Archive for January, 2013


Medomak Valley outlasts Camden Hills in four overtimes

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 31, 2013, at 11:04 p.m.
ROCKPORT | You might call it just another night in the wild and wacky Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B boys basketball world this winter. But this was just a little wilder and a little wackier, not to mention the longest game to date as Medomak Valley of Waldoboro …

Legislature considers expanding liquor sales

on Jan. 31, 2013, at 10:13 p.m.
AUGUSTA – The legislature is in session and as normally happens, the state’s lawmakers are wrestling with the budget, safety in the schools, and taxes, but Rep. Paul Gilbert would like them to think about one more thing. Legislators heard testimony on January 30 from Gilbert and others urging them …

Searsport Girls Basketball 43 at George Stevens 42

By Don Allen on Jan. 31, 2013, at 10 p.m.
At Blue Hill, the Vikings erased a five-point deficit in the fourth quarter to pull out the win. Alice Brooks and Anna Backlin scored 10 points each to pace Searsport. Charlotte Reiter made four 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 16 points for George Stevens Academy. Searsport 12 21 …

House group working on bill to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants

By Rachelle Younglai, Reuters on Jan. 31, 2013, at 9:52 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group in the U.S. House is attempting to craft a bill that would give millions of illegal immigrants a way to become citizens, House aides said on Thursday, mirroring an effort in the Senate. One of the aides said the House legislation would be tougher in …

Local sports results for Jan. 31, 2013

on Jan. 31, 2013, at 9:51 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Girls Basketball Ashland at Limestone, 7 p.m. Bangor at Edward Little, 6:30 p.m. Bangor Christian at Schenck, 7 p.m. Bucksport at Lee, 7 p.m. Carrabec at Oak Hill, 7 p.m. Central at Sumner, 7 p.m. Deering at Gorham, 7 p.m. Dirigo at Monmouth, 7 p.m. Erskine …

Nelligan leads Belfast girls basketball to upset win over Oceanside

By Dave Barber on Jan. 31, 2013, at 9:49 p.m.
Belfast girls basketball coach Stan Sturgis was determined not to make the same mistake twice when his Lions hosted Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston on Thursday night. He didn’t repeat the mistake, and the Lions rode a 24-point night by senior forward Lexi Nelligan to upset the Mariners 50-36. …

Dirty license plate leads to drug bust in Brewer

By Andrew Neff on Jan. 31, 2013, at 9:35 p.m.
A Bangor man was arrested for possession of oxycodone and could face additional charges after his dirty license plate initially attracted the attention of law enforcement officials in Brewer Saturday night. “The suspect’s truck had a plate that was fully obstructed by salt and dirt, so I …
Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), sits down before giving testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee to be Defense Secretary, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 31, 2013. Hagel, 66, is a decorated Vietnam War veteran and a former two-term Republican senator.

Republicans assail Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel at confirmation hearing

By Phil Stewart and Patricia Zengerle, Reuters on Jan. 31, 2013, at 9:07 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers attacked Chuck Hagel on Thursday at a contentious hearing over his nomination to become the next U.S. Defense secretary, questioning his judgment on war strategy and putting him broadly on the defensive. In one of the most heated exchanges, Sen. John McCain aggressively questioned Hagel, interrupting …

Education: Future Imperfect: Become a Consultant

on Jan. 31, 2013, at 9:03 p.m.
The job market for many academics in the humanities and social sciences has been awful for decades now and shows no sign of improvement. Many wonderful graduate students who receive doctorates can’t find academic jobs, though some find rewarding careers in other areas like museums, libraries, films, and the social …

Chinese hackers target New York Times, Wall Street Journal

By William Wan, The Washington Post on Jan. 31, 2013, at 9:01 p.m.
BEIJING — A four-month-long cyberattack on the New York Times originating from China, detailed by the newspaper Thursday, may be part of a shift by Chinese hackers to apply the same sophisticated infiltration techniques against foreign media that they have used in recent years to steal proprietary data from U.S. …

Suspension of U.S. debt limit wins final congressional approval

By Thomas Ferraro, Reuters on Jan. 31, 2013, at 8:54 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A bill allowing the U.S. government to keep borrowing money for at least a few more months, beyond its record $16.4 trillion debt limit, won final congressional approval on Thursday, clearing the way for President Barack Obama to sign it into law. The Democratic-led Senate passed the bill, …

Fairfield police cruiser totaled in collision with big rig

By Andrew Neff on Jan. 31, 2013, at 8:48 p.m.
A Fairfield police officer suffered minor injuries and his police cruiser was totaled after colliding with a tractor trailer truck while attempting to make a u-turn to chase a speeder driving in the opposite direction late Thursday morning “The officer was driving south on Route 201 and …

Thursday’s college roundup, women’s basketball: UNE 75, Gordon 46

on Jan. 31, 2013, at 8:46 p.m.
BIDDEFORD | Senior Beth Suggs (Bath, Maine) scored 23 points, as the University of New England women’s basketball team won its 11th straight game with a 75-46 decision over Gordon College in Commonwealth Coast Conference action at the Harold Alfond Forum Thursday (Jan. 31) evening. The Nor’easters, who have …

Edgar, Aldo meet Saturday in main event at UFC 156

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 31, 2013, at 8:27 p.m.
Mixed martial arts fans long debated who would win a superfight between then-UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and featherweight standard-bearer Jose Aldo Jr. The pair finally meet Saturday night in the main event of UFC 156 at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center. Edgar, the pride of Toms River, N.J., …


on Jan. 31, 2013, at 8:20 p.m.
  1. What the title says — I HAVE BEEN CLEARED TO RUN AGAIN!!!  (Confession: I actually did run on the treadmill a few times this week before I was cleared … shhh.) The leg is still tender so I have to ramp it back up slowly. And I have …

Michael O. Harriman

on Jan. 31, 2013, at 8:13 p.m.
VERONA ISLAND – Michael O. Harriman, 68, passed away Jan. 28, 2013, with family by his side at a Bangor hospital. He was born April 30, 1944, in Belfast, son of the late Owen and Mary Izeldia (Landerville) Harriman. Michael was a longtime fisherman and mechanic, who could fix anything …

Brenda L. Lewin

on Jan. 31, 2013, at 8:13 p.m.
EAST MILLINOCKET – Brenda L. Lewin passed away peacefully Jan. 29, 2013, with her husband, Rick; and her daughter, Sarah, by her side. She was born Feb. 6, 1962, to Nathan Sr. and Winifred Lewin. Brenda was a graduate of Stearns High School, class of 1981. She was a loving …

K. Delbert Willett

on Jan. 31, 2013, at 8:13 p.m.
PATTEN – K. Delbert Willett, 83, died Jan. 29, 2013, in Patten. He was born March 4, 1929, in Mount Chase, the son of Clifford and Virgie (Morrison) Willett. Delbert retired from Sherman Lumber Co. after 50 years. He enjoyed fishing, ice fishing, tying flies and hunting. He is survived …

Daniel R. Coleman I

on Jan. 31, 2013, at 8:13 p.m.
BUCKSPORT – aniel R. Coleman I, 74, passed away Jan. 14, 2013, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Sept. 12, 1938, son of Harry H. and Ethelyn A. (Woodman) Coleman. Daniel loved to fish, hunt and go camping. When he wasn’t doing those things you could find him spending …

Mark S. Beaton

on Jan. 31, 2013, at 8:13 p.m.
EASTON – Mark S. Beaton, 57, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2013, as the result of a tragic fire at his home. He was born Oct. 19, 1955, in Salem, Mass., the son of Duncan E. and Dorothy M. (Burns) Beaton. He was a graduate of C.B. East …
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