January 20, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Sweden not giving up fight over lobster imports

PORTLAND Sweden isn’t giving up on a long-running battle with the U.S. and Canada over lobsters that have turned up in Swedish waters. More...

Governor LePage won’t apologize for criticizing Lewis

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage isn’t backing down on his statements about John Lewis, a black Georgia congressman who risked his life in the fight for civil rights. More...

Green Partiers go socialist over band performing for Trump

AUGUSTA (AP) — A high school band from rural Maine set to help kick off Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s inaugural festivities is at the center of a clash between leaders of the state’s Green Independent Party.  More...

LePage to deliver State of the State after 1-year hiatus

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Republican Gov. More...

School testing air after mold found

MANCHESTER (AP) —  Officials say air quality testing is underway at a Manchester school after parents questioned how the district and administrators dealt with mold in the basement and three classrooms. More...

Regulators say fishermen can catch more dogfish

PORTLAND (AP) — Fishing regulators are going to allow fishermen to catch more smooth dogfish, a species of increasing interest in commercial fisheries. The seafood industry has been trying to find new markets for the dogfish in recent years. More...

Maine man gets life in prison for killing girlfriend, 2 kids

BANGOR (AP) — A man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her two children asked for mercy before a judge imposed three life sentences Thursday.   More...

Feds back Maine fabric company in dispute with China

MECHANIC FALLS (AP) — Members of Maine’s congressional delegation supports a federal government decision about allegations of unfair trade practices committed by Chinese fabric producers.  More...

Charges brought in crosswalk fatality in Lewiston

LEWISTON (AP) — A Maine woman has been charged for a November crash that killed a 13-yearold Lewiston Middle School student. More...

Home heating prices hold steady in January

AUGUST (AP) — The Governor’s Energy Office says the price of heating oil in Maine has held steady over the past weeks.  The statewide average cash price for No. 2 heating oil was $2.28 per gallon this week. More...

King to vote against Trump’s pick for EPA

LEWISTON (AP) — Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine is going to vote against President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. More...

Inmate sues city, says his absentee ballot denied

BANGOR (AP) — An inmate in Maine has filed a lawsuit saying officials denied him the right to vote in the 2016 presidential election.  More...

King ranking member of Armed Services subcommittee

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Angus King, IMaine, announced that he has been named Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Airland for the 115th Congress. More...

Legislature eyes earlier time zone for Maine

AUGUSTA Though it may sound peculiar, some Maine lawmakers are aiming to make the winter sun set later in the Pine Tree State. More...

‘Pride of Madawaska’ ready to help kick off ceremony

PORTLAND   Despite a snub by Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, the other three members of Maine’s congressional delegation, Republican Gov. More...

Mainers heading to Washington for event

The inauguration

SHAPLEIGH When Donald J. More...

Ex-therapist admits sexually assaulting a client

SCARBOROUGH (AP) — A former Scarborough therapist has admitted in a plea deal that he sexually assaulted a client and then wrongfully contacted her as he awaited trial. More...

Portland man admits to Rockland abduction, gets 15 years

ROCKLAND (AP) — A  Portland man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after admitting he abducted a woman last fall by grabbing her off a street in Rockland and choking her until she passed out. More...

FBI investigating threats to Jewish centers

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities say they’re investigating threats to Jewish centers nationwide. More...

Troopers urge caution as deer crashes up in northern Maine

CARIBOU (AP) — Maine  troopers say they’re advising drivers in the northern part of the state to exercise caution in the wake of a spate of collisions between vehicles and deer.   More...