Archive for February, 2009


Calais boys win Class C crown

By on Feb. 28, 2009, at 11:47 p.m.
BANGOR — Senior center Cal Shorey hit his fourth 3-pointer of the game with 17 seconds left Saturday night to lift Calais to a 40-39 victory over Dirigo of Dixfield and its third …

Tigers take first-ever ‘C’ title

By on Feb. 28, 2009, at 9:20 p.m.
BANGOR | Jay High School only led for 35 seconds in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Class C state final against George Stevens Academy.
From the community

In search of a good puppy

By Pattie Reaves on Feb. 28, 2009, at 9:01 p.m.
Hey Internets — So my fiance and I :) are looking for a puppy.  We are thinking of either a Boston terrier or a pug, because we need a small, lower-energy dog that will be happy in an apartment. So I’m looking for breeders or rescue groups that might have …

Presque Isle takes victory

By on Feb. 28, 2009, at 8:20 p.m.
WINSLOW | Brennen Shaw scored two goals and assisted on another to lead fourth-seeded Presque Isle to a 5-1 upset victory over top-ranked John Bapst of Bangor in Saturday night’s Eastern Maine Class B semifinal hockey game at Sukee Arena.
From the community

What Do Your Bumper Stickers Say About You?

By ladyotrout on Feb. 28, 2009, at 8:05 p.m.
I often write posts about driving, people’s bad behavior driving, road conditions, potholes, stuff like that.  I am a business owner so I spend a good amount of time driving all over so I see alot.  But this is Maine and we all spend time in our cars. We are …

Massachusetts Man Seriously Injured in Snowmobile Incident

on Feb. 28, 2009, at 6:58 p.m.
ROCKWOOD | A 25-year-old Massachusetts man was seriously injured when he hit a mogul on a trail near Rockwood Friday afternoon, according to the Maine Warden Service.

Outdoors show in Brewer draws the winter-weary

By Meg Haskell on Feb. 28, 2009, at 5:25 p.m.
Despite Saturday’s bright sunshine and balmy weather, the annual Cabin Fever Reliever show at the Brewer Auditorium attracted a dedicated crowd of outdoor enthusiasts eager for a respite from the winter doldrums. “This show is about education and hands-on experience,” said Ernie MacDonald, chairman of the Penobscot …

Woodland wins first boys ‘D’ title

By on Feb. 28, 2009, at 5:11 p.m.
BANGOR | Senior guard Chad James scored 18 points as Woodland won its first state championship in boys basketball with a 49-43 victory over Richmond in Saturday’s Class D final at the …

Castleton state women top Husson for NAC title

By Pete Warner on Feb. 28, 2009, at 5:09 p.m.
BANGOR | Mary Nienow picked a good day to have the best shooting game of her career.

Discovery TV’s ‘American Loggers’ wows Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 28, 2009, at 4:39 p.m.
As an image of his own face filled the projection screen and various flat-screen televisions arrayed around the room Friday night, Rudy Pelletier folded his arms across his …

Over 900 attend Lincoln Sno-Cross races

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 28, 2009, at 3:55 p.m.
Cameron Butler knew almost immediately that he wouldn’t win it all.

Overnight power outages mostly fixed

By Meg Haskell on Feb. 28, 2009, at 3:53 p.m.
High winds Friday night left about 1,200 businesses and households without electricity, primarily in Washington and Hancock Counties. By 11 a.m. Saturday, crews from Bangor Hydro Electric Company had restored power to all but a handful of customers, according to a company spokesman. By Saturday afternoon, all affected lines had …

Woodland girls claim Class D state title

By on Feb. 28, 2009, at 3:41 p.m.
BANGOR | Sometimes, a basketball team’s best offense is its defense.

Group offers $2,500 dog reward

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Feb. 28, 2009, at 3:12 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN | As police continue to search for the shooter of a 4-year-old male bull mastiff dog in Mayfield Township earlier this month, the Humane Society of the United States has offered a $2,500 reward for the shooter’s conviction.

New Iraq ambassador has ties to Maine

The Associated Press on Feb. 28, 2009, at 2:34 p.m.
BRUNSWICK | The new U.S. ambassador to Iraq has ties to Maine. Christopher Hill is the choice to replace Ryan Crocker as the nation’s top diplomat in Baghdad. Hill is a 1974 graduate of Bowdoin College, where he majored in economics and was a standout lacrosse player. A career …

Can Am sled dog races under way

By on Feb. 28, 2009, at 1:27 p.m.
FORT KENT | The last team in the Can Am Crown 250 barely had time to get out of town before the first finisher in the Can Am 30 arrived back at Lonesome Pine Ski Lodge on …

Pittsfield Council to meet twice this week

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Feb. 28, 2009, at 1:11 p.m.
The Pittsfield town council will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Monday, March 2, to deal with accepting a $1.04 million grant from the Federal Aviation Agency to reconstruct the paved apron at the Ron Curtis Municipal Airport. The grant award was announced last week and …

Family to sue Maine police for fatal shooting

The Associated Press on Feb. 28, 2009, at 12:56 p.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND | The family of a 29-year-old Maine man who was fatally shot in a police standoff last August has given notice it intends to file a lawsuit. Michael Norton died from a …

Coast Guard ends search for missing kayaker

The Associated Press on Feb. 28, 2009, at 12:53 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Coast Guard has called off its search for a New Hampshire man who disappeared while kayaking off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire.

Orland man dies in crash in Stockton Springs

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Feb. 28, 2009, at 12:01 p.m.
Thomas Herbest, 50, of Orland died Friday night in a two-vehicle car crash after his GMC Sonoma pickup truck inexplicably crossed the center line and struck another pickup …
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