News from January 5, 2013

January 5, 2013

Morning Sentinel area police log, Jan. 5, 2013

IN FARMINGTON, Friday at 7:58 p.m., a hazardous-materials incident was reported on Savage Road.

January 5, 2013

District 25 senator visits constituents in Waterville, Pittsfield

Sen. Colleen Lachowicz, D-Waterville, talked about local concerns Saturday while meeting with the public in Waterville and Pittsfield.

January 5, 2013

Turns out there IS a doctor in the House

Well, three, actually, and another in the state Senate. Together with other medical professionals, they make up a powerful bloc as Maine confronts its health care future.

January 5, 2013

Republican Party splinters as fiscal cliff debate drives wedges between regions, factions

BOSTON -- The Republican Party seems as divided and angry as ever.

January 5, 2013

Madison seeks public input on comprehensive plan

MADISON -- The town is launching a series of meetings to gather public comment about its plan for long-term development.

January 5, 2013

Cornville charter school accepting applications for 28 new student slots

CORNVILLE -- The state's first and only charter elementary school is accepting applications for the coming school year.

January 5, 2013

Experts: Excitement for snowmobiling requires tempering for safety's sake

The head of Maine's largest snowmobile organization said snowmobiling isn't an inherently dangerous sport, but he urged caution around early season hazards, such as unstable ice.

January 5, 2013

Proposed $10.8 million upgrade to new hospital's highway interchange goes to bid Wednesday

AUGUSTA -- The state has settled on plans for an estimated $10.8 million in road improvements near exit 113 of Interstate 95.

January 5, 2013

Job skills gap? Skeptic says factors tell another story

 The author says companies don’t invest in the work force and demand more than ever from job applicants, including a willingness to accept insufficient wages.

January 5, 2013

Locally grown food packaged in gourmet frozen meals by Skowhegan couple

SKOWHEGAN -- Mark LaCasse grew up at his grandmother's apron strings.

January 5, 2013

Precision aerial photography the latest tool in planners', developers' kits

Orthoimagery gives a really close look at the face of the Earth and true distances between points.

January 5, 2013

Gardiner residents tell representative about concerns, hopes at 'fireside chat' Saturday Several photos included in this story

GARDINER -- A handful of area residents gathered on Saturday morning in the Gardiner Public Library's Hazzard Reading Room to tell their new legislator about issues they care about.

January 5, 2013

Two bidders emerge for Hostess bread brands

The Wall Street Journal reports that Hostess may reveal the discussions as early as this week.

January 5, 2013

UMaine men win fourth straight

All five starters score in double figures as the Black Bears top Maryland-Baltimore County, 81-66.

January 5, 2013

Energy, education on tap for Maine lawmakers

The state budget is bound to be a priority for Governor Paul LePage and lawmakers as soon as they return to the State House on Tuesday.

January 5, 2013

4 dead after police standoff at a Aurora, Colo., townhome

Among the dead is the armed suspect in Aurora, where nearly six months ago a gunman's bloody rampage inside a movie theater killed 12.

January 5, 2013

Talk of primaries follows 'fiscal cliff' vote for Republicans

Republican lawmakers who supported raising taxes are defending their vote to thwart potential problems in 2014.

January 5, 2013

US wins gold at junior ice hockey worlds

The U.S. beats Sweden 3-1 for its third title.

January 5, 2013

Family of 5 dies in plane crash near French Alps

The twin-engine plane hit a hill and crashed in a forest in an uninhabited area outside Grenoble.

January 5, 2013

Armstrong reported to take step toward doping confession

But the prospect of taking responsibility is fraught with legal and financial peril for the cyclist.

January 5, 2013

Strong earthquake shakes parts of Alaska, Canada

A tsunami warning is canceled because no damaging waves are generated from the 7.5 quake.

January 5, 2013

Deadline nears for mortgage settlement claims

Attorney General William Schneider says $1.9 million has been set aside in Maine for payouts to borrowers.

January 5, 2013

LePage: Mainers to feel impact of fiscal cliff fix

In his weekly radio address, the Maine governor said an average family will lose about $1,000 from their paycheck in 2013 because of the payroll tax change

January 5, 2013

Police chiefs want tougher laws on carrying firearms in public

Christmas Eve incident in Portland prompts call for change