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BREAKING: Gary Johnson wins Libertarian Party presidential nomination

on May 29, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
It’s official: The Libertarian Party has a presidential candidate. Gary Johnson won today at the Libertarian Party’s National Convention On the first ballot, Johnson missed the majority by less than a percentage point, at 49.514%. On the second round balloting however, Johnson secured victory. The Libertarian Party has enjoyed an …
Old Town's Gabby Sherman (left), who is battling cancer, waits with the team before the start of their game against Old Town Thursday in Orono.

Maine teens battling cancer find strength in softball, community

By Larry Mahoney on May 29, 2016, at 11:53 a.m.
For teenagers Emily LeClair, 16, and Gabby Sherman, 15, the worst part of battling cancer at a young age was not being able to play softball.
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Galen Cole waits to talk to a group of children during a tour of Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor Tuesday. Cole is a Maine World War II veteran and philanthropist. He manages the Cole Land Transportation Museum, the Walking Sticks for Veterans program and organizes numerous activities and charity drives for veterans and related causes in his native Bangor.

‘We all lived and they all died’: Maine WWII veteran talks about Memorial Day

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 29, 2016, at 7:09 a.m.
Galen L. Cole lost five of his brothers-in-arms and was wounded during an attack on April 2, 1945, but he returned home to become a successful businessman, Bangor City Council chairman and a veterans advocate.

Maine WWII veteran recounts war survival story

By Micky Bedell on May 29, 2016, at 7:09 a.m.
World War II veteran Galen Cole recounts the twist of fate that likely saved his life during an attack on April 2, 1945, in which he lost five of his brothers-in-arms and was wounded. But Cole, who is 90 and still lives in Bangor, returned home to become a successful businessman, Bangor …
THE PRESS BOX

An AD’s Best Friend in 2015-’16: Mother Nature

on May 29, 2016, at 6:34 a.m.
For Maine’s high school athletic directors, or athletic administrators as is the updated vernacular, the job can seem never ending.  From event coverage, to scheduling, to dealing with the over zealous parent, to budgeting, and so forth, the hours can certainly be long indeed.  On days when the weather outside …
Orono High School's Jake Koffman won all three throwing events at the PVC Small School Track Championships Saturday at Dover-Foxcroft.

Orono track star’s non-throwing arm a championship asset

By Ernie Clark on May 28, 2016, at 8:04 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Jake Koffman wasn’t showing off when he tossed a shot put more than 45 feet during Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference small-school track and field championships with what normally is his non-throwing arm. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound junior merely turned left-hander for a few moments to help Orono High …
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Introduction to Yamuna® Body Rolling in Newport

By Susan Guthrie on May 28, 2016, at 4:57 p.m.
An introduction to Yamuna® Body Rolling will take place Saturday, June 4 from 2-5 pm at the Riverwalk Center at 5 Water Street in Newport. Yamuna Body Rolling works the way a hands-on practitioner works, only using a ball. The ball replaces hands as it moves on muscles to stretch …
Jeff Spaulding of Orono has organized a Bangor chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing that uses angling to get disabled veterans together for fly fishing activities, education and outings. The group meets at the Bangor VA Clinic 2-4 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

Disabled veterans in fly fishing group work to protect Maine waterways

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 28, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
Disabled veterans in the recently formed Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing group spent time in uniform protecting their country, and last week got together to protect the waterways they fish.
SLOWER TRAFFIC

Why I Rarely Revisit Ellsworth

on May 28, 2016, at 9:11 a.m.
I borrowed Lisa’s car recently to drive to Ellsworth, my old stomping grounds. The occasion was a family lunch, with three sisters, a cousin, a cousin-in-law, and two cousins once removed. Although Ellsworth is only 24 miles from Bangor, I don’t get there much, because it almost always requires use …
CADENCE: A VETERAN'S VOICE

I Remember Lt Col Charles Whittlesey

on May 27, 2016, at 11:19 p.m.
In October 1918 the 308th Infantry Regiment prepared to charge towards the German lines in the Argonne Forest.  Under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Whittlesey, 554 men went “over the top” in what was supposed to be a well planned and coordinated attack.  Unfortunately, plans don’t always survive contact …

Dogs being kept at Newburgh house die in Friday fire

By Judy Harrison on May 27, 2016, at 4:37 p.m.
Exactly how many animals died was not known.
Terry Stackhouse

WABI TV-5’s Terry Stackhouse leaving Maine for new market

By Nick McCrea on May 27, 2016, at 4:17 p.m.
Terry Stackhouse joined WABI TV-5 in September 2012. Friday was his last day.

Connecticut man arrested at Orono motel on federal drug charge

By Judy Harrison on May 27, 2016, at 4:06 p.m.
A Connecticut man was arrested Thursday at an Orono motel on a federal drug charge.
HOUSEWIFE PLUS

How I learned to clean a mouse trap without catching this deadly disease

on May 27, 2016, at 4 p.m.
Hantavirus is a dangerous disease that infects humans after contact with droppings, urine, or bodily fluids from rodents.
CONTRIBUTORS

I’ve seen schools rife with ignorance and hatred. It doesn’t have to be this way.

By Clara Bradley on May 27, 2016, at 3:01 p.m.
OpEd: This imprisonment can no longer continue. I am not the only one.

Wild Edibles Workshop

By Sue Labate on May 27, 2016, at 1:36 p.m.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Rd, Holden, Maine For more information: 207-989-2591; maineaudubon.org/events/wild-edibles-2/ ​This workshop​ will include walking the woods to find edible wild food along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of the plants. Please be …
Marion Anderson

Second suspect arrested in Old Town assault, robbery case

By Judy Harrison on May 27, 2016, at 12:34 p.m.
The second of three suspects sought in connection with a Monday night assault and robbery has been arrested.

Baked bean supper on June 11 at Corinth church

on May 27, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
CORINTH, Maine — Corinth United Methodist Church will hold a baked bean supper on June 11th at 4:30-6- p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the church, 275 Main St. The menu will be baked beans, potato salad, hot dogs, coleslaw, breads, chop suey, pie. The cost will be $7 for adults, $6 …
Cole Museum volunteer and WWII Veteran George Lapaire

Cole Museum continues veteran traditions on Memorial Day

By Jim Neville on May 27, 2016, at 11:21 a.m.
For Immediate Release Cole Museum continues veteran traditions on Memorial Day By Marisa Higgins Bangor, ME—With Memorial Day less than a week away, the Cole Land Transportation Museum and the Cole family remind and invite veterans—with their families and friends—to grab their walking sticks and participate in this year’s parade …

3rd Annual 9/11 Heroes Run – Bangor

By Brittany Young on May 27, 2016, at 8:35 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Bangor Waterfront, 1 Railroad Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 2079749331; travismanion.org/tmf_9…/911-heroes-run-bangor-me/ Travis Manion Foundation to Host Annual 9/11 Heroes Run in Bangor On Sunday, September 11,2016, the Travis Manion Foundation will host a 5K race in Bangor to unite …