PRESQUE ISLE – With the start of the fall semester, the University of Maine at Presque Isle has scheduled a full weekend of homecoming activities for the campus and community Sept. 12-14. Activities open with a “State of the University” address by UMPI President Don… Read More
SOUTH PORTLAND – Just weeks in advance of a statewide bond issue vote that would benefit Maine’s community colleges, state officials Monday trumpeted a 57 percent growth in enrollment to 11,801 degree-seeking students over the last five years. Maine Community College System President John Fitzsimmons… Read More
The most striking event of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings Monday was how often Republican senators urged Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to work with Congress to find stronger checks and balances in the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program. Committee Democrats, it was clear from their questions, wanted… Read More
    ROCKPORT – The Penobscot Bay chapter of the Maine Maritime Academy Alumni Association will hold its spring supper meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the Haven Event Center on Route 90. Guest speaker will be Mark Biscoe of Waldoboro. He will give a… Read More
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    LEVANT – The town is closing the Lake and Pember roads to through traffic the first week of August as part of a construction project to replace several culverts. Both roads will be closed to through traffic during the week of Aug. 2-6, although the… Read More
BLUE HILL – Chris Sargent had three singles and drove in two runs Wednesday afternoon as the George Stevens Academy baseball team cruised to a 14-2 win over Piscataquis of Guilford in the season opener for both teams. Chris Candage singled and drove in four… Read More
HARRINGTON – State police Thursday were working in conjunction with the State Medical Examiner’s Office to determine what caused the death of a 39-year-old Milbridge man in Harrington. Sgt. Dennis Appleton of the Maine State Police said Brian Willey collapsed in a driveway on North… Read More
    A story in some editions Friday about a July 4 fight outside a Bangor bar and restaurant should have said that police handcuffed Garth Danielson, 21, of Bangor, who allegedly held Darren Stover, 23, of Bangor in a headlock. Read More
WASHINGTON – European investments in Maine afford the state more than 13,400 jobs, most of them concentrated in the paper products, transportation equipment and electronics equipment industries, according to a report by the European-American Business Council. The analysis shows that while Maine had only a… Read More
HOULTON – The issue of competition for the town’s cable television service is back in the picture again. At Monday’s Town Council meeting, Councilor Philip Bernaiche presented a petition bearing 558 signatures to council Chairman Paul Romanelli, asking that the council reconsider its action at… Read More
    PORTLAND – After all the strategy, the defenses, talk about rebounding and turnovers and height, in Mt. Blue girls basketball coach Chandler Woodcock’s estimation, Saturday’s Class A championship game came down to experience. In short, the Eastern Maine champion Cougars of Farmington were loaded with… Read More
A Bangor man slashed an acquaintance’s car tires and threatened to do the same to the friend after he refused to go with the man to a party Sunday, Bangor police reported. Bangor police charged Roger Lussier, 31, with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon… Read More
Newport District Court Daniel A. Horbath, 14, Plymouth, operating all-terrain vehicle on public way, $50. 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
    College ERIKA RUSSELL Thomas College’s Erika Russell has been named the McDonald’s Offensive Player of the Week in Maine Athletic Conference women’s soccer. She scored four goals in a game against Maine Maritime Academy as well as making four saves during a game against the… Read More
On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being flat-out rejection of the Sears Island project and 10 representing unequivocal support for it from environmental regulators, Friday’s statement from three federal agencies rated a strong 5. While good news to the state in its 20-year… Read More
I’m writing about the “Requiem for an outdoorsman who loved a good joke” by Tom Hennessey, published on Jan. 18. “Turk” was one who loved the great Maine outdoors. … Now he will surely be missed not only in the woods but on the Penobscot… Read More
    “… No black man, … no red pickup truck, … no attack in that parking lot.” The words of the Penobscot County district attorney, referring to the alleged sexual assault on a 7-year-old girl in Dexter (BDN, Oct. 18). Understandably, the members of the Dexter… Read More
As I write, I look upon one of the most pitiable sights I have ever seen, and my soul weeps. Thank you, BDN, for publishing, along with his story, the photograph of little “Arrow Flynn.” So-called civilized people need not only to read about but… Read More
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has banned a Bangor accountant from any involvement in the banking business. In an order dated Jan. 3, a senior FDIC official in Washington removed Roderick N. Hotham as a director of the failed Durham Bank & Trust Co. of… Read More
    MORRILL — A Morrill majority re-elected their three selectmen and chose a host of other town officials, including a Board of Fence Viewers and a surveyor of wood and bark, at this week’s annual town meeting. Returned to office as selectmen, assessors and overseers of… Read More
LUBEC — They didn’t get the tax abatement they asked for, but two Lubec oceanfront owners say the selectmen’s decision to deny their request but to work for a reduction in the entire town’s soaring valuation was the victory they were after. Robert Voight and… 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 – 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
    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 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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