Sunday Apr 13
Waterville area officials to recite Shakespeare's sonnets
Shakespeare super-fan Emily Rowden Fournier is throwing a birthday bash for the Bard April 23 at Selah Tea Cafe in downtown Waterville.
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Huhtamaki in Waterville, Fairfield connects to natural gas
Fairfield is the fifth community in central Maine after Augusta, Gardiner, Hallowell and Waterville to hook up to the 85-mile gasline up the Kennebec River valley.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Clinton woman charged with assaulting police officer in Fairfield fracas
Mona Carpenter faces several charges after Tuesday morning scuffle at which, police said, she refusing to submit to arrest and kicked officers.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Family and friends of murder victims gather in Augusta
Brooke Locke always took pride in her looks, so the pretty 21-year-old always was particularly indignant when her uncle teased her, threatening to post online childhood photos of Locke sporting a gaping hole left by her two missing front teeth.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Fairfield area schools feel pain of retirement cost shift from state
SAD 49 is one of many districts mulling property tax increases after receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in new responsibilities from state.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Waterville Planning Board to address Upper Main Street subdivision
The Planning Board on Monday will consider a request for a subdivision off Upper Main Street proposed by John Koons.
Brighton Plantation Town Meeting moves to June in 2015
First Selectwoman Joanne Goodridge said before last Saturday's meeting that residents and officials in the small Somerset County town believe they could better manage voting on spending articles at Town Meeting if they knew how much they were going to need for schools and the county tax.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Police identify woman killed in fiery Fairfield crash with DNA testing
Police on Friday identified the woman killed March 20 in a fiery crash on Route 139 in Fairfield as 39-year-old Tammy Sue Harl, of Norridgewock.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Sidney man sentenced for tools, trailer theft
A Sidney man who stole a tailgate, machinery, and dozens of tools from local contractors and construction sites over a 19-month period was sentenced Wednesday in Kennebec County Superior Court.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Applicant numbers for central Maine's charter schools growing fast
Openings at Maine Academy of Natural Sciences and Cornville Regional Elementary School are being filled through a lottery this year and administrators are considering classroom expansions.
Monmouth man sentenced for possession of child pornography
A Monmouth man was sentenced Tuesday to five years in jail, with all but six months suspended, and two years' probation for possession of sexually explicit materials depicting a child under 12. Carroll Edwin Cooper Jr., 52, had pleaded guilty in October to the offense, which occurred April 3, 2012, in Monmouth.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
Fairfield pre-teen's competency hearing in infant death set for Thursday
Prosecutors and defense attorneys will argue in a closed-door hearing about whether manslaughter defendant Kelli Murphy, now 12, is competent to stand trial.
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Ex-manager of Waterville buffet-style Chinese restaurant sentenced to 14 months in federal prison
The former manager of a buffet-style Chinese restaurant in Waterville was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to 14 months in federal prison on conspiracy charges related to the employment of unauthorized workers, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
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Man accused of killing another prisoner with guitar expected to change insanity plea
A Maine State Prison inmate accused of beating another prisoner to death with an electric guitar last summer is scheduled to change his plea next week.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
Residents of Route 139 in Fairfield question road's safety
Several residents along Route 139 say the area where a woman died in a fiery crash Thursday night has posed a danger to drivers this winter and that the state should do more to prevent hazardous road conditions.
Thu Mar 20, 2014
Skowhegan District Court
Lewis A. Bouchard, 33, Skowhegan, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, Nov. 29, 2012, in Skowhegan; 48 hour jail sentence.
Wed Mar 19, 2014
Ruling ends lawsuit over Winthrop's burned plow truck
The town of Winthrop got a replacement truck when a brand new 2012 Ford 550 plow truck burned up in January 2012, its first day on the job.