Maine’s Ryan Flaherty punched by umpire during Baltimore Orioles game

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Ryan Flaherty, a 2005 graduate of Deering High School in Portland, has made a career for himself as a second baseman for the Baltimore Orioles with instinctive defensive play and a natural slugging ability. During Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees in New York though, Flaherty found himself on the receiving end of the […]

Caner-Medley’s Corner- Following Michael Jordan’s lead

Note: This will be Nik’s final entry for “Caner-Medley’s Corner.” It’s been a lot of fun working on this series with him. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading as much as Nik and I have enjoyed putting the whole thing together. Thanks- Chris “I’m excited to say that we made the playoffs! This is a huge accomplishment […]

Pirates super fan inducted into team Hall of Fame

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The Portand Pirates square off against the Manchester Monarchs in the first game of their opening round playoff series tonight. No one will be rooting for the Pirates harder than super-fan Raymond Dudley. Dudley, known to generations of Pirates fans as “Switchboard,” has been a popular, beloved mainstay for the team since its inception in […]

Penobscot elder expresses outrage over tribal discrimination in Maine

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From the website IndianCountryTodayMediaNetwork.com, by Penobscot elder and former Maine state legislator, Donna Loring: “Being Indian in the State of Maine is like living on an iceberg of racism—a raceburg. Maine is the whitest State in America and it has been very white for at least the last two hundred years. Of course, it had […]

Maine Rep. Lockman calls colleague “Ayatollah of Eagle Lake” in online rant

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On Thursday, Maine State Rep. Lawrence Lockman, a Republican from Amherst, posted a lengthy diatribe on his official Facebook page. In the post Lockman derogatorily refers to fellow State Rep. John Martin, a Democrat from Eagle Lake, as “the Ayatollah of Eagle Lake,” blames former Maine Gov. John Baldacci and other Democrats for under-funding Maine’s nursing homes, and […]