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
    Schools Maine Recycles Week 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 Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
    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
    Gov. John Baldacci and other state officials on Tuesday announced a public health advisory on domestic violence and sexual assault, calling on health care providers to institute routine screening as part of regular medical visits. Homicides in Maine related to domestic violence have risen dramatically,… Read More
    PORTLAND – Hampden Academy won its sixth mock trial championship in a row Tuesday when it beat the Lewiston High School team in a match held at the Cumberland County Courthouse. Leigh I. Saufley, chief justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, presided over the… Read More
    BANGOR – A local man, who police have dealt with several times in the last couple of months, allegedly tried to run on Sunday when he was being questioned by police and crashed the stolen vehicle he was driving. David Riley, 25, then jumped out… Read More
    BANGOR – Beth Israel Sisterhood’s Hanukkah Marketplace and Craft Fair will take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at 144 York St. More than 15 vendors will share their crafts and gifts such as stained-glass items, jewelry, kosher baked goods, kosher meals-to-go, handmade soap,… Read More
    MILLINOCKET – If the Town Council approves the idea, the town will help sponsor a warming center for residents at the Stearns Assisted Living Center starting Jan. 5, officials said Monday. Frank Clukey, recreation director for East Millinocket, Medway and Millinocket, will present a plan… Read More
    BELFAST – City police are investigating a criminal mischief complaint after a Back Belmont Road resident returned home early Tuesday to find her residence vandalized. Police Chief Jeffrey Trafton said the department was notified of the incident at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday. He said the homeowner… Read More
    BELFAST – The Fertile Mind Bookshop will hold a reading by Mid-Coast Maine Writers from their first book, “Behind the Purple Door,” 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Published in October, the group’s book is a mix of poetry, stories and “other stuff,” some funny, some… Read More
    Rockland District Court Cases Nov. 24-Dec. 1 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
    Ellsworth District Court Cases Oct. 1-Nov. 17 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
    Corinth officials have completed a deal to acquire a former factory building for possible use by the Fire Department or as part of the town’s recreation programs. Corinth’s Board of Selectmen signed a purchase agreement on the Corinth Products Co. building last fall after town… Read More
    HERMON – With little discussion, Hermon School Committee members expressed “no confidence” Monday night in the planned regional school unit consolidation with Carmel and Levant. The unanimous vote is largely symbolic. Residents of the towns still will decide in January whether they want to create… Read More
    ORONO – Town councilors have set dates and times for a public hearing and a referendum vote on the plan to realign Glenburn, Orono and Veazie school departments into a regional school unit. The council also approved during Monday’s meeting the language of the consolidation… Read More
    ROCKLAND – Proposed improvements at the Knox County Regional Airport in Owls Head got an administrative boost at the county commissioners’ meeting Tuesday. The commissioners authorized County Administrator Andrew Hart to sign documents associated with the 2007 Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill that covers airport… Read More
    Ellsworth District Court Cases Oct. 1-Nov. 17 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
    FORT KENT – Three St. John Valley school districts have opted to pay annual financial penalties rather than move forward with any consolidation plans as mandated under state law. Two other valley districts, meanwhile, have had their plan to consolidate school administration accepted by the… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE – A local man was arrested Tuesday after being charged with the aggravated assault of his 5-week-old daughter. Patrick Bailey, 25, was arrested after a joint investigation by the Presque Isle Police Department and state police Detective Adam Stoutamyer, according to a news… Read More
    STONINGTON – A second community lobster sale planned for this weekend will not only benefit beleaguered local fishermen, it also will help the local food pantry. The Penobscot East Resource Center will hold another community lobster buy 1-4 p.m. Saturday on the Stonington Fish Pier. Read More
    FORT KENT – Starting next school year, seventh- and eighth-graders in SAD 27 could be attending a new community middle school. Declining student enrollment has led the district’s board of directors to consider moving the students attending those grades in the Eagle Lake, Wallagrass and… Read More
    BANGOR – The Maine National Guard Family Assistance Center and Operation Community Support are offering a limited number of “Sesame Street Live, When Elmo Grows Up” tickets to military families of those currently deployed. The Elmo live performance is 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the… Read More
    BREWER – After a discussion about why an extension of the current 180-day moratorium on methadone clinics was needed, City Council members agreed to publicize the proposal and make a decision in January. City Councilor Joseph Ferris voiced his concerns about extending the moratorium, which… Read More
    HOULTON – In 2005, volunteers behind an effort to construct a pedestrian walking bridge in the community accomplished a major goal when the snip of a ribbon allowed residents to take their first steps across the trestle named Gateway Crossing. Initially labeled the Riverfront Bridge… Read More
    BANGOR – Beginning today, motorists traveling on Broadway will see changes to the traffic signal system, city officials announced Tuesday. Computer models suggest changes to the timing of traffic signals from Grandview Avenue to the Interstate 95 northbound ramps could noticeably improve the flow of… Read More
    ELLSWORTH – There will be a new regional school unit for Ellsworth and 10 other towns after balloting on a proposed reorganization plan Tuesday. Voters in all but one of the towns approved the plan for the new RSU. Only in the town of Otis… Read More
    HOULTON – The town will consider accepting 3,300 linear feet of new roads located in the Country Fields subdivision at the next Town Council meeting. The matter first came before the council last month when Jim Brown, who established the Country Fields subdivision just off… Read More
    RANGELEY – Nine men from Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil have been taken into custody by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement after officials got a tip that they were working illegally for construction contractors in the Rangeley area. Officials say seven of the men were charged… Read More
    AUGUSTA – A state review of recent incidents involving use of deadly force by Maine police against mentally ill individuals in crisis situations finds no need for changes in law enforcement training and procedures. The review was conducted by a task force made up of… Read More
    MONTPELIER, Vt. – A panel looking for ways to help Vermont dairy farmers is holding off on adding a surcharge on milk sold in the state, opting instead to continue studying the plan. The Vermont Milk Commission, which is made up of farmers, legislators, the… Read More
    In a new study of states’ preparedness for disease outbreaks, bioterror attacks and other large-scale disasters, Maine scored six points out of a possible 10 and earned a grade of C+. More than half of all states, along with the District of Columbia, scored seven… Read More
    BAR HARBOR – An attorney who has championed numerous environmental and human rights causes in Maine has announced that she intends to run for governor in 2010. Lynne Williams, 58, is state chairman of the Maine Green Independent Party and serves on the planning board… Read More
    RUMFORD – Police say a 7-year-old Rumford boy is in Maine Medical Center with a serious head wound after he was shot with a BB fired from a pump-action air rifle. The Maine Public Safety Department says Daniel Johnson was shot Monday night in a… Read More
    Maine state courthouses, clerks’ offices and administrative offices will close at noon Wednesday, Dec. 24, and will be closed all day Thursday, Dec. 25, the judiciary announced Tuesday. All judicial branch facilities will be open for regular hours on Friday, Dec. 26. All courthouse locations… Read More
    AUGUSTA – The defense attorney for John A. Okie said the defendant in a double-slaying case “was crazy” the day of the first killing and delusional at the time of the second, but a prosecutor told jurors Monday that the 22-year-old defendant was bluffing. Assistant… Read More
    A federal judge on Monday refused to intervene on behalf of the former owners of the HoltraChem factory who are facing a potential $200 million cleanup of the contaminated site. Mallinckrodt LLC and United States Surgical Corp. asked the U.S. District Court last Friday to… Read More
    ORONO – Building the ideal wind turbine for offshore waters is no simple feat. At the University of Maine’s Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center, researchers are designing, manufacturing and testing windmill blades and towers in search of a solution. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
    WASHINGTON – A man with strong Maine ties has been awarded the second-highest honor accorded by the Department of Homeland Security. Paul T. Conway, 43, recently was selected by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to receive one of the secretary’s Silver Medals in recognition of… Read More
    TREMONT – A Camden lawyer who was sued by the state over his control of a local antique auto museum has agreed to relinquish his roles with the museum but will not have to return any of the money the museum paid him in legal fees. Read More
    BREWER – The six months given city staff to review and update land use codes concerning methadone clinics apparently is not enough time to complete the work, so another six months has been requested. City councilors tonight will consider extending the current 180-day moratorium on… Read More
    AURORA – Fired SAD 63 Superintendent Louise Regan is working again as superintendent for Community School District 8. At their November meeting CSD 8 board members asked Regan to fulfill her contract, Joe Lacerda, school board member, said Monday. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
    EASTPORT – The Boat School on Dec. 19 will graduate its first students as a component of Husson University. The Dec. 19 graduation will see diplomas handed to two men from Harpswell who began the two-year boat building program in January 2006. Josh Morse and… Read More
    BANGOR – Two “Ask the Expert” public forums are scheduled for this week to help residents understand the transition to digital TV, which occurs nationwide in February. The first forum will be 6:30-7:45 p.m. today at Bangor Public Library, and the second forum is 1-3… Read More
    BREWER – The annual “Drop ‘n Shop” child care to help parents get their shopping done without small eyes watching will be held Saturday. Sponsored again this year by the city, “Drop ‘n Shop” will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at… Read More
    BREWER – Workers, religious leaders, union members and supporters will gather Wednesday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a press release from Food AND Medicine states. The event begins at 6 p.m. and “will celebrate the fact that the… Read More
    GRAY – While Portland and Bangor were getting less than an inch of snow on Sunday, some parts of eastern Maine got hit by more than a foot. According to the National Weather Service, Vanceboro in Washington County received 12.3 inches of snow on Sunday,… Read More
    BANGOR – A Mexican man arrested last month in Addison by Washington County sheriff’s deputies for domestic violence assault has been charged in federal court with violating immigration law. Mario Sanchez-Rodriguez, 23, was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court with re-entry after deportation. He is… Read More
    BANGOR – Utility crews have restored power to nearly 2,500 Maine homes and businesses that lost electricity early Monday in weather-related outages. Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. said that about 2,000 of their customers were without electricity Monday morning, almost 1,200 of them in Piscataquis County and… Read More
    PITTSFIELD – Planning board members Monday night gave a big thumbs up to two major projects, while not actually approving either one of them. In one case – Cianbro’s purchase of the former San Antonio Shoe factory to turn it into an East Coast training… Read More
    MOUNT DESERT – A small, independently owned bookstore that has been a mainstay in the scenic village of Somesville for more than a dozen years is closing its doors. Port in a Storm bookstore will close Jan. 18, owner Jan Coates said Monday. She said… Read More
    ORONO – Stephen Norton, University of Maine professor emeritus of Earth sciences, will present the second lecture in the UMaine Climate Change Institute’s monthly series, “Climate Change on Planet Earth.” The lecture is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Bangor Public Library. Norton,… Read More
    BANGOR – The Bangor Band will hold its annual holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Bangor Civic Center. This year the band will feature the music of Leroy Anderson. Santa and his musical elves will be in attendance. The concert is free and donations… Read More
    SKOWHEGAN – University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer its popular Master Gardener program in the winter-spring of 2008. Participants in the Master Gardener program will receive 15 three-hour training sessions beginning Jan. 26. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    BANGOR – The Bangor Public Library will celebrate December vacation with the following programs for kids: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 – The Penobscot County Genealogical Society’s “Genealogy for Kids Day” for children ages 8 through 14. Lunch will be served. Register at the Children’s… Read More
    BREWER – The Brewer Hometown Band will present a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Brewer Auditorium. The program will include new and favorite seasonal selections. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var… Read More
    FOREST CITY – The Woodie Wheaton Land Trust recently broke ground on construction of its first organizational home, the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust Center in Forest City, according to a press release. The building will provide office and meeting facilities for the land trust, serve… Read More
    MACHIAS – The Washington County Democratic Committee will meet 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in the library of the Rose M. Gaffney School. Consideration of revised bylaws is on the agenda. For information contact Nancy Beal at 497-5402 or 598-7566. Read More
    STONINGTON – “A Christmas Carol” will be performed Dec. 20 and 21 at the Opera House as readers’ theater. Community actors will perform, including Sedgwick actor and cabinetmaker Bob Burke, who will portray Scrooge. French button accordion player Gary Chapin, a teacher in Farmingdale, will… Read More
    ROCKPORT – A large gathering of friends, family members and colleagues turned out for the services for former Rockport Police Chief LeForest B. Doucette, who died Dec. 3 at age 79. A Korean War veteran, where he had served with the U.S. Army Airborne, Doucette… Read More
    BELFAST – The Waldo County Family Caregiver Support Group will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, in the Education Building next to Waldo County General Hospital, 118 Northport Ave. The caregivers’ support group provides an opportunity to share experiences and concerns with… Read More
    Dover-Foxcroft District Court Cases Nov. 5-Dec. 1 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 Slot… Read More
    Belfast District Court Cases Dec. 1-5 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 Slot var… Read More
    RANGELEY – Police are on the lookout for thieves who broke into a pharmacy in Rangeley and cleaned out a narcotics cabinet in a matter of minutes. Police said the culprits broke into the Rangeley Pharmacy on Friday night and took more than 2,500 pills… Read More
    BALTIMORE – Beginning today, ships that are at least 65 feet long will have to slow down in areas along the East Coast to reduce collisions with endangered North Atlantic right whales. Under a new federal regulation, the ships must travel no faster than 10… Read More
    BETHEL – Gov. John Baldacci said Monday the plunge in oil prices must not lead Mainers to lose sight of the importance of achieving energy independence. Baldacci took part in a ribbon cutting at Maine Energy Systems, a wood pellet facility in Bethel that provides… Read More
    BANGOR – The Bridge Alliance will sponsor a Christmas program from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main St. The event is designed for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people and their children and grandchildren. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    Rockland District Court Cases Nov. 24 to Dec. 1, 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 () {… Read More
    BANGOR – An 85-year-old Milford man was taken to a Bangor hospital Monday after a head-on collision on Interstate 95. At the time of the crash, Ralph Bond was traveling in the wrong direction. He also did not hold a valid state driver’s license, according… Read More
    PORTLAND – A former high school football player in Maine is going to prison for eight years for trafficking in cocaine from an Auburn apartment. Cameron Camire, now 18, was sentenced Dec. 4 after pleading guilty in May to a charge of possession with intent… Read More
    NEWRY – For these Santas, it was all downhill Sunday. A legion of 210 Skiing Santas, some from several states away, took a break from their December activities to go skiing at the Sunday River resort in western Maine to raise money for charity. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    PORTLAND – Maine’s largest city is launching a winter festival that aims to promote health and fitness during one of the coldest months of the year. Portland organizers said WinteRush will run Feb. 6-15 and will feature a range of activities and demonstrations including ice… Read More
    SOUTH PORTLAND – Carbon monoxide poisoning is being blamed for the hospitalization of five people who lived in a duplex in South Portland. According to the Fire Department, emergency crews were called after a relative found a woman and her 10- or 11-year-old son passed… Read More
    PORTLAND – Some 200 Iraqi refugees are headed for Maine in the coming months. Catholic Charities Maine said these so-called “secondary migrants” previously had found homes in other states but expressed a desire to move to Portland in order to join an Iraqi family who… Read More
    HAMPTON, N.H. – Residents of 17 New Hampshire and Maine towns received their Social Security checks a day late. The U.S. Postal Service said about 10 trays of Social Security checks were misplaced but were found Wednesday night and delivered Thursday. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    FARMINGDALE – A Farmingdale man faces multiple charges after taking a flying leap from a second-floor landing and fleeing while police searched his home for drugs. The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office said it executed a warrant Sunday at the home of 41-year-old Russell Truman. Truman… Read More
    BANGOR – A single evergreen wreath adorned with a red and white bow and pine cones flecked with white landed Sunday afternoon in the Kenduskeag Stream. A gentle snow fell into the dark water during the ceremony to mark Pearl Harbor Day. The wreath seemed… Read More
    Maine’s aging population and a host of other factors, including volatile energy prices, appear to be combining forces to discourage suburban sprawl, an analysis of census data shows. The data studied by the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram also suggest a gradual reversal… Read More
    CASTINE – Preprogrammed robots rolled across a small field Sunday, performing assigned tasks related to the dangers associated with climate change – strengthening a levee, retrieving ice cores, studying wildlife and raising a flood barrier. The robots were small, as were the budding engineers and… Read More
    Emergency crews throughout eastern and central Maine, including Penobscot and Hancock counties, were kept busy Saturday and Sunday with accidents resulting from slippery, snow-covered roads. On Sunday afternoon a Castine woman was injured in a single-car accident on Route 166. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    BANGOR – Some of the recipes in the recently published Hammond Street Senior Center cookbook have been handed down from mothers to daughters for generations. The $12 cookbooks feature recipes for desserts, entrees, salads, appetizers, and soups – all contributed by members of the senior… Read More
    BANGOR – Forced to close temporarily after the building that housed it was sold, Diva’s Gentleman’s Club has found a new home. The exotic dance club is in the process of relocating to 190 Harlow St., in a space above Club Gemini and next door… Read More