Midcoast events calendar, Thursday, June 30

on June 28, 2011, at 11:30 p.m.
Calendar runs as space permits. Items with dates take precedence over activities that occur every week. ITEMS FOR CALENDAR ARE DUE SEVEN TO 10 DAYS BEFORE PUBLICATION. E-mail: Mail: The Beacon Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402 Art BELFAST — Diane Horton, “Capturing Maine in Color,” through July 20, Beyond …

Charging of cellphone leads to misdemeanor charges

By Dawn Gagnon on June 28, 2011, at 11:25 p.m.
BANGOR | A Bangor police officer conducting a check of downtown businesses arrested a local transient shortly before 12:30 a.m. Saturday after finding him charging his two cellphones in an outdoor electrical outlet hidden behind some flowers on Harlow Street. Shaun Fawster, 23, was charged with theft of services …

Midcoast support groups, Thursday, June 30

on June 28, 2011, at 11:23 p.m.
Support group listings runs as space permits. Items are due at least seven to 10 days before the Thursday of publication. Email: Mail: The Beacon, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402 BELFAST — Baby’s First Year Support Group, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Maternal Wellness Center, 111 High St. …

Bangor area health news, Thursday, June 30

on June 28, 2011, at 11:20 p.m.
HIV Testing Day BANGOR — More than 1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Of those 1 million people, the CDC estimates that 1 in 5 people do not know they are infected. The only way to know is to get …

Bangor man facing drug, weapon charges

By Dawn Gagnon on June 28, 2011, at 11:17 p.m.
Bangor police arrested  a local man Tuesday morning after they found prescription pills in his possession and weapons concealed in his clothing. Jonathan Deveau, 35, was charged with possession of scheduled drugs and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit after a city police officer was called …

Bangor area support groups

on June 28, 2011, at 11:11 p.m.
Support group listings are run as space permits. Items are due one week before publication. Email: Mail: The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402 BANGOR — Bangor STD walk-in clinic, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Physician evaluation available. Testing available by appointment 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Testing $50, …

Arts news for Thursday, June 30

on June 28, 2011, at 11:04 p.m.
Starry summer shows ORONO — While enjoying Maine’s beauty or on the way to the beach, visitors and area residents alike are invited to visit the Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium on the University of Maine campus to tour the nighttime constellations and enjoy one of many popular family star shows. …
Jason Larkin, “Museum_11,” Giclee print, 30x30 inches, collection of the artist. Larkin’s work will be on display through Nov. 27 at the Farnswoth Art Museum in Rockland.

Arnold Newman Prize winner exhibition opening at the Farnsworth

on June 28, 2011, at 10:51 p.m.
ROCKLAND — The Farnsworth Art Museum will open the second annual Arnold Newman Prize winner exhibition, “Jason Larkin: Past Perfect” Saturday, July 2. The exhibition will run through Nov. 27. Judged as a separate category in the Photo District News Photo annual competition, the Arnold Newman Prize recognizes an individual for …
Col. James D. Campbell (from left), Robert G. Partridge and Robert G. Beauregard each received the prestigious Silver Beaver Award during the Katahdin Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 75th Silver Beaver Recognition Dinner in Eddington.

Boy Scouts present Silver Beaver Awards

on June 28, 2011, at 10:46 p.m.
EDDINGTON — The Katahdin Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, held its 75th Silver Beaver Recognition Dinner on June 25 at Katahdin Scout Reservation-Camp Roosevelt in Eddington. The Council presented three volunteers with the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award a council can give to a scouting volunteer. It is …

Bangor area school news for Thursday, June 30

on June 28, 2011, at 10:43 p.m.
Boston University BOSTON — Boston University has announced area graduates who received degrees in May: • Carmel: Torri E. Gibson, bachelor’s degree in human physiology. • Hampden: Joanna M. Rawcliffe, cum laude, bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration. Named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Boston University were:Story …
Ricky Palmer (left), 18, of Winterport watches as Nick Adams, 16, of Frankfort jumps off a ledge at the Mount Waldo Quarry in August 2010. A male who slipped while trying to take a 60-foot plunge into the quarry on Tuesday was taken to the hospital for treatment of leg injuries.

Diver suffers leg injuries in 60-foot Mount Waldo Quarry fall

By Dawn Gagnon on June 28, 2011, at 10:37 p.m.
FRANKFORT | A male who slipped while trying to take a 60-foot plunge into Mount Waldo Quarry on Tuesday was taken to the hospital for treatment of leg injuries. “He was very lucky,” Winterport Fire Chief Thomas Doe said Tuesday night. The injuries, he said, could have been much …
"Corn on the cob, garden salad and a nice piece of fresh, local fish on the grill.” — Stu Jackson, Belfast

What is your perfect summer meal?

on June 28, 2011, at 10:25 p.m.
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Records: Pregnant woman recants ID of rape suspect

By LAURA CRIMALDI, on June 28, 2011, at 10:05 p.m.
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. — A pregnant woman who police say was raped after three men kicked in her door and while her 9-year-old was nearby has recanted her story about the only suspect arrested in the case, according to court records. The records indicate there was an “identification issue” pertaining …

Community news for Thursday, June 30

on June 28, 2011, at 10:03 p.m.
Bangor Government channel In order to better serve its residents, the city of Bangor is upgrading its local government channel equipment. During this time, there will be no live broadcasts available. Regular broadcasts of committee and council meetings are scheduled to resume on July 11. Those with questions are asked …

Bangor, Castine arts news

on June 28, 2011, at 9:58 p.m.
Northern Writes BANGOR — Penobscot Theatre, Bangor’s professional theater company, is continuing the fifth annual Northern Writes New Play Festival through July 2 at Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St. This year’s festival includes works by playwrights from around the country, as well as an evening of short plays written …

Greek police fire tear gas as strike overshadows budget vote

By ELENA BECATOROS and DEREK GATOPOULOS on June 28, 2011, at 9:55 p.m.
ATHENS, Greece — Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in the center of Athens Tuesday as Greek labor unions shut down government services before a vote by lawmakers on austerity measures that may determine if the nation can avoid a default. Unions began their fourth general strike of the …

Vandals steal liquor from Black Frog Restaurant bar

By Diana Bowley on June 28, 2011, at 9:52 p.m.
GREENVILLE | Vandals reportedly broke into a bar on board a barge at the Black Frog Restaurant on Saturday night. Police Chief Jeff Pomerleau said the vandals forced their way into the bar where they took an undetermined amount of liquor. The break-in is under investigation.

Hip-hop, texting may help save world’s languages

By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Newspapers on June 28, 2011, at 9:51 p.m.
MEXICO CITY — In southern Chile, young speakers of Huilliche, a language that’s in peril of extinction, produce hip-hop videos and post them on the Internet. Across the globe in the Philippines, teenagers think it’s “cool” to send mobile phone text messages in regional languages that show signs of endangerment, …

Bill to allow Maine’s first charter schools approved

By Kevin Miller on June 28, 2011, at 9:37 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Legislation creating Maine’s first charter schools is headed to Gov. Paul LePage’s desk for his signature. After years of failed attempts, advocates for charter schools finally succeeded in receiving legislative support for allowing public schools that must meet state and federal academic standards but are given more …

Hermon man charged with gross sexual assault

By Dawn Gagnon on June 28, 2011, at 9:12 p.m.
A Hermon man was arrested on a gross sexual assault charge early Saturday morning in connection with an incident at a Bangor motel. Drew Bower, 25, who was taken to Penobscot County Jail after his arrest, remained in custody late Tuesday night, a jail official confirmed. Bower …