November 13, 2014 RSS feed / Maine

Maine next-to-worst state for business

PORTLAND (AP) — Forbes magazine’s annual rankings of the best and worst states in which to do business show Maine improving from worst to 49th.  More...

Bail hearing set for Kilmartin

BANGOR (AP) — A Maine man accused of sending poison to a depressed Englishman who used it to kill himself is scheduled for a bail hearing later this week.  More...

Bangor Daily News headed downtown

BANGOR (AP) — The Bangor Daily News, which sold its building in May, is moving to a downtown location.  The newspaper reported Wednesday that the 125-yearold news organization is moving to 1 Merchants Plaza, a seven-story office building. More...

Portland cuts budget, gov. showdown looms

PORTLAND (AP) — The city of Portland has advised departments to prepare for spending cuts because of uncertainty during a legal fight with the state over benefits provided to immigrants.  More...

Maine Democrats pick team of legislative leaders

AUGUSTA   Maine Democrats on Wednesday decided on their next team of legislative leaders who stressed the need to forgo partisan battles and work with Republican Gov. Paul LePage and GOP lawmakers in the upcoming session.  More...

Online charter school awaits approval

AUGUSTA (AP) — The board that oversees Maine charter schools has recommended approval of an application from Maine Virtual Academy, which wants to open the state’s second online charter school.  More...

City may build biggest elementary school

LEWISTON (AP) — The second-largest city in Maine is considering building the state’s largest elementary school.  More...

Wisconsin company buying Old Town mill

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Wisconsin based company says it is buying a Maine paper mill that was shut down due to high wood and energy costs.  WABI-TV reports that Expera Specialty Solutions announced on Tuesday that it’s purchasing the Old To More...

Town wants tax relief for devalued mill

MADISON (AP) — Officials in a Maine town are pursuing legislation that would provide tax relief to help make up for the impact of a $150 million drop in value at a paper mill.  More...

Driver survives horrific crash

OTISFIELD (AP) — State police say the driver of a pickup truck that crashed in Otisville, ripping the cab off the truck, twisting the frame, and spreading debris over 50 to 60 yards, is lucky to be alive.  More...

‘Angel’ to provide home for co-op

GARDINER (AP) — The organizers of a cooperative grocery store and cafe in Gardiner that’s been in the works for more than three years are set to announce a location.  More...

Vigil held for Portland house fire victims

PORTLAND (AP) — Mourners held a vigil on Tuesday for the six people killed in a house fire, shining flashlights in a park in their honor.  The evening vigil took place in Portland’s Longfellow Park on Noyes Street, where the burned h More...

Maine’s newly insured used to reach the uncovered

AUGUSTA   When enrollment in health care exchange reopens Saturday, the Maine groups that will encourage the uninsured to sign up say they have a powerful resource: the voices of the tens of thousands of residents who have already enrolled.  More...

5 things to know about 2nd open enrollment period

The enrollment period on the federal health care exchange begins Saturday and ends Feb. More...

Wire fraud sentencing unlikely before 2015

BANGOR (AP) — A Vermont man convicted of wire fraud for submitting false invoices to a Maine town will not likely be sentenced until next year.  A judge convicted Craig Sanborn, of Maidstone in May. U.S. More...

First of 3 ballot recounts this week

AUGUSTA (AP) — The first of three ballot recounts in close races for the Maine Senate is scheduled for this week.  The recount for the race for Senate District 11 will take place on Friday. More...

Officials chill on library constable idea

PORTLAND (AP) — Some members of the Portland City Council are chilly about a request from the city’s public library to allow security guards to ban unruly patrons without calling police.  More...

Police: Teens stole $5K of marijuana

ELLSWORTH (AP) — Police say two Maine teens stole $5,000 worth of medical marijuana and left it in a car at their high school parking lot.  Ellsworth Police Detective Dotty Small tells WNSX-FM that two boys ages 18 and 17 have been charged More...

Deputy police chief in sex harassment case

AUBURN (AP) — The deputy police chief of a Maine city is being disciplined under the department’s sexual harassment policy.  More...

LePage says company is buying Old Town mill

OLD TOWN (AP) — Gov. More...