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  • Union Sends Credit Agency After Teacher Who Stopped Paying Dues

    06/20/2014 4:43:54 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/19/2014 | Tom Gantert
    The Michigan Education Association is following through with its vow to threaten the credit of employees who don't voluntarily pay dues despite their desire to exercise their right under the law and leave the union. Bangor Public Schools kindergarten teacher Kimberle Byrd received a notice from a collection agency for unpaid dues in the amount of $394.20 with the Michigan Education Association listed as the creditor. Byrd said she thought she was out of the union when her union contract expired in 2013. The notice from the collection agency. A new contract with a tentative agreement for teachers in the...
  • Take this job and shove it: Fed-up Bangor TV anchors quit on air

    11/21/2012 7:46:01 AM PST · by bigbob · 28 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 11-20-12 | Andrew Neff
    Citing a longstanding battle with upper management over journalistic practices at their Bangor TV stations, news co-anchors Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio announced their resignations at the end of Tuesday’s 6 p.m. newscast. Michaels and Consiglio, who have a combined 12½ years’ service at WVII (Channel 7) and sister station WFVX (Channel 22), shocked staff members and viewers with their joint resignations Tuesday evening. “I just wanted to know that I was doing the best job I could and was being honest and ethical as a journalist, and I thought there were times when I wasn’t able to do that,”...
  • Paris-US flight diverted for 'security issue'

    05/22/2012 10:44:58 AM PDT · by Doogle · 58 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 05/22/12 | AP via FOX
    BANGOR, Maine – A US Airways jet flying from Paris to Charlotte, North Carolina, has been diverted to Maine because of what an airline spokesman calls a "security issue." A North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman says two F-15 fighters were scrambled to escort the plane. A person briefed on the incident said a passenger announced she had a surgically implanted device. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because it involved sensitive law enforcement information. US Airways spokesman Andrew Christie says the jet with 179 passengers was diverted around noon Tuesday to Bangor International Airport. He says there was...
  • Former sheriff says he had concerns about the Rev. Robert Carlson

    11/16/2011 7:36:59 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    Bangor (ME) Daily News ^ | 11/15/11 | Noi-Noi Ricker
    BANGOR, Maine — A former sheriff said he had concerns years ago about the Rev. Robert Carlson — who committed suicide Sunday by jumping from the Penobscot Narrows Bridge — and his relationship with young boys. Former Penobscot County Sheriff Timothy Richardson, who was hired as a deputy in the early 1970s and was sheriff between 1980 and 1984, said he questioned actions by Carlson in the 1970s. Carlson, a prominent community leader, was administrator of the jail in the 1970s and later became its chaplain. Richardson said Carlson “would come into the control room [at the Penobscot County Jail]...
  • Bangor minister was under investigation

    11/14/2011 4:17:07 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 11/14/11 | Portland Press Herald
    BUCKSPORT — State police say a well-known Maine health care advocate whose body was recovered from the Penobscot River had been under investigation. Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety, says an investigation of the Rev. Robert Carlson began last Thursday. He did not give the nature of the investigation. The Bangor Daily News says the allegations came in a letter, turned over by the Katahdin Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, linking Carlson to an incident with an 11-year-old boy in the 1970s. Carlson’s body was found Sunday in the river in Bucksport after his...
  • Bangor Library votes to allow Occupy to camp on property.(Fleabaggers get help from library libs)

    11/01/2011 5:50:57 PM PDT · by DeusExMachina05 · 15 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 11/1/11 | Ryan McLaughlin
    BANGOR, Maine — Occupy Bangor protesters who have camped out overnight on Bangor Public Library property since last weekend have expressed their views peacefully thus far, according to library officials. As a result, the library’s board members on Tuesday voted 6-2 not to adopt a policy that would prohibit the demonstrators from camping out on library property after 10 p.m.
  • Woman accused of driving with 0.34 percent blood alcohol in June arrested again ( She Has An Issue)

    08/13/2011 1:03:43 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 19 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 12 August 2011 | Abigail Curtis
    Woman accused of driving with 0.34 percent blood alcohol in June arrested again By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff Posted Aug. 12, 2011, at 3:59 p.m. BELFAST, Maine — A woman arrested earlier this summer for allegedly causing a three-car accident while driving with 0.34 percent blood alcohol content found herself in more alcohol-related trouble this week. Elizabeth H. Hyde, 25, of Belfast, reportedly was picked up by her boyfriend for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting Tuesday morning. When the boyfriend realized that she was intoxicated, according to Belfast Police Chief Jeff Trafton, he decided to drive her to the hospital to...
  • 2 officers relieved of commands at Bangor sub base

    09/19/2010 10:04:49 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 25 replies
    Seattle P I ^ | September 18, 201 | GEORGE TIBBITS
    Two high-ranking officers - one the captain of a Navy missile submarine - have been relieved of their commands at the Navy's nuclear submarine base at Bangor, Washington.
  • US couple had terror hit list: court documents

    07/21/2010 5:06:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 41 replies · 3+ views
    (AFP) via GOOGLE.com ^ | July 21, 2010, 2 hours ago | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON — A US man has been charged after he compiled a hit list of 15 people he believed had harmed Muslim civilians and deserved to die, court documents showed Wednesday. Paul Rockwood and his wife Nadia were charged with lying to federal investigators about the compilation and content of the list, which Nadia Rockwood delivered to an unnamed individual in April at her husband's request." SNIPPET: "According to plea agreement documents obtained by AFP Wednesday, Paul Rockwood converted to Islam around late 2001 and soon "became a strict adherent to the violent jihad-promoting ideology of cleric Anwar al-Awlaki."...
  • Myths Realities Gangs in Bangor? With one teen dead and another [Maine]

    05/07/2010 12:17:21 AM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 837+ views
    (BANGOR DAILY NEWS) via FIND ARTICLES.com ^ | February 6, 2010 | by ERIC RUSSELL
    Note: This is a 4 page article. Read it all. Page 2: SNIPPET: "Gang history in Maine Portland Police Chief James Craig said publicly last month that one of his primary goals for 2010 is to dismantle two established gangs in Maine's biggest city - one made up primarily of young Somali men and the other composed of young Asians. Similarly, Lewiston has seen gang activity recently from a group of young Somali men. The crimes have been petty thefts and strong- arm robberies, but the attacks appear to be at least somewhat organized and often involve sticks or rocks...
  • Delta Flight 273 Passenger Charged with Interfering with Flight Crew and Making...

    04/29/2010 12:21:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 613+ views
    Boston.FBI.gov ^ | April 28, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Delta Flight 273 Passenger Charged with Interfering with Flight Crew and Making False Bomb Threats on Aircraft BANGOR, ME—Derek Michael Stansberry, a U.S. citizen and resident of Riverview, Fla., was charged today in a criminal complaint in the District of Maine with interfering with flight crew members and willfully making false threats about an explosive device on an aircraft, U.S. Attorney Paula D. Silsby announced. Stansberry, 27, a passenger on Delta flight 273 from Paris to Atlanta on April 27, 2010, was arrested yesterday after the flight was diverted to Bangor, Maine, in...
  • AP sources: Man claims explosives, flight diverted

    04/27/2010 3:57:49 PM PDT · by Panzerlied · 44 replies · 1,850+ views
    AP ^ | 04/27/2010 | GLENN ADAMS
    BANGOR, Maine — An American citizen on a flight from Paris to Atlanta claimed to have a fake passport and said he had explosives in his luggage, forcing federal air marshals to intervene and the plane to land in Maine, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing, believe the man's passport was authentic. There were 235 passengers and 13 crew aboard Delta Air Lines Flight 273, which landed safely just after at 3:30 p.m. at Bangor International Airport, Delta spokeswoman Susan Elliott said. Federal officials met...
  • Family blames gang members for teen’s death

    02/01/2010 11:55:26 AM PST · by maddog55 · 11 replies · 788+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 1/30/10 | Nok-Noi Ricker
    BANGOR, Maine — John “Bobby” Surles, who was mortally wounded by a gunshot on Wednesday, was defending a friend during a group fight on Cumberland Street when a fellow teenager turned a gun on him and pulled the trigger, family members said Friday. Allen and Mary Ann Suddy, who are Surles’ grandparents, also adopted him as their son nine years ago. The grieving couple on Friday described the circumstances of their 19-year-old son’s death Wednesday — as told to them by police as well as by Surles’ friends who were at the fight. Zachary Carr, 18, of Bangor was charged...
  • A touch of home (Troops in Bangor)

    05/23/2009 10:20:02 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 2 replies · 415+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | May 24, 2009 | David Filipov
    A touch of home At Bangor's airport, the gateway back for many troops, greeters make sure they get the warmest of welcomes By David Filipov Globe Staff / May 24, 2009 BANGOR - As a chaplain in the US Army's First Cavalry Division, Captain Edward Tolliver just spent nearly a year in Iraq as the guy to whom soldiers came for advice, comfort, or just a welcome face. But on a recent May evening in Bangor International Airport, Tolliver was the one receiving the comforting embrace.
  • Bangor 'Tea Party' protest draws hundreds

    04/16/2009 8:27:08 AM PDT · by wbill · 5 replies · 431+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 4/15/09 | Eric Russell
    BANGOR, Maine — There are people in Maine and across the country who are fed up. They are fed up with taxes. They are fed up with President Obama’s spending initiatives. They are fed up with their local elected officials, who they feel haven’t done enough to stop the prevailing tax-and-spend ways. That anger was brought to light in a very public way on Wednesday with a nationwide series of protests that evoked demonstrations of the country’s Founding Fathers. Reminiscent of the famous Boston Tea Party that protested taxation without representation, Republican and conservative groups all over the U.S. held...
  • Property tax, rent refund program a good deal

    09/11/2008 11:13:11 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies · 251+ views
    Bangor News ^ | 9/11/08 | Carol Higgins
    As summer dissolves into memory, it is time to think about taxes. Lest you think I have lost my calendar, let me assure you I am not referring to income taxes, but to tax and rent refunds from the Maine Revenue Service.
  • Antiwar rally to feature Latours Folksingers ‘join hands to end the war’

    09/05/2008 1:32:09 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 8 replies · 384+ views
    BANGOR, Maine — Folk singers Larry and Leslie Latour, along with Judd Esty-Kendall, will open a “Join Hands to End the War. Build the Peace. Rebuild the Economy” rally at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Paul Bunyan Park on Main Street. [snip] Among the featured speakers will be Mary Trotochaud who with her husband, Rick McDowell, moved to Baghdad in 2003 to work with emerging Iraqi civil society organizations and coordinate relief and development projects for the American Friends Service Committee. Other speakers include labor activist Katrina Bisheimer; Iranian-American history student Hosain Aghamoosa; social worker Doug Crate; Veterans for...
  • Civil liberties series set for Bangor

    08/30/2008 10:10:25 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies · 268+ views
    BANGOR, Maine — The Maine Humanities Council will present a two-part series, “Fear, Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law” this fall at the Bangor Public Library.
  • Why Walmart IS Good for America The low cost of low price

    07/28/2008 4:10:18 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 8 replies · 1,694+ views
    mainestategop ^ | 7/28/08 | MainestateGOP
    Recently I saw two movies that attacked the controversial Wal-mart department store. A PBS documentary called Is Wal-Mart good for America? And Wal-Mart the high cost of low price an independent movie about Wal-mart and the Walton family. I also visited wakeupwalmart.com for more info this article is a refutation on most of the BS that appeared on the two documentaries. First of all we need to ask ourselves why "Wal-Mart is under ferocious attack by the left?" Wal-Mart delivers well on its promise of low prices to Americans. Being a resident of one of the poorest and liberal states...
  • Bangor to consider raise for taxi drivers

    07/25/2008 9:41:55 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies · 170+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 7/25/08 | Dawn Gagnon
    BANGOR, Maine - The city’s taxicab drivers and owners didn’t have to do much convincing to get local officials to entertain their request for a pay raise. Like everyone else who depends on fuel, members of Bangor’s taxi industry say they are being driven to their knees by skyrocketing gasoline prices, which currently are close to $4 a gallon. For relief, they have turned to the City Council, which regulates how much they can charge.
  • Stories of left wing tolerance in Maine. (must read but keep a barf bag near)

    04/24/2008 2:11:21 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 23 replies · 224+ views
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    Lately I've been thinking of four left wing incidents that happened in Maine over the course of two years. I feel I should get them off my chest I think some of them would be interesting and I think others should know about them. The first one involves an incident that took place in the Bangor metro area two years ago. This freind of mine and his family were having trouble. He had difficulty getting by and he worked at Edwards Shop'n'save in Hampden outside Bangor. He was on food stamps and his wife was laid off and couldn't get...
  • Microsoft reveals US Navy secrets

    09/04/2007 5:04:10 PM PDT · by Doohickey · 48 replies · 2,836+ views
    vnunet ^ | 09/04/2007 | Iain Thompson
    A sharp-eyed user of Microsoft's Virtual Earth has found images of classified US Navy technology. The image shows an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine being pulled out of the water at the Trident Submarine Base in Bangor, Maine and displays its propeller in full view. Submarine propellers are highly classified and are usually hidden when submarines go into dry dock. Dan Twohig, a deck officer on the Washington state ferry service, found the image when he was searching for a new house. He also writes a blog about shipping called Monster Maritime, on which he broke the news of the discovery....
  • Kwanzaa celebration canceled in Bangor

    11/28/2007 1:57:58 PM PST · by Daffynition · 12 replies · 105+ views
    AP via MaineToday ^ | November 28, 2007 | staff reporter
    BANGOR - The Bangor chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has canceled this year's Kwanzaa celebration after a 75-year-old man allegedly threatened to shoot chapter members. "It has been very scary," said chapter President Joseph Perry of Searsport. Kendrick Sawyer was named early this month in a civil complaint filed by the hate crimes division of the state attorney general's office. According to court documents, Sawyer apparently made statements to his doctor at the Togus VA Medical Center that he was "going to shoot any and all black persons that he saw attending a meeting...
  • Investigation Continues In Death Of Bus Driver (City Transit Driver 82 Years Old!)

    07/01/2007 7:56:27 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 2 replies · 385+ views
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | June 30, 2007 | Dawn Gagnon
    Investigation continues in death of bus driver By Dawn Gagnon Saturday, June 30, 2007 - Bangor Daily News BANGOR — The bus accident that claimed the life of an 82-year-old city bus driver Wednesday remains under investigation by city and state officials. As usually is the case where workplace fatalities are involved, the investigation likely will not be wrapped up for another few weeks, Assistant City Manager Robert Farrar said Friday. Participating in the effort to determine what went wrong are the Bangor Police Department accident reconstruction team and criminal investigation division, as well as Maine State Police commercial vehicle...
  • Flight to Chicago diverted (landed at Bangor, Maine)

    08/25/2006 11:07:36 AM PDT · by jdm · 97 replies · 4,937+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 25, 2006
    BANGOR, Maine -- A trans-Atlantic flight from Manchester, England, en route to Chicago was diverted to the Bangor International Airport on Friday, officials said. American Airlines Flight 55, a Boeing 763, was diverted for security reasons, said Arlene Murray, New England regional spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration. She declined to elaborate. Police confirmed that there was an incident at the airport but provided no details. Federal agents were at the airport, as well. FBI spokeswoman Gail Marcinkiewicz declined to discuss the nature of the problem. "We're responding to determine the cause of the diversion. It's going to take a...
  • Former President Clinton makes surprise visit to Bangor

    01/10/2006 10:09:28 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 55 replies · 1,400+ views
    Boston.com ^ | January 10, 2006
    BANGOR, Maine --Former President Bill Clinton surprised U.S. troops arriving from Iraq when a refueling stop at the Bangor International Airport coincided with the arrival of two chartered flights carrying soldiers. Clinton was returning Monday night from Paris where he had met with French President Jacques Chirac to discuss plans for his charitable organization, the Clinton Foundation. (snip) "Thank you for your service," Clinton said as he shook hands and hugged many of the soldiers as they passed by. He autographed hats, cards, paper and other items. The soldiers, about 600 of them, were returning to bases in Oklahoma, Texas...
  • Teen forced to close fair booth, couldn't afford $5,000 for liability insurance

    08/08/2005 6:19:03 AM PDT · by robowombat · 65 replies · 2,600+ views
    Bangor News ^ | August 03, 2005
    Teen forced to close fair booth Wednesday, August 03, 2005 - Bangor Daily News Entrepreneur couldn't afford $5,000 for liability insurance BANGOR - Sometimes an early start can help, but it doesn't always make the first part of the road toward success any less bumpy. Ben Bustard, 17, found that out this week when he tried his hand at selling homemade toys at the Bangor State Fair. The budding entrepreneur from Bucksport came up with the $100 he initially was told he needed for $1 million worth of liability insurance, but he shut his booth down Tuesday after the projected...
  • Kyffin's 'awful' show art attack

    08/03/2005 10:17:20 AM PDT · by Heatseeker · 8 replies · 517+ views
    BBC ^ | August 3, 2005 | BBC
    Wales' foremost artist, Sir Kyffin Williams, has launched an attack on the art on show at the National Eisteddfod. Royal Academician Sir Kyffin, who says his cancer treatment is going well, claims work on display at Faenol near Bangor, bears no relation to fine art. He said "solid Welsh people" at the cultural festival would be turned away by what they saw. But both the eisteddfod and its partner the Arts Council of Wales defended the festival's artworks. Sir Kyffin, who is 87, has been fighting both lung and prostate cancer and has only recently been able to resume drawing...
  • Columbus Ohio, Submariners Picth in for Makeover

    01/07/2005 4:19:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 599+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 01/07/04 | Mary Anne Mascianica
    BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- A Kingston, Wash., family benefited from the generosity and teamwork of Navy volunteers when ABC's hit TV show, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" built them a new 3,200 square foot custom home Nov. 10-17. In the episode, which airs on ABC Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. eastern, nearly 200 crew members from USS Columbus (SSN 762) and USS Ohio (SSGN 726), together with Seabees from Bangor, Wash., and some crew members' spouses, answered the call to help build a new home for the Dore family. The family, a widow and her three daughters, had been living on...
  • God Bless Bangor, Maine!

    11/11/2004 3:12:16 PM PST · by UnklGene · 31 replies · 2,343+ views
    Agape Press ^ | November 9, 2004 | Major Jason Benefield, US Army
    God Bless Bangor, Maine! First Person Account By Maj. Jason Benefield, U.S. Army November 9, 2004 (AgapePress) - I recently returned from a deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. For deployed service members, travel days are typically very long days that involve much waiting around -- and this proved true for my group. We departed the Middle East with two programmed stops in Europe and one stop in the U.S. before we reached home. At the first stop, we stayed on the aircraft without getting a chance to even stretch our legs. At our second...
  • Bush visits troops bound for Iraq in Bangor

    09/25/2004 3:49:43 PM PDT · by Arkie2 · 12 replies · 616+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 24 Sep 04 | Donna Milbank
    BANGOR, Maine, Sept. 23 -- It had been a pretty glum day for Spec. Brian Parker, who along with the other members of his National Guard unit said goodbye to their families and departed on a charter flight for a long-term stint in Iraq. But then, on a refueling stop here, a familiar figure boarded the plane. "We were down when we left our families," Parker said, giving a thumbs down. "But then we heard Air Force One was here. It's a good morale boost." President Bush, after a campaign appearance in Bangor, held his plane on the tarmac when...
  • Photos from yesterday's Bangor, ME GWB Rally

    09/24/2004 7:22:05 AM PDT · by Mumma4x · 2 replies · 323+ views
    I'm new here, even though I've been reading for many months, and was encouraged to share our pictures from yesterday's rally in Bangor, Maine. Click here
  • Maine: Protesters prepare for president's visit - Get Ready!

    09/22/2004 5:37:03 AM PDT · by SheLion · 56 replies · 1,422+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 9-22-04 | A. Jay Higgins
    AUGUSTA - Preparations continued Tuesday for the president's planned visit to Bangor, but not all of the events propose to offer a warm welcome. The Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine plans to bring its own greeters to Bangor International Airport where President Bush plans to stage a quick campaign stop at 4:15 p.m. Thursday. In its notice, the center advised "peace and justice folks" to gather along Godfrey Boulevard leading to the airport starting at Union Street at 3 p.m."In the spirit of previous 'Code Pink' anti-war demonstrations, a large pink banner, 'Pink Slip War Without End' will...
  • Schoolchildren, motorists support troops

    03/03/2003 6:13:31 AM PST · by metesky · 7 replies · 272+ views
    Bangor Daily Snooze ^ | Monday, March 3, 2003 | By Nancy Garland, Of the NEWS Staff
    Bangor Daily News - Print this Article Bangor Daily News Photo by Linda Coan O'KresikDaryl Rowles of Brewer gives the thumbs-up sign Saturday to people honking their horns as they drive by a rally in support of U.S. troops. By Nancy Garland, Of the NEWS Staff e-mail NancyLast updated: Monday, March 3, 2003Schoolchildren, motorists support troops BREWER — For the past four months, pupils in Jennifer Chiavelli’s third-grade class at Brewer’s Washington Street School have written to American soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. The many letters, e-mails and packages sent back and forth have educated the children about the sacrifices...
  • Bangor, Maine Troop Support Rally

    03/01/2003 3:12:55 PM PST · by metesky · 37 replies · 204+ views
    N/A | 3/1/03 | metesky
    About 100/125 happy people today rallied in front of the Bangor Mall to show support for our men and women in uniform.Unlike the so-called peace protestors who are a sullen angry lot, this crowd was happy, smiling and laughing, confident that they were supporting the right side in the freest country in the world.It was a bright sunny day, warm with a hint of spring in the air for the first time, which probably accounted for the high traffic count.The rally was organized by former State Rep. Dick Campbell of Brewer on pretty short notice and with almost no publicity,...
  • London imam faces FBI inquiry over al-Qaida training camp

    07/25/2002 3:03:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies · 458+ views
    The Daily Telegraph via The Muslim News ^ | July 25 2002 | Sean O'Neill
    Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical London imam, is at the centre of an FBI investigation into an alleged plot to recruit young American Muslims into an al-Qa'eda cell in the United States. Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri is at the centre of the FBI's investigation. The US authorities have arrested two Muslim activists from Seattle with links to Hamza or his mosque in Finsbury Park, north London. They claim the men were involved with Hamza in organising a "jihad training camp". US sources confirmed to The Telegraph yesterday that Hamza's activities were at the core of their investigation. Agents were...