Paige M. Findlen – Wilson M. Briggs

PORT MONMOUTH, N.J. – Jeffery Findlen of Mapleton, ME, and Susan Nadeau-Findlen of Freeport, ME, announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige M. Findlen to Wilson M. Briggs, son of Gary R. Briggs of Bangor and Linda Stanley of Brewer. Paige and Wilson reside in Port Monmouth, N.J. Paige is …

Police make arrest in bank robbery, carjacking

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland Police say they have arrested the man who carjacked an employee at a nursing home on Baxter Boulevard and robbed a Key Bank in Freeport last week. Police arrested 25-year-old Jimmy Odong near USM Thursday afternoon. Odong was arrested in February for domestic violence aggravated assault …

Sports briefs for July 20, 2015

Big 12 limits contact practices DALLAS — Big 12 athletic directors have adopted a new conference rule limiting the number of days of contact to two, including game day, commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced Monday. Teams will be permitted only one day of contact drills during the week of practice, Bowlsby …

Maine is stuck in the past. Specifically, 1940

Maine is the whitest state. That it is not keeping up with our increasingly diversifying nation has been a problem for a while. But it turns out that Maine isn’t even lagging the rest of the country by a little bit: It’s three-quarters of a century behind the times, demographically speaking. According to Census data compiled …

Old Town remains unbeaten in Senior League tourney

HAMPDEN, Maine — Old Town moved into the driver’s seat for the Maine District 3 baseball championship Monday night with a 4-1 victory over Bangor in a winner’s bracket game at Bordick Park. Bronco-Hermon also stayed alive Monday with a 4-3 elimination-game victory over Brewer-Orrington. Bangor will now face Bronco-Hermon …

Disabled veteran shot with own gun while guarding Florida sea turtle nest

Disabled combat veteran Stan Pannaman had every reason to think that surviving a bomb blast during the Vietnam War might be his closest brush with death. But five decades later, the ex-Marine got another scare on a Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida, beach when he was shot and wounded with his own gun …

Sports briefs for July 15, 2015

UNE women’s hoop team honored The University of New England women’s basketball team has claimed the No. 9 spot in the 2014-15 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division III Academic Top 25. The Honor Rolls annually recognize the women’s basketball teams that carry the highest combined grade point average (on …

Acadians beat Bucksport in Dist. 1 Junior League baseball opener

BAR HARBOR — Andrew Kennedy and Jacob Mitchell combined on a four-hitter on Wednesday as the Acadians all-stars posted a 13-2 victory over Bucksport in the District 1 Junior League baseball tournament opener. Mitchell hit an RBI single and a double, while Liam Sullivan collected three singles and scored three …