September 30, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

Waterkeeper movement thrives from Maine to Nepal

YARMOUTH   For 22 years, Joe Payne has patrolled the waters of Casco Bay, improving water quality, restoring clam flats, protecting young lobsters and mobilizing oil spill cleanup efforts.  More...

OOB council mulls butter maker’s future

OLD ORCHARD BEACH (AP) — The fate of Kate’s Homemade Butter is in the hands of the Old Orchard Beach Town Council, which is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss whether to revoke the butter company’s license.  More...

Memorial to victims of murder coming

AUGUSTA (AP) — Ground has been broken on a memorial in Augusta to the state’s murdered children.  Gov. Paul LePage was among those who took part in the ceremony Sunday at Holy Family Cemetery.  More...

Turner barn burns, no cows, people hurt

TURNER (AP) — A large fire has destroyed a barn at a Turner dairy farm, but no cows were killed thanks to the efforts of neighbors and passers-by.  Ralph Caldwell of Caldwell Family Farms says the fire reported at about 2 p.m. More...

UMaine opens Wyeth Art Center

ORONO (AP) — A new art studio named for the Wyeth family of artists is being dedicated at the University of Maine.  The Wyeth Family Studio Art Center is being dedicated on Sunday, honoring the three generations of Wyeths whose paintings h More...

Former Gov. Curtis to speak at USM

PORTLAND (AP) — Former Gov. Ken Curtis is speaking at the University of Southern Maine in an ongoing speaker series featuring past and present politicians.  Curtis was elected governor in 1966 and re-elected in 1970. More...

Bird hunting seasons kick off this week

AUGUSTA (AP) — Several bird hunting seasons are launching in Maine this week.  Grouse and woodcock hunting season starts on Tuesday. It also marks the beginning of waterfowl season in the southern and coastal parts of Maine.  More...

Chelsea corruption trial’s next phase begins today

BANGOR   A charge lodged against a Chelsea businessman that alleged he helped his wife, a former town selectwoman, misuse federal funds for a culvert repair has been dismissed by a federal judge.  More...

Geraldo donates vessel to Academy

ELLSWORTH   Geraldo Rivera, the Fox News host and television personality, has donated his 68- foot sailboat to the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.  “Not a sailboat, the sailboat,” Rivera said in a phone interview about Voyag More...

‘UFO’ in Augusta was light from restaurant

AUGUSTA (AP) — Several Augusta residents called police to report a UFO hovering over the capital city this week.  But there were no little green men invading. More...

Man admits to selling fake federal IDs

PORTLAND (AP) — A man authorities say sold fake federal identification cards to people in Maine who were in the U.S. illegally has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge.  More...

R.I. man acquitted of sexual assault

PARIS (AP) — A jury in Maine has acquitted a Rhode Island man of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.  Kyle Sanville of Richmond, R.I., was found not guilty Thursday of gross sexual assault after about three hours of deliberations by th More...

State employees kick off charity drive

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine state employees and retirees are launching their annual campaign to raise money for community organizations.  Republican Gov. More...

Finalists named in lobster chef event

PORTLAND (AP) — Four chefs have been named finalists in this year’s Maine Lobster Chef of the Year competition.  More...

ME: 2nd Oakfield victim also was shot

OAKFIELD (AP) — Authorities say the woman found dead in a burning home in Oakfield earlier this week had been shot.  The medical examiner Thursday officially identified the woman found Monday as 49-year-old Heidi Pratt and the cause of dea More...

UMaine hosts bullying conference

ORONO (AP) — The University of Maine is hosting a conference for school administrators, counselors and faculty on the topic of bullying.  Today’s event at the university’s Wells Conference Center in Orono will focus on working More...

S.C. man sentenced in child porn case

PORTLAND (AP) — A South Carolina man is going to prison for 40 years for sending pictures of himself engaged in sexual activity with two young girls over the Internet to a Maine man.  Daniel Cobb of Rock Hill, S.C., was sentenced Thursday More...

Portland schools reach Title IX pact

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. More...

Maine health plan prices near top

AUGUSTA   The costs of plans being offered on Maine’s health insurance marketplace are among the highest in the country, on average, before tax credits for lower-income individuals and out-of-pocket costs are factored in, according to a fe More...

Portland’s restaurant inspector resigns

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland’s tough health inspector, who drew the ire of the city’s restaurant and bar owners for her high rate of failing their businesses, has resigned.  City spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said Michele Sturgeon has s More...