Archive for November, 2010


Robert E.L. Strider, former Colby College president, dies

on Nov. 30, 2010, at 11:36 p.m.
Robert Edward Lee Strider II, who led Colby College in Waterville from 1960 to 1979 as its 17th president, died Nov. 28 in Boston. He was 93.

Closed Palmyra school in town’s hands

By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 30, 2010, at 11:31 p.m.
Voters here will make major decisions about the future of the former Palmyra Consolidated School if selectmen vote today to hold a special town meeting on the issue.

Damage to sander causes concerns in Sangerville

By Diana Bowley on Nov. 30, 2010, at 11:28 p.m.
Selectmen were questioned by residents Tuesday about damage to the town’s road sanding unit and the subsequent purchase of a replacement sander at a cost of about $8,000 …
LEEWORKS4: Larry Ham Construction worker Jerry Dekeyser lines up a frame for sheetrocking on the second floor of Lee Academy?s main building on Wednesday. (Bangor Daily News/Nick Sambides Jr.)

Lee Academy rejects grant for energy renovations

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 30, 2010, at 10:55 p.m.
Lee Academy would have been among eight organizations to split $11.4 million in stimulus funds aimed at funding alternative energy upgrades, but changing federal regulations …

Rondo leads Celtics over Cavs

By TOM WITHERS on Nov. 30, 2010, at 10:55 p.m.
CLEVELAND — Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics weren’t even in the showers when an announcement stirred the few Cavaliers fans who stayed until the bitter end. “On Thursday night, the Cavs will host the Miami Heat,” the loudspeakers blared. Boooooooooo. Your turn, LeBron.Story continues below advertisement. Rondo scored a …

Recount upholds DA election

By Rich Hewitt on Nov. 30, 2010, at 10:52 p.m.
State election officials have confirmed Democrat Carletta M. Bassano as winner of the District Attorney District 7 race after a recount of ballots on Tuesday. Results of the …

2nd wind ordinance forum scheduled for Eastbrook

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 30, 2010, at 10:32 p.m.
After a few dozen residents stated Monday night that they had not been given ample opportunity to review a proposed wind farm ordinance …

Brewer police help distraught woman from bridge

on Nov. 30, 2010, at 10:24 p.m.
Brewer police and emergency medical personnel converged near the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge on Tuesday afternoon after receiving a call for help from family and friends of an unidentified woman whom …

LePage pledges reform to business group

By Mal Leary on Nov. 30, 2010, at 10:03 p.m.
Gov.–elect Paul LePage on Tuesday pledged that his administration will craft a proposal to remove barriers that have made it difficult to do business in Maine.
The USS Spruance  is seen during the christening ceremony on Saturday at Bath Iron Works.  The 9,200-ton Aegis destroyer bears the name of Raymond Spruance  who commanded a battle group with two of three U.S. aircraft carriers whose warplanes sank four Japanese carriers at the Battle of Midway, in World War II.  (AP Photo/Joel Page)

Korean tensions serve as reminder of naval shipbuilding importance

By Matt Wickenheiser on Nov. 30, 2010, at 9:58 p.m.
Just days after a North Korean artillery attack over a disputed military border killed four South Koreans and wounded 18 others, a U.S. aircraft carrier and its escorts were in the region for …

Liquid methane fuels plant in Brewer moves forward

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 30, 2010, at 9:55 p.m.
Maine Liquid Methane Fuels LLC and city officials say they have gone through nearly all the state and federal red tape required to establish the state’s first liquid methane fuels …

Rondo leads Celtics over Cavs

By TOM WITHERS on Nov. 30, 2010, at 9:50 p.m.
CLEVELAND — Rajon Rondo scored a season-high 23 points with 12 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to their fourth straight win, 106-87 on Tuesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who can now start concentrating on LeBron James’ upcoming visit. Rondo missed his first three shots before hitting 11 of …

Bowdoin women defeat USM

BDN staff and wire reports on Nov. 30, 2010, at 9:39 p.m.
BRUNSWICK — Katie Bergeron and Jill Henrikson registered 18 points apiece to propel Bowdoin College to a 63-51 women’s basketball victory over the University of Southern Maine Tuesday night. Alexa Barry chipped in with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the 3-1 Polar Bears. Lauren Rousseau scored 13 points to …
mugshot of Nancy Hardy Boles to go with a story slugged HARDYBOLES by Lynds

MDEA makes fourth arrest in methamphetamine case

By Jen Lynds on Nov. 30, 2010, at 9:26 p.m.
A 31-year-old local woman was arrested and charged Monday with aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine, according to Darrell Crandall, division commander of the Maine Drug …

Gray paces No. 5 Duke to win over James Madison

The Associated Press on Nov. 30, 2010, at 9:05 p.m.
Duke 75, James Madison 58 HARRISONBURG, Va. — Chelsea Gray scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures and No. 5 Duke survived an early surge by James Madison for a 75-58 win Tuesday night. Karima Christmas and Krystal Thomas added 14 points for the Blue Devils (7-0), …

Pot backers seek support from state Legislature

By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 30, 2010, at 8:56 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A group of residents angry with the Legislature’s latest changes to the state’s medical marijuana law are planning a quiet but concerted effort today to persuade the new crop of lawmakers in Augusta to make changes. According to Cynthia Rosen of Washington, the residents are seeking either …

UMaine women’s basketball capsule

on Nov. 30, 2010, at 8:56 p.m.
MAINE vs. KANSAS Time, site: Wednesday, 8 p.m.; Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kan. Records: Maine 1-4, Kansas 6-0 Series, last meeting: 1st meetingStory continues below advertisement. Key players: Maine — 5-11 G Amber Smith (13.8 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.6 spg), 6-1 F Samantha Wheeler (12.8 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.0 apg, 2.0 …
Ground level plan of the proposed arena for Bangor.

Bangor could borrow at least $54M for arena

By Eric Russell on Nov. 30, 2010, at 8:51 p.m.
Using conservative 30-year projections of the city’s main funding source for a new arena complex, Bangor could support a $54 million project if no other funding sources were …

Friends of Lincoln Lakes attempts to stall First Wind project with finances inquiry

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 30, 2010, at 8:40 p.m.
Friends of Lincoln Lakes appeals to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in its latest attempt to thwart the Rollins Mountain industrial wind project.

Group fills record number of shoe boxes for kids

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 30, 2010, at 8:37 p.m.
ORRINGTON | People from all over the region have packed shoe boxes with soaps, shampoos, school supplies and maybe clothing or a small toy and sent them through Operation Christmas Child to …