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Millinocket Alumni Association To Elect New Officers

By Albert Fowler on April 01, 2015, at 11:02 a.m.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Stearns High School, State Street, Millinocket, Maine For more information: 207-731-9531 The Millinocket-Stearns-St. Martin’s Alumni Association will meet at 6PM, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Stearns High School for the purpose of electing new officers. Inactive for a number of …
Nearly two dozen members of Bowdoin Climate Action sat outside Bowdoin College President Barry Mills' office Wednesday morning, refusing to leave until the college agreed to work with the students to divest the Bowdoin's endowment from fossil fuels.

Bowdoin students stage sit-in outside president’s office

By Beth Brogan on April 01, 2015, at 10:57 a.m.
BRUNSWICK | About 20 Bowdoin College students launched a sit-in Wednesday morning outside President Barry Mills’ office, refusing to leave until the administration commits to working with them to eliminate all fossil fuel investments from Bowdoin’s $1.2 billion endowment. Members of Bowdoin Climate Action sat with laptops and backpacks …
Fishermen tackle the cold waters of Grand Lake Stream on the first day of traditional open water fishing in Maine.

Grand Lake Stream is one of spring’s few constants

By John Holyoke on April 01, 2015, at 10:51 a.m.
Snow is deep in the woods, and snowbanks cling desperately to the sides of our roads, gritty and grimy, but still lingering 10 days after the official beginning of spring. Spring in Maine, of course, is our most reluctant season. It teases and taunts for a day or two, then …
An aerial view of the devastation caused by an explosion Tuesday on Gables Drive in Yarmouth.

Yarmouth lawmaker tries again for bill giving tax breaks for destroyed homes

By Kate Gardner on April 01, 2015, at 10:44 a.m.
Almost two years after an explosion on Gables Drive left one person dead and destroyed the homes of many others, a local state representative is again trying to ease the financial burden faced by the property owners. State Rep. Janice Cooper, D-Yarmouth, has submitted a bill that …

Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty to marriage fraud scheme

By Judy Harrison on April 01, 2015, at 10:39 a.m.
PORTLAND | A former state legislator admitted in U.S. District Court on Monday to being part of a marriage fraud scheme. Adam Mack, 40, of Portland pleaded guilty to one count each of aiding and abetting visa and marriage fraud and making false statements, according to a press release …

Obama ends freeze on U.S. military aid to Egypt

By Roberta Rampton and Arshad Mohammed, Reuters on April 01, 2015, at 10:29 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The United States announced Tuesday it was lifting its hold on the supply of military equipment to Egypt, which was frozen when the military took power in Cairo nearly two years ago. The White House said President Barack Obama was freeing up the equipment and making other changes …
This is the wreckage from a car driven by 31-year-old Adam Knight of Lincolnville who died Tuesday night, when his vehicle struck an oncoming car head on.

Lincolnville man killed in head-on crash

By Stephen Betts on April 01, 2015, at 10:18 a.m.
A 31-year-old Lincolnville man died Tuesday night after his car crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming vehicle. Adam Knight was thrown from his 1997 Volkswagen car after it struck a 2007 Kia driven by Pricilla Jones, 58, of Lincolnville, according to a news release from the …

Calais woman injured after vehicle struck by tractor-trailer

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 01, 2015, at 10:04 a.m.
A local woman was hospitalized Tuesday after a vehicle she was riding in was struck by a tractor-trailer on Route 1, according to police. Shirley Durante, 78, and her passenger, Celeste Dipiero, 71, both of Calais, were pulling out of a residence to head south on Route …

Freeport-Durham-Pownal school district eyes 9.15 percent budget jump

By Kate Gardner on April 01, 2015, at 9:55 a.m.
The fiscal 2016 budget for Regional School Unit 5 is expected to increase by $2.5 million, or 9.15 percent. The RSU 5 Board of Directors on March 25 held a budget review meeting to discuss the budget for the Freeport, Durham, and Pownal district. The total operating …

Republicans warn world that Obama U.N. plan could be undone

By Valerie Volcovici, Reuters on April 01, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s plan for U.N. climate change talks encountered swift opposition after its release Tuesday, with Republican leaders warning other countries to “proceed with caution” in negotiations with Washington because any deal later could be undone. The White House is seeking to enshrine its pledge in a …

Man arrested in connection with Market Street stabbing

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 01, 2015, at 9:24 a.m.
BANGOR | A Glenburn man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a stabbing on Market Street last week, according to police. Nathan Daigle, 27, was taken into custody without incident by Bangor police on McCarty Road in Glenburn Tuesday afternoon, according to Bangor police Sgt. Tim Cotton. Daigle was …
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Bottle drive to raise funds for East Millinocket Summerfest

By Mark Scally on April 01, 2015, at 9:16 a.m.
Saturday, April 4, 2015 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: 2015 East Millinocket Summerfest, 53 Main St., East Millinocket, ME For more information: 207-746-7109 There will be a bottle drive in East Millinocket on April 4 from 9am till 1pm. Proceeds are to benefit this years Summerfest being held from …
Former gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler.

Cutler: Future UMS business, law center provides “opportunity to become great”

By Nick McCrea on April 01, 2015, at 9:13 a.m.
BANGOR | The University of Maine System on Wednesday confirmed that it has hired two-time former gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler to lead the merger of graduate business programs at its two largest campuses with the University of Maine School of Law. Multiple independent sources announced the hiring last week. …

Police responding to ‘situation’ in Wilton

By CBS 13 on April 01, 2015, at 9:04 a.m.
Police are responding to a “situation” on Pond Road in the Franklin County town of Wilton. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is not releasing any details this morning on the circumstances surrounding this incident, only that they are currently at a scene on Pond Road. Police were …

New Falmouth tax district to help pay for road work, broadband expansion

By Colin Ellis on April 01, 2015, at 8:46 a.m.
The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development has approved a new tax increment financing district, Town Manager Nathan Poore said Tuesday. Theo Holtwijk, Falmouth’s director of long range planning, said the town had received “very minor comments back” from the DECD and responded to those comments. …
A crossing guard does his duty in from of Longfellow Elementary School in Portland in March 2014.

Portland school board approves earlier start times, longer days

By Courtney Highfield, CBS 13 on April 01, 2015, at 8:35 a.m.
Times are changing for students in the Portland Public Schools, after the Portland Board of Public Education voted Tuesday night to change times school days start and end next year. Students will spend an extra 20 minutes in class, and some younger students will start their day …

Falmouth panel eyes $9M in Route 100 upgrades

By Colin Ellis on April 01, 2015, at 8:27 a.m.
The Route 100 Vision Committee has come up with draft recommendations for infrastructure improvements to the area, at an estimated cost of just over $9 million. Theo Holtwijk, director of long range planning, said there are four parts to the draft vision. The first includes recommended improvements, …

Florida moves to repeal 1868 law banning ‘sinful’ cohabitation

By Bill Cotterell, Reuters on April 01, 2015, at 8:24 a.m.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida — The Florida legislature is moving to legalize unwed cohabitation, repealing an 1868 law that makes “lewd and lascivious behavior” among consenting adults a misdemeanor punishable by 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. “The times have changed,” Sen. Eleanor Sobel, a South Florida Democrat, told the …
A French gendarme helicopter flies over the moutainside crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 25, 2015.

Lufthansa flight school knew of crash pilot’s depression

By Victoria Bryan, Reuters on April 01, 2015, at 7:36 a.m.
BERLIN — The German pilot who crashed a plane in the French Alps last week, killing 150 people, told officials at a Lufthansa training school in 2009 that he had gone through a period of severe depression, the airline said Tuesday. The statement is potentially damaging for the airline and …

Here’s how plants scream

By Dan MacLeod on April 01, 2015, at 7 a.m.
Here are a few links from around the web that we’ve been passing around. What if plants could talk? Here’s a fascinating look at the behavior of plants — including how they look for nutrients, relate to each other, and even scream.  “… Consider the aroma of a sliced tomato, …
 
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