Brewer boys clamp down on defense, beat rival Bangor

BREWER, Maine — Neither the Brewer nor Bangor boys basketball teams has been an offensive juggernaut this winter. But Brewer’s defense showed up in a major way when the rivals met for the second time this season on Saturday afternoon. The Witches limited Bangor to eight field goals over the …

BREWER, Maine — Neither the Brewer nor Bangor boys basketball teams has been an offensive juggernaut this winter. But Brewer’s defense showed up in a major way when the rivals met for the second time this season on Saturday afternoon. The Witches limited Bangor to eight field goals over the …

Second-half surge carries Hermon boys past Houlton

HOULTON, Maine — Facing Hermon, one of the top teams in Class B North, the Houlton boys basketball team needed to be firing on all cylinders to pull off a victory. And for the first half, Houlton appeared to be doing just that as the Shires raced to an early …

HOULTON, Maine — Facing Hermon, one of the top teams in Class B North, the Houlton boys basketball team needed to be firing on all cylinders to pull off a victory. And for the first half, Houlton appeared to be doing just that as the Shires raced to an early …

Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren ensemble at inauguration

At night, the new first lady wore an ivory, in an off-the-shoulder gown by Herve Pierre.

Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that designed so many Hillary Clinton pantsuits, on inauguration day.

“It was important to us to uphold and celebrate the tradition of creating iconic American style for this moment,” Lauren’s company said in a statement.

For night, the new first lady wore ivory, in an off-the-shoulder gown by Herve Pierre, former creative director of Carolina Herrera, and first daughter Ivanka Trump wore a sparkling, blush-tone gown by Herrera, Women’s Wear Daily reported.

On Friday morning, Mrs. Trump’s hair was in a soft updo and she wore long, sky-blue suede gloves and matching stilettos as she and her husband were greeted at the White House by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, the latter in a deep-red belted short-sleeve tweed dress by Jason Wu. It had black trim and a matching double-breasted coat.

President Donald Trump, wearing a red tie and black overcoat, opted to leave his suit jacket unbuttoned.

Ivanka, Trump’s oldest daughter, chose white Oscar de la Renta with a tiny American flag pin, and Hillary Clinton showed up in an off-white Ralph Lauren pantsuit that harkened back to one she wore in July to accept the Democratic nomination for president. Her overcoat matched the ensemble. Tiffany Trump also opted for white and wore a double-breasted coat.

Who else made a large fashion statement for Trump’s big day? His senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, in a Gucci military-style wool coat of red, white and blue, with two rows of cat-head buttons and a red cloche hat. She described her look as “Trump revolutionary wear.” Social media users had a field day, the most polite comparison being to the uniform costumes in “The Nutcracker” ballet. Conway’s coat retails for $3,600.

Mrs. Trump’s look, with its bolero-style jacket, prompted comparisons to a fashion icon of the past, Jacqueline Kennedy, who wore an outfit by Oleg Cassini with a matching pillbox hat to husband John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inauguration.

“I think she looked sensational,” New York fashion expert Hal Rubenstein said of the new first lady’s style. “She’s not a huge risk-taker, but she dresses in that smart, sophisticated Upper East Side urban style.”

On Thursday, when inauguration events kicked off, Mrs. Trump shimmered in gold for the Candlelight Dinner in a long-sleeve beaded gown by Reem Acra. Ivanka Trump wore a white cap-sleeve de la Renta gown with a large black bow at the back.

For the wreath-laying ceremony earlier that day at Arlington National Cemetery, Mrs. Trump picked a black military-style coat by the New York-based designer Norisol Ferrari. Ivanka Trump provided Thursday’s pop of color in kelly green de la Renta.

Will Melania Trump continue to be inspired, fashion-wise, by the late Mrs. Onassis? Will she embrace young design talent and the fashion world as wholeheartedly as Mrs. Obama?

The new first lady is under no obligation to be inspired at all by those who came before, Rubenstein said. One thing’s for sure, he added:

“She knows her clothes, but that’s her wardrobe. There’s a difference between a wardrobe and a mission and I think right now she hasn’t shown that card, and she may not.”

Peter Sarstedt, who sang the ’60s hit ‘Where Do You Go To (My Lovely),’ dies at 75

Peter Sarstedt, a British singer-songwriter whose 1969 hit “Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?” gently mocked the jet set and brought him a measure of resurgent fame when it was used in the score of Wes Anderson’s film “The Darjeeling Limited,” died Jan. 8 at 75. The British media …

Peter Sarstedt, a British singer-songwriter whose 1969 hit “Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?” gently mocked the jet set and brought him a measure of resurgent fame when it was used in the score of Wes Anderson’s film “The Darjeeling Limited,” died Jan. 8 at 75. The British media …

Dick Gautier, best known as Hymie the robot on ‘Get Smart’, dies at 85

To some, he was the voice of Rodimus Prime on the mid-1980s animated TV show “The Transformers,” or Serpentor on the animated “G.I. Joe.” But for baby boomers, Dick Gautier was best known for his deadpan performance as Hymie the robot in the ’60s spy spoof “Get Smart.” Gautier’s daughter …

To some, he was the voice of Rodimus Prime on the mid-1980s animated TV show “The Transformers,” or Serpentor on the animated “G.I. Joe.” But for baby boomers, Dick Gautier was best known for his deadpan performance as Hymie the robot in the ’60s spy spoof “Get Smart.” Gautier’s daughter …

New Jersey university to host Springsteen’s archives

The new archive at Monmouth University will promote and preserve the legacy of Bruce Springsteen as well as other music icons, including Frank Sinatra and Woody Guthrie.

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. — A university in Bruce Springsteen’s native New Jersey will become home to the rocker’s personal collection of written works, artifacts, photographs and other memorabilia from his decades-long career.

The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University will curate the works, Springsteen and the university announced during a Tuesday event where he was interviewed about his career.

The university, in West Long Branch, has been the home of the Bruce Springsteen Special Collection since 2011. The new archive will promote and preserve the legacy of Springsteen as well as other music icons, including Frank Sinatra and Woody Guthrie.

“Monmouth University is excited by the opportunity to grow our relationship with Bruce Springsteen,” said university President Paul Brown.

During the Tuesday night event at the university’s Pollak Theatre, Springsteen, 67, chronicled his life story as part of an “intimate conversation” moderated by Grammy Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli.

While it takes the Boss close to four hours to effectively revisit the four-plus decades of his career in concert, he needed just 90 minutes to chronicle his life story. He spoke about his youth as a bar band singer on the Jersey shore, writing his classic album “Born To Run” and the importance of political activism in music moving forward, NJ.com reported.

“I tend to believe music is important to activism in the sense that it stirs passion, it stirs interest, it stirs curiosity, it moves you to question your own beliefs, it strikes straight to your emotions. And it stirs you up inside,” Springsteen said.

TV, radio sports schedule for Jan. 10, 2017

BASKETBALL, HIGH SCHOOL BOYS MCI at OCEANSIDE, 6:15 p.m., WBYA Islesboro (105.5 FM) radio BASKETBALL, HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CARIBOU at PRESQUE ISLE, 7 p.m., WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WOZI Presque Isle (101.9 FM) radio; Aroostookonline.com MDI at OLD TOWN, 7 p.m., WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM) radio; Internet: www.wdea.am BASKETBALL, MEN’S …

BASKETBALL, HIGH SCHOOL BOYS MCI at OCEANSIDE, 6:15 p.m., WBYA Islesboro (105.5 FM) radio BASKETBALL, HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS CARIBOU at PRESQUE ISLE, 7 p.m., WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WOZI Presque Isle (101.9 FM) radio; Aroostookonline.com MDI at OLD TOWN, 7 p.m., WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM) radio; Internet: www.wdea.am BASKETBALL, MEN’S …

Vachon makes successful debut as UMaine’s fill-in head coach

BANGOR, Maine — The last time Amy Vachon was a head coach, she led the former Catherine McAuley High School of Portland to the Class A schoolgirl basketball state championship in 2011. It was her first season and she guided the Lions to a 20-2 record. She returned to a …

BANGOR, Maine — The last time Amy Vachon was a head coach, she led the former Catherine McAuley High School of Portland to the Class A schoolgirl basketball state championship in 2011. It was her first season and she guided the Lions to a 20-2 record. She returned to a …

UMaine women end four-game skid with rout of UMBC

BANGOR, Maine — With head coach Richard Barron on medical leave and senior All-America East first-team guard Sigi Koizar still sidelined by a leg injury, the University of Maine’s women’s basketball team put on an impressive exhibition on Saturday. The Black Bears received a game-high 17 points from freshman guard …

BANGOR, Maine — With head coach Richard Barron on medical leave and senior All-America East first-team guard Sigi Koizar still sidelined by a leg injury, the University of Maine’s women’s basketball team put on an impressive exhibition on Saturday. The Black Bears received a game-high 17 points from freshman guard …

Clara Swan, an icon of Husson University, dies at 104

BANGOR, Maine — Clara Swan, one of Husson University’s most esteemed graduates and former employees, has died. Husson spokesman Eric Gordon said the university was notified of Swan’s death on Saturday. He did not yet have information about when and where she died, or about funeral arrangements. Swan graduated from …

BANGOR, Maine — Clara Swan, one of Husson University’s most esteemed graduates and former employees, has died. Husson spokesman Eric Gordon said the university was notified of Swan’s death on Saturday. He did not yet have information about when and where she died, or about funeral arrangements. Swan graduated from …