News from December 8, 2012

December 8, 2012

Morning Sentinel area police log, Dec. 8, 2012

IN ANSON, Friday at 7:40 p.m., threatening was reported on Finch Street.

December 8, 2012

Winter moth sightings could signal trouble for Maine trees

 The winter moth, which has caused widespread damage already in southern New England, has moved into eight more communities since populations were first discovered in Maine a year ago.

December 8, 2012

Businessman's aid helps Madison town toy drive meet needs

MADISON -- Just a few weeks ago, town officials were turning away families seeking help from the community's giving tree Christmas present program.

December 8, 2012

New Somerset Career & Technical Center director sets school's sights high Several photos included in this story

SKOWHEGAN -- The new director of the Somerset Career & Technical Center said his experience with the Air Force, Sappi Fine Paper and teaching electronics engineering and robotics soon will make the center one of the best in the state.

December 8, 2012

Inland, Sebasticook Valley hospitals credit culture, computers for high ratings

Administrators at Inland Hospital, Sebasticook Valley Health explain high rankings

December 8, 2012

Former Jefferson resident readies for 'Amazing Race' TV finale Sunday

Not a Well-Rounded Athlete Kitty O'Neill had a sense early on that her son was ready for bigger challenges, bigger opportunities, than those he was getting as a boy in the tiny town of Jefferson.

December 8, 2012

Belgrade farm family protects 142-year-old homestead as 'Forever Farm'

BELGRADE -- Winterberry Farm on Route 27, with pastures and vegetable fields that stretch back to Great Pond, has been around 1870.

December 8, 2012

Readfield seeks better management of public comment at meetings

READFIELD -- At many meetings of school boards or municipal officials in Maine, the audience is small or nonexistent, and there are few public comments.

December 8, 2012

Local youths build robots to answer seniors' needs at state Lego competition Several photos included in this story

AUGUSTA -- Madison Corgan, 10, loaded a blue-and-white piece of "quilt" into the arms of her team's robot, Sam, pushed a button or two and then watched, smiling widely but nervously, as the Lego robot went about the tasks the team had programmed it to do.

December 8, 2012

A Maine Sunday Telegram Special Report

First of four parts: Nearly half of the people shot by Maine police over the past decade had mental health problems or were impaired, and most of the officers who pulled the trigger lacked readily available training that might have prevented these tragedies.

December 8, 2012

Waterville; Somerset and Franklin County logs, Dec. 7 and 8

Threatening, vehicle accidents, fight