Articles by Kevin Bennett

 

Sunken timber dried out by UMaine kiln

By Kevin Bennett on March 15, 2014, at 6:32 a.m.
Robert Rice, a University of Maine professor of wood science, dries wood that had been submerged in Quakish Lake in Millinocket since the early 1800s.

Orono man pleads not guilty in stabbing death of his mother’s boyfriend

By Kevin Bennett on March 11, 2014, at 6:21 p.m.
An Orono man is arraigned in connection with the stabbing of his mother’s boyfriend on one count of attempted murder and two counts of elevated aggravated assault. Dorian Christian Sky Guerin, aka Dorian Archer, 21, is charged with stabbing the man his mother was dating for three years.
Old Town Canoe employees Chris Hopper (left) and Jeremy Smith assemble a display as part of the Old Town Canoe booth at the 76th Eastern Maine Sportsmen's Show to be held at the University of Maine in Orono over the weekend. The show, which is run by the Penobscot Valley Conservation Association, will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for those 12 years old and older, and free for those younger than 12.

Workers prepare for Eastern Maine Sportsman’s Show

By Kevin Bennett on March 07, 2014, at 1:04 p.m.

Retraining pays off for Alton woman

By Kevin Bennett on March 07, 2014, at 10:17 a.m.
One Prospect home owner has hung a sign in a small bush near the road encouraging motorist to "Think Spring !"

Tired of low temperatures? Mainers reveal how they cope with the extreme cold

By Kevin Bennett on March 05, 2014, at 5:04 p.m.
People on the streets of Belfast speak out about how they are coping with the cold this winter.

Mainers are tired of the bitter cold

By Kevin Bennett on March 05, 2014, at 5:02 p.m.
People on the streets of Belfast speak out about how they are coping with the cold this winter.

Robotic surgery, now in single-incision

By Kevin Bennett on March 05, 2014, at 5:44 a.m.
Eastern Maine Medical Center will reach a “surgical milestone” on Wednesday by performing the state’s first single-incision hysterectomy with the help of a robot.

First steel beam to be set as part of EMMC’s modernization project

By Kevin Bennett on Feb. 27, 2014, at 6:23 p.m.
The first steel beam to be set into place as part of the hospital’s modernization project happened today at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

UMaine students bounced from dorm rooms next year

By Kevin Bennett on Feb. 27, 2014, at 12:16 p.m.
UMaine student Shawn Berry is upset about the University’s rooming arrangements for next year.
A dozen people join in unison as Michael Bennett leads them in a West African drumming workshop at Common Good Soup Kitchen in Southwest Harbor on Sunday Feb. 9, 2014.

Hancock County man learns West African music ‘about the whole, not the sum of the parts’

By Kevin Bennett on Feb. 18, 2014, at 9:53 a.m.
With a suitcase packed with drumsticks, guitar strings and all the things needed to survive the West African heat, Michael Bennett of Lamoine Beach boarded a plane headed for Gambia in December 2013. That was his 12th journey to the land he has come to love, where you sleep under …

West African rhythms resonate at drum workshop

By Kevin Bennett on Feb. 18, 2014, at 9:33 a.m.
Michael Bennett of Lamoine Beach visits The Gambia in West Africa to learn from local drummers and in turn offers then lessons.
Snow removal equipment pushes snow along the sidewalk on Franklin Street in downtown Bangor on Sunday morning.

Bangor digs out after latest snowstorm

By Kevin Bennett on Feb. 16, 2014, at 10:28 a.m.

Students learn how to save their own lives on the water.

By Kevin Bennett on Feb. 11, 2014, at 2:39 p.m.
Students from Deer Isle-Stonington High School spent Saturday at Maine Maritime Academy completing training for a fishing vessel drill conductor certificate. The session was part of a program aimed at DISHS students who are interested in a career on the water. Called the Marine Studies Pathway, the program blends academic …

My Maine Ride license suspension hearing postponed

By Kevin Bennett on Feb. 10, 2014, at 5:51 p.m.
Used car dealer gets until Feb. 26 to assemble defense.

Husson remembers Stephen Colvin

By Kevin Bennett on Feb. 07, 2014, at 5:31 p.m.
Stephen Colvin was described as “one of a kind” Friday by Husson University football teammate Ryan Stroud, who was skiing with him on Tuesday at Sugarloaf Mountain when Colvin died after losing control and careening into trees

Military flight delayed, customs officials blamed

By Kevin Bennett on Feb. 03, 2014, at 3:46 p.m.
Members of the military on a flight home from Afghanistan and Kuwait were held up at BIA after an altercation between civilian contractors and customs officials slowed the inspection process.

Purple Heart medal returned to relatives

By Kevin Bennett on Feb. 02, 2014, at 5:45 p.m.
A Purple Heart medal awarded to a soldier injured in World War I was returned to his family in Pittsfield on Sunday. The medal awarded to Pfc. Frank Conroy, who lived in Portland after the war, somehow ended up in Vermont, where it came into the possession of Sheila Bedi …
Gymnast Patrick Hapworth works on his technique at the Old Town YMCA on Friday.

Self-taught gymnast finds inspiration in YouTube videos

By Kevin Bennett on Jan. 29, 2014, at 1:49 p.m.
“I’ve never seriously injured myself, but I occasionally twist and sprain my ankle,” said Patrick Hapworth, a University of Maine student with an off-beat hobby. Hapworth is a self-taught gymnast who spends hours trying to master tricks that he has seen others perform successfully. As a high school wrestler at …

New Searsport boat shop opens for students

By Kevin Bennett on Jan. 28, 2014, at 4:25 p.m.
The donation of a former seine loft leads to more room for high school students to learn boat building skills.

Red Sox trophies get drooled over

By Kevin Bennett on Jan. 26, 2014, at 3:32 p.m.
Red Sox fans swarmed the three World Series trophies as they made a stop at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Sunday.
 
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