Archive for January, 2011


Jan. 31, 2011, Local Sports Results

on Jan. 31, 2011, at 11:41 p.m.
TUESDAY’S GAMES COLLEGE Men’s Basketball Maine at Boston Univ., 7:30 p.m. SMCC at Northern Essex CC, 8 p.m. Southern Maine at Colby, 7:30 p.m. Thomas at Bowdoin, 7 p.m. UM-Machias at University of New Brunswick-St. John, 7 p.m. Women’s Basketball Boston University at Maine, 7 p.m. Bowdoin at UM-Farmington, 7 …

Husson men defeat Thomas

on Jan. 31, 2011, at 11:37 p.m.
WATERVILLE — Josh Jones led five Husson University players in double figures with 28 points as the Eagles defeated the Thomas College Terriers 94-87 in men’s basketball action Monday night. Daeshawn McMorrin posted 18 points and Jay Uhrin 17 for the Eagles. Brad Libby and Marc Zaharchuk added 12 points …

Bangor police chase ends with spike mats

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 31, 2011, at 11:27 p.m.
BANGOR — Though the incident itself lasted less than five minutes, a police chase through Bangor and Brewer resulted in several charges for a motorist from the South Portland area Monday night. The incident began when Bangor police tried to stop Phillip Hudson, 41, for a red light violation near …

Man faces second OUI charge in 8 days

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 31, 2011, at 11:23 p.m.
Brewer police arrested a local man on a drunken driving charge for the second time in eight days Saturday afternoon after receiving a tip from Bangor police that he had just left a business on Union Street in Bangor in a green GMC pickup truck and that he likely was …


By George Danby on Jan. 31, 2011, at 11:10 p.m.

Bangor man arrested after high-speed chase through Old Town

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 31, 2011, at 10:56 p.m.
Old Town police arrested a Bangor man early Sunday morning after a pursuit through Old Town and Orono that reportedly reached speeds of 80 mph. The chase ended abruptly when the motorist lost control of his pickup and struck a utility pole, snapping it, Old Town …

Orono prepares to name new town manager

By Eric Russell on Jan. 31, 2011, at 10:52 p.m.
Town councilors are prepared to sign a three-year contract with Sophie Wilson to be the next town manager. Orono councilors voted Monday to authorize Chairman Geoff Gordon to deliver the contract this week to Wilson, who is expected to sign and begin her new job April 1. …

Tool spark cause of garage fire in Milford

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 31, 2011, at 10:46 p.m.
A fire that caused extensive damage to a Bullen Street machine shop and most of its contents early Saturday afternoon was deemed accidental, a local fire official confirmed Monday. Milford Fire Chief Chris Matson said the fire was caused by a spark from cutting torches that owner …

Dedham, Orrington approve school consolidation plan

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 31, 2011, at 10:43 p.m.
Residents in Orrington and nearby Dedham resoundingly endorsed a school consolidation plan that maintains local control and high school choice and also saves money. Orrington residents voted 131-11 to support the consolidation, and Dedham’s vote was 88-4, according to unofficial election results provided by the Orrington town …

Lincoln panel to review recreation center design

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 31, 2011, at 10:23 p.m.
A very preliminary design for a recreation center to be located on land off Route 6 tops out at about $7 million and will be reviewed by a Town Council committee next week, officials said Monday. The center probably won’t be built as designed, Town Manager Lisa …

St. David man in court on marijuana charge

on Jan. 31, 2011, at 10:14 p.m.
BANGOR | A St. David man made his first appearance Monday in U.S. District Court on drug charges. Paul Corbin, 53, was arrested late Friday and charged with the federal crime of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. He has been detained temporarily at the Penobscot County Jail in …
Linda Godfrey of Eastport spoke before the Joint Standing Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform on Monday at the University of Maine at Machias Performing Arts Center. "Maine needs to move from 50th (as a business-friendly state) to 15th, then fifth, to number one," Godfrey said. "We need a vision and a plan." The public hearing was held to gather input on how the state can improve Maine's business climate and facilitate job creation.

Down East residents to LePage: Keep laws, but fix the process

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Jan. 31, 2011, at 9:52 p.m.
MACHIAS | Down East residents sent a clear message to Gov. Paul LePage on Monday: Keep environmental protections in place, and do not water them down by adopting federal standards, but ease the cumbersome permitting process that often hampers development and growth. More than 130 people attended a remote …
Phil Torrey (center), captain of the Master Simon, talks to Joe Sargent (from left), Spencer Joyce and Shauna Wheeler in July 2010 about the lobster boat collision he was involved in near Pond Island which left fellow Winter Harbor fisherman Frank Jordan, 71, dead and Jordan's boat, the Linda Diane, sunk.

Coast Guard: no decision yet in fatal boat collision

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 31, 2011, at 9:45 p.m.
WINTER HARBOR | Seven months after a boat collision off Winter Harbor resulted in the death of a local lobster fisherman, the Coast Guard still has not decided whether it might take punitive action in the case. Lt. Kevin Beck of U.S. Coast Guard Northern New England in Portland …

Bangor hockey rally sinks Waterville

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 31, 2011, at 9:44 p.m.
WATERVILLE — The Bangor High School Rams and Waterville Purple Panthers were trying to get back on track Monday night at Colby College’s Alfond Arena. Bangor had lost five of its last seven hockey games and Waterville had dropped five of six. Bangor spotted Waterville a 2-0 lead before roaring …

McCabe resigns Husson field hockey post

on Jan. 31, 2011, at 9:43 p.m.
Katie (Flaherty) McCabe, who directed the Husson University field hockey program to back-to-back North Atlantic Conference titles in 2009 and 2010, will relinquish the position. McCabe, who directed the Eagles to a combined 19-13 record (11-5 NAC) during her tenure, cited family concerns for her decision. “I have had the …
Barry Ellis of Parkman, a rural carrier for the Sangerville post office, placed his last letters in their appropriate slots Friday. Ellis, who has worked as a rural carrier for 21 years, retired effective Friday.

Sangerville mail carrier retiring after 21 years

By Diana Bowley on Jan. 31, 2011, at 9:34 p.m.
Sangerville rural postal carrier Barry Ellis had turned to retrieve a package from his back seat one minute, and the next minute, he was eyeballing a pigmy goat. “The goat had hopped onto the hood of my car and was looking at me through my windshield,” Ellis …

Treat Bangor basketball teams equally

on Jan. 31, 2011, at 9:31 p.m.
On Wednesday, the sports report noted the recent wins by the Bangor Rams basketball teams over the Lewiston Blue Devils. There is no “I” in teams, but there is an “s”. I find it discouraging and poor reporting to note only one team’s win. The front page of the sports …

Vigue says merger, oil rebound bode well for Cianbro

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 31, 2011, at 9:29 p.m.
PITTSFIELD | The rising price of crude oil means different things to different people, but to Cianbro Corp., it could mean good times are on the horizon. With its acquisition of Illinois-based STARCON International Inc. in December, Cianbro deepened its plunge into the petrochemical world, which has been an …
Randall Hofland of Searsport rubs his eyes as Justice Jeffrey Hjelm reads the dozens charges pending against him before opening arguments in his trial at Waldo County Superior Curt on Jan. 7.

Doctor says Hofland suffers delusions

By Abigail Curtis on Jan. 31, 2011, at 9:24 p.m.
BELFAST | A doctor testified Monday that Randall Hofland was delusional when he took a Stockton Springs Elementary School classroom hostage at gunpoint in October 2008. The 57-year-old Searsport man was convicted Friday of 38 criminal counts of kidnapping, criminal threatening and burglary by the same jury now tasked …
Andy Cardinale, dispatcher at Waldo County Regional Communications Center, poses in front of the bank of computers he uses when emergency 911 and other calls come in.

Program seeks friendly callers

By Abigail Curtis on Jan. 31, 2011, at 9:22 p.m.
BELFAST | Five years ago, the life of an elderly Waldo County woman was saved because of a 911 call that wasn’t made. The woman was part of the Waldo County Regional Communications Center’s Friendly Caller program. Because she lived alone, she signed up to call the center every …