News from June 16, 2013

June 17, 2013

Libbytown plan would remove four I-295 ramps

The proposal to reconnect the fragmented Portland neighborhood will be presented Wednesday.

June 17, 2013

Saco mayor: Historic bridge must be restored

 Disappointed in the bond rejection, Mark Johnston seeks to reconvene the Stackpole committee.

June 17, 2013

Trek Across Maine riders pedal on in honor of cyclist

 The event was emotionally charged after the death of David LeClair, teammates say.

June 17, 2013

State House Notebook: LePage 'cordial' in talks on key bills

Justin Alfond While public bickering remains intense, he shows restraint in meetings with House and Senate leaders.

June 16, 2013

Did Putin pocket Patriots owner's Super Bowl ring? Nyet, he says

Robert Kraft's version of the 2005 'exchange' differs from the Russian president's, the New York Post reports.

June 17, 2013

U.S. Open: Rose's trophy, Mickelson's thorn

Justin Rose wins as Phil Mickelson loses the lead to finish second for a record sixth time Sunday.

June 17, 2013

Waynflete girl, Fryeburg boy named athletes of year Video clip included

Martha Veroneau of Waynflete and Silas Eastman of Fryeburg Academy dominated multiple sports.

June 16, 2013

Britton impresses again as Sea Dogs top Aeros

Drake Britton pitches seven strong innings and Peter Hissey goes 3 for 5 in Portland's 7-4 win.

June 16, 2013

Northern New England shows off at Paris Air Show

Aerospace companies from northern New England – including Maine – will be well represented at the upcoming Paris Air Show.

June 16, 2013

SLIDE SHOW: Portland Sea Dogs Father's Day 5K

Nearly 13,000 runners finished the fifth annual race in Portland.

June 16, 2013

Volunteer anglers sought for Maine trout project

Volunteer anglers are being sought to survey remote ponds and lakes around Maine in search of brook trout.

June 16, 2013

Beauty queens vie for Miss USA crown in Las Vegas

A group of 51 beauty queens from every U.S. state and the District of Columbia are preparing to smile and strut their way toward the 62nd Miss USA title.

June 16, 2013

Maine couple celebrates 78th wedding anniversary

When Charlie and Norma Pooler of Bingham married in 1935, Norma made her own wedding dress and Charlie wore the blue suit from his high school graduation.

June 16, 2013

'Man of Steel' takes flight with $125M debut

"Man of Steel" leaped over box office expectations in a single weekend.

June 16, 2013

Maine is nation's oldest state – and getting older

Newly released census figures show Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire have the highest median ages in the country.

June 16, 2013

Snowden's life surrounded by spycraft

Where Edward Snowden grew up, the National Security Agency's looming presence was both a very visible and accepted part of everyday life.

June 16, 2013

Water main break closes part of Capisic Street

The street is closed between Lucas Street and Colonial Road, in the Capisic Pond Park area.

June 16, 2013

Pope Francis blesses hundreds of Harley-Davidsons

Riders have gathered in Vatican City and Rome to celebrate the manufacturer's 110th anniversary with a loud parade and plenty of leather.

June 16, 2013

CBS ends national broadcast of July 4 Boston Pops concert

For the first time in more than 20 years, CBS won't air the fireworks and music event nationally due to declining rating.

June 16, 2013

Motorcyclist charged in NH with driving 150 mph

Police say 44-year-old Edson Barbosa of Stoneham, Mass., was charged with felony reckless conduct.

June 17, 2013

Gomez, O'Malley cruise to victory at Sea Dogs Father's Day 5K Several photos included in this story

Robert Gomez, 29, of Saco, and Hayley O’Malley, 27, of Ardmore, Pa., paced a field of more than 1,300 finishers in Portland.

June 16, 2013

New Maine laws will affect many

State finances have been getting most of the attention this Legislative session, but plenty of other bills have been passed.

June 16, 2013

50 years after lesson, Mass. woman flies again

 Now 71, the Bay State resident says thankfully the basics of piloting have remained the same.

June 16, 2013

Maine lobster boat races kick off in Boothbay Harbor, Rockland

Lobster boat racing dates back to the early 1900s, with modern-day races dating back to the 1960s.

June 16, 2013

Poll: Most men aspire to be dads

A rew poll found more than 8 in 10 men say they have always wanted to be fathers or think they'd like to be one someday.

June 16, 2013

Maine bishop ordains 3 as deacons

Bishop Richard Malone is ordaining three Maine men as deacons on their road to becoming Catholic priests.

June 17, 2013

Solar-powered plane lands near Washington, D.C.

It's the first bid by a solar plane capable of being airborne day and night without fuel to fly across the U.S.

June 16, 2013

NSA surveillance programs stopped terror plots in 20 nations, officials say Video clip included

They also say fewer than 300 phone numbers were checked against the database of millions of phone records.

June 16, 2013

Maine residents given free pass to state parks Sunday

Officials are encouraging Mainers to explore the outdoors by offering free admission at state parks and historic sites on Father's Day.

June 25, 2013

The lobbyist in the henhouse: Whose interests is Maine’s DEP commissioner serving? Several photos included in this story

For two years, public servant Patricia Aho has overseen Maine's environmental protection. But whom does she really serve? A seven-month investigation by the Telegram points to her former corporate clients.

June 25, 2013

Sources describe a department under duress

 Scrutiny intensifies, transparency falters, and there's new pressure, DEP insiders say, to tell 'one side of the story: the client's side.'

June 25, 2013

'They're just not doing enforcement'

 Whatever the cause, the stark decline in violations against commercial-scale developers and landowners under DEP Commissioner Patricia Aho likely pleases the real estate group that once hired her as a lobbyist.

June 16, 2013

Boston Bruins rule in Game 2 of Stanley Cup finals

Daniel Paille converts a pass from Tyler Seguin, and the Bruins now have home-ice advantage.