BANGOR – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $275,000 to Pine Tree Legal Assistance Inc. to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination. The funding is part of $21.8 million awarded to 92 fair housing and other nonprofit agencies nationwide. Read More
    BREWER – For the thousands of Bangor-area residents who contribute to the United Way, it can be easy to lose track of just what their donations accomplish. At the annual meeting of the United Way of Eastern Maine on Thursday night, however, about 100 United… Read More
VEAZIE – Roger Monthey, forest stewardship program coordinator of the U.S. Forest Service, will talk about the natural history and ecological values of woodlands at a workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the town office. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Monthey primarily… Read More
OXFORD, N.C. – In addition to a college based on the teachings of philosopher-author Ayn Rand being created at Oxford, another might repopulate the former MBNA Point Lookout campus in Northport, Maine. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors, the ruling body for the… Read More
    DEER ISLE – A contested race for the board of selectmen drew a lot of interest at the annual town meeting Monday. More than 600 residents cast ballots in the election, including 128 who cast absentee ballots. Many of those residents showed up for the… Read More
Seams rip out with no warning. Holes happen with alarming frequency. Scissors slip and gash for no sane reason. The fruit punch always lands on the whitest fabric. There are a million ugly stories in the naked sewing rooms of Maine. These, my friends, are… Read More
MILBRIDGE – Richard and Fadelma Babcock of Milbridge have begun endowing a trust at the University of Maine, the Babcock Educational Fund, which will help UM students from Washington and Hancock counties. For information, call 581-5111. Read More
    BANGOR – A volunteer firefighter from Hudson was indicted for arson Monday by the Penobscot County grand jury. Charles E. St. Lawrence, 18, of Hudson was indicted on two counts of arson for fires in October and April. Vacant buildings were destroyed in both fires. Read More
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Jackie and Robert Norton, a retired couple from Lubec, boarded American Airlines Flight 11 to visit California for a family wedding. Carol Flyzik, whose family lives in Parsonsfield, was on the same flight for a business trip. James Roux, a Portland… Read More
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W) needs more money and from various sources. Their programs and activities are the basis of good management of our natural resources and bring considerable economic benefit for the state. Sources for increased funding must include increased fines… Read More
    ORLAND – Voters breezed through the 29 articles on the town meeting warrant in a little more than an hour Tuesday night. With little dissension, they passed all the articles as proposed. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
HOULTON – U.S. Postal Service officials are investigating a comment made by an employee at the post office in Houlton that he wanted to blow up the building on Court Street. Mike Desrosiers, a postal inspector, confirmed late Thursday afternoon that a male employee at… Read More
When Congress convened back in February, it seemed the one tie that bound Republicans and Democrats was bipartisan desire to end the marriage tax. As the November election draws ever more near, that wholesome desire is being overcome by craven lust for political advantage. Early… Read More
    ROCKPORT — The Mid-Coast Genealogy Group will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Latter-Day Saints Church on Old County Road. The speaker will be Thomas Putnam, who will discuss the history of the Rockland Public Library. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
ROCKY HILL, Conn. — Ames Department Stores Inc. announced Thursday it will buy Massachusetts-based Hills Stores Co. for $330 million in a deal that will make Ames the fourth-largest discount chain in the nation. The purchase is the first buyout of a chain for Ames… Read More
    CLINTON — A man awoke to find his house on fire Thursday afternoon. The Clinton Fire Department received a call around 1 p.m. Thursday from Paul Taliaferro, the owner of the house, claiming that he was awakened by smoke and ran to his neighbors to… Read More
AUGUSTA — General Fund tax revenue ran ahead of estimates by more than $24 million for the first three-quarters of the current fiscal year, according to King administration officials. The better-than-anticipated showing through March came despite a negative $3 million tally for the month. Read More
BANGOR – Just when it was beginning to look like we might actually make it through this schoolboy basketball season without another stall-ball episode, along came the Cony High Rams Saturday to produce a 1 hour and 14 minute commercial for the high school shot clock. Read More
    SKOWHEGAN — Since April, Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan has opened its doors to assist local residents in the disposal of needles, syringes and lancets, considered biomedical waste, used in the home. These items, called “sharps,” can be taken to RFGH on Wednesday, July 6. Read More
WEYMOUTH, Mass. — Liz McInnis of Weymouth, a 45-year-old mother of five, and a Native American from the Narragansett tribe, has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant from a matching donor to live, said an American Red Cross spokesman. The best hope of finding… Read More
I am pleased to have this opportunity to thank all the people of Maine for their wonderful generosity to the people of south Florida. Having had the unfortunate experience of being in the middle of Hurricane Andrew has shown me how fragile and how instantly… Read More
    CAMDEN — In addition to the scholarships already announced by the Midcoast Branch of the American Association of University Women to a high school senior from Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties, this year a grant of $600 will be awarded to a female student currently attending an accredited… Read More
For thoseord Plains Speedway was too good to be true, they were right. Tour director Tom Curley has withdrawn his organization’s sanction of the 100-lap event which was scheduled for this Sunday and Michael Liberty, after days of trying to keep the deal together, officially… Read More
    Residents of Hancock Street in Bangor who are fed up with the night-time noise at Springfield Terminal will have to wait three weeks more to get a good night’s sleep. “Our solution is that all night-time switching activity will be conducted during the day,” railroad… 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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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