7:33 AM

U.S. to return armored plate to Maine soldier it saved Video clip included

Timothy Gilboe of Westbrook took a bullet in hand-to-hand combat in Afghanistan and lived to tell about it – when he has to.

Bill Nemitz: Hometown embraces its Silver Star hero

12:33 AM

Lester, Ross carry Red Sox to 3-1 victory over White Sox

Backup catcher David Ross hits a go-ahead double in the top of the ninth to lift Boston to its second straight win.

11:19 AM

Maine’s unemployment rate falls to 5.9 percent

The state’s number of employed people has declined 6,700 over the year to 41,800.

1:00 AM

Our View: Raise shows what really matters to UMaine

The university chose to give an administrator a substantial raise while making other cuts.

11:37 AM

Reality show looks for a few good Mainers to build ‘Utopia’ Video clip included

Based on a show from the Netherlands, the series will task 15 people with creating a community from scratch.


Bill Nemitz

Holy Thursday brings foot washing to Portland's Monument Square

Clergy from area churches perform a foot washing to kick off arguably the most sacred four days on the Christian calendar.  Read more.

Top Stories

Star treatment as new Nova Scotia ferry arrives in Portland

Several photos included in this story Video clip included The ship is escorted with fanfare into the harbor, where it will put the ‘port’ back in Portland when service to-and-from Canada begins, the mayor says.
Portland greets the Nova Star: Photos
Inside the Portland-to-Nova Scotia ferry: Sleek, colorful, refined, great views

6:30 AM

Widow upset after Maine library declines horror writer’s archives

She says the papers of well-known Rick Hautala belong in his hometown of Westbrook.
Read Walker Memorial Library's letter to Holly Newstein

LePage: Welfare penalty to cost Maine $7 million

The U.S. wants $7 million for non-compliance that LePage says he tried to fix, but others say a big fine is unlikely and the non-compliance is from 2011.
View Temporary Assistance for Needy Families work participation rates

Conflict emerges in study used by foes of Maine rail project

The engineer who concluded that noise levels would be excessive at the site in Brunswick has plans for a residential subdivision nearby.

8:50 AM

Vice principal rescued from South Korea ferry found hanged

Several photos included in this story Police are seeking arrest warrants for captain and two crewmembers after ship’s sharp turn and slow evacuation.
South Korean ferry evacuation was delayed; death toll rises
Transcript of distress call by South Korean ferry

Alleged Portland pimp charged federally with sexual exploitation of children

Paul Henry, 24, was arrested on Thursday after coming under investigation by Portland police in a prostitution and drug dealing case in February.

11:33 AM

Feature Obituary: Donald Dutil Jr., 68, popular music teacher for MSAD 55

Mr. Dutil, the district's band leader, inspired a love of music in his students.

6:34 AM

Former Biddeford pastor pleads guilty to child porn, gets probation

His entire five-year prison sentence was suspended for 12 years of probation.

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11:37 AM

Reality show looks for a few good Mainers to build ‘Utopia’

Video clip included Based on a show from the Netherlands, the series will task 15 people with creating a community from scratch.

Maine flood forecast hindered by missing river gauge

In the wake of severe water damage in Dexter, officials say the budget-cut device is critical to predicting conditions.

WMTW moving to Westbrook studio occupied by WPME, WPXT

The space is already broadcast-ready and will require few changes.

8:28 AM

12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest

Video clip included The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit them.

7:49 AM

Maine student suspended for squirt gun likely playing ‘Assassin,' police say

Under rules of the game, participants try to squirt an assigned target, often in public.

Local & State Dispatches

Thursday Portland temperature drop sets record / Registered Maine nurse sentenced on drug theft charges / National Endowment gives $892,500 to Maine art groups ... and more news from around the state.

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