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CORINNA – The Corinna Historical Society is celebrating Corinna Old Home Days on June 28 with extended hours. After the parade, everyone is welcome to tour the Corinna Union Academy Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. There are several new exhibits, including a farmhouse interior, photography the old-fashioned… Read More
    HAMPDEN – Three people were injured Wednesday morning when two vehicles collided between the on- and offramps connecting Cold Brook Road to I-95. The accident occurred when Richard Eberhart, 50, of Kenduskeag failed to yield while making a left turn from the westbound to northbound… Read More
AUGUSTA – State environmental regulators on Thursday granted 13 parties intervenor status in the pending application to build a liquefied natural gas facility in Robbinston. Designation as an intervenor will give the groups or individuals the right to offer testimony and present evidence as well… Read More
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Penquis CAP to offer small-business course BREWER – Penquis Community Action Program, in conjunction with the city of Brewer, is offering an Incubator Without Walls small-business course starting May 4 at the Brewer Auditorium. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT – The driver of a vehicle that struck a Monson pedestrian who later died pleaded no contest to manslaughter in Piscataquis County Superior Court Tuesday. Sentencing for Konrad Thornley, 23, of Monson, charged in the January 2003 death of Albert Wheaton, 51, was continued… Read More
Some people wear many hats, so you have to be careful, and make sure you know which hat they have on, when talking with them. Susan Potters is one of those people, but she made it very clear she was wearing her hat as executive… Read More
AUGUSTA – The Maine State Museum is holding a photographic exhibit of the Maliseet Indians of Maine and Canada beginning Saturday, Oct. 20. The opening will be followed by a four-part lecture series, two demonstrations of native crafts, and a basket-making workshop. The events will… Read More
    The Machias hearing on the Atlantic salmon listing answered some questions about the actions of the fish services, but it raised many more. The behavior of the services has not matched their words, and until that hearing, no one seemed to know why. The proposal… Read More
ELLSWORTH — Plans to construct a taxiway at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport may have been grounded Friday by the budget ax of the Hancock County commissioners. The taxiway, to be constructed parallel to the airport’s runway, is considered necessary by the airport’s manager, Robert… Read More
BASS HARBOR — Three teen-age girls were rescued Tuesday evening after they became stranded in a dinghy while trying to row out to Bass Harbor Light at dusk. A Coast Guard rescue boat found them, cold but unhurt, about 6:30 p.m. after 15 minutes of… Read More
    Maine Sen. Susan Collins is a member of the U.S. Senate Health Care Task Force. In a story Friday on Page B1, the NEWS incorrectly reported that Sen. Olympia Snowe was a member of the task force. —- A story in Friday’s MaineDay about a… Read More
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BANGOR — Guest Chef Day will be a new program at St. Joseph Hospital, starting as part of the National Nutrition Month celebration on Monday, March 13, at the St. Joseph cafeteria. The first guest chef will be a couple, Noor and Farzana Kahn, who… Read More
PORTLAND – The Central Army Ural Club of Russia outscored the University of Maine women by 18 in the second half to beat the Black Bears 72-48 in a basketball exhibition at Cumberland County Civic Center Friday night. The Central Army featured a balanced scoring… Read More
JAY — Less than a week before workers vote on whether to oust unions from International Paper Co.’s Androscoggin mill, the company has paid the first installment in a back-pay settlement worth up to $2 million. Union leaders on Friday hailed the first payment as… Read More
    ROCKLAND — The following cases were disposed of Wednesday in 6th District Court: Jennie E. Hamilton, no age given, Vinalhaven, assault, $100. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0;… Read More
Mechanical errors changed the meanings of letters by Janne Stobie of East Holden (Jan. 2), and Brent Littlefield of Orono (Jan. 4). The sentence in question in Stobie’s letter should have read, “Being a sister of a Vietnam veteran, I still feel the anger of no attention except… Read More
It is my earnest hope that many Maine residents watched “Jeopardy” on TV recently. One of the contestants was Sara Cox, a teacher at the Vine Street School in Bangor. Her keen wit, intelligence, poise, and evidence of being a very humane person made me… Read More
    Eastport police arrested Rodney Perkins, 25, of Eastport early Saturday morning for assaulting a police officer and attacking a cruiser. An officer on foot patrol saw Perkins and two other men drinking at the seawall at about 3 a.m. Saturday. After the men refused to… 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
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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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