News from December 1, 2013

December 3, 2013

Patriots beat tough Texans 34-31

It takes Stephen Gostkowski’s field goal for the Pats to beat the Texans.

December 1, 2013

Car crashes shut icy I-290 in Mass.

More than 70 vehicles involved in accidents near Worcester.

December 2, 2013

Officials: Worst tech bugs over for Healthcare.gov but clean bill of health still eludes website

Federal workers and contractors are working on remaining software and hardware problems.

December 1, 2013

Missing Maine hunters found alive; search for Canadian continues

Game wardens and dog teams are looking for Renald Poulin, 67, of Quebec.

December 1, 2013

Family: American detained in N. Korea in good health

The 85-year-old tourist from California has been held for more than a month.

December 1, 2013

Paul Walker, ‘Fast & Furious’ star, dies in crash

Police: Speed was a factor in the crash that happened in a suburb of Los Angeles.

December 2, 2013

Four dead, 63 hurt in NYC train derailment Video clip included

Multiple injuries are reported from the scene in the Bronx and at least 11 people are in critical condition.

December 1, 2013

Family and consumer science on chopping block

In Maine schools and elsewhere, the classes are disappearing because of years of budget cuts.

December 1, 2013

Cape Wind faces deadline

Construction must begin by Dec. 31 or the project has to run up millions in costs.

December 1, 2013

Scarborough disagrees with FEMA flood maps

The town says the findings show levels in the marsh area rising more than its independent study found.

December 1, 2013

Mideast unrest powers influx of newcomers to Maine Several photos included in this story

Increasing numbers of people escaping violence are resettling in the state at a time when housing and jobs are hard to find, especially in Portland.

December 1, 2013

North Korea confirms holding U.S. citizen

The North says he has apologized for crimes during the Korean War.

December 1, 2013

Tons of salt keeping Maine safe

An unassuming crystal plays a big role in Maine’s economy and winter road safety.

December 1, 2013

Dispatches

Lobster board members named / Aid collected for Philippines

December 1, 2013

Battling ALS, Maine artist learning to paint anew Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Jon Imber remains determined to express his creativity on canvas, producing a remarkable new body of work that is, like him, defined by its defiance, energy and grace.

December 1, 2013

Mother’s paychecks go to bills, child care

She would like her family to be happy this Christmas.

December 1, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Monhegan cold case heats up 60 years later

At what point should the investigation involving a N.Y. ‘socialite’ no longer be kept secret?

December 1, 2013

Auction of Whitey Bulger’s items will benefit victims’ kin

Officials believe that the highest-valued item is a claddagh ring estimated to be worth $48,000.

December 1, 2013

Man going to trial in New Hampshire for 1989 fire that killed family of four

Held without bond since his arrest in June 2010, he denies staring the blaze in his ex-girlfriend’s building.

December 1, 2013

Economist challenges idea that aging farmers create crisis

He contends that like in the 1970s, farm prosperity will draw more young workers into farming.

December 1, 2013

To text or not to text? Maine teachers say not

Educators say that email is the norm and the appropriate electronic communication between them and students.

December 1, 2013

Vt. official under fire over denial of website breach

The governor calls the misstatements about the health exchange’s security lapse ‘unacceptable.’

December 1, 2013

Election 2014: 2nd District campaign takes shape

The race for the congressional seat is expected to get national attention.