News from March 30, 2013

March 30, 2013

Hancock County speller wins duel of champions Several photos included in this story

 Brandon Aponte of Brooklin is crowned the Maine State Spelling Bee winner over Nat Jordan, last year's top finisher.

April 5, 2013

Series to explore aging in Maine

Your experiences will bolster our stories on the challenges and opportunities faced by our oldest residents.

March 30, 2013

Brooklin boy wins Maine State Spelling Bee

Brandon Aponte correctly spells ‘crambo’ to win a spot at the national bee in May.

March 31, 2013

MLB: Doubront pitches 5 scoreless for Red Sox

The Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday in the spring training finale for both teams.

March 30, 2013

Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat

An official says nearly 1,400 people have been evacuated following a request from tower operators after the warning.

March 31, 2013

Bruins fall to Flyers, 3-1

Boston falls to 2-4-1 in its last seven games with the loss at Philadelphia.

March 31, 2013

NCAA women: UConn advances to regional final

UConn tops Maryland 76-50 and will face Kentucky in the regional final. Kentucky edged Delaware, 69-62.

March 30, 2013

Source: Business, labor get deal on worker program

The agreement removes the biggest hurdle to completion of the immigration bill to secure the border, crack down on employers, improve legal immigration and create a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants already here.

March 30, 2013

Phil Ramone, Grammy-winning producer, dead at 72

Phil Ramone was among the most honored and successful music producers in history, winning 14 Grammys and working with many of the top artists of his era

March 31, 2013

UCLA hires Steve Alford as new basketball coach

Steve Alford had a 155-52 record in six years at New Mexico.

March 30, 2013

Navy IDs SEAL killed in Ariz. parachuting accident

Brett D. Shadle, 31, was a special warfare operator chief who was married with a 2-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter.

March 30, 2013

High speed toll lanes to open in New Gloucester

Motorists passing through the mile 67 toll plaza may encounter delays between 10 p.m. Sunday and 2 a.m. Monday.

March 30, 2013

Boston mayor describes how he decided to retire

Thomas Menino began considering retirement during a lengthy hospital stay that ended two days before Christmas.

March 30, 2013

Minor quake recorded in Windham area

The 1.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 7:28 a.m.

March 30, 2013

Maine offers 1st time camper raffle

Forty-four Maine entrants will be randomly chosen to win a free weekend of camping this summer at one of eleven state park campgrounds.

March 30, 2013

North Korea warns of 'state of war' with South

Analysts say a full-scale conflict is extremely unlikely, noting that the Korean Peninsula has remained in a technical state of war for 60 years.

March 30, 2013

Oral arguments scheduled in Nader lawsuit

Nader's lawsuit claims the Democratic party and others used illegal and malicious tactics to try to keep him off the ballot in Maine and more than a dozen other states in his run for president in 2004.

March 30, 2013

College to name building for ex-president

Maine's College of the Atlantic will dedicate the Lou Rabineau Educational Studies Center.

March 30, 2013

New England Dispatches

Students seek to overturn dodgeball ban / Fine of $1 million upheld in fatal nightclub fire / Powerball winner to buy house, plow truck ... and more news from around the region.

March 30, 2013

Heart pump allows girl, 13, to resume normal activities

 Kyah DeSimone is the first patient at Boston Children's Hospital ever to be implanted with the device.

March 30, 2013

Employees at medical marijuana site join union



March 30, 2013

Irving's 'finally going where he belongs'

A childhood friend and next-door neighbor in the 1970s reacts to the news of Gary Irving's arrest.

March 29, 2013

Civic Center's work likely set back 3 months

Trustees and the Portland Pirates argue over who is responsible for the delay in the renovation project.

March 29, 2013

Smith leads Louisville to 77-69 victory over Ducks

With his teammates struggling with the virus he gave them, Russ Smith stepped up huge for the Cardinals, scoring a career-high 31 points.

March 30, 2013

Burke leads UM rally over Kansas, 87-85 in OT

The fourth-seeded Wolverines wiped out a 10-point Kansas lead in the last 3 minutes of regulation to advance to the Elite Eight.