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Crews start Augusta cleanup as Kennebec River recedes Several photos included in this story

Flooding on the river was not as significant as anticipated; and Bond Brook, which never flooded, is no longer a threat.

Dexter flooding highlights need for data on Maine’s rivers
Flooding closes Dexter’s Main Street businesses
Kennebec floods in Augusta, Hallowell, Gardiner

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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.

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April 18, 2014

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‘The Lunchbox’

“Sometimes the wrong train can take you to the right place.”

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.

Top Stories

Winthrop Masonic hall torn down

Several photos included in this story The Bowdoin Street hall was razed Thursday to make way for an expansion of the library next door.
Winthrop town councilors approve hall destruction

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.

Augusta council OKs three-year contracts for city employees

Negotiations also are underway to provide new contracts to two bargaining units that were not included in Thursday’s decision.

Maine man pleads guilty to twice robbing same Augusta pharmacy

Ryan McLaughlin, 26, who told police he had an addiction and was desperate, faces up to 20 years on each of two counts.

LePage: Welfare penalty to cost Maine $7 million

The U.S. wants $7 million for non-compliance that LePage says he tried to fix, but others say a big fine is unlikely and the non-compliance is from 2011.
View Temporary Assistance for Needy Families work participation rates

Rumford attorney resigns in wake of domestic violence terrorizing charge

The lawyer, who was convicted of calling in bomb threats to Wilton schools, is accused of making a threat against his wife to court personnel.

Other Maine News Headlines

Waterville man charged with smashing downtown window

Police said Lance Huff, 37, of 58 Old Main St., Fairfield, was arrested Wednesday.

Producers casting in Maine for ‘social experiment’ reality TV show

On Fox’s “Utopia,” people with practical skills and strong opinions about how the world should work will build their own society.

Gardiner proposes tax increase

Gardiner City Manager Scott Morelli presented a recommended budget to councilors Wednesday night with an 8 percent tax hike.

Police: Vassalboro man bit girlfriend’s ear until it bled

Benjamin Lajoie, 23, of 1321 Cross Hill Road, Vassalboro, was charged outside Champions nightclub in Waterville with domestic violence assault.

Final-hours push for Maine Medicaid expansion appears headed for another LePage veto

A new proposal would use federal money allocated to expand the program to help low-income Mainers buy private insurance coverage.

Kennebec Journal Sports

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.

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April 18, 2014

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TRAVELIN’ MAINE(RS) Several photos included in this story

Fuel, in Lewiston has met with wide acclaim and rightly so. The urban decor is stunning, with the modern bar area at the front of the restaurant and white linens topping the remain ...

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