News from November 25, 2012

November 25, 2012

Windsor wreath makers honor history with help of local 4-H groups Several photos included in this story

WINDSOR -- The Windsor Historical Society continued its decade-long tradition of making wreaths to adorn historical buildings on the Windsor Fairgrounds on Sunday, with the help of a couple local 4-H clubs.

November 25, 2012

Public school district budgets take cash hit for charter school tuition

WATERVILLE -- The creation of a new charter school and expansion of two existing ones in central Maine have some public school officials worried about the effect on their district budgets.

November 25, 2012

Cornville charter school settles into steady groove, hopeful for future growth Several photos included in this story

CORNVILLE -- Most days start around 4:20 a.m. for Bill Crumley, principal of Cornville Regional Charter School.

November 25, 2012

Wind power, low-income development programs face ax

WASHINGTON -- The tax reform momentum that seems to be building in Congress may imperil tax-credit programs that have had major impacts in Maine, including wind power investments and economic development projects in rural or low-income areas.

November 25, 2012

Legislative battle lines drawn early around budget, health insurance

 The newly elected Legislature won't be sworn in for another 10 days, but significant policy discussions and imminent budgetary issues are likely to color a difficult and contentious session.

November 25, 2012

Snowmobilers, wind farms talk partnership to build 600-mile trail route

AUGUSTA -- Maine snowmobilers love to have destinations for their wintertime rides, and they are working with the wind power industry on a plan to link perhaps 10 of the state's wind farms with trails in a unique addition to Maine's outdoor tourism menu.

November 25, 2012

Some business interests fearful of Democrat-controlled Legislature

 AUGUSTA -- With Democrats solidly controlling the Legislature, there are many in the business community worried that what they considered to be business-friendly legislation passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature will be undone. The new Democratic leaders say they should not be worried.

November 26, 2012

Federal funding cuts could ravage Maine schools

If Congress can't avert the fiscal cliff, school districts could see $17.5 million in cuts and hundreds of jobs lost in 2013.

November 25, 2012

New Hallowell candy store both sweet, offbeat

HALLOWELL -- Like most candy stores, Scrummy Afters is light, bright and full of stripes, dots and colors.

November 25, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 25, 2012

IN ANSON, Saturday at 12:04 p.m., a deputy was called to assist another agency on Highland Avenue.

November 25, 2012

REPORTING ASIDE: Where are you, Ayla?

Three weeks from today, it will have been a year since you were reported missing from your Violette Avenue home in Waterville.

November 25, 2012

Two Mainers to go to Korean Special Olympics games

Tanya Scott, 31, of Mexico, and Kala Emery, 26, of Lewiston are taking part in the games running from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5.

November 26, 2012

Kevin McHale's daughter dies at 23

Alexandra 'Sasha' McHale was being treated for a condition related to lupus, diagnosed last year.

November 25, 2012

Rolling Stones mark 50th year with London show

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood will also be joined by former Stones members Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, who will perform again with the band for the first time in more than 20 years.

November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day

This year's Cyber Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day of the year for the third year in a row.

November 25, 2012

Wreath, tree shippers offered help

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is reminding decorative-plant shippers that other states have regulations about wreath and tree shipments that could cost them money and time.

November 25, 2012

No Powerball winner; jackpot goes to record $425M

The previous record was $365 million in 2006.

November 26, 2012

In Alton, a murder, a suicide, a mystery Video clip included

State police are trying to determine whether the third victim shot himself or was shot by his friend.

November 25, 2012

Two men charged after theft of test tubes at high school

A large number of glass test tubes were stolen from a chemistry lab at Easton High School.

November 25, 2012

Pro-gay-marriage TV ad made in Maine seeks to build on referendums' momentum

AUGUSTA -- A new pro gay-marriage television advertisement will begin airing today in key national markets as the country's largest gay and lesbian rights organization looks to build on momentum gained in Maine and two other states that approved gay marriage at the ballot box earlier this month.

November 25, 2012

TV adbuilds on winin Maine

AUGUSTA -- A new pro gay-marriage television advertisement will begin airing today in key national markets as the country's largest gay and lesbian rights organization looks to build on momentum gained in Maine and two other states that approved gay marriage at the ballot box earlier this month.