News from January 6, 2013

January 6, 2013

Waterville woman receives minor injuries in Augusta accident on Sunday

AUGUSTA — An accident on Riverside Drive caused by a vehicle waiting for a pedestrian to pass led to one driver being taken to the hospital with minor injuries Sunday morning.

January 6, 2013

Augusta Planning Board considers gas stations, retail development at Tuesday meeting

AUGUSTA -- Proposals to build a new 13-pump gas station with a convenience store and drive-through Dunkin' Donuts on Riverside Drive are among the issues going to the Planning Board on Tuesday.

January 6, 2013

Morning Sentinel area police log, Jan. 6, 2013

IN ANSON, Saturday at 8:03 p.m., a harassment complaint was reported on West Mills Road.

January 6, 2013

Franklin Superior Court, Dec. 3 to Dec. 28, 2012

FARMINGTON -- The following cases were closed from Dec. 3 to Dec. 28, 2012, in Franklin Superior Court.

January 6, 2013

Waterville District Court, Nov. 19 to 23, 2012

WATERVILLE -- The following cases were closed from Nov. 19 to 23, 2012, in Waterville District Court.

January 6, 2013

Fairfield Town Council turnover seats first woman in 14 years, ends Giroux's long tenure

FAIRFIELD -- A significant turnover on the Town Council has seen the end of one 54-year career of public service and the seating of the first female councilor in more than a decade.

January 6, 2013

Augusta man named new Clinton town manager

CLINTON -- When a new town manager was hired late last month, he became the eighth person to hold the position within an 11-year span.

January 6, 2013

New state mining rules likely to pit environment vs. jobs in northwest Maine

If it weren't so hilly where he lives, Troy Jackson could look out the windows of his home in Allagash and see what has become the symbol of the fight over updating Maine's mining rules.

January 6, 2013

Grand piano gift strikes right tone for UMA Senior College concert series

AUGUSTA -- The University of Maine at Augusta Senior College's concert series started on the right note this year with the gift of a new grand piano to the university.

January 6, 2013

MOFGA leader Libby eulogized Sunday as friendly, driven visionary

Organic farmers and friends remembered Russell Libby, a state leader in the organic farming movement, as a wise, driven leader during a memorial event Sunday hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.

January 6, 2013

Augusta District Court, Dec. 27, 2012, to Jan. 2, 2013

AUGUSTA -- The following is a list of cases closed between Dec. 27, 2012, and Jan. 2, 2013, in Augusta District Court:

January 7, 2013

Early start to flu season already tops last year's outbreak numbers

AUGUSTA -- First there were the weeks of travel, family gatherings and parties, topped off with kisses to ring in the new year. Adults have since returned to work and children to school.

January 6, 2013

New mayor, city council take office in Gardiner

GARDINER -- The city welcomed its new mayor and councilor while honoring those departing their positions at its inauguration held last week at Gardiner High School.

January 6, 2013

Augusta city councilor, new state Senate secretary, finds his dream job

AUGUSTA -- Darek Grant's interest in politics stretches back to childhood, when he would enjoy watching Augusta City Council meetings and reading books about presidents.

January 6, 2013

Dads play mentor, playmate and guardian as Belgrade Central School 'Watch DOGS'

BELGRADE -- Two months before the Newtown school shooting tragedy, a national organization that formed in response to another school shooting in 1998 established a chapter at Belgrade Central School.

January 6, 2013

REPORTING ASIDE: Battling the post-holiday doldrums

It's 6 a.m. and I don't want to get out of bed.

January 6, 2013

Farm show to open Tuesday in Augusta

The annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show will run through Thursday.

January 6, 2013

Ravens advance in AFC playoffs

Anquan Boldin sets a franchise record for receiving, including the winning TD, as Baltimore beats Indianapolis 24-9.

January 6, 2013

Sources: Obama to nominate Hagel as Pentagon chief

Chuck Hagel is a decorated Vietnam combat veteran and a former Nebraska senator.

January 6, 2013

Hearing may be 'mini-trial' in Colorado theater shootings

A weeklong preliminary hearing starts Monday for James Holmes who is charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 by opening fire in a theater in Aurora last July.

January 6, 2013

Colts coordinator Bruce Arians hospitalized

The Colts' offensive coordinator is in the hospital with an undisclosed illness and will miss Sunday's playoff game against the Ravens.

January 7, 2013

Hot time for sled dog racers Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Westbrook's winter festival draws dozens of competitors 'itching' for some good snow to speed across.

January 6, 2013

Maine constitutional officers to take oaths

Maine's constitutional officers are elected by the Legislature, instead of by voters.

January 6, 2013

Sen. Angus King appears on 'Meet the Press'

Angus King, in a round-table discussion, said President Barack Obama should call a group of people together and start negotiating the best way to cut spending and raise revenues.

January 7, 2013

Pirates in holding pattern, waiting for roster changes

It’s too soon to know how many players will get promoted, but at least a few will head to Phoenix.

January 6, 2013

Maine accepting business award nominations

The awards recognize companies that are committed to employees, community, customer satisfaction, and manufacturing and service excellence.

January 6, 2013

Reports: Syracuse's Marrone to take over Bills

Doug Marrone went 25-25 in four seasons at Syracuse, turning around a program that had gone 26-57 over the previous seven years.

January 7, 2013

Key details of NHL agreement



January 6, 2013

Grant to seek new term as Maine Democratic chair

Ben Grant, a Portland-based attorney, wants to head the party during the 2014 elections when Democrats will try to win over the governor's office from Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

January 7, 2013

NHL deal brings back season, but what about fans?

Players appeal for support despite the frustration of a long lockout, and one fan calls for a 10-game boycott.