Archive for July, 2008

 

State funding returns for children’s program

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine - By the time Lily Knowlton turned 4, she already had been through four area preschool programs, and her out-of-control behaviors had cost her mother her job.

Keith Stover: Obama soars with Berlin speech

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
Recently I had the privilege of being invited to apply for the position of contributing speechwriter for the Barack Obama for President campaign. If last week's Berlin address is an example of the speechwriters he employs, he certainly doesn't need me.

Lifestyle Calendar: Swingin’ Sisters

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
As its Web site promises, the Edith Jones Project offers '86 percent less testosterone than the average big band & and 200 percent of the swing.'

Thomaston: Knox museum encourages interest

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
THOMASTON, Maine - Residents and all who are interested in the future of Montpelier, the General Henry Knox Museum, are invited to attend the annual meeting of the organization at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, in the sanctuary of the Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, 200 Main St.

Jonesport man’s 28-year dream to open soon

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
JONESPORT, Maine - Up to now, a hardware store, some antiques and nautical shops, a small IGA grocery and Tall Barney' s Restaurant have been the extent of the offerings on Main Street in this coastal town. Now an upscale, full-service supermarket is slated to open in late September.

Bangor Hydro says lightning caused outage

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine - Three lightning strikes at different places blew Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. off the grid for at least 2 hours and 30 minutes shortly before 8 a.m. last Thursday.

MMA schooner Bowdoin returns from Arctic voyage

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
CASTINE, Maine - Amid the welcoming sounds of horns and on-board cannon volleys from a flotilla of gathered boats, Maine Maritime Academy's schooner Bowdoin returned Wednesday afternoon from its two-month Arctic voyage.

Bangor Hydro: Rate hike not as steep as it seems

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
The double-digit percentage increase in the 'standard offer' electric rates for medium and large business customers of Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. and Central Maine Power approved this week might not be as difficult to swallow as it sounds, a Bangor Hydro spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Baldacci family sells restaurant property

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine - The Baldacci family, whose members include Gov. John Baldacci, announced Wednesday the sale of the property on which Baldacci's Restaurant is located.

John R. Bolton: One world? He’s on a different planet

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
Sen. Barack Obama said in an interview the day after his Berlin speech that it 'allowed me to send a message to the American people that the judgments I have made and the judgments I will make are ones that are going to result in them being safer.'

July 31 Letters to the Editor

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
I appreciated the BDN's July 17 editorial, 'Bottle Bill Update,' lauding the success of Maine' s 30-year-old bottle bill and suggesting that it bodes well for a user fee on plastic grocery bags. However, it seems to me the BDN might try practicing what it preaches by reducing the use of plastic bags for delivering newspapers.

Hospice volunteers graduate

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
Beacon Hospice Inc. announced its most recent graduates from the Bangor office's volunteer training program.

Loony Wildlife Funding

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
Sales of the state's conservation license plates have been declining for years. With introduction this spring of a sportsman license plate, revenues are apt to drop even more, widening the shortfall in funding for state parks and wildlife.

Empty Pockets, Promises

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
If their campaign promises are to be believed, both Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama as president would increase government spending on a host of fronts.

End nearing for season of the ‘dawn chorus’

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
Last week, I was with other birders and we were enjoying (with bittersweet thoughts) the last bird songs of the season. The season of the dawn chorus was ending.

As parents grow older, caregivers need care, too

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
No one wants to think about Mom and Dad getting older. The strong, seemingly invincible parents of our childhood may now be in need of a little help from us.

Taking quill pen in hand

By Ardeana Hamlin on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
The art of cutting and curing a quill pen wasn' t entirely lost with the advent of metal nib pens, fountain pens and ballpoint pens. Calligrapher and book artist Nancy Leavitt of Stillwater possesses that knowledge and uses it to create her art.

Music festival features Jay Geils

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
WINTERPORT, Maine - A legendary Boston rocker who is also skilled at gypsy jazz will headline the third annual Winterport Music Festival.

Old Town student elected VP of Girls Nation

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine - Girls Nation Sen. Erin St. Peter, a senior at Old Town High School and the daughter of John and Renee St. Peter, was elected vice president on July 23 of Girls Nation, American Legion Auxiliary' s weeklong youth government program in Washington.

Maine Air Museum a tribute to aviation history

on July 31, 2008, at 12 a.m.
Sleek and silver, the antique airplane stationed on the Maine Air Museum's lawn is often blanketed by the shadows of Bangor International Airport's arrivals and departures.
 
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