November 22, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Sheriff admits to sending sexually explicit photo

PORTLAND (AP) — The president of the Maine Sheriff's Association has been ousted after a sexually explicit photograph of the sheriff in his office while in uniform surfaced.  WGME-TV reports Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant confirmed th More...

Police: Body found inside shipping container on fish pier

ROCKLAND (AP) — Maine police say a man was found dead inside a shipping container at a Rockland pier.  Police say the body of 37- year-old Adam Purington was found inside a bait shipping container Saturday morning. More...

Driver of funeral home vehicle killed in crash

GREENE (AP) — State police say a funeral home employee transporting a body was killed when his van was hit from behind by a sport utility vehicle.  Police say the crash killed 59-year-old Richard Charest of Winthrop. More...

Former town manager heading to trial

OGUNQUIT (AP) — A former town manager in Maine is headed for trial on charges that he collected illegitimate parking fees.  More...

Maine looking at worst year for pedestrian deaths in decade

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine officials say the number of pedestrians struck and killed by vehicles in 2017 is poised to be the highest in more than 10 years.  More...

Home sales were up in Maine in October

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Association of Realtors says sales of single-family existing homes increased by a little more than 8 percent in October 2017 compared to a year earlier.  More...

Hunters asked to step up game meat donation as holidays near

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine wildlife officials are encouraging hunters in the state to consider donating game meat to the hungry as Thanksgiving nears.  More...

Park Service extends comment period for proposed fee hike

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Advocates seeking to nullify delay of ranked-choice voting

PORTLAND Ranked-choice voting supporters are embarking on a referendum do-over, seeking enough signatures for a vote to nullify a legislative delay and implement the system for the June primary elections. More...

L.L. Bean CEO: Outdoor companies ‘better together’

PORTLAND   Seeking to leverage the state’s rugged outdoor heritage, outdoor-focused companies from L.L. More...

Police issue a warning about spoiled turkeys

FALMOUTH (AP) — The police department in Falmouth, Maine, is warning residents to steer clear of black market Butterballs.  The police department reports a Hannaford supermarket had to discard frozen turkeys that thawed out because of a me More...

Supporters of home care proposal have 40,000 signatures

AUGUSTA (AP) — Organizers of a referendum effort aimed at guaranteeing access to home care for the disabled and seniors say they’ve collected more than 40,000 signatures.  More...

Out-of-state enrollment boosts UMaine, USM

ORONO (AP) — The University of Maine System is getting a bump in revenue thanks to an increase in out-of-state enrollment. More...

Fishing group led by ‘Codfather’ shut down by government

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Jury deadlocks in trial of deputy accused of abusing girls

AUGUSTA (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the case of a onetime “Deputy of the Year” charged with sexually abusing three girls in Maine. More...

Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil held in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — Members of Portland's transgender community came together over the weekend for the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. More...

Maine boy with cancer dies after wish for early Christmas

PORTLAND   A 9-year-old Maine boy with cancer has died a week after his wish for a Christmas celebration was fulfilled.  Jacob Thompson’s family announced on social media that he died Sunday at Maine Medical Center in Portland. More...

Shell, lacked? Lobster catch might be much less this year

PORTLAND Maine’s lobster haul might be less this year, and prices have drifted downward for both lobstermen and consumers, members of the industry say. More...

L.L. Bean, 25 other businesses join to form Maine Outdoors Brands

PORTLAND (AP) — L.L. Bean, Good To-Go and Blaze Partners are among 26 businesses getting together to create a trade alliance named Maine Outdoors Brands.  The group will formally introduce itself at a news conference on Monday.  More...

Car smashed by Downeaster after GPS directs motorist onto train tracks

EAST KINGSTON, N.H. (AP) — Officials say Amtrak’s Downeaster crashed into a car whose driver followed GPS directions onto train tracks in New Hampshire.  More...