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Skowhegan, Farmington, other ski, tubing areas opening soon
COOL: Dave Beers uses a propane heating torch to thaw frozen equipment on one of the two new snow guns at Eaton Mountain in Skowhegan on Wednesday.
Former Skowhegan resident seriously injured when truck rolls over him
A New Hampshire man was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when a heavy, flatbed truck he was working under rolled on top of him.
Somerset County Criminal Court
The following cases were closed from Oct. 7-11, 2013, on the Somerset County Criminal Docket in Somerset County Superior Court and Skowhegan District Court.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Skowhegan police hope downtown security cameras help catch a thief
Four downtown businesses, including the Skowhegan offices of the Morning Sentinel, were broken into sometime overnight Sunday into early Monday.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Norridgewock man suffers ax injury to head
Police are investigating the incident, but Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff's Department said there was nothing to suggest criminal activity.
The Harbor Times Soup
Independent educator 'teaching for the fun of it' in Belfast
Alder Stone, an independent educator who holds a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology and ecology, has come to Belfast to continue his work teaching more than 30 courses in system sciences, which he developed over the past 13 years.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
2013 Holiday Stroll to feature Santa, Christmas Carols Friday in Skowhegan
Santa Claus riding high atop a firetruck, a bus load of young theater students singing Christmas Carols, ponies and horses from Pendragon Farm and Miss Maine USA in a convertible promise to be among the highlights of the 2013 Holiday Stroll parade Friday.
Tim Horton's closes six stores in Maine
Tim Horton's has closed six of its Maine restaurants, but the company insists it's not considering leaving the state altogether.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Medomak Valley eighth at annual Westlake tournament
Three individual thirds and a fourth-place finish helped lead the Medomak Valley wrestling squad to a middle-of-the-pack finish during the longstanding, annual Westlake Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 30. The meet typically is held at Bath Middle School.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Maine's road salt comes from unexpected places
Suppliers of one of the world's most abundant minerals described a complex chain that begins in a Chilean desert and ends at the base of your driveway.
Skowhegan students still learn home-ec basics
The pizza pockets emerged from the oven pale and soft, not golden and flaky as the recipe said they should be after 14 minutes.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Embden woman hospitalized after car crash
An Embden woman was taken to the hospital Friday morning after her pickup truck slipped on ice and crashed into a tree on Slipp Road.
MoveOn.org and union protesters hit Augusta Walmart
About a dozen protesters, who accused Walmart of paying wages so low many of its workers rely on government assistance to make ends meet, held signs outside the store on Black Friday before briefly entering the store and being told to leave.
Bangor Daily News
Starks man killed in head-on collision
James Murphy, 67, was headed southbound when his Subaru was struck by a northbound pickup driven by Mark Bussell, 37, of Skowhegan, Fairfield police Sgt.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Couple from Strong buy Skowhegan's Strand Theater
NOW SHOWING: Misty and Matt Dexter are pictured as the film "Catching Fire" begins in the large theater at the Strand Theater in Skowhegan.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Future of trees near Skowhegan Swinging Bridge uncertain
When a big old pine tree came crashing down near the town's landmark Swinging Bridge on Sunday, the damage was farther reaching than just the tree and the minor damage to the bridge and power poles.
Foster's Daily Democrat
Works of Ahmed Alsoudani reflect horrors of war
Due to the success of the exhibition Ahmed Alsoudani: Redacted, the Portland Museum of Art will extend the show through February 2, 2014.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Madison jail murals becoming postcard project
Murals depicting Somerset County towns were painted on the walls of the county jail in recent months as a way for inmates to find some satisfaction during their time behind bars.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Temporary retail store pops up in Skowhegan
Hand knits, hand-crafted wooden items, fabric creations and bead work will be sold through Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday.
On the day that President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated, I was a freshman in Skowhegan High School in Skowhegan, Maine.