CAMDEN, Maine — Chips of ice flew off chisels Saturday afternoon in the Camden Amphitheatre as teams hurried to finish their creations for the town’s seventh annual Winterfest. “It’s fantastic,” said Steve Hall of Rockport, who wore his son’s hockey jersey while he helped sculpt a pair of skates from a giant block of ice. “It’s nice weather, there’s nice snow — it feels good.” As the skates took shape, they joined a world of creations that glittered in the sunlight. Onlookers walked around the amphitheater steps to watch the artists at work, and rollicking music played over the outdoor loudspeakers. Far below, the harbor with its winter-shrouded schooners shone blue against the blanket of snow that covered the town. Read More
    As winter progresses and the state’s lakes build up increasingly thick winter coats, it’s time to start thinking about ice fishing. Over the coming weeks, plenty of fishing derbies are planned … Read More
    ST. JUST DE BRETENIERES, Quebec — Maine mushers were up against some of the best their sport has to offer as they competed last week at the International Federation of Sleddog Sports World Championships. More than 300 mushers from 21 countries participated in nine days of… Read More
    Despite a plethora of top-rate ice fishing locations throughout the state, during recent winters more and more hard-water anglers pack up their gear and head north. That a perfectly acceptable lake … Read More
    ORONO, Maine — The University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawks hadn’t beaten the University of Maine Black Bears at the Alfond Arena since Feb. 17, 2001. UML had gone 0-14-1 during that … Read More
    MILLINOCKET, Maine — For Adriana Eurich, it was nearly deja vu all over again.The Stearns High senior had once again torn her anterior cruciate ligament in a recent game against George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill, the same injury that kept her from participating in the Eastern Maine Class C tournament last year. Read More
    As Maine continues to grapple with the national economic downturn, the state Legislature is tasked with the difficult job of prioritizing spending at a point when the state budget will decrease in … Read More
    As three religious leaders in the Bangor area representing different traditions, we wish to express our concern over the Jan. 10 Op-Ed entitled “No more free lunches for Israel.” Our concern arises from the author’s suggestion that anyone in Maine’s Jewish community who does not publicly speak out against the Israeli offensive in Gaza is somehow complicit in the suffering there. Read More