News from March 10, 2013

March 11, 2013

Dispatches

Youth rescued from river after report by passer-by / Manufacturer to move into airfield building / Man's body discovered after fire at mobile home . . . and more news from around Maine.

March 11, 2013

State may boost pay for court-appointed lawyers

Lawyer pay and other judicial system issues will be discussed at 1 p.m. Friday at the State House.

March 11, 2013

Taster's choice: Portland coffee lovers debate merits of Styrofoam cups

Portland's proposed ban on Styrofoam containers stirs up discussion on the very personal matter of how a cup of coffee feels, looks and, ultimately, tastes.

March 11, 2013

Researchers: Even mummies had clogged arteries

A study of mummies says heart disease has stalked mankind all around the globe for 4,000 years.

March 11, 2013

Turmoil roils Old Orchard Beach politics

Four town managers have come and gone in 10 years, and the atmosphere is getting uglier.

March 11, 2013

SKorea, US begin drills as NKorea threatens war

The North shuts down a Red Cross hotline that the North and South have used for general communication and to discuss aid shipments and separated families' reunions.

March 11, 2013

Field trips bringing museum into class

 Weekly visits from the L.C. Bates Museum in Fairfield take its natural science exhibits into classrooms.

March 11, 2013

Feature Obituary: Aime Alfred Levecque, 85, 'true salesman,' entrepreneur



March 11, 2013

Japan marks anniversary of earthquake

Two years after the tsunami and nuclear disaster, the nation is still struggling to recover.

March 11, 2013

Republicans will resume efforts to repeal 'Obamacare'

The stance puts tea party conservatives at odds with those who want to find common ground with the president on the nation's fiscal woes.

March 11, 2013

Maine Restaurant Week finale? They eat it up Video clip included

 Maine chefs and mixologists seek honors for their choicest creations at Sunday's Signature Event.

March 11, 2013

Review: Jewel glitters in solo show at Merrill

The singer-songwriter brings her 'Greatest Hits' tour to Portland.

March 10, 2013

Deal keeps Scarborough farm in the family Several photos included in this story

20130308_Easement A conservation easement saves 90 acres of Comstock Farm from development.

March 11, 2013

Cargo company president views Portland as nice fit



March 13, 2013

Portland's new cargo service set to deliver Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 With a shipping link to Europe and a railroad link to interior North America, the city is poised again for hub status.

March 10, 2013

Fire damages home next to Harrison town office

The home's owners and their three children were away when fire broke out in the kitchen.

March 10, 2013

Karzai outburst undermines Hagel trip

Chuck Hagel The Afghan president accuses the U.S. of stoking violence, leading to cancellation of a key event.

March 10, 2013

Man found under bridge committed suicide, police say

Topsham police say the man jumped off the Frank Wood Bridge.

March 11, 2013

Trahan jumps on concealed-weapons flap

The former state senator is adept at mobilizing gun owners and mixing it up with news media.

March 10, 2013

Dental clinic's funding cutoff stirs backlash

Clinical Services, which serves mentally ill people from across Maine, will close in June if its budget is not restored.

March 11, 2013

Maine lobster gets 'seal of approval'

The lobster fishery wins the Marine Stewardship Council's Sustainable Seafood Certification.

March 11, 2013

Woods goes wire-to-wire, collects another WGC title

Tiger Woods is never seriously threatened on his way to victory at the Cadillac Championship.

March 10, 2013

Brunswick welcomes new tenant to former Navy base

Molnlycke will manufacture medical devices and wound care products from a new facility at Brunswick Landing.

March 10, 2013

Princess whose forbidden love gripped Sweden dies at 97

Princess Lilian and Prince Bertil were both in their 60s when they finally, in 1976, received the king's blessing to marry.

March 10, 2013

Boy rescued from ice floe in Bath

The boy crawls to safety on a ladder after rescue personnel arrive in response to a passer-by's call.

March 10, 2013

Body of man found in Presque Isle house fire

Investigators believe the body was that of Shawn Whitington, 36, who lived at the mobile home with his girlfriend and daughter.

March 10, 2013

Sox beat Rays, 6-2

David Ross gets his first hit of the spring – a three-run homer.

March 10, 2013

Thunder snaps Celtics' win streak at 5

Oklahoma City pulls away early in the fourth quarter in its 91-79 victory.

March 10, 2013

Final suspect in Unity home invasion arrested

The man and three others were charged with breaking into a 72-year-old woman's home in Unity and taking money.

March 10, 2013

Claws have no charge in 2nd half

Maine allows 70 points in the second half of its 108-83 loss to Canton.

March 10, 2013

No suspensions from Canada-Mexico brawl at Classic

The organizers said in a statement suspensions would not be appropriate because one team and possibly both will not advance to the second round.

March 10, 2013

Marvel releasing some 700 No. 1 issues digitally

The titles go from the 1960s Silver Age to contemporary issues with characters including Wasp, Mr. Fantastic, Power Man and Iron Fist.

March 10, 2013

US gas prices drop 6 cents over past 2 weeks

It's the first decrease in gas prices since late December.

March 10, 2013

Afghan leader alleges US, Taliban are colluding

U.S. and NATO forces commander Gen. Joseph Dunford said Karzai had never expressed such views to him.

March 10, 2013

Mobile home fire kills man in Presque Isle

Shawn Whitington, 36, died in the fire.

March 10, 2013

Young chefs compete at Southern Maine Community College

The winner of the Chaine des Rotisseurs' Jeunes Chefs Rotisseur Competition regional cookoff will go on to compete nationally.

March 10, 2013

Rihanna's show in Boston postponed

Sunday night's show at TD Garden is postponed because the singer has laryngitis.

March 10, 2013

Lawmakers: Obama wooing could break budget logjam

Lawmakers say, however, they will be careful not to rush too quickly into the president's embrace.

March 10, 2013

Wright's grand slam keeps US alive

The United States beats Italy 6-2 and faces Canada Sunday with the winner advancing into the second round.

March 10, 2013

LePage cites support for Maine hospital debt plan

The governor is making public letters of support, in advance of Monday's hearing on the issue.

March 10, 2013

NH officials respond to 3 snowmobile accidents

One of the injured is taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with internal injuries.

March 10, 2013

Bill Nemitz: A gun in every home? Proposal 'makes point'



March 10, 2013

Group promoting local food

Four community meetings will be held in the Augusta area in the next month to raise consumer awareness.

March 10, 2013

State official: Laptop official's handling of emails violated policy

 Maine’s public access advocate says Jeff Mao’s ‘credibility has suffered’ over failure to back up documents on state networks.

March 10, 2013

After first six months, public access chief scores mixed reviews

 Activists say they expect Brenda Kielty to evolve in the new position, even if the law ‘basically renders her a diplomat.’

March 10, 2013

Augusta may try downtown manager again

Despite failed efforts in the past, some in Augusta believe that a downtown manager could bring new life to the city's downtown – with the right combination of direction, backing and person.

March 10, 2013

Man logs many miles with donated bodies

 James Casso picks up cadavers and prepares them for study by medical students in Connecticut.