News from April 7, 2013

April 7, 2013

Moms hope BPA fight leads to new law

 Bills being considered this week would further limit the use of BPA and tighten labeling rules.

April 7, 2013

Boatbuilder, Freeport at odds over ship

 Freeport officials set a deadline for Harold Arndt to float his schooner or move it from his property.

April 7, 2013

Luke Bryan wins entertainer of year

Eric Church won two awards, including album of the year.

April 8, 2013

Windham planning future of historical park Several photos included in this story

 The Windham Historical Society hopes its look back in time is a success.

April 8, 2013

State House Notebook: Zeroing in on who's done more nothing

House Democrats compare this Legislature to the previous one, when Republicans ran the show.

April 7, 2013

Falcons blow past Pirates, 4-2

Springfield clinches its first division title in 16 years.

April 7, 2013

Dogs hit four homers, but lose

Portland hits four homers in a 9-7 loss to the Trenton Thunder at Hadlock Field.

April 7, 2013

Homeless man dies in Portland fire

The tragedy highlights the vulnerability of the city's homeless population, the fire chief says.

April 7, 2013

Sox roll, Middlebrooks hits 3 homers

Boston hits six homers in the 13-0 rout of Toronto.

April 7, 2013

Broken chairlift strands 132 in Vermont



April 7, 2013

Broadcasters worry about 'Zero TV' homes

Winning back the Zero TV crowd will be one of the many issues broadcasters discuss at their national meeting this week in Las Vegas.

April 7, 2013

AP source: FBI eyes possible extortion at Rutgers

A December letter from Eric Murdock's lawyer to a lawyer representing Rutgers requested $950,000 to settle employment issues and said that if the university did not agree by Jan. 4, Murdock was prepared to file a lawsuit.

April 7, 2013

Schumer sees deal this week on immigration

Negotiators are cautioning of struggles ahead for an issue that's defied resolution for years.

April 7, 2013

Ortiz ready to play extended spring training games

Shortstop Stephen Drew, who is playing with the Sea Dogs, will rejoin Boston for Wednesday's game.

April 7, 2013

In northern New England, this season's name is mud

Maine forest rangers have to warn operators of all-terrain vehicles and four-wheel-drive trucks not to get carried away with slipping, sliding and spinning during mud season.

April 7, 2013

SKorea: NKorea may be preparing to test missile

Seoul and Washington, which lack diplomatic relations with the North, are taking the threats seriously, though they say they have seen no signs that Pyongyang is preparing for a large-scale attack.

April 7, 2013

Claws to play Rio Grande in first round of playoffs

The best-of-three series starts 7 p.m. Thursday in Portland.

April 7, 2013

NHL's Winter Classic set for Michigan Stadium again

The game was to be played this year at Michigan Stadium, but was canceled by the lockout.

April 7, 2013

Acadia closes trails to protect nesting falcons

The closure of the popular Precipice Trail and other trails near the park's Precipice and Valley Cove cliffs is expected to last until early August.

April 7, 2013

Roger Ebert's funeral set for Monday in Chicago

A memorial tribute also is scheduled for Thursday.

April 7, 2013

Study: UNE has $738 million impact on Maine

The report says UNE's economic impact has risen by 31 percent in the past three years.

April 7, 2013

Anti-gay-marriage group argues case in Maine

Maine's campaign disclosure law requires groups that raise or spend more than $5,000 to influence elections to register and disclose donors.

April 7, 2013

Afghan official: Airstrike kills 11 civilians

A government official in Kunar province said 10 children and one woman was killed.

April 7, 2013

Church prays for Rick Warren after son's suicide

Matthew Warren, 27, struggled with mental illness, deep depression and suicidal thoughts throughout his life, according to a statement by the Saddleback Valley Community Church.

April 6, 2013

SAD 54 superintendent blames budget woes on charter schools

Meanwhile, he hopes the Legislature will act on three proposed bills that aim to shift the funding.