Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (55) tags out Toronto's Melky Cabrera during the sixth inning at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday night.

Blue Jays roar past slumbering Sox

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on July 30, 2014, at 10:16 p.m.
BOSTON — The short-handed Toronto Blue Jays roared to their fifth straight win, riding Mark Buehrle’s first win in 10 starts to a 6-1 pasting of the slumbering Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. In completing a sweep of the three-game series and winning their sixth straight over Boston in …
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MAIN's Outstanding Community Dedication Award winner Tom Grogan with MAIN leader, Kandie Desell

MAIN’s Outstanding Community Dedication Award

By Kandie Desell on July 30, 2014, at 9:25 p.m.
Recently, Maine Association of Interdependent Neighborhoods (MAIN) presented Tom Grogan, their ” Outstanding Community Dedication Award”. Tom Grogan has been married to his wife LyAnn for 29 years, they have two children. Tom has worked in human services for many years and as a college instructor In 2009 Tom graduated …

Hazmat team cleans fluid spill at Brunswick Bath Iron Works plant

By Dawn Gagnon on July 30, 2014, at 9:06 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Although no one was injured when a crane tipped over Wednesday at Bath Iron Works’ Brunswick plant, members of the region’s hazardous materials response team spent most of the afternoon cleaning up a roughly 30-gallon hydraulic fluid spill, a local fire officials said Wednesday evening. The incident …

Sports briefs for July 30, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on July 30, 2014, at 9:05 p.m.
Tigers’ Reed charged with sexual assault Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher Evan Reed was charged on Wednesday with sexually assaulting a woman at a Detroit hotel in March. Reed allegedly sexually assaulted an “incapacitated” woman in his hotel room on March 30 before ordering her to leave, Wayne County Prosecutor …
Leslie Guenther of Norway Country Club follows the flight of her ball toward the green during Wednesday's final round of the Maine Women's Amateur golf tournament at Waterville Country Club in Oakland. Guenther won with a two-day total of 157.

‘I’ve always dreamt of this’: Guenther captures her first Maine Women’s Amateur golf championship

By Pete Warner on July 30, 2014, at 8:50 p.m.
OAKLAND, Maine — Leslie Guenther was in a familiar position going into Wednesday’s final round of the Maine Women’s Amateur golf championship. The veteran player out of Norway Country Club, who had led the tournament after two rounds in each of its first two years, was again at top of …
Boston's Felix Doubront pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at O.co Coliseum on June 20. The Red Sox traded Doubront to the Cubs Wednesday.

Red Sox trade pitcher Doubront to Cubs

By Wire Service Reports on July 30, 2014, at 8:38 p.m.
BOSTON — Disgruntled left-handed pitcher Felix Doubront was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Chicago Cubs Wednesday. Doubront was dealt to the Cubs for a player to be named later, according to a news release on the Red Sox website. The Red Sox called up right-hander Brandon Workman …
An Amtrak Downeaster train idles near the planned location of the train layover facility between Church Road and Stanwood Street in Brunswick in May 2013.

Downeaster advisory group revised, layover facility moves forward

By Peter L. McGuire, The Forecaster on July 30, 2014, at 8:35 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The agency that runs Amtrak Downeaster voted Monday to revise its Brunswick train barn advisory group, broadening the panel’s scope and membership. At the same time, however, Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority board members made it clear they are moving ahead with plans to construct the …

Low-voltage station could help trains idle lower in Brunswick

By Peter L. McGuire, The Forecaster on July 30, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.
PORTLAND — The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority is considering installing a system capable of allowing passenger train engines to idle on reduced settings near Brunswick residential neighborhoods. Nearby residents have complained about the health effects of the diesel exhaust from Amtrak Downeaster engines that idle near Cedar Street …
Gov. Paul LePage

Despite comments by LePage, DHHS continues with attempt at federal certification at Riverview

By Mario Moretto on July 30, 2014, at 8:31 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Despite Gov. Paul LePage’s suggestion Monday that the state give up the quest for federal approval and funding, officials at the troubled Riverview Psychiatric Hospital continue to work toward full compliance with federal standards. “We have reapplied already, and I am optimistic that [investigators] could be returning …
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19 tons of steam powered glory, the restored Lombard Log Hauler shoots steam above the trees at the Maine Forest and Logging Museum in Bradley

Heavy Metal, Men and Their Machines, Black Smith Round Up!

By Karen Robertson on July 30, 2014, at 8:14 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Maine Forest and Logging Museum, 54 Government Road, Bradley, Maine For more information: 207-974-6278; LeonardsMills.com 19 tons of steam powered glory come to life at Leonards Mills Saturday, August 16th as the restored 1910 Lomabard Log hauler celebrates its grand …

Reward raised to identify person who shot and killed Bowdoinham cat

By Dawn Gagnon on July 30, 2014, at 8:13 p.m.
BOWDOINHAM, Maine — A total of $500 had been pledged as of Wednesday evening for information that may identify the person who shot and killed a cat on Pork Point Road on Thursday night of last week. Sagadahoc County deputies said last week that they suspect the cat was intentionally …

Maine Women’s Amateur golf championship final-round scores

on July 30, 2014, at 7:40 p.m.
At Waterville Country Club Leslie Guenther 75-82—157 Mary Brandes 78-81—159 Micki Meggison 81-79—160 Bailey Plourde 82-78—160 Liz Wiltshire 86-76—162 Ruth Colucci 81-82—163 Emily Bouchard 80-84—164 Prudence Hornberger 80-85—165 Kristin Kannegieser 84-82—166 Cecily Whiting 82-84—166 Dale Hannon 84-83—167 Heidi Haylock 85-82—167 Debby Gardner 83-86—169 Monica Austin 88-81—169 Viola Kemp 86-85—171 Kathi …

Drew Barrymore’s half-sister found dead in car near San Diego

By Reuters on July 30, 2014, at 7:39 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — The half-sister of actress Drew Barrymore was found dead in her vehicle parked on a suburban San Diego street, the San Diego County Coroner said on Wednesday. Jessica Barrymore, 47, daughter of actor John Drew Barrymore, died in National City, south of San Diego, on Tuesday, two …
Devin Warren of Oakland Post 51 slides back to first, ahead of the tag from Bessey Motors first baseman Dalton Rice in first-inning action at the American Legion baseball state tourney Wednesday at Husson University's Winkin Complex in Bangor.

Bangor’s Courtney shuts down Morrill Post in American Legion baseball state tourney

on July 30, 2014, at 7:26 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Right-hander Justin Courtney struck out 13 batters in eight innings to lift the Bangor Comrades by Morrill Post of South Portland 4-1 in the nightcap of the American Legion baseball state tourney Wednesday night at Husson University’s Winkin Complex. Bangor (19-4) advanced to a winners bracket contest …
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Winter is coming…and we need that meat!

on July 30, 2014, at 7:25 p.m.
OK, so we don’t need the meat.  And it’s the end of July.  But that’s my favorite, much repeated line from that show Alaska, the Last Frontier.  No matter what season it is, or what the story line is..someone says that line.  If I were in college still, that would …
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LePage camp says Michaud deserves no credit for VA fix bill; 10 in Congress disagree

on July 30, 2014, at 7:08 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, discusses compromise legislation he helped negotiate that is aimed at correcting problems in the Veterans Administration health care system during a campaign stop at the Portland Public Library on Monday. Christopher Cousins/Bangor Daily News Republicans continue to assert that Rep. Mike Michaud deserves little or no …
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Supporters of Orono High School music teacher and orchestra director Waldo Caballero -- a popular instructor for the past 15 years -- protest his possible firing outside Orono Town Hall on Wednesday.

Popular Orono High School music teacher may be dismissed over test score

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 30, 2014, at 6:58 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Orono High School music students, soccer players and community members staged a protest at the town hall Wednesday afternoon in support of music teacher and orchestra director Waldo Caballero — a popular instructor for the past 15 years — who has been told he might lose his …

Orono High students, community members protest possible firing of teacher

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 30, 2014, at 6:51 p.m.
Supporters of Orono High School music teacher and orchestra director Waldo Caballero — a popular instructor for the past 15 years — protest his possible firing outside Orono town hall on Wednesday.
Madison Cummings

Former Belfast High standout to play field hockey at UMaine

on July 30, 2014, at 6:10 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Former Belfast High School standout Madison Cummings and Emily Corbett of Listowel, Ontario, have joined the University of Maine field hockey team, head coach Josette Babineau announced in a news release Wednesday. Cummings is a forward and Corbett is a goalkeeper. Cummings attended Belfast from 2010 to …

ConAgra to pay EPA $5.7 million for cleanup of former South Paris tannery

By Darren Fishell on July 30, 2014, at 6:08 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a $5.7 million settlement with ConAgra to pay for cleanup of the former A.C. Lawrence Leather Co. in South Paris, where a series of tannery sludge lagoons had been covered with gravel and began leaching into the Androscoggin River in …
 
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