News from November 10, 2012

November 11, 2012

Longtime 'king of the St. John Valley' deposed Video clip included

MARTIN Voters decide it's time for a change and oust John Martin from the Maine Legislature.

November 10, 2012

New owner of Bingham's Kennebec Mill has big plans

BINGHAM -- The former Kennebec Mill has been bought by a local entrepreneur with dreams enough to fill the cavernous walls of the old silo and dusty storage spaces.

November 10, 2012

Six bids to restore Old 470 locomotive to be considered by Waterville City Council

WATERVILLE -- The city has received six proposals to move the Old 470 steam locomotive out of Waterville permanently and restore it -- and only one is from a Maine entity, according to City Manager Michael Roy.

November 10, 2012

DC NOTEBOOK: Piscataquis County stubbornly pro-Republican

WASHINGTON -- In 2008, 50.8 percent of Piscataquis County voters cast their ballots for Barack Obama's Republican opponent, John McCain.

November 10, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 10, 2012

IN ANSON, Friday, at 7:16 p.m., loud noise was investigated on Horseback Road.

November 10, 2012

Medical marijuana goes mainstream with Portland trade show

 PORTLAND -- Gary Catalano stood beside his booth Saturday, pitching the benefits of his aeroponic marijuana growing system at the Home Grown Maine 2012 medical marijuana trade show.

November 10, 2012

Election reflects the enduring regionalism of American voting patterns

FREEPORT -- Late Tuesday night, the television screens carried a familiar image: America, its northeastern quadrant and western shore a sea of blue, much of the rest a mass of red.

November 11, 2012

Out-of-district political money leaves sour taste in ousted legislators' mouths

Sen. Lois Snowe-Mello, R-Poland, lost her seat in Tuesday's election and she's upset, really upset.

November 10, 2012

Monmouth experimental farm leads fight against new fruit fly threat

MONMOUTH -- Situated atop Norris Hill on U.S. Route 202 in the western part of town, Highmoor Farm has been a center for research into apple growing, other fruit and vegetables, and crop pests for more than a century.

November 10, 2012

New businesses pop up in Gardiner, just in time for holidays

GARDINER -- Shoppers this holiday season will be treated to a downtown that looks a bit more full than they're used to seeing.

November 10, 2012

Detective sleuths out winner of World War II medals Several photos included in this story

WINTHROP -- The shadow box of World War II decorations and other military medals piqued the interest of Tim Culbert, a retired Maine State Police detective who also operates a private investigation business.

November 10, 2012

Augusta area towns, organizations begin salute to veterans

RICHMOND -- Larry Srock appreciates the recognition he and other veterans receive for their service, especially when he remembers what it was like to come home from Vietnam.

November 10, 2012

Businesses look forward to boom in same-sex weddings

 As soon as election results were announced Tuesday night, businesses throughout Maine began positioning themselves to take advantage of the increased opportunities that will come with the legalization of same-sex marriage.

November 10, 2012

Power of a good incumbent too much for 2nd District's Kevin Raye to overcome Several photos included in this story

Kevin Raye had a lot going for him in his bid for Maine's 2nd Congressional District, but it wasn't enough.

November 10, 2012

CAMPBELL CONFERENCE C TITLE GAME: Winslow hangs on to reach state final Several photos included in this story

Winslow held on for a 17-6 win over Dirigo, taking the Campbell Conference Class C title in just its second season in the league.

November 10, 2012

PINE TREE CONFERENCE A TITLE GAME: Lawrence rallies to beat Cony, reach state final Several photos included in this story

Josh Doolan rushed for two second half touchdowns, both set up by Spencer Carey interceptions, and top-seeded Lawrence overcame five turnovers to beat No. 2 Cony 20-10 in the Pine Tree Conference Class A championship game in front of about 5,000 fans at Keyes Field.

November 10, 2012

Vatican vows to keep opposing same-sex marriage

Catholic officials push back after election victories for gay marriage in the U.S. and Europe.

November 10, 2012

'Horrific crash' kills Oakland man early Saturday

WATERVILLE — An Oakland man was killed early Saturday morning when the brand-new sports car he was driving at high speeds hit a telephone pole with such force that the engine block was torn out of the vehicle.

November 10, 2012

Two injured in Augusta fire on Saturday, dog dies

The man was flown by medical helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland, reportedly suffering from burns, and the woman was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta.