Brad Paisley is coming to the Bangor Waterfront Pavilion

Brad Paisley is coming to the Bangor Waterfront Pavilion

Grammy Award winning Country artist, Brad Paisley, announced today his first ever concert in Bangor, Maine at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion on Sunday, June 15 as part of the Machias Savings Bank Concert Series. 

Tickets on sale Friday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m.

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UMaine preps for payback against Providence in Hockey East playoffs

ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The UMaine hockey team not only will play for their postseason lives this weekend.  They'll also be taking on the team that cost them in easier road through the Hockey East playoffs. 

The Black Bears will renew their rivalry with Providence this weekend in the league quarter-finals.  Maine needed to split their final series of the regular season at home against the Friars two weekends ago to ensure a bye into the Hockey East quarter-finals and home-ice in the best-of-three series.  Providence swept both games and vaulted to third in the final standings, ultimately dropping the Black Bears from fourth to sixth.  Maine as a result to had to play a first-round elimination game last Saturday against Merrimack, which they won at Alfond Arena, 2-0. 

Wood pellet producers ramp up production as demand grows

STRONG, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Despite reports of folks having a difficult time finding enough wood pellets to heat their homes, Maine's wood pellet producers say the issues have more to do with distribution than production.

At the Geneva Wood Fuels Mill in Strong, wood pellets are in production morning, noon and night.

"People are starting to embrace it a lot more," stated Jeff Allen, the plant manager.  "It's been steady.  Very, very steady."

Logs are brought to the mill and stripped of bark to help reduce the amount of ash created when the pellets are burned.  Then they are ground into chips and processed.

The wood chips are dried in a massive dryer before winding their way into machines that press them into pellets.

Thanks to Love and a Conscientious Doctor Chuck Kelley Caught His Colon Cancer Early

Thanks to Love and a Conscientious Doctor Chuck Kelley Caught His Colon Cancer Early

When Chuck and Jo-Ellen Kelley were married 23 years ago, she told him that since she went for yearly medical checkups, she expected him to do the same. "After all," she says, "we promised that we'd grow old together and take care of each other."  Read more ...

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Giant inflatable colon helps with cancer prevention

(NEWS CENTER) -- There is a larger than life traveling inflatable colon in Auburn-Lewiston Tuesday. It stands 10-feet high, 12-feet wide, and 12-feet long and allows people to see the inside of a colon. The colon features polyps, cancer and other abnormalities. Registered dieticians will be at the event to discuss healthy colon food. St. Mary's Medical Regional Center is featuring the giant colon Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the LePage Large Conference Room. It will then travel to the Auburn Mall and located near the TD Bank from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Pirates remain in AHL cellar after loss to Springfield

LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Portland Pirates entered Sunday with the fewest points in the American Hockey League and didn't do anything to disprove the label of of having the league's worst record after a 9-3 loss to Springfield. 

The nine goals allowed was the most for Portland this season.  

The Pirates surrendered four in the first period before getting on the board only for the Falcons to score five more unanswered. 

Umaine shuts out Merrimack, advances to Hockey East quarters

ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Maine men's hockey team showed why they had one of the better home records in Hockey East this season with their 2-0 shutout of Merrimack in their single-elimination first-round playoff. 

Lewiston native Mark Anthoine opened the scoring 2:01 into the contest when the senior forward knuckled a backhander past Warriros goalie Tirronen Rasmus.

Anthoine's classmate Martin Ouellette made that lone goal stand as he stopped all 29 shots he faced. 

Leading scorer Devin Shore added an empty goal with 20 seconds left in regulation to secure the win. 

The sixth-seeded Black Bears (16-13-4) will travel to Providence for a best-of-three series in the Hockey East quarterfinals next weekend.