9:36 PM

In Waterville, Shakespeare’s 450th birthday celebrated with sonnets, song Several photos included in this story

About 150 people turn out to celebrate, some in costumes, as Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets are read aloud.

10:31 PM

Yankees pitcher Pineda ejected after Red Sox complain of foreign substance

It appeared Michael Pineda had illegal pine tar on his skin for the second time in 13 days.

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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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7:22 PM

Franklin County inmates once again going to Somerset County Jail

Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols said the move does not fix problems created when the jail became a 72-hour holding center.

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.

9:22 PM

Maine river drivers recall spring on the Kennebec

A new exhibit at Skowhegan History House features the role of river drivers riding logs down the Kennebec River to paper mills lining the banks.

6:39 PM

Richmond mobile home park residents ordered to vacate

Several photos included in this story 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.

7:40 PM

Franklin County leaders adopt Maine High Peaks logo as regional brand

Business and community leaders say branding the northern part of the county is part of a proactive marketing effort.

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.’

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.

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4:54 PM

Bart Stevens to receive Waterville chamber service award

The chamber’s Elias A. Joseph Award was created to honor Joseph for his dedication of more than 28 years of volunteering.

9:58 PM

New Hampshire priest gets jail time for thefts

He could spend up to 20 years in prison for stealing from the bishop, a hospital and the estate of a dead priest.

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.

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.

6:46 PM

Federal grant will be used for sewer repair in Gardiner

A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will fund 30 percent of a $550,000 project to replace an exposed sewer pipe along Cobbossee Stream.

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