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BANGOR – A family was left homeless after a fire at their West Street home Wednesday night. “The house is completely gone. It’s completely gutted,” Assistant Fire Chief Vance Tripp said Thursday. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
    LINCOLNVILLE – HOPE4JAZZ, working with Partners for Enrichment to bring jazz to local schools, will present a program and performance at 1 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Lincolnville Central School. King’s Jazz will take grades five through eight on a ride through jazz history. The… Read More
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BANGOR – They were down so far, it seemed improbable they’d come back. But opening night of the high school basketball season – when hopes are still high and freshman centers aren’t supposed to get key minutes yet – anything can happen. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    We appreciated the article on independent bookstores, “Book Keepers, How do independent sellers stay in business?” (BDN, Aug. 12-13). However we find it difficult to understand that in your list you did not include The Fertile Mind Bookshop in Belfast. We are the oldest bookshop… Read More
DEER ISLE – The Maine Community Foundation has awarded $2,430 to the Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School for “This Dance,” a project that will provide a program of dance instruction, including basic jazz, ballet and tap, student choreography and development of poise, movement, focus and body control, for the… Read More
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – A team record-tying six 3-pointers by freshman guard Ashley Underwood and a 73.3 percent (11-for-15) 3-point shooting night overall by the team pushed the University of Maine women past Stony Brook 76-61 Wednesday night. Senior forward Heather Ernest led the way… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT – Mayo Regional Hospital will have a new physician, endocrinologist Mark Henderson, providing services at its endocrinology outpatient clinic. Dr. Henderson will see patients in Dover-Foxcroft one day each month, usually on the first or second Tuesday, as part of the outpatient specialty clinics… Read More
Editor’s Note: NEWS staff writer Alicia Anstead is sending periodic dispatches from Iraq and points along her itinerary to Baghdad, where she is traveling with fellow journalist Peter Davis of Castine, who is on assignment for The Nation magazine. BAGHDAD, Iraq – The car ride… Read More
FRYEBURG – Residents at the annual town meeting have overwhelmingly approved a request for two additional police officers to conduct summer patrols in an effort to curb rowdiness along the Saco River. Police Chief David Miles submitted the request for the seasonal officers as part… Read More
    PITTSFIELD – Republicans are invited to caucus at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the First Congregational Church on Park Street. Election of delegates to the Republican Convention will be one order of business. The state convention is set for May 3-4 at the Augusta Civic Center. For… Read More
BREWER – Massachusetts entrepreneur Joe Muner admits that his decision last fall to buy the Agway store on outer Wilson Street made no sense. “This purchase defied logic,” the Grafton, Mass., businessman said during a recent interview. “I had no business buying a store four-and-a-half… Read More
    ROCKLAND – Senior Spectrum, an organization that provides an array of options for independent living, has named state Rep. Joseph E. Brooks of Winterport as regional director of its Knox Community Center in Rockland and Waldo Community Center in Belfast. Brooks will supervise the day-to-day… Read More
AUBURN — Advantage Payroll Services Inc. will move into four major markets with the acquisition of the payroll services of a Texas company, Advantage said Monday. Advantage will have more than 18,000 clients with the purchase of the payroll division of Safeguard Business Systems of… Read More
    FORT FAIRFIELD – Sarah Nason and Devin Jewett combined for 23 points and 19 rebounds as Fort Fairfield earned a 35-31 victory over Van Buren in schoolgirl basketball action Saturday. Nason scored 13 points and Jewett added 10. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
Regarding the article in the Bangor Daily News of March 8 about Matthew Ardolino’s death (homicide). At 5 a.m. today after feeding 11 horses, two dogs, three cats and a chipmunk, I was having breakfast at our local heath care facility when I saw the… Read More
    BOULDER, Colo. – Colorado basketball coach Joe Harrington, in the middle of his sixth season with the Buffaloes, resigned Tuesday night before a game against Southern Utah. Harrington is a former Morse of Bath schoolboy basketball standout. He was an All-Maine first-teamer in 1962 and… Read More
    This letter is in response to the numerous articles about sleepy truck drivers. In all of these, the 10-hour rule is often pointed to. Yes, the drivers were allegedly over on their hours. But, how many times have drivers of cars driven when they are… Read More
The University of Maine Chess Club held the “I can’t believe you did that” Tournament of quick chess in pairs on Feb. 10. Tied for first place were teams of Ghezai Menelik and Frank Thompson; and Pete Markiewicz and Ralph Bates. The Special Incompatibility Prize… Read More
An article Monday about former Gov. Joseph Brennan mulling an entry into the 1994 gubernatorial race contained an error. If Brennan runs, it would be his fifth race for governor, not his fourth, as reported in the article. Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — The annual Christmas Tree Project sponsored by the Southern Piscataquis County Chamber of Commerce and local churches needs donations of food and items to help the needy at Christmas. More than 100 families will be served by the project, according to James Bishop,… Read More
    AUGUSTA — Heavy construction is under way on Route 1 in Waldoboro and Warren, and motorists should plan their travel with that in mind, according to the Maine Department of Transportation. Warren Spaulding, DOT resident engineer, said the project area begins about 120 feet west… 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
    If you had a band, what would you call it? “The Copper Lights.” 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… 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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    3rd District Court, Bangor Cases Nov. 10-14, 2008 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 () { // Define… Read More
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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