BAR HARBOR — It has been ages since the Mount Desert Island Trojans won a playoff football game, so it was only fitting that Friday’s historic PTC Class B quarterfinal against Waterville was a … Read More
    ORONO — Senior center Chris Hahn picked a perfect time for his first goal of the season. Hahn broke a 2-2 tie 6:23 into the third period to lead the University of Maine’s Black Bears to a 4-2 … Read More
    DEXTER — For Dexter High School’s varsity field hockey team, Saturday’s Class C state championship game at Hampden Academy is uncharted territory. For head coach Margaret Veazie, it’s like … Read More
    DOVER-FOXCROFT — Sometimes the most important drive in a football game does not produce points — but it’s by no means pointless. Clinging to a three-point lead midway through the fourth … Read More
    LUBEC, Maine — Voters will have an opportunity Tuesday to voice their opinions on the fate of their high school. Former SAD 19 board member Diana Wilson said Wednesday the expected high turnout in next week’s general election makes it a good time to poll the… Read More
    With all the attention paid to the historic presidential race between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain, Mainers might be surprised to see two other names on the ballot. Independent … Read More
    BREWER, Maine — Brewer police were on the lookout Friday night for two armed robbers who were wearing Halloween masks when they entered the Family Dollar Store in the Brewer Shopping Center off … Read More
    Last week’s column on Oriental bittersweet, Celastrus orbiculatus, prompted several readers to inquire about native alternatives to this non-native invasive vine. Other readers wanted to learn about alternatives to burning bush, Euonymus alatus, and Japanese barberry, Berberis thunbergii, two more invasive species still firmly entrenched in commercial horticulture. Read More
    BELFAST, Maine — Detectives assigned to a Waldo County task force have cracked a burglary ring believed to be responsible for dozens of break-ins in four counties over the past five … Read More
    “A Christmas Story: Ultimate Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray: One of the best movies ever about childhood — never mind Christmas — focusing on one boy’s tumultuous, often hilarious life during the holiday season. Peter Billingsley, in a performance that’s something close to genius, is Ralphie, the… Read More
    You have to be quick if you want to catch the green fairy, the mythic creature that supposedly appears to those who drink absinthe. When the liqueur is poured correctly, however, the green fairy will … Read More
    Time was when a string of Clorox jugs would toll eider ducks. But allowing that for the past 20 years or so the popularity of guided sea duck hunts has risen like a full-moon tide, that time has … Read More
    If we’ve learned anything from this marathon presidential election campaign that mercifully winds down on Tuesday, it is that presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain disagree as to … Read More
    After decades of broken politics in Washington, eight years of failed policies from George Bush and 20 months of campaigning, we are three days away from change for Maine and for America. When we began this journey, we knew how steep our climb would be. But… Read More