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TROY – A 40-year-old Detroit man was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident on Route 220. Scott Goulette died from injuries when the 1987 Chevrolet pickup in which he was a passenger rolled over, according to Maine State Police. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Concerned parents joined health and environmental organizations Thursday in urging state lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at removing potentially toxic chemicals from children’s toys and other household products. The recall of millions of lead-tainted toys last holiday season heightened public fears about the… Read More
AUGUSTA – Maine has improved its standing among the states in the annual Corporation for Enterprise Development study of state economies, but the report also shows weakness in some key areas. “This is the gold standard of all of these studies,” Gov. John Baldacci said. Read More
BELFAST – The Maine Snowmobile Association will hold its coastal and central Maine regional meeting beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6. The meeting will be held at Troy Howard Middle School. The meeting will feature presentations by speakers on subjects including landowner relations and… Read More
THORNDIKE – The new SAD 3 kindergarten-through-12th-grade school proposed to replace the Mount View Complex will be considered for site approval by the State Board of Education on Feb. 9. As required, there will be a public hearing on the site plans at 7 p.m. Read More
PORTLAND – As President Bush defended the American mission in Iraq amid mounting casualties, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Sunday she believes more troops are needed in that country. Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Collins was asked whether she believes more troops are needed… Read More
    SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Town officials have issued a reminder to residents that driving vehicles on Long Pond is prohibited under town ordinances. “We’ve caught a number of people driving around on the ice near the inflow to the water treatment plant,” Code Enforcement Officer Stephen… Read More
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TRENTON – The drivers of two cars that collided Tuesday morning on Route 3 complained of pain but had no visible injuries, according to police. David Harnish, 32, of Bar Harbor was driving a 1995 Ford north on Route 3 around 7 a.m. when Carrie… Read More
    LAMOINE – Wildlife and shoreland protection. Clam flats. Wetlands. Water resources and open space. Access to the ocean. Those are only a few of the topics the town’s new conservation commission has been asked to study on behalf of residents as the town struggles with… Read More
EAST MACHIAS – Miranda Fergerson doubled, singled and knocked in two runs to lead Washington Academy to a 5-4 softball victory over Machias. Erica Dennison and Nicole Stauffer each had two singles for the Raiders. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
SOUTH THOMASTON — A Rockland teen-ager lost control of her vehicle, which then struck a utility pole Thursday, when she swerved to avoid a small animal in the road. Heather Randall, 16, of Rockland was traveling north on Buttermilk Lane in a 2000 Toyota when… Read More
    TREMONT – Voters rejected a rewritten land use zoning ordinance for the second time Tuesday, 469-400. Whether the ordinance will be rewritten and put before the residents at this spring’s town meeting has not been determined at this time, according to the Tremont town office. Read More
A Mount View High School social studies class is taking a closer look at Waldo County barns. During the spring semester, the school’s Maine studies class, taught by Don Schultz, will begin a photographic inventory of historical barns in the area. Students also will carry… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT – Foxcroft Academy’s Brooke Hartford wasn’t having the game of her life, in Tuesday’s Eastern Maine Class B preliminary matchup against No. 9 Rockland. She struck out, walked and popped up twice in the first seven innings. So understandably, the Foxcroft junior was a… Read More
WASHINGTON — A company recalled about 8,000 hand-held hair dryers Monday because they pose a risk of electrocution if dropped into water while plugged in, regardless of whether they have been turned off. Division Sales Inc. of Itasca, Ill., announced the recall in conjunction with… Read More
AUGUSTA — A drunken driver who killed a mother of two last fall while speeding on Route 201 in Winslow will never sit behind the wheel of a car again, a judge told him before sending him to prison. Judge Donald G. Alexander sentenced Derek… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – Joel Duncan scored for Presque Isle with 11 minutes left in regulation to send the game into double overtime where Presque Isle salvaged a 2-2 schoolboy soccer tie against Caribou Friday night. Kasey Keenan notched two assists for Presque Isle and Jeremy… Read More
MILLINOCKET — A bank official familiar with the paper industry describes Gerald Pelletier Inc. as “a company that’s doing it (logging) right.” “That’s a good description for their harvesting techniques,” responded a forester well-versed in Maine woods operations. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    EASTPORT — Gary W. Crook has been named new superintendent of schools in Union 104, which encompasses Eastport, Perry, Pembroke, Charlotte and Dennysville. Appointed by the school board Aug. 18, Crook assumed his new position Monday. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
FRENCHBORO — Illegal scallop dragging in the Frenchboro cable area is believed to be responsible for the severing of the underwater cable early Thursday morning, shutting off electrical power to 20 to 30 island homes. Sgt. Chuck Rommel of the Maine Marine Patrol’s Division III… Read More
WASHINGTON — “Moscow, here I come,” Hollywood aviator Charles Mack said early on Friday before squeezing into the cockpit of his tiny Bonanza airplane. The Floridian’s mission: to be the first person to fly solo from Washington to Russia aboard a single-engine airplane with no… Read More
    As Election Day fast approaches, many Maine residents are still not aware of the issues and potential benefits which surround Referendum Question 6, and which could have a crucial impact on Maine’s economic health — now and for years to come. Question 6 would authorize… Read More
HOULTON — Combination maps and brochures of the southern Aroostook County area, Patten and Danforth are available for free at the Houlton Chamber of Commerce. The publication features detailed maps of streets and snowmobile trails, a list of special events and attractions in the region, tourist information and… Read More
Raymond Alley scored a team-high 22 points to lead Husson College to a 129-76 win over Atlantic Union at Newman Gym in Bangor on Sunday. Scott Brown added 21 points while Rich Mazurek had 19 for the 1-0 Braves. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
    The Maine Retired Teachers Association is accepting applications for a $500 scholarship designed for adults entering or re-entering the teaching profession, and additional scholarships designed for high school seniors who plan to enter teaching in Maine. The letter of application for the adult scholarship should… 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
    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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