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    Republican presidential candidate John McCain appeared to offer a helping hand to homeowners struggling to make mortgage payments during Tuesday’s debate. His American Homeownership Resurgence Plan promises $300 billion to have the federal government buy bad mortgages and rewrite the terms so homeowners can avoid foreclosures. Read More
WATERVILLE – An investigative reporter from Mississippi told an audience at Colby College that he had his life threatened by Ku Klux Klan members when writing newspaper stories that sent some Klan members to prison for decades-old crimes. Jerry Mitchell was recognized Sunday night for… Read More
    Bangor police arrested a 19-year-old woman early Tuesday morning for operating under the influence of intoxicants after watching her drive her car into a snowbank. At approximately 3:30 a.m., Officer Shawn Green began to follow the car after it twice failed to use a turn… Read More
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Maine Maritime Academy of Castine rolled over Gordon College of Wenham, Mass., 68-42 in women’s basketball action Friday to advance to today’s final of the MIT Tip-Off Classic. The Mariners will face MIT, which downed St. Joseph College of Standish 78-56 in… Read More
    MADAWASKA – Gov. John Baldacci and New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord on Saturday signed two memorandums of understanding promoting cooperation and sharing between the state and the province at a luncheon during the second Maine-New Brunswick Border Summit. The agreements designated specific areas where the… Read More
BANGOR – It was all the 1,500 fans assembled on an unseasonably humid and warm Saturday afternoon at Husson College’s Winkin Sports Complex could ask for … except a victory. The Husson College Braves gave a loud homecoming crowd plenty of action, excitement and reason… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE – The Presque Isle Center for Women, Work and Community will present a free six-week “Financing Your Future” workshop series at the Northern Maine Technical College campus. The series will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25- Oct. 30, in Aroostook Hall. Read More
Maine had one of the lowest violent crime rates in the country, with 125 violent crimes per 100,000 residents reported in 1996. That ranked behind North Dakota (84), New Hampshire (118) and Vermont (121). In Maine Superior Court, 54 percent of the cases were disposed… Read More
    KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Hampden, Maine native John Hickson shot a final-round 74 en route to a four-day total of 5-over-par 293 at the Eastern PGA Club Professional Championship on Sunday. Hickson tied for 27th in the tourney. Hickson, who was the top Maine finisher,… Read More
High school KVAC CLASS B STATISTICS GIRLS Scoring: Amanda Leavitt (MCI) 17.3, Jean Crudell (MCI) 13.7, Ellen Ward (Mount View) 12.7, Sarah Bailey (Camden-Rockport) 12.3, Allison Carr (Wiscasset) 12.2; rebounding: Jaime Marden (Belfast) 11.6, Freedom Hamlin (Rockland) 8.8, Jen Crudell (MCI) 8.7, Kristen Sinclair (Maranacook)… Read More
Starting times for the 33rd CITGO Paul Bunyan Amateur Golf Tournament. The tourney is split into three divisions and will rotate among three golf courses Friday through Sunday. Read More
    AUGUSTA – Corey Thibodeau torched the nets for a game-high 34 points, including 14 from the free-throw line to give the Old Town Indians a 70-60 schoolboy basketball win over the Cony Rams Friday night. Ryan Miller tossed in 11 points and Joe Mannisto added… Read More
Casting federal bureaucrats as “sideline quarterbacks” in their challenge to a decision by Maine regulators, Gov. Angus King has forcefully entered the national controversy over Washington’s undermining of state authority to issue environmental permits. Letters sent by Gov. King last week to Interior Secretary Bruce… Read More
GREENVILLE — The Board of Selectmen heard a request Wednesday from a couple who had constructed a combination garage and office on Blair Hill without a permit. James and Sheryl Kilburn asked selectmen for a consent agreement for the garage. The couple received an after-the-fact… Read More
    Glen Cortese laughs when he describes how he left New York City last week just in time to miss the snowstorm there. He’s in Bangor now as the third candidate for the position of music director for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra so he’s doing the local circuit. Read More
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An article on Chinese herbal medicine in the latest issue of the MIT journal Technology Review is interesting for two reasons. One is the simple fact that a practice, considered “fringe science” at best by the U.S. medical and drug research communities, should get exposure in a publication… Read More
I never believed I would ever find reason to write a letter to the editor, but after reading the letter titled, “New mecical procedure” (Readers Write, May 1), I just can’t help myself. My family has had a history of gallstone problems starting with my sister, father and… Read More
GREENVILLE — The Shaw Public Library joined more than a thousand libraries nationwide in the observance of National Library Week with the “Night of a Thousand Stars” reading program. The program aimed to involve guest readers in conducting family read-alouds at school and public libraries… Read More
    PORTLAND – Another day, another game. Another game, another plateau. University of Maine center Rachel Bouchard carved another notch in her basketball belt on Saturday afternoon at the Cumberland County Civic Center here. A free throw – her 2,000th career point – with 13:07 left… 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
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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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