After being on the road since Dec. 18, a road-weary University of Maine hockey team reiterated Dorothy’s theme in the “Wizard of Oz”: There’s no place like home. Maine spent Dec. 18-26 in California, winning the Great Western Freeze-out Tournament during its stay, and then… Read More
    After watching his team struggle through its last seven games with a 3-4 record and two players choose to leave the program during the first semester, Husson College men’s basketball coach Bruce MacGregor hoped most of the adversity his Braves would face this season was behind them. Read More
    ORONO – Shooting guards invariably live a statistical life of feast or famine on the basketball court. Some nights they gobble up points as their shots chug-a-lug through the net. Other nights, they get little or no sustenance as shot after shot spills off the… Read More
    PITTSFIELD – Jethro Ferguson scored 17 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to power the Huskies of host Maine Central Institute to a 52-37 schoolboy basketball victory over Mount View of Thorndike here Monday night. Chuck Graham added seven points and 11 rebounds for MCI, now… Read More
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    Despite the uncertainty of their future, the University of Maine swimmers and Coach Jeff Wren anticipate a productive semester break training trip. The uncertainty is because swimming has been targeted by UMaine athletic officials for termination if financial relief is not found for Maine’s struggling… Read More
    BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Senior guard Dana Morton, the top women’s college basketball player in the state of New Jersey last season, lit up the Bloomfield State College gymnasium here Monday afternoon with 41 points as the host Lady Deacons defeated Husson College of Bangor 94-84. Read More
    Sergeant Slaughter defeated General Adnan and Colonel Mustafa in a handicap match, highlighting an evening of World Wrestling Federation matches at the Bangor Auditorium Monday. In other matches, Ric Flair defeated Rowdy Roddy Piper, Ted “Million Dollar Man” DiBiase battled Bret “The Hit Man” Hart… Read More
    It’s time to look back and ahead, the laughs, the gaffes, and hello 1992…. On these cold winter nights, one good turn usually gets most of the covers. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner =… Read More
    Hockey had stopped being fun. That was one of the reasons University of Maine center-winger Randy Olson slumped to eight goals and 20 assists in 36 games last season after notching 17 & 25 in 37 games as a freshman. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – Jason Cyr scored three goals and had two assists to lead the visiting Old Town Indians to a 15-0 win over Presque Isle at the Northern Maine Forum here Monday in high school hockey action. Matt Eastman added two goals and one… Read More
    SEARSPORT – Amber Howard tossed in 27 points to lead the unbeaten Searsport Vikings to a 54-36 schoolgirl basketball victory over Deer Isle-Stonington here Monday night. Bree Robert added 10 points for the 7-0 Vikings. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
    HAMPDEN – The Hampden Academy Broncos held Ellsworth to four third-quarter points to help build an 18-point lead en route to a convincing 55-45 schoolgirl basketball victory here Monday night. Coach Clint Worthley’s Broncos, now 3-0, shut down the Eagles with their 1-3-1 matchup zone… Read More
    LEWISTON — The Guidance in Grieving Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at Central Maine Medical Center. The Rev. Dr. C. Sheesley, director of Pastoral Care at CMMC, will lead the group. Read More
    MILLINOCKET — The following cases were heard in 13th District Court in Millinocket before Judge Jessie Gunther in two sessions held through Dec. 20: Norma Patchell, 44, Millinocket, receiving stolen property, $150, all but $100 suspended. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
    CARIBOU — An open house to allow the public to view renovations at the Caribou Learning Center will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. Funds to repair and renovate the facility were provided by a Community Development Block Grant received by… Read More
    The wrong picture accompanied a story recapping events of 1991 that ran on the Aroostook page on Monday. The picture that should have run was one of a former B & A station that the Oakfield Historical Society turned into a railroad museum. The picture that was used… Read More
    Q. Our water bills are too high, but we can’t afford to install new water-saving toilets. Are there any inexpensive ways to reduce the amount of water wasted by our toilets? — J.K. A. Flushing toilets alone can account for up to 40 percent of… Read More
    At 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, police officers across the state will begin issuing traffic tickets with the amount of the fines listed on them, putting into effect the newly formed Maine District Court Violations Bureau slated to open Thursday morning in Lewiston. Police officers have undergone… Read More
    As President George Bush and his posse of chief executive officers head for their trade showdown with Japan this week, they’re ignoring the fact that most of their problems are back at the ranch. Despite what trade inequities Japan allows, the U.S. auto manufacturing, in particular, will benefit… Read More
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Joseph Mollicone Jr. used a loan from the state’s largest bank to cover up his embezzling of millions of dollars from the Heritage Loan & Investment Co., according to a published report. The Providence Sunday Journal reported that Mollicone was embezzling money… Read More
    DEXTER — The Dexter Grange elected new officers at its Dec. 21 meeting. Elected were: Dana Wilbur, president; Alice Hopkins, clerk; Leslie Bolstridge, secretary; Carl Hopkins, treasurer; and Stanley Bemis as a member of the board. Bolstridge, as agricultural chairman, reported on a meeting he attended on Maine… Read More
    NEW SWEDEN — An application for a new elementary school submitted by the New Sweden school officials has been recommended for funding by the Maine Department of Education’s Division of School Facilities. The application was listed as one of 10 Maine school construction projects to… Read More
    LUBEC — Recycling projects in Lubec and Eastport are offering chipping services to turn old Christmas trees into useful mulch rather than landfill filler. The Eastport Recycling Committee will chip trees on Sunday, Jan. 4, at the Curtis Construction Co. yard in Quoddy Village. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    The following is a list of scheduled fines issued by the chief judge of the Maine District Court for motor vehicle offenses that have been identified as traffic infractions. A person cited for the offenses will be told the amount of the fine by the police officer and… Read More
    FORT KENT — Fort Kent volunteers braved the icy waters of Fish River Monday morning to rescue a dog believed to have been dropped off a bridge there and left to die. Fort Kent Police Chief Kenneth Michaud said emergency dispatchers got calls a little… Read More
    Herb Cleaves believes that jurors should be professional jurists, better suited to sifting through volumes of evidence and determining the fates of defendants (Another Viewpoint, Dec. 26). Gee-whiz! Didn’t professional juries serve in Moscow? googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    NEWPORT — The Newport Playground Committee will be holding a bottle drive in Newport and Plymouth beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, and continuing throughout the day. Members of the committee will be going door-to-door for returnable bottles. All proceeds will benefit the Newport creative playground. Playground… Read More
    MILO — Several break-ins in the Milo area are being investigated by the Milo Police Department. Police Chief Todd Lyford said information pertaining to any of the break-ins would be appreciated. Sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, Libby’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop… Read More
    EASTPORT — Eastporters decked the halls, the streets and even the decks to make the city’s two-week Festival of Lights a success, says Eastport Area Chamber of Commerce Director Robert Godfrey. The festival was the chamber’s first-ever attempt at a citywide holiday celebration. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    BELFAST — Waldo County jail employees are paid so poorly that many are eligible for Medicaid and food stamps, the Waldo County Budget Committee was told at the annual public hearing Monday night. Jeff Cash told the meeting that he made $320.93 per week. With… Read More
    The Legislature’s Education Committee next Monday is expected to determine how to distribute $16 million in cuts to local schools, an issue that has been a thorn in the side for many legislators and educators. The committee will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6,… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — Overeaters Anonymous a support group offering a program of recovery will meet at 7 p.m. at the following days and locations: each Tuesday at the Aroostook Medical Center, Presque Isle; each Thursday at the Ashland Library and at the Unitarian Church, Caribou. For information, call… Read More
    GREENVILLE — Suggested areas in which to cut about $19,000, to offset a shortfall in revenue sharing, were discussed by the Greenville Board of Selectmen during a special session Monday. Town Manager David Cota provided a list of accounts for possible cuts including rubbish collection,… Read More
    This letter is written to let the Low Level Radioactive Waste Authority know that there will never be a nuclear waste depository located in Ox Bow Plantation. After reading the Dec. 11 story in the Bangor Daily News, I decided I could no longer sit… Read More
    BROWNVILLE — The Brownville Recreation Department has announced ice rink hours: 3-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 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… Read More
    CARIBOU — The Aroostook Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) and Cary Medical Center will initiate a new Eldercare Program in January with assistance from a $30,000 grant received from the Administration Agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A total of $34,192… Read More
    BINGHAM — A command post will remain in Bingham throughout the week, according to Det. Sgt. Carl Gottardi of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, in the aftermath of a bank robbery last Friday. No one has been arrested in connection with the robbery but Gottardi… Read More
    ELLSWORTH — The Acadia Choral Society will begin rehearsing for its spring performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 7, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Ellsworth. “Elijah” will be sung with a full orchestra. The choral society, directed by Shirley Smith,… Read More
    At this time last year, the name Garth Brooks was known to few people besides country music fans, who recognized him as one of several upcoming “hat acts,” a group of young dudes in wide-brimmed Stetsons. What a difference a year makes. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
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    CARIBOU — The following cases were among those processed Dec. 16 to 27 in 1st District Court in Caribou by Judge Ronald A. Daigle. Charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating alcohol were: Arnold R. Bubar Sr., 48, Caribou, six-month… Read More
    PITTSFIELD — The staff and students of Maine Central Institute recently sponsored a raffle to raise money for the Community Christmas Program and My Brother’s Table. The raffle raised $635 and was divided between the two charities. Winners of the $100 prizes were Douglas Ferguson and Russ Valrico. Read More
    ELLSWORTH — Openings remain in the Down East Family YMCA’s Session III winter programs which begin Jan. 6 and end Feb. 23. Offered during the session are swim lessons, junior and senior basketball, aerobic classes, step training, aquatic aerobics, and several adult co-ed sports including volleyball, basketball, and… Read More
    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth City Council meeting next Monday will include a discussion of whether to put a referendum on shelters for the homeless before voters on the March 1992 ballot. Ellsworth City Manager Timothy King said Monday that the council will discuss the referendum… Read More
    NEWPORT — Defining the goals for excellence in education while still meeting the special circumstances of each student is not an easy task as the SAD 48 Policy Committee has discovered. For nearly an hour Monday night, the committee debated the athletic eligibility policy for… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — The Presque Isle Indoor Pool will take prepaid registration for the Jan. 13 to March 22 swimming session, with registration ending Friday, Jan. 10. Classes offered will include adult beginner, ladies “swimnastic,” lifeguard training, parent-toddler and infant classes, 3- to 5-year-old classes,… Read More
    SURRY — The Surry Opera Company invites the public to join its Japanese tour scheduled March 16-31. The company will participate in a festival of music in the Kyoto, Nara, Osaka area. Members of the Surry Opera Company will be joined by members of the… Read More
    NEWPORT — A recent tour of the Newport National Guard Armory convinced municipal officers that the building was not suitable for use as town office space. “The feeling of the selectmen, said Town Manager Carlo Pilgrim, “was that the armory was too big, too cumbersome… Read More
    OAKFIELD — Members of the Oakfield Seventh-day Adventist Church will feel some pride Jan. 1, because their church helped provide funding for a float in the annual New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses Parade at Pasadena, Calif. The theme of the float, which represents Seventh-day Adventist churches across… Read More
    BEALS — A showdown appears to be shaping up early in the new year between licensed lobster fishermen and drag-net fishermen. The latter group wants to overturn a state law that prohibits net fishermen from keeping lobsters they catch in their nets. The call for… Read More
    How many times must Workers’ Compensation be reformed before our politicians address the real problem, which (is) the rates charged employers and not the employees’ benefits? To help Maine businesses, benefits to injured workers have been slashed three times in six years, but at the same time, insurance… Read More
    The Ostomy Association of Eastern Maine will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Eastern Maine Medical Center, Conference Room 2-B, State Street, Bangor. Janet Mingo, coordinator of the Maine Neighbors Project of the Eastern Agency on Aging will conduct the program. For additional information, call… Read More
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    As the year draws to a close, I would like to wish all the residents of Bangor and the surrounding communities hope for a successful new year. I especially want to thank Bangor’s employees for their hard work and efforts during the past year. As the year closes,… Read More
    The individuals who were allegedly abused are people first, not “mentally retarded people.” In a Dec. 21-22 story headlined, “Former Pineland workers indicted,” the Bangor Daily News reported on allegations of abuse of people who reside at the Pineland Center. This reporting is laudable and… Read More
    Police, road crews and wrecker companies were kept busy Sunday evening as rain combined with freezing temperatures and formed a layer of black ice that landed many motorists in the ditch. Driving conditions on Interstate 95 in Etna were so bad that traffic came to… Read More
    While watching the intense coverage of the release of the last American hostage and rejoicing with the rest of the country, the question crossed my mind, “Who is paying for all these flights, the medical tests and care, the new eyeglasses, and family reunions?” Not knowing where to… Read More
    If there are poorer ways for the state to “save” $1 million, the Legislature will find them, but for the moment, the lawmakers’ pre-Christmas decision to scrap the Maine Educational Assessment test will stand as a monument to fiscal shortsightedness. For $1 million, the test,… Read More
    TALMADGE — A cabin that became the focus of a nationwide manhunt last July after a Massachusetts man, wanted for murder in his home state, was caught and arrested there by a deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, was broken into again this weekend. Read More
    MILLINOCKET — Adult education classes will begin during the week of Monday, Jan. 13, at Stearns High School. Advance registration is required for diploma and specified courses during the week of Monday, Jan. 6. General course fee is $5; for ground school, $10; for computer… Read More
    MACHIAS — Richard B. Uffelman, 45, of Machiasport was sentenced Monday in Washington County Superior Court in Machias to concurrent terms of 50 years and life for the Aug. 29, 1989, murders of Michael and Florence Phillips. The verdict delivered by Justice Robert Browne of… Read More
    ORONO — The Legislature’s decision to return about half the $30 million in revenue-sharing funds that it planned to withhold granted a tentative reprieve to a number of jobs headed for the gallows here, town officials said. When Gov. John R. McKernan first announced plans… Read More
    Our family recently enjoyed hosting some Russians who were performing at the University of Maine in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Mozart’s death. Their visit was remarkable in many ways, including the fun of getting to know foreigners from a country which was previously feared in the… Read More
    PERRY — Nomination papers for the 1992 Perry town election are now available from Town Clerk Evelyn Pottle. Offices open at the March town meeting are one three-year term as selectmen and assessor, and one-year terms as treasurer, tax collector, town clerk and overseer of the poor. Candidates… Read More
    MILO — A deer was struck by an automobile on Billington Road in Milo Saturday after- noon. David Eckert of South Portland, who was driving a Honda Civic, collided with the deer at about 1:30 p.m. The left front fender and top of the vehicle’s… Read More
    CARIBOU — Caribou police investigated a burglary reported by store owner Ernest Roy at 6:30 a.m. Monday at Roy’s IGA on Sweden Street. According to Police Chief Robert Long, entry was made through a window in the back of the building into the store. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    A man was charged with driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor Sunday evening after he allegedly lost control of his van on South Main Street in Brewer and smashed into another car head-on. Scott Harlow, 34, of Bangor collided with a truck driven… Read More
    ROCKLAND — Jason Marriner, 23, of Vinalhaven filed a damage suit Monday against famed artist Robert Indiana, 63, in Knox County Superior Court. The legal action also sought attachment of $250,000 in Indiana’s property because of a “reasonable likelihood” of success in the action. The… Read More
    The federal government has a long history of failures in housing for the poor. Most of the grand-scale government housing buildings of the New Deal era have been demolished. One of the big problems we still have is the homeless. Congress can answer by allotting housing monies to… Read More
    AUGUSTA — Republican congressional hopeful Anthony Payne of Falmouth on Monday challenged 1st District Democratic Rep. Thomas H. Andrews to accept no special-interest money from Political Action Committees in the 1992 campaign, but an Andrews spokesman said it was too early to debate issues with Payne. Read More
    ELLSWORTH — Beginning in January, two workshop series for young writers ages 8 to 14 will be offered at the Ellsworth Public Library as well as private tutoring for those students wishing to develop confidence in their writing. “Home-schooled Writers,” weekday classes especially designed for… Read More
    PORTLAND — AIDS activists staged a protest Monday on behalf of an operating room nurse who is suing a health-care clinic that allegedly fired him for having the virus that causes AIDS. The York County nurse, whose name isn’t used in the lawsuit, contends his… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN — The Somerset County Commissioners held their proposed 1992 budget up for public scrutiny Monday night and received harsh criticism from several social service agencies. Nearly 30 people attended the public hearing in the Superior Courtroom of the county courthouse, representing towns from Jackman to Pittsfield. Read More
    BAR HARBOR — A support group for families and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Sonogee Estates. Further information on the group may be obtained by calling Rob Gabe or Charlene Choban at 288-5833. Read More
    DETROIT — The cause of a pre-Christmas fire that destroyed the home of Robert and Jean Withee on Route 69 is thought to be electrical, Detroit Fire Chief Pat McCarron said Monday. McCarron said State Fire Marshal Investigator Jennifer Mills told him that the fire… Read More
    An 8-year-old girl crossing the road to attend Sunday school in Charleston was injured when she was struck by a volunteer rescue worker driving to a call. Kristin Messana’s leg was broken in the Sunday-morning accident on Route 11A, which happened as she crossed from… Read More
    PORTLAND — Towns in Cumberland County that rely on the Sheriff’s Department for police patrols might have to pay extra for that protection under a plan being considered by the county commissioners. But a state public safety spokesman said Monday any towns that balk at… Read More
    SOUTH PORTLAND — Investigators who returned to the home of a missing woman Monday night changed the status of the case to possible homicide, authorities said. Four State Police detectives and two South Portland detectives executed a second search warrant at 4 p.m. at the… Read More
    The Deer-of-the-Week is Sara, a 3-year-old doe who is the only survivor of a set of triplets produced by Josie. While she was a young fawn, coyotes came near the outside pen and terrified her into smashing against the chain link fence. She broke her jaw and, although… Read More
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    LINCOLN — SAD 67 adult education director David Bosse has announced course offerings for the second semester. To register, call 794-6712 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 10. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = [];… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN — The following court cases were heard in 12th District Court in Skowhegan between Dec. 16 and Dec 30. Wayne Harris, 31, Washburn, operating a motor vehicle after license was suspended, $150. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes… Read More