HAMPDEN – Two recent blockages in Pine Tree Landfill’s gas extraction system mean less electricity produced by the facility’s gas-to-energy project, and more foul odors emanating from the site. One of about five large, 12-inch pipes that carry gas from the landfill to the energy… Read More
    FAIRFIELD – Three bluegrass bands will perform at the fifth annual Bluegrass show to benefit Hospice Volunteers of Waterville area at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Williamson Arts & Technology Center, Fairfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. This year’s show will feature The Muellers,… Read More
    ROCKPORT – Kayla Gushee scored off an Erika Johnson assist to give Camden Hills the only goal they’d need en route to a 1-0 high school girls soccer win over Mount View Friday. Kerry Gross made eight save on 10 shots for 6-7 Camden Hills. Read More
After reading Renee Ordway’s column in this space last week about our local pooper-scooper laws, and what measures might be taken to better enforce them, I wondered if John Darrigo was able to smell this obvious business opportunity from his home in New Hampshire. The… Read More
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    ORONO – The Bangor-Saint John Tourism Corridor conference, “Best Practices in Tourism,” will be held Sunday to Tuesday Oct. 24-26 at the Black Bear Inn and Conference Center. Activities will begin Sunday Oct. 24, with a tour of the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor. Read More
I read with interest last month’s letter by Ricky McKinney of Madawaska, about remarks by the New York commissioner of transportation, Joseph Boardman, in favor of a regional east-west highway. McKinney urged that the extension of I-95 take priority over the east-west highway. The northern… Read More
Maine and a handful of other states are urging the federal government to act aggressively to protect U.S. apple growers from low-priced imports of Chinese apple juice concentrate. The U.S. Commerce Department is set to give its annual review to the tariffs it placed on… Read More
    MACHIASPORT – The New England District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants people who worked at a now-closed Air Force radar tracking station and ground-air transmitter-receiver facility to meet at the Town Hall to talk about environmental and waste disposal practices at the station. Read More
It’s a request for a modest increase in what is a relatively modest amount of state aid. But that modesty might not shield the Maine Public Broadcasting Corp. from attack this legislative session. Some lawmakers have heard a barrage of criticism of the network. Many… Read More
BANGOR – The Bangor Area Visiting Nurses will hold its last flu shot clinic for the season, from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Miller Drug, State Street. To be eligible for the flu shot, individuals must be 18 years of age or… Read More
    ROCKLAND – The Knox County Superior Court grand jury rose Thursday, after four days of deliberations, and issued 34 indictments. The nearly three-dozen indicted people had a total of 79 counts against them. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
Now that the weary masses have gone home, and the burned-out trailers have been added to the mountain of trash from the latest attempt to revisit the revolutionary past, maybe it’s time to entertain a truly radical idea for our time. How about if we… Read More
BANGOR — A Maine Driving Dynamics Course is scheduled for Bangor from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 7 and 14, at Bangor High School. People who complete the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving records. Students must register in advance… Read More
    AUGUSTA – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering Maine waterfowlers a regular goose hunting season for 1998. The season will be proposed by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife at a public hearing. The hearing will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25… Read More
LAMOINE — A local man who fell into a small duck pond on his property Wednesday afternoon apparently died of a heart attack and complications due to hypothermia, Maine Warden Service spokesman Paul Reynolds said Thursday. George W. Carr, 63, of Walker Road was found… Read More
BANGOR — In the foreword of “The Green Mile,” author Stephen King recounts the story of how people actually were killed as they pushed and shoved their way off a Baltimore pier, rushing to grab the first copies of the final installment of Charles Dickens’ popular serial, “The… Read More
    BAR HARBOR — Jackson Laboratory won a $590,000 federal grant Thursday to create a computer database that could help scientists better understand diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. The research grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow scientists to computer map… Read More
The Penobscot County Soil & Water Conservation District is mailing out the order blanks for the annual tree and shrub sale delivery this spring. This annual fund-raising event will take place May 10 in the parking lot of the USDA/NRCS building. This year the district… Read More
ELLSWORTH — One complaint has been dismissed against a 34-year-old New Jersey man charged in an alleged sexual assault incident in Bar Harbor last August. Although the misdemeanor charge of assault was dismissed against Michael T. O’Connor, Judge Bernard Staples in Ellsworth District Court found… Read More
    Three people managed to walk away from a crash Saturday when the pilot of the small plane was forced to land in a farmer’s field in Newport. “They were extremely lucky,” said Sgt. Sanger Davis of the Newport Police Department. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
WHITING — A spring book fair and seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Whiting Community Center, across Route 1 from the Route 189 intersection. Ed Green, president of Homeschoolers of Maine, will lead the seminars. People… Read More
MACHIAS The following cases were processed during the January term of Washington County Superior Court with Justice Herbert T. Silsby II presiding: 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
    KENDUSKEAG — Belinda Partridge and the other members of the Kenduskeag Recreation Committee hope for a large turnout at 6 p.m. Monday, June 29, at the Kenduskeag Day planning meeting. Anyone with ideas or willing to work on Kenduskeag Day is asked to meet at… Read More
For those who played for him and against him, it was as inevitable as Red Barry’s teams winning. Frederick K. “Red” Barry, the man who never received a technical foul in 22 years as head coach of the Bangor High School boys basketball program, is… Read More
AUGUSTA — People who are bitten by a tick should remove the insect, put it in a container and send to a state laboratory so authorities can determine if it carried Lyme Disease. Deer ticks carry the disease while other ticks are harmless, but the… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Members of Hospital Administrative District 4 Auxiliary made plans this week for the fall craft and food sale to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the hospital’s ambulance garage. It was suggested that each auxiliary member bring… 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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