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BELFAST – Khristina Landers has accepted the position of community relations and development director at the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce. Landers of Belfast is former manager of The Clown, an antiques and wine shop. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – Although attendance at this year’s Eastern States Exposition was down overall, that didn’t stop more than 7 percent of those who attended from consuming more than 3 acres worth of potatoes. More than a million fairgoers attended the “Big E” this year. Read More
    Lincoln District Court Cases May 17 – June 7, 2006 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
AUGUSTA – Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe said Friday that he has appealed a federal judge’s decision that invalidated a significant portion of a 2003 state law aimed at preventing youth access to tobacco from Internet and mail-order sales. Maine’s law required procedures to verify… Read More
AUBURN – A Sabattus man charged in a fatal hit-and-run snowmobile accident offered tearful apologies as he was sentenced Friday, but the victim’s wife called the one-year sentence a “slap in the face.” Steven Davies, who was traveling at 70 mph when he hit Robert… Read More
    Money isn’t the issue in bear referendum Columnist Tom Hennessey’s figure of $62 million attributed annually to the Maine bear-hunting season (BDN, Oct. 2-3) seems to be crowding the upper limits of the recent study conducted by the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Policy,… Read More
BANGOR – Construction crews are building a walkway and bike pathway along the Bangor Mall side of Stillwater Avenue. Funded through the Maine Department of Transportation, the $201,000 walkway has been designed and administered by the city, according to John Murphy of the city engineers’… Read More
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AUGUSTA – More than 1,100 Maine homeless residents go to sleep each night in shelters, cars and abandoned buildings, according to Michael Finnegan, director of the Maine State Housing Authority. Finnegan implored the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee on Wednesday to support a $20 million bond issue… Read More
ROCKLAND — A woman who drove her vehicle in the wrong direction on Main Street on Thursday traveled onto the sidewalk and struck one of the city’s new lampposts, causing extensive damage. Eva Withee, 80, of Rockland suffered minor injuries, police Deputy Chief Wallace Tower… Read More
    Another speedy forward will join the University of Maine men’s hockey team for the 2000-2001 season. South Boston’s Brendan Donovan, who plays for the Billings (Mont.) Bulls of the America West Hockey League, has verbally committed to attend Maine, according to Billings coach and general… Read More
An elderly, bedridden Bangor woman called for her caretaker to bring her supper Monday night, but what she got instead was the caretakers’s intoxicated husband and a barrage of threats, according to police. Bangor police arrested Morris C. Carr, 32, of Hampden and charged him… Read More
For some members of the all-women Bangor softball team that won the American Softball Association’s State Class D Slow Pitch Softball Championship, first place finishes are not a novelty. The prize, however, is something new for most of the team members. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    BANGOR – The role of the sixth man in basketball is to come off the bench and provide some sort of spark. That is exactly what 5-foot-5 Shead High School of Eastport freshman guard Sara Ricker did in her Eastern Maine Class D schoolgirl basketball… Read More
MILFORD — Residents, whose taxpayer revolt last year attracted attention throughout Penobscot County and beyond, did an about-face Tuesday night at their annual town meeting. A year ago, in the same room at the Dr. Lewis S. Libby School, voters irate at the prospect of… Read More
What doubly wonderful news we bring you. Jessie Snyder is due home today, and a donor match has been found for Scott Hogan. Jessie, the 10-year-old bone marrow transplant recipient from Old Town, is expected to fly into Bangor at 2:01 p.m. today on Delta… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Piscataquis Regional YMCA will participate again this summer in the annual National Youth Sports Program to be held at the University of Maine in Orono. Last year, the Piscataquis Regional YMCA participated as program organizer. “It was a tremendous event and up… Read More
CHAMBERLAIN LAKE — As soon as the search ended for a missing Vermont hunter in the Chamberlain Lake area Tuesday, wardens were dispatched to find another hunter reported missing between Rockwood and Jackman. Wardens earlier located Francis Beede, 42, of Washington, Vt., who spent Monday… Read More
    Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell on Tuesday urged U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor to seek the immediate elimination of Mexican tariffs on Maine sardines and herring. Mitchell noted that under the North American Free Trade Agreement, it will take 10 years for Mexico’s 20 percent… Read More
SOUTH PORTLAND — A former bookkeeper at The Curtainshop has been charged in a scheme to embezzle $140,000 from the retailer over three years, police said. A grand jury indictment accuses Amy J. MacLeod, 29, of removing cash from the money bags and then doctoring… Read More
The Mt. Blue Cougars of Farmington and the Camden-Rockport Windjamers, two perennial high school wrestling powers, showed off their dominance again on Saturday when they captured Eastern Maine regional titles. Mt. Blue captured its second straight EM regional Class A title and the Windjammers, the… Read More
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… I hope our governor and the legislators are proud of themselves. They haven’t done our beautiful state proud. State employees have been picketing the State House and the governor’s mansion because their paychecks were withheld; they have been furloughed again, without pay; state offices have been closed;… Read More
FRENCHBORO — Frenchboro residents anticipate slightly lower property taxes next year as the result of last week’s annual town meeting. The $66,905 budget was more than $6,000 lower than the budget last year. One major expenditure expected for next year is major road maintenance. Town… Read More
    “Ballet is a little like government,” said Eliot Feld, choreographer for Feld Ballets NY. “It doesn’t want to change. It covets its past.” Influenced by such American ballet classics as George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, Feld has indeed coveted the tradition of this “extraordinarily strict… Read More
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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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