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I live in Lamoine. This budget season, we learned again the value of direct democratic participation in our school and budget. Twice since May, our school committee proposed a school budget. Twice it passed overwhelmingly at town meeting. And twice, under new state law rules, it was voted… Read More
    MARSHFIELD, Mass. – The Plymouth District Attorney’s office said that one of the two girls who accused a carnival worker of rape has recanted her story. A Plymouth District Court judge, however, on Wednesday rejected prosecutors’ recommendation that 18-year-old Jeffrey Witham of Oxford, Maine, be… Read More
SEARSPORT – Wyman Boxing Club of Stockton Springs will host a series of bouts at Searsport District High School on Saturday. Promoter Skeets Wyman said 11 bouts are on the evening’s card. Five of the boxers are from the Wyman club and the others are… Read More
BAR HARBOR – A local teenager wounded last week during a knife fight at a ballfield was in fair condition Monday at a Bangor hospital, according to a police official. The 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the chest, back, head and arm and suffered a… Read More
    A Maine political activist, Severin Beliveau, has always counseled that to be a good Democrat you need to work with Republicans and to be a good Republican you need to work with Democrats. We agree. One of us is a Demo-crat who rarely votes for Republicans and one… Read More
Hopefully the traffic lights will soon become synchronized up and down Stillwater Avenue. I work at the Bangor Mall and have to start out a half hour early so I won’t be late because of being stuck in the bumper-to-bumper traffic. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
LEBANON – A man was shot to death early Thursday when he showed up at the home where his former girlfriend was staying and got into an argument, state troopers said. Paul Colarossi, 35, of Wells, was shot to death at about 1 a.m. after… Read More
    BANGOR – Two initiatives now being considered by city officials could help resolve development issues involving the ecologically sensitive Penjajawoc stream and marsh. One proposal involving a state study and another creating a citizens advisory group were discussed Tuesday night during a meeting of the… Read More
BANGOR – In the continuing series of programs related to the current exhibit “From Away: Exploring Bangor’s Cultural Heritage,” the Bangor Museum will present “Those Were the Days” from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the museum, 6 State St. The panel of speakers sharing… Read More
    Even in this year of drought, with winter’s ice and spring rains, flooding is always a threat to properties that are in the flood plain, according to officials with the Maine Floodplain Management Program. March and April are historically Maine’s primary months for flooding, but… Read More
AUGUSTA – Alcohol was a factor in an accident that killed a Whitefield woman last month, according to the State Medical Examiner’s Office. Jennifer Stoddard, 25, was not wearing a seat belt when her car collided with another on Route 17 on Aug. 30, state… Read More
    BRUNSWICK — Even the 150 medical and public health experts gathered for a cardiovascular health summit were shocked by what Assistant Surgeon General James M. Marks had to show them Thursday about the fattening of America. On a projection screen, Marks flashed maps shaded to… Read More
Bangor District Court Daniel W. Thissell, 22, Orono, disorderly conduct, $100. 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
    CLIFTON — Residents will be asked to consider changing their form of government and to approve changes in the way town officials are elected during a special town meeting Saturday, Oct. 24. The town meeting will be preceded by a public hearing at noon at… Read More
ROCKLAND — Men’s Resources will hold a discussion series, “Being Gay in These Times,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 6 through 20, at the First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway. The series is part of the continuing “Free Market of Ideas” offered by the… Read More
MAXFIELD — A swiftly moving fire of undetermined cause demolished the home of Ralph and Linda Spencer on Bunker Hill in Maxfield Friday morning. Howland Fire Chief Phil Dawson said the cause of the fire may never be found “because of the devastation.” googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    MAINE vs. HARTFORD Time, site: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; Alfond Arena, Orono 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]… Read More
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the media, and welcome to this unprecedented media event at which we’ve assembled some of the most provocative newsmakers in recent weeks simultaneously. We think you’ll find it not only informative, but a great time-saver that could revolutionize the way news is… Read More
    PITTSFIELD — Sebasticook Valley Hospital will offer support for smokers planning to participate in the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 17. Using the theme “Take a Bite, Not a Light,” the hospital is offering Maine apples and educational kits on how to quit the smoking habit. Each kit… Read More
When The Jackson Laboratory trustees approved the construction of a new research building, there were good reasons for doing so. Although the May 1989 fire that severely disrupted mouse production at the laboratory did not damage the existing research laboratories, these facilities were cramped and… Read More
CARIBOU — The Maine National Guard will renovate and add onto the organizational maintenance shop behind the armory on Bennett Drive. Beginning May 1, 4,000 square feet of the building will be renovated and another 4,000 square feet will be added, according to state guard officials. Read More
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AUGUSTA – Drew Meredith poured in a game-high 30 points, including the 1,000th of his career, to power the University of Maine-Machias to an 81-57 men’s basketball victory over the University of Maine-Augusta here Monday night. Meredith eclipsed the 1,000-point mark early in the second… Read More
FORT KENT — While stream flows were normal in most areas of Maine, three rivers, the St. John and the Mattawamkeag in northern Maine and the Saco River in southwestern Maine, flowed way above normal in November. According to the report by the U.S. Geological… Read More
    MILLINOCKET The following complaints were heard in 13th District Court in Millinocket before Judge F. Davis Clark in the last two sessions held through Sept. 20: googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for… 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
    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 – 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
    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
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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