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BANGOR – The Bangor Fire Department has promoted three firefighters from its ranks to new positions. John Prentiss, who was hired in 1987 and who has served as a lieutenant since 1994, is now a captain for the department. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
HOPE – Local resident Sharon Mann celebrated the spirit of the holiday season by donating to Coastal Mountains Land Trust a 19.3-acre conservation easement on her property on the shores of Alford Lake. Mann’s involvement with Coastal Mountains Land Trust began with her assistance on… Read More
ELLSWORTH – With plans to build a new wastewater treatment facility still at least three years away, the city is treading lightly with an existing plant that is on its last legs. Even so, Ellsworth continues to attract development, both commercial and residential, at a… Read More
    LINCOLN -A tree blown over by heavy winds cut electricity to an undetermined number of town residents Friday morning when it took out power lines on Town Farm Road, firefighters said. The tree hit lines on Town Farm near Route 2 at about 10:21 a.m.. Read More
PORTLAND – A lighthouse on the Kennebec River could be returned to the government as part of a multigroup effort to increase public awareness of the 107-year-old structure, a federal judge has ruled. Squirrel Point Lighthouse in Arrowsic will likely be given to a nonprofit… Read More
EASTPORT – A veteran educator who has been on the job only a week, the new superintendent said he nonetheless was aware of the challenges that lay ahead for the school union and the state and federal mandates that must be faced. Danny R.P. Michaud,… Read More
In theaters I SPY. Directed by Betty Thomas, written by Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Jay Scherick and David Ronn, 96 minutes, rated PG-13. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i =… Read More
MOUNT DESERT – A 16-year-old Southwest Harbor girl was killed Tuesday afternoon after losing control of her car, which skidded into oncoming traffic on an icy patch of Route 198. Chelsea Ordway, a junior at Mount Desert Island Regional High School, was alone in her… Read More
    ROCKLAND – The board of Youthlinks has announced three new members. Arthur Adelberg of Camden, Marilyn Hotch of Owls Head and Ted Rodman of Rockport were unanimously elected at a recent board meeting. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
BANGOR – With all of the athletic post players in schoolgirl basketball this season, hoop fans were clamoring to get a look at some girls who put up big numbers but weren’t seen all over the state. Spectators at Saturday’s Maine McDonald’s East/West Senior All-Star games at Husson… Read More
I am very pleased that the Bangor Daily is reminding us so regularly of the necessity to bring relief to property taxpayers. The homestead exemption does seem a particularly attractive method of doing this, and now is a good time to enact it. I hope the legislators are… Read More
    MILFORD — A free preschool screening sponsored by Union 90 and Child Development Services of Penobscot County will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Lewis S. Libby School in Milford. This is for 3- and 4-year-old children, as well… Read More
Through the “whiteout” of wind-driven snow swirling along the Airline Road, the taillights of Ken Lynch’s snowmobile trailer glowed dimly and often disappeared as I followed him to Mopang Lake a week ago Friday. Traffic was sparse and moving slowly on the roller coaster-like road winding through eastern… Read More
    PORTLAND – Several familiar faces in the Portland Pirates organization have been promoted to new positions within the organization. Dave Ahlers, the radio voice of the Pirates and former director of community relations, is now the director of communications. Gino Giacumbo is now the director… Read More
As a sailor with a keen interest in the Americas Cup, I applaud and say amen to Mike Dowd’s column of April 8-9. True sportsmanship has certainly taken a beating where the Cup is involved. The world is a poorer place for such rule bending. Patricia B. Turner… Read More
VERONA — Fire claimed the life of a 44-year-old man believed to have been sleeping when his home became engulfed in flames Wednesday morning. The body of Dana Heath was pulled from an upstairs bedroom three minutes after fire crews arrived, said Bucksport Fire Chief… Read More
    PITTSFIELD — Kerry Martin will be forever remembered in the town of Pittsfield thanks to the efforts of many friends and acquaintances. A core group of friends headed by Bonnie Brooks have plans for a permanent memorial to Martin at the entrance to Manson Park. Read More
WARREN — The Knox and Lincoln County Agricultural Stabilization Committees held elections with voters in the bicounty area electing incumbents to serve on the committees effective Jan. 1, 1993. Knox County voters elected Elmer L. Savage to a second consecutive three-year term of office. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
JONESPORT — A bull moose was blamed for causing a two-car accident Wednesday morning on Route 187 that left a 1985 Dodge station wagon demolished and $1,000 damage done to the front end of a 1989 Ford pickup truck. Derek Alley, 15, Jonesport, a passenger… Read More
    The Hermon Municipal Building landscaping project is beginning to grow. According to Town Manager Kathryn Ruth, the project will be under the direction of resident Armand O’Clair. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false;… Read More
PENOBSCOT — A state fire investigator said a fire at an abandoned building in Penobscot Tuesday night was arson. John Morse, an investigator for the state Fire Marshal’s Office, is currently investigating the fire that was reported by a neighbor on the County Road in… Read More
    Excellence is always the goal at the Best Western Black Bear Inn, but the high standards don’t necessarily produce a high-pressure environment. In fact, said co-owner Danny Lafayette, “We feel that the hospitality industry is a place where, as best we can, we try and… 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
    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 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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