7:18 PM

Christians mark Good Friday at local churches Several photos included in this story

At St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Gardiner, part of St. Michael Parish, Deacon Jeff Lewis and Clarence McKay led about 75 parishioners through the 14 Stations of the Cross.

Good Friday marked at Waterville church

12:33 AM

Lester, Ross carry Red Sox to 3-1 victory over White Sox

Backup catcher David Ross hits a go-ahead double in the top of the ninth to lift Boston to its second straight win.

1:00 AM

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10:31 AM

‘Noah’ ... singin’ in the rain

“Raindrops keep falling on my head.”

April 16

Authors to give workshop at Gardiner Public Libary

GARDINER — A workshop with authors John Ford and Mark Nickerson will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Gardiner Public Library’s Hazzard Reading Room, 152 Water St.

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3:54 PM

Woman killed in Vassalboro crash

Maine State Police troopers are seeking family members of the unidentified victim.
Three die in two crashes in Maine

5:38 PM

New bill adds teeth to drunk driving offenses

The bill passed by the Legislature would potentially increase sentences for drunk drivers with prior felony convictions.

6:03 PM

Suspect in Mass. triple murder obtained U.S. visa through Portland agency

Ibragim Todashev and Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev are suspected of killing three people in Waltham.

7:02 PM

Kennebec County Veterans Treatment Court to expand

The program takes a team approach to dealing with veterans who commit crimes or become addicted to drugs.

5:24 PM

Messalonskee High robotics students shoot high in world championships

Call them underfunded underdogs, but the adversity they have faced has made them fiercer competitors, students said.

5:11 PM

Cold weather prompts musings on warmer future

Columnist J.P. Devine wonders if there’s a balmy paradise for him, and can you get there from here?

5:50 PM

Second, milder wave of flu hitting Northeast

Widespread symptoms are reported in six states, including Maine.

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5:32 PM

Waterville police seek public’s help identifying jewelry thief

Two wedding bands, with a total value of $5,000, were taken from L. Tardif Jeweler Store on Tuesday, police said.

7:33 PM

Maine to put ID photos on welfare benefit cards

The LePage administration says the action will prevent fraud and abuse, but advocates for the poor say such plans potentially harm those who rely on benefits.

12:46 PM

South Korean ferry’s sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

Several photos included in this story Police seek arrest warrants for the captain and two crewmembers, and the leader of the group of students aboard the ship is found hanging from a tree on a nearby island.
South Korean ferry evacuation was delayed; death toll rises
Transcript of distress call by South Korean ferry

5:02 PM

Winslow husband, wife win community service award

Jackie Dalton, co-executive director of REM, and John Dalton, president and CEO of Inland Hospital, were recognized for eight years of volunteer work in the Waterville area.

LePage signs bill calling for removal of some local highway signs

The new law will bring the state into conformity with federal standards by requiring the removal of a quarter of signs directing drivers to secondary destinations.

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