As a member of the executive board for the local union at the Domtar mill in Baileyville, I was involved with the negotiations for the severance package of the dislocated workers. As we began our negotiations, the company made it clear that it was going to base the… Read More
How about those Boston Red Sox! The success of New England’s favorite team represents more than just a championship for a major league baseball franchise. It represents a model for competent leadership. If only we could see this type of leadership in government. Recently, I… Read More
Even though John, 14, is in his early teens, he has many characteristics of a younger child. John greatly enjoys playing with and organizing his many Yu-Gi-Oh cards. He began playing Yu-Gi-Oh without knowing anything about the fantasy dueling game and has taught himself to… Read More
    CAMDEN – The film industry is undergoing a “seismic change,” according to Oscar-nominated film director Robert Benton, who spoke at the Sunday session of the Maine Author Series at the Camden Opera House. Benton wrote the script for “Bonnie and Clyde” before moving on to… Read More
EASTPORT – A workshop on the basics of solar energy will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the home of Fredda and Leslie Paul at Pleasant Point. Registration is $25 and free to tribal members. For directions or to… Read More
PRESQUE ISLE – The cost of educating a student in SAD 1 is giving school officials reason to claim a job well done. The district’s directors discussed on Thursday night comparisons of per-pupil costs between SAD 1 and other districts throughout the state for the… Read More
    BREWER – Nicole Bureau scored two unassisted goals and Lindsey MacDonald added another goal as Bangor edged Brewer 3-2 in a high school field hockey match Thursday. Sarah Hanselman and Sarah Frisk combined for 16 saves on 18 shots for 1-4 Bangor. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
Aren’t we fortunate in this great state of ours? I know I am. As a senior citizen, a Republican -and I campaigned and voted for Gov. Baldacci. I’m glad I did. And with wonderful folks like Stephen and Tabitha King who do so much for… Read More
The moderating effect of the Senate Finance Committee on President Bush’s tax cut whittled the break for the nation’s 400 top earners (who average $110 million annually each) from $1 million a year in the House to an average of $622,000 in the Senate version marked up this… Read More
ORONO – A University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator has been named to the newly created post of statewide community gardening coordinator by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman. Gleason Gray will provide advice to Maine communities and groups on establishing and expanding community gardens in… Read More
BARING — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will offer a short hike along the nature trail at Cobscook Bay State Park from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 26. Participants will look for signs of wildlife and learn about nature on this family program. Read More
    BANGOR — The P.M. MacKay Group, a general contractor and construction management firm, was recently awarded a renovation contract from Bass Park’s Bangor Auditorium. The project, which began on July 20, consists of upgrading, expanding and modernizing the existing bathroom and concession areas in the… Read More
I read with interest Susan Young’s articled titled, “School funding gap wider” (BDN, Feb. 22-23). The article implies that the town of Cape Elizabeth has benefited greatly from recent changes in the school funding formula. From 1991 to 1995, Cape Elizabeth received additional state funding… Read More
    Although a quarter of a century has passed, veteran employees of the U.S. Senate remember the incident. It was Margaret Chase Smith’s birthday. The senator’s trademark was a rose. She always wore a fresh one on her lapel. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
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TRENTON — Although momentum to site an industrial park in Trenton has stalled, town officials still consider the project a top priority for the Route 3 community’s future. According to Trenton Selectman Jim Cameron, several factors have served to place the initiative on the list… Read More
    MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont ski resorts plan an aggressive marketing program this winter to assure southern New England skiers that, though there may be no snow in their backyards, the northern mountains are blanketed. “There’s kind of this phenomenon that we call in the ski… Read More
BAR HARBOR — A Town Council decision this week not to place a request for a zoning change on the warrant in the general election has stalled a group’s effort to erect an amphitheater on the waterfront. The National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped planned… Read More
A former Bangor Boy Scout leader received a six-month jail term Friday in Bangor for assaulting two boys and giving a tranquilizer to one of them. The sentencing of Martin Comer, 45, culminated a lengthy late-afternoon hearing during which Comer, who pleaded guilty in January,… Read More
    JACKMAN — When Gerald Tripp went into the woods May 31, he had no way of knowing that he would never come out alive. An experienced logger, Tripp, 43, apparently was run over by his skidder while working alone on a woodlot in Frankfort. Such… 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
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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
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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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