SOONER OR LIGHTER (blog)

Setting Up for Success! Make Your Environment “Losing-Friendly!”

on April 17, 2014, at 8:14 a.m.
It’s a proven fact, our environment dictates our behavior. We can use that knowledge to help us behave in ways that support weight control. We can clean up and arrange our personal environments to make weight management strategies easy to perform. The right environment can change our habits and thus …
From the community

Spring Cleanup at P.A.W.S. Community Dog Park

By Joelle Albury on April 17, 2014, at 8:10 a.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Jean H. Kislak/ P.A.W.S. Community Dog Park, 146 Camden Street, Rockport, ME For more information: 207-236-4885; pawsadoption.org Spring has sprung and it is time for a cleanup at the Jean H. Kislak Dog Park on Camden Street in Rockport to …
A hydrogen nozzle is plugged into a Toyota Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle during the Toyota Advanced Technologies media briefing in Tokyo in this October 10, 2013 file photo. Toyota Motor Corp will in 2015 launch a hydrogen-powered car in the United States, Japan and Europe.

Toyota will launch hydrogen-powered car in 2015

By Norihiko Shirouzu, Paul Lienert and Yoko Kubota, Reuters on April 17, 2014, at 8:07 a.m.
TOYOTA CITY, Japan/IRVINE, Calif. — In 1997, Toyota caught its competitors by surprise with the revolutionary Prius, the first commercially successful gasoline-electric hybrid car. Now, the Japanese firm is trying to do the same with a technology that seems straight out of science fiction. Toyota Motor Corp will next year …
BAD BEAVER TALES (blog)

Thong Lyme Disease

on April 17, 2014, at 7:57 a.m.
I had Lyme disease for several years in the early to mid-1990s. This was about a decade before it was identified as an epidemic in New Hampshire, so I was misdiagnosed every step of the way. I know exactly how and where I got it. I was showing off for …

Rockland area school board seeks survey responses

on April 17, 2014, at 7:52 a.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The Rockland area school board is asking residents to participate in an online survey as it searches for a new superintendent. The survey seeks public input on the qualities desired in a new superintendent. Respondents can link to the survey from the Regional School Unit 13 website, …
Paul Walker

Paul Walker’s brothers to fill in for late actor in ‘Fast 7′

By Reuters on April 17, 2014, at 7:44 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — The brothers of actor Paul Walker, who died in November, will fill in for the late action star in order to complete scenes in the upcoming film “Fast & Furious 7,” according to a statement posted on the film’s Facebook page. Caleb and Cody Walker will help …

Every dog has his day in court, sort of

By Reuters on April 17, 2014, at 7:18 a.m.
Call him juror K-9. A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German shepherd to report for jury duty, court officials in New Jersey’s Cumberland County said Wednesday. Barrett Griner IV of Bridgeton said he opened a jury summons Friday addressed to “IV Griner,” the …
Director Bryan Singer

‘X-Men’ director Singer accused of drugging and raping teenager

By Eric M. Johnson, Reuters on April 17, 2014, at 6:56 a.m.
Producer and director Bryan Singer has been accused of drugging and raping a teenage boy in California and Hawaii in the late 1990s, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. court on Wednesday. The lawsuit — filed weeks before the release of Singer’s upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past — …
The wreckage of a train is pictured after an explosion in Lac-Megantic, in this file picture taken July 6, 2013.

After ‘end of the world’ explosion, Quebec town tries to find hope

By Marina Villeneuve, Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on April 17, 2014, at 6:48 a.m.
Second of two parts LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec — Eight months ago, the people of Lac-Megantic thought the world was ending. A runaway 72-car train carrying a volatile variety of crude oil derailed and exploded in this community of 6,000, killing 47 people and destroying the town center. On a rare sunny …
Angus (L) and Malcolm (R) Young, founder members of Australian heavy metal band AC/DC, flank Jose Luis Perez, mayor of the Madrid district of Leganes, following the inauguration of a new street with the group's name in this file photo taken March 22, 2000.

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young takes leave due to illness

By Reuters on April 17, 2014, at 6:18 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young will take a break from the Australian hard rock group he founded because of ill health, the band said in a statement on Wednesday. The pioneering group dispelled speculation that they would disband after Young, 61, took his leave, saying “the band will …
A two-vehicle collision in the southbound lane of Interstate 95 just past the Newburgh Road overpass prompted police to close the interstate and reroute vehicles at the Coldbrook Road exit in Hermon on Sunday evening.

Transcripts of 911 calls reveal details in wrong-way driver’s fatal crash on Interstate 95

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 17, 2014, at 5:45 a.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — Three people driving on Interstate 95 called 911 on April 6 when they first noticed the silver SUV that later would be involved in a wrong-way head-on collision that killed two men, and one Maine State Police sergeant came face to face with the erratic driver. “I’m …
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Burke Badenhop (35) reacts after getting the save at U.S Cellular Field in Chicago Wednesday night. Boston beat Chicago 6-4 in 14 innings.

Red Sox edge White Sox in 14th, snap three-game skid

By Brian Hedger, The Sports Xchange on April 17, 2014, at 5:44 a.m.
CHICAGO — It wasn’t pretty and took a combined 504 total pitches, but the Boston Red Sox will gladly take a 14-inning victory Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox. Aided by 15 walks, a blown save, two hit batters and three sacrifice flies, Boston (6-9) snapped a three-game losing …
THE BOLLARD (blog)

Highlights

on April 17, 2014, at 5:35 a.m.
Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, Coke Weed
Labels point out products verified to not contain genetically modified organisms (GMO) at the Central Co-op in Seattle, Washington October 29, 2013.

Vermont Senate passes GMO food-labeling law

By Carey Gillam and Lisa Baertlein, Reuters on April 17, 2014, at 5:34 a.m.
The Vermont Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make it the first state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Unlike bills passed last year in Maine and Connecticut, which require other states to pass GMO labeling laws before they can be enacted, …
IF MY COASTER COULD TALK (blog)

The Maine Dream Team-up Project: Eric Mihan

on April 17, 2014, at 4:27 a.m.
Eric Mihan owns Bangor Wine and Cheese, located in Downtown Bangor, Maine. BWC offers a wide variety of craft beer, wine, cheese and charcuterie. Website Facebook: Bangor Wine and Cheese Twitter: @Bangorwine Question 1: What is your all Maine brewery dream team-up? And why? This is my Bangor-selfish Collab: I …
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) makes the relay throw to complete a double play after forcing out Chicago's Conor Gillaspie (12) during the 10th inning at U.S Cellular Field on Wednesday night. The Red Sox won 6-4 in 14 innings.

Red Sox outlast White Sox in 14 innings on Bradley double

By SportsDirect on April 17, 2014, at 1:51 a.m.
CHICAGO — With Chicago infielder Leury Garcia on the mound, Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a two-out, two-run double in the 14th inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a wild 6-4 victory over the White Sox. Dustin Pedroia scored three runs for Boston, which received hits from the first …
UNDERCOVER PORCUPINE (blog)

Maine People’s Alliance’s twisted view of Maine voters

on April 17, 2014, at 12:48 a.m.
The Maine People’s Alliance is truly showing itself to be a deplorable machine geared on constant negativity. It’s deceptive name would lead people to believe it is on the side of the people. This delusional state of mind is even spreading into their smear campaigns, where they falsely claim to …

Sutter sparks Penguins’ rally past Clippers

By SportsDirect on April 16, 2014, at 10:50 p.m.
PITTSBURGH — Brandon Sutter scored to snap a tie 8:18 into the third period as the Pittsburgh Penguins overcame a two-goal deficit to upend the Columbus Clippers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first-round series Wednesday night, 4-3. Defenseman Matt Niskanen and Beau Bennett each scored a power-play goal …
Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) shoots the ball past Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green (8) and Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass (30) during the first half at TD Garden in Boston Wednesday night.

Wizards’ scoring balance sinks Celtics in regular-season finale

By SportsDirect on April 16, 2014, at 10:36 p.m.
BOSTON — Bradley Beal led a balanced attack with 27 points as the Washington Wizards clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference on the final day of the regular season with a 118-102 NBA victory over the Boston Celtics Wednesday night. Trevor Booker scored 20 points and John …

College roundup: Husson baseball team rallies by Bowdoin for 13th victory

on April 16, 2014, at 10:17 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — The Husson University Eagles used a four-run sixth inning to beat the Bowdoin College Polar Bears 6-5 in baseball action Wednesday. The Eagles (13-9) scored the four runs on two hits and two errors. J.T. Whitten singled to drive in a run, with Kyle Bishop tacking on …
 
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