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UMaine softball team hosts Binghamton in key ‘Seniors Weekend’ series

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine softball team concludes the home portion of its schedule and its America East slate this weekend when it entertains Binghamton. The Black Bears play a noon doubleheader on Saturday and an 11 a.m. single game on Sunday at Kessock Field. It will be …

Rose Bike Trek Demo Day

Sunday, May 4, 2014 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Rose Bike, 9 Pine St, Orono, ME For more information: 207-866-3525; rosebike.com Come join Rose Bike and Trek for a factory demo day. Test ride Trek’s new line of Road/ Mountain/ WSD bikes before you buy them. There will be …

New White House Petition For Net Neutrality

Bob9113 (14996) writes “On the heels of yesterday’s FCC bombshell, there is a new petition on the White House petition site titled, ‘Maintain true net neutrality to protect the freedom of information in the United States.’ The body reads: ‘True net neutrality means the free exchange of information between people and organizations. Information is key to a society’s well being. One of the most effective tactics of an invading military is to inhibit the flow of information in a population; this includes which information is shared and by who. Today we see this war being waged on American citizens. Recently the FCC has moved to redefine “net neutrality” to mean that corporations and organizations can pay to have their information heard, or worse, the message of their competitors silenced. We as a nation must settle for nothing less than complete neutrality in our communication channels. This is not a request, but a demand by the citizens of this nation. No bandwidth modifications of information based on content or its source.’”

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Rose Bike Trek Demo Day

Come join Rose Bike and Trek for a factory demo day. Test ride Trek’s new line of Road/ Mountain/ WSD bikes before you buy them. There will be food and beverages available, along with a marked loop for MTB riders. Ride a bike and receive a discount coupon toward the …

TAMC Cardiac Rehab helps County woman heal heart to help others

Aroostook County – A County woman has a new lease on life and celebrated it recently by walking in the 33rd Annual UMPI Spring Runoff 5K Road Race with a staff member from TAMC’s Cardiac Rehab Department who helped make it possible. Carolyn Kimball of Presque Isle, a retired Aroostook …

GM Confirms Several Government Investigations Into Recalls

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General Motors is now the subject of five different government investigations after a series of recent recalls, the car company confirmed on Thursday.

“We are also the subject of various inquiries, investigations, subpoenas and requests for information from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Congress, NHTSA, the SEC, and a state attorney general in connection with our recent recalls,” GM revealed in a filing. “Such investigations could in the future result in the imposition of damages, fines or civil and criminal penalties.”

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Down East Singers offers way to remember loved ones on Memorial Day

Monday, May 26, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., Camden ROCKPORT, Maine — Down East Singers’ annual Memorial Day concert will offer an opportunity this year for “in memoriam” recognition in the printed concert program. The concert, 5 p.m. Monday, May 26, will be …

Google+ Is Walking Dead

rip-google-plus Today, Google’s Vic Gundotra announced that he would be leaving the company after eight years. The first obvious question is where this leaves Google+, Gundotra’s baby and primary project for the past several of those years. What we’re hearing from multiple sources is that Google+ will no longer be considered a product, but a platform — essentially ending its competition with other… Read More

Maine Humanities Council receives $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information: Lizz Sinclair, Maine Humanities Council, 207-773-5051 April 24, 2014 PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Humanities Council has received a grant of $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop and offer programming for veterans in Maine and nationwide. Building on the multi-year …

TV, radio schedule for April 25, 2014

AUTO RACING Sprint Cup, Toyota Owners 400, practice, 10 a.m., final practice, 1 p.m., qualifying, 5 p.m., FS1-TV Nationwide Series, ToyotaCare 250,qualifying, 3 p.m., ESPN2-TV; WTME Rumford (780 & 1450 AM) radio BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at TORONTO, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU …