Articles from Bangor Daily News

The Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival will bring celebration, music and Irish talent

The third iteration of the Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival launches Friday, kicking off three days of traditional Celtic music, sports, food and education.

The festivities begin at the Bangor Arts Exchange with a concert from Gerry O’Connor, one of Ireland’s best known modern fiddlers. O’Connor hails from Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, where he was surrounded by traditional Irish music and dance from an early age. He has recorded 14 albums throughout his career.

How to avoid making common moose-hunting mistakes

The old adage of moose-hunting holds that once a hunter pulls the trigger, all the fun is over. That’s because in many cases, actually extracting the moose from the woods can present any number of challenges.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. The state’s moose biologist, Lee Kantar of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, has offered a few tips for both before and after the shot is fired. Follow his advice, and you’re sure to face fewer pitfalls on your own hunt.

The unfettered view of the night sky is a highlight of Allagash trips

The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is a spectacular 92-mile long river and lake area like no other waterway in the eastern United States. To those who are willing to get off the beaten path and unplug from technology it offers remarkable natural beauty, an opportunity to experience solitude and escape from the constant demands of our busy world.

Fire hits heart of downtown Old Town

A fire hit downtown Old Town late Saturday night.

The fire was reported at 274 Main St. just before 10 p.m., a dispatcher at the Penobscot County Regional Communications Center said just after midnight Sunday. That building houses Serenity Salon and Spa as well as apartments, and it is adjacent to several other businesses, including Yamas Bar and Grill and the Penobscot Times, in a block in the heart of the city’s downtown.

Edwards’ big plays help UMaine football team beat Colgate, end losing streak

Big plays were at the center of the University of Maine’s 35-21 non-conference football victory over Colgate on Saturday at Andy Kerr Stadium in Hamilton, New York.

So it should come as no surprise that Earnest Edwards was in the middle of things.

The senior wideout from Rochester, New York, returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and added a third score on a long pass reception as the Black Bears ended a two-game losing streak while sending winless Colgate to its fourth defeat of the season.

Big second quarter lifts Worcester Polytech football team past Husson

Undefeated Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday displayed the type of offensive balance that the Husson University football team hasn’t mastered yet this season.

The Engineers built a 24-0 second-quarter lead and defeated the Eagles 31-12 in a non-conference matchup at the Winkin Complex in Bangor.

WPI (3-0) entered the contest averaging 171 yards on the ground and 177.5 yards through the air, and its performance against Husson reflected such parity.

Massachusetts Maritime football team beats Maine Maritime to retain Admiral’s Cup

Massachusetts Maritime jumped out to a four-touchdown lead on Saturday and held on to defeat Maine Maritime Academy 42-21 in their 47th annual Admiral’s Cup football game at Ritchie Field in Castine.

Massachusetts Maritime (2-0) won the rivalry game for the third straight year.

Maine Maritime fell to 0-3 and opens New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference play at home next Saturday against the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

In Maine, hummingbird banders track the migrating birds on their journey

Like tourists, hummingbirds love summering in Maine. Between the months of May and September, lush Maine is the ideal stopover for these migrating tropical birds on their route from South America to Canada and back again.

Bob Yunick tries to visit Maine every year from upstate New York for the hummingbirds. It didn’t start that way, though: he first came to Maine to visit a former neighbor who had moved out by Mooselookmeguntic Lake near the western border of the state. The friends planned to go fishing, but a different kind of wildlife caught Yunick’s eye.