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Maine hockey team sweeps No. 2 North Dakota | Bangor Daily News

Maine hockey team sweeps No. 2 North Dakota | Bangor Daily News

 

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Maine knocks off No. 2 North Dakota | Bangor Daily News

ORONO — The University of Maine men’s hockey team didn’t waste much time welcoming the North Dakota Fighting Sioux to Alfond Arena Friday night.

 Maine scored just 43 seconds into the game en route to a five-goal outburst in the opening period that carried the Black Bears to 7-3 win

 over the nation’s second-ranked team in front of 5,216 fans.

 Maine snapped a three-game winless streak and improved to 2-1-2. North Dakota fell to 3-1-1.

 The teams will play again tonight at 7.

 “We played Maine hockey tonight,” said Maine junior right wing Gustav Nyquist, who had a goal and two assists. “We got the puck down low, we worked hard, we moved our feet and we were tenacious.”

Click for the rest of this story by Larry Mahoney in the Bangor Daily News.

Blacksmith fires up forge with UMaine students | Bangor Daily News

Metal began flaking off the glowing orange steel as it cooled. The student wrenched the bar sideways around a spiral jig until it faded to gray and creaked in protest.

“Cool,” said Hannah Grenier, 22, of Oxford Hills, as she walked back to the forge with a half-completed steel spiral.

“She thinks it’s cool,” said blacksmith Robert Adams, 75, of Winterport. “The end result will be cool. For now, it’s hot.”

University of Maine sculpture students and passersby gathered around a forge and three anvils Sept. 17 as guest artisan Adams led a blacksmith workshop on the creation of steel crosses and spirals he refers to as scrolls. They set up shop by the sculpture building in the Collins Center of the Arts parking lot.

As he instructed Grenier in completing her scroll, he asked for another volunteer to start heating metal in the forge.

“I like them to make stuff,” Adams said. “That’s how you remember.”

Click for the rest of the story by Aislinn Sarnacki in the Bangor Daily News.

25 fun fall things to do in Maine | Bangor Daily News

Your alarm goes off in the morning. After coffee, a shower, reading the newspaper and getting dressed, you’re out the door — and that’s when it hits you.

There’s a slight chill in the air. A yellow leaf flutters gently to the ground. Your clothing isn’t warm enough. Autumn has arrived.

In between unpacking your sweaters and bringing in the patio furniture, the change of season means a renewed vigor for experiencing all that Maine has to offer. From leaf-peeping driving trips around the state to Halloween events, from apple picking to concert-going, the fall is the time when Mainers really get to bask in the glory.

The gold, red, orange and yellow that light up treetops lasts only about a month — so what are you waiting for? Get out and have fun, before you make that appointment to put on your snow tires.

Click for the rest of the story by Emily Burnham in the Bangor Daily News.

‘A teaching tool from my ancestors’: Former Penobscot Indian chief building wigwam at UM museum | Bangor Daily News

ORONO, Maine — A former chief of the Penobscot Nation was surrounded Monday by all the materials he, his family and members of his tribe needed to construct a domed birch-bark dwelling.

Bent maple and spruce saplings about 1 inch in diameter waited next to a pile of birch bark in strips a yard wide and about 2 feet long until they were needed. Strips of basswood bark and tree roots sat curled like rope until they were called to tie the saplings together to complete the wigwam’s skeleton.

Barry Dana could have been kneeling in a clearing on Indian Island, just as his ancestors did centuries ago, preparing to build a birch-bark wigwam for his family. Instead, Dana, 51, his wife, Lori Dana, 50, and daughter Skiwani, 17, all of Solon were building the structure at the Hudson Museum inside the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine with help from a couple of engineering students.

Click on the link for the rest of this story by Judy Harrison in the Bangor Daily News.

 The Hudson Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays and holidays.

For more information, call (207) 581-3756.

On the Web: www.umaine.edu/hudsonmuseum.

The science of crime: UMaine professor’s forensics course far cry from TV investigation drama | Bangor Daily News

The science of crime – Bangor Daily News.

Offshore wind grant could reach UMaine | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Offshore wind grant could reach UMaine | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Orono soldier serving in Afghanistan has died | Bangor Daily News

Orono soldier serving in Afghanistan has died – Bangor Daily News.

4 Maine firms receive nearly $1.1 million for tech ideas | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

4 firms receive nearly $1.1 million for tech ideas | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Bond targets wind project, energy upgrades | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Bond targets wind project, energy upgrades | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Will birds and wind farms compete? | Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

UM president affirms academic cuts, unveils new revenue efforts | Bangor Daily News

UM president affirms academic cuts, unveils new revenue efforts – Bangor Daily News.

University of Maine troop protection system patented | Bangor Daily News

UM troop protection system patented – Bangor Daily News.

University of Maine students, faculty protest proposed cuts totaling $12 million | Bangor Daily News

UM students, faculty protest proposed cuts totaling $12 million – Bangor Daily News.

University of Maine lands $12.4 million grant for wind research

(Here’s the top of a story by the Bangor Daily News’ Jessica Bloch on a significant grant to help in the research of offshore wind in Maine. There is a link at the bottom of this entry to the rest of the story. — KM)

By Jessica Bloch

Bangor Daily News, Jan. 8, 2010

ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine’s offshore wind testing efforts got a huge boost Friday from the U.S. Department of Commerce, which announced it had awarded $12.4 million for construction costs for the Advanced Nanocomposites in Renewable Energy Laboratory (ANREL) at UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center.

Habib Dagher, director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, said the grant may be the largest ever awarded UMaine for a laboratory research building.

“This is exciting news for the whole state,” Dagher said Friday morning. “… It’s going to allow us to truly strengthen our leadership role in the area of offshore wind. Without this research facility, we can’t do the research we need to do.”

The grant will be officially announced Friday afternoon at a press conference on the UMaine campus.

Here’s a link to the rest of the story.