Articles from Bangor Daily News

UMaine men’s hockey team seeks to re-establish the advantage of playing on home ice

As Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home.”

That hasn’t been the case this season for the University of Maine men’s hockey team.

Heading into a rare Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday afternoon Hockey East game against archrival New Hampshire at Alfond Arena, the Black Bears look to snap a home-ice slump during which they lost five of their past six contests.

UMaine (8-11-2, 4-5-2 HE) has been shut out in three of those five losses and has been outscored 17-4 overall.

Proposal would open up industrial area in Bangor to marijuana facilities

A proposed change to Bangor’s development rules would open up an industrial area just south of Interstate 395 to facilities that produce or sell marijuana by allowing interstate highways to serve as a buffer between the marijuana facilities and protected facilities such as schools and parks.

This Maine high school has a graduation rate that’s double the national average for young moms

Teen birth rates in the United States have been on a steady decline, but there are still more than 200,000 babies born to teen mothers every year, including about 600 born in Maine.

Young mothers are at high risk of dropping out of school because of the pressures they face. According to some national estimates, only 40 percent earn a high school diploma. But a few schools in Maine are designed specifically to help teen parents stay on track and guide them toward a different life trajectory.

Former UMaine and Kansas City lineman thinks Chiefs will beat Patriots in shootout

Mike DeVito has been very much in demand this week.

The former University of Maine All-Atlantic 10 nose tackle, who lives in Hampden with wife Jessie (Martin) and their two sons Rocco and Sal, spent the last three seasons of his nine-year National Football League career with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Unbeaten Hermon boys top MDI in defensive slugfest

HERMON, Maine — Two familiar foes got just what they expected from each other Friday night — a defensive slugfest.

But the undefeated Hermon Hawks generated just enough offense to emerge from this battle of the last two Class B boys basketball state champions with a 38-29 victory over Mount Desert Island of Bar Harbor.

“We knew it was going to be a hard-fought game and thankfully we came out on top,” said Hermon senior guard Cody Hawes, who showed off his versatility at both ends of the court while scoring a game-high 16 points.

Woman killed after car flips in Carmel

A woman was killed Friday afternoon in a one-car crash on Interstate 95 in Carmel, according to Maine State Police.

A couple from Cambridge were traveling north on I-95 at about 1:30 p.m. when the driver, 72-year-old Walter Hallett, lost control in the snowy conditions. The GMC pickup truck went off the road and overturned, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

His wife, 66-year-old Kathryn Hallet, was killed. Walter Hallett suffered minor injuries, McCausland said.