Archive for October, 2009


Trophies at High School Speech, Debate and Student Congress

By Todd Benoit on Oct. 31, 2009, at 9:36 p.m.
Best idea in a long time: The Bangor High School Speech, Debate and Student Congress team, mindful of tight school budgets, recently asked for trophies that no longer were wanted, and recycled them at a tournament Saturday. The team received dozens and dozens of trophies from the area, so winners …
Maine quarterback Warren Smith, (13), dives into the endzone for a touchdown in the second half of their NCAA football game against Massachusetts in Orono, Maine, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009. (AP Photo/Michael C. York)

UMaine beats UMass 19-9

By Pete Warner on Oct. 31, 2009, at 7:52 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine football team had time during its bye week to re-evaluate its weaknesses and seek improvement. The Black Bears showed Saturday that they have made progress …

Post Your Halloween Costume Pictures!

By mizsnowday on Oct. 31, 2009, at 7:48 p.m.
Chris & I decided to get into the spirit of Halloween to pass out candy in Glenburn.  I encourage other Glenburn families to post their Halloween costume pics on maineville! This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news → Story continues below advertisement.
Walter Skold, founder of the Dead Poets Society of America, walks past a gravestone recently at a graveyard in Cundys Harbor, Maine. Skold, an amateur poet, says he just finished a three-month road trip in which he visited the graves of 150 poets in 23 states, hoping to call attention to some of the dead poets' work.

Founder of Dead Poets Society visits bards’ graves

The Associated Press on Oct. 31, 2009, at 7:22 p.m.
CUNDYS HARBOR | On the big screen, the leader of the Dead Poets Society at an all-boys prep school was an inspirational teacher played by Robin Williams. In real life, it’s a balding …

Dexter wins Class C field hockey championship

By Andrew Neff on Oct. 31, 2009, at 7:09 p.m.
YARMOUTH | The Dexter Tigers won their sixth state championship under head coach Margaret Veazie with a 1-0 victory over West champion North Yarmouth Academy in the Class C state final field hockey game Saturday afternoon. Senior captain Callie Mountain scored the game’s only goal with 2:07 left in …
Melissa Kelly, the head chef at Primo in Rockland, said that she has focused on local food for years. "Maine has such a bounty," she said Thursday night at the Art of Local Food tasting party at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. "There are so many great farms." <a href="" target="other"><b><i>Buy Photo</i></b></a>

Natural resources council event a locavore’s delight

By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 31, 2009, at 6:38 p.m.
ROCKPORT | Almost 300 people sampled the taste of Maine on Thursday night as they helped celebrate the Natural Resources Council of Maine’s 50th birthday — and it was clear from the …

Voters hear from Houlton council hopefuls

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 31, 2009, at 6:28 p.m.
There were few disagreements among candidates running for open seats on the Town Council when they squared off in a recent pre-Election Day debate. The three candidates, who are …

NH officials advise of beef recall

The Associated Press on Oct. 31, 2009, at 6:22 p.m.
CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire health officials are advising residents to take part in a beef recall after one person has died and two others became ill after eating contaminated ground beef. Health officials said Saturday the products were packaged between Sept. 15-16 and may have been labeled with sell-by …
Gavin Boone, 4, of Bangor marvels at the jack-o-lantern display made by members of Cub Scout Pack 8 in Bangor at the 7th annual Pumpkins in the Park at the Bangor Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009. United Cerebral Palsy sponsered the event whose theme this year was the Wild West. (Bangor Daily News/Bridget Brown)

Pumpkin displays ‘a little different’

By Jessica Bloch on Oct. 31, 2009, at 6:11 p.m.
BANGOR | Anyone needing a primer on how to carve a good pumpkin or set up a fun Halloween display in the hours before Halloween on Saturday needed only to have visited the Bangor Auditorium …

Pellerin headers send Waterville into championship game

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 31, 2009, at 6:08 p.m.
BANGOR | Defending state champion Waterville used two goals by high-scoring junior Jordan Pellerin to edge Bangor 2-1 in an Eastern Maine Class A girls soccer semifinal on Saturday. The …

Bangor blanks Erskine

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 31, 2009, at 6:05 p.m.
The top-ranked and undefeated Bangor boys soccer team moved one step closer it its third Eastern Maine Class A championship in the last four years Saturday with a 3-0 semifinal …
Sam Seekins, Erskine Academy, eventual winner of the Boy's Class B event leads second place finisher Gabe Stewart, John Bapst, in Belfast, Maine, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009. Bangor Daily News/Michael C.York

Vikings edge Ellsworth for B title

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 31, 2009, at 4:42 p.m.
BELFAST | The Caribou and Ellsworth boys have produced some great drama on the cross-country trails over the years. The plot thickened this year, however, with the addition of a talented …
Searsport Viking Faith Mackey is encouraged by spectators as she heads for the finish line to win the girl's class c event, Belfast, Maine, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009. Bangor Daily News/Michael C.York

John Bapst cruises to Class B title

By on Oct. 31, 2009, at 4:38 p.m.
BELFAST | A new reign has begun in the Eastern Maine Class B girls cross country ranks. John Bapst ended Mount Desert Island’s three-year stranglehold on the title Saturday, as all five …
Steven Yoder, 8, (left) and Nick Hopkins, 8, both of Bangor, watch as members of the Bangor Fire Department demonstrate the use of the Jaws of Life, which are used to extricate victims of motor vehicle accidents, at the department's Fire Prevention Month Open House on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009. (Bangor Daily News/Bridget Brown)

Firehouse fun teaches safety, prevention

By Jessica Bloch on Oct. 31, 2009, at 4:15 p.m.
BANGOR | Once the Jaws of Life got to it, the gray Chevrolet Lumina had no chance. Two Bangor firefighters operated the hydraulic rescue tool, tearing off the windshield and propping up the …

ATV rider hurt in collision with car in Presque Isle

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 31, 2009, at 2:31 p.m.
A man escaped serious injury Friday after his all-terrain vehicle collided with a car. Presque Isle police Sgt. Joey Seeley said Saturday that the accident happened just …

Maine Marine among those missing in midair crash

The Associated Press on Oct. 31, 2009, at 2:26 p.m.
BELGRADE | A Marine from Belgrade has been identified as one of the nine people feared dead at sea after an air collision between a Coast Guard aircraft and a Marine Corps …

Machias man gets 12 months for illegal checks

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Oct. 31, 2009, at 2:02 p.m.
Anthony Merchant, 49, of Machias, who pleaded guilty to illegally signing more than $22,000 worth of checks for a co-conspirator at Smith’s Lobster Co. in Jonesport last year, …

Princeton man found guilty of domestic violence

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Oct. 31, 2009, at 1:53 p.m.
MACHIAS | Donald Newell of Princeton pleaded guilty Friday to domestic violence, a Class B burglary and violations of both a protection order and his conditions of release, but it was his ex-girlfriend’s behavior that really caught the attention of Justice E. Allen Hunter. After venting her fear, anger …

Maine Milfoil Consortium receives $500,000

The Associated Press on Oct. 31, 2009, at 1:17 p.m.
STANDISH | The Maine Milfoil Consortium, a group that addresses the threat of invasive aquatic plants in the state’s lakes, has been awarded $500,000 in federal funds. The money will be used to mitigate and control invasive milfoil in seven “test bed” lakes, which pose a high risk of …

6 to be inducted into Maine sports hall of fame

The Associated Press on Oct. 31, 2009, at 1:14 p.m.
ORONO | Former Maine women’s basketball coach Joanne Palombo-McCallie heads the list of six new inductees into the University of Maine’s Sports Hall of Fame. Four men and two women are set to be inducted into the hall at an induction banquet Saturday night. Palombo-McCallie coached the women’s basketball …