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Aroostook Artisan Craft Fair in Van Buren this Saturday

By St. John Valley Times on May 04, 2016, at 1:42 p.m.
  VAN BUREN, Maine – GO-Van Buren recently announced that its annual Aroostook Artisans Craft Fair will be held this year on Saturday, May 7 at the Community Center on Champlain Street in Van Buren. Doors open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with no admission charge. The …

AGs United for Clean Power fail to fulfill their mission

By Jacob Posik on May 03, 2016, at 1:10 p.m.
A coalition of Attorneys General (AG) have launched a full-fledged witch hunt into fossil fuel companies and energy groups who they believe may be misleading the public about the harmful impacts of carbon emissions on humans and the environment, and the larger role these gases play in climate change. The …

Whatever Sanders says, there can’t be a contested Democratic National Convention.

By Amy Fried on May 02, 2016, at 8:44 a.m.
Political pundits and junkies alike thrill to the prospect of contested conventions, with multiple votes needed to pick a nominee. And, while Senator Bernie Sanders says this is going to happen at the Democratic National Convention, there’s no way it can. Sanders hangs his claim on defining “contested convention” in …

My goats eat an awful lot like sheep. Or… My sheep look and awful lot like goats!

By Doug Alley on April 28, 2016, at 5:46 p.m.
Sheep and goats are similar in many ways. They can look alike at times, they both make “baaaah” noises that are similar, and most significantly they are both ruminants. Animals like cows, deer, and moose are also ruminants, along with giraffes and camels. Ruminants have 4 chambered stomachs, and regurgitate …

My goats eat an awful lot like sheep. Or… My sheep look and awful lot like goats!

By Doug Alley on April 28, 2016, at 5:46 p.m.
Sheep and goats are similar in many ways. They can look alike at times, they both make “baaaah” noises that are similar, and most significantly they are both ruminants. Animals like cows, deer, and moose are also ruminants, along with giraffes and camels. Ruminants have 4 chambered stomachs, and regurgitate …
Julie Lisnet and Ron Lisnet play Basil and Sibyl Fawlty in Ten Bucks Theatre Company's new show.

Three local theaters offer unique array of shows and talent this May in Bangor region

By Emily Burnham on April 26, 2016, at 12:07 p.m.
The last weekend of April and first few weeks of May are set to be busy ones for local theater companies and their fans, as three shows open in the Bangor area within one week of one another. This means three unique opportunities to see three unique plays, all delving …
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Hermon Girl Scouts are helping to feed seniors and needy folks in their community. Back row left :  Makayla Doherty, Ella Campbell, Haley Wadsworth. Left middle:  Kylie Larkin and Lexi Crawford. Front left: Halo Acosta and Jamie Russell

Hermon Girl Scouts serve a delicious monthly meal to seniors in their community

By Jodi Hersey on April 25, 2016, at 10:34 a.m.
In the small town of Hermon, there’s a group of seventh grade Girl Scouts who every month are living out their organization’s promise to help people at all times. In fact, you can find most of Girl Scout Cadet Troop 1285 waiting tables, filling water glasses and removing empty dishes …

UMaine baseball, softball squads on road for AE weekend series

on April 22, 2016, at 7:14 p.m.
Baseball MAINE vs. HARTFORD Time, site: noon Saturday (2), noon Sunday, Fiondella Field, West Hartford, Connecticut Records: Maine 11-23 (2-6 America East), Hartford 22-12 (5-7) Series, last meeting: Maine leads 88-34, Hartford 11-2 on 5/22/15 Key players: Maine — 3B Danny Casals (.320, 3 home runs, 13 runs batted in, …

Police: No signs of trauma or suicide in Prince’s death

By Piya Sinha-Roy and Jill Serjeant, Reuters on April 22, 2016, at 5:46 p.m.
Police found no signs of suicide or obvious trauma in the death of music superstar Prince, but it could take weeks before autopsy results reveal how the groundbreaking performer died, authorities said Friday. The intensely private musician, whose hits included “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead in …

UMaine announce incoming recruiting class

By Larry Mahoney on April 21, 2016, at 11:33 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey program has added two more signees from last week’s National Letter of Intent signing period. Forward Ryan Smith from the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League and goalie Tyler Johnson of the North American Hockey League’s Topeka Roadrunners have joined seven …

Rented apartments and guns…Whose rights do you trample?

By Doug Alley on April 21, 2016, at 8:50 p.m.
Ever since August of 2015 when wheelchair bound Harvey Lembo shot an intruder in his Rockland, Maine apartment there has been a lot of talk concerning renters who want guns, and landlords who want gun free properties. It turns out that Mr. Lembo’s rental agreement included a rule that weapons were …

Sports briefs for April 20, 2016

By The Sports Xchange on April 20, 2016, at 10:56 p.m.
Lucerne GC now open DEDHAM | Lucerne Golf Club is open for the season. The Senior Scramble will start April 25 and will be held on Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. The Couples Twilight League begins on May 4 and is Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. ESPN fires Schilling …

Local sports results for April 20, 2016

on April 20, 2016, at 9:37 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Baseball Dexter at Central, 4:30 p.m. George Stevens Acad. at Ellsworth, 4:30 p.m. Mount Desert Island at Bucksport, 4 p.m. Piscataquis at Foxcroft Acad., 4:30 p.m. Presque Isle at Hermon, 12 p.m. Presque Isle at Hermon, 2 p.m. Richmond at North Yarmouth Academy, 4 p.m. Washington …

Coping With Post-Show Depression: An Inevitable Process

By Justin Hatch on April 20, 2016, at 8:47 p.m.
After they’ve taken their final bows, and the curtain has set for the last time, most actors begin the process coined as “Post-Show Depression.” Since many actors’ lives revolve around having a rehearsal and performance schedule to keep their minds occupied, taking away either of the two can completely throw …

Thunder rallies in ninth to edge Sea Dogs

on April 18, 2016, at 10:39 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Trenton Thunder rallied for three runs in the ninth inning on Monday night to pull out a 7-5 Eastern League baseball victory over the Portland Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field. Portland (4-8) had scored five runs in the sixth inning to take the lead. However, Trenton …

Local sports results for April 18, 2016

on April 18, 2016, at 9:49 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Baseball Foxcroft Acad. at Dexter, 4:30 p.m. Orono H.S. at Old Town, 4 p.m. Sumner Mem. H.S. at George Stevens Acad., 4:30 p.m. Boys Lacrosse Maranacook/Winthrop at Gardiner Area, 4 p.m. Softball Foxcroft Academy at Dexter, 4:30 p.m. Orono at Old Town, 4 p.m. Sumner at …

TV radio sports schedule for Apr. 19, 2016

on April 18, 2016, at 5:27 p.m.
BASEBALL, COLLEGE NORTH CAROLINA STATE at EAST CAROLINA, 6:30 p.m.,CBSSD-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE TAMPA BAY at BOSTON ,7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM), WKTJ …

Weekend UMaine-UMBC baseball summaries

on April 17, 2016, at 9:46 p.m.
College baseball (Sunday’s Game) MAINE 7, UMBC 5 UMBC (16-16) 001-101 002 — 5 9 2 Maine (10-23) 100-000-51x — 7 10 2 Callahan, Mikush (7), Dierks (7) and Dolshun; Murphy, Silva (5) and Stypulkowski E: Hax, Carroll; Casals, Stypulkowski; 2B: Gatto, Casali, Hax; 3B: Pena, Ridley; LOB: UMBC 10, …

Trenton edges Sea Dogs

on April 11, 2016, at 10:51 p.m.
TRENTON, New Jersey — The Trenton Thunder spoiled the Double-A debut of Portland’s Ty Buttrey, defeating the Sea Dogs 5-3 on Monday night at Arm & Hammer Park in their Eastern League baseball series opener. Trenton scored in three straight innings, knocking Buttrey out of the game in the fifth. …
Wiscasset Fire Chief T.J. Merry addresses the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, April 5 regarding the town’s decision to bar volunteer firefighters from washing their personal vehicles at the fire station.

Wiscasset bars firefighters from washing personal vehicles at station

By Abigail W. Adams, Lincoln County News on April 06, 2016, at 3:15 p.m.
For decades, Wiscasset volunteer firefighters have been able to wash their personal vehicles at the firehouse. The long-standing practice built camaraderie among the crew and brought volunteers into the station, which improved response time to calls, Wiscasset Fire Chief T.J. Merry said. Following the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen meeting Tuesday, …