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PORTLAND – Gasoline prices continue to fall in Maine and nationwide with the start of a new workweek. According to AAA, a gallon of regular was averaging $2.92 a gallon in Maine on Monday. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    MONROE – Medway resident Chad Brackett said Wednesday that he knew the truck in which he was riding Monday night was going to crash before it went off the road, killing his friend and coworker William Russell, 28. “We was cruisin’,” he said. “It’s obvious… Read More
BAR HARBOR – She may not have all of them back, but local stable owner Joann Sullivan got to welcome home Wednesday eight of the 18 horses that state animal welfare agents took from her in April. Sullivan and a few of her friends, one… Read More
    BELFAST – A city woman was charged with selling cocaine out of a downtown apartment within walking distance of the police station. “This is the first search warrant I’ve ever done where I could walk from the P.D.,” Detective Michael McFadden said of the Tuesday… Read More
Editor’s note: As of April 16, Diana George Chapin will no longer be the NEWS gardening columnist. She will continue to contribute lifestyle-related stories from time to time. Reeser Manley, who teaches horticulture at the University of Maine in Orono, will write about gardening starting April 23 in… Read More
One of the most intriguing questions about theater is: What makes it work? A poetic script? Talented actors? Dynamic directing? Intriguing sets, lights, costumes, background music? Or the audience’s willingness to believe? It was hard to know which of these factors was more at work… Read More
    AUGUSTA – A petition drive to snuff out the state’s ban on smoking in bars has stalled and will fail to meet a Feb. 2 deadline for putting the issue on the November ballot, an organizer said. Instead, the Maine Freedom Committee will submit the… Read More
BANGOR – Penquis Community Action Program’s Resource Development Center is offering 30 hours of “Inclusive Child Care” training. Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4; and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1… Read More
DURHAM, N.H. -Logan Lee scored two goals in the final 10 minutes of the game Wednesday to give the Wildcats a 3-1 win over the Black Bears. Nicola Chico dished out two assists. Mike Vignola made one save on four shots for 10-3-2 New Hampshire. Read More
    ELLSWORTH – A Maine Driving Dynamics course is scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 13, and Wednesday, May 15, at Ellsworth High School The instructor is Don Saunders. Those completing the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. The course… Read More
PORTLAND – Colin Loveless and T.J. McLeod each knocked in two runs with two singles as Maietta Construction opened the Twilight League baseball season with a 12-4 victory over Worcester Peat at Deering Oaks. Derrick Meader hit an RBI single for the winners. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
Give us a break! Almost three pages of “news” about a baseball player from Maine on the front page and following pages? Baseball belongs on the sports page, not on the front page. And this is supposed to be news? googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    HOLES-IN-ONE Mike Clendenning HOLDEN – Mike Clendenning used a gap wedge to ace 125-yard 7th hole at Felt Brook Golf Course in Holden. The shot was witnessed by Nickole Clendenning and Bill and Carol Curtis googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
BANGOR — The Bangor Water District board of trustees will honor longtime employee Merle Moore on Tuesday, presenting a plaque to him that recognizes his 30 years with the utility. Moore joined the district Oct. 28, 1968, and is responsible for reading water meters in… Read More
    AUGUSTA — The state’s unemployment rate fell to 4 percent in April, a drop of three-tenths of a percent from the previous month, Labor Commissioner Valerie Landry said Thursday. Seasonally adjusted unemployment fell by 2,400 between March and April, Landry said. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
ELLSWORTH — A Blue Hill man was charged with drug trafficking last week for allegedly growing marijuana in a field behind his house. Last Monday afternoon, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department confiscated 21 marijuana plants from Robert Snow after flying over the plants in a helicopter. The plants… Read More
BENEDICTA — On Feb. 16, 1987, residents of this Aroostook County town of 225 people voted 53-10 to give up local control of their town to retain quality education for their children. Now they worry they may lose what their deorganization gained. Deorganization made it… Read More
AUBURN – Sophomore backup quarterback Nick Healy couldn’t have dreamed a better scenario. Four minutes into Saturday’s Class B state championship football game, Leavitt of Turner star quarterback Matt Additon severely sprained his ankle on Leavitt’s third offensive play of the game. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    SEDGWICK — Bangor police Officer Dan Frazell will present a three-hour program for parents and teachers, “All in the Name of Rock and Roll,” 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Sedgwick Elementary School. The presentation examines effects of modern music on children but sponsors said… Read More
In an ideal world all our kids would be loved and well cared for. Kids wouldn’t be forced to run from homes which are often abusive and kids wouldn’t have to live in dumpsters or abandoned buildings. It wouldn’t be necessary for kids to sell their bodies to… Read More
    The mercury is down and power usage is up, but utilities in Massachusetts said Friday they expected little trouble meeting demand. New England homes and businesses were consuming about 18,924 megawatts of power late Thursday. Usage was expected to peak around 18,500 Friday, said William… Read More
ELLSWORTH — Blue Hill Consolidated School, in cooperation with Child Development Services, is offering a free developmental screening clinic for 3- and 4-year-olds on Saturday, June 1. The preschool screening will offer a brief check of a child’s vision and hearing as well as his… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE — The 1990 Miss Presque Isle Scholarship Pageant will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Presque Isle High School auditorium. Six senior girls will compete for the title. The event is sponsored by the Presque Isle Area Chamber of… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN — Forty-three warranty deeds were transferred in Somerset County Register of Deeds, Skowhegan, during the period from March 9 to March 15. Warranty deeds recorded March 9 were: googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner… 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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