Stories about Casco


Teen charged in beating of 13-year-old on Casco school bus

CASCO — Police have charged a 16-year-old boy with assault in connection with the alleged beating of a younger teen on a school bus in the Cumberland County town of Casco Thursday afternoon. Capt. Do...


Casco man accused of assaulting girlfriend during argument

CASCO — A Cumberland County man was arrested after assaulting and attempting to strangle his girlfriend early Saturday, according to police. Matthew Peterson, 38, of Casco, was apparently upset that the woman was out late with friends and tried to strangle her at their home when she ... 3


Constance G. Labonte

AUBURN - Constance G. Labonte, nee LeClair, age 84, of 339 Heath Road, Casco, died of a broken heart Wednesday, March 27, 2013, ten days after losing her husband of 65 years, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care in Auburn, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lewiston...


John R. Labonte

CASCO — John R. Labonte, 86, of 339 Heath Road, Casco, died Sunday, March 17, of cancer, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Lewiston, Oct. 4, 1926, the son of William and Eva Labonte. He was educated in Lewiston schools and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1947 af...


Ronald Allen Jackson

CASCO — Ronald Jackson, known to those who loved him as “Ron, “Big Ron” or “Papa Jack” was granted his last wish on Monday, March 11, when he returned home and passed away peacefully surrounded by family, friends and loved ones. Ron had an infectious gri...


Authorities ID pilot in weekend crash on Naples lake

NAPLES (AP) — Authorities have identified the pilot of a small plane that crashed on a southern Maine lake over the weekend. Damage to the plane was minimal and the pilot was not injured in Saturday's crash. He's been identified as 57-year-old Anthony Longley of Casco. Officia...



Tree ID snowshoe walk BUCKFIELD — The McLaughlin Garden and Homestead and the Western Foothills Land Trust are co-sponsoring a winter tree identification snowshoe walk on Sunday, Feb. 17. Tish Carr, who is a forester and Norway's tree warden, will lead the walk on th...


Polar Dip benefits Camp Sunshine

PORTLAND — The sixth annual Maine Polar Dip to benefit Camp Sunshine will take place at noon Saturday, Feb. 9, at East End Beach. Participants will plunge into the icy waters of Casco Bay ...


Teen missing from Casco youth center found

CASCO (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy who left the Spurwink Home in Casco has been found and returned to the home for youth with emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says Michael Pendexter, who left the Spurwink House in ...


Casco private voted with his feet as disease killed his comrades

Artist Andrew Waud accompanied the Army of the Potomac as it shifted position upriver from Fredericksburg, Va. in mid-January 1863. Heavy rains and wind lashed the soldiers, turned the roads into deep mud, and led soldiers to call the logistical disaster the "Mud March." The 17th Maine Infantry p...