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CORINTH – In excess of $50,000 worth of jewelry and cash were stolen between Sunday night and early Monday morning from the Richard Dunham residence on Route 15 in Corinth. The family was away when the break-in occurred, according to Trooper Matt Grant of the… Read More
    PITTSFIELD – Global Contact Services of North Carolina announced Tuesday that it will open a new call center in Pittsfield, creating at least 200 new jobs by early March. The Pittsfield location will be the 11th call center for GCS. The move softens the loss… Read More
I was pleased to read a voice of reason in the column by Kathleen Parker “Evangelicals: Take a close look at Mitt” (BDN, Oct. 10). As a staunch supporter of Mitt Romney and part of his campaign team in Maine, I encourage you to consider the following:… Read More
    BANGOR – The City Council has made some headway in its search for a new city clerk. Earlier this summer, the current clerk, Gail Campbell, announced plans to retire after having held the post since February 1996. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
The candidate for District 143 in Aroostook County, Raymond Wotton, is well known in his hometown of Littleton. Wotton has been and continues to be a leader in the community. He works diligently for his neighbors, with local farmers and other businesses. He advocates less tax, spending only… Read More
PROSPECT HARBOR – The Dorcas Library will hold its annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Prospect Harbor Women’s Club building. All proceeds to benefit the Dorcas Library. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
Last week we told you how to choose and use credit cards. To continue, here are some credit card balance computation methods. The average daily balance is the most common calculation method. It credits your account from the day payment is received by the issuer. Read More
    Hikers who head into the White Mountain National Forest without paying a parking fee often end up walking away without paying a $50 fine. The user fees were instituted as an experiment in 1997 to make up for severe budget cuts to the U.S. Forest… Read More
WATERVILLE – Mary Gill notched St. Joseph’s first goal to lead the Monks in a 3-0 victory over the Thomas Terriers Wednesday in womens’ soccer action. Kimberly Little and Katie Doucette added goals for St. Joseph’s of Standish while Jamie McGillicuddy recorded two assists. Crystal… Read More
NEWPORT — Not a day goes by that Newport Police Chief James Ricker doesn’t encounter the effects of juvenile crime or related incidents. Citing the most recent statistics available, from 1995 and 1996, Ricker points out that juvenile crime is 31 percent higher in Newport… Read More
    I wish to express my thanks to Rep. John Baldacci, Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins for their prompt reply to my request for information regarding veterans’ affairs. It is gratifying to know we have public servants who are concerned about our veterans’ problems. Dawn… Read More
MILLINOCKET — Tom Malcolm thinks people should get alarmed in the wake of a tragic fire that killed a 33-year-old Millinocket man and his two young sons. “That fire really bothered me, especially after I learned there was a smoke detector in the trailer and… Read More
HOOKSETT, N.H. — Within hours of setting foot in New Hampshire, House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt caught the infectious enthusiasm of his hosts and made a bold prediction. “If we win New Hampshire, we’ll win the majority back. It’s that simple,” he said to union… Read More
DOVER-FOXCROFT — While banks, municipal offices, post offices and most schools observed New Year’s Day on Monday, students attending Foxcroft Academy and schools in SAD 4, 68, 46, Greenville and Shirley found themselves in class. With the exception of those in Greenville and Shirley, the… Read More
CHAMBERLAIN LAKE — As soon as the search ended for a missing Vermont hunter in the Chamberlain Lake area Tuesday, wardens were dispatched to find another hunter reported missing between Rockwood and Jackman. Wardens earlier located Francis Beede, 42, of Washington, Vt., who spent Monday… Read More
    UNITY – Hometown driver Ralph Nason won his second race in five starts on the American-Canadian Tour’s Sunoco Eastern Regional Series here at Unity Raceway on Wednesday night. Nason beat runnerup Pete Rondeau of Saco and Farmington’s Jeff Taylor, who finished third. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
ROCKLAND — The Aegis guided missile cruiser, USS Thomas S. Gates, will be at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland from Thursday, Aug. 5 to Sunday, Aug. 8. The ship’s commander is Capt. Billy L. Lewis, a native of Pensacola, Fla., and a 1969 graduate… Read More
The following cases were decided in 3rd District Court, Bangor, during the week of July 30-Aug. 5: David Puccio, 19, Norridgewock, illegal possession of liquor by minor, $100. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
BROWNVILLE — Brownville High School alumni met recently at the home of Russell and Ruth Ladd in Brownville. Plans for the annual alumni reunion banquet and meeting were formulated. The reunion, to be held Friday, Aug. 2, at the Brownville Elementary School, will begin with… Read More
    Maine has been participating in Buckle Up America! Week this week because, although dozens of studies report that seat belts save lives, many people still don’t use them or maintain unfounded fears about them. The Buckle Up America! Week is designed to convert nonusers. According to its law,… 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
    If you had a band, what would you call it? “The Copper Lights.” googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) { if… 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
    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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    3rd District Court, Bangor Cases Nov. 10-14, 2008 googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) { if (slot_sizes[i][0] googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    Bangor BSO Sneak Peek series at Maine Center for the Arts googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) { if (slot_sizes[i][0] googletag.cmd.push(function ()… 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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