September 29, 2014 RSS feed / Maine

LePage courts women voters, blasts Planned Parenthood for ‘killing babies’

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Dogfish remain abundant off of coast

PORTLAND (AP) — The stability of the dogfish population off the coast of New England is not in jeopardy despite a recent survey that found less of the fish off of Maine and New Hampshire than previous years.  More...

Man shot by police identified

CHESTER (AP) — State police have identified the man who was shot and killed by troopers during a standoff in Chester, Maine.  The incident started Saturday morning when residents reported a man walking along Route 116 in Chester carrying a More...

Acadia National Park gets $800K grant

PORTLAND (AP) — The Federal Transit Administration is providing an $800,000 grant for improvements to Acadia National Park.  More...

LePage urges hunters to donate to the needy

AUGUSTA (AP) — Gov. More...

Driver, passenger killed in crash

LIVERMORE (AP) — Investigators believe a Livermore, Maine, man fell asleep at the wheel just before a crash that left two others dead.  More...

Dempsey Challenge wraps up in Lewiston

LEWISTON (AP) — The sixth Dempsey Challenge drew to a close Sunday with cycling events around Maine’s second-largest city.  Patrick Dempsey, who grew up nearby, is among more than 1,000 cyclists taking part in fundraising rides rangi More...

Maine cities, towns get coastal grants

AUGUSTA (AP) — Coastal Maine communities are getting grants to support harbor management and public access to the state’s coast.  The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Coastal Program is providi More...

Gov. LePage to participate in debates

PORTLAND (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage now says he plans to participate in five debates.  The Republican said last week he did not want to be on the same stage as Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. More...

Sake brewer launches Kickstarter campaign

KITTERY (AP) — Maine is known for its microbrew beers, boutique distilleries and even blueberry wine. But a brewer is going to need help if Maine is to become home to a sake (SAH’-kee) brewery.  More...

Top four Maine troopers help stranded motorists with flat tire

HOWLAND   Who says there’s never a policeman around when you need one?  The top four officers in the Maine State Police took some time Thursday afternoon to school two stranded motorists in basic automotive repairs.  More...

Man gets 10 years for pushing wife off cliff

ROCKLAND   A former Maine resident who bashed his wife on the head with a rock and pushed her off an 800-foot cliff will serve 10 years in prison under a sentenced imposed Thursday.  More...

Boehner visits Maine to raise money for Poliquin

PORTLAND   House Speaker John Boehner paid a visit Thursday to help raise money for Republican Bruce Poliquin, saying the former state treasurer has a “real shot at winning” Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat. More...

Inmate death under investigation

WARREN (AP) — Investigators say there’s no evidence of foul play in the death of a Maine State Prison inmate.  The Maine Department of Corrections says 56-year-old Jerry Robin Lydick died Wednesday night. More...

Administration not blaming mill manager

EAST MILLINOCKET (AP) — Maine Gov. More...

Ball python found in rental car trunk

KENNEBUNK (AP) — Police say a ball python was discovered in the trunk of a rental car in Kennebunk, Maine.  Officers responded Wednesday night after two women who drove the rental car from Boston discovered the snake while retrieving their More...

13 businesses busted in liquor sting

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland police have issued summonses to 13 city businesses that allegedly sold alcohol to minors.  Portland police worked with underage volunteers from Southern Maine Community College who attempted to buy alcohol 143 time More...

Bowling alley being sold to church

WATERVILLE (AP) — Waterville's Sparetime Recreation bowling alley has been sold to a city church whose pastor says he wants to keep bowling alive in the community.  Sparetime owner Andy Couture said at age 66 it was time to sell.  More...

No one hurt in Sidney day care fire

SIDNEY (AP) — A fire at a Sidney home day care center sent children and staff scrambling for safety, but there were no reports of injuries.  The blaze at Jen's Day Care was reported at about noon Wednesday. More...

How the fatal New Jersey bear attack relates to Maine’s Question 1

A fatal black bear attack on a hiker in New Jersey last week is striking a chord in Maine, where Question 1 on November’s ballot asks voters to decide whether to ban three forms of bear hunting practices — baiting, dogs and trapping.  More...