Thursday May 16
Skowhegan Police suspend search for driver in high-speed chase
A man who led police on a high-speed chase in 2008 was being sought by police Wednesday after another chase, this one reaching speeds of 90 mph before officers backed off for reasons of public safety.
Mon May 13, 2013
Fairfield voters give generously, approve $5.4 million budget
About 60 voters in attendance voted overwhelmingly to support social service and community organizations, such as the Family Violence Project, the Fairfield Historical Society, the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program Child and Family Services, and the Police Athletic League, despite attempts to remove those expenses from the budget.
Sun May 12, 2013
Downtown Fairfield begins reaping rewards from strategic plan
For years, downtown Fairfield has been in an apparent state of decline, as the number of vacant storefronts slowly edged out the number of occupied ones.
Sat May 11, 2013
Harvest of friendship grows in garden for sight-challenged pair
Gardener David Perry, right, watches as Deon Lyons negotiates through a vegetable garden in Fairfield that uses milk jugs and other markers to help visually impaired people work in the garden.
Thu May 09, 2013
Fairfield's budget has not increased for fourth year in a row, but...
The proposed budget is slightly less than the current one, but the property tax rate, now $19.70 per $1,000 of assessed property value, is unlikely to decrease, because it is also affected by the budgets of the local school district and the county.
Wed May 08, 2013
East Madison woman opens garden for Mother's Day swap
An East Madison woman plans to open her perennial gardens to the public Friday and Saturday for an open-house flower swap for Mother's Day.
Tue May 07, 2013
Education department, Democrats heading towards charter school funding standoff
A standoff is developing between the Maine Department of Education and Democratic lawmakers about a proposed new way to fund public charter schools.
Bangor Daily News
Fairfield sailor receives special Naval cryptology award
Fleet Cyber Command named Master Chief Cryptologic Technician Collection Matt Bouchard as the 2012 recipient of the "On-the-Roof Gang" Award.
Mon May 06, 2013
Fri May 03, 2013
Bangor Daily News
Crews at scene of Waterville fire involving two four-story buildings
Crews from Waterville, Winslow and Fairfield are at the scene of a fire on Main Street that involves two four-story structures, a Waterville Fire Department official confirmed.
Legislative panel leans toward funding charter schools in Maine budget
Lawmakers on the Education Committee reviewing plans to change how the state's charter schools are funded say they are not inclined to support the LePage administration's plan to spread out funding among all school districts, and instead want to consider paying for charter schools as a line item in the state budget.
Wed May 01, 2013
U.S. Attorney's Office honors two area police detectives
Two area police detectives were honored last week by the U.S. Attorney's Office for their work in helping to solve federal criminal cases.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Sappi's Skowhegan plant agrees to natural gas deal with Summit
Summit Natural Gas of Maine announced Tuesday that it has signed up a second anchor customer in its northward push to provide service in Kennebec Valley.
Mon Apr 22, 2013
New KVCC president starts work
Richard Hopper cuts a cake in his honor, as new president of Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, on Monday.
Bangor Daily News
Manager of Waterville Chinese buffet pleads guilty to charges related ...
The manager of a Chinese buffet-style restaurant in Waterville has waived indictment and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy charges related to the employment of unauthorized workers, according to information available on the court's Electronic Case Filing System.