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Orono Bog Boardwalk will close on Sunday, Nov. 30, and will not reopen until May 1, 2009. Boardwalk volunteers will gather to put protective covers on the interpretative stations, cover the trailhead kiosk and in general make the facility ready for winter. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    BUCKSPORT – Verso Paper Corp. announced Tuesday it will provide a $100,000 grant over two years to the Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands, or TCNF, to expand participation in that organization’s Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC, group forest certification program. The program seeks to identify… Read More
TOLEDO, Ohio – A privately owned company that supplies paper to magazine and catalog publishers is buying the North American operations of one of the world’s largest makers of paper products for about $2.1 billion. NewPage Holding Corp., owned by private equity firm Cerberus Capital,… Read More
AUGUSTA – From Rep. Gary W. Moore’s point of view, there are few little-known Maine facts more embarrassing than the governor’s salary. “Is $70,000 really a fair wage for the governor of the state of Maine?” was the question the Standish Republican posed to the… Read More
    HIGH SCHOOL At UMaine, Orono 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]… Read More
Real estate transfers recorded with city of Bangor in 2004: To Gwendolyn E. Shepard, Bangor, Beverly Shepard, Bangor, and Benjamin A. Shepard, Glenburn, from Gwendolyn E. Shepard, Bangor, Aug. 17, 63 Grant St. and 5 Willow St., deed between parent and children. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
DETROIT – T-bone steaks won’t have a T-bone anymore now that mad cow disease has prompted new national meat processing rules. The new rules are affecting not only meat processors nationally, but also Maine’s small meat processing community. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    A Bangor mental health agency was evacuated Monday afternoon after a bomb threat was discovered scrawled on a women’s bathroom stall. The message found in a second-floor bathroom at Community Health and Counseling Services read: “There is a bomb in the third floor. It will… Read More
AUGUSTA – After a day of mostly private meetings Thursday, the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee indicated broad support for a set of three bonds totaling a little more than $80 million, well below the $118 million package sought by Gov. Angus King. Several major proposals to… Read More
    ST. GEORGE – A two-car garage and its contents, which included a vintage stock car, were destroyed Tuesday by a fire that appears to have been caused by a wood stove. Fire Chief Tim Polky estimated damage to the Ridge Road garage at $10,000. Also… Read More
ROCKLAND – City councilors set the stage Monday night for a proposed project to develop an elderly housing and arts and education center. The first step by the council, which it took Monday, was to give initial approval to a purchase-and-sales agreement for the Lincoln… Read More
    HOULTON — Members of the Class of 2000 at Houlton High School recently received the following awards and scholarships: Kristen Child: Ricker Scholarship, Roy Thomas Memorial Scholarship, Sen. George Mitchell Scholarship, Music Boosters Scholarship. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
AUGUSTA — Democrats have nominated a veteran member of the Lewiston school board to run for an open seat in the Maine House of Representatives. Lillian LaFontaine O’Brien will carry the Democratic banner into the April 13 election. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
It seems President Clinton has banned “assault rifles” again, a response he states, to foreign gun makers “making minor cosmetic modifications” to firearms banned by a 1989 Bush administration decision, in an effort to skirt the law. In fact, the firearms banned recently were specifically designed to comply… Read More
    I have seen a lot of articles about out-migration and Maine as a retirement destination. Out-migration could be reduced considerably if Maine had a more friendly tax environment. If Maine treated public pension income like the federal government treats Social Security (no tax if the… Read More
BANGOR – The moment frustrated Narraguagus basketball fans had been waiting 22 years for finally came Saturday night. The boys from Harrington ended seven straight years of postseason heartbreak with a 65-54 victory over Katahdin of Sherman Station at the Bangor Auditorium. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
Kurdish refugees by the thousands are pouring out of Iraq and into Iran. Driven by guerrillas supported by Saddam Hussein, they are only the latest of their cousins victimized by international conflict and their own self-destructiveness. The Kurds, after fleeing north during Desert Storm, have… Read More
    Presque Isle District Court: Corey W. Giberson, 31, Mapleton, loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, $100. 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
NAPLES — A Bath couple suffered severe burns Sunday in a propane gas explosion at a camper-trailer in a campground along Sebago Lake, authorities said. Dennis Sullivan, 53, was taken to Shriners Burn Center in Boston with burns over 80 percent of his body. Sullivan’s… Read More
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Small claims disposed of in 13th District Court in Dover-Foxcroft Thursday were as follows, with the plaintiff listed first: Lakeview Restaurant of Greenville vs. Raymond Nadeau and Lisbeth Nadeau of Scarborough, judgment for defendants of $975.66 and $37.98 costs. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    Mainers are having fewer children than they did three years ago, causing the nation’s second-greatest drop in the population of children under 5, according to census figures. The state’s population of children younger than 5 years old dropped 7.6 percent between 1990 and 1993 and… Read More
BELFAST — The following cases were disposed of recently in 5th District Court at Belfast: Richard W. Kennard, 26, Stockton Springs, driving after license suspension, $200, suspended, one year probation with special conditions. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
    A new statewide organization, Friends of Maine Libraries, was launched at a conference Thursday in Lewiston. More than 80 representatives of 51 of the state’s 250 libraries were inaugurated into the organization. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
The following small-claims cases have been decided in 3rd District Court in Bangor. Plaintiffs are listed first: Janet R. Bagley, Milford, vs. Cheryle Curtis, Dover-Foxcroft. Judgment for plaintiff by default, $50 and $35 costs. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
AT GREENVILLE (3.0 miles) Greenville boys 25, Valley-Bingham 42, Forest Hills 48 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]… Read More
    In contrast to the statewide Labor Day rallies and parades of recent years, organized labor in Maine will celebrate Labor Day this year with a variety of local events. Charles O’Leary, president of the Maine AFL-CIO, has asked union members throughout the state to participate… 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
    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 – 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
    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 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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