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Sports briefs for June 8, 2016

By The Sports Xchange on June 09, 2016, at 7:46 a.m.
Report: NHL committee recommends Las Vegas for expansion After the NHL’s nine-member executive committee met for over four hours Tuesday in New York deliberating the expansion bids of Las Vegas and Quebec City, among other issues, it was reported by Las Vegas hockey blog the Sin Bin that the committee …

Means pitches Baysox past Sea Dogs

on June 08, 2016, at 11:10 p.m.
PORTLAND | John Means allowed one earned run over seven innings on Wednesday night to help the Bowie Baysox post a 4-1 Eastern League baseball victory over the Portland Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field. Means (1-2) earned his first career Double-A win in his third start, allowing just four …

TV radio sports schedule for June 7, 2016

on June 06, 2016, at 4:45 p.m.
BASEBALL, HIGH SCHOOL DIRIGO at OOB, 2:30 p.m., WOXO Norway (92.7 FM) radio BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at SAN FRANCISCO, 10:15 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle …

Sports briefs for June 1, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on June 02, 2016, at 6:14 a.m.
Beach to Beacon adding HS mile CAPE ELIZABETH | The TD Beach to Beacon is adding a competitive High School Mile event to race weekend this year that is expected to attract top high school runners from across Maine, race officials announced Wednesday. The TD Beach to Beacon High …

Local sports results for May 27, 2016

on May 27, 2016, at 9:32 p.m.
Results HIGH SCHOOL Friday’s Results SOFTBALL Bucksport 13, Dexter 0 Carrabec 12, Hall-Dale 6 Fort Fairfield 15, Fort Kent 2 Houlton 20, Calais 0 Medomak Valley 9, Lincoln Academy 7 Mount View 9, MCI 2 Narraguagus 32, Machias 1 Oceanside 6, Belfast 0 Stearns 19, Penquis Valley 7 Winslow 12, …

On Deck, a sports calendar for May 26, 2016

on May 26, 2016, at 8:46 p.m.
BASEBALL HAMPDEN — The Hampden RH Foster American Legion Baseball Team will hold tryouts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Bordick Park in Hampden. Players ages 15 to 19 from Hampden Academy, Nokomis Regional High School, and Hermon High School, are eligible to try out. Contact Pete Huston at …

Obama to lay out vision for Vietnam ties after ending arms ban

By Matt Spetalnick and Martin Petty, Reuters on May 24, 2016, at 6:30 a.m.
HANOI — U.S. President Barack Obama is set to lay out more of his plan for a stronger alliance with Vietnam on Tuesday, after scrapping an arms ban that was the last big hurdle between two countries drawn together by concern over China’s military buildup. The removal of a vestige …

Baltimore police officer acquitted in Freddie Gray death

By Donna Owens, Reuters on May 24, 2016, at 6:15 a.m.
BALTIMORE — Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero was acquitted Monday of all charges in the 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray, the second setback for prosecutors in a case that triggered rioting and fueled the Black Lives Matter movement. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams, who heard the …

No-scare bear: Carmel homeowner videotapes feeder-raiding bruin

By John Holyoke on May 18, 2016, at 1:46 p.m.
Jim Thorne has lived in his Carmel home for 20 years, and has enjoyed life on the edge of the woods. For the past few years, he said he has noticed an interesting phenomenon. “In past years, the pole [for the bird feeder] has been bent over,” Thorne said. “I …

TV radio sports schedule for May 18, 2016

on May 17, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at KANSAS CITY, 2:15 p.m., Game 2, 8:15 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB Portland (96.3 FM), …

TV radio sports schedule for May 16, 2016

on May 16, 2016, at 6:40 a.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at KANSAS CITY, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; ESPN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB Portland (96.3 FM), WPEI Portland/Saco (95.9 …

Allagash ‘expose’ gives poachers too much slack

By John Holyoke on May 12, 2016, at 11:52 a.m.
On Sunday, the Maine Sunday Telegram published a long, seemingly in-depth series of stories that, according to the paper, documents a “controversial sting” operation that took the Maine Warden Service two years to complete, and which, writer Colin Woodard asserts, resulted in “surprisingly scant results.” The target of that sting …

The failed promises of marijuana legalization, cautionary tales for Maine

By Scott M. Gagnon, MPP, PS-C on May 12, 2016, at 5:30 a.m.
If you’ve been following this column, and my comment section and page visits makes clear many of you are, you know I’ve written extensively about the failure of marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington.  Well, this week has seen multiple stories highlighting yet more negative consequences from legalization along with …

Wednesday’s Bangor-Hampden softball summary

on May 11, 2016, at 9:56 p.m.
High school softball BANGOR 9, HAMPDEN ACADEMY 2 Hampden Acad. (5-4) 001 001 0 — 2 6 2 Bangor (7-2) 103 104 x — 9 16 2 Hatch and Dysart; Bragg and Payne E: Leland, Scott; Gilmore 2; 2B: none; Gilmore, Conner, Bishop, Bezgembluk; 3B: none; Payne; HR: none; Bragg …

Suspect dead after four stabbed at Massachusetts mall, home

By Reuters on May 11, 2016, at 7:10 a.m.
A man was shot and killed by police Tuesday night after stabbing four people, two of whom later died, in twin attacks at a Massachusetts house and shopping mall, state police said.

Aroostook Artisan Craft Fair in Van Buren this Saturday

By St. John Valley Times on May 04, 2016, at 1:42 p.m.
  VAN BUREN, Maine – GO-Van Buren recently announced that its annual Aroostook Artisans Craft Fair will be held this year on Saturday, May 7 at the Community Center on Champlain Street in Van Buren. Doors open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with no admission charge. The …

AGs United for Clean Power fail to fulfill their mission

By Jacob Posik on May 03, 2016, at 1:10 p.m.
A coalition of Attorneys General (AG) have launched a full-fledged witch hunt into fossil fuel companies and energy groups who they believe may be misleading the public about the harmful impacts of carbon emissions on humans and the environment, and the larger role these gases play in climate change. The …

Whatever Sanders says, there can’t be a contested Democratic National Convention.

By Amy Fried on May 02, 2016, at 8:44 a.m.
Political pundits and junkies alike thrill to the prospect of contested conventions, with multiple votes needed to pick a nominee. And, while Senator Bernie Sanders says this is going to happen at the Democratic National Convention, there’s no way it can. Sanders hangs his claim on defining “contested convention” in …

My goats eat an awful lot like sheep. Or… My sheep look and awful lot like goats!

By Doug Alley on April 28, 2016, at 5:46 p.m.
Sheep and goats are similar in many ways. They can look alike at times, they both make “baaaah” noises that are similar, and most significantly they are both ruminants. Animals like cows, deer, and moose are also ruminants, along with giraffes and camels. Ruminants have 4 chambered stomachs, and regurgitate …

My goats eat an awful lot like sheep. Or… My sheep look and awful lot like goats!

By Doug Alley on April 28, 2016, at 5:46 p.m.
Sheep and goats are similar in many ways. They can look alike at times, they both make “baaaah” noises that are similar, and most significantly they are both ruminants. Animals like cows, deer, and moose are also ruminants, along with giraffes and camels. Ruminants have 4 chambered stomachs, and regurgitate …