CALAIS – Calais Regional Hospital is conducting a community survey. The data collected will provide information to help the hospital plan for the future of the area’s community health needs. Avatar International Inc., a national survey company, will contact many households in the hospital’s service… Read More
    ST. AGATHA – Hunger for knowledge and information is driving a group of people along the shores of Long Lake to develop the first-ever public library in St. Agatha. The only library in town is the student library at Wisdom High School. Last winter, a… Read More
ORONO – Two council members, John Bradson and Geoffrey Gordon, were re-elected during Tuesday’s municipal election. The councilors ran unopposed to renew their three-year terms. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var… Read More
HOULTON – Aroostook County commissioners recognized recent award recipients from the Sheriff’s Department and voted to increase probate publication fees in a Wednesday night meeting. The commissioners honored Chief Deputy Craig Clossey of New Limerick for receiving the Manager of the Year Award. Deputy Lt. Read More
    BELFAST – Skye Ellis scored in each half as the top-ranked Belfast High School Lions eliminated eighth-ranked Camden Hills 2-0 in an Eastern Maine Class B field hockey quarterfinals Tuesday. The game pitted Belfast coach Allen Holmes against his daughter, Camden Hills coach Jan Holmes-Jackson. Read More
This is not an anti-war column, but a reality check. Violence and mayhem are the currency of war, and no one trying to come to a decision about his or her support of a war in Iraq should fail to understand what that means. If you want to… Read More
BANGOR – Capital Ambulance will host a CPR class 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 16 at 315 Harlow St. The course is not a certification class, but is designed to teach basic skills of CPR for Family and Friends in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    The Northeast will be directly affected if a plan by the Bush administration to ease rules for Midwest power plants goes through without significant reductions in the amount of pollutants the plants are allowed to produce. If Maine’s senators, who have been steadfast in their support for strengthening… Read More
    WASHINGTON — Toy maker Child Guidance is recalling 1 million Wiggle Waggle Caterpillar pull-toys after a 5-month-old Texas girl choked to death on a small ball attached to one, the government said. Three other toys also were recalled Friday because they posed a risk to… Read More
The University of Maine women’s basketball team is listed as the preseason No. 23 team in the nation and senior center Jamie Cassidy is a third-team All-American according to The Women’s Basketball Journal. Coach Joanne Palombo-McCallie’s Black Bears won their first NCAA Tournament game last… Read More
    BAR HARBOR — A documentary that is up for an Oscar this year was made with some help from people at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. “The Living Sea,” made by MacGillivray Freeman Films of Laguna Beach, Calif., has been nominated for an… Read More
BANGOR — The city of Old Town won a major victory Tuesday when a federal judge ordered an insurance company to pay the city’s costs stemming from the Norman Harrington case. In what might be one of the last volleys in the 7-year-old battle, U.S. Read More
    ROCKLAND — A suit filed by a former Knox County Jail employee was dismissed in Knox County Superior Court, after time limitations for briefs had expired with no action. Jail Supervisor Dale Lindsey was fired on Sept. 30, 1993, for allegedly allowing guards under his… Read More
HOULTON — Registrations for adult education programs in the southern Aroostook County area are being accepted. Classes will begin the week of Sept. 6 at East Grand High School in Danforth, Houlton High School, Hodgdon High School, Southern Aroostook Community High School in Dyer Brook… Read More
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    Washington Academy of East Machias and Machias Memorial High School are fierce rivals on the basketball court. On Saturday, players and fans from the two Downeast towns are likely to be cheering each other on when their respective schoolboy basketball teams compete for state championships… Read More
QUINCY, Mass. – Senior designated hitter-outfielder-pitcher Jamie Campbell drove in six runs with a homer, double and single as the Husson College Braves beat Eastern Nazarene College 18-7 here Friday in a game called after five innings due to the 10-run rule. Husson is now… Read More
    NEWPORT — Lucille McKenney spent a magical, unbelieveable summer. Through a series of twists and turns, and sometimes seemingly unsurmountable obstacles, McKenney was reunited with her mother and brother after 44 years of separation. “I still have to pinch myself,” the Newport woman said recently. 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
    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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    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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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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