Stories about Bangor

University of Maine's Sean Reuss (82) is taken down by Dakota Tarbox (95)  during a team scrimmage Saturday at Morse Field in Orono.

Belcher, Reuss give UMaine football offense a spark during Cole scrimmage

By Pete Warner on May 02, 2015, at 3:27 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine’s annual Jeff Cole Memorial Scrimmage is often dominated by the defense. While that unit played fairly well on Saturday, there was a bit more in the way of offensive success. The run game was held pretty much in check, but Drew Belcher passed …

Introducing Hunter’s Breakfast

on May 02, 2015, at 3:07 p.m.
Even when people do acknowledge Maine’s unique way of life, it’s difficult to articulate exactly how it could be valuable.
Adam Morton

Man who put toddler in running dryer to be sentenced Monday

By Nick McCrea on May 02, 2015, at 12:21 p.m.
BANGOR | A New Hampshire man who pled guilty to putting his girlfriend’s 2-year-old child into a clothes dryer and turned on the machine will be sentenced Monday at Penobscot Judicial Center. Adam Morton, 28, of Berlin, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty to an aggravated assault charge in January. He …
Shawn Thayer buckles a blanket on a horse after brushing it at the Bangor Raceway on Thursday. Thayer has four race horses of his own and takes care of several for other owners. The harness racing season in Bangor starts Saturday, May 2.

‘It’s tradition’: Group aims to spark next generation of harness racing

By Pete Warner on May 02, 2015, at 5:48 a.m.
BANGOR | Laurie MacKenzie of Plymouth has been involved in the harness racing industry her whole life. Her husband, Gerald “Butch” MacKenzie Jr., was a longtime trainer and driver. Her father, Elmer Ballard, is still involved with racing at Scarborough Downs at age 80. MacKenzie’s daughter, Liz, works as …

Bangor baseball team rebounds from loss by edging Lawrence

By Ernie Clark on May 01, 2015, at 8:43 p.m.
The Bangor High School baseball team wasn’t in the best of collective moods Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours removed from a rare loss. And any frustration — at least from an offensive perspective — was exploited by Lawrence left-hander Cody Martin as he dueled Bangor righty …
Bangor catcher Kylie Cunningham (right) takes a high pitch with an eye on Lawrence runner Emily McLean in the third inning of their game on Friday in Bangor.

Bangor High School remains unbeaten with softball win over Lawrence

By Larry Mahoney on May 01, 2015, at 8:38 p.m.
The Bangor High School girls softball team needed insurance runs in its Eastern Maine Class A game against visiting Lawrence of Fairfield. Junior third baseman Sarah Bragg provided that cushion. Bragg doubled home a fifth-inning run and eventually scored on a wild pitch to turn a 3-2 …

Business & Community Expo in Pittsfield on Sat., May 2 at MCI – Lots of activities for families!

By Kathryn Ruth on May 01, 2015, at 8:02 p.m.
Make sure to attend one of the biggest events in the region this year – right here in Pittsfield. The Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce “Business & Community Expo” will be held in Pittsfield at Maine Central Institute (MCI) in Wright’s Gym at 295 Main Street on Saturday, May 2, …
University of Maine football player Dan Collins

Saturday scrimmage closes out UMaine football spring season

By Pete Warner on May 01, 2015, at 5:32 p.m.
After a long winter of indoor work and a busy month of April, the University of Maine football team will wrap up its spring season on Saturday with the 11th annual Jeff Cole Memorial Scrimmage. Coach Jack Cosgrove’s Black Bears look to go into the offseason on a positive note …
Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth & Reconciliation Commission member gkisedtanamoogk, an adjunct instructor with the Native American Studies and the Peace and Reconciliation Programs at the University of Maine, responds to a question asked by an audience member during a public hearing on Thursday night at Husson University.

Group calls on LePage to reinstate tribal executive order

By Dawn Gagnon on May 01, 2015, at 5:22 p.m.
BANGOR | A commission formed to help heal the divide between the state and its native people called upon Gov. Paul LePage to reinstate his 2011 executive order proclaiming a special relationship between the tribes and the state during a public forum Thursday night at Husson University. The recommendation, …

Horses, Bourbon, Mint, must be Kentucky Derby time

on May 01, 2015, at 5:16 p.m.
Saturday, May 2nd marks the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby an event that conjures up images of pretty dresses, money, roses, horses and little men (and women) in colorful silks and of course the mint julep. The Kentucky Derby website calls out the mint julep as the traditional beverage …

New Renaissance Singers

By treehuggr on May 01, 2015, at 4:49 p.m.
Friday, May 29, 2015 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: First Congregational Church of Brewer, 35 Church Street, Brewer, Maine For more information: 2079897350; This season’s repertoire is all about love, from the truest romance, to the loudest fight, and the hardest goodbyes. Join us for a concert about …

Why I’m Here

on May 01, 2015, at 3:37 p.m.
I’ve faced death three times, and for whatever reason I am still here.
Old Town's Dylan Street, 13, will make his debut in the Late Model class in a Ford Fusion on Saturday at Speedway 95 in Hermon.

Old Town 13-year-old excited to debut in Late Model class at Speedway 95

By Larry Mahoney on May 01, 2015, at 2:56 p.m.
Thirteen-year-old Dylan Street’s dream has been to drive a Late Model race car. That dream will become a reality at 7 p.m. Saturday when Hermon’s Speedway 95 opens for the season. Street will be youngest driver to ever race in Speedway 95’s top class, according to Kim Baker Allen, the …

Where, oh where should our tournaments go?

on May 01, 2015, at 2:48 p.m.
High school basketball is now a five-class world in Maine, so just where will we determine all the champions? One benefit of the expansion from four classes that gained final approval from the Maine Principals’ Association general membership Thursday is that with a fifth class, two additional state champions — …

Orono High School Term 3 Honor Roll announced

By Heidi Clarke on May 01, 2015, at 2:39 p.m.
These students  were named to the Term 3 honor roll at Orono High School: Grade 12, High Honors: Zachary Applebee, Tyler Black, Mollie Burr, Anna Ellis, Nathan Frederick, Lily Koffman, Holly LaBrecque, Rianna Larkin, Thomas Lucy, Aiesha Sargent, Katherine Sypher, Diana Tyutyunnyk, Ryan Wells. Grade 12, Honors: …

Long-time addict talks of why Suboxone works for him

By Ashley Conti on May 01, 2015, at 2:11 p.m.
Roger Meserve, 36, of Corinth started doing drugs when he was 8 years old. “It filled a hole that needed to be filled,” explained Meserve. At age 17 he started using heroin. By 2005 he was up to 50 bags a day of heroin. That’s when he decided to get clean. …
Karen on the trail

Reconnecting with the Swiss Alps

By Gerry Sawyer on May 01, 2015, at 1:59 p.m.
Thursday, May 7, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, Maine For more information: 207-234-2425; HOLDEN | Karen Herold will recount her adventures in Switzerland for AMC and Maine Audubon, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Fields Pond Audubon …

Dr. Mary Cushman Circle to hold annual meeting

By Dianne on May 01, 2015, at 1:39 p.m.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Dr. Mary Cushman Circle, 68 Main Street, Castine, Maine For more information: 207.326.0663 CASTINE | The Dr. Mary Cushman Circle will hold it’s annual meeting and potluck 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, in the vestry of the Main …
Tourists in Bar Harbor take pictures of the cruise ship AIDA Bella anchored offshore in this Oct. 9, 2013, file photo.

Maine set to get more than 400 cruise ship visits in 2015

By Bill Trotter on May 01, 2015, at 1:25 p.m.
BAR HARBOR | Like the first robin of spring, the arrival next week of the Maasdam in Frenchman Bay will signal the start of Maine’s annual cruise ship season, which is expected to last through early November. The May 7 visit by the Holland America ship, the first to …

Book Talk: The Gnome Project: One Woman’s Wild and Woolly Adventure by Jessica Peill-Meininghaus

By Lyn Smith on May 01, 2015, at 1:06 p.m.
Thursday, May 7, 2015 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Pittsfield Public Library, 110 Library Street, Pittsfield , Maine For more information: 207-487-5880 PITTSFIELD | Local resident, Jessica Peill-Meininghaus, will be read from and sign copies of her book, “The Gnome Project: One Woman’s Wild and Woolly Adventure,” 6-7 …
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