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    LIMESTONE – Corey Voisine poured in 25 points, including 17 in the first half, as the Fort Kent Warriors rallied for a 57-41 high school boys basketball win over Limestone Community School & Maine School of Science and Math Monday. Thomas Levesque and Matt Harvey… Read More
President Lincoln lecture topic at COA BAR HARBOR – Jamie McGown, an Abraham Lincoln scholar, will give a presentation on the former president at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in McCormick Lecture Hall at the College of the Atlantic. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
The problems have been singled out and addressed. Now it’s up to the University of Maine’s 8-2-1 men’s hockey team to return to the form that produced a seven-game winning streak to start the season when it takes on the surging 6-4-1 University of Vermont… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT – Piscataquis County Sheriff John Goggin doesn’t need to gaze into a crystal ball to learn what 2007 will bring his department. For the most part, he already knows. The debt will be retired on the “new” $5 million jail; three new positions will… Read More
PITTSFIELD – Volunteers involved with raising $1.3 million for a major library expansion stood smiling around a new sign on the library lawn Monday morning. This weekend alone, another $2,340 toward the expansion was collected, bringing the two-year tally so far to $860,000 in cash… Read More
For 30 years, every serious discussion of U.S. energy policy has agreed that the dominating factor is our dangerous level of dependence on imported oil. The OPEC embargo of 1973 showed how foreign nations can use oil as a weapon to wreck our economy. And the Iranian revolution… Read More
    MACHIAS – The Washington County Republican Committee will meet at the Bluebird Ranch Family Restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 30. The meeting starts with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner off the menu at 6 p.m., and a business meeting at 7 p.m. Read More
Holden, Eddington and Clifton cannot vote to abolish the right to choose where their kids go to high school and force them to go to Brewer High. The right to allow one’s child to pick where they go to school is an incredible asset that SAD 63 citizens… Read More
    MACHIAS – Susan Dennison of Marshfield has been appointed to the board of visitors for the University of Maine at Machias. The 17-member panel serves in an advisory capacity to John Joseph, university president. Dennison is president of Roy Toy Manufacturing. The 10-year-old toy business… Read More
Round about So you just found out you owe a week’s pay to the IRS, you already booked your vacation in Florida and you’re already behind on this month’s car payment. It’s time to cut back. One easy way is to take your lunch to… Read More
BLUE HILL — “Colors,” the next rotating exhibit of professional Maine artists at the First National Bank at the Tradewinds Market, is scheduled to open Feb. 14. The present show, “Structures,” features the work of Phil Frey, Maureen Farr, Cynthia Smith and Emily Fleisher. Artists… Read More
After several years of steady declines, L.L. Bean’s business in Japan appears to be on the rebound. The outdoors outfitter, based in Freeport, Maine, expects its 1999 mail-order and retail-store sales to Japan to increase by 5 to 10 percent over last year’s results, said… Read More
UNITY — Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will be hosting volunteer work parties every weekend from now until the Common Ground Country Fair Sept. 25-27. Weekend shifts generally run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and noon to 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to construct livestock barns, an… Read More
    BROOKLIN — A blaze Monday afternoon demolished a trailer on the Flye Point Road owned by Mary Grace Allen, according to Brooklin Fire Chief Matthew Allen. The chief, who is not related to Mary Allen, said two employees of nearby Flye Point Marine noticed smoke… Read More
This letter is in response to Paul Donahue’s letter in the June 25 edition. After reading this letter, I became more frustrated with the issue of the so-called clear-cutting ban. We see the sham of this proposed referendum for what it is, a forestry ban in northern Maine. Read More
    A 32-year-old transient was arraigned Monday morning in Penobscot County Courthouse and charged with assault and burglary to a motor vehicle. According to a report filed at Bangor Police Department, James Cummings allegedly assaulted a 22-year-old Old Town woman at the Irving variety store at… Read More
    DEER ISLE — State Rep. Mary Cathcart of Orono, a Democratic primary candidate for the state’s 2nd Congressional District seat, will be the guest of honor at a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Pilgrim’s Inn on Route 15 in the village of… Read More
PATTEN — The annual Patten town meeting and elections will be held Monday, March 1. Carolyn Ryan is seeking election to a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen to replace her husband, Dennis, who did not seek re-election. Julie Riedel is seeking election to a three-year term… Read More
MARS HILL – Sophomore goaltender Duska Hewitt stopped a low, line-drive blast on a penalty kick with 30 seconds left in the game to preserve a 1-0 schoolgirl soccer victory by host Central Aroostook High School over Madawaska here Monday. Allyson McPherson scored a goal… Read More
    BAILEYVILLE — The Central Safety Committee at Georgia Pacific Corp. will hold a health and safety fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Woodland High School. Ronald McDonald will give prizes to… Read More
AT WINTERPORT Winterport Dragway Results (Sunday’s racing card) King of Mountain race: 1. Craig Cousins, Carmel; 2. Jeff Rankin, Orland googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i… Read More
LIMESTONE — Aroostook County is not being considered as a dump site for ash residue from the Penobscot Energy Recovery Co.’s trash-to-energy incinerator at Orrington. Tom Stevens of Limestone, a member of the Maine Waste Management Agency facility-siting board, said Wednesday that the present PERC… Read More
    An Orono town employee was fired Friday and is under investigation for allegedly stealing about $2,000 from a town revenue account. Police Chief Dan Lowe would not release the name of the employee, but said the employee had worked in the town office for only… 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
    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
    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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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