Everywhere is the constant drivel from liberals about “Bush’s war,” from Democratic politicians to Subarus plastered with bumper stickers. I know you can never change a liberal’s mind but there are a few things I want to remind them of: From the embarrassing retreat from… Read More
For one Valentine’s Day several years ago, I watched a TV cooking spot being taped for one of those morning shows. The host was a very good and earnest cook intent on reforming American diets, and she had two ideas, one that was really good and one that… Read More
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GREENVILLE – The touring Chamber Choir of Kennebunk High School will hold a return concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, in Greenville High School’s Oakes Auditorium. The choir features numerous musical styles. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For information, call Greenville High… Read More
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PORTLAND – A Topsham teen-ager was in critical condition Friday after being shot in the face by another teen-ager, police said. Kyle Steinle, 14, was shot with a .22-caliber handgun around 3:30 p.m. Thursday in his home in the Bay Park development, according to Maine… Read More
    ORRINGTON – The public hearing requested by several people who attended a June meeting on the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. has been set for next month, according to a notice issued last week by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region I office in Boston. The purpose of… Read More
ORONO – Maine and Central Connecticut State battled to a 0-0 double overtime stalemate Sunday in the final game of the Black Bear Invitational in women’s soccer action. Naomi Welsh made two saves on four shots for 1-0-1 Maine. For 0-1-1 Central Connecticut, Sabrina Mariani… Read More
One of my favorite excerpts in the entire body of Western literature is from Rostand’s “Cyrano De Bergerac.” It’s that bit, early on in the play, when a pompous viscount tries to put the swaggering poet/swordsman in his place. Cyrano’s nose, he observes, is rather large. Read More
Recognition of May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, through educating the public about asthma and other breathing problems, is now a 12-year-tradition in the Greater Bangor area, thanks to the voluntary efforts of local medical personnel. Bangor allergist Dr. Paul Shapero will be… Read More
HAMPDEN — Sawyer Environmental Recovery Facilities Inc., will host the third of three informational workshops on its proposed landfill expansion. The meeting will be held on the second floor of Michael’s Cafe on Main North Road at 7 p.m. May 28. Representatives of Sawyer Environmental will discuss and… Read More
Hole-in-one ARTHUR KNAPP HERMON – Arthur Knapp aced the 160-yard twelfth hole at Hermon Meadow Monday. Knapp used a 3-iron and was witnessed by Bob Keane, Pic Doucette and Casper Lebretton. Read More
VEAZIE — The property tax outlook in Veazie is somewhat rosier than it was two weeks ago. At a council meeting two weeks ago, Town Manager William Reed projected that the property tax rate could increase to $17.70 for each $1,000 in property value, a… Read More
    I met Bill Vail of the Maine forest products industry at the Hall of Flags when the signatures for the clear-cutting ban referedum were turned in. With him was a man with dark glasses and a video camera collecting informaton for the same private interest. I asked both… Read More
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Husson College figured it had earned itself a fair amount of respect in national circles during the 1993-94 NAIA basketball season. Coach Bruce MacGregor’s Braves of Bangor breezed to a 28-3 record, winning the Maine Athletic Conference championship. Husson won 11 of its last 12… Read More
    PORTLAND — The Maine People’s Alliance on Thursday kicked off a door-to-door campaign to enlist support for a proposed taxpayer-financed program to provide health insurance for everyone in the state. The activist group said its canvassers will visit homes throughout Maine to pass out postcards… Read More
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I am writing in response to the article on day-care providers that appeared in the Sept. 25 edition of the Bangor Daily News. You stated in the article that the one center in Ellsworth which provided care for 45 children, closed, leaving the city without a professional day-care… Read More
    NORTHEAST HARBOR — Mary M. Veit was named director of the Infant Development Center in South Portland, according to the Maine Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. Veit’s training is in education and she holds a master’s degree in social work from the University… 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
    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
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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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