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BANGOR – Gov. John Baldacci joined the Maine Health Care Association recently to honor the accomplishments of 35 people living in the state’s long-term care facilities, including Dr. Charity Runden, 97, a resident of Stillwater Health Care Facility. The association presented Certificates of Lifetime Achievement… Read More
What’s the best part about the Bangor State Fair? “Seeing the Ferris wheel as I drive by.” 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
An Oklahoma City company that hopes to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on Passamaquoddy Bay announced Wednesday that its pre-filing application request has been approved by federal regulators. In a prepared statement, Quoddy Bay LLC indicated that its preliminary proposal to build an LNG… Read More
Investigators looking into an accident in Connecticut that critically injured a Littleton tractor-trailer driver are no closer to identifying suspects in the crime. Wayne Tapley, 48, was northbound on Interstate 95 in his truck at about 8:30 p.m. last Thursday when he was struck by… Read More
    ORONO – University of Maine hockey coach Tim Whitehead said he will alter his team’s practice regimen this week to afford his players time to rebound from Saturday night’s triple-overtime 2-1 win over UMass in the Hockey East championship game. Maine will travel to Albany,… Read More
When green certification, in the form of the Forest Stewardship Council stamp of approval, arrived in Maine, environmental groups hailed it as the solution to divisive arguments over forest practices. Now, with the withdrawal of a major landowner – one of only two to have their land FSC… Read More
In response to the Sept. 16 Bangor Daily News op-ed commentary by Mark Ingersoll, who expressed concern about a meeting the Conservation Council of New Brunswick is holding on Grand Manan, I offer the following clarification. Earlier this year, the Conservation Council released a research… Read More
I am writing in response to the articles in the Bangor Daily News titled, “House rejects morality bills” (May 4) and “School pornography bill defeated” (May 10). The first article mentions that our House of Representatives in Augusta rejected a bill that would have placed the Ten Commandments… Read More
    HAMDEN, Conn. – Freshman Mike Livulpi rapped out a school-record seven hits Friday, including two doubles and a single during a 16-run, seventh-inning uprising that carried the University of Maine to a 25-8 baseball victory over Quinnipiac College. Livulpi, the Black Bears’ center fielder and… Read More
WARREN — A $19,000 study of the St. George River got under way Monday to determine the condition of the river and to learn whether it could accept the increased flow from an expansion of the Supermax prison. Warren Sanitary District, which is in line… Read More
BANGOR — When plans were made for the city’s animal control offices to move into the new Bangor Humane Society last summer, it seemed clear that councilors shared the same thoughts about what to do with the old shelter at 541 Maine Ave.: Tear it down. Read More
BANGOR — The Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District is now accepting orders for spring trout stocking. Brook trout are available in the 5- to 6-inch range as well as the 8- to 10-inch range. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
    WISCASSET — The latest shutdown of the Maine Yankee nuclear power plant could last longer than the week originally estimated, a plant spokeswoman said Monday. The plant was shut down early Saturday after a problem was found in a cooling system. Workers will install more… Read More
BELFAST — The following cases were processed this week in 5th District Court: Jan C. Nordenson, 51, Lincolnville, operating motor vehicle while under influence of intoxicating liquor, $500, seven days in jail, license suspended one year. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
CHARLESTON — Churches looking for assistance in presenting children’s programs for the summer might consider “Kid’s Krusade” known as “The Fishermen’s Catch,” offered by a group of five people from the Charleston area. Dennis and Cindy Michaud, along with Ron and Patsy Dickinson, are affiliated… Read More
Did you know that you could be fined under Maine’s traffic rules for: Speeding up while being passed? 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
Everyone favors conservation, but conservation alone is not the answer. Maine needs more energy. If this were not the case, why is Bangor Hydro trying to build another dam? Applied Energy Services is committed to safe, clean, and reliable energy production. The group call STOP… Read More
    ROCKLAND — Programs for both at-risk and gifted and talented students are being explored for the 1990-91 school year at the Midcoast School of Technology (formerly Region 8 Vocational School). The programs have received conceptual approval from area superintendents and principals, Thomas F. Birmingham, MST director, said Thursday. 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 – 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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