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FairPoint to phase out regulated landlines in 5 more Maine communities

By Darren Fishell on April 26, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
Regulators on Tuesday gave FairPoint Communications permission to stop signing up new customers for regulated landline service in Scarborough, Gorham, Waterville, Kennebunk and Cape Elizabeth.

Robert Pirsig, author of counterculture classic ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ dies at 88

By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times on April 25, 2017, at 7:39 a.m.
Robert Pirsig, a perfectionist who published only one major work after “Zen” but inspired college classes, academic conferences and a legion of “Pirsig pilgrims” who retrace the anguished, cross-country motorcycle trip at the heart of his novel, died Monday at his home in South Berwick, Maine.
Bryan Farr-Luciano, 21, of Sanford.

Tipster leads Sanford police to man on lam for 9 months

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 11:59 a.m.
The tip that led police to Bryan Farr-Luciano came in after the Sanford Police Department posted on its Facebook page an offer of lunch worth up to $20 with police in exchange for information leading them to him.

Young Kittery boy dies after Connecticut car crash

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
A Kittery boy died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction car crash on I-95, according to Connecticut State Police.
Susan Hannah

State police seek help in nearly 25-year-old homicide case

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 21, 2017, at 1:55 p.m.
Susan Hannah, 22, was last seen April 19, 1992 at The Whaler, an Old Orchard Beach bar, the state police posted on Facebook.
The bear was crossing Sanford Road near Highpine Loop Road when it was struck by a vehicle, according to police.

250-pound black bear killed crossing road

By CBS 13 on April 18, 2017, at 10:02 a.m.
The bear was crossing Sanford Road near Highpine Loop Road when it was struck by a vehicle, according to police.
Rebecca Grant walks to the office where she currently works at St. Joseph Healthcare on March 20, 2017. She said it was a struggle to get by after she was laid off from FairPoint Communications in July 2015.

Politicans say they want people to work, but they ignore this fast route to a job

on April 17, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
There’s a way to get more people out of poverty, but it’s a “bewildering maze.”

Fire breaks out in former Sanford church

By CBS 13 on April 16, 2017, at 11:10 a.m.
A fire broke out on Saturday afternoon at a former Catholic church in Sanford, where work is underway to convert the old house of worship into an apartment building.
Former state Rep. Barry Hobbins, D-Saco.

LePage picks old-school Democrat as next state utilities watchdog

By Darren Fishell on April 14, 2017, at 9:57 a.m.
Gov. LePage is expected to choose Barry Hobbins, a longtime Democratic legislator, as the state’s next utility ratepayer advocate.

Drug agents find alleged meth lab in Cornish home

By Dawn Gagnon on April 13, 2017, at 6:50 p.m.
Wednesday’s arrest was the 14th methamphetamine-related response by MDEA this year.

Massive fire destroys three buildings in Portsmouth

By CBS 13 on April 10, 2017, at 8:37 a.m.
Firefighters say everyone inside made it out safely.

Berwick man, 25, found dead after barricading himself in home

By CBS 13 on April 08, 2017, at 9:47 a.m.
The road has been closed since early Saturday morning.
An adult mosquito harvesting a blood meal. Improper application of insect repellent could increase your chances for bites.

You’re putting your insect repellent on wrong

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 07, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“There’s actually a right and a wrong way to put on insect repellent,” said Michael Bentley, staff entomologist for the National Pest Management Association.
Meteorologist Tom Johnston was reported missing on Monday.

Maine TV meteorologist found dead

By CBS 13 on April 06, 2017, at 6:53 p.m.
Local Meteorologist Tom Johnston, who works at WCSH TV, the NBC station in Portland, was reported missing Monday.
An adult female deer tick. The National Pest Management Association predicts 2017 will be a bad season for mosquitoes and ticks.

Pest experts predict bad tick, mosquito season for Northeast

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 06, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
For the Northeast, the bi-annual Bug Barometer states that “higher tick populations may result from the unseasonably warm winter.
Payless ShoeSource is closing 400 stores across the country, including four in Maine.

Payless shoe store files for bankruptcy, will close 4 stores in Maine

By Danielle McLean on April 05, 2017, at 6:24 p.m.
The Broadway Shopping Center store in Bangor as well as those in Presque Isle, Biddeford and Ellsworth are among 400 stores closing across the country.
Charges of sexual assault against Nick Perry, a former cheerleading coach at Bonny Eagle High School, were dropped Monday.

Bonny Eagle cheerleading coach ‘mentally broken’ after sexual assault charges dropped

By CBS 13 on April 05, 2017, at 5:54 p.m.
Citing an uncooperative victim, the district attorney has now dismissed the charges against 21-year-old Nick Perry.

Acton woman, 45, indicted on murder charge for husband’s death

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on April 05, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Kandee Weyland has been formally charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of her husband, Scott Weyland, in February.
POLL QUESTION
A glass of water is seen during the taste testing at the Maine Rural Water Association's 34th Annual Water and Wastewater Technical Conference at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Dec. 11, 2014.

Maine’s wells could be polluted with arsenic, lead

By Abigail Curtis on April 05, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
“The major problem is that Maine has a high reliance on wells, but very few people test their wells.”
HEATHER DENKMIRE
Heather Denkmire is a writer and artist who lives in Portland with her two young daughters.

Autistic people don’t need a ‘cure’

By Heather Denkmire on April 05, 2017, at 5:55 a.m.
The largest autism organizations treat autism as if it were a disease that needs to be eradicated, rather than a set of developmental conditions.