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WISCASSET – A 26-year-old Auburn man will serve more than six years in prison after pleading guilty to several charges stemming from a crime spree last summer. Under a plea deal, Derek Dube pleaded guilty to six of 17 charges in Lincoln County Superior Court… Read More
    BRUNSWICK – Nearly 24 million acres, equivalent to 85 percent of the Northern Forest, changed hands over the past 25 years as forest products companies sold timberlands to cash-rich investors such as insurance companies and pension funds, a report says. The Manomet Center for Conservation… Read More
ROCKLAND – A Warren man has been chosen president of the Maine Lobster Festival. Peter Cella, 42, a regional manager for Central Maine Power for six years, has accepted the position. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = [];… Read More
ALLAGASH – The first campsite on a historic 740-mile-long Northern Forest Canoe Trail was dedicated Saturday morning along the Allagash River amid flying snowflakes and temperatures hovering near freezing. After the ceremonies, 13 diehards made a symbolic canoe run from the site of the Michaud… Read More
Dr. Whitney Azoy, in his op-ed of Aug. 7, shows his anti-Israel bias by a deliberate distortion and misrepresentation of U.N. Resolution 242 and 338. Dr. Azoy writes that many states entertain a bias against Israel because of Israel’s defiance of those resolutions “… demanding that Israel withdraw… Read More
    PORTLAND – The owner of an unlicensed bar has pleaded guilty to 10 misdemeanor alcohol charges, one of them for serving liquor to a teen-ager who later crashed his car, killing three passengers. John Donovan Sr., 58, ran an illegal bar called Horseshoes at the… Read More
PORTLAND – Two Portland police officers have appealed their dismissals for failing to help a homeless man who died hours after they spotted him passed out in Deering Oaks Park. City Manager Robert Ganley confirmed Tuesday that Officers John A. Virginio and John N. Morin… Read More
    FAIRFIELD – A Fairfield police officer briefly pursued a speeding Ford Mustang before it crashed in nearby Norridgewock early Thursday, killing a young woman. But a police official said the officer never drew close enough to stop the vehicle. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
In his recent book, “The Bankers: The Next Generation,” senior financial journalist Martin Mayer outlines with frightening clarity the ominous shape of 21st century American banking. Industry officials and government regulators alike, he says, foresee an emerging banking landscape dominated by no more than twenty nationwide institutions of… Read More
FORT FAIRFIELD — The Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, at the VFW Hall. A social hour and dinner will be included. Awards will be presented to Larry Ayoob, Citizen of the Year; Vince Bernier — Hillside IGA,… Read More
    My wife and the South African ambassador both think the time has come to drop all grudges. Helen Dudman reached her decision after listening to a dear friend who was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. The friend kept railing about a string of grievances… Read More
LEWISTON – The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has canceled the sale and move of a team to Lewiston. Jim Erskine of Turner and Bert LaBonte of Poland did not meet a deadline to submit an application and $30,000 fee to the league by noon… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Flu clinics will be held through October at the following times and places: Medical Associates, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, 61 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
FREEPORT — Four local youths armed with chains and weighted bandanas attacked a 17-year-old Massachusetts boy visiting with his church group, police said. Robert Pelletier of Danvers, Mass., struggled with the assailants after an argument, said police Lt. Michael Whitehouse. The victim suffered a 4-inch… Read More
Tara Leavitt of Hampden, who guided Husson College of Bangor to a pair of Maine Athletic Conference victories last week, has garnered national and regional honors for her efforts. The 6-foot sophomore center has been named the NAIA Division II Women’s Player of the Week… Read More
    STEUBEN — Emory P. West has announced he will run for election to the District 131 seat in the House of Representatives that is being vacated by Rep. Frank Farran. West, a Republican, said, “I really feel that one person can make a difference. Even… Read More
Sens. George Mitchell and William Cohen, possibly the most formidable political and intellectual team representing any state in the U.S. Senate, were on opposite sides as budget gridlock developed last week. Their apparent polarization was a symptom of the partisanship that frustrates the public and undermines Congress’ capacity… Read More
PORTLAND — The U.S. Navy has been ordered by a federal judge to discharge a seaman apprentice who says his religious beliefs prevent him from being in the military. Stephen K. Leonard, 23, who was based at the Brunswick Naval Air Station, first asked the… Read More
    It would be easy to dismiss Dana Doran as a disgruntled player, a slightly glommy 6-foot-9 freshman from Belgrade upset at riding the bench in his first season on the University of Maine men’s basketball team last winter. Seeing his playing prospects weren’t about to improve, Doran transferred… Read More
The following small-claims cases were decided in July in 3rd District Court in Bangor. Plaintiffs are listed first: Cindy Bryant, Carmel, vs. Wesley Donellan, Bangor. Judgment for plaintiff after hearing, $370 and $35 costs. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
I think it is very unfair that Rep. Olympia Snowe did not have to pay taxes on her use of campaign contributions for financing her wedding reception. The very thought that a congresswoman can avoid paying taxes while the rest of us must struggle to pay ours, upsets… 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
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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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    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
    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
    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
    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