6:03 PM

Fairfield charter school beekeeping class takes sting out of safety precautions Several photos included in this story

Maine Academy of Natural Sciences administrator, education expert differ on risk of allowing young people to handle dangerous things.

8:24 PM

MLB: Pineda not alone in use of pine tar

The tactic used to enhance grip on the ball is “simply part of the game”, according to others in the league.

1:00 AM

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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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7:28 PM

Maine Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of Anson man

Robert Nelson was convicted in December 2012 of killing Everett L. Cameron during a drug transaction.

7:36 PM

Suicidal behavior, handguns are patterns in Maine domestic abuse homicide, panel finds

Several photos included in this story A report by the Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel, which studied 21 Maine homicides since 2009, includes recommendations from better judicial penmanship to more gun control.

4:31 PM

Once-criticized provider wins new contracts for MaineCare rides program

The state had determined that Atlanta-based LogistiCare had made improvements, and DHHS awards it four of six contracts.

8:15 PM

Ringworm outbreak closes Waterville animal shelter

The fungal infection came from one of two dogs left at the shelter last week with porcupine quills in their mouths.
Two dogs with mouths full of porcupine quills left at Waterville shelter

6:51 PM

Richmond mobile home park evacuated because of sewage leak

Several photos included in this story An effort to fix a broken sewage pump and leaking water mains did not meet a Thursday deadline to keep residents in their homes.
Richmond mobile home park residents ordered to vacate
Water shut off to Richmond mobile home park to prevent contamination

4:34 PM

Kennebec Behavioral Health named Mid-Maine Chamber’s business of the year

The Waterville-based nonprofit community-based mental health and substance abuse agency is being recognized for its commitment and contributions.

8:02 PM

Skowhegan police: Charges expected in stolen gun case

Stolen in an April 17 burglary were 9mm and .40-caliber handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun and a .30-06 long rifle.

5:34 PM

Flea market proposed for Farmington’s High Street lot

Resident Nancy Porter has proposed paying the town $700 for use of the site as a summer flea market after voters in March rejected selling it.

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7:56 PM

Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford to be UMF commencement speaker

The Maine resident, novelist and contributor to the New York Times and The New Yorker will speak at the May 17 graduation in Farmington.

6:12 PM

Maine seeks volunteers to mediate consumer disputes

The attorney general’s office is seeking to train more people to take the train and commit to the program.

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

9:40 PM

Lawmakers running for Maine congressional seat agree on issues, but not on tacks

Democrats Emily Cain and Troy Jackson highlight different records at the first forum of the 2014 campaign in Lewiston.

2:54 PM

NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

The group wants Congress to require that concealed weapons permits issued in one state be recognized everywhere, even when the local requirements differ.

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