Archive for May, 2012

Stephen King

Stephen King pulls plug on WZON sportscasters Dale Duff, Clem LaBree

By Larry Mahoney on May 31, 2012, at 11:25 p.m.
BANGOR | On Thursday afternoon, Dale Duff and Clem LaBree were preparing for their 4 to 6 p.m. sports talk show on Bangor radio station WZON-AM 620. At 1:30 p.m., Duff was editing and cutting highlights of Wednesday night’s Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics games. Fifteen minutes later, …
Skowhegan resident Jeff Godin, 42, has been missing for almost a week.

Police looking for missing Skowhegan man

By Andrew Neff on May 31, 2012, at 11:10 p.m.
Skowhegan police officers and members of the Maine Warden Service are looking for a Skowhegan man who hasn’t been seen in a week. Jeff Godin, 42, last was seen at SouthSide Tavern on Waterville Road and Bloomfield’s Cafe on Water Street in Skowhegan. He was caught on …

Scherzer helps Tigers beat Red Sox 7-3

The Associated Press on May 31, 2012, at 11:08 p.m.
BOSTON — Max Scherzer pitched into the seventh inning, Delmon Young homered and the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Thursday night to avoid a four-game series sweep. Scherzer (5-3) retired nine consecutive batters before Nick Punto led off the seventh with a walk, forcing the right-hander …

Bangor councilors approve school budget, formation of stormwater utility

By Andrew Neff on May 31, 2012, at 11:08 p.m.
The City Council unanimously approved a $41 million school budget and also approved the formation of a utility to set up a system and fee structure to pay for federally mandated stormwater and waterway infrastructure improvements Wednesday night. The vote for the formation of a stormwater utility …
Cianbro Chairman and CEO Peter Vigue talks to the crowd in Foxcroft Academy's gymnasium during a public meeting regarding the east-west highway proposal on Thursday.

Large, sometimes-hostile crowd greets Cianbro CEO for east-west highway discussion

By Alex Barber on May 31, 2012, at 10:57 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Only a few empty seats remained in a packed Foxcroft Academy gymnasium as Cianbro Chairman and CEO Peter Vigue answered written questions about the proposed east-west highway from a sometimes hostile crowd on Thursday evening. Vigue quickly pointed to the economic benefits of the highway for a …
Warren Planning Board Chairman Peter Krakoff, right, speaks to the board attorney Paul Gibbons during a recess in the Thursday night meeting on the proposed methadone clinic.

Warren board says proposed methadone clinic fails to meet town rules

By Stephen Betts on May 31, 2012, at 10:52 p.m.
The town’s planning board ruled Thursday night that the proposed methadone clinic off Route 1 failed to meet several town ordinances. The votes were taken during a raucous three-hour meeting in which the planning board chairman repeatedly ruled speakers, including a selectman, out of order. His admonishments, …


By Luree Harris on May 31, 2012, at 10:42 p.m.
i took this tonight.going from husson to griffen road.sun setting in the was so pretty. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →

Thank You For Your Support!

on May 31, 2012, at 10:34 p.m.
The Guardian Ad Litem Reform hearing in Portland today was a huge success with a full house that included people with different views on how to handle GAL’s  oversight and accountability. We would like to thank our many supporters who attended. We would also like to thank Chief Justice Saufley, …
Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth’s Warren’s epic fumble threatens her Mass. Senate race

By Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post on May 31, 2012, at 9:55 p.m.
It started as a one-day story, a chuckle on conservative talk radio in Boston. In late April, the Boston Herald reported that Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren had been identified as a Native American by her bosses at Harvard Law School. At the time, the school was trying to play …

Local sports results May 31, 2012

on May 31, 2012, at 9:54 p.m.
Tourney scoreboard BASEBALL Eastern Maine Prelims, June 5 Class A AP1: No. 9 Edward Little (8-8) at No. 8 Hampden Acad. (7-9) Class B BP1: No. 9 Nokomis (9-7) at No. 8 Camden Hills (9-7) BP2: No. 10 Gardiner (8-8) at No. 7 Hermon (11-5) BP3: No. 11 Oceanside (9-7) …

Pats’ Brady: Time to put Super Bowl behind, think 2012

The Associated Press on May 31, 2012, at 9:38 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady’s last attempt at Super Bowl redemption last lasted less than 15 minutes. The Patriots quarterback was injured in the first quarter of the 2008 regular season opener, seven months after the New York Giants beat New England in the Super Bowl. Now that he’s trying …

Sex-selection bill shows just how far apart we are on abortion

By Rachael Larimore, Slate on May 31, 2012, at 9:19 p.m.
Congress Thursday rejected the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, which would have banned sex-selective abortion in the United States. A majority of representatives voted for the bill — 246-168 — but it needed a two-thirds majority to pass. Given that mixed outcome, the only sure takeaway — besides the fact that the …

Second police visit sends Brewer houseguest to jail

By Andrew Neff on May 31, 2012, at 9:16 p.m.
Rather than take a police officer’s advice to calm down and lay off the alcoholic beverages, a man living with a friend reportedly continued drinking and provoked a repeat visit. The second time around, Brewer police officers took Paul Fitzgerald with them. Sgt. Dave Lord, Cpl. Paul …

UMaine’s Kelley named to AE All-Academic Team

By BDN Staff and Wire Reports on May 31, 2012, at 9:12 p.m.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — University of Maine softball pitcher Ashley Kelley (Hermon, Maine) has been named to the America East All-Academic squad. Kelley, a biology major with a 3.62 GPA, went 8-13 in the circle with a 2.72 earned run average while striking out 79 in 164 2/3 innings pitched. To …

Repeat offender’s probation revoked after shoplifting excursion in Brewer

By Andrew Neff on May 31, 2012, at 9:07 p.m.
A 27-year-old Trescott woman who was on probation for theft is returning to jail after a shoplifting spree, police said Thursday. Megan Yates reportedly was caught shoplifting at the Brewer Walmart last week. She initially was cooperative after store employees caught her trying to leave the store …

Stallings leads Memorial; McIlroy recovers

The Associated Press on May 31, 2012, at 9:05 p.m.
DUBLIN, Ohio — Erik Compton considers the Memorial a special week no matter how he plays, knowing his second heart transplant came from a donor in Ohio. The opening round was even sweeter with three birdies on the back nine late Thursday afternoon at Muirfield Village for a 5-under 67, …
High School Track & Field

Bangor, Orono girls among title contenders in Saturday’s state championship meets

By Pete Warner on May 31, 2012, at 8:51 p.m.
A season’s worth of preparation and competition will be put to the test in a final showcase Saturday as high school track and field athletes from across the state compete in the outdoor championships. The meets are scheduled at three sites, as Windham High School hosts the Class A meet, …

Why is the Romney campaign conspiracy-mongering?

on May 31, 2012, at 8:51 p.m.
This is not a post on Donald Trump — although — it’s certainly true that the Romney’s campaign embrace of the birther upholds Trump’s conspiracy mongering. But there’s several other situations related to birtherism as well as the Romney campaign’s response to critics about their link to Trump. One case …

Georgia company buys Lepage Bakeries in Lewiston; questions linger about jobs, future

By Kathryn Skelton, Sun Journal on May 31, 2012, at 8:21 p.m.
George Deese has had his eye on Lepage Bakeries for some time. He admired the company whose scents are as much a part of the downtown as Lisbon Street and Kennedy Park. “You would not be surprised that we have always been interested in having Lepage become …

Syria blames rebels for Houla massacre

By ZEINA KARAM, The Associated Press on May 31, 2012, at 8:18 p.m.
BEIRUT — Syria on Thursday blamed up to 800 rebel fighters for the massacre in central Syria last week that killed more than 100 people, nearly half of them children, in its most comprehensive explanation to date of the bloodshed. The narrative starkly contradicted accounts of witnesses who blamed “shabiha” …