12:30 AM

Inside the Portland-to-Nova Scotia ferry: Sleek, colorful, refined, great views Several photos included in this story

Townspeople in Yarmouth line up for hours to tour the new ferry, which is due in Portland on Thursday.

12:01 AM

High school baseball preview: Kyle Heath hopes to lead Westbrook to a repeat baseball title

He decided in seventh grade to become a catcher. Two years later he was a varsity starter and now is the state champs' leader.

Baseball preview: 10 teams to watch
Baseball preview: 25 players to watch

12:01 AM

Goodbye, corner office

Workspace once reflected your status. In cutting-edge offices today, it reflects what you do.

12:01 AM

Our View: Cutler’s tax plan starts right debate

It’s time to reform a tax code that was designed for another economic era.

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This Week in GO

Reasons to celebrate Record Store Day / Q&A with Mike Mills of R.E.M. / Signs of change in Maine Deaf Film Festival / Movie review: 'Transcendence' / USM presents the English premiere of 'In the Underworld' / Classes and workshops teach lots of fun new things to do

Free concerts give Record Store Day a lively spin
R.E.M. release and Mike Mills visit add excitement to Record Store Day

FLASHBACK

Historic photos from the Portland Evening Express, Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram

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Top Stories

12:30 AM

UMaine System administrator received $40,000 raise

The chancellor agrees others may object in this time of deep cuts, but he wanted to keep the system’s top financial officer from leaving.

April 17

Maine police chief asserts man waved gun before fatal shooting

That contradicts the account of Stephen McKenney’s wife. Video from police cruisers may show what happened.
Deadly force: Police & The Mentally Ill
Windham man killed by police had shown no distress to outside world

April 17

Maine bill to hold OUI offenders more accountable approved

The measure allows prosecutors to consider a drunk driver’s lifetime felony offenses, rather than being limited to looking back 10 years.

12:31 AM

Kennebec River floods parking lots, basements

Several photos included in this story Video clip included The Kennebec River in Augusta is more than 5 feet above flood stage Wednesday evening, but no severe damage is reported.
Flooding claims one victim in northern Maine
Flooding closes Main Street businesses in Dexter
N.H. suspends search for missing man in Smith River

12:31 AM

Ex-Maine State Police chief pleads not guilty to child sex charges

The judge allows Andrew Demers Jr., who served 26 years with the state police, to remain free on $5,000 bail.

12:01 AM

Art collective finds affordable home in Portland

The collective Running With Scissors meets its goals with a larger, well-equipped building that provides workspace for about 75 artists.

April 17

Portland panel backs plastic foam container ban

But a decision on imposing a plastic grocery bags fee is delayed. The issue now goes back to the City Council.

Other Maine News Headlines

April 17

After ‘end of the world’ explosion, Lac-Megantic aims to rebuild

The total cost for rebuilding the broken village could total $2.7 billion over the next decade. Cleaning up the contaminated land, sewer system and bodies of water will cost another $200 million.
Maine's planning 'gap' could be disastrous in Quebec-type rail emergency

9:40 PM

WMTW-TV to move offices from downtown Portland to Westbrook

Officials hope to combine the station’s two facilities after it leaves the Time and Temp building it has inhabited for 15 years.

11:09 PM

Poll shows LePage, Michaud in virtual tie in Maine race for governor

The survey gives the governor a slight lead -- his first in public poll -- but margin of error, other surveys indicates dead heat.

8:50 PM

Jetport sees large increase in passengers leaving from Portland

The totals were up 6.7 percent over the same month in 2013, while the ‘load factor’ for flights also increased.

April 17

Local & State Dispatches

Driver uninjured when potato truck crashes into trees / Portland man charged with trafficking cocaine from Mercedes vehicle / Maine AG warns of phone scam ... and more news from around the state.

12:01 AM

Avatar joins high-tech child porn battle

The Internet makes abuses a lot easier for pedophiles, but others are using it to combat a global problem.

Life & Culture

This Week in GO

Reasons to celebrate Record Store Day / Q&A with Mike Mills of R.E.M. / Signs of change in Maine Deaf Film Festival / Movie review: 'Transcendence' / USM presents the English premi ...

Sports from the Press Herald

High school baseball preview: Kyle Heath hopes to lead Westbrook to a repeat baseball title

He decided in seventh grade to become a catcher. Two years later he was a varsity starter and now is the state champs' leader.

Opinion

Our View: Cutler’s tax plan starts right debate

It’s time to reform a tax code that was designed for another economic era.

Nation & World

Avatar joins high-tech child porn battle

The Internet makes abuses a lot easier for pedophiles, but others are using it to combat a global problem.

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