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When I think of Blue Eyes and her birthday, I will think of Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg. You have to understand that she is a pluperfect planner and organizer. She has organized my most fantastic birthday celebrations. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    Last Sunday I went down to Dexter to purchase a newspaper and a couple of scratch tickets. I don’t smoke, drink or have expensive toys, but I do enjoy scratch tickets and I go to the slots sometimes. I suppose you could call that my… Read More
In his commentary of May 16, State Board of Education Chairman Jim Carignan correctly points out that Maine needs to be more efficient in the way in which we deliver public education. I would further maintain that we could, and should, be far more efficient in nearly every… Read More
BANGOR – A Bangor teenager whose family was being robbed in their home Wednesday contacted a friend by computer to get help. Three men forced their way into the Warren Street home where the teenager lived with his parents. At least one of the men… Read More
Hoping the third time’s a charm, Gov. John Baldacci has submitted the names of six nominees for the University of Maine System board of trustees. By proposing three men and three women from various parts of the state to serve on the 16-member panel, Baldacci… Read More
    Maine prides itself when it is at the top of national rankings and typically frets and forms task forces when it is at the bottom. Here’s a ranking that deserves more than a little fretting and a lot of action: Maine is third worst in the nation when… Read More
BANGOR – A woman was found dead at her apartment Wednesday afternoon in Bangor, according to neighbors. The death was reported to police at about 4 p.m. after neighbors found the woman’s body in her apartment at 69 First St. One neighbor said the woman… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Mainers who are considering buying a new snowmobile this season should be careful where they make their purchase. The Attorney General’s Office said Thursday a new Maine law makes it a crime for anyone who does not have a franchise with the manufacturer… Read More
Robert Siegler of Lincoln (BDN, Feb. 23) thinks the Bush tax cut is fair because the rich pay more tax so they should get a bigger cut. But more than simple arithmetic is involved here. Wealth is created and increased in part because of government… Read More
AUGUSTA – The Somerset County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the reconstruction and investigation reports from an accident last May in Cornville that killed one man and three children. First Assistant District Attorney Evert Fowle said Friday, “There should a decision soon,” regarding whether the… Read More
SKOWHEGAN — The owner of a popular eatery is accused of getting a free lunch — from the electric company. Louis Sy is accused of diverting electricity from his meter so that he received $10,000 worth of free power at his Candlelight Restaurant on Madison… Read More
BANGOR — Penquis C.A.P. will hold a six-hour, two-part series for anyone considering or beginning a family child care in their home. Session one will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, and will cover state regulations, creating a healthy and safe environment, and child… Read More
    When Congress passed the Telecommunications Act of 1996, e-rate, the component that would bring high-tech to the nations’s classrooms, libraries and rural health centers was hailed as a model of public/private cooperation and creativity. The Federal Communication Commission’s decision last week to slash the program… Read More
PALMYRA — Hundreds of names are adding up on a petition at McNeil’s One Stop at the junction of Routes 2 and 152 in Palmyra. There is a new bridge in Palmyra over the Sebasticook River on Route 2, about an eighth of a mile… Read More
    The ferry trip from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island has an added attraction this year. Fog permitting, travelers can check on the progress of North America’s largest multispan bridge, the Northumberland Strait Bridge that will connect Prince Edward Island with the Canadian mainland. Construction… Read More
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North Atlantic Conference baseball teams, including the University of Maine, have discovered what golfers have known for years. If there’s still snow and ice on the local course in April, it’s not such a long drive to Cape Cod to play. Maine will take on… Read More
BAR HARBOR — Conferees from Alaska to Maine learned this weekend that loons may not mate for life as previously believed, and may even exhibit signs of sibling rivalry. The bird known for its plaintive cry was celebrated throughout the College of the Atlantic campus… Read More
    EDDINGTON — The Eddington Planning Board met Tuesday night and scheduled a public hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, June 22, to review Sylvia Violette’s request to open a redemption center on the Bradley Road. All abutting property owners will be notified. The board approved James… Read More
In Newport, Donald Simcock, 39, was treated at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield for injuries he received in a late Friday accident on Route 7. According to Officer Glenn Raymond, Simcock attempted to pass another vehicle by the Williams Road when he struck an icy… Read More
WINDHAM — In less than two weeks, a Windham woman’s show of support for U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia has blossomed into Operation Desert Gift. Sandra Tolman simply wanted to lend a hand when she decided to solicit local merchants about donating personal items that… Read More
    MADAWASKA – Lisa Landry singled four times and knocked in four runs here Wednesday to power Madawaska to a season-ending 29-4 schoolgirl softball victory over Washburn. The game was called after 4 1/2 innings because of the 12-run rule. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… 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
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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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