Archive for September, 2011


TV, Radio Sports Schedule, Oct. 1-2, 2011

on Sept. 30, 2011, at 11:59 p.m.
Saturday AUTO RACING NASCAR, Nationwide Series, OneMain Financial 200, qualifying, noon, Speed-TV; race 3:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, AAA 400, qualifying 1:30 p.m., Speed-TVStory continues below advertisement. NASCAR, Truck Series, Kentucky 225, qualifying, 6 p.m. (delay), race 8 p.m., Speed-TV IRL, IndyCar, Kentucky Indy 300 qualifying, 6 p.m., Versus-TV …

Sports briefs, Sept. 30

on Sept. 30, 2011, at 11:55 p.m.
Oxford sets date for 2012 TD Bank 250 The 39th annual TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway will be held on Sunday, July 22, 2012. The race will again be held during an off-weekend for the Sprint Cup series. Since 2004, when owner Bill Ryan began holding the race …

Sept. 30, 2011, Local Sports Results

on Sept. 30, 2011, at 11:53 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Football Belfast at MDI, 1:30 p.m.Story continues below advertisement. Bucksport at John Bapst, 7 p.m. Cape Elizabeth at Westbrook, 1:30 p.m. Greely at Fryeburg, 1:30 p.m. Old Orchard Beach at Freeport, 1:30 p.m. Old Town at Camden Hills, 1:30 p.m. Scarborough at Cheverus, 12:30 p.m. Traip …
Orono's Tyler Higgins (24) comes down in the end zone with the ball on a pass reception in the second quarter against Foxcroft Academy in Orono Friday night, Sept. 30, 2011.

Mowrers, offensive line carry Orono to impressive win over Foxcroft

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 30, 2011, at 11:22 p.m.
ORONO — The Orono High School football team proved two points Friday night in their Homecoming game against the Foxcroft Academy Ponies. First, they proved that they are a legitimate LTC contender. Second, they showed that they have good memories. Motivated by a 70-6 shellacking handed to them by FA …

Opener between Yanks, Tigers suspended

By Joe McLaughlin on Sept. 30, 2011, at 11:04 p.m.
NEW YORK — The playoff opener between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees was suspended because of rain in the second inning Friday night, probably wiping out the ace of each pitching staff for a few days. Justin Verlander started for Detroit against CC Sabathia in a highly anticipated …

Notre Dame hopes to limit errors vs. Purdue

The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2011, at 9:34 p.m.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — For all the progress Notre Dame has made the past two games, the Fighting Irish could be back in the doldrums with another rash of mistakes Saturday at Purdue. Notre Dame is coming off wins against Michigan State and Pittsburgh, but the Fighting Irish (2-2) might …

Last EPA-required Brewer sewer separation project under way

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 30, 2011, at 9:33 p.m.
It’s a dirty job, but Brewer had to do it. The city and other communities that line the Penobscot River, including sister city Bangor, received orders in the late 1980s and early 1990s to separate storm water and sewer lines that years ago would dump sewage into …
Bishop Richard J. Malone is installed as the 11th Bishop of Portland at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland in 2004.

Bishop invokes God’s blessing for legal community at Red Mass in Portland

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 30, 2011, at 9:18 p.m.
PORTLAND — Bishop Richard J. Malone invoked God’s blessing and guidance in the administration of justice for members of the legal community Friday morning at the Red Mass held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. “The idea is not only that the community wants to offer its prayerful support …
Farm-raised Atlantic salmon are harvested near Eastport in October 2008.

Unexpectedly strong salmon returns offer hope of recovery

By Kevin Miller on Sept. 30, 2011, at 9:12 p.m.
Atlantic salmon are returning to rivers in Maine and elsewhere along the North Atlantic this season in numbers not seen in years, suggesting to biologists and conservation groups that ocean conditions for the famed sportfish are improving after decades of decline. On the Penobscot River, biologists have counted more than …

Granite Street School seeks string instruments

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 30, 2011, at 9:01 p.m.
MILLINOCKET | If you own a string instrument and want to further the musical education and culture of a Granite Street School pupil, Abby Jordan would love to hear from you. The school’s new elementary music teacher and recent University of Maine graduate is teaching violin, viola, cello and …

East Millinocket cuts property taxes slightly

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 30, 2011, at 8:55 p.m.
State compensation for the sudden and severe loss of value in the Main Street paper mill and huge town and school budget cuts will leave the owners of $50,000 homes paying $4 less in town property taxes under a new mill rate set this week, officials …

Rays rout Rangers in opener

The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2011, at 8:48 p.m.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Matt Moore went to the mound as the ultimate wild card. Seven innings later, he walked off as a postseason ace. Making only his second major league start, the 22-year-old rookie pitched two-hit ball and left with a huge lead Friday as the improbable Tampa Bay Rays …

Fleetwood, Hoey leaders at Dunhill Links

The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2011, at 8:40 p.m.
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Tommy Fleetwood and Michael Hoey left a trail of big names behind them, sharing the second-round lead at the Dunhill Links Championship on Friday. Fleetwood, who leads the second-tier Challenge Tour rankings, shot a 9-under 63 at Kingsbarns, the same course where first-round leader Hoey shot a …

Energy Department backs $5B in solar loans

By MATTHEW DALY, The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2011, at 8:40 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Energy Department on Friday approved four more solar energy loan guarantees worth nearly $5 billion, hours before a controversial loan program was set to expire. Meanwhile, the Justice Department moved to take away control of a failed solar panel maker from its management and transfer it to …

Tahrir Square protest shows dismay over Egypt’s military rule

By Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times on Sept. 30, 2011, at 8:38 p.m.
CAIRO — Thousands of protesters once again gathered in Tahrir Square on Friday to voice their exasperation at the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces. The military, which has been running Egypt since the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak on Feb.11, has been under heavy criticism from political movements for …

Holden woman who gambled at Hollywood Slots with stolen $280,000 gets 3½ years in prison

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 30, 2011, at 8:37 p.m.
BANGOR | A Holden woman was sentenced Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to eight years in prison with all but 3½ years suspended for stealing nearly $300,000 from mobile home sales to spend at Hollywood Slots, according to the Maine Attorney General’s Office. Tammy Barker, 43, also was …

Department of Health and Human Services work group investigating the possibility of closing Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center

By alexanders4 on Sept. 30, 2011, at 8:31 p.m.
A working group has been formed by the legislature to figure out how to cut 7 million dollars from the state hospital budget next fiscal year. The working group will make proposals to the legislature, one of which may be to close facilities or reduce services provided at Dorothea Dix …
State police and emergency officials responded to a vehicle which veered off of Interstate 95 southbound near the Coldbrook Exit 180 late Friday morning, Sept. 30, 2011.

Three hurt in separate interstate crashes

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 30, 2011, at 8:29 p.m.
HAMPDEN | Three people were sent to the hospital Friday for treatment of injuries they suffered in separate but related accidents in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95. The first accident happened at 11:15 a.m., just before the Coldbrook Road exit, Maine State Police Trooper Darren Vittum said. Cindy …

Rights group calls on Libya to stop prisoner abuse

By KIM GAMEL, The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2011, at 8:25 p.m.
TRIPOLI, Libya — Human Rights Watch called on Libya’s new rulers to stop armed groups from rounding up suspected Moammar Gadhafi supporters and abusing them, saying Friday that some detainees reporting beatings and electric shocks had the scars to prove it. The treatment of prisoners has become a litmus test …
This location at 685 Congress St., in the back of Local 188 restaurant, is the proposed home for Northeast Patients' Group's medical marijuana dispensary in Portland.

Portland neighbors welcome proposed medical marijuana dispensary

By Seth Koenig on Sept. 30, 2011, at 8:18 p.m.
People who will live and work near a proposed medical marijuana dispensary off Longfellow Square in Portland say they welcome the new business to their neighborhood. “I think it’s awesome,” Allison Stevens, who lives in an apartment building across the street from the proposed site, told the …