News from June 29, 2013

June 29, 2013

Future looks bright in Civil Air Patrol

 At an open house event in Augusta, cadets say their training offers excitement and opportunities.

June 29, 2013

Maine Turnpike in Falmouth closing briefly

The Maine Turnpike between exits 52 and 53 is closed to allow Central Maine Power Co. crews to replace two utility poles.

June 29, 2013

Man convicted of OUI asks governor to let him drive again

The clemency bid concerns a 1996 crash that killed three and led to a lifetime driving ban.

June 30, 2013

Alewives spawn optimism Several photos included in this story

 Supporters expect noticeable benefits from the return of the species to the St. Croix River above Grand Falls Dam.

June 29, 2013

Fire destroys couple’s 1800s-era farmhouse



June 29, 2013

Feature obituary: George Mulcahy, 100, WWII veteran, avid golfer



June 29, 2013

Washington Notebook: Lawmaker was trailblazer for women in the military

William 'Bill' Hathaway, who died last week at age 89, was the primary sponsor of the legislation that required military academies to admit women.

June 30, 2013

Western U.S. broils in triple-digit temperatures

The heat, caused by a shift in the jet stream, isn't expected to break until Monday or Tuesday.

June 29, 2013

Atheists unveil Fla. monument near Ten Commandments

The monument is a bench, chosen because it has a 'function", says David Silverman, president of American Atheists.

June 29, 2013

Greek fare at annual festival pronounced excellent by all

The homemade souvlaki, moussaka, gyros and baklava have many happily returning year after year.

June 29, 2013

In South Africa, Obama pays tribute to ill Mandela

The president meets privately with Nelson Mandela's family as the former South African president is in the hospital battling a lung infection.

June 30, 2013

Marathon bombing amputee strides forward

Roseann Sdoia, 45, is taking an upbeat approach as she gets gets used to walking with a prosthetic.

June 29, 2013

Kvitova rallies to reach fourth round in Wimbledon

No. 8 Petra Kvitova comes back to win the third set to advance.

June 29, 2013

Funeral held for man in ex-Patriot's murder case

Members of Odin Lloyd's semi-pro football team chanted his name as pallbearers placed his casket in a hearse outside Church of the Holy Spirit in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood.

June 30, 2013

Penguins' Bylsma to coach US Olympic team in Sochi

Bylsma is 201-92-25 in four-plus seasons with Pittsburgh and led the Penguins to the 2009 Stanley Cup

June 29, 2013

Government probes Honda Odyssey brake problem

The probe affects nearly 344,000 vans from the 2007 and 2008 model years.

June 29, 2013

New owner sought for western Maine ski mountain

Supporters have launched a fundraising campaign to show prospective owners that there's community support behind them.

June 29, 2013

Marcel Kittel wins 1st stage of Tour de France

Former champion Alberto Contado was involved in a crash near to the end of the flat, 132-mile stage.

June 29, 2013

Glenn Close, husband to receive W&M arts award

The College of William & Mary will honor them with the 2013 Cheek Medal Award in late September.

June 29, 2013

Farmingdale toddler dies after falling into pool

The 2-year-old had been on life support after being pulled from a pool on June 13.

July 1, 2013

Youth Building Alternatives grads building a bright future



June 29, 2013

Organ concert in Lewiston basilica a delight



June 29, 2013

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June 29, 2013

N.H. governor signs $10.7 billion bipartisan budget



June 29, 2013

Exhibit brings Civil War to life

 'Maine Voices from the Civil War' chronicles the personal impact the war had on Maine families.

June 29, 2013

Six groups join paper in seeking 911 transcripts



June 29, 2013

Judge rules 11-year-old not competent for trial



June 29, 2013

New school snack rules a piece of cake for Maine

Regulations announced this week are catching up to what Maine was already doing, school officials say.

June 29, 2013

Ave Maria Gift Shop closing after 65 years

20130628_AveMaria Owner of Portland shop says churches and individuals may have to go out of state for religious items.

June 29, 2013

Accounts conflict on oil protest

Pan Am Railways and a demonstrator differ on whether a train carrying fracked oil was scheduled.

June 29, 2013

Mortgage rates see biggest one-week increase in two years

 The rise has driven some Maine home buyers to pull out of the market and others to jump into it.

June 29, 2013

Dream comes true for 54 new citizens Several photos included in this story

 The naturalization ceremony is held at the Lewston Regional Technical Center.

June 28, 2013

Farmingdale toddler dies following June 13 pool accident

Two-year-old Cody Campbell fell into above-ground pool at his home.