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PORTLAND – Tentative settlements have been reached in half of the lawsuits contending the brains of deceased family members were taken for medical research without proper consent. The Portland Press Herald says tentative settlements in seven out of 14 lawsuits were disclosed in a document… Read More
Spring is here and we made it though another winter unscathed. Or did we? I don’t know about you, but my hands look like they have been on the business end of hard labor in a hostile climate. As I get older I find my… Read More
ST. PAUL, Minn. – University of Maine defenseman Bryan Plaszcz, from nearby Apple Valley, said he was having trouble sleeping this week in anticipation of returning home for the Black Bears’ season opener against the University of Minnesota. He can sleep well now after scoring… Read More
    Democrat Sharon H. Libby Jones 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 Slot var… Read More
Whether you live near or far, you can put a touch of “home” in your Christmas season by participating in the Millinocket Regional Hospital Auxiliary 12th annual Love Light tree project. Between now and Saturday, Dec. 10, you can purchase one or more colored lights… Read More
    BANGOR – After much debate during several meetings, city councilors Monday night approved a request to realign one end of the proposed service road that runs parallel to Stillwater Avenue. The move paves the way for the development of a retail shopping center on a… Read More
ROCKLAND – A local woman who was driving the wrong way on a one-way street Tuesday was charged with operating under the influence of intoxicants after her car hit another vehicle in an intersection, according to Deputy Police Chief Wallace Tower on Wednesday. Rachel Stearns,… Read More
Being heard before the Legislature now are up to nine bills proposed by our elected officials including the not-so-independent Gov. Angus King. These bills are designed to undermine the constitution of the state of Maine in an attempt to take away the people’s veto or referendum. Read More
SEARSMONT – A Beals woman suffered cuts and bruises after being ejected through the windshield of a fish truck when her fiance swerved to avoid a deer on Route 3 late Tuesday. Waldo County Deputy Sheriff Mark Shade said neither Shelley Crowley, 19, nor the… Read More
    BROOKLIN – Best-selling author Anne Rivers Siddons is hard-pressed to say which of her 15 novels she likes the best, but she has no problem reeling off a few of her favorite characters. There’s Maggie, the Southern belle of “Heartbreak Hotel,” and Lucy, the headstrong… Read More
    A story in Friday’s MaineDay section about Catholic schools in Maine contained incorrect information about the number of students in those schools. The correct numbers are: 872 students attend Catholic high schools and 4,258 students attend Catholic elementary schools. Read More
PORTLAND — Prosecutors cannot back out of a plea bargain with Steven Schoff Jr., despite evidence he may have tried to smuggle a weapon into jail. Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills ruled Friday that to do so would jeopardize Schoff’s right to a fair trial. Read More
The citizens and taxpayers in Penobscot County waited with bated breath for the next shoe to drop. We now learn of a true and ongoing witch hunt by Sheriff Ed Reynolds. How can it be that he is spending all his energies with the obsession of who may… Read More
Maine legislators are looking as solemn and determined as possible as they warn of impending budget cuts and state-government reductions. But for at least one agency, they should be throwing a happy farewell party — complete with blue bins to recycle party waste. The Maine… Read More
Bangor High School quarterback Mark McEwen found little time to relish last Friday’s 49-8 shellacking of Cony. As he walked out of Cameron Stadium, he could hold back no longer. The team didn’t have to worry about looking by anybody, he announced to those within… Read More
    I am angry about the defeat of the crime bill. I am angry because young people living in Bangor have semi-automatic guns in their apartments. I am angry because Congress lacks the leadership to act “for the greatest good.” The crime debate, like the health… Read More
AUGUSTA — Maine’s attorney general Wednesday cleared an Augusta policeman of wrongdoing in a fatal shooting on New Year’s Day. Attorney General Michael E. Carpenter issued a report saying the officer acted in self-defense when he fired into an armed Whitefield man’s vehicle six times… Read More
The high cost of America’s health-care system has been documented repeatedly for more than a decade. It is often compared unfavorably with Canada’s national system, which is far less expensive and doesn’t exclude a significant portion of the population, as the U.S. system does. But… Read More
    BAR HARBOR — “Changing Land, Changing Cultures,” the fourth and final discussion in a series accompanying the exhibit “Encounter in Norumbega: The Hidden Story of early New England Maps,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor. Read More
DETROIT — General Motors Corp. on Wednesday recalled nearly a half-million midsize cars because of a potential problem that could result in a shoulder safety belt breaking in a serious crash. Spokesman Dave Sloan said the company was aware of one incident in which the… Read More
Schoolboy Soccer Matt Andersen and Peter Small scored two goals apiece to lead Bangor Christian to a 5-2 schoolboy soccer win over the Temple Christian Academy Seahawks at the Patriots field in Bangor Friday. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    NASHUA, N.H. — Bangor Christian School teachers attended the annual convention of the New England Association of Christian Schools Nov. 1-2 in Nashua, N.H. A team of education specialists from Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., and New England teachers presented a variety of topics. 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
    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
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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