September 20, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Governor: Greed drives lumber prices following hurricanes

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Police: Woman killed when vehicle slams into tractor trailer

AUBURN (AP) — State police say a woman was killed when her vehicle slammed into the back of a tractor trailer as she was exiting the Maine Turnpike.  More...

Ex-Mountie who smuggled narwhal tusks to be sentenced

BANGOR (AP) — A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks across the border is due to be sentenced for money laundering. Prosecutors say Gregory Logan, of St. More...

NOAA funding algal bloom research in Maine, 6 other states

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine is among seven states where the federal government is funding a research project to try to better understand harmful algal blooms.  More...

Lawyer’s license suspended for misconduct

SACO (AP) — A Maine attorney who resumed his law practice after a nine-month prison sentence for money laundering has been suspended from practicing law for six months following allegations of professional misconduct with a female client. More...

Beer brewed in honor of 217-year-old American Elm tree

YARMOUTH (AP) — A Maine brewery is paying tribute to a centuries-old American Elm tree named Herbie with a new pale ale named in the tree’s honor.  “Herbie” is a low-alcohol pale ale with citrus notes that will be release More...

Lawsuit claims police didn’t protect women from Lord rampage

BANGOR (AP) — Two women have filed a federal lawsuit saying police failed to protect them from a man serving a life sentence for a deadly rampage in Maine. More...

Grant awarded to historic theater in Augusta

AUGUSTA (AP) — A $15,000 grant from a Maine historic preservation group will help renovate Augusta’s Colonial Theatre, a historic building that fell into disrepair over recent decades. More...

Zinke: Open up Atlantic monument to commercial fishing

Maine’s Monuments

PORTLAND Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to open up the first marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean to commercial fishing, according to a recommendation he made in a memo to President Donald Trump. More...

Zinke would allow trees to be cut at Katahdin Woods & Waters

MILLINOCKET   Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to allow trees to be cut on parts of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and to ensure that “traditional uses” like snowmobiling and hunting are taken into account in a ma More...

Portland bans public display of ‘wild and exotic’ animals

PORTLAND (AP) — The display of wild and exotic animals will soon no longer be allowed in Portland after a unanimous city council vote.  More...

Man killed after truck rear-ends flatbed

ETNA (AP) — A Maine man is dead after his vehicle rear-ended a flatbed truck carrying pieces of granite on an interstate in Etna. Maine State Police say 56- year-old Joseph Lawler, of Jay, crashed into the flatbed around 2 p.m. Monday. More...

Bank executive loses job over anti-Muslim Facebook posts

KENNEBUNK (AP) — An executive at a Maine bank has lost their job because of anti- Muslim images they posted on Facebook.  More...

LePage pushes ACA repeal

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s governor is urging supporters of the state’s Republican party to back the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act.  The Sun Journal reports Republican Gov. More...

Maine resident and Holocaust survivor dies

PORTLAND (AP) — A 102- year-old Maine resident and Holocaust survivor has died.  The Portland Press Herald reports Kurt Messerschmidt died Tuesday at a Portland hospital, 72 years after surviving a “death march” toward the end More...

For some schools, finding bus drivers is a challenge

YORK A shortage of school bus drivers this year has led some schools and bus companies in New England to push back the first day of classes, consolidate bus routes and offer sign-on bonuses and recruit veterans and custodians as drivers. More...

World War II veteran’s remains returned to Maine

CARIBOU (AP) — The remains of Caribou man who served in World War II are back in Maine for burial.  Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Alberic Blanchette died at 19 on a small island that’s part of the Gilbert Islands on Nov. 20, 1943. More...

Residents: Drug arrest a signal of hope for Sanford neighborhood

SANFORD At 11 a.m. on Thursday morning, it is relatively quiet at the intersection of Thompson Street and Island Avenue — quieter than usual. That is because on Wednesday, Sanford Police, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. More...

LEAF PEEPING SEASON PEEKING OUT

BAR HARBOR is seen through a rusting boat cleat attached to a dock in this 2013 photo provided by Terry Kole. More...

Marine killed in helicopter crash to be put to rest in Maine

BETHEL ( AP) — A Marine who was killed in an August helicopter crash off the coast of Australia will be laid to rest in Maine.  More...