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Maine soccer player goes viral, wows ESPN with flip throw-in goal

on Oct. 14, 2015, at 9:32 a.m.
My colleague on the sports desk, Pete Warner, was the first at the BDN to write about this unlikely goal on Tuesday and offered good context about the feat — click here to read that post. But it’s such an amazing shot (chuck?) it bears revisiting. Luke Sterling, a University of Maine at Farmington …
University of Maine students march from the Memorial Gym Field House to Alfond Arena, site of their commencement, at the University of Maine in Orono.

Four Maine colleges make Washington Monthly’s ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ list

By Nell Gluckman on Aug. 25, 2014, at 3:42 p.m.
BANGOR | Despite college tuition rates that put Mainers in debt at high rates compared with the rest of the country, four Maine colleges made Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” list. The list recognizes institutions “in America that do the best job of helping non-wealthy students attain …
Prospective students and their parents tour the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick in March 2009.

Maine universities, colleges make the grade as top schools

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 14, 2012, at 6:55 p.m.
FORT KENT | A number of Maine colleges have once again caught the eye of a publication that ranks higher learning institutions across the nation. Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, University of Maine at Farmington, University of Maine at Fort Kent, and Unity College were ranked among the top …
Theodora J. Kalikow talks with people during a community celebration at the Emery Arts Center in Farmington on Thursday. Kalikow is retiring after 18 years as president of the University of Maine at Farmington.

Maine celebrates legacy of retiring UMF president

By Ann Bryant, Sun Journal on June 15, 2012, at 6:24 a.m.
Theodora J. Kalikow is the longest-serving chief administrator of UMF since it became a four-year college in 1945.
Kathryn A. Foster, new president of University of Maine at Farmington

University of Maine System appoints new presidents in Farmington, Presque Isle

BDN staff and wire reports on April 25, 2012, at 11:33 a.m.
BANGOR | Two state universities in Maine are getting new presidents. University of Maine System trustees on Tuesday approved the appointments of new presidents at the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Kathryn Foster, who is a visiting fellow at the Brookings …

The pangs of seeing a daughter off to college

By Renee Ordway on Sept. 23, 2011, at 6:08 p.m.
OK. I’ll just say it. I cried all the way from our driveway in Bangor to the University of Maine at Farmington a few weeks ago when we dropped off our daughter for her freshman year of college. I had not anticipated it. I am not an easy weeper. I …
Ryan Ouimet, 24, of Colts Neck, N.J., left, stands beside his attorney, Michael Cunniff, in Franklin County Superior Court in Farmington on Friday.

Former UMF student sentenced for shooting friend

By Donna M. Perry, Sun Journal on Sept. 17, 2011, at 7:47 a.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — A Franklin County justice sentenced a former University of Maine at Farmington student Friday to 10 years with all but 20 months suspended for the accidental shooting death of his best friend in May. Ryan Ouimet, 24, of Colts Neck, N.J., pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Franklin …

Maine GOP leader says UMF College Republicans parked vans on Election Day

By Scott Thistle, Sun Journal on July 30, 2011, at 5:57 a.m.
FARMINGTON | The chairman of the Maine Republican Party said Friday that College Republicans at the University of Maine at Farmington worked to prevent university vans from being used to take student voters to the polls on Election Day 2010. Charlie Webster, who has been campaigning against a group …

Saturday/Sunday, July 2-3, 2011: Teachers and ‘busloads’ of voters

on July 01, 2011, at 5:09 p.m.
‘Vote Van’ was nonpartisan I was president of the college Democrats at the University of Maine at Farmington during the 2008 election. I helped run the UMF van in 2004, and I drove it multiple times in 2008. Mr. Charlie Webster is basing his accusations of taking “busloads” of voters …
Andrew Holland, 23 of Cape Elizabeth, was shot Tuesday night in an apartment at  Monique Apartments on the corner of High and Church Streets in downtown  Farmington. Holland later died at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

Charge upgraded to manslaughter in Farmington shooting case

By Christopher Cousins on June 01, 2011, at 5:04 p.m.
The charge against a man police say was involved in a fatal shooting in Farmington on Tuesday has been upgraded to manslaughter, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. Ryan Ouimet of Coltsneck, N.J., who initially was charged with elevated aggravated assault, is scheduled …

McKibben to speak at UMaine-Farmington graduation

The Associated Press on April 26, 2011, at 4:53 a.m.
Environmental activist Bill McKibben is going to deliver the commencement address at the University of Maine at Farmington. The college says McKibben will also receive an honorary doctorate at the May 14 graduation ceremony, where some 435 students will be receiving degrees. McKibben, who lives in Vermont, …

McNair to become Maine state poet laureate

The Associated Press on April 20, 2011, at 5:05 a.m.
AUGUSTA | A poet from western Maine will become the state’s next poet laureate. According to the governor’s office, First Lady Ann LePage, the wife of Gov. Paul LePage, will officially install Wesley McNair into the post Wednesday at the Blaine House. The 69-year-old McNair lives in the western …

Maine’s poet laureate has plans for 5-year post

By Douglas Rooks, Special to the Sun Journal on April 17, 2011, at 3:45 p.m.
When Gov. Paul LePage and poet Wesley McNair meet at the Blaine House this Wednesday afternoon for McNair’s formal installation as Maine’s fourth poet laureate, it will mark one of those encounters between poetry and power that are a recurring feature of American public life. Many still remember New England’s …

Lifestyle calendar, Tuesday, April 5

on April 04, 2011, at 5:35 p.m.
ELLSWORTH — Artist Judith M. Felch and photographer William S. Brehm will exhibit art and photography through April 30 at The Grand Gallery, 169 Main St. in Ellsworth. The Felch exhibit is titled “Maine esScapes” and Brehm will exhibit fine art prints from his “Zenlenz” collection. Artists reception 5:30 p.m. …
Maine Gov. Paul LePage

LePage retorts to heckler: ‘I would love to tax the rich if we had any in Maine’

on March 25, 2011, at 10:54 a.m.
FARMINGTON | A talk to a University of Maine at Farmington class by Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Thursday was interrupted by a heckler yelling for LePage to “tax the rich,” leading the governor to retort, “I would love to tax the rich if we had any in Maine.” …

UM Farmington gets grant to study ecosystems, economy

The Associated Press on March 06, 2011, at 11:21 a.m.
The University of Maine at Farmington has received a National Science Foundation grant to study the impact of environmental and land use changes on ecosystems and the economy of the Rangeley Lakes region of western Maine.   University officials say faculty members and students will use the …