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ROCKPORT – The Skating Club of Maine, located at the Midcoast Recreation Center on Route 90, will feature the following classes and events during October: Open house: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Free family events, skating lessons, a skating exhibition and opportunity to register for… Read More
    BANGOR – Gerry Palmer, a lifelong resident and well-respected historian of all things related to the Queen City, was selected by fellow city councilors as chairman of the council Monday to serve as Bangor’s next mayor. “I have a notorious reputation of looking into Bangor’s… Read More
BANGOR – Three German Tornado multirole combat fighter jets and an American KC-10 landed at the airport around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The jets were returning from training in the western United States and are expected to leave Bangor the end of this week, said Maj. Read More
    BANGOR – Five Maine Air National Guardsmen were honored Sunday for their work training Iraqi firefighters during a four-month deployment to Kirkuk. The men, who work at the base’s fire station, were honored by Liberty Mutual insurance with the Firemark Award, which recognizes the role… Read More
CALAIS – Calais High School will host Washington County Summer Institute programs for middle- and high-school students. The program is designed to provide a unique educational opportunity to community students. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var… Read More
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I’ve been a little concerned because it is taking the U.S. Congress longer to pass a prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients than it is for my dog to read “Travels with Charlie.” You would have thought we were asking our political leaders to pass a kidney stone,… Read More
The Bangor City Council recently endorsed the latest ill-conceived proposal to authorize municipalities to impose local option sales taxes. The Maine Merchants Association has in the past and continues to strongly oppose such a levy. There are several fundamental reasons why a local-option tax makes… Read More
This is a reminder to commuters who drive through Winterport on Route 1A to watch for children walking to and from school. Please slow down when passing our school from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Stop for children trying to cross the… Read More
CAMDEN — The Camden Garden Club’s 53rd annual Open House and Garden Day will take place 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 20, rain or shine. There will be eight houses and-or gardens on the tour this year. Tickets, a descriptive brochure and tour map are $20. Admission to any… Read More
    MACHIAS — The Down East Community Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. Philo Hall, the hospital’s administrator, will address members in the conference room of the MacBridge Building. Harpist Molly Nichols will perform. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
ODESSA, Texas — Envirocare of Texas has applied for a state license to store low-level radioactive waste from Vermont and Maine in a West Texas dump. The company filed the application Tuesday with the Texas Department of Health. It proposes storing the waste in aboveground… Read More
LTC football conference officials plan to meet within the next week to discuss what to do about league statistics, award winners, and the postseason banquet in light of John Bapst Memorial High School’s decision tfinal five games of the season. “The first thing we’re going… Read More
    Two women were injured in Hermon Thursday evening when they were struck by a pickup truck as they were crossing the parking lot at Dysart’s. The incident is being ruled an accident, although the driver of the truck, Cedric W. Long Jr., 42, of Bangor,… Read More
On Dec. 29, 1916, a group of Russian aristocrats invited Grigory Yefimovich Novykh — better known as Rasputin “the debauched one” — over for a few drinks. They poisoned the holy man’s vodka. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
    CORINNA — The Corinna Town Office is again open five days a week after three months of partial shutdown because of budgetary constraints. Officials are hopeful about the town’s financial future and stated Thursday that the three full-time employees who were laid off this summer… Read More
I taught my daughter how to make the peace sign. We were home from preschool and work the day after the bombing in Oklahoma City. As we watched the news showing the collapsed federal building, she asked me, “Is it a cartoon?” When I explained what had occurred,… Read More
Joseph “Chet” Jordan, longtime head of Jordan’s Meats in Portland, died Thursday at the age of 66. Jordan served as general manager, president and chairman of the board of Jordan’s Meats for more than 40 years. During his tenure, the company’s sales increased from $1.5… Read More
    HARRINGTON — The Seven Steeples Cluster will kick off the Advent season with a special program by Spiral Arts 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at the United Methodist Church in Harrington. Margaret Hendrichsen made seven churches in Downeast Maine famous years ago with her book,… Read More
SHERMAN MILLS — The Maine Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers has named Tamara R. Greenlaw of Sherman Mills the 1993-94 recipient of the Maine Section ASCE High School Scholarship, a $1,000 award made each year to an outstanding high school senior who plans a career… Read More
PORTLAND – Joey Gamache stood at the postfight podium looking like the Terminator in the second reel. He wore a leather biker’s jacket and sunglasses, the latter in an effort to hide a face not even a movie special effects man could create. The wrecking-ball… Read More
    Brewer Rehab and Living Center Food Service supervisor Bob McGowan has been nominated Associate of the Month for July. 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;… Read More
The Eastern Maine Board of Approved Basketball Officials, No. 111, has announced its fall schedule of dates and site for the recruitment of prospective basketball officials in the eastern Maine area. The board services Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, Waldo and Knox counties. Classes will be held every Sunday evening… Read More
BELFAST — Accused murderer Robert DeWalt, 24, of Rockland waived a probable-cause hearing Tuesday in District Court and had his case transferred to Waldo County Superior Court. Attorneys representing DeWalt’s three co-defendants, Wesley Knight Jr., 21, his brother Kevin Knight, 19, and David Frost, 24,… 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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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