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BUCKSPORT – The boating season officially began on a safe note Saturday morning in Bucksport. A small crowd watched under cloudy skies as the annual blessing of the fleet was held at the town dock. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
    The Maine Civil Liberties Union, Equality Maine and the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders have announced their opposition to a referendum question proposed by the Christian Civic League of Maine. They argue that the referendum as proposed would: googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
WINSLOW – Neal Williams was blown off an armored personnel carrier while on patrol in Vietnam in 1968. His back was broken in seven places, his neck in two. These days, he gets around in a wheelchair. On Saturday, however, he traded his wheelchair for… Read More
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    GARDINER – Devon Brown had nine carries for 101 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead top-seeded Gardiner past No. 4 Hampden Academy 28-6 in the PTC Class B football semifinals Friday night. Brown added 14 tackles and one sack on defense for the Tigers. Read More
BUCKSPORT – Makayla Gahagan’s goal off a penalty kick with 14:17 left in the second half tied the game at 2-2 for the Caribou Vikings, and they played the Bucksport Golden Bucks to a double-overtime tie in high school girls soccer action Tuesday. Terren Hall… Read More
    Brutally cold temperatures. Forbidden landscapes. Rough and dangerous travel conditions. Roadways filled with rocks and holes. The search for life. The Rover “spirit” on Mars traveling around Gusev Crater? Not quite. It’s the family car on a wintry day in Maine. Only 54 days until… Read More
ELLSWORTH – Six weeks after the seasonal ban on dredging in the Union River has ended, city officials are waiting to see dredging equipment arrive and start working in the city harbor. The federal ban on dredging in salmon spawning grounds, which includes the Union… Read More
    PALMYRA – The Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce recently received word that the Maine Arts Commission has awarded it a grant in the amount of $10,000 to conduct a regional cultural assessment. The grant will be used for Discovery Research, a communitywide inventory and consensus-building… Read More
BAILEYVILLE – Montreal-based Domtar Inc.’s pending acquisition of Georgia-Pacific Corp.’s Woodland pulp and paper mill has become a family affair for a Baileyville couple. Debby Feck – currently the production manager at the Woodland mill – will become the interim general manager of the facility… Read More
EAST MACHIAS – The town was presented with a $15,000 check to help fund the first phase of repairs to the Gardner Lake Dam. The money came through a grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
Maine is about to enjoy a $70 million tax windfall from the sales of the electricity-generating assets of Maine utilities. A proposal to dedicate that deregulation bonus to a trust fund for low-income ratepayers isn’t a bad idea, it’s just premature, unnecessary and, as a precedent, worrisome. Read More
PITTSFIELD — A Dixmont man has been charged with aggravated drug trafficking after police conducted a search Monday at a Lincoln Street residence. Mark Patrick, 20, was arrested after 100 doses of LSD and assorted drug paraphernalia were seized. Additional charges may be brought against… Read More
    HERMON – As far as nights at the track go for the Robichaud family of Orrington, Saturday’s outing at Speedway 95 was a bit of a ho-hummer. On the surface, it looked like a pretty good night. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
A minor accident in Bangor 10 days ago exposed a major loophole in Maine law regulating school bus drivers and alcohol consumption: Bus operators hold commercial driver’s licenses. The threshold for operating under the influence in this category is .04 blood alcohol. Although a tough… Read More
    With almost two months to go before the start of its inaugural Northeast Baseball League season, Bangor’s new professional baseball franchise has created the Blue Ox Radio Network. Listeners in approximately three-quarters of the state, plus Atlantic Canada, will be able to tune in to… Read More
Your editorial of Aug. 7 provided another example of the extensive and thoughtful coverage provided by the University of Maine’s Fiber Wood and Timber Bridge Project. Rightly so as the Bangor region was once the lumber capital of the world and with the research of Dr. Dagher and… Read More
Bangor District Court: Criminal mischief: Jeramy Bell, 19, Levant, $100; and Bridgette Goodine, 21, Hampden, $227 restitution, $150. 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++)… Read More
    ELLSWORTH — Two people received minor injuries Thursday after they were involved in what looked like an eight-car demolition derby that took several police officers hours to sort out. Several drivers who had left their cars parked in the lot of the Shop ‘n Save… Read More
A new greenhouse heating system fueled by wood chips has had a successful first season of operation at Den Hill Farm in Cambridge-Narrows, New Brunswick, a small community south of Fredericton. Roger Hyatt, owner of Den Hill Farm, is the first New Brunswick producer to… Read More
LIMESTONE — The Limestone Chamber of Commerce and Limestone Rotary recently honored the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department as outstanding citizens of the year. Among the firefighters representing the department was Paul Durepo, fire chief. A tribute to past, present and future firefighters was presented by… Read More
    Thursday’s lottery numbers: 466 – 2603 Wednesday Megabucks: 6 20 23 27 29 31 (No winner) Wednesday Lotto America: 6 9 10 30 46 53 (No winner)… Read More
Maine’s best bowlers, including defending champs Chip Carson of Bangor and Sharon Fogg of South Paris, will start testing their competitive talents when the Maine Candlepin Pro Tour opens Saturday at Vacationland Bowling Lanes in Saco. The two-day tourney is the first of five on… Read More
Rollin Ives struck terror to the hearts of all of us who have been hrrangued, annoyed or even ruined by the Department of Human Services when he said budget cuts would push his department to “dangerous levels of effectiveness” (Another Viewpoint, BDN, Dec. 20). DHS is dangerous enough… 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
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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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