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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

2:26 PM

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.

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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.

Spring Sports Preview


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

Softball




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12:36 PM

Franklin inmates once again going to Somerset jail

But Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols said the situation still does not alleviate problems created by the jail consolidation law that reduced the Franklin County jail to a 72-hour holding facility.

5:07 PM

Boss says 18-year-old killed in crash was ‘a superstar’

Investigators say it could be months before they know what caused Aundria St. Amand’s car to crash into the woods last week in Vassalboro.
Police name woman, 18, killed in Vassalboro crash

5:34 PM

Jackman pair arrested on heroin charges in Bingham

Daniel Dubois and Alicia Goodwin were arrested Friday on U.S. Route 201 after police stopped and searched their Chevrolet Equinox.

6:15 PM

Richmond mobile home park residents ordered to vacate

The water was shut off at Meadowbrook Trailer Park to prevent leaking sewage from contaminating the water supply.
Water shut off to Richmond mobile home park to prevent contamination

2:28 PM

Oakland man sues over 2010 injuries from Windsor Fair starting gate

Christopher Charrier’s attorney estimates medical bills were $100,000 after gate struck spectators.

12:31 PM

Couple charged by moose under investigation by Maine Warden Service

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

5:26 PM

Maine emergency officials discuss Lac-Megantic response

U.S. first responders to the July train explosion say they will bring French speakers with them next time they respond to a Quebec emergency.

4:32 PM

Juncos’ return is sure sign of spring

Dana Wilde writes that they arrive in huge crowds and remind us, as Thoreau wrote, ‘the coming in of spring is like the creation of Cosmos out of Chaos.’

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.

Other Maine News Headlines

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.

Waterville trash proposal draws fire, support

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

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.

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

Skowhegan downtown parking plan unveiled

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

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