News from September 28, 2013

September 28, 2013

Sox best in AL despite setback

After Boston clinches the league's best record, the Orioles clinch the season series with a 6-5 victory.

September 29, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Last-place ranking is LePage's



September 28, 2013

19-year-old kills himself at Gray-
New Gloucester High School

Several athletic events were taking place at the school when he shot himself in a parking lot.

September 28, 2013

Portland defeats Bangor, 33-20

Justin Zukowski, Matt Talbot and Jayvon Pitts-Young score for the Bulldogs.

September 29, 2013

Federal shutdown likely as House votes to delay Obamacare

The Republican-run House has voted to avoid a partial government shutdown next week but also delay President Barack Obama's health care law.

September 28, 2013

Trout habitat being restored in Maine stream

 Maine's wildlife agency is restoring brook trout habitat in a stream in the Moosehead Lake area.

September 28, 2013

Miss Philippines wins Miss World in Indonesia

Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World on Saturday amid tight security on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.

September 28, 2013

Beard contest held in Northampton



September 28, 2013

UN votes to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, a landmark decision aimed at taking poison gas off the battlefield in the escalating 2 1/2-year conflict.

September 28, 2013

Chinese doctor builds new nose on man's forehead

Surgeon: Extra nose constructed from man's rib cartilage

September 28, 2013

Iran on Obama talk: Broad praise, pockets of anger

Iran on Obama talk: Broad praise, pockets of anger

September 28, 2013

NJ legal battle over gay marriage will continue

Gov. Chris Christie's administration said it would appeal to a higher court

September 28, 2013

LePage to attend Mass. fair to tout Maine products

The Eastern States Exposition in Springfield, Mass is the largest fair in New England

September 28, 2013

Amazon curtails program in Maine

Blaming a state law to boost tax collection from online sales, the company severs ties with Maine 'associates.'

September 28, 2013

Harvard honors teen girl shot by Taliban

 Malala Yousafzai, 16, accepts a humanitarian award Friday and extols 'the power of education.'

September 28, 2013

Study: Freeport would pay for school independence

Costs of a separate school district are calculated at $18.9 million, with a funding gap of $4 million to start.

September 28, 2013

Maine schools, libraries see few attempts to ban books

Complaints are lodged, but the processes in place to deal with them seem to satisfy everyone.

September 28, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

 R.I. man found not guilty of Maine child sexual assault / Falmouth spur to be closed several nights / Portland police investigate bank robbery ... and more news from around the state.

September 28, 2013

Government shutdown would shut Acadia during peak peeping season Several photos included in this story

 The budget standoff could affect thousands of federal workers in Maine and put a damper on the fall tourism season.

September 28, 2013

In Pirates' breakaway, both sides move on

 Now that the hockey team is calling Lewiston 'home,' civic center and Portland official don't expect to 'see (them) coming back.'

September 28, 2013

Waterville chief spreads word on drug fight

 At a Boston convention, he shares the program he developed to discourage prescription drug misuse.

September 28, 2013

An ice hockey haven sees Portland's loss as its gain Several photos included in this story

20130927_ Pirates_LA In Lewiston, ardent fans scoop up season tickets while business owners predict a welcome lift.