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Finding new ways to pay the bills at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, especially if some of the costs may be passed on to those who don’t hunt, fish or trap, is a perennial issue. It has come up this year as lawmakers look for ways… Read More
What’s the best part about the Bangor State Fair? “Seeing the Ferris wheel as I drive by.” 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
In September 1906, a young girl named Mantoria George disappeared near her home at 192 Hancock St. in Bangor. Her father, Maron George, a dry goods and peddlers supply dealer, spent a week checking reports his daughter had been seen in South Brewer and Old Town. A neighbor… Read More
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Kristen Healy scored the game’s lone goal unassisted to lift the University of Maine field hockey team to a 1-0 win over Cornell University Monday. Maygan Cassarino made 14 saves on 21 shots for the 5-8 Black Bears. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
SKOWHEGAN – At first glance, it looks like a futile exercise: Dig a hole – 1 foot square and 3 feet deep – run the dirt and stones through a screen, then put it all back in the hole. Repeat, again and again. But the… Read More
CALAIS – People interested in serving as mayor, city councilor or member of the school committee have until the end of the week to return nomination papers. There are two open seats each on the City Council and school committee. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    PORTLAND – Thank the rock gods that moshing is now so passe. Call me perverse, call me a prude, but I’ve always preferred the disaffected mod shuffle, the pogo, and the rock-affirming head nod to the knucklehead flail. Nevertheless, there will always be kids who want a rock… Read More
ELLSWORTH – Incumbents held onto most of the House seats from Hancock County in Tuesday’s elections, but two incumbents fell to challengers. In House District 130, Republican state Rep. Robert Stanwood was unseated after the votes were counted. First-time Democratic candidate Ted Koffman carried the… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN — Senior Spectrum, an organization that provides an array of options for vital and independent living, and Redington-Fairview General Hospital, are offering a health education presentation on Thursday, Aug. 10. Two representatives from the hospital will discuss heat stress prevention and asthma at Senior… Read More
FACE DOWN AMONG THE WINCHESTER GEESE, by Kathy Lynn Emerson, St. Martin’s, 256 pages, $22.95. If you like a touch — well, really more than a touch — of history with your mysteries, here’s just the novel for you. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
PITTSFIELD — There were rivers, streams and ponds at nearly every intersection in Pittsfield on Friday night when a severe thunderstorm struck shortly after 6 p.m. Almost as soon as the rains came, the communications center at the Pittsfield Police and Fire departments was flooded… Read More
    PALMYRA — Two proposed ordinances got the once-over Tuesday night at hearings held by the Palmyra selectmen. An ordinance to identify and ban municipal, industrial and commercial sludge-spreading within town borders was carefully scrutinized. Without the accompanying definitions included in the ordinance, the new law… Read More
BANGOR – The Bangor Blue Ox have signed a right-handed pitcher and backup catcher: Maurice (Mo) Christmas, a 23-year-old pitcher from Winchester, Mass., and Rogelio Nunez, a 27-year-old former Chicago White Sox minor leaguer. Christmas was working out with fellow Northeast League team Massachusetts, but… Read More
The Gardiner Public Library is handing out copies of “Libraries on line,” the BDN editorial of June 15-16, as an explanatory piece on Maine InfoNet. This is an excellent summary of the benefits of the bond issue. Mark Woodward and the Bangor Daily News are… Read More
I had been in Maine only a few months when I first heard about the basketball madness that sweeps through Bangor every year at this time. My roommate at the University of Maine, an Aroostook County boy, began talking excitedly about the high school tournament… Read More
The article, “Poorest gamble the most in Maine” (BDN, April 2-3), by Paul Sylvain, implies that participation in the lottery is somehow tied to income. In this article he presents a table showing per capita lottery spending by county lined up next to the percentage of people in… Read More
    Bickering among social welfare agencies has blocked creation of a crisis stabilization program in Bangor that could have saved the lives of several mentally ill people over the last couple of years, say critics. Similar programs, which consist of a mobile unit and “crisis beds”… Read More
GORHAM – Jay Fogg booted home three goals, including two in overtime, to give Thomas a 3-1 victory over the University of Southern Maine in men’s college soccer action Tuesday. Fogg snapped a 1-1 tie when he converted a Jay Legendre pass with nine minutes… Read More
GALVESTON, Texas — Large doses of vitamin E can block chemical changes that lead to artery blockages, suggesting that vitamin E may cut heart disease risk, doctors say. In previous studies, Dr. Ishwarlal Jialal of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas had… Read More
    FORT KENT — The St. John Valley Diabetes Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Northern Maine Medical Center inservice room. Members will see a film, “Supermarket Companion,” which will address how to make wise food choices when shopping for groceries. Meetings, held… Read More
That Maine voters in Tuesday’s referendum flat-out rejected every proposed bond issue except one for highway construction should have come as no surprise to anyone, least of all those responsible for putting the proposals out to referendum in this Year of Small Potatoes. Times are… Read More
PORTLAND — The chairman of the Cumberland County Republican Committee, who recently was charged with shoplifting, refused to resign Wednesday night despite requests that he do so. Paul Volle, who presided at the committee meeting, ruled that motions aimed at removing him did not comply… Read More
    PALMYRA — Hamlin Associates of Dover-Foxcroft, the firm hired by Palmyra to conduct a revaluation, laid its cards on the table Tuesday evening for the Palmyra Board of Selectmen. Presenting a new town assessment of $46,554,791, William Hamlin estimated the new tax rate could be… 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 – 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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