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MILFORD – The Dr. Lewis S. Libby School will hold kindergarten registration at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the kindergarten rooms. Children must be 5 by Oct. 15, 2008, to be eligible for registration. Parents must bring the child’s authentic birth certificate and record… Read More
A Page 1 story in Wednesday’s paper about a $12 million gift to the University of Maine should have referred to donor George Houston as an alumnus of the university. A story published in the coastal edition of Tuesday’s paper needs clarification. Ronald D. Eaton,… Read More
SOUTH THOMASTON – The Northeast Health Pastoral Care Committee will offer a workshop for community members who are interested in a discussion about planning for end-of-life decisions. The session will run from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the People’s United Methodist Church… Read More
    CAMDEN – Police recovered jewelry and a sport utility vehicle reported stolen from a home on Howe Hill Road over the weekend and charged two males with the break-in and theft. Police Chief Phil Roberts said Jason Josselyn, 18, of Hope and a 17-year-old male… Read More
MONROE – As sculptor Forest Hart sifted through the ashes of his home, studio and gallery Tuesday, he remembered something Thomas Edison did when his factory burned. “He had a blueprint drawn up right after the ashes cooled down,” Hart said a day after he… Read More
Elizabeth M. Schneider has my vote on June 8. Elizabeth is not new to helping the people in her area. By serving as vice president on the Orono Economic Development Corp. she has helped to bring more than 600 jobs to the area. She was… Read More
    PITTSFIELD – For 30 years or more, people in Pittsfield have talked about using the 10-acre Mill Pond in the center of town to its full potential. At a community meeting Tuesday night, residents praised a proposal promoted by three of the town’s most respected… Read More
HARRINGTON – Junior Cory Worcester scored four goals during a span of 26 minutes, 46 seconds in the first half Wednesday, spearheading Narraguagus to a 4-0 boys soccer victory over Woodland. Worcester scored on assists from Aaron Dublin and Jon Albee and booted two unassisted… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – A local woman suffered a broken wrist and a local man was charged with marijuana possession after his van rear-ended a car Monday on Route 1A, according to police. Reginald Bunker, 21, was driving a 1989 Dodge van north on the highway around… Read More
BELFAST – A contra dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the First Church parish hall. Small Craft Advisory with caller Bennett Stewart will perform. All dances will be taught. Admission is $5, seniors $2.50 and children will be admitted free. Read More
The governor’s veto of the fingerprinting bill indicates that he does not understand the basic underpinnings of our government. It isn’t about his beloved slogans. It isn’t about making our children 100 percent safe. His actions are ego driven and an assault on the liberty and dignity of… Read More
    SHIRLEY — A proposed moratorium on commercial development and special exception permits during the development of a comprehensive plan was defeated at the annual town meeting Monday. Some Shirley residents viewed the article as a personal vendetta against David Thorp of Thorp Septic Service, whose… Read More
Darthe Jennings, a singer-songwriter from Columbia Falls, will give a concert to benefit the Maine Speak Out Project at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Bangor. Proceeds will help finance the recording of a CD by Jennings on the Speak Out! label. Call… Read More
Orono High School Fourth quarter honor roll Seniors, high honors: Dan Burson, Melissa Higgins, Kristian Hillestad, Maggie Kloby and Justin Wright; honors: Kristen Anstead, Lauren Baird, Laine Ballard, Kurt Bishop, Miriam Brownstein, Amy Carleton, Case Chandler, David Cote, Meghan Hannington, Melissa Hebert, Tom Hite, Omar… Read More
    ROCKLAND — Being a high school football coach in a small fishing community has its ups and downs. Just ask Rockland Tigers boss Gene Drinkwater. The players certainly have the work ethic of fishermen, but they also carry the schedules, which has made it impossible… Read More
Dexter halted Penobscot Valley’s consecutive win streak at 72 nearly three weeks ago, but the Tigers wound up in a familiar place at the Eastern Maine Class C wrestling championships at Madawaska Saturday. The Howlers collected four individual championships and 167.5 points for the win,… Read More
    PORTLAND — Sens. Olympia Snowe and Bill Cohen Wednesday said Majority Leader Bob Dole’s resignation is a loss to the Senate but a gain for the nation. “His departure from the Senate will allow him to convey the message of the Republican Party — less… Read More
DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Maine Division of American Cancer Society will hold an orientation meeting to form a Piscataquis County Unit board of directors at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at SeDoMoCha Middle School in Dover-Foxcroft. Chris Olsen, senior executive director for northern Maine, said he… Read More
AUGUSTA — A constitutional amendment would protect the benefits of people covered by the Maine State Retirement System from cutbacks like those imposed last year to balance the budget, backers said Thursday. A bill sponsored by Sen. Bonnie Titcomb, D-Casco, Senate chairwoman of the Aging,… Read More
    Bangor West wins the Little League state title and heads for the Northeast Regional…. American Legion teams featuring kids from Old Town, Orono, Bangor, and surrounding towns are in Standish doing their municipalities proud in the state tourney…. Baseball in these parts seems to be… Read More
If William Tell had been as lousy a shot with a bow and arrow as some amateur copycat out in Grant’s Pass, Ore., last weekend, Switzerland might still be part of Austria and there’d be no Swiss bank accounts where savings and loan crooks could hide the billions… Read More
FORT KENT — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has informed the Fort Kent Utilities District that $954,000 in state bond money will be available for construction of a multimillion dollar wastewater facility. The announcement was made by Dennis Purington, director of the DEP’s Water… Read More
    PITTSFIELD — Shandrea Braley and Jeremy Payne were in the sixth grade three years ago simply looking for a way to complete a writing assignment, a pen-pal project devised by their respective teachers. Braley was in Pittsfield and Payne in Ellettsville, Ind. This week, they… Read More
The Texas two-step portion of its schedule turned into two steps backward for the University of Maine men’s basketball team. Less than a week after unheralded Southwest Texas State journeyed to Bangor and knocked off Maine by one point in overtime, an even less heralded… Read More
PITTSFIELD — An organization working towards self-destruction was the way Pittsfield Town Manager Dwight Dogherty described the North Kennebec Regional Planning Commission at the Tuesday night meeting of the Pittsfield Town Council. The council heard a presentation from Elery Keene, executive director of NKRPC, in… Read More
    HARRINGTON — Coaches of athletic sports and one-act plays for the spring semester were hired Wednesday by the SAD 37 board of directors, as follows: Narraguagus High School: John Sawyer, varsity baseball; Elliott Noyes, varsity softball; Lawrence Worcester, junior varsity baseball; Tracie Littlefield, junior varsity… 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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