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Maine student test scores drop in English, math and science

Student test scores in Maine slipped during the 2017-18 school year.

The Maine Education Assessment Test results, released Tuesday, track results from various exams given to students from grades three to 11, according to Rachel Paling, communication director for the Maine Department of Education.

We did see a slight decline across the board in student test results,” Paling said.

Maine Maritime announces deal to place training center at Bucksport mill site

Maine Maritime Academy is proceeding with plans to create an annex at the former Verso Paper mill site in Bucksport that could eventually train 2,400 seafarers annually.

Academy President William J. Brennan announced late Tuesday afternoon that the college had signed a purchase-and-sale agreement with site owner American Iron and Metal. The agreement is expected to be finalized following a 60-day due-diligence period, he said in a statement.

South soccer stars capture two games at 24th Senior Bowl

WATERVILLE, Maine — South teams won two games, the North captured one and the other ended in a tie during high school soccer action at the 24th annual Senior Bowl at Thomas College on Sunday.

In the boys games, the South Classes A-B all-stars beat the North 3-1 and the North stars prevailed in the C-D game 2-1 while the South A-B girls tipped the North 1-0 and the North C-D stars tied the South 2-2.

Bruins’ goaltender Rask back at practice after 3-day leave

BOSTON — Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask returned to practice on Tuesday after taking a three-day leave of absence to attend to a personal matter.

This is a family and we are a family and we take care of each other when times are tough,” Rask said about the team he’s been with since 2006.

The Bruins granted Rask the leave of absence on Friday. Rask acknowledged the matter was related to his family, but didn’t share details.

Patriots face growing list of issues heading into bye week

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots have been adept at masking most of their issues this season.

After a 1-2 start by New England that seemed to offer at least a sliver of opportunity for someone to end its streak of nine straight AFC East titles, it hushed those rumblings by running off six straight victories.

But recent injuries, mounting issues on the offensive line and mistakes on defense returned during a 34-10 loss at Tennessee on Sunday.

Greed, drugs motivated Sherman murder, say prosecutors

HOULTON, Maine — Greed and drugs motivated a Massachusetts man to gun down an Oakfield resident in his car two years ago after a drug-related robbery in Sherman, prosecutors said Tuesday.

The first day of the trial of Marcus Asante, 23, of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on charges of intentional or knowing murder and robbery began Tuesday morning in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton.