Man thrown from car in South Waterboro

SOUTH WATERBORO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - State Police and the York County Sheriff's Department are reconstructing a serious accident on Route 202.

 They say speed and alcohol were factors in the crash that involved two men, a 21 year old and a 27 year old.

  Police say one of those men was thrown from the vehicle during the crash. He was taken to Maine Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The condition of the other man is not known at this point.

 The names of those involved have not yet been released.

A crash in Lebanon sends one to the hospital

LEBANON, MAINE (NEWS CENTER) -- Slick road conditions cause a truck to go off the road.

A woman from Alfred is being treated for serious injuries this morning, after a crash near the Acton-Lebanon town line Sunday afternoon.

The Lebanon Rescue Department says the driver of the truck hit some slush on the Milton Mills Road and went off the road and down an embankment. 

The truck came to a rest next to several trees, pinning the woman, who was the passenger, inside.  Rescue crews pulled her out and she was then flown to Maine Medical Center.

There is currently no word on her condition.

Soft economy closes staple restaurant

SANFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After 57 years of business Jerry's Diner and Cindy's Too served its final meals Sunday.

Cindy White has owned the restaurant for 15 years and says the economy is still terrible for small businesses. 

White is also concerned about her employees who she knows are now facing a very difficult job market.

Patrons have started their days at Jerry's for decades and say they are losing a piece of their community and their history.

To learn more about resources to help small businesses visit any of the sites below.

Department of Economic and Community Development

NH/Maine cops charge four in two-state pharmacy heists

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Police in New Hampshire and Maine say they have solved a series of pharmacy robberies in the two states.

Police in New Hampshire say four people have been arrested and charged in connection with robberies in Rochester and Sanford, Maine.

Police in Sanford and Rochester said on Sunday that pharmacy robberies in each community that day may have been committed by the same suspects. The suspects took prescription drugs.

Rochester police say that late Wednesday 25-year-old Seth Gagne and 24-year-old Kerri Guay were arrested in East Rochester.

Early Thursday Dover police arrested 25-year-old Scott Sanborn, described as a transient, and 22-year-old Jolene Leo on the Rochester warrants.

The suspects are due in court Thursday in Rochester.






Governor listens to business community's concerns

SANFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Governor Paul LePage held another 'red tape audit' meeting to hear concerns about state regulations from members of Maine's business community.

People packed the Sanford council chambers to speak their minds about issues they have had doing business in the state, with the governor himself taking notes and asking questions.

"The biggest challenges that I have working around is the DEP's 30% rule," said carpenter Bob DeZenzo.  "I don't see where this has anything to do with the environment, adding 30% to the volume of anything."

DeZenzo, who runs his own construction company, explained to the governor the problems he has had trying to do construction projects to waterfront properties in the area.

"Why is this?  Why are we doing this?  It is just, you put your hands up into the air and say, 'welcome to Maine,'" he said.

Knitting for Special Olympics Athletes

Special Olympics Maine is seeking the help of crocheters and knitters for the Scarves for Special Olympics scarf project.

This is a nation wide initiative that gives knitters and crocheters the opportunity to contribute to the Special Olympics Program(s) of their choice.

Three Maine School Districts to Benefit from $600,000 in Education Reform Awards

Three Maine School Districts to Benefit from $600,000 in Education Reform Awards

Grants from Nellie Mae Education Foundation will support efforts to put students at the center of learning 

Portland/North Berwick/Sanford, Maine – In an effort to prepare all of New England’s learners with the skills and knowledge they need for full participation in postsecondary education, work and life, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation promotes the integration of Student-Centered Learning across the region. Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (for work that will be done in partnership with Portland Public Schools), Maine School Administrative District #60 in North Berwick, and the Sanford School Department have each been selected to receive one-year, $200,000 planning grants from the Foundation.