Archive for August, 2009


‘The energy between women’ underlies the comic drama of ‘Steel Magnolias’

By Emily Burnham on Aug. 31, 2009, at 11:40 p.m.
When she makes her Penobscot Theatre debut this Wednesday, Irene Dennis will be in the role she was born to play — Truvy, owner of the beauty parlor in “Steel Magnolias.” Truvy’s salon is …

Booklets on skills once were invaluable

By Ardeana Hamlin on Aug. 31, 2009, at 11:22 p.m.
The Bangor Daily News is celebrating its 120th birthday this year. Recently, a bit of the newspaper’s past, a copy of the booklet “New Ideas for Handmade Rugs” (No. 94) by Elizabeth Varick, …

Brewer planning for city’s celebration

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 31, 2009, at 11:11 p.m.
Area children who like to play the video game “Guitar Hero” will be able to show off their video-guitar playing skills during a challenge at the eighth annual Brewer Days “A …

Firefighter determined to attend convention

By Diana Bowley on Aug. 31, 2009, at 11:01 p.m.
MILO | The cancer that has latched onto Mark Demers’ lung and brain, and the radiation treatment the Milo firefighter has undergone to help curb the spread of the disease has “sucked the …

Potato numbers expected to be up

By Jen Lynds on Aug. 31, 2009, at 10:46 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE | Although the season started out wet and dim, the end result for potato harvesters should be bright. Leaders in the state’s potato industry are projecting a harvest …

Scientist’s work at Jackson Lab lauded

By Luther Young on Aug. 31, 2009, at 10:25 p.m.
Doug Coleman never meant to stay in Maine for 51 years. The plan, back in 1958 when he arrived at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor as a newly minted Ph.D., was a year or two at most. “I …

Friday a shutdown day for state workers

on Aug. 31, 2009, at 10:19 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A majority of state employees will get a four-day weekend with Friday being a shutdown day and Monday being Labor Day. Most state offices will be closed Friday in an effort to …

Prosecutor put on leave after OUI

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 31, 2009, at 9:54 p.m.
BANGOR | A Penobscot County assistant district attorney arrested last week by Hampden police for drunken driving has been placed on paid administrative leave, District Attorney R. …

Fewer festival-goers, but more generous

By Jessica Bloch on Aug. 31, 2009, at 9:46 p.m.
BANGOR | Attendance numbers were down, but the generosity of those who attended the 2009 American Folk Festival was up in record-setting levels. Folk festival director Heather McCarthy …

Baldacci signs bill opening Maine to mixed martial arts

By Mal Leary on Aug. 31, 2009, at 9:34 p.m.
AUGUSTA | While acknowledging his early reservations, Gov. John Baldacci on Monday used a ceremony in his office to praise legislation that clears the way for mixed martial arts competitions …

Lincoln town councilor, son lose home in blaze

on Aug. 31, 2009, at 9:31 p.m.
An early morning fire displaced a father and son and destroyed their mobile home on the Millett Mallett Road in Lincoln. Sam Clay, a town councilor, and his son Jonathan Clay …

Houlton settles on Superfund contribution

By Jen Lynds on Aug. 31, 2009, at 9:26 p.m.
At last, the town’s long municipal nightmare with the Hows Corner Superfund site is over. Town Manager Doug Hazlett said Monday that the town has signed paperwork that should …

Wild blueberry harvest ‘solid’

By Rich Hewitt on Aug. 31, 2009, at 9:07 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | With the wild blueberry harvest winding down, the crop this year looks to be a healthy one. “From what I’m hearing, people are pleased with the quality of the berries,” …

Windjammer festival to parade marine heritage

By Abigail Curtis on Aug. 31, 2009, at 9:03 p.m.
CAMDEN | Organizers expect that nothing like the past weekend’s rain will be able to dampen the experience of the Camden Windjammer Festival’s annual parade of sail to be held on Friday …

Vehicle strikes pedestrians in Presque Isle crosswalk

By Jen Lynds on Aug. 31, 2009, at 8:54 p.m.
A Florida resident was sent to an area hospital late Friday evening after she and her companion, who was slightly injured, were struck by a car. Sgt. Joey Seeley of the …

Catholic diocese plans to rebuild St. Anthony church in Jackman

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 31, 2009, at 8:46 p.m.
St. Anthony Catholic Church will be torn down this fall and a new building constructed next year on the same location, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland announced Saturday. …

Distraction triggers accident in Bangor

on Aug. 31, 2009, at 8:28 p.m.
Bangor firefighters remove Robin Lay from a sport utility vehicle in which she was a passenger after the vehicle left the highway and rolled over at mile 182 on Interstate 95 northbound in Bangor on …

FairPoint denies faking its readiness

The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2009, at 8:19 p.m.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — FairPoint Communications is denying allegations that it faked its readiness to take over the major phone networks serving Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. “FairPoint …

Houlton District Court

on Aug. 31, 2009, at 8:13 p.m.
Houlton District Court Cases March 1-July 31

on Aug. 31, 2009, at 8:06 p.m.
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