office of district supervisor for the Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District should contact the District Office at 970 Illinois Ave., Bangor 04401, or call 941-8973, to obtain nomination papers. The district is a local organization of volunteer… Read More
PITTSFIELD — Gov. John R. McKernan praised Cianbro Corp. at dedication ceremonies Wednesday for a new state-of-the-art industrial painting and fabrication facility at the company’s headquarters in Pittsfield. “A priority of service and a commitment to excellence, combined with a Maine work force, is a… Read More
    The University of Maine field hockey team opens the 1990 season with a five-game road trip to Missouri which could light a fire under a team eager to prove it’s far better than the one that finished 4-13-1 last year. Maine competes Friday through Monday… 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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    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
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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