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

2:51 PM

Big names among prospective Buffalo Bills buyers

It’s not every day – or every year – an NFL franchise goes on the market.

1:00 AM

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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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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.

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.

6:08 PM

ADRIAN CRAWFORD: 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.

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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4:38 PM

Three bodies retrieved from inside sunken S. Korean ferry

Death toll rises to 36, with nearly 270 people still missing.

11:56 AM

A 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

Another three guides remained missing, and searchers were working quickly to find them in case weather conditions deteriorated.

2:51 PM

Big names among prospective Buffalo Bills buyers

It’s not every day – or every year – an NFL franchise goes on the market.

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

Police name woman, 18, killed in Vassalboro crash

Maine State Police said Aundria St. Amand, of South China, was killed instantly in the crash just before 2 p.m. Friday.
Three die in two crashes in Maine

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