September 15, 2014 RSS feed / Maine

Multimedia project shares stories of Mainers who work, play on Casco Bay

CASCO BAY   From teachers in a oneroom schoolhouse on Cliff Island to an alewife harvester at Nequasset Dam, Casco Bay provides a spectacular home to many Mainers who live, play and work along the coast.  More...

Author wins award for novels ‘embedded’ with research

KENNEBUNK   Women lounging in beach chairs with their toes in the surf and a “chick lit” novel in their hands may well have been studying sociology this summer, if the author of their summer read was Patricia Leavy.  More...

Rescuers help entangled humpback off coast of MDI

BAR HARBOR   After more than 24 hours, a 35-foot humpback whale entangled in fishing line and net was freed about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.  More...

Health orgs get $600K to help consumers

AUGUSTA (AP) — Two Maine health organizations are getting $600,000 to help consumers sign up for insurance under the federal health care overhaul law.  More...

L.L. Bean grandson’s group gives $1M

AUGUSTA (AP) — The foundation started by the grandson of L.L. Bean’s founder is giving almost $1 million to dozens of Maine nonprofits.  The John T. More...

Maine to study hemlock tree die-off

ORONO (AP) — University of Maine researchers are studying the impact of hemlock tree die-offs on the state’s freshwater forests.  UMaine stream ecology assistant professor Hamish Greig and Climate Change Institute Jacquelyn Gill are More...

UM to host climate change conference

ORONO (AP) — The University of Maine Climate Change Institute is hosting a conference next month about preparing for extreme weather events.  More...

Maine’s moose hunt starts in a week

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s annual moose hunting season is set to begin in a week.  More...

SMCC, UNE announce partnership

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Southern Maine Community College and the University of New England are forming a partnership to allow students to transfer their credits.  Leaders from both institutions are gathering today to sign 16 transfer agreeme More...

Nova Star ferry finds winter work

PORTLAND (AP) — Nova Star Cruises expects to announce this week details of winter work, something that’s necessary for the cruise ship to be profitable in its first year. More...

Oil train protesters head to trial

AUBURN (AP) — The trial of two Maine residents who sat on train tracks last year to block a train carrying crude oil will be held this week under unusual circumstances.  The defendants will be tried starting today at the same time in the More...

Woman injured in Ellsworth crash

ELLSWORTH (AP) — Police say a 40-year-old Hancock woman has been seriously injured in a singlevehicle crash in Ellsworth.  The driver’s SUV went out of control and swerved into a utility pole at about 6 p.m. Sunday. More...

State, UMaine biologists embark on ambitious grouse research project

MIDCOAST   At a semi-secret site deep in the woods, wildlife biologist Kelsey Sullivan spent Wednesday evening helping to gather data he expects will eventually provide the first clear picture of the life, death and breeding habits of one of sta More...

Major Rockland employer inks deal to convert to trucked-in natural gas

PORTLAND   Boston-based Xpress Natural Gas has landed a contract to truck compressed natural gas to FMC BioPolymer in Rockland, where the major regional employer is preparing to change its primary fuel source this fall to save on energy costs an More...

Energy takes center stage in governor's race

AUGUSTA   The three candidates for governor agree that energy costs in Maine are too high, but Republican Gov. More...

Police: Motel deaths likely due to drugs

BIDDEFORD (AP) — Police say a man and woman found dead in Biddeford motel room likely overdosed on drugs.  More...

LePage pays tribute at Sept. 11 ceremony

AUBURN (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage remembered the Sept. More...

NASCAR driver to get Maine-themed ride

PORTLAND (AP) — NASCAR driver Austin Theriault is getting a Mainethemed ride thanks to a new joint marketing partnership.  The 20-year-old Austin from Fort Kent is joining the governor at announcements today in Portland and Bangor that&rsq More...

Chebeague Island crash victim identified

CHEBEAGUE ISLAND (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the man who died when his pickup truck struck a utility pole on Chebeague Island earlier this week.  The Cumberland County Sheriff ’s Office said Wednesday that 68-year-ol More...

Police ID victim of fatal golf cart crash

SOUTH BERWICK (AP) — Police in Maine are looking into the role that alcohol played in a golf cart crash that claimed the life of a Massachusetts man.  Police say 27-year-old Eric Sullivan of Stoughton, Massachusetts, died Wednesday when th More...