Archive for May, 2009


Soccer Plus spoils Tide’s home opener

By on May 31, 2009, at 11:30 p.m.
BANGOR | Beth McGill set up Leah Blayney’s first-half goal and Blayney returned the favor in the second half.
Camden Hills Regional High School's Emma Blakeley gets ready to return the ball during her state round of 16 match with Lewiston High School's Chantalle Lavertu (not pictured) at Bates College Saturday morning.

Medomak’s Perez-Marsa gains semi

By on May 31, 2009, at 11:24 p.m.
LEWISTON | An exchange student from northern Spain will represent eastern and northern Maine in Monday’s state singles tennis championships at the Wallach Tennis Center on the campus of …

Porter helps propel Bangor to girls title

By on May 31, 2009, at 11:19 p.m.
While the sun finally broke through for Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference large school track and field championships, the Bangor and Brewer girls lived up to the pre-meet …

Bapst sweeps PVC ‘C’ crowns

By From Staff Reports on May 31, 2009, at 11:08 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Purple and white again reigned supreme over the Penobscot Valley Conference Class C track and field championships at Oakes Field. John Bapst of Bangor swept the team …

Maine Sports Hall of Fame

Bangor Daily News on May 31, 2009, at 10:59 p.m.
Click here for a complete list of Maine Sports Hall of Fame inductees by year.

Sports hall welcomes 9 inductees

By on May 31, 2009, at 10:54 p.m.
BANGOR | Some made their athletic marks coaching while others made them playing. Some did both, and one did it by talking about them and the sports they excelled in.

Need buying power? Follow your instincts

By Russ Van Arsdale Executive director Northeast Contact on May 31, 2009, at 10:50 p.m.
In the news, consumer confidence was up last week. That may be encouraging, but right now there’s not much more cash in our wallets or purses than there was a week ago. The Conference Board …

Power company access may be an issue

By Andre Duchette Esquire on May 31, 2009, at 10:46 p.m.
Q. The power company is planning to put up a power line along an easement which runs through our property to a new house being built. It appears that they are planning to cut outside of the easement …

A savvy consumer is wary, but knows the score

By Mary Hunt on May 31, 2009, at 10:40 p.m.
Remember the good ol’ days when credit limits meant something, lenders reviewed credit applications, and the livin’ was easy? I hate to break it to you, but those days are gone. Now banks and …

Millinocket gets $488,130 grant for airport safety

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 31, 2009, at 10:27 p.m.
Plans to improve runway safety at the town’s airport will get a $488,130 boost from the U.S. Department of Transportation. U.S. Sens. Olympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins, …

Historical society leases Corro House in Lincoln

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 31, 2009, at 10:25 p.m.
The Lincoln Historical Society signed a 10-year agreement with Town Manager Lisa Goodwin on Friday to lease the Corro House, one of Lincoln’s oldest and most historic buildings, …

Advocates tout first aid devices

By Meg Haskell on May 31, 2009, at 10:06 p.m.
Automatic external defibrillators save lives. Kevin Alley, aquatics director at the University of Maine at Machias, knows this for a fact. One spring evening in 2007, he grabbed the AED off the …

Laid-off Mainers may benefit from expanded recovery benefits

By Mal Leary on May 31, 2009, at 9:50 p.m.
AUGUSTA | More than a thousand Mainers who have been laid off from 21 companies from South Portland to Baileyville to Ashland because of unfair trade practices are poised to receive expanded …

Effort to ax gay marriage law begins

By Judy Harrison on May 31, 2009, at 9:37 p.m.
PLYMOUTH | The race to get enough signatures to put a question on the ballot this fall that would ask voters to repeal the same-sex marriage law has begun. Pastor Bob Emrich, a spokesman …

Troop Greeters mark six-year commitment

By Meg Haskell on May 31, 2009, at 9:28 p.m.
BANGOR | The city’s renowned troop greeters gathered at Bangor International Airport on Sunday to celebrate their sixth year of supporting military members deployed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Rockport birding circle area’s first

By Abigail Curtis on May 31, 2009, at 9:13 p.m.
It’s a new kind of birding: Make a circle. Sit in the circle. Let the birds come to you. Count and repeat. “It’s fun. It’s kind of an unusual thing,” Kristen …

Samantha Smith statue planned for Houlton

By Jen Lynds on May 31, 2009, at 9 p.m.
Over the years, Hammond artists Glenn and Diane Hines have created several statues that are on display throughout the state.

Court News

on May 31, 2009, at 8:58 p.m.
Ellsworth District Court Cases April 1-May 20

LURC plans meeting on Plum Creek

By Kevin Miller on May 31, 2009, at 8:53 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The Land Use Regulation Commission will discuss Plum Creek and the agency’s update to its comprehensive plan during meetings this week. On Tuesday, commission members will …

Katahdin ATV trail system eyes 2011 opening

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 31, 2009, at 8:12 p.m.
MILLINOCKET | Brian Wiley has two words for ATV riders looking to cruise the Katahdin region’s first organized all-terrain-vehicle trail system: Be patient.