Ice cold dredgers

on Feb. 17, 2015, at 5 a.m.
Robert F. Bukaty made photos of a dredging operation on the Royal River in Yarmouth, where they were deeming the anchorage basin and river channel. Bukaty photographed the crew (from Burnham Associates in Salem, Mass.) from shore on a morning when the temperature was minus 8 degrees, and from aboard the …

Olson, Irving lead top-seeded Washburn by Van Buren in East ‘D’ boys quarterfinal

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 17, 2015, at 12:32 a.m.
BANGOR | It is always difficult to beat a team three times in one season. But the top-seeded Washburn High School Beavers didn’t waste much time dashing the eighth-seeded Van Buren Crusaders’ upset hopes. The Beavers rattled off 15 unanswered points to close out the first quarter and build …

Husson men’s basketball team knocks off Bowdoin

on Feb. 16, 2015, at 11:48 p.m.
BRUNSWICK | Aaron Willis scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Husson University men’s basketball team to its first-ever win over Bowdoin on Monday evening, 72-61. In a game rescheduled from a Jan. 27 due to weather, the Eagles knocked down 13 3-pointers and committed just three turnovers …
Inside Kaspersky Lab in Moscow, Russia, in this 2012 file photo.

Russian researchers expose breakthrough US spying program

By Joseph Menn, Reuters on Feb. 16, 2015, at 10:58 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — The National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber-researchers and former operatives. That …
Arnaud de Borchgrave, born a Belgian count, reported from war zones for Newsweek and later led the Washington Times as editor. He died age 88. Shown here in a photo from May 1987.

Newsweek foreign reporter, Washington Times editor de Borchgrave dies at age 88

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on Feb. 16, 2015, at 10:34 p.m.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, who interviewed statesmen and despots across time zones and war zones as a swashbuckling foreign correspondent for Newsweek magazine, and who later led the Washington Times as editor during the newspaper’s early years, died Feb. 15 at a hospice in the District. He was 88. The cause …

Strong quake hits northern Japan, government lifts tsunami advisory

By Mari Saito, Reuters on Feb. 16, 2015, at 10:27 p.m.
TOKYO — A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 struck off northeastern Japan on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and small waves were reported along the northern coast but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries. Japan lifted a tsunami advisory it had issued for …

Winslow Boys Hockey 5 at Old Town/Orono 6

By Chris on Feb. 16, 2015, at 10:26 p.m.
At Alfond Arena in Orono, Jacob Dubay netted two goals, including the game winner with four minutes left in overtime, to propel the Black Bears to victory against Winslow. Dubay added two assists. Chris Hoxie also scored two goals and had three assists. Ben Allen-Rahill added one goal and one assist while Nick Boutin had a …

Senior propels Machias boys by Easton 66-63 in Class D quarterfinal

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Feb. 16, 2015, at 10:24 p.m.
BANGOR | Basketball fans were treated to a true gem of a game Monday evening as the No. 5 Machias Bulldogs (18-2) bested No. 4 Easton 66-63 in a thrilling Eastern Class D quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance Center. Easton ends its season with a 16-4 record. Machias (18-2) …

Local sports results for Feb. 16, 2015

on Feb. 16, 2015, at 10:22 p.m.
High school basketball BOYS Class D Fort Fairfield 55, Schenck 39 Schenck (15-5) 39 Danforth 0-1 0-0 0, King 2-9 3-4 9, McDunnah 0-1 0-0 0, Jurgiewich 0-1 0-0 0, Dionne 0-1 0-0 0, Thompson 2-7 0-0 4, Sewall 3-5 0-0 7, D. Smith, Powers, Z. Smith 3-8 2-3 8, …

Lewiston Boys Hockey 5 at Bangor 4

By Dustin Pelkey on Feb. 16, 2015, at 10:10 p.m.
At Sawyer Arena,  Lewiston came back from a 4-1 deficit early in the second period to tie the game and send it into overtime against Bangor. The Blue Devils notched the win 46 seconds in the overtime.
Soldiers arrive to secure the area around a church where the relatives and friends of the Egyptian Coptic men killed in Libya are attending a mass and offering their condolences in El-Our village south of Cairo on Feb. 16. Egyptian jets bombed Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday, a day after the group there released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians, drawing Cairo directly into the conflict across its border.

Egypt bombs Islamic State targets in Libya after beheading video

By Erin Cunningham and Heba Habib, Washington Post on Feb. 16, 2015, at 10:06 p.m.
CAIRO — In retaliation for the gruesome killing of Egyptian Christians on a beach in Libya, Egypt sent its air force on the attack against Islamic State targets there Monday, in a move that threatened to ensnare Egypt in a regional conflict with the militants. The Foreign Ministry on Monday …

Machias Boys Basketball 66 at Easton 63

By Michelle Pelletier on Feb. 16, 2015, at 10:04 p.m.
Penobscot Valley's Amy Hallett looks for a couple points against Wasburn during an Eastern Maine Class D quarterfinal Monday at the Cross Insurance Center.

Worcester powers Washburn girls to victory past Penobscot Valley

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 16, 2015, at 9:49 p.m.
BANGOR | Mackenzie Worcester and her Washburn High School teammates knew they faced a quality opponent in a tall, athletic Penobscot Valley High School team in Monday night’s Eastern Maine Class D basketball quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance Center. But the top-seeded Beavers, who are the four-time defending state …

USM end regular season with a win

on Feb. 16, 2015, at 9:36 p.m.
Senior Lorne Miller (Montreal, Que.) broke a 3-3 tie with 7:33 remaining and the University of Southern Maine men’s ice hockey team tacked on an empty-net goal to defeat Castleton State College 5-3 in an ECAC Men’s East game Monday evening at Spartan Arena. The game was the regular season …

High school track and field state championship results

on Feb. 16, 2015, at 9:34 p.m.
Class A At USM, Gorham Falmouth 59, Scarborough 56, Deering 43, Brunswick 35, Lewiston 32, Cheverus 29, Thornton Acad. 28, Biddeford 24, Messalonskee 22, South Portland 21, Hampden Acad. 18, Noble 17, Sanford 16, Bangor 16, Mt. Blue 10, Mt. Ararat 8, Kennebunk 7, Gorham 6, Westbrook 6, Brewer 6, …
Foxcroft Academy's Jenna Clukey competes in the butterfly leg of the in the 200 yard medley relay during the girls Class B state swimming and diving championship Monday afternoon at the Wallace Pool in Orono.  Foxcroft Academy finished 3rd in the 200 yard medley relay.

Greely girls edge Trojans in final event for Class B swimming title

By Pete Warner on Feb. 16, 2015, at 9:33 p.m.
ORONO | Leila Johnston arrived at the Stanley Wallace Pool on Monday as the owner of two state freestyle records. By the time the senior phenom departed the University of Maine campus, she had again re-written Maine’s swimming record books. Johnston set meet and state records in the 200 …

Kelly earns ECAC East honors

on Feb. 16, 2015, at 9:32 p.m.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference announced today that University of Southern Maine junior goaltender Nia Kelly has been named the ECAC Women’s East Goaltender of the Week for her outstanding play the week of February 9-15. This is the first time in Kelly’s career at Southern Maine that she has …

Michals named ECAC Rookie of the Week

on Feb. 16, 2015, at 9:30 p.m.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced Monday that University of Southern Maine freshman goalie Matt Michals has been named ECAC Men’s East Co-Rookie of the Week for the week of February 9-15. Michals shared the weekly honor with forward Trevor Hanna of Castleton State College. Making just his second …

Van Buren Boys Basketball 33 at Washburn 69

By Michelle Pelletier on Feb. 16, 2015, at 9:30 p.m.
Allison Pickering of Orono High School takes flight in the pole vault at the Class B indoor track state meet in Lewiston on Monday.

Waterville girls roll to 5th straight Class B track title

By Andrew Gaumont, Special to the BDN on Feb. 16, 2015, at 9:14 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine —The Waterville High School girls track team took yet another state championship winning meet Monday at Bates College with their fifth straight state title. The Purple Panther have won seven of the last nine state crowns. Waterville senior Sarah Shoulta beat her pole vault score from last year’s …
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