Local & State – Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel https://www.centralmaine.com Features news from the Kennebec Journal of Augusta, Maine and Morning Sentinel of Waterville, Maine. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:10:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Kennebec Journal Nov. 15 police log https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/kennebec-journal-nov-15-police-log-5/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/kennebec-journal-nov-15-police-log-5/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:17:02 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/kennebec-journal-nov-15-police-log-5/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/kennebec-journal-nov-15-police-log-5/feed/ 0 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:17:02 +0000 Augusta school board rejects adding religious holidays to calendar https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/augusta-school-board-rejects-adding-religious-holidays-to-calendar/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/augusta-school-board-rejects-adding-religious-holidays-to-calendar/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:50:35 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/augusta-school-board-rejects-adding-religious-holidays-to-calendar/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/augusta-school-board-rejects-adding-religious-holidays-to-calendar/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1123894_813856_schools_3.jpgFatima Halawa, a student at Cony High School whose family has moved to Maine from Syria, spoke about the holidays of the Muslim faith during an August 6 meeting of the Augusta Board of Education's policy committee.Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:41:57 +0000 Morning Sentinel Nov. 15 police log https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/morning-sentinel-nov-15-police-log-5/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/morning-sentinel-nov-15-police-log-5/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:24:09 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/morning-sentinel-nov-15-police-log-5/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/morning-sentinel-nov-15-police-log-5/feed/ 0 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:24:09 +0000 First significant snow of season for Maine on its way https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/first-significant-snow-of-season-for-southern-maine-on-its-way/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/first-significant-snow-of-season-for-southern-maine-on-its-way/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:34:33 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/first-significant-snow-of-season-for-southern-maine-on-its-way/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/first-significant-snow-of-season-for-southern-maine-on-its-way/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/snow.jpgRichard Burst clears snow from his driveway Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 in St. Louis. "All I really need to accomplish are two lanes for my car," he said. Much of the region had at least 4 inches of snow and forecasters expect about 1 inch or 2 inches more will fall by the time it tapers off around noon Thursday. (Robert Cohen /St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:08:17 +0000 Iowa Powerball winner donates $500,000 to central Maine’s Travis Mills Foundation https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/iowa-powerball-winner-donates-500000-to-central-maines-travis-mills-foundation/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/iowa-powerball-winner-donates-500000-to-central-maines-travis-mills-foundation/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:53:34 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/iowa-powerball-winner-donates-500000-to-central-maines-travis-mills-foundation/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/iowa-powerball-winner-donates-500000-to-central-maines-travis-mills-foundation/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1123694_367358_travismillsretreat_2.jpgRetired Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills said the recent donation of $500,000 from a Powerball jackpot winner will go a long way and help out many families of wounded veterans. discusses the opening of the Travis Mills Foundation Veterans Retreat on Sunday at a grand opening event. The retreat supports combat injured veterans and their families.Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:07:38 +0000 Head of emergency system for Maine health facilities aims to stop outsourcing https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/outsourcing-maines-emergency-preparation-irks-director/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/outsourcing-maines-emergency-preparation-irks-director/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/outsourcing-maines-emergency-preparation-irks-director/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/15/outsourcing-maines-emergency-preparation-irks-director/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/01/1308683_239054-hospital-04.jpgPORTLAND, ME - SEPTEMBER 14: Maine Medical Center is proposing a massive, expensive expansion. (Photo by Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer)Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:21:06 +0000 State police nab runaway pig on Interstate 95 in Palmyra https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/state-police-nab-runaway-pig-on-interstate-95-in-palmyra/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/state-police-nab-runaway-pig-on-interstate-95-in-palmyra/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:20:42 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/state-police-nab-runaway-pig-on-interstate-95-in-palmyra/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/state-police-nab-runaway-pig-on-interstate-95-in-palmyra/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/Runaway-pig-e1542250844482.jpgWed, 14 Nov 2018 22:07:19 +0000 Waterville residents work to re-imagine Castonguay Square in downtown https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/re-imagining-castonguay-square-in-downtown-waterville/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/re-imagining-castonguay-square-in-downtown-waterville/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:19:41 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/re-imagining-castonguay-square-in-downtown-waterville/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/re-imagining-castonguay-square-in-downtown-waterville/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1123342_669222-20181114-Castongua3.jpgStaff photo by Michael G. Seamans Neil Kittredge, an architect with Beyer, Binder and Belle, discusses design approaches for the new arts center and Castonguay Square during a community workshop Wednesday at the Bill and Joan Alfond Commons. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:19:13 +0000 Feature obituary: Joseph DeCourcey, 83, teacher, city planner, father of 6 sons https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/feature-obituary-joseph-decourcey-83-teacher-city-planner-father-of-6-sons/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/feature-obituary-joseph-decourcey-83-teacher-city-planner-father-of-6-sons/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:53:10 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/feature-obituary-joseph-decourcey-83-teacher-city-planner-father-of-6-sons/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/feature-obituary-joseph-decourcey-83-teacher-city-planner-father-of-6-sons/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1673034_110095-DeCourcey-Obituary-p.jpgJoseph "Dickie" DeCourcey was a fixture in Portland's Libbytown neighborhood.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:41:24 +0000 Winter is coming: Snow expected across state Thursday into Friday https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/winter-is-coming-snow-expected-across-state-thursday-into-friday/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/winter-is-coming-snow-expected-across-state-thursday-into-friday/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:35:21 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/winter-is-coming-snow-expected-across-state-thursday-into-friday/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/winter-is-coming-snow-expected-across-state-thursday-into-friday/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1123230_657411-NWSsnowmap.jpgWed, 14 Nov 2018 19:40:32 +0000 Maine bar prosecutor seeks disbarment for suspended lawyer, former DA candidate https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/maine-bar-prosecutor-seeks-disbarment-for-suspended-lawyer/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/maine-bar-prosecutor-seeks-disbarment-for-suspended-lawyer/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:24:23 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/maine-bar-prosecutor-seeks-disbarment-for-suspended-lawyer/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/maine-bar-prosecutor-seeks-disbarment-for-suspended-lawyer/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1123202_232879-carey-Hearing.jpgLewiston attorney James Howaniec, right, speaks with his client, suspended lawyer Seth Carey, on Wednesday morning in Cumberland County Superior Court in Portland during Carey's sanctions hearing.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:46:32 +0000 St. Anthony’s Soup Kitchen in Skowhegan to reopen Thursday https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/st-anthonys-soup-kitchen-in-skowhegan-reopens-thursday/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/st-anthonys-soup-kitchen-in-skowhegan-reopens-thursday/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:30:52 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/st-anthonys-soup-kitchen-in-skowhegan-reopens-thursday/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/st-anthonys-soup-kitchen-in-skowhegan-reopens-thursday/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1123110_593372-Skow-soup-1.jpgSt. Anthony's Soup Kitchen at Notre Dame de Lourdes in Skowhegan will reopen Thursday, having rounded up a group of volunteers to prepare and serve the meal every Thursday.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:54:15 +0000 Gov.-elect Mills appoints campaign manager as chief of staff https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/gov-elect-mills-appoints-campaign-manager-as-chief-of-staff/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/gov-elect-mills-appoints-campaign-manager-as-chief-of-staff/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:28:25 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/gov-elect-mills-appoints-campaign-manager-as-chief-of-staff/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/gov-elect-mills-appoints-campaign-manager-as-chief-of-staff/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1289235_790834-5398-e1542238827809.jpgDirector of advocacy Jeremy Kennedy with Maria Woodbury of Portland.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:50:57 +0000 Skowhegan High theater group donating show’s proceeds to breast cancer groups https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/skowhegan-high-theater-group-donating-shows-proceeds-to-breast-cancer-groups/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/skowhegan-high-theater-group-donating-shows-proceeds-to-breast-cancer-groups/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:19:32 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/skowhegan-high-theater-group-donating-shows-proceeds-to-breast-cancer-groups/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/skowhegan-high-theater-group-donating-shows-proceeds-to-breast-cancer-groups/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1123102_554039-La-Mancha.jpgThe Skowhegan Area High School theater group will present "Man of La Mancha" Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Players, from left, are Taylor Kruse as Don Quixote, Kyle Lee as Sancho Panza and Emma York as Aldonza.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:56:37 +0000 Friends describe effort to save Oakland man from camper fire https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/friends-recall-effort-to-save-oakland-man-from-camper-fire/ Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:05:33 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/friends-recall-effort-to-save-oakland-man-from-camper-fire/ https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1123058_865678-20181114-fire-folo.jpgA man who said he was a lifelong friend of William Halley but declined to give his name surveys the remains of a pickup truck camper on Wednesday. The camper was incinerated after a suspected propane explosion. Halley died in the flames late Tuesday afternoon in Oakland. The fire also damaged a mobile home in the background and a recreational vehicle at right.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:55:11 +0000 Skowhegan Chamber honors Walter Hight with ‘most dignified’ award https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/skowhegan-chamber-honors-walter-hight-with-most-dignified-award/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/skowhegan-chamber-honors-walter-hight-with-most-dignified-award/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:45:28 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/skowhegan-chamber-honors-walter-hight-with-most-dignified-award/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/skowhegan-chamber-honors-walter-hight-with-most-dignified-award/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1122966_520942-20181114-hight.jpgWalter Hight, shown in his Hight Chevrolet dealership in Skowhegan on Wednesday, has been awarded the Alton W. Whittemore Award by the Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce and will be honored this Thursday during the Chamber's annual awards banquet.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:20:56 +0000 Owner of cow shot in Embden, alleged shooter deny charges https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/owner-of-cow-shot-in-embden-and-alleged-shooter-deny-charges/ Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:41:46 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/owner-of-cow-shot-in-embden-and-alleged-shooter-deny-charges/ https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1122870_407166-20181114-animal-1.jpgAssistant District Attorney Frank Griffin speaks with defendant Jaime Danforth before a hearing Wednesday in Somerset County District Court in Skowhegan. Danforth has been charged with animal trespass after her Holstein cow wandered on to a neighbor's property, where it was shot. The case may go to trial next spring.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:52:38 +0000 Hallowell property owners cold to change that makes them clear sidewalks of snow https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/hallowell-property-owners-cold-to-change-that-makes-them-clear-sidewalks-of-snow/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/hallowell-property-owners-cold-to-change-that-makes-them-clear-sidewalks-of-snow/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:39:40 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/hallowell-property-owners-cold-to-change-that-makes-them-clear-sidewalks-of-snow/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/hallowell-property-owners-cold-to-change-that-makes-them-clear-sidewalks-of-snow/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1122862_269028_20131215_789253_2013.jpgNathan Sennett shovels snow of the sidewalk in front of his business on Dec. 15, 2013, in Hallowell.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:07:38 +0000 Holiday tree to arrive in Portland on Thursday https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/holiday-tree-to-arrive-in-portland-on-thursday/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/holiday-tree-to-arrive-in-portland-on-thursday/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:38:13 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/holiday-tree-to-arrive-in-portland-on-thursday/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/holiday-tree-to-arrive-in-portland-on-thursday/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1288651_226792-20171116_tree_2.jpgThis year's Christmas tree in Monument Square in Portland will be lit in a ceremony on Nov. 24 at 5 p.m.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:43:06 +0000 Coast Guard rescues 4 crewmembers from sinking fishing boat https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/coast-guard-rescues-4-crewmembers-from-sinking-fishing-boat/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/coast-guard-rescues-4-crewmembers-from-sinking-fishing-boat/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:37:47 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/coast-guard-rescues-4-crewmembers-from-sinking-fishing-boat/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/coast-guard-rescues-4-crewmembers-from-sinking-fishing-boat/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/USCG.jpgNOV. 14 2018 The Air Station Cape Cod rescue aircrews and the rescued four fishermen from the fishing boat Aaron & Melissa II pose for a group photograph at Brunswick Executive Airport in Brunswick, Maine, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. The fishing crew abandoned ship about 60 miles off the coast of Rockland, Maine. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Kate Dacimo)Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:56:10 +0000 Morning Sentinel Nov. 14 police log https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/morning-sentinel-nov-14-police-log-5/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/morning-sentinel-nov-14-police-log-5/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:16:50 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/morning-sentinel-nov-14-police-log-5/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/morning-sentinel-nov-14-police-log-5/feed/ 0 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:50:32 +0000 Hallowell’s Water Street sidewalk meeting postponed https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/hallowell-water-street-sidewalk-meeting-postponed/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/hallowell-water-street-sidewalk-meeting-postponed/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:01:28 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/hallowell-water-street-sidewalk-meeting-postponed/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/hallowell-water-street-sidewalk-meeting-postponed/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1099454_76420-20181022_Sidewalk_83.jpgA new sidewalk ends at the Lucky Garden restaurant parking lot Monday on Water Street in downtown Hallowell.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:02:04 +0000 Kittery man dedicated to beating cancer in kids dies on cross-country charity ride https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/kittery-man-killed-while-riding-bike-across-country/ Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:54:25 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/kittery-man-killed-while-riding-bike-across-country/ https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/Dobson.-copy.jpgWed, 14 Nov 2018 23:42:24 +0000 Hallowell opens city sidewalks to arts, performers https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/hallowell-opens-city-sidewalks-to-arts-performers/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/hallowell-opens-city-sidewalks-to-arts-performers/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:53:30 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/hallowell-opens-city-sidewalks-to-arts-performers/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/hallowell-opens-city-sidewalks-to-arts-performers/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/10/1063846_629284-20181005_HALLOWELL2W.jpgTraffic is flowing in both directions again on Friday on Water Street in downtown Hallowell. It was reopened just before 3 p.m.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:04:31 +0000 Kennebec Journal Nov. 14 police log https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/kennebec-journal-nov-14-police-log-5/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/kennebec-journal-nov-14-police-log-5/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:33:49 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/kennebec-journal-nov-14-police-log-5/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/kennebec-journal-nov-14-police-log-5/feed/ 0 Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:01:59 +0000 ImmuCell boosts revenue in 3rd quarter https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/immucell-boosts-revenue-in-third-quarter/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/immucell-boosts-revenue-in-third-quarter/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:14:44 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/immucell-boosts-revenue-in-third-quarter/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/immucell-boosts-revenue-in-third-quarter/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/876339_985016_immucell_3.jpgImmuCell reports that total sales increased by 17 percent from a year earlier, to $10.1 million during the 12-month period that ended March 31.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:18:02 +0000 A 9-year-old New Sharon hunter bags some rare venison: A doe with antlers https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/new-sharon-boy-bags-a-rare-four-point-doe/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/new-sharon-boy-bags-a-rare-four-point-doe/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:49:25 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/new-sharon-boy-bags-a-rare-four-point-doe/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/new-sharon-boy-bags-a-rare-four-point-doe/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1122358_811468-20181113-Doe-with-ho.jpgAn antler-bearing doe shot by Chase Foss, 9, hangs on Tuesday night outside the Foss family's home in New Sharon. Foss bagged the deer on his first day of hunting on Monday with his father, Daniel Foss, in Solon.Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:32:13 +0000 Maine posted 3.4 percent GDP growth from April through June https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/maine-posts-3-4-percent-gdp-growth-from-april-through-june/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/maine-posts-3-4-percent-gdp-growth-from-april-through-june/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:00:58 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/maine-posts-3-4-percent-gdp-growth-from-april-through-june/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/maine-posts-3-4-percent-gdp-growth-from-april-through-june/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/04/20151022_HomeSales_02-1.jpg featured image home sales real estate sign Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:45:55 +0000 Decision day: State expected to announce 2nd District winner as judge rules on challenge https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/ranked-choice-count-resumes-as-lawyers-for-poliquin-asks-judge-to-shut-it-down/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/ranked-choice-count-resumes-as-lawyers-for-poliquin-asks-judge-to-shut-it-down/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:08:29 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/ranked-choice-count-resumes-as-lawyers-for-poliquin-asks-judge-to-shut-it-down/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/ranked-choice-count-resumes-as-lawyers-for-poliquin-asks-judge-to-shut-it-down/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1672174_811468-20181114-Poliquin-3.jpgBANGOR, ME – NOVEMBER 14, 2018 Lee Goodman, center, attorney for Rep. Bruce Poliquin, speaks to the media after a hearing at the U.S. District Court, District of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building & Courthouse in Bangor on ranked-choice voting in the 2nd Congressional District race on Wednesday Nov. 13, 2018. (Staff Photo by Michael G. Seamans/Staff Photographer) Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:29:02 +0000 Memory of young cancer victim who inspired thousands will live on at the playground he loved https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/ceremony-will-honor-saco-boy-whose-battle-with-cancer-inspired-thousands/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/ceremony-will-honor-saco-boy-whose-battle-with-cancer-inspired-thousands/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:05:35 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/ceremony-will-honor-saco-boy-whose-battle-with-cancer-inspired-thousands/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/ceremony-will-honor-saco-boy-whose-battle-with-cancer-inspired-thousands/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/11/1290406_437426-JacobThompson1.jpgJacob Thompson of Saco, who scrunched up his nose when he was happy, received international attention after his family asked people to send him Christmas cards to help brighten his final days of life. The 9-year-old celebrated the holiday early with his family before dying Sunday of cancer.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:47:03 +0000 More Head Start support coming to southern Maine https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/more-head-start-support-coming-to-southern-maine/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/more-head-start-support-coming-to-southern-maine/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:13:49 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/more-head-start-support-coming-to-southern-maine/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/more-head-start-support-coming-to-southern-maine/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1214491_edi.0621.jpgCharli Cote reads her new book with Educare Central Maine staff member Leeannza Delosh in 2015. Over 8,000 Maine children are eligible for Early Head Start services like those provided by Educare, but there are only 837 funded Early Head Start slots in the state.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:28:34 +0000 Reported cases of Lyme disease show dramatic drop in Maine https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/reported-lyme-cases-show-dramatic-drop-in-maine/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/reported-lyme-cases-show-dramatic-drop-in-maine/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1121682 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/14/reported-lyme-cases-show-dramatic-drop-in-maine/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1492358_497018_lyme_disease_6.jpgClimate change has extended the time period in which ticks thrive and can latch onto a host, which is a disaster for Maine, a reader says.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:11:21 +0000 Maine Warden Service blames hunters for getting stuck in bog https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/maine-warden-service-blames-hunters-for-getting-stuck-in-bog/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/maine-warden-service-blames-hunters-for-getting-stuck-in-bog/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:01:27 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/maine-warden-service-blames-hunters-for-getting-stuck-in-bog/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/maine-warden-service-blames-hunters-for-getting-stuck-in-bog/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/09/Maine-warden-service.pngTue, 13 Nov 2018 23:26:05 +0000 Naples couple charged with drug trafficking https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/naples-couple-arrested-and-charged-with-drug-trafficking/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/naples-couple-arrested-and-charged-with-drug-trafficking/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 02:55:52 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/naples-couple-arrested-and-charged-with-drug-trafficking/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/naples-couple-arrested-and-charged-with-drug-trafficking/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/09/Police-lights-daytime-3-4.jpgWed, 14 Nov 2018 17:44:05 +0000 LePage says he may run against Mills in 4 years if she doesn’t expand Medicaid ‘sustainably’ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/lepage-says-hed-run-against-mills-in-4-years-if-she-doesnt-expand-medicaid-sustainably/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/lepage-says-hed-run-against-mills-in-4-years-if-she-doesnt-expand-medicaid-sustainably/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 02:33:23 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/lepage-says-hed-run-against-mills-in-4-years-if-she-doesnt-expand-medicaid-sustainably/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/lepage-says-hed-run-against-mills-in-4-years-if-she-doesnt-expand-medicaid-sustainably/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/05/229518-mills.lepage.jpgWed, 14 Nov 2018 08:55:55 +0000 Authorities investigating fatal Oakland fire https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/authorities-investigating-fatal-oakland-fire/ Wed, 14 Nov 2018 02:27:03 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/authorities-investigating-fatal-oakland-fire/ https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1121590_509113-20181113-Sawtelle-3.jpgFirefighters from Oakland battle a fatal fire Tuesday on Sawtelle Road in Oakland.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:28:19 +0000 Farmington selectmen appoint interim RSU 9 board member https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/farmington-selectmen-appoint-interim-rsu-9-director/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/farmington-selectmen-appoint-interim-rsu-9-director/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 02:10:48 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/farmington-selectmen-appoint-interim-rsu-9-director/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/farmington-selectmen-appoint-interim-rsu-9-director/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2013/08/M+Mt+Blue+campus+1+copy.jpgTue, 13 Nov 2018 21:24:08 +0000 Hallowell council approves new rules for marijuana businesses https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/city-council-approves-commercial-pot-licensing-zoning-ordinances/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/city-council-approves-commercial-pot-licensing-zoning-ordinances/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 02:09:17 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/city-council-approves-commercial-pot-licensing-zoning-ordinances/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/city-council-approves-commercial-pot-licensing-zoning-ordinances/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1121546_355913_20170119_hallowell_3.jpgDerek Wilson talks about his business, The Cannabis Healing Center, on Jan. 19, 2017 in Hallowell.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:17:16 +0000 Pittsfield preparing to celebrate its bicentennial https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/pittsfield-preparing-to-celebrate-its-bicentennial/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/pittsfield-preparing-to-celebrate-its-bicentennial/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:16:43 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/pittsfield-preparing-to-celebrate-its-bicentennial/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/pittsfield-preparing-to-celebrate-its-bicentennial/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1121418_370059-gazebo.jpgPittsfield bicentennial committee members, from left, Michael LeBlanc, Barbara Denaro, Jan Laux and Town Councilor Howie Margolskee are part of a group of roughly 20 people working to plan the 2019 celebration.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:32:14 +0000 RSU 18 gets funding for two greener school buses https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/rsu-18-gets-funding-for-two-greener-school-buses/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/rsu-18-gets-funding-for-two-greener-school-buses/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 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A grant resulting from a Volkswagen settlement with the U.S. government will help pay for two propane-fueled buses that RSU 18 plans to acquire.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:54:58 +0000 Skowhegan accepts $93,000 more for Run of River park project https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/skowhegan-accepts-93000-more-for-run-of-river-park-project/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/skowhegan-accepts-93000-more-for-run-of-river-park-project/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 23:59:29 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/skowhegan-accepts-93000-more-for-run-of-river-park-project/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/skowhegan-accepts-93000-more-for-run-of-river-park-project/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/744660_102304-Image.jpgDowntown Skowhegan's Run of River park is progressing gradually, including development of a digital model of the project.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:04:29 +0000 Portland man convicted of assaulting 8-week-old daughter last year https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/jury-convicts-portland-man-of-abusing-2-month-old-child/ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:43:16 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/jury-convicts-portland-man-of-abusing-2-month-old-child/ https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1671034_72399-Brandon-Coleman.jpgBrandon ColemanTue, 13 Nov 2018 19:04:46 +0000 Waterville to recount plastic bag ban vote after mayor leads petition https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/waterville-mayor-leads-effort-to-recount-plastic-bag-vote/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/waterville-mayor-leads-effort-to-recount-plastic-bag-vote/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:27:32 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/waterville-mayor-leads-effort-to-recount-plastic-bag-vote/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/waterville-mayor-leads-effort-to-recount-plastic-bag-vote/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1121262_45830_20181106_wat_vote_8.jpgDraped in plastic bags, Yvette Meunier waves at voters Nov. 6 at the Thomas College polling station and urges them to ban plastic bag use in local stores of more than 10,000 square feet. Ballots cast in the referendum will be recounted after the requisite number of signatures asking for one were turned in Tuesday at City Hall.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:21:29 +0000 Kennebunk school cancels Thanksgiving dinner over fear of whooping cough https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/kennebunk-school-cancels-annual-community-thanksgiving-dinner-for-fear-of-whooping-cough-exposure/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/kennebunk-school-cancels-annual-community-thanksgiving-dinner-for-fear-of-whooping-cough-exposure/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:08:01 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/kennebunk-school-cancels-annual-community-thanksgiving-dinner-for-fear-of-whooping-cough-exposure/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/kennebunk-school-cancels-annual-community-thanksgiving-dinner-for-fear-of-whooping-cough-exposure/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/185768-turkeydinnerillustration1.jpgTue, 13 Nov 2018 23:35:46 +0000 Elections experts say Poliquin’s constitutional challenge to ranked-choice voting unlikely to prevail https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/opinion-poliquins-suit-unlikely-to-prevail-on-constitutional-grounds/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/opinion-poliquins-suit-unlikely-to-prevail-on-constitutional-grounds/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:53:17 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/opinion-poliquins-suit-unlikely-to-prevail-on-constitutional-grounds/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/opinion-poliquins-suit-unlikely-to-prevail-on-constitutional-grounds/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1669990_460800-20181113_RCVTuesda5.jpgAUGUSTA, ME - NOVEMBER 13: Melissa Packard, director of elections, checks the seal and padlock before opening a ballot box as ranked choice voting tally for the second Congressional District race between Rep. Bruce Poliquin, Jared Golden, Tiffany Bond and Willian Hoar continues on Tuesday Nov. 13, 2018 in the Elkins Building in Augusta. (Staff photo by Joe Phelan/Staff Photographer)Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:54:10 +0000 Maine man in state custody dies in South Carolina facility https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/maine-man-in-state-custody-dies-in-south-carolina-facility/ Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:29:59 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/maine-man-in-state-custody-dies-in-south-carolina-facility/ https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1121186_585993_james_n__staples.jpgJAMES STAPLESTue, 13 Nov 2018 16:50:01 +0000 Five students injured when school bus slides off Skowhegan road https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/five-students-suffer-injuries-when-bus-slides-off-skowhegan-road/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/five-students-suffer-injuries-when-bus-slides-off-skowhegan-road/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:00:08 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/five-students-suffer-injuries-when-bus-slides-off-skowhegan-road/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/five-students-suffer-injuries-when-bus-slides-off-skowhegan-road/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1121146_811468-bus-crash-Skowhegan.jpgA school bus from Cornville Regional Charter School slipped off Malbons Mills Road during Tuesday's snowstorm. Five students suffered minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital by ambulance.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:13:37 +0000 Fire destroys Benton mobile home https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/fire-destroys-benton-mobile-home/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/fire-destroys-benton-mobile-home/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:51:31 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/fire-destroys-benton-mobile-home/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/fire-destroys-benton-mobile-home/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1121078_509121-20181113-benton-3.jpgFirefighters battle a fire that destroyed a mobile home Tuesday on Hanscom Road in Benton. Firefighters from Fairfield-Benton, Clinton, Skowhegan, Waterville and Winslow went to the fire.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:00:05 +0000 Gardiner man pleads guilty to drug trafficking https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/gardiner-man-pleads-guilty-to-drug-trafficking/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/gardiner-man-pleads-guilty-to-drug-trafficking/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:54:29 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/gardiner-man-pleads-guilty-to-drug-trafficking/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/gardiner-man-pleads-guilty-to-drug-trafficking/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1120970_179292_clifford_sousa.jpgCLIFFORD SOUSATue, 13 Nov 2018 15:23:44 +0000 Augusta homeless shelters break ground for expansion https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/augusta-homeless-shelters-break-ground-for-expansion/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/augusta-homeless-shelters-break-ground-for-expansion/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:42:34 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/augusta-homeless-shelters-break-ground-for-expansion/ https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/11/13/augusta-homeless-shelters-break-ground-for-expansion/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/11/1120946_763521-20181113_Shelter_E5.jpgThe Rev. Frank Morin leads guests in prayer Tuesday during a groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion of the Bread of Life Shelter in Augusta. The retired Catholic priest worked with the group for several years.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:06:07 +0000