News from July 4, 2013

July 5, 2013

Bonding dispute may slash Maine road work

 Projects will be dropped, and jobs lost, if lawmakers can't agree on the details of a $100 million proposal.

July 5, 2013

Tiny Maine community does Fourth of July big Several photos included in this story

 The annual family-friendly celebration is described as 'Norman Rockwell visits Ocean Park.'

July 5, 2013

Amtrak facility foes get Angus King boost

 The Brunswick group opposing a proposed layover facility for the Downeaster sees hope in the senator's letter.

July 4, 2013

Helicopter pilot remains in hospital after crash

The helicopter came down in Burnham Wednesday night during an aerial study of bears' habitat.

July 5, 2013

Portland's pop, pyrotechnics awe thousands Several photos included in this story

Singer Don McLean has listeners dancing to his hit ‘American Pie’ as Portland celebrates the Fourth.

July 5, 2013

Maine lobstermen relieved at routine pace of harvest

 After last year's glut sank prices, they call this season's normalcy 'a good thing.'

July 5, 2013

Body of missing swimmer recovered from Lyman pond

The 52-year-old woman went into Wadleigh Pond to swim and did not resurface.

July 4, 2013

Beaches conference to focus on lessons from Sandy

Storm surge is Maine's biggest concern, experts say.

July 4, 2013

Containment of deadly Arizona fire will increase quickly, officials say

While crews connect already contained areas, Prescott's Independence Day celebration will go on as planned.

July 5, 2013

Tractor driver killed in Bangor Fourth of July parade

The parade was diverted by a police standoff with a man charged with shooting from a downtown apartment.

July 4, 2013

Indian Township man dies in pickup crash



July 4, 2013

Eygpt: Interim president sworn in amid crackdown

Chief justice Adly Mansour to serve until a new president is elected, military decrees.

July 4, 2013

Helicopter crash victims in 'serious' condition

A 58-year-old man and 27-year-old woman are being treated at area hospitals for serious but what appear to be non-life threatening injuries after the helicopter they were in crashed Wednesday night.

July 4, 2013

Statue of Liberty officially opens for July 4th



July 4, 2013

Maine corrections director's exit leaves jail issues on table

Michael Tausek, former executive director of the Board of Corrections, has a new Maine State Prison job.

July 4, 2013

SLIDE SHOW: Historical Maine July 4th Photos

These Fourth of July photos, going back to 1938, are published in collaboration with the Portland Public Library, which holds the Press Herald's archive of negatives.

July 4, 2013

Local Dispatches

Portland woman is accused of stealing pickup truck to move furniture / Paving of bridge expected to cause delays / LePage provides $50,000 to drug treatment center ... and more news from around the state.

July 4, 2013

Health act delay a relief to Maine industries

Until the 2015 start of the 'employer mandate,' Maine workers can buy insurance through health exchanges.

July 4, 2013

In Maine, rain goes away as holiday arrives

Clear skies are expected for Thursday's fireworks, and it's likely to be hot and humid into Sunday, which should aid tourism.

July 4, 2013

Man accused of fake marathon fund claim



July 4, 2013

N.H. emergency declared after flash flooding

Heavy rain forces dramatic evacuations in the town of Lebanon, which received 2 inches in 45 minutes.

July 4, 2013

Egypt's president ousted as military seizes control

 Morsi's dramatic fall underscores the elusiveness of democracy in the Arab world's largest country.

July 3, 2013

Feature obituary: Brandon Garette, 48, taught many about AIDS prevention

 Mr. Garette, born Eric J. Clifford, tested positive for HIV in 1986. He was 21 years old and thought his life was over . . .