Corinna town manager dies in ATV crash

By Dawn Gagnon on July 14, 2014, at 4:13 p.m.
MOSCOW, Maine — Corinna’s town manager died Sunday afternoon in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Moscow. Kimberly Anne Godsoe, 38, of Hartland had been riding on a trail near Deadwater Road when the crash occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Before becoming Corinna’s town manager in 2011, Godsoe served as the …
Taylor Kilgore (left) and Clinton Boothby are lawyers at Boothby Perry LLC in Turner.

As state lawyers age, few law school graduates seeking to replace them in rural Maine

By Judy Harrison on July 14, 2014, at 2:19 p.m.
TURNER, Maine — Taylor Kilgore and the law firm she works for in Oxford County, Boothby Perry LLC, could be a model for making sure there are lawyers serving the needs of rural Maine into the mid-21st century. The lawyers practicing in Maine are aging, especially those who practice outside …

Oakland woman accused of breaking into Anson residence, causing $4,000 in damage

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 14, 2014, at 12:52 p.m.
ANSON, Maine — An Oakland woman is facing multiple charges after a reported burglary at a Campground Road residence, police said. Ruby Grondin, 29, is facing two burglary charges in addition to a pair of criminal mischief charges, one of which is a felony, in connection to a July 9 …

Teenage boy accused of breaking into Hartland residence, stealing laptop

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 14, 2014, at 12:14 p.m.
HARTLAND, Maine — A teenage boy is facing a burglary charge after police say he broke into a Mill Street residence on Saturday and stole a laptop. The 15-year-old, whose name was not disclosed because he is a juvenile, allegedly broke into the residence Saturday morning, Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster …
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Antique appraisal event at Skowhegan

Bangor Daily News on July 14, 2014, at 12:12 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Town of Skowhegan, Municipal parking lot, Skowhegan SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Two General Federation of Women’s Clubs will host Riverfest Antiquity Appraisal Show 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, under the tent in the municipal parking lot. Tim Gould of Gould’s Auction Company is …

Motorcyclist injured in New Sharon crash

By Donna M. Perry, Staff Writer on July 11, 2014, at 11:13 p.m.
NEW SHARON, Maine — A local motorcyclist was injured Friday afternoon when he tried to pass a vehicle, went off Starks Road/Route 134 and crashed in a field, Franklin County Deputy Nicholas Zecher said. Robin Flagg, 41, of was traveling north when the accident occurred, according to Zecher’s report to …

Sidney man accused of running escort service facing additional sex trafficking charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 11, 2014, at 10:22 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — A Sidney man whose residence was raided in April in a sex-trafficking sting is facing additional charges, according to officials. Frederick Horne Sr., 46, is facing three charges of sex trafficking and one count apiece of unlawful possession of oxycodone and marijuana trafficking, Kennebec County District Attorney …
Mario "Lee" Sirabella, of Brewer, holds a photograph of himself (left) with another soldier.  Sirabella photographed the salvaging of the B-17 aircraft that crashed near Rangeley in 1944.

‘Like a giant lawn mower went through there’: Brewer man recalls B-17 crash 70 years ago in western Maine

By Nick McCrea on July 11, 2014, at 5:36 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Somewhere under decades of dense forest growth on a remote mountain west of Rangeley are the remains of a B-17 aircraft in which 10 American fliers spent the last moments of their lives July 11, 1944. The entire crew of young men on their way to Europe …

Pittsfield nursing home to close, citing financial pressures

By Jackie Farwell on July 10, 2014, at 5:27 p.m.
PITTSFIELD, Maine — After nearly three decades, a Pittsfield nursing home plans to close its doors in early September, citing financial pressures faced by many other rural nursing facilities throughout the state. The family-owned Pittsfield Rehab & Nursing announced Thursday it will cease operations effective Sept. 5. The 57-bed home …
Timothy Timberlake

Two men, woman arrested in connection with theft of drugs from homeless shelter

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 10, 2014, at 2:19 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Three people were arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with a theft of prescription drugs from a local homeless shelter, police said Thursday. A search warrant was executed shortly after 4:30 p.m. at a Main Street residence after Somerset County communications received a call regarding a disturbance, according …

Police: Pig terrorizes teen on Oakland running trail

By WGME on July 10, 2014, at 7:36 a.m.
OAKLAND, Maine — Police are looking for the pig that they say terrorized a teenager out walking on a trail. According to Oakland police, a high school girl was coming down a running trail recently behind the Messalonskee High School football field when a pig chased her, squealing at the …
Richard Linklater's new film "Boyhood," the opening night film for the Maine International Film Festival, July 11-20 in Waterville.

Vibrant soundtrack scores 17th Maine International Film Festival, July 11-20 in Waterville

By Emily Burnham on July 09, 2014, at 4:03 p.m.
There’s a soundtrack to this year’s Maine International Film Festival in Waterville — and it comes from every genre imaginable, from Scottish folk music to African funk, from Balkan brass to hip hop and Maine-made indie rock. There’s so much music in this year’s lineup, in fact, that MIFF founder …
Hunter Prew

Two arrested in Canaan accused of cutting copper pipes in theft attempt

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 09, 2014, at 2:53 p.m.
CANAAN, Maine — Two young men were arrested early Wednesday morning after they had broken into a residence with the intent of stealing copper, police said. A concerned citizen had called police shortly after 8:30 a.m. upon witnessing two men, Hunter Prew, 18, of Newport and Ryan Gaudet, 19, of …

Skowhegan police investigating theft of drugs from homeless shelter

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 09, 2014, at 2:37 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Local police are seeking a suspect who allegedly stole more than $1,000 in prescription drugs from the Trinity Men’s Shelter over the weekend. Skowhegan Police Chief Ted Blais said Wednesday the thefts occurred Saturday night into Sunday morning, and the thefts were discovered by a staff member …
William Adams

Senate confirms former Colby president as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

on July 09, 2014, at 2:10 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dr. William “Bro” Adams, who served as president of Colby College from 2000 until he retired in June, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Wednesday as the next chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Adams, who now lives in Falmouth, is expected to begin his …
David Richards of Skowhegan survived this accident on July 3 while driving near Monson. The moose ended up inside his Hyundai Accent, but James was up and walking shortly after the crash.

‘Worst moose accident’ ends better than it appeared

By John Holyoke on July 09, 2014, at 11:19 a.m.
MONSON, Maine — Chester Jaynes Annance has responded to all kinds of automobile emergencies during his 20 years working for the family business, Moosehead Towing. But on July 3, he was called to the scene of a car-moose crash on Route 15 in Monson that was unlike anything he’d ever …

Stolen pickup rolls over in Ripley after pursuit through two counties

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 09, 2014, at 9:21 a.m.
RIPLEY, Maine — A pursuit of a stolen pickup truck hauling stolen scrap metal that sped through two counties ended with the truck rolling over in Somerset County on Tuesday afternoon, according to police. The sequence of events started around 3:30 p.m. in the Piscataquis County town of Elliotsville when …

Secretary of state announces special elections to fill vacancies in Androscoggin and Somerset counties

on July 08, 2014, at 4:59 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced Tuesday that the Register of Probate vacancy in Androscoggin County and the Judge of Probate vacancy in Somerset County will both be filled at special elections to be held in conjunction with the general election on Nov. 4. The Androscoggin County …
Patrik Arsenault

Former special education teacher from Norridgewock admits to sexually abusing boys

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 08, 2014, at 4:18 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A former special education teacher admitted in federal court on Tuesday that he photographed himself sexually abusing three young boys in 2013 and then emailed the child pornography to other pedophiles. Patrik Ian Arsenault, 26, of Norridgewock appeared before U.S. District Judge John Woodcock Jr. at the …
Waterville police and fire officials investigate an accident at an oil-change facility on Kennedy Memorial Drive on Tuesday morning.

Collision at Waterville oil change facility totals two vehicles, sends technician to hospital

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 08, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — Two vehicles were totaled and a man was injured Tuesday morning in an accident at Prompto, an oil change facility, on Kennedy Memorial Drive, police said. The sequence of events began when Cheryl Collins, 63, of Stow was waiting in line for an oil change shortly after …
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