February 1, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

Lawmakers OK with rejection of Maine liquor offer

AUGUSTA (AP) — Top legislators signaled Thursday they support Gov. More...

Woods files papers for governor race

YARMOUTH (AP) — Democrat Steve Woods, who announced in November that he intends to run for governor, has filed paperwork with the Maine ethics commission to make it official.  The town council chairman and entrepreneur from Yarmouth said h More...

Maine apportionment panel begins work

AUGUSTA (AP) — A new state commission has a big job ahead of it as it starts work on redrawing Maine’s 186 House and Senate district lines.  More...

Unity puts total focus on climate change

UNITY (AP) — Unity College says it has become the nation’s first college or university to tie every aspect of its curriculum to the mitigation of global climate change.  The college has focused on climate change as an imperative sinc More...

Maine settles for $500K in ‘robo’ case

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine will receive $500,000 as part of the $121 million multi-state settlement in a mortgage robo-signing case.  Attorney General Janet Mills said Thursday that her office reached a settlement against Lender Processing Servi More...

Marijuana program gets new manager

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s medical marijuana program has a new manager.  The Portland Press Herald reports that Marietta D’Agostino was hired to fill the position left vacant in November when John Thiele was dismissed. More...

Electrical workers reject contract offer

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — Electrical workers at a Skowhegan paper mill have rejected a new contract offer, setting the stage for a possible strike.  The 59 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers at Sappi Fine Paper voted aga More...

Fuel thefts probed in Livermore Falls

LIVERMORE FALLS (AP) — Police in Livermore Falls are investigating three heating fuel thefts in the past few days.  Chief Ernest Steward Jr. says two homes and a church have been hit.   More...

Bill seeks change in morning liquor sales in Maine

AUGUSTA (AP) — To some shift workers in Maine, Sunday morning is like the afternoon when they knock off work. More...

Man charged with stealing from groups

BANGOR (AP) — The former treasurer of the Bangor- Breakfast Kiwanis Club and Greater Bangor 4th of July Corp. More...

Winslow man pleads not guilty to killing

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Winslow man charged with fatally shooting another man outside a Waterville bar has pleaded not guilty.  Matthew Partridge was ordered held on $700,000 bail after his arraignment on Wednesday in Kennebec County Superior Cou More...

Winds knock out power to thousands

PORTLAND (AP) — High winds and rain are causing power outages across Maine.  About 11,000 customers are without electricity this morning.  Bangor Hydro Electric Co. is reporting more than 9,300 customers without power. More...

Westbrook firefighter made up attack report

GORHAM (AP) — A Maine firefighter who said she was attacked by two men who tried to abduct her is now facing charges because police say she made the whole thing up.  Rachael Welsh of Gorham has been charged with filing a false report.  More...

Forums on lobster industry wrap up

YORK (AP) — A monthlong series of forums seeking public opinion about the Maine lobster industry is drawing to a close.  The 16th and final forum organized by the Department of Marine Resources is taking place today in York.  More...

Legislation to protect Mainers’ privacy eyed

AUGUSTA (AP) — A package of bills to protect Mainers’ privacy amid the telecommunications boom is being outlined in the State House.  The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine and a bipartisan coalition of legislators will hold a n More...

Conn. man convicted of wire fraud in Maine

PORTLAND (AP) — A Connecticut man has been convicted in Maine of wire fraud for a real estate scheme.  More...

Two Mainers indicted in theft cases

BANGOR (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a 55-year-old Maine woman for allegedly stealing half a million dollars from the company where she worked as a bookkeeper.  WZON-AM reported that Ellen Wilson, who’s also known as Ellen Gunston More...

Drug agents raid suspected meth lab

HOULTON (AP) — Drug agents have arrested three people in northern Maine in connection with a methamphetamine lab allegedly being run out of an apartment in Houlton.  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says it was alerted to the operation by More...

Bills on east-west highway proposed

AUGUSTA (AP) — Several bills have been introduced that reflect lawmakers’ concerns over the proposed eastwest highway, a 230-mile route across Maine that would connect Canadian points. More...

Augusta man gets 2 years for robbery

AUGUSTA (AP) — An Augusta man has been sentenced to two years in prison for robbing a Walmart pharmacy last year.  Jason Truman pleaded guilty Tuesday in Kennebec County Superior Court to the Nov. 26 robbery. More...