September 23, 2014 RSS feed / Maine

Candidates spar over environmental policy

PORTLAND Maine gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler on Monday launched an attack on the environmental records of his opponents, who quickly rebutted the independent candidate’s statements in a flare up on the campaign trail. More...

Man charged with setting Sunday fire

BIDDEFORD (AP) — The Maine state fire marshal’s office says a Biddeford man has been charged with setting a fire that damaged a two-unit apartment house. More...

Michelle Obama coming to Maine

ORONO (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is coming to Maine to campaign for Democrat Mike Michaud in the governor’s race. The Michaud campaign said Monday that Mrs. Obama and Michaud will appear together Oct. 3 at the University of Maine. More...

Maine train death a suicide, police say

NORTH BERWICK (AP) — Police say the death of a man killed when he was hit by the Amtrak Downeaster train was likely a suicide. More...

UMS seeks more funds from state

AUGUSTA The University of Maine System will ask lawmakers in Augusta for more funding so it can maintain a freeze on tuition rates, the board of trustees decided on Monday. More...

LePage may not participate in debates

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he’s considering pulling out of debates that include Democrat Mike Michaud. More...

Former town official guilty on tax charges

ACTON (AP) — A Maine jury has found a former Acton town official guilty of 19 counts of income, sales and use tax evasion. Attorney General Janet T. Mills says the eight-day trial ended with a guilty verdict for 67-year-old Richard Weymouth. More...

LePage wants to work with NFL on violence

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is urging the commissioner of the NFL to team up with the nation’s governors to tackle the problem of domestic violence. More...

Moose season starts, fewer permits given

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s annual moose hunting season is underway in the northern reaches of the state, with fewer hunters participating this year because of the impact of ticks. More...