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Canadian dies in motorcycle crash in Casco

A motorcycle rider from Quebec was killed in a crash in Casco on Sunday.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said 66-year-old Gaetan Charast went off the road and crashed into trees.

The sheriff’s office said it happened at the intersection of Route 11 and Coffee Pond Road around 5:20 p.m.

First responders were unable to revive Charast.

Police said he may have had a medical issue during the ride.

Fentanyl spill temporarily shuts down Maine jail intake, officials say

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine jail officials say they shut down the intake area of the Cumberland County Jail when fentanyl was found spilled in the back of a police cruiser.

Capt. Wayne Pike said in a statement that he was transporting a 29-year-old suspect, Tannis A Goodson of Raymond, to the jail early Sunday morning when he discovered the suspect spilled fentanyl on the floor of his cruiser’s backseat. Pike said the jail intake had to be shut down until the cruiser and intake area could be decontaminated.

What you need to know to vote on Tuesday

There’s an election Tuesday and it’s going to be a doozy.

In addition to Democratic and Republican primaries to choose their candidates for the contest to become Maine’s next governor — as well as a Democratic primary in the 2nd Congressional District and more than a dozen legislative primaries — there’s a new voting method at play and a question, which some people say is confusing, on whether that method will be used in future elections.

Maine town rallies to save statue of its most beloved resident, who happens to be a seal

ROCKPORT, Maine ― Rockport has launched a rescue mission to prevent a landmark honoring one of the town’s most famous residents from crumbling.

The statue is not of a war hero, or even a founding settler of Rockport.

It’s of a seal ― arguably Maine’s most famous seal, Andre.

“The sculpture, you might think it’s a little hokey for a town,” Charlton Ames of the group Legacy Rockport said. “But that’s part of the charm. We don’t have a town father that we’re eulogizing, we have a seal.”

Former Bangor High standout wins Downeast Metro Amateur golf tourney

Len Cole has teed up a ton of golf balls at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course during his long, impressive career and it served him well this weekend.

Cole, a former Bangor High School standout who is now playing out of the Falmouth Country Club, fired a four-under-par 67 on Saturday at Bangor Muni and survived a double bogey on the 156-yard par-three 15th hole at the Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor on Sunday to win the fourth annual Downeast Metro Amateur Golf Tournament by three shots over Tom Caron of Bangor.

Lopez, Palka help White Sox beat Red Sox

BOSTON — The Chicago White Sox had a tough time scoring runs during their weekend in Boston. However, the pitching staff came through to deliver a big series victory over the Red Sox.

Reynaldo Lopez pitched into the seventh inning, Daniel Palka had a two-run double and the White Sox beat the Red Sox 5-2 Sunday to win two of three games against one of the majors’ best teams.

Nadal wins 11th French Open title by beating Thiem in 3 sets

PARIS — Rafael Nadal needed less than a set to take command of the French Open final and overcame a late problem with his racket-holding hand to earn a record-extending 11th championship at Roland Garros by beating Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday.

At 2-1 in the fourth set, Nadal stopped serving during a game because he couldn’t straighten his left middle finger. At the following changeover, Nadal was given a salt pill by a doctor and had his left forearm massaged by a trainer.