Mid-Maine

 

FYI! “VA Benefits 101”

on Dec. 01, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
Steve Sherman demonstrates how his skidder, nicknamed Matilda, works in Oxbow, Maine.

The forces pulling apart the lives of Maine’s loggers

on Dec. 01, 2016, at 6:28 a.m.
Three loggers fight to survive as the world shifts around them.
Barry Dana of Solon trims away ash saplings as he works on the internal frame of a wigwam he is helping to build at the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine in Orono in a 2010 file photo.

Skowhegan man charged with harassing former Penobscot Indian Nation chief

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 29, 2016, at 3:45 p.m.
Dana said he thinks that Aubrey confused him with someone else.
Steve Sherman, the first assessor in Oxbow Plantation, led his community through the process of deorganizing, culminating in a final town vote Nov. 8. He’s pictured on his Christmas tree farm in Oxbow on Nov. 7.

How the decline of Maine’s rural places changes the people left behind

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:01 a.m.
Three people grapple with the decline of the communities that made them.

Police identify man found shot to death in Naples home

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 28, 2016, at 5 p.m.
Maine State Police have identified the man found shot dead Sunday inside a mobile home as Richard Diekema, 55, of Naples.
Kerry Hebert

Landowner settles lawsuit with hunter who shot him on Halloween

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 28, 2016, at 3:36 p.m.
A lawsuit over a hunting incident on Halloween four years ago in Somerset County was settled Nov. 21 for an undisclosed amount.

Film Screening: Death with Dignity

By Valerie Lovelace on Nov. 28, 2016, at 11:48 a.m.
The first major snow of the season hit northern Maine over Thanksgiving weekend. By early Sunday, the National Weather Service reported that 10 inches of snow had fallen in some parts of Aroostook County.

Rain to fall across most of the state Tuesday, with snow in The County

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 27, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
A fast moving wave of low pressure is expected to sweep across Maine, bringing 2 to 3 more inches of snow to northern Aroostook County and rain to the rest of the state.

Casco suspect, 59, killed in shootout with police

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 27, 2016, at 7:49 a.m.
Norman Strobel, 59, of Naples who was sought in connection with the shooting in Casco was shot and killed after a confrontation with police Sunday morning.
Demi Giroux and Ian West presenting flag from Senator Collins office to World War II Veterans Wallace Bisson and Leo Boudreau

Jackman/Moose River Honor Veterans

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.

Speech Contest Winner Recognized at Veteran’s Assembly

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 3:33 p.m.

Puppy dies after car strikes utility poles in Standish

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 24, 2016, at 11:40 a.m.
Nicholas Cawood, 24, of Standish was charged with operating under the influence of intoxicants but was not arrested.
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Joseph "Rocky" Gravel puts a deer into the walk-in cooler at G&G Custom Deer Cutting in Winslow. Rocky and his father-in-law, Ed Grenier, own the shop, where they process deer for hunters.

Deer season keeping small butcher operations busy

By John Holyoke on Nov. 23, 2016, at 11 a.m.
Butcher Rocky Gravel said with three men working without interruption, they can process an entire deer — from skinning to cutting to wrapping in vacuum-sealed plastic — in about 45 minutes.
Antonio and Alice Balcer

Exiles memorial ride ends in tragic fatal crash, sheriff says

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 21, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
Tragedy struck as members and friends of the Exiles Motorcycle Club gathered on Saturday to honor the club’s fallen road captain and his wife when a member of the funeral procession died in a crash.
Children's sneakers made by New Balance are displayed at a clothing shop in Hanau, near Frankfurt, Germany, recently.

Changing US trade policy may not bring back jobs, but may raise sneaker prices

By Timothy Aeppel and Mai Nguyen, Reuters on Nov. 21, 2016, at 2:26 p.m.
Any new hiring in the United States will be years down the road and depend on refining production technologies like 3-D printing that could make it profitable to hire relatively small numbers of American production staff.
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The New Balance manufacturing facility can be seen Thursday in Norridgewock.

Norridgewock residents defend New Balance from social media uproar

By Nick McCrea on Nov. 19, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“They’re always the first at the table to do what they can to help,” Richard LaBelle said. “Norridgewock wouldn’t be Norridgewock without New Balance.”

Madison man pleads guilty to conspiring to defraud VA

on Nov. 18, 2016, at 6:20 p.m.
A Madison man pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to defraud the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Valerie Tieman is seen with her husband, Luc Tieman, in a photo taken in July.

Fairfield man enters not guilty plea in murder of wife

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 18, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
Luc Tieman, who is accused of shooting his wife in the head and burying her body in a shallow grave, stood before a Somerset County Superior Court judge on Friday for his arraignment on the indictment for murder.
Antonio and Alice Balcer

Winthrop teen enters ‘no answer’ in double murder, affidavit to be unsealed in 60 days

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 17, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
The Winthrop teen accused of killing his parents on Oct. 31 entered a “no answer” plea Thursday afternoon at the Capital Judicial Center.

Man found dead in Anson well identified

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 15, 2016, at 9:18 p.m.
Because the well appeared to be 30 to 40 feet deep, firefighters used thermal imaging to confirm that a body was in it, the sheriff said.