UMaine hockey to battle Miami (Ohio) in two-game series

MAINE vs. MIAMI Time, site: Friday, Saturday 7 p.m., Alfond Arena, Orono Records: UMaine 1-1, Miami (Ohio) 0-2 Series, last meeting: UMaine leads 5-2-1, Miami 5-0 on Oct. 22, 2016 Key players: Maine — D Rob Michel (1 goal, 1 assist), LW Brendan Robbins (1 & 1), C Chase Pearson (0 & 2), LW Nolan […] …read more

Brady thinks Patriots’ offense has room to grow

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady’s expectations for himself have been high from the moment he made his first NFL start back in 2001. It reached its latest high water mark this past February when he became the most-decorated Super Bowl quarterback in NFL history, after leading the Patriots to a historic comeback win over the […] …read more

Gordon Hayward’s agent says his surgery ‘went really well’

BOSTON — Celtics fans lined up to sign a banner urging Gordon Hayward to “come back stronger than ever.” One player wrote his injured teammate’s initials on his shoe. The crowd that bought tickets to see him make his Boston debut chanted his name. A few miles away, Hayward was being wheeled into surgery to […] …read more

Bill proposes healthcare protection for patients in rural areas

Bill proposes healthcare protection for patients in rural areas

BANGOR – Nurses Thursday showed support for a bill they say protects patients in rural areas.

But a spokesperson for Maine hospitals says the bill makes management decisions even tougher.

Members of the nurses union Thursday showed their support for a proposed bill, titled “An Act to Protect Rural Maine Healthcare”.

“This bill will make it harder for hospitals to do away with services,” said Rep. Stephen Stanley (D-Medway) who is sponsoring the bill.

This comes after the August closure of the Obstetrics Department at the Calais Regional Hospital

“It’s very important for us as a state to look at the services in these rural …read more