News from March 24, 2013

March 24, 2013

Photo: Taking a stand on postal deliveries



March 25, 2013

Planners in Maine envision vibrant downtowns

20130313_downtowns From Fort Kent to Wells, communities are trying to preserve – or create – livable, walkable villages.

March 24, 2013

Supreme Court has many options on gay marriage

Sandy Stier, Kris Perry Justices could apply caution when they hear historic arguments this week.

March 25, 2013

Immigrants find havens – in Portland suburbs Several photos included in this story

 In Westbrook, the trend is especially evident, changing the fabric of the former mill town.

March 25, 2013

Winslow land donation helps connect East Coast Greenway

A donation of 45 acres of land along the Kennebec River will help connect a network of trails in the area and provide a new link to a 2,500-mile mostly paved trail that connects cities from Maine to Florida.

March 24, 2013

Bangor forward wins Travis Roy Award

 Parker Sanderson becomes the first Bangor player chosen as the best senior in Class A hockey.

March 25, 2013

True leads U.S. to silver in World Cross Country

The first American in the junior men’s race is another Maine native, Matt McClintock of Athens.

March 24, 2013

Hearings next month on eel fishery rules

Three Maine hearings will be held in April on proposed catch regulations.

March 24, 2013

Windham Hannaford pharmacy robbed

The suspect stole narcotics he later ingested in a suicide attempt, police said.

March 24, 2013

Trains carry millions of gallons of oil across Maine

No oil spilled in a recent derailment, but there are still concerns about the growing volume being carried across the state to a New Brunswick refinery.

March 24, 2013

Hearing planned on eastern Maine wind project

The Department of Environmental Protection will hear from the public on Thursday about the proposed Hancock County development.

March 24, 2013

Gay couple win Maine wedding contest

Jenna Eagleton and Caroline Curry, who plan to wed in October, take the $100,000 prize from Real Maine Weddings.

March 24, 2013

Teen skier injured at Sugarloaf

The 16-year-old suffers head injuries in the accident on the Candy Side trail.

March 25, 2013

Pope greets Palm Sunday crowd

 After saying Mass, the new pontiff gets close to the people overflowing from St. Peter's Square.

March 25, 2013

Fire destroys Mount Vernon home, business Sunday morning Several photos included in this story

An early morning fire Sunday destroyed a two-story home and business on Bean Road in Mount Vernon, but homeowner Eric Whitehouse and his dog escaped the blaze unhurt.

March 24, 2013

UNH sexual assault reported

University police investigate the alleged dorm assault on a woman who isn't a student.

March 24, 2013

Winning $338 million Powerball ticket sold in N.J.

Another 13 tickets worth $1 million apiece were sold in several states.

March 24, 2013

‘Skills gap’ panel heads to Belfast

The Workforce and Economic Future committee will tour a shipyard and hold a hearing on Monday.

March 24, 2013

Home invasion suspect charged

The Arundel man is accused of being one of four people with guns who forced their way into a Winthrop woman's home.

March 24, 2013

Skydive instructor, student die in Florida jumps

The two men jumped separately and reportedly did not deploy their main parachutes.

March 24, 2013

Man guilty in ski area thefts

The Livermore Falls man stole cash and radios from Titcomb and Spruce mountains.

March 24, 2013

Mainers go with syrup's flow Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Thousands of people around the state visit sugarhouses to see production of maple treats and taste the results.

March 24, 2013

Dramatic honors for Bangor and Yarmouth high schools



March 24, 2013

Dad, daughters make lasting memories with snow fort

 An Augusta man takes a shovel approach to luring his two teens outside and away from Internet.

March 24, 2013

Runoff renews concerns about road's collapse

Farmington's public works director says he checks the Sandy River daily, hoping it hasn't risen.

March 24, 2013

Getting to root of farming issues

 A Winslow committee is reaching out to farmers and landowners to learn how the town is doing.

March 24, 2013

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March 24, 2013

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March 24, 2013

Drugmakers cut marketing payments to Maine doctors

20130319_DrugMoney Pharmaceutical firms reduce fees to physicians for speaking engagements amid wider disclosure, but increase money paid for research.

March 23, 2013

DHHS practices, technical issues hinder data-gathering effort



March 29, 2013

Poor planning adds to Maine's foster care crisis Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 Not only is funding in jeopardy, but the state's child welfare bureaucracy failed to anticipate the growing need, fueled by drug use and addiction.

March 24, 2013

Portland String Quartet receives national acclaim Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Recognized for its longevity, the group endures its first change in membership since forming in 1969.