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Last week, in a major address in the nation’s capital, former Vice President Al Gore called for a 10-year plan to move the nation’s entire energy supply to solar, wind and other renewable sources. What he failed to address is the massive role of meat production in the… Read More
CRAWFORD – A man died instantly Sunday afternoon when the car he was driving struck a moose on Route 9 in eastern Washington County. David Farris, 46, of Perry was killed when the moose ran into the road and collapsed on top of the windshield… Read More
    BRUNSWICK – Eddie Skeffington had two hits and two RBIs to lead the University of Southern Maine to a 6-4 college baseball victory over Bowdoin on Wednesday. Chris Burleson added an RBI single for the Huskies of Gorham while Nick Vardaro also drove in a… Read More
BANGOR: European Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, year-round, Sunnyside Florists & Greenhouses, 117 Buck St. 947-8464. BAR HARBOR: Eden Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, through October, YMCA parking lot, Main Street. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
    An investigation of insurance company practices, including possible bid rigging and payments for steering business to certain companies, launched by the New York attorney general has spread to Maine and other states. That could be good news for consumers and businesses that have been paying rates that are… Read More
TRENTON – Trenton Elementary School will participate in the First Day of School America Campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The campaign is a national movement to involve families in their children’s education starting on day one each year. Employers are being contacted about allowing parents… Read More
AUGUSTA – Guns, gay rights and gambling were among the issues up for discussion Wednesday night as Maine’s four gubernatorial candidates held their final televised debate before next week’s election. Republican candidate Peter Cianchette made sure taxes were a big item too as he asked… Read More
    Investigators are forwarding evidence obtained from a burglary at TJ’s market in Orrington earlier this week to the state forensics laboratory and are reviewing hours of video surveillance tapes. Authorities also held a checkpoint stop of traffic on the Brewer Lake Road from midnight to… Read More
Chris Baker of Sedgwick (BDN letter, Dec. 4) states he, “hears that U.S. forces were involved in bombing prisoners of war in Afghanistan.” I heard that, too, but Baker must have stopped listening at that point and failed to hear the rest of the story. What he didn’t… Read More
    College AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE 1999-2000 ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS First Team: Andy Bedard, Maine; Craig Claxton, Hofstra; Nate First Team: Andy Bedard, Maine; Craig Claxton, Hofstra; Nate Fox, Maine; Tony Orciari, Vermont; Mike Pegues, Delaware Second Team: Brian Barber, Townson; Huggy Dye, Maine; Roberto Gittens, Hofstra; Mike… Read More
The world of art is the focus of the world of animals when volunteers for the Townline Animal Shelter in Belfast play host to the first Charity Art Auction from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, at the Waldo County Shrine Club on Northport Avenue, across from City Park. Read More
NEWBURGH — A grass fire at a cemetery on the North Road charred an estimated 90,000 square feet of property and destroyed about 150 fir trees planted by a local tree farm before it was extinguished, according to Fire Chief Gary Sibley. A power saw… Read More
ASHLAND, Amy Palmer stuck a 3-pointer at the buzzer as the Ashland Hornets stung Van Buren 42-40 in schoolgirl basketball action Friday night. Palmer finished with 15 points, all on 3-pointers, as the Hornets avenged an early-season loss to the Crusaders. Denise Dumond added a… Read More
The executive director of the Professional Forest Logging Contractors of Maine, Dick Schneider, writes of the Schoodic timber cut: “[T]hese harvests [one disjunct from Acadia National Park, and a second, more controversial one on 1,600 acres at the park’s edge] are progressin environmentally acceptable and with minimal aesthetic… Read More
    College WENDY ATWOOD Wendy Atwood of the University of New England has been selected as the Maine Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Atwood, a junior guard from Fairfield, averaged 25.6 points, hitting seven of 10 3-point attempts. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
Limestone Community School First quarter honor roll Seniors, highest honors: Shaun Butts; high honors: Kam Atwood, Michelle Beaulieu, Hollie Caldwell, Jon Poitras and Beth Wood; honors: Tiffany Ginn and Francis LaFave. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = [];… Read More
On the front page of the Dec. 31 edition of your paper, you did not run any anti-gun propaganda. Congratulations! Perhaps in 1994 you might concentrate on information about anti-crime measures that work (stiffer sentences, less plea bargaining, bigger prisons, restoring family values and reasonable… Read More
Thrill seekers who get their kicks from driving fast enough over bumps to go airborne soon may face stiff penalties in Bangor. “It’s another tool for the Police Department,” Councilor Patricia Blanchette said Tuesday afternoon during a meeting of the Municipal Operations Committee. “And if… Read More
    Jeff Grygiel of Syracuse, N.Y., tried to back up the 63 he shot in Wednesday’s Greater Bangor Open golf tournament pro-am with another good score in the opening round of the GBO. While it wasn’t anywhere near as low, Grygiel’s even-par 69 at Bangor Municipal… Read More
CBB Golf Championship AT WATERVILLE C.C. (Par 70) Colby 318, Bates 342, Bowdoin 346 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()) {… Read More
    NEWPORT — A recently established volunteer network is really making a difference in Newport schools. According to the organizer of the group, Trudy Ferland, a call for helping hands earlier this year quickly netted more than 50 volunteers. They have been working with 21 teachers for several months… 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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