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Cape Elizabeth resident Nancy Marino leaves Thomas Memorial Library on Wednesday after checking out some books with granddaughter Ru Edwards, 2. Marino said she plans to vote in favor of a $4 million bond to renovate the library on Scott Dyer Road.

After failing at the polls two years ago, supporters say now is ‘right time’ for Cape Elizabeth library project

By Kate Gardner, The Forecaster on Oct. 23, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.
Voters on Nov. 4 will be asked to decide on a renovation bond for Thomas Memorial Library that is less expensive than a failed referendum two years ago. The renovations would cost $4 million, as opposed to the $6 million borrowing plan presented to voters in …
Avis "Ma" Dudley in the kitchen of her farmhouse restaurant in Castle Hill, circa 1980.

Ma Dudley’s was once ‘the’ place to eat in The County

By Kathryn Olmstead on Oct. 23, 2014, at 11:19 a.m.
When I was new to Aroostook County in the 1970s, I was told I MUST go to Ma Dudley’s Homestead in Castle Hill for dinner. I don’t remember my first meal there, but I recall thinking this is a place I could bring my parents, who were not thrilled about …
Police officers search a man arrested after approaching police tape near the Canada War Memorial while Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid respect to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the Memorial in Ottawa Oct. 23, 2014. Cirillo was killed during a shooting incident at the Memorial Oct. 22. The gunman then ran into Parliament, shooting, where he was killed by police.

Man arrested near Canada’s prime minister in sign of tensions after shooting

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren, Reuters on Oct. 23, 2014, at 11 a.m.
OTTAWA — Police arrested a man at gunpoint just steps from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Thursday, underscoring tensions in the capital Ottawa a day after a gunmen killed a soldier and rampaged through parliament. Harper and his wife were laying a wreath at the National War Memorial to …
Cashel Fanslau

‘Mom threw Thomas the Train at me’: Alna woman arrested, accused of injuring 4-year-old

By J.W. Oliver, Lincoln County News on Oct. 23, 2014, at 10:42 a.m.
An Alna woman faces a felony assault charge after allegedly throwing a Thomas the Train toy at her 4-year-old son, striking him in the face. Cashel P. Fanslau, 33, faces a Class C charge of domestic violence assault on a child younger than 6 years old. The …
Dr. Michael Noonan

How does wellness care work? One patient’s story

By Dr. Michael Noonan on Oct. 23, 2014, at 10:22 a.m.
Many patients are so used to medical care they have no idea how wellness care works. What does wellness care look like? How does it work? I’ll answer several questions by presenting one patient’s story about her care. “Paula,” which is not her real name for the sake of anonymity, …

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014: Re-elect John Martin, vision for mill towns, Question 1

on Oct. 23, 2014, at 10 a.m.
Re-elect John Martin I have known John Martin for more than 50 years. For the past six years, my wife, Joyce, and I cooked for him at Moose Point Camp on Fish River Lake. While there, we witnessed hundreds of people from all walks of life come to the camp …
Sen. Emily Cain addresses the crowd during a press conference where Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King endorsed her on the front steps of Fogler Library at the University of Maine in Orono on Oct. 1.

Cain offers productive approach that’s needed in Congress

on Oct. 23, 2014, at 9:32 a.m.
The campaign for Maine’s 2nd District seat in the U.S. House has become a disappointing affair dominated by big-money ads from outside groups simplistically painting the candidate they oppose as dangerous and out of step with 2nd-District voters. But at its core, the race is one between a candidate who …
From the community

Send us your Veterans Day stories

on Oct. 23, 2014, at 9 a.m.
With Veterans Day just around the corner, we are looking to honor our service men and women and would love to include your personal military story, or have you share that of a loved one, in our upcoming “A Day of Remembrance” special section. To submit a story and photos, …
President Barack Obama makes a stop at Varsity for a hot dog en route to campaign event downtown Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia.

A Democratic candidate who embraces Obama

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on Oct. 23, 2014, at 8:30 a.m.
David Perdue took the cheap and easy route. The Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, like Republican candidates in most other competitive races, calculated that the surest road to victory was to tie his opponent, in this case Democrat Michelle Nunn, to President Obama. “The president himself said, ‘make no mistake, …
Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer dives to tag the bag for an out ahead of San Francisco's Gregor Blanco in the third inning in Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday night.

Five-run sixth carries Royals past Giants

By Alan Eskew, The Sports Xchange on Oct. 22, 2014, at 11:49 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez hit a two-run double and Omar Infante belted a two-run homer in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece. Manager Bruce Bochy used five pitchers …

College roundup: Thomas men’s soccer shuts out UM-Farmington

on Oct. 22, 2014, at 11:04 p.m.
FARMINGTON — Thomas College scored three goals during a six-minute span of the second half on Wednesday to pull away for a 5-0 North Atlantic Conference men’s soccer victory over the University of Maine-Farmington. Dakota Duplissie scored the only goal Thomas College of Waterville would need in the 57th minute, …

Thomas men’s soccer shuts out UM-Farmington

on Oct. 22, 2014, at 10:49 p.m.
FARMINGTON — Thomas College scored three goals during a six-minute span of the second half on Wednesday to pull away for a 5-0 North Atlantic Conference men’s soccer victory over the University of Maine-Farmington. Dakota Duplissie scored the only goal Thomas College of Waterville would need in the 57th minute, …

Local sports results for Oct. 22, 2014

on Oct. 22, 2014, at 9:51 p.m.
Results HIGH SCHOOL TUESDAY’S RESULTS GIRLS SOCCER Bangor 2, Hampden 0 Brewer 6, Skowhegan 0 Camden Hills 6, Mount View 0 Caribou 2, Madawaska 1 East Grand 7, Woodland 0 Hermon 2, John Bapst 0 Oceanside 4, Belfast 2 Orono 2, Central 1 Piscataquis 3, Greenville 0 Washburn 3, Fort …
The White House seen from outside the north lawn fence in Washington on Sept. 22.

Man caught by Secret Service dogs after jumping White House fence

By Jeff Mason, Reuters on Oct. 22, 2014, at 9:25 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said. “Dogs got him,” the spokesman said, referring to the intruder. Video showed Secret Service agents surrounding the man on the north lawn of …

Plans to reform NBA draft lottery fail to pass

By Steve Ginsburg, Reuters on Oct. 22, 2014, at 9:04 p.m.
Proposed changes to the NBA’s draft lottery format designed to distribute the odds more evenly among the non-playoff teams failed to pass at the league’s board of governors meeting on Wednesday, Commissioner Adam Silver said. Silver said the final vote was 17-13 in favor of the reform but that fell …
Ken Wainstein presents his report from his investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina during a press conference at the Kenan-Flagler Business School on Wednesday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Report shows hundreds involved in academic fraud at University of North Carolina

By The Sports Xchange on Oct. 22, 2014, at 6:47 p.m.
Hundreds of athletes at the University of North Carolina enrolled in classes they didn’t have to attend and received artificially inflated grades in far-reaching academic fraud over an 18-year period, according to results of an independent investigation. The report commissioned by the university was released Wednesday by Kenneth Wainstein, who …

Dueling cost estimates color Freeport school district withdrawal vote

By Kate Gardner, The Forecaster on Oct. 22, 2014, at 6:17 p.m.
Residents on Nov. 4 will vote to decide if Freeport will withdraw from Regional School Unit 5. The referendum question will ask voters if the town should leave the school unit it formed with Durham and Pownal in 2009, as part of a state-mandated school district consolidation. …

University of Texas prepared to pay athletes $10,000 a year

By The Sports Xchange on Oct. 22, 2014, at 6:14 p.m.
The University of Texas is ready to pay its athletes $10,000 a year to comply with recent rulings that will enhance the value of a college scholarship for those who play sports. Texas athletic director Steve Patterson said at a forum this week that the school wouldn’t have a problem …
Buffalo Bills running back Anthony Dixon (center) jumps to try and avoid a tackle by New England Patriots Darrelle Revis (right) during a game in Orchard Park, New York, in this October 2014 file photo.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick tells late-arriving Darrelle Revis to go home

By The Sports Xchange on Oct. 22, 2014, at 6:10 p.m.
New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis showed up late for work on Tuesday and coach Bill Belichick promptly sent him home, The Boston Globe reported. When Revis did not arrive on time for a 7:30 a.m. meeting, Belichick wouldn’t allow him to participate in practice. A day later, Revis wouldn’t …

Grace E. Lindsay

on Oct. 22, 2014, at 6:05 p.m.
NEWPORT AND PITTSFIELD – Grace (Anderson) Lindsay, 96, died Oct. 22, 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Crosby & Neal, Newport.
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