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200 people attend forum about 'Indians' mascot in Skowhegan  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SKOWHEGAN — Close to 200 people attended a public forum Tuesday on continued use of the Skowhegan “Indians” nickname for high school sports teams, ...



Waterville Equality Rally aims to foster community compassion  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

WATERVILLE — A handful of central Mainers — many of them of high school age or younger — spoke to a crowd of over 80 people gathered by Waterville's City ...



Pride is in school, not mascot  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

The issue of the Indian mascot for Skowhegan Area High School is part of the current awareness of political correctness (“200 people attend forum about ...



Sisters taking up Indian mascot issue with Skowhegan school board  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

The current policy of the school board is to offer no comment and direct media questions on the topic to Superintendent Brent Colbry.



Skowhegan Area High School valedictorian urges fellow seniors to pack well  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SKOWHEGAN — Pack your bags well, find a life boat to rescue you, go find a rainbow, explore, eat some cake, be creative and keep moving forward.



Debate over Skowhegan's 'Indians' mascot pits neighbor against neighbor  Bangor Daily News

The debate is far from settled after Thursday's meeting in the last school district in the state to retain a Native mascot.. Maine news, sports, politics, election ...



Tribal ambassador renews call for Skowhegan school to drop 'Indians' team name  Bangor Daily News

The school board voted to keep the name in 2015.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.



Police charge 2 boys at Skowhegan High School with felony terrorizing  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SKOWHEGAN — Three boys were taken away in handcuffs from Skowhegan Area High School just after noon Thursday after a second threat posted on social ...



Allen's hat trick propels Biddeford past Skowhegan for 'A' field hockey crown  Bangor Daily News

Biddeford (17-0-1), coached by Caitlin Albert, won its first state title since 1990 while playing in the season finale for the first time since 1995.. Maine news, sports ...



Proponents, opponents of 'Indians' mascot expected to gather in Skowhegan  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SKOWHEGAN — Opposing sides are set to converge at Thursday night's school board meeting in the long-running debate over use of the nickname “Indians” ...



Skowhegan captures 18th straight regional field hockey title  Bangor Daily News

The Skowhegan High School field hockey team continued its dominance of Class A North on Wednesday afternoon.. Maine news, sports, politics, election ...



Skowhegan has 2 finalists for Miss Maine field hockey  Bangor Daily News

For just the second time in Skowhegan High School Hall of Fame coach Paula Doughty's career, she will have two players in the running for Miss Maine Field ...



180 students absent at Skowhegan Area High School as fears linger  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SKOWHEGAN — Everything was getting back to normal Friday at Skowhegan area schools, but attendance was still down at the high school a day after two ...



Skowhegan School Board to Hold Open Forum on Controversial Mascot  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

The Skowhegan School Board voted to hold an open forum to discuss their controversial "Indian" mascot in early January, after comments made during ...



Maine is one school away from ending offensive team names and mascots  Bangor Daily News

Skowhegan should follow the lead of other communities and drop the Indians name.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the ...



Skowhegan junior midfielder commits to UMaine field hockey program  Bangor Daily News

Skowhegan High School Hall of Fame field hockey coach Paula Doughty compared junior midfielder Bhreagh Kennedy to Nicole Sevey, who not only starred at ...



Tide is turning in fight to change Skowhegan's racist mascot  Times Record

On Thursday evening, more than 100 people packed a MSAD 54 school council meeting to hear local students, tribal leaders and community members explain ...



Amy Calder: Historian keeps memories of WWI soldiers from Skowhegan alive  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

One hundred years ago July 18, two young men from Skowhegan were killed by machine gun fire in World War I during the Battle of Chateau-Thierry in France, ...



Skowhegan police: Rumors about student going to high school with firearm false  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SKOWHEGAN — Skowhegan police say they have no information to substantiate rumors that a student was planning to go to Skowhegan Area High School and ...



Skowhegan's class of 1943 holds reunion  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

The Skowhegan High School Class of 1943 celebrated its 75th reunion on Aug. 10 at the Heritage House on Madison Avenue. Classmates reunite each year on ...



Indian mascots do not honor us — Contributors — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

We are on the precipice of Maine being a state with no degrading and racist mascots.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the ...



Area high school graduates awarded scholarships  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Franklin Savings Bank's Community Development Foundation recently awarded $36,000 college scholarships to 12 local students. The scholarships are $3,000 ...



Spruce Mountain principal TJ Plourde no longer employed in district  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

JAY — In a surprise move Friday, Spruce Mountain High School Principal Thomas J. Plourde was removed from his position by the district superintendent.



Skowhegan Area High School, Mt. Blue High swap principals  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SKOWHEGAN — Moving day for the upcoming school year takes on new meaning this summer as high school principals trade places in a switcheroo involving ...



Police: Man killed deputy, stole his car and robbed store  The Spokesman-Review

A man scheduled to appear in court to face gun charges Wednesday killed a sheriff's deputy in Maine, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store, officials ...



Week 4 high school football preview capsules  Foster's Daily Democrat

A capsule-style look at every Week 4 high school football game featuring a local team.



Friends of suspect in officer's death: Williams will not turn himself in alive  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

SKOWHEGAN (NEWS CENTER Maine) — A former coworker of John Williams said Thursday that he was the last person to see Williams before he allegedly ...



Maine news you need to know for Monday  Bangor Daily News

Life after LePage, future of Skowhegan's 'Indians' mascot, the fight over salmon farms and more. Here's what we're talking about in Maine today.. Maine news ...



Skowhegan Area High School speech, debate team wins state championship  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

The first place finish came Saturday with a plaque, ribbons, trophies and a round of gelato — Italian ice cream — in host Brunswick.



Mount View schools locked down following social media threat  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

THORNDIKE — The Mount View school complex was in lock down Thursday after a student received a threatening message on social media, allegedly from a ...



Maine high schools retain Indian mascots despite controversy  Bangor Daily News

Over 30 Maine schools were once represented by Indian-themed sports mascots. Now, there are only a handful. They include the Skowhegan Indians, along ...



Native Americans rally to retire Skowhegan high school mascot  Press Herald

SKOWHEGAN — A rally of Native Americans and supporters of retiring the “Indians” sports mascot at Skowhegan Area High School was mostly quiet Thursday ...



Skowhegan schools keep 'Indians' mascot and stand for what they should oppose  Bangor Daily News

OpEd: Citizens across Maine should contact local and state education board officials to ask that they promote a safe, supportive and equal environment in Maine ...



Skowhegan high school students build informational kiosk at Kennebec Banks rest area  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SKOWHEGAN — Amid a colorful backdrop Friday of falling autumn leaves, shafts of sunlight cutting through occasional showers and the Kennebec River rolling ...



17 in a row: Skowhegan wins another regional field hockey championship  Bangor Daily News

HAMPDEN, Maine — The Skowhegan Indians were again tested by rival Messalonskee of Oakland on Tuesday night. But the opportunistic Indians continued ...



Wells High School will keep Warriors name, change Native American imagery  WGME

WELLS (WGME) – Following months of controversy, and criticism from the ACLU, Wells High School is making a change at mascot.The Wells-Ogunquit ...



Field hockey breast cancer benefit set for July 21 in Waterville  Bangor Daily News

Cancer patients and their families in central Maine will be the winners when the eighth annual Central Maine Field Hockey Battle for Breast Cancer Tournament ...



Skowhegan edges Oxford Hills for 'A' North softball title  Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA — Skowhegan will be making its fourth appearance in the Class A softball state championship in five years, but Indians coach Lee Johnson said he's ...



Skowhegan reacts to mascot vote  WMTW Portland

WMTW News 8's Courtney Sturgeon talks to a member of the SAD 54 school board and a local resident about the vote to keep the Indian as the Skowhegan ...



Maine Deputy Murder: Suspected killer being held without bail  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

John Williams has been charged with "intentional and knowing murder."



Mainers struck back against the German army a century ago  Bangor Daily News

Maine soldiers would fight through the Second Marne from July 18 to July 24, advancing nine miles against determined German opposition. They would come ...



ACLU asks Maine high school to retire 'Warriors' mascot  Bangor Daily News

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has sent a letter to the Wells-Ogunquit School Committee urging the board to retire the Wells High School “Warriors” ...



Skowhegan rallies focus on Indian mascot, Columbus Day disputes  Bangor Daily News

The Skowhegan area was abuzz over the controversy surrounding the holiday and the dispute over a local school's use of an Indian mascot.. Maine news ...



Skowhegan coach's 'scalp towel' Facebook post rekindles mascot debate  Bangor Daily News

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — When Penobscot Nation member Maulian Dana Smith saw the photo of an orange “scalp towel” embroidered with a hand gripping a ...



Skowhegan field hockey star commits to Northeastern — Field Hockey — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

Skowhegan High School standout junior center midfielder-forward Maliea Kelso has verbally committed to attend Northeastern University on an athletic ...



Ready or not, Skowhegan senior class graduates  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

After thanking the school's faculty, salutatorian Justin Ramos gave the world fair warning that he and his classmates were ready to become the persons they ...



Skowhegan field hockey team stuns Mt. Blue — Sports — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

FARMINGTON, Maine — Skowhegan High School goalie Leah Savage got in the way of Mt. Blue's playoff run in a Class A North field hockey semifinal game on ...



North field hockey champions seek state titles on Saturday  Bangor Daily News

In the B final, the Huskies from MCI, state C champs two years ago, will try to dethrone a York team that outscored its three Class B South playoff opponents 8-2.



SAD 54 residents to give input on mascot issue at Skowhegan forum  Press Herald

SKOWHEGAN — Only residents of the school district and state legislators will be allowed to speak at a public hearing-style forum Monday night on continued ...



'Best game ever': Murray goal with 2.1 seconds left in regulation gives Scarborough state title win over Indians  Bangor Daily News

WATERVILLE, Maine — After losing to Skowhegan in the last two state Class A field hockey championship games, the frustration for the Scarborough High ...



Biddeford captures Class A state softball crown with win over Skowhegan  Bangor Daily News

Biddeford was able to thwart the Indians' comeback hopes and respond with a big inning, eventually finishing off Skowhegan with a 12-7 win.. Maine news ...



Chef teaches kids to love good food  santaynezvalleystar.com

Chef B, director of child nutrition for the Orcutt Union School District, is a powerhouse of energy, drive, enthusiasm, and passion for good food, belying her ...



Institutionalized racism is embarrassing for Skowhegan schools — Opinion — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

Twenty-eight other schools and communities throughout Maine have stopped this practice. Most made the change on their own without any fanfare.. Maine news ...



Skowhegan hockey improves to 8-0 with victory over Hampden  Bangor Daily News

BREWER, Maine — Skowhegan junior goalie Sam Edmondson stands 6-foot-6 and he needed all of his size Wednesday night. Edmondson made 29 saves and ...



Skowhegan area students learn about Wabanaki culture  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SKOWHEGAN — John Bear Mitchell, a member of the Penobscot tribe and associate director of the Wabanaki Center at the University of Maine, used ...



SAD 54 school subcommittee told 'Indian mascots are wrong'  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Tribal representatives presented a case Monday against Skowhegan schools keeping their Indian mascot.



In Somerset County, 'really good things can happen' when community groups partner for a purpose  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

A community collaboration involving an outreach program at the Somerset County Jail, Lake George Regional Park and students at Somerset Career and ...



Miss Maine Field Hockey eager to begin career at UMaine  Bangor Daily News

Nicole Sevey has had what she termed a “minivacation” from field hockey. And she's getting antsy. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes ...



School bus was carrying 41 students from drama event when Norridgewock crash occurred, killing woman and young son  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Amanda Carter, 36, and her 3-year-old son were killed when Carter's car collided with a school bus, and police said Monday they were still investigating the ...



30 years after starting his career at UMaine, Central Michigan football coach will face his former team  Bangor Daily News

John Bonamego has fond memories of Orono, Maine. It was 30 years ago that he got his coaching start as a graduate assistant at the University of Maine under ...



Skowhegan Indians Pride rally set for Columbus Day  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SKOWHEGAN — The next visible battle over Skowhegan High School's Indians sports mascot and nickname is set to take place on Columbus Day, a polarizing ...



Green helps Brewer softball team knock off Skowhegan  Bangor Daily News

BREWER — Cassy Green singled twice and drove in four runs to help the Brewer Witches upset the Skowhegan Indians 13-12 in high school softball action ...



Here's what we know so far about the victims in the Madison triple homicide  Bangor Daily News

One day after the deadly shootings, here's what we know about the lives of the four victims.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the ...



Midcoast middle school mat athletes lock up for pins, wins - By Staff  Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

The Pine Tree Wrestling League regular season for middle school mat athletes has taken hold, as matches began on Saturday, Feb. 24 and will continue ...



From Waterville to Farmington, changes await students as school year begins  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

When Waterville Senior High School students arrive at school later this week for the first day of classes, they'll find one big difference: 700 new seats and other ...



Bank Foundation grants $36000 in local scholarships  Daily Bulldog

FARMINGTON - Franklin Savings Bank's Community Development Foundation has awarded $36000 college scholarships to 12 local students. The scholarships ...



Penalty-corner success propels Skowhegan past Scarborough to state Class A field hockey title  Bangor Daily News

ORONO, Maine — Success from an unexpected facet of their game, penalty corners, powered the Skowhegan Indians to a 3-0 victory over Scarborough on ...



Skowhegan wins 16th-straight regional field hockey title  Bangor Daily News

Fourth seed Skowhegan (13-3-1) will seek its 14th state championship in 16 years on Saturday at McMann Field in Bath.. Maine news, sports, politics, election ...



Skowhegan beats Thornton Academy to win its 13th state 'A' title in 15 years  Bangor Daily News

Skowhegan's Brooke Michonski (left) shoots and scores against Thornton Academy during the state Class A field hockey final Saturday at Alfond Stadium in ...



Luster restored to Skowhegan Indian  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SKOWHEGAN — If Maine artist Bernard Langlais could see his 62-foot Skowhegan Indian sculpture now, he would see a statue looking just as it did when it ...



Joseph Ronald “Ron” Charrier, 82  Kitsap Sun

Joseph Ronald “Ron” Charrier Poulsbo, WA Aug. 31, 1935 to Nov. 15, 2017. Veteran Joseph Ronald “Ron” Charrier Sr., 82, of Poulsbo, passed away on Nov.



Norridgewock woman carries more than one torch to college  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Sarah Finnemore not only excels academically, but she can cut steel with an oxygen acetylene welding torch.



OUR OPINION: Thumbs up, thumbs down  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

THUMBS UP to the School Administrative District 54 school board for inviting representatives of Maine's Native American tribes for a discussion about the use of ...



Woman who found slain cop in her yard helped raise suspect  New York Post

The woman who discovered the body of a slain cop in Maine later learned that she helped raise the man accused of killing him, according to reports. Kimberly...



Goalkeeper Kruse, freshman York help Skowhegan stun Messalonskee for 'A' North title  Bangor Daily News

WATERVILLE, Maine — The Skowhegan High School Indians simply find a way to get it done. Despite being outshot 28-4 and clearly outplayed, the Indians ...



Mariners, Riverhawks, Schooners, Lions, Mustang grab spots in league championships - By Staff  Republican Journal

Bucksport — Three Mariners, including a brother and sister, two Riverhawks, a Lion and Schooner grabbed Pine Tree Wrestling League East Regional ...



Northern School Notebook: Feb. 8  The Forecaster

For the first time since a team was created four years ago, Falmouth's Speech and Debate team became state champions after successfully competing against ...



Petition accuses 'Not Your Mascot' creator of harassing Skowhegan Indian supporters  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SKOWHGEAN — An online petition aimed at the leader of the Not Your Mascot movement ordering her to stop “harassing” supporters of the Skowhegan Indians ...



Wells Warriors mascot comes under new fire after claims of racist taunts  Bangor Daily News

The talks are coming in the wake of racism accusations stemming from a recent WHS football game against Lisbon High School that stirred much attention in the ...



Let's end the era of offensive mascots, nicknames  Bangor Daily News

It may have been the non sequitur of the week. Before a mid-April meeting with tribal members to talk about Skowhegan High School's continued use of the ...



Central Maine trio looking for productive senior years for Maine field hockey team  Bangor Daily News

ORONO, Maine — After distinguished high school careers, former Skowhegan High School stars Nicole Sevey and Jessica Skillings and Nokomis High of ...



The only right answer in mascot debate is to stop using Native American logos and names  Bangor Daily News

When a group of people, or your neighbor or a relative, tells you that something you are doing is offensive or hurtful, you should stop doing it.. Maine news ...



Skowhegan's Washburn honored for volunteer effort  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Rob Washburn has been a volunteer coach for Skowhegan youth athletics, and a former player says his lessons were for life.



Joel Stetkis  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Republican candidate for House District 105.



Skowhegan-based Guard unit disappointed, relieved about deployment change  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SKOWHEGAN — Sgt. 1st Class Tenney Noyes said there were mixed emotions this week when the soldiers of the 136th Vertical Engineer Co. of the Maine ...



Seven Midcoast champions crowned at Pine Tree Wrestling League regional - By Ken Waltz  Republican Journal

Belfast — Seven Midcoast champions were crowned and 30 young area middle school mat athletes finished among the top-four to qualify for the Pine Tree ...



Local students awarded FSB foundation scholarships  Daily Bulldog

FARMINGTON - Franklin Savings Bank's Community Development Foundation has awarded $33000 college scholarships to 12 local students, including Mt.



These Maine men answered the call when the US entered the Great War  Bangor Daily News

On April 6, 1917, the United States entered the Great War. Six days later, a telegram from the War Department arrived at Camp Keyes in Augusta: The 2nd Maine ...



BU field hockey player from Belgrade enjoys return to home state  Bangor Daily News

ORONO, Maine — Boston University senior field hockey back Katie Bernatchez from Belgrade had been looking forward to Monday's game against the ...



High school, college coaches supply players with tools to develop mental toughness  Bangor Daily News

Athletes and teams who are mentally tough usually meet or exceed expectations. It is up to the head coach to develop their players' mental toughness and ability ...



Plourde new principal at Spruce Mountain High School  Lewiston Sun Journal

LIVERMORE FALLS — A man with deep roots in the Jay/Livermore Falls area was selected Thursday night as the first principal of the soon-to-be-one-campus ...



End of Cosgrove coaching era ranks among top Maine sports stories of 2015  Bangor Daily News

Check out the top Maine sports stories of 2015.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.



Week 1 high school football preview capsules  Foster's Daily Democrat

SPAULDING AT PORTSMOUTH. When and where: Friday (7 p.m.) at Portsmouth High School. Last year's records: Spaulding went 0-9 in Division I; Portsmouth ...



Family and consumer science on chopping block  Press Herald

SKOWHEGAN — The pizza pockets emerged from the oven pale and soft, not golden and flaky as the recipe said they should be after 14 minutes. Skowhegan ...



Edward Little eliminates Lawrence/Skowhegan  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

The Red Eddies rolled into the Eastern A semifinals with a 6-1 victory over the Bandits.



Wells-Ogunquit school panel to begin review of a tradition: Warriors school mascot  Press Herald

The foyer to Wells High School's athletic center prominently displays the school's mascot. Staff photo by Ben McCanna. WELLS — School Committee members ...



Ripley, Kelley, Ward prove best of best in final championship meet - By Ken Waltz  Republican Journal

Skowhegan — Midcoast middle school mat athletes brought home three Pine Tree Wrestling League individual championships — Oceanside's Gavin Ripley (75 ...



H.S. tennis notes: Doubles tournament returns to KVAC  Lewiston Sun Journal

This past Saturday, boys' and girls' doubles teams across the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference squared off at Lewiston High School to decide the best ...



Lion, Schooner, Mariner, Riverhawk, Mustangs grapplers compete in season-opening meets - By Staff  Republican Journal

Camden — The Pine Tree Wrestling League season began on Saturday, Feb. 25 with a bundle of young Midcoast mat student-athletes in action, officially, for the ...



Majestix founders choose Colby coach to take over successful field hockey program  Bangor Daily News

Brian and Amy Bernatchez wanted to create an organization that would enable girls of all ages to develop their field hockey skills. So they formed the Maine ...



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