SKOWHEGAN – When conditions are just right – mild days, cool nights – the sap flows and Maine’s maple syrup season begins. The season can start anytime between mid-February and late March, but whenever the sap is ready this year, producers are hoping for one… Read More
    OLD TOWN – American Veterans Post 9 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the American Legion Hall, 20 Water St. Veterans with an honorable discharge and those serving in the guards or the reserves qualify for AMVETS membership. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
BANGOR – Alice Baker celebrated Labor Day by giving up her day job after working 43 years for Penobscot County. Baker, 69, of Brewer went to work in the Registry of Deeds on Sept. 1, 1964. On Friday, she cleaned out her desk and retired… Read More
    NEWBURGH – Men carrying weapons invaded a North Road home early Monday, fleeing with money, but not injuring anybody, the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said. Chief Deputy Troy Morton said a family was home when the incident occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. Monday. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
BANGOR – An Old Town man’s discrimination lawsuit has moved a step closer to trial after a federal judge recommended the denial of a Dunkin’ Donuts motion for summary judgment. Anthony Watkins, 51, is seeking $50,000 in compensatory damages and $250,000 in punitive damages from… Read More
AUGUSTA – Information about newly apportioned congressional and legislative districts in Maine is available online and by request from the Secretary of State’s Office. Written boundary descriptions of Maine’s two congressional and 186 legislative districts may be found at or by calling 624-7650. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    A report on the performance of a little-known intelligence agency during the Vietnam War has finally been published after being kept secret for 35 years. The agency is the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, known to insiders as INR. Historians are finding the report a valuable… Read More
While shoveling the driveway after one of our many recent storms, I looked over the vast expanse of whiteness blanketing the world and sensed that something was missing from the scene. All and up and down the streets my neighbors were bent low to their… Read More
MEDWAY – Fireworks, a pig roast, a parade and numerous other events will all be part of Medway’s Old Home Days. The three days of events will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, July 27, and will run through Sunday, July 29. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
The European Union (EU) and Major League Baseball (MLB) both profess an abhorrence of racism. When John Rocker uttered his stream of racist and sexist slurs in a Sports Illustrated interview, MLB Commissioner Bug Selig attempted to suspend him for the first month of the season. When Austria… Read More
A story in some editions Wednesday about a warrant article petition in Lamoine gave the wrong number of signatures on the petition. Sixty-seven residents signed the petition to change the way selectmen write warrant articles. Read More
BELFAST — Stating that he was sick of being lied to, veteran Belfast Planning Board member Gene Kirby announced that he was quitting and left Wednesday’s board meeting in a huff. “I’m out of here. I’m resigning from the planning board,” Kirby told his stunned… Read More
SEDGWICK — Peter Billings was installed postmaster on Feb. 27. He began his postal career in July 1988 as a part-time clerk in Stonington and was officer in charge at Castine in 1992 and at Deer Isle in 1995. Billings has worked at the Ellsworth… Read More
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    There is a disease more destructive than AIDS. Yet it is not recognized by the medical community and there is currently no concerted effort to halt its spread. It kills the soul of those people afflicted and is seriously affecting all life on this planet. This disease is… Read More
Doctors and patients worried that medical decisions currently are being overwhelmed by insurance costs have chosen fertile ground on which to fight. The length of stay covered for women giving birth not only can be supported for sound practical reasons, but also has emotional appeal. Read More
    BELFAST — The Belfast Garden Club is accepting reservations for its annual trip to the New England Flower Show in Boston. The trip will begin at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Reny shopping plaza. The tour includes a stop on the way to… Read More
Another University of Maine football season is upon us beginning with Saturday night’s opener at the University of Buffalo. Another new head coach is preparing for his debut. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
    FUSSEN, Germany – University of Maine sophomore goalie Mike Dunham made 47 saves as the United States beat Czechoslovakia 3-2 in the World Junior Championships Saturday to earn the bronze medal. The United States finished with a 5-2 record, which is its best ever in… Read More
“The Russian people, without a doubt, are the most gracious people I’ve ever met. We came home with anywhere from 100-200 gifts; and they don’t have it. If they had something on their wall they cherished, they would take it down and give it to you.”… Read More
    Two months after Great Northern Nekoosa Corp. agreed to be acquired by Georgia-Pacific Corp., the Atlanta forest-products giant quietly is working to keep its promises to the people of Maine. A team from G-P has conducted studies at the Great Northern mill in Millinocket within… 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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