Archive for January, 2009


RV show in Bangor draws a lot of lookers, even a few buyers

By Kevin Miller on Jan. 31, 2009, at 7:09 p.m.
Vendors and salespeople at the 24th annual Bangor Camping and RV Show said foot traffic through their stalls was surprisingly busy over the weekend despite the economic turmoil. Some of the visitors were buying, but others were just dreaming.

Snowmobile crash victim aided by dog sled

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 31, 2009, at 6:10 p.m.
MOLUNKUS TOWNSHIP | Two snow sledders passing by fetched a dogsled to help a Lincoln woman get to the hospital Saturday after she broke her leg snowmobiling on Interconnected Trail System …

Sculptors turn Camden into an ice burg

By Abigail Curtis on Jan. 31, 2009, at 5:13 p.m.
Chips of ice flew off chisels Saturday afternoon in the Camden Amphitheatre as teams hurried to finish their creations for the town’s seventh annual Winterfest. “It’s fantastic,” said Steve Hall of Rockport, who wore his son’s hockey jersey while he helped sculpt a pair of skates from a giant block of ice. “It’s nice weather, there’s nice snow — it feels good.” As the skates took shape, they joined a world of creations that glittered in the sunlight. Onlookers walked around the amphitheater steps to watch the artists at work, and rollicking music played over the outdoor loudspeakers. Far below, the harbor with its winter-shrouded schooners shone blue against the blanket of snow that covered the town.
From the community

Hermon takes 2nd place in the Chess Tournament!

By dwasson69 on Jan. 31, 2009, at 3:36 p.m.
Hermon Middle School’s chess team played very well today in the tournament at Glenburn Middle School. They came in 2nd to a team (Glenburn) with a season record of 10-0….congratulations Hermon Hawks on doing such a great job this year. Congratulations Glenburn on playing such an amazing season and tournament! …
From the community

Glenburn ihost at work!

By dwasson69 on Jan. 31, 2009, at 3:26 p.m.
I had the pleasure of meeting Glenburn’s AMAZING ihost Vicky Grotten today at Glenburn Middle School. There was a basketball and chess tournament going on and just as I suspected, she was there with her camera in tow! Thanks Vicky for doing such a great job with Glenburn’s Maineville page!! …

UM women lose to Binghamton

By Pete Warner on Jan. 31, 2009, at 3:25 p.m.
ORONO | Six-foot-2 center Laura Franceski dominated the paint Saturday afternoon, scoring 22 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking eight shots to power Binghamton University to a 62-49 …

Maine newspaper acquisition moving forward

The Associated Press on Jan. 31, 2009, at 2 p.m.
PORTLAND | An investment group says it has found a lead investor for its acquisition of Blethen Maine Newspapers.

Bill would remove bald eagle from endangered list

The Associated Press on Jan. 31, 2009, at 1:10 p.m.
AUGUSTA | With bald eagle populations on the rebound, there’s a move afoot to remove the American symbol from Maine’s list of endangered and threatened species.

Baldacci says ’09 budget a warmup

The Associated Press on Jan. 31, 2009, at 1:08 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The budget revision just signed into law is just a warm-up for the larger biennial budget Maine lawmakers must take up. That’s what Gov. John Baldacci said in his weekly radio …

Mainers to qualify for extended benefits

The Associated Press on Jan. 31, 2009, at 12:55 p.m.
PORTLAND | Thousands of Mainers will qualify for extended unemployment benefits because of the state’s high unemployment rate.

Maine man seeks lesser sentence for killing father

The Associated Press on Jan. 31, 2009, at 12:54 p.m.
LEWISTON | A 36-year-old Sabattus man who shot his father to death during his 65th birthday party in Lewiston wants his sentence reduced. Scott Poirier was convicted last January of …

Schoodic Lake set for 47th derby

By From Staff Reports on Jan. 31, 2009, at 12:37 p.m.
As winter progresses and the state’s lakes build up increasingly thick winter coats, it’s time to start thinking about ice fishing. Over the coming weeks, plenty of fishing derbies are planned …

Kitty Litter

By George Danby on Jan. 31, 2009, at 7:50 a.m.

Maine mushers enjoy world championships

By Julia Bayly on Jan. 31, 2009, at 12:13 a.m.
ST. JUST DE BRETENIERES, Quebec — Maine mushers were up against some of the best their sport has to offer as they competed last week at the International Federation of Sleddog Sports World Championships. More than 300 mushers from 21 countries participated in nine days of sprint, mid-distance, skijor and …

Hawk owls rely on vision to hunt, demonstrate adaptability

By Chris Corio on Jan. 31, 2009, at 12:10 a.m.
In response to last week’s column about the northern hawk owl, Joe Fernandez of Orono — a friend and former co-worker of mine — said he was inspired to do more research on this bird. He came …

Head north for trophy fishing

By Bill Graves on Jan. 31, 2009, at 12:05 a.m.
Despite a plethora of top-rate ice fishing locations throughout the state, during recent winters more and more hard-water anglers pack up their gear and head north. That a perfectly acceptable lake …

’Jammers roll to 16th straight

By on Jan. 31, 2009, at 12:01 a.m.
ROCKPORT | What’s the secret to knocking off the undefeated Camden Hills boys basketball juggernaut?

Eastern, Western Maine championships scheduled for today

By on Jan. 30, 2009, at 11:59 p.m.
Conference championship meets are an exercise in bragging rights, but they can be deceiving. Injured and even borderline ailing wrestlers sometimes will pass on the quest for conference glory, …

Lowell edges UMaine

By on Jan. 30, 2009, at 11:55 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawks hadn’t beaten the University of Maine Black Bears at the Alfond Arena since Feb. 17, 2001. UML had gone 0-14-1 during that …

Stearns uses balance for 13th victory

By on Jan. 30, 2009, at 11:52 p.m.
MILLINOCKET | For Adriana Eurich, it was nearly deja vu all over again.The Stearns High senior had once again torn her anterior cruciate ligament in a recent game against George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill, the same injury that kept her from participating in the Eastern Maine Class C tournament last year.
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