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Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (left), left fielder Chris Young (center) and right fielder Mookie Betts run off the field after defeating the Kansas City Royals Saturday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Pedroia propels Red Sox past Royals

By Matt Kalman, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 27, 2016, at 11:26 p.m.
BOSTON — When the Boston Red Sox are in a slump, they usually turn to their league-leading offense to break them out of it. That’s what the Red Sox did Saturday night. Boston snapped a three-game losing streak by rapping out 12 hits, including three home runs, and Dustin Pedroia …

York County struggles to fill jail funding deficit

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on Aug. 27, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
Judicial decisions, years of flat-funded budgets under a consolidated jail system with the state, pretrial inmates spending longer periods in jail awaiting trial and a host of similar issues have contributed to a jail deficit that is hovering around $550,000.
Former Wiscasset Selectman Tim Merry will host a public meeting to discuss the town’s form of government Thursday, Sept. 8.

No town manager needed, former Wiscasset selectman says

By Charlotte Boynton, The Lincoln County News on Aug. 27, 2016, at 2:34 p.m.
“This town operated for many years without a town manager, and I believe it can again if that is what the taxpayers want,” he said.

Monday, Aug. 29, 2016: Protecting Katahdin woods and waters, Zeigler for Legislature

on Aug. 27, 2016, at 9:51 a.m.
Letters for Monday, Aug. 29, 2016: Protecting Katahdin woods and waters, Zeigler for Legislature

Madawaska school budget in crisis mode

on Aug. 27, 2016, at 1:09 a.m.
Members of the school committee held an emergency meeting at the Superintendent’s office on Wednesday, August 24 to discuss their course of action for determining a suitable budget for the 2016-2017 school year.

Cubby patrons give 70 pounds of aluminum to help kids

on Aug. 27, 2016, at 1:04 a.m.
Good things can come from the tiny piece of aluminum atop a soda can, and patrons of the four Cubby Thriftstores in Aroostook County know this well.

Acadia FCU gives $17K to food pantries at annual meeting

on Aug. 27, 2016, at 1:03 a.m.
Acadia Federal Credit Union held its annual business meeting August 7, 2016 and celebrated a growing membership with prizes, a picnic and family-friendly activities.

Stylist enjoys helping people see their inner beauty

on Aug. 27, 2016, at 1:03 a.m.
Fort Kent native Matthew Nadeau officially opened his new hair salon, Bella Vita, in Fort Fairfield late last month.

State plans online course in woodland management

on Aug. 27, 2016, at 1:02 a.m.
A new program is aimed at helping people become familiar with common ways a woodland can add value, and can identify how the woodland will support their interests.

Fort Kent Criminal Docket – July 2016

on Aug. 27, 2016, at 1:02 a.m.
These cases were heard under the Aroostook Criminal Docket at the Fort Kent Courthouse during the month of July.

State agencies plan pesticide disposal

on Aug. 27, 2016, at 1:01 a.m.
This October, state agencies are teaming up to help Mainers dispose of banned or unusable pesticides.
Mohammad "Humza" Khan

First-generation Muslim student active in the community

By Abukar Adan, MPBN on Aug. 27, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Mohammad “Humza” Khan’s life is a list of firsts.

Dubon, Tavarez propel Sea Dogs by Thunder

By  none on Aug. 26, 2016, at 11:25 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Portland Sea Dogs scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back, defeating the Trenton Thunder 9-6 in Eastern League baseball action in front of 7,124 fans on Friday night at Hadlock Field. Portland got off to a hot start against Kyle Haynes (L, …
New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) slips out of a tackle by Carolina Panthers free safety Kurt Coleman (20) as cornerback James Bradberry (24) and middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) chase in the first half Friday  night at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

Pats’ Brady turns in strong outing in preseason win over Panthers

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 26, 2016, at 10:55 p.m.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Quarterback Tom Brady showed off his old form and directed two first-half scoring drives to help the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 19-17 in NFL preseason action Friday night. Brady, who is suspended for the first four regular-season games for Deflategate, didn’t enter the …
Boston's Dustin Pedroia slides into third base against the Kansas City Royals in the ninth inning Friday night at Fenway Park in Boston. KC won 6-3.

Royals stay hot, beat Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 26, 2016, at 10:48 p.m.
BOSTON — The hottest pitching staff in baseball slowed down the best offense in baseball Friday night. The Kansas City Royals, who boast the best ERA in the majors in August, held the Boston Red Sox at bay, and the Kansas City bullpen extended its franchise-record scoreless-innings streak to 42 …
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage’s recent embarrassing tactics follows current election cycle pattern

By Steve Mistler, MPBN on Aug. 26, 2016, at 9:43 p.m.
“He was Trump before Trump,” Larry Sabato said.

Friday’s harness racing results, starting cards

on Aug. 26, 2016, at 9:41 p.m.
Harness racing Windsor Fair Sunday’s starters, 1 p.m. First, Pace, $4,000 1. Take The Risk, D. Ingraham 2. Ideal Bid, C. Long 3. Roddy’s Nor’easter, G. Mosher 4. Ohm Like Clockwork, A. HallStory continues below advertisement. 5. Regal Delight, E. Davis Jr. Second, Pace, $2,200 1. Full of Grace, D. …

Local Sports Results for Aug. 26, 2016

on Aug. 26, 2016, at 9:36 p.m.
Results HIGH SCHOOL Friday’s Results FOOTBALL (Exhibitions) Brewer 22, Bangor 0 Brunswick 33, Leavitt 13 Thornton Academy 41, Lewiston 6 BOYS SOCCER Caribou 7, Madawaska 0Story continues below advertisement. GIRLS SOCCER Caribou 8, Madawaska 1 Thursday’s Results GIRLS SOCCER Ashland 5, Central Aroostook 1 Washburn 4, Fort Fairfield 3 BOYS …

Friday night’s high school football scores

on Aug. 26, 2016, at 9:14 p.m.
(Exhibition games) Brewer 22, Bangor 0 Brunswick 33, Leavitt 13 Falmouth 35, Cape Elizabeth 21 Thornton Academy 41, Lewiston 6Story continues below advertisement.
The cover of "Lost person behavior: A search and rescue guide on where to look," by Robert Koester

Here’s what happens when someone gets lost in the woods

By Bryan Courtois on Aug. 26, 2016, at 8:41 p.m.
Here is the situation: You have come to the conclusion that you are off the trail and can’t find your way back. You took a moment to collect your thoughts and discussed the situation with the rest of the group. You took reasonable steps to try to find your way …