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    November 17, 2018

    Mahoosuc Community Band to present Christmas concert

    BETHEL — The Mahoosuc Community Band will present a Christmas concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the West Parish Congregational Church. The band will play “Echoes From the Battlefield” arranged by Darren Jenkins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The arrangement features familiar songs from that era. […]

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    November 3, 2018

    Boys’ soccer: Chemistry key to Lewiston’s title defense

    Suab Nur of Lewiston leads the Lewiston celebration after the Blue Devils’ victory over Gorham in the Class A state soccer championship game Saturday in Bath. (Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald) After the Boston Red Sox won the 2013 World Series, second baseman Dustin Pedroia said repeating as champions is “the toughest thing to do in […]

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    October 26, 2018

    Video shows Lisbon girls’ soccer player throwing punch that sparks outrage

    Both times Mt. Abram and Lisbon high schools met on the girls’ soccer field this season, it was more of a clash than a contest. The physical play crossed the line near the end of the teams’ Class C South quarterfinal matchup Wednesday afternoon at Lisbon High School. Kaylee Knight scored what ended up being […]

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    October 2, 2018

    Hometown pride helps church repair windows

    OQUOSSOC — In less than two months, donations from parishioners and nonparishioners raised over $14,000 to repair the historic, stained-glass windows at Our Lady of the Lakes Church. “Outdoorsmen and women, friends with ancestral connections to the area, and Catholics from other churches were all willing to make generous donations to help our small, rural […]

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    September 1, 2018

    Looking Back: Jeremy Tardiff 'tremendous' in football and baseball

    Jeremy Tardiff with his family. Tardiff won the 1994 Fitzpatrick Trophy and then signed a professional baseball contract with the Boston Red Sox. (Brewster Burns photo) Rarely during his high school football career was Jeremy Tardiff ever stopped in his tracks. Nowadays, the former award-winning and record-setting Oxford Hills running back gets stopped by both […]

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    August 31, 2018

    2018 H.S. Football Preview: Team Capsules

    DIRIGO Coach: Jim Hersom (fifth year) Region: Class E Last year’s record: 3-6, lost in D South quarterfinals. Returning athletes: Seniors — Alex Gorham (RB/LB), Jack Lavorgna (OL/DL), Nolan Degroot (OL/LB), Cameron Kidder (TE/LB); Junior — Mike Packard (RB/DB); Sophomore — Cole Brown (QB/DB), Dallas Berry (RB), Liam Burnett (RB). Key losses: Cooper Chiasson (RB/DE), […]

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    August 31, 2018

    2018 H.S. Football Preview: Lumberjacks counting on new additions

    HEBRON — While shutting out rival Kents Hill is always a welcome way to end a football season at Hebron Academy, the Lumberjacks probably wouldn’t have objected to their Evergreen Conference season lasting a little longer last year. Hebron won three of its last four games to finish 2017 with an identical record to the […]

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    August 28, 2018

    2018 High School Field Hockey Preview Capsules

    Edward Little Red Eddies Coach: Kim Joler (first year) Class: A North; Conference: KVAC Last year’s results: 5-10, lost in A North quarterfinals Returning players: Seniors — Megan Steele (M), Kiara Fournier (F), Mikaela Scott (D), Emma Allen (M), Jaylyn Metivier (S), Bella Coluombe (F), Olivia Ross (F); Junior — Anna LeBlanc (D), Jordan Cummings […]

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    August 3, 2018

    Scam alert: Newspaper advertisers should be wary of third-party sellers

    The Maine Press Association has issued a scam warning to readers and advertisers of weekly and daily newspapers in Maine. Penobscot Bay Press, the parent company of Castine Patriot, Island Ad-Vantages and The Weekly Packet in Blue Hill, has been alerted to a scam that targets one of its products. Advertisers have received calls from […]

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    July 25, 2018

    Mom charged with choking 6th-grade player during girls' basketball game

    SEATTLE (AP) — A suburban Seattle mother has been charged with felony assault following an attack last year on a sixth-grade girl at a basketball game between two Catholic schools. Authorities say 38-year-old Monique Altheimer of Kent got onto the basketball court during a December game in Seattle and choked the child who had fought […]

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