Articles by Gabor Degre

 

UMaine unveils new laboratory to test turbines, ships

By Gabor Degre on Nov. 23, 2015, at 5:25 p.m.
People observe a demonstration on Monday at the new Harold Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine in Orono. The new laboratory will allow the testing of designs for offshore floating wind turbines, underwater turbines and ships in various wave …

Dementia Tour at the Island Nursing Home and Care Center

By Gabor Degre on Nov. 19, 2015, at 1 p.m.
The Dementia Tour at Island Nursing Home and Care Center Dementia Tour involves wearing goggles, gloves and ear phones to impair senses to simulate what an elderly person with dementia may experience in daily life.  The simulation the room was lit only by strobe lights to further increase disorientation.

Search for missing hunter in Alton

By Gabor Degre on Nov. 13, 2015, at 5:09 p.m.
Robert Vadas, a hunter who was reported missing in Alton on Thursday, was found alive Friday afternoon.

WWII veteran Ted Converse recalls being shot down over Europe

By Gabor Degre on Nov. 11, 2015, at 6:24 a.m.
Sgt. Ted Converse, a World War II veteran, recalls when his B-17 bomber was shot down over Europe after a raid on Munster, Germany.

Signatures submitted in support of new national park in Maine

By Gabor Degre on Nov. 10, 2015, at 5:29 p.m.
A group supporting a proposed national park and recreation area in the Katahdin region on Tuesday unveiled a petition containing 13,580 signatures from people around the world who back the idea in hopes of convincing Maine’s congressional delegation to help make it a reality.

News conference following the 2015 William S. Cohen Lecture

By Gabor Degre on Oct. 27, 2015, at 6:09 p.m.
Former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen (center) answers a question during a press availability with Gen. Joseph W. Ralston (left) and Ambassador Nicholas Burns following the 2015 William S. Cohen Lecture at the University of Maine in Orono on Tuesday.

Constitutional carry law goes into effect in Maine

By Gabor Degre on Oct. 14, 2015, at 4:06 p.m.
Constitutional carry law goes into effect in Maine.

See these pumpkin boats race during the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta

By Gabor Degre on Oct. 12, 2015, at 7:45 p.m.
Watch as various pumpkin boats race to victory during the annual Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta on Monday in Damariscotta.

Mechanized logging equipment operator training launched in Maine

By Gabor Degre on Sept. 30, 2015, at 4:54 p.m.
In the midst of a bad week for Maine’s pulp and paper mills, logging industry leaders on Wednesday announced a new community college program aimed at attracting new workers for their businesses.

Senate President Thibodeau talks shovels and Maine politics

By Gabor Degre on Sept. 27, 2015, at 7:41 a.m.
Until recently, Senate President Mike Thibodeau had been one of Gov. Paul LePage’s top supporters. Their relationship soured this year during a bruising, intense state budget fight that divided House Republicans and LePage against Thibodeau and 20 Senate Republicans into opposing factions. During that uncertain time, when the state government appeared …

Savage Oaks Vineyard and Winery

By Gabor Degre on Sept. 24, 2015, at 6:04 p.m.
Harvesting and pressing grapes and blueberries at Savage Oaks Vineyard & Winery.

Steve Alsup 1944-2015

By Gabor Degre on Aug. 29, 2015, at 5:55 a.m.
When Joshua Alsup decided to tell the story of his father, Bar Harbor blacksmith Steve Alsup, in words and images he shared in an online photo album this summer, it left an impression on many people.

U.S. Sen. Angus King organizes discussion on heroin abuse

By Gabor Degre on Aug. 25, 2015, at 5:29 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Angus King organizes discussion on heroin abuse.
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Noami Brautigam uses a disc harrow on the field to prepare ir for the first seedlings at Dickey Hill Farm in Monroe.

Young couple’s Monroe farm takes root

By Gabor Degre on Aug. 22, 2015, at 7:06 a.m.
Editor’s Note: This is the second in an occasional series about a young couple beginning a farming life in Monroe. Early on a recent morning, Noami Brautigam and James Gagne sat at their kitchen table planning out their work for the day at Dickey Hill Farm in Monroe. It was …

The growing season starts at Dickey Hill Farm in Monroe

By Gabor Degre on Aug. 22, 2015, at 7:04 a.m.
The growing season starts at Dickey Hill Farm in Monroe.

Scott Ramsdell sentenced

By Gabor Degre on Aug. 18, 2015, at 3:21 p.m.
Scott Ramsdell was sentenced to 10 years in prison with all but 27 months suspended and four years of probation.

‘We didn’t know too much about the bomb then’

By Gabor Degre on Aug. 14, 2015, at 10:11 p.m.
Navy veteran Conrad Lebourdais talks about his service during WWII.

Parkman murder suspect makes initial appearance in court

By Gabor Degre on Aug. 12, 2015, at 5:08 p.m.
Murder suspect Robert Burton makes his initial appearance on Wednesday at the Piscataquis County Court House in Dover-Foxcroft.

Hiroshima audio-visual art installation set for showing at UMaine

By Gabor Degre on Aug. 05, 2015, at 6:01 p.m.
A Hiroshima audio-visual art installation can be seen at the University of Maine in Orono.

Pair sentenced for three drug-related murders in Bangor

By Gabor Degre on July 28, 2015, at 6:27 p.m.
Randall Daluz, 37, of Brockton, Massachusetts, and Nicholas Sexton, 34, of Warwick, Rhode Island, were sentenced Tuesday afternoon for a 2012 triple homicide in Bangor.