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2012-05-23 23:02:48

Family fun in the sun shines bright this summer with kids´ half-price whitewater rafting on Maine's Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers with Northern Outdoors - Maine's premier Adventure Resort and pioneer of Maine rafting since 1976. The Forks, ME (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 Kennebec and Penobscot River Summer Kids Half-Price Rafting is big value and huge fun with Northern Outdoors. Crafting affordable active family getaways, Northern Outdoors is the only Maine outfitter to offer [half-price kids...

2011-11-07 12:28:00

BANGOR, Maine, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents in Bangor now have a Books-A-Million (BAM!) to experience an expansive selection of books, toys, tech and more. The new store recently opened in Bangor Mall located at 116 Bangor Mall Boulevard, Bangor, ME 04401. "At BAM!, our goal is to provide a fantastic bookstore experience to our customers. We're so excited to greet all of our new neighbors at the door," said Dean Sherwood, General Manager. "We are simply thrilled to be in here in...

2011-08-24 08:41:00

BANGOR, Maine, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than a year ago, "Fifth Avenue," a runaway, seven-month international best-seller by author Christopher Smith, took Manhattan and the world by storm. Selling over a million copies on such platforms as Amazon's Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, etc., author Smith has followed it up with "Running of The Bulls," a Wall Street thriller with direct ties to "Fifth Avenue." A former film critic for a large paper in the Northeast for 15 years,...

2011-02-21 09:00:00

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RMT, Inc. (RMT) was recently awarded a Best of State Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Wisconsin Chapter and a National ACEC Recognition Award. These awards recognize RMT's use of an innovative cap to clean up contaminated sediment in the Penobscot River in Bangor, Maine. Development of remediation technologies for sediments that release non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) is in its infancy....

2009-07-28 22:05:46

Canadian logging companies routinely violate laws by hiring foreign loggers to work in Maine and discouraging local ones from applying, a state official says. In a letter to the U.S. Office of Foreign Labor Certification last week, Maine Labor Commissioner Sheila Fortman said the violations are pervasive and industry-wide, the Bangor Daily News reported. She asked the federal government to investigate the Canadian companies' use of H-2A waivers that allow the hiring of foreign workers as...

2009-01-21 10:55:00

BANGOR, Maine, January 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bangor, Maine-based leading agency Anastasia International has found out that American men spend record number of hours on the phone with their Russian soulmates. The agency specialized in introducing Russian and Ukrainian women to foreign men, announced that 100,000 phone calls have been placed through its Phone Translation Center since April, 2003. The Phone Translation service is one of the oldest services provided by Anastasia...

2008-10-13 15:00:30

By JONI AVERILL One unfortunate aspect of these busy times, as many of us recognize, is the inability of groups and organizations to sustain their memberships and continue to implement their goals and objectives. Openly recognizing that problem is the Winterport Woman's Club, wrote Tammy Higgins, which has decided to publicly address the situation. Higgins wrote that the Winterport Women's Club will hold an open Community Membership Forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Smith...

2008-10-13 15:00:19

BREWER - The Brewer Hometown Band will perform a program of music including TV and movie themes at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Brewer Auditorium. The concert will feature door prizes and refreshments. Admission is free though donations will be accepted. (c) 2008 Bangor Daily News. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-10 15:00:35

HERMON - Sunbury Medical Associates will open a 2,550-square- foot family practice medical office on Route 2 Wednesday. Darla Coombs, family nurse practitioner and formerly of Carmel Family Medicine, will serve the health care needs of Hermon patients. New patients are being accepted at the practice, at 2370 Route 2. For more information, call 848-9084. (c) 2008 Bangor Daily News. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-10 15:00:15

By ERIC RUSSELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF BANGOR - The city is planning to apply for $750,000 in state funding, the final piece of a $2.4 million investment to create a park and open space area along the Penobscot River. The funds, part of $5 million approved by voters last November, require a 2-to-1 match by the city. Thanks to federal grants already secured, Bangor has the matching funds. The grant for a state riverfront community bond was discussed this week at the city's business and...