Archive for April, 2010

 

Car accident in Orneville kills one, leaves one in serious condition

By Diana Bowley on April 30, 2010, at 10:59 p.m.
ORNEVILLE, Maine — The vehicle a LaGrange man was riding in when he was killed Friday night flipped end over end several times, according to police.
Jay Robinson of Woodville poses with his English pointer, Katie, after a bird hunting trip. Katie ran off and disappeared from Robinson's home in February, but was returned to him in April.  PHOTO COURTESY OF JAY ROBINSON

Dad’s dog points way

By John Holyoke on April 30, 2010, at 10:43 p.m.
For as long as he can remember, Jay Robinson of Woodville has owned dogs. Bird dogs, actually. English pointers, specifically.

Searching on the smelt rocks

By Tom Hennessey on April 30, 2010, at 10:41 p.m.
It seems that in following the signs posted by this early and erratic spring, I took a wrong turn somewhere.

For Black Bears, academic success a priority

By Pete Warner on April 30, 2010, at 10:36 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Student-athletes at the University of Maine face challenges not only on the field of play but in the classroom.

Organizers ramp up fundraising for Aug. tourney

By on April 30, 2010, at 10:34 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Since coming to Bangor in 2002, the Senior League World Series has been a hit not for just the city of Bangor, but throughout eastern Maine.

NCAA monitors UMaine athletes’ progress

By Pete Warner on April 30, 2010, at 10:32 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The NCAA is the governing body for intercollegiate athletics in the U.S.

No. 1 Eagles to play for NAC crown

By on April 30, 2010, at 10:31 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Other than a slight defensive lapse in their second game of the day, things went almost perfectly for the Husson University Eagles as they won both games on the first day of the North Atlantic Conference softball tournament.

Bears land Scottish recruit

By on April 30, 2010, at 10:27 p.m.
The University of Maine men's basketball team has imported a 6-foot-7 power forward all the way from Falkirk, Scotland.

Trask, Hanscom help lead Lynx past John Bapst

By on April 30, 2010, at 10:25 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — With two of Eastern Maine Class B's top pitchers in Mattanawcook's Tayla Trask and Laura Jordan of John Bapst going at it Friday, the vibe in the blustery air at the Union Street Complex was that the first team to score would likely win.

Niagara scholarship falls into Daley’s hands

By on April 30, 2010, at 10:24 p.m.
From the time she picked up a softball, Tashia Daley aspired to be a Division I pitcher.
Bangor's Lonnie Hackett gets a faceful of dirt but slides into third base safely as Mt Blue's third baseman Andy Vining can't get a handle on the ball in the first inning of their game in Bangor, Friday, April 30, 2010.   BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY MICHAEL C. YORK

Savage shuts down Mt. Blue

By on April 30, 2010, at 10:21 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Kyle Savage doesn't blow away batters with his fastball, but opponents have been unable to solve the Bangor righthander so far this spring.

Farmer Labor Gubernatorial Forum on tap today

By Dawn Gagnon on April 30, 2010, at 10:09 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — The Eastern Maine Labor Council and Food AND Medicine are teaming up to present a Farmer Labor Gubernatorial Forum today at the council's Solidarity Center at 20 Ivers St.

New MDI business group meets

By Bill Trotter on April 30, 2010, at 10:07 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Networking, civic engagement and maybe enjoying a beer or two.

New NE fishing rules stir up uncertainty

The Associated Press on April 30, 2010, at 10:05 p.m.
BOSTON — New England's centuries-old fishing industry changes dramatically Saturday under new rules that promise autonomy for fishermen and better protection for fish but so far have inspired a lot of uncertainty.
Robinson Cortes (cq) (right)  gets ready to catch his brother Alex Cortes (top left) after releasing fellow trapeze artist Gemma Kirby during their "passing leap" maneuver of the Flying Cortes Family's trapeze performance of Friday afternoon's Anah Shrine Circus show at Bangor Auditorium. The 47th Annual Anah Shrine Circus runs April 30, May 1 and May 2 in Bangor.   BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS

47th annual Shrine Circus opens in Bangor

By Dawn Gagnon on April 30, 2010, at 9:56 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Though he's only 2 years old, Noah Bryden of Bangor already had made his second visit to the Anah Shrine Circus, which on Friday started its three-day run at the Bangor Auditorium.
Desi Dodd, left, and Dakota Walker, center, remove weeds from the student garden at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast on Thursday April 29, 2010. The Garden Project at the school aims to grow flowers, vegetables and herbs while teaching area youngsters about science and nutrition. Desi said her favorite part of working in the garden is "just being outside."  BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT

Belfast students learn about gardening

By Abigail Curtis on April 30, 2010, at 9:49 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — A sudden hailstorm meant the kids pulling dandelions and witch grass at the Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project on Thursday afternoon were due for an unscheduled break.

Katahdin region seeks community grant

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 30, 2010, at 9:47 p.m.
EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — Jason Bird feels like he’s off to a good start. Since becoming the Katahdin region’s part-time community and business development specialist in February, the 26-year-old Eastern Maine Development Corp. worker has met with more than 30 regional entrepreneurs and worked to help them improve or prepare …

Civil Rights Team Project conference to be held in Augusta on Monday

By Diana Bowley on April 30, 2010, at 9:44 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Civil rights teams in 240 Maine schools are doing their part to stem bullying, or peer-to-peer aggression, through education, thanks to the Civil Rights Team Project offered through the Maine Attorney General’s Office.

Brewer’s bond rating improves

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 30, 2010, at 9:41 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — The city's finance director said she was nervous about a recent surveillance review of the city’s bond rating, but apparently she had nothing to worry about after hearing this week that the city's bond rate actually improved by two levels.

Price of gas starts annual ascent

By Rich Hewitt on April 30, 2010, at 9:34 p.m.
The price of gasoline has started its annual creep upward throughout the state.
 
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