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Fundraiser for MDS BANGOR — Walgreens will host the Jerry Hughes-MDS Research Memorial Auction and Buffet at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Hilton Garden Inn. The event will raise money for the Jerry Hughes Foundation which sponsors myelodysplastic syndrome research at CancerCare of Maine. Proceeds will go directly …

Legislature delivers educational mandates it doesn’t want to pay for!

The legislature in Augusta passed LD 1422: Proficiency-Based Diplomas in May of 2012. This law requires students to demonstrate proficiency in all eight content areas of the Maine Learning Results in order to receive a high school diploma. Originally the law was set to go into effect for students graduating …

Kahne returns to Atlanta seeking repeat

Kasey Kahne was in desperation mode at Atlanta Motor Speedway last August. Sitting in 18th on the Chase grid — 33 points below the 16th-place cutoff line — the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports driver needed a win to make NASCAR’s playoffs. Kahne came through. He seized the lead with two …

I-95 crash delays trial of man accused of killing Nichole Cable

BANGOR, Maine — The start of the third day of testimony in the Kyle Dube trial has been delayed until at least noon Wednesday due to the shutdown of both northbound lanes of Interstate 95. Three attorneys, a juror and some witnesses were stuck in traffic due to what Maine …

Union chief says US refinery strike could spread

HOUSTON — The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years could spread if talks over improved safety conditions do not resume soon, United Steelworkers union International President Leo Gerard said on Tuesday. A total of 6,550 USW members are on strike at 15 plants, including 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth …

Jennifer Rose Hussey – Valerick “Ryan” Nadeau

STANDISH – Kim and Debbie Hussey of Milo are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Jennifer Hussey to Ryan Nadeau, son of Valerick Nadeau of Wells and Lori and Scott Colton of Cross Lake. The wedding and reception were held at the Wilderness Lodge Golf Club at Sunday …

Kingsbury leads Presque Isle to third EM Class B girls title in four years 47-24

BANGOR, Maine —- The second-seeded Presque Isle High School girls basketball team scored a season-low 47 points in Saturday afternoon’s Eastern Maine Class B championship game against the surprising Gardiner High School Tigers, the ninth seed who had upset previously undefeated top seed Mount Desert Island and fourth seed Camden …

Local sports results for Feb. 18, 2015

Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Boys Hockey Noble at South Portland/Freeport/Waynflete, 6 p.m. Old Town/Orono at Waterville, 7:45 p.m. Portland at Biddeford, 6:15 p.m. Scarborough at Cheverus, 8 p.m. Thornton at Falmouth, 7:20 p.m. Swimming Class A state championship At Bowdoin, Brunswick 1, Cheverus, 360. 2, Brunswick, 260. 3, Bangor, 257. …

Local sports results for Feb. 17, 2015

Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Boys Hockey Cony at Skowhegan, 6 p.m. Houlton at Old Town/Orono, 7:30 p.m. John Bapst at Brewer, 6:30 p.m. Marshwood at Lake Region/Fryeburg/Oxford Hills, 1 p.m. St. Dominic at Bangor, 6:30 p.m. York at Camden Hills, 7 p.m. COLLEGE Men’s basketball Husson at UM-Farmington, 5:30 p.m. …

UMaine women shoot for 12th straight victory

Women’s Basketball MAINE vs. VERMONT Time, site: Wednesday, 7 p.m., Patrick Gym, Burlington, Vermont Records: Maine 19-6 (11-1 America East), Vermont 5-20 (2-11) Series, last meeting: Maine leads 52-33; Maine 74-46 on 1/22/15 Key players: Maine — 5-8 G Sigi Koizar (14.6 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game, 2.8 …