September 20, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

Common Ground Fair kicks off in Maine

UNITY (AP) — A popular Maine fair devoted to organic farming and rural living is kicking off in Unity.  The Common Ground Fair runs from today through Sunday.  The fair is sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Associat More...

Globetrotters to christen Bangor arena

BANGOR (AP) — The Harlem Globetrotters are ready to kick off the first event at the new arena in Bangor.  The Globetrotters are playing games today and Saturday for what will be the first ticketed events at the Cross Insurance Center.  More...

POW/MIA Recognition Weekend begins

OLD ORCHARD BEACH (AP) — Maine veterans are gathering to honor prisoners of war and servicemen missing in action and to raise money for veterans in need.  The POW/MIA Recognition Weekend kicks off in Old Orchard Beach Baseball Park today. More...

Maine justice picked for federal bench

PORTLAND (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated Maine supreme court justice Jon Levy to serve on the federal bench.  Reps. More...

Man gets 5-plus years on firearms charges

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms.  Anthony Foglio was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court. More...

Maine man dies when vehicle pins him

PLYMOUTH (AP) — Police say a Plymouth man has died after the vehicle he was working on fell on him.  A spokesman for the Penobscot County Sheriff ’s Department says Roger Crocker, 57, was working under a jackedup vehicle in his own d More...

Moose moved out of Augusta neighborhood

AUGUSTA (AP) — Seeing a moose in Maine is not unusual. More...

‘Navigating’ the ACA in the Mid-coast

Purchasing an Affordable Care Act-compliant health care plan can be confusing, so Maine has been training groups of people to be “navigators” to help customers examine each of the health care plans available through the exchanges, which i More...

Portland’s airport adds security system

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s busiest airport has installed a new security system that monitors the exit doors leading from the airport terminal.  The Portland International Jetport has had a security guard who monitors the doors where pas More...

Cutler book outlines his vision of future

PORTLAND (AP) — Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler has released a 104-page book outlining his vision of the future of Maine.  Cutler announced Wednesday that his book includes his ideas on how Maine can create job opportuniti More...

Maine pays off debt owed to hospitals

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. More...

R.I. man charged with manslaughter

BELFAST (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been charged with manslaughter for a car accident in Maine that killed a passenger.  The Waldo County Sheriff ’s Department says Alvaro Soares, 27, turned himself into authorities Wednesday on ma More...

Maine gets $13M in grants for IT training

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s community colleges are getting more than $13 million in grants to offer more information technology training opportunities.  More...

Blaze engulfs building in Old Port

PORTLAND (AP) — A three-alarm blaze in Portland’s Old Port district is under control.  The fire at the multi-story commercial building on Wharf and Fore streets was reported at about 1:30 a.m. More...

2 Maine hikers survive ordeal

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two women from Maine say they were “one bad event away from complete disaster” during their terrifying ordeal in an ice storm thousands of feet atop a Colorado peak.  More...

Waterboro man dies in Limerick crash

LIMERICK (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old Waterboro man has died after a single vehicle crash in Limerick.  A spokesman for the York County Sheriff ’s Office says an investigation shows that Barrett Sinnett was driving at a high More...

Bar Harbor airport gets $1.5M grant

TRENTON (AP) — Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport is getting a more than $1.5 million federal grant to be begin construction of a new taxiway.  The grant from the U.S. More...

Saco can replace one destroyed cop cruiser

SACO (AP) — Saco’s police chief says insurance money will only cover the cost of replacing one of the town’s three police cruisers totaled when a Massachusetts woman rammed them during a chase in July.  More...

Group seeks savings from state’s tax credits

AUGUSTA (AP) — Eliminating any of the state’s tax exemptions and credits will be politically challenging but may be necessary to avoid further cuts to municipal revenue sharing, Maine lawmakers said Monday.  More...

Maine replaces GED with new test

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine will offer a new high school equivalency exam in the place of the GED starting next year.  The Department of Education said on Monday that starting in 2014 Maine residents will be able to take the ETS high school equiv More...