Regarding articles in the Nov. 26 BDN, it’s so discouraging; Augusta just doesn’t get it! One article talks about cutting red tide monitoring. That would be harmful to the health of many people, income of fish markets, restaurants and fisherman. Raising fees by 25 percent… Read More
    ROCKLAND – The City Council on Monday approved a special referendum and election date for repeal of a conditional zoning amendment that would allow a Walgreens pharmacy at the intersection of Routes 1 and 17. The council voted 5-0 to set the date for the… Read More
Local police are investigating the report of a stabbing that occurred last Friday at an Airport Road home. Reggie Melvin, 41, of Ripley reported to police that he was stabbed in the back by someone using a 6-inch knife. Police Chief Art Roy said there were several people… Read More
The Maine Lead Action project is offering to pay the registration fee for any parent to attend a presentation on lead poisoning in Portland on Monday, April 11. An offering of the New England Regional Minority Health Conference, the presentation will consider the history, sources, impact and treatment… Read More
AUGUSTA – Opponents of a possible liquefied natural gas terminal on Sears Island took their concerns Monday to the State House, where Gov. John Baldacci emphasized any decisions for a fuel storage plant would have to be made at the municipal level. At least two… Read More
    BANGOR – Jim Counihan, a local photographer and member of the Eastern Maine Camera Club, will present “Summer’s Island,” a photographic tour of Canada’s Prince Edward Island, beginning Friday, April 2, at Bangor Public Library. “Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest province, but it is… Read More
ELLSWORTH – Residents got a chance to review the Maine Department of Transportation’s revised plans to improve the intersection of Route 1 and Route 172 on Bridge Hill. The response was generally favorable. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
STEUBEN – An early morning chimney fire Tuesday destroyed a section of a home on the Harbor Road. Assistant Fire Chief Walter Ginn said the structure owned by Mary Adair and Pakkam Rajasekaran actually was two houses connected by a breezeway. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT – Applications for fall enrollment at Foxcroft Academy, a private secondary school open to day students as well as boarding students, are being accepted. FA offers more than 120 different courses including college preparatory studies, advanced studies and college board-approved Advanced Placement courses. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
Kate McCartney knows that frying bacon is one of the most powerful aromas in the world. It can wind its way around corners, underneath doors and into the dreams of sleeping guests at Old Iron Inn Bed and Breakfast in Caribou, which she owns with her husband, Kevin. Read More
    FORT KENT – Jack Norris, nurse anesthetist at Northern Maine Medical Center, has been appointed to the Maine State Board of Education. He will complete a five-year term to which Carl Theriault originally was appointed. Norris has been a member of the SAD 27 board… Read More
Hole-in-One CHUCK JAMESON BANGOR – Chuck Jameson used a 7-wood to record an ace on the 165-yard sixth hole at Bangor Municipal GC on Sunday. His shot was witnessed by Herb Crowell and Don Willoughby. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
    MARS HILL — Honor parts for the Class of 1998 at Central Aroostook Junior-Senior High School have been announced. Bobbi Jo Dyer is valedictorian and Jason Woollard is salutatorian. First honor essayist is Holly McCartney and second honor essayist is Amy York. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Former New Mexico State University President J. Michael Orenduff will try to win back his professorship at the school via a faculty committee, his attorney says. “We believe he was wrongfully terminated from his position as professor, and we will let… Read More
    BROWNVILLE — Two skiers who had underestimated the difficulty of the Gulf Hagas trail were found dehydrated and exhausted, but otherwise in good shape Monday, two hours after they were reported missing. Warden Dan Carroll found Darrell Blease, 19, and Peter Doughty, 32, both of… Read More
BANGOR — A 33-year-old Winterport man was struck by a car Tuesday afternoon as he attempted to cross the road at State and Exchange streets. Bangor Police Officer Cynthia Poirier said Basil Closson was crossing from Exchange to Harlow street when he was struck by… Read More
    Summertime, and the travelin’ is easy. Which is more than can be said for some of the questions that tourists put to convention and visitors bureaus throughout the country as the great hordes prepare to make their annual two-week escape from reality. The International Association… Read More
CARIBOU — Ken Murchison of the Northern Maine Regional Planning Commission recently received the Maine Association of Planners 1993 award for Outstanding Technical Contribution to the planning field for computerized mapping work on the Loring Air Force Base Reuse Plan. The Loring AFB maps were… Read More
    A former administrator at Maine Maritime Academy was found guilty Friday of charges that he sought to obtain $15,000 in student loans using false documents and a false name. Daniel H. Schneider, 48, of Castine, who was MMA’s financial aid director and assistant director of… Read More
AUGUSTA — The Maine Public Utility Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to penalize Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. with an immediate rate decrease for failing to follow the commission’s rules. Commissioners Kenneth Gordon, Elizabeth Paine and Cheryl Harrington approved a decrease that will result in the loss of… Read More
ROCKLAND — City Manager Cathy Smith Sleeper is convinced that Rockland was substantially undercounted during the 1990 census. The preliminary census figure for Rockland was 7,877 residents, 42 fewer than the number counted in 1980. With about half of the census figures rechecked by Sleeper… 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 – 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
    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 – 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 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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