Archive for October, 2012

Hampden Academy's Laura Marquis (left) tries to block a pass from Bangor's Anna Morris during first-half action of the Eastern Maine Class A final at Husson University in Bangor, Wednesday night, Oct. 31, 2012. Bangor won 4-2.

Boulier hat trick gives Rams third straight EM Class A soccer title

By Larry Mahoney on Oct. 31, 2012, at 10:55 p.m.
BANGOR | Bangor High School sophomore striker Alli Boulier couldn’t have picked a better time for her first hat trick as a Ram. Boulier scored a game-tying goal late in the first half; broke a 2-2 tie with her second goal with 12:44 remaining in regulation and added an …

Falmouth girls soccer team blanks Morse, ready to defend state ‘B’ crown

By Michael Hoffer on Oct. 31, 2012, at 10:51 p.m.
BATH | The Falmouth girls’ soccer team has done a lot of winning over the years, but one thing the program hasn’t yet accomplished is winning state championships in three consecutive seasons. Saturday, the Yachtsmen will get their chance. That’s because No. 2 Falmouth came away with a 2-0 …

Happy Halloween!

on Oct. 31, 2012, at 10:10 p.m.
Hi blog friends. Happy Halloween! Last year I remember eating a sickening amount of candy on Halloween and feeling so much remorse and regret the next day. When I think about the 10 pounds I gained between the 2011 Maine marathon and new year 2012, mentally I blame it all …
Hermon's Gabby Bryant (left)and Jessica Allen raise the championship trophy after beating Presque Isle 1-0 in overtime in the Eastern Maine Class B soccer final in Presque Isle Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

Saulter’s goal lifts Hermon girls soccer team by Presque Isle in EM ‘B’ final

on Oct. 31, 2012, at 10:08 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE — Kaitlin Saulter scored off an assist from Claire Petersen with 13:48 to play in the first overtime, lifting the second-seeded Hermon Hawks by the No. 1 Presque Isle Wildcats, 1-0 in the Eastern Maine Class B girls soccer final Wednesday. Freshman Bryanne Crouse made eight saves for …

Three inmates at Charleston youth correctional facility taken to hospital

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 31, 2012, at 10:05 p.m.
Three youths being held at Mountain View Youth Development Facility were taken to a local hospital Tuesday after they became ill. After being checked by hospital staff, they were returned to the state-run correctional facility, Maine Department of Corrections spokeswoman Judy Plummer said Wednesday night. The three …

Local sports results for Oct. 31, 2012

on Oct. 31, 2012, at 9:45 p.m.
HS Playoffs BOYS SOCCER EASTERN MAINE Regional Finals Wednesday, Oct. 31 Class D D7: No. 1 Bangor Christian 6, No. 3 Ashland 0 Thursday, Nov. 1 Class A A7: No. 2 Lewiston (13-1-2) at No. 1 Mount Ararat (14-1-1), 5 p.m. Class B B7: No. 2 Camden Hills (13-1-2) at …

Motion to suppress teen driver’s statements pending additional information

By Tony Reaves on Oct. 31, 2012, at 9:44 p.m.
PARIS | Both sides in the case against Kristina Lowe, the driver in a fatal West Paris crash in January, have a week to submit additional information to Justice Robert Clifford as the defense works to keep statements she made from a hospital bed out of court. Defense attorney …

Peyton Manning says right thumb sore but OK

By Arnie Stapleton, The Associated Press on Oct. 31, 2012, at 9:29 p.m.
DENVER — Peyton Manning’s right thumbnail was covered with white tape and put under a media microscope upon his return to the football field Wednesday. The tape didn’t wrap all the way around his thumb, leaving him able to grip the football like normal, and teammates said his throws and …

Angels ship Ervin Santana to Royals in trade

By Greg Beacham, The Associated Press on Oct. 31, 2012, at 9:28 p.m.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels traded right-hander Ervin Santana to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for minor league left-hander Brandon Sisk. The Angels exercised Santana’s $13 million option for next season before trading the Dominican veteran and cash to the Royals. “We’re proud to have him, and …
Bangor Christian boys soccer player Ben Bragg (11)  works the ball away from Ashland keeper J.J. Dozier in the first half of their game in Hampden, Maine, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

Bangor Christian boys soccer team tops Ashland for 4th straight Eastern Maine ‘D’ title

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 31, 2012, at 8:54 p.m.
HAMPDEN | One reason the Bangor Christian boys soccer team hasn’t allowed a goal in six weeks is because its offense rarely relinquishes possession of the ball. The pinpoint-passing Patriots were at it again Wednesday evening on the artificial surface at the Weatherbee Complex, outshooting Ashland 44-3 en route …

Fact-check the attack in anti-King campaign ad

on Oct. 31, 2012, at 8:42 p.m.
A recent television ad aimed against Angus King would like you, the voter, to believe that King was using government connections to turn a profit at the expense of small town Mainers. The ads, funded by the National Republican Senatorial Committee claim that King was making millions of dollars from …

SAOVA Endorses Maine Candidates

on Oct. 31, 2012, at 8:39 p.m.
Here are the 2012 candidates endorsed by the Sportsmen’s & Animal Owners Voter’s Alliance for the State of MAINE (highlighting animal right endorsed candidates too): Maine’s November 6, 2012 General Election U.S. Senate – OPEN SEAT state Senator Cynthia Ann Dill (D) former Governor Angus King (I) Charlie Summers Jr. …

“King” of nostalgia reminds us of a happier time

on Oct. 31, 2012, at 8:39 p.m.
Forget about Portland, Oregon – the dream of the ‘90s is alive right here in Maine and former Governor extraordinaire Angus King is its champion. At this point, it’s likely that King will win the Senate race in a landslide. His campaign has skillfully responded to Mainers’ frustrations with what …

Website still ranks Maine among worst for making a living

By Scott Thistle on Oct. 31, 2012, at 8:32 p.m.
LEWISTON | For the second year in a row, Maine has been ranked second-worst, after Hawaii, in the country for making a living, according to the finance website Maine also ranked eighth among the 10 worst states in which to retire, according to MoneyRates. The rankings, combined with …

Coach Barron: Controlling the boards on both ends is a key vs. New Brunswick

on Oct. 31, 2012, at 8:28 p.m.
Women’s Basketball MAINE vs. NEW BRUNSWICK Time, site: Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Alfond Arena, Orono Records: Maine 8-23 (2011-12); New Brunswick 4-5 (exhibition) Key players: Maine (last season’s stats) — 5-8 G Ashleigh Roberts (7.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg), 6-1 F Danielle Walczak (5.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg), 5-6 G Courtney Anderson (4.7 …

Despite pranks, Twitter became lifeline for many during Sandy

By Gerry Shih, Reuters on Oct. 31, 2012, at 8:01 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — As Hurricane Sandy pounded the U.S. Atlantic coast on Monday night, knocking out electricity and Internet connections, millions of residents turned to Twitter as a part-newswire, part-911 hotline that hummed through the night even as some websites failed and swathes of Manhattan fell dark. But the social …

Biden attacks Romney campaign over ‘flagrantly dishonest’ auto ads

By Michael A. Memoli, on Oct. 31, 2012, at 8:01 p.m.
SARASOTA, Fla. — Joe Biden delivered a stinging attack on Republicans on Wednesday for launching what he called the most “scurrilous” and “flagrantly dishonest ads” he could remember, saying the Romney campaign’s use of ads suggesting automakers were taking jobs overseas shows desperation and a lack of character unbecoming of …

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

on Oct. 31, 2012, at 7:54 p.m.
In following up my article about the first time I registered to vote, I thought I’d update everyone on what I’ve learned so far.  The election, or as I find better referred to as “the vote” (will explain later) is coming up in less than two weeks and I’m trying, …
William Barton of Mars Hill (right) listens as he is sentenced in Aroostook County Superior Court in Caribou on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. His attorney, Alan Harding of Presque Isle, sits at his side. Barton was sentenced to prison, restitution and fines for a fatal Sept. 2011 accident that killed Nathan York, 51, of Medway, and severely injured Herb Young,53, a passenger in the vehicle. Jerome York, Nathan York's son, escaped injury.

Mars Hill man sentenced in fatal crash

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 31, 2012, at 7:53 p.m.
CARIBOU | In April 2011, after six years as a foster child, 10-year-old Desiree York was officially adopted by Nathan and Kim York of Medway. Five months later, her father was dead, and her life and those of her mother and siblings were changed forever. It was because of …

Anne Newell

on Oct. 31, 2012, at 7:53 p.m.
CARIBOU – Anne Newell, 96, died Oct. 30, 2012 at Presque Isle. She was born in North Barre, Vt., the daughter of the late John and Eliza MacAuley. Mrs. Newell was a longtime member of Caribou Unitarian Universalist Church and was a nurse at the former Loring Air Force Base …
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