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Skowhegan sets sights on 19th consecutive regional field hockey title  Bangor Daily News

Hall of Fame field hockey coach Paula Doughty referred to it as the “perfect storm.” Her Skowhegan High School field hockey team came up on the short end of a ...



SAD 54 School Board Retires 'Indians' Name at Skowhegan High  Maine Public

After years of contentious debate, votes, policy reversals, and almost 100 years of tradition, Skowhegan High School will no longer be allowed to use the name ...



Football: Tackling a tough issue in high school  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Teaching how to tackle, one of the basic fundamental skills of football, is harder than ever for high school football programs limiting contact in practice.



Indian mascot painted over at Skowhegan Area High School  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — There will be no familiar mascot when students return to Skowhegan Area High School next week. Over the summer, workers painted ...



Business Under Fire For Prohibited Mascot Apparel  Maine Public

A Maine business owned by a school board member is under fire after producing and selling apparel featuring a prohibited Native American-themed mascot.



A Dark Chapter In Local History Has Meaning In The Debate Over The Skowhegan High School Mascot  Maine Public

A long simmering debate over Skowhegan High School's use of an 'Indian' mascot is once again headed for a showdown. Three years after the local school ...



Public Has Say On Whether To Get Rid Of Skowhegan High's 'Indians' Mascot  Maine Public

School officials in Skowhegan heard from dozens of local residents, students, and tribal members Tuesday night about whether to retire the high school's Indians ...



Indians Mascot At Issue In Skowhegan As School Board Agrees To Public Forum  Maine Public

The school board representing MSAD 54 narrowly approved a motion Thursday night to hold a public forum in January to consider ending the use of ...



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.



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.



Opponents, Supporters Of Skowhegan High's 'Indians' Name Seek To Sway Board As Action Looms  Maine Public

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



Changes come to Skowhegan High School following retirement of 'Indian' mascot  WGME

SKOWHEGAN (WGME) -- Changes are happening at the high school in Skowhegan, following the retirement of its former mascot the "Skowhegan Indian.



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 ...



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 ...



Out Of State Group Defends Skowhegan 'Indians' Mascot, Will Meet With Supporters  Maine Public

The tribal ambassador of the Penobscot Nation says she and others will keep up the pressure to retire Skowhegan High School's "Indians" mascot, despite.



Fairfield vacancies on SAD 49 school board to be filled at council meeting  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Six Fairfield residents applied to fill the three vacancies on the board after the resignations of Shelley Rudnicki, Tim Martin and Caroline Toto-Lawrence.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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, ...



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 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 ...



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

It has been almost routine for a team wearing orange, white and black uniforms to walk off the field with the Class A field hockey state championship trophy.



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 ...



Maine to become first state to ban Native American mascots in public schools  CNN

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.



Maine Education Officials Urge Schools To Stop Using Native American Mascots And Logos  Maine Public

The Maine Department of Education has weighed in on the debate over the use of Native American mascots in schools.



Orono, Hermon high schools among regional winners at Maine Drama Festival  fiddleheadfocus.com

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 ...



Skowhegan High School awards diplomas to 145  Press Herald

Skowhegan Area High School senior Jackman Hodges, center, gets his corsage and a hug from teacher Darcy Fitzmaurice as Eleanor McClay also pins ...



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 ...



RSU 2 hires new superintendent  Times Record

HALLOWELL — Regional School Unit 2 has hired Cheri Towle as its new superintendent, and she said it's her dream job. Drawn to the district's mission, ...



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 ...



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

Bhreagh Kennedy is looking forward to beginning her career at UMaine beginning in the fall of 2020.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A group calling itself Not Your Mascot, Maine has presented a petition to the Skowhegan school board and superintendent asking that ...



Ten girls to watch during the high school basketball season  Bangor Daily News

Annie Cooke of Skowhegan High School was named to the Bangor Daily News All-Maine second team last season.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results ...



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, ...



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.



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.



Terrence E. Moore, 73, of Harrisville  WWNY

HARRISVILLE, N.Y. (WWNY) - Terrence E. Moore, 73, died peacefully in the presence of his family on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at his East Shore Hermitage ...



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 ...



Skowhegan has no plan to change Native American imagery for sports teams  Bangor Daily News

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — The lone high school in Maine that still uses Native American imagery for its sports teams doesn't plan to change its tradition.



A Maine field hockey club is sending two teams to national competition  Bangor Daily News

Two teams from the Waterville-based Maine Majestix field hockey club program qualified for the National Indoor Championships.. Maine news, sports, politics, ...



Two eastern Maine standouts to join Husson softball program  Bangor Daily News

Sydney Ames, the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference's Class A player of the year who powered the Skowhegan High School girls softball team to the Class A ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Alice M. Larrabee  Boothbay Register

Alice Marian True Larkin Larrabee, 93, of Boothbay, Maine, died on July 24, 2019 at her home in Boothbay. Born Sept. 5, 1925 in Skowhegan, Maine, she was ...



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 ...



Franklin Savings Bank foundation awards scholarships to 14 students  Daily Bulldog

FARMINGTON - Franklin Savings Bank's Community Development Foundation has awarded $36000 college scholarships to 14 local students. The bank awards ...



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 ...



Columbus Day rallies renew debate over Indians mascot  WMTW Portland

Is it a rally to support the Skowhegan community or a snub of Maine's Native American community?



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 ...



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.



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.



Tribal ties may cause Maine ban exemption on American Indian school mascot  Washington Times

The legislator who wrote Maine's new ban on American Indian school mascots has acknowledged the need for one exception: public schools with tribal ties or ...



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 ...



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 ...



Rural Maine Reporting Project  Maine Public

The Rural Maine Reporting Project is made possible through the generous support of the Betterment Fund. As a part of its strategic efforts in local.



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 ...



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 ...



CNN Props Up Progressives in Maine Who Banned Non-Existent Indian Mascots  NewsBusters

By the time a new law banning Indian nicknames at public schools in Maine takes effect later this year, it will affect absolutely no one. The only remaining public ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

In the summer of 1918, French Marshal Ferdinand Foch would launch the first major Allied counteroffensive against the German army, called the Second Battle ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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” ...



Hallowell-based RSU 2 hires new superintendent who finds her dream job  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Cheri Towle, who was the Brewer School Department superintendent previously, says "relationships are the key to everything in education."



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 ...



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 ...



Skowhegan's Provencal enjoys keeping balls and pucks out of the net  Bangor Daily News

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Skowhegan High School's Anne-Marie Provencal has had an interesting athletic career. As the goalie for the state's best field hockey ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Obituary: Holly Sorenson Buck, 1955-2019  Seven Days

Holly Sorenson Buck walked into Rich Wollensak's Waterbury, Vt., dental office, told him of her hygienist experience, noted that they had 5-year olds in school ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

Junior Scott LaFlamme hides from fellow Old Town High School students as they file into the gym before the introduction of the school's new coyote mascot in ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Skowhegan captures 12th state Class A title in 13 years with 4-1 win over Scarborough  Bangor Daily News

YARMOUTH — The defending three-time state champion Skowhegan High School field hockey team found itself uncharacteristically under siege in the first five ...



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

A visitor's allegation of cultural insensitivity sparks public talks on an issue that has been hotly debated in other Maine towns. By Steve CraigStaff Writer.



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 ...



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