LEWISTON, Maine (AP) - A Maine hospital group and 1 of Boston's most prestigious hospitals have announced a collaboration aimed at streamlining services for local cancer patients who need care in Boston. Officials at Lewiston-based Central Maine Healthcare say the partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital will provide "fast, seamless care."
BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A former Maine college basketball star has been found guilty of a child pornography charge. Dana Wilson pleaded no contest yesterday in a Bangor courtroom. The judge then found him guilty. Authorities say the 62-year-old Wilson, who works as a disc jockey, had videos of young girls engaged in sexual behavior on his computer.
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - The historic Freeport tavern that bills itself as the "Birthplace of Maine" is expected to reopen this summer under new management. Tom Hincks, former owner of the Fisherman's Grill in Portland, finalized a new lease for the Jameson Tavern on Wednesday. He tells The Portland Press Herald he plans to complete some interior renovations and open for business before July 4th.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine state police are warning motorists that troopers will be out in force for the holiday weekend. Col. Robert Williams, state police chief, says Memorial Day weekend sets the tone for the summer season and that the state police goal "is to make it a safe one." He says troopers will be looking for speeders and drunken and aggressive drivers, and that they're also enforcing seat belt and texting laws.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Police in Nashua are asking the public to be on the lookout for a man driving a white van who told a young girl to get inside his vehicle. Police say the girl was approached by the van as she was walking home from the Elm Street Middle School at about 4:15 p.m. yesterday. She said the man told her to stop and that he knew her. The girl ran away, back to the school, and called a parent. The man was described as 40-49 years old, with blue eyes, bald head, and wearing a blue-striped shirt.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - U.S. Magistrate Judge Landya McCafferty has been nominated to the federal district court bench in New Hampshire. If confirmed, McCafferty would be the first woman to serve in this position. McCafferty has served as the U.S. magistrate judge for New Hampshire since June 2010.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The Senate's budget committee is continuing to work on the chamber's 2-year spending plan for New Hampshire with an eye to wrapping up its work early next week. The Finance Committee plans to work today on the $11 billion budget and make final decisions Tuesday. The Senate is scheduled to vote on the budget June 6th. The Senate and House then will meet to negotiate a compromise.
HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) - A new center for veterans is opening in Hooksett. It's called the Manchester Vet Center and it's 1 of several in the state. It offers individual and group counseling for veterans and their family members, military sexual trauma counseling, and post-traumatic stress disorder counseling.
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - Heavy rainfall throughout Vermont has flooded out some state and local roads. State emergency management officials say the greatest damage is in Jericho, Underhill, Cambridge, Essex, and surrounding communities. Some roads are closed to travel, including Route 15 between Sand Hill Road in Essex and Route 104 in Cambridge. Authorities say a bridge on Route 15 in Westford was washed out by the fast-rising water.
CONCORD, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police say a Massachusetts man has died in an ATV crash in the town of Concord. Police said 42-year-old Frank Baker Jr. of Acushnet, Massachusetts, lost control of the ATV about 10 p.m. yesterday. The ATV went off the trail and Baker was thrown from the vehicle. Police say alcohol appears to have been a factor.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Congressman Peter Welch is joining Republican Congressman David McKinley of West Virginia to back legislation designed to promote more energy efficiency in homes and other buildings. 1 of the bills, The Home Owner Managing Energy Savings Act, would provide rebates to homeowners who invest in energy efficiency improvements. Homeowners who demonstrate a 20% energy savings would receive a $2,000 rebate.
EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's Washington Electric Co-op is getting a new general manager. The East Montpelier-based co-op says Patricia Richards will succeed Avram Patt on July 1st. For the past three years Richards has been a senior consultant for a company the co-op has relied on since 1997 for power supply planning, contracting and management, renewable energy development analysis, rate design and other regulatory matters.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.