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The caption under a photograph on Page B1 of Monday’s paper misspelled the last name of the father and son pictured. They are Lance Boody and his son Bryce Boody of Rockland. In an item in Monday’s Names column about a television station promoting its… Read More
    Thanks to Renee Ordway for writing about cab fare for MaineCare recipients, “Cab fare for addicts? It’s on us” (BDN, March 22-23). She brought to light that the MaineCare system and the Department of Health and Human Services are spending thousands of dollars so that methadone clients can… Read More
PORTLAND – Maine ranked 33rd in the nation for average teacher salaries in an annual survey released Thursday. The average teacher in Maine made $40,935 for the 2004-2005 school year, up 2.7 percent from the year before, according to the American Federation of Teachers. The… Read More
CARATUNK – The parents of a 24-year-old man charged in last week’s slaying of his mother agonized over their son’s mental illness and encountered frustration when they tried to help him. Robert Bruce, husband of Amy Bruce, 47, who he found bludgeoned to death in… Read More
    BELFAST – Ben Baudanza-Sturks scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Rockland Tigers to a 68-55 high school boys basketball victory over the Belfast Lions Thursday. Brian Walton had 17 points for the Tigers. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
BLUE HILL – Local streets will remain open this evening for the town’s Last Night celebration. The New Year’s Eve festivities will feature dancing, musical and theatrical performances, a parade, crafts, and refreshments at various locations, including George Stevens Academy, Town Hall and the Blue… Read More
BANGOR – The mother of a Bangor man who suffered permanent brain damage after he attempted suicide as an inmate at the Penobscot County Jail has notified county officials that she intends to seek $10 million in damages on her son’s behalf. As the guardian… Read More
PORTLAND – The Northeast’s top fishing ports plan to propose an alternative to four contentious proposals to curtail commercial fishing, officials said Tuesday. Gloucester, Mass., Mayor John Bell made the announcement while in Portland to discuss the impact that proposed conservation measures would have on… Read More
The UN issued two flawed reports last week. The distribution of one (about U.S. bombing in Afghanistan) was kept private. Information gathering for the other (about Israeli destruction in Palestine) was second-hand. Both thus lacked integrity. Because their author was the United Nations, humanity is left with a… Read More
    EAST MILLINOCKET – Three of four Katahdin-area towns are expressing strong interest in sharing tax assessing and code enforcement services. In the proposal, which is being presented by a regional committee of representatives of the four towns, Millinocket would hire a full-time assessor-code enforcement officer… Read More
ELLSWORTH – A fallen power line on Union Street was blamed for a power loss Sunday evening that affected numerous towns in Hancock County, officials said. Bob Toole, outage coordinator for Bangor Hydro-Electric Co., said Sunday night that it had not yet been determined what… Read More
I was appalled when I opened my Bangor Daily News May 4 and a sales flier for alcoholic beverages fell out. As a recovering alcoholic, I found thisoffensive and inappropriate. Also, the fact that I am a smoker, and smoking has been banned from every public place, only… Read More
    Maine’s workers are poised once again to have their pockets picked. The Feb. 2 article, “Wage survey looms costly for turnpike,” is an attempt by the forces at large to line their corporate pockets at the expense of Maine’s construction workers. The Maine Deparmtent of… Read More
ISLAND FALLS — Town Republicans will hold a caucus at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Island Falls Municipal Building to elect delegates and alternates to the Republican State Convention May 29-30 at Augusta. The committee will organize, and county committee members will be nominated. Read More
    BANGOR — Excavating and graveling sidewalks along both sides of Broadway from Center Street to Interstate 95 will begin Monday, and the granite curbing will be reset on one side. Traffic will be restricted to one lane. Flaggers will direct traffic around the construction areas,… Read More
University of Maine women’s basketball coach Joanne Palombo-McCallie and point guard Cindy Blodgett have been selected to receive Outstanding Achievement Awards from the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. Blodgett, who will return to Maine for her senior season this fall, is only the second woman… Read More
BOSTON — One of the nation’s largest egg producers was fined nearly $3.7 million by the federal government Friday after ignoring years of requests to improve “atrocious” working and living conditions for migrant workers. DeCoster Egg Farms of Turner, Maine, also was ordered to pay… Read More
CAMDEN — After writing to Hillary Rodham Clinton months ago about her family’s personal health care crisis and getting no reply, Carol Weil of Camden was beginning to lose faith in the first lady. Faith was restored Monday when Clinton, speaking in Orono, cited the… Read More
    I have been holding my breath in the hope that the problem would settle and be forgotten. But it hasn’t, and the fact of the matter is it appears to be getting worse. The problem, if you haven’t guessed, is the political casting and blasting created by the… Read More
HERMON – Barrett Silver scored two goals to lead the Hampden Academy Broncos to a 4-1 schoolgirl soccer win over the Hermon Hawks in the opener for each team here Friday. Shelly Worthley and Tricia O’Connor each added a goal for the winners. Amy Dwyer… Read More
JACKMAN — Biologists with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife across the state are busy trapping brook trout, lake trout, splake and salmon. They are setting nets in lakes and ponds that were stocked in the spring and gathering fish for a variety of… Read More
    EAST MACHIAS — The mention of Geoffrey Chaucer to high school students might normally be met with wrinkled noses, raised eyebrows and scowls. That was not the case at Washington Academy in East Machias when Dr. Alvin Bowker, an English professor at the University of… Read More
Just when it appeared University of Maine athletics were facing their darkest financial hour, along came local merchant Stan Israel and a bevy of Maine professional and business people to raise funds for Black Bear sports in the face of state mandated budget cuts. And… Read More
    On Oct. 4 at 8 p.m., MPBN aired a televised debate between David Emery and Thomas Andrews. The “moderator,” Angus King, must have forgotten his job since at times it seemed to be he and Andrews vs. Emery. Many important issues were raised, and when… 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
    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
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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