Local Notes 

Former Black Bear hockey player Martin Kariya will play in Latvia next year. The younger brother of Paul and Steve signs with Dinamo Riga, a team that came into the Kontinental Hockey League in 2008. Kariya was a slick speedy player at Maine from 2001-03. Latvia is a small country in northern Europe.Ryan Shaw has been hired to coach the boys soccer team at Easton High School. Shaw is from Mars Hill and a few years ago did a fine job at Hampden Academy.