March 22, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

Strong gets 20 days in Zumba sex case

PORTLAND (AP) — An insurance agent who helped run a prostitution operation out of his mistress’s Zumba studio and watched sex videos made with a hidden camera will serve 20 days in jail for a scandal that rocked a seaside community better More...

Furloughs delayed for shipyard workers

KITTERY (AP) — Maine’s U.S. senators say an announcement by the Defense Department that it will delay furlough notices for civilian employees is encouraging and timely for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and other defense facilities. More...

Man leads police on 110 mph chase

PORTLAND (AP) — A Warren man, who led police on a car chase that reached speeds of 110 miles per hour before he crashed, is facing a variety of charges. More...

High prices expected as elver season opens

PORTLAND (AP) — Hundreds of fishermen are lining Maine rivers for the start of eel fishing season. High prices are expected when the season kicks off today. More...

Passadumkeag Ridge wind farm approved

AUGUSTA (AP) — A vote by Maine’s Board of Environmental Protection gives a Texas-based company the goahead to develop a 14-turbine wind farm atop Passadumkeag Ridge in Grand Falls Township. More...

LePage unveils bond bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — As he proposed a $100 million bond issue bill for transportation projects Thursday, Gov. Paul LePage turned up the heat on Democrats to move on his plan to pay a Medicaid debt to the state’s hospitals. More...

Byron official faces recall over gun plan

BYRON (AP) — Some residents of a small western Maine town that made national news when voters were asked whether every home should be required to have a gun have launched an effort to recall a town official who supported the proposal. More...

Home sales dip in Maine due to weather

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Real estate agents say sales of existing single-family homes in Maine fell 5 percent in February from a year ago because of severe weather, but the sales prices for those homes went up. More...

LePage put off by gas company’s action

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says he’s disappointed by a gas company’s action he says will lock Maine contractors out of a construction project. More...

Group wants pot legal in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — A petition drive has been launched in Maine’s largest city calling for an ordinance to legalize possession of up to 2 1/2 ounces of marijuana for people 21 and older. More...

Maine to get $9M for conservation efforts

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. More...