Julie Murchison Harris

Community News Editor


UMaine, UNH students to perform one play simultaneously on two stages

By Julie Harris on Nov. 20, 2013, at 7:28 a.m.
ORONO | Students in the University of Maine Intermedia Master of Fine Arts Program and the University of New Hampshire Department of Theatre and Dance will perform one play simultaneously at both universities by streaming audio and video, and using other technology, including social media. The universities will premiere …

Authors to sign WWII memoir

By Julie Harris on Nov. 20, 2013, at 7:12 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: BANGOR, Maine — Philomena Baker and Kathryn Olmstead will sign copies of their book “Flight to Freedom: World War II through the eyes of a child” in the Bangor area. Signings will be held at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 20, at Orono …
 Jaime Parker of Portland Trails works with fourth graders to dig the garden.

Ocean Avenue Elementary School receives garden grant

By Julie Harris on Nov. 06, 2013, at 12:39 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Ocean Avenue Elementary School  in Portland has received a $5,000 grant from Lowe’s to build a garden in the school’s courtyard.  The school is partnering with Portland Trails on creating the vegetable and flower garden to include an arbor, walking path and seating areas. OAES staff, students, …
J Street Co-Chairmen are Todd Miller (third from left) and Barbara Kates (second from right).

Maine group participates in fourth annual J Street Conference in D.C.

By Julie Harris on Oct. 18, 2013, at 4:07 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Maine contingent traveled to Washington, D.C., for the fourth annual J Street Conference held Sept. 28-Oct. 1. J Street is a national organization of primarily Jewish Americans, which advocates a two-state solution of Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace and security. The Maine …

Nonprofits, concerned citizens gather for Maine Highlands Poverty Workshop

By Julie Harris on Oct. 17, 2013, at 7:41 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Poverty is a human issue with its own language. It teaches those in it they are stupid. It isolates people from success. It dehumanizes. Poverty happens to people. It is a war zone. That was part of the message delivered by keynote speaker Donna M. Beegle, Ed.D., …

Presque Isle native wins Miss Maine U.S. International 2014

By Rene Bionat on Sept. 23, 2013, at 10:39 p.m.
Delirium Pageantry crowned it’s first state titleholder of the 2014 pageant season. Brittany Jacquelin Bearden,22, of Presque Isle, Maine, was crowned Miss Maine U.S. International 2014 at the end of the pageant held at Bright Star World Dance in Portland on Sunday, September 22, 2013. Bearden is also a former …

iCook Recruiting Participants

By Douglas Mathews on Sept. 15, 2013, at 2:26 p.m.
Children, 9-10 years old, are enrolling now for the iCook Project about cooking and physical activity. The adult who prepares food in the home is also included in the project which is about healthy habits for healthy lives. Participants will receive $80 for completing the University of Maine study. Children …

Glengarry Glen Ross Opens Tonight

By Midcoast Actors' Studio on Sept. 13, 2013, at 10:14 a.m.
Midcoast Actors’ Studio presents David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross­­, a pulling no punches portrayal of dog­-eat-­dog office politics ­­through fierce dialogue and strong social commentary. Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 2005 Tony Award for best play revival, Glengarry Glen Ross will be performed 4 nights only …

BDN seeking readers’ storm photos

By Julie Harris on Sept. 12, 2013, at 12:16 p.m.
Maine has experienced a stormy pattern for a couple of days, and the severe storms with frequent lightning, damaging winds and flash floods are expected to continue into tonight. Bangor Daily News is inviting readers to upload their storm photos using the News and Photos form under Post News found …

Hampden resident receive RSU 19 teacher award

By BRENDA KINGSBURY on Sept. 06, 2013, at 2:47 p.m.
Sara Kingsbury of Hampden was the recipient of the RSU 19 Most Outstanding Teacher Award on Aug. 26, at Nokomis High School in Newport. RSU 19 Principal Richard Fernald nominated her for the award. RSU 19 is composed of the towns of Corinna, Dixmont, Etna, Hartland, Newport, …

Peter Anania joins Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s efforts to find cure

By Karla Wheaton on Aug. 26, 2013, at 4:25 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Northern New England Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has announced the involvement of Peter Anania in its upcoming Portland Wine Opener. Sponsors, volunteers and Foundation staff are all excited to be able to celebrate and honor Peter with the Hope Award at the event on …

Bangor Community Theatre, Ronald McDonald House to present ‘White Christmas’

By Julie Harris on Aug. 26, 2013, at 1:21 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Community Theatre, one of the area’s oldest community theater organizations, is proud to announce will partner with Ronald McDonald House of Bangor to stage the holiday-themed musical, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” The fundraiser will commemorate Ronald McDonald House’s 30th anniversary. “White Christmas” will be presented on …

Six Maine airports to receive FAA funds of more than $1.8M

By Julie Harris on Aug. 23, 2013, at 5:34 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Six Maine airports will receive Federal Aviation Administration funding totaling more than $1.8 million for general improvements and safety enhancements. The awards and recipients are: — The Newton Field Airport in Jackman will receive $1,225,170 for the creation of additional space for aircraft parking and the construction …

Saco & Biddeford Savings Helps Fund Culinary Initiative at Old Orchard Beach High School

By Broadreach Public Relations on Aug. 22, 2013, at 1:08 p.m.
SACO, Maine (AUGUST 22, 2013) — Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution recently presented a $7,500 grant to the Old Orchard Beach High School to help fund a new Culinary Arts initiative launching at the high school this fall. Photo Caption: From right to left: Donald Lauzier, director of community relations …

Sheriff’s Department urges Hermon residents to lock vehicles after rash of burglaries

By Julie Harris on Aug. 21, 2013, at 3:50 p.m.
HERMON — There have been several early morning burglaries to vehicles in the Union Street-Billings Road area of Hermon, according to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday. Deputy David Quinn encouraged residents to lock their vehicles and to keep valuables out of sight. The sheriff’s department also is asking …
Emily Kahn

Emily Kahn joins energy law practice group of Bernstein Shur

By Julie Harris on Aug. 16, 2013, at 10:02 a.m.
PORTLAND and AUGUSTA, Maine, and MANCHESTER, N.H.  — Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced the addition of Emily Kahn to the firm’s Energy Law Practice Group. She joined the firm’s Portland office as a shareholder. Kahn, a resident of Kennebunk, has more than 15 years …

Former Chairman of ABS Robert Somerville honored for lifetime contribution to maritime safety

By Julie Harris on Aug. 15, 2013, at 5:54 p.m.
 Robert Somerville, the former chairman of the American Bureau of Shipping, has been awarded an honorary degree by Cass and City University London. Somerville, originally from Houlton, received the doctorate for his “outstanding contribution to maritime safety” in a graduation ceremony at London’s Barbican Centre. The American Bureau of Shipping …
SMMC’s Sleep Lab program located in the Goodall Health Center at 2 Livewell Drive in Kennebunk has received full accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

SMMC Sleep Lab receives program accreditation from AASM

By Julie Harris on Aug. 15, 2013, at 10:23 a.m.
 BIDDEFORD, Maine – Southern Maine Medical Center’s Sleep Lab in Kennebunk has received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. This five-year designation is only awarded to programs that meet or exceed all standards for professional health care by the AASM. These core standards include personnel, facility and …

Fisher & Phillips attorneys named to ‘Best Lawyers’

By Julie Harris on Aug. 15, 2013, at 9:54 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – Five attorneys in the New England office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, a leading national labor and employment law firm representing employers, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014® (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Regional Managing …

Carol M. Carew appointed Bucksport health center executive director

By Julie Harris on Aug. 06, 2013, at 3:49 p.m.
BUCKSPORT, Maine — Don Johnson, president of the Board of Directors for Bucksport Regional Health Center, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol M. Carew, RN, BSN, MBA, as the Health Center’s new executive director. Carol will take over from Jack Corrigan, who will retire after 30 years in the position. …
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