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    UNITY – The second annual Unity College Sportsman’s Conference and Organic Wild Game and Local Foods dinner will be held 4-10 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. An art show and appetizer will begin at 4… Read More
Moose hunters headed into the woods of Maine on Monday, and the final stragglers will finish their hunts today across the northern portions of the state. If past seasons are any indication, chances are that about 80 percent of those hunters will emerge with a… Read More
PITTSFIELD – After lengthy discussion Monday night, the SAD 53 school board approved adopting an extended kindergarten school day and creating a kindergarten center at Burnham Village School for all district pupils. The vote was not unanimous, however, with both Burnham directors, Paul Williams of… Read More
LINCOLN – Two past performers on “Comedy Central” and “The Late Show with David Letterman,” Rob Steen and Tom Hayes, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 5, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Only those age 21 and older will be admitted. Part of… Read More
    For those of you who have been asking, the answer is “yes.” Folks in our area will be celebrating the Fourth of July on Sunday, July 4. “Lots of people have been wondering, since the Fourth falls on a Sunday, if we’ll be celebrating it… Read More
BELFAST – The evils of violence and racism that the late Martin Luther King Jr. fought to overcome are still at large, a group of midcoast residents noted Monday. The 75 men, women and children who took part in the 15th annual Martin Luther King… Read More
    Sunday’s Maine USATF cross country meet, which is a qualifier for next Sunday’s Region 1 USATF Junior Olympics, was canceled due to weather conditions. Runners wishing to participate in that meet must contact Marty Thornton at 623-3682 or martythornton@peoplepc.com or Ron Kelly at 883-2747 as soon as possible… Read More
The president of Pakistan told Larry King of CNN the other night that the entire Muslim world would be upset if the United States continues the Afghan raid during the holy month of Ramadan. Too bad that Larry King did not remind the general that the Muslim nations… Read More
GREENVILLE — Greenville selectmen on Wednesday supported a petition request for traffic signs with blinking lights on Pritham Avenue near the school entrance. Board members agreed Wednesday to obtain a Department of Transportation permit to install the signs and to investigate any liability issues that… Read More
    WASHINGTON – President Clinton on Tuesday named former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell, who helped broker the shaky Northern Ireland peace agreement, to lead an international investigation of the five-week outburst of violence in the Middle East. White House spokesman Jake Siewert said the five-member… Read More
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BANGOR — City Council Chairwoman Patricia Blanchette has made 1996-97 appointments of city councilors to the following committees and organizations: Finance: Don Soucy, chairman; Joseph Baldacci, David Leen, Charles Sullivan, James Tyler. The committee meets at 5 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the… Read More
Carolyn Cosby’s supposedly innocuous anti-gay rights initiative is getting way too much press. I am bothered by the fact that Ms. Cosby and others are allowed to make such blanket statements as, “They’re not a legal minority yet,” without Maine Won’t Discriminate being able to respond. I want… Read More
Dr. Adair Marie Bowlby, daughter of Robert C. and Adair L. Bowlby of East Corinth, has begun a residency in Family and Community Medicine at Highland Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. She graduated from Colby College in 1989 and the University of Vermont College of Medicine in May. Read More
    GLENBURN — A special town meeting will be held at the Glenburn municipal building tonight at 7 p.m. to consider two requests to take land out o Reginald Danforth has asked that a half-acre lot he owns at the intersection of outer Ohio Street and… Read More
The Eastern Maine Medical Center held a reception honoring volunteers during National Volunteer Week, May 19-25. During the past year, 474 volunteers have donated 52,000 hours doing things like folding and processing newsletters, bulk mailings, assembling medical charts, and working at blood drives. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    ROCKLAND — A Maine State Prison inmate, Richard Gurney, 36, was handed an additional one year sentence Friday after pleading guilty to trafficking in prison contraband, which was marijuana. Gurney pleaded guilty to the charges in an appearance before Justice Herbert T. Silsby II in… 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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