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Albany Times Union
New blogger: Peter Allfather
My name is Peter Allfather and I am thrilled to be a part of the continuation of Marianne's blog for the Times Union.
Thu May 23, 2013
Somerset County board appoints Dawn DiBlasi county administrator
DiBlasi, 51, of Fairfield, a former Waterville attorney and Workers' Compensation Board advocate for injured workers in Augusta, was appointed county administrator Thursday by a 5-0 vote of commissioners.
WERU presents Farm Fresh radio auction
In recent years Maine has been part of a growing small farmer and local foods movement that contributes to everyone's well being.
Labor leaders claim Winslow manufacturer fired workers for trying to organize
Labor groups say a Winslow-based manufacturing company has illegally fired employees for trying to form a union - "very false" accusations, according to the company's president.
Waterville car rental business owner loses use tax appeal
Eagle Rental of Waterville will have to pay use tax on four Cadillac Escalades driven by company owner Dan Bickford and his wife Jane, who is company vice president and treasurer.
Waterville, Winslow schools' rankings by national magazine better than state's grades
Waterville and Winslow high schools, average according to the state's new grading system, are ranked among the top 12 in the state by a national magazine.
Wed May 22, 2013
Waterville car rental business owner loses appeal, will have to pay use tax
Eagle Rental of Waterville had asked the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to overturn a decision by a trial judge ordering that the use tax - similar to a sales tax - be paid on those vehicles which the Maine Supreme Judicial Court rejected that appeal in a decision issued Tuesday.
Waterville approves $20.3M schools budget; delays recycling operator change
They took two final votes on the proposal, which now goes to voters in a June 11 referendum.
Tue May 21, 2013
Waterville council to consider new recycling operator
Residents will likely have a new place to take recyclables July 1 - at no cost to the city - if councilors authorize City Manager Michael Roy to work out a deal with a private recycling firm Tuesday.
Waterville car-chase suspect faces tough Maine justice once returned from Conn.
A Waterville man arrested Friday aboard a train in Connecticut after leading police on a chase last week through three central Maine communities faces prison time.
Sun May 19, 2013
Federal bill could boost local farmers' sales, even as it trims food-stamps benefits
Congress is preparing to debate major farm and food policy bills that would likely cut funding to programs used by many low-income Mainers but could separately provide a boost to Maine's thriving local foods movement.
Burgeoning Bull Moose plans Waterville expansion to former Mr. Paperback digs
What started in 1989 as a small music shop in Brunswick now has 11 stores in Maine and New Hampshire that employ 178 people, most of whom are full-time. The Bull Moose store at Elm Plaza here is bursting at the seams and plans to expand this summer into the former Mr.
Man wanted in Maine arrested in Conn.
An FBI agent made an arrest after hearing a man on an Amtrak train in Connecticut bragging about being wanted in Maine.
Thu May 16, 2013
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.
Tue May 14, 2013
Bangor Daily News
Yvette Torres Fine Art Opens 5/24
Eastport artist Arthur Cadieux's exhibit "The Edge Of Spring" opens Friday, May 24.
Demolition Crews Start Tearing Down Historic Waterville Church
Demolition crews have started tearing down a church that's stood in Waterville for more than a century.
The Harbor Times Soup
'Out of control' man chokes campus security officer, bites deputy
An evening that began with a Dresden man threatening and assaulting Unity College security staff ended at a Waterville hospital, where the man allegedly bit a Waldo County deputy.
Sun May 12, 2013
Top students say 'take learning seriously'
JAY/LIVERMORE FALLS - One has dual citizenship, another worked her way up, one young man has deep roots in the area and the fourth chose to finish her high school career at Spruce Mountain High School.
Waterville priest moving to Biddeford parish in August
On Sunday, Catholic church leaders announced that the Rev. Jack Dickinson, Maine's youngest priest and the parochial vicar at Corpus Christi, has been assigned to a new location after two years in the Waterville-area parish.
Sat May 11, 2013