Steven Whitten, a student at the College of the Atlantic, poses for a photo on Tuesday at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth.

College of the Atlantic students, faculty to stay on Danish island to study renewable energy

By Colin Ellis, The Forecaster on Sept. 02, 2014, at 7:32 p.m.
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — A college student from Cape Elizabeth will be going abroad for a program no one has ever participated in before. Steven “Navi” Whitten, 24, will be one of 12 students going on a trip to the Samso Energy Academy in Denmark to study energy sustainability and …

Sports briefs for Sept. 2, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on Sept. 02, 2014, at 7:28 p.m.
Maine Sports Legends’ induction set Oct. 12 Tickets are available for the Maine Sports Legends’ induction ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville. Inductees are: Northern Maine: Phil Caverhill, Larry Murphy and Jim Carter; Eastern Maine: Allen Holmes, James C. Murphy; Central Maine: …
David Flanagan, the interim president at the University of Southern Maine

USM calls students not registered for fall 2014 classes in effort to increase retention rate

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 02, 2014, at 7:22 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — In an attempt to bring back 329 students who had enrolled at the University of Southern Maine but had not yet registered for classes this fall, almost 30 faculty, staff and students spent several hours on the phone Tuesday encouraging them to register before the Sept. 8 …
People play Texas Hold'em at the Hollywood Casino in Bangor last year.

Maine has room for one or two more casinos, study suggests

By Scott Thistle on Sept. 02, 2014, at 7:19 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A new study commissioned by the Legislature suggests the state could sustain another casino or two depending on the size and location. The study released Aug. 30 shows the state’s economy easily could handle one more casino as long as it is in southern Maine, which likely …

Caribou Boys Soccer at Fort Kent (Awaiting score)

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 7 p.m.

Ashland Community Girls Soccer at Van Buren (Awaiting score)

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Cassie Kunkel looks at the remains of an apartment building on Tuesday in Millinocket.

Fire that destroyed Millinocket apartment building began in tenant’s kitchen

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:52 p.m.
MILLINOCKET, Maine — A woman frying hush puppies accidentally started a Labor Day fire that destroyed an eight-unit apartment building, leaving 14 people homeless, officials said Tuesday. Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Malcolm came away from the wreckage of the 2½-story building on Tuesday and said that the fire started in …

Garelick Farms to close Hermon, Caribou distribution facilities

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:18 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Garelick Farms is consolidating its operations and will close distribution facilities for its dairy products in Hermon and Caribou, a corporate spokesman said Tuesday. Product distribution in Maine will be contracted through a third-party distributor, according to Jamaison Schuler, spokesman for Garelick’s Texas-based parent company, Dean Foods. …
Marijuana plants grow on a residential property in a vegetable garden in Clear Lake, California, in this August 2014 file photo.

Neighbors turn to Superior Court in effort to shut down York marijuana growing facility

By Susan Morse, The York Weekly on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:08 p.m.
YORK, Maine — Four abutters of a medical marijuana facility in York have filed a court appeal attempting to shut it down until the town grants permission for its operation. Plaintiff Michael Briggs of Emus Way originally filed an appeal to the York Board of Appeals and lost in a …
From the community

Funkhouser Quartet/Lowman Dance Party

By Devon Kelley-Yurdin on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:07 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington St., Eastport, Maine For more information: 207-853-4650; The Eastport Arts Center welcomes back the John Funkhouser Quartet (original progressive jazz) and Lowman (original indie rock) on Saturday, September 13 at 7pm. Last year these …

HSUS blasts bear hunters with $1.2 million in TV ads

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:06 p.m.
The Humane Society of the United States has reserved and paid for $1.2 million of TV ads for its referendum campaign to ban bear trapping and bear hunting with bait and hounds. This is nearly twice what HSUS spent on TV ads for its 2004 Maine campaign. And they did …


on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:04 p.m.
FORT FAIRFIELD – Anna H. Grass, 91, wife of the late Loomis Grass, passed away Sunday evening, August 31, 2014 at her Fort Fairfield residence, following an extended illness. She was born June 27, 1923 in Aroostook Junction, New Brunswick, the daughter of Charles and Amy (Dewley) Lovely. She attended …

Mary L Schafer

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:04 p.m.
DEDHAM – Mary (Stacy) Schafer, 80, died on 08-30-2014, with family by her side. She is survived by her husband, Steve Schafer, Sisters, Carol Mckenzie, Martha Sampson, and Joan Stacy and a brother Harry Stacy all of New Hampshire. Also surviving are daughters, Martha Kleykamp, Melody Leavitt and husband Rick …

Nelson Herbert McLaughlin

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:04 p.m.
KNOXVILLE – Nelson Herbert McLaughlin, 63, died unexpectedly August 28, 2014 at his Knoxville, TN home. He was born in Island Falls, ME, June 27, 1951, the son of Eugene and Claudette (Roy) McLaughlin. Nelson graduated from Brewer High School in the class of 1970. He was an Army veteran …

Nicholas W. DelMonaco Sr.

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:04 p.m.
CALAIS – Nicholas William DelMonaco, 91, died peacefully September 1, 2014 at Calais Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 7, 1923, in Providence, RI to Peter and Maria Maddelena (DiCenzo) DelMonaco, the oldest of five children. He attended schools in Providence until the late 1930′s …

Wendy E. Shepard Kinney

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.
WARREN – Wendy was born on July 15, 1960 in Ellsworth, ME. Wendy passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Aug. 27, 2014 at home. She fought ovarian and breast cancer over the last seven years along with a heart attack after a chemotherapy treatment. She survived all of the …

Dorothy A. Dubay

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.
OLD TOWN – Dorothy A. Dubay, 87, passed away peacefully at a Brewer Nursing Facility, Aug. 31, 2014. Dorothy was born April 7, 1927 in Calais, ME to the late Clyde A, Trafton and Elsie (Allen) Trafton. Dorothy was a lifetime member of the Old Town VFW Ladies Auxillary, she …

Joyce C. Larrabee

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.
DEXTER AND GARDINER – Joyce C. Larrabee, 86, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. She was born March 31, 1928 in Dexter, to Evelyn and Edward Pullyard. She is survived by her sister, Sandra Crocker of Dexter; her daughter, Diane Tash of Gardiner; her son, Joseph Chevery and wife Gladys …

Peter L. Haines

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.
BIRDSBORO, PA – Peter L. Haines, 70, of Birdsboro, PA, died September 1, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Fort Fairfield, ME, son of the late Philip L. Haines and Marjorie A. (Hayden) Haines; and spouse of the late Nancy E. (Towle) Haines. He was co-owner of HSK …

Marilyn A. Young

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.
BOWERBANK – Marilyn A. Young, 77, passed away September 2, 2014, at her home on Sebec Lake in Bowerbank after a valiant battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her immediate family and her beloved dog, Casey. Marilyn was born September 17, 1936, in Dover-Foxcroft, the daughter of Reginald Gray …
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