A few weeks ago, in the aftermath of the July 1 stabbing death of Jessica Nichols in Waldoboro, the Bangor Daily News reported on this year’s increase in the number of Maine homicides relative to previous years. At the time, there had been 20 homicides. On July 26,… Read More
    Contested races only – Bangor Daily News unofficial results – some totals may be incomplete Senate District 7 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++) {… Read More
FORT KENT – The 2007 Mardi Gras Fiddlers’ Jamboree will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Nowland Hall. Organizers are looking for fiddlers, guitarists, and acoustic musicians and singers to take part in… Read More
The plan announced to put a traffic circle at the Cary Medical Center’s entrance is planned to fail. Has the state thought of the fact that many of the people going to use the circle are elderly? If they are having trouble now, what do… Read More
    INDIANAPOLIS – Teams at 65 schools – including Texas, Tennessee and West Virginia – failed to meet the NCAA’s new academic standards and now face the loss of scholarships for their poor grades. But don’t look for any of the biggest names in football or… Read More
LEWISTON – A lawyer for a man convicted of murdering a Bates College student is asking for a new trial, arguing that the judge erred in failing to give jurors the option of convicting Brandon Thongsavanh of manslaughter. “This issue is a 600-pound gorilla,” said… Read More
MOUNT DESERT – Emily Damon Pascal has resigned her seat on the Board of Selectmen for personal reasons. Selectmen accepted her resignation during their Monday meeting. In a letter to board Chairman Rick Savage dated June 15, Damon Pascal said her decision to leave the… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – In the wee hours of Friday, the final day of the session, legislators found money in the General Fund to help Maine potato growers dispose of their overabundance in an environmentally safe way. After months of scrounging for money in the state’s… Read More
University of Maine at Presque Isle Spring semester 2003 4.0 grade point averages Larry E. Hamilton, Amity; Darren Belskis, Ashland; Patric Edward, Timothy Smith Hession, Erika Valtinson and Nicole Walsh, Caribou; Meaghan Ellis, Benjamin Hickey and Jennifer Rice, Easton; Amy Whitemore, Farmington; Carol Westerdahl, Littleton;… Read More
What do you think of the music planned for the National Folk Festival in Bangor during August, including blues, Cajun, zydeco and Quebecois? I like blues in general. No preference for the rest of it. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
    The name Carolyn Fish has been in the local media recently in connection with an unfortunate incident. I would like to make it clear to everyone that that is a different Carolyn Fish than the Realtor. I hope this will clear up any confusion or concern that may… Read More
PITTSFIELD – After extensive testing at the Maine State Police Crime Laboratory, a suspicious substance that caused the evacuation Wednesday of a Pittsfield manufacturing plant and a massive hazardous material response has been determined to be tartar sauce. The sauce was found in a cardboard… Read More
Should a terminally ill adult who is of sound mind be allowed to ask for and receive a doctor’s help to die? Those who have seen a friend or relative through the final stages of a terminal illness have witnessed the courage and grace with… Read More
    CLINTON — With little discussion and no debate, selectmen voted Tuesday to extend the town’s temporary ban on spreading sludge for another six months. The move will give town officials breathing room as they work to tighten and update Clinton’s existing sludge ordinance. Supporters hope… Read More
PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Matt Ruebel didn’t rattle on the mound, so it stood to reason he’d take something like his first major league win in stride. Ruebel pitched seven solid innings as Pittsburgh ruined Colorado starter Bill Swift’s first appearance of the season… Read More
    BANGOR — The Independence Day fireworks fizzled under a heavy cover of clouds Thursday night, disappointing thousands of revelers who gathered along the Penobscot River waterfront to watch the show. While the fireworks that exploded just under the low cloud ceiling prompted the usual oohs… Read More
SAN DIEGO – Kevin Mahaney’s Young America outmaneuvered the all-women America3 in a critical downwind tacking duel to steal the lead and sail away to its first victory Friday in the third round of America Cup racing. In a steady wind of 10 knots, the… Read More
ASHLAND — Boliden Resources Inc., a Swedish company interested in mining Bald Mountain for its copper and zinc, has leased 5,000 square feet in a building in Ashland’s industrial park. “We don’t want to mislead anyone, because we don’t have any immediate plans,” John Cesar,… Read More
WOODVILLE — The proposed school budget Woodville residents will consider on June 24 will reflect the worst-case scenario in state funding levels. The School Board this week approved a proposed gross budget of $314,752, which represents a decrease of $20,703 compared with the 1992-93 budget. Read More
ORONO – The Orono Red Riots aren’t doing much talking these days. Instead, Coach Willie Gavett’s players are concentrating on winning basketball games in hopes of qualifying for the Eastern Maine Class B basketball tournament. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
    HUDSON — The Hudson Planning Board met recently with the selectmen, the tax assessor, the code enforcement officer and the local plumbing inspector to review town land use enforcement procedures, and to find ways to avoid duplication between various town officials. Hudson, complying with a… Read More
LINCOLN — A five-year transfer station, recycling and landfill management proposal was presented Monday to members of the Solid Waste Committee by Dale Goding of Lincoln Recycle Co. Inc. The committee took no action on the proposal, but is expected to make a recommendation to… Read More
ASHLAND — Almost a year ago, Dr. Roger Pelli hung out his shingle to stay and serve six Central Aroostook County towns after they paid for his medical education with their taxes. Pelli, 39, of Cranston, R.I., technically works for the Aroostook Valley Health Center. Read More
    FORT KENT The following cases were disposed of by Judge Ronald A. Daigle in 1st District Court at Fort Kent Wednesday: googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i… 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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