Archive for October, 2011


Hampden councilor leaves special meeting with police escort

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 31, 2011, at 10:07 p.m.
Frustrations among Town Council members continued to boil over Monday night during a special meeting to review nearly 50 applications for the town manager post slated to open up with the departure of Susan Lessard. Lessard, who has held the position for more than 11 years, announced …
Maine's Gustav Nyquist (89) fires a shot by Vermont goalie Rob Madore during a game last season. Nyquist will make his NHL debut for the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild.

Nyquist making NHL debut for Detroit on Tuesday

BDN staff reports on Oct. 31, 2011, at 9:50 p.m.
Former University of Maine star Gustav Nyquist will make his National Hockey League debut for the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild. The 22-year-old right winger, who passed up his senior year at Maine to sign with the team that drafted him in the fourth round …

Oct. 31, 2011, Local Sports Results

on Oct. 31, 2011, at 9:39 p.m.
TOURNAMENT SCOREBOARD BOYS SOCCER EASTERN MAINE Regional championships Wednesday, Nov. 2 Class A A7: No. 6 Messalonskee (12-2-2) at No. 4 Hampden Acad. (12-3-1), 5 p.m. Class B B7: No. 3 Presque Isle (14-1-1) at No. 1 Camden Hills (16-0), 2:30 p.m. Class C C7: No. 4 Orono (11-4-1) at …

TV, Radio Sports Schedule, Nov. 1, 2011

on Oct. 31, 2011, at 9:39 p.m.
FOOTBALL, COLLEGE NORTHERN ILLINOIS at TOLEDO, 7 p.m., ESPN2-TV FOOTBALL, HIGH SCHOOL YORK at WELLS, 8 p.m. (tape), Time Warner Cable Access-TV HOCKEY, NHL OTTAWA at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor (620 AM) radio ANAHEIM at WASHINGTON, 7:30 p.m., Versus-TV SOCCER, UEFA VALENCIA vs. LEVERKUSEN, 3:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet …

Fit-again Djokovic asks for time to find top form

The Associated Press on Oct. 31, 2011, at 9:38 p.m.
BASEL, Switzerland — Novak Djokovic says he needs time to regain his form after a season in which he won three majors was cut short because of back injury that sidelined him six weeks. The top-ranked Serb resumes play at the Swiss Indoors with a 64-3 record this year. A …

UMF men’s soccer team advances to NAC semi

on Oct. 31, 2011, at 9:21 p.m.
FARMINGTON — Luiz Ristow’s goal 55 minutes into the game lifted the third-seeded University of Maine-Farmington Beavers to a 1-0 men’s soccer victory over No. 6 New England College in a North Atlantic Conference quarterfinal Monday. Ristow blasted a header into the net off a corner kick from Sean Raph …
Arizona Cardinals defensive back Richard Marshall, right, knocks a pass put of the reach of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) during the second half of an NFL football game in Baltimore on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.

Record number of 20-point comebacks already

By BARRY WILNER, The Associated Press on Oct. 31, 2011, at 9:20 p.m.
NEW YORK — No lead is safe in the NFL this year, especially if a bad team is holding it against a good team. Sunday’s rally by the Ravens (the good team) to beat the Cardinals (the bad team) is proof. It also was the fifth time this season someone …

Herman Cain denies claims of sexual harassment

By From wire service reports on Oct. 31, 2011, at 9:05 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Herman Cain defended himself against claims that he sexually harassed two employees while leading a trade association in the 1990s, telling a National Press Club audience in Washington on Monday that he’s the victim of a “witch hunt.” As he had earlier in the day on Fox …

Bar Harbor to weigh land use proposals on Election Day

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 31, 2011, at 8:49 p.m.
Local voters will consider four proposed amendments to the town’s land use ordinance when they go to the polls next week for the statewide election. Questions concerning wireless communication facilities, design review board jurisdiction, shoreland development and the process by which public hearings are held when …

Winners and losers from Monday’s Legislative Council meeting

on Oct. 31, 2011, at 8:17 p.m.
Maine’s Legislative Council met Monday to vote on which bills submitted for consideration during the 2nd regular session would go forward. Among 300 bills, only about 125 made it past the 10-member council, which is made up of party leaders in the House and Senate. By law, 2nd session bills …

Maine hockey team hoping to continue winning nail-biters

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 31, 2011, at 8:14 p.m.
ORONO — If the first six games are any indication of the way the season is going to go, the University of Maine’s men’s hockey team is going to involved in a lot of nail-biters. And last weekend’s 5-4 (overtime) and 3-1 sweep of Providence College could provide the Black …

Foghorn causes confusion at UMaine hockey game

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 31, 2011, at 8:11 p.m.
University of Maine men’s hockey player Klas Leidermark admitted he was confused when he skated onto a Matt Mangene clear-out at center ice with four seconds remaining in Maine’s Saturday night win over Providence and heard the foghorn go off at Alfond Arena in Orono. Scott White, the university’s Alfond …

Housing, Maine politics, and apples and oranges

on Oct. 31, 2011, at 8:05 p.m.
Location, location, location Recently the Maine State Housing Authority told a developer that the costs for a housing complex were coming in too high. As Steve Mistler reported: Dale McCormick, director of the Maine State Housing Authority, called an emergency meeting late last week with stakeholders of Elm Terrace, a …
Living up to her princess persona, Maddison Pierce, 5, bestows candy upon Damien Greene, 7, of Brewer (aka a demon) as he and his stepfather, Peter Merchant of Brewer, made their way along Jefferson Street in Brewer Monday on Halloween night.

The spirit of Halloween

on Oct. 31, 2011, at 8:05 p.m.


on Oct. 31, 2011, at 7:59 p.m.
In Loving Memory Of LANCE DOWNING On His Birthday Nov. 1, 1970 – Aug. 31, 1993 There is never a day that we don’t think of you, but our thoughts are more so on your birthday. You blessed us with 22 years of happiness the day that you were born. …


on Oct. 31, 2011, at 7:59 p.m.
In Loving Memory Of JJ FRENCH July 28, 1975 – Nov. 1, 2007 Another year has come and gone, not a day goes by that we don’t think about you. Love, Ericson, Roxanne and Kyle


on Oct. 31, 2011, at 7:59 p.m.
In Loving Memory Of GLENN A. FOX Nov. 1, 1934 – June 16, 2001 Happy 77th Birthday! Dad, wish you were here to blow out the candles on your cake. Have a happy day in heaven! Love you forever and miss you lots. Your family


on Oct. 31, 2011, at 7:59 p.m.
In Loving Memory Of GERALD F. HALL Nov. 1, 1948 – Nov. 2, 2010 Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary! I celebrate the gift of every day we shared. We traveled many wonderful miles together and I miss you every day. Love, Susan


on Oct. 31, 2011, at 7:59 p.m.
JONESPORT – Dorothy Elizabeth Walker Tucker placed her hand in God’s and entered into heaven Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. She was a resident at Marshall Health Care, Machias. She was 85. She was born Feb. 18, 1926, in Dixfield, daughter of the late Frank E. and Lovilla P. (Faulkingham) Walker. …


on Oct. 31, 2011, at 7:59 p.m.
BANGOR – Catherine Marie Travis, 92, passed away Oct. 31, 2011, at a Bangor health care facility. A complete obituary notice will be published in a later edition of the Bangor Daily News. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor.