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Caribou Boys Tennis 5 at Houlton 0

Singles: Alec Cyr (C) def. Nolan Porter 8-0, Gabriel Rand (C) def. Owen Gallop 8-2, Parker Deprey (C) def. Devin Ivey 8-0; Doubles: Emerson Duplissie-Cyr/Bailey Griffeth (C) def. Tim Youngfellow-Nate DeLucca 8-0, Seth Beidelman-Aidan Plante (C) def. Justin Hogan-Jeron Gentle 8-4 …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News

    

Husson University Faculty Member Named Distinguished Young Pharmacist by the Maine Pharmacy Association

Husson University’s Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Cassandra Parsons, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCGP, is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Young Pharmacist in Maine Award from the Maine Pharmacy Association. The Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award acknowledges young pharmacists in each state who are dedicated to individual excellence. This award also recognizes … …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News

    

Westbrook brothers charged in grocery welfare fraud

Good evening from the BDN Portland office on Congress Street. Tonight welfare fraud charges were brought against Westbrook brothers; we meet the guy who may be Maine’s greatest hero; and the Nova Scotia ferry will run for two additional weeks. What we’re talking about Charges brought in alleged grocery welfare … …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News

    

Does “13 Reasons Why” Glorify Suicide? Mental Health Experts Weigh In

The popular Netflix series “Thirteen Reasons Why” is shedding light on an often stigmatized topic. But the backlash has been severe.

Some schools have tried to ban students from watching the show, saying it glorifies suicide. Local mental health experts weigh in.

The popular Netflix show “Thirteen Reasons Why” has been binge-watched by TV viewers nationwide.

The tragic story of a fictional character has sparked a much needed dialogue about suicide. But does the show go too far?

“The production graphically depicts the means of the suicide and then it takes some steps to almost glorify suicide as a way of dealing …read more

Source: WABI-TV5 Bangor

    

Spring Planting: What You Need to Know

May is less than a week away, and folks are starting to think about spring planting.

“I’m so excited. I’m ready for the warm weather, and looking forward to having a beautiful summer,” said Alegra Tyler, co-owner of Hodgdon-Tyler Family Landscaping.

But Melissa Higgins of Sprague’s Nursery and Garden Center in Bangor says be careful what you plant right now.

“We’re trying to let people know that although it’s sunny during the day, it’s still pretty cold at night. In fact we’re still dealing with 30-degree temperatures,” said Higgins.

The experts here say it’s safe now to plant heartier flowers alyssium and pansies.

“We’re not …read more

Source: WABI-TV5 Bangor