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Maine to become first state to ban Native American mascots in public schools  KTVQ Billings News

Maine's governor has signed a bill making the state the first to prohibit public schools, colleges and universities from using Native American symbols as mascots.



Mills signs bill banning Native American mascots in schools  The Ellsworth American

ELLSWORTH — Maine is set to make history later this year as the first state to ban the use of all Native American mascots in its public schools. Last.



Maine Becomes the First Official State to Ban Native American Mascots  1063thebuzz.com

The law will go into effect in the next 90 days. Over the last couple of decades, the debate has raged on about using Native American people and symbols as the ...



Rally held to support keeping controversial Skowhegan mascot  WMTW Portland

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



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.



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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

Both groups are urging backers to attend the SAD 54 board meeting Thursday in the latest chapter in the long-running debate over the district's use of the ...



Debate fires up over Skowhegan mascot controversy — Mid-Maine — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

The controversy over Skowhegan High School's use of the name Indians continued Thursday as both sides presented what might be their last chance for public ...



Maine recognizes Indigenous Peoples' Day  The Maine Campus

On April 26, Gov. Janet Mills signed a new bill that changed the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day in the state of Maine. At the signing of the ...



Gov. Mills signs bill renaming Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day  Times Record

The name change comes as Mills has made a renewed effort to smooth relationships between state government and the Native American tribes in Maine.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



Lawmakers consider bill that would ban Native America mascots  WMTW Portland

A public hearing was held Monday afternoon on a proposed bill that would ban Native American mascots.



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 ...



Bill to ban Native American mascots at Maine schools narrowly clears legislative hurdle  Bangor Daily News

The Education and Cultural Affairs Committee voted along party lines to recommend passing a bill to unilaterally bar public schools from adopting Native ...



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, ...



Maine tribal leaders urge lawmakers to ban Native American school mascots  Bangor Daily News

The protracted fight over the use of Native American mascots in Maine public schools made it to the State House on Monday, less than a month after the last ...



Orono, Hermon high schools among regional winners at Maine Drama Festival  Bangor Daily News

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 ...



Lawmakers vote to end Native American mascot use in Maine schools  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Even though there are no schools left in Maine that use Native American imagery as mascots, Maine lawmakers argued over a bill to ban them from public ...



Mascot issue about showing respect  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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



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 ...



Oxford Hills earns first regional softball title since 1999 by beating Skowhegan  Bangor Daily News

Two-run singles by Madison Starbird and Madison Day in the sixth inning snapped a 3-3 tie and gave the Oxford Hills Vikings a 7-3 victory over the previously ...



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 ...



Poll: By small margin, majority disagree with Skowhegan mascot change - By Staff  Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

The results of the latest Courier Publications/VillageSoup poll are in, and by a small majority, voters disagree with Skowhegan High School changing its mascot ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Native Americans rally to retire Skowhegan high school mascot  Press Herald

The mostly quiet gathering reiterates opposition to the high school's use of the 'Indians' mascot. By Doug HarlowMorning Sentinel. Follow on Twitter · Email ...



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.



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

WESTBROOK AT NOBLE. When and where: Friday (6 p.m.) at Noble High School. Team records: Westbrook is 1-2 in Class B South; Noble is 2-1 in Class B ...



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

The teams participating include Skowhegan, Winslow, Mt. Blue of Farmington, Lawrence of Fairfield, Dexter, Messalonskee of Oakland, Winthrop, Nokomis of ...



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 ...



School board receives petition on retiring Skowhegan Indians nickname, mascot  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

SKOWHEGAN — A Penobscot woman from Indian Island delivered on her promise of a petition Thursday night to the local school board, saying it was time for ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Under Mills, Maine is watching a regional effort to curb transportation emissions  Bangor Daily News

Vehicle-dependent Maine has been monitoring an effort that could produce a regional cap-and-trade system on transportation emissions, but the Democratic ...



Skowhegan Indian Pride, Indigenous Peoples rallies set  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Columbus Day gatherings in Skowhegan are latest salvos in the battle over the Skowhegan Area High School's Indian mascot and nickname.



'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 ...



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.



SOLON & BEYOND: Food cupboard at new location  Town Line

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull - People seem to be having trouble with the new location of the food cupboard. It has been moved to 120 Pleasant Street, in Solon...



Class (A) act at Camden Hills - By Dagney C. Ernest  Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

The state finals of the 2019 Maine Drama Festival will take place Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, at two locations. Class A (500 students or more) schools ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Potent bats put defending EM softball champ Skowhegan among Class A favorites  Bangor Daily News

Skowhegan High School is known for its remarkable field hockey program, which has won 12 state Class A championships in 13 years and is riding a 75-game ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 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 ...



Spruce Mountain principal TJ Plourde no longer employed in district  Lewiston Sun Journal

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



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 ...



Coaches name Skowhegan senior Miss Maine Field Hockey  Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine — Skowhegan High School is no stranger to the Maine field hockey spotlight, and its players are no stranger to the game, no stranger to ...



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 ...



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 adults desperately need a mascot lesson. Students could teach it to them.  Bangor Daily News

Recently, a friend of mine, who was an anti-Vietnam War activist, had a surprising message for me, concerning my involvement in a now six-year campaign to ...



MANHUNT OVER: 'Somerset County can sleep well' as John Williams is captured in Maine  KVUE.com

NORRIDGEWOCK (NEWS CENTER Maine) — An intense, four-day manhunt for John Williams, the fugitive suspected of murdering a Somerset County sheriff's ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Photos, videos, results galore from Pine Tree Wrestling League - By Staff  Republican Journal

As the final days of February start to tick down, middle school wrestlers have ramped up their games, so to speak, as the Pine Tree Wrestling League season has ...



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.



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 ...



Middle school athletes continue to grab for mat success - By Staff  Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

As the calendar turns to March, Pine Tree Wrestling League shifts into a new gear, as the end of the short middle school regular season quickly approaches.



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 ...



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 ...



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.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

Maine's late senator was 'a woman of countless firsts,' spurring many to champion her image. By Doug HarlowMorning Sentinel. Follow on Twitter · Email Writer ...



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