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While reading the Bangor Daily News’ Jan. 23 front page story “Smuggler given life sentence,” I tried to think of all the people I have met who have used marijuana. I couldn’t; there are too many. So instead I found myself trying to understand the rationale for condemning… Read More
ORONO – Former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell will be one of two keynote speakers this Thursday during a lecture on the environment being held at the University of Maine. The event is free and open to the public, although tickets are required. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
Rabbi David Cantor of Congregation Beth Israel is one of 20 rabbis from 15 states who have been accepted into a yearlong national leadership program. The program, Professional Education for Excellence in Rabbis, is sponsored by Synagogues: Transformation and Renewal, a nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis. The program… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE – When Kim-Anne Perkins buys hand-crafted items from other countries, she wants to know that the artisans who make the products are getting paid a fair price for their work. That’s the main reason why the local resident has organized for the past… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – The Biathlon World Cup’s Voyageur mascot won’t be the only one sporting a bright red cap during activities today in Fort Kent. Some 100 seventh-graders, teachers and parents from Skyway Middle School in Presque Isle are donning the tasseled hats to show… Read More
A story in Friday’s paper that described an administrative hearing in which a Brewer education technician III was charged by school officials with sharing marijuana with students erred in stating the length of service the woman had performed for the school’s alternative education program. Mary Ellen Bryner began… Read More
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    WASHINGTON – Apple and potato farmers who suffered natural disasters in 1999 and 2000 will be eligible for more than $38 million in emergency assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Funding, announced by Ann M. Veneman, the agriculture secretary, will be distributed from USDA’s… Read More
A story about the Maine Dads published Saturday, Sept. 2, incorrectly named the vice president of the organization as the president. Jan Elizabeth Brown of Harmony is the executive director and president of Maine Dads. Read More
BANGOR — Attendance this year is up at the Bangor State Fair, but the gates are closing down earlier than some people would like. Though the midway remains open until 11:30 p.m. — and on some nights as late as midnight — the gates to… Read More
    DEXTER — The Town Council on Thursday will consider ways to cut the proposed 1998-99 municipal budget. The workshop will begin at 7 p.m. in the council chambers. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
It was Sunday, Aug. 24, the day before school started in Hermon. Nine-year-old Josh Pond and his dad, Gordon, were mowing the lawn at the family home on the Wing Road. The two were on a riding lawnmower enjoying the afternoon when the family dog… Read More
Students at Bangor’s St. Mary’s Parish School Thursday practiced the “love-thy-neighbor” philosophy they have heard so often in religion classes by donating 25 turkeys to Manna Ministries soup kitchen. The donation placed Manna closer to its goal of giving out 500 boxed dinners featuring turkey… Read More
ORONO – The Old Town-Orono Twins survived a big scare from Penquis, rallying for seven runs in the sixth and one in the seventh to notch an 8-7 American Legion baseball victory Monday night at the Orono High field. Undefeated Old Town-Orono trailed 6-0 entering… Read More
W. Jerome Strout, former chairman of Bangor & Aroostook Railroad, died unexpectedly at his home Thursday. He was 87. A Milo native, Strout started his railroad career as a machinist’s helper when he was still in high school. He continued to work summers while studying… Read More
I wish to publicly thank Maine Teacher of the Year, Limestone High School teacher Frank McElwain, who is also a good Samaritan. He and his wife Joan recently rescued my 3-year-old son and me as we were stranded on a back road with a very… Read More
By now, most everyone has received their 1990 Census Form. What is your opinion about the format of the questionnaire and the information you are asked to provide the government? LAST WEEK’S QUESTION googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
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    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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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