October 10, 2012 RSS feed / Maine

3 Senate candidates spar

PORTLAND (AP) — The three leading candidates in the race to fill Sen. More...

Maine GOP leaders tout achievements

AUGUSTA (AP) — Hoping to reset the tone in the battle for control of the Legislature, Maine Republican leaders said Tuesday they kept their promises to voters by cutting taxes, reforming regulations and passing balanced budgets.  More...

Arrests rock tourist town

KENNEBUNK (AP) — This upscale southern Maine town is known for its ocean beaches, old sea captains’ mansions and the neighboring town of Kennebunkport, home to the Bush family summer compound.  More...

TD Bank issues data loss notification

PORTLAND (AP) — TD Bank is notifying some East Coast customers that it lost data containing confidential customer information but it won’t say how many customers have been affected.  Backup computer tapes that were being transferred More...

MaineToday Media hires new CEO

PORTLAND (AP) — An advertising executive and new media manager from the Boston Globe has been named chief executive officer of MaineToday Media.  More...

Presque Isle man jailed on meth charge

BANGOR (AP) — A Presque Isle man has been sentenced to two years and two months in prison on federal drug charges.  Wayne MacFarline was also sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation upon completion of his prison sentence.  More...

Trooper recognized for stopping driver

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine state trooper is being recognized for his quick thinking when he stopped an elderly man who was driving the wrong way on a Portland interstate highway at the beginning of rush hour.  U.S. Rep. More...

Augusta burglary suspect arrested

AUGUSTA (AP) — An Augusta man suspected in a series of house breaks has been arrested as he tried to leave the state.  Police say 20-year-old Michael Marro was apprehended last weekend at the Augusta State Airport as he attempted to buy a More...

Brewer school eyed for senior housing

BREWER (AP) — The Brewer City Council has approved a plan to convert the old Brewer Middle School into low-income senior housing.  The council on Tuesday agreed to sell the closed school to the Brewer Housing Authority.  More...

Arrest made in probe of Lewiston gunfire

LEWISTON (AP) — Police have made in arrest in connection with gunfire at a Lewiston apartment complex last week.  Police and federal agents arrested 27-year-old Tyone Jones, originally of Brooklyn, N.Y., in Turner on Tuesday and charged hi More...

Ingalls delivers DDG-1000 deckhouse

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered the composite deckhouse for a Zumwaltclass destroyer to the U.S. More...

Hundreds line road as soldier’s body returns

HOULTON (AP) — Maine is paying its final respects to a Special Forces soldier from Houlton killed in Afghanistan.  Hundreds of people lined the route as a hearse carried the body of Sgt. More...

Zumba teacher in court in prostitution case

PORTLAND (AP) — A 29- year-old fitness instructor is being arraigned on charges she ran a prostitution business out of her Kennebunk Zumba studio and secretly filmed her encounters.  More...

The World’s largest yacht stops in Maine

EASTPORT (AP) — What’s called the “world’s largest privately owned yacht” will visit three Maine ports.  The 644-foot ship called The World will tie up at the breakwater pier in Eastport today so that the residents More...

Police work fast to make arrest after theft

BANGOR (AP) — Bangor police moved quickly to make an arrest after a city pharmacy was robbed for the fourth time in six months.  Police say within an hour of the robbery at the Rite Aid at the corner of Union and Fourteenth streets just be More...

Maine starts medical car sticker program

GORHAM (AP) — A nationwide program that places yellow stickers on the back windows of vehicles to indicate that an occupant has a medical condition is coming to Maine.  The Yellow Dot program is being launched in Gorham and Westbrook and o More...

Auburn residents urged to boil water

AUBURN (AP) — Some residents of Auburn are being urged to boil their tap water before using it for cooking or drinking after a water main break sent millions of gallons gushing into the street.  The break Monday afternoon was caused by a c More...

GOP leaders seek to reverse ’spin’ in races

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Republican legislative leaders don’t like the spin they say minority Democrats are putting on the last session as the two parties tangle for control of the House and Senate.  Yoday, GOP leaders plan to give their More...

Free rent to bolster Gardiner downtown

GARDINER (AP) — Businesses that move into empty storefronts in downtown Gardiner are being offered two months’ worth of free rent.  The business development group Gardiner Main Street, landlords who own the space, and the city are co More...

Hunter, 77, found after night in woods

HAMMOND (AP) — A 77- year-old eastern Maine man who spent a night in the woods while out hunting has been found, and it appears he is OK.  A spokeswoman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said Ralph Bubar of Linneus More...