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George Clinton is a humble man yet fully aware of the lofty position he occupies in the pantheon of popular music.

That was the impression I was left with after my conversation with him last week.  

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 21:21

Halloween roundup

by Katy England

Ghosts, ghouls and all aspects of terror will be rising up all over Maine to take part in the horrific and absurd aspects of Halloween. 

Here’s a roundup of some of the coolest we could fun. Go out there and get scared!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:27

Mahaney Diamond’s Field of Dreams

by Allen Adams

My weekend at UMaine Baseball Fantasy Camp

ORONO – I’ve loved the game of baseball since I was a kid. From my time on the bench in Farm League to the present day, I’ve been a passionate fan of the game. It’s still the best game there is in my opinion, no matter what football might have to say about it.

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 14:49

Fall in love with autumn food

by Katy England

With the brisk air and gorgeous saturation of colors comes the fragrant flavors of fall. One of the hallmarks of the season is the pumpkin-flavored everything from beer to donuts is offered in some form in all restaurants. And even if you feel it’s a bit much, you can usually find something to tuck into to make you feel better about the coming snow.

The flavors of fall tend to be spicy, tart and earthy. Much of this comes from the late harvest coming in – chock full of squash, potatoes, cranberry and apples. But then there’s always things to spice it up, like nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and ginger. And whether you enjoy the sweet or savory side of your fall feasts, you’ll find something you like.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 08:32

A month of going to the dogs

by Allen Adams

Bangor Humane Society has busy slate this October

BANGOR – Let me take a moment to tell you about Stella.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 23:02

End of an era

by Katy England

Lt. Wes Hussey retired , celebrated

BANGOR – After 36 years of service with the Maine State Police, Lt. Wes Hussey signed off for the last time on Aug. 29.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 21:32

BangPop! It’s back, baby!

by Katy England

BANGOR – BangPOP! Bangor’s original pop-culture and comic book convention is returning to Bangor on Sept. 20 and 21 with panels, vendors and some pretty epic guests.

According to con-organize Gibran Vogue Graham, there will be panels on creating comics in Maine, getting started in comics, Kickstart your comic, panels specific to “MST3K,” “Walking Dead,” Transformers, a cosplay contest and masquerade, all-day tabletop gaming in the SnowCon room, all-day anime panels and screenings in the Animaine room and more.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 22:50

Funniable things

by Allen Adams

Warmth, wit and wisdom from Bill Cosby

If there was a Mount Rushmore of stand-up comedians, there would likely be a lively debate about which famous figures would be included. The pantheon of great comics is riddled with dynamic personalities, joke machines and unparalleled observers of the human condition. However, there are a scant few names that would be difficult to argue against, no matter what your personal taste might be.

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 22:12

A 2014 fall film preview – 14 for ‘14

by Allen Adams

The summer of 2014 wasn’t a particularly lucrative one for Hollywood. While there were plenty of action epics and sequels galore, there weren’t many films that truly captured the moviegoing public’s attention in a consistent way. Thus, ticket sales for the season were down.

However, now that we’re making our way into autumn, the studios are offering up a wealth of new films that they hope will help make up that shortfall. There are box office giants and popular properties and a few prestige pictures as well; it’s time to take a look at some of what’s in store.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 21:33

Once more into the breach

by Allen Adams

Predicting the 2014 NFL season

The evenings are growing brisk and the leaves on the trees are changing their hue. Autumn is almost upon us, and with it comes NFL football. The 2014 season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 4 with the Green Bay Packers heading to Seattle to take on the Seahawks.

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