Archive for June, 2011


June 30, 2011, Local Sports Results

on June 30, 2011, at 11:53 p.m.
LEGION BASEBALL ZONE 1 Team        W-L        Pct.        GB Bangor        9-1        .900        — Hampden        8-3        .727        1½Story continues below advertisement. Brewer        8-3        .727        1½ Lincoln        5-4        .545        3½ Motor City        4-6        .400        5 Calais        3-6        .333        5½ Penquis        1-8        .111        7½ Acadians        1-8        .111        7½ Home fields: Bangor, Mansfield Stadium; Brewer, Heddericg Field; Calais, DelMonaco Field; Hampden, Bordick Park; Lincoln, Mattanawcook Academy and Stearns High School; Motor City, Winkin Complex, Husson; Penquis, Foxcroft Academy; Acadians, George Stevens Academy …

Gendreau helps Brewer Legion team edge Motor City

on June 30, 2011, at 11:25 p.m.
BANGOR — Brandon Gendreau hit a two-run single to highlight a three-run Brewer rally in the top of the fourth inning that propelled the Falcons to a 5-3 American Legion baseball victory over Motor City Thursday. Cody Farrell added a sacrifice fly during the rally, which broke a scoreless tie. …

Glenburn land use ordinance vote to stand

By Dawn Gagnon on June 30, 2011, at 11:16 p.m.
After hearing from supporters of the updated land use ordinance that voters turned down earlier this month, town councilors decided Thursday night to lay the matter to rest, at least for now. The voters, they said, have spoken. “I firmly believe that when a vote is cast, …

Harmony residents voice opinions on ATV access trail

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 30, 2011, at 10:26 p.m.
Plenty of pros and cons were weighed as residents of this small Somerset County town gathered at the local community center Thursday evening to discuss all-terrain vehicle access to a trail in the southern half of town. Town officials have allowed ATV riders to use the road, part …

All-star tourneys roundup: Brewer records second tourney win for ages 11-12

on June 30, 2011, at 10:16 p.m.
BREWER — Kyle St. Thomas hit three home runs over the fence, driving in five runs and leading Brewer to an 11-5 baseball win over Lincoln in the District 3 Little League all-star tourney for ages 11-12 Thursday. Jared Austin doubled, singled and scored three runs for 2-0 Brewer. Matt …

Feds say medical marijuana dispensaries could face prosecution

By Beth DeFalco, The Associated Press on June 30, 2011, at 10:12 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department says that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws. In a policy memo to federal prosecutors obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole said a …

Corkum to coach U.S. Under-17s in August tournament

By Larry Mahoney on June 30, 2011, at 10:02 p.m.
University of Maine associate head men’s hockey coach Bob Corkum is going to gain some valuable head coaching experience later this summer. Corkum will direct the United States Under-17 national team in the Five Nations Cup Tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich. from Aug. 9-14. Corkum attended the Select-16s festival in …
Former Massachusetts Senate President William Bulger, center, is followed by members of the media as he arrives at federal court before a scheduled appearance at the court by his brother James "Whitey" Bulger, in Boston, Thursday, June 30, 2011. James "Whitey" Bulger was arrested last week in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years as a fugitive.

Mass. judge says Bulger can get public defender

By DENISE LAVOIE, The Associated Press on June 30, 2011, at 9:55 p.m.
BOSTON — Former reputed mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, who escaped prosecution for 16 years until he was apprehended last week in California with more than $800,000 in cash, was given a taxpayer-funded attorney Thursday after a judge concluded that he is unable to pay for his own lawyer.   …

Actress Edith Fellows, subject of high-profile custody case, dies at 88

By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times on June 30, 2011, at 9:09 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Child actress Edith Fellows had made about 30 films when she starred at 13 in a heart-wrenching high-profile, 1936 custody case driven, she later said, by “my money — past, present and future.” Abandoned as an infant by her mother, she was being raised by her paternal …

Bangor High School fourth quarter honor roll

on June 30, 2011, at 9:05 p.m.
Grade 12, highest honors: Darcy Andrade, Allison Brakey, Mary Case, Sarah Chadbourne, Katelyn DeLong, Tynesha Dias, Jennifer Dickson, Joel Ford, Jane Fournier, Katharine Graves, Katie Hathaway, Anna Hayden, Malachi Hayden, Melissa Howard, Adam King, Samantha Larkin, Jacques Larochelle, Dana Libhart, Joey Mazzadra, Zakiah Meeks, Leila Musavi, Gabrielle Price, Andrew Prusaitis, …

Mattanawcook Academy, Lincoln, second semester honor roll

on June 30, 2011, at 9:03 p.m.
Seniors, high honors: Selden Porter, Kassie Toby; honors: Christopher Arthers, Meaghan Carlow, Brittney Chase, William Cloran, Gary Farrell, Audrey Gardner, Rianne Gardner, Kylee Gordon, Amanda Gulesian, Logan Helsor, Michelle Henderson, Dillan Hesseltine, Krystal Holmes, Patrick Kites, Bre-Anna Leonard, Brittany Libbey, Jina Libby, Elise Lichtenberg, Chelsea Murphy, Nolan Pelkey, Russell Phillips, …

With no town funds, Dover-Foxcroft YMCA to change programming

By Diana Bowley on June 30, 2011, at 8:59 p.m.
Dover-Foxcroft selectmen and the Piscataquis Regional YMCA will host a joint forum at 6:30 p.m. July 12 at Center Theatre to learn more about what the public would like the YMCA to offer in the future. During the annual town meeting referendum in June, residents voted down …
Ron Canarr, on left, Robotics Engineering Instructor at United Technologies Center in Bangor, gives Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen a tour of the program's facilities on Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Bowen right to question premises on which public education is based

on June 30, 2011, at 8:55 p.m.
As has been observed before, public schools remain tied to the nation’s 19th century agrarian past. There have been surprisingly few changes to its essential structure, despite profound changes in the rest of society. Maine’s Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen believes it’s time to rethink public education or risk it becoming irrelevant. …
Bangor District 3 umpire Troy Lare monitors the action from second base during an all-star game in Bangor Thursday.

Local umpires draw assignment a world away

By Ernie Clark on June 30, 2011, at 8:54 p.m.
BANGOR — The baseball world has come to Eastern Maine for the last nine years through the Senior League World Series held each August at Mansfield Stadium. Now two veteran umpires from the area will get a chance to work in another part of the world — in part because …

Bath salts is this era’s LSD

on June 30, 2011, at 8:50 p.m.
The recent rash of dangerous behavior in the Bangor area by people reportedly under the influence of a new synthetic but legal drug known as “bath salts” or “monkey dust” recalls an era nearly 50 years ago when LSD was legal. State governments responded in 1966 by making LSD illegal. …

The NLRB got it right on Boeing

By Kate Bronfenbrenner on June 30, 2011, at 8:48 p.m.
Business, politicians and the media have made much over the National Labor Relations Board’s complaint against Boeing, but the outrage has been misdirected. The board was right to bring the complaint, because the law is on its side, and such complaints are a step in the right direction. The National …

Legislature lays groundwork for stronger economy

By Stacey Guerin on June 30, 2011, at 8:44 p.m.
Last November, voters made it clear that jobs and the economy topped their list of concerns. Looking for a fresh approach, they elected Republican majorities in the House and Senate and put a Republican in the governor’s office. The last time the Maine GOP had such extensive control, stamps cost …

LePage’s approach tears holes in the fabric of Maine communities

By Chris Quint on June 30, 2011, at 8:39 p.m.
Tens of thousands of Maine people go to work every day to keep our roads safe, to protect our health and our homes and to help our kids learn and grow. These snowplow drivers, nurses, child protective workers and other public workers are proud of the jobs they do and …

Borrowing and spending the GOP way

By Mike Lofgren on June 30, 2011, at 8:36 p.m.
President Obama’s fiscal policies are a mess. Whatever one thinks of the need for stimulus in a severe recession, it is obvious that running trillion-dollar deficits for years on end is unsustainable. Moreover, his proposals are dishonest. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office concluded that his proposed 2012 budget underestimates spending …

NH court upholds auctioneer’s reprimand

By Lynne Tuohy, The Associated Press on June 30, 2011, at 8:32 p.m.
CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the reprimand of an auctioneer who put in a fake bid to help a colleague drive up the price of a painting. The court rejected Brian French’s argument that the New Hampshire Board of Auctioneers did not have the …