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WARREN – The Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District has one opening for a supervisor on the district board for a three-year term. The district is a subdivision of state government, charged by law with developing and implementing a complete conservation program in the two-county… Read More
    ORONO – Boston University’s Ben Berube was trying to put his shot on net. He failed. 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
ORONO – Any time you receive a goal from a checking line, it’s considered a bonus. The University of Maine’s men’s hockey team received a huge bonus from its checking line of freshman left wing Glenn Belmore, senior center Wes Clark and junior right wing… Read More
MACHIAS – A 33-year-old Ellsworth man accused of nearly running over a Calais policeman and then leading police on a chase through the city, finally abandoning his car downtown, is expected to take the stand today in Washington County Superior Court. The trial for Daniel… Read More
    BANGOR – Capturing his opponent’s knight, 9-year-old Liam Harrigan remained cautiously optimistic about his chances of winning the chess match. “It doesn’t depend on the number of [pieces] but on how smart you play,” the All Saints Catholic School third grader said recently as he… Read More
Substitute teaching can sometimes be good for a laugh. The student loved sports, especially baseball, but baseball did not love him. “You should have been there yesterday, Mr. Allen,” he said sadly. “I got two hits.” googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
BANGOR – Republicans in Penobscot County will have the opportunity to participate in the 2004 caucus at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Center for Family Business at Husson College. Caucus kits will be available during a caucus training workshop at the Penobscot County… Read More
    Beginning Monday, hundreds of permit holders will take to the woods for the 2004 moose hunting season. The number of eligible hunters is up 310 from last year for a total of 2,895 with permission to stalk one of Maine’s estimated 30,000 moose this fall. Read More
    BREWER — Taylor Communications Corporation, based in Brewer, has changed its name to Exp@nets (pronounced ex-pa-nets) in a merger with 25 other companies across the United States. Exp@nets is a $300 million pre-IPO company that provides complete networked communications solutions and services to companies across the United States. Read More
AUGUSTA — The proposed merger of Maine’s largest health insurer and Anthem Insurance Cos. Inc. won the qualified endorsement Monday of state Attorney General Andrew Ketterer. Indiana-based Anthem wants to buy Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maine for $120 million and convert it into a… Read More
DEER ISLE – Shawn Webb scored 16 points as Deer Isle-Stonington handled the Shead Tigers of Eastport 75-62 in Saturday’s schoolboy basketball action. Jeremiah Gray tossed in 15 and Jake Whitsett added 10. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
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The Social Security Administration reminds beneficiaries who work that they are required to report earnings to the SSA by April 17 if they made over the annual limits in 1994. Social Security income does not count toward the earnings limits. The annual earnings limit for people under age… Read More
    Republican congressional hopeful Rick Bennett Thursday criticized his Democratic rival for being just another rubber stamp for the Clinton administration. Earlier in the week, Robert Rubin, chairman of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers, was in Bar Harbor campaigning for John Baldacci. Rubin participated in… Read More
GREENVILLE — Greenville residents will go to the polls Tuesday, June 9, to fill several school and town positions. Seeking election are: Gray Morrison, Dr. Paul Fichtner, Patricia Whittier and Richard Ross for a three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen; Arthur Geetersloh and Adrien… Read More
    BELFAST — The following cases were decided in 5th District Court in Belfast during the week ending April 17: Jeffrey Gonsalves, 21, Lisbon, failure to appear, $50. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false;… Read More
I recently spent a short amount of time in Maine, and it was the happy experience I always dreamed it would be. I was in the Bangor-Orono-Houlton area for only 1 1/2 days, but it was long enough to fall in love with the area and the people. Read More
Railbird The first of the 2-year-old divisions of the Maine Sire Stakes competed at Bangor Raceway on Wednesday — and everyone waited with anticipation to see the much-heralded super colt, My Bill Troy. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — Civil rights protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed by President George W. Bush in July, and its effect on business, public services and accommodations, were discussed during an informal meeting with news media members Thursday at the Alpha One center in Presque Isle. 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
    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
    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
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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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