Archive for March, 2012


Portland Dems Senate Debate Gets Weird

on March 31, 2012, at 9:31 p.m.

They did it! Bangor Humane Society marks first-ever empty shelter!

on March 31, 2012, at 9:01 p.m.
Participants in the St. George Canoe race struggle though low water on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

Low water, rocky rapids fail to deter St. George race paddlers; Houlton’s Ludwig earns 10th victory

By Ernie Clark on March 31, 2012, at 7:55 p.m.
The seafood counter at Whole Foods Market in Hillsboro, Ore., is seen in September 2012. Whole Foods Market says it will stop selling fish caught from depleted waters or through ecologically damaging methods, a move that comes as supermarkets nationwide try to make their seafood selections more sustainable.

Whole Foods to stop sale of unsustainable seafood

By MICHAEL HILL, The Associated Press on March 31, 2012, at 6:59 p.m.
Volunteers of the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) place candles among about 5,000 candles to picture the globe prior to 'Earth Hour' in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Earth Hour takes place worldwide at 8.30 p.m. local time and is a global call to turn off lights for 60 minutes in a bid to highlight the global climate change.

Pictures of the Day: Saturday, March 31, 2012

on March 31, 2012, at 6:46 p.m.
Sharon Barker, founding director of the Women's Resource Center at the University of Maine, is proud to mark their 20th anniversary. Behind Barker is a piece of art painted and donated by former student Sylvia Herbold.

Portrait of women symbolizes 20 years of work by Women’s Resource Center

By Judy Harrison on March 31, 2012, at 6:31 p.m.
A view of Fort Kent's West Main Street in the 1950s shows the buildings of Alphee Nadeau (right) and two others destroyed in last weekend's fire.

Fires a part of Fort Kent’s history

By Julia Bayly on March 31, 2012, at 6:26 p.m.

Skowhegan brush fire spreads to field, burns around 5 acres

By Alex Barber on March 31, 2012, at 5:52 p.m.

Police investigating assault on Easter Bunny at Presque Isle Walmart

By Julia Bayly on March 31, 2012, at 5 p.m.

Voisine helps UMaine complete sweep of Norfolk State

By BDN Staff Reports on March 31, 2012, at 4:53 p.m.
Elana Allen, 5, of Appleton sat on her dad, David's shoulders, and held a plastic twirlygig at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new wind turbine at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport. She likely will graduate with the class of 2025.

New wind turbine at Rockport high school now producing energy

By Heather Steeves on March 31, 2012, at 4:50 p.m.
Nick Saunders (left) of Bucksport hooks a collar on a puppy that is being adopted by his brother Jordon Cunningham (right) at the Bangor Humane Society in Bangor on Friday, March 30, 2012.

Humane society runs out of adoptable animals, closes early Saturday

By Judy Harrison on March 31, 2012, at 3:59 p.m.
Colin Koehler of Bangor sits in the court room during his sentencing at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor in June 2011. Justice William Anderson imposed a life sentence on Koheler for the 2009 murder of Holly Boutilier.

High court to hear appeal in Bangor stabbing death, stream arguments online

By Judy Harrison on March 31, 2012, at 3:38 p.m.
Josue Limprevil mans the newly installed Bison deep-well pump at the Justinian Hospital in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The Bison pump was selected, purchased and installed by Konbit Sante, a public health based partnership based in Portland. Konbit Sante’s volunteer engineers selected the Bison pump, which is manufactured in Houlton, because of its high quality design and ease of installation.

Houlton manufacturer working to help bring water to Haitian communities

By Julia Bayly on March 31, 2012, at 2:42 p.m.

More on Canco Woods: Could the neighbors buy the woods?

on March 31, 2012, at 2:16 p.m.

New record — most miles in a month

on March 31, 2012, at 2:14 p.m.
States' attorney generals walk down the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Thursday at the end of arguments on the constitutionality of the health care law signed by President Barack Obama.

Maine’s example is worst case for health-care decision, insurers say

By Alex Wayne and Alex Nussbaum, Bloomberg News on March 31, 2012, at 1:45 p.m.
By last year, six of the nine states had repealed guaranteed-issue laws.

Genzyme drug a miracle for 46 from New Hampshire

By Marie Szaniszlo, Boston Herald on March 31, 2012, at 1:29 p.m.
It was a bittersweet moment when surviving members of the family met with employees at the plant that manufactures the drug.
Gov. Paul LePage in Rockland in March 2012.

Gardiner man charged for threatening to shoot LePage, police say

The Associated Press on March 31, 2012, at 1:28 p.m.
Sarah Smiley

Graduation gives sense of closure

By Sarah Smiley on March 31, 2012, at 1:07 p.m.