Back from vacation, thoughts today concern fall sports in Maine and the associated preparation on the various playing fields in the area.
ORONO, Maine – The golf may have been a washout Monday, but the Bud & Barbara Leavitt Memorial Golf Classic at Penobscot Valley Country Club will still be termed a success.
Atlantic salmon have earned lead billing on the Penobscot River, and striped bass have become a highly sought fish over the past several years. Old-timers can tell you about the productive smelting expeditions they took as kids & and that some still enjoy.
After a successful 2007 cross-country season in which the Caribou girls finished third, just one point out of second in the Eastern Maine Class B championship meet, the Vikings are poised to take the next step.CREATIVECIRCLESPLITCHARACERCREATIVECIRCLESPLITCHARACERCREATIVECIRCLESPLITCHARACERCREATIVECIRCLESPLITCHARACER
Facing dwindling car counts in the Pro-Limited and Super Street classes, Speedway 95 co-owner Del Merritt said they are going to relax their regulations to jumpstart those classes.
AUGUSTA, Maine – The Hampden Riverdogs live to play another day at the American Legion state baseball championships, thanks in part to Mother Nature.
ST. ALBANS, Maine – Dennis Smith, who for 15 years served on the town’ s planning board, has demanded answers from the selectmen as to why he was not reappointed this year.
ALBION, Maine (AP) – Authorities say a Maine state trooper fatally shot a man who was armed with a shotgun during a domestic dispute in Albion.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – FairPoint Communications is considering upgrading some cables following another 911 glitch that rendered the Cumberland County emergency dispatch center’s system inoperable. Unlike past glitches, no emergency calls went unanswered.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Leaders of the Republican legislative minorities say Maine lawmakers should be called back to Augusta for a special session to deal solely with increasing funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
PARIS, Maine (AP) – A Sumner man charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two men in West Paris has been ordered held without bail for the time being.
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) – Bowdoin College is banning cars for first-year students starting in 2009.
The Bangor Daily News took first-place honors in seven categories in the annual New England Associated Press News Executives Association contest, results of which were announced Tuesday. The awards will be presented Sept. 19 at the NEAPNEA fall conference in Concord, N.H.
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In an economy where people are feeling the need to cut back on their non-necessity buying, why are people pouring out of a small shop in South Thomaston with bags and boxes overflowing with purchases?
A signal event in the transportation history of eastern Maine occurred a century ago this spring. A locally built gasoline-powered motorboat tore out of Belfast Harbor and glided up beside the City of Bangor, one of the giant steamboats that carried passengers between Boston and the Queen City.
My thought is that if you really want a library to have a book, you should give it to them.
As worry spreads through the nation about how global warming threatens the planet, some committed environmentalists find themselves afflicted by two new annoyances: “green noise” and “greenwashing.” Together, they are causing a certain green fatigue that could endanger the growing national determination to do something about climate change.
As both John McCain and Barack Obama close in on their choice for a running mate, one name keeps popping up — Olympia Snowe. Her name isn’t bandied about by professional political pundits, but by bloggers and would-be wonks.