Archive for April, 2012

Daniel Fox

Orrington man facing felony drug trafficking charge

By Dawn Gagnon on April 30, 2012, at 10:47 p.m.
BANGOR | An Orrington man who turns 26 on Tuesday was arrested Friday afternoon on felony drug trafficking and other charges after Bangor police allegedly found three grams of cocaine in his possession. Daniel Fox is charged with Class B unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, punishable by up to …
Samuel Carey

Husson student arrested after officer shows up at dorm room party

By Dawn Gagnon on April 30, 2012, at 10:16 p.m.
BANGOR | A Husson University student was arrested after a resident assistant and a Bangor police officer showed up in his dorm room and determined that three underage people there had been drinking. Samuel Carey, 23, is charged with allowing minors to consume liquor and furnishing liquor to minors …

In Bay State, another health care groundbreaker

By Sarah Kliff, The Washington Post on April 30, 2012, at 10:06 p.m.
BOSTON — In 2006, under Gov. Mitt Romney, Massachusetts became the first state to extend insurance coverage to all its residents. Now it’s looking to slow the growth of its health-care costs in equally groundbreaking ways. In the next few months, Massachusetts is expected to take up legislation that would …

‘Octomom’ files bankruptcy papers

By Lou Ponsi and Doug Irving, The Orange County Register on April 30, 2012, at 10:05 p.m.
SANTA ANA, Calif. — Nadya Suleman — known as “Octomom” — filed bankruptcy papers on Monday here in federal court. Suleman’s debt could be as much as $1 million — 20 times more than her net worth, according to court documents. The mother of 14 has up to $50,000 in …

White House acknowledges using drones

By Greg Miller, The Washington Post on April 30, 2012, at 10:05 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration formally acknowledged for the first time Monday its use of drone strikes against terrorism suspects, lifting but not removing the shroud of secrecy that surrounds the nation’s expanding use of targeted killing operations overseas. Saying President Barack Obama had instructed aides to be more open …

Rockland manager’s proposed budget calls for debt reduction, cut in library hours

By Stephen Betts on April 30, 2012, at 10:01 p.m.
City Manager James Smith unveiled his proposed 2012-2013 municipal budget Monday night, a package that increases spending by about 4 percent but takes what he said is a small step toward reducing the community’s debt dependency. With about a month under his belt as Rockland’s city manager, …

NH bill makes gun licenses optional

The Associated Press on April 30, 2012, at 9:41 p.m.
CONCORD, N.H. — The Senate is voting Wednesday whether to make permits to carry concealed, loaded guns anyplace where gun possession is legal optional in New Hampshire. Gun owners could still get permits so they could travel to states with reciprocal permit agreements. The bill also would increase from four …

AG: Husband shot wife in Grantham, NH, home

The Associated Press on April 30, 2012, at 9:40 p.m.
CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire officials say a man shot his wife — a popular Lebanon High School teacher — multiple times in the head at the Grantham home they shared with their four young children. Attorney General Michael Delaney says the autopsy on 42-year-old Natalie Perriello is complete. Her …

More than $40,000 raised to honor fallen NH chief

The Associated Press on April 30, 2012, at 9:40 p.m.
GREENLAND, N.H. — A memorial run honoring the New Hampshire police chief who was killed in the line of duty has raised more than $40,000. About 2,200 people took part in the event named for Greenland Chief Michael Maloney, who was shot to death while serving at warrant at a …

Local sports results for April 30, 2012

on April 30, 2012, at 9:39 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Bangor at Skowhegan, 4 p.m. Brunswick at Oxford Hills, 4 p.m. Deering at Bonny Eagle, 4 p.m. Forest Hills at Vinalhaven, 12:30 p.m.Story continues below advertisement. Fort Fairfield at Madawaska, 4 p.m. Gardiner at Mount View, 4:15 p.m. Greater Houlton Chr. at Washburn, (2) 1:30 …

Strawberry fruit roll-ups

on April 30, 2012, at 9:25 p.m.
I came across the how-to on Pinterest.  I’m not sure about you, but I love that site!  One word to describe how that site makes me feel…..INSPIRED! K, here goes…takes just a few minutes to mix it up. Cut up 2 cups of strawberries & add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. …
Jim McDougal walks outside his home on Grand Road in Orrington on Monday, April 30, 2012. McDougal is frustrated about the  traffic in and out of the gravel pit abutting his house.

Orrington gravel mining operation irritates neighbors in Orrington, Hampden

By Dawn Gagnon on April 30, 2012, at 9:18 p.m.
A forestry and gravel mining operation off Route 15 is intruding on otherwise quiet neighborhoods in Orrington and across the Penobscot River in Hampden, residents say. “That’s why we bought here,” resident Dennis Colson said Monday afternoon during an informal gathering at neighbor Jim McDougal’s home on …

Flat Taco

on April 30, 2012, at 9:12 p.m.
Is a taco still a taco if it’s flat? I wonder. Well anyway, tonight open faced “tacos” were on the menu! I love corn tortillas and even use them in place of sandwich bread sometimes. You store them in the fridge and they can get pretty stiff so be sure …

Obama calls on China to improve human rights as activist’s fate debated

From wire reports on April 30, 2012, at 9:10 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Without specifically mentioning negotiations over blind activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng, President Barack Obama on Monday urged China to do more to improve its record on human rights issues “because we actually think China will be stronger as it opens up and liberalizes its own system.” A confidant of …

Judge says Texas can’t ban Planned Parenthood from women’s health program

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times on April 30, 2012, at 8:48 p.m.
HOUSTON — A federal judge on Monday stopped Texas from banning Planned Parenthood clinics from a state women’s health program because the organization provides abortions. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin cited evidence that the state rule excluding Planned Parenthood from the program was unconstitutional and …
Chris Rabideau (right) along with Tara Tweedie, both of Eddington exercise, Reese and Sam, their two golden retrievers along the Penobscot River in Brewer on Thursday, April 26, 2012. "They love it here," said Chris. With warmer weather coming on the two dogs get wet in the Penobscot more often.

Pictures of the Day: Monday, April 30, 2012

on April 30, 2012, at 8:41 p.m.
Bangor Dog Park logo

Bangor Dog Park organizers to hold public session

By Andrew Neff on April 30, 2012, at 8:16 p.m.
Whether they have a bone to pick with it or just want to sit and speak about the effort to build the Bangor Dog Park, members of the public will have a chance to meet with organizers Wednesday evening. “The main portion of this is the question-and-answer …


on April 30, 2012, at 8:15 p.m.
In Loving Memory Of RYAN ALLEN MAYO Nov. 15, 1990 – May 1, 2011 Remembering you isStory continues below advertisement. easy, we do it every day. Missing you is the hardest part, as it never goes away. You are always on our minds and forever in our hearts. We love …


on April 30, 2012, at 8:15 p.m.
In Loving Memory Of RICHARD P. WEEMAN July 7, 1964 – May 1, 2011 If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye. My heart still aches with …


on April 30, 2012, at 8:14 p.m.
In Loving Memory Of EILEEN ORDWAY BEMIS April 29, 1957 – Dec. 6, 2011 They say time heals all wounds and we know itStory continues below advertisement. does, but it doesn’t make life any easier without you. We all love and miss you, with every day the sun rises we …