News from November 4, 2012

November 4, 2012

Gardiner, Augusta city officials consider restrictions on where sex offenders can live

GARDINER -- City councilors are considering whether to restrict where some sex offenders can live, while officials a few miles north in Augusta are already debating a similar ordinance.

November 4, 2012

Augusta District Court, Oct. 25-31, 2012

AUGUSTA -- The following is a list of cases closed between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31, 2012, in Augusta District Court.

November 4, 2012

Winslow woman hurt in Sunday crash on Garland Road

WINSLOW -- A Winslow woman was taken to Inland Hospital on Sunday afternoon, after her car went off the road and into a tree on Garland Road in Winslow.

November 4, 2012

Public to weigh in Wednesday on Waterville police station costs

WATERVILLE -- The public will have a chance to ask questions and comment on the proposed cost for a new police station when the City Council meets Wednesday night.

November 4, 2012

Morning Sentinel police log, Nov. 4, 2012

IN EMBDEN, Sunday at 7:57 a.m., a report of vandalism was investigated on Embden Pond Road.

November 4, 2012

Madison couple dreams of veterans' shelter on Main Street

MADISON -- On a quiet corner of Main Street in Madison is an old building with three storefronts: a bridal shop, hair and nail salon, and a thrift store.

November 4, 2012

REPORTING ASIDE: Holiday calendar remains crowded

Enjoy the quiet, because tomorrow launches what I'm calling the busiest month of 2012.

November 4, 2012

Manuscript, West African instrument donated to University of Maine at Augusta

AUGUSTA -- One of the University of Maine at Augusta's first academic research publications, and an example of the instrument it explores, have arrived in Maine via a roundabout route: through the Ivory Coast and Germany.

November 4, 2012

School 'pay to play' fees spark fairness debate

AUGUSTA -- As state and federal funding for schools decreases, school districts are increasingly choosing to fill budget gaps by charging fees for students who take part in activities such as sports, clubs and performing arts.

November 4, 2012

Obama leads, but Romney has shot in electoral race

The race, however, is remarkably close in at least six states that could go either way.

November 4, 2012

Bangor opera house to live stream election results

Penobscot Theatre Company will open the opera house on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to midnight.

November 4, 2012

Post-storm construction hiring may aid US economy

The modest lift to the economy is expected to come in the first months of 2013.

November 4, 2012

Clinton joins Obama for final campaign push in NH

President Barack Obama's fourth visit to New Hampshire since Labor Day was bookended by Mitt Romney rallies Saturday in Portsmouth and Monday night in Manchester.

November 4, 2012

Runners hold their own race in NYC

Thousands of runners race in Central Park, while others travel to Staten Island to offer help.

November 4, 2012

Dedham man surrenders after six-hour police standoff

James Garland, 46, was arrested on charges of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault.

November 4, 2012

NHL and union make progress, will meet again soon

It was the first meeting since Oct. 18 when both sides rejected offers.

November 4, 2012

Hannaford president named Spurwink humanitarian

Beth Newlands Campbell was cited for her community service in Maine.

November 4, 2012

Falling temps add urgency to Sandy recovery

Cold weather is the latest hardship for the region, which is also battling gasoline shortages, power outages and lawlessness.

November 4, 2012

Maine plant gets Army machine gun contract

General Dynamics was awarded a $28.2 million contract for 12,000 machine guns that will be produced in Saco.

November 4, 2012

Vermont, Maine troopers to offer assistance in NJ

Troopers from Vermont are joining 15 Maine troopers to help in areas of New Jersey that were affected by Sandy.

November 3, 2012

Bingham Health Center upgrades dental clinic offices

BINGHAM -- Dentist Tamara Diamond used to work out of a single room in the back of the Bingham Health Center here, but now she has four operating spaces and a brand new panoramic X-ray machine.

November 3, 2012

Skowhegan Woman's Club celebrates 130 years

SKOWHEGAN -- The group that brought the first sidewalks to Skowhegan, worked toward the advancement of women and pressed for sanitation, clean air and water as early as 1900 is celebrating a birthday this weekend.

November 3, 2012

Fairfield's SAD 49 candidates split on district's priorities

FAIRFIELD -- The four candidates who are seeking to fill Fairfield's two open seats on the School Administrative District 49 board are evenly split on their biggest priority at the district.