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Bangor Cadets advance to final four in Junior Legion state baseball tourney

on July 27, 2014, at 8:52 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Tanner Goodine scattered nine hits and didn’t walk a batter to lead the Bangor Cadets to series-clinching 5-2 victory over the Madison Junior 39ers in the Junior Legion baseball state tourney Sunday. Bangor advanced to the final four in the state tourney this weekend at Old Orchard …
State police on Sunday found a family of five had been shot to death inside their Saco apartment.

Family of five found shot to death in Saco apartment

Bangor Daily News on July 27, 2014, at 8:13 p.m.
SACO, Maine — State police say a family of five was shot to death inside their Saco apartment and “no one outside of the family was responsible for the deaths.” A gun was found near one of the bodies, according to a news release issued Sunday night by Maine Department …
From the community

Truth & Reconciliation in Maine

By Brian MacFarland on July 27, 2014, at 6:38 p.m.
SPECIAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT – Thursday, August 7, 2014 @ 7 pm Delano Hall, MMA Campus Reception @ 5:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church 150 Perkins Street Truth and Reconciliation in Maine: The harm done to Wabanaki children and how the Wabanaki/Maine partnership promotes healing Please join us in welcoming artist …
Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice Joseph M. Jabar and Maine Attorney General Janet Mills look out an upper-story window at the new Capital Judicial Center under construction in Augusta on Thursday. The corner room may become Jabar's office.

$55 million Capital Judicial Center to unite Augusta courts, judicial offices

By Judy Harrison on July 27, 2014, at 6:26 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice Joseph Jabar on Thursday peered out the window of his future office on the fourth floor of the $55 million Capital Judicial Center at downtown Augusta and the Kennebec River, which splits the city. “I grew up in Waterville between the tracks …

A tour of the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta

By Troy R. Bennett on July 27, 2014, at 6:26 p.m.
A behind-the-scenes peek at the new court complex under construction.
Singer Keith Urban arrives at the 46th Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2012.

46 receive medical treatment at Keith Urban concert near Boston

By Reuters on July 27, 2014, at 5:42 p.m.
BOSTON — Forty-six music fans were treated for mostly alcohol-related medical problems at Australian country singer Keith Urban’s concert outside Boston on Saturday night, local officials said. Fire and emergency medical personnel dealt with dozens of ill fans during the show at an outdoor arena in Mansfield, Massachusetts, about 25 …

Old Town caterer outsmarts scammer

By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT on July 27, 2014, at 3:56 p.m.
Let’s start this column with a set of assumptions. Let’s agree we’re all in this marketplace together; that means that we give and take, treat others as we want to be treated and learn from our mistakes and those of others. I think Jane Thibodeau believes in that set of …
From the community

Trinity Episcopal Church in Castine

By Brian MacFarland on July 27, 2014, at 3:32 p.m.
The Holy Eucharist with traditional hymns and Rite II will be celebrated in Trinity Episcopal Church, 150 Perkins Street on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM. The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling will be the Celebrant and Dr. Deidre Good will will be the guest Preacher. This post was contributed …

Maine-MBR U16 basketball team stays alive in AAU Classic Division play

By Ernie Clark on July 27, 2014, at 3:24 p.m.
A free throw by Andrew Fleming with six seconds remaining in overtime Saturday gave the Maine-MBR 16-and-under boys basketball team a 62-61 victory over Minnesota in the Classic Division of the AAU Division I 10th-Grade National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. The Maine squad, 2-2 overall at the nationals and 1-0 …
From the community
FIRST concert back at the Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach!!!

Blues Festival at the Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach

By oob365 oob365 on July 27, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Blues Festival at the Ballpark, 7 Ballpark Way, old orchard beach, Maine For more information: 207 590 4201; or find us on facebook The first ALL MUSIC event Back at the Ballpark!! Old Orchard Beach Blues Festival – September …
Friends check out an exhibit Saturday afternoon at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, one of the stops on the newly-redesigned Downeast Fisheries Trail.

Fisheries trail to encourage tourism, showcase Down East Maine’s maritime heritage

By Abigail Curtis on July 27, 2014, at 1:40 p.m.
SEARSPORT, Maine — Locavores who live in or visit the Pine Tree State can meander along the Maine Beer Trail, sipping their way from one microbrewery to the next. They could eat their way from lobster roll to lobster roll along the coast or farm hop to see where their …

We need as many debates as possible ASAP so voters can fulfill their duty

By Michelle A. Small on July 27, 2014, at 12:28 p.m.
“A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it is but a prologue to Farce or Tragedy or perhaps both,” James Madison, the Father of the Constitution and the fourth president of the United States, wrote. He went on to make the point that “a people who …

Monday, July 28, 2014: Supreme Court bias, chemical disclosure, east-west highway opposition

on July 27, 2014, at 12:05 p.m.
Lobby logic The Republican Party has splintered into coalitions including “tea partiers” and “Christian conservatives. Tea partiers do not compromise and have effectively gridlocked government. Christian conservatives have gained considerable party dominance and now impose Christian values on others in Congress and ultimately on all of us. Party moderates have …
Excessive speed on an icy road is being blamed for a head-on collision on Route 11 in Moro Plantation in southern Aroostook in this November 2012 file photo.

Head-on collisions increase in Maine

By Kathryn Skelton on July 27, 2014, at 9:26 a.m.
You’re driving, in your own lane — and another car is coming right at you. It’s about as bad as it gets on the road. And it’s happening in Maine more often. Maine is on pace to experience 25 percent more head-on collisions — the deadliest type of car crashes …

Prescription tracking at 10: Maine police, doctors, lawmakers disagree on more stringent monitoring, even as drug abuse picture improves

By Jackie Farwell on July 27, 2014, at 6:01 a.m.
Part 2 of a 2-part series Brent Gallant will never forget the moment that launched his 15 years of prescription drug addiction. “I remember the first day I took a Vicodin, to a tee,” says the 44-year-old lobsterman from Brunswick. It was nearly two decades ago. Gallant worked for a …

Only woman in GBO has Maine ties and is on comeback trail

By Larry Mahoney on July 26, 2014, at 10:24 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine —- Tovie St. Louis of West Palm Beach, Florida, didn’t play the way she wanted to at the Greater Bangor Open. The only woman in the 108-player field shot a 77-79-156 and missed the cut on Friday. But the 27-year-old daughter of Orono native Danny St. Louis has …
David Chung chips a shot to the green during the Greater Bangor Open final round at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course. Chung went on to win the  GBO when he beat Mike Van Sickle in a four-hole playoff.

Greater Bangor Open final-round scores

on July 26, 2014, at 9:01 p.m.
At Bangor Municipal GC Overall: David Chung defeats Mike Van Sickle in four-hole playoff Senior champion: John Hickson Amateur champion: Josh Landine David Chung 63-63-65—191 Mike Van Sickle – 60-66-65—191 Jesse Larson – 62-65-67—194 Jesse Speirs – 68-62-66—196 Shawn Warren – 68-69-61—198 Bobby Gage – 66-65-68—199 Brian Bergstol – 68-66-67—201 …

Constitution Coalition of Maine holds seminar in Hampden

By Ashley Conti on July 26, 2014, at 6:46 p.m.
The Constitution Coalition of Maine held a three-hour seminar at the Hampden municipal building for legislative candidates and the public. “Our Main(e) goal is, you will now have the truth and knowledge and when you leave, you will know why the Constitution was destroyed, when, why, what and who destroyed …
Ben Sprague, chairman of the Bangor City Council, said, “You need to help building the supply side by helping the farmers with logistics and getting their goods to market and working on the demand side so there is the demand for local food all over the state.”

Maine Food Strategy looking to connect state’s producers with consumers

By Julia Bayly on July 26, 2014, at 5:09 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — There is a conversation starting in Maine about how the state can help feed itself and the rest of the world and organizers are inviting everyone to the table. “We are trying to get together different groups and businesses with interests in food systems to start …

Franklin County, Bessey Motors advance to state Legion baseball tournament with play-in victories

on July 26, 2014, at 1:34 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Franklin County Flyers never trailed after scoring twice in the top of the first inning en route to a 4-1 victory over Biddeford & Saco Savings Bank of Westbrook in the first of two play-in games of the state American Legion baseball tournament Saturday. Bessey Motors …
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