Daily Archives: September 11, 2010

Another generation will remember 9/11 | Kennebec Journal

St. Michael School honors

medical workers who rushed to help

 AUGUSTA, Maine – It was Sept. 10, but a Sept. 11 commemoration was nonetheless in order.

Students at St. Michael’s School gathered around the school flagpole Friday morning for a patriotic tribute to the medical professionals who played a critical role in the response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon.

Firefighters, police officers and other emergency personnel were the first to respond to those attacks. But medical professionals weren’t far behind them in aiding victims, and the 270-student Catholic school recognized them in a ceremony Sept. 11 last year.

“These are the men and women who take care of our sick, our suffering and our infirm,” Principal Jon Caron told students and parents gathered outside the school before classes began.

Three fifth-grade students raised the flag, those in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance, and they ended the 20-minute ceremony with a rendition of “This Land is Your Land.”

Click here for the rest of the story by Matthew Stone in the Kennebec Journal.

Unsettled nation marks 9/11 with rituals of sorrow | Associated Press story on Portland Press website

Islam controversies cast shadow over 9/11 events | Associated Press story in the Portland Press Herald

As Sept. 11 dawns, political backdrop hard to ignore | Associated Press story in the Morning Sentinel

Auto Biographies: Participants in Bangor, Brewer car show talk about their passion for power and speed | Bangor Daily News

They say the clothes make the man. But sometimes, it’s the car that makes the man — or woman. Whether it’s a tricked-out 2006 Toyota, a biodiesel-powered 1980s Volkswagen, or a stately 1950s Chevrolet, there’s something elemental about putting the keys in the ignition and heading out for a drive in your car — your favorite, your indulgence, your baby.

Both Bangor and Brewer will play host to hundreds of car lovers this weekend, with the Wheels on the Waterfront Bangor Car Show on Saturday, and the Brewer Days Car Show on Sunday. Both events are free and open to the public for those interested in seeing some vintage vehicles and some seriously souped-up newer cars. In the spirit of the weekend, we’re celebrating cars and car owners by chatting with a few Maine motorheads about their passion for wheels.

Click here for the rest of the story by Emily Burnham in the Bangor Daily News.

Orient man arrested in connection with Amity triple homicide | Bangor Daily News

HOULTON, Maine — An Orient man who police say admitted helping conceal evidence in the killing of three people in the Aroostook County town of Amity in June was arrested early Friday evening and charged in connection with the triple homicide.

Robert Strout, 63, was arrested at his home just after 4 p.m., according to officials with the Attorney General’s Office and the Maine State Police.

The arrest by state police came after Strout was indicted Friday afternoon by the Aroostook County grand jury on a Class B charge of hindering apprehension and a Class A charge of arson. Both are felony offenses, with the Class B charge punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine and the Class A charge punishable by up to 30 years in jail and a $50,000 fine.

Strout’s name and the charges against him were not released with the indictment list pending his arrest.

Assistant Attorney General Bill Stokes and state police Detective Sgt. John Cote confirmed the arrest after Strout was taken into custody Friday evening. Stokes also confirmed that the charges stemmed from the Amity triple homicide.

“He was arrested at his home and he was cooperative,” said Cote. “He was taken to the Aroostook County Jail.”

Click here for the rest of the story by Jen Lynds in the Bangor Daily News.

Bear hunting season a mixed bag | Bangor Daily News

Bear hunting season a mixed bag | Bangor Daily News.