Archive for October, 2010

 
John Bapst High School's Mark Dieuveuil (right) is tackled by Rockland High School's Dan Stone during the first quarter of their Eastern Maine Class C quarterfinal game in Bangor Saturday. John Bapst won 31-0. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

John Bapst rolls, to face MCI in semifinal

BDN staff reports on Oct. 31, 2010, at 11:44 p.m.
Jing Zhang, director of the Bangor Chinese School, discusses foreign language teaching techniques during the the Maine Chinese Language Conference at the Dyke Center of Family Business at Husson University in Bangor Friday. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)

Chinese culture focus of Husson talks

By Macey Hall on Oct. 31, 2010, at 11:21 p.m.
The president of the Bangor Chinese School said Friday that Maine and other states have an “economic need” to foster educational, business and cultural ties with China.

Storybank to feature nontraditional students

on Oct. 31, 2010, at 11:15 p.m.
The creation of a storybank of students’ life stories will be part of activities this week to recognize nontraditional students at the University of Maine.

Oct. 30-31, 2010, Local Sports Results

on Oct. 31, 2010, at 11:11 p.m.

Thousands get a good scare at Fright at the Fort

By Eric Russell on Oct. 31, 2010, at 11:07 p.m.
Even in broad daylight, an abandoned fort is spooky. History lives in the charred walls. Dark corners are everywhere.

Resources to help seniors in need

By Russ Van Arsdale Executive director Northeast Contact on Oct. 31, 2010, at 10:51 p.m.
Depending on whose statistics you believe, the Great Recession is over. Or it’s about to be over. Or it’s winding down and the recovery isn’t far off.
Sharon Foster (left), the school nurse at the SAD 4, gives pain medication to Meagan Weeks an 11th-grader at the Piscataquis Community High School on Tuesday, October 26, 2010.   Foster received the School Nurse of the Year award in 2010.  She has been working at the school for  years and was nominated for the award by her colleagues. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

Dexter woman named School Nurse of the Year

By Diana Bowley on Oct. 31, 2010, at 10:28 p.m.
Paisley Hays, 9, was rather pale and shaky when she left her Piscataquis Community Middle School classroom on a recent day to visit the school nurse.

Frenchville ATV crash under investigation

on Oct. 31, 2010, at 10:26 p.m.
An all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday afternoon involving two people is under investigation by members of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department.

My planet contains ramekins

By Sarah Smiley on Oct. 31, 2010, at 10:10 p.m.
I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: My military husband was trained for war and managing people who all have the same haircut.

$4.5M lab ‘huge boon’ for MDI

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 31, 2010, at 10:07 p.m.
Growth, for both a local research lab and human tissue, was the goal in mind Friday morning when officials ceremonially broke ground on a new building next to Frenchman …

Swan’s Island man injured in explosion

By Eric Russell on Oct. 31, 2010, at 10:01 p.m.
A resident of this island in Hancock County suffered serious burns to his face Saturday when a paint canister exploded.…

Giants on brink of Series crown after Game 4 win

By RONALD BLUM on Oct. 31, 2010, at 10 p.m.
This pestle-like tool was found along the shores of Portage Lake near  
Indian Point and could indicate a thriving native population dating  
back hundreds of years.  PHOTO SPECIAL TO THE BANGOR DAILY NEWS BY JULIA BAYLY

Portage Lake axes indicate trade link

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 31, 2010, at 9:51 p.m.
Every object passing through a person’s hands has a story to tell. Sometimes those stories are centuries in the making and take years to tell themselves. Just ask Jim Dumond …
PHOTO CREDIT: MDIF&W Public Relations Rep Travis Barrett; BRP 7: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists, who became licensed pesticide applicators, prepare pumps and hoses for infusion of liquid rotenone into the deep water pond.

Char, trout restored to remote pond

By Diana Bowley on Oct. 31, 2010, at 9:41 p.m.
TOWNSHIP 8 RANGE 10 | Sixteen Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists, with support from several organizations, recently did a weeklong reclamation project of Big Reed …

Maine women advance to America East final

BDN staff reports on Oct. 31, 2010, at 9:35 p.m.
NOAA's recent multi-beam sonar scans produced this image of a charted wreck on the floor of Broad Cove off Eastport. NOAA personnel gave the BDN a tour some of the underwater areas they are surveying in Cobscook Bay, including the site where this submerged boat was found. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS

NOAA mapping of Cobscook Bay nearly complete

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Oct. 31, 2010, at 9:16 p.m.
Matt Andring, 27, of Tennessee and Nick Forfinski, 32, of Washington will leave Eastport in about two weeks, but they said they absolutely plan to return someday.
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Final campaign weekend busy for gubernatorial hopefuls

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 31, 2010, at 8:25 p.m.
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Forbes, Fear, Fantasy, and Facts

on Oct. 31, 2010, at 8:19 p.m.
Snow clings to the petals of a black-eyed susan in a Bangor Park Sunday morning.  Much of the region received it's first snowfall of the season. Some areas had about two inches of snow on the ground by mid-morning. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

First Snow

on Oct. 31, 2010, at 8:16 p.m.
Snow clings to the petals of a black-eyed Susan in a Bangor park Sunday morning. Much of the region received its first snowfall of the season late Saturday and early Sunday, with some regions seeing about 2 two inches of snow on the ground by midmorning Sunday.

Huff: Series homer against hometown team ‘surreal’

By JAIME ARON on Oct. 31, 2010, at 8:10 p.m.