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Photos: The Kastaways, Maine’s first all-mascot band

April 14, 2012
April 14, 2012
By JUSTIN LUMIERE  |  April 20, 2012
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Kastaways and cut-ups

Watching the Kastaways practice, it quickly becomes clear that this band is all about the Clam. Sir Nigel the Rat might be the frontman and attention hog. Herman might be the lead-singer and actual hog. Spike Porcupine and Pete Puffin might even provide
Safe at home with Maine's first all-mascot band
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 20, 2012

The kids are all right

First the good news: in 2008, when I first wrote about the last two high schools in Maine still using the racist mascot name "Redskins," Wiscasset and Sanford, I predicted that Sanford, my hometown, would be the last holdout.
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  June 17, 2011

Nixon potential

Regular readers of my column (all three of them) won't be surprised that my New Year's wish is for Sanford High, my alma mater, to finally put aside the racist mascot name of "redskins."
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 31, 2010
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Photos: Japanese Mascots

Meet the mascots from Edward Harrison and John Harrison's book  Idle Idol.
Japan's love of kitsch and cuteness in all aspects of life, as expressed by their mascots.
By EDWARD HARRISON AND JOHN HARRISON  |  June 11, 2010

Redskin redux

A couple months ago, when I wrote about the fact that the Sanford and Wiscasset high schools are the last remaining Maine schools using the mascot nickname “redskins,” Sanford principal Allan Young told me that if “redskin” critics called his students r
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 26, 2009