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Windsor Fair calls young and old

WINDSOR, Maine — With truck and tractor pulls, harness racing, a pig scramble, agricultural, 4-H and historical demonstrations, together with country music, disco and comedy provided by Maine’s …

Danny fizzles with little effect on Maine coast

Tropical Depression Danny came and went from coastal Maine this weekend with little effect other than heavy rainfall Saturday evening, according to officials. Emergency response dispatchers along …

ANDREW ‘BUD’ JACKSON RAMSDELL JR.

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., and HARRINGTON - Andrew "Bud" Jackson Ramsdell Jr., 89, passed away peacefully Aug. 27, 2009, with his loving companion, Isabelle Hall and …

Just take my check, or my cash, and no one will get hurt

Call me old-fashioned, but I like my humble checkbook. You know, it’s that pad of paper curiously the same size and shape as currency. On this pad are paper checks, which allow me to pay for things …

Bailouts and Bonuses

Multimillion-dollar bonuses are being handed out once more, as glimmers of recovery appear with the help of federal bailouts. Are they necessary? Or do they signal a return to the old greed and …

August 28 Scores and Highlights

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Megan E. Doerrer – Andrew F. Tremble

HOLDEN - Michael and Elaine Tremble are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Andrew Francis Tremble to Megan Elizabeth Doerrer, the daughter of George …

Kari A. Friedenberg – Andrew M. Young

BANGOR - Kari Anne Friedenberg and Andrew Michael Young were married on June 21, 2009, at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor by Sharon Pray. Kari is the …

Aug. 27 Scores and Highlights

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August 26 Scores and Highlights

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August 26 Scores and Highlights

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Stiles’ goal lifts Central Aroostook past rival Warriors 4-3

MARS HILL, Maine — Garrett Stiles broke a 3-3 deadlock by scoring an unassisted goal with 6:32 remaining Wednesday afternoon and lifting Central Aroostook of Mars Hill to a 4-3 boys soccer victory over Southern Aroostook of Dyer Brook.

Two teens killed, 12-year-old girl injured in Steuben crash

STEUBEN, Maine — Two Washington County teenagers have died from injuries suffered Tuesday night when their car sped through a stop sign and was hit broadside by another vehicle at the junction of Route 1 and East Side Road.

August 24 Scores and Highlights

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Bangor confident in ability, chances for title

The Bangor boys soccer program has come of age in recent times, compiling a 45-3-3 record with two Eastern Maine Class A titles and one state championship since the start of the 2006 season. …

Easton Bears thump Limestone/Maine School of Science and Mathematics

EASTON, Maine — Some close setbacks early in this soccer season have had Easton High School boys coach Ryan Shaw scratching his head a bit. The offense he had been itching for finally came to …

The Sea Gives and Takes

Our edge of the mighty Atlantic Ocean is both a beauty and a threat, as hundreds of people learned once more on Sunday at Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park. No wonder that they thronged there …

Should middle schools and high schools limit student use of cell phones and BlackBerries for texting and other noneducational activities?

Teachers report that students have used cell phones to text answers to tests, and to harass other students with threatening or sexually explicit messages. What is the best response? Should they be banned altogether from schools, or just classrooms? Should a teacher collect the devices at the start of class? …

Aug. 22-23 Scores and Highlights

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Millinocket whistle-blower awarded $30,000 in retrial

BANGOR — A civil court jury on Thursday affirmed for the second time in 11 months that former Millinocket Town Councilor Matthew Polstein and the town violated the state’s Whistleblower Protection Act by firing a Recreation Department director and snowmobile trail inspector in 2005.