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WINTERPORT – Winterport Head Start will hold a Spring Fair fundraiser 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Leroy Smith School, 319 South Main St. There will be a bake sale and refreshments table, Hoopoe the Clown, craft table, karaoke, bead table, games and a bounce house. Read More
    LOUDON, N.H. – Dario Franchitti had a 2007 season that Indy Car drivers dream about. Not only did he win the grandadddy of all races, the Indianapolis 500, the Scot also won the IRL points championship. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
The brightest star in the evening sky is Sirius, which translates as “the scorching one.” Because it appears in the constellation Canis Major, the Big Dog, Sirius is commonly known as the “Dog Star.” The Egyptians had a deep reverence for Sirius for its “heliacal”… Read More
STEUBEN – Eagle Hill is asking people to share recipes and samples of their baked goods starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at the Humboldt Field Research Institute Building, 59 Eagle Hill Road. Planners are looking for an array of baked foods from different… Read More
    FORT WAYNE, Indiana – Brett Putnam, a former resident and native of Houlton and a 1983 graduate of Hodgdon High School, has recently been awarded three MarCom Creative Awards for producing a 30-minute DVD for AccuTemp Products of Fort Wayne, Ind. The corporate video highlights the benefits and… Read More
HAMPDEN – Ever since she showed up as a stray 15 years ago, a chubby black Lab named Sheba has greeted residents and occupied their children as they registered vehicles, purchased fishing licenses and conducted other town business. But Sheba’s job as the town’s beloved… Read More
AUGUSTA – State lottery officials and representatives of the Multi-State Lottery Association were resolving a few last-minute security issues Friday in preparation for the state’s entry next week into the Powerball game. Tickets for the multimillion-dollar jackpot will go on sale at noon Friday, July… Read More
    ORRINGTON – Brock Bradford lit up the new scoreboard in Calvary Chapel Christian Academy’s new gym for 49 points as the Sabers opened their new home with a 92-75 boys basketball win over Greater Houlton Christian Academy Thursday night. Brandon Scovil and Ian Seekins each… Read More
It is officially fall. The leaves are almost gone, people are dressed in bright orange coming out of the darkening woods at 4:30; all signs are that snow is on its way. Nonetheless, fishing season is not over! Central and southern Maine hold some monster… Read More
LEWISTON – The Squires, a Class D Softball team, captured the state championship over the weekend in Lewiston. They recorded a 7-1 record. 48 teams played in the tournament. They advanced to the Nationals in Auburndale, Florida in September . They will attempt fundraisers to… Read More
    BANGOR – City councilors on Monday took a look at a revised plan to develop a 5.7-acre parcel off New York Street. The council, meeting as the Strategic Issues Committee, reviewed the new plan from developer Jon Dawson that includes 13 homes on the city-owned… Read More
Despite being pretty much toast this Monday morning, I’m going to try to tell you about one of my best adventures ever. It was a three-day, 45-mile trip around Penobscot Bay with 64 other kayak paddlers that ranks right up there with being more fun than a barrel… Read More
Following are petitions for bankruptcy filed at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Bangor: Doris Jeffery, piano teacher, no dependents, Caribou; assets, $10,473; debts, $20,349. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i… Read More
AUGUSTA — The National Council of State Housing Agencies presented its 1999 Leadership Award to David Lakari, director of the Maine State Housing Authority, during the council’s annual conference in Chicago recently. NCSHA presents the leadership award annually to a person who has made a… Read More
PORTLAND – The Portland Sea Dogs expect to see their 1,000,000 fan during their June 28-July 2 homestand. The fan will be honored in a ceremony the day the milestone is reached, and will receive a trip to Florida to see the Sea Dogs’ parent… Read More
    Although the legislative session which began Wednesday could be brief, the Education Committee is slated to tackle a host of weighty issues, including school choice, consolidation and construction, and the restructuring of the Department of Education. In addition to a handful of new bills and… Read More
ASHLAND — Northbound traffic on Route 11 may expect minor delays for the next six weeks while the Maine Department of Transportation repairs the bridge over the Aroostook River. “We need to replace the wearing surface, or top layer of the bridge deck,” said Everett… Read More
FREEPORT — A woman who said she lost a job at L.L. Bean last month filed a complaint Wednesday charging the outfitter with disability discrimination. CarolAnne Bouchles, 29, lost her job after L.L. Bean found out that she had tendinitis in her right arm and… Read More
    BAR HARBOR — A private laundry in Bar Harbor was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning. Bar Harbor Fire Chief Butch Higgins said the fire was reported at 12:13 a.m. Saturday at the laundry located about 30 feet behind O’Henry’s Restaurant. The roof had already… Read More
This letter is addressed to dog owners, as well as those citizens of Winterport who felt we did not need an animal control officer in this town. On May 18, I saw a stray dog in our yard. On going to look at the collar for tags, I… Read More
    BIDDEFORD – Kendra Coates scored 25 points and Sheri McCarthy made a school record 15 assists for the St. Joseph’s College Monks as they defeated the University of New England 113-93 in women’s collegiate basketball action Wednesday. Kathryn Hartley added 16 points for the 8-0… 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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