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    BREWER – Gov. John E. Baldacci joined officials from Brewer, Maine’s Congressional delegation, Cianbro and others for the grand opening ceremony on Aug. 15 of the new Cianbro Eastern Manufacturing Facility. The governor praised the local, state, federal and private partners for their achievement, the… Read More
The current CIA director’s strenuous objections to the release of a report on the agency’s failings prior to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and a former director’s denial of its conclusions shows a continuing and dangerous denial of the shortcomings of the country’s war on terror. Their reactions… Read More
AUGUSTA – Maine’s subsidy program for dairy farmers is successful, according to lawmakers and state officials, keeping many farms operating. It may, however, be too successful. The cost of the subsidy program is running three times above projections and could lead to significant changes in… Read More
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Following are divorces granted recently in 13th District Court in Dover-Foxcroft during May on grounds of irreconcilable marital differences: John Davis, Anson, and Gloria Davis, Monson, married at Lakeland, Fla., Nov. 5, 1977. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – Hospice of Hancock County will hold a six-week Caring Hearts Bereavement Program for families coping with the death of a loved one. The spring session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, May 3-June 7, at the Hospice House, 14 McKenzie… Read More
CORINNA – A federal four-year study of the impact of having a Superfund site in the middle of Corinna has determined there are not “any ongoing exposures” that would “result in health effects.” The study does identify a “past public health hazard” from private wells… Read More
The University of Maine will have available for sale a limited number of tickets to the NCAA Ice Hockey Frozen Four Wednesday beginning at 8:30 a.m. The tickets, which are good for both April 4 national semifinals and the April 6 championship game in Minneapolis,… Read More
    CAMDEN – The Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce has announced the need for volunteers for Windjammer Week from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. Volunteers for the event can work selling raffle tickets, T-shirts and hats or help setting up workshop areas or stages. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
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Bangor police arrested a 41-year-old man early Tuesday morning after he allegedly assaulted his wife and then threatened to kill her friend with a butcher knife. Police charged Steven C. Smith with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, burglary and two counts of assault. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
As an alternative to the line-item veto, which the Supreme Court recently ruled unconstitutional, I propose we amend our Constitution with a few lines borrowed from the Constitution of the Confederate States of America, which stated: “Every law, or resolution having the force of law, shall relate to… Read More
    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A 77-year-old Southwest Harbor resident was hit by a vehicle while she tried to cross Main Street here Thursday. Kathleen Bowman was transported to Mount Desert Island Hospital for a minor injury to her head that occurred when the vehicle’s sideview mirror… Read More
PITTSFIELD — Each school bus driver in SAD 53 will be keeping a list of those students allowed to ride each day, according to discussions held recently at a district transportation committee hearing. If a note from a nonriders’ parents isn’t presented, that child will not be allowed… Read More
    When circus impresario P.T. Barnum talked about being able to fool some of the people all the time and all of the people some of the time, he could have been referring to Rob Gardiner, president of Maine Public Broadcasting Corp. That axiom certainly seems… Read More
MATTAWAMKEAG — Police and public works funding in this small community, which were eliminated in July, will not be reconsidered by voters. A small group of residents, who last week petitioned town officials for another vote on both issues, on Monday learned that selectmen did… Read More
    ROCKLAND — A proposed land swap between two of the area’s largest employers should be decided within a few weeks, according to officials. Van Baalen Co., a clothing manufacturing firm with 135-plus jobs, and Fisher Engineering, a snowplow manufacturing firm with 256 employees, are in… Read More
PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield Town Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, with Superintendent of Schools Terrance McCannell. McCannell is expected to brief council members on budget forecasts and the effects of loss of state subsidy. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
A fuel-sniffing dog and a pair of sneakers helped lead to the arrest of a Dexter man who is charged with setting a fire that destroyed a 10-unit apartment building in Dexter Wednesday morning. Thomas Foy Jr., 36, was arrested late Wednesday afternoon and charged… Read More
    The last of a conglomeration of old, red buildings which used to comprise the Brewer Auction Rooms at 9 South Main St. is now a pile of debris. In its place may rise a yacht club, or a botanical garden, or something else compatible with… Read More
A compromise in funding for education in the supplemental state budget may allow municipalities to avoid a tax revolt, but could also set back many useful programs created in the last seven years. After the drawn-out debate in the Legislature, perhaps it was inevitable that some difficult funding… Read More
The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department’s Children’s Theater program will present the following performances: At 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Vine Street School; 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, Abraham Lincoln School; 2 p.m. Friday, May 25, Abraham Lincoln School; and 2 p.m. Tuesday, May… Read More
    According to a letter by David Corey, vice president of the Northern Maine Bowhunters (Readers Write, Oct. 22), bowhunting is an “effective and humane means of harvesting game.” He is wrong on both counts. By any standard, bowhunting is the cruelest of hunting methods —… 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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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