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Waldo County Superior Court, Belfast Cases Jan. 12-17, 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
    Air Force Airman Zachary S. Huber, son of Scott Huber of Columbia Falls and Mary Petteys of The Woodlands, Texas, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2006 graduate of Narraguagus High School, Harrington. Read More
MILO – Worried the town could lose state revenue because property is not being valued at or near 100 percent of its market worth, town officials have begun a “stopgap” revaluation of residential buildings and land. Those properties show the biggest inequities in market values,… Read More
    Boys Big School (Classes A-B) 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
Last year’s World Cup biathlon races in Fort Kent brought a sense of vitality, both economic and emotional, to northern Maine. It will take more than excitement, however, to ensure that these benefits aren’t short-lived. Earlier this week, the U.S. Biathlon Association, in Colchester, Vt., announced it was… Read More
GUILFORD – Starting June 7, residents must either contract with a local rubbish hauler for weekly pickup of trash or haul it themselves to the Mid-Maine Solid Waste facility in Corinna. Residents can familiarize themselves with the rules at the solid waste facility during a… Read More
    Editor’s Note: Voices is a weekly commentary by a panel of Maine columnists who explore issues affecting spirituality and religious life. More than once the topic of religion would come up in school, and my daughters self-identified Unitarian Universalist would hear, “You mean that church… Read More
BANGOR – A Kennebec County Superior Court justice is expected to issue a ruling today on a motion aimed at postponing the release of some of the thousands of documents the state has gathered as part of its background investigation into the developer of a proposed racetrack casino… Read More
PITTSFIELD – When word arrived Monday afternoon that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Anne Veneman will begin sign-ups for the 2002 Farm Bill dairy assistance program next week, farmer Walter Fletcher breathed a sigh of relief. “We’re hurting,” he said. “This is the worst I have… Read More
    Pick a library – any library. Sit down in the local history section – if there is one, or in the reference room or other similar corner. Just look around. I can almost guarantee you’ll notice some interesting book you haven’t used before. This always… Read More
BELFAST — The director of the Bureau of Labor Education at the University of Maine will talk about labor policy for the 21st century at the next meeting of the Waldo County Democratic Committee. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, at… Read More
    Junk vehicles will not be accepted as part of Brewer’s annual spring cleanup, contrary to a report in Friday’s edition of MaineDay. Read More
BANGOR — The Live and Learn program for May at St. Joseph Hospital will feature Darlene Field from Westgate Manor, speaking on Alzheimer’s disease support services. The session will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the St. Francis Center, Center Street, and… Read More
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    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Monday filed another lawsuit against DeCoster Farms of Iowa, this one saying the hog lot operator illegally dumped animal waste into the state’s waterways. The suit asks for penalties of $5,000 per day and a… Read More
PITTSFIELD — Walter and Edna Fletcher of Pittsfield, Leonard and Shirley Chadbourne of Palmyra and Bill Sawyer of Newport were among 45 central Maine dairy farmers receiving a special milk quality award recently. The awards were presented by Agri-Mark milk cooperative, which markets more than… Read More
An article which appeared recently on the front page of the Bangor Daily News created the impression that I no longer strongly support repeal of the luxury tax on boats. That impression is incorrect. I am writing to set the record straight. Let me be… Read More
DEDHAM — The Penobscot Valley Chapter of Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine will tour Lucerne Maple Products from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 21. The tour will include a demonstration of sugar bush maples being tapped, a vacuum tubing system, and how to deal with maple… Read More
    Bangor Theological Seminary held its 173rd commencement exercises on Friday, May 22, at the seminary campus in Bangor. Receiving master of divinity degrees were: James E. Behrendt, Glastonbury, Conn.; Ralph T. Clarke, Canaan; Carl B. Franson, Bangor; Janet S. Gaff, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Andrew L. Read More
NEWPORT — A 17-year-old Newport youth was struck by a car Sunday while standing in the middle of Route 7 and suffered a broken leg. According to Newport Police Officer Glenn Raymond, Roger Brown was standing in the travel lane on the south side of… Read More
    The Carmel Planning Board will hold a public meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the elementary school. It was incorrectly reported in last Wednesday’s Midweek Edition that the meeting would be held Monday, Sept. 26. 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
    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
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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
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    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
    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
    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
    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