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Girl digging on Oregon beach dies after sand hole collapses on her

A 9-year-old girl who was digging in a large sand hole on an Oregon beach suffocated and died after the sand caved in around her and other beachgoers were unable to dig her out in time, police said Saturday. The girl, identified as Isabel Grace Franks, was playing Friday evening …

Girl digging on Oregon beach dies after sand hole collapses on her

A 9-year-old girl who was digging in a large sand hole on an Oregon beach suffocated and died after the sand caved in around her and other beachgoers were unable to dig her out in time, police said Saturday. The girl, identified as Isabel Grace Franks, was playing Friday evening …

Local sports results for Aug. 27, 2014

Cross country HIGH SCHOOL At Lonesome Pines, Fort Kent, 3 miles Girls results 1. Washburn 15, no team scoring for Fort Kent, Limestone Community School/Maine School of Science and Mathematics, Greater Houlton Christian Acad. 1. Emmy Churchill (Wash) 23:12, 2. Mackenzie Worcestor (Wash) 24:12, 3. Jordan Tanguay (FK) 24:24, 4. …

Map: Chewonki Campground and Wiscasset Municipal Airport

Local sports results for Aug. 26, 2014

Results HIGH SCHOOL TUESDAY’S RESULTS BOYS SOCCER Easton 3, Ashland 1 Fort Fairfield 4, Van Buren 3 Presque Isle 6, Fort Kent 3 Washburn 3, Cen. Aroostook 2 GIRLS SOCCER Ashland 7, Easton 1 Presque Isle 2, Fort Kent 1 MONDAY’S RESULTS BOYS SOCCER Limestone 6, Wisdom 1 GIRLS SOCCER …

Angels’ Shoemaker shuts down Red Sox

BOSTON — Rookie right-hander Matt Shoemaker, who is more important to the Los Angeles Angels with the loss of Garrett Richards for the season, flirted with a no-hitter at Fenway Park on Thursday night. Shoemaker hit the first batter of the game, then retired 20 in a row before third …

Vital Signs: Climate change threatens health, report finds

Maine confirmed a record number of Lyme disease cases last year, with more than 1,300 residents diagnosed with the illness. The ticks that carry Lyme also target wildlife, forcing the state to slash the number of moose-hunting permits by a quarter in response to crippling losses last winter. Add mosquitoes to the …

Outsider Art in Tenants Harbor

Art created outside the boundaries of official culture.* No contact with art institutions or the mainstream art world. Extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, elaborate fantasy worlds. First coined by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972, the term ‘outsider art’ now has diverse meanings. A synonym for art brut (French for …

Sports briefs for Aug. 13, 2014

‘Wacky Wednesday’ races postponed Speedway 95′s “Wacky Wednesday” program for Aug. 13 was postponed because of poor weather conditions. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 16 and will run in conjunction with that night’s regularly scheduled program beginning at 7 p.m. Maine 4th in women’s soccer poll The University …

Local sports results for August 10, 2014

Senior League World Series scores, schedule At Mansfield Stadium, Bangor Pool A Asia-Pacific (Saipan LL, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), Canada (Kiwanis National LL-North Regina LL-Broncos LL, Regina, Saskatchewan), Maine District 3 (Bangor East-West LL), U.S. Southeast (Dumfries District LL, Dumfries, Virginia), U.S. West (Central East Maui LL, Wailuku, …