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Here’s everything you need to know to start growing strawberries

Here’s another excellent how-to video from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension — this time, on planting strawberries. The best time to plant them is in May or June, so now is a great time to start planning. It will take a year before you can actually pick them, says David …

Mrazek, Red Wings shut out Lightning

DETROIT — Goaltender Petr Mrazek made 22 saves for his first career playoff shutout and the Detroit Red Wings earned a 3-0 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series. Centers Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan and …

Former UMaine goalie shines in Chicago’s 3-OT win

CHICAGO — When your goaltender stops 50 of 52 shots in 101 minutes of play, there’s only one thing to say: “Oh Darling.” Chicago goalie Scott Darling played like an All-Star, while defenseman Brent Seabrook’s goal exactly one minute into a third overtime led the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 …

Suns’ Morris twins charged with felony assault

Phoenix Suns forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris were charged Tuesday with felony aggravated assault in connection with a Jan. 24 incident. After the case was reviewed by a grand jury, the Morris twins and three other men were charged in the alleged assault of a 36-year-old man at a recreation …

Flipping Through Flickr (Part 2)

The following “shorts” have all been written in response to a photo whose link has been provided.   #1  –  https://www.flickr.com/photos/evanatwood/7092839051/ As I stood there I began counting, slowly in my head. I waited to hear their footsteps ringing against the concrete paths or the creaking of boots on twigs. …

Irving sparks Cavaliers past Celtics

CLEVELAND — LeBron James predicted prior to the start of these playoffs that in order for his Cavaliers Cavaliers to succeed, the Big Three would all have to play well. It took a little while for one of them to get going, but ultimately they all shined. Guard Kyrie Irving …

UMaine baseball team to use new No. 3 starter against Hartford

MAINE vs. HARTFORD Time, site: Saturday (2), 1 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m., Mahaney Diamond, Orono Records: Maine 12-19 (2-6 America East), Hartford 12-19 (5-5) Series, last meeting: Maine leads 86-32, Hartford 10-5 on 3/21/15 Key players: Maine — 3B Luke Morrill (.360, 1 home run, 18 runs batted in), CF …

Ice out! Show us the high water or ice jams in your area

Spring is finally here, and with the warmer weather comes the potential for flooding or major ice jams (especially after the epic winter we had this year!) We want to see what the rivers and streams look like from your point of view. Submit a photo below from your neck of …

UMaine quarterback hopes to regain spot after shoulder surgery

ORONO, Maine — Dan Collins was demonstrating significant growth midway through his first season as the University of Maine’s starting quarterback. It came to a screeching halt when he was driven into the turf by Stony Brook’s Dante Allen, which left the redshirt sophomore with a separated throwing shoulder. Six …

This is what it’s like to live in a tiny house in Maine

Kit McCann, 29, and her partner, Michael Wilson, 31, have been living in their tiny house since July. We reached out to McCann for more details on living the tiny dream.   What made you decide to live in a tiny house? Honestly, my partner and I had decided we wanted …