AUGUSTA — An employee of the Red Barn has been taken off the restaurant’s work schedule after racist remarks he made to a person of color via an Instagram direct message, prompting a video apology posted to the restaurant’s social media account. Peter Benedict, a manager at the Red Barn, confirmed Friday that the employee in the video was 19-year-old Brady Maheux, a grand-nephew of owner Laura Benedict. He said no permanent decision about Maheux’s employment had been made by Friday evening. Peter Benedict said Maheux was “a good kid” who made a “bad decision.” “He knew way before anything even started,” Peter Benedict said. “He’s not a racist kid.” The incident on Tuesday this week came to light after the user of an Instagram account, FBCCBayArea, publicized comments Maheux made to him in a direct message. It also shows Maheux’s Facebook page and place of work. The account holder said he would … [Read more...] about Red Barn employee taken off work schedule after racist remark on social media
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The Red Sox stood pat at the trade deadline Tuesday afternoon. Despite rumors the team was interested in pursuing a reliever, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski expressed confidence in the roster as is. “We improved our club in a lot of other different directions,” Dombrowski said at Fenway Park after Tuesday’s deadline. “We felt the other areas were more significant for us.” The Red Sox struck three deals in June and July, trading for veteran Steve Pearce, right-handed starter Nathan Eovaldi, and second baseman Ian Kinsler. Dombrowski said the team was close to bringing in a reliever Monday night, but the trade ultimately fell through because the other team changed its mind. According to multiple reports, the player involved was Washington Nationals right-hander Kelvin Herrera. Dombrowski did not confirm the name, but said the pitcher was one of the few available relievers the Red Sox considered to be an upgrade. “When you look at … [Read more...] about Dave Dombrowski explains why the Red Sox didn’t end up bolstering the bullpen
The Red Sox were relatively quiet on the afternoon of MLB trade deadline day as their biggest move came the night prior. Late Monday night, the Sox added second baseman Ian Kinsler – who has had success in the postseason and should prove to be another veteran leader that the Sox’ young, untested players can look up to.“We think he makes us a better ball club, because he goes into second base and is in a spot where he can play basically every day,” Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski said. “He’s a good offensive player and a good defensive player, so we think he makes us a better club.”Kinsler should see the brunt of the time at second base during the postseason as the jury is still out on whether or not Dustin Pedroia will return, and Eduardo Nunez has been inconsistent this season.David Price, who played with Kinsler while a member of the Detroit Tigers, says that Kinsler is something of a Pedroia clone.“He’s … [Read more...] about The Red Sox will be in good hands with Ian Kinsler
Welcome to Boston.com’s Sports Q, our daily conversation, initiated by you and moderated by Chad Finn, about a compelling topic in Boston sports. Here’s how it works: You submit questions to Chad through Twitter, Facebook, email, and any other outlet you prefer. He’ll pick one each weekday to answer, then we’ll take the discussion to the comments. I’m not sure they have the prospects to get anything they need at the deadline, so maybe this is just a hypothetical: Should the Red Sox trade for a starter or a reliever before the trading deadline if they get just one or the other? I’d go with the reliever all things being equal. I know the bullpen has been good, but I don’t trust Barnes, Hembree and even Kimbrel in the playoffs at this point. — Peter R. It’s funny, I just saw a Tweet from Fox Sports baseball guy Jon Morosi noting that the Marlins don’t consider Jay Groome or Michael Chavis enough in exchange … [Read more...] about Would you prefer the Red Sox get a starter or a reliever?
Jordyn Noennig Now News Group Published 6:38 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 CITY OF DELAFIELD – The "Smiley Barn" at Highway 83 and I-94 could be smiling again soon, after a recommendation by the plan commission on May 30. The barn sported a well-known smile for more than 20 years, until 2002, when it was removed by its new owner. But now another new owner, Maria Luther, has proposed restoring the trademark grin, and city officials like the idea. Although the smile doesn't meet the city's sign code, plan commissioners skirted the issue by approving the two 24-square-foot smiles — one on each side of the barn — as public art. "I’ve never seen more support for something coming in front of the planning commission," Commissioner Jim Reiher said. "I think public art is appropriately set for this." But the commission wasn't as accepting of another part of Luther's application: to paint a giant gumball machine mural on the barn's … [Read more...] about Remember the Smiley Barn? After 16 years, it’s likely to return at Highway 83 and I-94 in Delafield