News from November 22, 2012

November 23, 2012

Catalog volume falls, but trend is flattening



November 22, 2012

Giving thanks by giving back the goal at Gardiner holiday dinner Video clip included

GARDINER -- Raymond and Marlene Lausier cradled their plates of turkey, stuffing and potato as they made their way slowly to their table at the back of the room. They stopped briefly along the way to catch up with a friend they had not seen since last year. Raymond left to get their drinks; Marlene, to get their pies.

November 22, 2012

Palermo voters consider RSU 12 withdrawal at Dec. 5 town meeting

PALERMO -- With residents worried by loss of local control and a coming tax hike, Palermo could become the third town to seek withdrawal from Regional School Unit 12.

November 22, 2012

Bruce Roberts Toy Fund gears up for another holiday run

With 33 days until Christmas, activity at the Bruce Roberts Toy Fund has kicked into high gear.

November 22, 2012

Messalonskee Thanksgiving dinner means companionship and food Several photos included in this story

OAKLAND -- Al Penney was among hundreds of people to sit down to Thanksgiving dinner at Messalonskee High School, but he was the only one wearing a cowboy hat.

November 22, 2012

Farmington District Court, Aug. 16, 2012, to Nov. 14, 2012

FARMINGTON -- The following cases were closed from Aug. 16, 2012, to Nov. 14, 2012, in Farmington District Court.

November 22, 2012

Ferry service linking Portland, Nova Scotia may return

PORTLAND -- Canadian officials are poised to initiate a bidding process for private companies interested in a renewing ferry service between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Portland.

November 22, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 22, 2012

IN CANAAN, Thursday at 6:48 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Shady Lane.

November 22, 2012

For social service agencies, need never takes a holiday

 Every year like clockwork, the red kettles show up outside busy pedestrian areas and department stores the week of Thanksgiving, as much a symbol of the holidays as Black Friday sales and Christmas lights.

November 22, 2012

Collins' power could be big factor in US Senate

WASHINGTON -- The departure of Olympia Snowe and other like-minded moderates from the U.S. Senate next year could further elevate Republican Sen. Susan Collins as a swing vote, despite a larger Democratic majority, say some political observers.

November 22, 2012

Four-month-old, family dealing with rare genetic disorder

AUGUSTA -- Four-month-old Chandler Melanson is a different baby since he left the hospital two months after his birth.

November 23, 2012

Dresden blaze destroys firefighter's home on Thursday

DRESDEN—A local firefighter and his wife were left homeless Thanksgiving Day when their Middle Road house was leveled by fire.