News from December 25, 2012

December 25, 2012

Waterville District Court, Nov. 12 to Nov. 16, 2012

WATERVILLE -- The following cases were closed from Nov. 12 to Nov. 16, 2012, in Waterville District Court.

December 25, 2012

Hallowell filmmaker plans gala for opening of short film

Hallowell real estate developer turned filmmaker Chris Walters wanted the premiere of his new short film to be about more than the film itself.

December 25, 2012

Snowe retirement, King election Maine's top 2012 news story

PORTLAND -- U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe shocked the political world when she announced in February that she would not run for re-election, citing gridlock and an increasingly polarized climate in Washington.

December 25, 2012

Red-carpet cheer greets Christmas diners at Waterville Elks lodge Several photos included in this story

WATERVILLE — Music, Christmas cheer and three-quarters of a ton of food were all on hand at the Elks lodge for Christmas, as nearly a thousand people gathered to celebrate the holiday.

December 25, 2012

Memories of Sears Roebuck catalogs and half-sawbuck Christmas trees

WATERVILLE — The holiday season would start for Ernest Verrill and his 12 brothers and sisters when his father brought home a $5 Christmas tree from a nearby lot.

December 25, 2012

Oakland Town Council meeting to be recorded, posted to YouTube

OAKLAND -- Wednesdays Town Council meeting will be accessible to the public in a new way as the town tinkers with posting video of its meetings on the Internet.

December 25, 2012

Morning Sentinel area police log, Dec. 25, 2012

IN ANSON, Sunday at 6:41 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Main Street.

December 25, 2012

Wind power churns out big voltage in Maine, but still short of goals

AUGUSTA -- Wind power generated in Maine is now producing nearly 500 megawatts, enough to supply the average needs of 175,000 households. However, it's still well short of the state's goal for wind generation by 2015.

December 25, 2012

Augusta church scrapes bottom of bowls to meet Christmas meals demand

AUGUSTA -- It wasn't yet noon when a volunteer at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church scraped the bottom of the steam table pan of mashed potatoes.

December 25, 2012

Governor to soon issue $35.5 million spending cuts

The LePage administration is expected to issue an order cutting state spending by $35.5 million as early as today.

January 3, 2013

PHOTOS: Central Maine Santas in review, 2012

A look back at Santa Claus' busy season in Central Maine during 2012.

December 26, 2012

Light snow in Maine, but bigger storm on way

Portland and southern and coastal Maine are looking at as much as 10 inches of snow by Thursday's end.

December 25, 2012

NORAD says record number of calls to track Santa

Among the questions from children this year: "Is Santa real?" and "Does Santa leave presents for dogs?"

January 3, 2013

PHOTOS: Midnight Mass at Waterville's Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Edmund Couture,11, an altar server, struggles to keep his eyes open before the start of Midnight Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Pleasant Street in Waterville on Tuesday.