Archive for June, 2009


Bangor touches all bases in win

By on June 30, 2009, at 11:12 p.m.
HAMPDEN | The Bangor Comrades showed off their complete baseball package during a 6-2 American Legion Zone 1 victory over Hampden at Bordick Park on Tuesday evening.

Loudon has come full circle

By on June 30, 2009, at 9:51 p.m.
The climate has definitely changed at New Hampshire Motor Speedway since it held its first Sprint Cup race on July 11, 1993. But it’s still a first-class operation.

Elliott back on track, contending for victory

By on June 30, 2009, at 9:48 p.m.
PORTLAND | John Elliott of Westerly, R.I., is a PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour veteran who is getting back on track after a rough stretch of years recently.

Fast water may move race site

By on June 30, 2009, at 9:47 p.m.
Usually, the biggest concern for organizers of the annual American Canoe Association Whitewater Open Canoe Downriver Championships is water, as in whether there will be enough for the races.

Thibodeau prepping for UMaine

By on June 30, 2009, at 9:45 p.m.
Many kids don’t decide on the direction of their college future until long after they arrive on campus for the first time.

Aqua Maine breaks ground on new filter

on June 30, 2009, at 9:42 p.m.
ROCKPORT | Gov. John Baldacci, Aqua Maine employees and others participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Monday at Mirror Lake for a new membrane filtration facility.

Sarandon, Robbins to appear in Bar Harbor

By Bill Trotter on June 30, 2009, at 9:32 p.m.
Hollywood actors in Maine? It’s not that unusual, but when they’re here it is usually to work on a film or for their own low-key enjoyment of the state rather than for a public appearance.

Schools opt out of laptop plan

By Walter Griffin on June 30, 2009, at 9:24 p.m.
BREWER | While thousands of Maine high school students will receive new laptop computers this fall through an expansion of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, not every school is jumping aboard.

Couple finds suitable heirs for property

By Diana Bowley on June 30, 2009, at 9:20 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | It has taken several years, but a Dover-Foxcroft couple have found the right partner to carry on their legacy of educating people about the Maine forest.

State rules in favor of young transgender

By Abigail Curtis on June 30, 2009, at 9:13 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The Maine Human Rights Commission ruled Monday that the Orono School Department discriminated against a transgender child by denying her access to the girls bathroom.

Success on Kennebec bodes well for dam removal on Penobscot

By Kevin Miller on June 30, 2009, at 9:10 p.m.
AUGUSTA | In the weeks leading up to the historic breaching of the Edwards Dam, there was little doubt that striped bass, sturgeon and salmon would eventually return to the Kennebec River north of Maine’s capital city.

Teen visiting Panama to deliver gifts to kids

By Dan MacLeod on June 30, 2009, at 9:07 p.m.
BANGOR | A local teenager will leave this afternoon for the San Blas Islands in Panama, where she will help deliver 1,500 shoe boxes stuffed with presents for needy children.

Cruise ship access raises concerns in Bar Harbor

By Bill Trotter on June 30, 2009, at 9:05 p.m.
Because of federal regulations that went into effect in 2002, it has been nearly eight years since cruise ship tenders dropped off and picked up passengers at the local municipal pier that overlooks the harbor.

Moss Inc. to move 50 jobs out of Belfast

By Walter Griffin on June 30, 2009, at 8:53 p.m.
Moss Inc. has announced a restructuring plan that will result in the loss of 50 manufacturing jobs at its Belfast facility over the next two months.

Maine ends budget year in the black

By Mal Leary on June 30, 2009, at 8:34 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Maine has ended its budget year with revenues continuing to slump and a concern that the new budget year could be as tumultuous as the one just concluded.

Maine residents urged to stay vigilant for insect threats

on June 30, 2009, at 8:27 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A Wilton woman had a nasty experience in her yard earlier this month when she opened a bag of manure compost just purchased from a big-box store.

Holden police seek approval for station

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 30, 2009, at 8:21 p.m.
Plans for a new police station in town arrived on Monday, designed to replace a leased modular classroom the department has used for nearly three years, Public Safety Director Jim Ellis said Tuesday.

Aroostook Internet to expand coverage

By Jen Lynds on June 30, 2009, at 8:13 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE | A Presque Isle-based company that provides Internet services throughout the region is set to expand its coverage.

BIA hires new PR, marketing firms

By Eric Russell on June 30, 2009, at 8:09 p.m.
BANGOR | Bangor International Airport has awarded three-year contracts to new marketing and public relations firms, and it didn’t even have to leave Maine to do so.

Old Town Canoe set to expand

By Meg Haskell on June 30, 2009, at 8:07 p.m.
Old Town Canoe, long established as a manufacturer of canoes and kayaks, will soon be home to two additional kayak lines.