Archive for January, 2010


Eastport dinner raises nearly $4,000 to benefit Haiti

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Jan. 31, 2010, at 11:47 p.m.
Organizers pulled a dinner and raffle together in less than 10 days to benefit Haiti, raising almost $4,000 Saturday night for earthquake relief. The idea for the event …

Hot line helps seniors make smart choices

By Russ Van Arsdale Executive director Northeast Contact on Jan. 31, 2010, at 11:40 p.m.
At Northeast CONTACT, we always have urged consumers to do whatever they can to educate themselves on matters such as spending, saving and credit.

Pittsfield man faces theft charge after van found crashed in Newport

on Jan. 31, 2010, at 11:36 p.m.
A 19-year-old Pittsfield man is accused of stealing a blue Ford van from town on Friday, then crashing the vehicle in Newport, …

This is the year to convert your IRA

By Mary Hunt on Jan. 31, 2010, at 11:24 p.m.
It’s not often that the Internal Revenue Service offers taxpaying U.S. citizens a gift, but that’s what we get when the IRS allows us to defer taxes on the money we contribute to qualified …
Chantel Nielsen Ashby, 18, of Bangor, defends her friend Zachary Carr on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, who was charged with the knowing or intentional murder of John "Bobby" Surles last week. Nielsen Ashby claimed that Carr was trying to defend himself and his friends and that they had never seen him with a gun. Carr will make his first appearance at the Penobscot Judicial Center today. (Bangor Daily News/Bridget Brown)

Accused killer’s friends claim threats received

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 31, 2010, at 11:02 p.m.
BANGOR | The story behind the shooting death of 19-year-old John “Bobby” Surles did not start on the day he was mortally wounded last week; it started a year ago and his friends are now …

Stimulus bill gets mixed response

By Mal Leary on Jan. 31, 2010, at 10:59 p.m.
AUGUSTA | With Senate approval of the House’s narrowly approved $154 billion stimulus bill unlikely, members of Maine’s congressional delegation say some additional measures to help the …

Union 93 secretary retiring after 35 years

By Rich Hewitt on Jan. 31, 2010, at 10:56 p.m.

Court News

on Jan. 31, 2010, at 10:54 p.m.
Court news for Waldo and Knox counties.

Ads set bar too high for moms

By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 31, 2010, at 10:49 p.m.
My youngest son, Lindell (the youngest of three boys, remember) watches too much television. Granted, he’s not in front of it all day long, but he watches more television than I ever allowed my …

Brewer gets $1.28 million for commerce park

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 31, 2010, at 10:36 p.m.
City officials learned last week that a $1.28 million earmark is heading to town to help develop the Brewer Business and Commerce Park, and today the first tenant is presenting its …
Eagle photo by William J. Moreau

Maine artist soars with eagles

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 31, 2010, at 9:53 p.m.
For years William “B.J.” Moreau has crept closer and closer to the eagles of Unity Pond.
Members of the Fort Kent Sno-Riders Snowmobile Club provided ridesThursday for more than 50 people from three St. John Valley developmentally challenged  adult day program centers at the 10th Mountain Ski Lodge. (NEWS photo by Julia Bayly)

Quality trails draw riders

By Julia Bayly on Jan. 31, 2010, at 9:38 p.m.
FORT KENT | There are 13,500 miles of snowmobile trails connecting Maine from end to end — equal to the number of miles of highway, interstates and town roads.

Jan. 30-31 Scores and Highlights (Part I)

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 31, 2010, at 8:13 p.m.
Click here for updated scores and highlights. See Part II for wrestling, track & field, skiing, swimming, youth hockey and golf.


on Jan. 31, 2010, at 7:42 p.m.
MATTAWAMKEAG – Agnes Mushero, 77, died Jan. 30, 2010, with her family by her side at a Lincoln hospital. She was born Sept. 24, 1932, in Lincoln, the daughter of Clayton and Grace …


on Jan. 31, 2010, at 7:42 p.m.
BREWER – Gertrude A. (Dyer) Stevens, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at a Bangor health care facility. She was born July 8, 1932, in Houlton, the daughter of Theodore and …


on Jan. 31, 2010, at 7:42 p.m.
LEE – Irene B. Charette, 76, wife of Al Charette, died Jan. 31, 2010, at a Lincoln health care facility. She was born Dec. 11, 1933, in Lee, daughter of Paul and Lillian (Noyes) …


on Jan. 31, 2010, at 7:42 p.m.
BAR HARBOR – Dr. L.W. Cooper, 83, died Jan. 29, 2010, at Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor. He was born May 24, 1926, in Damariscotta, son of Winfield and …


on Jan. 31, 2010, at 7:42 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE – Clarissa Thibodeau, 71, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at a Bangor hospital. She was born July 22, 1938, in Ashland, the daughter of Leo and Dolores (Proulx) …


on Jan. 31, 2010, at 7:42 p.m.
DEDHAM and SOMERS, Conn. – Raymond “Buddy” Day died Jan. 29, 2010, in Bangor. He was born April 18, 1938, in Brewer, the son of Russell and Jean Day. He graduated from Brewer High …


on Jan. 31, 2010, at 7:42 p.m.
BRADLEY – Earline Dolores Bresnahan, 69, passed away Jan. 29, 2010, and went to be with her loving husband, John. She was born May 20, 1940, the daughter of Earl and Christine …