AUGUSTA – Legislation overhauling corrections in Maine was given final approval in the House by a wide margin Tuesday despite the reservations of some lawmakers. The Senate gave its initial approval without debate. The bill, which passed 120-25 in the House, is substantially different from… Read More
    ST. GEORGE – A special town meeting is set for Monday to vote on allowing selectmen to sign an agreement with neighbors of the Route 73 fire station property. Town Manager John Falla said Friday that the property lines are known and there is nothing… Read More
FRENCHVILLE – Gedeon Corriveau was pensive Thursday as workers removed the machinery and tore down the all too familiar red building at the Corriveau Mill. The building housing the 150-year-old wool-carding mill and gristmill has been falling down. It was to the point that it… Read More
BANGOR – The Bangor High School boys soccer team played a “terrible first half” in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Presque Isle, according to Ram junior striker Dylan George, and they didn’t want a repeat performance against Brewer Tuesday night. George and the Rams took care… Read More
    HOULTON – Town councilors unanimously decided at a meeting on Tuesday evening to leave untouched the area that holds a former World War II German POW camp, at least for now. During the nearly two-hour meeting, councilors chose to proceed with the first three phases… Read More
The Bangor Daily News article of March 27 concerning the legislative hearing on school employee fingerprinting quotes extensively from witnesses identifying themselves as speaking for major organizations. However, two other witnesses (I was one) expressed doubts that the positions taken by the central bureaucracies of organizations always represent… Read More
Calais District Court Robert L. Allen, 34, Columbia Falls, violating condition of release, transferred to Superior Court. 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++) {… Read More
ORONO – The Los Angeles Brass Quintet will perform selections of classical, jazz and modern music in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in Minsky Recital Hall, Class of 1944 Hall, at the University of Maine. The quintet is in residence at… Read More
    A Bangor man already out on bail for previous assault and terrorizing charges faces more charges after Wal-Mart store security confronted him outside the store Thursday for reportedly stealing game CDs. Ryan Fish, 21, of 50 Charles St. reportedly was one of two young men… Read More
ATLANTA — The nation’s largest group of cancer specialists suggested Tuesday that doctors consider prescribing the breast cancer drug tamoxifen to tens of millions of healthy women to help prevent the disease. The recommendation was issued by the American Society of Clinical Oncology at its… Read More
    I don’t understand, as a private home owner in Old Capehart, why there is such an urgency for a larger daycare facility. Why hasn’t Bangor Housing Authority built it on the property they already own and have zoned for a daycare? They would keep the neighborhood looking the… Read More
Joe Hoxie Sr. of Old Town is a patient at Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit and has had many blood transfusions during his stay. Friends who want to replenish the blood supply in his name are encouraged to do so. Larry and Ruth… Read More
The Bangor Daily News’ Sept. 28-29 editorial, “A small agreement,” follows a predictable, disturbing pattern of the King administration and much of the state’s mainstream media. The pattern was used late last year against the Question 1 citizen referendum opposing special civil rights based on sexual orientation. It… Read More
    BIDDEFORD — A suspect was arrested Friday night on a burglary charge in an attack on a church here that desecrated its most sacred object, the tabernacle of the Eucharist, police said. Patrick W. Ordway, 19, of Old Orchard Beach was taken into custody after… Read More
LIMESTONE — A potential roadblock in the effort to redevelop the former Loring Air Force Base was lifted Monday when Limestone residents signaled support for a compromise with the Loring Development Authority over land-use and zoning control. Limestone selectmen called Monday’s public hearing to gain… Read More
BANGOR – Goalkeeper Sue Peterson stopped nine of 11 shots to recorded the shutout as Caribou defeated Bangor 2-0 in schoolgirl soccer action Thursday at the Union Street Field here. Chelsea Belanger and Lise Carter each scored goals for the 4-1 Vikings. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
I am very concerned about kids on French Island. There are a lot of 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds and up, riding their bikes in the middle of the roads on French Island. French Island is in Old Town. This happens every day. I videotaped a lot of… Read More
    ELLSWORTH — Pupils at Lamoine School will enjoy a new computer thanks to the credits earned by the school in Chevrolet’s “Driving for Education” program. Friends, parents and school staff recently test drove cars at Morrison Chevrolet, with each test drive counting as a credit. Read More
BRUNSWICK — Funeral services for Eaton Leith, 90, retired Bowdoin College professor emeritus of Romance languages who died here Tuesday, will be held Friday at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Brunswick. Leith, a native of Lancaster, N.H., joined the college in 1936 as an instructor of… Read More
BOOKS IN REVIEW DIFFERENT WATERFRONTS: Stories from the Wooden Boat Revival, by Peter H. Spectre, Harpswell Press, Gardiner, 242 pages, $22.95. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i… Read More
    Can anyone question the general benefit of a coal-burning power plant when the promoter hires a former Public Utilities Commission staff lawyer and commisioner to support it? How do we weigh his possibly meretricious position against the putative value of his experience as a utility lawyer and regulator?… 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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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