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, Maine — 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 …

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 …

Disaster decree good news for counties

By Abigail Curtis on July 31, 2009, at 10:53 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — 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 …

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, Maine — 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, Maine — 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.
From the community

Flying a Kite from a Boat!

By chwelch on July 31, 2009, at 9:55 p.m.
Well, I’ve done it!  I woke to a very foggy morning on the pond, so foggy the next door neighbors swimming dock was the only thing I could see.  I stood there in the quiet and decided that today would be the day, the day that I fly my 11ft Kite …

Cell phone companies boost competition in Maine

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 31, 2009, at 9:07 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine — 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, Maine — 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.
ORONO, Maine — A downtown building that had extensive damage in a fire last month is scheduled to be demolished Tuesday, Aug. 4.
From the community

VIRTUAL HIKE UP GREAT HILL, acadia national park

By jrheavymetal on July 31, 2009, at 8:42 p.m.
The first question is, have you ever heard of Great Hill?    Chances are, even if you have heard of it, you have never had the experience of hiking this beautiful hill, because today, there are no official hiking trails anywhere on it. But that was not always the case.  Almost …

State steps up H1N1 preparations

By Meg Haskell on July 31, 2009, at 8:40 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — 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...

on July 31, 2009, at 8:22 p.m.
NEWBURGH – 5 BR, 3 BA., 1990 Contemporary, Master BR w/BA, pantry, kit, LR, DR, Cath ceilings, skylights, FP, 3 car garage, full basement w/walk-out. HWBB, deck. MLS # 931773. $429,000. Scott Ruffner, Executive Realty 852-5678. scottruffner@yahoo.com

on July 31, 2009, at 8:22 p.m.
BANGOR – 4-5 BR, 3 ba., 2006 Contemporary Colonial on treed lot. Cath foyer/ceilings, great rm. w/gas FP, granite & SS kit., formal DR, 1st fl BR & ba., 1st fl. 9′ ceilings & radiant heat, rec. room/walkout bsmt. $399,000, Scott Ruffner, Executive Realty, 852-5678

on July 31, 2009, at 8:22 p.m.
CASH HANDLER (F/T) -$15/HR Call 947-9675. Process daily cash & bank deposits for local medical center. E-1, #170, $185. Full-time. Benefits
 
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