Nicholas Ciprian Miron

on July 28, 2014, at 8 a.m.
ARLINGTON, VA. – Born to Lesley Leger-Kelley and her husband, Adrian Ciprian Miron, a son, Nicholas Ciprian Miron on February 7 in Arlington, VA. Mom is an attorney at the Headquarters of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Dad is a European diplomat, conferring upon little Nicholas dual citizenship …

Avery Harper Paquette

on May 19, 2014, at 9 a.m.
SACO – To Jenni Eadie Paquette and Jason Paquette of Saco, a daughter Avery Harper Paquette was born on Feb. 6, 2014, at Southern Maine Health Care. Grandparents are Les and Kathy Eadie of Brewer and Mike and Pat Paquette of Saco.

60 years ago, Scott and Helen Nearing inspired a movement that changed Maine forever

on April 23, 2014, at 7:10 a.m.
Their book on simple living, “The Good Life,” motivated thousands of young, educated people to take up homesteading in rural Maine.

Katherine Grace Maddocks

on Dec. 14, 2013, at 1 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT – Fred and Amanda (Lockwood) Maddocks are very happy to announce the birth of their daughter Katherine Grace Maddocks. Kate was born at home with the help of a caring midwife and her team on Nov. 30, 2013. Maternal grandparents are David and Barbara Lockwood of Dover-Foxcroft. Paternal grandparents …

John Ryan Masterman

on Dec. 14, 2013, at 1 a.m.
OLD TOWN – John Ryan Masterman was born to Josh and Ashley Masterman of Old Town, on Oct. 14, 2013. Grandparents are John and Peggy Masterman of Roseville, Calif., and Pat and Cathy Webber of Carmel.
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Proud Parents with Cameron Eliza (From left:) Ivy Butera, Michael Butera, Jr., and Cameron Eliza Butera

Birth Announcement – Cameron Eliza Butera

By Ivy Butera on Aug. 07, 2013, at 9:59 a.m.
Michael and Ivy Butera are excited to announce the birth of their first child, Cameron Eliza Butera. She was born at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine, on July 25th, 2013 at 07:35 AM. She weighed seven pounds, nine ounces and was twenty inches long. She is the granddaughter …
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Penny Lamhut, MD, joins PCHC’s Community Care & Geriatrics

Bangor Daily News on May 16, 2013, at 5:38 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Penny Lamhut, MD, has joined the medical staff of PCHC’s Community Care and Geriatrics whose multi provider team serves patients in area nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, or for in-home visits. Dr. Lamhut’s practice centers on all aspects …
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American Cancer Society raising money selling wedding favors

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 25, 2013, at 12:18 p.m.
Are you getting married? The American Cancer Society’s Wedding Favors program offers couples a unique way to honor guests with beautiful scrolls or acknowledgement cards indicating that a donation has been made in place of traditional wedding favors. Customized with the name of a loved one lost to cancer or …
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Keevan and Milton Engagement

By Marie Epply on Jan. 22, 2013, at 11:17 a.m.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Walter Epply III of Sedgwick are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caleigh Shea Keevan, to Brandon Louis Milton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Milton of Raymond. The bride-to-be graduated from The University of Maine School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor degree, …

Births at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Dec. 1-31, 2012

By Ardeana Hamlin on Jan. 04, 2013, at 1:28 p.m.
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Ellsworth To Jasmine Buck and Benjamin Berube of Penobscot, a daughter, Serena Michelle Berube, Dec. 2, 2012. To Lily Cox and Christopher Kroll of Ellsworth, a son, Rylie William Kroll, Dec. 1, 2012. To Erica and Dan Cohnstaedt of Calais, a son, Colton Bauer Cohnstaedt, Dec. …
Howie Kittelson, of Stockton Springs and Vera Jones, of London, Ontario, plan to wed on-air Saturday night on WERU-FM in East Orland.

WERU DJ to marry on-air Saturday night

By Abigail Curtis on Dec. 27, 2012, at 5:07 p.m.
EAST ORLAND | What the music of Frank Zappa has joined together, let no man put asunder. That could be the wedding motto of Howie Kittelson of Stockton Springs and his bride-to-be, Vera Jones of London, Ontario. The couple — both aficionados of the eclectic music of Zappa — …
Executive Director of the Christian Civic League of Maine, Carroll Conley, talks about how the new same-sex marriage law does not exempt notaries public, unlike clergy, from marrying same-sex couples.

Same-sex marriage law means notaries can’t discriminate in performing weddings

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 12, 2012, at 7:50 p.m.
AUGUSTA — Notaries public in Maine who officiate weddings of opposite-sex couples and refuse to marry same-sex couples could be subject to a claim of discrimination under the Maine Human Rights Act, according to the Maine secretary of state’s office. The notice sent to municipal clerks this week effectively means …

Same-sex marriage expected to bring economic windfall in Maine

By Whit Richardson on Dec. 07, 2012, at 8:12 p.m.
PORTLAND | When Maine voters chose to legalize same-sex marriage in early November, they gave several thousand gay couples in Maine the right to legally marry. They also, in the few hours it took to count and tally the votes, set in motion what is widely expected to be …

Municipalities to open offices Dec. 29 to issue same-sex marriage licences

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 06, 2012, at 7:01 p.m.
PORTLAND | The city clerk’s office in Maine’s largest municipality will be open from 12:01 to 3:01 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, the first day same-sex couples can obtain marriage license under a law passed by voters Nov. 6. A press release issued by the city late Thursday afternoon said …
In this Thursday, May 3, 2012 file photo, nurses Fatima Guillen, left, and Fran Wendt, right, give Kimberly Magdeleno, 4, a whooping cough booster shot, as she is held by her mother, Claudia Solorio at a health clinic in Tacoma, Wash. As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main reason: The safer vaccine that has been in use since the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.

Whooping cough vaccine loses effectiveness too fast

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer on Sept. 13, 2012, at 8:53 a.m.
NEW YORK — As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main cause: The safer vaccine that was introduced in the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought. A study published in Wednesday’s New England Journal of …

5 myths about marriage

By Stephanie Coontz, Special to The Washington Post on May 27, 2012, at 6:04 a.m.
Economically as well as emotionally, modern marriage has become like an affluent gated community.

Morghan N. Foster – Christopher D. Laplante

on Dec. 23, 2011, at 2 p.m.
BREWER — Morghan Nicole Foster and Christopher David Laplante of Brewer are happy to announce their engagement. Morghan is the daughter of Kimberly Foster of Brewer and Steven Foster of Orrington. Christopher is the son of David and Penny Laplante of Waterville. Morghan is a 2001 graduate of Brewer High …

Erin Emery – Neil Hartz

on Dec. 23, 2011, at 1:59 p.m.
HAMPDEN — Dr. and Mrs. C. Eric Hartz are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Neil Hartz to Erin Emery, daughter of William and Jane Emery of San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Erin is a 2002 graduate of Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, Calif., a 2006 graduate …

Amanda Hamm – Justin Hengel

on Dec. 16, 2011, at 2:31 p.m.
WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. — Earl and Jeanne Hamm of Lucerne-In-Maine, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Hamm to Justin Hengel, both of Mullica Hill. Justin is the son of Nancy Hengel of Mullica Hill. The couple is planning an Aug. 25, 2012, wedding and reception at …

Randi Camic – Kevin Michaud

on Dec. 16, 2011, at 2:29 p.m.
GREENE — Sherry and Stan Camic of Greene are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Randi Camic to Kevin Michaud, both of Bangor. Kevin is the son of Lynne and Frank Noyes of Bangor. The couple is planning an Oct. 20, 2012, wedding and reception at Penobscot Valley …
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