News from May 25, 2013

May 26, 2013

Coming home: Maine Olympians give back in the off-season Video clip included

 Seth Wescott and Julia Clukey are actively involved in efforts to guide the state's youth.

May 26, 2013

Maine poised for historic transition to natural gas Several photos included in this story

 Amid the state's rush to convert from oil to natural gas, however, it's possible that some issues important to Mainers are not being fully examined.

May 25, 2013

The Prom: Cape teens are treated like royalty -- for a day Several photos included in this story



May 25, 2013

Dispatches

Minot man charged after car chases / Report of shots fired leads to two arrests

May 25, 2013

Senators oppose border crossing fees

Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King join other senators expressing their concerns about the plan.

May 25, 2013

Time people spend in shelters in Maine increases, data show

The state's 43 facilities are always full, says Dean Lachance, the director of Bread of Life in Augusta.

May 26, 2013

Pitching ace falters in USM loss to Linfield College

USM must beat Webster College of Missouri on Sunday to stay alive in the double elimination tournament.

May 26, 2013

Bruins bear down, finish Rangers

After backstopping his team into the semifinals, Boston’s goaltender can laugh last – and best.

May 25, 2013

Maine nursing home's drug-free dementia treatment a model

 An Alzheimer’s patient in a Waterville nursing home improves markedly without prescribed medication.

May 25, 2013

Survivor, rescuer reunite at Maine B-52 crash site

Jeff Pomerleau For the first time in 50 years, a former Air Force medic meets up with one of the men whose lives he helped to save.

May 26, 2013

Washington Notebook: Republicans keeping eye on Michaud



May 26, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Hospitals need to show leadership



May 25, 2013

Graduates gain a love of Maine Several photos included in this story

Jubilant members of the Bowdoin College class of 2013 express their affection for the state and for their college experience.

May 25, 2013

Red Sox rally for 4 in 8th to beat Indians

Mike Carp, who snapped a slump Friday, ties it with a double in the eighth as Boston goes on to win, 7-4.

May 25, 2013

Bayern beats Dortmund in Champions League final

Europe's biggest soccer tournament ends with a score of 2-1.

May 25, 2013

Cambodian film on Pol Pot rule wins Cannes prize

The autobiographical film, which documents director Rithy Panh's family's experience under the heavy-handed Communist Party's Khmer Rouge in Cambodia that resulted in the death of his parents and sisters, won the "Un Certain Regard" prize.

May 25, 2013

Obama: Nation must do more for fallen heroes

In his weekly radio and Internet address, the president says the country must also make sure that all veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned.

May 25, 2013

America East baseball title game postponed until Sunday

UMaine will play Binghamton at 2 p.m. Sunday at the University of Rhode Island.

May 25, 2013

AP Sources: NHL Coyotes sale approved, hurdle remains

The deal to a group of Canadian-led investors, but the deal is contingent on reaching a lease agreement with the city of Glendale, Ariz.

May 25, 2013

Bowdoin graduates 464 Saturday

Of the graduates, 55 are from Maine.

May 25, 2013

Hagel: Cadets must stamp out sex assault scourge

The defense secretary tells the 1,007 graduating cadets that they must be the generation of leaders who will stop the debilitating and insidious threats of suicide, sexual assault and drug and alcohol abuse that are hurting the all-volunteer force.

May 25, 2013

Thousands run Boston Marathon's final mile

The event, known as OneRun, began at Kenmore Square and ended at the official finish line, where participants hugged and cheered.

May 25, 2013

Rebuilding rules as rain soaks Jersey shore

Most boardwalks and beaches have been repaired following the storm and are ready for visitors, even as some neighborhoods near the ocean remain seriously damaged.

May 25, 2013

Deadly B-52 crash remembered in Maine

Retired Air Force navigator Gerald Adler traveled from California for the event at Elephant Mountain, where seven crew members died during the crash on a training mission in January 1963.

May 25, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Former Maine janitor sentenced for child pornography / Community colleges raise tuition slightly / Bill would further restrict sex offenders’ residency ... and more news from around the state.

May 26, 2013

List of Memorial Day Parades Several photos included in this story

Below is a list of Memorial Day parades and remembrance ceremonies around southern Maine...

May 25, 2013

Official: Funds will be approved for Portland school replacement

Deputy Education Commisioner Rier says most of the $20 million cost would be covered.

May 25, 2013

Connecticut considers labeling GMO foods

A pair of bills receive strong support in the legislature but depend on other states requiring labels.

May 25, 2013

Panhandling a growing concern in Portland Several photos included in this story

 Parallel efforts are under way to tackle the growing issue of panhandling in the city, especially at busy intersections.

May 25, 2013

Maine lawmakers grapple with falling gas tax revenues

Transportation advocates say the state needs to find new sources for upkeep of the state's highways.

May 24, 2013

Social media's role in Maine girl's death makes friends, family wary

Online predators are skilled at getting kids to chat with them and trust them, an author cautions.

May 24, 2013

In Maine, a Causeway cause to celebrate

 Thank You Naples Day will express gratitude to the people who put up with the construction along Route 302.

May 24, 2013

Both sides deadlocked on hospitals, Medicaid

 Democrats and Gov. Paul LePage remain at odds over whether the issues should be separated.