Promotions at BDN BANGOR – Bangor Daily News Publisher Richard J. Warren has announced the promotion of Mike Kearney to advertising director googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0;… Read More
    BANGOR – The Bangor Band will hold its annual holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Bangor Civic Center. This year the band will feature the music of Leroy Anderson. Santa and his musical elves will be in attendance. The concert is free and donations… Read More
Looking for that special stocking stuffer and wondering whether the folks at Health Services Foundation in Houlton are going to help you out again? The answer is yes, as HSF executive director Elizabeth Dulin reports that its seventh annual Foundation Diamond Ring Raffle “is off… Read More
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    ROCKLAND – The city’s finance director will leave Oct. 13 for a similar job in Pottstown, Pa., not far from his hometown of Roseto. Robert Armelin announced his resignation this week after serving as finance director since Jan. 18, 1998. Armelin said he is leaving… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE – Taxicab fees and PILOT fees were on the Monday night agenda as the Presque Isle City Council held its second meeting for the month of October. With the 2005 tax bills out, the council considered a request by the Presque Isle Historical… Read More
AUGUSTA – Still assessing what worked and what didn’t for the 2004 elections, the Maine Republican and Democratic parties are getting ready to select new leaders. Third-term GOP Chairwoman Kathy Watson is not expected to seek re-election. Two years ago, the Pittsfield woman narrowly bested… Read More
    Views on referendum need level playing field John Holyoke used a hackneyed grade-school metaphor to complain about bear referendum proponents opting out of the legislative process: “they took their ball and went home” (BDN: April 10-11). This isn’t a game. In fact, direct democracy is… Read More
AUBURN – The teenager charged in the fatal stabbing of a Bates College lacrosse player goes on trial today just a few miles from the tranquil campus that remains scarred by Morgan McDuffee’s death. Brandon Thongsavanh, the 19-year-old Lewiston resident accused of murdering McDuffee during… Read More
CARIBOU – The following cases have been disposed of in the Aroostook County Superior Court at Caribou in recent weeks. Chad M. Ouellette, 29, Van Buren, theft, $2,000, $1,700 restitution. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var… Read More
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CARIBOU – The Cary Medical Center will offer free flu vaccines 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Stockholm School. A limited amount of flu vaccine is available at Cary Medical Center’s free flu shot clinics. Vaccines will be given first… Read More
    ORONO – Rep. Daniel Williams’ opponent in his bid for re-election to the Legislature is a longtime resident of Levant and former town manager of Glenburn. Peter Chase’s name was placed on the ballot in August after Gary Treworgy, the winner of the Republican primary in June dropped… Read More
Any day now in these increasingly touchy-feely and litigious times I expect to read something like this in the daily newspaper: “Authorities refused to release the name of the goalie who allowed the winning goal in the Holbrook School’s 3-2 overtime loss to Garland Street Junior High, citing… Read More
BANGOR — The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department will participate with Unicel and Motorola in the “Wireless Alliance For Safe Families” program, which enables police to provide victims of domestic violence a cellular phone. This enables the police to check on the victims or the victims to call the… Read More
    BANGOR – Central Aroostook High School baseball coach Rick Bragg sat by himself on his bench after watching his team commit 11 errors and surrender 11 stolen bases in 11 attempts in a 16-1 loss to Wisdom High of St. Agatha in their Eastern Maine Class D championship… Read More
OLD TOWN — James River Corp. has dedicated an environmental education forest named after one of its founders who died last year, Brent S. Halsey Jr. The Outdoor Classroom and Demonstration Forest was developed to introduce teachers and school children to principles of stewardship and… Read More
Tim Sample will give an 8 p.m. performance Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Grand in Ellsworth. His special guest will be Robert Bryan, who performed with the late Marshall Dodge on the “Bert and I” records. For ticket information, call the Grand at 667-9500. Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Corn and forage pest management will be discussed from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at the Piscataquis County Cooperative Extension Service Office in Dover-Foxcroft. Two hours of recertification credits are offered to licensed private pesticide applicators who attend. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
MILO — Sgt. Cory Richards, was the recipient of a special yellow ribbon that has hung on the Milo Elementary School tree while he has been connected with Operation Desert Storm. Richards was met by more than 100 area residents, relatives and friends when he traveled to Milo… Read More
BROWNVILLE — Fifth-graders in the Brownville Elementary School will spend the weekend of May 4 visiting historical sites in Boston. “Project Boston” has been formed to aid in financing the trip. A crafts and rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read More
    EAST MACHIAS — Maine State Police troopers assigned to Troop J in East Machias responded to the following complaints and incidents in Washington and Hancock counties Sept. 27-Oct. 3: Trooper Stephen Pickering on Sept. 27 arrested Dale Wood Sr., 45, of Machiasport afetr an eight-month… 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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