Archive for June, 2010


Hampden edges Orono-Veazie

on June 30, 2010, at 11:43 p.m.
    ORONO — Billy Campbell pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up one run on seven hits with seven strikeouts, as Hampden topped Orono-Veazie 3-1 in a District 3 Little League all-star baseball game for ages 11-12 Wednesday. Campbell also doubled and singled for Hampden. Jordan Dysart chipped in with an …

Carter, Crowley help rally Acadians past Lincoln in 11th

Bangor Daily News on June 30, 2010, at 11:26 p.m.
    BLUE HILL — Jordan Carter hit a two-out single in the bottom of the 11th inning to drive in Mike Crowley and lift the Acadians to a 4-3 American Legion baseball victory over …

Somerset County committee votes to delay budget

By Christopher Cousins on June 30, 2010, at 11:26 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN | Passage of the 2011 Somerset County budget will wait at least another month, despite the fact the new fiscal year begins today. Members of the county budget committee voted 7-1 to table the budget until at least July 28 after more than three hours of debate Wednesday …
Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer. Wednesday, June 30, 2010.  Mark Stevens splashes out of the greenside bunker on the 6th hole in the Final Round of the Portland-Maine Open Golf Tournament at Riverside Golf Course North. He tied for second with Robert Roylance, one stroke behind winner, Dustin Cone.

Cone gets Maine Open win after battle with jitters

By on June 30, 2010, at 11:18 p.m.
   PORTLAND — Dustin Cone of Bennington, Vt., held a two-stroke lead entering Wednesday’s final round of the Charlie’s Portland Maine Open, but he still had the …

Pot pipes lead to possession charges in Brewer

on June 30, 2010, at 10:44 p.m.
Though lighting up a pot pipe while driving isn’t a good idea, it’s an even worse idea when the driver of the vehicle in the next lane is a police officer. That was the lesson that two Winterport residents learned Wednesday evening after they were pulled over on Wilson Street …

Moose In Baxter State Park

By BradViles on June 30, 2010, at 10:34 p.m.
A huge moose in Sandy Stream Pond.

Belfast votes to buy rights to proposed rail trail

By Abigail Curtis on June 30, 2010, at 9:38 p.m.
The city is a big step closer to getting its pedestrian-friendly “rails and trails” project up and running. At Tuesday night’s special City Council meeting, councilors voted 4-1 to purchase the right-of-way along approximately 3 miles of the old Belfast & Moosehead Lake rail corridor. Lewis Baker …
Aaron Ortiz of Orrington, a John Bapst Memorial High School junior, was elected the Boys State governor last week. photographed in the Bangor Daily News studio. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)

Students from Hampden Academy, John Bapst elected as Dirigo governors

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 30, 2010, at 9:08 p.m.
BANGOR | Two high school students — a girl from Hampden Academy and a boy from John Bapst Memorial High School — have been elected as Dirigo governors of Boy State and Girls State. Molly Jones, 17, of Hampden was elected at the 64th annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls …

First Fish

By Fredst3 on June 30, 2010, at 8:59 p.m.
Caught at the Conservation Club in Brewer. A great place to take kids and teach them about the fundamentals of fishing.

Acadia Panoramas

By BradViles on June 30, 2010, at 8:56 p.m.
Acadia Panoramas

Police: Speed played part in deadly car crash

By Abigail Curtis on June 30, 2010, at 8:55 p.m.
NORTHPORT | A Stockton Springs man was killed Tuesday night in a single-car crash on Route 52, which police officials are attributing in part to speed. Scott Riley, 35, died at the scene of the crash, Chief Deputy Robert Keating of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday morning. …

Ellsworth woman helps ‘hero’ replace lost iPod

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 30, 2010, at 8:52 p.m.
BANGOR | After hearing that a local man lost his iPod chasing a suspect who snatched a women’s purse as she left a convenience store Sunday night, an Ellsworth woman decided to help set up a bank account for donations to replace the device. “It’s wonderful that someone stepped …

COA to rebuild destroyed field station on remote island

By Bill Trotter on June 30, 2010, at 8:49 p.m.
BAR HARBOR | Life for humans on a 3-acre rocky ledge 25 miles out in the ocean can never really be called normal, but officials and students at College of the Atlantic are hoping their seasonal activity on the remote, treeless outcropping soon will resume as it has for …

Man, 54, involved in standoff sentenced to serve 120 days

By Diana Bowley on June 30, 2010, at 8:47 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | A Greenville man who was involved in an armed standoff on Aug. 28, 2008, at Indian Hill Trading Post Supermarket in Greenville was sentenced Wednesday in Piscataquis County Superior Court. Lonnie Gould, 54, was sentenced to seven years in prison with all but 120 days suspended for …

More Katahdin

By BradViles on June 30, 2010, at 8:36 p.m.
More Katahdin

Police say be wary of rogue meat sellers

By Heather Steeves on June 30, 2010, at 8:27 p.m.
ROCKLAND | The Police Department is warning midcoast residents to turn away unauthorized door-to-door meat salespeople this summer.

Insurance office opening in Lincoln

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 30, 2010, at 8:25 p.m.
Eric Burpee looked at several locations, but in the end just couldn’t resist opening his State Farm Insurance and Financial Services office on West Broadway. “It’s the only town [in Penobscot County] north of Bangor that has grown in the last 10 years, albeit in a very …
HOULTON: Mourners gather outside Dunn Funeral Home in Houlton after funeral services for Jesse Ryan, 10. Ryan, his father, Jeffrey Ryan, 55, and the elder Ryan?s close friend, 30-year-old Jason Dehahn of Amity, were found stabbed to death inside Jeffrey Ryan?s U.S. Route 1 mobile home in Amity last Wednesday evening. Cars lined both side of the street for Ryan's more than hour long funeral, which was attended by about 60 people. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JEN LYNDS

10-year-old victim of Amity triple homicide laid to rest

By Jen Lynds on June 30, 2010, at 8:21 p.m.
HOULTON | As the 10-year-old victim of a triple homicide in Amity last week was laid to rest Wednesday, Maine State Police continue to sift through evidence recovered from a vehicle …

Collins, Snowe roles key in jobs, energy bills

By Kevin Miller on June 30, 2010, at 8:13 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The political spotlight is once again focused on Maine’s two U.S. senators as Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill grapple with a host of contentious issues during a pivotal …

Legislators question state’s cybersecurity after website hacked

By Mal Leary on June 30, 2010, at 8:09 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Last week a hacker or hackers placed malicious links in the software that operates the legislative website that allows the public to track legislation, and legislative leaders Wednesday directed that the security of all other legislative websites be reviewed and security upgraded. “There are culprits and criminals …