April 1, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

Maine Turnpike opens high-speed toll plaza

NEW GLOUCESTER (AP) — The Maine Turnpike is opening its first high-speed toll plaza. Beginning today, drivers who use E-ZPass can pay their tolls electronically while driving at highway speeds at the plaza in New Gloucester. More...

Man rescued after fishing on Poland lake

POLAND (AP) — A man fishing on a Poland lake had to be rescued after falling through the ice. Fire Chief Mark Bosse says the man walked about 1,500 feet out onto the ice of Thompson Lake on Sunday night to go ice fishing. More...

Marijuana lobbyist wins dinner with gov

AUGUSTA (AP) — A lobbyist for a medical marijuana trade group will be breaking bread with Maine Gov. Paul LePage after making the high bid at a benefit auction for a dinner for four with the governor. More...

Medical marijuana workers unionize

HALLOWELL (AP) — Employees at Maine’s largest medical marijuana dispensary group have unionized, but the head of the company that employs more than 40 people won’t say if they’ll recognize the union, officials say. More...

Gas company holding job fair in Maine

AUGUSTA (AP) — A company involved in a natural gas distribution project in central Maine plans a job fair in Augusta to fill 45 positions. Summit Natural Gas of Maine will hold the job fair on Wednesday at the Senator Inn in Augusta. More...

Auburn man cleaning gun shoots himself

AUBURN (AP) — Police say a 22-year-old Auburn man accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning his handgun. Sgt. Laurie Woodhead says the man was in his Newbury Street apartment at about 7:20 p.m. More...

Man hurt in Pittston dirt bike accident

PITTSTON (AP) — Authorities a 22-year-old man has suffered serious injuries in a dirt bike accident in Pittston. The Kennebec County Sheriff ’s Office says the accident occurred at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday. More...