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CALAIS – The St. Croix River Valley Arts Council’s film society will screen “In the Heat of the Night” at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Holmestead, 527 Main St. The film won the 1967 Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for best picture, and director Norman… Read More
    Swim times, water fun BANGOR – The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department still has openings for its session II swim lessons held at the Beth Pancoe Pool on Union Street. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var… Read More
The following petitions for bankruptcy were filed at U.S. Bankrupcty Court in Bangor during October 2005. Jeremy M. Sherbert, dba Pine Tree Painters, self-employed, no dependents, Spruce Head: assets, $6,950; debts, $39,722. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
    WASHINGTON – President Bush, marking Memorial Day with a speech paying tribute to fighting men and women lost in war, signed into law Monday a bill that keeps demonstrators from disrupting military funerals. In advance of his speech and a wreath-laying at America’s most hallowed… Read More
FORT KENT – Two attempts to cut the 2005-2006 SAD 27 school budget failed Wednesday night, and residents approved the nearly $10.5 million budget after 90 minutes of discussion. The two attempts, one to cut the budget by $600,000 and the second to cut it… Read More
INDIANAPOLIS – Olympic gold medalists Mark Johnson and Joan Benoit Samuelson joined former Southern Cal quarterback Paul McDonald as recipients of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Awards. The awards are presented to former athletes who have distinguished themselves in the 25 years since their graduation. They… Read More
    It was painfully obvious after the recent presidential debates that there was only one man on that stage who could inspire the confidence of all of us as Americans to tackle the tough issues we face as a country here at home and around the world: Sen. John… Read More
After two years of discussions about a Maine casino now it comes down to the last few weeks. The debate has heated up to a point where it is getting confusing, and that is exactly where the Casinos No! group would like it to go. It seems their… Read More
A Bangor Daily News Feb. 27 headline read, “Tribes discuss $300 million casino plan.” What are we in Washington County – chopped liver? Does anyone think a casino will be more profitable in Kittery when it’s pretty much a stone’s throw to Foxwoods and the… Read More
AUGUSTA – The first day of court proceedings for Stephen Lockhart’s murder trial ended Monday with a jury being selected but without the trial formally getting under way. Eight men and seven women, including three alternates, were picked to hear testimony and render a verdict… Read More
VAN BUREN – Nicole Corbin scored the winning goal with less than two minutes left in the game to lead Van Buren to a 2-1 victory over Wisdom in schoolgirl soccer action Monday. Susie Johnson scored two minutes into the second half for 1-0-1 Van… Read More
RUMFORD — The Lewiston Sun Journal has sued a school board over a closed-door meeting in which the board voted to hire a lawyer to investigate complaints against its superintendent. The lawsuit in Androscoggin County Superior Court said the April 14 meeting in which the… Read More
ORONO – All Little League players and coaches are invited to attend Little League Day at Mahaney Diamond when the UMaine baseball team hosts the University of Southern Maine at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Players should arrive at 4:15 to participate in a pre-game ceremony. Read More
Rob Marchitello of Maine Maritime Academy in Castine has been chosen a co-recipient of the New England Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week award. The senior tailback from Kirkland, Quebec, netted 221 yards on 38 carries and scored four touchdowns in the Mariners’ 33-8 win over Framingham… Read More
The Maine congressional delegation on Friday announced the approval of $7.2 million in federal funds to replace the Penobscot Bridge connecting Bangor and Brewer. “That guarantees we will meet our timetable,” said Alden Small, deputy commissioner of the Maine Department of Transportation, on hearing the… Read More
Schoolboy soccer Kevin Booker scored a pair of goals to lead the Bangor Christian Patriots to a 4-1 schoolboy soccer win over the Easton Bears Friday in Bangor. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
WASHINGTON — A swarm of ordinary stars buzzing about the dark and unseen center of a distant galaxy has helped two astronomers locate what is believed the most massive black hole ever discovered. John Kormendy of the University of Hawaii Institute of Astronomy said Thursday… Read More
    AT HOULTON Community Course Houlton (3-1) 177, Limestone (0-4) (Limestone didn’t field full team) 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
PORTLAND — The New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland will celebrate its fifth anniversary at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Sonesta Hotel Eastland Ballroom during National Rehabilitation Week. Guest speaker will be actress Patricia Neal, who will discuss her stage, television and screen career, and how… Read More
    PITTSFIELD — Gov. John R. McKernan praised Cianbro Corp. at dedication ceremonies Wednesday for a new state-of-the-art industrial painting and fabrication facility at the company’s headquarters in Pittsfield. “A priority of service and a commitment to excellence, combined with a Maine work force, is a… 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
    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
    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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    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
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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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