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BANGOR – The Penquis Child Care Resource Development Center will offer 30 hours of training in “Supporting Maine’s Infant-Toddler: Learning & Development Guidelines.” The class will meet from 9 a.m. to noon March 1, 15, 29, April 5, 12, 19, and May 3, 17, at Penquis, 262 Harlow… Read More
ST. ALBANS – State police say an elderly Hartland woman died Sunday night of injuries she suffered Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle, head-on collision. Trooper Bernard Brunette said 82-year-old Phyllis Hubbard drove out of the parking lot of the Sunrise Cafe on Hartland Road and… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE – The Aroostook County branch of the American Red Cross has announced that planning has started for the ninth annual Real Heroes Breakfast to be held on Nov. 16. The concept of the Real Heroes Breakfast has grown out of a desire to develop an event… Read More
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has checked out thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of leads of potential terrorists who have turned out to be innocent Americans, according to a recent news story. The work has at times placed a heavy burden on the agency and… Read More
    PORTLAND – U.S. Sen. Olympia J. Snowe has announced three staff promotions and two staff additions to her offices in Maine. Gail Kelly is the senator’s new state director. Previously, Kelly served as the regional representative for Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, Hancock and Washington counties. Kelly,… Read More
Since Sept. 11, we have faced an unprecedented threat to our security. This new danger calls for effective responses, including identifying and prosecuting terrorists and those who help them. For these suspects, President George W. Bush has unilaterally created a new military criminal justice system. Read More
    It’s not usually considered good form for a director of a theatrical production to respond to the local theater critic’s review. The old adage, “It doesn’t matter what they say, as long as they spell your name correctly!” is the policy that I usually follow. Read More
PITTSFIELD — When the community center team of Pittsfield’s comprehensive planning committee polled voters regarding support for such a center, their response was clear: yes, they wanted a community center, and yes, they would use a community center, but no, they didn’t want their tax dollars to fund… Read More
    BLUE HILL — Three teen-age boys and an Ellsworth man were arrested last week for burglarizing a dozen cars in Blue Hill the night of Dec. 14. Deputies from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department found most of the stolen items, which had a total estimated value of about… Read More
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PITTSFIELD — Councilors last week authorized the town manager and Economic Director Clyde Dyar to begin seeking funding sources for a drainage program that will affect most of central Pittsfield. “This project could cost $810,000,” Town Manager D. Dwight Dogherty said. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    Anxiety. Workers at the state’s two mental health institutes feel it. The deinstitutionalized mentally ill live with it, every day. This week, Gov. Angus King expressed it publicly, for the people of Maine. Only the Legislature can eliminate its cause. On Tuesday, Superior Court Justice… Read More
When the late Bud Leavitt hired me to write for these pages 14 years ago, the last thing he told me coming out of the interview was, “I hope you know you’ll never get rich doing this.” His words were spoken, I think, partly in… Read More
Ace at Hermon Meadow HERMON – Deb Hodgson of Etna recorded a hole-in-one Sunday at Hermon Meadow Golf Club. Hodgson used a 9-iron to ace the 120-yard third hole. The shot was witnessed by Kent Johnson. Read More
    After months of stalling on its responsibility to confront the uneven treatment of U.S. and Canadian citizens at border crossings, including the collection of federal and provincial taxes from New Brunswick residents who shop in Maine, the Clinton administration says it now will move aggressively on these issues. Read More
Thursday’s lottery numbers: 125-5132 No winner in Tri-State Megabucks… Read More
    FRYEBURG — No, Norris and Ethel Rowe did not win millions of dollars in Tri-State Megabucks. But the West Buxton couple did win instant celebrity and hundreds of friends across northern New England because of the lottery game. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    LONDON – New Orleans offensive guard Brad Edelman ruptured his left bicep during Thursday’s preparations for an NFL preseason game and probably will undergo surgery when the Saints return to the United States on Monday, said Coach Jim Mora. Mora said the Saints’ starting right… 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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