Articles by Carter McCall

 

20th annual North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland

By Carter McCall on July 14, 2013, at 1:58 p.m.
The North Atlantic Blues Festival celebrated its 20th year in Rockland this weekend. “It’s been a run ride watching it grow,” said Paul Benjamin, festival producer. “It’s July, it’s Maine, it’s great blues, and we serve lobsters,” he added.

First Bangor Beerfest

By Carter McCall on June 23, 2013, at 6:20 a.m.
Fifteen Maine craft brewers gathered at the Bangor Waterfront on Saturday, June 22, to share their specialty brews.

Special Olympics kick off in Orono

By Carter McCall on June 08, 2013, at 11:52 a.m.
The Maine State Special Olympics kicked off on Friday at the University of Maine in Orono. Over 1500 athletes from across the state competed in the Games.
Adam Thorton (center) of Gardiner is swarmed by his teammates after finishing his 400 meter race at the Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games at the University of Maine in Orono on Friday, June 6, 2013. Over 1500 athletes from across the state competed in the Games.

University of Maine hosts the Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games

By Carter McCall on June 08, 2013, at 9:54 a.m.

Cross Insurance Center ready to open

By Carter McCall on June 04, 2013, at 8:49 p.m.
Woodward Cross, founder of Cross Insurance, took the honorary first seat at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.

Elver season ends

By Carter McCall on June 02, 2013, at 9:12 a.m.
Elver fisherman Sam Sockabasin takes down his nets after a difficult elver fishing season.

Community members raise money for Nichole Cable’s family

By Carter McCall on May 26, 2013, at 7:42 p.m.
A group called Nichole’s Angels has started a memorial fund to help raise money for Nichole Cable’s family. The group hosted a fundraiser and vigil on Saturday in Charleston.

UMaine unveils state of the art buoy

By Carter McCall on May 26, 2013, at 4:46 p.m.
The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center unveiled a state-of-the-art buoy system that will measure wind speeds in the gulf of Maine for the first time.
A Civil War-era full amputation kit is on display at the Bangor museum on Thursday. 'Bullets and Bandages' is a new exhibit at the museum that focuses on the weapons and medical practices of the Civil War.

Bullets and Bandages

By Carter McCall on May 26, 2013, at 6:36 a.m.
‘Bullets and Bandages’ is a new exhibit at the museum that focuses on the weapons and medical practices of the Civil War.

Community members remember Nichole Cable

By Carter McCall on May 21, 2013, at 6:18 p.m.
Community members left messages to Nichole Cable at a memorial near her Glenburn home on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.

Rockland bookkeeper grows business from kitchen table

By Carter McCall on May 20, 2013, at 10:58 a.m.
Renee Philbrook has grown her bookkeeping business over the past 20 years in Rockland while simultaneously raising six children at home.

Law enforcement searching for black pickup in missing teen case

By Carter McCall on May 17, 2013, at 7:16 p.m.
Local law enforcement asked for assistance Friday in locating a black pickup truck that may have been in the Glenburn area around the time that 15-year-old Nichole Cable disappeared.

The CARA program: Battling the heart of addiction in Maine

By Carter McCall on May 17, 2013, at 9:27 a.m.
Nine inmates from across Maine participate in the CARA program which focuses addressing the root causes of their drug addictions and criminal behaviors.
The CARA program, Criminogenic Addiction Recovery Academy, at the Kennebec County Correctional Facility was started in 2010 to address the criminal thinking associated with drug addiction. Participants in the program are habitual offenders and come from jails across the state. They are segregated from the general population and placed in their own unit for five-and-a-half weeks. They are expected to adhere to a strict set of rules and participate in extensive group therapy and class work that addresses the root of their substance abuse.

Kennebec County creates drug rehab program ‘to find something that works’

By Carter McCall on May 17, 2013, at 5:32 a.m.
“We have come together, together to change our lives through honoring the value of ourselves, our loved ones and our community.” The words bounce off the concrete walls of the cell block and amplify the voices of the nine men who recite them. They stand shoulder to shoulder in matching …
A Maine Department of Transportation worker watches as a truck carrying a 286-ton electrical transformer across a bridge in downtown Searsport on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Central Maine Power was moving the transformer from a cargo ship in Searsport to a new substation in Windsor. The journey is expected to take until Thursday and include several stops to reinforce bridges. Maine state police, local law enforcement, and the Maine Department of Transportation coordinated to ensure the passage of the massive transformer and the 16-axle truck that carried it.

286-ton transformer draws stares on long, slow journey to Windsor

By Carter McCall on May 15, 2013, at 5:05 p.m.

286-ton transformer moves to Windsor

By Carter McCall on May 15, 2013, at 4:49 p.m.
A 286-ton Central Maine Power electrical transformer took a long, slow journey from Searsport to be installed at a substation in Windsor on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

Speedway 95 racing a family tradition

By Carter McCall on May 10, 2013, at 5 p.m.
Racing families flock to Speedway 95 in Bangor on a weekly basis, despite the costs, because of their passion for the sport.

Chinese students and school grades

By Carter McCall on May 10, 2013, at 11:36 a.m.
Will the new controversial school-performance grading system in Maine affect recruitment of international students?

Bangor family hosts impressive dinner guests

By Carter McCall on May 09, 2013, at 5:56 p.m.
Sarah Smiley recently published her book, “Dinner with the Smileys” which recounts her family’s experience inviting celebrities, professional athletes and U.S. senators to their house for dinner during her husband’s year-long deployment.

Grove apartment complex getting louder

By Carter McCall on May 02, 2013, at 7:20 p.m.
Police have been called to the Grove apartment complex, a popular off-campus housing location for UMaine students, to respond to large and loud parties three times over the past week.
 
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