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AURORA – After controversy and heated debate, the Community School District 8 board voted 7-3 to join with Brewer and Regional School Unit 15 during the Airline School Committee’s meeting on Wednesday. “It was important to set a course and make a decision,” said interim… Read More
    PLEASANT POINT – Who is in charge now that Passamaquoddy tribal government on this reservation is limping along without most of its leadership? That question remained unresolved Thursday after the Bangor Daily News learned that a tribal council meeting was begun, then canceled Tuesday because… Read More
ELLSWORTH – The Ellsworth school department will hold a kindergarten registration and screening make-up day Tuesday, April 11, at the Dr. Charles C. Knowlton School. Registration and screening are by appointment only. Call 667-8074 to schedule a time. Read More
    Shane Bacon was not your average college student. Sure, he played varsity basketball, went to class most of the time, and chased girls, but while most of his fellow classmates at Green Mountain College were thinking about partying, he had other ideas. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
PERRY – It’s a Trojan horse, not a gift horse, say opponents of a proposed $400 million liquefied natural gas terminal on Indian land. And they don’t want an LNG facility in their back yard. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
Bucksport High School BUCKSPORT – Beth Thompson, daughter of Thomas and Barbara Thompson of Bucksport, has been named valedictorian for the Class of 2004. She will attend the University of Maine to study social studies secondary education. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    BANGOR – The long Fourth of July weekend will end with a literary bang this evening when poets Gerald Stern and Anne Marie Macari will read from their works at Borders Books, Music and Cafe. Stern is among the most widely known and respected poets… Read More
I’m a resident of Hermon. I went to the landfill Sept. 10 with a load of brush. I drive a small pickup truck with a short body. I started unloading and the attendant came over and asked me my name. I told him and continued… Read More
Getting something for nothing has always been the dream of people throughout history, and three Maine golf organizations are pooling their efforts to make just such an offer. The Maine Chapter of the Professional Golfers’ Association, the Maine State Golf Association, and the Maine Golf… Read More
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Back at the start of Gov. Angus King’s first term he proclaimed that he wanted no fish to leave Maine with its head on, meaning that he wanted Maine goods to have value added to them, to be worth something so that the industries of Maine could become… Read More
On Wednesday afternoon I had a decent score going at the Palmyra Golf Course until I arrived at the 150-yard par-3 11th hole, allegedly the easiest on the challenging 18-hole course. There, suffering severe brain-lock, I drove six balls to the same slime-green spot in… Read More
    Later this month, Maine Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins will likely vote on the Conservation and Reinvestment Act or CARA. If enacted, this legislation would benefit Maine’s citizens, natural resource industries and way of life in tangible and positive ways. There have been a number of careless… Read More
BANGOR — “Picnic in the Park,” an evening of fun, food and fellowship for the neighborhood and extended neighborhood of the Broadway Park area will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at the playground side of Broadway Park. Games for kids… Read More
Shark cartilage, often touted as a cancer cure, has proved worthless in the first careful scientific study in people with advanced tumors. Doctors estimate that 50,000 U.S. cancer victims have tried shark cartilage, either alone or with standard drugs. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
    CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s busiest heart surgery center is going to the state supreme court in its attempt to block rival programs at hospitals in Concord and Portsmouth. The New England Heart Institute will argue that a state review board improperly allowed Concord Hospital… Read More
PITTSFIELD — Most of the participants in Pittsfield’s first farmers market this summer said the venture was so successful and satisfying that they will return next year. Tom Roberts, organizer of the market and the elected market master, said the farmers who sold goods in… Read More
CARIBOU — The parks and recreation department will hold a hunter safety course 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 15-16, at the Caribou Armory. The course is sponsored by the recreation department and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for those age 10… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Piscataquis County commissioners on Tuesday gave their support for the extension of a unique jail diversion program that provides sentencing alternatives for convicted offenders. For the past year, the Charlotte White Center has used a $35,000 grant to provide counseling services for 35… Read More
NEW GLASGOW, Nova Scotia — Lobstermen were happy, but retailers were crying the blues as the Nova Scotia lobster season opened this week with high prices. Catches were low when fishermen hauled in their traps Wednesday, but with dockside prices up to $5.75 per pound… Read More
BUCKSPORT — Two area cancer survivors hope a walk they have organized will help others realize they too can beat the disease. The theme of the March Against Cancer is “Attention on Prevention.” Diagnosed several years ago as having terminal uterine cancer, walk organizer Sharyn… Read More
GORHAM – Jodi Ladakakos scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies to a 3-0 women’s field hockey win over the Colby College White Mules Tuesday. Melissa Emery and Anna Struck each added a goal for the 10-4… Read More
HOULTON — Students at Houlton High School lost their privilege Wednesday to leave school grounds during the lunch hour. Principal David Wiggin suspended the open campus policy until Friday after several reports were received about students driving around in cars during lunch hour using high-powered… Read More
    On Sept. 1 my wife and I were treated to an example of law enforcement at its finest. While working in our vegetable garden which is in a rural location in the unorganized township of Trescott we were harassed for more than an hour by at least six… Read More
WASHINGTON — Maine’s political leaders want the Pentagon to increase the amount of assistance it will offer to civilian employees forced to sell their homes because of the planned shutdown of Loring Air Force Base in 1994. The Pentagon’s Housing Assistance Program offers former base… Read More
State Trooper Cliff Sibley has received the national K-9 Team of the Quarter Award issued by the U.S. Police Canine Association for a case he and his now deceased police dog Rocky solved in March 1990 in Hancock County. Sibley and Rocky were called at… 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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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