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Having just finished reading Kathleen Parker’s column about full-blooded Americans, which suggested that they are the ones destined to govern the United States because their forefathers “died for America” and because their God isn’t something that “comes and goes out of fashion,” I have news for her. Read More
    Things were pretty desperate around here the other evening. I’d been immersed in a project all day, did nothing in the plan-ahead department, and so at 5:30 with a meeting to go to at 6:15, I looked in the fridge to see what I could find. Not much. Read More
AUGUSTA – An investigator working for the Maine Human Rights Commission recommends the panel rule that a Bangor woman was discriminated against when her job was eliminated while she was on maternity leave. The commission is expected to act on the complaint when it meets… Read More
    GLENBURN – A change in state law and a contractual oversight apparently allowed a convicted sex offender to ride a school bus with elementary school children for five weeks before his criminal past was discovered. Ernest A. Roy Jr., 39, was convicted of unlawful sexual… Read More
Recent comments made in articles published by the Bangor Daily News have been critical of the Dirigo Health plan initiated by Gov. John Baldacci and the Legislature earlier this year. As always, the problem with developing a plan is that it becomes an inviting target for those who… Read More
BIDDEFORD – Seventeen Maine police chiefs and four county sheriffs have urged U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to back renewal of the ban on assault weapons. The law enforcement officers also called on the senators to tighten gun laws by requiring instant background… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Gov. John E. Baldacci has nominated Robert “Buddy” Murray to District Court in Bangor. The governor noted Murray’s exceptional record of success as the current commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation. Murray has most recently spearheaded legislation to restructure the Maine Workers’ Compensation… Read More
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TOPSHAM – Capt. Greg Turner will take command of the U.S. Army’s Bangor Recruiting Station during a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, at Cascade Park in Bangor. Capt. Turner will succeed Maj. Kenneth Hobbs, who will leave for Fort Hood, Texas. Read More
HAMPDEN – Wes Day scored a game-high 24 points, including the winning free throws with 10 seconds left in overtime, as John Bapst nipped Hampden Academy 67-65 Saturday night. Bryan Snyder had 15 points for the winners. Andy Tremble and Zev Myerowitz combined for 16. Read More
RUMFORD – A spelling mistake on the new memorial to Edmund S. Muskie has been corrected. The second “I” was left out of the word “presidential” on a panel that describes Muskie’s achievements. Sharp eyes may notice that the “I” and “A” are a tad… Read More
    ORLAND — A domestic violence forum scheduled this weekend has been canceled. The forum at the Alamoosook Lodge was to have featured Dr. Robert McAfee, a Maine physician and former president of the American Medical Association. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
They held a birthday party Monday for the Telecommunications Act of 1996, age 3. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s present to the cable television industry was an announcement that it will not stop next month’s scheduled elimination of price controls on rates. It was one… Read More
HARRINGTON – Budd Grant’s first half goal would be enough to hold off the Dragons and avoid the upset as Narraguagus edged Woodland 1-0 in schoolboy soccer Thursday. With 5:20 elapsed in the period, Cameron Worcester had a corner kick that resulted in a scramble… Read More
ROCKPORT — With a nuclear power plant a few miles down the coast and radioactive materials from medical facilities and laboratories being transported on area highways, the Penobscot Bay Medical Center has created a special Radiation Response Team to handle emergency situations. Five medical center… Read More
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Thursday evening, July 13, a segment of the CBS television program “48 Hours” will feature a brief look at the Maine Tourism Commission’s attempts to convince Maine residents to be nice to tourists. The program, “48 Hours: Are We Having Fun Yet?” will air at… Read More
Wholesale Depot stores in Bangor, Augusta and Auburn are going out of business and have been ordered to liquidate their assets. Based in Natick, Mass., Wholesale Depot had filed for reorganizaton under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in May. Recently the U.S. Bankruptcy… Read More
    HOULTON — A 17-year-old Houlton youth has been arrested and charged with criminal threatening after he allegedly threatened a man Tuesday with a knife, police said Thursday. According to Houlton Police Officer Jake Shorey, the youth was arrested Wednesday afternoon. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE – Andrea Spencer scored 14 points to lead perennial Class B power Houlton past Class A Presque Isle in schoolgirl basketball action here Wednesday night. The win allowed Houlton to even its record at 2-2 while the Wildcats slipped to 0-2. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
MACHIAS — A 1992 research project is expected to have a beneficial impact on Maine’s wild low-bush blueberry industry and related employment in Washington County, according to a blueberry specialist for the University of Maine. David Yarborough, coordinator for the project, said Friday that each… Read More
    Four people from Cameroon pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to illegal-entry charges after their arrest last month at the Coburn Gore port of entry in Franklin County. Appearing together in court, all four defendants were sentenced to time already served in… Read More
CAMDEN — Police reported that a 1988 red Saab 900 was stolen from a Washington Street driveway Sunday night. According to the police report, Heidi Hunt of 76 Washington St. discovered her vehicle missing Monday morning. Police have issued a statewide teletype on the stolen… Read More
    AUGUSTA — The Augusta Mental Health Institute and an expansion of community services for former AMHI patients would be placed under the supervision of a court-appointed master as part of a proposed court settlement that was being put into final form Monday. The plan, which… 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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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