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    The Penobscot Valley Ski Club’s 38th annual Ski and Snowboard Equipment Sale will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Bangor Parks and Recreation Building on Main Street. Sally Burke reports that “new and used equipment, including cross-country and downhill skis, boots,… Read More
AUGUSTA – Instead of an expected tax increase to fund the state unemployment insurance system, employers will see a decrease in 2008, even with a new training fund and other changes adopted by the Legislature earlier this year. “We were projecting the rates to go… Read More
BANGOR – The Department of Health and Human Services will host a public meeting about adoption and foster care at 1 p.m. Feb. 10 for all interested people to attend. Those considering adoption or foster care are encouraged to attend this open, no-obligation meeting. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    ROCKLAND – The Rockland Public Library and the Friends of the Rockland Public Library will host Karen Searls, who will give a health talk on the art of Jin-Shin Jyutsu at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, in the Friends Community Room at the Rockland Public Library. Read More
ROCKLAND – A mother and her live-in boyfriend were arrested Thursday after X-rays showed the woman’s 10-month-old boy had suffered two broken arms, a broken left leg, a black eye and bruising on his arms, legs and chest. A doctor became suspicious during a routine… Read More
How can a public that seems to lightly shrug off reports of fraternity hazing, of school bullying and of cheerleaders humiliating classmates appear surprised and appalled by some of the atrocious behavior recently displayed in the treatment of the Iraqi prisoners? In all cases it… Read More
    CALAIS – A 56-year-old nurse practitioner last week was awarded the annual Nurse Practitioner’s Award of Excellence by the Maine Nurse Practitioners Association and the American Academy for Nurse Practitioners. Anne Perry, who has been a nurse for the past 34 years and a nurse… Read More
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Prosecutors in most of Maine’s 16 counties say they do not expect to bring sexual assault charges against any of the Roman Catholic priests whose names were contained in documents from the diocese. Earlier this year, investigators for Attorney General G. Steven Rowe and Cumberland… Read More
Since I’m a card-carrying member of the Packrat Guild, I thought it would be a good idea to dig through the pile, find last year’s New Year’s opus, and celebrate 365 days of successful resolution-keeping. (As they say on all those NFL broadcasts …) Upon… Read More
FAIRFIELD – Responding to complaints, SAD 49 officials have told booster groups to stop using so-called “tollbooths” to raise money. Although there hasn’t been a serious accident, Police Chief John Emery said he’s heard about close calls. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
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BELFAST — The winter marketplace of the Belfast Farmers’ Market will hold an after-Thanksgiving Day event featuring distinctive gifts, foods, holiday arrangements and ornaments. Free samples of festive wares will be available, along with a drawing for a gift basket. The farmers’ market is held… Read More
Washington Academy student Tabitha Ann Riggs of East Machias has received one of more than 200 Maine Masonic Scholarship Program scholarships presented to graduating Maine seniors. The Masonic scholarships are presented by local lodges and the Grand Lodge of Maine. Also, several lodges give their… Read More
    GREENVILLE — Greenville selectmen on Wednesday agreed to look into options available to improve the dangerous intersection of Pleasant and Main streets. “You don’t get a lot of complaints, but the ones you get are knee-knocking affairs,” said Town Manager David Cota. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
BANGOR – After watching Brewer roll to a 35-5 victory over Oxford Hills Monday night in the State American Legion tournament, Franklin County coach David McLaughlin wasn’t optimistic about his team’s chances in its Tuesday night matchup with the Falcons. “This is a true story… Read More
HOULTON — The Houlton Rotary Club’s annual radio auction, traditionally held Thanksgiving week, has been postponed as a result of radio station WHOU going off the air. WHOU, one of two stations operated in Aroostook County by Media Marketing, went off the air Oct. 24… Read More
    MACHIAS — Maine’s 1994 Teacher of the Year will return to her alma mater on March 18 for a day of professional meetings and campus tours. Dorothy Neal, a business education teacher at Sacopee Valley High School in Cornish, graduated from the University of Maine… Read More
ORONO — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Program will offer an exchange program for Japanese youths 12-19 years of age, beginning July 18 for the summer. Host families are sought and should have a child in the 12-19 age range. Membership in 4-H… Read More
BELFAST — Waldo County has piles, stacks, volumes of plans on how to respond to spills of hazardous chemicals. What it doesn’t have, says Rick Farris, county director of the Emergency Management Agency, is a public that knows what those plans are. The county EMA… Read More
Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Cystic Fibrosis Clinic has received renewed accreditation from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Accreditation is based on inspection of the clinic program and reflects the high quality of management services provided by EMMC’s CIF staff, according to a statement by EMMC officials. Read More
    Some customers have ordered lunch, and a few have driven through the wrong way, but overall the drive-through window at the new Brewer Post Office is catching on with a vengeance. The drive-through window at the new facility is the only one in New England… 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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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