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Planting Containers and Purchasing Seedlings

By Jeff McIntosh on May 12, 2015, at 6 a.m.
It was such a nice weekend I had to get some planting done.  It was actually a really great week and I wish I had planted throughout the week to be further ahead but alas I am always playing catch up – even if it is just in my head. …

Auto racing roundup: Buckfield driver rolls to Super Late Models win at Oxford Plains

By Staff and Wire Reports on May 10, 2015, at 8:17 p.m.
Former track champion Timmy Brackett of Buckfield took a first step toward reclaiming the track crown won last season by his son TJ with a 50-lap triumph in the Budweiser Super Late Models Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway. Brackett started on the front row, outgunned New …

College roundup: Wheaton beats Husson softball team in NCAA regional final

on May 10, 2015, at 5:51 p.m.
NORTON, Massachusetts — Emily Bouthillette drove in three runs to help the Wheaton College softball team roll by Husson University 13-2 to capture the NCAA Division III Norton Regional Sunday. Wheaton (33-8) advanced to play the winner of Kean University/William Patterson University in an NCAA Super Regional this weekend. Husson, …

Beer Can Chicken

By Jeff McIntosh on May 10, 2015, at 6 a.m.
While making Beer Can Chicken on a beautiful Sunday afternoon I wondered to myself who the fellow was that first decided to stick a can of beer in a chicken’s butt and grill it.  Whatever craziness lead to that discovery was certainly worth it.  This makes the most delicious and moist …

Garden Progress

By Jeff McIntosh on May 08, 2015, at 6 a.m.
I started making good garden progress last weekend which slowed to a halt throughout the week as I got busy.  I have to keep telling myself I am actually further ahead this year despite the long winter. Last year May was awfully rainy and I had to hold off planting …
More Americans say they're working or lower class.

Do you feel middle class?

By Dan MacLeod on May 06, 2015, at 3:59 p.m.
Here are some links from around the web that we’ve been talking about. Fewer Americans identify as middle class in recent years How does your income rank with the rest of the country? It doesn’t seem like that hard of a question to answer. If your income falls roughly within …

DIF&W backs off on cow moose proposal in WMD 9; 2,740 permits up for grabs this year

By John Holyoke on May 06, 2015, at 12:54 p.m.
In response to local concern in the Greenville area over a proposal to add cow moose permits in Wildlife Management District 9, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife reversed course on Wednesday and finalized a plan that will not allow for hunting cow moose in that district this …

Will Community Colleges get their funding bump?

By Mario Moretto on May 06, 2015, at 7:30 a.m.
Good morning from Augusta, where the women are strong, the men are good looking and the children are above average. … Wait, I think that’s somewhere else? Gov. Paul LePage today is in Bellevue, Washington, where he’ll deliver remarks at the Heritage Foundation’s Resource Bank Meeting, which the think tank …

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 …

Will Maine’s history influence Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage?

By Dan MacLeod on May 01, 2015, at 7:21 a.m.
After Tuesday’s oral arguments, how will Mainers’ about-face on same-sex marriage weigh on Chief Justice Roberts’ decision?
District Court Judge Jeffrey Moskowitz

Judge who levied gag order expected to face challenge in reappointment

By Judy Harrison on May 01, 2015, at 5:34 a.m.
AUGUSTA | The Maine judge who issued a controversial, illegal gag order on the media during a criminal proceeding in January, only to rescind it under fire two days later, is expected to face strong opposition to his renomination to the bench during a hearing May 7. At issue …
Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol (16) reaches for the ball in front of Milwaukee Bucks center Miles Plumlee (21) during the third quarter in game six of the first round of the NBA playoffs Thursday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

Bulls crush Buck to clinch series

By The Sports Xchange on April 30, 2015, at 10:12 p.m.
MILWAUKEE — Having squandered two opportunities to close down their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series, the Chicago Bulls wasted little time Thursday night and crushed the Milwaukee Bucks 120-66 in front of a stunned sellout crowd of 18,717 at the Bradley Center. The Game 6 margin was the largest ever …

Porcello’s performance gives Sox rotation a boost

By The Sports Xchange on April 30, 2015, at 7:24 p.m.
BOSTON — After what happened with his pitching staff so far this season, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has no way of knowing if Rick Porcello’s strong performance Wednesday night is a sign of good things to come. The beleaguered staff has enjoyed good outings before. The problem is …
Former University of Maine goaltender Jimmy Howard made 31 saves on Wednesday night to lead Tampa Bay to a 2-0 win over Detroit and help the Lightning advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Former UMaine standout leads Lightning into second round

By Greg Auman, The Sports Xchange on April 29, 2015, at 11:01 p.m.
TAMPA, Florida — Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop posted his first playoff shutout with a Game 7 gem, leading the Lightning back from a 3-2 series deficit to advance with a 2-0 win that eliminated the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night at Amalie Arena. “It’s a good win. The …

Maine exports to China, Japan have declined over past two years

By Darren Fishell on April 29, 2015, at 3:07 p.m.
A trade delegation from Maine will head to China and Japan later this year, hoping to bolster trade where it has been on the decline in recent years. The drop in 2014 was due mostly to declines in paper-related exports, like wood pulp. That’s appeared to turn around so far in the …

Inch by Inch: Thawing out the rotting banana peels and decomposing egg shells

By Natalie Feulner on April 29, 2015, at 5:30 a.m.
Ahhhh! The sweet smell of rotting vegetables. Actually, it’s the sweet smell of rotting glass clippings, egg shells leaves, vegetables and more than enough coffee grounds. Our compost pile is finally starting to thaw after months of living underneath inches (er—feet) of snow. He … do compost piles identify with …

Maine attorney: Excluding same-sex couples from legal marriage creates a ‘stain of unworthiness’

By Dan MacLeod on April 28, 2015, at 1:58 p.m.
Here’s the audio from this morning’s oral arguments on the landmark same-sex marriage case before the Supreme Court. Maine lawyer Mary Bonauto, of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, can be heard in the first 28 minutes or so. “The intimate and committed relationships of same-­sex couples, just like those …

Anti-bear baiting group files appeal to Maine Law Court, continues battle against DIFW

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 27, 2015, at 11:32 a.m.
Political group Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting has filed an appeal to the Maine Law Court after the group’s lawsuit against the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife was dismissed by a Maine Superior Court justice last month. The lawsuit, filed last year, attempted to stop the MDIF&W from spending taxpayer dollars to …

Sports briefs for April 24, 2015

By The Sports Xchange on April 27, 2015, at 5:40 a.m.
Katahdin CC opens Saturday Katahdin County Club in Milo will be open for play on Saturday with all regular tees and greens in play. Carts are available. Call 943-8734 for more information. Angels close to trading Hamilton The Los Angeles Angels reportedly were close Friday to a deal that would …

2 men accused of robbing Rumford resident at knifepoint

By CBS 13 on April 25, 2015, at 3:29 p.m.
RUMFORD — Rumford police say two males confronted a Waldo Street resident Friday night while he was working in his yard. One of the suspects demanded money while the other displayed a knife. Police say a friend and family member attempted to intervene. They were also threatened by the man …
 

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