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STOCKTON SPRINGS – Residents at the annual town meeting slashed the highway budget by two-thirds in order to avoid a budget increase greater than allowed by state law. For the 76 residents attending Saturday’s town meeting at the Stockton Springs Elementary School, the prospect of… Read More
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    A project to create a health information network throughout Maine is getting two things that should help it become a reality within the next few years. HealthInfoNet has been awarded a $1 million challenge grant from Maine Health Access Foundation and has hired its first… Read More
Regarding Dr. Erik Steele’s column, “Living in a houseful of women” (BDN, Dec. 20). During World War II we were a houseful of women. A mother and four daughters. Brothers and stepfather off to war. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
Fresh off the ice after a brisk hourlong skate, Prestin Ryan doesn’t look like one of the most hated players in Hockey East. The senior University of Maine hockey star – or, other than goalie Jimmy Howard, as close as this otherwise anonymous team gets… Read More
    The United States’ financial challenges – rapidly growing national debt, an expanded trade deficit and a prolonged and costly war – are taking a toll on the dollar. It has plunged in value compared with other national currencies. The one bright spot, however, is that the favorable exchange… Read More
THOMASTON – A second report from SAD 50’s auditor indicates that the amount of missing funds in the district’s accounts has grown to more than $43,000. The district’s accounting-food service director, Kathleen Wright of Hope, resigned Jan. 30, SAD 50 Superintendent Judith Harvey said Thursday. Read More
    Former Lawrence of Fairfield and University of Maine star Cindy Blodgett apparently suffered a hip injury last week during a Ligue Feminin game in France and could be out for her team’s next game, according to a Web site for the team in Bordeaux. Blodgett,… Read More
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Olympia J. Snowe has cosponsored bipartisan legislation to permit retired members of the armed forces with 15 or more years of service and service-connected disabilities to collect both retirement and veterans’ disability benefits. “Military retirees are the only group of federal… Read More
    Editor’s Note: Home Front is a parenting column written by NEWS staffers. Renee Ordway is a veteran reporter who covers courts and legal issues. She is the mother of a 7-year-old and a 4-year-old. No matter what your religion or the extent of your faith,… Read More
I would like to thank Sen. Mary Cathcart for her help in getting our town’s name on an I-95 exit sign after other elected officials had tried for many years without success. Mary has shown her support of our little town of Alton in many… Read More
    GARFIELD PLANTATION — The search for an elderly Caribou man who became lost while hunting last November resumed Sunday. V. Paul Reynolds, spokesman for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said Sunday that Warden Sgt. Roger Guay of Greenville and his specially trained search… Read More
MILLINOCKET — A proposed school building project estimated to cost $5 million has been put on hold to allow time for talks with neighboring towns about consolidating area schools. East Millinocket school officials want to talk with Millinocket officials about consolidating area schools. Medway school… Read More
HERMON — A new business assistance project for early stage, home-based, start-up businesses will be introduced at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Hermon High School, Route 2. The project includes plans for a 9,000-square-foot affordable business space for the Hermon Business Incubator Project. Construction… Read More
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CASTINE — Harry Kaiserian Jr., registrar of Maine Maritime Academy, received a community honor award at a recent ceremony conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Togus. Kaiserian was honored for his contributions to college students who are U.S. military veterans. A retired Navy commander, Kaiserian was… Read More
CORINTH — Sunrise Materials, a division of Lane Construction, was selected by the Board of Selectmen Thursday night to be the contractor for the town’s road paving project. The project was not put out to bid. Two contractors were asked to submit cost estimates, and… Read More
AUGUSTA — A former Winslow couple charged with murdering an Augusta man whom they had worked with at an egg farm were arrested in California Friday, authorities said. Danny McCluskie, 35, and his wife, Brenda, 31, were apprehended by deputies from the San Bernadino County… Read More
    With only two candidates formally filing for the three Bangor School Committee positions, the real contest in November may be among the handful of write-in candidates vying for the third seat. Brenda Crowe, the only incumbent running for re-election, and Susan Carlisle were the only… Read More
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    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
    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
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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
    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
    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
    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