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Bonny Eagle Baseball at Thornton (Awaiting score)

on May 05, 2015, at 4 p.m.

Yarmouth Baseball at Gray-New Gloucester (Awaiting score)

on May 05, 2015, at 4 p.m.
 Stack of dry wood at Hidden Valley Nature Center

Learn ‘Home Firewood Production’ at Hidden Valley Nature Center

on May 05, 2015, at 1:18 p.m.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center, The Barn, Jefferson, Maine For more information: 207-200-8840; JEFFERSON, Maine — Join Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 16,  for Home Firewood Production. Kirk Niese of Niese Forest Works in Pownal will …
An Amtrak Downeaster train idles near the proposed location of the train layover facility between Church Road and Stanwood Street in Brunswick. The Brunswick West Neighborhood Association has opposed the location since 2011.

Brunswick councilors debate whether to ‘shut the stinking trains off’

By John Swinconeck, The Times Record on May 05, 2015, at 1:04 p.m.
The Legislature’s Transportation Committee hearing Tuesday afternoon on LD 439, a bill to ban passenger trains from idling, will take place without official input from the Brunswick Town Council. The council appears to be passing on an offer from the committee, having defeated motions on Monday to …

SequelCare of Maine open house at new location

on May 05, 2015, at 1:03 p.m.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: SequelCare of Maine, 760 Union St., Bangor, Maine BANGOR, Maine — SequelCare of Maine, which helps meet the needs of individuals with mental health issues, substance abuse issues, family challenges and children with behavioral or developmental needs, will hold an open …

Wednesday, May 6, 2015: Recycling bill, carbon tax, struggles with addiction

on May 05, 2015, at 12:48 p.m.
Bottle bill threat As a legislator who has submitted measures to address plastic pollution and a fervent believer in recycling, I found the title of LD 1204, “An Act to Increase Recycling and Composting by Creating the Maine Recycling Fund,” intriguing. Here potentially was a combined approach to increasing recycling …

Maine Marble Meet at South Portland

on May 05, 2015, at 11:42 a.m.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Best Western Merry Manor Inn, 700 Main St., South Portland, Maine For more information: 207-420-1354 SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The 25th anniversary Maine Marble Meet will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 16, at Best Western, Merry Manor Inn, 700 Main …

Feeding a child is easy, but ending childhood hunger takes work from all of us

By Justin Alfond on May 05, 2015, at 11:37 a.m.
Each day thousands of Maine children go to school hungry. In fact, Maine is first in New England for food insecurity among our school-aged children. The long-term consequences of food insecurity are devastating. Without enough food, children have trouble concentrating, they struggle to retain information they learn, and they are …
Servers Austin Ginsberg (left) and Jonathan Bisagni (right) feed soup to fellow protesters during an eat-in in front of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in College Park, Maryland April 8, 2013. The protesters were demanding for Genetically Modified Foods (GMO) to be labeled and tested long-term on human beings before being approved, as well as to invalidate the seed patents of Monsanto and other agritech companies.

Let’s hope cooler heads prevail in GMO label debate

By Ben Gilman on May 05, 2015, at 11:33 a.m.
If you’ve been to a grocery store lately, you have no doubt seen some products labeled GMO-free, referring to the absence of genetically modified organisms. While the scientific consensus says that products containing genetically modified materials are entirely safe for us to eat, some food producers have chosen to label …
Chris and Paige Gould's restaurant, Central Provisions, was a finalist for best new restaurant in the nation by the James Beard Foundation but lost to Batard of New York.

Maine nominees shut out of James Beard awards

By Richard Leong, Reuters on May 05, 2015, at 11:21 a.m.
Michael Anthony of the venerable Gramercy Tavern in New York City was recognized as the best U.S. chef by the James Beard Foundation on Monday, while Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a pioneer of the “farm-to-table” movement just north of the Big Apple, took the best restaurant honor. On the …

Bill Clinton defends charity, says won’t give up paid speeches

By Steve Holland and Susan Heavey, Reuters on May 05, 2015, at 10:28 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he will continue to give paid speeches while his wife, Hillary Clinton, runs for president amid criticism of the income her family draws from people, including foreigners, with business before the U.S. government. He also said he may consider stepping down or …
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson officially launches his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in Detroit, Michigan May 4, 2015.

Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, outsider Republicans, enter presidential race

By Ben Terris, Jenna Johnson and David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post on May 05, 2015, at 10:26 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former tech executive Carly Fiorina — two novice politicians whose attacks on Democrats have made them conservative stars — both declared Monday that they are running for president as Republicans. Carson, 63, held a highly stage-managed event in his hometown of Detroit: The …

Boston bomber’s brother voiced a ‘rage of hatred,’ court hears

By Scott Malone, Reuters on May 05, 2015, at 9:03 a.m.
BOSTON — Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s brother frightened at least one relative during a visit to Russia in 2012 when he espoused radical Islamist beliefs, a family member said Monday. Several of Tsarnaev’s relatives appeared in federal court in Boston to testify at the second phase of his …
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) arrives with his wife Kelley before formally announcing his candidacy for president during an event in Louisville, Kentucky, April 7, 2015.

Wife of the party: A conversation with Kelley Paul

By Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post on May 05, 2015, at 7:19 a.m.
The life of the wife of a presidential candidate can sometimes be like the government. Taxing. You wake up and blink through that first cup of coffee, trying to register that the Politico headline blaring “How Rand Paul blew it on Baltimore” is about your husband. Did Rand go to …

Gunman in Mohammed cartoon attack in Texas monitored for years

By Jon Herskovitz and David Schwartz, Reuters on May 05, 2015, at 6:50 a.m.
GARLAND, Texas — Federal agents for years monitored one of the two gunmen who were shot dead after opening fire with assault rifles at a heavily guarded Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. Two government sources who asked not to be named said the shooters were roommates Elton …

Clinton willing to testify once to House Benghazi panel, lawyer says

By Susan Cornwell, Reuters on May 05, 2015, at 6:40 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is willing to testify once before a special congressional panel investigating the 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, not twice as the panel’s chairman has asked, her lawyer said Monday. The attack has hounded former Secretary of State Clinton for years, and Republicans …

Sea Dogs’ Augliera beats Binghamton for his first win

on May 04, 2015, at 11:10 p.m.
BINGHAMTON, New York — The Portland Sea Dogs received five strong innings from Mike Augliera (1-4) and defeated the Binghamton Mets 4-1 on Monday night at NYSEG Stadium. Portland improves to 3-1 on the road trip and beat Binghamton for the first time this season. Augliera earned his first win …

DeLaite leads Bangor by Brunswick 4-3

on May 04, 2015, at 11:06 p.m.
BRUNSWICK — The Bangor Rams scored a run in the sixth and the game winner in the seventh on a single by Trevor DeLaite for a 4-3 high school baseball victory over the Brunswick Dragons Monday. DeLaite was the lone repeat hitter for the Rams with two singles and two …
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia flips the ball to shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) for the forceout at second base during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Rays’ Odorizzi shuts down slumping Sox

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on May 04, 2015, at 10:39 p.m.
BOSTON — The Tampa Bay Rays, getting a strong start from right-hander Jake Odorizzi and production from a revamped lineup, downed the slumping Boston Red Sox 5-1 in the opener of a three-game series on Monday night. Odorizzi, picking up his first win in his last four starts, ran his …

Local sports results for May 5, 2015

on May 04, 2015, at 9:45 p.m.
Tennis HIGH SCHOOL Boys Bangor (3-3) 5, Brewer (2-4) 0 Singles: Dominic Mooney def. Nick Charalambous 6-0, 6-1; Liam Reading def. Dylan Hill 6-0, 6-0; Chat Pangsri def. Trevor Dugal 6-1, 6-0; Doubles: Karl Gurschick-Tom Szewczyk def. Michael Collins-Colton McAtee 6-2, 6-2; Ian Nagle-Jon Emery def. Drew Bennett-Max Raymond 6-1, …

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