AUGUSTA – By the time Election Day rolls around, tens of thousands of Mainers will already have cast their ballots. Statewide ballots were being printed in Maine and the printer will send them directly to municipalities. Today will be the earliest they arrive and midweek… Read More
BRUDENELL, Prince Edward Island – Maine Gov. John Baldacci and New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham vowed Tuesday to continue moving forward in exploring options for cooperation on expanding power production and electrical interconnections. The two leaders released a report that concluded significant economic and environmental… Read More
BAR HARBOR – The heavy spring and fall rains – and summer’s dramatic jump in gas prices – washed away some of 2005’s anticipated tourist business on Mount Desert Island, according to local entrepreneurs. “Obviously we had a very wet spring, which always slows things… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Maine’s attorney general called for congressional action Monday after the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld a ruling that invalidated a significant portion of a 2003 state law aimed at preventing youth access to tobacco from Internet and mail-order sales. A… Read More
Two volunteers from the Greater Bangor chapter of the NAACP who are headed south to aid survivors of Hurricane Katrina got a warm send-off Monday at the University of Maine. Francis Thompson and Willie Nelson will drive a donated van to the battered Gulf Coast region and administer… Read More
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BOSTON – The University of Maine Black Bears displayed resiliency in Saturday night’s 4-4 overtime tie at Boston University and came a weird deflection away from sweeping a BU team that had won nine straight entering Friday’s 9-6 loss to Maine. Maine overcame three one-goal… Read More
BANGOR — An 18-year-old from Hampden will be sentenced early next month after admitting responsibility in the automobile death of a fellow student last spring. In a plea agreement reached with prosecutors, Adam Beaulieu admitted to the charge of manslaughter in Bangor District Court on… Read More
    Having just read “Jailed in Philadelphia” (BDN, Aug. 8), and being a resident of the Philadelphia area, I find it my obligation to defend the Philadelphia Police Department and rebuke the false information given by Judy Robbins. She claims the protesters were in Philadelphia and… Read More
MILO — David Walker, SAD 41 superintendent, is unsure exactly how the closing of the local Dexter Shoe plant will affect the district financially. This week he said, however, that he and his staff “will continue to support the families of laid-off workers and work… Read More
Democrat Paul Savoie Age: 67 Birthplace: Hastings, Minn. Address: 6335 Mudgett Road, Kenduskeag Education: St. John’s University and University of Maine Occupation: Retired Experience: Corporate management for Unysis Corp. and 3M Corp.; teacher at Orono High School; and consultant for Eastern Maine Development Corp. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    MADISON — Madison selectmen unanimously voted Monday night to honor a resident who helped subdue a pit bull that was savagely attacking a 2-year-old child last month. According to Town Manager Christopher Pathwick-Paszyc, the board voted to write a letter of commendation and present a… Read More
Sumner Memorial High School EAST SULLIVAN — The following students were awarded scholarships during graduation ceremonies for the Class of 1997 at Sumner Memorial High School: googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for… Read More
We support Chuck Weser’s candidacy for the Maine Senate, because we know from our own experiences as public servants what personal qualities a voter should look for in a candidate. We believe we can predict Chuck’s performance as a state senator, because as a selectman… Read More
    Just when businesses were getting used to the 1990 update of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency proposes even tougher levels for certain types of pollutants. The debate in Washington over these rules could nudge lawmakers out on a hazardous branch of statistics, where lives saved… Read More
    I, too, am horrified and grief stricken at the recent murders of children by their parents. In response to the (Aug. 5) letter by John Yasenchak titled, “Value of children,” I agree that while such acts are senseless and insane, one underlying factor contributing to the violence against… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE — The Maine Potato Board has approved participation in a proposed Kellogg Leadership Project to conduct technical seminars for the potato industry. The proposal was presented to members on Tuesday by Ira Ellis and Vernon Pierce of the Cooperative Extension and Robert Ho,… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN — A teen-ager accused of trying to kill his grandfather by poisoning his insulin has been indicted on charges of attempted murder and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon. A Somerset County grandy jury handed up the indictment against Edward R. Fraize, 19, of… Read More
A routine traffic stop in Newport Friday morning resulted in the arrest of a Newport man on four separate charges. According to Sgt. Sanger Davis, Elwin Moss, 73, was stopped on Route 7 because of an expired inspection sticker. Once stopped, however, Moss refused to… Read More
BROWNVILLE — Brownville Recreation Commission members have voted to sponsor the annual Brownville Pee Wee Basketball League. Although a director has not yet been hired to head the Brownville Recreation Department since the resignation of Dean Bellatty, Donald Durant has volunteered to oversee the program. 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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