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WINSLOW – Vendors are welcome at the seventh annual Genealogy Conference scheduled for Sept. 6 at Winslow Congregational Church, Lithgow Street, next to the Taconnett Library. The conference, sponsored by Silence Howard Hayden Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will include workshops on genealogy topics,… Read More
    ORONO – The Onward program has scheduled information sessions for students who want to graduate from the University of Maine with a four-year degree from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17, and from 2 to 4 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15. Read More
HAMPDEN – The members of Hampden Curves found a way to get fit and support local youth at the same time. The 250-member club donated $385 in yard sale proceeds to the George B. Weatherbee School Green Team, an environmental club. The team earned members’… Read More
BANGOR – Going to the dogs turned out to be a good thing for the downtown area last August, so it’s only fair to follow up with something special for feline lovers. Check out Cool Cat Saturday on May 20 throughout the downtown. Leave your… Read More
    When you cast your ballot on June 13, I encourage you to vote for Eric Mehnert, a Democrat who I believe should be the one challenging Olympia Snowe for her Senate seat in November. Mehnert is a civil rights attorney from Orono and vows to uphold the Constitution… Read More
Developer Michael Stern, who is working on the redevelopment of the former Eastern Fine Paper mill site, is expected to participate next Wednesday in a public meeting for residents in the area to see his final concept plans and artists’ renderings of the project. The meeting will be… Read More
AUGUSTA – Fourteen Maine communities will be honored as a Tree City USA for demonstrating excellence in community forestry from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21, at the Pine Tree State Arboretum, according to the Maine Forest Service. The Tree City USA… Read More
    I am a 29-year-old Maine native who recently moved back to the state. The very week I returned, I saw Sebastian White’s op-ed, “Flip side to Maine’s brain-drain dilemma” (BDN, July 30), and had a sense of deja-vu, with a twist. White is obviously a… Read More
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SKOWHEGAN – Deputy Pierre Boucher of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department has been promoted to the rank of patrol sergeant. Boucher is a 1988 graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. He has eight years of full-time law enforcement experience and has attended numerous schools… Read More
    EDMUNDS — A 57-year-old Edmunds woman was trapped in her overturned car at the entrance to Cobscook Bay State Park for half an hour Thursday before she was discovered by passing drivers. Cpl. Frank Gardner of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department said Joanne Tate was… Read More
PORTLAND — A Mexico-based trucking company and two of its officials pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony charges stemming from violations of a federal order intended to keep its trucks off the road. Aulenback Inc. manager Scott Archibald, and dispatcher Susan Plott, both 39 and from… Read More
I’ve been meaning to attend the canoe poling clinic that has been held in Bangor now for several years, but various factors conspired to thwart me. This year was almost another washout. I didn’t decide until the last minute to go for it. Thankfully the… Read More
    Told by Bangor police to hand over the smoldering marijuana cigarette Tuesday night, the Canaan man crumpled it between his fingers and proceeded to chew and swallow it. James Cummings, 34, later was arrested and charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution. He also was summoned… Read More
BANGOR — A Bangor police internal investigation is under way to try to determine the whereabouts of a gun that is missing from the evidence locker at the Police Department. Chief Randy Harriman acknowledged Friday that an internal investigation was ongoing and he hoped it… Read More
    WESTBROOK — S.D. Warren will not be cited for an accident that killed a worker this spring, federal workplace safety regulators said Wednesday. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated the March death of 46-year-old Fred McKeeman at the Westbrook mill. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
FORT KENT — In recognition of National Black History Month, the University of Maine at Fort Kent Office of Residence Life and Student Activities will present John Gray’s “Black, White and Gray: A New Look at Color” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, in Fox Auditorium. Read More
PRESQUE ISLE — Community representatives looking to convert railroad beds to multipurpose recreational trails received information on funding such projects Thursday at a daylong “Rails & Trails” conference at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. At a business breakfast, Anne Lusk, the chairman of… Read More
PALMYRA — Last year, Palmyra’s tax rate was fifth lowest in Somerset County. This year, said administrative assistant Patrick White, “we’re going for first.” The tax rate on bills that will be mailed this Friday was set Tuesday night at $7.70 per $1,000 worth of… Read More
    YARMOUTH — Maine Media Women will hold two seminars at its annual meeting Saturday, May 2, at Down-East Village, Yarmouth. Developing a confident image and improving communications will be the topic of Fran Sayers’ “Self-Preservation Skills for Women,” and “How to Survive and Prosper as… Read More
AUGUSTA – The Kennebec Valley Stamp Club will hold its sixth annual Stamp, Postcard, and Sportscard Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Augusta Elks Club, Outer Civic Center Drive. Read More
BLUE HILL FALLS — Having reached almost 75 percent of its most recent goal of $40,000, WERU-FM must continue to look for community support during this month of fund raising. David J. Snyder, program director of the listener-supported community radio station, said Monday that a… 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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