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New teacher and classes at Belfast Yoga Studio

Belfast Yoga is starting its new session this week with a new teacher, Gail Warner who received her Yoga Teacher Certification at Kripalu School of Yoga in Stockbridge, Massachusetts before settling in Belfast. Warner the former owner of a fitness center for adults over 50 and a manager of senior …

Ferguson police start wearing cameras

FERGUSON, Missouri — Police officers here began wearing body cameras over the weekend as marchers took to the streets in the most recent protest of a shooting three weeks earlier by a city officer that left an unarmed teenager dead. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said his department was given …

Here’s a top-10 list of summer sports stories

As we wave goodbye to summer and say hello to fall, how about a list of ten sports stories that I will remember when I think of the summer of ’14… – Mike Van Sickle and the 48th Greater Bangor Open Golf Tournament. He shoots an incredible Bangor Muni course …

FBI addressing mass hacking of celebrities’ nude photos, including those of actress Jennifer Lawrence

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of her online, a spokeswoman said Monday, part of a reported mass hacking of celebrities’ intimate photos. Online pictures of the actress, 24, who won an Academy Award for “Silver Linings Playbook” and stars in …

Cod forsaking the Gulf of Maine

The prospects for restoring the cod population in the Gulf of Maine to a commercially sustainable level seem to be getting even more dismal than before. Last month, scientists with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, Mass., announced that their latest population assessment update paints a “grim picture” …

Mainer confronts Cleveland Indians execs in quest to honor Penobscot Indian player

As my plane winged its way to Cleveland last week, on my way to give a library talk in praise of Maine Penobscot Indian Louis Sockalexis and against the Cleveland Indians’ continuing use of Chief Wahoo, I began imagining myself as being something like the Jimmy Stewart character in “Mr. …

Sports briefs for Sept. 1, 2014

  Mariners suspend Montero for rest of season The Seattle Mariners’ suspended catcher Jesus Montero for the remainder of the season on Monday following an altercation with a team scout last week. Montero was on a rehab assignment with short-season Everett when he went after a cross-checker scout with a …

Djokovic, Murray in quarters clash, Serena advances at U.S. Open

NEW YORK — The tension mounted and temperatures soared at the U.S. Open on Monday as top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a sensational quarterfinal, and Serena Williams made a 2014 grand slam breakthrough. Temperatures neared 90 degrees in Flushing Meadows and hovered around 100 on the …

Sea Dogs drop regular-season finale, but begin playoffs Wednesday vs. Mets

PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs fell in their regular season finale 3-0 to the Harrisburg Senators Monday afternoon at Hadlock Field. The Sea Dogs (88-54) will have a day off before beginning the first round of the Eastern League playoffs on the road against the Binghamton (N.Y.) Mets …

Vice President Biden to visit Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

KITTERY, Maine — Vice President Joe Biden will be visiting Maine this week. The vice president will stop at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery on Wednesday. He’ll be joined by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. Pingree says it’s important for Biden to see the shipyard and get a close look at …