Loney lifts Rays by Red Sox

BOSTON — James Loney drove in two runs, including the winning run on a one-out bloop single to center in the eighth inning, as the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. The first baseman’s …

BestTechie Founder Creates KYA Analytics To Provide A Better Understanding Of Your Audience

kya analytics The K-Y-A in KYA Anlytics stands for “Know Your Audience,” and founder and CEO Jeff Weisbein said that’s exactly what he’s trying to help online publishers do. Weisbein has been in those shoes himself, have created and run the tech site BestTechie for more than a decade (though he took some time away from it to work as an analyst at Mashwork, now known as Canvs.tv).… Read More

Defending champions win 12-inning Senior League World Series opener

BANGOR, Maine — If the opening game of this year’s Senior League World Series is any indication, the weeklong Little League baseball championships for 14- through 16-year-olds at Mansfield Stadium won’t lack for drama. One of the longest contests in the event’s 14-year history in the Queen City ended on …

Hunting Works for Maine launches its new organization

From sporting goods stores to sporting camps and gas stations to country cafes, Maine hunters provide an important economic boost to thousands of businesses statewide. And that’s just part of the story you’ll be hearing from a new organization, Hunting Works for Maine. Supported by national organizations including the National …

Non-Invasive Spinal Cord Stimulation Gets Paralyzed Legs Moving Again

schwit1 writes: A new technique called transcutaneous stimulation has allowed five men with complete motor paralysis regain the ability to move their legs voluntarily and produce step-like movements. The treatment requires no surgery and adds to prior work to help paralyzed people gain voluntary movement through electrical stimulation (one completed in 2011, the other in 2014). Gizmag reports: “The new treatment uses a technique called transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, which involves strategically placing electrodes on the skin of the lower back. While receiving stimulation, the men’s legs were supported by braces that hung from the ceiling. At first their legs only moved involuntarily, if at all. But they soon found they could voluntarily extend the distance their legs moved during stimulation. They doubled their range of voluntary motion after four treatment sessions.”

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Raynard D. Levesque Sr.

INDIAN TOWNSHIP – Raynard Gordon Levesque Sr., 53, passed away unexpectedly at home on August 1, 2015. Raynard was born in Calais on May 30, 1962, son of Leonard and Dianne (Sockabasin) Levesque. He attended Woodland High School and worked in home construction and in the woods. Most recently Raynard …

Kerry Parker

BELFAST – Kerry Parker, 56, of Belfast died unexpectedly in his sleep the morning of August 1, 2015 following a three year battle with cancer. Kerry was born on August 16, 1958 in Camden, Maine. He was the second of four sons of Ernest and Constance Parker. Kerry grew up …

Bernadette M. Brown

VAN BUREN – Bernadette M. Brown, 61, died peacefully Friday, July 31, 2015, at her home with her family at her side. She was born April 20, 1954 in Van Buren, a daughter of Priscilla Michaud and the late Armand Michaud. She worked seasonally for several local farmers in the …

Elliot D. Cirone

MILBRIDGE – Elliot D. Cirone, known to his family and friends as “Eddie” passed away on July 28th, at MCMH Ellsworth. Surrounded by his loving family, Eddie had been disabled by a massive stroke nearly two years ago and has been a resident at NBHCF where he shared a room …

Florence Belliveau

HANCOCK – Florence Belliveau was born on March 21, 1915, in Steuben, Maine, to Earl and Marcia (Hodgkins) Robinson. She graduated from Steuben High School and the Chicago School of Nursing and worked for many years in the Portland area and the Davenport Memorial Home in Malden, Massachusetts. On April …