News from May 26, 2013

May 26, 2013

Tension on Congress Square Plaza: Sell public spot to save it?

20130522_Congress A plan to turn over most of the plaza to private use incites passions in a city that prizes its open spaces.

May 27, 2013

Residents hope tide has turned and plan will save Camp Ellis

 Public comment will be taken through Tuesday on the Army Corps' proposal to construct a spur.

May 28, 2013

State House Notebook: Republicans change votes to sustain LePage vetoes

Who is press? / Running, 'but not really' / Tax talk

May 26, 2013

Turbine generates global recognition

 A high school club in Rockport earns one of seven finalist spots in the Volvo Adventure Awards.

May 26, 2013

Black Bears finished by Binghamton arms

Three pitchers combine to beat Maine 4-0 in the championship game of the America East tournament.

May 26, 2013

Red Sox: Ellsbury hits game-winner

Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz With the help of some walks and timely hits, Boston scores four runs in the bottom of the ninth to rally past the Indians.

May 26, 2013

Missing Topsham teen found unharmed

The girl, who has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old, was looking for frogs in her backyard when she disappeared, police say.

May 26, 2013

Huskies still have some bite Several photos included in this story

Ryan Yates pitches six effective innings, and USM stays alive at the Division III World Series.

May 26, 2013

Funeral services to be held for slain Maine teen

Funeral services for Nichole Cable of Glenburn are scheduled for Monday at the Bangor Baptist Church.

May 26, 2013

Kanaan gets lucky turn to win Indy 500

Tony Kanaan gets a timely yellow flag to cruise to victory amid salutations from other drivers.

May 27, 2013

Lesbian love story takes top honor at Cannes

 The two stars are also included in the award for the film in which a 15-year-old girl's life is changed when she falls in love with an older woman.

May 26, 2013

Obama seeks to console victims of Oklahoma tornado

The president joined federal and state officials at the site of the tornado damage to give an update on recovery efforts.

May 26, 2013

Boston Marathon runners finish at Indianapolis 500

Dozens unable to complete the Boston Marathon due to the bombings last month finish their runs before Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

May 26, 2013

US investigating Ford pickups for engine issue

The government estimates around 400,000 F-150 pickups from the 2011 through 2013 model years are involved.

May 26, 2013

Venus Williams loses in French Open's 1st round

Serena Williams, however, wins 30 of the first 37 points in drubbing Anna Tatishvili 6-0, 6-1.

May 26, 2013

NY beaches open despite Superstorm Sandy scars

After spending more than $270 million in repair costs, all 14 miles of New York City's beaches will be open for the Memorial Day weekend.

May 26, 2013

Thank You Naples Day postponed

The event, which marks the rebuilding of the causeway, will now take place Monday.

May 26, 2013

Israel's president calls for return to peace talks

Palestinian-Israeli peace talks broke down nearly five years ago, in large part due to disagreements over Israeli settlement construction on occupied territories claimed by the Palestinians.

May 26, 2013

Maine community college tuition to go up $60

Trustees say tuition and fees at the community colleges are still the lowest in New England.

May 26, 2013

Exhibit opens before debut of new NH-Maine bridge

The new Memorial Bridge connecting New Hampshire and Maine is scheduled to be ready in July.

May 26, 2013

Bates to award degrees to about 450 graduates

The school is also awarding three other honorary degrees to leaders in the environmental, education and medical fields.

May 26, 2013

Colby College to award about 500 degrees

A 1973 Colby grad, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gregory White Smith, is giving the commencement speech.

May 26, 2013

Car submerged off Portland wharf

No one was hurt when a 2000 Subaru Outback fell into the water at 214 Commericial St. at about 2 a.m. Sunday.

May 26, 2013

More than 30 pigs killed in Newburgh barn fire

The farm owner says he believes heat lamps caused he blaze.

May 26, 2013

Dirigo Health to phase out of business

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23, 2010, by President Barack Obama, is being looked on to take up much of the slack in covering uninsured Mainers.

May 26, 2013

Maine's connections to the Olympics



May 26, 2013

Ending the silence about suicide Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 A 16-year-old's death last month -- in a state where the threat to young people is especially alarming -- has loved ones and other Mainers calling for a greater willingness to talk about mental illness, depression and pain.

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.