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ROCKLAND – Farnsworth Art Museum historic-sites curator Janice Kasper will conduct walking tours of downtown Rockland on Wednesdays, July 9-Aug. 20. The 45-minute tour will look at Rockland as it was when the Farnsworth family lived there during the 19th century’s “Great Age of Sail.”… Read More
    A bill before the Legislature that would have the state pay for breakfast for more poor children ought to be approved. The bill highlights the need for, and role of, a social safety net, which is often a target in highly charged times such as these, as state… Read More
The Land Use Regulation Commission will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening on an energy company’s plans to build a $100 million wind farm in northern Washington County. The commission will begin hearing public comments on the proposed Stetson Mountain wind farm at 6 p.m. Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT – The possibility that a person with no accounting background could be elected county treasurer caused Piscataquis County commissioners on Tuesday to form a committee to look into possible record-keeping changes. Donna Hathaway, a certified public accountant and the town’s treasurer, informed commissioners earlier… Read More
When Brian Harden was growing up in Rockland, his parents always told him to stay away from the dangerous, water-filled limestone quarries along Old County Road. Being a typical kid who didn’t always listen to his parents, he sometimes played with his friends in and… Read More
    CALAIS – The Calais Fire Association is ready to kick off a major fund-raising effort to save the Old Fire House on Church Street. The group hopes to turn the old building into a fire museum. Built in 1874, the building most recently has been… Read More
I would like to voice my support for the position taken by Dr. Thomas Parker and William Bullock in resigning from the Eastern Maine Healthcare (EMH) board of trustees to protest the removal of Dr. Ted Silver from the Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) board. Kudos to them… Read More
FARMINGTON – The University of Maine-Farmington Beavers rallied to win the opener and then swept a doubleheader over Fisher College with 6-5 and 4-0 baseball victories here Thursday. In the first game, after Fisher scored a pair in the top of the seventh, Tom Ventura… Read More
Brew-ha-ha Raise your pint glasses for the Maine Brewers’ Festival, this Saturday at the Portland Expo. Admission costs $19 in advance, $20 at the door, and includes a souvenir tasting glass and 12 sampling tickets, so you can taste some of Maine’s best brews. In… Read More
By now you’ve probably heard about Gov. Angus King’s proposal to equip all seventh-graders with their very own laptop computers. It’s made for provocative headlines, especially the part about the $50 million cost of handing machines to 15,000 or so youngsters a year as they enter the seventh… Read More
    When anyone asks me what it’s like to be a family doctor in a small, rural community, I have a ready reply. The medicine is the easy part, I say, only half joking. The had part is making sure my patients get appropriate health care. Read More
CARIBOU — Police are investigating a burglary that occurred sometime after midnight Wednesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall on Van Buren Road. Officer Paul Vincent of the Caribou Police Department said entry was forced into the building and cash was taken. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
Let’s put it in its own terms: Bangor Beautiful is recycling itself. It is working to cultivate a new membership that will ensure the growth of the organization and fulfill its mission of providing leadership in voluntary recycling and beautification through education and example. Program… Read More
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HOLDEN — Selectmen have scheduled a meeting for 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, to discuss the town’s recycling program. Curbside recycling was instituted in town about five months ago and the selectmen decided that public comment and a review of the program were in order. Read More
    AUGUSTA — Three weeks ago, Susan M. Collins drove to Hallowell in an attempt to find some middle ground with a few right-wing Republicans. Instead, she walked into a political mine field. The GOP gubernatorial candidate had hoped to placate representatives of Concerned Maine Families,… Read More
ELLSWORTH — Dancers will kick up their heels in August to help a Hancock man who hopes to walk again. The non-profit U.S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association will sponsor a semiformal ball to help Herbert Lounder seek treatment for his spinal cord injury at the… Read More
    Thursday’s lottery numbers: 939 — 0991 Tri-State Megabucks: 2 5 12 18 21 29 (no winner)… Read More
MILLINOCKET — Thomas S. Warman, son of Peter and Diana Warman of Millinocket, has enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He is a 1990 graduate of Stearns High School. He will receive basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. EAST CORINTH —… Read More
JAY — Two young girls died Tuesday in a fast-moving fire that swept through a farmhouse in this central Maine town, authorities said. Two other children and the adult baby sitter who was taking care of them escaped injury in the fire that was reported… Read More
    BELFAST — The Waldo County Head Start will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Head Start Program from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in Belfast City Park. Waldo County’s three Head Start centers, Belfast, Searsport and Freedom, will join more than 9,000… 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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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