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ReelGuy’s thoughts on recent DVD releases “Four Christmases” and “My Sister’s Keeper”

By TheReelGuy on Nov. 30, 2009, at 11:38 p.m.
The Vince Vaughn holiday comedy “Four Christmases” is so bad you’ll cry out for relief; while  the melodrama “My Sister’s Keeper” the best weeper since “The Notebook” (and directed by the same guy!). The Maine connection for “My Sister’s Keeper” and the full reviews of both pictures at www.thereelguy.com.  Don’t …

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Bangor Daily News on Nov. 30, 2009, at 11:21 p.m.
The Monday, Nov. 23, edition of the BDN Sports section had big articles and photos of the losing Bangor Rams in Class A football and of the Dover-Foxcroft Ponies in the Class C state final.

Rough trails happy ones with many local skiers

By on Nov. 30, 2009, at 11:16 p.m.
One thing you can say about diehard skiers: When it comes to getting in some early season runs, they’re not overly particular about how good conditions are.

UMaine’s Smith recovering after surgery on foot

By Pete Warner on Nov. 30, 2009, at 11:14 p.m.
University of Maine quarterback Warren Smith has begun what is expected to be a lengthy but successful recovery after undergoing foot surgery on Nov. 16.

Expectations on the rise for Bears

By Pete Warner on Nov. 30, 2009, at 11:12 p.m.
It was a confidence-building weekend for the University of Maine women’s basketball team.

Bousquet’s veteran Foxcroft girls ready for move to Class C

By on Nov. 30, 2009, at 11:09 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Rachel (Larlee) Bousquet knows a thing or two about playing on the Bangor Auditorium hardwood as she played with some solid basketball teams at Schenck High School in East Millinocket.

Gonzalez was best shortstop choice for Sox

Bangor Daily News on Nov. 30, 2009, at 11:03 p.m.
That revolving door the Boston Red Sox have at the shortstop position took yet another revolution and then some last week with the departure of defensive wizard Alex Gonzalez, who signed a free-agent contract with Toronto.

Army Corps pledges action on tainted wells

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Nov. 30, 2009, at 10:54 p.m.
MACHIASPORT, Maine — There were a lot more questions than answers at a public meeting Monday night, but a dozen Machiasport residents got what they were looking for from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection: a vow to begin action on an alternative water supply.

Police confront Bangor man caught with his pants down

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 30, 2009, at 10:52 p.m.
A resident on Leighton Street called Bangor Police Department early Saturday morning to report a man acting suspicious.

Ellsworth court clerk wins service award

on Nov. 30, 2009, at 10:50 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court has announced the recipients of this year’s annual awards to employees of the judiciary branch.
Perley Goodrich Jr. is escorted from jail to Penobscot Superior Court Friday afternoon, October 30,2009. Goodrich was arrested in the Newport Big Stop after being spotted there early Friday morning.  State and local police spent most of this week on a manhunt for Goodrich who is wanted for questioning following the Monday night murder of his father and severe beating of his mother at their home in Newport.

Newport man indicted, accused of killing father

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 30, 2009, at 10:40 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Newport man accused of pistol whipping his mother and killing his father five weeks ago was indicted Monday by the Penobscot County grand jury for intentional or knowing murder and depraved indifference murder.

Jury indicts Bangor man for bad checks

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 30, 2009, at 10:36 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor man the district attorney said has a long history of passing bad checks was indicted Monday by the Penobscot County grand jury for writing nearly $6,000 in worthless checks.

Police ask for tips in home invasion

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 30, 2009, at 10:25 p.m.
CASTINE, Maine — State police are looking for help in investigating a home invasion and are willing to reward anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

State IDs woman who died by drowning

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 30, 2009, at 10:21 p.m.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — The cause of death for a local woman whose body was found along the shore in the village of Manset last week has been determined to be accidental drowning, according to police.
Train tracks in Ellsworth shift dramatically to the east (foreground) after a Fairpoint truck driving underneath the tracks on Monday rammed the bottom of a trestle that runs over Church Street. The truck sustained $4,000 in estimated damage and the street was closed until the tracks can be shifted back into place. According to local police, tall vehicles run into the bottom of the trestle several times a year.

FairPoint bucket truck driver rams Ellsworth rail trestle, moves tracks

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 30, 2009, at 10:15 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — In anticipation of offering seasonal excursion rail service, work crews were busy this summer rehabilitating a section of rail lines that runs through downtown Ellsworth toward Green Lake.

Four vehicles and one house damaged in Rockland crash

By Abigail Curtis on Nov. 30, 2009, at 10:13 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — An “extensive” accident early Saturday morning left three people in the hospital, four vehicles damaged or demolished, and a house the worse for wear, according to the Rockland Police Department.
Everyone escaped safely from a blaze that started in the garage of this home Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 58 North Road in Detroit.

Fire in Detroit destroys car, damages home

By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 30, 2009, at 10:09 p.m.
DETROIT, Maine — Raymond and Julie Belanger had neighbors in for coffee at 12:25 p.m. Sunday when their wheaten terrier, Vanessa, started barking.
(Milo resident David Krueger, 37, was arrested after a nearly nine-hour standoff with police Tuesday morning, July 28, 2009. Photo courtesy of Piscatiquis County Jail)

Milo man pleads guilty in standoff

By Diana Bowley on Nov. 30, 2009, at 9:56 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — A Milo paraplegic who randomly fired shots into the air from his home during a nearly nine-hour standoff in July pleaded guilty last week in Piscataquis County Superior Court and was given suspended sentences on three charges, including terrorizing with a weapon.

Aquatic center revises plan for wind turbine

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Nov. 30, 2009, at 9:52 p.m.
EAST MACHIAS, Maine — The East Machias Aquatic Research Center withdrew its appeal of a decision preventing it from building a wind turbine on its property within the shoreland zone and instead will install the turbine on its property outside the zone.
Thomas A. Powell III, 20, of Hancock   PHOTO COURTESY OF HANCOCK COUNTY JAIL

Man who assaulted officer to serve 3 years

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 30, 2009, at 9:47 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — A Hancock man who assaulted a police officer has been sent to prison to serve three years behind bars for a previous drug conviction.
 
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