OK, now that the counting is done, isn’t it gratifying that we common folks can once again tread softly on the hallowed byway of Howard Street? Seems the majority of voters didn’t support a gated community in their backyard. Oh well, at least the city… Read More
    BANGOR – Thanks to a funding opportunity provided by Bangor Savings Bank, the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter recently completed a major energy efficiency project. The shelter replaced the remaining 17 wooden windows with new, energy-efficient windows in four bedrooms, the evening TV room and the… Read More
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Brooke Astor, the aristocrat who spent her long life giving away millions of dollars, carefully arranged to continue her philanthropy after she died. But her favorite charities fear that the nasty family fight over her estate could bleed millions of dollars… Read More
Brewer residents 21 years or older who are interested in learning more about how the police department operates can now sign up for the 10-week Citizen Police Academy, which starts June 20. Most of the weekly gatherings are on Tuesday, but there is an occasional Saturday meeting. Applicants… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Gov. John E. Baldacci has directed that the U.S. and state of Maine flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today in remembrance and honor of Army Spc. Dustin James Harris of Patten. Harris died of injuries suffered in an IED… Read More
SEARSPORT – Smaller sometimes means bigger fun. That’s what the Penobscot Marine Museum has learned in the wake of the miniature lobster boat races it sponsored at last week’s Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
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    PORTLAND – More than 25 antiques and 80 works of art donated by artists and supporters of U.S. Senate candidate Chellie Pingree will be auctioned off on Tuesday, July 9, to benefit her campaign. Contributing artists include Angela Adams, Jamie Wyeth, William Wegman, Robert Indiana,… Read More
NEW LONDON, N.H. – Hampden native Amanda Rodgerson poured in a game-high 17 points to lead the University of New England over Colby-Sawyer 70-59 in a Commonwealth Conference semifinal matchup. Michele Plant put in 16 points for the Nor’easters of Biddeford. Missy Stults chipped in… Read More
BAR HARBOR — Rodney Sando, soon to be the director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, will present a talk called “A Sustainable Future: Where Do We Go From Here?” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at McCormick Lecture Hall on the College of the Atlantic… Read More
    BANGOR – Despite its unpopularity, state regulators’ decision Thursday to raise the standard offer electricity rate in Bangor Hydro-Electric Co.’s territory may bring competition for customers – the whole point behind the state’s restructuring of the electricity markets, which began March 1. “There might be… Read More
PORTLAND — Mainers have taken to the convenience of picking up a quart of milk and a flu shot at the same time. As flu season approaches, Maine residents in growing numbers are lining up at flu shot clinics in supermarkets, drug stores and other… Read More
HOULTON — The Easton port of entry was closed late Friday afternoon because the well that normally provides water to the port went dry, the U.S. Customs Service said. “The decision to close the port was made because it would be a violation of sanitary… Read More
    LINCOLN, Neb. — Confessed child-killer John Joubert of Portland, Maine, should die in the electric chair June 28, the Nebraska Supreme Court said Thursday. Joubert’s attorneys could file a variety of court actions to delay his execution. But Attorney General Don Stenberg said, “There is… Read More
AUGUSTA — Supporters from across the political spectrum are among the individual sponsors of a fund-raiser for independent Gov. Angus King, which is planned for Oct. 10 in Portland. The list of sponsors is also liberally sprinkled with businesses and business people who formed a… Read More
Friday’s trivia answer: Mark Lancaster helped lead Lawrence of Fairfield to an EM title in 1974. The referee was Pete Webb. Read More
    Charles Pearson was the most valuable player in the Northeast College Conference a year ago. Bernard Grenway was a first-team all-star. They led the University of Maine-Presque Isle Owls to their first NCC title in 12 years. However, the two players have left this winter’s… Read More
A story on Friday’s Maine Page about a Milo 19-year-old who survived a lightning strike at Peaks Kenny State Park contained several errors. The incident occurred on Monday, June 28, not Tuesday, July 6. He was taken to the hospital, held overnight and was released Tuesday, June 29,… Read More
Special Report If the Maine Lumberjacks represented a sincere effort by local owners to bring professional basketball to the state, then the Maine Windjammers’ one-year stay in Bangor beginning in 1985 represented, in hindsight, the kind of speculative, hit-and-run financial deal that came to symbolize… Read More
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    The Bangor Band, directed by Gordon Bowie, will present its annual Christmas concert and party at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Bangor Civic Center. All are welcome to enjoy the music, Santa Claus, door prizes and a sing-along. Admission is free. Selections will… 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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