East End Community School fourth-graders Sincere Guess and Santana Richards present models of the solar system at the first STEM Expo at the Ocean Gateway Terminal in Portland on Monday, Nov. 10.

Portland schools, businesses hold STEM education expo

By Colin Ellis, The Forecaster on Nov. 10, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
Students, teachers, and business representatives from around the city gathered at the Ocean Gateway Terminal Monday for a first-of-its-kind education exposition. The Portland Public Schools, in partnership with EnviroLogix, held the first STEM Exposition, which showcased science, technology, engineering and math projects and demonstrations by students, businesses, …
New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick scrambles away from Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday.

NFL roundup: Jets shock Roethlisberger, Steelers

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 09, 2014, at 8:32 p.m.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Safety Jaiquawn Jarrett forced three turnovers Sunday as the New York Jets snapped an eight-game losing streak with a stunning 20-13 upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. The Jets (2-8) had just three takeaways in 2014 entering the game but forced four turnovers in …
Junior Liz Wood leads the University of Maine women's basketball team into Monday's 7 p.m. exhibition game against the University of New Brunswick at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

UMaine women’s basketball entertains New Brunswick in final exhibition game

on Nov. 09, 2014, at 5:07 p.m.
Women’s Basketball MAINE vs. NEW BRUNSWICK Time, site: Monday, 7 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor Records: Maine 17-15 (2013-14), New Brunswick 2-0 Series, last meeting: Maine leads 7-5, Maine 88-38 on 11/2/13 Key players: Maine (2013-2014 statistics) — 5-10 G/F Liz Wood (12.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.1 steals), …
Gold bars and granules are pictured at the Austrian Gold and Silver Separating Plant 'Oegussa' in Vienna in 2012. Gold and silver have recently lost some of their shine to investors as the U.S. dollar gains strength.

With dollar on a tear, gold and silver rout far from over, survey finds

By Reuters on Nov. 09, 2014, at 3:28 p.m.
NEW YORK — Gold’s rout may be far from over, with many analysts and traders surveyed by Reuters predicting prices could fall to $1,000 per ounce by the end of the year, the first time at that level since 2009, even after Friday’s 3 percent short-covering rally. A rush of …
President Barack Obama during a luncheon for congressional leaders in the Old Family Dining Room at the White House in Washington on Nov. 7, 2014. Seated near Obama (from left) are Speaker of the House John Boehner, Obama, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Chuck Schumer.

Obama defends plan to act on immigration

By Reuters on Nov. 09, 2014, at 2:53 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama defended his plan to use executive powers to implement some immigration reforms, saying in an interview broadcast on Sunday he had waited long enough for Congress to act. Obama told congressional leaders on Friday he would try to ease some restrictions on undocumented immigrants, despite …

Hunter in Sebec bags rare 8-point doe

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 09, 2014, at 12:48 p.m.
A hunter staying at The Rockin P Sporting Lodge called the lodge Saturday morning to say he had just shot an 8-point buck, but upon closer inspection, the buck turned out to be a rare antlered doe. “I did a little research on the Internet, and it’s …
Andrew E. Demers

Former Maine State Police chief’s name removed from ‘Legendary Trooper’ list after child sexual abuse conviction

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 09, 2014, at 10:36 a.m.
AUGUSTA | The name of a former chief of the Maine State Police has been removed from a list of “Legendary Troopers” after his conviction Tuesday of unlawful sexual contact with a young child. Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, confirmed Saturday that Andrew Demers, …
Edward Little's Morgan Knowlton, left and Windham's Cassie Symonds battle for the ball during Saturday night's Class A girls soccer championship game at Deering High School in Portland.

Windham rolls by Edward Little in second half to win Class A girls soccer crown

By Kevin Mills, Sun Journal on Nov. 08, 2014, at 10:19 p.m.
HAMPDEN | The Edward Little girls’ soccer team was hoping to at least have a puncher’s chance against the defending Class A state champions from Windham High School on Saturday. The Red Eddies delivered a pretty good blow in the first half, and held the lead after 40 minutes. …
Members of the Ashland High School girls soccer team show off their gold championship soccer ball after defeating Richmond 2-1 in the Class D state final Saturday at Hampden Academy.

Freshman, 13, scores in OT to give Ashland state-title win over Richmond in ‘D’ girls soccer

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 08, 2014, at 9:19 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine —- Ashland High School girls soccer coach Peter Belskis called 13-year-old freshman striker Mackenzie Carter “the young assassin. “She lulls you to sleep and and then the next thing you know, the ball is exploding off either of her feet,” said Belskis after watching Carter score a pair …
Fort Kent's Jessica Morin heads the ball in the first half of the Class C state championship soccer game against Sacopee Valley at Deering High School in Portland Saturday.

Late goal lifts Sacopee Valley past Fort Kent in Class C girls state soccer final

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 08, 2014, at 8:56 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Fort Kent Warriors played championship-level defense throughout Saturday evening’s Class C girls soccer state final. But it was Sacopee Valley’s relentless attacking ways that endured in storybook fashion, with senior stopper Olivia Ruhlin scoring her first varsity goal with 13:13 left in the second half to …
Maranacook's goalie Justin Freeman (right) and Christopher Beckwith celebrate their team's Class C state championship over Orono at Deering High School, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Portland, Maine.

Maranacook tops Orono to repeat as Class C boys soccer champion

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 08, 2014, at 7:11 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Maranacook of Readfield boys soccer players prepared for Saturday’s Class C state championship match with a target on their backs. Literally. Each of the Black Bears’ black warm-up shirts featured a yellow circular target, but Eastern Maine champion Orono — like 17 earlier opponents this fall …
Justin Martin, 25, of Fairfield is being held without bail in the  York County Jail after police arrested him on a charge of aggravated domestic violence assault.

Police say man stabbed by brother in Kennebunkport

By Staff, CBS 13 on Nov. 08, 2014, at 6:23 p.m.
KENNEBUNKPORT — Police say a man is lucky to be alive after he was stabbed early Saturday morning in Kennebunkport by a man police believe is the victim’s brother. Justin Martin, 25, of Fairfield is being held without bail in the York County Jail after he was arrested on a …
The University of Maine football team takes on No. 9 Richmond today in a CAA game at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

UMaine football team shocks eighth-ranked Richmond

By Pete Warner on Nov. 08, 2014, at 10:41 a.m.
ORONO | An open date provided the University of Maine football team with the opportunity to rest up and prepare well for its game against Richmond. The time off appears to have been just what the Black Bears needed. UMaine’s opportunistic defense forced five turnovers and the special teams …

Oxbow beer opens Portland tasting room

By Kathleen Pierce on Nov. 07, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
As stealth-like as they opened in Newcastle in 2011, Oxbow Beer has moved into Portland with a new tasting, bottling and blending HQ to shake up the scene. The red lettering on the door is the only indication that something new is brewing on Washington Ave. Go behind Coffee by …

Sports briefs for Nov. 5, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on Nov. 06, 2014, at 5:42 a.m.
Knicks’ Smith suspended one game The NBA suspended New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith one game without pay Wednesday for striking Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. in the groin. The incident occurred with 5:45 remaining in the fourth quarter of Washington’s 98-83 win over the Knicks on Tuesday night …

Watch the BDN election Google Hangout

on Nov. 04, 2014, at 6:43 p.m.
At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Bangor Daily News featured a live video chat that allowed viewers to ask questions and get answers about the Maine election. The BDN election Google Hangout featured Outdoors reporter Aislinn Sarnacki speaking about Question 1, the bear baiting referendum, from 5:30 to 5:45 p.m.; reporter …
A registered nurse with Mount Sinai Medical Health Systems, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York, demonstrates putting on personal protective equipment during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob Javits Convention center in New York, in this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo.

Despite government assurances, scientists say uncertainties loom over key facts about Ebola

By Sharon Begley, Reuters on Nov. 03, 2014, at 9:49 p.m.
Even as government officials express confidence that researchers know the key facts about Ebola, many questions crucial to preventing an outbreak in the United States remain unanswered, scientists told a workshop at the National Academy’s Institute of Medicine in Washington on Monday. Virtually all the unknowns have practical consequences, participants …

Rule change means China will need 500,000 pilots by 2035

By Fang Yan and Matthew Miller, Reuters on Nov. 02, 2014, at 6:21 p.m.
BEIJING — China’s national civil aviation authority says the country will need to train about half a million civilian pilots by 2035, up from just a few thousand now, as wannabe fliers chase dreams of landing lucrative jobs at new air service operators. The aviation boom comes as China allows …

Calories Count! You Can Count Carbs or Chemicals or Sodium, but if you’re not restricting calories you won’t lose weight.

By Jackie Conn on Oct. 31, 2014, at 9:04 a.m.
Cutting calories has been the foundation of successful weight loss ever since the first man or woman decided that it was necessary to drop some pounds of body weight. In an attempt to stand out in the crowded topic of weight loss, some weight loss experts (and I use the …

UMaine Hockey vs UMass

By Michele Madden on Oct. 30, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.
Limited # of tickets to Men’s Ice Hockey – Fri. Oct. 31 at 7 pm & Sat. Nov. 1 at 7 pm. First come, first served.  Stop by HR or email Michele.
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