Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel https://www.centralmaine.com Features news from the Kennebec Journal of Augusta, Maine and Morning Sentinel of Waterville, Maine. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:09:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons lights up Waterville https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/bill-joan-alfond-main-street-commons-lights-up-waterville/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/bill-joan-alfond-main-street-commons-lights-up-waterville/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 23:20:19 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/bill-joan-alfond-main-street-commons-lights-up-waterville/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/bill-joan-alfond-main-street-commons-lights-up-waterville/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1120142_897354-20181030-Colby-Light.jpgThe Joan & Bill Alfond Main Street Commons lights up Main Street on Oct. 30 in downtown Waterville.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:01:56 +0000 Nokomis, Fryeburg football teams look to make history https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/nokomis-fryeburg-football-teams-look-to-make-history/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/nokomis-fryeburg-football-teams-look-to-make-history/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 23:13:20 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/nokomis-fryeburg-football-teams-look-to-make-history/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/nokomis-fryeburg-football-teams-look-to-make-history/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1120118_106848-20181110-Nokomis-H6.jpgThe Nokomis football team holds up the Class C North championship trophy after defeating Hermon last Saturday at Hampden Academy.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:33:31 +0000 Book about Waterville’s history to be launched Thursday https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/book-about-watervilles-history-to-be-launched-thursday/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/book-about-watervilles-history-to-be-launched-thursday/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:35:33 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/book-about-watervilles-history-to-be-launched-thursday/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/book-about-watervilles-history-to-be-launched-thursday/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1120094_420725_20161109_earl_smith.jpgEarl Smith, shown in November 2016 at the Two Cent Bridge at Head of Falls with Waterville in the background, will read from his newest book, "Water Village, The Story of Waterville, Maine," commissioned by Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday at the Waterville Opera House.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:33:11 +0000 Brother says New Hampshire hunter died doing what he loved https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/brother-says-new-hampshire-hunter-died-doing-what-he-loved/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/brother-says-new-hampshire-hunter-died-doing-what-he-loved/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:26:56 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/brother-says-new-hampshire-hunter-died-doing-what-he-loved/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/brother-says-new-hampshire-hunter-died-doing-what-he-loved/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1120082_168689-20181112-hunter.jpgBob Jones, an uncle to deceased hunter Todd Babula, of New Hampshire, talked Monday about how Babula and his brother Steve faithfully came to their hunting camp during deer season for many years. Game wardens found Babula's body nearby Sunday.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:18:38 +0000 Woman, dog escaped West Athens fire that started around wood stove https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/woman-and-dog-escaped-athens-fire-that-started-around-wood-stove/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/woman-and-dog-escaped-athens-fire-that-started-around-wood-stove/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:21:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/woman-and-dog-escaped-athens-fire-that-started-around-wood-stove/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/woman-and-dog-escaped-athens-fire-that-started-around-wood-stove/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1120070_408993-Athens-fire-e1542061409763.jpgFire destroyed a home Sunday on North Road in West Athens. There was no report of injuries.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:46:25 +0000 Maine’s biggest mountains open for ski season https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/maines-biggest-mountains-open-for-ski-season/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/maines-biggest-mountains-open-for-ski-season/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:05:09 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/maines-biggest-mountains-open-for-ski-season/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/maines-biggest-mountains-open-for-ski-season/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1120034_180274-20181112-ski-1.jpgThe Sugarloaf ski resort is covered with natural snow as well as man-made snow shot on Monday from snow guns at right. The mountain opens this Friday.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:41:36 +0000 Augusta schools’ proposed policy would add religious holidays to school calendar https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/augusta-schools-proposed-policy-would-add-religious-holidays-to-school-calendar/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/augusta-schools-proposed-policy-would-add-religious-holidays-to-school-calendar/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:00:32 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/augusta-schools-proposed-policy-would-add-religious-holidays-to-school-calendar/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/augusta-schools-proposed-policy-would-add-religious-holidays-to-school-calendar/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1119978_813856_schools3.jpgFatima Halawa, a student at Cony High School whose family has moved to Maine from Syria, speaks about the holidays of the Muslim faith during the Aug. 6 meeting of the Augusta Board of Education's policy committee.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:55:15 +0000 Database: statewide standardized test results, 2018 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/database-statewide-standardized-test-results-2018/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/database-statewide-standardized-test-results-2018/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:47:44 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/database-statewide-standardized-test-results-2018/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/database-statewide-standardized-test-results-2018/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/597195_shutterstock_238459849-e1506570590187.jpgA bill now before the Legislature would require Maine school districts to notify parents that they have the right to opt their children out of taking the state’s standardized tests.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:50:35 +0000 Maine test scores dip slightly in math, English, science https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/maine-test-scores-dip-slightly-in-math-english-science/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/maine-test-scores-dip-slightly-in-math-english-science/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:41:19 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/maine-test-scores-dip-slightly-in-math-english-science/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/maine-test-scores-dip-slightly-in-math-english-science/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/366194-edipic.1026.jpgMon, 12 Nov 2018 19:15:15 +0000 Hallowell council expects to finalize cannabis, snow shoveling, busking ordinances https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/hallowell-councilors-expected-to-finalize-commercial-cannabis-busking-ordinances/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/hallowell-councilors-expected-to-finalize-commercial-cannabis-busking-ordinances/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:18:04 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/hallowell-councilors-expected-to-finalize-commercial-cannabis-busking-ordinances/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/hallowell-councilors-expected-to-finalize-commercial-cannabis-busking-ordinances/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1119930_269028_20131215_789253_2013.jpgNathan Sennett shovels snow of the sidewalk in front of Lux on Dec. 15, 2013 in Hallowell.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:23:22 +0000 Public invited to workshop Wednesday to help redesign Waterville park https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/public-invited-to-workshop-wednesday-to-help-redesign-waterville-park/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/public-invited-to-workshop-wednesday-to-help-redesign-waterville-park/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:13:35 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/public-invited-to-workshop-wednesday-to-help-redesign-waterville-park/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/public-invited-to-workshop-wednesday-to-help-redesign-waterville-park/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1119922_858546_20181017_castongua_3.jpgNeil Kittredge, an architect with Beyer Blindle Bell Architcets, gives a presentation Oct. 17 before the first public workshop on redesigning Castonguay Square in downtown Waterville. A second workshop is scheduled for Wednesday at the Chace Community Forum in the Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons, at 150 Main St.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:36:16 +0000 Wintry week ahead with two storms, cold shot in between https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/wintry-week-ahead-with-two-storms-cold-shot-in-between/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/wintry-week-ahead-with-two-storms-cold-shot-in-between/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:44:15 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/wintry-week-ahead-with-two-storms-cold-shot-in-between/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/wintry-week-ahead-with-two-storms-cold-shot-in-between/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/WEB-3-1.pngMon, 12 Nov 2018 19:21:43 +0000 Kennebec Journal Nov. 12 police log https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/kennebec-journal-nov-12-police-log-4/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/kennebec-journal-nov-12-police-log-4/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:19:01 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/kennebec-journal-nov-12-police-log-4/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/kennebec-journal-nov-12-police-log-4/feed/ 0 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:53:17 +0000 Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/comic-book-genius-stan-lee-spider-man-creator-dies-at-95/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/comic-book-genius-stan-lee-spider-man-creator-dies-at-95/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:15:28 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1119806 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/comic-book-genius-stan-lee-spider-man-creator-dies-at-95/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/AP18316676312929.jpgFILE - In this April 16, 2002, file photo, Stan Lee, 79, creator of comic-book franchises such as "Spider-Man," "The Incredible Hulk" and "X-Men," smiles during a photo session in his office in Santa Monica, Calif. Comic book genius Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:41:27 +0000 Planet Dog of Westbrook purchased by Denver pet products company https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/planet-dog-aquired-by-pet-products-distributor/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/planet-dog-aquired-by-pet-products-distributor/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:11:21 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/planet-dog-aquired-by-pet-products-distributor/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/planet-dog-aquired-by-pet-products-distributor/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/02/999858-20170216_DogStores4.jpgPORTLAND, ME - FEBRUARY 16: The pet industry generates hundreds of billions of dollars every year. Maine gets a piece of the action through businesses like Maine-based Planet Dog. (Staff photo by Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer)Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:08:30 +0000 Rudnicki wins House District 108 over Rowden https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/rudnicki-wins-house-district-108-over-rowden/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/rudnicki-wins-house-district-108-over-rowden/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:10:23 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/rudnicki-wins-house-district-108-over-rowden/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/rudnicki-wins-house-district-108-over-rowden/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1119746_359922-Rudnicki.jpgShelley RudnickiMon, 12 Nov 2018 15:29:25 +0000 Westbrook home severely damaged in Monday fire https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/westbrook-home-severely-damaged-in-monday-fire/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/westbrook-home-severely-damaged-in-monday-fire/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:52:46 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/westbrook-home-severely-damaged-in-monday-fire/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/westbrook-home-severely-damaged-in-monday-fire/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/123_1.jpgAn early-morning fire severely damaged a single-family home on Methodist Road in Westbrook on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:53:35 +0000 Morning Sentinel Nov. 12 police log https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/morning-sentinel-nov-12-police-log-4/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/morning-sentinel-nov-12-police-log-4/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:12:46 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/morning-sentinel-nov-12-police-log-4/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/morning-sentinel-nov-12-police-log-4/feed/ 0 Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:58:33 +0000 New exercise guidelines say starting as young as 3 is best https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/new-exercise-guidelines-say-starting-as-young-as-3-is-best/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/new-exercise-guidelines-say-starting-as-young-as-3-is-best/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:57:08 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/new-exercise-guidelines-say-starting-as-young-as-3-is-best/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/new-exercise-guidelines-say-starting-as-young-as-3-is-best/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/AP18313555720946.jpgFILE - In this Thursday, April 25, 2013 file photo, elementary school third graders run under a rainbow colored tarp during the 15th Annual Kansas Kids Fitness Day, in Hutchinson, Kan. New federal guidelines released on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, advise that children as young as age 3 should move more, sit less and get more active, and that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. (Aaron Marineau/The Hutchinson News via AP)Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:02:49 +0000 Oyster company eyes expansion, but opponents warn of shell game https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/oyster-company-eyes-expansion-but-opponents-warn-of-shell-game/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/oyster-company-eyes-expansion-but-opponents-warn-of-shell-game/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:45:20 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/oyster-company-eyes-expansion-but-opponents-warn-of-shell-game/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/oyster-company-eyes-expansion-but-opponents-warn-of-shell-game/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/oyster1.jpgA Mere Point Oyster. Mere Point Oyster Co. currently operates on about 1/4 acre in Maquoit Bay, but hopes to expand to 40-acres.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:48:40 +0000 Madison Area Memorial High School honor roll https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/madison-area-memorial-high-school-honor-roll-14/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:57:43 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/madison-area-memorial-high-school-honor-roll-14/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:14:51 +0000 Randolph’s Coughlan takes part in Lasell College service trip to Tanzania https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/randolphs-coughlan-takes-part-in-lasell-college-service-trip-to-tanzania/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:55:11 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/randolphs-coughlan-takes-part-in-lasell-college-service-trip-to-tanzania/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:13:19 +0000 Windsor’s Brann begins medical school at UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/windsors-brann-begins-medical-school-at-une-college-of-osteopathic-medicine/ Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:55:11 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/windsors-brann-begins-medical-school-at-une-college-of-osteopathic-medicine/ https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1119618_679021-CourtneyBrann.jpgMon, 12 Nov 2018 11:16:25 +0000 New Hampshire man accused of shooting at police helicopters is arrested https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/new-hampshire-police-capture-armed-and-dangerous-man/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/new-hampshire-police-capture-armed-and-dangerous-man/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:53:52 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/new-hampshire-police-capture-armed-and-dangerous-man/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/new-hampshire-police-capture-armed-and-dangerous-man/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1668574_Armed_Man_Search_82185.jp2_.jpgChristopher ThomasMon, 12 Nov 2018 20:09:48 +0000 White Mississippi senator in runoff jokes about ‘public hanging’ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/white-mississippi-senator-in-runoff-jokes-about-public-hanging/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/white-mississippi-senator-in-runoff-jokes-about-public-hanging/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:38:19 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/white-mississippi-senator-in-runoff-jokes-about-public-hanging/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/white-mississippi-senator-in-runoff-jokes-about-public-hanging/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/AP18311282719433.jpgSen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., speaks to supporters of her campaign during an election night party she shared with fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, right, in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to the seat, is in a Nov. 27 runoff against Mike Espy in this non-partisan race. The winner will serve the last two years of the six-year term vacated when Republican Thad Cochran retired for health reasons. (Sarah Warnock/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:55:18 +0000 Athenahealth sold to private equity firm https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/athenahealth-sold-to-private-equity-firm/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/athenahealth-sold-to-private-equity-firm/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:16:10 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/athenahealth-sold-to-private-equity-firm/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/athenahealth-sold-to-private-equity-firm/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/10/Screen-Shot-2017-10-20-at-12.45.00-PM.pngAthenahealth, which has an office in Belfast, is laying off about 500 people.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:44:49 +0000 KV YMCA holds 11th annual auction https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/kv-ymca-holds-11th-annual-auction/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/kv-ymca-holds-11th-annual-auction/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:15:42 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/kv-ymca-holds-11th-annual-auction/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/kv-ymca-holds-11th-annual-auction/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1119550_628882-KVYMCA.jpgCharlene Bridge, left, was recognized as the 10th John Bridge Award Recipient during the Kennebec Valley YMCA 11th annual Auction Oct. 6. Kennebec Valley YMCA CEO, Tom Warren, is at her right.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:16:57 +0000 Republicans want worker removed from Poliquin-Golden ballot count https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/republicans-call-on-maine-secretary-of-state-to-remove-worker-from-ballot-count/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/republicans-call-on-maine-secretary-of-state-to-remove-worker-from-ballot-count/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:15:07 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/republicans-call-on-maine-secretary-of-state-to-remove-worker-from-ballot-count/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/republicans-call-on-maine-secretary-of-state-to-remove-worker-from-ballot-count/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/88820-20181112_Golden_Rec2.jpgAUGUSTA, ME - OCTOBER 12: Secretary of State's Office employee Andrew Roth-Wells assists Monday November 12, 2018 counting ballots during a tabulation of votes for Maine's second congressional district race between Jared Golden and Bruce Poliquin in Augusta. (Staff photo by Andy Molloy/Staff Photographer)Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:49:57 +0000 Michelle Obama’s book is next pick for Oprah’s book club https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/michelle-obamas-book-will-be-next-pick-for-oprahs-book-club/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/michelle-obamas-book-will-be-next-pick-for-oprahs-book-club/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:25:41 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/michelle-obamas-book-will-be-next-pick-for-oprahs-book-club/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/michelle-obamas-book-will-be-next-pick-for-oprahs-book-club/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1663246_Michelle_Obama_Book_184852.jpgFILE – In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Michelle Obama participates in the International Day of the Girl on NBC’s “Today” show in New York. Michelle Obama blasts President Donald Trump in her new book, recalling how she reacted in shock the night she learned he would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to “block it all out.” In her book “Becoming,” set to come out on Tuesday, Nov. 13, she denounces the president for bragging to a TV host in 2005 about sexually assaulting women. Charles Sykes/Invision/Associated Press Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:48:10 +0000 Thanksgiving events in central Maine https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/thanksgiving-events-in-central-maine/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/thanksgiving-events-in-central-maine/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:42:27 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1119250 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/thanksgiving-events-in-central-maine/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2012/11/portland-press-herald_3695243-e1542055521426.jpgMon, 12 Nov 2018 15:45:39 +0000 Our View: All veterans share commitment to America, regardless of where they were born https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/our-view-all-veterans-share-commitment-to-america-regardless-of-where-they-were-born/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/our-view-all-veterans-share-commitment-to-america-regardless-of-where-they-were-born/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:10:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1116854 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/our-view-all-veterans-share-commitment-to-america-regardless-of-where-they-were-born/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2014/12/352833_WW1-Christmas-Truce.JPEG-0a.jpgIn this image provided by the Imperial War Museum, World War I German and British soldiers stand together on the battlefield near Ploegsteert, Belgium during Dec. 1914. Soldiers who had been killing each other by the tens of thousands for months climbed out of their soggy trenches to seek a shred of humanity amid the horrors of World War I. Hands reached out across the divide and in Flanders Fields a century ago, a spontaneous Christmas truce ever so briefly lifted the human spirit.Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:44:14 +0000 On the Road Review: Audi A5 Sportback https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/on-the-road-review-audi-a5-sportback/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/on-the-road-review-audi-a5-sportback/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:29 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1116014 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/on-the-road-review-audi-a5-sportback/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/IMG_8779.jpgFri, 09 Nov 2018 09:56:08 +0000 Portland mayor eyes re-election, likely versus familiar foes on council https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/portland-mayor-eyes-re-election-likely-versus-familiar-foes-on-council/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/portland-mayor-eyes-re-election-likely-versus-familiar-foes-on-council/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1119226 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/portland-mayor-eyes-re-election-likely-versus-familiar-foes-on-council/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1442902_891686_20150602_strimling_4.jpgPORTLAND MAYOR ETHAN STRIMLINGMon, 12 Nov 2018 19:23:44 +0000 With tackle football under pressure, supporters are rallying around flag https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/with-tackle-football-under-pressure-supporters-are-rallying-around-flag/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/with-tackle-football-under-pressure-supporters-are-rallying-around-flag/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1119210 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/with-tackle-football-under-pressure-supporters-are-rallying-around-flag/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1668206_722207-FlagFootball1.jpgSun, 11 Nov 2018 22:19:51 +0000 Amy Calder: Civil War nurse made her mark in history https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/civil-war-nurse-made-her-mark-in-history/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/civil-war-nurse-made-her-mark-in-history/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1118662 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/civil-war-nurse-made-her-mark-in-history/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1118662_961132-Ellen-Tolman-2-e1542036834978.jpgEllen Forbes, a Civil War nurse who tended to soldiers on the battlefield.Sun, 11 Nov 2018 21:33:27 +0000 Maine Compass: Why pertussis is on the rise https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/maine-compass-why-pertussis-is-on-the-rise-2/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/maine-compass-why-pertussis-is-on-the-rise-2/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1116938 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/maine-compass-why-pertussis-is-on-the-rise-2/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/01/1132204_242369-pertussis2.jpgMaine has lagged most other states in requiring a second Tdap vaccine, possibly explaining why its pertussis rate of 21.1 cases per 100,000 people in 2015 was far higher than the U.S. average of 10.3.Fri, 09 Nov 2018 16:00:25 +0000 Don’t misuse antibiotics https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/dont-misuse-antibiotics/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/dont-misuse-antibiotics/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1116830 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/dont-misuse-antibiotics/feed/ 0 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:47:00 +0000 Be healthier for holidays https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/be-healthier-for-holidays/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/be-healthier-for-holidays/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1116826 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/be-healthier-for-holidays/feed/ 0 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:46:12 +0000 Veterans crisis services information https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/veterans-crisis-services-information/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/veterans-crisis-services-information/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1116818 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/veterans-crisis-services-information/feed/ 0 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:40:49 +0000 Maine Compass: Help is available for veterans in crisis https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/maine-compass-help-is-available-for-veterans-in-crisis/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/maine-compass-help-is-available-for-veterans-in-crisis/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1116814 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/maine-compass-help-is-available-for-veterans-in-crisis/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2014/11/342481_619261-20141111-Homeless-2-e1451946436825.jpgVeterans raise the colors Tuesday on new flagpoles that were dedicated at the Bread of Life Ministries Veterans Shelter in Augusta. Shelter veterans helped erect the poles and raise the flags during the ceremony.Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:45:13 +0000 Today’s editorial cartoon https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/todays-editorial-cartoon-1810/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/todays-editorial-cartoon-1810/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1116314 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/12/todays-editorial-cartoon-1810/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1116314_846873-11-9-Veterans-Day-Sa.jpgFri, 09 Nov 2018 12:05:11 +0000 Westbrook’s Gallant-Charette selected for swimming’s marathon hall of fame https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/sundays-sports-digest-westbrooks-gallant-charette-selected-for-swimmings-marathon-hall-of-fame/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/sundays-sports-digest-westbrooks-gallant-charette-selected-for-swimmings-marathon-hall-of-fame/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 03:18:33 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/sundays-sports-digest-westbrooks-gallant-charette-selected-for-swimmings-marathon-hall-of-fame/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/sundays-sports-digest-westbrooks-gallant-charette-selected-for-swimmings-marathon-hall-of-fame/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/06/1214193_277809-Gallant-Charette_.jpgPat Gallant-Charette of Westbrook brings the memory of two younger brothers on her swims in the form of names written in permanent marker on her arm for Robbie, who died at 34, and Johnny, who was 17.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:23:20 +0000 Fishermen launch campaign to protect Portland’s working waterfront from development https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/fishermen-launch-campaign-to-protect-portlands-working-waterfront-from-development/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/fishermen-launch-campaign-to-protect-portlands-working-waterfront-from-development/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:36:21 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/fishermen-launch-campaign-to-protect-portlands-working-waterfront-from-development/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/fishermen-launch-campaign-to-protect-portlands-working-waterfront-from-development/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1668174_544089-20181111_WorkingWa3.jpgSigns mark the entrance to a petition drive and fundraiser held Sunday at Andy's Old Port Pub in Portland in support of an effort to freeze or contain development along the Commercial Street waterfront.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:17:51 +0000 Watch: An apology from normally unapologetic Saturday Night Live https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/an-apology-from-normally-unapologetic-snl/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/an-apology-from-normally-unapologetic-snl/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:23:48 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1119586 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/an-apology-from-normally-unapologetic-snl/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1668134_SNL_Davidson_56090.jpg-8620.jpgIn this Nov. 10, 2018 photo provided by NBC, Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw, from left, a congressman-elect from Texas, Pete Davidson, Anchor Colin Jost, and Anchor Michael Che appear during Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" in New York. Davidson made his apologies to Crenshaw whose appearance he mocked, saying Crenshaw "deserves all the respect in the world." (Will Heath/NBC via AP)Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:57:30 +0000 South Portland forum to focus on scale of future development in Knightville https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/south-portland-forum-to-focus-on-scale-of-future-development-in-knightville/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/south-portland-forum-to-focus-on-scale-of-future-development-in-knightville/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:55:54 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/south-portland-forum-to-focus-on-scale-of-future-development-in-knightville/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/south-portland-forum-to-focus-on-scale-of-future-development-in-knightville/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1668018_699643-f-s-sp-knightville-0.jpgA public forum Thursday will gather input on how people would like to see zoning and development handled in Knightville, above, which has a mix of businesses and housing.Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:01:47 +0000 Secretary of state says Poliquin campaign’s charges could erode confidence in voting system https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/dunlap-says-poliquin-charges-could-undermine-confidence-in-maine-voting-system/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/dunlap-says-poliquin-charges-could-undermine-confidence-in-maine-voting-system/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:26:10 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/dunlap-says-poliquin-charges-could-undermine-confidence-in-maine-voting-system/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/dunlap-says-poliquin-charges-could-undermine-confidence-in-maine-voting-system/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1667942_956753-Boxes2.jpgRepublicans say a ballot box, bottom left, arrived in Augusta with no padlock. A state official says some boxes hold non-ballot material such as voter lists.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:09:08 +0000 Kyle Busch nabs win in Phoenix https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/kyle-busch-nabs-win-in-phoenix/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/kyle-busch-nabs-win-in-phoenix/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:11:41 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/kyle-busch-nabs-win-in-phoenix/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/kyle-busch-nabs-win-in-phoenix/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1119062_NASCAR_Phoenix_Auto_Raci12.jpgKyle Busch (18) leads Brad Keselowski (2) on lap 120 during a NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday in Avondale, Arizona.Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:24:27 +0000 Participants of all ages come out for Maine Skirmish https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/participants-of-all-ages-come-out-for-maine-skirmish/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/participants-of-all-ages-come-out-for-maine-skirmish/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 23:49:17 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/participants-of-all-ages-come-out-for-maine-skirmish/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/participants-of-all-ages-come-out-for-maine-skirmish/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1119030_804943-20181111-skirmish-2.jpgRuthie Gusler, left, and Moses McRae wrestle during the 23rd annual Maine Skirmish on Sunday in Winslow.Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:30:41 +0000 As California wildfires continue destruction, crews search for bodies https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/as-fires-move-on-crews-search-for-bodies-in-paradise-surrounding-towns/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/as-fires-move-on-crews-search-for-bodies-in-paradise-surrounding-towns/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 23:41:55 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/as-fires-move-on-crews-search-for-bodies-in-paradise-surrounding-towns/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/as-fires-move-on-crews-search-for-bodies-in-paradise-surrounding-towns/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1667826_California_Wildfires_74025..jpgSheriff's deputies recover the remains of a victim of the Camp Fire on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)Sun, 11 Nov 2018 23:20:51 +0000 Coastal warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/coastal-warming-hurting-shellfish-aiding-predators/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/coastal-warming-hurting-shellfish-aiding-predators/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 23:35:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/coastal-warming-hurting-shellfish-aiding-predators/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/11/coastal-warming-hurting-shellfish-aiding-predators/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1667818_Shellfish_Decline_78130.j2.jpgMike Suprin of Rollinsford, N.H., in background, calls it a day after filling his basket with softshell clams at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport.Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:08:35 +0000