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Dena L. Winslow is the new executive director of the Workforce Investment Act program for Aroostook and Washington counties. WIA is a federally funded program that provides employment and training benefits to eligible employees and employers. Winslow is a native of Aroostook County, having been raised on a… Read More
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    Shane Bacon was not your average college student. Sure, he played varsity basketball, went to class most of the time, and chased girls, but while most of his fellow classmates at Green Mountain College were thinking about partying, he had other ideas. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
CAPE ELIZABETH – Darcy Wakefield, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and went on to advocate for public awareness of the terminal illness, has died. Wakefield died Saturday at her home. She was 35. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
Whether they’re at the airport or downtown, as Bangor residents, we believe that we’re very fortunate to have a fine police department. We’ll ignore the remark we heard that the department wanted to get out of a higher-crime neighborhood. We did not contact our councilors… Read More
    ORONO – The Hockey East women’s tournament won’t be held until March 20-21 at Northeastern University’s Matthew Arena. But for either the University of Maine Black Bears or the Connecticut Huskies, it will be wait until next year. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
DANFORTH – Residents voted 20-15 on Thursday at a special town meeting to authorize selectmen to proceed with taking more than 15 acres of shorefront property on East Grand Lake by eminent domain, if it becomes necessary. A second article authorizing them to spend up… Read More
MACHIAS – Wayne Clarke racked up 10 points and 10 rebounds in the second half Saturday to lift the University of Maine-Machias to a 78-63 Maine Athletic Conference men’s basketball victory over UM-Fort Kent. Clarke finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds while Albert Whittaker… Read More
    BANGOR – The Greater Bangor Chapter of the National Organization for Women will celebrate International No-Diet Day with a clothing swap and potluck lunch. Women are invited to bring clean clothing in good condition to 31 Fern St. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Read More
SKOWHEGAN – Daryl Whitley, the former Pittsfield police officer who was arrested and then lost his job for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, was arrested again last week after surveillance reportedly revealed the couple had been spending time together at his Plymouth home. Contact between the… Read More
CUSHING – The driver of a truck that loads logs which crashed off the Pleasant Point Road Wednesday was listed in stable condition at Maine Medical Center Friday. Albert Kaufmann, 61, of Nobleboro lost control of the truck when its tires got caught up in… Read More
HOULTON — The Southern Aroostook Development Corp. on Wednesday kicked off a three-year fund-raising campaign intended to bring in $255,000. “We’re not out for charitable giving,” said Phillips B. Hand of Houlton, a retired fund-raising consultant who is assisting the group, as he spoke to… Read More
I just read your April 2 article, “Monhegan to eradicate deer.” I visited Monhegan for a long weekend in September 1995 and have been suffering from Lyme Disease since the spring of 1996 when the symptoms surfaced. I am convinced I must have been bitten… Read More
BANGOR — The Maine Air National Guard will celebrate its 50th anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. All present members and retirees of the Maine Air Guard are invited to attend the celebration at the Guard base. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
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CALAIS — This city’s 911 emergency service went on-line Monday. It’s a telephone number that’s easy to remember and quick to dial, and the response time from a call could save lives, said Calais Police Chief Michael Milburn. Last year Milburn investigated the installation of… Read More
ORRINGTON — Many North Orrington residents turned out for a public hearing Monday night to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of extending the Brewer sewer and water lines along Route 15 to Snow’s Corner. Town Manager Candy Guerette said the majority of those at the… Read More
Recently, I went into the LaVerdiere’s drugstore in the Broading Shopping Plaza to buy postage stamps. They had moved the counter and when I was shown where to go I was shocked to see that it was in the section where they are now selling liquor. This at… Read More
    ROCKLAND — Because the T-shirt design contest was such a success last year, the board of directors of the Maine Lobster Festival has decided to invite public participation in the selection of the theme for the 45th annual Festival this year. The winner of the… Read More
    Undeterred by icy winds that sliced through the state Monday, Mainers lined city streets by the hundreds to mark Veterans Day. In Bangor, where the wind made the 34-degree temperature seem like it was zero degrees, a trumpeter from the Maine Army National Guard’s 195th… 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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    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 – 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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