Archive for July 10th, 2007

 

‘Shared living’ program finds families for mentally disabled; Caregivers provide a stable home, help Mainers with special needs gain independence and self-worth

By MEG HASKELL, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
BELFAST – Mentally disabled adults live among us in a variety of settings. Some are fortunate to have stayed for many years in the comfort and familiarity of their family homes, being cared for as they age by their parents or other caregivers. Others live in supervised group settings, ranging …

Soldier from Maine dies serving in Iraq; Jason Dore graduated from Job Corps

By FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS on July 10, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
MOSCOW – A soldier from western Maine died from injuries suffered in a roadside bombing in Iraq, becoming the third soldier from the state to die in a month, officials said Monday. Army Pfc. Jason Dore, 25, was eight months into his first tour of duty in Iraq when he …

Drug deal at country club suspected in arrest at border

By JUDY HARRISON, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
BANGOR – A Caribou man appeared Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court, accused of smuggling OxyContin into the country at a golf course in Canada. Andrew “Shorty” Adams, 23, was arrested Sunday in the parking lot of the Aroostook Valley Country Club in Fort Fairfield with 145 OxyContin pills in …

HoltraChem case could go before nation’s highest court; Company seeks to overturn ruling on mercury cleanup study

By KEVIN MILLER, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
The former owner of the HoltraChem factory in Orrington has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower-court ruling requiring the company to pay for a study of mercury contamination in the Penobscot River. In the latest legal twist of what is already a landmark environmental case, Mallinckrodt Inc. …

Personnel

on July 10, 2007, at 8:26 a.m.
Michael Andreozzi, president of Beltone New England, recently received Beltone’s President’s Cup Award at parent company Beltone Electronics’ annual national meeting in Orlando, Fla. The award is considered Beltone’s highest honor and is presented to hearing-care practitioners who demonstrate exceptional patient care, community involvement and professional business practices, according to …

Bankruptcies

on July 10, 2007, at 8:23 a.m.
The following petitions for bankruptcy were filed at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Bangor during February 2007: Timothy W. Burns, disabled, no dependents, Augusta: assets, $188,462; debts, $203,381. Glenn J. Stevens, disabled, and Lorna L. Stevens, homemaker, two dependents, Lee: assets, $49,930; debts, $48,934. David E. Adams, release clerk, and Sheila …

Save Dirigo

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
Last Saturday I read in the paper that Dirigo has been forced to suspend future enrollments because of lack of funding. On Wednesday, I read that Dirigo has saved Maine health care 92.7 million in its third year of operation. Call me crazy, but I suspect that politics are involved …

Shame on leaders

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
How wonderful it is that our elected leaders show up at funerals for our young men and women killed in Iraq. How shameful they lack the courage to speak out against the killing. Dick Hoyt Lubec

Blair as envoy

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
The United States, United Nations, European Union and Russia named Tony Blair as their Middle East envoy. But, as it turns out, he has only been authorized to work with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to build up “institutions needed for a future state” – somewhere on the horizon. All of …

Rating cleanliness

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
On a recent motorcycle trip to North Carolina I discovered a unique, workable, meaningful system for rating the cleanliness of eating establishments. Throughout North Carolina, restaurants are rated by sanitary standards and their rating is posted at the cashier section of the restaurant. The rating poster is 8 inches by …

Better to be heard

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
In response to the letter “Motorcycle Changes” (BDN, July 2) by Harold Warner on July 2: Maybe Harold is unaware of the fact that the number one cause for motorcycle accidents is that people in vehicles do not see motorcycles. As a motorcycle rider, I find it comforting to know …

Tax and spend again

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
I just read an article in the BDN July 6 edition stating that the Legislature enacted a law to help young people who need money management skills. They are also putting up money to see that more financial advice will be offered. I would sincerely hope that each and every …

Cartoon an insult

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
It certainly reflects where the Bangor Daily News stands on the issues: Jim Borgman’s cartoon of Lady Liberty in the July 4 issue. “Go away! Shoo! Get out of my yard!” What an insult to the majority of Americans who respect the rule of law, and to the millions of …

DON’T WAIT FOR SEPTEMBER

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
As the Senate again turns its attention to Iraq, one question should dominate the debate: Why wait? Why wait until September to decide to redeploy U.S. troops when it is clear that a delay means many more U.S. soldiers killed for minimal progress. When President Bush in January announced a …

DON’T BLAME THE KIDS

on July 10, 2007, at 8:22 a.m.
Parents blame their children for a lot of things, like not being able to go to nice restaurants or drive more than an hour from home. They blame them for not being able to exercise, too. A recent study found, however, that rather than a real impediment to working out, …

Conservation deal offers life ring to Atlantic salmon

By Bill Taylor on July 10, 2007, at 8:21 a.m.
Anglers waiting at their favorite pools in the rivers for salmon to return from their migration will welcome a new conservation agreement with commercial fishermen in Greenland. What’s the connection? Well, many of the Atlantic salmon that are born in eastern North American rivers undertake a rigorous migration from their …

Curing Maine’s sick business climate

By JOHN BUELL on July 10, 2007, at 8:21 a.m.
In Maine, debates over the business climate follow a predictable pattern. Opponents of workplace regulation routinely argue that new laws would make our state an even more undesirable site for business expansion. Supporters of regulations often speak of an overarching public need, but they too seldom articulate the ways that …

Slots project no hurdle for fair parking

By DAWN GAGNON, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:29 a.m.
BANGOR – Despite a $131 million construction project across the street, Bangor State Fair patrons should see little difference from last year when it comes to traffic and parking. As has been the case for years, fairgoers will have access to on-site parking, albeit slightly less than last year. That’s …

‘It’s just unbelievable that it’s all gone’

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:29 a.m.
AURORA – Judy Monahan stood on a patch of blackened grass Monday morning and surveyed the smoldered remnants of the structure she and her family called home for 14 years. More than 36 hours had passed since the two-story house and a nearby barn were decimated by a devastating wall …

State police investigating suspicious death in Amherst

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:29 a.m.
AMHERST – Police released few details Monday night as they scoured a gravel road in rural Hancock County trying to determine the identity of a body found there earlier that day. Detective Sgt. Troy Gardner with the Maine State Police confirmed that the body of an adult male was found …

Accused in Palmyra slaying to get rare third exam

By SHARON KILEY MACK, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:29 a.m.
SKOWHEGAN – A judge on Monday ordered an unusual third mental health examination for Todd Curry of Palmyra, the man accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend’s child last Nov. 28. Curry, 39, was arrested moments after police said he gunned down Anthony Tucker, 13, at Curry’s Palmyra home. Tucker, …

UMF withdraws from U.S. News ranking of peers Magazine’s ‘subjective’ survey faulted

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on July 10, 2007, at 7:29 a.m.
PORTLAND – The University of Maine at Farmington is joining a growing list of colleges and universities declining to complete a survey for the U.S. News & World Report rankings of higher-education institutions. President Theodora Kalikow said the university would not fill out part of the survey asking college presidents …

Group schedules Bird Sounds Stroll

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
BOWDOINHAM – Friends of Merrymeeting Bay will be host to a Bird Sounds Stroll at 6 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at 257 River Road. The walk, which is open to the public, begins at the River Road address, which is about a mile north of Bowdoinham village on Route 24. …

Historical society to host apple lecture

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
LAMOINE – The Lamoine Historical Society will be host to “Antique Apples of Maine” presented by John Bunker, orchard expert and researcher with FEDCO Seeds and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the East Lamoine Meeting House, Route 184-Lamoine Beach Road. Call …

Blue Hill Summer Fair to aid camp, church

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
BLUE HILL – The St. Francis 18th annual Summer Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds to benefit Nichols Day Camp and St. Francis by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. The fair will include antiques, used books, music, food, crafts, flowers and …

Guitarist David Pierce to perform in Camden

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
CAMDEN – Music at the Market will feature Camden guitarist David Pierce from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 14, at the Camden Farmers Market on Colcord Avenue, located between Union and Limerock streets. There is no admission fee. For information, call 649-0831.

WWF president plans global fisheries speech

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
BLUE HILL – Carter Roberts, president of the World Wildlife Fund, will speak at the Marine Environmental Research Institute at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12. Roberts’ topic will be “Solving the Global Fisheries Crisis: Positive Solution from the Field,” and he will discuss the campaign to save fishing grounds in …

Fort Knox to play host to Scottish tattoo

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
PROSPECT – Fort Knox will host a Scottish tattoo featuring four marching bagpipe bands from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the fort’s parade grounds. The event is sponsored jointly by the Friends of Fort Knox and the Maine St. Andrews Society. Tickets are $10 each or $25 …

Belfast galleries join Friday Art Walk

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
BELFAST – Friday Art Walk continues this week with opening receptions downtown at Parent Gallery, Phoenix Row Loft Gallery and Indigo Gallery. About a dozen art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. or later for the July 13 walk, which begins at about 5 p.m. Erica Bertram will perform live …

Ellsworth yard sale to benefit scholarships

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
ELLSWORTH – The Hancock County Higher Education Center will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the center in the Mill Mall. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund.

‘Eyes of Garnet’ writer to read, sign books

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
BELFAST – Author Mary Duncan will read from her novel “Eyes of Garnet” and hold a book signing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Fertile Mind Bookshop, 105 Main St. For information, call 338-2498.

Kneisel Hall to hold open house, tour

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
BLUE HILL – Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival will host an open house and campus tour from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21. The open house will celebrate the completion of projects on the campus: construction of a new dormitory, renovations to an existing dorm and the addition of …

Arts panel gives grant to Paint the Town

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
WALDOBORO – The Medomak Valley Community Foundation, its nonprofit partners and the Tidemark Gallery announced that the Maine Arts Commission has awarded an Arts in the Community Grant for the Waldoboro Paint the Town event. The $1,923 grant will provide funds to purchase an expanded art display system and expand …

Courts

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
Belfast District Court Cases July 2-6, 2007 Charles C. Beckett, 21, Belfast, failing to notify of motor vehicle accident, $200; failing to give information to officer, $300; possessing marijuana, $350. Kenneth J. Billings, 48, Hartland, operating vehicle while under influence of intoxicants, $550, jail 48 hours, license suspended 90 days. …

Down East event to bring folk arts to the forefront; Grand Lake Stream to host festival

By DIANA GRAETTINGER, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
GRAND LAKE STREAM – A range of artisans and a swing band are among the highlights of the 13th annual Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival. The festival opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, and runs through Sunday. “Over the years, the Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival has …

Community band announces concerts

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT – The Community Concert Band will conduct concerts throughout the summer. The performances will be as follows: . 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, LaGrange parade. . 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, Dover-Foxcroft courthouse. . 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, Corinna Library. . 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, Dover-Foxcroft parade. …

Benefit supper planned at Charleston School

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
CHARLESTON – A benefit supper and auction for Rabekah Hicks, daughter of Shannon Niles Hicks and Glenn Hicks, will be held July 21 at the Charleston School. Rabekah has been diagnosed with brain stem glioma. The supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. and the auction will begin …

Blue Northern to play at Webster Park

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
ORONO – The Orono Summer Concert Series will begin at 7 tonight at Webster Park with a performance by Blue Northern. The series is a collaboration between the Orono Downtown Business District and the Parks and Recreation Department with free concerts every Tuesday evening until Aug. 7. All concerts start …

Misty Meadows joins Maine Farm Days

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
CLINTON – The Stoughton family farm will be the location this August of annual Maine Farm Days events. The public will be allowed to visit during the two-day event and see what is involved in the operation as family members work on the large dairy farm. Misty Meadows Farm is …

Historical society to meet in Brewer

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
BREWER – The Brewer Historical Society will hold a regular business meeting on a different date this month. The group will meet at 7 tonight at the Clewley Museum, 199 Wilson St. All are welcome to attend.

Orono police chief announces promotions

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
ORONO – Police Chief Gary Duquette has announced two promotions. Joshua Ewing has been promoted to captain, and Scott Lajoie now holds the rank of sergeant. “Ewing is a seasoned professional who brings a high level of dedication and talent to this position, and Lajoie is a natural leader who …

Dexter woman injured in single-vehicle crash

on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
DEXTER – A local woman suffered a slight injury Sunday when she lost control of her pickup truck and crashed on Route 94, also called Garland Road. Anita Smith, 53, was driving a 1999 Ford pickup east on Route 94, according to a police report filed by reserve Officer Henry …

SAD 4 official joins group trip to China

By DIANA BOWLEY, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
GUILFORD – SAD 4 Superintendent Paul Stearns says he has to pinch himself to believe that just a little more than a week ago he was having tea with China’s minister of education. It wasn’t a dream. Stearns was one of 800 educators from the United States and 200 from …

Stabbing suspect remains in jail; Bangor man, facing three assault charges, unable to make bail

By JUDY HARRISON, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
BANGOR – The man charged with attacking three people with a kitchen knife on the Fourth of July remained in Penobscot County Jail on Monday, unable to make bail. Bail was set at $5,000 cash or $50,000 surety for James Bell, 36, of Bangor when he appeared Friday before Judge …

Orono teenager faces raft of criminal counts

By AIMEE DOLLOFF, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:28 a.m.
ORONO – A local juvenile smashed the windshield of an Orono police cruiser with his head Saturday morning while police were attempting to detain him, according to Capt. Josh Ewing. Now the teen faces at least five charges. Police were called to Colburn Drive around 7:30 a.m. by someone saying …

Logging truck spills cargo on moving train

By ANNE RAVANA, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:27 a.m.
In an effort to avoid a collision with a moving commercial train, a fully loaded logging truck rolled over into a ditch and spilled its cargo onto the train, tying up traffic on U.S. Route 1 in Danforth on Monday afternoon, police said. No one was injured in the accident, …

Rockland moves to curb train pollution

By GEORGE CHAPPELL, Special to the BDN on July 10, 2007, at 7:27 a.m.
ROCKLAND – The City Council Monday voted 5-0 on a proposed health ordinance amendment requiring idling train locomotives to meet higher air pollution standards within the city. Before it can take effect, a second vote will be required on the ordinance, which was proposed by City Councilor Carol Maines. That …

Superintendent: Take time on changes

By NOK-NOI HAUGER, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:27 a.m.
BREWER – The school board dedicated most of Monday’s meeting to discussing school consolidation, with Superintendent Daniel Lee advocating for a slow pace and a July 2009 start date for a new regional school unit. Maine’s new school consolidation reorganization law, which passed with the state budget in June, requires …

Bangor council OKs firefighters’ contract

on July 10, 2007, at 7:27 a.m.
BANGOR – City councilors Monday agreed to accept a mediator’s recommendations regarding a new contract with the city’s firefighter union. Bangor firefighters, represented by the International Association of Firefighters, Local 772, have been working under the terms of a contract that expired June 30, 2005. The union local represents nearly …

Penn National buyout discussed

By DAWN GAGNON, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:27 a.m.
BANGOR – Representatives from the parent company of Hollywood Slots at Bangor and the two investment companies that want to acquire it assured city officials Monday that the $6.1 billion cash buyout would result in no appreciable changes. Penn National Gaming Co. will retain the same management team and board …

Orono man reports items stolen from home

on July 10, 2007, at 7:27 a.m.
Police are looking for the person who broke into a Forest Avenue home in Orono last Friday and stole several small items. The owner told police he left for about half an hour and when he returned home, he was missing his gold watch. “He didn’t think anything of the …

Progress reported on new Somerset County jail

By SHARON KILEY MACK, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:27 a.m.
SKOWHEGAN – The county’s new jail administrator, David Allen, began his job Monday, and county Commissioner Chairman Philip N. Roy Jr. said it was “a baptism by fire.” Allen sat through two construction meetings and was given several jobs to immediately accomplish, all before noon, Roy said. Ground was broken …

Medway house damaged by fire; Investigator examining blaze

By NICK SAMBIDES, JR., BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:27 a.m.
MEDWAY – Firefighters treated as suspicious a fire that damaged a 11/2-story house Monday while the resident was being held at Penobscot County Jail on a drug charge, according to police. Ed Archer, a senior fire investigator with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, was called to 933 Medway Road shortly …

Pool panel brainstorms ideas to raise $165,000

By SHARON KILEY MACK, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:27 a.m.
PITTSFIELD – A dunk tank featuring town councilors, a “Pennies for the Pool” float in the Central Maine Egg Festival parade, a scrapbooking marathon, auctions, concerts and other events are being planned to help raise funds to build a new pool in town. Members of the town’s pool committee met …

Windows broken on vehicles in Brewer; CDs, cash taken

By NOK-NOI HAUGER, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:27 a.m.
BREWER – Seven vehicles near Brewer Housing Authority properties were broken into Sunday night and Monday morning, including one whose owner reported $3,000 to $4,000 worth of CDs taken, police said. Sgt. Richard Smith said Brewer police received numerous calls Monday morning of windows broken in vehicles. After arriving at …

East Millinocket promises fun-filled centennial

By JONI AVERILL on July 10, 2007, at 7:26 a.m.
What wonderful fun awaits everyone who takes part in East Millinocket Celebrating 100 Years, 1907-2007, which is July 11-15 in that community, with most activities taking place in Opal Myrick Park. Kelly Willigar is chairwoman of the East Millinocket Centennial Celebration Week Committee, and she hopes you have fun each …

6-year-old crashes grandmother’s van

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on July 10, 2007, at 7:26 a.m.
BELFAST – A 6-year-old boy was given a stern lecture after he drove his grandmother’s van into another vehicle in the Jaret & Cohn parking lot last week. Patrolman Kenneth Fitzjurls said the accident occurred at approximately 4 p.m. July 3 at the Lincolnville Avenue real estate office. Fitzjurls said …

War protest sparked ‘Songs of Peace’

By TOM GROENING, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:26 a.m.
BANGOR – Kelly Bellis thought adding homegrown music to an anti-war Web site would be a nice touch. “I was just thinking it would be fun to dress up the Web site,” he said Monday. Creating the Web site in advance of the March 17 “From Every Village Green” protest, …

Armed felon held after scuffle with Rockland police

By WALTER GRIFFIN, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:26 a.m.
ROCKLAND – It was a tense few moments for police Officer John Bagley on Saturday night as he struggled with an armed felon before assistance arrived and the man was arrested in the Hannaford Bros. parking lot. Adam Emery, 22, of Rockland was charged with possession of a firearm by …

2 Maine men reported killed in Massachusetts plane crash

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on July 10, 2007, at 7:26 a.m.
TYRINGHAM, Mass. – A single-engine plane flying from Maine to New York crashed Monday during a thunderstorm in the Berkshires, and the two people on board were found dead in the wreckage. The victims were identified as Gregg Hartley, 54, of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and Timothy Ladd, 59, of Hallowell, …

Couple discovered shot to death in Wells

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on July 10, 2007, at 7:26 a.m.
WELLS – A Wells couple were found shot to death Monday in what investigators labeled an apparent murder-suicide. A relative found the bodies of Thomas Oliver, 30, and Nicole Oliver, 24, at their home on Spruce Lane, state police said. The shootings apparently occurred Sunday night, according to Lt. Brian …

Adoptees cheer original birth certificate laws

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on July 10, 2007, at 7:26 a.m.
CONCORD, N.H. – Advocates for adoptees on Monday celebrated the issuance of the 1,000th original birth certificate under a New Hampshire law that also became the model for legislation enacted just a few weeks ago in neighboring Maine. “This is the most significant piece of legislation I’ve ever sponsored,” said …

Comment period to end on F-15 training proposal

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on July 10, 2007, at 7:26 a.m.
STRONG – The public comment period ends Sunday for a proposal to allow low-level jet fighter training missions over western Maine. The Massachusetts Air National Guard has proposed that F-15 fighter pilots be allowed to fly as low as 500 feet over a 3,600-square-mile area that includes Bethel, Rumford, Rangeley …

Quoddy Bay criticizes city for filing protest; Firm seeks dialogue with Eastport

By DIANA GRAETTINGER, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 7:24 a.m.
EASTPORT – Representatives of Quoddy Bay LNG had hoped to convince the City Council on Monday that their project was safe and in the best interest of the city, but city officials weren’t interested in discussing the matter. So instead, during Monday night’s council meeting, Quoddy Bay spokesman Adam Wilson …

Midsummer Classic still brings stars to these eyes; All-Star Game stirs imagination and memories

By RON BROWN on July 10, 2007, at 6:29 a.m.
Tonight, the 78th baseball All-Star game will be played in San Francisco, which will mark the very first at AT&T Park, which opened in 2000. The first All-Star game was played July 6, 1933, at Comiskey Park in Chicago. According to the Baseball Almanac, it was initiated at the insistence …

Jones among top contenders; 88th Maine Amateur to begin at Waterville CC

By DAVE BARBER, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 6:29 a.m.
Two-time champion Ricky Jones of Thomaston heads the field of 126 players for the 88th Maine Amateur Golf Championship, which gets under way today at Waterville Country Club in Oakland. Jones, who won back-to-back titles in 2003 and ’04, is the closest thing to a defending champion this year as …

Ex-UMaine teammates to reunite in Germany; Ernest, Barker join same pro team

By JESSICA BLOCH, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 6:29 a.m.
Heather Ernest and Bracey Barker, who played together for one season on the University of Maine women’s basketball team and were both named Miss Maine Basketball after their senior years in high school, will join forces again as members of the same professional basketball team in Germany. The two former …

Mainers find homes on NASCAR’s pit road; Crew members contribute to Nextel Cup teams

By ALEX BARBER, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 6:29 a.m.
LOUDON, N.H. – It’s getting harder and harder to find Maine natives behind the wheel of a race car in NASCAR, but you don’t have to look far for a Mainer on pit road. Kyle Coolidge of Poland is in his second season with the No. 96 DLP HDTV Chevrolet …

Golf

on July 10, 2007, at 6:28 a.m.
HOLE-IN-ONE JOHN BROWN MILO – John Brown of Milo aced the 150-yard second hole at Katahdin Country Club with a pitching wedge. The shot was witnessed by Matt Hamlin.

Newenham returning to Sumner

By JESSICA BLOCH, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 6:27 a.m.
Wayne Newenham has known for several months he was going to coach the Sumner girls basketball coach in his second stint with the Tigers of East Sullivan. What he found out two weeks ago was that he was also going to be coaching the Sumner boys soccer team. The Gouldsboro …

8 join UM field hockey team

By FROM STAFF REPORTS on July 10, 2007, at 6:27 a.m.
ORONO – The University of Maine field hockey team has received eight commitments for the 2007 season, including one from Miss Maine Field Hockey Kallie Aldus of Belfast, the school announced Monday. Aldus will be joined by Lions teammate Britt Cummings as well as Skowhegan High star Courtney Veinotte of …

Holbrook uses big rally to tip Lincoln

on July 10, 2007, at 6:27 a.m.
HOLDEN – After being limited to one hit over the first five innings, Holbrook erupted for five runs on four hits in the top of the sixth to earn a 7-4 victory over Lincoln in Monday’s District 3 ages 11-12 all-star elimination game. Ian Burgess, John Deschaine and Kris Coleman …

Venezuela earns right to defend championship

By ERNIE CLARK, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 6:27 a.m.
The reigning Senior League World Series championship team will return to Bangor to defend their title next month. The Paraguana Little League from Estada Falcon, Venezuela, earned its ticket to this year’s 10-team tournament at Mansfield Stadium by winning its second consecutive Latin America title Sunday. The defending champs will …

Stone signs 4-year deal

By FROM STAFF REPORTS on July 10, 2007, at 6:26 a.m.
ATLANTA – Former University of Maine strong safety Daren Stone signed a four-year contract with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons on Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 6-foot-3, 217-pound Stone was the Falcons’ sixth-round draft pick in April’s NFL draft, the 203rd selection overall. The Lockport, N.Y., …

AT BRAHMS MOUNT TEXTILES IN HALLOWELL: ‘We believe in the power of making’; Their looms humming, artist propel the creative economy by reinvigorating textile manufacturing in Maine

By ARDEANA HAMLIN, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 6:25 a.m.
The spirit of Maine textile manufacturing is alive and well and living in Hallowell where its song is the clickety-clackety, rackety-clickety rhythm of its power looms. Claudia Brahms and Noel Mount, owners of Brahms Mount Textiles, are the embodiment of that spirit. Indeed, even the looms on which they weave …

Global influences put punctuation on Slavic Soul Party!

By EMILY BURNHAM, BDN Staff on July 10, 2007, at 6:25 a.m.
Slavic Soul Party! lives up to its name, exclamation point included. An exciting, adventurous blend of Balkan brass, New Orleans jazz, funk, soul, traditional Gypsy music, Mexican party music and myriad other styles, the Brooklyn-based nine-piece brass band are set to play at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the …

Sewing room making quiet comeback

By ARDEANA HAMLIN on July 10, 2007, at 6:25 a.m.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, sewing rooms were common in many houses. They were tucked into odd spaces at the top of the stairs, off the kitchen or in an attic. In those days, a sewing room was an oasis within the heart of the house where the …
 
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