Stories about George Mitchell

Sen. Angus King of Maine (right) listens to former Maine Sen. George Mitchell at a forum discussing the proposed nuclear deal with Iran at the University of Southern Maine in Portland on Wednesday.

Angus King, George Mitchell make case for Iran nuclear deal

By Christopher Cousins on Aug. 19, 2015, at 8:09 p.m.
PORTLAND | It’s either this agreement or no agreement. That was the consensus Wednesday evening during a forum hosted by Maine Sen. Angus King, former Maine Sen. George Mitchell and former U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns on the proposed nuclear deal between the United States, Iran and a number of …

George Mitchell’s son accidentally sets fire near MDI home

By Bill Trotter on July 13, 2015, at 6:15 p.m.
MOUNT DESERT | A wildfire burned within about 75 feet of former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell’s home Sunday evening, but the house was not damaged, according to the local fire chief. The fire, which burned about an acre of woods near Mitchell’s property line with land owned by David …
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Obama, George Mitchell to campaign for Michaud on Oct. 30 in Portland

By BDN Staff Report on Oct. 17, 2014, at 5:38 p.m.
President Barack Obama will come to Maine on Oct. 30 to campaign for Democrat Mike Michaud, who is locked in a tight race for governor. The Michaud campaign announced late Friday afternoon that Obama will stump for Michaud during a rally at the Portland Exposition Building. The …
After presenting him with a team jersey, UMaine baseball head coach Steve Trimper presents UMaine trustee Paul Mitchell (right) with an honorary bat embossed with Mitchell's name during Tuesday's dedication ceremony for the new Paul Mitchell Batting Pavilion at the University of Maine in Orono. Coach Trimper was laughing because Mitchell had just asked him if he could get a replacement bat if he were to break it.

UMaine baseball ‘family’ celebrates dedication of Mitchell Batting Pavilion

By Pete Warner on Aug. 21, 2012, at 9:10 p.m.
ORONO | The way his brother tells it, Paul Mitchell holds a unique distinction in the annals of baseball. Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell joked that his eldest sibling began his Waterville High School baseball career by hitting triples in his first two at-bats, only to get picked off …
Former Sen. Geroge Mitchell speaks during the official ground breaking ceremony for the Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage on Tuesday.

George Mitchell cheers unique housing development in Belfast

By Abigail Curtis on Nov. 15, 2011, at 7:15 p.m.
Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell grabbed a spade and dug right in Tuesday afternoon as the crowd attending a groundbreaking ceremony for the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage development erupted in cheers and whistles. The moment has been a long time coming for the planned community, which began …
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George Mitchell to address Middle East turmoil during talk in Belfast

on Oct. 24, 2011, at 11:45 a.m.
Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell will cover the recent political turbulence in the Middle East and its effect on U.S. foreign policy during a talk at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center. Belfast Senior College and the Camden Conference are …
Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell prepares to answer questions from reporters Friday at a press conference after his keynote speech at the Natural Resources Council of Maine's annual membership meeting.

George Mitchell: Climate change skepticism will ‘not last’

By Seth Koenig on Sept. 23, 2011, at 7:34 p.m.
PORTLAND | Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and world diplomat George Mitchell called upon President Barack Obama — and everyone else who backs stiff environmental protection laws and the science behind climate change — to be bold and persistent in the face of opponents Friday. Mitchell touched upon a …

Forest fires and wind turbines: The danger no one is talking about

By Clyde MacDonald on June 29, 2011, at 6:19 p.m.
Despite all that has been written about wind power, a vitally important issue has barely been mentioned. When turbines fail, blades may fall to the ground or send fragments that land up to a mile away. Turbines often catch fire, and when they do they often send flaming shards into …

Entire political process goes by in a week at Boys State

By Christopher Cousins on June 21, 2011, at 8:36 p.m.
WATERVILLE | While most high school juniors enjoy the beginning of summer vacation and flaunt their newfound “senior” status, there are a few hundred focused on something else entirely: politics and government. At Thomas College in Waterville, 188 male juniors aren’t just learning about government. For the 64th consecutive …
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After George Mitchell

By Ed McCarthy on May 23, 2011, at 10:31 p.m.
George Mitchell resigned as special envoy to the Middle East last Friday. He has explained his departure as a personal decision, but its timing in the midst of significant developments, including the president’s Thursday speech, suggest more may be learned. Sen. Mitchell represented, at least symbolically, a counterweight to Barack …
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Yale University gives honorary degrees

The Associated Press on May 23, 2011, at 1:33 p.m.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Yale University gave honorary degrees Monday to peace envoy George Mitchell, film director Martin Scorsese and writer Joan Didion. At the Ivy League university’s 310th commencement exercises, Yale President Richard Levin called Mitchell a model U.S. senator who played a key role in the successful peace …
Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are seen on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Snowe and Collins might not like each other much, but they love Maine and their jobs

By Martha Sherrill, Special to The Washington Post on May 06, 2011, at 10 a.m.
The most exasperating fact of life for a U.S. senator is not wrestling with those impossible, angry windbags across the aisle. The true test of civility is forging a relationship with that one other person who was sent to Washington to work alongside you. That unwanted sibling with whom you …
In this photo provided by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell, currently President Obama's Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, is honored at the 10th annual Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards, Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Ellis Island in New York.  Mitchell, whose mother Mintaha Saad arrived from Lebanon in 1920 through Ellis Island, along with Joe Torre, Martina Navratilova, and Lee Iacocca, were honored Wednesday for their contributions to the American experience.

Maine’s George Mitchell honored at Ellis Island

The Associated Press on April 14, 2011, at 11:04 a.m.
WATERVILLE | George Mitchell, the former senator from Maine who’s now the special U.S. envoy for Middle East peace, has been honored along with other immigrants or their children at Ellis Island, N.Y. Mitchell received an Ellis Island Family Heritage Award on Wednesday, along with tennis superstar Martina Navratilova; …