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USM names Harding new coach of men’s hockey program

The University of Southern Maine removed the interim tag on Ed Harding on Monday. Southern Maine announced Monday evening that Harding was named the permanent head coach of the men’s ice hockey program. “I’m honored, and feel fortunate, to be selected to move the men’s ice hockey program into a …

Fire heavily damages Millinocket home

MILLINOCKET, Maine — Firefighters from three towns were fighting a blaze that caused significant damage to a home on Iron Bridge Road late Monday night. East Millinocket, Millinocket and Medway firefighters were called to 39 Iron Bridge Road. The call came in at 8:34 p.m., according to a dispatcher from …

Red Sox rally past Jays in ninth

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox opened a nine-game homestand against AL East opponents by rallying to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 with a run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Monday night. Center fielder Mookie Betts lined in the game-winning single as the Red Sox (11-9) …

College roundup: UM-Farmington baseball team keeps playoff hopes alive with twinbill split

  NEW LONDON, New Hampshire — The University of Maine-Farmington kept its playoff hopes alive Monday when Jimmy Neal pitched a three-hitter to give the Beavers a 7-1 win over Colby-Sawyer in the second game of a North Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader. UMF will learn its playoff fate on Tuesday …

Bowdoin man crushed while working under truck in driveway

BOWDOIN, Maine — A 65-year-old Bowdoin man was crushed to death while working under his truck in his driveway Monday afternoon. Alcide Castonguay reportedly had been working on his dump truck’s transmission and spoke to a neighbor about 1 p.m. before continuing his work, according to a news release from …

Alex Rodriguez’s nephew to play baseball at UMaine

Nick Silva’s uncle is one of the most recognizable names in sports. You’ll have to excuse him if he doesn’t walk around talking about the fact he is the nephew of New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, who is the brother of Silva’s mother, Susie. “I kind of don’t bring …

Yoga for Men in midcoast starts with a free session

Belfast Yoga Studio is now offering Yoga for Men starting with a free session on Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. with registered yoga teacher, Justin Maseychik. The focus of this class will be a strong and fun workout. “The idea that Yoga is just for women is just not …

Old Town softball uses pitching, big 1st inning to beat Orono

OLD TOWN, Maine — Old Town senior pitcher Rachel Martin pitched a three-hit shutout and senior Kayla Madden hit a two-run home run to help the Coyotes cruise by rival Orono 22-0 in five innings Monday in high school softball action. The Coyotes (3-0) batted around in the first inning …

Employers oppose Maine ‘retail workers bill of rights’

AUGUSTA, Maine — Some members of Maine’s business community turned out in opposition Monday to two proposals aimed at changing laws that govern pay and working conditions. One measure would affect more than 60,000 retail workers in Maine. One piece of legislation under consideration in Augusta would set some minimum …

Employers oppose Maine ‘retail workers bill of rights’

AUGUSTA, Maine — Some members of Maine’s business community turned out in opposition Monday to two proposals aimed at changing laws that govern pay and working conditions. One measure would affect more than 60,000 retail workers in Maine. One piece of legislation under consideration in Augusta would set some minimum …