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It is interesting to note that two Maine airports, Augusta and Hancock County, received federal grants through the airport trust fund to improve commuter service. The airport trust fund is designed to improve air transport with dollars from airplane fuel taxes. It is also noteworthy… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT – No one submitted a bid Saturday for the purchase of the vacant Moosehead Manufacturing Co. plant. An auction was held to sell the 85,000-square-foot building overlooking the Piscataquis River along with the building’s contents, which consisted of about 200 to 300 lots of… Read More
CALAIS – The love bugs were buzzing around the Cupid Brigade Factory Wednesday morning getting ready for their flight around eastern Washington County to bring Happy Valentine cheer to a lot of surprised people. Just for the day, the Downeast Heritage Museum was turned into… Read More
HOULTON – State police are seeking information about a wanted man who reportedly has been seen in the central and southern Aroostook County area, Trooper Dan Deschaine said Monday. Steven Lee, 46, of Danforth and Presque Isle is wanted on a bail violation and for… Read More
    The tenure of University of Maine System Chancellor Joseph Westphal should have been instructive to the state. Now that system trustees have decided not to extend the chancellor’s contract and to seek a replacement, they should look hard at their own expectations for the next leader of Maine’s… Read More
BLUE HILL – The state’s aquaculture task force will hold its third meeting, and the first of four required public hearings in Blue Hill next week. This will be the public’s first opportunity to address the task force and comment on the aquaculture industry’s role… Read More
BREWER – A former Brewer High School English teacher soon will return as principal. James Frost, one of a dozen applicants for the Brewer High principal position, was Superintendent Betsy Webb’s nominee for the job, which opened up after Jerry Goss announced plans to retire… Read More
    BANGOR – The American Red Cross Blood Services will hold blood drives in July at the following locations: . Old Town from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 1, VFW Hall, 41 S. Water St. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE – Northern Maine Technical College may offer a fire science technology degree program in the fall. The program will be sponsored jointly by NMTC and Southern Maine Technical College. To determine whether there is enough interest in the community for such a program,… Read More
    The National Association of Retired Federal Employees will hold a luncheon meeting with Calvin Luther, director of customer operations restructuring for Bangor Hydro, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Ramada Inn, Odlin Road. Old Town High School Class of 1950 will hold a… Read More
HOLLIS — Neighborhood kids fed him apples and named him Lefty Lou. “He would come right up to the fence because he hoped you would have an apple. He would literally put his nose through the fence. He also loved pears,” Joan Bradbury said of… Read More
    MACHIAS — Responding to a request from a Down East citizens group, the Maine Department of Transportation has agreed to a pilot project identifying a stretch of Route 1 between Ellsworth and Danforth as a tourist destination. The designation of the Ellsworth to Danforth route… Read More
HERMON — Thanks to the Maine Highway Safety Council, the Convincer will be on display from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Hermon High School. The Convincer, which allows participants to feel the effects of a head-on traffic accident at 5 mph, will be… Read More
WASHINGTON — The crowd responded with an ovation as the University of Maine student glided down the aisle of Harold Alfond Sports Arena in Orono just like the rest of the Class of ’96, moving up the ramp and onto the dais to receive his diploma. Read More
    BANGOR — A New Hampshire woman who claims she was severely burned six years ago when the heater core in her car exploded has sued the manufacturer in federal court. Marangeli Anaya of Winchester claims in her lawsuit that the heater core in her 1984… Read More
SKOWHEGAN — Skowhegan Log Days continue this week with an entertainment night at 7 tonight at the Skowhegan Opera House. Featured performers will be Julie Thompson and Brownie Macintosh. On Wednesday, Aug. 24, there will be a golf tournament at the Lakewood Golf Course from… Read More
    The Bangor Post Office is forming a Customer Advisory Council and is seeking volunteers 18 or older to meet monthly for discussion of ways the Postal Service can better serve the community. This volunteer committee will consist of a diversified group such as college students,… Read More
CHARLOTTE — Pupils at Charlotte Elementary School rolled out the red carpet last week to welcome home Persian Gulf veteran Airman 1st Class Chris Bernardini, one of the many military friends the pupils made this year by sending letters, news updates and cookies to gulf troops. Read More
Harry Leslie, a lifetime resident of Maine, is a candidate for Brewer City Council. “We have a beautiful city. However, nothing is so good that it can’t be better, nor so bad that it can’t be worse,” Leslie said. “I will work to make Brewer… Read More
    When we, the undersigned, go to the polls on Nov. 6, our votes, for the most part, will be easily cast. Not long ago we were in need of assistance and turned to our Democratic and Republican officials serving on both state and national levels. 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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