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Sports briefs for Aug. 23, 2016

Sea Dogs closing in on 9 million fans PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs, the Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are closing in on 9 million fans in franchise history. The Sea Dogs are 15,506 fans away from the 9 million. The 9 millionth is expected to … …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News

    

Howard Johnson Restaurant To Close, Leaving Only 1 More

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — One of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants will close in a couple of weeks, taking with it its fried clam strips and ice cream — and a slice of roadside Americana.

Howard Johnson hotel owner Sally Patel says the last day for the restaurant at her hotel in Bangor, Maine, is Sept. 6. That’ll leave one Howard Johnson restaurant in Lake George, New York.

Howard Deering Johnson started the business in 1925 with a soda fountain outside Boston. That evolved into a chain of restaurants featuring comfort food and 28 ice cream flavors. The eateries predated the …read more

Source: WABI-TV5 Bangor

    

Scientists: Puffin Chicks Starving With Less Food Available

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists say Atlantic puffin chicks on Machias Seal Island in the Gulf of Maine have had the worst breeding season ever recorded, with the majority of chicks starving to death in burrows.

Tony Diamond of the Atlantic Laboratory for Avian Research at the University of New Brunswick blames a drop in the puffins’ food supply. Some scientists say higher ocean temperatures have decreased the availability of fish young puffins like to eat.

The Portland Press Herald reports that in a typical year, 60% of the puffin nests with eggs produce chicks that fly off the nest. This year, …read more

Source: WABI-TV5 Bangor