BANGOR – A Husson College building that soon will be home to the school’s development, finance, marketing and creative services offices will be known as the Quirk House. Husson recently bought the property at 891 Broadway from Husson alumna Marcelle Coffin with the help of… Read More
    In theaters THE KITE RUNNER, directed by Marc Forster, written by David Benioff, based on Khaled Hosseini’s novel, 128 minutes, rated PG-13. In Dari with English subtitles. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false;… Read More
When they were handing out that essential Maine trait of being “handy,” I’m sorry to report, I apparently slept late and missed out on my lifetime allotment. Handy, I’m not. Not even close. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
MAINE vs. NEW HAMPSHIRE Time, site: Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Lundholm Gymnasium, Durham, N.H. 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
    CORINTH – It was a very special day for Madeline Campbell when Corinth Town Manager Don Strout presented her last week with the Boston Post Cane. At 96, Campbell is the oldest resident in Corinth and now resides at the Phillips-Strickland House in Bangor. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
PLEASANT POINT – If a proposed $200 million liquefied natural gas terminal is built at Split Rock, expect to see one or two ships docked a half-mile offshore 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the project’s developer said Thursday. At a news conference… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE – Black ties will not be required at a poetry reading in Limestone this Friday. In fact, poet Wesley McNair, who will present the reading and a question-and-answer session at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in nearby Limestone, insists formal wear… Read More
    BANGOR – Bangor High School’s Students Ending Environmental Destruction Club will spend the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 12, cleaning handbills and litter off downtown light poles. SEED already manages Bangor High’s paper recycling program. The group will repeat efforts to clean up downtown on a… Read More
BANGOR – A group of area physicians and other medical professionals gathered Wednesday on State Street to warn of the dangers that the looming war with Iraq poses for that nation’s civilians, particularly its women and children. Nearly 50 members of the medical community turned… Read More
    This is in reply to Mike Moore’s letter, “President Al Gore,” in the Aug. 28 Bangor Daily News. He lists six things Gore is going to do for working people if he is elected president. My interest in this matter is more fundamental, broader in scope and focused… Read More
PITTSFIELD — Bowing to the Police Department’s “no chase” policy, Pittsfield Police Officer Len Macdaid broke off his pursuit Thursday night of a vehicle on Route 69. Macdaid said the car, which he originally attempted to stop on Main Street for a traffic violation, was… Read More
In the Jan. 3-4 Bangor Daily News, Carol Howe of Rockland asks: “Does the university have anyone teaching Bulgarian as a second language — and if not, why not?” I would like Howe and others to know that when the Critical Languages Program was established… Read More
WABI-TV Channel 5 in Bangor will show a delayed telecast of last Sunday’s Diehard 500 NASCAR race from Taladega, Ala., on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 11:30 p.m. The event was delayed by weather conditions and was not presented by the CBS network this past Sunday. Read More
ORONO – Ben Roeder notched a hat trick to back the 16-save shutout goaltending of Matt Blaine as Brewer crushed Old Town 7-0 in high school hockey action Monday night at Alfond Arena. Jason Seavey had a goal and an assist for the Witches, who… Read More
BLUE HILL — Once host to blazing blues musicians as well as gentle folkies, the popular Left Bank Cafe has gone unplugged. Cafe co-owner Arnold Greenberg said this week he decided to forego booking amplified acts after a neighbor complained the music was too loud. Read More
    Free traditional Thanksgiving dinners will be served at the following locations today: BANGOR — Greater Bangor Area Shelter, Cedar and Main streets, beginning at 3 p.m., serving about 60. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner… Read More
Athletic Attic blanks Hermon ORONO – Mark Desrosier scored 2 goals to help lead the Athletic Attic to a 4-0 victory over Hermon in Central Maine Summer Soccer League playoff action Sunday. Oliver Gartenbroeker and Mike Jeffrey added a goal apiece for the 15-0-1 Athletic… 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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