6:39 PM

Richmond mobile home park residents ordered to vacate Several photos included in this story

The water was shut off at Meadowbrook Trailer Park to prevent leaking sewage from contaminating the water supply.

Water shut off to Richmond mobile home park to prevent contamination

2:26 PM

Red Sox get thumped in Jacoby Ellsbury’s return to Boston, 9-3

Jon Lester has his worst outing of the season, and Elssbury doubles and triples against his former team.

1:00 AM

Today’s editorial cartoon

April 23, 2014

April 18

‘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.

Spring Sports Preview

This week our sports desk will break down one of your favorite spring high school sports. Check back every day for a new sports preview.

Girls' and Boys' Track and Field

Boys' and Girls' Lacrosse


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5:07 PM

Boss says 18-year-old killed in crash was ‘a superstar’

Investigators say it could be months before they know what caused Aundria St. Amand’s car to crash into the woods last week in Vassalboro.
Police name woman, 18, killed in Vassalboro crash

Natural gas pipeline subcontractor sues in federal court

A Pennsylvania firm is seeking money from a contractor and an insurer, the second U.S. District Court lawsuit in recent months to plague Summit’s $350 million project.
Decision to switch to natural gas riddled with complex considerations, UMF panelists say
Fairfield proposes TIF to capture natural gas value

Avon drug bust one of the largest Franklin County has seen

Several photos included in this story Police seized $144,000, marijuana, pills and seven firearms at the home of the alleged drug dealer, Daryl Searles.
Drugs, guns and cash seized in Franklin County bust

2:28 PM

Oakland man sues over 2010 injuries from Windsor Fair starting gate

Christopher Charrier’s attorney estimates medical bills were $100,000 after gate struck spectators.

12:36 PM

Franklin inmates once again going to Somerset jail

But Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols said the situation still does not alleviate problems created by the jail consolidation law that reduced the Franklin County jail to a 72-hour holding facility.

5:26 PM

Maine emergency officials discuss Lac-Megantic response

U.S. first responders to the July train explosion say they will bring French speakers with them next time they respond to a Quebec emergency.

5:34 PM

Jackman pair arrested on heroin charges in Bingham

Daniel Dubois and Alicia Goodwin were arrested Friday on U.S. Route 201 after police stopped and searched their Chevrolet Equinox.

4:32 PM

Juncos’ return is sure sign of spring

Dana Wilde writes that they arrive in huge crowds and remind us, as Thoreau wrote, ‘the coming in of spring is like the creation of Cosmos out of Chaos.’

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12:31 PM

Couple charged by moose under investigation by Maine Warden Service

Video clip included The New Hampshire couple say they were not chasing the moose, which is against the law.

Police: Knox woman choked her mother

Bobbi Sue Trask is facing charges after reportedly choking her mother and hitting her sister.

Dexter still assessing damage one week after flooding

Several photos included in this story The town is hoping it can get some aid money after the East Branch of the Sebasticook River washed away culverts and roads downtown last week.
Dexter flooding highlights need for data on Maine’s rivers
Flooding closes Dexter’s Main Street businesses

Pittston man accused of pointing rifle at teenage son

Shawn D. Burgess, 37, was arrested Monday on several charges stemming from an incident sparked by an argument with his girlfriend over the purchase of a pickup truck.
Pittston man charged with domestic violence assault

Augusta woman gets 9 months in jail for cocaine trafficking

The judge refused to impose a shorter term, citing a cocaine and heroin “epidemic.”



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