Articles from Bangor Daily News

Woman dies in Saco house fire

A woman died Saturday night after a fire destroyed a home, according to the Saco Fire Department.

Crews said the fire was reported around 6 p.m. on Hillview Avenue.

Maine State Police said 83-year-old Claire Howard died in the fire. Firefighters tried to resuscitate Howard by doing CPR but were unsuccessful.

Investigators said Howard was in the home alone when the fire broke out.

Part of Hillview Avenue was blocked off for a few hours as crews worked to get the fire under control.

The fire remains under investigation.

Canucks top Bruins in overtime

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Vancouver Canucks coach Travis Green wanted his two top forwards off the ice for a line change. Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser didn’t listen, and Green was glad.

The pair teamed up to score the game-winning goal in overtime.

Horvat scored at 3:12 of the extra period, off an assist from Boeser, and the Canucks edged the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Saturday night.

(I was) screaming at them to change then telling them great job after the goal,” Green said.

Celtics narrowly edge Knicks

NEW YORK — The Celtics could laugh afterward, because none of Jayson Tatum’s mistakes cost them.

Not the missed dunk with 36 seconds left — thanks to Tatum rebounding it himself and making a tough jumper — and not his foolish foul with 1.9 seconds remaining.

Tatum did far more good than bad, finishing with 24 points and 14 rebounds as Boston held on to beat the New York Knicks 103-101 on Saturday night.

This Bangor church is determined to save its stained-glass windows

The roads aren’t the only thing undergoing a transformation at the intersection of State Street and Broadway in Bangor.

For the past two weeks, crews have been removing two of the most prominent stained glass windows at All Souls Congregational Church, pane by pane.

It’s part of a $180,000 project the church has undertaken to preserve two of its highest windows after decades of wear.

The Rose and the Archangel windows, designed by artist Charles J. Connick, contain a myriad of colors and are inspired by traditional stained-glass work at European cathedrals.

Tex-Mex helped spare an 80-year-old Maine candlepin bowling alley’s life

BRUNSWICK, Maine — When the nearly 80-year-old candlepin bowling alley Bowling Bowl closed its doors earlier this year, Brunswick buzzed with concern that the decades of daily leagues — both kids and adults — had come to an end.

Instead, after renovations and a change of menu, the bowling alley on Dunlap Street — along with a new Tex-Mex restaurant, Bolos — is slated to open by the end of the year, co-owner Joe O’Neil said last week.

Minnesota Duluth holds off UMaine men’s hockey team to earn series sweep

DULUTH, Minn. — The University of Maine men’s hockey team was defeated by the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, 3-2, on Saturday night. The Bulldogs took advantage of two second period goals to hold off the Black Bears.

First goal (1-0 Duluth): Eduards Tralmaks was called for a penalty 2:50 into the first period. Minnesota Duluth immediately took advantage. Riley Tufte fired a one-timer from the top of the fair side face-off circle that found its way to the back of the Maine net. The Bulldogs grabbed a 1-0 lead less than three minutes into the game.

Brunswick wins ‘A’ North boys cross country title; Hermon, Orono repeat as regional champs

BELFAST, Maine — The leading light in Class A North boys cross country this fall seems to change from meet to meet, and Saturday’s regional championship race at the Troy A. Howard Middle School provided no exception.

The Brunswick Dragons, second to Bangor at last week’s Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference meet, rebounded by outlasting Hampden Academy in the sport’s version of overtime to capture the Class A North event.