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Residents seek public vote to decide whether to keep Indian Nickname at Skowhegan High School  WABI

Some Skowhegan residents want a public vote to make a final decision on the future of the 'Indian Nickname' at the high school.



Rally held to support keeping controversial Skowhegan mascot  WMTW Portland

Rally held to keep and support the Indian mascot for Skowhegan High School.



Skowhegan votes to retire 'Indians' mascot — Mid-Maine — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

The Skowhegan School Board voted 14-9 to retire the Indians mascot Thursday night.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the ...



Last Maine High School to Use 'Indians' Retires the Nickname  U.S. News & World Report

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A Maine school district has voted to "respectfully retire" its "Indians" school mascot and nickname.



Last Maine high school to use 'Indians' retires nickname  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — The last Maine high school to use an "Indian" nickname is retiring the mascot.The Skowhegan-based School Administrative ...



Make mascot choice a positive one  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

It is done. Amen. The brave warrior has been retired (“After vote to retire Skowhegan 'Indians' nickname, more details and debate expected in coming weeks,” ...



Maine Education Department: refrain from Native American mascots  WGME

AUGUSTA (AP) -- The Maine Education Department is urging schools to refrain from using mascots and logos depicting Native Americans. In a notice sent to ...



UPDATE: Maine DOE urges schools to refrain from using logos and mascots that include tribal themes  WABI

While the future of the Indian mascot and name at Skowhegan High School remains in limbo, the state Department of Education is urging schools to refrain from ...



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.



All the state's a stage – The 2019 Maine Drama Festival  Maine Edge

Stages all over the state are being prepped for the largest scholastic drama weekend of the year. The Maine Drama Festival has been a going concern for nearly ...



Orono, Hermon high schools among regional winners at Maine Drama Festival  The County

The regional competitions for the 2019 Maine Drama Festival — also known as the one-act play festival — were held this weekend in nine locations around the ...



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, ...



Supporters, opponents set to renew debate over Indians nickname in Skowhegan  Press Herald

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” ...



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 ...



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 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.



Maine Voices: Skowhegan mascot debate a teaching moment for our youth  Press Herald

CORNVILLE — As a Skowhegan High School graduate, a retired School Administrative District 54 teacher and a parent educational professional who worked at ...



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 ...



Trump budget likely to demand cuts in K-12, higher education  Politico

Administration seeks more accountability from colleges on student loan payoffs — Congressional panel to get update on Bureau of Indian Education schools.



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 ...



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 girls seek 'A' title; Winslow, Southern Aroostook look to defend North crowns  Bangor Daily News

For the seniors on the undefeated Skowhegan High School girls basketball team, it is their last chance to earn some hardware.. Maine news, sports, politics, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Here are the semifinalists for Maine's 2019 Mr. and Miss Basketball  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

The two semifinal lists for Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball were released Wednesday.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Bucksport wrestling team claims 1st place in Calais  The Ellsworth American

BUCKSPORT — Competing at full strength, the Bucksport High School wrestling team took first place Saturday at a wrestling tournament in Calais. The Golden.



Waterville hosts first-ever Equality Rally  Press Herald

WATERVILLE — A handful of central Mainers – many of them of high school age or younger – spoke to a crowd of more than 80 people gathered near ...



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 ...



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 ...



Group asks Skowhegan High School to retire Indian mascot  Bangor Daily News

The school board has taken the matter under advisement.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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

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



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.



Taco Bell apparently closes four Maine locations  WABI

PORTLAND, Maine (WMTW) - It appears Taco Bell has closed four of its locations in Maine. The company's website no longer lists restaurants that were located ...



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 ...



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 ...



Thorndike firefighters resign amidst conflict  WABI

THORNDIKE, Maine (WABI) - The Thorndike Fire Department is essentially dissolved. All but two of their members resigned at a select board meeting ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

When will town officials, education officials, and faculty, staff and students at Skowhegan Area High School stand up to the 11 or 12 members of the school board ...



500 wins and counting for Skowhegan field hockey coach  Bangor Daily News

Skowhegan High School field hockey coach and Maine Sports Hall of Famer Paula Doughty celebrated her 500th win against Lewiston.. Maine news, sports ...



NAACP asking school to change logo  WMTW Portland

A Maine school district is being called out by the NAACP for its use of a Native-American themed mascot.



Bus in fatal crash was coming from drama event  Press Herald

As police continue to investigate the fatal crash between a car and school bus in Norridgewock on Friday that claimed the life of a woman and her 3-year-old son ...



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 ...



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 ...



ACLU asks Wells-Ogunquit School Committee to retire 'Warriors' mascot  WGME

WELLS (BDN) -- 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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...



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.



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 ...



Heather Gagne and Corey Rourke  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Shawn and Billi Jo Gagne of Canaan are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Gagne to Corey Rourke, son of Tom Rourke of Florida ...



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 ...



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 ...



About WABI  WABI

WABI-TV, Bangor, officially signed on as Maine's First Television Station on January 25, 1953. The station was launched by former Maine Governor Horace A.



7 states where there are fights to change ‘deeply offensive’ Native American mascots  ThinkProgress

As activists continue their fight to change the name of Washington's professional football team, calling “Redskins” a “dictionary-defined” racial slur that has no ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

WELLS — School Committee members and town residents will begin to wrestle with the future of Wells High School's Native American mascot at a meeting ...



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.



'We are awesome:' Mt. Blue graduates 165 seniors  Daily Bulldog

FARMINGTON - Mt. Blue's 165 graduating seniors at Saturday's commencement were noted for having gracefully endured every phase of the expansion and ...



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 ...



Franklin Savings Bank Foundation grants $33000 in local scholarships  Daily Bulldog

Franklin Savings Bank's Community Development Foundation has awarded $33000 college scholarships to 11 local students. The scholarships are $3000 each ...



Bank foundation grants $33000 in local scholarships  Daily Bulldog

Mt. Abram High School recipient Draegan Tooker, of Kingfield, with Franklin Savings Bank Customer *Service* Officer Bernice Cote. FARMINGTON - Franklin ...



Local musicians perform with Maine's best at All State  Daily Bulldog

ORONO - The Mt. Blue Music department is proud to announce that three students from Mt. Blue High School were chosen to perform at the 2016 Maine Music ...



Margaret Chase Smith on the $10 bill? A movement grows  Press Herald

SKOWHEGAN — When Margaret Chase Smith's name was suggested for the new $1 coin in 1998, a fourth-grade girl at Benton Elementary School was so ...



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 ...



Maine drive-in theater gets new owner  Press Herald

SKOWHEGAN — Donald C. Brown Jr. has good drive-in movie karma. Forced to close a drive-in theater he operated for many years in Delaware when the lease ...



Maine field hockey club sending 2 teams to national championships  Bangor Daily News

For the first time, the Maine Majestix field hockey club will send two teams to the National Club Championships in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, next month.



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 ...



Maine Majestix Field Hockey Club qualifies three teams for national tournament  Bangor Daily News

Katie (Flaherty) McCabe remembers when she began coaching in the Maine Majestix Field Hockey Club program seven years ago, “we'd go to [regional] ...



Obituaries 03-10-2016  Chelsea Record

Pablo Jose Villeda. Died tragically. Pablo Jose Villeda, beloved son of Mara Estrada and Oscar Villeda, died tragically early Saturday morning. He was 19 years ...



New bats have a catch  Press Herald

It's the fear that every pitcher tries to put out of mind — the baseball coming so sharply off the bat there is not enough time to react. Ben Salley, a sophomore ...



John Bapst goes international with new program — Bangor — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — Minh Le has gone from one extreme to the other in the last year and a half, going from living in a home city of 9 million people to a Maine mill ...



'Manufacturing is in my blood' - Portland Press Herald  Press Herald

NORRIDGEWOCK – Raye Wentworth manages one of the last athletic shoe manufacturing plants in the country. She's in charge of the New Balance ...



A Year in Review: 2014  Daily Bulldog

As Franklin County residents prepare to turn the page on their calendars, the Daily Bulldog takes a look back at some of the stories that drew the highest traffic ...



Sandy River Players present “The Sound of Music”  Lewiston Sun Journal

“The Sound of Music” cast list: Maria, Eila Wilson; Mother Abbess, Laura Church; Sister Berthe, Erin Smith; Sister Sophia, Anne Crump; Sister Margeretta, ...



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