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Potty Training: The Big Lie

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:05 p.m.
Milestones. We obsess over them, and I’m no different. First smile, first tooth, first spoonful of sweet potato, first step, first word… all leads feverishly to that final hurdle, the effective end of toddlerhood, the beginning of kidhood and the glorious release of Mom and Dad from the practical, nitty …
Maine's Dennis Farnham (12) gets a high five from teammate Joey Moir after bringing in a run in the sixth inning of their Senior League World Series game against Canada on Aug. 10. Maine District 3 won 7-2.

Senior League World Series organizers relish tourney success, plan for future

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 19, 2014, at 6:46 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The 13th consecutive Senior League World Series held at Bangor’s Mansfield Stadium was a success, according to tournament director Mike Brooker and stadium manager Dave Mansfield. “The gate was a little better than average, and the souvenir sales were where we projected they would be,” Brooker said. …
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Pregnant woman attacked in Bangor undergoes 3 surgeries, according to police

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 19, 2014, at 6:43 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A 41-year-old pregnant woman who was brutally beaten at an apartment on Essex Street early Monday was taken to a Boston hospital where she underwent three surgeries, Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton said Tuesday. The woman was found by police lying in a hallway of the apartment …
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Hispanic Lecture Series 2014

By lvydas on Aug. 19, 2014, at 4:52 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: UMaine Campus, St. John Hill Auditorium (165 Barrows Hall), 165 Barrows Hall, Orono, Maine For more …
Lucas St. Clair pitches his proposal for a 150,000-acre national park and recreation area at a Penobscot County commissioners meeting in Bangor on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2014.

Penobscot County commissioners divided on whether national park would help faltering Katahdin region

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 19, 2014, at 4:09 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot County’s commissioners are divided on a proposal to establish a 150,000-acre national park and recreation area in the Katahdin region. Commissioner Peter Baldacci is vehemently supportive, arguing the park would boost the economy in a region where the historically dominant paper industry appears to be in …
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Bangor PD to hold Regional Business Academy

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 3:42 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Police Department will hold its first Regional Business Academy, an eight-week program with sessions 6-8:30 p.m. each Thursday, beginning Sept. 11, at the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business, Husson University, 1 College Circle. The targeted audience for the Business Police Academy is the …

Penobscot Nation suing Maine to fight for namesake river

By Mark Chavaree on Aug. 19, 2014, at 2:55 p.m.
The Penobscot Nation is an Indian tribe that has occupied and cared for the Penobscot River since time immemorial. Our principal community and the seat of our government, Panawanskek, is situated in the river about 10 miles north of Bangor and is known also as Indian Island. The name of …
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Tanya Emery to be honored by Girl Scouts of Maine

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Girl Scouts of Maine will honor Tanya Emery with the 2014 Juliette Award at the Fifth Annual Pearls of Wisdom breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Road. Girl Scouts of Maine established the Juliette Award to honor a woman who embodies the essence …
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Battle of the Bands to support children’s healthcare

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor For more information: 973-5055; BANGOR, Maine — The third annual Acadia Hospital Foundation Battle of the Bands will be held 7-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main …

The Top Ten Essentials for Young Families to Bring to the American Folk Festival

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 1:20 p.m.
Strollers, diapers, wipes, snacks, sippy cups, extra clothes, hats, sunscreen… For a young family, packing for a day long excursion can sometimes feel like you are preparing for a week long safari in the outback. It can sometimes be enough to make you want to forget the whole outing together. …
Some of the marijuana plants authorities seized in Washington County.

Man who recruited workers for Township 37 pot farm gets 4 years in prison

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 19, 2014, at 12:32 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The man who testified that he recruited migrant workers to plant, tend and harvest marijuana at a Township 37 pot plantation in Washington County was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to four years in prison. Moises Soto, 53, of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, who took the oath …
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New restaurant opens in Brewer

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 11:52 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — A new restaurant, Humble Comfort Food and Spirits, opened today at 518 South Main St. in the former storefront of Ron’s Cafe. The menu includes comfort food such as the Humble pie, the pot pie in a bread bowl, the layer-yourself bruschetta, and BBQ pulled chicken nachos …
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Rotary Club of Bangor to host political candidates

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 11:44 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine – As part of its regular weekly speaker series, the Rotary Club of Bangor has announced that several candidates running for political office this fall will be speaking at club meetings between now and election day on Nov. 4.  Bangor Rotary meetings are held Tuesday afternoons at noon at Wellman Commons, 300 Union St. …

Anger Management: When You’re Afraid to be Angry

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 11:39 a.m.
Many of us were taught unhealthy beliefs and attitudes about anger. It’s a healthy emotion, but we tend to treat it as though it’s inherently unmanageable. This explains why we have so many anger management programs. The greatest downfall of which are that they are generally developed only for those …
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Job Corps celebrates 50th anniversary

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 10:38 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Job Corps, the nation’s largest residential education and vocational training program for economically disadvantaged youth, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Job Corps was initiated as the central program of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” Since its inception on August 20, 1964, under …

Quebec man sentenced in Bangor court to time served for trying to sneak wife into US for Florida vacation

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 19, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Quebec man who admitted that he attempted to smuggle his wife into the United States last month to vacation with family in Florida was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to time served and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. Pierre Poulin, 40, of St. Martin, …
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Women’s Support Group

By Bev Wilson on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:51 a.m.
BANGOR- Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance support groups for women affected by partner abuse. Day and evening groups; child care activities. For details call Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance at 1-800-863-9909. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
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EdcampBangor at Husson University

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:44 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Husson University, 1 Husson Circle , Bangor, Maine For more information: BANGOR, Maine – EdcampBangor, a free professional development opportunity for educators and administrators, will be held 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Husson University. Dubbed an “unconference,” Edcamp has …

New music including Charli XCX, Blonde Redhead, Alt-J and The Juan Maclean on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.
I debuted new tracks from Saint Pepsi and FKA Twigs on the show this week, while the retro set features a look at Arcade Fire's catalog in advance of their big show on the Bangor Waterfront this week.

Brothers release “Pyronauts,” first album for undefinable Portland duo Caro Khan

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 9:21 a.m.
Brothers TJ and Chris Whitmore spent most of their childhood moving around all over the world. Their dad was in the military, so they lived in lots of places: Japan, the Philippines, a number of southern states, before finally landing in Maine — South Portland, to be exact. Along the …
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