Archive for December, 2008


Pirates bid adieu to 2008 with a victory

on Dec. 31, 2008, at 10:33 p.m.

Three tracks unify specs for 4 classes

By on Dec. 31, 2008, at 10:18 p.m.
Del Merritt, co-owner of Hermon’s Speedway 95, Wiscasset Raceway owner Doug White and Unity Raceway manager and lessee George Fernald Jr. have unified their rules and specifications in four classes …

Mainers ring in 2009

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 31, 2008, at 10:07 p.m.
Lauren Cooper had the New Year written all over her face. The number 20 adorned the right cheek of the 8-year-old Corinth girl, while the numerals zero and nine were painted on her left.

Wilson, Gallant shining for Bates

By on Dec. 31, 2008, at 10:04 p.m.
LEWISTON | Adversaries on the court in a high-profile, historic high school rivalry, Chris Wilson and Alex Gallant are getting along just fine as teammates in college. Wilson, a junior …

PVC teams, athletes jumping out to strong starts

By on Dec. 31, 2008, at 10:01 p.m.
Swimmers and divers from the Penobscot Valley Conference during the first third of the interscholastic swim season have given indication that when championship season opens, there will be fast …

Hopes and wishes for outstanding new year

By John Holyoke on Dec. 31, 2008, at 9:53 p.m.
Another year with no deer has passed, and it’s time to start looking toward the future. I won’t bother making resolutions — we all know how those will turn out — but I do have a few goals.

Daniels’ return is story of year

By on Dec. 31, 2008, at 9:40 p.m.
Sometimes the best sports stories have little to do with a scoreboard or a timer. For Easton High School senior Sean Daniels, victory has come in the form of extreme perseverance that has enabled him to come back from a horrific accident to take his place in the starting lineup of the school’s varsity basketball team.

Judge denies bail reduction for machete-attack suspect

The Associated Press on Dec. 31, 2008, at 9:27 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A 21-year-old Augusta man remains in jail after a judge denied his request for bail reduction on charges in a brutal machete attack on a Pittston man and his young daughter.

Ellsworth New Year’s baby turns 13

By Rich Hewitt on Dec. 31, 2008, at 9:23 p.m.
Thirteen years ago, Lynne Marie Hundhammer was, briefly, the most famous little girl in Maine.

Study: Right whales may winter off Maine

By Bill Trotter on Dec. 31, 2008, at 9:16 p.m.
As federal regulators and environmental groups take steps to protect the diminishing number of North Atlantic right whales, recent surveys indicate that many of them might spend the winters grouped …

It’s 2009 why not get fit?

By From Staff Reports on Dec. 31, 2008, at 9:10 p.m.
Fitness is the most common life change proposed for the new year, overriding other popular goals such as smoking cessation, debt reduction and stress management.

Deaths on Maine roads drop in 2008

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 31, 2008, at 9:07 p.m.
A Lincoln woman who died after being hit while crossing the road in front of her house on Tuesday will be recorded as the last highway fatality of 2008, if no one dies on New Year’s Eve, officials say.

Whiting guilty in federal gun case

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 31, 2008, at 9:03 p.m.
BANGOR | A federal jury Wednesday deliberated for three hours before finding a Whiting man guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Photojournalist, activist Jim Harney dies at 68

By Jessica Bloch on Dec. 31, 2008, at 8:51 p.m.
BANGOR | Photojournalist Jim Harney of Bangor, a former Catholic priest and longtime activist who traveled the world documenting the poor and the effects of poverty, died Friday, Dec. 26.

‘Leap second’ gives ’08 a jump on atomic clock

By Clair Wood on Dec. 31, 2008, at 8:43 p.m.
If 2008 seemed to drag on a bit, the reason may be due to the fact that it had one more second than most years.

Mark your calendar: Space Champs

on Dec. 31, 2008, at 8:32 p.m.
Star light, star bright, first heavenly body I see tonight is one of any number of fabulous stars, planets, comets and other galactic denizens on display during a show at the Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium on the UMaine campus in Orono.

Mark your calendar: Sea Film

on Dec. 31, 2008, at 8:23 p.m.
Iain McCray Martin, a 2005 Deer Isle-Stonington High School graduate, will screen his documentary “Life By Lobster,” a still from which is shown above, at the Stonington Opera House at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3.

Review launched in child’s death

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Dec. 31, 2008, at 8:08 p.m.
VINALHAVEN | The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a federal agency that investigates deaths and serious injuries in an effort to identify product dangers, has launched an investigation into the portable crib and bedding used by a 2-year-old boy who died last weekend on Vinalhaven.

Bangor fire station to open in April

By Eric Russell on Dec. 31, 2008, at 8 p.m.
On schedule and on budget. That was the succinct update on progress at the new fire station that’s being built on Griffin Road in Bangor. OF THE NEWS …

2009-2010 Lewiston Maineiacs Roster

on Dec. 31, 2008, at 8 p.m.