April 23, 2014 RSS feed / Maine

Michaud calls for Maine to cut heating oil usage

YARMOUTH U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Tuesday called for Maine to cut its dependency on heating oil in half by implementing mandatory energy efficiency ratings for new homes and boosting the state’s use of renewable energy such as wind and solar. More...

LePage vetoes Dems’ welfare bill, 2 others

AUGUSTA Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would direct the administration to report on efforts to combat welfare fraud. More...

Lewiston couple sentenced for fraud

AUBURN (AP) — A Lewiston couple convicted of defrauding the federal government out of more $46,000 in housing subsidies by not disclosing substantial income and real estate holdings have been sentenced. More...

State gets $30M for wastewater upgrades

HARTLAND (AP) — Seven Maine wastewater facilities are receiving $29.7 million for upgrades. The in U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grants were announced Tuesday in Hartland in an event celebrating Earth Day. More...

Pills, guns, cash seized from home

AVON (AP) — Authorities say they have made a major drug bust in Franklin County. Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. More...

LePage: Dems’ defeat of bills is ‘shameful’

AUGUSTA Gov. Paul LePage is blasting the Democratic-controlled Legislature for blocking his measures to overhaul the state’s welfare programs and change the work permit process for minors this session. More...

2 charged by moose under investigation

JACKMAN ( AP) — A New Hampshire husband and wife charged by a moose while snowmobiling are under investigation for possibly following the animal. More...

Property tax credit getting boost with law

AUGUSTA (AP) — A new law means that some lowand middle income families will see their property tax credits double. The bill Republican Gov. More...

Report: Maine, Calif. have top high schools

PORTLAND (AP) — U.S. News & World Report says Maine and California are tied for the highest percentage of high schools in the top tier of the magazine’s ranking system. More...

Shooting leaves 1 man injured

DOVER-FOXCROFT (AP) — Police in Maine say a shooting in Dover-Foxcroft has left one person hospitalized with wounds that do not appear to be life-threatening. Police responded to a fight on Lancaster Street at about 6 a.m. Tuesday. More...