Sedgwick resident tells illuminated tale in debut novel

By Emily Burnham on July 24, 2014, at 6:37 a.m.
Longtime Sedgwick summer resident Warren Lehrer’s 2013 book, “A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley,” is not a graphic novel, though you’d be forgiven if you looked at the cover and thought it was. Rather, it’s an illuminated novel. Subtle but important difference. Lehrer, a graphic …

Giant ketchup bottle up for sale in southern Illinois

By Mary Wisniewski, Reuters on July 24, 2014, at 6:34 a.m.
CHICAGO — Want a giant historic order of fries with that? A water tower shaped like a 170-foot-tall ketchup bottle is for sale in southern Illinois, along with an adjacent warehouse, an owner said Wednesday. Fans fear the 65-year-old landmark, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, might …
MCKAY'S FISHING ADVENTURES (blog)

Eat, Sleep, Fish

on July 24, 2014, at 6:27 a.m.
Eat, sleep, fish is my life right now. I am not complaining; I love every minute of it. I just saw this saying hanging on my wall and it couldn’t fit me any better. They say to “Make hay while the sun shines.” Well, if I am not eating or …

Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched execution

By David Schwartz, Reuters on July 24, 2014, at 5:49 a.m.
PHOENIX — An Arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday, and his lawyers said he “gasped and snorted” before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States. The execution of convicted double murderer Joseph Wood …

Bautista propels Blue Jays by Red Sox

By Larry Millson, The Sports Xchange on July 23, 2014, at 10:16 p.m.
TORONTO — Jose Bautista had two RBIs with a homer and a double and R.A. Dickey pitched six innings as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday night. Dickey (8-10), a right-handed knuckleballer, allowed nine hits and four runs, including three in the first inning …
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Art Space Gallery August 1st Opening

By Judith Herman on July 23, 2014, at 9:56 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St., Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-594-8784; artspacemaine.com Art Space Gallery invites you an opening reception on Friday evening, August 1. Four of the nineteen venerable artists at Art Space exhibit new works that are …
SWIM SCENE (blog)

2014 New England Senior Championship

on July 23, 2014, at 9:48 p.m.
This past weekend was the pinnacle of the summer season for many New England teams. Clubs from southern Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts met Friday morning for the New England Championship at Brown University. At my first college championship meet two years ago I found myself amazed at the talent …
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2-part Volunteer Training for Maine-Wabanaki REACH

By Diane Oltarzewski on July 23, 2014, at 9:44 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: The Wilson Center at UMaine Orono, 67 College Avenue, Orono, Maine For more information: 207 890 0966 In-depth learning about how to support the important work of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare …

Mets’ Matz shuts down Sea Dogs for 4-2 victory

on July 23, 2014, at 9:42 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs scored first, but faltered in the finale of the season series, losing 4-2 to the Binghamton Mets Wednesday night at Hadlock Field. The game got off to a loud start with each side tallying a homer in the first three innings. Sean Coyle …
FIGHTING THE TIDES (blog)

Ever see a Maine lobster shed its shell? Check it out

on July 23, 2014, at 9:38 p.m.
When a lobster first sheds its shell, the new shell is so soft that it feels like a rotten banana. Occasionally they come up in lobster traps, and are commonly referred to as “jelly bellies”. They’re so soft that an elastic band would crush their claws, and they can’t be …
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Volunteer Orientation for Maine-Wabanaki REACH

By Diane Oltarzewski on July 23, 2014, at 9:35 p.m.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Peace and Justice Center, 96 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207 890 0966 Come and learn about opportunities to support the important work of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Commission, the first of …

local sports results for July 23, 2014

on July 23, 2014, at 9:25 p.m.
Golf Hole-in-one Ian Robinson NORTHPORT — Ian Robinson of Northport recorded his first hole-in-one on the 157-yard ninth hole at Northport Golf Club Wednesday. Robinson’s great, great grandfather was one of the first golfers to play on the Northport course when it opened in 1916. Robinson’s ace was witnessed by …

Saco all-stars eliminate Bronco LL, to face Falmouth in Little League state final

on July 23, 2014, at 9:13 p.m.
BIDDEFORD — The Saco all-stars eliminated Bronco LL of Hampden 11-5 Wednesday to advance to the championship round of the Little League state baseball tourney for ages 11-12. Saco will take on unbeaten Falmouth at 4 p.m. Thursday and needs to beat Falmouth twice to claim the title in the …
RYJACK'S PERSPECTIVE (blog)

10k training in 17 days; Week 1 struggles

on July 23, 2014, at 9:12 p.m.
Most people hate running.  Why?  It’s pretty simple.  It’s physically AND mentally exhausting.       This first week of trying to get my body back into shape was tougher than I remembered it.  I noticed that getting back to my normal pace of running would not just take a …
Brewer's Logan Rogerson connects on a pitch from Trenton during a Zone 1 American Legion playoff game Wednesday at Husson University.

Weather suspends Zone 1 Legion baseball tourney opener

By Ernie Clark on July 23, 2014, at 8:57 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The American Legion Zone 1 baseball tournament got under way late Wednesday afternoon at the Winkin Complex on the campus of Husson University. Then it stopped, courtesy of Mother Nature in the form of a cold front that swept through the region with a combination of thunder, …
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NORTH COUNTRY INTER TRIBAL POW-WOW

By Eleanor Luce on July 23, 2014, at 8:56 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: North Country Inter-Tribal Pow-wow, 934 Elm Street, Newport, Maine For more information: 2073684959 Come celebrate our heritage and culture in Newport, Maine. August 30, 31 & September 01,2014. This Pow-wow is an …

Pedestrian struck, reportedly killed by Downeaster train in North Berwick

By Dawn Gagnon on July 23, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.
NORTH BERWICK, Maine — A pedestrian was struck by an Amtrak Downeaster train on Main Street in North Berwick, according to a report by WMTW. The North Berwick police chief confirmed that the pedestrian died, according to a tweet from WGME reporter Katie Sampson. The incident occurred on Main Street …

Maine U17 boys basketball team opens AAU nationals with victory

on July 23, 2014, at 8:31 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Nick Mayo scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Wednesday as the Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team opened pool play at the AAU 11th-Grade National Championships with a 60-42 victory over the Georgia Magic. Coach Carl Parker’s club plays again at 6:40 p.m. Thursday against …

Two wanted men arrested in Biddeford, US marshal says

By Dawn Gagnon on July 23, 2014, at 8:27 p.m.
BIDDEFORD, Maine — Two men who were wanted on active warrants were arrested Wednesday by a team of law enforcement officers, U.S. Marshal Noel March said Wednesday. Jessy Kehling, 27, of Biddeford, was arrested at 2:30 p.m. at a residence on Prospect Street in Biddeford, March said. The Maine Violent …
Craig Stuart-Paul, chief executive of Maryland-based Fiberight, speaks at the Municipal Review Committee board meeting at the Orono town office Wednesday.

Trashanol: Vendor pitches garbage-to-energy technology to board representing 187 Maine towns

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 23, 2014, at 7:56 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — While the Department of Environmental Protection considers an application from the Municipal Review Committee to open an integrated solid waste and recycling facility with a landfill in Penobscot County, the MRC board heard a presentation Wednesday from technology vendor Fiberight. Craig Stuart-Paul, chief executive of Maryland-based Fiberight, …
 
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