Archive for February, 2013


When the Ball is Going In the Easier It is to Officiate!!!!!!!!!!

on Feb. 28, 2013, at 11:54 p.m.
Good basketball officials always hope that both teams are putting the round sphere into the round twice as big round target. When the ball is going in then it is a much easier game to ref. There is less frustration on the players and coaches parts. There are fewer personal …

How To Get Better Basketball Officiating!!!!!!!!!!!

on Feb. 28, 2013, at 11:49 p.m.
Was it the level of play, the level of coaching, the level of officiating, the level of shooting skills. level of making good basketball decisions, playing the game from the shoulders up or from the shoulders down or a combination of all listed that provided for below average played basketball. …

Maine Author Monica Wood Shines In Latest Release

on Feb. 28, 2013, at 11:17 p.m.
Having a book reviewed in The New Yorker is not something that never happens for Maine authors. With the likes of Stephen King and Richard Ford calling Maine home at least part of the year it is not as if we never have great writers amongst us. That said, with …

Local sports results for Feb. 28, 2013

on Feb. 28, 2013, at 10 p.m.
Indoor golf At Traditions GC Men’s League 1st: Skip Commeau, Willie Poisson, Vinnie Soucy, -11; 2nd: Bob Sullivan, Mel Rooney, Charlie Perkins, Bob Gillis, -8; 3rd: Terry Pangburn, Skip Commeau, Mike Connolly, Willie Soucy, -7; 4th: Bob Sullivan, Bob Gillis, Willie Poisson, Terry Pangburn, -3 College softball UMAINE SCHEDULE MARCH …

Senate panel delays action on gun control bills

By Thomas Ferraro, Reuters on Feb. 28, 2013, at 9:42 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday postponed consideration of four bills to curb gun violence after Republicans said they needed more time to study the proposed ban on military-style assault weapons. The one-week delay by the Democratic-led committee appears unlikely to change the fate of the bills, all …

Thursday’s college roundup, women’s basketball: VU-Lynchburg 63, UMFK 35

on Feb. 28, 2013, at 9:28 p.m.
UNIONTOWN, Pa. — The Virginia University of Lynchburg Lady Dragons defeated the University of Maine-Fort Kent Lady Bengals 63-35 in a consolation game at the USCAA basketball national championships Thursday. Ebony Miller tallied a double-double, leading the Lady Dragons with 16 points (6-of-13) and 14 rebounds. Diamynde Daniel added 14 …

Downeast to DC

on Feb. 28, 2013, at 9:26 p.m.
Rebekah Metzler is a political writer with U.S. News and World Report, who hails from the state of Maine where she covered state politics for the Lewiston Sun Journal and MaineToday Media. From DC, Rebakah lends her perspective to current happenings in Maine politics.

Bangor boys turn in strong performances at Class A state swim meet

on Feb. 28, 2013, at 8:45 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Bangor High School’s second-place finish at the Class A boys state swimming and diving championships behind a young, deep and talented Cheverus of Portland squad included performances among the elite in Maine interscholastic swimming history. David Smallwood’s second place of 1 minute, 42.3 seconds in the 200 …

Federal Aviation Administration tells Hancock County airport to keep better records

By Bill Trotter on Feb. 28, 2013, at 8:43 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | The Federal Aviation Administration has determined that Hancock County can use its airport revenues as it has in the past as long as county officials keep better records that can demonstrate FAA financial rules are not being violated. In a letter the FAA sent to county officials …
2014 IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships Event Director Jane Towle and the Maine Winter Sports Center’s Mike Smith unveil the event logo at a press conference in Presque Isle on Thurs, Feb. 28, 2013 exactly one year before competition begins. Over 350 athletes from more than 30 countries are expected to be in Presque Isle for the event.

Organizers launch countdown to 2014 Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships

By Jen Lynds on Feb. 28, 2013, at 8:41 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE | Excited event officials and organizers gathered in Presque Isle on Thursday morning to officially launch the one-year countdown to the 2014 IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships. The international event will be held at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle from Feb. 28 to March 7, …
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he appears for the last time at the balcony of his summer residence in Castelgandolfo, south of Rome, February 28, 2013.

Pope Benedict’s reign ends with a promise to obey next pope

By Philip Pullella, Reuters on Feb. 28, 2013, at 8:36 p.m.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict ended his difficult reign on Thursday pledging unconditional obedience to whoever succeeds him to guide the Roman Catholic Church at one of the most crisis-ridden periods in its 2,000-year history. The papacy became vacant at 2 p.m. ET, marking the first time in six centuries …

Coaster Critique: Noonan Black IPA

on Feb. 28, 2013, at 8:30 p.m.
It seems like every time I make my way south my friend Jim has something fun from Smuttynose for me and this last trip was no different. Noonan Black IPA is named in remembrance of the late Greg Noonan, Owner and Brewmaster at the Vermont Pub and Brewery, who with …

Sports briefs for Feb. 28, 2013

By BDN Staff and Wire Reports on Feb. 28, 2013, at 8:30 p.m.
Hohlt leaving as Bates’ field hockey coach LEWISTON — After 15 years at the helm, head coach Wynn Hohlt announced her intention to leave the Bates College field hockey program, effective at the end of the current academic year, the school announced in a press release Thursday. Hohlt has led …
Alex Gray (from left), Waterfront Concerts promoter; John Osborne, Hollywood Casino general manager; Lee Speronis, Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau chairman; and Mike Dyer, the Bass Park director tapped to manage the Cross Insurance Center, attended an announcement of the winners of the visitors bureau's 2013 Tourism and Hospitality Eagle Awards at Hollywood Casino on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.

Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau announces award winners

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 28, 2013, at 8:25 p.m.
The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Thursday that Waterfront Concerts, the Bass Park director tapped to manage the Cross Insurance Center, and the Northeastern Loggers Association will receive awards for their efforts to promote Bangor and attract tourists. Alex Gray, Waterfront Concerts promoter, and Bass …
Presque Isle’s Krystal Kingsbury (left) goes up for a shot over Nokomis’ Anna Mackenzie during the Eastern Maine Class B championship game in Bangor Saturday. Presque Isle will play for the Class B state title against Lake Region at 7 p.m. Friday at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland.

Tighter defense likely for Presque Isle-Lake Region girls basketball rematch for ‘B’ state title

By Dave Barber on Feb. 28, 2013, at 8:19 p.m.
PORTLAND | With both teams sparking their offenses through strong defensive play, the Presque Isle Wildcats and West champion Lake Region Lakers of Naples could well re-create last year’s Class B girls basketball state championship, which went down to the last possession. Eastern Maine champion Presque Isle (21-0) pulled …

Fugitive grandmother, toddler found in Massachusetts

on Feb. 28, 2013, at 8:14 p.m.
Massachusetts State Police have located a grandmother who allegedly kidnapped her 18-month-old granddaughter and fled from Maine, Portland’s WGME 13 reports. The baby, Hazel Richards, is safe, according to WGME. Investigators said the baby was brought to Maine by her maternal grandmother, Melanie E. Wever, 49, from Indiana and apparently …

Coach Whitehead: Maine must shut down Northeastern’s top 5 forwards

on Feb. 28, 2013, at 7:58 p.m.
Men’s Hockey MAINE vs. NORTHEASTERN Time, site: 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Alfond Arena, Orono Records: Maine 9-17-6 (5-12-6 Hockey East), Northeastern 9-18-3 (5-15-3) Series, last meeting: Maine leads 52-41-17, 1-1 tie on Jan. 11 Key players: Maine — C Devin Shore (3 goals, 17 assists), RW Joey Diamond (12 & …

Camden National Bank gives away 900 tickets to state games

on Feb. 28, 2013, at 7:56 p.m.
Camden National Bank has given away 900 tickets to fans for their schools’ games in state high school basketball finals on Friday and Saturday at sites in Bangor, Augusta and Portland, according to a press release from the bank. It’s the fourth year Camden National has partnered …

Douglas T. Crawford

on Feb. 28, 2013, at 7:48 p.m.
BANGOR – Douglas T. Crawford, 55, died Feb. 27, 2013, at his residence. He was born April 13, 1957, in Mount Holly, N.J., son of John Crawford Jr. and Ruth (Richie) Crawford. Douglas was a wonderful father and grandfather. He spent a lot of time taking care of his family, …

Alice Fern Kneeland

on Feb. 28, 2013, at 7:48 p.m.
NEWPORT – Alice Fern Kneeland, 80, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at a Pittsfield nursing home. She was born May 13, 1932, in Newport, daughter of Erwin R. and Christina F. (Welch) Dearborn. Alice was the valedictorian of the Corinna Union Academy 1950 graduating class. She had worked many years …