CAMPAIGN 2014

Maine gubernatorial candidates react to split ACA verdicts

By Jackie Farwell on July 22, 2014, at 6:16 p.m.
Dueling court verdicts issued Tuesday over the legality of financial subsidies provided to Americans under the Affordable Care Act elicited quick response from Maine’s gubernatorial candidates. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the federal government can’t legally administer health insurance subsidies in Maine …

Lauriston “Larry” Erlon Swett

on July 22, 2014, at 6:05 p.m.
FARMINGTON – Lauriston “Larry” Erlon Swett, 88, a resident of Edgewood Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Farmington, where he had been a resident for the past three years, went to be with his wife, Gladys, in the early morning hours of July 22, 2014. He was born July 15, 1926 …

Virginia R. Fieldman

on July 22, 2014, at 6:05 p.m.
JONESBORO – She didn’t really want an obituary (who does?), so let this be a brief biography with unfortunate placement. Virginia R. Fieldman was born August 2, 1922 on Staten Island and died in Machias on July 15, 2014 of a worn-out, much-used heart. She married Alfred (Hommie) Fieldman on …

Gregory Keith Currier

on July 22, 2014, at 6:05 p.m.
EAST MILLINOCKET – Gregory Keith Currier, 67, from East Millinocket, passed peacefully at Eastern Maine Medical Center July 21st. He was born February 5th, 1947 in Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada, one of Ralph and Audrey Currier’s six children. Greg served in the USAF, and was a Vietnam veteran. He worked …

Elaine E Redman

on July 22, 2014, at 6:04 p.m.
CASTINE MAINE – Elaine E. Redman, 63, of Castine passed away Saturday, July 19th at her home with family by her side. She was born May 4th, 1951 in Belfast Maine, a daughter of Kenneth and Winifred (Flye) Boulier. Elaine was an avid scrap-Booker and loved to cook. She took …

Hope Lora (Harper) Webb

on July 22, 2014, at 6:04 p.m.
ISLAND FALLS AND PORTLAND – Hope Lora (Harper) Webb, 95, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2014 at The Barron Center in Portland. She was born Feb. 8, 1919 in Houlton, the daughter of Frank L. and Rula M. (Shaw) Harper. Hope lived most of her life in Island Falls. …

Irene Ross Card

on July 22, 2014, at 6:04 p.m.
YARMOUTH – Irene Ross Card, 81, passed away July 18, 2014 at Bayside Square after a four year courageous battle against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She was the wife of Albert Card and the Mother of Linda Card Leblond and Ryan Card. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a …

James E. Shorey Sr.

on July 22, 2014, at 6:04 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT – James E. Shorey, Sr., 65, husband of Lisa (Peterson) Shorey, died July 19, 2014, at the VA Hospital in Togus. He was born December 21, 1948, in Dover-Foxcroft, the son of Merle K. and Lorraine (Kimball) Shorey. He had served with the U.S. Army from 1968-1971 and had …

Pauline Sylvester

on July 22, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.
SCARBOROUGH – Just a few days prior to her 92nd birthday, Pauline Sylvester of Portland, passed away on July 20, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born in Bangor on July 24, 1922, a daughter of Walter and Flora (Tourtilotte) Dunifer, Sr. She grew up in Bangor as was …

MICHAEL I. MILLER

on July 22, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.
HAMPDEN AND ORRINGTON – Michael I. Miller, 40, died Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was born April 29, 1974, in Millinocket, the son of Maynard and Rena (Theriault) Miller. Michael grew up in Hampden and graduated from Hampden Academy in 1993. Anyone who knew Michael knows he was a true …

Beverly A. (LaPlante) Crawford

on July 22, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.
SCARBOROUGH – Beverly A. (LaPlante) Crawford, of Scarborough, died July 22, 2014 at her residence in Scarborough following a valiant yearlong battle with cancer. Beverly was born in Old Town, the daughter of Lionel J. (Leo) and Margaret M. Martin LaPlante. She was a graduate of St. Joseph Grammar School …

MILDRED P. BABER

on July 22, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.
BANGOR – Mildred Pauline (Carmichael) Baber, 91, wife of the late MSgt Horace G. “Sam” Baber quietly passed July 21, 2014, to be with her Lord and Savior, surrounded by her family. She was born May 27, 1923 in Bridgewater, daughter of Barry Leigh and Nettie (Hopkins) Carmichael. Mildred had …

Frank “Eddie” Webber Jr.

on July 22, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.
NEWPORT – Frank “Eddie” Webber Jr., 67, died unexpectedly July 21, 2014. Eddie was born in Augusta, July 22, 1946, the son of Frank E and Crystal A (Tracy) Webber Sr. He is survived by two sons, Bruce and his wife, Mysti Webber and Scott Webber, his brother, Lyonel Tracy. …

Edwina R. “Sis” Caron

on July 22, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.
MILLINOCKET – Edwina R. “Sis” Caron, 88, wife of the late Gilbert J. Caron, Sr., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at a Millinocket hospital. She was born April 2, 1926 in Millinocket, the daughter of Albert D.W. and Ethelyn M. (Morris) Carter. Sis attended school in Millinocket and graduated …

Linwood W. Thorndike

on July 22, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.
WEST ROCKPORT – Linwood W. Thorndike, 72, a lifetime resident of West Rockport, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 19th, 2014. He was born April 16, 1942, in the same house where he lived and died, the son of Ralph and Ellen Thorndike. Predeceased by his father, …

Russell Charles Cyr

on July 22, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.
VAN BUREN AND NO. PALM BEACH, FL – Russell Charles Cyr, 82, passed away Jan. 10, 2014, in Florida, with his family at his side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church, Van Buren. Burial will follow …

Lucia Filomena (Beatrice) Betts

on July 22, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.
STONINGTON – A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church in Stonington for Lucia Filomena (Beatrice) Betts, who died Feb. 6, 2014. This will be followed by her burial at the Catholic cemetery on Cemetery Road in Stonington. Family and friends …
Gov. Paul LePage at a Republican rally at Husson University in June

LePage says 8 ‘unaccompanied alien children’ put in Maine without his knowledge

By Mario Moretto on July 22, 2014, at 5:54 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican Gov. Paul LePage learned Monday that eight unaccompanied children who entered the country illegally have been placed in Maine without his knowledge. In a statement from the governor’s office, LePage said he learned about the children’s placement during a conference call with White House staff and …
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This Mainer is selling his life-sized Flintstones car. Guess the price…

on July 22, 2014, at 5:46 p.m.
You’ve seen classic car replicas, but perhaps nothing quite like this classic. Tip of the cap here to my BDN colleague Jackie Farwell, who was probably hunting online for a 1967 Corvette when she found this gem. Someone from Gorham is putting his life-sized Flintstones car up on Craigslist for …
From the community

Planned power interruption in Bar Harbor

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 5:39 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Emera Maine plans to repair a transmission line damaged by a fallen tree related to tropical Storm Arthur. Repairs will occur between 2 and 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, and will affect the areas from Young’s Corner Substation on Eagle Lake Road to Jackson Laboratory, all …
 
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