Kevin Clauson will make his University of Maine men’s hockey debut Friday when the Bears face Colorado College in the Denver Cup Tournament at Magness Arena in Denver. Clauson is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound junior defenseman who transferred from Western Michigan University and sat out the… Read More
    BANGOR – Mark Reitsma scored 13 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter Thursday night to lead Bangor Christian to a 59-57 schoolboy basketball victory over Deer Isle-Stonington at Husson College. Pat McCleary netted 19 points for the Patriots and Matt Conley contributed 11. Read More
    Randy Dodge, who has led the Hampden Academy girls soccer team to eight Eastern Maine Class A playoff berths in his nine seasons, won’t return as the head coach. Hampden Academy athletic director Tim Reed said Dodge’s contract won’t be renewed but would not elaborate… Read More
    CALAIS – James Frost scored 37 of his team’s 79 points and hauled in 13 rebounds Thursday night to propel Calais to a 79-63 schoolboy basketball victory over Narraguagus of Harrington. Steve McGinley netted 17 points and got 11 rebounds, and Joe Footer scored 14… Read More
    AUGUSTA – The Maine Warden Service is urging caution for those utilitizing local ponds for recreation. Although ponds may appear to be frozen, snow or a thin layer of ice may hide the danger of the ponds. All bodies of water statewide are unsafe for snowmobiles at this… Read More
    STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Sophomore guard Huggy Dye scored 18 points and senior forward Nate Fox added 12 points and seven rebounds to lead the University of Maine men’s basketball team to a 67-55 victory over the State University of New York at Stony Brook in the championship… Read More
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    WATERVILLE – Trafton Teague poured in a game-high 30 points, grabbed seven rebounds and made four steals Thursday to pace Lawrence of Fairfield to a 64-47 Class A boys basketball victory over Waterville at Colby College. Mike Brown tossed in 11 points and Josh Berard… Read More
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    A new year and a new century begin Saturday, so it’s time for the annual ritual of making resolutions for 1999 and wishes for the next millennium. This past week, I asked several individuals in the Maine horse business two questions: “What personal resolution will you make for… Read More
    SALEM, Mass. – Ken Allen scored 28 points, including the 1,000th of his career, to pace Colby of Waterville to a 66-52 win over the University of Southern Maine in the consolation game of the Salem State Christmas Tourney Thursday. Pat Gallagher added 10 points… Read More
    SALEM, Mass. – Ken Allen scored 28 points, including the 1,000th of his career, to pace Colby of Waterville to a 66-52 victory over the University of Southern Maine in the consolation game of the Salem State tourney. Pat Gallagher added 10 points for the… Read More
    BAILEYVILLE — Legionnaires from Washington County and Charlotte County, New Brunswick, will gather at Woodland High School today for a Veterans International Millennium Memorial. The 12:30 p.m. ceremonies are intended to honor American and Canadian war heroes and celebrate the lengthy friendship between Canadians and… Read More
    LEWISTON — Police no longer believe a man who was found run over on Lisbon Street on Thanksgiving was killed by a hit-and-run driver. Paul Fortin, 35, was not hit by two cars, as police initially believed. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    AUGUSTA — While security concerns have prompted the shutdown of some state and national government Web sites as the calendar rolls over to 2000, Mainers will still be able to access their state’s site come the new millennium. Any e-mail sent to the site in… Read More
    ANSON — The Anson Madison Junior Firefighter Explorer Post 750 will help clean up after the holiday celebrations. On Sunday, Jan. 2, the young firefighters will be in the towns of Anson, North Anson, Madison and East Madison to remove Christmas trees for those who have signed up… Read More
    If you enjoy worrying, the millennium doomsayers have plenty to offer you: power outages, planes crashing, etc. The whole fear is based upon “00,” the two-digit version of the year 2000. Some people fear that products containing electronic microchips (miniature integrated circuits) will think it is 1900 rather… Read More
    Magazines and newspapers are full of lists of the most influential people and events of the past century and even the millennia. This columnist will not attempt anything quite so ambitious, but it does seem appropriate to review the year past for its top science stories. Read More
    WARREN — A two-vehicle crash on Route 1 Thursday morning caused more than $10,000 in damage, but no people were hurt, according to a Knox County Sheriff’s Department report. A third vehicle, which apparently was a contributing factor in the accident, fled the area, according… Read More
    I finally found someone (the entire country of Spain) who thinks as I do about lotteries. Have many winners instead of one. Margaret McCausland Brewer… Read More
    Aroostook County Superior Court, Houlton Darrell Ross, 40, of Houlton was sentenced Dec. 29 to five years in prison, all but 11 months and 15 days suspended and four years probation, on a charge of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs. Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — January is expected to be a banner month for the delivery of babies at Mayo Regional Hospital. Hospital officials say a total of 22 women are scheduled to deliver babies next month, which represents about a 33 percent increase in births over the… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN — Planning a funeral for a fallen police officer has been a learning experience for Somerset County Sheriff Barry Delong. He is determined it will be done right. One of Delong’s officers, Deputy Charles Baker, 53, of Pittsfield, was killed Tuesday night in a… Read More
    I recently ventured out to test drive a “new” vehicle from a Bangor dealership. I picked up my girlfriend on her lunch break to show her the car. After picking up lunch at the Market Cafe restaurant in Old Town, to my surprise, the car would not restart. Read More
    On behalf of the Bangor Noon Kiwanis Club, I want to thank Ruth-Ellen Cohen for the fine article (BDN, Dec. 28) dedicated to Arthur Eaton Jr. who passed away Dec. 27. He was a loyal and dedicated Kiwanian since 1950 and he spent countless hours raising money for… Read More
    BANGOR — One thing is immediately apparent when looking at the Bangor Daily News edition of Jan. 1, 1900, through the magic of microfilm. Folks back then were sticklers for accuracy when it came to counting years. There was no banner headline welcoming a new… Read More
    An item in the Thursday Calendar incorrectly stated that the East Bangor Community Church would hold a supper on Friday, Dec. 31. The church has not scheduled a supper for this week. Read More
    DEXTER — Business is booming but Y2kmart is pulling the plug on sales of gas masks, portable generators and other emergency items, effective Friday night. The Internet-based store will close until Monday because of concerns about computer viruses and hackers using confusion surrounding the new… Read More
    BENTON — The fire that ravaged a repair shop at a used car dealership four days ago started when a spark ignited fumes from spilled gasoline, an investigator said Thursday. Fairfield fire Capt. James Lane said the accident reveals the dangers of working on vehicles… Read More
    Mainers are being advised to prepare for any Y2K emergency as they would for a snowstorm or ice storm. To that end, NEWS readers are reminded to stock up on a small supply of food that doesn’t need to be cooked; to set aside drinking… Read More
    WARREN — Selectmen appointed state Rep. Christine Savage, R-Union, acting town manager Wednesday to cover for the town manager who is on medical leave. Town Manager Grant Watmough is out indefinitely for medical reasons, according to the town clerk, and Savage will be filling in… Read More
    WINTHROP — State labor officials said Thursday they are preparing for layoffs that may be of longer duration than those announced by Carleton Woolen Mills. The company told more than 300 workers Thursday that they would be temporarily laid off during the first week of… Read More
    VINALHAVEN — Fire destroyed an island home Wednesday night, sending one burn victim to Maine Medical Center in Portland by emergency helicopter. Fire Chief Mark Candage on Thursday would not release the names of the two people who were in their rented house at the… Read More
    BANGOR — Some of the city councilors weren’t even born when George Carlisle served as mayor in 1948. But the panel sat in rapt attention Monday evening as Carlisle and 16 other former mayors shared memories of leading the elected representatives of the Queen City. Read More
    The 20th century will be remembered in Maine for gifts of land that became Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park and for the 1947 forest fires that blackened much of Acadia and a large swath of York County. The rise and decline of traditional… Read More
    FORT KENT — The Maine Public Utilities Commission has spoken, and the Fort Kent Utility District no longer exists, as of today. The Fort Kent Utility District, which operated the municipal water supply and the waste-water treatment system, will officially become a department of the… Read More
    I recently received and read (some of) my copy of Sierra, the Sierra Club magazine. I’m finally frustrated enough to write. As usual, the well-written articles bemoan the degradation of the environment. And, as usual, the authors of the articles blame the situation on anything… Read More
    FAIRFIELD — Recovery crews Thursday afternoon began pumping oil from the last of four tanker cars that derailed, rolled into a pond and sank Dec. 8. The crews, from Guilford Rail System and other contractors, spent most of the day raising the car to the… Read More
    It turns out Salt Lake City’s movers and shakers aren’t the only ones dishing out lavish gifts for the 2002 Winter Olympics. According to the congressional General Accounting Office, the American taxpayer is kicking in at least $1.4 billion for the scandal-ridden games, perhaps as much as $2… Read More
    WINTER HARBOR — Two mariners were plucked from the ocean Thursday morning after their boat took on water and sank just off Schoodic Island. Mark Frelong of Southwest Harbor and Bruce Wallace of Ellsworth radioed the Coast Guard at 6:14 a.m. Thursday when their 70-foot… Read More
    Like so many people who live nearby, I go to Rockland for most of my shopping. I care very much for our midcoast city, its small shops, friendly Main Street, old houses, lovely trees and warm hospitality. A Wal-Mart Superstore, the epitome of commercial sprawl,… Read More
    When I saw the headline, “USDA wants soy alternatives in school lunches” (BDN, Dec. 24), I thought “How enlightened!” My pleased surprise was soured by the realization that this was probably another government ploy to stick it to the taxpayers, and, worse, the children. Isn’t… Read More
    PITTSFIELD — The Somerset County commissioners, in a meeting publicly announced just three minutes before it began Thursday morning, rejected the proposed county budget, though the day before it was approved by the nine-member Somerset County budget committee. Instead, the commissioners put $1,260 back into… Read More
    BANGOR — A Florida man was released from jail Thursday after being charged with two counts of assault aboard a Delta Air Lines flight diverted here on Christmas Day. Robert C. Fritz, 29, was released on $10,000 unsecured bail into the custody of his sister,… Read More
    PITTSFIELD — The SAD 53 board of directors meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, has been rescheduled to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10. Anyone with questions can call the superintendent’s office at 487-5107. Read More
    Historians combing through back issues of the Bangor Daily News this New Year’s Eve should be prepared for a millenniun-size jolt. The BDN’s Jan. 1, 1900 edition was brimming with the usual news of war, crime, shipwrecks — even a statewide blizzard. But nowhere was mentioned the turn… Read More
    OLD TOWN — Police are asking for help in identifying the man who robbed a Stillwater Avenue gas station Wednesday evening. The suspect was described as being approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds. Believed to be in his… Read More
    SHERMAN STATION — The SAD 25 board has hired Charles F. Pease of Kezer Falls as interim superintendent for the next six months. Pease will replace outgoing interim Superintendent Richard Marx, who has served in that post since August, after the resignation of Superintendent Lyford… Read More
    BREWER — The City Council will conduct a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to revisit an issue on which action was postponed earlier this week. The subject of the meeting is Green Point Auto Parts Inc., which has submitted an application to the city… Read More
    ORONO – In terms of injuries, this hasn’t been the luckiest start to an indoor track and field season for the Brewer High boys. And by coach Dave Jeffrey’s own estimation, this won’t be the strongest of seasons for the Brewer girls. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    Unlike almost everything else you have or have yet to read, watch, or listen to these last few months, this column will NOT be ushering in the new century. Protestations of pop culture aside, the current one doesn’t end for more than a year and the 21st doesn’t… Read More
    EAST MILLINOCKET – Megan Russell netted 18 points to bring Penquis of Milo a 56-42 schoolgirl basketball victory over Schenck Wednesday night. Crystal Cail scored 12 points for the Patriots of Milo. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
    PHOENIX – Tony McGee and George Martin each scored 14 points to lead the California Baptist University Lancers to a 95-63 men’s basketball victory over the Husson College Braves Wednesday night. Brad Olson scored 18 points for the Braves of Bangor and Anthony Russo added… Read More
    DANFORTH – Chad Gervais scored 29 points and Jesse Levesque added 20 more as the Widom Pioneers of St. Agatha edged the East Grand Vikings 58-56 in boys basketball Wednesday. Jesse Beam paced East Grand with 14 points. Dan Irish added 11 and James Godley… Read More
    DANBURY, Conn. – Melissa Donovan scored 15 points and Wendy Kane added 14 to lead William Patterson to a 62-44 women’s basketball win over the Husson College Braves Wednesday. Meg Renna added 11 points for the winners. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    One extremely upsetting ghost of the mega-corporate merger between Exxon and Mobil is the financial and moral obligation of Exxon still owing restitution to the residents of Cordova, Alaska. More than 10 years ago, due to the negligence of Exxon employees, the supertanker Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million… Read More
    The message of the classic film `It’s a Wonderful Life” was a simple but profound one, demonstrating how one person’s life can affect the lives of so many others. We recently have good goodbye to two such individuals: Dr. Robert Kellogg and Arthur Eaton Jr. Read More
    EDDINGTON — A free preschool screening will be held by SAD 63 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at the Eddington Consolidated School. The event is for children ages 3 and 4 and for those 5 years old who are not eligible for kindergarten. For… Read More
    Another teen-ager has died. How many friends are going to die in automobile accidents before they all start slowing down? It makes me ill to think such young lives are being taken needlessly. Haven’t they heard of better safe than sorry? Why take risks with speed in an… Read More
    BUCKSPORT — A meeting of the town finance committee has been scheduled for 5 p.m. today at the Bucksport town office. Item of discussion will involve review of guidelines for the volunteer program at the Bucksport animal shelter. Read More
    GREENVILLE — The Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home is taking part in an effort to reduce the nationwide shortage of clinical health care workers. In collaboration with Boy Scouts of America, hospital and nursing home officials are offering young people, both boys… Read More
    ST. GEORGE — The planning board intends Jan. 11 to review an application it approved for Hurricane Island Outward Bound School to develop a 45-acre site on Wheeler Bay for its sea programs. Several neighbors filed an appeal with the zoning board last month, claiming… Read More
    MILLINOCKET — Steve Lane, the town’s Y2K contingency plan chairman, stressed Wednesday that no shelters will be opened Friday night or Saturday unless an extreme emergency occurs. Emergency response coordinators are treating this time like any other snowstorm or ice storm, Lane stated. Residents are… Read More
    MILLINOCKET — A veterans service officer from the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management will be available 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 6, at the District Court office to assist veterans, widows and their dependents in filing for state and federal benefits. Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — A veterans service officer from the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management will be available from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 5, and Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Community Health and Counseling Services, 1093 West Main St. She will assist veterans, widows and their dependent… Read More
    Lura Jarvie’s (BDN, Dec. 23) is right to be concerned about our youth. However, being forced to recite ritualistic words of worship while seeing examples of lying, cheating and greed is not the answer. Our children learn from what we do. We need to teach… Read More
    BUCKSPORT — A meeting of the ordinance committee has been scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at the town office. Discussion will include review of changes to the building code. Another meeting is planned for 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, also at the town office. It will… Read More
    ORONO — Nomination papers for the March 14, 2000, municipal election are available at the town office. Papers must be filed in the clerk’s office by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28, 2000. There will be three vacancies on the Town Council, with the terms of Philip… Read More
    MILFORD — A free preschool screening will be held by School Union 90 from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at the Lewis S. Libby Elementary School. The event is for children ages 3 and 4 and for those 5 years old who are not eligible… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — The Presque Isle Center of Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community is accepting nominations from throughout The County for the 2001 “Celebrating Women of Aroostook” calendar. Aroostook residents are asked to nominate an outstanding woman within their family or community and… Read More
    I want to thank all of the generous, hard-working people who helped the Salvation Army give hope and Christmas to hundreds of people. I found myself struggling this year and applied in Bangor. I was told the local service agent would contact me. Three days… Read More
    A few comments regarding the article that appeared in the Bangor Daily News on Dec. 27. As noted, American Skiing honored its guarantee for a white Christmas (defined by having at least 70 percent of its terrain open) by issuing discounts and vouchers to reservation… Read More
    ORONO — The University of Maine has appointed Dr. Ian Davison as Sea Grant director, a position he has held on an interim basis for the past two years. Davison has reorganized Maine Sea Grant, hiring two new field agents and coordinating outreach efforts to… Read More
    ORONO — Town offices will be closed on Friday, in observance of New Year’s Day, and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, 2000. Trash pickup will be on the regular schedule. Recycling will be one day earlier than usual. The landfill will be closed on Saturday,… Read More
    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The animals of the Hancock County SPCA shelter in Southwest Harbor can benefit from any clothing donations made by the public at the following drop-box sites: Don’s Shop ‘n Save, Bar Harbor; Southwest Foodmart, Southwest Harbor; Neighborhood House, Northeast Harbor; L.E. Norwood… Read More
    BANGOR — Husson College received $100,000 from John E. Kilgore Jr., a retired oil executive and venture capitalist who lives in Surry. The money will be used for a music program. “It was a wonderful gift,” said Husson College President William Beardsley after receiving the… Read More
    Editor’s Note: Brad Viles is an avid hiker and volunteer trail maintainer on the Pleasant Pond Mountain section of the Appalachian Trail. He is filling in this week for Jeff Strout who is on vacation. I can’t wait for snow. Not a dusting. Not a… Read More
    ORONO — A rabies clinic will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at the Public Safety Building Fire Bay. The cost for the rabies shot will be $8. Animals must be at least 12 weeks old and not pregnant. Orono residents may license… Read More