Archive for April, 2011


Bruins roll by Flyers in series opener

The Associated Press on April 30, 2011, at 10:43 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — Uh oh, Boston has another series lead over the Flyers. The Bruins are counting on a few new faces to keep this one for good. David Krejci and Brad Marchand each scored two goals, and the Bruins took out their frustration from one of the great collapses in …

Tired Puppy !!!!

on April 30, 2011, at 8:20 p.m.
I have a very tired pup tonight from another fruitless fishing effort today. But I did manage to snag a mess of fiddleheads for supper.
Chief Troy Morton of the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department discards unused prescription medications as part of the National Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Bangor's Cascade Park. Coordinated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the program offers the opportunity to safely disgard of unused or unwanted prescription drugs, which will then be incinerated. Due to the convenient location, Morton received a steady flow of drop-offs throughout the morning. "It's like a McDonald's drive-through," Morton said, "you can just pull in and out."

Mainers expected to turn in tons of unused drugs at 150 sites

By Meg Haskell on April 30, 2011, at 7:27 p.m.
Law enforcement agencies staffed more than 150 drug take-back sites around the state on Saturday, collecting tons — literally — of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. The four-hour event marked National Take-Back Day, an effort coordinated by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and aimed at encouraging Americans to dispose of …

Orrington man arrested in standoff

By Meg Haskell on April 30, 2011, at 7:19 p.m.
An armed standoff kept special law enforcement teams overnight at a Johnson Mill Road residence on Thursday night. According to Sgt. Roy Peary of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department, public safety dispatchers received a call at about 8 p.m. Thursday from a female homeowner who stated that …

Brookfield extends some health care benefits for Katahdin workers

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 30, 2011, at 7:01 p.m.
EAST MILLINOCKET | Union workers at the Main Street paper mill will get 30 more days of health care coverage under a closure agreement set Saturday by mill owner Brookfield Asset Management and union representatives. United Steelworkers Union representative Duane Lugdon announced the agreement between management and the mill’s …
Billy Bissell of Brewer (center), is congratulated by his teammates after hitting a two-run home run in a Class A baseball victory over Bangor at Heddericg Field in Brewer in 2009.

Brewer’s Bissell earns player of year honors

on April 30, 2011, at 6:55 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Brewer High School standout and current Gallaudet University freshman outfielder Billy Bissell has been named North Eastern Athletic Conference west division baseball player of the year and a first-team NEAC all-star. Bissell, a 2009 Brewer High School graduate, rebounded from a season-ending knee injury in 2010 …
Avalanche concert goers rock out to the heavy metals sounds of Halestorm along the Bangor waterfront on Saturday.

Bumstock kicks off Avalanche on Waterfront; Stone Temple Pilots rolling into Bangor

By Andrew Neff on April 30, 2011, at 6:34 p.m.
Attendance mimicked the weather Saturday as an all-day music festival concert kicked off the 2011 Waterfront Concerts series at the Bangor Waterfront Pavilion. The crowd numbered in the high hundreds under cloudy, gray skies and steady breezes as music started to blare from the secondary sound stage …
Wild turkeys search for food in a field in Levant.

Maine guide shows clients tricks of the trade for hunting wild turkey

By Terry Karkos, Sun Journal on April 30, 2011, at 6:18 p.m.
NEW GLOUCESTER | Standing on the edge of a large grassy field and honeysuckle thicket, master wild turkey caller Rob Cotiaux began calling wild turkeys on Thursday morning. Dressed head to ankles in leaf-pattern camouflage, Cotiaux, 55, of New Gloucester used box calls, pot or slate calls, mouth or …

Palin raises profile; 2012 plans unclear

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, The Associated Press on April 30, 2011, at 6:17 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin’s support among Republicans has shrunk and there’s no evidence she’s close to saying whether she will run for president in 2012. But it’s clear she wants to be part of the conversation. After seemingly staying on the sidelines this spring, the GOP’s 2008 vice presidential nominee …

NASA to know Sunday whether shuttle can fly Monday

By SETH BORENSTEIN, The Associated Press on April 30, 2011, at 6:13 p.m.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Engineers should know Sunday whether Endeavour’s six-man crew and their families — including wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords — need to stick around for a Monday launch attempt or come back sometime around Mother’s Day. Technicians spent Saturday draining fuel from the shuttle and then getting into …
A firefighter rehydrates, left, as crews from numerous stations work a structure fire at 20 Kaler streeet in Winterport on Saturday.

Winterport man burned in grease fire at home

By Meg Haskell on April 30, 2011, at 6:12 p.m.
A kitchen grease fire was the apparent cause of a fire on Saturday that badly damaged a home in Winterport village and sent homeowner William Gillway to a Bangor hospital with burns. According to Kaler Street neighbor Steve Taylor, Gillway ran into his front yard at about …
Doug Roberts of Dover-Foxcroft retired his Piscataquis County Sheriff's Department badge Friday after 40 years in law enforcement. Roberts spent the first part of his career with the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department and the latter years with the sheriff's department.

After 40 years in law enforcement, Dover-Foxcroft man hangs up his badge

By Diana Bowley on April 30, 2011, at 5:46 p.m.
Doug Roberts, who had his first police badge pinned on him at the age of 18, has retired after a long law enforcement career, most of which involved working nights as a dispatcher at the Piscataquis County Jail. “Forty years of this is enough,” Roberts, 58, said …

William, Kate try to carve out some private time

By GREGORY KATZ, The Associated Press on April 30, 2011, at 5:46 p.m.
LONDON — Shunning an immediate overseas honeymoon and opting instead for a quiet weekend at a secret British location, Prince William and Kate Middleton made it clear Saturday they want to carve out some space for themselves. This fight for privacy is crucial if they are to avoid being hounded …

A look at the death toll from Southern storms

The Associated Press on April 30, 2011, at 5:32 p.m.
Here are the most recent death tolls in the states hit hardest by the storm system that spawned dozens of tornadoes across the Southeast, killing at least 341 people: — Alabama: 249 dead — Mississippi: 35 dead — Tennessee: 34 deadStory continues below advertisement. — Georgia: 15 dead — Virginia: …
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Presque Isle man faces multiple charges after high-speed chase

By BDN staff on April 30, 2011, at 5:29 p.m.
Presque Isle police arrested a local man after a high-speed car chase Saturday. According to a press release from the Presque Isle Police Department, several complaints were received just before 9 a.m. Saturday about a black car operating recklessly on Main Street.   Officer Larry Fickett …

Unity College to build first Passive House-certified dormitory in the nation

By Abigail Curtis on April 30, 2011, at 4:52 p.m.
Unity College students like living in the Cottages, six apartment-style campus dormitories that provide them independence, along with a kitchenette.   But with the high cost to heat the inefficient, 40-year-old buildings — which burn an estimated 250 gallons of oil per student resident each winter — …
Minnie, a pot-bellied pig owned by the Hall family of Mount Vernon, snuffles around in the grass outside Alexander Fieldhouse at Maine Maritime Academy on Saturday as Dick Hall holds her on a leash from inside a fieldhouse doorway. Hall brought Minnie to MMA's graduation ceremony at the request of his daughter Abby Hall, who received a Bachelor of Science degree during the school's 68th commencement exercises, held Saturday morning inside the fieldhouse.

Maine Maritime graduates 266

By Bill Trotter on April 30, 2011, at 4:39 p.m.
CASTINE, Maine —- The State of Maine training ship remained tied up firmly to the Maine Maritime Academy pier, but that did not stop more than a thousand people from coming to the school’s seaside campus on Saturday to witness the beginning of a different sort of voyage. Actually, it …
Hermon shortstop Reid McGinley outs Bucksport's Tyler French as he slides into second base in the top of the third inning as Hermon hosted Bucksport on Saturday.

Victory over Bucksport gives Hermon confidence a boost

By Ernie Clark on April 30, 2011, at 4:34 p.m.
HERMON — The Hermon High School baseball team celebrated Saturday’s come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Bucksport as more than the typical April 30 win — because the Hawks hope it serves as a springboard to even more success. “This is a huge win, Bucksport’s a great team,” said Hawks’ sophomore left …
Paul Gaynor, CEO of Massachusetts-based First Wind, signs one of the windmill blades at the Stetson II wind project expansion in Township 8 Range 4 near Danforth.

First Wind to partner with two Canadian companies

By Matt Wickenheiser on April 30, 2011, at 4:03 p.m.
The most aggressive developer of wind power in Maine has entered into a complicated partnership agreement with two Canadian power companies in order to build, own and operate wind projects in the Northeast United States. The deal was reached late Friday night, according to a First Wind spokesman. In the …
The colors begin to change near Echo Lake on a beautiful day at Aroostook State Park in Presque Isle.

Maine state parks are beginning to open

The Associated Press on April 30, 2011, at 3:36 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Memorial Day is still a month away, but many of Maine’s state parks are already open. Sebago Lake State Park in Casco opened on Friday, joining others in starting up. Park Manager Andy Haskell says off-season camping rates will be in effect through May 22. Lake St. …