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    PORTLAND – A New Hampshire man charged with a 22-year-old murder in Portland has pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Cumberland County Superior Court. Roy Bernier, 60, who was arrested Friday at his Manchester, N.H., apartment, was ordered held without bail pending a bail… Read More
The story on Feb. 1 regarding the imminent closure of Project Atrium in Bangor certainly resonated with me. Over the past two years, the state has seen more than a 44 percent decline in the use of children’s residential beds for the behaviorally and emotionally disturbed. For my… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE – The Future Business Leaders of America will be on hand to do holiday wrapping 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, in the Presque Isle High School gym. You can watch the Wildcats take on the Hermon Hawks while you wait, or drop… Read More
Komen Race for the Cure BANGOR – The Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure is an annual event that raises funds for the fight against breast cancer. Race Day is Sunday, Sept. 18, on the Bangor waterfront. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Those who… Read More
WESTBROOK – Sgt. 1st Class Brian Dill won’t see his children, 7-month-old Sarah and 4-year-old Hannah, for 16 months. “It’s something that you plan for but you never really think it’s going to happen,” the 33-year-old said, watching Sarah as she gripped an American flag… Read More
    FORT KENT – The University of Maine at Fort Kent will offer a new course in Quebecoise literature titled “La litterature quebecoise” for the spring semester. Katherine Harrington, a new professor of French at the college, specialized in Quebecoise literature for her master’s thesis at… Read More
BANGOR – As Andy Wentworth rounded first base in the bottom of the eighth inning of Tuesday’s Eastern Maine Class B baseball final, he fell – giving him the perfect vantage point to view his reward for a job well done. The Bucksport senior had… Read More
    Bangor police reported numerous fender benders around city streets Friday night and Saturday morning in the wake of an icy snowstorm. At 11:45 a.m. Saturday, a two-car accident was reported at the intersection of Maple and Garland streets that resulted in vehicular damage but no… Read More
CARMEL – The Carmel Firemen Auxiliary will begin again at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the fire station. Fire Chief William Crowley will speak at the first meeting. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner… Read More
There is no finer food than the french fry when it comes to the health of the Maine potato industry. The announcement by McCain Foods USA last week that it would build a potato-processing plant in Aroostook County that would require 15,000 acres of potatoes annually gives a… Read More
    Authorities are searching for another state prison inmate who failed to return to the Bangor Pre-Release Center after a work detail. Lance Morgan Palmer, 31, last was seen Wednesday at a construction site in Norridgewock, according to police. He was supposed to return to the… Read More
WELLS — A 79-year-old man has drowned in a tidal channel that borders his family’s property, police said. Stanley Leon was found shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday by a son-in-law, who helped pull him from the water. An ambulance crew tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate Leon. Read More
    NEW YORK – Greely High School forward Austin Ganly has been named the Maine winner of the Gatorade Circle of Champions boys’ basketball Player of the Year award. Ganly, a forward, and the 50 other winners representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia are now eligible… Read More
Here we are in the month of June and it must be NHL playoff time. Here we are going to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals tonight, so it must be Snow and Hextall, Hextall and Snow question time again. Who will be in net for the… Read More
    BANGOR – Sarah Parcak’s unassisted goal lifted the Bangor Rams to a 1-0 schoolgirl soccer win over the Presque Isle Wildcats Thursday at Bangor High’s field. Parcak dodged one defender and split two more before lofting a soft shot to the charging goalie’s left as… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE — Local property tax revenues could fall by more than 50 percent if a proposed tax cap initiative is approved by state voters next year. Noting the devastation such a cut would cause to local services, the Presque Isle City Council is gearing up to fight… Read More
A poll conducted for the Passamaquoddy Tribe shows two-thirds of those responding favor allowing an Indian gaming casino in Calais, the tribe said Wednesday. The survey, conducted Feb. 13 and 14, also shows 17.4 percent believe legalized gambling is unacceptable for anyone. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    HARTLAND — A Hartland man was burned on his face Saturday night when he attempted to douse a fire in his trailer on Great Moose Drive in Hartland. According to Hartland Fire Chief Lester Goforth, Allen Smith was burned on his forehead and face, and… Read More
ROCKLAND — The following cases were heard in Knox County Superior Court: Anthony L. Johnson, 28, Rockland, sexual abuse of minor, 364 days, all but 90 days suspended, one year probation. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = [];… Read More
My husband was a recent patient at Maine Medical Center in Portland for 15 days. I spent Christmas with strangers. I went to a candlelight church service and ate dinner with strangers. Thanks for strangers. Norma Gudreau Presque Isle… Read More
    HAMPDEN — The Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at the municipal building to hold two public hearings and to conduct town business. The first public hearing will be on proposed amendments to sections of the zoning ordinance pertaining to the… Read More
NORTH YARMOUTH — The U.S. Postal Service says it is reviewing a request by North Yarmouth for its own ZIP code, but no decision is expected before September. Townspeople say the lack of a uniform code that can be used by all 2,392 residents has… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — “Administrators and the Law” will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in Preble Hall, Room 36. The course has been awarded 6 continuing education units by 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
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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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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