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2008-10-06 15:00:28

An article concerning the Calais City Council and the Downeast EMS ambulance service appeared in the Sept. 16 issue of the Bangor Daily News. There wasn't enough information to understand the financial issues involved.

2008-09-19 15:00:28

ELLSWORTH - The Washington County committee of the Maine Community Foundation recently awarded $30,993 in grants to nonprofits, including Mano en Mano-Hand in Hand of Milbridge. The money will be used to pay for English as a Second Language classes and GED preparation for Hispanic residents.

2008-09-15 15:00:25

By ERIC RUSSELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF TRENTON - Two grants totaling nearly $1 million that have been in the works for several years were officially released last week and are expected to provide a big boost to public transportation in Hancock County. The grants from the U.S.

2008-09-12 15:00:23

BREWER - The Downeast Chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees will kick off its 2008-09 season Wednesday, Sept. 17, with a lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Weathervane Restaurant in Brewer. Penobscot Nation historian James Francis will speak about the Penobscot tribe at the event.

2008-08-03 15:00:12

Historically, Branch Lake in Ellsworth was, for years, a fine sport fishery. With annual fish stockings and sensible fisheries management, lake trout, salmon and brown trout fared well in the lake's cold, deep waters.

2008-07-02 09:00:31

By Eric Russell, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 2--ELLSWORTH, Maine -- The Calais Branch Corridor Rehabilitation project has been up and running for more than a week but not everyone is giving two thumbs up in support.

2006-11-12 06:00:20

By Jerry Allegood, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Nov. 12--BETTIE -- For a book-loving, retired librarian who doesn't care much for activism and public speaking, Carolyn Mason does a lot of both.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.