News from December 30, 2012

December 30, 2012

Project Login aims to double state's computer science graduation rate

AUGUSTA -- The mismatch between existing and future jobs in Maine, and the workers willing and able to do them, applies across many fields, from hospitality to advanced manufacturing.

December 30, 2012

REPORTING ASIDE: Make 2013 the year we stop hurting children

I have two hopes for the new year: That we recognize that we adults are responsible for what happens to children, and that we stop the violence we force on them.

December 30, 2012

Augusta District Court, Dec. 20 - 26, 2012

AUGUSTA -- The following is a list of cases closed between Dec. 20, 2012, and Dec. 26, 2012, in Augusta District Court:

December 30, 2012

Kennebec County Superior Court sentencings

AUGUSTA -- Several people were sentenced recently in separate cases heard in Kennebec County Superior Court:

December 30, 2012

Red Barn restaurant recognized with President's Award by Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

AUGUSTA -- Since starting a series of benefit dinners in November 2010, The Red Barn restaurant has raised $400,000 for local nonprofit groups, events and individuals in need.

December 30, 2012

Fireworks restrictions likely coming to Oakland

OAKLAND -- The new year is likely to bring fireworks restrictions to the town, as officials move toward a new ordinance.

December 30, 2012

Snowmobile trails groomed at start of promising season Several photos included in this story

BELGRADE -- Ernie Rice motored slowly through a tunnel of snow-bent hemlock trees Sunday, while flurries swirled through the air. Behind his snowmobile, Rice towed a 400-pound metal drag and groomed the wind-blown powder into a path as smooth as polished marble.

December 31, 2012

Communities mourning a couple full of promise

 Shooting victims Derrick Thompson, 19, and Alivia Welch, 18, were passionate about life, friends say.

December 30, 2012

Deal reached for stopping spike in milk prices

The House and Senate Agriculture committees agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October.

December 30, 2012

NHL, union end info talks as sides mull next step

It is not clear if the NHL's new proposal will spur new bargaining talks.

December 30, 2012

Former President Bush remains hospitalized

There was no update on the former president's condition Sunday.

December 31, 2012

Collins: "Still time" to find a compromise

Maine Sen. Susan Collins says she and other senators are discussing putting forward their own bipartisan proposal to avoid going over the fiscal cliff.

December 31, 2012

Reed, educators, among notable Maine deaths in 2012

Included on the list is Kevin Grover, 40, of Falmouth, a former Maine Teacher of the Year who taught second grade Falmouth Elementary School.

December 30, 2012

Northern New England digs out from storm

Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont received significant snowfall from the storm.

December 30, 2012

Bangor man dies after stabbing at apartment

No arrests have been made.

December 31, 2012

Biddeford landlord charged with murdering two Several photos included in this story Video clip included

 Biddeford police had responded to a dispute over parking at the home just minutes before.

December 30, 2012

'Fiscal cliff' deal: Taxes key as private budget talks start

Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner At the center of the negotiations is the question of which Bush-era cuts to extend.