News from January 21, 2013

January 21, 2013

With no strife or animosity, Winslow High School principal resigns

WINSLOW — The principal at Winslow High School announced his resignation last week, effective June 30.

January 21, 2013

Augusta schools look to promote current staffers to new jobs

AUGUSTA -- Two proposed promotions from within could fill out top Augusta school administrative staff positions, bringing the central office back to full staffing following departures earlier this school year.

January 21, 2013

Morning Sentinel area police log, Jan, 21, 2013

IN FAIRFIELD, Sunday at 5:02 p.m., a theft was investigated on Island Avenue.

January 21, 2013

Safety vigil on Friday keynotes annual Snodeo festival in Rangeley

RANGELEY -- A snowmobile safety vigil geared toward helping to spread awareness and prevent further tragedy will be a focus of Snodeo activities scheduled for Thursday through Saturday.

January 21, 2013

State's taking of Wabanaki children discussed at MLK Day breakfast

WINTHROP -- For Denise Altvater, time in the child welfare system created a legacy of trauma in her family, just as it did for thousands of other American Indian families.

January 21, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'radical agenda of love' celebrated at Waterville breakfast Video clip included

WATERVILLE -- The lessons of Martin Luther King Jr. are more than a sound bite about racial tolerance, a Colby College dean told a crowd of more than 100 at a commemorative community breakfast Monday.

January 21, 2013

Legislators consider reinstating state review of insurance rate hikes

AUGUSTA -- The first proposal to re-establish Maine's process of reviewing certain health insurance rate changes is scheduled to go to a legislative committee Tuesday.

January 21, 2013

Mainers embrace, enhance historic inauguration

Mainers participated in the inauguration at all levels Monday, joining the cheering masses on the National Mall and even speaking from the same podium as the president.

January 22, 2013

Interactive Feature: Obama's 2013 inaugural speech

The full text of President Obama's second inaugural speech, as prepared for delivery for Monday, January 21, 2013.

January 21, 2013

PHOTO: Fire destroys car in Waterville

Waterville firefighters extinguish a fire that destroyed a 2005 Lexus sedan parked at Marden's Surplus and Salvage, at 458 Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville, on Monday. Owner Lucille Roberge of Waterville said the car, which she recently purchased, was insured. "I came out of the store from shopping and said to myself that someone's car was on fire, before I realized it was mine," Roberge said. "I loved that car."

January 21, 2013

1,103 lose power when excavator breaks Fairfield utility poles

FAIRFIELD — Construction workers at the former Gerald Hotel renovation project accidentally caused a power outage when an excavator snapped off two utility poles this afternoon.

January 21, 2013

Augusta's new hospital named 'Alfond Center for Health'

AUGUSTA — MaineGeneral Medical Center's new $312 million regional hospital will be called the Alfond Center for Health when it opens this coming November, hospital official said.

January 22, 2013

In a poem personal yet universal, Maine poet unites Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Barack Obama, Robert Blanco At the second inaugural of President Barack Obama, Richard Blanco of Bethel follows in the footsteps of Robert Frost and Maya Angelou, championing the American experience.

January 21, 2013

Obama officially signs Cabinet nominations

Obama affirms the nominations of John Brennan to be CIA director, former Sen. Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense, Sen. John Kerry as secretary of state and Jack Lew for Treasury secretary.

January 21, 2013

Patriots, the day after: 'Terrible feeling' Several photos included in this story

Coach Bill Belichick compares the loss to a "crash landing.''

January 22, 2013

Inaugural address: Obama issues call to tackle challenges Video clip included

THE VISION: President sets a liberal agenda and seeks the public's support THE TONE: Election gave him confidence to pursue goals on his own terms

January 21, 2013

SLIDESHOW: Images from the inauguration

Photos from the inaugural ceremonies of President Barack Obama in Washington.

January 21, 2013

Lessons by MLK Jr. remembered, retold

The lessons of Martin Luther King Jr. are more than a soundbite about racial tolerance, a Colby College dean told a crowd of more than 100 at a commemorative community breakfast this morning.

January 21, 2013

US official: 2 more Americans die in Algeria

Seven other Americans made it out safely.

January 21, 2013

Family homeless after Chelsea fire

A family of three is homeless following a fire this morning that destroyed a portion of their mobile home. No one was injured.

January 21, 2013

Big crowd, high spirits for 2nd Obama swearing-in

Washington has largely shelved its partisan fighting for the three days of inaugural celebrations. But pressing matters await.

January 21, 2013

Maine, NH, VT snowmobile weekend coming up

Reciprocal Snowmobile Weekend allows all legally registered Maine snowmobiles to be operated in New Hampshire and Vermont without being registered in those states.

January 21, 2013

No injuries in West Paris home fire fanned by wind

Investigators are expected on the scene by Tuesday to determine the cause of the blaze.

January 21, 2013

LL Bean distributes $1.5M in grants to nonprofits

The catalog retailer says gifts ranging from $500 to $25,000 are being dispersed to more than 200 organizations.

January 21, 2013

Obama speech sets stage for looming policy fights

An adviser says the president will use his address to communicate that "we're going to move beyond what has paralyzed this town for so long."

January 21, 2013

Mass. activists push ban on state buying bottled water

They say the ban could save the state millions in taxpayer dollars.

January 21, 2013

NH machine gun ownership soars

A newspaper analysis says there were 9,863 registered machine guns in New Hampshire last March, up 80 percent from December 2010.

January 21, 2013

New England shrimp season begins this week

The start of the season begins Wednesday, but isn't expected to last long with a quota that's about one-fourth of last year's catch.

January 21, 2013

Flu spike fuels debate over paid sick time laws

Critics say mandatory paid sick leave is an unfair burden for small firms. Advocates believe it's both a public health and a work issue.

January 21, 2013

NM teen accused of killing his parents, 3 siblings Video clip included

Investigators trying to piece together what led to the violence late Saturday night found several guns believed used in the shootings, including one assault rifle.