O’Neil, Nason pitch Husson baseball to sweep of UMF

By Pete Warner on April 18, 2014, at 9:38 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Dennis O’Neil fashioned a four-hit shutout in a 1-0 victory in the first game, then Tim Nason spaced five hits in the Eagles’ 2-1 win in the nightcap as Husson swept a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader from the University of Maine-Farmington. In the opener, O’Neill (2-2) struck …
Jon Lester (31) of the Boston Red Sox delivers a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during Thursday night's game at U.S Cellular Field. Boston won 3-1.

Red Sox rally behind Lester in 9th, beat White Sox

By Meghan Montemurro, The Sports Xchange on April 17, 2014, at 11:40 p.m.
CHICAGO — Anytime David Ross gets to be behind the plate for one of Jon Lester’s starts, the catcher has total confidence that the left-hander will put the Boston Red Sox in a position to win. Lester certainly did not disappoint Thursday against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular …

Sports briefs for Thursday, April 17, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on April 17, 2014, at 8:20 p.m.
Golf courses set to open The Northport Golf Club, the Lucerne Golf Club and Sonny’s Par 3 & Driving Range will be opening in the next two days. Northport opens for the season on Friday, April 18, once the frost is gone for walkers only. Lucerne is scheduled to open …

The 220s Rock for Autism, And I SPOSE You Ought to See The Rustic Overtones

By Jessabelle Lemonade on April 16, 2014, at 9:43 p.m.
What do I like more than weekends? Nothing. I can’t think of anything. Ok, that’s not true. I also like vacations and holidays. So yay for this weekend!  Looking for what to do in Midcoast Maine this weekend? No worries, there’s plenty happening. I’ve got you covered. My recommendation is to …
Now 15, Raven Nally was 11 when she was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer that affects mostly children and adolescents. Nally subsequently endured 50 weeks of chemotherapy treatment at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Raven Nally has battled rare childhood cancer

By Wanda Curtis, Special to The Weekly on April 15, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT — When 15-year old Raven Nally complained of bone pain several years ago, her family attributed it to “growing pains” or a sports injury. “I was playing soccer then,” said Raven. X-rays were taken because the pain got worse; then the doctor told the Nally family the results weren’t …
Sam Woodward, 11, who wants to be an astrophysicist, receives a photo gift and message from the actors of the Big Bang Theory.

‘Big Bang Theory’ actors inspire young Brewer fan

By David M. Fitzpatrick, Special to The Weekly on April 15, 2014, at 10:13 a.m.
The six degrees of separation is the mathematical notion that every person on the planet is no more than six people away from every other person, in terms of who knows who. So, you and I are no more than six people away from Harrison Ford, Queen Elizabeth, or a …
Maximum Blue plays bluegrass at the Black Bear Brewery taproom on March 21. Members of the band, which also plays swing and Celtic fiddle music, are (from left) Nancy Merrill on bass, Max Silverstein on fiddle, and Jeff Silverstein on guitar.

Maximum Blue showcases talent if three local musicians

By Dale McGarrigle, Special to The Weekly on April 15, 2014, at 9:55 a.m.
BANGOR — Fathers and sons do many activities together: playing catch, going to ballgames, fishing. Jeffrey and Max Silverstein of Bangor formed a band. Guitarist Jeffrey and fiddler Max make up two-thirds of Maximum Blue, and, along with standup bassist Nancy Merrill, they play a blend of bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, …
The University of Maine on Monday fired men's basketball head coach Ted Woodward, buying out his contract to end his 10-year tenure in the position.

UMaine fires men’s basketball coach Ted Woodward

By Pete Warner on April 14, 2014, at 2:44 p.m.
UMaine President Paul Ferguson announced Monday that the university will buy out Woodward’s contract, ending his tenure as coach, effective immediately.

Winners at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

By Reuters on April 14, 2014, at 6:37 a.m.
The MTV Movie Awards are decided by fans in online voting. The following are the winners at Sunday’s ceremony: MOVIE OF THE YEAR “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” BEST MALE PERFORMANCE Josh Hutcherson for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE Jennifer Lawrence for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” …
Senior right-hander Tommy Lawrence pitched 7 2/3 innings Saturday in the University of Maine's 5-4 America East baseball victory over UMass Lowell at Lowell, Mass.

UMaine baseball team records weekend sweep over UMass Lowell

By Pete Warner on April 12, 2014, at 3:42 p.m.
The University of Maine’s Jeff Gelinas and Scott Heath combined to four-hit UMass Lowell as the Black Bears defeated the River Hawks 2-1 on Sunday in baseball action to complete the weekend sweep at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass. Gelinas got the start and went six innings, allowing just one …

Live Music, Wine Tasting, Beer Promo & More in Midcoast Tonight

By Jessabelle Lemonade on April 12, 2014, at 10:19 a.m.
Three cheers for sunshine! Three Tides for beer! Three days of weekend is not enough! So get out there and enjoy it! Here’s what’s happening in the Midcoast: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Rock City Café hosts Scotty Saints live music 5-7 p.m. Wine Tasting @ The Wine Seller, Rockland from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. …
Boston's Grady Sizemore (38) celebrates his three-run home run with Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) and Mike Napoli (12) during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium in New York Friday night.

Sizemore, Lester propel Red Sox past Yankees

By The Sports Xchange on April 11, 2014, at 10:26 p.m.
NEW YORK — Left fielder Grady Sizemore hit a go-ahead three-run home run with one out in the top of the sixth inning and Jon Lester pitched effectively into the seventh as the Boston Red Sox evened their four-game series at Yankee Stadium with a 4-2 victory on Friday night. …

59th annual Bangor Daily News All-Maine Boys Basketball Team stats; honorable mentions list

on April 11, 2014, at 9:46 a.m.
FIRST TEAM Name, school, class, height, position, statistical per game averages (2013-14): Zach Gilpin, Hampden Acad., Sr., 6-5, F: 23.1 points, 10.8 rebounds Dustin Cole, Bonny Eagle, Sr., 5-10, G: 24.5 points, 7.8 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 3.3 steals Kyle Bouchard, Houlton, Jr., 6-4, F: 25.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists …

Shift Drinks:

By Alex Steed on April 11, 2014, at 7:42 a.m.
Hugh Fiore is a bartender at Eastern Standard in Boston, Massachusetts. He is pictured with a glass of Buffalo Trace bourbon neat and a Narragansett. Shift Drinks is a photo series produced by Knack Factory that features some of our favorite folks in food and hospitality telling us stories about their …

Do CEOs even think about what they pay women vs. men?

By Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman on April 11, 2014, at 7:14 a.m.
Phil: How about we debate equal pay this week? Ethan: What is there to debate? Women should be paid the same as men for equal work. Pretty simple and pretty hard to disagree with. Phil: Correct, yet you would think that President Barack Obama would at least walk the walk …

USM and UMS student groups rally in downtown Portland

By Chris Shorr on April 11, 2014, at 12:07 a.m.
Around noon on Thursday, roughly two hundred supporters for #USMFuture and #UMaineFuture rallied in downtown Portland to spread awareness and advocacy for their cause.               As I meandered through the crowd taking pictures I was handed a flier which explained who the two groups are and …

Owens pitches Sea Dogs to victory over Trenton

By BDN Staff Reports on April 09, 2014, at 11:09 p.m.
TRENTON, N.J. — Henry Owens pitched 6⅔ scoreless innings Wednesday night to help the Portland Sea Dogs take a 9-2 Eastern League victory over the Trenton Thunder. The left-handed Owens (2-0) allowed six hits, struck out nine and did not walk a batter, extending his string of 12⅔ scoreless innings …

Yummy! Breakfast!

By Jackie Conn on April 05, 2014, at 7:06 a.m.
Breakfast is both a much maligned meal and a most celebrated meal! Those who malign wail, “I hate breakfast! I hate eating in the morning!” Those who celebrate breakfast enthuse, “it’s the most important meal of the day! It boosts your metabolism, turns on your powers of thinking and concentration, …

Bangor-area hikes and dogs, the focus of my April 8 talk in Bangor

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 03, 2014, at 10:11 a.m.
I guess I’ll just cut to the chase. On Tuesday, April 8, I’ll be giving a presentation, “Canine Hiking Buddies & Bangor-area Treks,” at 6:30 p.m. at the Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street in Bangor. The event will be hosted by the Appalachian Mountain Club, the country’s oldest conservation and …

Today Is Transgender Visibility Day: Start Paying Attention Now

By Dani Unterreiner on March 31, 2014, at 5:33 p.m.
Today, March 31, is the annual International Transgender Day of Visibility. While I am an ardent supporter of transgender rights, today is quite obviously not about me. If you are new to the subject and would like a primer on it, please read on. If you only have limited time …
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