December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Maine

LePage hosts lunch with Bowdoin students

AUGUSTA   Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday held a lunch meeting with more than 20 students from a Bowdoin College class on Maine politics and discussed, among other things, how to keep young people in the state.  More...

Overhaul of concealed gun permits under examination by subcommittee

AUGUSTA   Maine lawmakers developed significant changes to the state’s concealed handgun permitting process on Wednesday that are aimed at streamlining the system and ensuring that all applicants are properly examined.  More...

Feds: About 1,750 Mainers have picked health plans

AUGUSTA   More than five times as many Mainers have picked health insurance plans on the federal online exchange in the second month of enrollment compared to the first, according to government figures released Wednesday.  More...

Group to collect signatures to overturn Citizens United

AUGUSTA   A coalition fed up with corporate money in politics is taking the first step on a long path that it hopes will lead to overturning a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing more money to flood into campaigns.  More...

3 charged with marijuana trafficking

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine State Police say they have charged three people with marijuana trafficking after police say they seized a large amount of pot and psychedelic mushrooms and $33,000 in cash.  More...

Judge weighs Bangor woman’s competency

BANGOR (AP) — A Bangor woman charged with killing her husband has mental and physical health issues that make her unable to assist in her own trial, experts for the defense have told a judge.  More...

200 Lincoln mill workers furloughed

LINCOLN (AP) — Gov. More...

Gov. to honor state employee, manager

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is recognizing the state manager and employee of the year.  LePage will deliver welcome remarks Wednesday to about three dozen state employees during the event at the Blaine House.  More...

Etna family’s beloved dog shot

ETNA (AP) — An Etna family wants to know who shot one of their beloved dogs, leaving it close to death.  Carin Pittman says her two English bulldogges wandered off her property on Tuesday. More...

Windham’s Keddy Mill a Superfund site

WINDHAM (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has added a former mill site in Windham to the Superfund list of hazardous waste sites.  More...

Drug agents make 8 arrests in Bucksport

BUCKSPORT (AP) — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says eight people are in custody following a twoyear investigation into the distribution of prescription narcotics.  The MDEA says the investigation initially focused on 28-year-old Michae More...

Woman gets nearly 3 years in bank fraud

PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine woman has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison and ordered to pay over $500,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to bank fraud.  Prosecutors say 45-yearold Shauna Quinn of Rockland was employed by Rock More...

Heating oil prices up by 3 cents

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Governor’s Energy Office say the average price for home heating oil has risen another 3 cents in Maine.  Officials said Tuesday that the weekly survey puts the average price for No. More...

Panel: No bias by unemployment hearing officers

AUGUSTA   A panel that examined Maine’s process for resolving unemployment claim disputes concluded understaffing led to payment delays and that there’s no evidence that hearing officers were biased, officials said Tuesday.  More...

Democrats question $1M Medicaid review

AUGUSTA   Democrats questioned Tuesday why Republican Gov. More...

Reopening group homes at Riverview proposed

AUGUSTA   The court master overseeing the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta has suggested reopening group homes on state grounds to relieve a space crunch.  More...

Ex-Westbrook man sentenced for shooting in Falmouth

PORTLAND   A former Westbrook resident who fired six gunshots into a Falmouth home, narrowly missing a couple asleep in bed, has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.  Cory Reid also faces deportation to his native Jamaica upon More...

Maine struggles to ‘navigate’ Obamacare

AUGUSTA   Nearly a dozen of Maine’s largest communities are more than 15 miles from the nearest navigator or counselor who can help residents sign up for coverage on the health insurance marketplace, according to an analysis presented to l More...

KOREAN RECOGNITION

MAINE ADJUTANT GENERAL James D. Campbell, left, and first lady Ann LePage are pictured with decorated Korean War veteran Gilbert Ormsby, of Brunswick, at a recent Hall of Flags ceremony in Augusta. More...

Manufacturer to grow factory in Hermon

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Gov. More...