HAMPDEN – The Maine State High School Mock Trial Championship team from Hampden Academy, with two wins and two losses, finished 28th out of 42 teams at the 25th annual National High School Mock Trial Championship May 8-11 in Wilmington, Del. Teams from 39 states,… Read More
    BROCKTON, Mass. – An 18-year-old carnival worker accused of sexually assaulting two girls he met at the Marshfield Fair has been released from jail after prosecutors dropped some of the charges. A Superior Court judge released Jeffrey Witham on personal recognizance Friday, with the condition… Read More
Perhaps Washington County should be part of Canada. The Canadians most definitely realize the foolishness of LNG coming into Passamaquoddy Bay. Thank God the Canadians are saying “No. No way.” The many, many people in Washington County who are opposed to LNG for sound, factual… Read More
PERRY – Gov. John Baldacci shook hands on Monday morning with the recipient and the grant-writer for $120,000 in federal funds to help expand a small business in Perry. But none of the town’s selectmen was present for the announcement. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    It was my privilege recently to spend a little time with Mrs. Holly Scott’s second-grade class at the Hermon Elementary School. The lesson for the day was tolerance, and I had the good fortune to read author Myron Uhlberg’s timely book, “Dad, Jackie, and Me,”… Read More
A recent letter asked readers not to “change players” in the upcoming presidential election. I know a lot of Mainers like to play cards: cribbage, hearts, sixty-three, even poker. However, when you are playing cards and it becomes obvious that one or more of the players is cheating,… Read More
    MARS HILL – The fourth annual Greater Mars Hill Winterfest will be held Friday and Saturday, March 12-13. The following events are planned: Friday, March 12 googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for… Read More
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PITTSFIELD – Pittsfield planning board members reviewed changes to the town’s land use ordinances Monday night as basic as grammar and spelling. They also addressed glaring errors, such as correcting a definition to enable them to do their job. “The planning board itself had been… Read More
COLUMBIA FALLS – The Ruggles House Society has received a gift of $100,000 for its 50th anniversary capital campaign. An example of Federal architecture, the house was built by architect Aaron Sherman in 1820 for the family of Thomas Ruggles, a business and civic leader… Read More
STANDISH – Detectives investigating last month’s report of an armed robbery and arson at Sebago Village Variety concluded Tuesday that the store manager set the fire and concocted the report that she had been robbed. Rebecca Lavallee, 28, of Topsham, was arrested at the store… Read More
    PITTSFIELD — A report card on the Maine economy will be released today in Augusta by the Maine Economic Growth Council. Members of the Sebasticook Valley Hospital Business Coalition, a breakfast club of local business leaders, got a sneak preview Tuesday when state Sen. Chellie… Read More
ELLSWORTH — A public forum to discuss parents’ issues and child care concerns is planned for Friday, April 24, at the Ellsworth Middle School. Sponsored by the Child Care Task Force of Hancock County, the purpose of the forum is to determine needs for early… Read More
    The Baldwin Boat Company in Orrington is sponsoring the 15th annual Ebb-Tide Marathon Canoe and Kayak Race will be held at 12 p.m. today in Brewer. The 10-mile flatwoater course winds along a stretch of the Penobscot River that won’t offer any portages. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
Bowater Inc. is reorganizing its forest and wood products operations in the United States and Canada into one new division and is consolidating its newsprint and directory paper businesses into one division. Corporate officials say the reorganization and consolidation are effective immediately. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
Bravo to Jack Beveridge, mountain climber, for giving the Bangor Daily News something to print other than the latest crimes, distressing political shakeups, or dire forcasts of rising taxes . Ruth-Ellen Cohen, who wrote about Jack’s struggles on the Appalachian Trail, awakened in me a… Read More
    CARIBOU — A Mapleton man was charged with escape Thursday afternoon after he fled police custody while being taken from court to a waiting police cruiser. According to Lt. Alfred Cote of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department, Robert Reed Jr., in his early 20s, had… Read More
WINTERPORT — RFD numbers are out, and street names and numbers are in at Winterport. Selectmen Tuesday night reviewed the final report on the street name-and-numbering system and made a few minor changes before giving the plan their final approval. There will be no more… Read More
    Second in a series Ten years into her teaching career, laryngitis began to cause Vine Street School physical education instructor Barbara Kelley to miss some school days. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false;… Read More
ORONO — Kathleen A. Stevens of Orono has announced she will seek election to the Maine House of Representatives from District 130. Stevens is a Democrat and will run for the seat being vacated by John O’Dea, who has announced his campaign for the Maine Senate. Read More
CALAIS — The Calais Free Library was awarded a $400 grant from the Rose and Samuel Rudman Library Trust. The trust, created by Rose B. Rudman and administered by Fleet Bank of Maine, benefits public libraries, library associations and municipalities that provide services to the public in communities… Read More
After eight progressively successful seasons, Art Guesman has resigned as the golf coach at the University of Maine. Guesman, a professor of journalism at Maine for the past 18 years, cited increasing conflict with his academic responsibilities as the reason for his leaving. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    HAMPDEN — A fire that reportededly started in the garage gutted two cars and ravaged through a two-story house here Sunday night. The house, located on the corner of Perry Road and Coolidge Avenue, belonged to the Michael Gilbert family. They sat on the front… 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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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