News from April 28, 2013

April 29, 2013

Former Thornton Academy headmaster to head Baxter Academy

 Carl Stasio takes the reins of Portland's first charter school.

April 28, 2013

Two injured in pileup at Gorham intersection

Gorham police say the use of seat belts and properly installed child safety seats prevented more serious injuries.

April 29, 2013

Elver rush is on in Maine Several photos included in this story

The high value of elvers has led to poaching, confrontations and, now, a possible federal crackdown.

April 29, 2013

Gun issues cause division in Democratic caucus

Democrats split over making concealed-handgun permit data private.

April 28, 2013

One dead, 15 injured in Boston house fire

The injured include six firefighters, who were treated and released.

April 28, 2013

Maine state police step up seat belt enforcement

They issue more than 3,000 seat belts summonses and warnings to motorists in the first three months of the year.

April 28, 2013

Police may file charges following Lebanon dog attack

The 12-year-old Lebanon girl attacked by two pit bulls Saturday afternoon is expected to recover from her injuries.

April 28, 2013

Wegman to speak at UMaine-Farmington graduation

William Wegman is best-known for his whimsical photographs of his beloved Weimaraners in various costumes and poses.

April 28, 2013

Battle lines drawn over proposed Maine wind farm

Environmentalists back the Bowers Wind project, while backcountry guides and sporting camp owners will oppose it at hearings this week.

April 28, 2013

Al Glickman, beloved donor, father, friend, dies at age 79 Several photos included in this story

After making a fortune in real estate, Glickman moved back to Maine and funded many causes here.

April 28, 2013

Maine marks Worker Memorial Day

Maine is marking international Worker Memorial Day on Sunday by remembering those who've been hurt or killed and committing to prevent workplace injuries.

April 28, 2013

Longtime Thornton Academy headmaster to lead Portland charter school

Carl Stasio, who retired from TA last June, will begin his work as executive director at Baxter Academy for Technology and Science in early May.

April 28, 2013

Lawmaker believes Boston suspects were trained

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says the FBI is investigating in the U.S. and overseas to determine if and where training might have been conducted.

April 29, 2013

In joke fest, Obama mocks himself, rivals

He's not 'the strapping young Muslim socialist' he used to be, the president muses at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner Saturday.

April 29, 2013

Fugitive owner of collapsed Bangladesh factory captured

The man had fled after a catastrophic structural failure killed at least 377 garment workers.

April 28, 2013

Bike swap at USM today

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine's Great Maine Bike Swap is being held at the University of Southern Maine's Sullivan Gym from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 2, 2013

VoteTRAC: See how lawmakers voted on concealed carry permit information

This bill designates as confidential any personal or identifying information about concealed weapons permit holders. It also prohibits someone who has received such information from sharing it with any unauthorized person.

April 28, 2013

New Englanders surmount calamities

 Residents of six historic states remain resilient, whether facing criminal acts or natural disasters.

April 28, 2013

Vermont hopes to revitalize St. Albans

The state plans to sell a state office building downtown to a large pharmaceutical company.

April 28, 2013

What foods qualify for 'organic' label?

A Vermont organic farmer who is also a state senator says April is a good time to air the labeling issue.

April 28, 2013

Consumer Reports' job a sweet ride for writer

Mike Quincy, like all of the 22 test track employees, gets to drive a different car virtually every day.

April 28, 2013

Dads of Great Students thrive in Maine schools

 Seeing volunteer fathers in schools around the state may soon be the rule rather than the exception.

April 28, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Old Orchard turmoil bad for business



April 28, 2013

Dispatches

Webcam record chicks in eagle's nest / LePage says rise in minimum wage will kill jobs / Law exempts new veterans from some fees

April 28, 2013

VoteTRAC: How lawmakers voted on concealed carry permit information



April 29, 2013

Trash policy a key focus of lobbyists in Augusta

During the current legislative session, close to $110,000 has already been spent on waste management proposals.

April 28, 2013

Social media rewriting the rules for college recruits Several photos included in this story

 As coaches rely on Twitter and Facebook to make personal connections, NCAA regulations on texting continue to evolve.

April 28, 2013

Sportsmen’s leaders, old and new, embody Maine group’s growing rift Several photos included in this story

David Trahan’s hard line against gun control is in marked contrast with predecessor George Smith at the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine.

April 28, 2013

A Maine man's life torn in two Several photos included in this story

Nearly 34 years ago, convicted serial rapist Gary Irving ran from justice and pursued a seemingly ordinary life in Maine. But did he – could he – escape the shadows of the crimes he left behind?