Articles from Bangor Daily News

NHL teams realize backup goaltender is important position

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins had it all set up to honor backup goalie Jaroslav Halak on Tuesday night for becoming the 74th goalie in NHL history to play in 500 games.

Then something went wrong: Starter Tuukka Rask was injured, Halak became the No. 1 guy and the Bruins decided to postpone the ceremony until a night Halak would be off.

New laws could protect drivers from highway ‘ice missiles’

Bill Taylor was driving home from work in New Hampshire last January when a chunk of ice the size of a shoebox broke off the top of a storage container hauled by a truck ahead of him, crashed through his windshield and hit him squarely in the forehead.

A good Samaritan stopped and called 911. An ambulance took Taylor to the emergency room. He had a 3-inch gash on his forehead and broken glass embedded in his hands and face. He received about a dozen stitches.

Diagnosed with dementia, she documented her wishes. They said no.

ITHACA, N.Y. — When she worked on the trading floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, long before cellphone calculators, Susan Saran could perform complex math problems in her head. Years later, as one of its top regulators, she was in charge of investigating insider trading deals.

Today, she struggles to remember multiplication tables.

Michael Bloomberg calls for Trump’s removal in new impeachment ad

NEW YORK — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg launched a new impeachment-focused television ad Tuesday urging the Senate to remove President Donald Trump from office.

The ad will run in 27 states, including states represented by vulnerable Republican senators, and be Bloomberg’s only ad on television in the next few days. It comes as the Senate begins its impeachment trial against Trump based on charges he abused his power and obstructed Congress.

Advocates strive to get better picture of homelessness in Waldo County

BELFAST, Maine — Waldo County doesn’t have any homeless shelters, and that’s something that might be getting in the way of an accurate count of people who are without stable housing, according to advocates such as Allison Harrell. That’s why she and others are gearing up to try to get a more comprehensive figure of the county’s homeless and housing insecure population during next week’s annual national Point-in-Time count.

Maine’s highest court is the next stop for South Portland’s contested Clear Skies policy

The fate of a South Portland ordinance that seeks to bar a company from reversing the flow of its 236-mile pipeline to bring oil south from Canada will next head to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. It’s the latest development in a years-long legal battle over the city’s 2014 policy known as the Clear Skies ordinance.

Brother’s guidance sends Czech hockey player on path to stellar UMaine career

Tereza Vanisova isn’t one of those hockey players who was naturally gifted.

She was interested in the sport because her older brother, Marek, played it, and she would wind up going to a lot of his games.

When she started playing, she admits she was really bad and struggled. But Marek took his younger sister under his wing.

“We used to play street hockey in sneakers. My hands were really bad on my stick. I had hard hands. But I got better. My brother helped me a lot,” Vanisova said.

Bangor’s library is bringing back a bookmark project 27 years after the last one ended

For 20 years from the 1970s to the 1990s, Bangor-area book lovers could look forward to snagging their free special-edition bookmark, created by a Maine artist, from the Bangor Public Library each year.

Luminaries including Dahlov Ipcar, Vincent Hartgen, Francis Hamabe and Carroll Thayer Berry all created original works, which were then mass-printed and distributed at the library as a call to donate to the Penobscot Valley Health Association.