News from April 14, 2013

April 15, 2013

Bail increased for North Pond Hermit Video clip included

Authorities say it's for his own protection, citing a long-distance marriage proposal and a stranger who tried to post his bail.

April 14, 2013

Maine gardeners itching for spring

 A cool April undermines the adage about planting peas on Patriots Day to have them by July 4.

April 15, 2013

Maine polio survivor travels globe to fight disease

POLIO IMMUNIZATION IN CHAD Ann Lee Hussey has visited some of the world's poorest places to give vaccines and comfort the suffering.

April 14, 2013

A patriotic duty: Federal taxes must be sent in Monday

Feds won't wait because of Patriots Day; state taxes can be filed by midnight Tuesday.

April 14, 2013

Warm ocean waters worry lobstermen

A strong early catch can cause prices to plummet and lead to tensions with Canada.

April 14, 2013

Dam's removal will help restore river

20130410_Dam This summer's $20,000 project in Pownal will give brook trout access to the Royal River's headwaters.

April 21, 2013

Choir blends voices, languages at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church

The 25-member ensemble composed mostly of singers from central African nations has transformed the financially squeezed parish.

April 15, 2013

Plan to open no-fishing zones faces opposition

Allowing some commercial fishing in closed areas would help groundfishermen hurt by catch limits, supporters say.

April 14, 2013

Scott wins Masters in playoff

Scott becomes the first Australian to win at Augusta, beating Angel Cabrera on the second hole of a playoff.

April 14, 2013

Pirates' slide runs to four

Joey Crabb has a hat trick and Hershey scores five power-play goals in a 6-3 win at Portland.

April 14, 2013

Surfer caught in Biddeford riptide rescued



April 15, 2013

Colby College nation's fourth to reach carbon-neutral emissions

Colby College is the fourth college in the country to become 100 percent carbon-neutral, a term that means that its net impact on greenhouse gas emissions is zero.

April 15, 2013

Buchholz dominates Tampa Bay Several photos included in this story

Clay Buchholz, Shane Victorino Clay Buchholz fans 11 and takes a no-hitter into the eighth inning, leading the Red Sox to a 5-0 win.

April 14, 2013

Patrol: 16 hurt in bus crash near Yosemite park

The injured people - the majority of whom were elderly - were taken to three area hospitals with minor to moderate injuries.

April 14, 2013

Yale to celebrate NCAA title on Monday

The Bulldogs beat the three top seeds in this year's tournament to claim their first title.

April 14, 2013

Teenager wraps up memorable 1st Masters with 75

Guan Tianlang, 14, had a memorable Masters debut to finish with a 12-over 300.

April 14, 2013

Patriots Day 5-miler: 'King Louie' rules the men; Anderson repeats for women Several photos included in this story

 Louie Luchini wins by more than a minute, while Meredith Anderson beats her 2012 winning time by 17 seconds.

April 14, 2013

Rockland man charged with having $22K of illegal eels

Dale Boyington was charged with possession of elvers without a Maine license for allegedly having 11 pounds of the eels.

April 14, 2013

Border crossing lane to close for summer

Officials say the travel lane from Canada to Maine at a Calais port of entry will shut down for several months for a construction project.

April 14, 2013

Warm ocean waters worry Maine lobstermen, industry

Last year's early flood of lobsters, combined with a strong Canadian spring catch, drove down prices.

April 14, 2013

As US talks up diplomacy, NKorea takes hard line

North Korea's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said Pyongyang has no intention of talking with Seoul unless it abandons its confrontational posture.

April 14, 2013

Baseball, softball merge for return to Olympics

The formation of a single sporting federation is expected to improve the chances of both sports returning to the Olympics for the 2020 Games.

April 14, 2013

Grist mill grinding into prominence

Skowhegan's Somerset Grist Mill is finding success in an industry the area was once famous for.

April 14, 2013

Rare motorized surfboat gets face-lift

The former Coast Guard vessel will go on display at the Old Harbor Lifesaving Station in Provincetown.

April 14, 2013

'Superman building' is closing down

The distinctive 26-story building in Providence, R.I., built in 1928, has an uncertain future.

April 14, 2013

Dispatches



April 14, 2013

Mother's name lives on at shop

The former shop owner's son is keeping the name on her longstanding Stamford fabric shop.

April 14, 2013

Film festival celebrates paddling



April 14, 2013

Life that officer saved was her mother's

Attleboro Officer Susan Boisse performed CPR on a man several years ago. But this was different.

April 14, 2013

Vote on railroad crossing bill pushed back

State legislators say the bill represents a rare chance for the state to negotiate with railroad companies on behalf of residents.

April 14, 2013

Washington Notebook: The political calculus of gun control