ORRINGTON — A trio of local residents representing three generations of women in one family refer to themselves as “knitting fools,” even though one of them crochets instead of knits. The “knitting fools” are Phyllis Michaud, her daughter, Monica Gaither ,and Monica’s daughter ,Krista Morneault. Together… Read More
    Maine at War
    After Union troops bogged down outside Petersburg, senior Union commanders ordered an attack on Saturday, June 18, 1864. Among the regiments sent to charge across open terrain was the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery. “I think it must have been about three o’clock in the afternoon… Read More
    Funeral & Estate Planning
    People don’t want to think that an accident or illness would prevent them from saying what they want — or don’t want — when it comes to their future medical care. We tell ourselves: I have plenty of time to take care of those things… Read More
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    BANGOR — Tucked into the Queen City’s east corner, Mount Hope Cemetery provides a quiet oasis for the living — and the dead, naturally — about 2 miles from the traffic-humming Bangor Mall. The cemetery has sheltered Bangor’s famous and obscure residents since the 1830s —… Read More
    Funeral & Estate Planning
    As a working mother, I completely understand how busy life can get. You realize that you need an estate plan to manage your affairs if something happens to you, but finding the time to actually think about and develop a plan gets lost in the whirlwind… Read More
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    The loss of a pet can be traumatic. The Humane Society of the United States reports that pet ownership has tripled from the 1970s and that approximately 62 percent of American households have at least one pet. So it’s natural to think that the loss… Read More
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    Many investors are taking more control of their financial future by investing in alternatives to the stock market, including real estate, land, promissory notes, oil and gas. Sue Jensen of New York grew frustrated after watching her life savings take a hit year after year… Read More
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    Many families have the good fortune of owning a vacation property or “camp” near one of Maine’s countless lakes, rivers, or other scenic destinations. A camp has often been in the same family for multiple generations and serves as the connection that solidifies relationships between siblings,… Read More
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    When you talk about granite monuments, the word “trendy” isn’t quite right. It isn’t like headstones have yearly models like the latest sports cars or smartphones, after all. But what people are doing to personalize those monuments is what makes them so special. Not too… Read More
    Funeral & Estate Planning
    Of all the trends in the funeral industry, in recent years there has been a major shift in how the services are done. Today, they are becoming more and more personalized, with loved ones taking active roles in making those services celebrations of life. “They… Read More
    Maine at War
    There stands at Petersburg National Battlefield a name-laden monument to the battle-shattered 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment. Located slightly off the beaten National Park Service path, the monument honors the “604 brave members who fell charging here” on a late spring afternoon in ’64, according… Read More
    BANGOR — It’s not an exaggeration to say that the University of Maine Museum of Art has become the cultural heart of Bangor. “We are the art museum for this region,” said Director and Curator George Kinghorn, who for six years has been at the… Read More
    Absent from the Eastern Maine High School Basketball Tournament since 2001, the Old Town Coyotes surprised many tourney fans by capturing the 2014 Eastern Maine Class B boys’ crown. The victory was Old Town’s first tournament sweep since 1991, when the school played in Class A. Read More
    YESTERDAY … 10 years ago — March 6, 2004 (As reported in the Bangor Daily News) OLD TOWN — After reading this newspaper, you’ll probably toss it into the garbage with your Saturday-morning eggshells and coffee grounds. Perhaps you’re among the small percentage… Read More
    Medicare fraud costs taxpayers billions of dollars a year. It is estimated that $1 out of every $7 spent by Medicare is on fraud, errors, waste, and abuse. The federal government is cracking down on abusers, but the government can’t do it alone. They need… Read More
    OLD TOWN — For 23 years, The Animal Orphanage in Old Town has served the Old Town/Orono community’s stray dogs and cats, even if that means a tenant has to stick around a while. “It’s not unusual for a cat to live with us for a… Read More
    BANGOR — A love of learning, once acquired, is an attribute that stays with a person forever. Learning can be done on your own, either: • By informally by reading books and other information; • Asking someone to show you the basics of what… Read More
    BANGOR — Four chairs line the narrow waiting area inside the nondescript yellow house at 584 Hammond St. The chairs are empty; their colorful pleather reflects wall-hung pictures of smiling customers and family members. Newspaper clippings — the oldest headline, from 1952, proclaims that “Orono Wins… Read More
    Maine at War
    Did some 15th Maine Infantry Regiment boys re-enlist just to escape the ennui of Texas garrison life — and perhaps to desert after receiving Army-sanctioned leaves back home to Maine? By capturing New Orleans in April 1862 and blockading other Gulf of Mexico ports (particularly… Read More