Archive for July, 2009


Lobster history you may not know

By Emmet Meara on July 31, 2009, at 11:56 p.m.
Let us pause today to consider, if not praise, the mighty lobster. As usual, I am out of step with the crowd, since I have never consumed a lobster, despite covering 30-odd Maine Lobster Festivals. …

Custard’s last stand atop the stove

By Sandy Oliver Special to the News on July 31, 2009, at 11:47 p.m.
What can we do when commerce lets us down? We’ve all had the experience of having a pet recipe or favorite dish go by the boards when some manufacturer stops making the necessary ingredient. John …

Rumors, not reality, fuel media

By on July 31, 2009, at 11:42 p.m.
Roy Halladay to the Boston Red Sox, Julius Peppers to the New England Patriots, Grant Hill to the Celtics … What do these trade/signing rumors have in common? All got big play and significant …

No job? Time to see your limits, and love

By Rosemary Herbert on July 31, 2009, at 11:37 p.m.
Laid off from your job, you’ve been applying for new work for months now. Your resume is as fine-tuned as it will ever be. You’ve honed your skills at writing the cover letter. You’ve practiced …

MDI laboratories earn recognition

By Bill Trotter on July 31, 2009, at 10:56 p.m.
BAR HARBOR | The two leading biomedical research laboratories on Mount Desert Island each struck “gold” this week, one for environmental achievement and the other for its employee health …

Disaster decree good news for counties

By Abigail Curtis on July 31, 2009, at 10:53 p.m.
ROCKLAND | Even though it was raining — again — Friday afternoon, news that the president has declared a major disaster for eight Maine counties for storm damage incurred between June 18 …

Disabled Bangor man dreamed of seeing Yankees, will get wish

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 31, 2009, at 10:53 p.m.
The final piece of an effort to help a disabled man realize a lifelong dream — to see a New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium — will be delivered next week thanks to a Bangor-based specialty …

A journey toward accord

By Renee Ordway on July 31, 2009, at 10:47 p.m.
I am reporting to you from somewhere in the Shenandoah Valley en route to Florida. I’ve learned that the navigational skills of my 18-year-old co-pilot do not kick in until around noon. Neither, …

Chief says 19 loaded firearms, swastika not relevant to incident

By Bill Trotter on July 31, 2009, at 10:26 p.m.
BAR HARBOR | Police continue to investigate an incident in which a local man allegedly brandished a gun at a group of other people but have found nothing improper about a collection of 19 …

More than 140 salmon found dead at hatchery

By Kevin Miller on July 31, 2009, at 9:56 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Federal biologists are investigating an apparent mechanical problem that killed more than 140 endangered adult Atlantic salmon at the Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery in East Orland.

Flying a Kite from a Boat!

By chwelch on July 31, 2009, at 9:55 p.m.

Cell phone companies boost competition in Maine

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 31, 2009, at 9:07 p.m.
LINCOLN | Medway resident Penny Cox can remember how a lack of transmission towers turned parts of Route 157 in that town into a black hole for her cell phone five years ago. “It was a …

Photographer’s legacy alive in WWII shots

By Dawn Gagnon on July 31, 2009, at 9:01 p.m.
BANGOR | Barbara Roberts of Owls Head said she was pleasantly surprised on Monday to see on the front page of the Bangor Daily News a photograph that her husband had snapped while serving as …

Demolition of Orono building to slow downtown access

By Jessica Bloch on July 31, 2009, at 8:56 p.m.
A downtown building that had extensive damage in a fire last month is scheduled to be demolished Tuesday, Aug. 4.

VIRTUAL HIKE UP GREAT HILL, acadia national park

By jrheavymetal on July 31, 2009, at 8:42 p.m.

State steps up H1N1 preparations

By Meg Haskell on July 31, 2009, at 8:40 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Anticipating a marked increase in the spread of the H1N1 swine flu virus this fall and winter, state officials are “hoping for the best but preparing for the worst,” Dora Anne …

Kathy Ward – Karl Ward

on July 31, 2009, at 8:32 p.m.
HOLDEN — On June 26, 2009, 22 years to the day since their first wedding, Karl and Kathy Ward re-exchanged their vows atop Aghios Ioannis…

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on July 31, 2009, at 8:22 p.m.

on July 31, 2009, at 8:22 p.m.