News from June 15, 2013

June 16, 2013

All-Star reliever saved finest gift for Sea Dog son Several photos included in this story

 On Father's Day, a son recalls his dad more for his family values than his stellar career.

June 16, 2013

In quest for security, many sense Big Brother

 Mainers worry that a true sense of privacy could become a casualty in a world that's increasingly intrusive.

June 15, 2013

N.H. officials open ATV trail with 1,000 unbroken miles



June 15, 2013

Wordsmith keeps his mind sharp at age 104

 Senior center officials in Great Barrington, Mass., marvel at Joe Tuzzo's mental ability.

June 16, 2013

Trek Across Maine ride takes somber turn after cyclist killed

Volunteers say there are problems every year when trucks fail to give riders the required 3-foot berth.

June 16, 2013

Maine college-bound essayists hope to leave a mark



June 15, 2013

Community loses vital cog in the clock repair business

 Jerry Fishman, 80, hangs it up after working for decades in a field with a rich history in Connecticut.

June 16, 2013

Record number of Maine moose permits allocated

Moose In Greenville, more than 4,000 hunters win a chance to try to bag Maine's signature beast.

June 15, 2013

Long-lost mountain music adds to art show

The polkas and waltzes composed for guests at New Hampshire's grand hotels are a hit in Boston.

June 15, 2013

Fires put crunch on Augusta rentals

 Besides the 26 destroyed by fire, more than two dozen other apartments were declared unfit for occupancy in the last year.

June 16, 2013

Jazz guitarist Johnny Smith dies at 90

Known for his 'Walk, Don't Run' composition, he lived in Portland during the Depression.

June 16, 2013

Washington Notebook: Maine's footwear factories get a leg up

Maine's New Balance factories – among the few athletic shoe facilities left in the U.S. – received good news on two separate fronts last week.

June 16, 2013

Bill Nemitz: LePage's hot air forms cloud over Maine

Dear Governor LePage . . .

June 17, 2013

For Waterville teenagers, a helping hand with growing up, being a dad Several photos included in this story

The two young men are the first males in 39 years to graduate from Teen Parent School.

June 16, 2013

Class A softball: Odd year, so it's Scarborough's turn to be champs

 The Red Storm beat Skowhegan 9-3 for their fourth state championship in seven years.

June 16, 2013

Class A girls' lacrosse: Cheverus claims first title

Cheverus has another close game with Massabesic, this time winning 8-7 for the state championship.

June 15, 2013

Red Sox 1B Napoli returns to Boston for exam

Boston Manager John Farrell says Mike Napoli is experiencing "some grogginess."

June 15, 2013

Strong earthquake reported off Nicaragua coast

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries after the quake.

June 16, 2013

Mass wedding highlights Portland's annual Pride Festival Several photos included in this story

 Ten couples take the stage Saturday in a ceremony intended to celebrate Maine's new gay marriage law.

June 15, 2013

Bruins' Horton set to play in Game 2

Nathan Horton left Game 1 with an unspecified upper body injury.

June 15, 2013

US-bound Egypt plane diverted after threat

The plane is diverted in the U.K. after a passenger discovers a letter onboard threatening to blow up the aircraft.

June 15, 2013

McCartney feels the love at Bonnaroo

Paul McCartney sings for 2 1/2 hours Friday night before a crowd of 80,000 the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

June 16, 2013

Class B softball: A historic day for Oceanside Several photos included in this story Video clip included

The Mariners score all their runs in the final two innings to beat Greely, 8-1, and earn the school's first state championship in any sport.

June 15, 2013

Pakistan police storm hospital, ending standoff

Officials said at least four of the attackers died during the final assault by police and another is in custody.

June 16, 2013

Class A boys' lacrosse: Scarborough wins fourth straight title

Scarborough takes control early and sends Cheverus to a second straight loss in the Class A state final, 15-4.

June 15, 2013

GM recalling 193,652 SUVs for fire risk

The vehicles involved are the Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Ruick Rainier, Saab 9-7x and Isuzu Ascender from the 2006 and 2007 model years. The 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL are also included.

June 15, 2013

Owls Head museum to celebrate hot rods, muscle cars

The show will feature an assortment of vehicles with the style and color of the 1950s, the raw power of the 1970s and custom creations.

June 15, 2013

Police: Pedestrian hit and killed in Calais

A 49-year-old woman is killed after being struck by a car in the parking lot of a Calais store.

June 15, 2013

Police believe Quebec man was truck driver in Trek bicyclist death

The 24-year-old man has fully cooperated with the investigation and no charges have been filed.

June 15, 2013

Moderate cleric wins Iran's presidential vote

Hasan Rowhani won with 50.7 percent of the more than 36 million votes cast.

June 15, 2013

History, geography factors for Michaud in governor's race

Jan Barrett Candidates from Maine's rural 2nd District often have had no trouble winning statewide races.

June 15, 2013

Dental clinic services for Maine's disabled expected to continue

The services of a state-run dental clinic that closed Friday will be contracted out to Community Dental in Biddeford.

June 15, 2013

Wounded Boston officer heads home from rehab

 Richard Donohue still carries a bullet in his body from a shootout with the Boston bomb suspects.

June 15, 2013

New England Dispatches

 State trooper shoots, kills New Bedford motorist / Casino holds early preview ahead of grand opening / Three beaches reopen after bacteria problem ... and more news from around the region.

June 15, 2013

Sen. Collins calls NSA surveillance effort fair, useful

 She tells the World Affairs Council that the program has thwarted terrorist attacks and does not threaten privacy.

June 15, 2013

Plan hopes to curb Maine moose collisions

MOOSE More than 550 moose-automobile crashes are reported annually, some causing deaths. UMaine researchers hope to lower those numbers.

June 14, 2013

Maine boy, 2, improving after near drowning, family says

Police are investigating after the 2-year-old was found unresponsive in the family pool Thursday.