Articles from Bangor Daily News

Saturday’s Maine high school, college football scores




Dirigo 41, Telstar 13

Foxcroft Academy 28, Dexter 7

Fryeburg Academy 42, Lake Region 7

Lisbon 47, Oak Hill 27

Medomak Valley 50, Camden Hills 22

New Hampton, N.H. def. Hebron Academy, forfeit

Pingree School, Mass. 24, Kents Hill 6

Portsmouth Abbey, R.I. 44, Hyde 6

Thornton Academy 48, Sanford 0

Bangor firefighters rescue small dog after its culvert adventure goes awry

Fiona, a miniature dachshund, got a little more than she may have bargained for Saturday afternoon when her expedition into a drainage culvert ended with a rescue operation by the Bangor Fire Department.

The adventure began when Fiona’s owner Anne Fenner was walking her dogs in the field behind Bangor High School and Fiona got off leash and made a break for it.

“She crossed a path and went into the woods,” Fenner said late Saturday afternoon. “We called and called but she had disappeared and she always comes back.”

MDI, Camden Hills, Orono win North girls cross country titles

BELFAST, Maine — Sometimes not having a scoreboard at a sporting event can be a blessing.

The Mount Desert Island girls cross country team not only didn’t know it had captured the Class B North title Saturday until the awards ceremony inside the Troy A. Howard Middle School gymnasium, but realized its championship fate only after Hancock County rival Ellsworth had been recognized as the runner-up.

The element of surprise only added to the celebration.

Sue Hubbell, Milbridge essayist known for writing about beekeeping, dies at 83

In the end, Sue Hubbell died as she had lived — her way.

The author, essayist, farmer and beekeeper passed away Oct. 13, at the Bar Harbor home of her son Brian Hubbell, where she had been living since August.

She was 83-years-old and had been dealing with dementia, according to family members. A month prior to her death, she announced she was taking matters into her own hands.

UMaine team gets help in battle with salmon-ruining lice

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine is getting a boost from the federal government for a pair of aquaculture projects, one of which addresses a pest problem in worldwide salmon farming.

The money is coming from NOAA Sea Grant, which supports fishery and coastal projects. The university says three researchers at its Aquaculture Research Institute will receive more than $700,000 to work on new approaches to address sea lice in salmon operations.

York County sees spike in whooping cough cases

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Maine health care experts say under-vaccinated communities are a prime suspect behind a spike in whooping cough in York County.

The Portland Press Herald reports that there have been 97 cases of pertussis in York County this year, including 25 cases in September alone. The highly contagious respiratory disease produces severe coughing that can linger for up to 10 weeks.

Fairfield home a total loss after early morning fire

FAIRFIELD, Maine — A Winter Street home in Fairfield suffered enough damage in a Saturday morning fire for fire officials to declare it a total loss.

The Fairfield Fire Department said the call came in around 12:42 a.m. Saturday at 16 Winter St.

Officials said it took hours to knock down and put out the fire, crediting mutual aid from several area fire departments.

There were people inside, but they escaped without injury.

A year later, no arrests in Bucksport toddler’s death

BUCKSPORT, Maine — One year after a two-year-old girl was found dead in Bucksport, and months after her death was ruled a homicide, police have made no arrests.

Kloe Hawksley’s relatives and police remain tight lipped about the murder, and the cause of her death has yet to be released.

[Six months later, no arrests in homicide of Maine toddler]

Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems ‘too extreme’

MESA, Ariz. — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are “too extreme and too dangerous” to take control of Congress.

On a three-day swing out West to make his closing arguments for Republican candidates, Trump sought to hone in on immigration as one of the defining election issues this fall by falsely accusing Democrats of wanting “open borders” and encouraging illegal immigration.

Anybody who votes for a Democrat now is crazy,” Trump said.

Monday, Oct. 22, 2018: A deficit solution, implement Medicaid expansion, move on from Kavanaugh

Move on from Kavanaugh

I am so tired of all the whining people who complain about everything as if it is personal to them. One lady wrote that she is sickened, heartbroken and betrayed by Sen. Susan Collinsvote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Give me a break.