Archive for March, 2013


Plyometric moves DO belong in BodyPump

on March 31, 2013, at 9:53 p.m.
The debate of whether plyometric moves belong in BodyPump has been a hot topic of debate for the last year as the evolution of Les Mills’ most popular group exercise program has added high-impact moves. Some instructors and members think BodyPump is heading in the right direction. Others don’t. Just …

Special Interest Support of LD522 – by Lawyers, Judges, GALs

on March 31, 2013, at 9:52 p.m.
On Thursday March 28th in testimony to the Judiciary Committee a number of people made excellent suggestions about controlling Guardian ad litem costs and fees.  Means testing, fee caps, regular bill reporting and … oversight of billing by the management of the Judicial Branch would go a long way towards …

Louisville perseveres for win over Duke after Ware breaks leg

By The Sports Xchange on March 31, 2013, at 8:35 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS — It took awhile, but Louisville’s players eventually recovered after witnessing a horrific injury to one of their teammates. Reserve guard Kevin Ware broke his lower right leg in a gruesome-looking injury in the first half, but the Cardinals rallied to defeat second-seeded Duke 85-63 in the Midwest Regional …
Louisville Cardinals players hold hands with Kevin Ware (5) after he broke his leg in the first half against the Duke Blue Devils during their Midwest Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Indianapolis on Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Louisville’s Kevin Ware suffers serious leg injury in NCAA tournament game

By The Sports Xchange on March 31, 2013, at 8:19 p.m.
Louisville’s Kevin Ware suffered a grotesque-looking injury in the first half of Sunday’s NCAA tournament game against Duke. Ware jumped out to contest a 3-pointer with 6:33 left in the first half and snapped his lower right leg when he landed. He was writhing in pain in front of the …

Gilbert S. Cray

on March 31, 2013, at 7:59 p.m.
WESTFIELD – Gilbert S. Cray, 84, passed away early Saturday morning March 30, 2013, at Maine Veterans Home, Caribou. He was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Westfield, the son of James W. and Eunice (Cray) Cray. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic. Gilbert worked in Waterbury Conn. …

William A. Brown

on March 31, 2013, at 7:59 p.m.
WINDHAM and ORRINGTON – William A. Brown, 80, passed away with family by his side March 30, 2013, at his niece’s home after a long illness. He was born March 13, 1933, in Milo, the son of Clinton and Doris Brown. He graduated from Milo High School, served a tour …

Merrill K. Smith

on March 31, 2013, at 7:59 p.m.
BAR HARBOR – Merrill K. Smith, 93, a lifetime resident of Hancock County, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Bar Harbor. Merrill was born Dec. 2, 1919, in Bar Harbor to Clarence and Mona (Goss) Smith. He grew up in Bar Harbor and graduated from Bar Harbor High School. …

James William Richardson

on March 31, 2013, at 7:59 p.m.
ORRINGTON – James William Richardson, died March 29, 2013, at a Bangor health care facility, as the result of years of fighting diabetes and heart disease. He was born Feb 15, 1931, in Bangor, the son of William A. and Mary Ellen (Pendleton) Richardson. He attended Hampden schools through the …

Shannon Rae Jewers

on March 31, 2013, at 7:59 p.m.
MILLINOCKET – Shannon Rae Jewers, 45, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2013, with her mom and sisters at her side. She was born May 23, 1967, in Aberdeen, Wash., the daughter of Myra and the late Kenneth Jewers. Words will not capture the person and life of this incredible …

Gary L. Pelletier

on March 31, 2013, at 7:59 p.m.
CROSS LAKE and MILLINOCKET – Gary L. Pelletier, died unexpectedly Friday, March 29, 2013, at a Millinocket hospital. He had been on his way to enjoy a weekend of fishing with two of his sons and several friends. Gary was born Aug. 28, 1942, in Sinclair, to Leonard and Bertha …

Therese M. Desjardins

on March 31, 2013, at 7:59 p.m.
MADAWASKA – MADAWASKA – Therese M. Desjardins, 85, passed away March 29, 2013, at a Fort Kent health care facility. She was born March 22, 1928, in Madawaska, daughter of the late Edmund and Leona (Thibodeau) Thibodeau. She worked for many years in the cafeteria at Madawaska High School, enjoying …

Wes Haskell

on March 31, 2013, at 7:59 p.m.
In Loving Memory Of WES HASKELL April 1, 1953 – Aug. 18, 2011 How lucky was I to have had someone that made saying good-bye so hard. With love, Rene

Weston Bradford Haskell III

on March 31, 2013, at 7:59 p.m.
In Loving Memory Of WESTON BRADFORD HASKELL III Apr 1, 1953 – Aug 18, 2011 Dearly missed, forever in our hearts. Meg, Luke and Jackson

UNH hits a River Hawk roadblock to Frozen Four

By Allen Lessels, The New Hampshire Union Leader on March 31, 2013, at 7:54 p.m.
MANCHESTER — A loud “Fro-zen Four, Fro-zen Four, Fro-zen Four” postgame chant picked up steam in the Verizon Wireless Arena, sending a Hockey East team off to Pittsburgh. Problem for the University of New Hampshire hockey team was, the folks from UMass Lowell led the cheers. Lowell got some sweet …
Men wearing protective clothing survey cleanup efforts March 30, 2013, where an underground crude oil pipeline ruptured in the Northwood subdivision in Mayflower, Ark. Exxon Mobil was working to clean up thousands of barrels of oil after the pipeline ruptured, causing 22 homes to be evacuated in the area. The Pegasus pipeline, which carries Canadian crude oil from Pakota, Ill., to Nederland, Texas, was shut-off Friday after the leak was discovered, the company said in a statement.

Exxon cleans up oil spill in Arkansas housing development; Keystone plan assailed

By Kristen Hays and Matthew Robinson, Reuters on March 31, 2013, at 7:52 p.m.
Exxon Mobil on Sunday continued cleanup of a pipeline spill that spewed thousands of barrels of heavy Canadian crude in Arkansas as opponents of oil sands development latched on to the incident to attack plans to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Exxon spokesman Alan Jeffers said Sunday that crews had …

Late goals by Krejci, Horton lift Bruins past Sabres

By The Sports Xchange on March 31, 2013, at 7:43 p.m.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — David Krejci scored with 7:06 remaining, and Nathan Horton added some insurance with 4:16 left to lead the Boston Bruins to a 2-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night at the First Niagara Center. After 52-plus minutes of scoreless play, Krejci broke the deadlock on …
Brandon Aponte, 12 of Brooklin (left) is congratulated Saturday by head judge Michael Ashmore on winning the Maine State Spelling Bee.

Brooklin boy wins state spelling bee with ‘crambo,’ heading to Scripps National Spelling Bee

By Judy Harrison on March 31, 2013, at 7:35 p.m.
PORTLAND | A 12-year-old homeschooled boy from Brooklin on Saturday won the Maine State Spelling Bee Brandon Aponte spelled the word “crambo” to win. Crambo is a rhyming game, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Brandon, the son of Louise and Juan Aponte, both 45, of Brooklin, said Sunday that …

Coaster Critique: Gluten free week – 3R Raspberry Ale

on March 31, 2013, at 7:12 p.m.
Probably the most common question I get asked is in regards to gluten free beers, it seems like everybody knows someone who’s suffering from Celiac Disease and they are curious either about the beer they are drinking or like a good friend trying to help out a fallen drinking buddy, …

Veazie woman facing felony forgery charge after allegedly signing sister’s name on OUI summons

By Dawn Gagnon on March 31, 2013, at 7:03 p.m.
ORONO | A Veazie woman is facing an aggravated forgery charge after she signed her sister’s name to a uniform summons and complaint for drunk driving. The episode that led to the Class B felony forgery charge for 24-year-old Danielle Celino began when Orono police Officer Sarah Exley pulled …
Mining activities on Bald Mountain could have substantial negative impact on the surrounding waters, the brook trout population, and other wildlife.  Photo of Bald Mountain courtesy of Isil Flynn.

Talk on open pit mining in Maine on April 4

By John Mullens on March 31, 2013, at 6:52 p.m.
For the first time in more than a decade, out-of-state mining companies are considering mining for copper, zinc, and other metals in Maine. This could have huge environmental consequences for some of Maine’s most pristine and treasured natural areas. Most of the discussion over the past year has focused on …