News from February 16, 2013

February 17, 2013

Federal cuts have Mainers fuming

If automatic decreases kick in March 1, everyone from defense contractors to schools will feel the pain.

February 17, 2013

Humble hero from Maine honored for a final act of valor Several photos included in this story

 Staff Sgt. Eric Shaw, 31, of Exeter died saving the lives of 12 Afghan soldiers

February 16, 2013

Morning Sentinel area police log, Feb. 16, 2013

IN CORNVILLE, Saturday at 4:43 a.m., a report of domestic disturbance was investigated on Ames Road.

February 16, 2013

Languet named Mid-Maine chamber's 2012 Outstanding Professional

WATERVILLE -- Trustworthy and loyal.

February 16, 2013

Augusta man reaches out for ultimate gift: a new kidney

How much would you be willing to give to a complete stranger in dire need?

February 16, 2013

Gardiner nurse takes prison-job firing before court

A Gardiner nurse will get to tell a jury why she feels she was a victim of retaliation when she was escorted from her job at the Maine State Prison on Oct. 17, 2008, and ultimately fired.

February 16, 2013

Maine seeks to build breastfeeding support, especially among low-income mothers

Breast-feeding rates in Maine are keeping pace with the rest of the nation, but the state's most vulnerable population stands in stark contrast.

February 16, 2013

Speculation swirls over Karen Mills' run for governor in 2014

WASHINGTON -- It didn't take long for the speculation to begin after Karen Mills -- a Maine resident who serves in President Barack Obama's Cabinet -- had announced her plans to step down as head of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

February 16, 2013

Exit 113 construction to cost $2 million more than expected

AUGUSTA -- Officials scrambled recently when they learned it will cost nearly $2 million more than expected to fix roads near a reconfigured Exit 113 and new regional hospital.

February 16, 2013

Litchfield comprehensive plan committee wants more public input

LITCHFIELD -- The Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee is hoping for more public input Wednesday on issues being readied for inclusion in a draft of a new Comprehension Plan.

February 16, 2013

Life in miniature draws hundreds to model train, doll house show at Augusta armory

AUGUSTA -- Stephen Burns remembers admiring trains when passing over three railroad crossings on trips to Rockland from Friendship as a child, but he's not sure why he fell in love with model railroads.

February 16, 2013

Winthrop legislator proposes edible plants requirement for Capitol Park

AUGUSTA -- When Rep. Craig Hickman stands on the third-floor balcony at the State House and looks out at Capitol Park, he sees potential.

February 16, 2013

Moscow man arrested after allegedly stabbing brother early Saturday

MOSCOW -- A man was hospitalized after being stabbed in the back in a fight with his brother early Saturday morning, according to police.

February 17, 2013

Fire destroys apartment building in Unity on Saturday

UNITY — Four women are homeless after a fire Saturday morning destroyed the apartment building they lived in on Main Street.

February 16, 2013

Citgo to pay state of NH $16M to settle MTBE lawsuit

The state's lawsuit, initiated a decade ago, claims that the gasoline additive MTBE caused groundwater contamination in a state where 60 percent of the population relies on private wells for drinking water.

February 16, 2013

Regulators spare Maine scallopers from additional closures

The decision follows close monitoring of the fishery since the beginning of the season.