Archive for September, 2009



York junior Alex Moser (right) outkicks Brunswick junior Will Geoghegan in the boys' 5K run at the 2008 Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008. Moser finished in 16:28.6. (Bangor Daily News/Bridget Brown)

Festival of Champions to feature fast fields

By on Sept. 30, 2009, at 11:48 p.m.
With the Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland hosting the state cross country championships this fall, Brewer High coach Glendon Rand was unsure if participation in the Maine Cross Country …
Boston Red Sox's Jason Bay (44), Casey Kotchman (11) and David Ortiz celebrate with J.D. Drew, far right, after Drew hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Problems? What problems?

The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2009, at 11:44 p.m.
BOSTON — David Ortiz hit one homer in the first two months. All-Star Tim Wakefield and out-of-shape Daisuke Matsuzaka were sidelined from the rotation for long stretches. John Smoltz, signed to …

UMFK women’s soccer team sets loftier goals

By on Sept. 30, 2009, at 11:39 p.m.
The University of Maine-Fort Kent’s women’s soccer team’s trip to the NAIA National Tournament last year was a short one. The Bengals were rudely dispatched by Northwood University (Fla.) in …
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Coaches pick Maine 8th; defending champ BU 1st

By on Sept. 30, 2009, at 11:29 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey team returns six of its top eight scorers and four defensemen who played in at least 34 games and both goalies.

Central nudges Orono

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 30, 2009, at 11:24 p.m.
They went 2-12 last season, and this preseason some figured the Central girls soccer team would be again watching the postseason from the sidelines.

Versatility leads Sassone to Comcast sports post

By on Sept. 30, 2009, at 11:17 p.m.
Like a couple of local media members before him, Scott Sassone is moving from Bangor to Boston as his broadcasting career blossoms. And like another Bangor television reporter, his spouse is …

Mark your calendar: Maskers’ Mystery

on Sept. 30, 2009, at 11:04 p.m.
The Belfast Maskers production of Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery “The Mousetrap” open at 7 tonight, Thursday, Oct. 1 , with a special preview night price of $8. Strange things are …

Readers share their deer stories via email

By John Holyoke on Sept. 30, 2009, at 10:44 p.m.
One of the benefits of living in Maine is the fact that no matter how close to town you live, you’re likely to have some interesting critters to watch every now and then.

Bangor considers changes to recycling, solid waste

By Eric Russell on Sept. 30, 2009, at 10:24 p.m.
City leaders are working on a resolve that would direct municipal staff to come up with alternatives and potential wholesale changes to Bangor’s recycling and solid waste removal programs.


Dylan Voorhees (right) Clean Energy Project drector, iNatural Resources Council of Maine speaks during a press conference in Bangor Wednesday morning.  The council released information about the first analysis of clean energy companies in Maine.  Representatives from both small and large clean energy companies also spoke about their experineces. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

Environmental group touts ‘clean’ energy

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 30, 2009, at 10:14 p.m.
BANGOR | With wind power, solar energy and even pellet stoves, Mainers are using and developing clean energy solutions to break free from the state’s dependence on fossil fuels, people …

Bangor to try 90-minute free parking

By Eric Russell on Sept. 30, 2009, at 10:05 p.m.
Want to finish that casual weekday lunch date without worrying about getting a parking ticket? Want to avoid interrupting or cutting short a necessary appointment to move your …

Bunker expresses ‘regret’ in comments to press

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 30, 2009, at 9:54 p.m.
ROCKLAND | After Edwin Vance Bunker emerged Wednesday morning from his arraignment hearing into the bright sunshine outside the Knox County Courthouse, he was met by a crowd of supporters. …

Bangor in line to get 4 new police officers

By Eric Russell on Sept. 30, 2009, at 9:37 p.m.
Barring any mind changing, the city’s police department will soon add four new police officers under a federal grant program.
Courtney Eastman of Dover-Foxcroft, one of four women enrolled in Womancare's Art in the Heart of Healing program, draws a self-portrait of her feelings Wednesday. (Bangor Daily News/Diana Bowley)

Art program hopes to heal victims of domestic abuse

By Diana Bowley on Sept. 30, 2009, at 9:04 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | For an hour each week, the four women absorb themselves in artistic expressions of healing.

Report says TABOR II will hinder business

By Kevin Miller on Sept. 30, 2009, at 8:59 p.m.
A nonpartisan public policy center released a report Tuesday predicting that the government spending restrictions proposed in an upcoming ballot measure would stymie Maine’s business climate by …

Question 1 fueling a fundraising fight

By Kevin Miller on Sept. 30, 2009, at 8:30 p.m.
AUGUSTA | With less than five weeks until Election Day, both camps in the battle over Question 1 are busy raising money to keep their ads on the air as Mainers prepare to cast ballots on …

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