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PITTSFIELD – Lots of people are worried about their neighbors keeping warm this winter, Trudy Ferland said Wednesday, but Ferland is one that has put her concerns into action. Ferland is the coordinator for 25 teams that will spread throughout the community on Saturday, Nov. Read More
    BUCKSPORT – “You don’t have to travel far to have a good time.” That observation was made by organizers of the 11th annual Bucksport Bay Festival set for Thursday through Sunday, July 24-27. This year’s festival also will celebrate “the twin engineering feats” of Fort… Read More
THORNDIKE – Derek Keller slapped an RBI single through a drawn-in Medomak Valley infield to cap a three-run seventh- inning rally as Mount View earned a 6-5 baseball victory over the Panthers of Waldoboro Thursday. Kyle McDonald tied the game with a fielder’s choice RBI,… Read More
BANGOR – The city airport has been awarded $1.5 million in federal money to help fund construction projects and a drainage study. The money was granted by the Federal Aviation Administration through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Among the plans at Bangor International Airport is… Read More
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AUGUSTA – A Limestone woman prevailed in a portion of her claims Monday against a Caribou company that develops professional tax preparation software. In split votes, members of the Maine Human Rights Commission ruled in favor of Sandra Anderson of Limestone on two of her… Read More
PORTLAND – A woman who reported a fire in an apartment complex storage room was arrested Wednesday on charges of starting the blaze and stabbing the young son of a woman who lived in the building. Maine Medical Center would not release any information on… Read More
    KNUCKLEBOOM LOADERS LOAD LOGS – A TRIP TO THE SAWMILL, by Joyce Slayton Mitchell, photos by Steven Borns, The Overlook Press, Woodstock and New York, N.Y., 2003, hardcover, $15.95. If your child can get past the klutzy title, maybe this book is for your budding… Read More
ST. GEORGE — The St. George Days lobster dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at the Tenants Harbor fire station. The dinner will include one lobster, corn, mussels, roll, coleslaw, chips, butter and a beverage. Hamburgers, hot dogs and… Read More
    AUGUSTA — Following the advice of police chiefs, the Legislature’s criminal justice committee Monday voted unanimously against a bill to establish a civilian review board to investigate incidents where police use deadly force. Rep. Michael J. McAlevey, R-Waterboro, a former police officer who was once… Read More
The first bluebirds were spotted around our home last week. Before we could see them, we heard their song, soft and distinctive, coming from the maples behind the barn. A male and female, perched on the limb, wobbling under the strain of a stiff spring… Read More
    In March 1997, we formed the Cpl. Clair Goodblood Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association in Augusta. It’s been a busy 14 months, but on Memorial Day we saw a dream come true — the dedication of the CPL Clair Goodblood Medal of Honor Memorial in Burnham… Read More
A 19-year-old Millinocket man who claimed he was robbed at knifepoint while working at a Millinocket video store earlier this week has been charged with the theft himself. Police arrested Dale Boyington at 5:10 p.m. Friday while he was working at the Front Row Video… Read More
A Sept. 9 profile on Howard Trotsky referred to him as the oldest river guide, at 55, for rafting trips on the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers. Bill Murphy, 62, of Greenville Junction and Friends Lake, N.Y., called in to claim that he is the oldest licensed guide on… Read More
DOVER-FOXCROFT — While selectmen have denied that the town is liable for the contamination of Eric and Marcie Grant’s well, they have proposed that the town purchase the couple’s property located next to the landfill. Residents at a special May 23 town meeting will be… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — A third individual charged with theft and burglary in connection with a break-in at Robinson’s Mobil in Sangerville earlier this winter will be sentenced Monday, March 21, in 13th District Court. Christopher Grant, 19, of Dover-Foxcroft pleaded guilty to one count each of… Read More
PORTLAND — With a cardinal, several archbishops and bishops, more than 100 priests, and numerous other religious and civic leaders in attendance, there was all the pomp and ritual that anyone could want. But the Nov. 26 funeral of Maine’s auxiliary Catholic bishop, the Most… Read More
ROCKLAND — Coastal Trans Inc., the regional transportation program for Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties, has announced the appointment of Steve MacIsaac as program coordinator. MacIsaac comes to CTI with more than 20 years of transportation planning. “MacIsaac’s skills are a perfect match for the… Read More
    JONESPORT — Angela Merchant and Cecil McDonald, juniors at Jonesport-Beals High School, have been chosen for the 1992 University of Maine Academic Achievement Awards. Anita Merritt, guidance counselor at the high school, said Monday that the students would be honored on Sunday, April 26, at… Read More
I must respond to the letter, “The March of Dimes sell outs,” signed by nine doctors and nurses. This unfounded criticism appeared just two days before the charitable event. Why? They suggested that the Coors company is promoting birth defects when the facts show just… Read More
HARRINGTON — Alanna Gertz, president of the Ark Animal Shelter organization, announced Tuesday that it took five long years and a lot of hard work, but the Ark finally reached its animal shelter building fund goal of $50,000. The key to success was undaunted determination. Read More
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    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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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