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While Sara Palin’s beliefs regarding abortion, birth control, conservation (or lack of it), gun control and religion are shared by many – Democrats as well as Republicans – they do not automatically become the law(s) of the land if she becomes our vice president-elect. Any changes she may… Read More
    AUGUSTA – A bill to expedite the permitting process for wind farms in Maine passed both chambers of the Legislature by unanimous votes Friday. The bill, LD 2283, now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
CAMDEN – The application deadline for this year’s World Championship Boatyard Dog contest is on June 30. The event is a part of the Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show Aug. 11-13 on Rockland’s waterfront. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
    WESTFIELD, Mass. – Senior quarterback Brandon Hamilton rushed for 129 yards on 37 carries Saturday to pace Maine Maritime Academy to a 14-11 New England Football Conference victory over Westfield State. Hamilton scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter, while Jim Bower ran… Read More
BELFAST – An inmate in the Waldo County Jail tried to hang himself, but a sergeant foiled the suicide attempt by grabbing the man minutes later, the chief deputy said Thursday. Chief Deputy Bob Keating said the man fashioned a noose from a braided bedsheet… Read More
THOMASTON — A public hearing tonight will address several amendments to the land use and development ordinance. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Watts Hall. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for… Read More
    MACHIAS — The University of Maine at Machias-Machias Community Chorale and Washington County Children’s Choir will present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the UMM Performing Arts Center. Admission is $2. For information, contact UMM at 255-1229. Read More
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AUGUSTA — By a 10-1 vote, the Education Committee has turned thumbs down on a bill that would have required all public schools in Maine to observe moments of silence “for reflection or meditation” at the start of each school day. A majority of the… Read More
WASHINGTON — The administration will seek quick passage of a major crime bill that would put more police on the streets and provide more money for prisons, senior officials said Sunday. “I think it’s going to get passed and I couldn’t be happier,” Attorney General… Read More
    Alpha One and Key Bank of Maine have developed a program to assist small businesses in meeting requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. The program helps businesses identify problem areas and obtain the financial support to make the changes needed. The ADA… Read More
PORTLAND — Police averted a potential explosion Sunday when they arrested a man who allegedly filled his apartment with natural gas and threatened to blow up the building. A man who had been in a quarrel with his wife called police and said he had… Read More
AUBURN — Mid Maine Savings Bank says its second-quarter loss of $1.7 million, or $1.26 a share, is an outgrowth of the weak economy in Lewiston and Auburn. Mid Maine lost $1.3 million in the second quarter last year and has been unprofitable for the… Read More
    THOMASTON — Island residents of Islesboro, North Haven, and Vinalhaven may register for college courses from the University of Maine System and meet with advisers in their local communities. Thirty to 45 courses are offered at each island location. They include a wide variety of… Read More
CALAIS — Sgt. Mark Silk of the Calais Police Department reported the following police activity for the week ending July 1: Danny L. Grasso, 30, Corona, Cal., was summoned Wednesday, June 26, and charged with operating without a license. He is scheduled to appear in… Read More
BRUNSWICK (AP) — Snipping enough of the sweet-smelling flowers to make a bouquet would have been OK, but filling a van with lilac cuttings was too much for police, who slapped the cuffs on a pair of Boston men. Paul Tselios and John Glasheen don’t… Read More
    AUGUSTA — Ad-Media Inc. and the Maine Potato Board were recognized recently by Creativity ’90, an annual competition devoted to honoring “the best of international creativity in print and electronic media.” The brochure, titled “The Bountiful Yields of Maine Seed Potatoes,” was developed to promote… 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
    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 – 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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