Regional Sports

12:00 am , 07/31/2014 Sun Journal

BANGOR — If one of those baseball purists ever gets in your ear and says there’s never a good reason to slide into first base, show him a tape of Pastime Club’s Kyle Ullrich hustling to safety in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday afternoon.

12:00 am , 07/31/2014 Sun Journal

BANGOR — The team in red went by the name Post 51, not Messalonskee, although there were enough Eagles on the Oakland-based American Legion baseball squad to make Bessey Motors of Oxford Hills nervous after three springs worth of mixed results on the high school diamond.

9:55 pm , 07/30/2014 Sun Journal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a $5.7 million settlement with the owners of a former tannery in South Paris that began leaching toxins into the Little Androscoggin River in 2000.

9:45 pm , 07/30/2014 Sun Journal

DIXFIELD — A local dairy farm recently signed a deal with a Wisconsin-based milk distributor to become one of its six suppliers from Maine.

7:05 pm , 07/30/2014 Sun Journal

PARIS — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award Community Concepts Inc. a $5 million grant for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Franklin and Oxford counties. U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Angus King, I-Maine, made the announcement Tuesday.

8:50 pm , 07/29/2014 Sun Journal

LEWISTON — The Maine Department of Transportation will begin an 11-week construction project on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge between Auburn and Lewiston on Monday, Aug. 4.

10:28 am , 07/29/2014 Sun Journal

JAY — A half-mile section of Crash Road was closed to traffic Tuesday as state highway workers repaired damage from a pounding rain and windstorm the night before. It was one of 35 calls answered by Jay Fire & Rescue firefighters.

8:00 pm , 07/28/2014 Sun Journal

RUMFORD — Police said a local couple is charged with selling cocaine and heroin from their apartment on Waldo Street.

3:48 pm , 07/28/2014 Sun Journal

LEWISTON — Gov. Paul LePage stopped by Hope Haven Gospel Mission on Monday to speak with reporters about his administration's decision to require some of the state's food stamp recipients to work or volunteer at least 20 hours a week.

10:05 pm , 07/27/2014 Sun Journal

LEWISTON — Developer Andrew Knight had his eyes on a large-scale events center when he purchased the former St. Patrick's Church last year with its grand space and soaring spires. The former rectory just came along as part of the deal.