In Focus: Canoe racing, Chickenfest and baseball

Posted April 22, 2013, at 11:43 a.m.
UMaine's Nick Bernardo (left) twists around Stony Brook catcher Anthony Italiano as he reaches for home plate during ninth-inning action on Sunday at Orono. Italiano had already tagged him as he approached the plate and Bernardo was called out. Stony Brook won the game 1-0.
UMaine's Nick Bernardo (left) twists around Stony Brook catcher Anthony Italiano as he reaches for home plate during ninth-inning action on Sunday at Orono. Italiano had already tagged him as he approached the plate and Bernardo was called out. Stony Brook won the game 1-0. Buy Photo
Chris Dalton of Bangor (center) is assisted by rescuers after his canoe tipped over at Six Mile Falls during the 2013 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race.
Chris Dalton of Bangor (center) is assisted by rescuers after his canoe tipped over at Six Mile Falls during the 2013 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. Buy Photo
Firefighters from several towns including Brewer, Holden, Orrington and Bucksport responded a small barn-style building on fire along River Road in Orrington on Thursday. The homeowner was burning grass with a permit and the fire got away from him. No charges are expected against the homeowner.
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Firefighters from several towns including Brewer, Holden, Orrington and Bucksport responded a small barn-style building on fire along River Road in Orrington on Thursday. The homeowner was burning grass with a permit and the fire got away from him. No charges are expected against the homeowner. Buy Photo
Sgt. Ron Dunham (right) of the Maine Warden Service and Lt. Wesley Hussey of the Maine State Police discuss the dangers of the secretive, illegal party known as Chickenfest during a press conference on Thursday at the Orono Police Department.
Linda Coan O'Kresik
Sgt. Ron Dunham (right) of the Maine Warden Service and Lt. Wesley Hussey of the Maine State Police discuss the dangers of the secretive, illegal party known as Chickenfest during a press conference on Thursday at the Orono Police Department. Buy Photo
Foxcroft Academy's Caleb Richard looks to throw to first for a double play after tagging second to get Dexter's Matt Crane out during 4th inning action at Dover Foxcroft on Thursday. Foxcroft won 16-7.
Foxcroft Academy's Caleb Richard looks to throw to first for a double play after tagging second to get Dexter's Matt Crane out during 4th inning action at Dover Foxcroft on Thursday. Foxcroft won 16-7. Buy Photo
A member of the Southern Maine Special Response Team crouches behind Howe and Howe Technologies' remote tactical approach vehicle at the Sanford Police Department Thursday. Known as the SWATBOT, the vehicle is designed to be bullet and explosive resistant and can be controlled remotely.
A member of the Southern Maine Special Response Team crouches behind Howe and Howe Technologies' remote tactical approach vehicle at the Sanford Police Department Thursday. Known as the SWATBOT, the vehicle is designed to be bullet and explosive resistant and can be controlled remotely. Buy Photo
Bert Jongerden, general manager of the Portland Fish Exchange, shuts a door on Pier 1 on Thursday. Jongerden said groundfish landings in Maine likely would increase by 15 million pounds, from 5 million to around 20 million, if groundfishermen were allowed to sell lobster caught in their nets in Maine.
Bert Jongerden, general manager of the Portland Fish Exchange, shuts a door on Pier 1 on Thursday. Jongerden said groundfish landings in Maine likely would increase by 15 million pounds, from 5 million to around 20 million, if groundfishermen were allowed to sell lobster caught in their nets in Maine. Buy Photo

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