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BAILEYVILLE – Concerned about a recent increase in crime in the area, one town councilor suggested this week establishing neighborhood watches to help police. Police Chief Phil Harriman told councilors during their Monday night meeting that a neighborhood watch program was possible, but that he… Read More
    So far, despite the recent destructive rainstorm, spring has made a fine start, a great relief from the cold and wet conditions that often seem to linger later in the year than hoped for. There’s still a nip in the air, but nighttime temperatures are… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE – Showing skepticism over the state’s school reorganization effort, residents loudly applauded a speaker who called the state’s timeline for school consolidation “totally unrealistic” during a recent regional information meeting put on by the Department of Education. The effort to reorganize Maine’s 152… Read More
Although your editorial “Too Few Fish in the Sea” (BDN, July 13) mentions the most serious problem attending any evaluation of the problem of overfishing and overharvesting, you have, in my opinion, fallen into a trap laid for you by “experts” and government hacks alike. Read More
    One of the greatest contributions Judaism has made to our world is in the realm of law. The Mosaic codes, the Ten Commandments and Jewish law – in Hebrew halachah – have greatly influenced the development of civil law and how it is practiced today… Read More
I am a resident of New Sweden, a Swede, and also a member of the Gustaf Adolph Lutheran Church, where an arsenic poisoning took place a little more than a year ago. It seems that people want to just forget about it, but I cannot. Read More
ORONO – The Old Town City Council and the Orono Town Council will open up a dialogue Thursday night to discuss possible cooperation in municipal services. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of the Orono Town Office. The two… Read More
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I own a two-family duplex in Bucksport. Recently, my tenant made arrangements to move out and we discussed the electrical service. Not wanting it shut off, we agreed to call Central Maine Power and inform them that billing should be transferred to my account. Imagine… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — Presque Isle police received a call at 10:47 a.m. Sunday that two young-looking men had gone into a house on Barton Street through a back door. The neighbor making the call reported that the two men came out a few minutes later, and headed down… Read More
Remember, National Trails Day is Saturday. It’s a time to appreciate the work volunteers and others have done to make getting off the pavement an enjoyable adventure. So get out. Take a walk. You don’t have to go to great lengths to find evidence of… Read More
    Small towns have always occupied a special place in the hearts of Americans. They are where we began, and we carry a subtle yearning for the neighborly qualities on which they were built. City people who grow tired of the push and pull of others,… Read More
PORTLAND — China’s Jilin Province is the destination this fall for a delegation of state legislators from Maine. In addition to promoting trade between China and Maine, the group hopes to reinvigorate a sister-state relationship with Jilin that dates back to 1993. “We’re keen on… Read More
ROCKLAND — The Lodge of Elks will present a “striking of the colors” program at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 12, at the Elks Lodge on Rankin Street. The ceremony will be conducted by members of the Elks with the assistance of a color guard from… Read More
    PORTLAND — Gov.-elect Angus King’s transition council met for the first time Tuesday with a warning about the daunting task of filling most positions in the administration before his inauguration. King, who will be the nation’s only independent governor, told a packed conference room that… Read More
SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Wendell Gilley Museum will be open for visitors and holiday shoppers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 20. An open house and reception for the fall bird carving class will be held from noon to… Read More
    I have been following the sense of frustration of many of your readers and many of our political leaders when it comes to the great discrepancy in fuel prices for both homes and automobiles. I continue to be stumped, because at great cost, many investigations have been done… Read More
Bangor police responded to a number of domestic assault cases during the past few days, making a number of arrests. In one of them, however, the assailant is still being sought after he escaped twice from Eastern Maine Medical Center where he was being evaluated… Read More
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    HAMPDEN – Hampden Academy will hold its Winter Sports Parents Night on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the old gym. Parents will have the chance to meet with coaches and discuss HA athletic rules. 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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