Articles by Carter McCall


What to do with old Hampden Academy

By Carter McCall on March 06, 2013, at 10:57 p.m.
The town of Hampden is deciding what to be done with the old Hampden Academy school buildings.

Penobscot Nation’s relationship with Hugo Chavez

By Carter McCall on March 06, 2013, at 8:17 p.m.
Penobscot Nation tribal chief Kirk Francis talks about the benefits of Venezuelan oil support to residents and reflects on his personal interactions with deceased president Hugo Chavez.
Gino Roussel of St-Jacques, New Brunswick, Canada, after arriving with his team at the Rocky Brook checkpoint on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

Can-Am musher portraits

By Carter McCall on March 05, 2013, at 5:40 a.m.
The mushers and dog sled teams of the Can-Am Crown 250-mile dog race endure three days of cold weather, fatigue and sleep deprivation. The trail offers few comforts, but the mushers and their teams battle through the adversity. Above is a collection of portraits taken from the trail as the …

Scenes from the Can-Am trail

By Carter McCall on March 04, 2013, at 5:37 p.m.
A collection of video taken from the CAN-AM Crown 250-mile race that took place this weekend.

A sled’s-eye view of the Can-Am 250

By Carter McCall on March 03, 2013, at 8:49 p.m.
Jaye Foucher races the Can-Am 250 on Saturday. A video camera attached to her sled shows the way to the Portage checkpoint.

New technology could measure wind over water

By Carter McCall on March 03, 2013, at 5:11 p.m.
Maine professor Habib Dagher talks about new buoy technology to measure wind speeds at high altitudes over water.
Terry Knowles starts the Can-Am Crown 30-mile race with his dog sled team on Main Street in Fort Kent on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

And they’re off at the annual Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races

By Carter McCall on March 02, 2013, at 6:53 p.m.

Last year’s CAN-AM winner talks about 2013 race

By Carter McCall on March 02, 2013, at 2:36 p.m.
2012 CAN-AM crown 250-mile race winner Ryan Anderson talks about his chances in the 2013 race.

Bath salts coming from online sales

By Carter McCall on Feb. 26, 2013, at 4:09 p.m.
Penobscot county sheriff Glenn Ross talks about the supply of bath salts coming into Maine via internet purchases from China.
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Sen. Angus King talks gun control

By Carter McCall on Feb. 20, 2013, at 6:01 p.m.
Maine senator Angus King describes his stance on gun control on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.
A cheerleader demonstrates how high she can jump in the stairwell of Bangor Auditorium during the Maine state championships.

Behind the scenes at the state cheerleading championships

By Carter McCall on Feb. 19, 2013, at 5:29 a.m.
The competitive cheerleading season in Maine came to a close last week with the state cheerleading championships in Bangor. For most, cheerleading is seen as an activity reserved for the sidelines. But, for the cheerleaders, coaches and parents involved, competitive cheerleading is as demanding as any sport. Weeks — sometimes …

Roxanne Quimby’s son talks economic effect of park

By Carter McCall on Feb. 14, 2013, at 1:38 p.m.
Lucas St. Clair talks about recently released study into economic impact of potential national park in Maine.

Wind development appeal heard

By Carter McCall on Feb. 12, 2013, at 8:33 p.m.
A judge heard the appeal of Clifton resident Peter Beckford at the Penobscot County Judicial Center on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Bangor law firm puts legal documents online

By Carter McCall on Feb. 10, 2013, at 5:53 p.m.
Bangor law firm Rudman Winchill recently launched several online resources, including legal documents, to help with estate planning.

Member of Dexter cheering squad gets second chance at championship

By Carter McCall on Feb. 10, 2013, at 12:13 p.m.
Dexter Regional High School and senior David McKusick will return to the state cheering championships after missing last year’s competition because of a heart condition.
Vehicles drive through Stillwater Avenue in Old Town on Thursday, Deb. 7, 2013, a major thoroughfare for the city.

Public works director talks Old Town road construction

By Carter McCall on Feb. 08, 2013, at 12:37 p.m.
Old Town public works director John Rouleau talks about the planned Stillwater Avenue reconstruction set to start this summer.

Brewer wrestler ready to defend title

By Carter McCall on Feb. 07, 2013, at 7:21 p.m.
Brewer wrestler Victor Irwin is looking for a second state championship this Saturday.
Jeremiah Gorman (right) starts a countdown with his 5-year-old son Finn on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Gorman built the space command center for his son's birthday out of old, donated electronics.

Bangor father builds replica of space shuttle cockpit for his son

By Carter McCall on Jan. 30, 2013, at 6:03 a.m.
Right before Thanksgiving, Jeremiah Gorman and his wife Jamie took their 4-year-old son Finn to the children’s museum in Portland. Jeremiah Gorman said his son’s favorite exhibit at the museum was the replica cockpit of a space shuttle. “He could have played there all day, probably would …

Bangor dad gains Internet fame for play space command

By Carter McCall on Jan. 30, 2013, at 6:01 a.m.
Jeremiah Gorman built his son a play space command for his 5th birthday and gained the attention of several social media websites.

Pilot Draws on 9/11 Experience to Teach Leadership

By Carter McCall on Jan. 29, 2013, at 5:37 p.m.
University of Maine alumnus and Air National Guard pilot Martin Richard talks about business leadership before a lecture at the university on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.