7:16 PM

Dexter still assessing damage one week after flooding Several photos included in this story

The town is hoping it can get some aid money after the East Branch of the Sebasticook River washed away culverts and roads downtown last week.

Dexter flooding highlights need for data on Maine’s rivers
Flooding closes Dexter’s Main Street businesses

April 23

Red Sox get thumped in Jacoby Ellsbury’s return to Boston, 9-3

Jon Lester has his worst outing of the season, and Elssbury doubles and triples against his former team.

1:00 AM

Today’s editorial cartoon

April 23, 2014

April 18

‘Noah’ ... singin’ in the rain

“Raindrops keep falling on my head.”

April 18

Land trust explores spring on evening walk

UNITY — Sebasticook Regional Land Trust has planned an evening walk for 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26.

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This week our sports desk will break down one of your favorite spring high school sports. Check back every day for a new sports preview.




Girls' and Boys' Track and Field

Boys' and Girls' Lacrosse

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7:36 PM

Decision to switch to natural gas riddled with complex considerations, UMF panelists say

The fact that converting to gas would enable other local institutions to tap into it played a big role in UMF’s eventual plan, according to the school’s president.
Natural gas pipeline subcontractor sues in federal court
Fairfield proposes TIF to capture natural gas value

5:50 PM

Avon drug bust one of the largest Franklin County has seen

Several photos included in this story Police seized $144,000, marijuana, pills and seven firearms at the home of the alleged drug dealer, Daryl Searles.
Drugs, guns and cash seized in Franklin County bust

6:30 PM

Wildfire danger high in central Maine

Several photos included in this story Dry conditions and wind have elevated danger in a big swath of the state, including Kennebec, Somerset, Franklin and Waldo counties.

April 23

Couple charged by moose under investigation by Maine Warden Service

Video clip included The N.H. couple say they were not chasing the moose, which is against the law.

9:34 PM

Waterville trash proposal draws fire, support

A former mayor and others say many residents can’t afford a proposed pay-as-you-throw system.

5:14 PM

Fairfield manager says his chamber award a sign of town’s success

Josh Reny has been recognized as the area’s most prominent Rising Star by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce.

9:14 PM

French fry truck catches fire in Walmart parking lot in Waterville

Several photos included in this story The city’s fire chief said overheated brakes are suspected as the cause, and that no injuries were reported.

5:50 PM

Skowhegan man stabbed in head during party

Police said they hope to make an arrest soon after Milburn Street man was stabbed during an argument in his kitchen.

April 23

Car hits dog abandoned with stolen van

Two sisters have been arrested after abandoning their dog along with a stolen van in Norridgewock, according to police.

Other Maine News Headlines

5:48 PM

Skowhegan downtown parking plan unveiled

The first phase of the project will begin May 1, and overall plans include landscaping, lighting and signs.

8:10 PM

Vassalboro’s Duratherm has found green by going ‘green’

The manufacturing company has found ways to make environmental choices pay, both in money and pride, its president told an Earth Day Mid-Maine climate change business forum.

8:48 PM

Police: Knox woman choked her mother

Bobbi Sue Trask is facing charges after reportedly choking her mother and hitting her sister.

8:00 PM

New Hampshire fire chief named to Skowhegan post

Richard Fowler, of Farmington, N.H., is scheduled to take over on May 13 the position vacated by Tom Keene.

4:46 PM

Pittston man accused of pointing rifle at teenage son

Shawn D. Burgess, 37, was arrested Monday on several charges stemming from an incident sparked by an argument with his girlfriend over the purchase of a pickup truck.
Pittston man charged with domestic violence assault

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