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Man accused of giving teens pot and alcohol
A Lebanon, Maine man posted $5,000 cash bail minutes before 1 a.m. Monday after being arrested by Maine State Police for allegedly soliciting, providing alcohol to, and inappropriately touching a Dover teen and her stepsister over the weekend.

Officials in York reject marijuana plan
YORK, Maine (AP) — Selectmen in York have said no to placing a proposed ordinance to legalize marijuana in the town on the November ballot.

Police probe bomb threat at Hannaford
YORK, Maine — Police are investigating a bomb threat Friday afternoon at Hannaford Supermarket.

Volunteers to begin week of fixing homes
NORTH BERWICK, Maine — This Sunday more than 350 volunteers, mostly youths, from across the country will begin a week of fixing up homes in the Seacoast area of Maine and New Hampshire.

Maine towns still cleaning up from microburst
YORK, Maine — With the town’s power lines fixed and roads clear of trees and limbs, York is ready to begin cleaning up the mess last week’s microburst left in its wake.

Fund to help lay train victim to rest
NORTH BERWICK, Maine — The local man who jumped in front of an Amtrak train Wednesday night had a great enthusiasm for learning and was an avid collector of skulls.

Man killed by train at North Berwick crossing
A Mill Lane man who reportedly posted suicidal intentions online just before he jumped in front of an oncoming Amtrak train was killed at the Main Street crossing Wednesday night.

Third slaying suspect waives hearing
DOVER — Charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Aaron Wilkinson, Tristan Wolusky appeared at Dover Circuit Court Wednesday morning to waive his probable cause hearing.

One of 3 suspects in Madbury murder waives hearing
DOVER — Charged with first-degree murder, Tristan Wolusky appeared at Dover Circuit Court this morning to waive his probable cause hearing.

Man struck and killed by train
NORTH BERWICK, Maine —A pedestrian here has been struck and killed by a train.

The accident, reported shortly before 7:30 p.m., appears to have involved the Downeaster, which passes through town en route to Portland.

Sports

Post 188 sets sights on deep tourney run
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — State championships have eluded the Eliot Post 188 American Legion baseball team the past two years, but it’s heading into this next chance full of confidence.

Post 188 wins Zone 5 title
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — A few gloves were tossed into the air. Players did jog out of the dugout toward the mound when it was over, but with no real sense of urgency.

Post 188 is all over Noble
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Leadoff man Zack Quintal slammed doubles off two different fences. Pitcher and No. 9 hitter Robert Jones helped his cause with an early RBI single.

Local trio primed for Shrine Lobster Bowl
NORTH BERWICK, Maine — Joe Grenier won’t be playing college football, but the recently graduated 5-foot-10, 170-pound defensive end from Noble High School has been getting his fill of the sport this week, with one last organized game...

Staples Crossing keeps rolling
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — With several key players missing because of prior commitments, the Staples Crossing Post 188 American Legion baseball team had to rely on its depth and versatility Thursday.

Staples Crossing extends win streak
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — The Staples Crossing Post 188 American Legion baseball team swept a doubleheader from Bonanza of Sanford by scores of 7-5 and 6-4 Saturday at Marshwood High School to stay unbeaten in Zone 5.

Community

Grand opening for Blackbird Studio and Gallery
NORTH BERWICK, Maine — There is huge transformation happening in the art world in the Berwicks, Maine and Somersworth and Rochester, NH area.

New tractor expected to save Lebanon money
The Town of Lebanon recently received the backhoe tractor that voters approved for purchase in June.

Kittery puppy raisers say goodbye again for a good cause
KITTERY, Maine — Canine Companions for Independence, a national non-profit organization that provides assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities, announced that New Jersey resident Luke Noller has recently received an...

Hot dog surprise courtesy of First United Methodist
ROCHESTER — The First United Methodist Church, in partnership with the SHARE Fund, offered a surprise cookout to celebrate National Hot Dog Day on July 23.

Girl's donations help North Berwick police canine
NORTH BERWICK, Maine — In 2012, North Berwick voters approved the creation of a canine unit within the North Berwick Police Department to combat the ever-increasing illicit drug problem; act as a deterrent to decrease all other forms of...

Marshwood Middle School, Eliot, Fourth Quarter Honor Roll, 2013-14

Noble High School, North Berwick, Fourth Quarter 8th Grade Honor Roll, 2013-14

Events celebrate Eliot fire's 100 years of service
ELIOT, Maine — Eliot Fire is celebrating 100 years of service with the following events:

York Ambulance gets wheelchair van
YORK, Maine — A wheelchair van has arrived for service with the York Ambulance Association and is ready to take you where you want to go.

Raising funds for Lebanon Fire
The Lebanon Fire Department is holding a fundraiser for the Lebanon Maine Fire Department Corporation at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rochester, New Hampshire, on Wednesday, July 23, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Business

Brixham Montessori School using Foundation for fund management
YORK—Brixham Montessori Friends School has transferred its tuition assistance fund and teacher scholarship funds to the Maine Community Foundation.

Land Trust plans 2nd annual local farm tasting event
OGUNQUIT, Maine — Local farmers are contributing to a returning Seacoast event hosted by Great Works Regional Land Trust on Sunday, August 3, at the land trust’s Beach Plum Farm in Ogunquit.

Foster's Towns

Barrington:
New principal named to lead early childhood center
Berwick:
Fund to help lay train victim to rest
Dover:
NAACP Seacoast president backs Watters
Durham:
Durham Farmers’ Market relocating to Jackson Landing
Eliot:
Exeter:
Church receives $7,000 to bring water filtration systems to Cuba
Farmington:
Local men ‘tubing’ spent tough night in the woods
Greenland:
Secretary elected to Chief Michael Maloney Memorial Fund
Kittery:
York, Kittery officers cited for nabbing bank robber
Lee:
Ex-firefighter charged for arson gets 5-10 years
Madbury:
Third slaying suspect waives hearing
Middleton:
Year in jail in choking case
Milton:
Man airlifted to Maine Medical after accident
New Durham:
Man who led police on chase after liquor theft charged in three towns
Newington:
Newington man hurt in ATV accident
Newmarket:
Ex-firefighter charged for arson gets 5-10 years
North Berwick:
Volunteers to begin week of fixing homes
Northwood:
Deer poachers convicted of multiple night-hunting incidents
Portsmouth:
Man going to prison in roofing scam
Rochester:
Updated 1:35 p.m. One person shot in Rochester, shooter still at large
Rollinsford:
Town paying $163g to settle 18-year-old school debt
Rye:
Homemade ice cream shops keep summer sweet
Somersworth:
City’s $465g sidewalk grant project back on track
South Berwick:
Explosion reported, downtown Berwick
Strafford:
New principal named to lead early childhood center
Wakefield:
Patient shocked over $3,766 cold sore cream
York:
Officials in York reject marijuana plan