August 29, 2014 RSS feed / Maine

Lost Valley coming up with a plan to reopen

AUBURN (AP) — Maine’s Lost Valley ski area and community volunteers are pulling together a plan to try to reopen this winter. More...

Judge nixes plea deal in sex crimes case

BAGNOR (AP) — A judge in Bangor is rejecting a plea deal from an Orono man who faces more than 100 charges of sex crimes against children. More...

Maine pays $7.2M for land on waterfront

PORTLAND (AP) — The Maine Department of Transportation has paid a Portland businessman $7.2 million for 18 acres of industrial waterfront land it seized from him this spring as part of a seaport terminal expansion project. More...

Scientists to evaluate plummeting cod stock

PORTLAND (AP) — Scientists are set to begin reviewing an assessment of the Gulf of Maine cod population that says the species is spawning at an all-time low. More...

Conservation group issues scorecard

AUGUSTA (AP) — A conservation group in Maine is handing out grades to lawmakers for their votes in the Legislature. Maine Conservation Voters unveiled its 2014 environmental scorecard on Thursday. More...

UMaine-Machias president plans to resign in December

MACHIAS (AP) — University of Maine officials say the president of the system’s Machias campus will resign at the end of December. More...

Ex-publisher in court on child porn charge

AUBURN (AP) — A former Auburn city councilor who also once published a local magazine and organized a community film festival has appeared in court for the first time since being charged with possessing child pornography. More...

Serial bank robber gets 10 years in jail

BANGOR (AP) — An Old Town man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for committing a pair of bank robberies that netted him more than $17,000. More...

Westbrook officer claims sex harassment

WESTBROOK (AP) — A Westbrook police officer has filed notice of her intention to sue the city, claiming she was sexually harassed after issuing a speeding ticket to another officer’s girlfriend. More...

Cutler proposes state election reforms

PORTLAND (AP) — Independent Maine governor candidate Eliot Cutler is proposing election reforms on the heels of a court decision designed to level the campaign finance playing field. More...

Large wind farm gets preliminary approval

BINGHAM (AP) — A proposal to build what would be Maine’s largest energy-generating wind farm has received preliminary approval from state environmental regulators. More...

School crossing guard still reporting to work

AUGUSTA (AP) — Even though the Augusta school board eliminated crossing guards this summer, one dedicated crossing guard is reported for anyway. More...

Plea deal reached in crash that killed Bucksport teen

BUCKSPORT There was expected to be a substantial development this morning in a divisive case that has riveted local residents for nearly a year when a local teenager appears in an Ellsworth courtroom to enter a plea in a vehicular manslaughter case. More...