High school HEAL POINTS STANDINGS CLASS A (For games played through Dec. 28) googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) { if… Read More
    High school HEAL POINTS STANDINGS (Compiled by Bob Butler, York) EASTERN MAINE BOYS googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) { if (slot_sizes[i][0]… Read More
    HOWLAND – Rachel Sobey scored eight points in the second quarter to lead Bangor Christian to a 34-32 schoolgirl basketball win against Penobscot Valley Monday. Sobey finished with 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    GUILFORD – John King scored on a put-back as time ran out as Central of East Corinth nipped Piscataquis Community High in schoolboy basketball action Monday night. Central did not have a lead in the second half until King’s basket. King finished with 15 points. Read More
    SEARSPORT – Sheri Pritchard scored 21 points Monday night to help the Machias Bulldogs hold on to post a 52-48 schoolgirl basketball victory over Searsport. Kristi Schors had 12 points and Jill McCarthy chipped in with 10 for Machias. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
    BANGOR – Derek Damon scored two goals to lead John Bapst past Foxcroft Academy in a 2-0 schoolboy ice hockey win Monday at Sawyer Arena. Jason Ashley added a pair of assists for John Bapst. Brendan Hallissey also had an assist. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    TAMPA, Fla. – Tamari Thompson scored 13 points and Puncho Farquharson and Matt Dillard had 12 each as the University of Tampa handed the Husson College men a 75-57 basketball loss Monday night. Husson led 50-49 with 4:32 left before Tampa finished the game with… Read More
    ORONO – Bucksport coach Larry Deans was feeling pretty good after watching Orono struggle its way to 36 points against Hermon Saturday. He was feeling sandbagged Monday night after the Golden Bucks watched the Red Riots shoot 66 percent from the floor, including 9 of… Read More
    Jeffrey Maier will not forget 1996. You, in all likelihood, like the rest of us, have forgotten who Jeffrey is, wherin lies a truism that deserves 15 minutes of thought. He is a 12-year-old who caught the “home run ball” off Yankee Derek Jeter’s bat… Read More
    ORONO – Josh Lynch soon will become the all-time leading goal-scorer at Stearns High School of Millinocket. The senior center moved a step closer to achieving that status Monday night at Alfond Arena when he notched his 100th career goal. Classmate Justin Grant has set… Read More
    MARS HILL – Ryan Michaud scored 23 points to lead Central Aroostook to a 62-59 schoolboy basketball win over Southern Aroostook of Dyer Brook Monday night. Chad Allen tossed in 11 points for Central Aroostook, which outscored the visitors 25-12 in the second quarter. Sam… Read More
    CONCORD, N.H. — Fish and Game officials are preparing to defend the state’s bear hunting regulations, anticipating lawmakers again will push to ban baiting and use of dogs to track the bruins. “We will support the traditional hunting methods, at least for the time being,”… Read More
    BANGOR — Penobscot County Superior Court Justice Susan Calkins levied sentences that differed in severity Monday to a husband and wife from Lincoln who earlier both pleaded guilty to trafficking in marijuana. James White, 36, was sentenced to four years in prison, with all but… Read More
    The weather is something we modern Americans take far too casually. Satellites peer down at the Earth from geosynchronous orbits 22,300 miles in space. They provide visual warning of storm clouds gathering in the Pacific, the genesis of hurricanes in the South Atlantic, and the… Read More
    Of the folks I know, I am one of the last to have entered the microwave era. I am not opposed to all new technology. Nonetheless, I have always taken a cautious perspective on new consumer products until they have stood the test of time. I can see… Read More
    WASHINGTON — Maine’s population registered a slight bump in growth during the past year, a new report shows. The number of Mainers grew by 5,000 people — from 1,238,000 to 1,243,000 — during the 12-month period of July 1995 to July 1996, according to the… Read More
    On the front page of the Dec. 27 Bangor Daily News appeared an article titled, “The dangers we face,” a story about Caspar Weinberger and why the defense budget should not be cut. The first sentence read, “In a volatile age when dictators, terrorists, extremists and rogues of… Read More
    For so many years, I have been told that I was against education because I compared what we spent for education and what we got in return. After reading the [commentary] in the Dec. 11 edition titled, “No method to Maine’s education madness,” by Aynne… Read More
    ORRINGTON — Curbside recyclable collection will be done on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 7 and 8, because of the New Year’s holiday. The collection is done by Sawyer Environmental. Regular trash pickup schedules will not change, a Sawyer spokesman said. Read More
    OLD TOWN — Mainely Families has begun a parent support group that will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the Old Town Community Center basement on North Brunswick Street. Parents get support and guidance from others who share experiences in raising preteen children… Read More
    BANGOR — An Old Town man was in Bangor District Court Monday to face charges of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. Scott Chabot, 25, was charged with the Class C crime after police responded to a domestic assault call at approximately 7 p.m. last… Read More
    WISCASSET — The Maine Yankee nuclear power plant, off line since the discovery of an electrical problem Dec. 5, was taken to an even lower temperature Monday for more tests to be conducted. The plant was taken from its “hot shutdown” state to “cool shutdown,”… Read More
    I read with interest Jenna Russell’s article [BDN, Dec. 21-22, “EMMC to participate in humanities seminar.”] It is truly woth noting that the endowment organization that helped fund this grant should not have read Lily but “Lilly,” the name of the Indianapolis family who in 1876 founded the… Read More
    The answers to Saturday’s Jumble word game were omitted from Monday’s NEWS. The jumbled words are: SCARF POACH MARROW UNLOCK and the answer reads: A successful photographer knows how to do this — FOCUS ON HIS WORK… Read More
    GREENVILLE — Maine school departments have been cutting programs, eliminating positions, and delaying the purchase of new textbooks for years in the face of shrinking budgets. At the same time, many school departments across the state have expended a steady stream of dollars to help… Read More
    CARIBOU — A former Fort Kent man was ordered Monday to spend nine years in jail for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy who lived with him. Lawrence Lewis, 52, was convicted in September of gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact with the child four… Read More
    Two groups pant afer educational reform. There is the King Canute groups, to which, I gather, Gov. Angus King belongs, and there is the Peaceable Kingdom group. The Canute group seeks to end turmoil with the whip; the Peaceable Kingdom group offers love. Each is a religion masquerading… Read More
    EAST MACHIAS — The Washington Academy boys varsity basketball team will hold a bottle drive to fund practice uniforms, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Bottles and cans also may be left in front of the high school main office any time. Read More
    ROCKLAND — After the annual hearing on the Knox County budget Monday night, the budget committee voted to increase the $4.2 million budget by $7,000 for the Knox-Lincoln Extension, but voted unanimously against a $10,000 request to study regional dispatch. Both items had their supporters… Read More
    The Dec. 21-22 front page article regarding academic standards in the United States gives clear voice to many of my thoughts. We are doing our youngsters a grave disservice by allowing them to graduate from high school lacking the skills needed to become productive members of society. Read More
    As if trapped in “The Neverending Story,” a favorite fantasy movie of children, frustrated environmental groups, many of them with national agendas, grind on in their appeal to the relicensing of Bowater’s hydro-electric dams on the Penobscot River. One key organization refuses to get dragged… Read More
    SCARBOROUGH — Former FBI agent James Greenleaf says he doesn’t watch much television, but he’s recently been seeing a lot of actress Ally Walker. That’s because Greenleaf, a Scarborough resident, is a technical consultant for “Profiler,” a new TV show about an elite FBI unit… Read More
    Q. My old noisy refrigerator is on its last legs. I want a new super-efficient CFC-free model with more convenience features. What is the best type to buy and how much electricity will a new one save? — R.T. A. After your furnace, air conditioner… Read More
    MAPLETON — Despite the hard times in the state’s potato industry, a Mapleton farmer believes the industry has a viable future. Named Young Farmer of the Year, Keith Doyen thinks potato farmers need to work toward quality and become familiar with their markets. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    Perhaps people react to education about drunken driving the way some heavy drinkers react to alcohol: a certain tolerance is built up, and it requires more booze to elicit the same kick. Or perhaps drivers have just forgotten how dangerous the roads were becoming 15 years ago. Whatever… Read More
    BUCKSPORT — Mainely Families has begun a parent support group that will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bucksport High School Library, Broadway Extension. Parents share their experiences raising preteens and adolescents, offering support and guidance to other parents in the hope… Read More
    In a Dec. 26 story about a Burnham family that lost its home in a recent fire, the NEWS erroneously reported that a man was shaving his head at the Palmyra Wal-Mart to raise funds for the victims. He was shaving to benefit a Palmyra family whose house… Read More
    Re: Brewer City Councilor Larry T. Doughty letter to the editor, BDN, Dec. 26. I was amused by the last three sentences of his letter: “That reminds me, I must check to see how things are going here in Brewer.” googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    BANGOR — The Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine will celebrate Martin Luther King Day with a panel discussion from 3 to 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the center. Panelists will include James Varner, president of the Greater Bangor chapter of the National Association… Read More
    BANGOR — In a sentence that took into account particularly heinous circumstances, Floyd Burton Jr. was sent to prison for 20 years for arson and attempted murder. During three days of capitivating testimony in November, witnesses outlined the prosecution scenario: how a financially strapped Burton… Read More
    MOUNT DESERT – A burly senior and a precocious freshman who had already played the majority of the JV game conspired to knock John Bapst from the ranks of schoolboy basketball’s unbeatens Saturday night. For a half, Mount Desert Island showed signs that it might… Read More
    DANFORTH – Bobbie Lea Ricker tossed in five of her seven points in overtime to give Shead of Eastport the 66-62 schoolgirl basketball win against East Grand Saturday. Ricker had sent the game into overtime with a driving lay-up with :01 left in regulation. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    ORONO – Orono High School freshman defenseman Craig Kill didn’t pick up an assist on Chris Monberg’s game-winning, third-period goal against Foxcroft Academy Saturday night for one very good reason. He wasn’t on the ice. But Kill figured prominently in the game-winner, according to Monberg. Read More
    HERMON – Chris Gray scored 11 points and pulled down 16 rebounds Saturday to power Hermon to a 54-36 Class B schoolboy basketball victory over Orono. Scott Smith added 10 points, and Steve Tweedie and Sean Smith added nine each for the Hawks. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    DENVER – Less than 18 hours after losing an overtime heartbreaker in the first round of the Denver Cup, the University of Maine Black Bears put a big hurt on Air Force. The Black Bears, 4-3 losers to the University of Denver on Friday, thoroughly… Read More
    HERMON – Chris Gray scored 11 points and pulled down 16 rebounds Saturday to power Hermon to a 54-36 Class B schoolboy basketball victory over Orono. Scott Smith added 10 points, and Steve Tweedie and Sean Smith added nine each for the Hawks. Jeremy Poulin… Read More
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Inconsistent rebounding and frequent turnovers have been recurring problems for the University of Maine women’s basketball team so far this season. Those were the key elements that kept the Black Bears from overcoming a 10-point second-half deficit Sunday night at the Greensboro… Read More
    Monday’s basketball games between John Bapst and Foxcroft Academy have been moved to Eastern Maine Technical College’s Johnston Gym in Bangor. Freshman boys will start at 1 p.m., JV girls at 2:30, JV boys at 4, girls varsity at 5:30, and boys varsity at 7 p.m. John Bapst’s… Read More
    High school EMITL (exhib.) BOYS 60: Craig Sidell (Orono) 6.82; Childers (Hampden) 6.85; Soucie (Bangor) 7.23; Salinas (Brewer) 7.26; Capehart (Bangor) 7.28; Schwarze (Brewer) 7.28; 60 hurdles: Brian Goodness (Br) 8.06; Mi. Pare (O) 8.27; Mateja (O) 8.40; Ma. Pare 8.45; Getchell (Br) 8.77; Duffey… Read More
    High School AT WESTBROOK (Combined times for top two entries) Old Town boys 134, Cape Elizabeth 126, Bangor 102, Cheverus 64, South Portland 58, Westbrook 42 googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for… Read More
    SAINT LEO, FLA., Brent Slaughter tossed in 19 points to give the Monarchs of St. Leo College the 80-78 edge. Austin Ojukwu ripped down 15 rebounds to go along with 10 points for St. Leo. Shawn Gennett netted 17, Darryl Brooks scored 15, as Tony… Read More
    I am writing regarding the recent letter by Jim Busque on wolves [BDN, Dec. 16]. I take offense at his one-sided view. If anyone who read the letter is upset by Restore and The Maine Wolf Coalition’s movement, they should not be. First of all,… Read More
    Susan Carroll of Rumford contacted Northeast COMBAT, stating that she had sent an order for $35 worth of miscellaneous merchandise from Starhaven House of Indianapolis, Indiana nine months previously. She wrote, “I sent Starhaven House a check which was cashed several days later. At first… Read More
    Madawaska District Court: Nicole R. Roussel, 51, St. Leonard, theft by unauthorized taking, $250. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for (var i = 0; i < slot_sizes.length; i++) { if (isMobileDevice()) {… Read More
    ORONO — The 1996 Christmas Bird Count drew 23 birders to the fields and woods on Dec. 21 in the Orono-Old Town area. Also, more than 60 people watched their home bird feeders to help compile the annual list of species. The Christmas Bird Count… Read More
    As an associate professor of business at the University of Maine, Machias (UMM), I would like to thank the Bangor Daily News for focusing in on the need to reform the current procedure used by the University of Maine System in budgeting and financing. The… Read More
    BANGOR — It is no exaggeration that a life may hang in the balance as rescuers race up darkened city streets searching for obscure house numbers to locate people suffering heart attacks or life-threatening injuries. The Bangor Fire Department has issued a reminder to city… Read More
    WESTBROOK — Avadis Tevanian Jr. remembers his father drilling him as a child on multiplication tables during family trips in the car. “He’d keep on drilling me over and over again,” Tevanian said. “That gave me the mind-set. People today point out how I really… Read More
    BIDDEFORD — A small apartment building fire killed a woman Saturday night, authorities said. Teresa Addonizio, 69, apparently fell asleep while smoking a cigarette on her living room couch, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define… Read More
    AUGUSTA — Gov. Angus King says he may have a new budget-related proposal next month to demonstrate his interest in reducing Maine’s overall tax burden. King’s $3.8 billion spending plan would strike the scheduled imposition of a cap on income tax revenue. He says nonetheless… Read More
    The National Right To Life Political Action Committee announced this week that it would challenge on First Amendment grounds Maine’s new Clean Elections Act. But the anti-abortion PAC has another equally strong reason for filing suit against Maine and its act that attempts to restore political power to… Read More
    A study panel last week recommended that the state give judges a raise and improve their pensions because Maine ranks low nationally on the judicial pay scale and Maine judges are required to work harder than their counterparts in other states. A raise to the levels suggested would… Read More
    BANGOR — Project DAL, a group of area health agency professionals and fire officials, will donate free smoke detectors to families of infants born at Eastern Maine Medical Center, beginning with the new year. Project DAL — Detectors Are Lifesavers — has plans to buy… Read More
    Grandmother used to say that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Adherents to the novel idea that private schools should be publicly funded — those who benefit the most in and around the Limestone Magnet School — are squeaking loud, clear and often in opposition to Gov. King’s… Read More
    BANGOR — Anyone wanting to submit a name for the new Bangor-Brewer bridge must do so by Wednesday, Jan. 1, according to state Rep. Richard H. Campbell of Holden. All names will be considered by a search committee, Campbell said. The bridge will be completed… Read More
    KITTERY — The Defense Department cannot stop collecting Maine state taxes from salaries of New Hampshire residents who work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, a spokesman says. Earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Bob Smith of New Hampshire, who has been leading a fight to stop… Read More