BELFAST – A former city resident was given an 11-year prison term when he appeared in Waldo County Superior Court on Friday to be sentenced for stabbing a man in the back. Scott Noble, 25, was sentenced to 11 years in prison with all but… Read More
    MACHIAS – A Washington County grand jury on Tuesday indicted the following: Timothy E. Watkins, 43, Cherryfield, eluding an officer, four counts of passing a roadblock, assault, criminal mischief. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner… Read More
AUGUSTA – The Best Western Senator Inn & Spa has signed an agreement to be acquired by Lafayette Hotels, a privately owned hotel operator headquartered in Bangor. Privately owned and operated by Vern and Betsy Cook, the 123-room Senator Inn & Spa at 284 Western… Read More
    BANGOR – Bryant Ciomei knows when the timeouts are coming. They rarely have to do with defense, because the Deer Isle-Stonington boys basketball team is nothing if not persistent in their man-to-man sets. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More
Katy LePage of Skowhegan made her collegiate debut with two goals and Old Town’s Shaunessy Saucier chipped in with three assists as the University of Maine field hockey team earned a 5-2 victory over Sacred Heart Saturday, but the Black Bears fell to Connecticut 7-0 in Sunday’s game… Read More
    Let’s talk about perceptions and realities. The perception is that with the Yankees acquiring Alex Rodriguez, the rest of MLB is mad as heck and isn’t going to take it anymore. The reality is the Red Sox are boiling mad, but a lot of other… Read More
Fraud can strike anyone, but seniors are at particular risk. It’s not something you like to think about, but remember that knowledge is power – and despite what you may have heard, ignorance is not bliss. In order to educate seniors and their families on… Read More
    PORTLAND – Portland’s police chief has pledged a full investigation into the circumstances of a car crash that involved one of his lieutenants. Lt. Ted Ross was driving home after socializing with other officers Tuesday night when his unmarked car collided with a pickup truck. Read More
WARREN – The Warren Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the society’s building at 225 Main St. The guest speaker will be Rep. James Skoglund of St. George. The talk will be preceded by a short business meeting and followed by refreshments. The… Read More
BELFAST – Waldo County sheriff’s detectives were looking for a Burnham man Tuesday who they believe had been growing and selling marijuana. On Monday, Detectives Jason Trundy and Greg Stearns seized what they believe is more than 20 pounds of marijuana from the Mount Road… Read More
    LINCOLN — The University of Maine Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the Mattanawcook Junior High School gym. The ensemble dates back to 1915 and is one of 12 performing groups in the university’s music department. Three Mattanawcook Academy musicians —… Read More
BAILEYVILLE — A 74-year-old Baileyville man who allegedly tried to shoot a police officer was arrested without incident Wednesday. About 3:45 p.m., off-duty Baileyville reserve Officer Frank Crosby was at the Woodland Food Mart when James S. Gillespie spoke to him about an earlier dog… Read More
CAMDEN – Camden-Rockport High School’s Windjammers didn’t need a motivational speech by coach Don Palmer prior to their Eastern Maine Class B semifinal against Houlton Wednesday. They just had to recall last year’s 4-0 loss to Houlton in the quarterfinals. “It was easy to get… Read More
    TURNER — An independent audit shows most safety problems at the former DeCoster Egg Farms have been fixed, allowing a federal fine to be reduced by $1.9 million, farm representatives said Thursday. The audit found that 92.3 percent of problems cited by the Occupational Safety… Read More
EAST CORINTH — The passenger in a pickup truck that overturned late Friday on the Black Road is wanted by police in North Carolina, a deputy said Saturday. Deputy Troy Morton of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said Lawrence A. Tarbert, 24, most recently of… Read More
Machias Memorial High School Second quarter honor roll Seniors, high honors: Catherine Luce; honors: Hillary Crossman, Heather Johnson, Shannon Johnson, Adam Kilton, Mike Lenfestey, Rebecca Lewis, Melissa Mallory, Talie Nelson, Jenny Romei and Jennifer Serrato. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
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    BAR HARBOR — Kathleen Rae King, vice president for development of the National American Red Cross, will address the annual dinner meeting of the Hancock County chapter of the American Red Cross at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at College of the Atlantic. King has… Read More
Twelve years ago, the Farmers Home Administration financed a new home for Hampden schoolteacher Pam Snow and her two sons. There was one major difference between Snow’s home and other FmHA-financed housing, however: Pam Snow built a log home, among the first approved in Maine by FmHA. Read More
ORONO – At no time, at least recently, was the old saying “if you don’t like the weather in Maine, just wait a minute” more appropriate than last Saturday during the state Class B and D schoolgirl softball championships played at the University of Maine’s Lengyel Field in… Read More
    MILO — The rice was barely out of her hair when newlywed Victoria Kretzschmar-Eastman, an eighth-grade English teacher in Milo, was participating at Saturday’s Sidewalk Art Festival in downtown Bangor. She was married Friday evening to Jack Eastman, music instructor for SAD 41 in Milo. Read More
ROCKLAND — Sheriff Daniel Davey will take the lead in attempting to convince the legislative delegation to at least givecounty employees a portion of salary increases and merit pay approved by county commissioners. At a delegation meeting last week legislators tentatively froze all county wages… Read More
HAMPDEN — Dr. David Parker, voice instructor at Bob Jones University and recognized authority on church music standards, will present a sacred music concert and church music seminar at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at West Hampden Baptist Church. On Tuesday, July 24, he will… Read More
    Due to the crisis in the Persian Gulf, I have been watching a lot of TV newscasts and reading a lot of articles in the local and national newspapers. I have noticed that whenever somebody mentions the Middle Easte, they are talking about Saudi Arabia, only. Not that… 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
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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
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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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