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Maine woman accused of punching man in the face and then shooting at him with BB gun

A Skowhegan woman is accused of punching a man in the face and then shooting at him several times with a BB gun. The Waterville Morning Sentinel reports that Mary Johnson, 35, was charged with domestic violence assault, assault, criminal mischief and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.


Investigation of Saco Police Chief, Deputy Chief continues

SACO — An investigation of Saco’s police chief and a deputy police chief is now under the purview of the Saco City Council. On March 15, Police Chief Raynald Demers and Deputy Chief Corey Huntress were placed on paid administrative leave for reasons that have not been made public.


World class musicians performed at Springvale Historical Museum

Yesterday marked the sixth appearance by pianist Ilya Kazantsev at the Sanford Springvale Historical Museum. With him was the superb cellist Sergey Antonov. I have heard (and reviewed) this pair previously. I stand by the assertion that they are artists of world class ability. Furthermore I will not


Cancer forces Democrat to give up his seat in the Maine House

A southern Maine state representative who was diagnosed last year with lung cancer said Tuesday he would be resigning from his post this week. Rep. Dale Denno, D-Cumberland, said he made the decision to resign, effective Wednesday, with “sadness and gratitude.”


Where Did Maine Get Its Name?

Many times we say things or identify certain names without giving any thought to its origin. I don't know about you, but do you have any idea where Maine got its name?. However, no one is really sure how Maine officially got its name or who or what it was named after. But there are some theories abo


Easter eggs to arrive by helicopter in Sanford

SANFORD – The Easter Bunny is due to arrive in local neighborhoods in about a month, delivering baskets of eggs to mark the season. In Sanford on Saturday April 20, the eggs will be delivered in a different way, and families who want to take part must register in advance.


$2,000 Tip On $48 Bill Stuns Waterville, Maine, Restaurant Staff

WATERVILLE, ME — A couple who recently had dinner out at a Waterville, Maine, restaurant and bar left their server an enormous tip — $2,000 on a $48.76 bill — with one simple instruction: Split the windfall among the staff.


Teaching positions, other cuts proposed in Sanford school budget

SANFORD — The estimated state subsidy for Sanford school operations is up by $627,000 for the next fiscal year, but decreases in other revenue and increases in expenses means about seven teaching positions and a slew of other education jobs are proposed to be cut.


Another Maine mall finds a buyer after defaulting on loan

The owners of the Turnpike Mall in Augusta, which went up for sale last fall after it couldn’t pay its bills, have found a buyer. Trustee Wells Fargo, receiver Boulos Property Management and the mall, officially known as the Taurus Augusta Mall, filed documents with the U.S. District Court in Maine


Lawmaker facing cancer resigns from Maine Legislature

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives says he's resigning from the Legislature in the wake of a lung cancer diagnosis. Rep. Dale Denno, who represents Cumberland and Gray, has been in the Legislature since 2016. He says his resignation will be effective Wednesday


Rochester man expected to plead guilty in hidden video camera case

LACONIA -- A former Alton handyman charged with covertly video- and audio-taping some of his neighbors with hidden video cameras he planted in their homes is expected to plead guilty later this week.


Vehicle violations, shoplifting on Sanford Police Log

SANFORD – The following people were arrested or issued a summons by Sanford Police from March 11 through March 17:. • Robin Arlene Mahan, 32, Sanford, was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault on Lebanon Street.


Dover Police Dept. arrest log for March 17-23

DOVER — The Dover Police Department released the following arrest log for March 17-23, 2019:. Renee L. Dockham, 33, of Berwick, Maine, was charged with DWI, and released on personal recognizance. Court date is April 1.


Prime to close Saco Hyundai dealership

SACO — The Prime Hyundai dealership on Route 1 in Saco is closing as of March 30, Prime Automotive Group President David Rosenberg said in an email to customers. The dealership, at 788 Portland Road, U.S. Route 1, has operated for 10 years.


Authorities searching for suspect who allegedly fired gun at man inside Natick hotel

NATICK, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities are searching for a suspect who allegedly fired a gun at a man inside a Natick hotel early Tuesday morning, prompting an evacuation. Officers responding to a reported active shooter at the Crown Plaza Hotel on Worcester Road just before 3 a.m. spoke with a man who


300-year-old documents show town may already own the land it’s trying to buy from the local church

YORK, Maine — Even as the town negotiates with First Parish Church officials over a lease of land for a Town Hall addition, a document has surfaced that indicates the town, and not the church, is believed to be the rightful owner of not only the Village Green property where the Town Hall is located,


From Dover High School to Sundance

DOVER — These are busy times for aspiring actor and Garrison City native Benjamin Breault who graduated from Dover High School last year. Earlier this year, Breault attended the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of a full-length feature movie “Selah and the Spades.” He plays a role that he aud


N.H. man convicted of running prostitution, drug operation

A New Hampshire man has been convicted of running a prostitution operation following a trial during which witnesses described how he used their drug addictions to causing them to work as prostitutes for his profit.


Biddeford’s Lincoln Mill project secures financing

BIDDEFORD — Financing finally has been secured for the Lincoln Mill project in Biddeford after years of uncertainty and missed deadlines, with permits anticipated to be pulled within the next 60 days.


Hilltop School apartments plan approved

SOMERSWORTH — A local firm looking to rehabilitate the abandoned Hilltop School building into residential apartments has received final site plan approval. At last week's Planning Board meeting, Christian Smith of Chinburg Properties, said the company plans to create 22 new apartments and office spa