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State Calling Dead Witness To Testify Against Accused Double Murderer Timothy VerrillInDepthNH.orgNewsBreak Contributor
Dover, NH Police Arrest Log for September 10, 2023 - September 16, 2023RNHSA Media GroupNewsBreak Contributor
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Maine Man Stabbed Multiple Times and Gun Fired during Bike Robbery
Two 21-year-old men were arrested after a 38-year-old man was stabbed and gunshots fired during a confrontation and bike robbery. The victim had multiple stab wounds in his back, said police. His name and age were not released. The incident happened Thursday around 4:30 pm at the intersection of Emery Street and Heritage Crossing in Sanford.
Water District Shuts Down Well Due to PFAS Contamination
The Sanford Water District has discontinued using one of its six active groundwater sources of supply after recent test samples exceeded the Maine drinking water limit for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). “The excessive rain we’ve had over the summer appears to possibly have affected some of our groundwater, increasing...
Newly opened!! Addressing Customer Service Concerns: JERSEY MIKE'S SUBS' commitment to a delightful dining experience
It all started back in 1956 in the sea-side town of Point Pleasant, New Jersey and was originally known as Mike's Subs. The original owner, Mike, thrived off the seasonal tourist industry and a small population of year round residents. In 1975, Peter Cancro, only 17 years old at the time, purchased the business with the help of his high school football coach. When the company began franchising in 1987, Peter renamed the business Jersey Mike's Subs.Today, there are 1,500 Jersey Mike's locations open and in development nationwide.
Tiptoe Your Way Through a Real-Life Pet Cemetery in Saco, Maine
It's kind of amazing how a work of fiction can take an entire concept and turn it into a frightening idea. But that is the case when it comes to pet cemeteries. Stephen King's famous novel, Pet Sematary, has warped the general perception of a pet cemetery from a resting place for treasured friends to a place holding a darker, more insidious meaning. But if you can put aside the thoughts of that work of fiction, there's a real-life pet cemetery in Saco, Maine.
Abandoned and Forgotten Pedestrian Tunnel Lies Beneath the Maine Turnpike
The Maine Turnpike has been carrying cars across the state between Kittery and Portland since 1947, and later extended to Augusta in 1955. In the 71 years that the Turnpike has been around, there have been a lot of changes. One of those changes in 1972 closed a pedestrian tunnel under the highway that was an original feature of its construction.
Wells Town Reassesses Property Values: What Local Owners Need to Know
The Town of Wells recently revalued all properties in the area. This includes residential, commercial, and industrial properties. The aim was to estimate their market values and distribute property tax fairly. All property owners were informed of their new assessed values on April 1, 2023.
School Notes: October 1, 2023
Volunteers for the Walking School Bus Program at Sanford Pride Elementary School help neighborhood students reach the morning bus on time. Connecting with students one step at a time: For the second year at Sanford Pride Elementary School, volunteers for the Walking School Bus Program make their daily walk in a specific Sanford neighborhood, rain or shine, to ensure kids in the area arrive at the bus on time. Carol Lantagne, the program’s coordinator, is joined by several volunteers from the school, including school counselors, health teachers and even the principals. The volunteers meet in the CVS parking lot on Main Street at 7:35 am to begin their walk along Charles Street and State Street Court, gathering students from their homes along the way. They end at the intersection of Main and State streets, where the school bus picks them up at approximately 8 am. The school has realized several benefits from the program, including improved attendance and a greater connection with students and families. FMI on the program, go here.
Wedding Cake House owners face more hurdles in their inn and venue plan to save property
KENNEBUNK, Maine — The owners of the Wedding Cake House on Summer Street have been directed by the town Planning Board to add more details to their plans to transform their historic home into an inn and events venue. Planning Boad Chair Chris MacClinchy told the applicants, Hunt and...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in north berwick, ME
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near north berwick.
Fall Favorites 2023 Week 1
Ellen Granter, Kathy Ostrander Roberts, and Mark Davis. We are featuring two or three artists in a weekly campaign. Any purchases of the weekly featured pieces are eligible for free shipping within the contiguous US or free local delivery when purchased by the end of the week. Join our email list to learn about the artists as they are announced! It’s on the bottom right of our home page. FMI call 207-967-2803 or [email protected].
Candidates Night Set for October 12
Sanford’s annual Candidates Night will take place October 12, 2023, live at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend. The event will be broadcast on local cable channels and live streamed by WSSR-TV on YouTube. It will also be recorded for later viewing. Six candidates are vying for...
Finding Our Voices library tour for Domestic Abuse Awareness Month
Finding Our Voices is bringing Survivor Voices to seven public libraries across Maine to boldly break the silence through October’s Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. The public libraries of Millinocket, Northeast […]
FEMA approves funding to help repair damage to Biddeford's river wall
BIDDEFORD (WGME) -- After months without an answer, FEMA has decided to move forward with funding a project that was initially looking like a "no." On Tuesday, the CBS13 I-Team reported on the damaged section of the Saco River wall from a November 2021 storm. A sliver of private property...
Former Maine House candidate pleads guilty in clean elections fraud case
BIDDEFORD (WGME) -- A former Republican Maine House candidate accused of forging voter signatures and submitting them to the Ethics Commission in an effort to receive clean election funding has pleaded guilty to unsworn falsification. According to the Press Herald, 26-year-old Matthew Toth of Sanford pleaded guilty to two counts...
Friday Night Lights: Week 5
CBS13's Dave Eid brings you all the highlights of Week 5 in Maine high school football. The Wells Warriors go to 3-2 with a huge 32-6 win over the previously unbeaten Poland Knights. The Leavitt Hornets stay undefeated with a 62-32 win over Lawrence. Portland stays undefeated with a 35-7...
Diane Franz to represent Kennebunkport on RSU 21 School Board
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Diane Franz became the RSU 21 School Board’s newest member when selectpersons appointed her to fill a seat vacated by fellow Kennebunkport resident Jameson Davis this summer. During its meeting on Sept. 28, the select board picked Franz by a majority vote. The board appointed...
Wells High School football team plays game to honor former assistant coach
WELLS (WGME) -- The Wells Warriors hosted the 4-0 Poland Knights Friday in high school football. Wells dedicated the game to the honor of assistant coach Mike Guyer, who died of cancer earlier this year. Guyer was also a Navy SEAL, so the team made the game a special military...
News Notes: October 1, 2023
Sanford/Springvale leads the top 10 cities/towns receiving payroll distributions from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (calendar year 2022) Shipyard impact: The Seacoast Shipyard Association has published the 2022 Report on the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) and its economic impact on the economy of southern Maine. As in past years, Sanford/Springvale residents make up the largest slice of the payroll pie at $40.8 million and sends the largest number of employees from Maine with 513. PNSY impacted the regional economy by $1.45 billion in 2022. In addition to payroll, Sanford/Springvale companies and local independent contractors have also benefitted by doing business with the Shipyard.
SHS Sports Fourth Week Results – 2023
The SHS football team (3-0-1) remained undefeated and in first place in the Class A South Division as they rolled to a 42-6 win over Marshwood on Friday, September 22. Sanford got contributions from several different athletes. Rhylen Avery rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown while Carter Mills ran for two touchdowns. Makai Bougie had two interceptions. Jordan Bissonnette and Cameron Suhy each added scores for the Spartans.
A Trio of Seafood Delights: Kennebunk's Top Restaurants
In this article, we'll be exploring three exceptional seafood restaurants in Kennebunk. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.