AUGUSTA – New mortgage options offered by the Maine State Housing Authority, also known as MaineHousing, will make it easier for more Maine people to buy homes of their own, the agency said. Effective Monday, borrowers using a MaineHousing mortgage have the choice of a 30-year or 40-year… Read More
    PORTLAND – A Woolwich man was sentenced Thursday to 21 months in prison for being an illegal drug user in possession of firearms. According to court records, police went to Matthew Tainter’s home in Woolwich on June 9, 2007, after receiving a report that illicit… Read More
BANGOR – Nearly 50 people gathered Thursday night at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Park Street in Bangor to listen to the songs and teachings of Bo Lozoff, founder of Human Kindness Foundation and its Prison-Ashram Project. The foundation is a nonprofit whose purpose is to encourage more… Read More
    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Real Gilbert began translating documents for the city’s French-speaking residents decades ago. Now his business has boomed along with the region’s immigrant population. In any given week, he may find interpreters and translate documents in languages ranging from African dialects to Vietnamese. Read More
Since it is not popular to stress world history in the education of our youth, I thought readers would appreciate being reminded of a certain obscure history fable: A backward country was once rules by a ruthless dictator. This country had been home to great… Read More
    The Thursday letters section was exceptional: three anti-Bush offerings, one pro-Kerry. Were there no supporters of this administration near their computers or writing desks? The correspondents proclaim us disgraced in the eyes of the civilized world, a threat to peace, wasteful of lives and dollars. No WMD, no… Read More
BANGOR – The Eastern Maine Camera Club will present a program by nature photographer Bill Silliker at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Bangor Public Library. The public is invited. “No telephoto lens can offset a lack of technique at getting close to wildlife,” said… Read More
    BANGOR – Amid fears of waterborne epidemics such as milfoil and the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, the Maine Board of Pesticide Control on Friday decided to crack down on illegal use of aquatic pesticides. Board members discussed requiring that these pesticides be sold only by… Read More
EAST MACHIAS – Bob Richardson and Stephen Holmes each scored eight points in the fourth quarter as the Washington Academy Raiders pulled away for an 84-68 schoolboy basketball victory over Sumner Friday night. Richardson finished with a game-high 29 points, Jared Gray contributed 22, and… Read More
BURNT CHURCH, New Brunswick – An organization representing Maritime fishermen is calling on Ottawa to enforce the rules and stop Indian lobster fishing in New Brunswick’s Miramichi Bay. Officials with the Maritime Fishermen’s Union said Tuesday that the turmoil that has accompanied the Indian fishery… Read More
    President Clinton sent his budget up to Capitol Hill Monday. It was a laundry list of $1.84 trillion for well-intended programs to make life more tolerable for the American people in the new millennium. Hundreds of billions to improve health care, protect the environment, shore up the military… Read More
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The University of Maine was dealt its second straight men’s basketball setback on the road as Hofstra University downed the Black Bears 77-67 Monday night. Five-foot-10 guard Craig Claxton scored a game-high 28 points – 17 in the second half – and… Read More
    One of the really enjoyable things about belonging to the Camden Chamber of Commerce is being invited to mingle with friends at the After Hours meeting, which is held at a local business once a month. But this evening when I got inside, I was surprised to find… Read More
Anxiety. Workers at the state’s two mental health institutes feel it. The deinstitutionalized mentally ill live with it, every day. This week, Gov. Angus King expressed it publicly, for the people of Maine. Only the Legislature can eliminate its cause. On Tuesday, Superior Court Justice… Read More
HOULTON — A series of public agricultural seminars will be offered free of charge on Tuesdays from January to April by SAD 29’s adult education office at Houlton High School. Other seminar sponsors are the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation, and Rural… Read More
FARMINGTON — Larger forest clear-cuts than the law allows would help bolster declining migrant bird populations, says an Audubon Society-funded researcher. Since the late 1970s, dozens of studies have shown a decline in the United States and elsewhere of numerous species of neotropical migrants, birds… Read More
    Fort Fairfield High Third Quarter Honor Roll Seniors, high honors: David Armstrong, Jarod Bruce, Kimberly Clark, Benjamin Findlen, Heather Fox, Tami-Jo McCausland, Leslie Parady, Amy Shaw and Julie Wall; honors: Gerald Berube, Jaime Burns, Randie Davenport, Jody Doughty, Stephanie Dubay, Joel Fletty, Tim Goff, Tracy… Read More
VASSALBORO — A Vassalboro man was being held on an armed robbery charge this morning following a holdup of the Vassalboro Federal Credit Union. Michael H. Joseph, 22, was being held at the Kennebec County jail, according to jail officials. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. William Cohen and George Mitchell announced Wednesday the 11 charter members appointed to the Maine Acadian Cultural Commission by Manuel Lujan Jr., secretary of the interior. The commission will advise the secretary on development and implementation of a program to preserve… Read More
    HARRINGTON — The fall semester of adult education at Narraguagus High School will begin during the week of Oct. 5. Diploma courses are free for all SAD 37 residents enrolling in the course for high school credit. For those who choose not to use the… Read More
DENNYSVILLE — Three artificial loon nesting boxes have been constructed and placed in secluded coves on Cathance Lake in Cooper by the Boy Scout Troop in Dennysville. The community service project was completed under the leadership of Sam Bradshaw, who is working to achieve the… Read More
I had to respond to a letter published in your Aug. 21 edition. Jock McKernan has raised taxes and you don’t have to look very far. He raised taxes on alcohol consumed on the premises. He raised the sales tax on casual sales of boats. Read More
    ISLAND FALLS — The Kathadin Club of Island Falls was presented two winning award certificates May 15 from the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and Chevron USA Inc. for working to improve the quality of community life. Winning awards were for the club’s contributions to… 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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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