News from January 9, 2013

January 9, 2013

Remote roadside lunch stand tastes success

BRIGHTON PLANTATION -- There is no post office, no stop lights and no general store.

January 9, 2013

Farmington selectmen postpone adoption of downtown development plan

FARMINGTON -- Selectmen have delayed adopting a downtown development plan draft after continuing concerns from residents about the current version.

January 10, 2013

Man subdued, arrested after refusing to leave Lawrence High School in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD -- A 48-year old man was arrested at Lawrence High School Wednesday morning after teachers confronted him in the hallway and he refused to leave.

January 9, 2013

Group claims Cony High School students not getting needed health services

AUGUSTA -- Cony High School students are not getting the health services they need to be successful in school, according to a group that studied what it said are gaps in meeting the emotional needs of students.

January 9, 2013

Winthrop won't outsource trash hauling

WINTHROP -- The town will continue to haul its own residential trash to Orrington rather than have a contractor do part of the route.

January 10, 2013

Litchfield selectmen ban weddings at Town Office

The issue arose after a same-sex couple got a marriage license New Year's Eve, but was denied their request that one of the town's notaries conduct a ceremony.

January 9, 2013

Waterville District Court, Nov. 5 - 9, 2012

WATERVILLE -- The following cases, were closed Nov. 5 to Nov. 9, 2012, in Waterville District Court.

January 9, 2013

Morning Sentinel area police log, Jan. 9, 2013

IN ALBION, Tuesday at 12:32 p.m., harassment was reported on Tyler Road.

January 9, 2013

Belgrade couple honored as year's top tree farmers Several photos included in this story

AUGUSTA -- Abbott Ladd dedicated his life to woodlands, working as a forester for about 30 years and managing two certified tree farms.

January 10, 2013

Wales man indicted in fatal shooting of hunter turns himself in

Authorities say Christopher Austin, 41, shot and killed 49-year-old Gerard Parent at twilight on Nov. 20 when both apparently fired at the same deer.

January 9, 2013

Legislators' bus tour plans stops in Somerset, Kennebec counties

AUGUSTA -- Lawmakers this week will visit several central Maine destinations -- including Madison Paper, Thomas College and the New Balance shoe factory in Skowhegan -- as part of a tour sponsored by the Maine Development Foundation.

January 9, 2013

Frustrated moms urge LePage to extend BPA ban

AUGUSTA -- Megan Rice and other mothers gathered at the State House Wednesday to protest a LePage administration recommendation that they say doesn't go far enough to protect young children from the chemical bisphenol-A.

January 9, 2013

BACKYARD NATURALIST: A mind of snow and ice

This is the time of year when it's easy to believe that 25,000 years ago, our part of the world was covered by 8,000 feet of ice. Ice a mile and a half deep. So much ice that the ocean was frozen over 180 miles offshore. So much ice that its weight depressed the earth surface hundreds of feet beneath where it is today.

January 9, 2013

Colby College president announces retirement

Colby College President William D. Adams announced Wednesday that he will retire June 30 next year, after 14 years as head of the liberal arts college.

January 9, 2013

UMaine president explains school's efforts to improve



January 9, 2013

3 charged with bringing cocaine to Maine

Police say they stopped the suspects' vehicle as it was exiting the Maine Turnpike and seized 1½ ounces of crack cocaine.

January 9, 2013

Bonds, Clemens rejected; no one elected to Hall

Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were appearing on the ballot for the first time.

January 10, 2013

LePage blasts charter school commission, teachers union Video clip included

In a rare news conference, the governor says Maine schools are failing and the charter commission is intimidated by special interests.

January 9, 2013

Ferry strikes NYC dock; at least 50 are injured Video clip included

Passengers aboard the Seastreak Wall Street said dozens of people who had been standing, waiting to disembark, were hurled to the deck by the impact.

January 10, 2013

Obama chief of staff likely Treasury choice

Jack Lew, well-liked by members of both parties, would bring private sector and international experience to the department.

January 9, 2013

Maine driver indicted in NH motorcycle fatality

Ashley Bailey, 26, of Jay is charged with two counts of negligent homicide, alleging that she was driving erratically and under the influence of alcohol.

January 9, 2013

Police: Alcohol, speed factors in fatal Manchester crash

Police say speed and alcohol are factors in crash that killed and left his passenger hospitalized.

January 9, 2013

Waterville police log, Jan. 8 and 9

Threatening, shoplifting, harassment

January 9, 2013

Officers wounded in NH shooting want the bullets

The state Attorney General's Office plans to honor the officers' request now that it has ended its investigation.

January 10, 2013

Mainer chosen as inaugural poet Video clip included

Richard Blanco will write an original poem to recite at President Obama's swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 21. His hometown of Bethel is abuzz.

January 9, 2013

Bobcat that attacked Mass. man had rabies

The bobcat pounced on Roger Mundell Jr. on Sunday, sinking its teeth into his face and its claws in his back and holding him in what he described as a bear hug.

January 9, 2013

Maine woman pleads guilty to beating girl, 5

Prosecutors say Tabitha Whalen beat her ex-boyfriend's daughter in the fall of 2011.

January 9, 2013

Target shooting puts 2 NH schools on alert

Police respond for the second time in a week to a report of gunfire near the schools.

January 9, 2013

Ellsworth free medical clinic runs low on cash

The clinic is run by volunteer doctors and nurses and has been treating people for about two decades.

January 9, 2013

Biden to meet with gun-safety, victims groups

As the shock and sorrow over the Newtown, Conn., shooting fade, the tough fight facing the White House and gun-control backers is growing clearer.

January 9, 2013

Researchers: One in eight U.S. women binge-drinks

Nearly 14 million women report having an average of six drinks a session three times a month.