February 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Sex charges shock customers of accused’s nail salon  Free Access 

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — An Old Orchard Beach man accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl is scheduled to make his first court appearance on March 25 at York County Superior Court. The date could change pending a grand jury indictment. More...

Hollis man accused of drunkenly assaulting roommates

HOLLIS — A Hollis man accused of drunkenly assaulting his roommates and pushing one of them out of a window has been jailed on aggravated assault charges. More...

As nominee faces heat, LePage picks himself instead

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage figured Democrats would shoot down his choice for education commissioner, so he withdrew the nomination. And on Thursday, he named himself to lead the department instead. More...

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York County Health & Wellness


Making it at Home

Sanford drug treatment facility may reopen

SANFORD — Grace Street Services plans to lease a vacant methadone clinic in south Sanford and include other forms of treatment for opiate addicts. More...

Land trust hires development director

OGUNQUIT — Great Works Regional Land Trust announces the appointment of Rhyan Romaine as its new director of development. More...

Leapin’ lizards, Darwin’s work fit to survive forever

between two worlds

On Feb. 12, 1809, two boys were born, one in England, one in Kentucky. Though separated by an ocean they were, by the end of their lives, united in genius, vision and courage. More...

Community Calendar  Free Access 

Monday, Feb. 15

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Journal Tribune building, 457 Alfred St., Biddeford. Sign up in advance at redcrossblood.org. Wednesday, Feb. 17 More...

Opinion

Field of dweebs

Political commentator and consultant Paul Begala once said that politics is “show business for ugly people.” I want to send this guy a cake. More...

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Saco going against wishes of late property owner

The late Mary D. Merrill entrusted her Saco property, River Bend Farm, to the Saco Valley Land Trust with a conservation easement outlining her own vision for future usage of the farm and land. More...

Shooting suspect testifies of stressful home life

PORTLAND — A New Hampshire man accused of shooting his wife and an acquaintance during a 2014 home invasion testified Thursday that the couple had a strained marriage, and that he once had an affair because he felt “abandoned.” More...

Biddeford landlord sentenced to life

Killing of teens prompts judge to issue most severe sentence

ALFRED — Biddeford landlord James Pak was sentenced Thursday to two life sentences for murdering his 19-year-old tenant and the tenant’s 18-year-old girlfriend. More...

Civil sex abuse cases moved to federal court

BIDDEFORD — Civil lawsuits filed in connection with allegations of child sexual abuse against two former Biddeford police officers have been moved from York County Superior Court in Alfred to U.S. District Court in Portland. More...

DHHS changes to go before Legislature

AUGUSTA — Proposed rules that would change the way services are delivered to adults with disabilities will be subject to legislative approval. More...

 

Sports

Mustangs survive Red Storm  Free Access 

Massabesic boys advance to Class AA semis

PORTLAND— A dominant second quarter was enough to push the Massabesic boys basketball team past Scarborough 67-52 in the Class AA quarterfinals at the Portland Expo on Thursday. More...

Wells to send eight wrestlers to Class B states

RUMFORD — The Wells wrestling team will be well-represented at this Saturday’s Class B State Wrestling Championships after the Warriors had a strong showing at the Class B South Regionals last weekend. More...

Massabesic grad Risti earns honor at USM

GORHAM — Former Massabesic standout and University of Southern Maine freshman Mike Risti has been named the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Rookie Wrestler of the Week. More...

Community

New Saco Main Street director gets to work

SACO — Robert Biggs and his family moved to Saco in June from Illinois, and the city quickly became home. “I’ve been herr seven months; it feels like I’ve been here 10 years,” he said. More...

Saco man charged with heroin trafficking

YORK — A Saco man was arrested Wednesday and charged with heroin trafficking as part of a drug investigation by state and federal agents. More...

Thornton Academy announces 1st quarter honor role

Class of 2016 First honors More...

Entertainment

Sister’s cancer impacts family

Sense & Sensitivity

DEAR HARRIETTE: My sister has battled cancer twice. She is healthy now, but both diagnoses were shocking to the family, and we are so grateful she is with us today. More...

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Question of the Week

What will you do now that football season is over?