Bangor Daily News

Firm that runs Cross Center in Bangor picked to manage Portland arena

PORTLAND, Maine — Trustees for the newly named Cross Insurance Arena have decided to outsource management of the former Cumberland County Civic Center to Global Spectrum, the Philadelphia-based entertainment venue manager that oversees Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center. The trustees for the Cross Insurance Arena voted Friday to begin negotiating a …

New York march seeks to be largest climate change event ever

NEW YORK — Meaye Ndoye, a 34-year-old student from Brooklyn, volunteers frequently in his community, but he’s never participated in the type of public march that seems to occur on a weekly basis here, calling for an end to America’s military presence in Iraq or protesting the NYPD or celebrating …

Maine tribe weighs legal action against Wiscasset for approving ‘Redskin’s Drive’

WISCASSET, Maine — Leaders of the Penobscot Nation are considering legal action against the town of Wiscasset after the Board of Selectmen agreed to allow the term “redskin” to be used in the name of a private road. Wiscasset selectmen voted 3-1 on Aug. 19 to approve a property owner’s …

Mimes, ukuleles, burlesque dancers on tap for arts telethon in Belfast

BELFAST, Maine — Elaine Bielenberg always loved watching telethons that featured people like famous comedian Jerry Lewis. Now she’s organizing one in Belfast that should provide hours of televised local entertainment for a cause that’s close to her heart. “A telethon is something I’ve always wanted to do, and I …

Bangor Humane Society’s Paws on Parade

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Bangor Humane Society, Bangor Waterfront For more information: 207-942-8902; bangorhumane.org BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Humane Society’s 21st annual Paws on Parade will be held 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, on the Bangor Waterfront. Dog walk, prizes, contests, vendors …

Health advocates eye new neighborhood-level ACA enrollment data

Maine health advocates gearing up for a second round of health insurance signups under the Affordable Care Act are analyzing new federal figures that shed light on their initial success. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released new data this week detailing health insurance enrollment under the law …

Leading CEOs to Discuss Staying Relevant in an Ever-Changing Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Linda Varrell Broadreach Public Relations (207) 619-7350 lindav@broadreachpr.com Leading CEOs to Discuss Staying Relevant in an Ever-Changing Economy CEOs of Dead River Co., CEI Capital Management, LLC, Kappa Mapping, Inc., and Pineland Farms share their stories at the 5th Annual Mainebiz Momentum Convention CEO Breakfast on …

Maine-Bryant field hockey teams will square off in homecoming atmosphere

There will be a homecoming atmosphere when the University of Maine’s field hockey team plays its home opener on alumni weekend against Bryant University (R.I.) at 2 p.m. Saturday. Bryant University coach Shaunessy Saucier is an Old Town High School Hall-of-Famer and a former Black Bear All-America East performer. And …

Former Connecticut Governor Rowland found guilty of campaign law violations

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland violated U.S. election laws by taking under-the-table payments from a business owned by the husband of a candidate whose campaign he advised, a federal jury found on Friday. Rowland, a Republican who resigned from office a decade ago after pleading guilty …

Former Connecticut Governor Rowland found guilty of campaign law violations

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland violated U.S. election laws by taking under-the-table payments from a business owned by the husband of a candidate whose campaign he advised, a federal jury found on Friday. Rowland, a Republican who resigned from office a decade ago after pleading guilty …