Bangor Daily News

Friday, May 25


Maine shipyard workers to benefit from repeal of travel pay cuts, senators say


“The committee’s passage of this legislation is welcome news, as the bill will continue to support good-paying Maine jobs that boost our security at home and abroad.”

Weinstein released on $1 million bail after court appearance on sex charges


Harvey Weinstein was charged Friday with rape and another sex felony in the first prosecution to result from the wave of allegations against him that sparked a national reckoning over sexual misconduct.

Catalyst to sell Rumford paper mill to Hong Kong company

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An ND Paper spokesperson said the investment plans do not include any layoffs at the Rumford mill, which currently has 620 employees.

Maine high school teacher arrested on sex charges

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A teacher at a high school in Deer Isle has been arrested on charges that he had sexual contact with a student at the school.


No on Question 1: Ranked-choice voting not constitutional for all Maine elections


We strongly believe that Maine’s voting system should be fully constitutional and consistent for all state elections.


Robert Indiana’s Vinalhaven estate to become museum

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Indiana, famed for his sculptures such as LOVE and EAT, was associated with the pop art movement in the 1960s.

Red Sox designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment to make room for return of Pedroia


The move means the Red Sox have seven days to either trade or release the veteran slugger.

Maine motorcycle run, hike to honor service members set for Memorial Day weekend


MILLINOCKET, Maine — A convoy of motorcyclists in Maine will ride from Portland to Millinocket in an annual Memorial Day weekend event meant to honor dead service members from Maine.

Where and when to expect heavy traffic in Maine this holiday weekend

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If you hit the road this weekend, you’ll have plenty of company. The Maine Turnpike is expecting an increase of 1.5 percent in Memorial Day weekend travel over last year’s Memorial Day weekend.


What Adam Cote learned at a stalled clean energy company now fuels his campaign


The time for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Adam Cote's energy business never really arrived. But it could, if he's elected governor.

Portland schools say they won’t call federal immigration agents on kids


In the aftermath of Education Secretary DeVos' remarks, Portland city and school officials said they would stand by a 2017 district resolution to “be a safe haven for students and families threatened by immigration enforcement or…

Map designed to help visitors discover best of Katahdin national monument


“The exciting challenge was to create a map to help visitors safely navigate a national treasure that’s still in its infancy.”


Clouds, scattered showers to dampen Memorial Day weekend in Maine

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A slightly greater chance of rain will threaten the Bangor region on Monday, especially between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and after 8 p.m.


University of Southern Maine baseball star earns first-team All-America honor


Jake Dexter of the University of Southern Maine can again count himself among the best Division III baseball players in the nation. For the second straight year, the junior infielder and relief pitcher from Oakland has earned a spot on the…


Median home sale price climbs to $200K in April in Maine


A report suggests limited availability of single-family homes is causing prices to grow.

Auburn man sues local KFC alleging he found bone in chicken pot pie

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A Maine man is suing a local KFC restaurant alleging permanent damages from a piece of bone he says he found in his chicken pot pie.

An Amazon Echo recorded a family’s conversation, then sent it to a person in their contacts


This isn’t the first time that Amazon’s smart speaker has garnered scrutiny over potential eavesdropping.


Would Rachel Carson eat organic?


Rachel Carson, who was born on May 27, 1907, and launched the modern environmental movement with her 1962 book “ Silent Spring,” was a highly private person. But on one occasion she allowed an interviewer to ask, “What do you eat?” Her…

The destructive cycle of hating


Both the right and the left are increasingly defined by a form of Manichaeism, in which the forces of light are taken to be in a death struggle with the forces of darkness.

Proposed farm bill could mean bad news for Maine’s organic farmers

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Maine's small family farms and organic growers have concerns that language in the Senate’s unreleased version of the 2018 farm bill could create steep challenges for their businesses.


Why it matters that Bangor’s police force is one of the youngest in decades

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“It takes so long to hire and train [an officer] that it's devastating when we lose one. You've lost all of that experience and you have to start all the way back over.”

Acadia weighs ‘residents only’ pass as part of new traffic plan

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BAR HARBOR, Maine — As they shape their latest transportation plan, Acadia National Park officials are sorting through ideas that include a “residents only” park pass. Park spokeswoman Christy Anastasia was noncommittal on creating a pass…

Here’s the traditional Memorial Day boating safety update, which shouldn’t be ignored


A Coast Guard official says they are frustrated that no one is showing up for boating safety training, and yet every year people die in Maine as the result of boating accidents.


Snell goes 6 scoreless innings, Rays beat Red Sox 6-3


Blake Snell threw six scoreless innings, Wilson Ramos drove in two runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Thursday night.


Pitcher returns from injury with strong effort as UMaine beats Albany in America East tourney


University of Maine junior right-hander Nick Silva hadn’t started a game since April 22 due to a forearm strain. But you wouldn’t have known it on Thursday.

Local scores; golf, Little League, harness racing results


Results Thursday’s Results HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL John Bapst 9, Mount View 0 SOFTBALL Foxcroft Acad. 14, Piscataquis 1 John Bapst 4, Mount View 2 PVHS 23, Bangor Christian 0 COLLEGE BASEBALL America East Tourney Hartford 2, Stony Brook 0…


New Hampshire committee rejects Northern Pass appeal


In March, Massachusetts said it will instead move toward an agreement with New England Clean Energy Connect, a hydropower project proposed by Central Maine Power Co.


Small Islesboro water shuttle helps in ‘boycott’ of state ferry service

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On Monday, Quicksilver’s owners dropped the typical $10 one-way ticket to $5, making its round trip fare $1 cheaper than the state ferry’s.

Dustin Pedroia returns from bad knee, rejoins Red Sox on Friday


Pedroia, who missed the first 50 games of the season, will come off the disabled list for a weekend series at Fenway Park against Atlanta.

Alarmed: LeBron, Cavs facing win-or-else Game 6 vs Celtics


Beaten for the third time in Boston in these home-sweet-home Eastern Conference finals, Cleveland will face its second elimination game of the postseason on Friday.