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Tuesday, 17 November 2015 19:08

Criminal Mischief - (11/18/15)

They have maps, you know and dogs

PLYMOUTH/UNITY A Madawaska man is facing numerous charges after leading police on a chase that extended into Unity.

Book signing on Nov. 21

BANGOR For 70 years, Frank's Bake Shop has been an anchor on the Bangor scene. The family owned and operated store has been serving up tasty treats and filling meals for decades. And though many are familiar with the name, they may not know the whole story. But that has been remedied by 'Where Good Means the BEST: 70 Years at Frank's Bake Shop' by Brian Swartz ($9.99, Maine Origins Publications).

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 18:34

Back to black

Various ways to shop for the holiday season

The Christmas creep has been happening for some time every year we note how early holiday decorations appear on shelves and Christmas carols begin to eke into the radio lineup. It is difficult to say how accurate these perceptions are, but it's certainly amped up by everyone weighing in on social media.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 19:55

Skewed View - (11/11/15)

This week's Skewed View is still in Orono in the vicinity of the last shot. Tell us what the sign points to and what exactly it says if you want to have bragging rights. (Photo by DJ Samuelian)

Last week's view was a statue of Harold Alfond that stands outside of Alfond Stadium on the Umaine Campus in Orono. He was the president and founder of Dexter Shoe Company and a note-worthy philanthropist.(Photo by DJ Samuelian)

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 19:53

Criminal Mischief - (11/11/15)

Secret identity located in criminal history

BREWER Two people are facing charges after an alleged shoplifting incident at Walmart.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 19:50

I didn't see a pony

Steven Wright performance was brilliant

ORONO Legendary comedian, erstwhile philosopher and absurdist storyteller Steven Wright delivered an incredible performance at the Collins Center for the arts, proving that in terms of timing, tales and the bizarre he is still a comedic force to be reckoned with.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 19:45

Time Waster - 21 Questions Wrong

Most games test your skill in some way and this is no different, but not in the way you'd think. It's a simple premise, you have to answer 21 questions, but you have to get them wrong in order to proceed. Being wrong is harder than you think. In order to get things really wrong, you still need to know the answer. If you don't, then your odds of having to restart the game increase dramatically.

This is amped up by the fast-pace of the game. You have mere seconds to select the incorrect answer and even though there are only two options the pressure is on.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 19:44

Hello darkness, my old friend

When the time change hits you know it not so much from the surge of darkness as the surge of angry ranting on Facebook from frustrated parents. Frustrated that months of detailed scheduling and bedtime routines are flushed down the toilet by an antiquated system of time that makes sense to no one.

I rarely come out for or against anything in this column but this is it. The gloves are off. Let's pick a time and stick with it. If you want your extra hour? Keep it. If you like the extra daylight fine. Flip a coin, I don't care, but pick the one you want and stop messing with my brain. And my kids' brains.

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 19:56

Time Waster - CirculO'

'CirculO' is a physics puzzle game that, like all the great games, is deceptively simple. You are a solid color circle and you have to collect a number of hollow circles in each level to advance the game.

The play area is a circle, and your obstacles are circles with the occasional line. You use the left and right arrow keys to move and with that using nothing but momentum, timing and gravity have to overcome obstacles to get the ring you need to advance. With each ring, your play area expands obstacles remain; some static, some mobile. It's really rather challenging. But some are easier than others and can be solved.

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 19:55

That's just sick

Anyone who is not interested in hearing about kids who are sick should leave now. Seriously.

I thought I understood kids being sick. We've had a wide variety of illness in the house over the past four years, some involving ER trips, some involving various levels of ick. But this was new and long. Ever since school started the kids have had a linger cold. Outside of the usual ick, they were not troubled by this. Routines continued bus, school, home.

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