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MACHIAS – Free Informational Crop Insurance Workshops will be offered 6-8 tonight and Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Washington County Farm Service Agency Office conference room at 51 Court St. All meetings will be informal with opportunities for questions and answers. Crop insurance speakers will… Read More
    AUGUSTA – The Maine Senate has approved a compromise to end a dispute over plans to reintroduce alewives to the upper portions of the St. Croix River in eastern Maine. Senators on Friday approved a bill that calls for opening only the Woodland dam on… Read More
ROCKLAND – City resident Sandra A. Schramm has been selected as one of the top community leaders in New England for her environmental commitment to the residents of Rockland by Harris Parnell, Maine Director of Toxics Action Center in Portland. Schramm has been working with… Read More
Members of the sophomore class at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield are establishing the Josh Sawyer Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor their late classmate, and other MCI students are doing what they can to help the sophomores with this endeavor. For example, Ellen Wagner has… Read More
    President Bush laid out a realistic middle ground approach on immigration Monday. The president called for better control of the U.S.-Mexican border, a guest worker program and the continued assimilation of immigrants into American society. While many questions about his plans to improve border security by assigning National… Read More
    ROCKLAND – A class-action lawsuit involving a Maine State Prison mail policy has been marked “Return to sender.” Superior Court Justice William S. Brodrick dismissed the case on a technicality Wednesday, but the way he did it means the claim may be brought again. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
FORT KENT – The University of Maine at Fort Kent will act as a local host for the Hospice Foundation of America’s 10th annual bereavement teleconference, “Living With Grief: Coping With Public Tragedy,” 1:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Nadeau Hall’s teleconference center. The live-via-satellite… Read More
Mathieu A. Poulin has joined Bangor Savings Bank as director of corporate planning. He will be based in Bangor. Poulin has 14 years of experience in various corporate finance positions, most recently as treasurer of Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. A graduate of the University of Maine, he holds bachelor’s… Read More
Dear Jim: I have thought of building a unique cedar home, but I wonder if the wood provides adequate wall insulation. I like the cedar smell, but perhaps not all the time. Are cedar houses very energy efficient? – Mike R. Dear Mike: Cedar homes… Read More
Starting times for the R.H. Foster Energy/Mobil Paul Bunyan Amateur Golf Tournament scheduled for June 16-18 at Rockland Golf Club, Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor, and Bangor Municipal Golf Course are lifted below. The first time listed is Friday, June 16; the second… Read More
    Bangor’s Mike Baker starts play today in the Eastern PGA Club Professional Championship at the Osprey Point Golf Course in Kiawah Island, S.C. Baker, the assistant pro at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course, is one of 152 players from the East Coast who will compete… Read More
Hole-in-one BILL CURTIS EAST HOLDEN – Bill Curtis of Bangor recorded a hole-in-one on the eighth hole at Felt Brook Golf Center Friday. Curtis used a pitching wedge on the 125-yard hole and the ace was witnessed by his son, Eric Curtis of Bangor, Vanessa… Read More
BANGOR – The Brewer girls and boys swimming teams rolled to easy victories over Ellsworth Friday night at the Bangor-Brewer YWCA’s Aloupis Pool. With just one boy and 13 girls on the Class B Eagles side against a 45-person strong Class A Witches squad, the… Read More
Remember Willie Horton, the furloughed murderer/rapist Republicans chained to Michael Dukakis’s leg during the 1988 presidential campaign? Well, if Al Gore becomes the Democratic nominee in 2000, as many believe, he might find himself with a bad case of albatross envy. One recidivist career criminal… Read More
BREWER — Brewer firefighters spent Thursday afternoon chasing grass fires that appeared to be purposely set. Fire Capt. Bruce Blanchard said the department had to call in firefighting volunteers to help put out the dozen or so fires on the Green Point Road, Wilson Street… Read More
It is said in labor negotiations that a fair deal is one in which both sides sign the agreement while mumbling to themselves. If so, the NHL agreement reaches that level, but the mumbling initially seems longer and louder from the players’ side. They did… Read More
Aroostook County Superior Court: Patricia Long, 30, Sherman, criminal trespassing, all but 14 days suspended from 11 month jail sentence, one year probation; criminal mischief, seven days in jail; theft, $200. Read More
    In three days, life will return to normal for 64 Old Town High School student-athletes who were suspended from practicing or playing with their respective teams for violating the school’s interscholastic activities code. The students attended a party last Friday evening where alcohol was served,… Read More
PITTSFIELD — Five of the six home games scheduled for Maine Central Institute’s fall football program will be held on Friday nights, under new lights erected by the MCI Football Boosters. After eight years in the planning, the club has raised almost all of the… Read More
… A large percentage of the population feel that their elected officials are not responsive to their will. Members of the Town Council claim they are representing all citizens including those who are not speaking out. This may be true. Another argument states that elected officials should not… Read More
DALE L. JELLISON has joined Civil Engineering Services Inc. of Brewer as a project manager. His responsibilities include municipal landfill closings, the company’s soils laboratory, and road design projects. Jellison earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Maine. RONALD C. HOWES… Read More
    On the Move Tab ROCKLAND — Sometimes, an island’s lifeline depends on a single ship. 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())… 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
    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
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    3rd District Court, Bangor Cases Nov. 10-14, 2008 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 () { // Define… Read More
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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