Archive for November, 2008


Steelers go on defensive against Pats

The Associated Press on Nov. 30, 2008, at 11:43 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass.— The Steelers snapped the Patriots’ spell over them with a plan that has worked all season: knock ‘em down, steal the ball and keep them from gaining yards.

UMaine suffers 4th straight loss

BDN staff reports on Nov. 30, 2008, at 11:40 p.m.
MOBILE, Ala. — Kevin Sims scored 20 points, shooting 4-of-5 from 3-point range, and led Tulane to a 66-56 victory over the University of Maine in the USA Basketball Challenge consolation game …

Efforts by Boser, Williams fail to stop Highlanders

By on Nov. 30, 2008, at 11:34 p.m.
ORONO | If Friday was “Samantha Day” for the University of Maine women, Saturday was apparently “Brittany Day,” but the end result was still the same. Brittany Boser scored a team-high 16 points and Brittany Williams contributed four points, five rebounds, two assists and a block — all off the bench — but it wasn’t enough to offset Jessica Gerald and New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Northern Iowa ends Maine’s run

By Pete Warner on Nov. 30, 2008, at 11:23 p.m.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Much of the success the University of Maine football team enjoyed during the 2008 season was predicated on its ability to run the football. When Northern Iowa took away the Black Bears’ strength Saturday evening, it forced them out of their comfort zone — and out of the postseason.

Spillane gets Wildcats by Black Bears

By on Nov. 30, 2008, at 11:20 p.m.
BURLINGTON, Vt. — In the University of Vermont hockey media guide, junior goalie Mike Spillane lists former University of Maine All-American goalie Jimmy Howard as his favorite athlete. Spillane …

Dover-Foxcroft voters to consider water district debt

By Diana Bowley on Nov. 30, 2008, at 11:04 p.m.
More than $500,000 in grants will be at stake when residents in the Dover-Foxcroft Water District vote in January on a request to increase the debt limit from $1.5 million …

Huskies come up short against Babson

on Nov. 30, 2008, at 11:04 p.m.

Who pays debts after dad’s death?

By Roger P. Asch Esquire on Nov. 30, 2008, at 11 p.m.
My father-in-law recently passed away at his apartment in Maine. My wife is his only living relative, and she has not had contact with him for over a decade. As we understand it, he left no will, and had no assets, but plenty of debt. Will my wife be responsible for his debts and funeral expenses?

Hancock County officials preparing $6.9M budget

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 30, 2008, at 10:57 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | Hancock County officials are close to making final a 2009 budget that is expected to require the county to raise $5 million in taxes, about the same as was raised for this year’s budget.

Police suspend aircraft purchase

By Mal Leary on Nov. 30, 2008, at 10:45 p.m.
AUGUSTA | After strong, bipartisan criticism, the Maine State Police decided not to use money forfeited by drug dealers to buy a new airplane at a cost of $345,000 after convincing the appropriations committee they needed to purchase the plane immediately.

Lee man charged after shooting report spurs chase

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 30, 2008, at 10:42 p.m.
A 38-year-old Lee man was arrested after he reportedly shot off a gun while visiting a relative who lives in Springfield and then tried to run from police.

Ending Hunger walking tour wraps up in Orono

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 30, 2008, at 10:36 p.m.
Brenda Davis is expected today to take the final steps of a 700-mile trek she embarked on in October to help end hunger in Maine.

Dexter inn owners get two-year extension of visas

By Diana Bowley on Nov. 30, 2008, at 10:29 p.m.
A British couple have two years to develop a plan to convince the U.S. Embassy in London they have become model residents and have contributed much to their newly adopted American community so their visas can be extended.

Walton’s last lap

By on Nov. 30, 2008, at 10:08 p.m.
Bangor High School track and field coach Maynard Walton has touched thousands of lives over the years in the classroom and on the track. When the Rams’ indoor track teams opened preseason practices last week, Walton reached a great milestone in his career: his 50th year in education.

Firearms deer season comes to its ’08 close

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 30, 2008, at 9:54 p.m.
Despite a fatal hunting incident on Saturday in which a New Gloucester man shot himself near Greenville, Maine’s firearms deer hunting season wound down Saturday with relatively few mishaps, according to state officials.

Savvy drivers seek out cheap gas

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 30, 2008, at 9:45 p.m.
BANGOR | Local drivers who paid around $4 a gallon for gasoline just a few months ago have become savvy in finding the cheapest prices around, and don’t plan to make any changes even though gas prices have dropped.

Rockland inns gather coats, toys for kids

By George Chappell on Nov. 30, 2008, at 9:42 p.m.
The city’s four historic inns launched an early Coats and Toys for Kids Day on Sunday with the annual three-hour inn-to-inn tour in conjunction with the weekend’s Festival of Lights celebration.

Rockland fest a delight for all ages

By George Chappell on Nov. 30, 2008, at 9:38 p.m.
Laughing children with their smiling parents and grandparents walked the stone-lined path between the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Wyeth Center on Saturday afternoon in an uninhibited show of fun during Rockland’s annual Festival of Lights.

Christmas shoppers hit Brewer craft sale

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 30, 2008, at 9:32 p.m.
Shoppers of all ages could be seen milling around the United Maine Craftsmen sale held over the weekend at the Brewer Auditorium, purchasing items for themselves and as Christmas presents.

Santa’s sleigh is filled to overflowing with holiday books for kids

The Associated Press on Nov. 30, 2008, at 9:19 p.m.
A peg-legged pirate St. Nick with a sleigh pulled by sea horses, and a big-headed flying caribou who’s fed up with the cult of Rudolph provide fresh spin for the holidays on a beloved Christmas poem for kids.