Archive for July, 2010

People wait for a bus to depart the Delamater Inn to go to Chelsea Clinton's and Marc Mezvinsky's wedding  in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on Saturday, July 31, 2010.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Chelsea Clinton weds at New York estate

The Associated Press on July 31, 2010, at 8:01 p.m.
Chelsea Clinton married her longtime boyfriend Saturday night at an estate along New York’s Hudson River.
Stunt bicyclist Mike Steidley jumps his mountain bike over Michael Noddin, 11, of East Millinocket on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at the Bangor State Fair. Steidley, 28, of North Haven, Conn., has won eight national mountain biking championships. He will demonstrate his skills at 5 and 9 p.m. daily through Tuesday in the Bangor Auditorium.              (Bangor Daily News/Judy Harrison)

Cycle stunts wow fair-goers

By Judy Harrison on July 31, 2010, at 7:14 p.m.
Michael Noddin can do bunny hops on the back wheel of his bicycle at home in East Millinocket, but the 11-year-old had never seen the kinds of stunts Mike Steidley performed …

Annual paranormal fair draws 2,500 to Fort Knox

By Heather Steeves on July 31, 2010, at 7:08 p.m.
Psychics, exorcists, healers and about 2,500 people curious about the paranormal gathered at Fort Knox this weekend to discuss UFOs, past lives, ghost hunting and more at the Paranormal and Psychic Faire.

Jonesport graveside ceremony honors Civil War hero

By Sharon Kiley Mack on July 31, 2010, at 6:47 p.m.
A former sea captain who lay in his unmarked grave next to his beloved wife for 86 years was honored Saturday as a Civil War hero. Taps was played, prayers and speeches were …

One still in hospital after crash on MDI

By Bill Trotter on July 31, 2010, at 6:44 p.m.
Police are investigating a single-vehicle accident early Saturday morning that resulted in two people being hospitalized …

This is only a test: Civil Air Patrol uses hurricane to hone readiness

By Judy Harrison on July 31, 2010, at 6:40 p.m.
The scene: A huge hurricane that has been churning for days in the Atlantic Ocean is bearing down on the Northeast. Its heavy rains and high winds already are wreaking havoc …

Pelletier’s Restaurant

By LindaPelchat on July 31, 2010, at 6:26 p.m.

Brianna Pelchat of NH enjoying a ride at the northern maine fair fair with her uncle Kiirk Lilley of P.I.

By LindaPelchat on July 31, 2010, at 6:19 p.m.

2010 Northern Maine Fair

By LindaPelchat on July 31, 2010, at 6:11 p.m.
Ricky Palmer, 18, (left) of Winterport watches as Nick Adams, 16, of Frankfort jumps off a ledge at the Mt. Waldo Quarry on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, a popular swimming hole where a woman died Saturday. Amy Willey, 39, of Bucksport was killed when she jumped from a similar ledge and failed to resurface. "I hope they don't shut it down," Adams said in between jumps Sunday. "We swim up here all the time, all summer." (Bangor Daily News/Bridget Brown)

Bucksport woman dies at popular Frankfort quarry

By Heather Steeves on July 31, 2010, at 5:34 p.m.
A 39-year-old Bucksport woman died Saturday when she jumped into the water at the Mount Waldo Quarry and never resurfaced, according to police.
A truck lies on its side after crashing and spilling its load of herring all over everywhere on Route 189 in Whiting, Maine, on Saturday morning. (Photo courtesy of Robin McPhail)

Truck overturns in Whiting, spills load of herring

By Sharon Kiley Mack on July 31, 2010, at 4:02 p.m.
A truck carrying herring overturned on a sharp curve near the intersection of Routes 189 and 1 in Whiting early Saturday, spilling its cargo and injuring the driver.
Using traditional blacksmithing techniques Herman Martin (left) of Laconia, New Hampshire, fashions a simple S-hook. Martin got a quick smithing lesson from Eugene Katsman, a blacksmith who set up his forge at the Northern Maine Fair this weekend to demonstrate the art of traditional metal work. (BANGOR DAILY NEWS photo by Julia Bayly)

Keeping tradition alive at PI fair

By Julia Bayly on July 31, 2010, at 3:55 p.m.
In the 19th century Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote of the “smith, a mighty man is he,” working under a spreading chestnut tree.

Scientists search for invasive marine species

The Associated Press on July 31, 2010, at 3:39 p.m.
PORTLAND | A team of 25 scientists surveying piers, docks and coves on the region’s coast for invasive pests is documenting the growing problem of sea squirts as well as a newcomer, red …

Blaze destroys Lincoln garage

By Judy Harrison on July 31, 2010, at 3:36 p.m.
A Lee Road garage, large enough to hold a pulp truck, was destroyed Saturday afternoon by fire.

St. Croix nears goal to restore firehouse

By Sharon Kiley Mack on July 31, 2010, at 2:28 p.m.
It takes a lot of hot dog sales, yard sales, bowlathons and road tolls to raise half a million dollars, but Dick Barnard is unwavering in his goal to restore the St. Croix No. 1 …

Ripley man jailed after standoff Friday in Dexter

By Judy Harrison on July 31, 2010, at 2:24 p.m.
A Ripley man was arrested Friday night after a standoff with local, county and state law enforcement officials.

Computer recycling at the Challenger Center, Bangor

Bangor Daily News on July 31, 2010, at 2:16 p.m.
Residents from the Greater Bangor region brought hundreds and hundreds of unwanted computer and other electronic equipment to the Challenger Center, where the equipment was packed and shipped to a …

Raye’s Mustard to be featured on The Cooking Channel

on July 31, 2010, at 1:48 p.m.

Resort company buys historic Bar Harbor inn

By Bill Trotter on July 31, 2010, at 1:25 p.m.
A well-known inn property has been bought out of bankruptcy by an international resort company with local holdings.

Noncitizen voting proposal still alive in Portland

The Associated Press on July 31, 2010, at 1 p.m.
An effort to give voting rights to noncitizens in Maine’s largest city came up short. But that’s not the final word. Backers have another 10 days under state law to come up …