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Garrett Cheney listens as closing arguments in the hit-and-run case against him are presented at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor in July 2011.

Judge denies bail to man convicted in Orono hit-and-run death

BANGOR | The man convicted in the hit-and-run death of a University of Maine student two years ago in Orono will remain in prison while his appeal is pending. Garrett Cheney, 23, of South Berwick was sentenced to 15 years, with all but seven years suspended, for manslaughter in …
MAN ABOUT TOWN (blog)

“The BBC and a cup of tea”

       Can’t find anything worthwhile on television? Do you find yourself using the remote control as a speed dial exercise for your manual dexterity? There’s probably another question I could come up with but if you’ve answered yes to either of the first two then be of good cheer…the BBC …

Canada’s subprime crisis seen with U.S.-styled loans

OTTAWA — Canadian lenders are loosening standards on mortgages that are similar to U.S. subprime loans, posing an “emerging risk” to financial institutions, according to the country’s banking regulator. Banks and other lenders are becoming “increasingly liberal” with mortgages and home-equity credit lines that don’t require individuals to prove their …
Consultant Jimmie Ellis of Mobile Alabama sits on one of two satellie stages at the yet to be opened Diamonds gentleman's club on Harlow Street in Bangor on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Diamond's will be taking over the space formerly occupied by Diva’'s Gentleman’s Club.

Diamonds men’s club plans to open in former Diva’s location

BANGOR | About six months after Bangor’s only gentlemen’s club was shut down, another is poised to take its place — in the same spot. Diamonds is still at least three to four weeks away from opening, according to the man renovating the club at 190 Harlow St., formerly …

Bangor officials express concerns about funding cuts to legislators

City and school officials expressed concerns to the city’s legislative delegation Monday night about state funding cuts they are facing. The Legislature’s proposed cuts to MaineCare, a redistribution of funding from the Fund for A Healthy Maine to the state’s General Fund, legislative proposals on civic finance …
POLLWAYS (blog)

When will gay and lesbian Mainers be able to marry?

It’s going to happen eventually. The only question is WHEN. In 2009, Maine voters used a people’s veto to overturn the law giving gay and lesbian people the right to marry. In November 2012, marriage will be back on the ballot. This is another occasion to make history. In 2009, …
THOMAS TECH TALK (blog)

Silicon Valley’s Steve Blank and Maine Entrepreneurship Week

On February 16th at 6:30 p.m., Steve Blank will be speaking via video conference to entrepreneurs scattered across the state (Portland, Gorham, and Orono). This event is FREE and open to the public. He will also be mentoring Top Gun participants, so expect a heavy dose of wisdom from one of …

Messalonskee Girls Basketball 50 at Brewer 47

At Brewer, Megan Pelletier powered the Eagles of Oakland with 27 points, and Mary Badeen added nine. Lindsay Houp led the Witches with 20 points, and Maddy Bailey added 14. Messalonskee 13-23-32-50 Brewer 13-31-39-47
THE MAINE CAMPUS (blog)

Maine DEP: Smaller Juniper Ridge expansion than proposed would benefit public

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has said the public would benefit from an expansion at an Old Town landfill, but not one nearly as large as it applied for, stipulating periodic audits of the landfill. In a Tuesday public benefit determination, the MDEP said a 9.35 million cubic yard expansion …
Aerial photograph of Juniper Ridge landfill taken Jan. 12, 2012.

Maine DEP favors limited expansion of Juniper Ridge Landfill

AUGUSTA | The Maine Department of Environmental Protection decided Tuesday that increasing the size of Juniper Ridge Landfill would benefit the public, but only if the expansion were limited to less than half the space the landfill’s operators wanted. Casella Waste Systems Inc., which operates the state-owned landfill in …
Bangor's Target store is expanding its grocery offerings by downsizing other departments such as sporting goods, automotive and clothing. The ongoing renovations should be finished by the end of March.

Bangor Target renovating to add full grocery department

It’s not so much an expansion as a redistribution that’s going on at Bangor’s Target store. “The majority of it is adding a fresh fruit and produce section along with groceries to our store space,” store manager Dave Scott said of the changes under way. “We have …
MAINER ABROAD (blog)

Goals, lists, and not sacrificing

I am so glad that a couple months ago I took the time to hash out some goals of mine. To write them down.  (I re-posted that blog here.)  I have no idea where I got the chutzpah to do it, but I’m happy I did.  Thinking about the future …
LETTERS

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012: Paul Bunyan, population growth and bullying

House that Paul built Ardeana Hamlin’s Jan. 24 BDN column on the new Bangor arena provides interesting insight on the project, but I believe the accompanying picture by John Clarke Russ also provides insight on a new name for the arena. Can we really expect Paul Bunyan to stand smiling …
Chef Rich Hanson wheels a roasted pig on a cart past dinners at Cleonice in Ellsworth on Sunday, Jan 29, 2012. Hanson and his wife Cary put on a dinner styled after the movie " Big Night" once a year, this is their fifth year creating the event.

Love and community on the menu at Cleonice’s ‘Big Night’

The pig arrived on Thursday. Or, rather, Rich and Cary Hanson drove from Ellsworth to Charleston and back to retrieve the animal from their butcher and bring it to their restaurant, Cleonice Mediterranean Bistro. The pig would be one of the stars of the show on Sunday, and it had …
THE MAINE CAMPUS (blog)

Women’s swimming and diving tops BC for 1st time since ’88

The University of Maine men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took on Boston College last weekend in a dual-meet at the Stanley M. Wallace Pool Complex in Orono. The women’s team found victory against BC for the first time since 1988, winning 17 separate events en route to a …

Female cancer patients get a chance to look and feel their best

CALAIS | The American Cancer Society will offer the free community-based national program “Look Good … Feel Better” to female cancer patients in active cancer treatment who would like to learn how to use makeup and skin care techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation. The …
THE MAINE CAMPUS (blog)

Op-ed: Mounting student debt oppresses and distresses

The problem is student debt. Most of us have student loans and the average debt is about $25,000, according to the Huffington Post, for newly graduated college alumni in the United States. Starting life in the working world so deeply in debt is like indentured servitude. With debt looming over …
THE MAINE CAMPUS (blog)

Op-ed: Concerning culture: The trials and ties faced by international students celebrated by Culturefest

Imagine it is Dec. 25: You are without your family and no one around you seems to understand it is Christmas, the largest and most family-oriented holiday of the year. To everyone but you, it is just an ordinary day. Sounds depressing, doesn’t it? For most of the 423 international …
THE MAINE CAMPUS (blog)

Live and ad-libbed

With the semester in full swing and homework piling up, it’s good to get out and laugh. Enter Portland-based puppet company The Improvised Puppet Project and the Univerisity of Maine’s own Improv In Sanity. With ukuleles and colorful puppets, the groups put on an entertaining show for all on Saturday …
LET'S COUPON! (blog)

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