6:01 PM

Central Maine members of FirstPark in Oakland debate its worth Several photos included in this story

After 15 years the business center hasn’t come close to paying off taxpayers.

Database: Municipal Investment in FirstPark, 1999-2013

8:20 PM

BOSTON MARATHON: Hometown favorite Flanagan wants win

Marblehead, Mass., resident Flanagan wants to be first U.S. winner since 1985.

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April 19, 2014

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‘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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6:28 PM

Augusta’s Howard Hill quiet getaway in heart of city

Several photos included in this story Video clip included The property will be given to the city under a deal negotiated by the Kennebec Land Trust.

4:54 PM

Asian beetles threaten livelihood of Maine’s American Indians

Basket makers say the emerald ash borer, the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America, is on a collision course with Maine’s oldest cultural art form.

7:10 PM

Dogs compete in agility competition in West Gardiner

Several photos included in this story Agility Central of Maine held one of its biannual agility competitions Saturday at Shamrock Stables.

6:46 PM

Unity’s wet and muddy conditions ideal for Trail Day

Several photos included in this story Workers divert water away from public walkways.

6:22 PM

The snow’s disappearing, and I don’t know how to feel about it

After facing a different challenge seemingly every day for close to four months, Adrian Crawford isn’t used to conditions outdoors being so ... easy.

6:56 PM

Maine Film Center honored for community service by Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

The Waterville-based nonprofit group owns Railroad Square Cinema and organizes the Maine International Film Festival.

8:32 AM

18 colleges ranked ‘green’ in northern New England

Maine has seven green colleges, including one, College of the Atlantic, which received a top score.

7:26 PM

Kennebec Journal police log

Augusta area police reports for April 19, 2014.

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5:16 PM

Body found off Mass. highway identified as Jeremiah Oliver

Five-year-old’s disappearance prompted scrutiny of state child welfare agency

9:34 AM

Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

As the hunt for Flight 370 hit the six-week mark, the Bluefin 21 unmanned sub began its seventh trip into the depths off the coast of western Australia.

1:36 PM

Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in the statement that the deal represents the next phase in the “expansion on a global scale of the Jeep brand.”

2:38 PM

French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

The four French journalists were held hostage in Syria for 10 months.

11:14 AM

Drone in Yemen kills suspected al-Qaida fighters

Yemen’s branch of al-Qaida, also known as Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, is considered to be the most dangerous in the world.

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