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BAILEYVILLE – A local police officer who has been a member of the town’s law enforcement department for 29 years has lost his job. Sgt. George “Fred” Rayner’s employment with the town was terminated last Thursday, Nov. 9, according to Baileyville Town Manager Scott Harriman. Read More
ETNA – Registration for pre-kindergarten sessions for the 2004-2005 school year will take place Tuesday, April 13, at the Etna-Dixmont School. Current pre-kindergarten pupils will stay home on this day. Kindergarten registration will be held Thursday, April 15. Children must be 5 years old on… Read More
    BANGOR – The next meeting of the Mesa Hispanica will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at Borders bookstore in Bangor. The Hermon High School Spanish Club organizes the Mesa Hispanica, an event for hispanophiles to meet and converse in Spanish. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
AUGUSTA – Gov. John Baldacci and Finance Authority of Maine officials on Friday announced a plan to assist businesses directly affected by the shutdown of Great Northern Paper Inc. The Katahdin Loan Insurance Program, available for companies within 20 miles of Millinocket or East Millinocket… Read More
BANGOR – Registration for the third annual Race to End Domestic Abuse will begin at 8 a.m. with the 5-mile run and family walk starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Bangor Auditorium. Breakfast and other activities will follow at Paul Bunyan Park. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    BANGOR – Bangor business leaders, Keep Bangor Beautiful board members and volunteers met for a Strategic Planning Retreat led by Keep America Beautiful trainer Mayor Jennie Stultz on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Riverside Inn. Projects that are under consideration include establishing Bangor as a… Read More
FORT KENT – University of Maine at Fort Kent Interim President Donald Zillman and his wife, Linda Zillman, are inviting St. John Valley community members to meet and greet student athletes and coaches. The social gathering will take place Friday, Sept. 7, from 4:30 p.m. Read More
HOULTON – The Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce and the Aroostook County SCORE will hold a small-business tax workshop Sept. 19 at the Center for Community Health Education, Houlton Regional Hospital. The session will deal with basic business tax requirements. IRS representatives will instruct and… Read More
    NEWPORT — A $12.8 million budget passed by a 2-to-1 margin in SAD 48 during Tuesday’s budget referendum, but individual town tallies were not as clearly divided. Voters also approved a clarification on an earlier vote supporting new middle schools for the district. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
BANGOR — In a public hearing late last week, the state Taxation Committee classified feminine hygiene items as paper products and unanimously defeated a bill to remove the sales tax on them. In private, a male representative told the bill’s female sponsor that the measure was “silly” and… Read More
ELLSWORTH — The city’s shallow harbor on the Union River may not be the busiest on the Down East coast, but there has been none other like it for retiring Harbor Master Doris Ginn. “I’m going to miss it down there. It’s a real peaceful,… Read More
    WASHINGTON — The Navy has awarded a $9.7 million contract modification for the evaluation of new technologies to increase the speed and precision of the LPD-17 Amphibious Transport Ship, according to U.S. Sen. Olympia J. Snowe. The shipyard team of Bath Iron Works and Avondale Industries of New… Read More
Knox County Superior Court: Eric Melquist, 19, Tenants Harbor, criminal trespass and criminal mischief, six years in jail, with all but seven days suspended. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i… Read More
The letter to the editors, written by John Houston in the Bangor Daily News Feb. 29, regarding the cost of his wife’s care in a Bangor facility, could have been written by me. After caring for my husband at home since 1989 as a patient… Read More
    The editorial cartoon on Dec. 20 truly exceeds the limits of good taste. It depicts the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, scowling at an image suggesting the three wise men, complete with the Star of Bethlehem. While the three proclaim “peace on earth,” Netanyahu calls them “extremists.”… Read More
SOUTH LANCASTER, Mass. – The Husson men’s basketball team took an early 20-0 run and went on to defeat Atlantic Union 94-54 Tuesday night. Rick Sinclair scored seven of his 16 points during the Braves’ rally to spark the team on to a 47-24 halftime… Read More
The federal government has not impressed me over the years with its mercy toward the casualties of a northern winter. The IRS, for instance, shows singularly little interest in whether my pipes have frozen or my car has seized up. There is no provision for… Read More
    Some of downtown Bangor’s greatest assets have been destroyed, but other treasures are merely obscured, layered behind generations of renovations. All eyes in the city’s commercial and service core are on the former Sears building on Harlow Street, which is shedding facade and older stonework… Read More
OCOEE, Fla. – The University of Maine softball team completed one of its most successful spring trips by sweeping a pair of contests Saturday. Maine defeated Colgate University 4-3 in Saturday’s nightcap, after posting a 2-1 win over Youngstown State in the early contest. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
One year after the new owners moved it two blocks, and 146 years after it was built, the Charles W. Jenkins House is completely renovated, and fully leased. After having the house moved to Pine Street, Kelly and Co., house revivers, worked thousands of hours… Read More
    ELLSWORTH — After considerable discussion Monday night, the Ellsworth City Council again tabled a proposal to appoint a volunteer committee to study the repair and repaving of city streets. The proposal came from Council Philip Shea who said he was not satisfied with the way… 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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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