Archive for September, 2012

A girl touches a lantern at an outdoor restaurant during the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. Like ancient Chinese poets, Hong Kong people appreciate the beauty of the full moon in the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Pictures of the Day: Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

on Sept. 30, 2012, at 11 p.m.

Courtney Lee says he turned down more money to join Celtics

The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2012, at 10:47 p.m.
WALTHAM, Mass. — Courtney Lee says he turned down more money to join the Boston Celtics. The guard said Sunday he came to Boston from Houston after a sign-and-trade deal because of “the core group of guys they had here.” “The expectations every year for this team is to win …
Erin Donovan

It smells like crazy in here

on Sept. 30, 2012, at 10:40 p.m.
  When I was a teenager, my mom got a dog. She was a Brittany Spaniel with a compact and sturdy body covered with feathered wisps of white and amber hair. She was an elegant thing, reminiscent of the famous Disney Spaniel, Lady. Just like that cartoon wonder, she had …

Investigator Frank warns of cyber dangers

on Sept. 30, 2012, at 10:30 p.m.
Social media has gained explosive popularity since the dawn of Myspace, giving its users access and connectivity toward friends, family and strangers. Yes, strangers, who potentially carry access to a person’s content data they post on social media websites. Special Investigator Jennifer M. Frank came to the University of Maine …

Weathers bothers Riverfest, fun still had

on Sept. 30, 2012, at 10:29 p.m.
Although umbrellas lined Main Street in Old Town, marking at least a thousand spectators, the 16th annual Old Town Riverfest was a success. “Obviously the weather was not good,” said Carol May, a coordinator on the Riverfest Committee. “But we still had a good turnout and a great numbers [of …

How I Hear It: Verve’s early albums stronger than ‘opus’

on Sept. 30, 2012, at 10:25 p.m.
A recent blog post on, the website of the UK’s leading music magazine, serves as a tribute to The Verve’s seminal album, 1997’s “Urban Hymns,” and live blogs its finest moments. For one reason or another, The Verve is one of the biggest and best bands of all time …

Film Review: ‘House at the End of the Street’

on Sept. 30, 2012, at 10:24 p.m.
I love horror movies, so it seems fitting that I chose to review the new suspense thriller “House at the End of the Street,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, and Elisabeth Shue. As with all horror movies nowadays, “House at the End of the Street” proved to be a nice …

Album Review: Chris Robinson Brotherhood – ‘The Magic Door’

on Sept. 30, 2012, at 10:23 p.m.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood released their second album, “The Magic Door,” earlier this month. That in itself may seem pretty unremarkable because it came right after their debut album, “Big Moon Ritual,” was released in June. Robinson, who leads the band, is best known for his work as frontman and vocalist …

Trip Down Memory Lane: Boogie Down Productions rap about real street life

on Sept. 30, 2012, at 10:22 p.m.
In the late ‘80s, hip-hop was clean. The lyrical content was usually positive and profanity was rarely in a record. It was the golden age, and groups like Run-DMC ran the circuit. However, hip-hop would soon adopt violence-charged lyrics depicting gang and street life. Hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions was …

The Hop Report: Some season pumpkin brews surpass others

on Sept. 30, 2012, at 10:21 p.m.
It is officially pumpkin season: that wonderful time of year when thousands of helpless gourds are mercilessly filleted by delighted children and nearly every beverage under the sun has “pumpkin spice” added to its title. Beer, as evidenced by the glut of pumpkin brews now crowding store shelves, is not …

Find out how Toby Hollander and the Maine Guardian ad Litem Institute Relly Feels about Maine’s Families

on Sept. 30, 2012, at 9:44 p.m.
Stay tuned as we expose what concerns the Maine Guardian ad litem Institute the most? Money, power or influence? Find out how Toby Hollander and the Maine Guardian ad litem Institute really feels about you…… The consumer….. in the next 24 hours….

Local sports results for Sept. 29-30, 2012

on Sept. 30, 2012, at 9:31 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Field Hockey John Bapst at Orono, 4 p.m. Mt. Blue at Gardiner Area, 3 p.m. Old Town at Foxcroft, 4 p.m. Piscataquis at Hermon, 4 p.m.Story continues below advertisement. Boys Soccer Bucksport at George Stevens, 4 p.m. Dexter at Piscataquis, 4 p.m. DI-S at Sumner, 4 …
Ron Wallace of Rhode Island celebrates after tipping the scales with his 2009-pound record breaking pumpkin during the New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, Mass Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.

RI man wins $15,500 with 1-ton pumpkin

The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2012, at 8:47 p.m.
TOPSFIELD, Mass. — Organizers of a fair in northeastern Massachusetts claim a Rhode Island man has set a new world record with the first pumpkin ever to weigh more than a ton. Leaders of the Topsfield Fair say the huge gourd grown by Ron Wallace of Greene, R.I., tipped the …

Schwarzenegger kept many secrets from his wife

By JULIET WILLIAMS, The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2012, at 8:28 p.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Arnold Schwarzenegger says his lifelong penchant for secrecy and ability to put his emotions “on deep freeze” led him to keep many secrets from his wife, Maria Shriver, eventually causing the dissolution of their marriage when he was forced to admit he fathered a child with the …
Roxanne Moore Saucier

Researchers should double check what family ‘knows’ about ancestors

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Sept. 30, 2012, at 8:08 p.m.
We all have them, those family stories that explain why some relative or other left town. Ted Steele might have gone along with the story of a “political fight” involving one of his ancestors had he not checked out local newspapers of the day and found a different explanation. Some …

Ex-NY Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger dies

By DAVID B. CARUSO and KAREN MATTHEWS, The Associated Press on Sept. 30, 2012, at 8:04 p.m.
NEW YORK — Few moments in American journalism loom larger than the one that came in 1971, when New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger had to decide whether to defy a president, and risk a potential criminal charge, by publishing a classified Defense Department history of U.S. involvement in …

Find your ‘inner moose’ and relax with a new Maine book

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 30, 2012, at 8:04 p.m.
FINDING YOUR INNER MOOSE: IDA LECLAIR’S GUIDE TO LIVIN’ THE GOOD LIFE by Susan Poulin, September 2012, Islandport Press, 256 pages, paperback, $16.95. Ida LeClair isn’t a real person, but she is a true character. And as a recently minted “Certified Maine Life Guide,” she offers practical ways to live …

Who was who in Bangor a century ago?

By Wayne E. Reilly on Sept. 30, 2012, at 8:01 p.m.
Who was who in Bangor a century ago? I don’t mean the glittering socialites or the windiest politicos — the people who get their names in the newspaper all the time. I mean the really important people, the people who tried to keep their names out of the newspapers or …

Raymond E. Hills Sr.

on Sept. 30, 2012, at 7:54 p.m.
WINTERPORT – Raymond E. Hills Sr., 96, died Sept. 28, 2012, in Bangor. Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m. Monday with a funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.

Susan R. D’Errico

on Sept. 30, 2012, at 7:53 p.m.
EDDINGTON – We are grieved to announce that our beloved daughter and sister, Susan R. D’Errico, 52, died unexpectedly Sept. 20, 2012, as the result of an automobile accident while a passenger, near her home in Eddington. She is survived by her parents, Robert Robles of Bucksport and Jeanne Joyce …