Maine should focus on drawing ecotourists, not hunters

on April 27, 2015, at 12:45 p.m.
A recent blog by George Smith expresses concern about the decline of hunting in Maine and urges legislators to take action. It sounds a bit like the complaint made by many citizens in the early 20th century about the scarcity of the horse and buggy and the alarming increase of …

USM hosts Earth Day discussion on environmental problems in Maine

on April 27, 2015, at 12:40 p.m.
The 45th annual observance of Earth Day was last week, and all around campus there were events to celebrate our relation to the Earth and how we can work to try and make it a sustainable place to live by preserving its natural resources. Kappa Alpha Omicron, or KAO, the …

Burglars target churches in Aroostook

By Jen Lynds on April 27, 2015, at 12:36 p.m.
MAPLETON | State Police said Monday that burglars targeted several churches in Aroostook County last week, breaking into the houses of worship and making off with an undisclosed amount of items. State Police Sgt. Josh Haines said in a written statement Monday that the burglaries took place at three …

Low Cost Rabies and Nail Clipping Clinic in Camden

By Joelle Albury on April 27, 2015, at 12:36 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: P.A.W.S.’ Future Center, 123 John Street, Camden, Maine For more information: 207-236-8702; Saturday, May 9 P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center and the Camden Hospital for Animals are hosting a low cost rabies and nail clipping clinic from 9 am to …

MPA pushes for a minimum wage of $12 an hour in Portland

on April 27, 2015, at 12:32 p.m.
A very important question to anyone who lives and works in Maine may be put on the ballot for 2016: Should the state increase the minimum wage? The current minimum wage of $7.50 an hour hasn’t changed since 2009 and is absolutely due for an increase, according to Andrew Francis, …

Acadia Choral Society Spring Concert

By Bonnie Hersey on April 27, 2015, at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.Sunday, May 3, 2015 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Acadia Choral Society. Spring Concert, 41 Mt Desert St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-460-2526; Tickets are now on sale for the Acadia Choral Society’s Spring …

Mercy and Portland Area Healthcare Providers Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings

By Jillian Sloban on April 27, 2015, at 12:22 p.m.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Mercy Oncology-Hematology Center, 195 Fore River Parkway, Suite 360, Portland, Maine For more information: 1-844-504-9680; Mercy Oncology-Hematology, in collaboration with the Cancer Care Center of York County, Southern Maine Health Care and Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute, is offering …

Man hospitalized after stabbing in Waterville

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 27, 2015, at 12:17 p.m.
Police are investigating a stabbing that sent one man to the hospital on Sunday night, according to Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey. Police were called to Gray Street shortly after 11 p.m. after learning of a fight inside an apartment, according to Rumsey, and they encountered several …
Sabrina Film Fundraiser at Brunswick's Eveningstar!

Sabrina Fundraiser

By Kat Cecil on April 27, 2015, at 12:09 p.m.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Eveningstar Cinema, Tontine Mall, 149 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine For more information: Come have a ball with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart! This film fundraiser will help WISE (Women’s Initiatives that Strengthen and Empower), a 501c3 nonprofit started by …
Adam Metropoulos (right), 53, a former priest at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bangor, was sentenced Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to 12 years in prison with all but 6 1/2 years suspended for sex crimes involving children.

Former Bangor Greek Orthodox priest to serve 6½ years for child sex crimes

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 27, 2015, at 12:05 p.m.
A former priest at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bangor was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison with all but 6½ years suspended for sex crimes involving children. Adam Metropoulos, 53, of Bangor was sentenced by Superior Court Justice Ann Murray at the Penobscot Judicial …

Police need special tools to help people in mental health crisis

By Danielle Walsh on April 27, 2015, at 12:03 p.m.
The Legislature’s Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice recently heard testimony on a bill aimed at mandating the amount of law enforcement officers in each sector or region who are trained to respond to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. The bill LD 534, “An Act to Increase Crisis …

2015 Dick Dolloff Memorial High school Truck driving Championship

By Vicki Kimball on April 27, 2015, at 12:03 p.m.
On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at the Augusta Civic Center nearly 50 high school student truck drivers competed in a very challenging driving skills competition in either a tractor-trailer combination vehicle or in a tri-axle dump truck vehicle. These students come from four Career and Technical Education schools in Maine. …

Seeking Citizen Scientists: Collect water samples with KELT

By Becky Kolak on April 27, 2015, at 11:55 a.m.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Thursday, May 7, 2015 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Georgetown & Phippsburg Town Offices, 50 Bay Point Rd (Georgetown) & 1042 Main Rd (Phippsburg), Georgetown & Phippsburg, Maine For more information: 207-442-8400; KELT Seeks Volunteers to Take Part in Water …

Veterans’ Open House and Free Luncheon

By John Muzzy on April 27, 2015, at 11:53 a.m.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Wreaths Across America Headquarters, 4 Point Street, Columbia Falls, Maine For more information: 207-512-5264; Join us for lunch and fellowship as we explore how we can assist veterans and their families in the community. This month’s open house will …
Photo Caption (L to R): Meg Klingelhofer, New Hope for Women’s Community Education Director and Kathleen Morgan, New Hope for Women’s Executive Director receive a check from Kim Palermo and   Karen Brace of the Midcoast Chapter of Maine Women’s Network.

Miss Representation project raises $1,300 for New Hope for Women

By executivedirector on April 27, 2015, at 11:52 a.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine, April 27, 2015—Thanks to the Midcoast Chapter of Maine Women’s Network, more than 200 people were recently captivated by the nationally recognized and award-winning documentary, Miss Representation, at the Strand Theatre in Rockland. Presented as a fundraiser for New Hope for Women, the event raised $1,300 which will …
John Martin, D-Eagle Lake, sits at his desk in the State House. He was first elected to the Maine Legislature in 1964.

Term limits have changed Maine’s Legislature — for the worse

By The BDN Editorial Board on April 27, 2015, at 11:49 a.m.
The fact that John Martin is still in the Legislature is proof that term limits don’t work. Martin, who has served in the Legislature for most of the last 50 years, is sponsoring legislation to do away with term limits. In part because of Martin’s involvement, and also because of …

Home Gardener’s Fair Offered in Lubec

By Jude Valentine on April 27, 2015, at 11:47 a.m.
Sunday, June 7, 2015 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Lubec School, South Street, Lubec, Maine For more information: 207-272-2293 Have you wanted to take advantage of growing your own food? Or perhaps you have specific questions about being more successful doing so? Then, the Home Gardener’s Fair is an …
Rockland City Manager James Chaousis, right, opens the single bid for the purchase of the city hall and city public services properties. Rockland Energy Center LLC, part of Energy Management Inc. of Boston submitted the bid in order to a build a natural gas-fired steam and electrical generation plant.

Boston energy firm makes bid for Rockland City Hall property

By Stephen Betts on April 27, 2015, at 11:42 a.m.
An energy company based in Boston wants to build a natural gas-fired energy plant to produce steam and electricity on property now occupied by City Hall and the public services garage. Rockland Energy Center LLC, care of Energy Management Inc. of Boston, submitted the sole bid to …

Anne Heywood Published in Pastel Journal Magazine

on April 27, 2015, at 11:37 a.m.
“The Pastel Journal,” an art publication dedicated to the pastel painting medium, has published “The Critical Eye” by artist Anne Heywood in their June 2015 magazine. This three-page Skill Builders article focuses on the art critique and how to listen to and give one, and offers tips on how to …

Two arrested as drug agents uncover 11th meth lab so far in 2015

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 27, 2015, at 11:34 a.m.
STANDISH | A man and a woman were arrested Saturday morning in connection with a methamphetamine manufacturing operation, according to a statement from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Timothy Schoubroek, 32, and Tressa Sprague, 35, both of Standish, were charged with unlawful trafficking in methamphetamine and violating bail conditions, …
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