Archive for February, 2010


Spring Movie Preview Part 2 (the month of March)

By TheReelGuy on Feb. 28, 2010, at 11:11 p.m.
I’ve asked the ReelWife to lend me her thoughts on the upcoming film slate, as I continue to share mine. The article continues with the cinematic highlights of the month of March: ReelGuy: Tim …

Feb. 27-28 Scores and Highlights

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 28, 2010, at 10:11 p.m.
Click here for updated scores and highlights, including indoor golf and youth hockey.

UMaine track teams compete indoors

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 28, 2010, at 9:57 p.m.
BOSTON — The University of Maine women’s and men’s track and field teams placed eighth and 23rd, respectively, at the New England Indoor Track and Field Championships at Boston University over the weekend.

Bears hand No. 11 Tar Heels first loss

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 28, 2010, at 9:55 p.m.
The University of Maine baseball team captured its first win of the season over the weekend, defeating North Carolina 5-3 on Saturday afternoon in the second game of a three-game weekend set.

Goaltender swap fuels Black Bears

By on Feb. 28, 2010, at 9:27 p.m.
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — University of Maine freshman Shawn Sirman wasn’t told that he was going to replace struggling Scott Darling in goal against Merrimack College Saturday night until the team’s breakfast that morning.

Third-period surge fuels Panthers

By on Feb. 28, 2010, at 9:16 p.m.
LEWISTON | With Saturday afternoon’s Eastern Maine Class A semifinal hockey game tied after two periods, Waterville head coach Dennis Martin’s team needed a break.

Faithfull sparks Cheverus

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 28, 2010, at 9:11 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – Senior Indiana Faithfull scored 23 points while Griffin Brady contributed 13 more as Cheverus of Portland defeated Edward Little of Auburn 55-50 in Saturday’s Class A state boys basketball championship at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

Ceremonies planned for Junior Olympics

By Jen Lynds on Feb. 28, 2010, at 9:07 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE | With this year’s U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Cross Country Junior Olympics less than a week away, organizers are completing plans for the opening and closing ceremonies.

New credit card rules protecting consumers

By Russ Van Arsdale Executive director Northeast Contact on Feb. 28, 2010, at 9:04 p.m.
With more than a little fanfare, the rest of the federal Credit Card Holders Bill of Rights took effect last week.

Your castoffs could make you money

By Mary Hunt on Feb. 28, 2010, at 9:01 p.m.
Ah, the glories of spring: twittering birds, blue skies, returning winter coats to storage and the start of spring-cleaning. This year, before you simply throw away your unwanted stuff, why not pay yourself back, compliments of Uncle Sam?

Sustainability focus of training at Unity

on Feb. 28, 2010, at 9 p.m.
Unity College welcomed students from across Maine over the weekend for a training session on how to help communities reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy security.

Academic Decathlon winners announced

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 28, 2010, at 8:56 p.m.
PORTLAND | Four high schools Saturday earned the right to compete in the National Academic Decathlon next month.

Marine emergency training effort seeks funds

By Rich Hewitt on Feb. 28, 2010, at 8:54 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | A coalition that includes Maine Maritime Academy and the Ellsworth Fire Department is seeking federal funding to create a marine emergency training facility in the city.

Pittston man gets prison in oxycodone case

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 28, 2010, at 8:52 p.m.
BANGOR | A Pittston man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to nearly 4½ years in federal prison for having oxycodone mailed from Florida to Maine for nine months in 2008.

Montville race honors old-school sledding

By Christopher Cousins on Feb. 28, 2010, at 8:43 p.m.
If runner sledding were an Olympic competition, there are some folks from Maine who could be contenders.

Woman shares peaceful view of Afghanistan

By Christopher Cousins on Feb. 28, 2010, at 8:38 p.m.
PITTSFIELD | Asked whether Afghanistan could ever see true peace, Mary MacMakin had a surprising answer.
Tomasz Herzog, left, of Presque Isle, has his head painted to resemble Neptune by Kevin McCartney, one of the organizers of Planet Head Day at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. The fourth annual Planet Head Day was held on Saturday to increase awareness of NASA's mission to Pluto and to garner money for the nonprofit Caring Area Neighbors for Cancer Education and Recovery (C.A.N.C.E.R,) , which provides support to families and individuals dealing with cancer. As part of the event, participants donned theatrical bald caps or had their hair shaved off and then had their heads painted to look like planets, moons, asteroids and comets. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JEN LYNDS

Painted heads raise money to fight cancer

By Jen Lynds on Feb. 28, 2010, at 8:28 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE | Early Saturday afternoon, Sister Mary Kelley, her hair shorn and her bald head revealed, sat down at a paint-spattered table inside the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Gentile Hall.

What Happened To Sarah Rogers?

By LostNMissing on Feb. 28, 2010, at 8:23 p.m.
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Representing himself and five other local farmers, Bob Perol of Diversity Farm in Troy, Maine answeres questions from Susan Wishkoski (cq),left, of Bangor during the food food fair at Congregation Beth El in Bangor Sunday afternoon, February 28, 2010. The Maine Council of Churches and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association continue to sponsor fairs like these where people can learn and contribute to community sustainable agriculture.  BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS

Agriculture fair brings customers to farmers

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 28, 2010, at 8:19 p.m.
BANGOR | A Glenburn couple Sunday found exactly what they were looking for — a local farm growing organic vegetables where animals are not killed for food.

State tackles worker misclassification

By Mal Leary on Feb. 28, 2010, at 8:16 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The Governor’s Task Force on Employee Misclassification has concluded that the state is losing tax revenue as the result of workers being misclassified as independent contractors and that some employers are paying more in unemployment taxes because of misclassification.