Articles by Ashley Conti

 
BANGOR, Maine -- 04/18/2017 - Mattanawcook Academy's Cameron Fournier throws to first to try to get a Katahdin player out during their baseball scrimmage at Mansfield Stadium in  Bangor Tuesday. Three years ago Fournier was involved in a shop class accident, severing several fingers on his left hand. After numerous surgeries, they were able to save all but part of his pinkie finger. Now the senior is back on the mound pitching for his Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Mattanawcook baseball pitcher back on mound after accident

By Ashley Conti on April 22, 2017, at 1 a.m.
BELFAST, Maine -- 04/06/2017 --  Tyler Yentes (left), North Branch Farm, delivers a bag of beets and rutabagas to Robert Coombs, kitchen supervisor at Waldo County General Hospital, at the Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast Thursday. The kitchen staff at the hospital is working to bring the locavore, farm-to-table movement to an unusual place: the hospital cafeteria. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Waldo County hospital keeping it fresh with local produce

By Ashley Conti on April 17, 2017, at 11:50 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine -- 04/15/2017 -- A member of the minion canoe celebrates after successfully navigating Six Miles Falls during the 51st annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race Saturday. The 16-mile race starts in Kenduskeag and ends in downtown Bangor.  Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Paddlers take on the 51st Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

By Ashley Conti on April 16, 2017, at 8:29 a.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine -- 04/11/2017 -- Linda Janeski of Winslow, who adopted Dakota three days before the kill order was issued, wipes a tear from her face after hearing that the motion to spare the life of Dakota the dog, who was pardoned by Gov. LePage, was denied in Waterville District Court Tuesday.  Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Judge refuses to spare life of Dakota, dog pardoned by LePage

By Ashley Conti on April 11, 2017, at 4:48 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine -- 03/30/2017 -- Susan Cutting (right) adds water to a bucket of acorns so Molly Katz-Christy and Jim Merkel can agitate the acorns to remove the skins while Steve Byers washes out an agitated bucket of acorn at their home in Belfast Thursday. The group expects to make around 20 pounds of acorn flour when they are done. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Turning acorns into flour

By Ashley Conti on April 10, 2017, at 10:45 a.m.
FRANKFORT, Maine -- 03/24/2017 -- Sonja Twombly pour her goat's milk soap mixture into moulds at Lally Broch Farm in Frankfort Friday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

How to make goat’s milk soap

By Ashley Conti on April 07, 2017, at 6:53 a.m.
GRAND LAKE STREAM, Maine -- 04/01/2017 -- James Elliott III holds up a landlocked salmon that his father, James Elliott Jr., caught in Grand Lake Stream to enjoy opening day of open water fishing season at Grand Lake Stream Saturday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Anglers flock to popular fishing spot for opening day

By Ashley Conti on April 05, 2017, at 7:44 p.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine -- 03/29/2017 -- Sara Jenkins makes a pasta dish at her restaurant Nina June in Rockport Wednesday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Making the perfect pasta dish

By Ashley Conti on April 04, 2017, at 2:55 p.m.
BANGOR, MAINE -- 04/06/2016 - Jade Socoby deadlifts during a training session at Union Street Athletics in Bangor Wednesday.  Socoby used powerlifting to lose over 130 pounds. "I've never been good at anything. My brother shined in high school with basketball. He was tall and skinny and I was fat and tall," said Socoby. "I was over 320 pounds about three and a half, four years ago.... I want to help women lose weight, I want to help women know it's okay to be strong. You're not going to look like the Hulk if you touch a weight. It's just going to accentuate the frame you have, the curves you have. Every women should at least try it." Ashley L. Conti | BDN

‘Being strong is OK’: Using powerlifting to find a better self

By Ashley Conti on March 31, 2017, at 9:19 a.m.
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Jade Socoby takes a moment to regain composer before doing a squat workout at Union Street Athletics in Bangor Thursday. Socoby used powerlifting to lose over 130 pounds.

The workout that helped one woman lose 130 pounds

By Ashley Conti on March 31, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
“Every woman should at least try it.”
BELFAST, Maine -- 03/22/2017 -- Sasha Kutsy (right) carefully pours sap into a container held by daughter, Mirabelle Kutsy-Durbin, 11, from in a maple tree in their neighborhood in Belfast Wednesday. The family gathers sap from neighbor trees to make around two gallons of maple syrup. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Making maple syrup a family affair

By Ashley Conti on March 28, 2017, at 5:57 a.m.
CAMDEN, Maine -- 03/22/2017 -- Clara Connolly (left), 8, and Jala Tooley stretch to the sky while Mango watches during cat yoga at P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Camden Wednesday. The third Wednesday of every month, Coastal Maine Yoga provides free yoga classes with adoptable cats at the center. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Yoga with Cats a good fit for both people and cats

By Ashley Conti on March 27, 2017, at 8:35 a.m.
ORONO, Maine -- 03/21/2017 -- Joan Logue smiles as she listens to Emma Brickman's story at Logue's home in Orono Tuesday. Brickman visits with Logue one hour a week as part of Project Generations, a new program supported by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging and the Maine Center on Aging aimed at connecting student volunteers with senior citizens in the area, helping students appreciate the challenges of aging in place and giving seniors a lively young connection to the community. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Project Generations bring young and old together

By Ashley Conti on March 27, 2017, at 7:19 a.m.
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Scott Mahon (right) clears the puck during sled hockey practice at Sawyer Arena in Bangor on Thursday. The group consists of disabled and able-bodied athletes.

Skating with sleds: Mainers hit the ice for a different kind of hockey

By Ashley Conti on March 17, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
Sled hockey is just like stand-up hockey, except athletes sit in a sled that sits just 3 inches off the ice.
BANGOR, Maine -- 03/16/2017 -- Dave Taplin (center) moves the puck around during sled hockey practice at Sawyer Arena in Bangor Thursday. The group has been playing for 14 years and consists of disabled and able-bodied athletes. "We're just looking for anybody to play right now. We have plenty of gear, sleds, helmets, and sticks we just need people to play," said Keith Skeffington. Sled hockey is just like stand-up hockey, except athletes sit in a sled that is three inches off the ice. "It's for people with lower limb disabilities. You have to have use of your upper body," Skeffington explained. Interested athletes can contact the team at bangorsledhockey@gmail.com. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Skating with sleds: Mainers hit the ice for a different kind of hockey

By Ashley Conti on March 17, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.

City public works crew keeps Bangor moving

By Ashley Conti on March 15, 2017, at 7 a.m.

Belfast teen learns to breed dairy cows

By Ashley Conti on Feb. 20, 2017, at 7:29 a.m.

State not investigating all allegations of abuse of adults with intellectual disabilities

By Ashley Conti on Feb. 12, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.

Family bond key to bear research team’s work in the Maine woods

By Ashley Conti on Feb. 09, 2017, at 1:29 p.m.

Young diabetic farmer able to afford medicine thanks to Affordable Care Act

By Ashley Conti on Jan. 31, 2017, at 6:16 a.m.