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BANGOR – Is my special needs son or daughter eligible for SSI or SSDI? What is the 18- year-old re-determination rule all about? What happens when they go to work? Will they lose their benefits? Do you have questions like these about Social Security? Or… Read More
Although classes were not halted, Police Chief Steve Emery said several students were interviewed and are considered suspects. He said he believes Wednesday’s graffiti was not connected to a threat last week that forced school to be called off Wednesday. “We think it may have… Read More
I have always liked superheroes. Superman, Underdog and of course, Batman and Robin, whose show I rarely missed as a child. No feat was too tough. They all did the undoable. It is not often in life that you come across someone who is reminiscent… Read More
    ORONO – The Page Farm and Home Museum at the University of Maine is hosting its annual old-fashioned holiday party at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Activities will include tree trimming, making ornaments, decorating gingerbread cookies, and caroling. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    Real estate transfers recorded with town of Hampden in 2003: To Scott H. and Tammy S. Stanley, Newburgh, from Jill St. Peter, Brewer, Sept. 30, 107 Old County Road, $129,000. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var… Read More
Almost unnoticed by the mainstream press, a campaign to draft Gen. Wesley Clark for the Democratic presidential nomination is gaining steam on the Internet. While the former NATO supreme allied commander has not yet announced his candidacy and won’t (quite) even say he’s a Democrat, the campaign has… Read More
FORT KENT – The University of Maine at Fort Kent Alumni Association honored George Roy as this year’s outstanding alumnus at the annual banquet Sept. 21. Roy, a doctor of chiropractic who now lives in Scarborough, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the social science… Read More
    You’ve seen them in the grocery stores: parents telling their kids how bad they are, giving them attention for misbehavior while regularly ignoring their good acts. With every criticism like “You’ll never learn,” these parents unwittingly reinforce the behaviors they don’t like. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
AUGUSTA – Energy conservation programs should not be managed by utilities as state law allows, but by the Public Utilities Commission, a coalition of senior citizens, environmentalists, doctors and low-income people says. Companies such as Central Maine Power charge ratepayers for energy conservation programs, then… Read More
ELLSWORTH — People who have done any handywork around the house usually have a collection of materials that they haven’t gotten rid of. Half-filled cans of paint, used oil, turpentine, old gasoline — they’re all piled neatly in the garage or in the cellar. You… Read More
    FORT FAIRFIELD – Aroostook Magazine, a monthly publication with a controlled circulation of more than 8,000 has been purchased by Eastern Publishing Co., owners of two Maine community newspapers. Eastern Publishing Co., a subsidiary company of Henley Publishing Ltd. of New Brunswick, publishes the Fort… Read More
ALLAGASH — Northern Maine loggers may be joining forces with an environmental group to further their efforts to stop Canadian loggers from working in the Maine woods after a yearlong battle with landowners and federal and state officials. About two dozen members of the Native… Read More
SKOWHEGAN — Whether it was negligence or an “unfortunate mistake,” four girls from Skowhegan Middle School were sent to Redington-Fairview General Hospital on Thursday after they were overcome by chemical fumes. The girls were treated and released, according to hospital spokeswoman Claudette Bean. No further… Read More
    ELLSWORTH — A 29-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon after shooting off a handgun on a residential road in Trenton. At about 4 p.m., the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department started receiving reports that Valerie Curtis was wandering on Bayside Road in Trenton, near the intersection… Read More
Environmental activists opposed to a wood chip mill under construction in Millinocket will have their case heard by the state later this month. The activists are appealing permits issued by the state Department of Environmental Protection to Huber Resources Corp., the company building the mill. Read More
HOULTON — With Hodgdon and Smyrna adding their names to the growing list of towns considering leaving the Southern Aroostook Solid Waste Disposal District, discussion at Thursday night’s board meeting turned to dissolving the district. The announcements from the two towns brings to five the… Read More
HOPE — The phrase “50/50/100 with a four-year rolling average” sounds like gibberish now, but it’s likely to take on a lot of meaning during the coming weeks for taxpayers in Camden, Rockport, Hope, Appleton and Lincolnville. Unless somebody comes up with a better idea… Read More
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HOULTON — Sharon L. Brown of Monticello has been hired by the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation as an autism consultant in Aroostook County, as well as Danforth and Patten. She is a 1993 graduate of the University of Maine at Presque Isle… Read More
HOWLAND — With no discussion, Howland residents on Monday approved a recycling ordinance. However, an ordinance controlling the kinds of items disposed of in the landfill did generate some discussion. Faced with a directive to close the town’s landfill, it will be more important than… Read More
    My land lease (at Chemo Pond) has gone up from $250 to $1,385 in six years. Five years ago I received a letter from Robert Frank, who manages the 10 camp lots for the U.S. (Forest Service), stating that the leases were going up 8 percent of the… Read More
Islesboro — More than 130 voters met at town meeting Saturday and approved a budget of $1,504,693. The meeting, which opened with Boy Scouts presenting the colors and leading a salute to the flag, took about four hours to complete. The meeting progressed quickly and… 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 – 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
    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
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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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