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HAMPDEN – Troop 1776 will be the hosts at a Boy Scout outing for prospective new members on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Hampden Recreational Park, off Paper Mill Road. Boys in grade six and up are invited to attend. Activities planned include a fire building competition, knot… Read More
    Jon Pelletier’s high school wrestling career featured the variety of spanning nine weight classes over four years but also a consistency of success throughout that physical growth. The Bucksport High School senior, who during his freshman year was one of the top 119-pounders in the… Read More
Police and firefighters evacuated the busy Bangor Mall Saturday night after a small electrical fire set off a smoke alarm at about 7:40 p.m. According to Sgt. Cathy Rumsey of the Bangor Police Department, the fire started in a ceiling fan in an employee restroom… Read More
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    DYER BROOK – Colby Clark scored on an offensive rebound with one second remaining to lift the Southern Aroostook boys basketball team to its first victory of the season, 41-40 over Washburn Thursday. Dakota Sleeper paced the Warriors with 14 points, while Clark finished with… Read More
PERRY – He achieved statewide recognition with his folksy ads about his son, 2nd Congressional District Republican nominee Kevin Raye. Harry Raye, 82, died Monday at an Eastport nursing home after a long illness. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    BATH – The leader of a November ballot initiative to cap property taxes says she’ll vote for the school-funding referendum proposal on next Tuesday’s ballot. Carol Palesky of Topsham, leader of the Maine Taxpayer Action Network, said during a forum on tax reform Wednesday that… Read More
ROCKLAND – A Superior Court justice has dismissed an administrative appeal involving a gravel pit owner and the town of Thomaston. Last October, Dwight L. Overlock Excavation of Owls Head was given a cease-and-desist order by the town’s code enforcement officer when he started to… Read More
Real estate transfers recorded with city of Bangor: To Roy B. Corbin, Bangor, from Mara E. Corbin, Bangor, May 6, 223 Kenduskeag Ave., $78,500, one-half interest. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for… Read More
JONESBORO – A 19-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday night in connection with a pre-dawn shooting that left her 24-year old boyfriend in critical condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Maine State Police charged Katrina Bridges, 19, with attempted murder and elevated aggravated assault for the shooting… Read More
BANGOR – A Bush Rally will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at the main entrance of the Bangor Mall. All George W. Bush supporters are invited to attend and bring signs. This rally is sponsored by the Penobscot County Republicans. Call 827-6770 for more information. Read More
    The Bangor Daily News is certainly entitled to its editorial opinion. But isn’t it a departure from journalistic tradition to place the editorial, disguised as a news story, on Page One (“Salmon listing dangers may be inflated,” May 19)? Bob and Ravin Gustafson Eastport… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE — J. Paul Levesque received the Distinguished Service Award at the Farm Credit of Maine’s stockholders meeting April 2 at Keddy’s Inn. The award recognizes service to industry and community. Levesque, operations manager for Fraser Papers Inc. sawmills at Ashland and Masardis, developed… Read More
CAMDEN — Any child living in Camden or Rockport who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 15, 1997, may attend kindergarten in SAD 28 beginning Sept. 1997. Parents are asked to contact the school by Feb. 28 and registration materials will be mailed to parents. Read More
HERMON — It took awhile, but the town council reached an agreement on a final figure for the proposed school budget during Wednesday night’s meeting. In a compromise vote after two hours of debate, the council approved a budget of $6,661,000. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
ORONO — The Police Department will hold a bike sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at the police station, of all bicycles that have been found or turned in to the department before 1994. People who have filed reports of stolen bicycles may come… Read More
PITTSFIELD — Dale Goodwin, 32, a former Pittsfield councilor who until recently operated a comic book and T-shirt store on Main Street, was arrested Tuesday and charged with molesting a teen-age boy last weekend. He was removed from a Pittsfield Town Council meeting about 8:30… Read More
    WATERVILLE — “It’s real science not recipe science” that has students with the Waterville Regional Gifted and Talented Program on the prowl. The group of students from Waterville High School, Winslow High School, Messalonskee High School (Oakland) and Lawrence High School (Fairfield) are in search of the elusive… Read More
ORONO — Registration is still open for a conference next month at the University of Maine that will examine the history of ethnic contact in the Northeast and will provide a context for the importance of ethnicity education in today’s high schools. “Society has always… Read More
MACHIAS — A Down East Region Stewardship Conference, sponsored by a group of three environmental groups, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29 and 30, at the University of Maine at Machias and during field trips. Workshops, discussion groups, and lectures will be held… Read More
Some people I know save hats. Others fishing rods. Others reels, guns, and I know a man who owns more than 2,500 empty bottles. I’ve never thrown away a diary. Couldn’t find the courage to chuck one into the garbage can, even in this age… Read More
In a 20-year battle, a Brunswick woman has been playing David against a corporate Goliath. “There’s an old gypsy curse that goes, `May you have a lawsuit where you know you are right,’ ” said Joan Crosby Tibbetts. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… 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
    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
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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