Archive for April, 2009


Health Access to open Lincoln building in June

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 30, 2009, at 11:52 p.m.
A four-month delay in the delivery of an air control system has postponed the Health Access Network’s new $5.4 million office and treatment center’s opening until mid-June, a HAN official said Thursday.

State grants to help Presque Isle police

By Jen Lynds on April 30, 2009, at 11:49 p.m.
The Presque Isle Police Department is awash in more than $10,000 in state funding after being on the receiving end of three grants.

Logging trade show begins today

on April 30, 2009, at 11:27 p.m.
BANGOR | The 2009 Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo, which runs all day today and Saturday at the Bangor Civic Center and its parking lot, is expected to draw thousands of loggers, …

Murder trial jury to review testimony

By Judy Harrison on April 30, 2009, at 11:21 p.m.
BANGOR | A Superior Court jury will resume deliberations today in the murder trial of a Prentiss man accused of killing his best friend after snorting cocaine.

UMaine, Husson campuses on flu alert

By Jessica Bloch on April 30, 2009, at 11:13 p.m.
Although the end of the school year is days away, officials at the University of Maine in Orono and Husson University in Bangor are still following their standard procedures for dealing with …

Belfast board to review hospital helipad proposal

By Bill Trotter on April 30, 2009, at 11:07 p.m.
The planning board will review a proposed helipad for Waldo County General Hospital when it meets later this month. The helipad is planned for an existing paved parking lot off …

Woods fires may be result of arson

By Bill Trotter on April 30, 2009, at 10:56 p.m.
A fire Wednesday night in eastern Hancock County is one of a handful in the region that have been determined to be suspicious in origin, according to a Maine forest ranger. The biggest of the …

Boat discharge limits may be expanded

By Bill Trotter on April 30, 2009, at 10:53 p.m.
Boaters in Maine, already prohibited from dumping treated and untreated toilet waste into Casco Bay and in the Boothbay Harbor region, could find themselves barred from dumping sewage in other …

Swine flu news and resources

on April 30, 2009, at 10:40 p.m.
With updates being released each day on the H1N1 swine flu, Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor has created a new informational Web page.

A ray of hope for the Sunrise County

By Rich Hewitt on April 30, 2009, at 9:51 p.m.
EASTPORT | The large turbine blades for the Rollins Mountain wind project near Lincoln and other wind projects in the United States and Canada arrived at the Estes Head Cargo Terminal on Thursday morning, bringing with them a ray of hope for Washington County’s economic future.

Bangor’s response to flu outbreak centers on consistent message

By Eric Russell on April 30, 2009, at 9:41 p.m.
As national concern increases over an outbreak of the H1N1 virus known as swine flu, local leaders stressed two goals Thursday: work closely together and speak with a consistent …

Regional effort bids for Acadian congress

By Julia Bayly on April 30, 2009, at 9:16 p.m.
MADAWASKA | Organizers on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border say it’s money well spent, even if an application to host the World Acadian Congress in 2014 is denied. The international …

A passing of seasons and locales

By Meg Adams on April 30, 2009, at 9:02 p.m.
Far in the Southern Hemisphere, on the other side of the world, everything is flipped: Orion and the Big Dipper hang upside down in the sky, winter is summer, fall is spring. While spring comes …

Glenburn weighs business park proposal

By Eric Russell on April 30, 2009, at 8:58 p.m.
A public-private partnership for a business park in this bedroom community has been whispered about for months, but the idea may be starting to gain momentum.

Camden board votes in favor of easement for public way

By Abigail Curtis on April 30, 2009, at 8:56 p.m.
It’s official: Camden residents will have a 900-foot-long public path that runs along the Megunticook River.

Airport funds focus of Greenville meeting

on April 30, 2009, at 8:52 p.m.
Residents will be asked next week to authorize selectmen to borrow up to $45,710 to leverage about $1.8 million in federal and state funds for improvements to the municipal airport.

Plane stops at BIA to remove passenger

By Eric Russell on April 30, 2009, at 8:50 p.m.
BANGOR | An airplane bound from Los Angeles to London diverted to Bangor International Airport on Wednesday evening after a female passenger reportedly caused a disturbance. The …

Can “Wolverine” overcome a poor first impression?

By TheReelGuy on April 30, 2009, at 8:47 p.m.

A city pauses to recall the Great Fire of 1911

By Eric Russell on April 30, 2009, at 8:36 p.m.
BANGOR | It started on a windy afternoon just like Thursday, 98 years ago to the day. The Great Fire of 1911 tore through downtown Bangor, destroying or crippling nearly half the city’s …

No bail hearing in Waldoboro stabbing

By Abigail Curtis on April 30, 2009, at 8:32 p.m.
WISCASSET | Accused murderer Earl “Buddy” Bieler, who the state says stabbed Rachel Grindal to death on April 20, waived his right to a bail hearing Thursday in Lincoln County Superior …