RICHFIELD, Ohio – Redshirt sophomore left winger Mike Latendresse had scored four goals in his first 14 games in a University of Maine hockey uniform prior to Wednesday night’s Cleveland College Hockey Classic championship game against Bowling Green State University. He matched that total in… Read More
    FORT KENT – The Fort Kent Warriors forced numerous turnovers with their full-court pressure and converted at the other end, building a 31-point halftime lead en route to an 80-66 schoolboy basketball victory over Fort Fairfield here Wednesday night. Fort Kent cashed in on the… Read More
    JONESPORT – Searsport outscored host Jonesport-Beals 15-6 in the second quarter to help pave the way for the Vikings’ 45-37 schoolgirl basketball victory in a battle of division powers here Wednesday. Bree Robert scored 15 points to help the Class C Vikings remain undefeated. Searsport… Read More
    Make no mistake about it, the recent spell of rain, fog, and drizzle have made ice conditions hereabouts treacherous, to say the least. Granted, in the northern tier of the state, Ol’ Man Winter sealed lakes and ponds with enough frozen water to make ice fishing reasonably safe. Read More
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    Women’s College Basketball SALEM, Mass. – Melanie Freed scored 22 points to help pace Simpson College of Indianola, Iowa, to an 86-45 women’s basketball victory over Bowdoin College of Brunswick here Wednesday. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
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    If Justin Strzelczyk’s wish list for January 1993 is fulfilled he will: Get another chance to square off against Buffalo Bills All-Pro defensive end Bruce Smith. Help the Pittsburgh Steelers win the AFC title. Earn a Super Bowl ring. Based on the way the regular… Read More
    As we prepare to bring the curtain down on 1992, it’s time to look ahead to 1993. Let’s hope 1993 brings…. A national title for Shawn Walsh and his University of Maine’s hockey team. That is the only thing missing from the trophy case. The fact Maine took… Read More
    GAVLE, Sweden – Twin brothers Peter and Chris Ferraro, both picked by the New York Rangers in last June’s NHL draft, led the way as the United States edged Germany 4-3 Wednesday for its second straight win in the World Junior Hockey Championships. Peter Ferraro… Read More
    Today brings 1992 to a close. Many of us will make traditional New Year’s resolutions: eat better, exercise more, reduce stress, and worry less. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i… Read More
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    AUGUSTA — Without naming anyone, Attorney General Michael E. Carpenter has indirectly confirmed that the second suspect in a ballot tampering investigation is Michael T. Flood, a former legislative committee clerk. “I don’t think you have to worry about being sued” if Flood is publicly… Read More
    The latest purchase being considered by the Land for Maine’s Future Board is a 244-acre parcel in Lubec with extensive frontage on Cobscook Bay. The price tag for Horan Head is $350,000. The board will meet on Jan. 11 in Augusta to vote on acquiring… Read More
    CAMDEN — Police are continuing their investigation into two break-ins at local businesses that were reported Christmas Eve. Police believe the offices of McCoole Construction Co. on Union Street and Camden Pottery at the public landing were broken into sometime during the night of Dec. Read More
    A story Tuesday on the dismissal of a lawsuit against Robert Indiana mentioned that the famed artist was tried in May for engaging a prostitute, but failed to mention, because the last paragraphs were cut from the story, that Indiana was found innocent of that charge by a… Read More
    Tests conducted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection show dioxin contamination in clams taken from three tidal estuaries that are located down river from paper mills. The levels of dioxin found in the clams were below levels that would require the state to consider… Read More
    CAMDEN — SAD 28 Adult Education will hold a career management seminar titled Breaking Life-Career Barriers from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Camden Health Care Center. This is one in a series of free career… Read More
    BRUNSWICK — A motorist whose vehicle skidded off the road and came to a rest upside down in a police officer’s driveway was charged with drunken driving, authorities said. David Clevenger of Yarmouth was not seriously injured when the van he was driving went out… Read More
    BOSTON — Travelers flying in and out of Logan International Airport may find a new charge added to their tickets next year. The Massachusetts Port Authority has asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to collect a $3 fee from each person who arrives or… Read More
    The Maine Board of Environmental Protection has announced plans for another four days of testimony on the controversial Basin Mills Hydro Project. The hearings will be conducted Monday, Jan. 11, through Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Augusta Elks Club, Route 27 North, Augusta. The BEP… Read More
    MACHIAS — John Gilmore Jr. of Machias has been elected by the Washington County Democratic Committee as its new chairman. Gilmore, who ran in an unsuccessful bid to unseat District 136 Rep. Theone Look of Jonesboro in November, replaces Reinald Nielsen of Whiting as the… Read More
    ALLAGASH — Three people involved in an accident at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday off a temporary one-lane bridge on Route 161 in Allagash were lucky to have escaped injury, according to a state trooper. State Trooper Arnold Smart said Diane Kelly, 42, of Allagash had just… Read More
    Six months remain in The Nature Conservancy’s three-year, $3.5 million Maine Legacy fund-raiser that will have permanent, wide-ranging benefits for the state. The group is only $150,000 short of its June 1993 goal, and needs the support of the public to end its campaign successfully. Read More
    AUGUSTA — House Speaker John L. Martin, D-Eagle Lake, said this week he was upset to learn that the U.S. State Department monitored Americans of Acadian French descent for signs they sympathized with the Quebec separatist movement. “The U.S. government spied on me in the… Read More
    ROCKLAND — Having determined that negotiations with four holdout property owners had gone on long enough, the Knox County Commissioners voted Wednesday to take the land by eminent domain. Title to and easements over the parcels in question are critical to the commissioners’ $1.2 million… Read More
    BELFAST — The Waldo County Budget Committee approved a 1993 budget of $1,732,745 Wednesday night, adding back several items it cut two weeks ago, including a new Sheriff’s Department cruiser. The new budget is about 8 percent more than this year’s, which is expected to… Read More
    CARIBOU — The 1993 Aroostook County budget of $3,946,552 was approved Tuesday after a public hearing in Caribou just two days before it goes into effect on Jan. 1. The budget, approved by the Aroostook County Commissioners and the county finance committee, is about 3.9… Read More
    PALMYRA — With the resignation of the current administrative assistant-road commissioner taking effect in two days, Palmyra selectmen appointed public works employee Victor Kimball temporary road commissioner Tuesday night. According to Patrick White, who will leave the administrative assistant’s position Dec. 31, more than six… Read More
    AUGUSTA — State investigators who reviewed the fatal police shooting of a Vermont man in Temple said Wednesday officers acted appropriately and that the Franklin County deputy sheriff who fired the shot that killed Thomas Chrystie was legally justified in using deadly force. Attorney General… Read More
    BUCKS HARBOR — Two Bucks Harbor fishermen escaped injury Monday when a 35-foot scallop dragger sank in frigid waters off Round Island in Machias Bay. Dana Urquhart and Alfred Polk were dragging scallops on Urquhart’s boat, the Ca-Chu, when the incident occurred Monday morning. Urquhart’s… Read More
    As revelers prepare for New Year’s festivities tonight, they can spend a night on the town knowing that they have a better chance of seeing the new year than any time in the last 30 years. The Department of Transporation’s announcement that traffic fatalities have fallen to their… Read More
    A settlement between Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. and eight “refusenik” communities was endorsed Wednesday by municipalities which already have contracts with the waste-to-energy incinerator. The vote all but ended more than three years of controversy that started when PERC, facing financial straits, asked to reopen… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Divorces granted on the grounds of irreconcilable marital differences in 13th District Court in Dover-Foxcroft recently were as follows: Pamela J. Curtis and Mark A. Curtis, both of Shirley. The court granted shared parental rights and responsibilities of a minor child. Pamela J. Read More
    Registration will continue through Saturday, Jan. 2, for winter programs at the Bangor-Brewer YWCA. Programs will begin the week of Sunday, Jan. 3, and include five STEP aerobic classes, aqua aerobics and aqua exercise, gut busters, combined-impact aerobics, low-impact aerobics, prenatal exercise and Young at Heart. Read More
    NEWPORT — With no town manager in Newport, selectmen are scrambling to define what qualities they want in a new leader and to reveiw the dozen applications they have received for the position. Carlo Pilgrim recently resigned as town manager after five years on the… Read More
    A Brewer man miraculously escaped serious injury Wednesday morning after his car went out of control, drove up a 50-foot embankment and then dropped back onto South Main Street. David Woodman, 50, was traveling south on South Main Street toward Orrington at about 7:45 a.m. Read More
    NEWPORT — Police Chief Jim Ricker said that plans for a new police station have been abandoned. It appears that Ricker’s intentions to build a new station purely through donated funds have been thwarted by state law. Although Newport voters amended an article at a… Read More
    A Portland man whose sexual-abuse case was to be retried instead pleaded no contest to a lesser charge Wednesday in Bangor and received a suspended sentence. Michael Naylor, 41, was to have a second trial after the Maine Supreme Judicial Court vacated his 1990 conviction… Read More
    CARIBOU — The following cases were among those heard by Judge Ronald A. Daigle Dec. 14-28 in 1st District Court at Caribou. Daniel Leavitt, 24, Caribou, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, 10 days in jail. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]];… Read More
    An item in the Penobscot Edition on Monday, Dec. 28, gave an incorrect price for tickets to a New Year’s Eve dance by the Eastern Maine Snowmobile Club in East Holden. Tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door, not $10. Read More
    PORTLAND — Benjamin Kolko will get to keep his tree house, after all. Portland officials have backed off orders that the 7-year-old boy’s treehouse be torn down, but they still want him to get a building permit. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    FORT FAIRFIELD — The Fort Fairfield Town Council elected J. Michael Edmunds as council chairman and approved committee appointments Wednesday. Newly-elected councilors Howard Higgins and Mary Lou Grant were sworn in for three-year terms. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    WASHINGTON — Nine of the 10 fastest growing states from July 1991 to July 1992 were in the West, and Nevada topped the list for the second year in a row, according to the Census Bureau. Overall, the nation’s population grew by nearly 3 million,… Read More
    BELFAST — The following cases were decided in 5th District Court in Belfast Dec. 21-30: Jonathan Whited, 19, Hampden, operating under influence of intoxicating liquor, $500, 60 days in jail, all but seven days suspended, one year probation, one year license suspension; operating after suspension,… Read More
    People who ride the state-subsidized bus from Calais to Bangor will see some changes Jan. 1, when Washington-Hancock Community Action takes over the run. For eight years, the route has been operated by the St. Croix Bus Service of Calais. Owner Malcolm Brydon had asked… Read More
    WALTHAM — Landowners near six Waltham ponds could be paid to practice better methods of farming and grazing by participating in a program to protect the water quality of the Union River and Graham Lake. Called the Webb Brook Watershed Water Quality Project, the program… Read More
    A Carmel woman was fined $100 Wednesday for taking her 8-month-old granddaughter last summer, ostensibly out of concern for the child’swelfare. Cynthia Jackson, 40, pleaded no contest before Justice Robert L. Browne in Penobscot County Superior Court to a misdemeanor charge of criminal restraint, which… Read More
    FORT KENT — A University of Maine at Fort Kent business major is among the most recent recipients of a Maine Higher Education Assistance Foundation scholarship. Mary Rossignol of Washburn received a $2,000 check from Joseph Pietroski, executive director of the Maine Bankers Association, during… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — With the exception of staffing and the classification of prisoners, the Piscataquis County Jail is in compliance with state regulations. Maine Department of Correction officials made an inspection of the jail in November, the results of which were reviewed Wednesday by the Piscataquis… Read More
    I read with despair that the possible 6,500 new jobs that would be created by a new Defense Department financing and accounting center depends somewhat on John Martin and company. The state legislature can’t even save money by reducing its own size, which is larger… Read More
    AUGUSTA — As he prepares to submit his final budget as Maine’s governor, John R. McKernan thinks about the good old days. He thinks about the 1970s, when he served in the Legislature and his Republican Party controlled both houses as the Democrats do now. Read More
    New Year’s Eve, considered a night of celebration and revelry, has long been considered one of the more dangerous nights to be on the road because of intoxicated drivers. Public safety officials say that increased education, publicity and increased enforcement of drunken-driving laws have made… Read More
    ORLAND — In what has become a continuing saga, the license application that could help reopen the area’s primary sludge-disposal site was returned by mail to the site’s operators Tuesday. The residents of 10 Hancock County towns have had to put sludge pumping on hold… Read More
    I am a bit perplexed by the Dec. 23 letter by Ogden E. Small, in which he calls into question the motives of Ginger Davis, an attorney for Bangor Hydro in the Basin Mills proceedings. Mr. Small thinks that serving as attorney for the Natural… Read More
    Members of the Maine Air National Guard’s 101st Air Refueling Wing are coming home early from their refueling mission in Moron, Spain, Guard officials learned Wednesday. “I’m surprised, to tell you the truth,” said Wing Commander Col. Wilfred Hessert, about an hour after receiving the… Read More
    MACHIAS — Child Development Service of Washington County is seeking proposals for evaluation and therapy services for children from newborn to age 5 with speech, physical therapy, occupational therapy and psychological testing needs. Therapists will be independent contractors with Child Development Services and must be… Read More
    ROCKLAND — City police arrested Robert L. Sukeforth, 21, of Purchase Street on Tuesday and charged him with theft, furnishing marijuana and violation of probation. Police Chief Alfred Ockenfels said that during the course of serving the arrest warrant on Sukeforth evidence was seized that… Read More
    The Bangor Public Library will hold five free public humanities discussions, Encompassing Columbus, Five Italian Lives, beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the library. Other Tuesday discussions will be on Jan. 12 and 26 and Feb. 9 and 23, and March 9. Covered will be Leonardo… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Piscataquis County Commissioners on Wednesday distributed $930 in state snowmobile excise tax returns for snowmobile trail improvement in the county’s unorganized townships. John Brown, who represented a group that worked to repair the Interconnecting Trail System from Little Squaw Township to Squaw… Read More
    How are objects in the heavens named? According to Caroline Lupfer of the Smithsonian Institution much depends on the nature of the body to be named. Of the more than 5,000 known asteroids or minor planets, 3,957 had names by the end of 1991 ranging from the serious… Read More
    AUBURN — A 19-year-old woman pleaded innocent in Superior Court to killing her infant son who suffered 29 broken bones before being found dead in an Auburn motel room. Sherrie Cotton entered the innocent plea Tuesday to charges of murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, assault and… Read More
    ROCKLAND — The 1993 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance training coordinated by the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the IRS will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Jan. 11-15, in the Tower Room of the Rockland Community Building. Participants are asked… Read More
    SAD 22 has received a $141,620 federal Department of Education grant to coordinate health services for Hampden, Newburgh and Winterport students with behavioral or emotional problems. “Hopefully it will provide the level of support that these children need to continue to get educational benefit from… Read More
    UNITY — SAD 3 officials will hold public meetings to obtain residents’ opinions on district issues from 7 to 9 p.m. at the following dates and locations: Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Varney Building, Brooks; Unity Elementary School; and Walker Elementary School, Liberty; googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
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    PORTLAND — Deering Ice Cream, the oldest ice cream maker in New England, is being sold to an investor group that will try to lead the company out of financial trouble. The $1 million deal, backed by the Finance Authority of Maine, ensures that the… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — Karen Campbell-Sawyer, assistant director of Aroostook County Action Program’s Preschool Services, has been certified as a program trainer by the High-Scope Educational Research Foundation in Ypsilanti, Mich. She is one of two individuals in Maine with that certification. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    Every 10 years Maine goes through the process of “redistricting.” It is a crucial part of our repesentative form of government. I thought I would take this opportunity, because it is such a vital process, to explain the basics of redistricting. First, this process is… Read More
    ROCKLAND — Having determined that negotiations with four holdout property owners had gone on long enough, the Knox County Commissioners voted Wednesday to take the land by eminent domain. Title to and easements over the parcels in question are critical to the commissioners’ $1.2 million… Read More
    ROCKY HILL, Conn. — Ames Department Stores Inc. emerged from 32 months of bankruptcy protection Wednesday with $210 million in financing to upgrade and replenish its stores, the company said. Under its reorganization plan, approved Dec. 18 by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in New… Read More
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    ELLSWORTH — Some folks might want to visit for old time’s sake. Others may want to unload that pickup truck full of trash that has been sitting around for a month or so. Whatever it is that draws people to the city dump, Thursday will… Read More
    BUCKS HARBOR — Two Bucks Harbor fishermen escaped injury Monday when a 35-foot scallop dragger sunk in frigid waters off Round Island in Machias Bay. Dana Urquhart and Alfred Polk were dragging scallops on Urquhart’s boat, the Ca-Chu, when the incident occurred Monday morning. Urquhart’s… Read More
    ROCKLAND — The Rockland Penobscot Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross will instruct a standard first aid course from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, and Friday, Jan. 22, at the new office at 312 Broadway. The 8-hour course includes four hours of… Read More
    The Norumbega Club marked its 100th anniversary recently with a meeting at the Isaac Farrar Mansion in Bangor. The Norumbega Club is the outcome of Chautauqua classes that disbanded in 1892, leaving 10 women still interested in continuing studies. They held meetings at the home… Read More
    LAMOINE — The Lamoine Board of Selectmen has hired Stuart Marckoon as the new town administrator effective Jan. 11. The selectmen voted unanimously on Dec. 23 to appoint Marckoon, an eight-year resident of Lamoine, to the position. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — A Dover-Foxcroft man received a shoulder injury in a accident on his three-wheel all-terrain vehicle Sunday. According to Warden Michael Eaton of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Theodore Smart, in his early 20s, fell off his all-terrain vehicle and sprained his… Read More
    WASHINGTON — Former gubernatorial candidate Charles L. Cragin of Raymond, who now serves as chairman of the Board of Veterans Appeals in Washington, was awarded the U.S. Navy Meritorious Service Medal Dec. 29 at the Pentagon. On behalf of President George Bush, Adm. Frank B. Read More
    BELFAST — Pia Melody, author of “Facing Co-Dependence: Breaking Free,” and “Facing Love Addiction,” will give a lecture to benefit Turnabout Inc., an organization which provides information on addictions. The talk, “Spirituality, Sexuality and Love,” will be given at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at… Read More
    PITTSFIELD — Richard Boumil, 25, of Nichols Street in Pittsfield was arrested Wednesday morning by Officer Jason Richards and charged with eluding an officer. Boumil is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase on Route 100 on Dec. 24. Richards pursued a late-model Oldsmobile… Read More
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