Articles from Bangor Daily News

Maine firm denies retaliation in firing worker allegedly drugged at company party

A Portland marketing firm is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit in which a former employee claims to have been drugged at a company party and fired after asking for accommodations as she recovered.

In a Tuesday court filing, TrueLine Publishing broadly denied Diana Salas’ charges that the company broke state and federal law in dismissing her, while acknowledging some of the factual claims made in her court complaint.

Up and at ’em: UMaine football team benefits from switch to morning practices

ORONO, Maine — While most people are driving to work or stopping at Dunkin’ Donuts for a coffee and a doughnut, the University of Maine football team is practicing.

It is the first time in recent memory that the Black Bears have practiced in the morning, other than some training camp sessions, rather than hitting the field during the mid-afternoon.

The team holds meetings at 6:30 a.m., then practices from 8-10 a.m.

Nonprofit scarred by former leader’s alleged pig massacre regroups by helping an elderly vet

There’s no denying that the past few years have been rough for Gene Coombs, an 86-year-old Korean War-era Army veteran.

The retired organic farmer and jack-of-all-trades has been spending solitary winters living in just a couple of the rooms of his ramshackle farmhouse on Route 202 in Troy, closing off the rest of the space in a futile effort to save money on heating fuel.

Maine’s girls may finally get their own state championship wrestling tourney

AUGUSTA, Maine — The number of girls competing in high school wrestling across the country has increased during each of the past 28 years.

That national trend has been perhaps most noticeable over the past six winters, when the roster of schoolgirl wrestlers has grown from 8,235 in 2012 to 14,587 for the 2017-18 season, according to an annual survey compiled by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Price struggles again in Bronx; Voit, Yanks rout Red Sox

NEW YORK — Luke Voit hit two homers off David Price, Miguel Andujar popped another one barely into the right-field seats and the New York Yankees stalled Boston’s division-clinching celebration by beating the Red Sox 10-1 on Wednesday night.

Luis Severino (18-8) pitched seven innings of one-run ball, and the Yankees had no need for All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman on the day they activated him from the disabled list. Chapman had been out since Aug. 21 with left knee tendinitis. He watched the end of the game from the dugout.