Archive for September, 2010


Konerko hits slam, White Sox foil Lester, Boston

The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2010, at 11:56 p.m.
Domtar's Baileyville mill shut down Tuesday, May 5, 2009. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)  (WEB EDITION PHOTO)

Domtar pulp plant sold to Hong Kong investors

By and wire on Sept. 30, 2010, at 11:48 p.m.
The Canada-based Domtar sold the mill to International Grand Investment so it could focus on softwood pulp manufacturing.

Belfast health center joins Bangor firm

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 30, 2010, at 11:45 p.m.
The medical practitioners at Seaport Family Practice say they have been expanding their services to better care for the people of Waldo County …

Mass. man injured in Old Town crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 30, 2010, at 11:37 p.m.
A Massachusetts man was injured Wednesday in a two-car collision on Stillwater Avenue. Michael Dibiasio-White, 22, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor …

Dover-Foxcroft voters to act on amendments Nov. 2

By Diana Bowley on Sept. 30, 2010, at 11:34 p.m.
Selectmen voted Thursday during a special meeting to send proposed amendments to the town’s comprehensive plan and land use ordinance to voters on Nov. 2.

Lincoln resident to remove illegal boat launch

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 30, 2010, at 11:31 p.m.
A Cambolassee Pond resident will remove a recently installed gravel boat launch and re-establish a waterfront buffer zone the resident violated as part of an agreement that will …

Millinocket car dealer warns of letter scam

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 30, 2010, at 11:28 p.m.
Mike Murphy could tell almost immediately that it was a scam. He received on his fax machine Thursday a very official-sounding letter …
The hunting camp in Sangerville where Andrew and Dustin Giroux died Sunday. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

Still no ruling in deaths of father and son at Sangerville camp

By Diana Bowley on Sept. 30, 2010, at 11:23 p.m.
A ruling on the cause of a Saco father and son’s deaths at a Sangerville camp on Aug. 1 is still pending, according to the state medical examiner’s office.
Sheriff James Madore  (NEWS Photo byBeurmond Banville)

Ethics panel declines to probe campaign complaint against Aroostook sheriff

By Kevin Miller on Sept. 30, 2010, at 11:16 p.m.
The Maine Ethics Commission declined to investigate a campaign complaint against Aroostook County Sheriff James Madore on Thursday, saying the issue was outside of the …

Fishermen brainstorm scalloping solutions

By Heather Steeves on Sept. 30, 2010, at 11:13 p.m.
In an effort to brainstorm ideas about how to create a healthy, sustainable scallop industry on the midcoast, 15 fishermen met to discuss possible solutions …

Lubec festival panel plans Harvest Howl

on Sept. 30, 2010, at 11:10 p.m.
After nine successful years, the Lubec Fall Festival committee has retired and passed the baton to a new group of organizers.
Melanie Perry, bar supervisor of The Crow Bar at The Crow's Nest in Presque Isle, prepares a drink on Thursday, Sept. 30. The Crow?s Nest, a restaurant and event center on Maysville Street in Presque Isle, will offer casual dining with menu selections to cater to all tastes. Selections will include seafood, pastas, poultry and red meats, with an emphasis on minimizing salts, sugars and fats where possible.   A special children's menu will contain fresh, healthy foods that will still appeal to younger palates. It will open to diners on Oct. 6. (BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JEN LYNDS)

New PI restaurant to serve many tastes, needs

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 30, 2010, at 11:03 p.m.
Last fall, Jim Stacey entered the vast, cold shell that had been Slopes Northern Maine Restaurant and Brewing Co. What was then the largest restaurant and brewpub north of …

VA health care services expanding in The County

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 30, 2010, at 10:57 p.m.
A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pilot program in northern Maine will allow veterans in that region to receive greater access to health care closer to home.
In this photo taken in the summer of 2009, Criterion Theater House Manager Benjamin Smith changes lettering on the Bar Harbor theater's new marquee. The theater recently paid a $4,000 fine and signed a consent agreement with Bar Harbor officials over design elements in the reconstructed marquee that were added without the town's required approval. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BILL TROTTER

Marquee job for new Criterion manager: fundraising

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 30, 2010, at 10:50 p.m.
“We probably need to raise between $10,000 and $12,000 to get the doors open again.”

Towns consider holds on wind, cell towers

By Rich Hewitt on Sept. 30, 2010, at 10:47 p.m.
Two more towns in the Blue Hill Peninsula area are considering moratoriums on the construction of communication or wind towers.

2010 sets record for children dying in hot cars

The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2010, at 10:38 p.m.
This year of record temperatures has also set a record for the number of children dying in hot vehicles, according to a group that tracks such deaths. According to the Kansas-based organization …

Derek Jeter tries to get swing right for October

The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2010, at 10:36 p.m.

Snag holding up $14M in federal funds for Maine ports

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Sept. 30, 2010, at 10:31 p.m.
A permitting snag at one of three Maine ports is holding up a combined $14 million in federal stimulus funds awarded last February to upgrade the facilities.

Maine ethics board to investigate anti-Cutler site

By Kevin Miller on Sept. 30, 2010, at 10:13 p.m.
The Maine Ethics Commission plans to look into constitutional free speech issues surrounding an anonymous website assailing gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler before deciding …

Nurses’ contract expires at EMMC; picketing planned

By Meg Haskell on Sept. 30, 2010, at 10:02 p.m.
The contract between the hospital and its 850 nurses expired at midnight.