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This is a busy week for teachers of infant care programs through about fifth grade. No, there is not a big standardized No Child Left Behind consolidation test being administered. It is the week before Mother’s Day and it’s time to help children create tokens of love and… Read More
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – Alex Essman belted two home runs to reach four in four games as Colby College of Waterville rolled to a 14-0 win over Oberlin College in five innings and a 7-1 victory against Alverno College in softball action on Monday. In… Read More
ATKINSON – A passing driver called 911 on Thursday after he spotted a horse that had partially fallen through a frozen farm pond on the Range Road, and authorities who responded to the call saved the animal’s life. Weighing an estimated 1,200 pounds, the mare… Read More
DEXTER – It was a musty odor that alerted library officials to a problem at Abbott Memorial Library. At least two air quality audits revealed nothing wrong with the air quality, but officials did find a problem with moisture in the basement, the Town Council… Read More
    When I learned that Eddie Driscoll had died over the weekend at the age of 81, I was immediately reminded of my introduction to the messy locker at WLBZ-TV where his multiple personalities lived. It was in 1987, a week before Driscoll’s retirement from TV,… Read More
Just when I was feeling very lonely out here, along comes Arthur J. Grief with the op-ed, “The scared republic” (BDN, Aug. 5), putting in writing exactly what I’ve been thinking for, lo, these many moons. Yes, we’ve been told by our leaders: “Be very… Read More
FORT KENT – A new hands-on course on discovering and interpreting local history will be offered 3:30-6 p.m. Wednesdays during the spring 2005 semester at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Students will gain experience in interpreting primary sources like federal censuses, city directories,… Read More
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MACHIAS – An East Machias man said Monday he may have gone “a little too far” when he sprayed a fire extinguisher on a group conducting a weekend peace vigil, but that he did it out of love for his country. Machias Police Chief Harold… Read More
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    FAIRFIELD — Julie Hood, Kennebec Valley Technical College’s director of information technology, has been named the fourth recipient of the annual Distinguished Alumnus Award. She was honored at recent graduation ceremonies. Hood enrolled in KVTC’s business administration program and graduated in 1989. Immediately after graduating,… Read More
I am in agreement with Sid Duncan (BDN, March 5) who wrote about the man convicted of killing an infant and got three years jail time. When that article appeared there was also an article on the same page about a man who received three years jail time… Read More
BANGOR — When Sister Pat Mooney announced her decision to leave St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, she figured she would be honored with a wall plaque or a reception. Instead, parishioners are sending her on a special pilgrimage in November to Rome and the Holy… Read More
    BANGOR — Rep. John Baldacci will be host for a community spaghetti supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at St. John’s Catholic Church on York Street. All proceeds will support the Children’s Miracle Network. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults and $3… Read More
MONSON — Bradley Joe Ray apparently didn’t take kindly to being asked to leave a party in Monson. He returned with a rifle. Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department deputies were looking for Ray Friday after he eluded their attempts to search for him late Thursday. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
LINCOLNVILLE — The Board of Selectmen has awarded the 1995-97 plowing contract to Bernard Young and Larry Thomas. Young and Thomas submitted a bid of $55,250 for the first year. Any price increase for the succeeding two years will be based on the cost of… Read More
Ellsworth District Court: Operating motor vehicle while under influence of intoxicating liquor: Paul A. Bowden, 38, Bucksport, three days in jail, 90-day license suspension, $400; James A. Donovan, 22, Bangor, seven days in jail, 90-day license suspension, $500; Darrell R. Howard Jr., age not known,… Read More
    ROCKLAND — House District 62 has been in the Democratic column for 12 years, thanks to the unbroken run of Rita Melendy. With Melendy’s retirement, it will be up to political newcomers Hilda Lokocz or Paul Chartrand to keep the seat. The two Democrats will vie in the… Read More
The Husson College Braves did not make the 16-hour trip from Bangor to Beaver Falls, Pa., just to show up, lose a pair of baseball games, and then make the long drive home. Fifth-year coach John Kolasinski’s Braves are looking at this week’s NAIA Northeast… Read More
    About 50 gallons of heating oil spilled Thursday near the Post Office in Fort Fairfield while being pumped from an underground tank. Carl Allen of Presque Isle, an oil and hazardous materials specialist with the Department of Environmental Protection, said the accident occurred when heating… Read More
CALAIS — At the Calais City Council meeting Thursday, Mayor Vinton Cassidy, told the more than 15 residents who attended that the city solicitor was reviewing whether the city could sell property it owned next to the St. Croix River. Thursday night, Jean Kelley, president… Read More
The following building permits have been issued in CARMEL: Arnold Smith, Route 2, mobile home, $35,000. 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… Read More
    MADAWASKA — The following cases were heard Tuesday, Nov. 13, in 1st District Court at Madawaska by Judge Ronald A. Daigle: David Deschaine, 22, 28 Kennedy Terrace, Van Buren, assault, dismissed. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = [];… 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
    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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    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
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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