News from October 18, 2013

October 19, 2013

Football: Greely upsets Cony, 35-21

Matt Pisini and James Ferrar combine for 338 rushing yards to lead the Rangers to a surprising Class B win.

October 18, 2013

Cheney feared terrorists might use his heart device to kill him

The former vice president had the device turned off to protect himself.

October 18, 2013

Maine’s Backyard Farms calling back at least 60 workers

The farm, which produces more than 27 million pounds of tomatoes a year, shut down in July because of a whitefly infestation.

October 18, 2013

Prosecutors seek stiff sentence for Massachusetts chemist

Annie Dookhan’s lawyer says his client failed to follow lab procedures, but it was just an effort to test more samples.

October 18, 2013

Judge won’t extend death penalty deadline in Boston marathon case

Prosecutors have said they plan to make a recommendation by Oct. 31 on whether to seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

October 19, 2013

Police: Girl, 13, says GPS led pair in wild Maine chase

She tells investigators that she and her 16-year-old companion were traveling to New Brunswick.

October 18, 2013

Ellen DeGeneres rewards N.H. waitress for picking up soldiers’ tab

The TV talk show host gives the woman $10,000 and tells her, ‘You’re a good person.’

October 18, 2013

Englishman accused of raping Maine girl pleads guilty to porn charge

Nicholas Cheese, who met the girl over the internet, faces 15 to 30 years in prison.

October 19, 2013

Arrows Restaurant in Ogunquit for sale

The award-winning owners will concentrate on their MC restaurant brand in Perkins Cove and Boston.

October 18, 2013

George H.W. Bush donates wild socks to charity

The former president’s cactus-themed socks will be auctioned to benefit the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

October 19, 2013

South Portland proposes performing arts center Several photos included in this story

A concert pavilion similar to the one on Bangor’s waterfront is planned for land next to Bug Light Park, city officials say.

October 19, 2013

LePage lifts civil emergency order

His political opponents had questioned why the order was in effect after the federal shutdown ended.


October 19, 2013

Police say gun-toting man poses threat to Portland

Carlos Reed says he is exercising his rights by walking with an assault rifle, hand gun, body armor and 120 rounds of ammunition.

October 18, 2013

Three arrested in Maine after meth lab found in vehicles

Employees of an Ellsworth hotel reported suspicious activity in the parking lot.

October 18, 2013

Rob Gronkowski cleared for 2013 debut

The New England Patriots are 22nd in the league in points per game, and would welcome back their star tight end.

October 19, 2013

Corsetti’s Market owner sentenced in Windham fire

He pleads no contest to three charges but does not admit to setting fire to an apartment building.

October 19, 2013

New lobbying group to represent owners of Maine franchises

Their businesses – there are more than 3,500 in Maine – employ more than 38,000 people here.

November 15, 2013

N.H. man gets 2 to 4 years in hunting death

A Massachusetts man was walking with two other men, carrying a video camera to document the hunt, when he was shot.

October 19, 2013

Lewiston man sentenced to 55 years for murder

Buddy Robinson’s apology ‘doesn’t ring true’ for the judge, who says he failed to take responsibility.

October 18, 2013

New York man arrested in terrorism case

Authorities say the 25-year-old conspired to commit murders abroad.

October 18, 2013

Meet the candidates for Cape Elizabeth Town Council

Profiles of all the candidates in the November 2013 election for the Cape Elizabeth Town Council.

October 18, 2013

Norwegian Somali ID’d as one of four Kenya mall attackers

More remains awaiting analysis Friday as forensics experts work to determine names of the other three.

October 18, 2013

LePage says all state employees are back at work

Forty-four Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management employees returned to their positions Friday.

October 18, 2013

Restaurant fight cooking in Ogunquit

A second Maine location proposed for El Rodeo may violate the town’s ban on 'chain or formula' eateries.

October 18, 2013

Author of ‘Dead Man Walking’ speaks in Maine

Sister Helen Prejean will speak Friday evening at Hannaford Hall in Portland.

October 18, 2013

Memorial to slain MIT officer unveiled

Sean Collier was killed by Boston Marathon bombing suspects in April.

October 18, 2013

Fines proposed for Hampton Beach

Visitors to popular NH beach could pay price for alcohol, littering

October 18, 2013

Teen girl found with fetus in bag at Manhattan store

Police called after security guard notices 'strong odor' as girls are shopping.

October 18, 2013

Paroled murderer from NH sentenced in Maine

Barry Brown pleaded guilty to moving to the state without authorization

October 18, 2013

Maine's Collins leads 'common-sense caucus'

Bipartisan group of 14 includes seven Republicans and six Democrats

October 18, 2013

Windham voters to choose two town councilors

A third seat is uncontested.

October 18, 2013

Sazerac to produce Maine liquors

The company bought several brands from White Rock Distilleries in 2011 and 2012 and will make those brands in Lewiston.

October 18, 2013

Discovery of pre-human skull gives clues to evolution

The fossil is the most complete pre-human skull ever found.

October 18, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Spike mat ends high-speed, heroin-fueled chase / Man arrested, allegedly pointed rifle at motorist / State accepting applications for judge opening ... and more news from around the state.

October 18, 2013

Obama, congressional leaders start budget talks

They sought Thursday to move beyond the cycle of crisis that has paralyzed Washington for three years, but it remains to be seen if that can happen.

October 18, 2013

Prosecutors: Chemist caused ‘egregious damage’ in drug-test scandal

In Massachusetts, Annie Dookhan is accused of tampering with evidence in drug cases, causing at least 1,100 cases to be thrown out.

October 18, 2013

Idexx founder: Going into business helps the world

David Shaw offers an Augusta forum secrets for success, saying ‘Why choose anthing else.’

October 18, 2013

Three newcomers seek seats in RSU 14

They are running for two open seats on the Board of Directors.

November 10, 2013

Massachusetts schools won’t send obesity letters home

Public health officials cite concerns about privacy and bullying.

October 18, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Visit to ramp shows LePage really governs state of denial

I hereby nominate Gov. LePage for the first annual Hiroo Onoda Award.

October 18, 2013

Viewers overwhelm National Zoo panda cam

The live feed of Mei Xiang and her cub was eagerly awaited during the government shutdown.

October 17, 2013

New England Dispatches

Man accused of throwing cockatoo at police officer / Potential dam failure leads to warnings and draw-down / Mother of the bride charged with slapping daughter ... and more news from around the region.

October 18, 2013

Maine Sen. King offers to be bridge between parties

He calls the shutdown ‘ridiculous and totally unnecessary.’