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    Article on bear baiting not amusing to reader I found nothing amusing about Bill Graves’ piece on bear baiting “Animal Antics Amusing” (BDN Sept. 20-21). googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var… Read More
MACHIAS – It’s time to sign up for the Integrated Crop Management Program offered by the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District as blueberry growing season approaches. The ICM offers certification for scouts who monitor pests and fertility levels before pesticides or fertilizers are… Read More
The writer of a recent op-ed opined that the fuss about domestic spying is needless because our privacy has already been compromised so much by commercial interests. I’ll bet he would draw the line somewhere though: How about a government surveillance camera in his bathroom? The question isn’t… Read More
    BREWER – Slackers need not apply. Out-of-town students who don’t study, who skip school or who are disciplinary problems may no longer be admitted to Brewer schools under a new policy being considered by the Brewer School Committee. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
BANGOR ? Robert Woodbury guesses he must ride the Bangor Area Transit bus system at least 12 times a week ? which comes to twice a day on the bus’s Monday through Saturday schedule. “I go everywhere,” the Bangor resident said as he waited outside… Read More
Thanks to Leslie Dow Sanders, whose article “Stampless Letter Concerning the Sewall-Cony Family of Maine, 1828” appears in the November issue of the Maine Genealogist, I am learning about stampless letters. Often collected by philatelists for their postal markings, “these personal and business communications usually… Read More
    It certainly cannot be said that the people of the Greenville area downplay the fact that their visitors are entering a region that quite literally abounds with moose. Everywhere you look there are business signs celebrating the local companies’ intimate economic relationship with these lumbering,… Read More
We urge readers to support LD 104, An Act to Help Public Schools Promote Public Health and Address Childhood Obesity. This bill has been carried over to the next legislative session. Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Maine. Maine has the highest obesity rate… Read More
In Theaters UNFAITHFUL, directed by Adrian Lyne, written by Alvin Sargent and William Broyles Jr., based on a script by Claude Chabrol. 123 minutes. Rated R. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for… Read More
    ORONO – The University of Maine will present “Bugs! An Introduction to Entomology for Kids” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Hudson Museum. Activities will include touching tarantulas, making millipede necklaces, and eating chocolate-covered crickets. Activities are suitable for children… Read More
LEE – An electrical fire left a family homeless Thursday night, despite the efforts of three fire departments and 45 firefighters. Dean Knights Jr. called the Lee Fire Department at about 8:30 p.m. to report he had experienced an electrical fire that was under control,… Read More
CALAIS — Proponents of a $2.4 million water project are urging voters today to ignore the 11th-hour rhetoric, have faith in current and past city councilors who studied the issue in depth, and approve the $800,000 referendum question that will allow the city to move forward with a… Read More
    OLD TOWN — One member of the Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission resigned Friday and another walked out in frustration, during the first meeting since state lawmakers rejected a bill that would have paved the way for a high-stakes bingo parlor in western Maine. The resignation… Read More
BELFAST — Francis Parkman Jr. doesn’t see himself as a quixotic figure — he just deplores nuclear weapons and wants them destroyed before they destroy the world. “I think it’s a worthy goal,” Parkman said Friday. “Most people do.” googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
Homeowners who don’t have their own green thumb can hire one. Green Thumb Lawn Service and Hydroseeding has been around since 1986, carpeting lawns with perfect green grass. What sprouted in a Brewer hardware store grew into today’s specialized service. As part owner of the… Read More
    Rarely these days does an advance in medical technology end up saving dollars as well as lives. But one such development was enthusiastically endorsed last week by a panel of experts: a simple drug treatment administered to pregnant women to speed the development of fetuses… Read More
Magic Johnson and Arthur Ashe have tested HIV positive. Mario Lemieux has Hodgkin’s disease although, unlike Johnson and Ashe, the Pittsburgh Penguins great will probably recover completely and play again. These are or have been giants in their respective sports. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
CALAIS — The Small Business Development Center at the University of Maine at Machias will present a program titled “The Secretary as an Important Business Asset,” from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Washington County Technical College and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read More
HOULTON — The Houlton Regional Hospital laboratory blood bank recently was granted accreditation by the American Association of Blood Banks, according to hospital officials. The accreditation was approved after an intensive, on-site inspection by trained representatives of the association. The certification of accreditation means that… Read More
VAN BUREN — Ronald Radford, a world-acclaimed flamenco guitarist, will visit SAD 24 elementary schools Tuesday, Oct. 16. He has performed on four continents and was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in flamenco. He will have several performances in Aroostook County through the cooperation of the Regional… Read More
    ISLAND FALLS — Five Fredericton, New Brunswick, people were injured early Sunday when the boat in which they were riding crashed into the shore at Pleasant Pond in Island Falls. According to Warden John Fowler, the group was in a 16-foot Bay Liner boat at… 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
    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
    Schools Maine Recycles Week 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 () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
    3rd District Court, Bangor Cases Nov. 10-14, 2008 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 () { // Define… Read More
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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