Stories about Mid-Maine


Waterville police investigating stabbing that sent man to hospital

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 29, 2014, at 9:55 a.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — Police are investigating a stabbing that sent a 24-year-old man to the hospital Monday night. Police arrived at a Carey Lane residence around 9 p.m. when they learned a man had been stabbed, according to Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey. The man’s name was not disclosed. The …

15 people rescued from Saco River

By WGME on July 29, 2014, at 7:58 a.m.
FRYEBURG, Maine — Fifteen people were brought to safety after an early morning rescue along the Saco River in Fryeburg. Fryeburg police said the large group, which included a 12-year-old child, was on an overnight canoeing and camping trip along the river. Late Monday night, the river swelled two feet …

York County man injured after vehicle collides with tractor

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 29, 2014, at 7:54 a.m.
LIMINGTON, Maine — A York County man was sent to the hospital early Tuesday after his vehicle collided with an agricultural tractor, police said. Richard Chaput, 54, was heading south on Route 11 shortly after 4 a.m. when his Chevy Cavalier struck a Kubota tractor driven by Gaetan Paulin, 60, …

Lightning strikes person, trees down, roads washed out from severe weather

By WGME on July 29, 2014, at 6:42 a.m.
Trees are down, roads are washed out and at least one person is recovering from a lightning strike following a round of severe weather Monday. About two dozen trees fell down in a neighborhood along Route 117 in Limington on Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service will send out a …
From the community

Pittsfield Special Town Council Meeting

By Kathryn Ruth on July 28, 2014, at 7:36 p.m.
The Town Council will hold a short meeting on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers at the Pittsfield Municipal Building, 112 Somerset Avenue, Pittsfield to consider assessment/tax commitment items for the 2014 taxes; payment of monthly MSAD#53 and weekly payroll warrants; and tax acquired bids. …

Two arrested on child pornography charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 28, 2014, at 2:35 p.m.
GARDINER, Maine — Two men are facing child pornography charges after separate arrests in Gardiner and Fairfield last week, state police said. Barry Williams, 59, of Gardiner was arrested on Friday while Thomas Williams, 68, of Fairfield was taken into custody on Thursday, state police spokesman Stephen McCausland said. The …

Man charged in sex trafficking raid in trouble again after attending wedding

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 28, 2014, at 9:22 a.m.
WINSLOW, Maine — A Sidney man charged in an April sex trafficking raid is facing more charges after attending a wedding on Sunday, according to officials. Frederick Horne, 47, was summoned on two counts of violating conditions of release but not arrested, according to Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney. …
From the community

Pittsfield Forum on Bicycle Pedestrian Planning on Wednesday, July 30 at 6:00 pm

By Kathryn Ruth on July 26, 2014, at 9:41 p.m.
Do you like Bicycling? Walking? Running? An informal forum will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the Pittsfield Municipal Building Council Chambers at 112 Somerset Avenue to discuss the importance of a plan for the Town, how a plan is compiled, and how citizens and …

Oakland man who claims he was not hired because of epilepsy files discrimination lawsuit

By Judy Harrison on July 26, 2014, at 11:44 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — An Oakland man has sued an international manufacturing firm in U.S. District Court claiming he was discriminated against when it was learned that he has epilepsy. Barry E. Kot, 49, was offered a job in August 2013 as a machine operator at Waterville location of Huhtamaki Inc., …
From the community

Traffic sensors to be installed in Vassalboro

Bangor Daily News on July 25, 2014, at 1:56 p.m.
VASSALBORO, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation crews will install traffic sensors on Monday, July 28, in the pavement at the intersection of Route 201 and the north junction of the Cushnoc Road in Vassalboro.The project begins 1,500 feet south of the Cushnoc Road and 1,000 feet north of the …

Body of Anson man found in Kennebec River

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 25, 2014, at 12:12 p.m.
ANSON, Maine — The body of a 21-year-old local man who disappeared while swimming in the Kennebec River on Thursday night was found Friday, officials said. Maine Warden Service officials recovered the body of Jordan Cummings shortly before 9 a.m. in 12 feet of water, according to Warden Service Lt. …

Man taken to Waterville hospital after found unconscious on riverbank

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 25, 2014, at 9:37 a.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — A 20-year-old local man was taken to a nearby hospital Thursday afternoon after he was found unconscious on the banks of the Kennebec River, according to police. Police were called to an area known as the Head of Falls around 2:15 p.m., when a passer-by spotted the …

Drowning under investigation in Anson

By WGME Staff on July 25, 2014, at 7:11 a.m.
ANSON, Maine — A drowning is under investigation in Anson and rescue crews are at the scene. A Maine Department of Transportation spokesman said Route 201A between Campground Road and Preble Avenue is closed and likely will be through the morning commute. That road is along the Kennebec River. Watch …
Donn Fendler reflects on the 75th anniversary of his being "Lost on a Mountain in Maine," Thursday at his camp in Newport.

75 years after being ‘Lost on a Mountain in Maine,’ Donn Fendler to be feted in Freeport

By John Holyoke on July 25, 2014, at 5:28 a.m.
NEWPORT, Maine — Donn Fendler has lived a full life during the 75 years that have elapsed since a state and a country rooted, prayed and prepared to mourn for the boy who had become lost on Maine’s largest mountain. But as he’s regularly reminded, to many Fendler is neither …
From the community

Two to Talk on Global Sustainability Efforts

By Margot Gyorgy on July 24, 2014, at 2:50 p.m.
Lucia Green-Weiskel and Meghan Burns will speak as part of Sustain Wayne’s “Hope for the Future” summer talks. The presentation will be held at the Ladd Recreation Center, 46 Gott Road in Wayne at 4pm this Sunday, July 27th. Lucia Green-Weiskel is a PhD student in political science at the …

Revised school budget gains initial approval in Appleton

By Beth Brogan on July 24, 2014, at 12:12 p.m.
APPLETON, Maine — After defeating a proposed 2014-15 school budget last month, Appleton residents voted 65-9 at Tuesday’s special town meeting to approve a smaller increase over last year in their portion of the Union 69 budget. Voters must still approve the proposed $1.12 million budget by written ballot at …

Lightning strike causes fire at home in Farmington

By WGME on July 24, 2014, at 10:36 a.m.
FARMINGTON, Maine — Four families need a place to stay after a lightning strike caused a fire at their home in Farmington on Wednesday afternoon. No one was inside the home at the time, but witnesses who heard the lightning strike described it as deafening. Michael Whittemore, who lives at …

Police arrest Clinton man after he had been on the run for two days

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 24, 2014, at 9:32 a.m.
CLINTON, Maine — A local man with a lengthy criminal record, who had been on the loose since Monday, was captured by police Wednesday. According to Clinton police Chief Craig Johnson, an officer went to the residence of James Simonson, 54, Monday with intent to arrest and charge him with …

Waterville High School’s long-time successful track coach takes post at Colby

on July 24, 2014, at 6:51 a.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine —- Ian Wilson, who has won 25 state championships in track and field while head coach at Waterville High School, will be an assistant coach for the Colby College track and field programs during the 2014-15 academic year, the college announced in a news release Wednesday. Wilson, who …
This Pan Am Railways train collided with a truck in Livermore Falls about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Pan Am train, logging truck collide in Livermore Falls

By Dawn Gagnon on July 23, 2014, at 6:06 p.m.
A train and logging truck collided in Livermore Falls on Wednesday afternoon, blocking Main Street to traffic for several hours but resulting in no serious injuries. The crash happened at 3:15 p.m., when a logging truck traveled into the path of a Pan Am Railways train and was struck, causing …
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