News from November 11, 2012

November 11, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 11, 2012

IN ANSON, Saturday, at 1:31 p.m., a complaint was investigated on Hilltop Road.

November 11, 2012

Public asked to pitch in for Quarry Road ski trail maintenance in Waterville

WATERVILLE -- People who cross-country ski this winter at Quarry Road Recreation Area are being asked to donate money to help cover the cost of snowmaking.

November 11, 2012

Wind power may benefit Bingham area

MOSCOW -- The town is looking at a benefits package from a wind power developer as part of a project involving installation of turbines on hills in Bingham and extending into Mayfield and Blanchard townships and Kingsbury Plantation.

November 11, 2012

Somerset County Superior Court, Oct. 22 - 26, 2012

SKOWHEGAN -- The following cases were closed from Oct. 22 to Oct. 26, 2012, in Somerset Superior Court.

November 11, 2012

Bob Woodward reflects on current American politics

Before and during his Colby College speech Sunday, Lovejoy Award recipient Bob Woodward spoke on various topics in American politics.

November 11, 2012

Boy Scouts scandal puts focus on how youth organizations protect children

A recent national scandal involving files kept by the Boy Scouts of America to screen adult volunteers and Scout leaders considered to be a threat to children has shined a light on what youth organizations are doing to keep children safe.

November 12, 2012

Athens man loses fingers in industrial accident

ATHENS -- An Athens man was airlifted to Boston on Friday night after an industrial accident at a local company.

November 11, 2012

State's chief medical marijuana overseer says he's been fired

The head of Maine's medical marijuana program announced at a public meeting that he has been terminated from his position, according to two people who attended the meeting.

November 12, 2012

Watergate reporter Bob Woodward receives Colby's Lovejoy journalism award at convocation

WATERVILLE -- Bob Woodward, who initially rose to prominence as a newspaper reporter for his role in the investigation of the 1972 Watergate break-in, spoke on the role of journalism in America while accepting a journalism award Sunday at Colby College.

November 11, 2012

Occasionally racy Archenemys store leaves Augusta's downtown for Portland's Old Port

AUGUSTA -- An occasionally controversial downtown shop specializing in racy undergarments, shoes, dresses and other risque; clothing is there no more.

November 11, 2012

Smithfield fondly remembers summer resident, Gov. John Reed, as neighbor, friend

SMITHFIELD -- A crowd of 50 told stories and shared photographs Sunday at the Smithfield Baptist Church during a service in the memory of former Gov. John Reed, who died of pneumonia Oct. 31.

November 12, 2012

Central Maine salutes veterans with march, monument dedication Several photos included in this story Video clip included

AUGUSTA -- Hundreds gathered Sunday at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery on Mount Vernon Road to dedicate the Battlefield Cross Memorial Monument, the newest local tribute to those who have fought and died for the country.

November 11, 2012

REPORTING ASIDE: Veteran thankful for Air Force career cut short

In observance of Veterans Day, Angie Carlson is reminiscing about her 11 proud years in the Air Force, first as an airman and then as staff sergeant.

November 11, 2012

Augusta District Court, Nov. 1-7, 2012

AUGUSTA -- The following is a list of cases closed between Nov. 1 and Nov. 7, 2012, in Augusta District Court.

November 11, 2012

Family of Mount Vernon orchard owner appreciates kindness, affection of neighbors and friends

MOUNT VERNON -- Manley Damren's family members are grateful for the assistance they received after a shocking accident in early September.

November 11, 2012

Fire marshal issues wood stove safety reminder after Augusta injuries

"Homeowners should never use a flammable liquid to start a wood stove fire because the vapors are explosive and cause a fireball," Thomas said.