Archive for October, 2008

 

MDI holds off Panthers

By on Oct. 31, 2008, at 11:23 p.m.
BAR HARBOR — It has been ages since the Mount Desert Island Trojans won a playoff football game, so it was only fitting that Friday’s historic PTC Class B quarterfinal against Waterville was a …

Hahn, House lift Maine by Niagara

By on Oct. 31, 2008, at 11:18 p.m.
ORONO — Senior center Chris Hahn picked a perfect time for his first goal of the season. Hahn broke a 2-2 tie 6:23 into the third period to lead the University of Maine’s Black Bears to a 4-2 …

Tigers back in state final

By on Oct. 31, 2008, at 11:14 p.m.
DEXTER — For Dexter High School’s varsity field hockey team, Saturday’s Class C state championship game at Hampden Academy is uncharted territory. For head coach Margaret Veazie, it’s like …

Epic final will produce everlasting memories

By on Oct. 31, 2008, at 11:13 p.m.
NEWPORT — The game began on Tuesday and finished up on Thursday. No, it wasn’t a cricket match. The Eastern Maine Class B field hockey final between Nokomis and visiting Winslow will be …

FA’s drive nets nothing but win

By on Oct. 31, 2008, at 11:10 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT — Sometimes the most important drive in a football game does not produce points — but it’s by no means pointless. Clinging to a three-point lead midway through the fourth …

Lubec to ask voters on fate of high school

By Diana Graettinger on Oct. 31, 2008, at 11:01 p.m.
LUBEC, Maine — Voters will have an opportunity Tuesday to voice their opinions on the fate of their high school. Former SAD 19 board member Diana Wilson said Wednesday the expected high turnout in next week’s general election makes it a good time to poll the community on whether the …

McKinney, Nader also on ballot

By Eric Russell on Oct. 31, 2008, at 10:58 p.m.
With all the attention paid to the historic presidential race between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain, Mainers might be surprised to see two other names on the ballot. Independent …

Brewer police seeking two armed robbers

on Oct. 31, 2008, at 10:56 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Brewer police were on the lookout Friday night for two armed robbers who were wearing Halloween masks when they entered the Family Dollar Store in the Brewer Shopping Center off …

Creeper, American bittersweet alternatives to invasive species

By Reeser Manley on Oct. 31, 2008, at 10:50 p.m.
Last week’s column on Oriental bittersweet, Celastrus orbiculatus, prompted several readers to inquire about native alternatives to this non-native invasive vine. Other readers wanted to learn about alternatives to burning bush, Euonymus alatus, and Japanese barberry, Berberis thunbergii, two more invasive species still firmly entrenched in commercial horticulture. Here are …

Bangor voters to consider Howard Street referendum

By Eric Russell on Oct. 31, 2008, at 10:47 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Amid the many names to consider on the ballot for Bangor voters, from national and state on down, residents also will consider a referendum that would overturn a left-turn ban to …

Arrests made after 42 break-ins

By Walter Griffin on Oct. 31, 2008, at 10:31 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — Detectives assigned to a Waldo County task force have cracked a burglary ring believed to be responsible for dozens of break-ins in four counties over the past five …

5th graders safe after police arrest armed fugitive

By Walter Griffin on Oct. 31, 2008, at 10:21 p.m.
STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — A school hostage situation ended peacefully Friday morning when the armed gunman who fled from police last week released 11 fifth-graders he had threatened in a classroom …

When money gets tight, flush buyers get selective

By Danielle Arnet Special to the News on Oct. 31, 2008, at 10:13 p.m.
Q. No one in my family seems interested in my baseball card collection. I’m not good on the computer, but I want to sell. Can you suggest someone who will help me sell at a fair price? — …

A recessionista’s guide to chic on the cheap

By Kristen Andresen on Oct. 31, 2008, at 10:08 p.m.
You stopped checking your 401(k) weeks ago because you couldn’t take the pain. You haven’t filled up your car in months because the last time you did, it cost $60 — and you drive a Civic. And …

Christopher Smith’s DVD Corner

By Christopher Smith on Oct. 31, 2008, at 10:04 p.m.
“A Christmas Story: Ultimate Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray: One of the best movies ever about childhood — never mind Christmas — focusing on one boy’s tumultuous, often hilarious life during the holiday season. Peter Billingsley, in a performance that’s something close to genius, is Ralphie, the naive yet calculating boy fighting …

A Spirited Comeback

By Jessica Bloch on Oct. 31, 2008, at 10 p.m.
You have to be quick if you want to catch the green fairy, the mythic creature that supposedly appears to those who drink absinthe. When the liqueur is poured correctly, however, the green fairy will …

Rough last winter may make deer hunt harder

By John Holyoke on Oct. 31, 2008, at 9:54 p.m.
For the past several months — ever since the snow began falling in Maine last winter and never seemed to let up — many of the state’s deer hunters have been asking the same question. What …

Feathers and fins

By Tom Hennessey on Oct. 31, 2008, at 9:29 p.m.
Time was when a string of Clorox jugs would toll eider ducks. But allowing that for the past 20 years or so the popularity of guided sea duck hunts has risen like a full-moon tide, that time has …

On sitting down with a dictator

By Kent Ward on Oct. 31, 2008, at 9:22 p.m.
If we’ve learned anything from this marathon presidential election campaign that mercifully winds down on Tuesday, it is that presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain disagree as to …

Believe in your ability to bring about change

By Barack Obama Special to the News on Oct. 31, 2008, at 9:19 p.m.
After decades of broken politics in Washington, eight years of failed policies from George Bush and 20 months of campaigning, we are three days away from change for Maine and for America. When we began this journey, we knew how steep our climb would be. But I believed that Democrats …
 
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