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Narraguagus High School third quarter honor roll

Narraguagus High School, Harrington Third quarter honor roll Grade 12, high honors: Carolyn DeSchiffart; honors: Travis Alley, Jennifer Bragdon, Nevin Dorr, Samuel Duenas, Joshua Goston, Emily Grant, Karmen Kennedy, Danielle Maillet, CarolAnn Moores, Ridge Osgood, Anna Ramsay, Bayley Ray-Smith, Dakota Robinson, Danielle Robinson, Monica Spatafore, Spencer Thompson. Grade 11, high …

Highlight videos help link high school players, college recruiters

When Trevor Lyford began alerting college basketball coaches of his possible interest in joining one of their programs next fall, the initial response admittedly was lukewarm. No matter that the Penquis Valley of Milo guard played a key role as the Patriots won the 2013 Class C state championship and …

Thomaston proposed town budget up 4 percent, headed to voters

THOMASTON, Maine — Thomaston selectmen gave approval Monday night to a higher municipal budget, but significant new construction will help cushion the tax hike. The proposed $2,949,427 municipal budget will go to residents at the town meeting Wednesday, June 11, at the American Legion Hall. The proposed budget is up …

Warren, methadone clinic operator set settlement conference

WARREN, Maine — After losing a federal court battle that could open the town to damages of more than $4 million, the community has been ordered to participate in a settlement conference with the firm that was barred from opening a methadone clinic here. The conference has been scheduled for …

Penobscot Valley girls seek third straight Eastern Maine Class D softball title

One would be hard-pressed to find many high school softball teams that have won 37 games over the past two seasons. The Penobscot Valley girls from Howland can make that claim, having gone 37-3. The Howlers won its first-ever state Class D softball championship two years ago, beating Richmond 4-2. …

Vassalboro crash claims life of woman

VASSALBORO, Maine — A woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Stone Road on Friday afternoon, state police said. The deceased driver’s name was not available as state police are in the process of locating family members, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland. Troopers on …

2014 Second District art competition winner announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jessica Chen, a senior at Bangor High School, was selected as the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s Second District, according to an announcement from Congressman Mike Michaud’s office. The Congressional Art Competition offers an opportunity for one high school student from participating districts from around …

Waterville police looking for jewel thief

WATERVILLE, Maine — Local police are searching for a jewel thief who made off with a pair of wedding bands earlier this week. The suspect, a white man in his mid 30s, walked into Tardiff’s jewelry store on Tuesday afternoon seeking to look at pieces, according to Waterville Police Chief …

MediaGoblin and FSF Successfully Raise Funds For Federation, Privacy Features

paroneayea writes: “GNU MediaGoblin and the Free Software Foundation have jointly run a campaign for privacy and federation on the web. The campaign is in its last day but has already passed the first two funding milestones, and is hoping to raise more with the possibility of bringing in multiple dedicated resources to the project. The project has also released a full financial transparency report so donors can know how they can expect their money to be used!”

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‘We’ve got more cash than expenditures’ — Maine GOP says ethics panel’s website falsely creates impression of debt

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Republican Party officials are fending off allegations that the party is deep in debt, saying that an inaccurate state campaign finance website has created a false impression that the party spent more money than it had during the most recent reporting period. “We are solvent,” said …