Archive for March, 2009

 
From the community

April’s Film Fest theme is the X-Men’s “Wolverine”

By TheReelGuy on March 31, 2009, at 11:37 p.m.
Does anyone else create monthly film fest themes, either to build up excitement for an upcoming theatrical release, bask in the glory of a festive holiday, or simply to appreciate a favorite actor’s body of work?  The ReelWife and I do.  Why watch several unrelated films when you can find a common thread to link a few …

Large Orono bash leads to summonses, arrests

By Dawn Gagnon on March 31, 2009, at 11:18 p.m.
A large party on Main Street in Orono led to six alcohol-related citations late Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Several injured in four-car pileup on Interstate 95

By Dawn Gagnon on March 31, 2009, at 11:07 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Several people were taken to two Bangor hospitals Tuesday after suffering minor injuries in a four-car chain reaction crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.

Workshop held for unemployed

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 31, 2009, at 11:05 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Jolene Walton worked full time for 21 years at a local auto parts store until the end of December, when she lost her job in the floundering economy.

Gouldsboro hires principal for new school

By Bill Trotter on March 31, 2009, at 11:01 p.m.
GOULDSBORO, Maine — A new school board has hired a new principal for a new school that is under construction in the local village of Prospect Harbor.

Lamoine voters to consider $650,000 budget

on March 31, 2009, at 11 p.m.
LAMOINE, Maine — Voters are expected to consider an overall municipal budget of nearly $650,000 when they convene next week for their annual town meeting.

South Portland’s Brown named coach of Australian team

By on March 31, 2009, at 10:44 p.m.
The men’s basketball team from Down Under will have Down East leadership on the road to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Olympian to begin trek for second gold

By on March 31, 2009, at 10:42 p.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — So draining was the seven-year rise from rowing novice to Olympic champion that Anna Goodale wasn’t certain she wanted to go through it again in the immediate aftermath of her gold-medal performance at the 2008 Summer Games last August. But it was nothing a little hard-core rock …

Brewer’s Morris stressing fundamentals

By on March 31, 2009, at 10:41 p.m.
It was the type of sun-splashed afternoon any baseball team relishes, but like most high school baseball squads in Eastern Maine, the Brewer Witches went about their preseason paces in the gymnasium.

Husson bests Bates, Morris solid on mound

By on March 31, 2009, at 10:38 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — After a frustrating weekend in which they managed just 23 hits and 12 runs while dropping three of four games to North Atlantic Conference rival Castleton State (Vt.), the Husson University Eagles took out their frustrations on Lewiston’s Bates College Bobcats Tuesday.

Hockey tourney stands out

By on March 31, 2009, at 10:36 p.m.
While most eyes were focused on March Madness, college hockey had its own version which clearly overshadowed its basketball rival.
From the community

Hannaford Helps $chools

By mizsnowday on March 31, 2009, at 10:36 p.m.
Glenburn School has received a check for $1054.00 from the Hannaford Helps Schools Program! The funds have been turned over to Glenburn’s PTF to continue supporting efforts in classrooms! Thanks to all the families who shopped at Hannaford, saved their “Hannaford Helps Schools” receipts, and sent those slips into school. …

Foundas, Bryant quiet Bears’ bats

Bangor Daily News on March 31, 2009, at 10:35 p.m.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. — The University of Maine committed a season-high four errors Tuesday afternoon, opening the door for Bryant University’s 9-3 baseball victory at the Bryant Baseball Complex.

March 31 Letters to the Editor

on March 31, 2009, at 10:27 p.m.
Rep. Hannah Pingree is supporting a bill in favor of mandatory nutrition labeling for chain restaurants in Maine.

Dodging a Filibuster

on March 31, 2009, at 10:26 p.m.
Discontent is growing over a legislative tactic that the Obama administration may use to push through its health, energy and education programs.

Continuing Consolidation

on March 31, 2009, at 10:24 p.m.
Lawmakers today will consider more than a dozen bills to change, delay or eliminate the state’s school administration consolidation law.

Don’t pick D.C. fool to lead EPA

By Pat LaMarche on March 31, 2009, at 10:22 p.m.
April Fools’ Day! I hate this day. It’s the holiday for folks with half a sense of humor: The slapstick, play-a-trick-on-you, make-stuff-up type of humor.

NAACP backs same-sex marriage bill

By Robert Talbot on March 31, 2009, at 10:20 p.m.
The NAACP believes strongly that basic civil and human rights of people should never be put out to a vote.

Whitefield man dies in head-on collision

By Abigail Curtis on March 31, 2009, at 9:54 p.m.
WASHINGTON, Maine — A Whitefield man died Tuesday morning in a car accident that may have been caused by a medical emergency, police officials said.

Commission: State budget problems ahead

By Mal Leary on March 31, 2009, at 9:51 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Members of the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee got bad news Tuesday as the state Economic Forecasting Commission reported the recession will further reduce state revenues over the next two years, but the revised estimates won’t be available until May 1.
 
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