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AUGUSTA – While the Baldacci administration mulls how to cope with newly anticipated curbs on federal aid in several human services areas, legislative Democrats hope to send a message to Washington urging their congressional colleagues to soften the pending blow. To further dramatize their concerns,… Read More
    ORONO – A.D. “Pete” Correll, a 1966 University of Maine graduate and retired president and CEO of Georgia-Pacific, will return to his alma mater at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, to present UMaine’s inaugural Distinguished Presidential Lecture. The presentation is scheduled in Minsky Recital Hall. Read More
March is the month that owls are the most active and vociferous in this part of Maine. A saw-whet owl visited the Orono back yard of Audubon naturalist Holly Twining, her husband Travis Baker and their son Zane. The diminutive owl flew in, landed on… Read More
An accident Tuesday night on Union Street in Hermon is still under investigation, but a Penobscot County sheriff’s deputy said a woman lost control while apparently trying to make a U-turn and went off the road. Constable Deputy Noel Santiago, who covers Hermon, said that… Read More
Vera Francis’ op-ed, “LNG: Who’s in charge” (BDN, Oct. 25), is very, very true. Again we have big business from out-of-state telling us what to do. Plus, to add insult to injury, we have two Maine state representatives – Fred Moore and Ian Emery –… Read More
I was astounded to read that Michael Michaud had received an award for his work to encourage economic development in Maine in the article, “Rep. Michaud receives development award” (BDN, Sept. 17). Introducing legislation this summer is a guarantee that it will pass, let alone… Read More
    AUGUSTA – Maine officials have warned Anthem Health Plans of Maine that the state will oppose Maine ratepayers paying any portion of the cost of its parent company’s acquisition of California-based Wellpoint. Indiana-based Anthem has agreed to pay over $600 million in compensation to the… Read More
PORTLAND – Maine’s snowmobile industry is expecting a banner winter, but the season already has been marred by a string of fatalities. Eight people were killed in snowmobile accidents in just two weeks. Maine’s record for snowmobile deaths in a season is 12, a figure… Read More
PORTLAND – Verizon on Thursday filed a formal application to federal regulators to provide out-of-state long distance service in Maine. Verizon, which already received conditional approval from state regulators to provide the service in Maine, said the new filing is part of its efforts to… Read More
NORTH ANSON – Emily M. deHoux, daughter of Ramona and Paul deHoux of Solon, has been named a commended student in the 2002 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 commended students are being honored for exceptional academic promise, and are placed among the top 5 percent of students… Read More
BANGOR – A Maine Driving Dynamics course is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at 21 Bomarc Rd. Those completing the course will receive a 3-point credit on their driving record, according to instructor Sally Ann Hollan. The course, sponsored by… Read More
    BAR HARBOR – The Maine Sea Coast Missionary Society says it recently received $48,450 from the estate of Caroline E. Bruhn for the mission’s scholarship endowment. The gift is the final distribution from a $400,000 bequest received in October of last year. Bruhn died at… Read More
RAYMOND — Heads up, campers. Look this way, bunch up together, and smile for the camera. We want to show mom and dad you’re having a good time! Welcome to Camp Pinehurst, where director Jack Curtis has a new job: cyberphotographer. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
Part one Northeast COMBAT receives many complaints about the purchase of used vehicles. Most consumers think the Lemon Law covers used vehicles, but unfortunately, it does not. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false;… Read More
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ELLSWORTH — City hall’s search for a temporary home for next year may have ended. The city councilors are considering moving into an unused wing of the middle school while the historic city hall building is renovated next year. The school board discussed the city’s proposal Wednesday at… Read More
Education is delivered primarily on the local level in Maine; I don’t see why we need a $30 million-a-year bureaucracy in Augusta when we already have hundreds of local school boards and superinendents out in the field.” That plain language is from “Making a Difference,”… Read More
Tucked between the Perry Road and an off-ramp for Interstate 395 in Bangor lies a large industrial building with blue walls, white doors at its loading docks, and a red brick addition on the side nearest the tree-screened off-ramp. The building belongs to Parts Wholesalers,… Read More
    Shakespeare is said to have penned, “April is the cruelest month of all.” The bard is right on target. The posting of town and state-aid roads is slamming the commerce of Maine. Consider this example of economic harassment perpetrated by the public sector against the private. Read More
AUGUSTA — A retired educator, a local selectman and an editor of the Farmer’s Almanac have been nominated by Gov. John R. McKernan to serve on the state Board of Education. McKernan has also proposed Marjorie Medd of Paris, the current board chairwoman, for reappointment. Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — Three Mars Hill men and a Maine State Police trooper were honored Wednesday for their role in a rescue attempt last year to save a young girl who had been swept away in a flooded brook. Col. Andrew E. Demers, chief of… Read More
AUGUSTA — Consumers for Affordable Health Care will hold a public forum on Universal Health Insurance at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the State Office Building, with Dr. Gordon Guyatt of Hamilton, Ontario, who will speak on the Canadian Health Insurance System. Call 761-4400 for information. Read More
Some of a newspaper’s best stories lie hidden in the classified ads, and the ads in this newspaper are no exception to that semi-brilliant observation. I speak not of that recent mind-boggler of an ad that caved in to the gender-neutral lobby by advertising for… Read More
    Bishop F. Herbert Skeete, spiritual leader of New England’s United Methodists, will be the guest preacher Sunday, March 25, at Grace United Methodist Church, Union Street, Bangor. The adult class will begin at 9:30 a.m., and worship services are at 11 a.m. Grace Church will… 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 – 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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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