February 24, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Fishermen at odds over impact of Trump order

PORTLAND   An executive order by President Donald Trump designed to radically cut back on federal regulations has spurred disagreement among fishermen about how it will affect them — and lawmakers and regulators aren't sure what the answer More...

Sen. Collins open to using subpoena to investigate President Trump’s taxes

PORTLAND   U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said on Wednesday she’s open to using a subpoena to investigate President Donald Trump’s tax returns for potential connections to Russia.  More...

Liberal group calls on Sen. Collins to be more accessible

PORTLAND (AP) — A liberal group that wants better access to elected officials used a series of Wednesday rallies to call for Maine Sen. Susan Collins to hold a town hall event to address its concerns.  More...

Collins not committing on possible 2018 run for governor of Maine

BANGOR (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday she’s not committing on whether she will run for governor in 2018.  Collins made the comments during an appearance on a Maine Public radio show. More...

New rules could be coming to shuttered Maine shrimp fishery

PORTLAND (AP) — Interstate regulators are holding a pair of meetings to determine how to manage New England’s depleted shrimp fishery in the future.  The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has been considering new ways to ma More...

Moose hunt permits may be eliminated in three Maine districts

AUGUSTA (AP) — State biologists have proposed keeping the same number of moose hunting permits in all but three of Maine’s 24 hunting districts.  The Portland Press Herald reports moose hunting permits for the coming season would be More...

Portland, South Portland OK plans to build solar farms

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland and South Portland are partnering to build the state’s two largest municipal solar farms on closed landfills. The Portland Press Herald reports the cities approved the plans on Wednesday night. More...

Four finalists to conduct Portland Symphony Orchestra

PORTLAND (AP) — The Portland Symphony Orchestra is getting serious about finding a replacement for Music Director Robert Moody, who’s entering his 10th and final season.  The Board of Directors says four finalists are each going to g More...

Woman accused of killing estranged husband in Acton

ACTON (AP) — A woman is accused of killing her estranged husband at his home in Acton.  State police say 46-year-old Kandee Weyland was charged Wednesday night with murder and violating a protection order.  More...

Lepage to travel to Yarmouth for next town hall event

AUGUSTA (AP) — GOP Gov. Paul LePage is headed to southern Maine to speak to the public and defend his final two-year budget proposal.  His next public event is scheduled for the AMVETS Post 2 on 148 North Road in Yarmouth on March 8. More...

Man pleads guilty to getting over $157K in Social Security

BANGOR (AP) — A Maine man has pleaded guilty to receiving over $157,000 in Social Security disability payments for over a decade.  More...

Republican legislator calls for ethics investigation of Democrat

PORTLAND A Republican legislator wants an ethics investigation launched into whether the House chairman of a taxation committee violated rules by being employed by a ballot referendum campaign. More...

Chief to Portland mayor: Do not politicize tragedies

PORTLAND   Portland’s police chief says it’s wrong for the mayor and others to use a police shooting to advance a political agenda.  More...

Collins says call volume is overwhelming staff

PORTLAND   A Republican U.S. senator known for speaking out against GOP President Donald Trump said Tuesday the high number of phone calls pouring into her office has made it difficult for her to serve constituents.  More...

Group that wants access to leaders to focus on Collins

PORTLAND (AP) — A liberal group that wants better access to elected officials is hosting three rallies around Maine, focusing on Sen. Susan Collins.  Mainers For Accountable Leadership is planning to hold rallies at 12:30 p.m. More...

Medicaid expansion set to be on ballot

PORTLAND (AP) — An effort to expand Medicaid coverage in Maine has qualified for the November ballot.  The citizens’ initiative will appear on the ballot if lawmakers do not pass it into law without alterations.  More...

Fire destroys Winthrop post office and its contents

WINTHROP (AP) — Officials say a fire swept through the post office in downtown Winthrop, destroying both the building and the pieces of mail that were inside.  Crews say the blaze began around 9 a.m. Tuesday. More...

Trial begins for ex-youth ministry group official

AUGUSTA (AP) — A trial is underway for a former youth ministry program official in Canaan whose charged with unlawful sexual contact with a young girl.  More...

Woman killed, 3-year-old son injured in Frankfort crash

FRANKFORT (AP) — A woman has been killed and her 3-year-old son injured in a crash in Maine.  State police say Teresa Sirois was behind the wheel of a car that crossed the centerline and collided with an oncoming car Tuesday afternoon in F More...

Maine’s bobcat hunting season ending for the year

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s bobcat hunting season is ending for the year.  The state allows a bobcat hunting season every winter. It began on Dec. 1 and ends on Tuesday.  More...