PRESQUE ISLE – Funding applications for 2008-2009 are available from the United Way of Aroostook. Nonprofit health and human service organizations serving Aroostook County residents may apply to the UWA for funds that were raised during the annual fundraising campaign. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    CHARLOTTE – An 87-year-old Lubec man on Tuesday lost control of the late-model GMC pickup truck he was driving and slammed into a utility pole on Smith Ridge Road. Clifford A. Ryerson was taken by ambulance to Calais Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Read More
This Republican president is threatening to veto an expansion of the program for children’s health because he does not want to include more uncovered individuals. The argument being that it is too expensive and expansive. I don’t hear that argument when he is talking about… Read More
ROCKLAND – After weeks of pushing and pulling along with some midnight-oil number crunching into the early hours Tuesday, the Rockland City Council approved a budget calling for expenditures of $10,002,544 for the 2006-07 municipal year. When estimated revenues are deducted, the portion of the… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – A Blue Hill man remains in fair condition at a Bangor hospital after crashing his truck on Route 15 in Orland on Sunday evening. David Harriman, 51, was extricated from his vehicle and taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in… Read More
Maine State Retirement System laws are discriminating against six combat veterans. Those veterans served in combat operations during periods not covered by federally recognized periods of conflict. We are waiting to buy back up to four years of military time. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    Maine officials during the last 20 years have come up with all sorts of reasons to explain why more of the state’s high-school graduates haven’t gone to college. They weren’t prepared academically; they weren’t ready socially. Costs were too high; aspirations too low. Families weren’t encouraging enough. All… Read More
CARIBOU – Molly Bouchard’s confident smile did not waver Wednesday night as all four “Star Search” judges each gave her four stars in the final round of competition. Her score of 16 fell four points shy of the 20 points of her rival. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    It is extremely hard to find a driver or crew member who doesn’t have the utmost respect for the Bahre family, the owners of New Hampshire International Speedway. The Bahres bend over backwards to ensure that the drivers, crews, fans and media have an enjoyable… Read More
There were moments Monday when Husson College men’s basketball coach Warren Caruso thought his team’s season might end in a snowstorm in Boston. The Braves were en route to the NAIA Division II Basketball Championship at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo. Read More
NEW YORK – Anaheim Mighty Ducks left wing defenseman Paul Kariya was suspended indefinitely, pending a hearing, for slashing Minnesota Wild forward Aaron Gavey during an exhibition game. Kariya slashed Gavey at 15:43 of the third period of Minnesota’s 3-1 victory Friday night. Kariya was… Read More
SKOWHEGAN — A civil lawsuit filed by three men who were shot more than four years ago at the Red Garter Bottle Club in St. Albans finally will be heard in early January in Somerset County Superior Court. The hearing was prompted last June by… Read More
I found the letter of July 31 concerning the honoring of drug addicts (Elvis, Marilyn Monroe) and so-called draft dodgers Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) and President Clinton to be a bit of a stretch. Did the writer forget that one of his so-called heroes, Charles Lindbergh, was a… Read More
    I am writing in response to the letter by Gail E. Ray published in the June 18 edition of the Bangor Daily News, titled, “The law is the law.” The letter addressed an issue of great concern to many drivers, especially those who have had close calls with… Read More
I thought I was in Hollywood Wednesday night when I walked through the doors of Glenburn Elementary School and was handed a program for the world premiere of the locally produced movie, “The Magic School Bus Goes to the Revolutionary War,” kicking off The Children’s Campaign to Save… Read More
Congressional term limits have been the stealth bomber of the fall in Maine, flying along unnoticed by voters but set to deliver a wallop. Neither opponents nor proponents of term limits have squared off in the public arena since last spring. Officials uncovered irregularities in… Read More
LINCOLN — The following divorces were granted in 13th District Court in Lincoln on the grounds of irreconcilable marital differences: Leon A. Reed of Lincoln and Tiffany Reed of Carmel, with shared rights and responsibilities of three minor children. Tiffany Reed will resume use of… Read More
ELLSWORTH — The proposed new high school would improve the learning climate for Ellsworth high school students, Principal Lee Beal said at a public hearing on the building Monday evening. Topping the list of improvements would be removal of the portable classrooms. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    MACHIAS — A Down East Region Stewardship Conference, sponsored by a group of three environmental groups, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29 and 30, at the University of Maine at Machias and during field trips. Workshops, discussion groups, and lectures will be held… Read More
CARIBOU The following cases were among those processed July 22-26, in 1st District Court by Judge Ronald A. Daigle. 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;… Read More
    Chairman of the Penquis District, Katahdin Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, is James Wentworth — not John Wentworth, as reported in a caption under a photograph in Saturday’s paper. 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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    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
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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