In Friday’s paper the wrong group of swimmers was credited for winning the 200 medley relay in the Gardiner-Belfast girls meet. Gardiner did win, but it was the team of Ami Woodbury, Ashley Randlett, Amy Larrabee, and Christine LeSan that won. Also, in the boys 200 free relay,… Read More
    NEWPORT – From Old Town’s first basket, there was little doubt the battle would boil down to Nokomis’ backcourt and the Indians’ frontcourt. And in the end, it was the three big girls in front who led Old Town to its third consecutive Big East… Read More
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    Each year brings out a number of events which stand out in the minds of the people who play them, watch them, and cover them. The members of the NEWS sports staff, who spent a fair amount of time in the field covering the wide… Read More
    In Friday’s paper the wrong group of swimmers was credited for winning the 200 medley relay in the Gardiner-Belfast girls meet. Gardiner did win, but it was the team of Ami Woodbury, Ashley Randlett, Amy Larrabee, and Christine LeSan that won. Also, in the boys 200 free relay,… Read More
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    ROCKLAND – Jody Kenniston lit up the scoreboard for 28 points and ripped down 13 rebounds to lead the Rockland Tigers to a 52-36 schoolgirl basketball victory over the Mount View Mustangs in a battle of unbeaten teams Friday night. Emily Gushee chipped in 10… Read More
    ROCKLAND – Jody Kenniston lit up the scoreboard for 28 points and ripped down 13 rebounds to lead the Rockland Tigers to a 52-36 schoolgirl basketball victory over the Mount View Mustangs in a battle of unbeaten teams Friday night. Emily Gushee chipped in 10… Read More
    DYER BROOK – Kim Collier picked up a pass that was deflected by Janna Walker and scored a layup with six seconds left to give host Southern Aroostook a 40-39 schoolgirl basketball victory over Washburn here Friday night. Walker finished with 14 points and Brittany… Read More
    DYER BROOK – Kim Collier picked up a pass that was deflected by Janna Walker and scored a layup with six seconds left to give host Southern Aroostook a 40-39 schoolgirl basketball victory over Washburn here Friday night. Walker finished with 14 points and Brittany… Read More
    High Schools AT HERMON PVC Slalom Race John Bapst boys 21, Hampden 43, Lee Acad. 71, Piscataquis 79, Hermon 86, Nokomis 86, Mattanawcook 103, Brewer 119, Penobscot Valley 169 googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner… Read More
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    MILO – Penquis held a 38-29 advantage and posted a 15-0 run to defeat Katahdin of Sherman Station 68-38 in schoolgirl basketball action Friday night. Carrie Russell led all scorers with 20 points and seven steals for Penquis. Erin Weston tossed in 18 points and… Read More
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    The sanctions imposed by the University of Maine on the school’s assistant coaches and on the number of scholarships are significant, but it remains to be seen just how the program will be affected in future seasons. Maine recruiting coordinator and assistant Grant Standbrook was… Read More
    MILO – Penquis held a 38-29 advantage and posted a 15-0 run to defeat Katahdin of Sherman Station 68-38 in schoolgirl basketball action Friday night. Carrie Russell led all scorers with 20 points and seven steals for Penquis. Erin Weston tossed in 18 points and… Read More
    MOUNT DESERT ISLAND – Marc Corliss scored a game-high 21 points and Ben Ketchen scored seven of his nine points in the final quarter to lead the Trojans to a 71-56 win over Sumner in schoolboy basketball action Friday night. Matt Ketchen scored 15 points… Read More
    The sanctions imposed by the University of Maine on the school’s assistant coaches and on the number of scholarships are significant, but it remains to be seen just how the program will be affected in future seasons. Maine recruiting coordinator and assistant Grant Standbrook was… Read More
    Rudy Keeling had hoped his University of Maine men’s basketball team could get rested up for the 1996 portion of its schedule during the holiday break. The Black Bears are rested, but they find themselves down two players heading into today’s 1 p.m. non-league game… Read More
    Rudy Keeling had hoped his University of Maine men’s basketball team could get rested up for the 1996 portion of its schedule during the holiday break. The Black Bears are rested, but they find themselves down two players heading into today’s 1 p.m. non-league game… Read More
    MOUNT DESERT ISLAND – Marc Corliss scored a game-high 21 points and Ben Ketchen scored seven of his nine points in the final quarter to lead the Trojans to a 71-56 win over Sumner in schoolboy basketball action Friday night. Matt Ketchen scored 15 points… Read More
    FORT FAIRFIELD – Ben Goodwin scored seven of his 25 points in overtime, including going 5-for-5 from the line, to give Houlton a 72-69 win over Fort Fairfield. Chris Spencer scored 14 and Lucas Ritchie chipped in 13 for the Shiretowners. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
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    FORT FAIRFIELD – Ben Goodwin scored seven of his 25 points in overtime, including going 5-for-5 from the line, to give Houlton a 72-69 win over Fort Fairfield. Chris Spencer scored 14 and Lucas Ritchie chipped in 13 for the Shiretowners. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    Think you’re a newshound? Take this quiz about Maine, national and world events and test your news sense. Good luck. 1. The 104th Congress that convened in 1995 was the first Republican Congress in: (a) 20 years; (b) 24 years; (c) 40 years. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    CARIBOU — A former St. John Valley man who went on a burglary and theft spree for six months last year pleaded guilty Friday to more than half of the charges levied against him. The remaining counts against Jean B. Hebert, 33, were dismissed in… Read More
    HOULTON — After 1 1/2 hours of debate, the Town Council and the town’s board of budget review have come up with an answer to the annual question of how to fund charitable organizations without increasing taxes. The proposal that was finally approved by the… Read More
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    ROCKPORT — Plants Unlimited on Route 1 is organizing a deluxe motorcoach trip to see the Boston Bruins play the Vancouver Canucks on Monday, Jan. 15. Game time is 1:30 p.m. at the new FleetCenter in Boston. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    BUCKSPORT — Two Bucksport men were transported to a local hospital after their vehicles collided head-on on the East Bucksport Road Friday evening. Wade Winchester, 31, and John W. Jones, 24, still were being evaluated at Eastern Maine Medical Center Friday night, according to a… Read More
    NEWPORT — A two-car collision in Newport Friday afternoon resulted in minor injuries for one driver. According to Newport police Chief James Ricker, Jane Sawyer, 56, of Newport was driving a Volkswagen Rabbit west on Main Street when she was struck on the left by… Read More
    CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Ski resorts like Sugarloaf USA undergo maintenance in the summer to get ready for the winter. So do skiers such as Paul Schipper, a 72-year-old enthusiast who underwent triple-bypass heart surgery but recuperated in time to resume his 14-year streak of skiing… Read More
    HANCOCK — A gun-wielding masked man’s recent attack on a Hancock woman has frightened some local residents who have started locking their doors and stopped taking daily walks in the sparsely populated neighborhood. “I never used to lock my door, and now I keep locking… Read More
    HANCOCK — With five towns now threatening to pull out of Coastal Recycling, the nonprofit cooperative is seeking proposals on how the facility could be operated by a private company. Bob Hedger, a member of Coastal’s board of directors who represents the town of Gouldsboro,… Read More
    HANCOCK — A gun-wielding masked man’s recent attack on a Hancock woman has frightened some local residents who have started locking their doors and stopped taking daily walks in the sparsely populated neighborhood. “I never used to lock my door, and now I keep locking… Read More
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    BANGOR — An internal investigation of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department has resulted in uneasiness in the department and has caused two county commissioners to question the toll it is taking on department morale and resources. Sheriff Edward Reynolds is searching for whoever tipped the… Read More
    CARIBOU — Two men pleaded guilty Friday to burning a pile of discarded tires last June at a former Van Buren landfill. The fire cost the town more than $15,000 to extinguish. Harold Cormier Jr., 20, and Joey Doucette, 19, both of Van Buren, pleaded… Read More
    HOULTON — Proponents of the International Appalachian Trail, which will run through parts of Maine, New Brunswick and Quebec, reported that 1995 saw major progress in the development of the 434-mile, or 700-kilometer trail system. In a release issued Friday, Dick Anderson, president of the… Read More
    HANCOCK — With five towns now threatening to pull out of Coastal Recycling, the nonprofit cooperative is seeking proposals on how the facility could be operated by a private company. Bob Hedger, a member of Coastal’s board of directors who represents the town of Gouldsboro,… Read More
    CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Ski resorts like Sugarloaf USA undergo maintenance in the summer to get ready for the winter. So do skiers such as Paul Schipper, a 72-year-old enthusiast who underwent triple-bypass heart surgery but recuperated in time to resume his 14-year streak of skiing… Read More
    BAILEYVILLE — If a Catholic knocks at the rectory door at Saint James the Greater Catholic Church, it will not be answered by a man in a cleric’s collar, but by a woman with warm brown eyes, prematurely white hair and a voice as soothing as hot cocoa… Read More
    We have watched our great country shut down three times now by those who enjoy its freedoms the most. By Christmas Eve, there existed no continuing resolution or budget, or, for that matter, no guarantee of work for those federal employees who process the claims for those who… Read More
    The task force looking into Maine’s liquor business concluded earlier this month what many others in Maine and elsewhere decided long ago: turn the retail and wholesale sides of the business over to private firms and focus on enforcement of the liquor laws. They are good suggestions. Read More
    Some say he’s arrogant and he thinks he’s above the rules. Is he perfect? Of course not. But Shawn Walsh is a man with enormous enthusiasm who works tirelessly to promote University of Maine hockey. Many recognize he’s a fantastic coach, but may not know he never builds… Read More
    BANGOR — One of the new police officers Chief Randy Harriman hopes to hire through the federal COPS FAST program might be used as a victim advocate. Two others could be used to expand the bike patrol program and establish a liaison with the city’s three high schools. Read More
    A recent editorial in the Bangor Daily News (“Nuclear trust,” Dec. 22) articulated several important issues pertaining to the operation of the Maine Yankee plant in Wiscasset. While our company continues its dialogue with state and federal regulators on conditions for returning Maine Yankee to service, some of… Read More
    The task force looking into Maine’s liquor business concluded earlier this month what many others in Maine and elsewhere decided long ago: turn the retail and wholesale sides of the business over to private firms and focus on enforcement of the liquor laws. They are good suggestions. Read More
    PORTLAND — Clifton “Clif” Reynolds, a pioneer in Maine broadcast journalism and longtime morning news anchor for WCSH-TV, Portland, died Wednesday night in Tucson, Ariz. He was 72. Reynolds, who moved to Arizona after his retirement in 1989, died of cancer. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    ST. ALBANS — Quick response by St. Albans firefighters Friday night may have saved the Donald Stanley home on the Grant Road from significant damage. The situation appeared much worse when firefighters arrived than it actually was, according to Capt. Jason Emery, who said the… Read More
    BANGOR — Assignments for city committees have been made for 1996. Appointments of city councilors made by Mayor Marshall Frankel are: Ad hoc sewer committee: Timothy Woodcock, chairman; Don Soucy, Charles Sullivan. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
    The 11th Airborne Division Association is searching for all former members, beginning from the division activation in 1942 to its deactivation in 1958, and for members of the 11th Air Assault Division from 1962 to 1965 at Fort Benning, Ga. A reunion will be held Sept. 4-7, 1997,… Read More
    TOGUS — On the 13th day of the partial federal government shutdown, the Veterans Administration hospital at Togus and all outpatient clinics at the hospital and in remote sites remain open. Administrative offices are working at reduced staffing levels to provide support for these patient care functions. Read More
    BANGOR — One of the new police officers Chief Randy Harriman hopes to hire through the federal COPS FAST program might be used as a victim advocate. Two others could be used to expand the bike patrol program and establish a liaison with the city’s three high schools. Read More
    BELFAST — Kay Retzlaff, proprietor of Writers at Large, a Belfast-based public relations firm, will offer an eight-week public relations course for microbusinesses and nonprofits through Belfast Adult Education. Classes will begin the week of Jan. 8, and will be held at Belfast Area High… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — State and local fire investigators are searching for the cause of a Friday morning fire that resulted in major damage to a two-story house on Route 1. Presque Isle Fire Chief James Ksysiak said the fire broke out in a two-story wood-frame… Read More
    PRESQUE ISLE — State and local fire investigators are searching for the cause of a Friday morning fire that resulted in major damage to a two-story house on Route 1. Presque Isle Fire Chief James Ksysiak said the fire broke out in a two-story wood-frame… Read More
    MACHIAS — A petition seeking public approval for a $100,000 airport improvement project has been withdrawn by the project’s supporters. Ken Hatt, a member of the airport committee, said Friday that the petition was withdrawn because a special town meeting probably could not have been… Read More
    ROCKLAND — The American Association of University Women, Midcoast Maine Branch, will hold its first meeting of the new year at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at the First Congregational Church. Camden watercolor artist Nicky Bottger will display and discuss her paintings at 1 p.m. Read More
    SURRY — The Maine Green Party will hold a caucus at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Surry Town Office on North Bend Road. The party plans to enroll new members. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
    This is addressed to the creep or creeps in the Rainbow Trailer Park area. I hope you feel real proud of yourself or selves for breaking the heart of our little 3e-year-old. She and her older sister had had fun building a “Frosty” snowman, and… Read More
    CARIBOU — A former St. John Valley man who went on a burglary and theft spree for six months last year pleaded guilty Friday to more than half of the charges levied against him. The remaining counts against Jean B. Hebert, 33, were dismissed in… Read More
    MACHIAS — A petition seeking public approval for a $100,000 airport improvement project has been withdrawn by the project’s supporters. Ken Hatt, a member of the airport committee, said Friday that the petition was withdrawn because a special town meeting probably could not have been… Read More
    We all know that during the winter months snow is part of the equation. We also know that weather forecasters, right or wrong, have the best job on television. Foreceasters are well paid to show you graphs, maps and doomsday with great authority. Their forecast… Read More
    HOULTON — Proponents of the International Appalachian Trail, which will run through parts of Maine, New Brunswick and Quebec, reported that 1995 saw major progress in the development of the 434-mile, or 700-kilometer trail system. In a release issued Friday, Dick Anderson, president of the… Read More
    Predictably, letters to the editor about the one-year suspension of University of Maine hockey coach Shawn Walsh by the university administration for alleged irregularities in the hockey program have started to show up on the Oped page of Maine’s Largest Daily. Early returns were running… Read More
    AUGUSTA — The Maine Land Use Regulation Commission will sponsor eight meetings throughout the state beginning in January to obtain public comment for rewriting its comprehensive land use plan. The plan is LURC’s blueprint for planning and regulating development in the 10.5 million acres of… Read More
    State Sen. Dale McCormick’s decision this week to withdraw a gay-rights bill from consideration of the Legislature was welcome. After the fall’s bruising campaign on a human-rights referendum question aimed at homosexuals, the state needs time to recover. The human-rights measure, known as Question 1,… Read More
    BUCKSPORT — Two Bucksport men were transported to a local hospital after their vehicles collided head-on on the East Bucksport Road Friday evening. Wade Winchester, 31, and John W. Jones, 24, still were being evaluated at Eastern Maine Medical Center Friday night, according to a… Read More
    CARIBOU — Two men pleaded guilty Friday to burning a pile of discarded tires last June at a former Van Buren landfill. The fire cost the town more than $15,000 to extinguish. Harold Cormier Jr., 20, and Joey Doucette, 19, both of Van Buren, pleaded… Read More
    ST. ALBANS — Quick response by St. Albans firefighters Friday night may have saved the Donald Stanley home on the Grant Road from significant damage. The situation appeared much worse when firefighters arrived than it actually was, according to Capt. Jason Emery, who said the… Read More
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    ROCKLAND — The Rockland Share the Pride Association will hold two meetings in January to kick off the new year. The regular monthly meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 3, and the Gateway Park project committee meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 4. Both meetings are scheduled for 7… Read More
    AUGUSTA — The Maine Land Use Regulation Commission will sponsor eight meetings throughout the state beginning in January to obtain public comment for rewriting its comprehensive land use plan. The plan is LURC’s blueprint for planning and regulating development in the 10.5 million acres of… Read More
    State Sen. Dale McCormick’s decision this week to withdraw a gay-rights bill from consideration of the Legislature was welcome. After the fall’s bruising campaign on a human-rights referendum question aimed at homosexuals, the state needs time to recover. The human-rights measure, known as Question 1,… Read More
    BANGOR — The Penobscot County local board of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program will receive a projected $68,451 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. While the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s funding has not been passed, officials expect the pending congressional appropriation legislation to designate… Read More
    The 11th Airborne Division Association is searching for all former members, beginning from the division activation in 1942 to its deactivation in 1958, and for members of the 11th Air Assault Division from 1962 to 1965 at Fort Benning, Ga. A reunion will be held Sept. 4-7, 1997,… Read More
    Predictably, letters to the editor about the one-year suspension of University of Maine hockey coach Shawn Walsh by the university administration for alleged irregularities in the hockey program have started to show up on the Oped page of Maine’s Largest Daily. Early returns were running… Read More
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