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Two 15-year-old kids have made verbal commitments to join the University of Maine hockey program – beginning in 2010. These early decisions are all above board, all within NCAA recruiting guidelines, and Maine certainly isn’t alone in playing this recruiting futures game. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    BAR HARBOR – While Paul Newman is being hailed around the world as a Hollywood legend after his death on Friday, in Maine he is being remembered for his generosity to College of the Atlantic and for the films he made in the southern half of the state. Read More
I am sickened beyond words at the Portland School System’s recent decision to offer birth-control to middle school students. As a social worker working with teens, I see first-hand the emotional, mental and physical consequences that our children suffer as a result of engaging in pre-marital sex. Read More
RED DEVILS 6, SHIRETOWNERS 1 Houlton (8-8) Central (16-1) 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
    MACHIAS – A 52-year-old Lubec man, who faces multiple drug charges, made his first appearance in Washington County Superior Court Monday. Toby L. Wilcox, who was indicted by the Washington County grand jury earlier this month, entered not guilty pleas to aggravated trafficking in scheduled… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE – Investigators said this weekend they are still looking for whoever burglarized four businesses in the Star City on Halloween. Presque Isle Police Detective Wayne Selfridge said Saturday that police have some leads in the case. Detective Sgt. William Campbell is leading the… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – It has been 36 years since a cross was stolen from a local church and later was found nearby in a river, and now police are looking for it again. The 2-foot-high brass cross vanished a second time during the past week from… Read More
Bob Sherman must cringe every time he sees one of the many ads New England Sports Network runs on television or places in local newspapers. “The Sox and Bruins are hot, but if you can’t be there, tune in NESN,” the ad says. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
MILBRIDGE – Peaceful Choices, a 40-hour training program for domestic violence crisis advocates, will begin Sept. 7. The training is free for individuals interested in volunteering for Peaceful Choices, Washington County’s domestic violence project. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
CALAIS – The proposed nature park may be in a foreign country, but it has economic ramifications for this border community as planners look to the north and south to make the park a reality. Members of the St. Croix Estuary Project have kicked off… Read More
    Let me start this letter with the first paragraph of Emmet Meara’s article in thew Dec. 13 Bangor Daily News: “Fruitcake is the Al Gore of holiday food. No one really likes it. Few even respect it. No one wants it in the house for the holidays. It’s… Read More
ELLSWORTH — City councilors will debate what action to take now that a report on the condition of the fire station’s concrete floor is completed. Numerous cracks developed in the floor less than a year after it was poured as part of the overall renovation… Read More
    Regarding the recent story on HMO reform bills currently under consideration by the U.S. Senate (July 25-26), I want to make clear the scope of the Republican Patients’ Bill of Rights — a bill which has at its heart, the best interests of the patient. Read More
A story in Monday’s paper indicated that Lubec Selectman Reginald Sawtelle had chosen an administrator for a local fish packing/processing company using money from a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant. In fact, Sawtelle did not identify his choice at the meeting. Read More
    GREENVILLE — The Moosehead Historical Society’s last scheduled bus trip of the season will be held on Oct. 18. Participants will travel to Freeport for a day of early Christmas shopping and visiting historic sites. One need not be a member of the historical society… Read More
BELFAST — The City Council has taken the first step toward putting the wraps on nude dancing and other public activity of a sexual nature. With little debate and the overwhelming support of the majority of those attending Tuesday night’s meeting, the councilors unanimously approved… Read More
Brewer 3, Presque Isle 0 BREWER – Bob Seiring’s first-half goal, a five-yarder off a quick free kick taken by Chris Roeder, turned out to be the game-winner as Brewer improved its record to 7-0-1 with a 3-0 schoolboy soccer win over Presque Isle at… Read More
TOPSHAM – Erin Akins second goal of the game, coming after two 10 minute overtimes and 26 penalty corners, gave Winslow a 2-1 victory over York, clinching an Eastern Maine sweep of state field hockey championships here Saturday. Winslow’s win in the Class B title… Read More
BOSTON — A Fleet-Norstar Financial Group Inc. subsidiary charged with heavy-handed loan collection tactics “ought to be liquidated,” U.S. Sen. John Kerry said Monday. But the president of Recoll Management Corp. said the senator’s proposal wouldn’t change the government’s mandate to recoup losses from the… Read More
    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island YMCA, in cooperation with Harbor House of Southwest Harbor and Tremont and Downeast Transportation, will offer transportation to the YMCA pool in Bar Harbor for the Y’s after-school swim program. The cooperative bus service will allow children from… Read More
PORTLAND — A Cumberland County Superior Court jury on Monday found Roland White guilty of murder in the grisly killing of his girlfriend last summer. White was convicted of stabbing to death Monika M. Malcolm, 29, whose bloody body was found by police July 18,… Read More
BELFAST — Ten days after overwhelmingly rejecting SAD 34’s proposed $10.3 milllion budget, district voters reversed themselves and passed the budget without deducting so much as $1. The budget passed by a vote of 166-33. A non-binding straw vote on the proposed middle school also… 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
    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 – 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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    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
    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
    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
    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