Archive for August, 2012


Self-Propelled Journal: August 21-22 Baxter Peak

on Aug. 31, 2012, at 11:50 p.m.
When my mountain bike left the pavement of the Elliotsville Road on August 14, I started a unique part of this journey.  From that point, and until I step out of the canoe in Fort Kent, I will travel over 200 miles without touching or crossing a paved public roadway. This kind …

Gardiner Area Football 27 at Belfast Area 6

By Chris Bartlett on Aug. 31, 2012, at 11:32 p.m.
At Belfast, Dennis Meehan completed six of nine passes for 141 yards and a touchdown and Steve Sirois carried the ball 1 5 times for 76 yards and a TD as Gardiner triumphed. Seth Wing had 52 yards rushing and a TD on six carries. For Belfast, Travis Tufo carried …
Bangor High School runningback Cody Chapman (33) breaks outside for a touchdown run from scrimmage in the first half of their game against Brunswick High School in Bangor, Maine, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.

Jensen, Brunswick stun Bangor in Class A football opener

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 31, 2012, at 11:10 p.m.
When speed was needed, Jared Jensen ran past people. When strength was required, the senior running back powered over defenders. And when a change of direction could prove pivotal, Jensen read his blocks and quickly turned where they led him Friday night — to a stunning 428-yard, …
Zeth Lundy (second from left), co-owner of Central Street Farmhouse in Bangor, was the winner of the iPad from the Bangor Daily News. Over 600 people entered during the American Folk Festival to win the device. Pictured with Lundy representing the Bangor Daily News are Aimee Thibodeau (left), Shelley Sund (right) and Towle Tompkins.

Pictures of the Day: Friday, Aug. 31, 2012

on Aug. 31, 2012, at 11:08 p.m.
Jason Baldinelli, 17, sits with his husky-terrier mix Sadie on Thursday at their Kidder Avenue home in Dixfield. Sadie found a newborn kitten Wednesday, picked it up in her mouth and carried it home. Thanks to Sadie's efforts and that of several others from Dixfield to Freeport, the kitten is alive and doing well.

Dixfield dog rescues newborn kitten

By Terry Karkos on Aug. 31, 2012, at 10:18 p.m.
A dog saved a newborn kitten left for dead by its mother Wednesday when the dog carried the 4-inch kitten home in her mouth. The rescue started a chain of efforts from Dixfield to Freeport to save the feline dubbed Tiny. “She’s just our little superstar,” Myriah …

Romney-Ryan RNC

on Aug. 31, 2012, at 10:08 p.m.
As it’s the end of August, it seems fit to talk about what everyone else is talking about. That’s right, the monster trade the Red Sox performed with the Los Angeles Dodgers! Oh wait, that’s already been done to death….let’s talk about the Republican National Convention. But first, a little …

Friday night’s Maine high school football scores

on Aug. 31, 2012, at 10:03 p.m.
Friday’s Results Bonny Eagle 42, Biddeford 14 Brunswick 36, Bangor 28 Bucksport 41, Washington Acad. 16 Cheverus 43, Sanford 6 Dexter 20, Hermon 6 Dirigo 28, Lisbon 14 Foxcroft 71, Ellsworth/Sumner 8 Fryeburg 40, Lake Region 29 Gardiner 27, Belfast 0 Gray-NG 22, Falmouth 14 Greely 33, Spruce Mountain 7 …
Dr. Lou Jacobs runs the New England Bureau of the American Mustache Institute out of his Portland office and is hoping to host the AMI's annual 'Stache Bash this fall. The location of the 'Stache Bash has been put out to public vote; online voting runs until Sept. 3.

Portland in running to host national mustache bash

By Kathryn Skelton on Aug. 31, 2012, at 9:55 p.m.
The American Mustache Institute’s annual blowout, the ‘Stache Bash, needs a host city, and for the first time the organization dedicated to mustachioed rights has opened it to a public vote. Portland, already home to an annual mustache pageant and the International Moustache Film Festival (yes, you read that right), …

Vikings S Harrison Smith fined $21K for hit

From wire reports on Aug. 31, 2012, at 9:53 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings rookie safety Harrison Smith has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for a hit on San Diego Chargers receiver Mike Willie on Aug. 24. The hefty fine sends a stern message to the first-round draft pick, who has already established a reputation as a hard-nosed, big …

Big Time Rush thrills youthful audience at Bangor Waterfront

on Aug. 31, 2012, at 9:49 p.m.
Big Time Rush takes the stage Friday night on the Bangor Waterfront to a crowd of screaming fans, ranging in ages from preschool to late 20s.

Fan falls to death at Texans stadium in Houston

By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI and KRISTIE RIEKEN, The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2012, at 9:43 p.m.
HOUSTON — A 25-year-old fan died after tumbling about 60 feet from a fifth-floor escalator at Reliant Stadium during a preseason Houston Texans game, officials said Friday. Jonathon Kelly of Houston fell to the ground floor during the Thursday night game against the Minnesota Vikings, and frantic witnesses called police …

Local sports results for Aug. 31, 2012

on Aug. 31, 2012, at 9:43 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Field Hockey Central at Foxcroft, 10 a.m. Hermon at Dexter, 1 p.m. Stearns at Piscataquis, 10 a.m. Girls Soccer Brunswick at Oxford Hills, 10 a.m. Bucksport at Mount Desert Island, 11 a.m. Dexter at Foxcroft, 10 a.m. Greenville at Rangeley Lakes, 11 a.m. Lawrence at Bangor, …


on Aug. 31, 2012, at 9:40 p.m.
Biggs gives UMFK women 1-0 win in opener AMHERST, N.Y. — The University of Maine-Fort Kent opened the women’s soccer season with a 1-0 win over Sheridan College (Ontario, Canada) on Friday afternoon. Theresa Biggs scored the eventual game-winner with 34:31 left in the first half on an assist from …

Mississippi Valley fears flash flooding from Hurricane Isaac

By Ellen Wulfhorst and Scott Malone, Reuters on Aug. 31, 2012, at 9:39 p.m.
NEW ORLEANS — The remnants of Hurricane Isaac brought heavy rainfall and the threat of flash flooding to the Mississippi Valley on Friday as Gulf Coast residents cleaned up and energy facilities prepared to grind back into operation. Major offshore oil drillers returned staff to their platforms in the Gulf …

Husson opener highlights kickoff of Maine college football

By Pete Warner on Aug. 31, 2012, at 9:38 p.m.
BANGOR | In spite of the hype surrounding the start of the college football season, there is only one game Saturday involving a Maine team. Husson University of Bangor has a monopoly on the state’s college football action as it opens the campaign with a home game against Hartwick …
A surveillance photo of the suspected robber of Camden National Bank in Bingham on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.

Waterville man arrested in Bingham bank robbery

By Alex Barber on Aug. 31, 2012, at 9:36 p.m.
Somerset County Sheriff’s Department officials have arrested a man they say robbed a bank in Bingham on Thursday. Paul Robinson, 40, of Waterville was arrested at about 5 p.m. Friday in Waterville and charged with Class B robbery, said Detective Lt. Carl E. Gottardi II in a …
Britain's Laura Robson reacts after her match against China's Li Na in the third round of play at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, in New York. Robson won the match.

Roddick extends career with easy victory at US Open

By HOWARD FENDRICH, The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2012, at 9:31 p.m.
NEW YORK — Andy Roddick was discussing his retirement-postponing victory during a TV interview when a group of fans interrupted by chanting, “One more year! One more year!” How about one more match? That, at least, is a given now. Roddick’s not quite ready to quit just yet. A day …

Monson residents to consider moratorium that would block east-west highway

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 31, 2012, at 9:24 p.m.
Monson residents will be asked next week to consider imposing a six-month moratorium on private corridors, including the proposed east-west highway, during a special town meeting set for the Monson Town Hall. The meeting, which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, will begin with a brief introduction, …

Yosemite campers at risk for deadly hantavirus

By Dan Whitcomb and Ronnie Cohen, Reuters on Aug. 31, 2012, at 9:18 p.m.
LOS ANGELES— Some 10,000 people who stayed in tent cabins at Yosemite National Park this summer may be at risk for the deadly rodent-borne hantavirus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. The CDC urged lab testing of patients who exhibit symptoms consistent with the lung …

Former archbishop of Milan Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini dies

Reuters on Aug. 31, 2012, at 8:25 p.m.
ROME — Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, former archbishop of Milan and a favorite of Vatican progressives to succeed Pope John Paul II in 2005, died on Friday aged 85, the Milan diocese said on its website. In a letter marking Martini’s death, Pope Benedict remembered him as a “skilful teacher …