Former University of Maine All-America goaltender Jimmy Howard, pictured in an April 11 game, leads the Detroit Red Wings into their NHL Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston Bruins beginning Friday night at TD Garden.

Former UMaine All-America goalie Howard hopes to spark Red Wings to playoff upset vs. Bruins

By Larry Mahoney on April 17, 2014, at 5:30 p.m.
Ten years ago, Jimmy Howard took center stage at TD Garden in Boston. In what is considered one of the best finals in Hockey East history, Howard made 63 saves as the University of Maine beat Massachusetts 2-1 in triple overtime. He led that Black Bears team to a berth …

Ice out on the St. John River

By Julia Bayly on April 17, 2014, at 5:14 p.m.
Ice flows along the St. John River late this week.

Flooding in Dexter

By Gabor Degre on April 17, 2014, at 5:10 p.m.
The culvert was removed after it was washed out by flood on Lincoln Street in Dexter on Thursday.

TV, radio schedule for April 18, 2014

on April 17, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE NEW YORK YANKEES at TAMPA BAY, 7:30 p.m., WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio BASEBALL, MINOR LEAGUE PORTLAND at NEW BRITAIN, 6 p.m., Z105.5, WEZR Lewiston (1240 AM) radio, Internet (z1055.com) BOXING Boxcino Tournament, 9 p.m., ESPN2-TV Alan Sanchez vs. Jorge Silva, 10 p.m., FS1-TV GOLF …
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST (blog)

Cutler tax reform

on April 17, 2014, at 4:52 p.m.
Gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler takes on the issue of tax reform. Careful!

Live free or die: New Hampshire moves to decriminalize adultery

By Reuters on April 17, 2014, at 4:49 p.m.
BOSTON — New Hampshire lawmakers on Thursday voted to scrap an ancient law that makes cheating on your spouse a criminal offense in the New England state whose motto is “Live Free or Die.” Governor Maggie Hassan is expected to sign the bill into law, making adultery legal in the …
Colombian Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during a journalism seminar in Monterrey on Sept. 1, 2008.

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

By Reuters on April 17, 2014, at 4:46 p.m.
MEXICO CITY — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia …

Dirigo Baseball at Spruce Mountain (Awaiting score)

on April 17, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.

Dirigo Softball at Spruce Mountain (Awaiting score)

on April 17, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
From the community

Spring Marine Mammal Stranding Response Workshop

By CollegeoftheAtlantic on April 17, 2014, at 4:20 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: College of the Atlantic, McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-5644; news.coa.edu/2014/04/17/spring-marine-mammal-stranding-response-workshop/ Allied Whale’s workshop will train volunteers in stranding response for seals and whales BAR HARBOR, ME – Allied Whale, College of the …

Mainers earn medals at U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships

on April 17, 2014, at 4:19 p.m.
HYANNIS, Mass. — Eight Maine skaters competed at the U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships April 8-12 at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center, earning medals in five events. The Maine contingent ranged in age from 23 to 69. Molly Spindler Smith, 30, and Adam Smith, 29, of Rockland earned the …
 Jane Towle, who was the event director for 2014 IBU World Youth/Junior Biathlon Championships held at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle, spent a few days in Moscow this month as an invited guest of the Russian Biathlon Union. Towle attended an end-of-the-season celebration and exhibition that was held at the Moscow Forum, as well as met with IBU officials. Presque Isle will host a World Cup event in February 2016.

Aroostook biathlon event director only American guest of Russian Biathlon Union

By Scott Mitchell Johnson, Presque Isle Star-Herald on April 17, 2014, at 4:16 p.m.
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Jane Towle, who was event director for the 2014 IBU World Youth/Junior Biathlon Championships held at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle, was the sole American guest of the Russian Biathlon Union in Moscow earlier this month. “I attended an end-of-the-season celebration and exhibition that …
From the community

Jackman Health Center Offering Dental Services for Community at Forest Hills School

By Katherine Thomas on April 17, 2014, at 4:05 p.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Jackman Community Health Center is now providing dental services to students and the community at Forest Hills School, 606 Main Street, Jackman. Dental services are open to everyone, of all ages, not just patients of Jackman Community Health Center. Services …
Patricia Hustus (left) laughs this week during a farewell lunch thrown by the three community organizations for which she volunteers. Next to her are Carol Good (center) of the Belfast Parks and Recreation Commission and Lilias Outerbridge of the Belfast Maskers.

Beloved Belfast volunteer, 82, thanked for service

By Abigail Curtis on April 17, 2014, at 4:04 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — Patricia Hustus may be 82, but the Belfast woman and tireless volunteer doesn’t seem to have the phrase “slow down” in her vocabulary. From delivering meals to shut-ins to finding the perfect props for plays put on by the Belfast Maskers-Cold Comfort Theater, she’s one of the …
From the community
Visit the Owls Head Transportation Museum's new website at owlshead.org.

Owls Head Transportation Museum launches new website

By Owls Head Transportation Museum on April 17, 2014, at 4:03 p.m.
The Owls Head Transportation Museum announced on April 17, 2014 the launch of a new, fully-redesigned website. The new website offers a comprehensive view of the museum’s world-class collection of ground vehicles, aircraft, engines, bicycles, carriages and more and extends the museum’s ability to share its core mission of celebrating, …
From the community

Open House & Book Fair at Play Days

By Taylor Baines on April 17, 2014, at 4 p.m.
Monday, April 21, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Play Days - Indoor Play Center, 169 Camden Street, Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-593-8169 Play Days has a scholastic book fair and open house on Monday April 21 & Tuesday April …

Wisdom Baseball at Madawaska (Awaiting score)

on April 17, 2014, at 4 p.m.

Waynflete Baseball at Gray-New Gloucester (Awaiting score)

on April 17, 2014, at 4 p.m.

Buckfield Baseball at Old Orchard Beach (Awaiting score)

on April 17, 2014, at 4 p.m.

Ashland Community Baseball at Hodgdon (Awaiting score)

on April 17, 2014, at 4 p.m.
 
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