February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Maine

Michaud unveils ‘Maine Made’ economic plan

PORTLAND   U.S. Rep. and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud on Wednesday released his plan to build Maine’s economy during a campaign event at Portland’s Rosemont Market.  More...

1 person dead, 1 hurt in Newburgh crash

NEWBURGH (AP) — Police say one person is dead and another injured after a car collided with a state Transportation Department snowplow in Newburgh.  Police say the driver of a car apparently lost control on a slippery hill on Western Avenu More...

Woman pleads guilty to stealing $3M

BANGOR (AP) — A Bucksport woman has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $3 million from the bank where she worked for eight years.  Federal prosecutors say Lynn Bowden, 62, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. More...

Man gets 2 years for 2 pharmacy robberies

AUGUSTA (AP) — An Augusta man has been sentenced to spend two years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing two city pharmacies in 2012.  More...

Four snowblowers taken in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — A snowy Maine winter has increased the demand for snowblowers, and police in Portland say some opportunistic thieves are taking advantage.  Police say four of the machines have been stolen in the city in the past week.  More...

Energy technology discussed in forum

PORTLAND (AP) — New energy technologies and niche paper products are among the topics being discussed at a timber industry forum in Portland.  Today’s forum and panel discussion will focus on ways Maine’s wood pulp and forestry More...

LePage honors staff, others who are vets

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. More...

Old Town pedestrian struck, killed by SUV

OLD TOWN (AP) — Police say a woman walking along an Old Town street has died after getting struck by an SUV.  The 54-year-old woman was struck from behind on Poplar Street at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.  More...

Mills authorizes funds in whistleblower case

AUGUSTA (AP) — The state is paying $300 per hour for private lawyers to defend the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention from a federal whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former employee.  More...

Maine town appeals beach access ruling

KENNBUNKPORT (AP) — The town of Kennebunkport is asking the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to reconsider its ruling vacating the right to public access to Goose Rocks Beach.  More...

Senators: MaineCare query ‘goofy’

AUGUSTA Some lawmakers say questions for single parents on the state’s Medicaid online application are too intrusive and should be eliminated. More...

Man charged with OUI while snowmobiling

MADISON (AP) — A Madison man who crashed his snowmobile into a parked car on a residential street has been charged with snowmobiling while drunk.  Police said Tuesday that Jeffrey Hayden, 30, is charged with operating after suspension and More...

Prison inmates play first public concert

WARREN (AP) — A band comprised of Maine State Prison inmates will be autographing CDs during the first public concert at the state’s maximum security prison.  The band “Sounds of Comfort” will play songs focusing on priso More...

Michaud to present his economic plan

PORTLAND (AP) — Democrat Mike Michaud is set to make his first major policy address since announcing his campaign for Maine governor.  Michaud plans to announce an economic platform today in Portland. More...

Convicted killer loses bid for DNA tests

PORTLAND (AP) — A divided state supreme court on Tuesday rejected a request to order additional DNA tests on behalf of a convicted killer who claims they could show someone else shot to death his ex-girlfriend and a toddler she was baby-sitting More...

Maine closing area to crab, lobster harvests

AUGUSTA (AP) — The state Department of Marine Resources is closing a small area at the mouth of the Penobscot River to the harvesting of crabs and lobsters for at least two years as a precautionary measure over concerns about possible mercury c More...

Confessions dropped in boy’s arson case

LEWISTON (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped arson charges against one of the two boys charged with setting a fire that destroyed three apartments last spring in Maine’s second-largest city.  The Sun Journal reported Tuesday that the dec More...

LePage pushes back on wind energy bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — The LePage administration pushed back against a proposal Tuesday that supporters say would ensure the decision making process on wind energy proposals in Maine clearly follows the law.  More...

Towns across state slow to embrace brining roads

WINSLOW   Environmental advocates and state officials are urging Maine towns to re-think their use of sand and salt on winter roadways, but few are embracing the alternatives.  More...

State employees raise $275,000 for charity

AUGUSTA   Maine state employees and retirees have raised nearly $275,000 for charity through their annual fundraiser.  The governor’s office said during the 34 years of the Maine State Employees’ Combined Charitable Appeal, $8 m More...