Archive for June, 2012


Boat Flip at Moosabec Reach Boat Races

By Stephen Ketel on June 30, 2012, at 11:06 p.m.
A speed boat caught a little too much air and flipped towards the end of a race. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →

Bangor Legion baseball team takes big lead, holds off Brewer in seventh

By Joe Duball, Special to the BDN on June 30, 2012, at 10:56 p.m.
BREWER, Maine— It was a tale of two different teams for the Bangor American Legion baseball team in its contest against Brewer Saturday. The Comrades were playing their third game in as many days, and after a hot start at the plate, the effects of the stretch came to head …
Emily Yoffe

How do I date my dentist?

By Emily Yoffe, Slate on June 30, 2012, at 8:17 p.m.
Also, invasive species sometimes are human, and my boss mistakenly pulled down a co-worker’s skirt. What do I say?

Lewiston man injured when car on I-95 loses wheel

By Judy Harrison on June 30, 2012, at 7:18 p.m.
NEWPORT | A Lewiston man was injured Saturday afternoon when a Mechanic Falls woman lost control of her 1998 Chevrolet sedan after it lost a wheel and struck a guardrail on Interstate 95. Sheila Herrick, 49, was traveling north on Interstate 95 shortly after noon when her car began …
Lisa Bailey-Carroll chows down on as many lobster as she can in 10 minutes during a crustacean-eating contest in Portland Saturday, June 30, 2012.

Crustacean-eating contest caps annual Portland LobsterFest

By Troy R. Bennett on June 30, 2012, at 6:52 p.m.
A crustacean-eating contest, local beer and an appearance by retiring U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe capped off a daylong celebration of all things lobster on the Maine State Pier Saturday at the fourth annual Portland LobsterFest, put on by the Falmouth Rotary. Snowe was one of three judges …
A motorist died in a crash involving a truck pulling a camper on Route 3, closing the road on Friday evening, June 29, 2012.

Ellsworth crash victim identified as Freedom man

By Tom Groening on June 30, 2012, at 6:11 p.m.
Fatigue may have been a factor in the fatal head-on collision Friday afternoon on Route 1. Killed was Austin Grant, 23, of Freedom. Sgt. Glenn Moshier of the Ellsworth Police Department said Saturday that Grant was traveling west on Route 1 near the intersection with the Happytown …

Single-engine plane makes hard landing in Trenton

By Tom Groening on June 30, 2012, at 5:49 p.m.
A private, single-engine plane made a difficult but safe landing Saturday at the Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport. Deputy Chris Sargent of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department said the dispatcher center was contacted at about noon, though he did not know whether the pilot of the plane …
Roxanne Moore Saucier

Sangerville sailor in the Mediterranean when Germany surrendered

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on June 30, 2012, at 5:33 p.m.
It is tremendous fun to show people their names on a census record, military listing or other document, especially people you’ve known all your life. That was certainly the case when my mom and I visited Jake and Arlene (Knowlton) Jordan in Sangerville a few days after Jake’s 86th birthday …

Roberts writes his own law in health care ruling

By Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg on June 30, 2012, at 5:15 p.m.
In the end, most of the arguments about President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul turned out to be beside the point. The law’s defenders for the most part argued that Congress can require people to buy health insurance because the Constitution lets it regulate commerce “among the several states.” Their …

Fireworks safety has many elements, including awareness of who is nearby

By Russ Van Arsdale, Executive director, Northeast CONTACT on June 30, 2012, at 5:01 p.m.
Have a happy and safe Fourth of July. It’s a wish we give and receive a lot these days, and it’s one we would like to stress right now. Many consumers are celebrating not only the country’s independence, but also the fact that they can legally buy fireworks in Maine. …
Ben Shorey

Osborn native Ben Shorey seventh in Olympic Trials 20k racewalk

By Ernie Clark on June 30, 2012, at 4:59 p.m.
EUGENE, Ore. — Ben Shorey, a 29-year-old Osborn native and 2001 graduate of Ellsworth High School, finished seventh Saturday morning in the men’s 20-kilometer racewalk at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field. Trevor Barron, 19, of Bethel Park, Pa., won the 12.4-mile race in an American …

Lance Kasparian to talk on Chapel Stained-glass Windows

By GJEdwards on June 30, 2012, at 4:49 p.m.
The Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society presents Lance Kasparian talking on the stained-glass windows of the chapel, Church of the Redeemer, Sorrento, at 7:45pm at the Sorrento Public Library. The talk will be preceeded by a potluck supper at 6:00pm, also at the Library. All are welcome. This post was contributed by …
A serviceman places a rose on the veterans memorial at the Milo town cemetery during a dedication ceremony on Saturday, July 1, 2012.

Milo remembers all veterans with new monument, ceremony

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 30, 2012, at 4:41 p.m.
If somebody asks Ron Knowles why he wanted to build in the town cemetery a monument to all the nation’s veterans, he could answer with words he used at the monument’s dedication on Saturday. “‘A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at …

Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society Presents Program on Urann House Project

By GJEdwards on June 30, 2012, at 4:39 p.m.
Gary Edwards, coordinator of the Urann House Restoration Project will talk about the history of the Paul Urann House and plans for restoration. Jeanne Edwards will speak on the Urann genealogy. Refreshments are served following the meeting. Sorrento Community Center, 7:00pm, July 18 This post was contributed by a community …

’73 Corvette Stingray heavily damaged in hit-and-run encounter with RV on I-95

By Judy Harrison on June 30, 2012, at 4:11 p.m.
BANGOR | A 1973 Corvette Stingray received heavy damage Saturday when it reportedly was struck by a recreational vehicle in a southbound lane of the Stillwater Avenue overpass on Interstate 95. No one was injured, but the driver of the RV continued traveling south on the highway, Maine State …
Sarah Smiley

Many surprises and lessons at Boston zoo (Yes, there is a zoo in Boston!)

By Sarah Smiley on June 30, 2012, at 3:52 p.m.
Several months ago, right around Easter, Lindell, 5, suddenly looked up from an otherwise quiet dinner and said, “Mom, I believe in the Easter Bunny, and I believe in God, but I do not believe in camels.” I glanced at Ford, 11, and Owen, 9, hoping one of them understood …

School cloak and dagger

on June 30, 2012, at 3:42 p.m.
The search for a superintendent to administer the school district that serves the Rockland area has taken twists and turns and has some similarities to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on President Obama’s health care legislation. Both the superintendent search and the Supreme Court’s deliberations have been done in the …

Why Roberts did it

By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on June 30, 2012, at 3:28 p.m.
It’s the judiciary’s Nixon-to-China: Chief Justice John Roberts joins the liberal wing of the Supreme Court and upholds the constitutionality of Obamacare. How? By pulling off one of the great constitutional finesses of all time. He managed to uphold the central conservative argument against Obamacare, while at the same time …

Rockland couple flown to hospital after Route 1 motorcycle crash

By Stephen Betts on June 30, 2012, at 3:18 p.m.
WARREN | A Rockland couple were flown by LifeFlight helicopters to a Lewiston hospital Saturday afternoon after a motorcycle crash. A 1989 Yamaha motorcycle driven by 75-year-old Richard Connell of Rockland was heading north on Route 1 in Warren when it struck the left rear of a 1997 Ford …
Marcus Amerson warms up before a game of Ultimate Frisbee in Bangor on Thursday, June 29, 2012.

Queen City Ultimate brings competitive Frisbee back to Bangor

By Joe Duball, Special to the BDN on June 30, 2012, at 3:05 p.m.
Bangor area residents have a great opportunity to see some of the best local athletes around Thursday nights in July. At dusk, these athletes assemble on the soccer field at James F. Doughty school, but spectators won’t witness soccer. Instead people will find the players from the …