Archive for December, 2009

 

UM’s Fisher, Landry make big splashes

By on Dec. 31, 2009, at 10:40 p.m.
Meg Fisher and Brian Landry of the University of Maine have been selected as the America East swimmers of the week following the Black Bears’ recent meet against Bates College of Lewiston. “To …
Husson University's Shelby Bradford goes up for a shot during the first half of Tuesday's women's basketball game against UMaine-Farmington in Bangor.  (BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY LINDA COAN O'KRESIK)

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BANGOR, ME -- JANUARY 20, 2009 -- Husson's Shelby Bradford goes up for a shot in the first half of Tuesday evenings game against UMaine Farmington. LINDA COAN O'KRESIK

Mariners football top story of ’09

By on Dec. 31, 2009, at 10:29 p.m.
Shelby (Pickering) Bradford is the ultimate athlete. Soccer and basketball came naturally to the Lee native, as she excelled in both sports at Lee Academy and has had an outstanding career at …

High School sports will see changes

By on Dec. 31, 2009, at 10:25 p.m.
I’m not one who believes that with the start of 2010 comes a new decade — the 10th year of this decade to me ends Dec. 31, 2010. But the “controversy” does provide an excuse to ponder …
About 25 people who gathered in Waterville's Castonguay Square Thursday to protest the blockade of Gaza by Israel ended their rally with a short march. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER COUSINS

Rally urges end to Gaza blockade

By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 31, 2009, at 10:18 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — One year ago, as the world celebrated the end of 2008, tensions between Israel and Gaza erupted in an invasion by the Israeli army called “Operation Cast Lead.” The …

2009 Maine road deaths 3 more than year before

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 31, 2009, at 10:13 p.m.
An Augusta man who died Thursday evening as a result of injuries he received in an accident along Interstate 95 in Pittsfield raised the number of fatalities on Maine roads in 2009 to 158, …

Dec. 31 Scores and Highlights

Bangor Daily News on Dec. 31, 2009, at 10 p.m.
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Pam McLain, mother of homicide victim Joyce McLain, has kept a candle in the window of her East Millinocket home for more than 20 years. The candle represents her love for her daughter and the hope that Joyce's killing will be solved. "I'm not giving up," she said Thrusday. "Ive been an advocate for her and I'm going to continue to be an advocate because I want to see justice done for her, the community and for myself."  (BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT)

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Pam McLain, mother of murder victim Joyce McLain, has kept a candle in the window of her East Millinocket home for the past twenty years. The candle represents her love for her daughter and the hope that her murder will be solved. " I'm not giving up. I've been an advocate for her and I'm going to continue to be an advocate because I want to see justice for her, the community and for myself, " McLain said Thursday, March 20, 2008. (Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett)

Judge shocked convict’s ex-wife

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 31, 2009, at 9:35 p.m.
Starla Markie has known for years that her ex-husband, Philip Scott Fournier, had some knowledge of the 29-year-old unsolved homicide of Joyce McLain, but was amazed to hear that a federal judge …
Maayan Freedberg (cq), 6 of Bangor gets help from her mom, Naomi Freedberg, as they strap on her self-crafted New Years party hat during Thursday afternoon's noisemaker and hat making party at Maine Discovery Museum. Behind them are Mikayla Smith (lower left) 9, of Brewer and Danielle Rideout holding her two-year-old daughter Lily Rideout. New Years events took place across the region to usher in 2010. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS

Families shake, rattle and roll counting up to new year

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 31, 2009, at 9:27 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — “What does it take to make you shake?” the Flannery Brothers sang on the baseball diamond inside the Maine Discovery Museum.
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Carjacker meets his match in Ellsworth

By Rich Hewitt on Dec. 31, 2009, at 9:15 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Hannah Leeman says she was more angry than scared Wednesday afternoon when an escaped inmate got into the car she was in and threatened to kill her if she didn’t get …
Five fat bald Eagles watch their surroundings from their perch in two  trees Thursday in the Guilford area. (Bangor Daily News Photo by Diana  Bowley)

A Lofty Perch

on Dec. 31, 2009, at 9:09 p.m.
Five bald eagles watch their surroundings from their perches in two trees Thursday in the Guilford area.

Survivor of knife attack sues alleged assailants

By Abigail Curtis on Dec. 31, 2009, at 9:04 p.m.
WISCASSET, Maine — The woman who survived a brutal knife attack last spring in Waldoboro which left her friend dead is suing the two people charged with the crime. Attorneys for Tracey Neild, …
Donald Parker, 91 looks adoringly towards his wife, Dorothy Parker, 88 as they reminisce with the BDN in their living room in Hampden. They  will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary in early January 2010. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS

Hampden couple has 70 reasons to ring in 2010

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 31, 2009, at 8:33 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — The second Donald Parker saw his future wife, it was love.
FILE - In this May 26, 2009, file photo an Arleigh-Burke-class destroyer is worked on at Bath Iron Works, in Bath, Maine. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer has outlasted every other battleship, cruiser, destroyer or frigate program in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty,files)

BIW destroyer breaks record for production run

The Associated Press on Dec. 31, 2009, at 8:27 p.m.
BATH, Maine — Cruising through the darkness in rough seas, the USS Ross encountered a rogue wave that smashed into the destroyer’s bow, sending a shudder along the entire ship that knocked …
Sunshine does little to melt the freshly fallen snow at Essex Woods in Bangor on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009. Several more inches are expected to fall as another winter storm makes its way to the area this weekend. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BRIDGET BROWN

State braces for snow, high winds

By Jen Lynds and Walter Griffin on Dec. 31, 2009, at 8:01 p.m.
Highway and utility crews are bracing for a major snowstorm that could drop more than a foot of snow on some parts of the state before it moves out of the area Sunday evening.

Christmas tree pickup planned for next week

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 31, 2009, at 7:58 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Residents have two choices when it comes to getting rid of old Christmas trees — either take them to the Public Works building or wait until curbside pickup begins next week …

Pet Shelter Team to help out in Waldo County

on Dec. 31, 2009, at 7:56 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — Waldo County is being served by an established Pet Shelter Team, which will be activated in the event the American Red Cross opens its shelter at Troy Howard Middle School. The …

Monson looks to spruce up Main Street

By Diana Bowley on Dec. 31, 2009, at 7:53 p.m.
MONSON, Maine — This community wants to improve its appearance so more tourists will stop and enjoy the amenities of the town, rather than just breeze through on their way to the Moosehead Lake …

Millinocket video company receives grant from area panel

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 31, 2009, at 7:47 p.m.
EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — Millinocket politics is full of variables, but if there’s one constant, Millinocket Town Council Chairman Scott Gonya says, it’s this: At almost every council meeting, Brian St. John is behind the camera for KAT-TV.

Folk festival receives arts grant for $30,000

on Dec. 31, 2009, at 7:38 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $30,000 Access to Artistic Excellence grant to the American Folk Festival in Bangor.

Drug bust in Belfast nets marijuana, pills, cocaine

By Walter Griffin on Dec. 31, 2009, at 7:26 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — A local woman released on bail after a drug arrest Wednesday was back in jail a few hours later on more drug charges.
 
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