February 5, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

LePage to give State of State tonight

AUGUSTA   With state revenues scarce as ever and the political atmosphere as fickle as the Maine weather, Gov. More...

Underage drinking trial begins in Maine

PORTLAND (AP) — Defense attorneys say a husband and wife did all they could to stop teenagers from drinking at a party at their Falmouth home, but Cumberland County’s top prosecutor says they knew there was underage drinking and failed to More...

New bear study includes a candid camera

PORTLAND   Video cameras are seemingly everywhere. Soon there’ll even be one hanging from around the neck of a Maine black bear as it interacts with its cubs, forages for berries or perhaps makes its way into a backyard bird feeder.  More...

Tear gas stops fugitive in Jay

JAY (AP) — Police fired tear gas into a trailer in Jay to capture a man who had been on the run all weekend.  A Maine State Police tactical team entered the home at the Pine Haven Trailer Park at about 4 p.m. More...

Lobster prices still a concern

YORK (AP) — Lobstermen are worried last summer’s low prices could return.  Lobstermen have been telling Maine Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher at recent meetings that something needs to be done should prices dive again. More...

Lawmakers OK with rejection of Maine liquor offer

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

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...

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...

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 sentenced for unlawful sexual contact

BANGOR (AP) — A Glenburn man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after pleading guilty to molesting two young girls.  Daniel Severance admitted on Monday to six unlawful sexual contact charges in a deal with prosecutors. More...

Maine GOP names new executive director

AUGUSTA (AP) — A man with deep ties to Gov. Paul LePage has been named executive director of the Maine Republican Party.  The party announced the hiring of Jason Savage on its Facebook page over the weekend. More...

MPBN unveils TV show on State House

AUGUSTA   Mainers will soon be able to keep a closer eye on their lawmakers.  Public broadcasting’s Maine Capitol Connection channel is expected to go on air Monday and feature dayand night, gavel-to-gavel House and Senate coverage, More...

Scarborough to vote on oyster nursery

SCARBOROUGH (AP) — The Scarborough Town Council is scheduled to meet this week to vote on an oyster nursery off the Pine Point Beach pier.  Abigail Carroll started buying oysters as juveniles to test her untrained hand at raising them at a More...

Rockland museum to exhibit best works

ROCKLAND (AP) — Farnsworth Art Museum is kicking off its 2013 exhibition season with a show featuring paintings, photographs and sculptures by well-known American artists including Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Eliot Porter, Ro 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...