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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Waterville trash proposal draws fire, support

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

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.’

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.

Other Maine News Headlines

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

Police: Knox woman choked her mother

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

Skowhegan downtown parking plan unveiled

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

6:00 AM

Maine couple sentenced for housing fraud

The couple lived in a federally subsidized apartment while they owned and operated a profitable market and bought multiple properties with cash.

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.

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