May 17, 2017 RSS feed / Maine

Maine moose healthy despite struggles in recent years

PORTLAND It was a good winter to be a moose in Maine. Despite struggles in recent years, Maine’s state animal had an improved survival rate during the winter. More...

School tech: Employer wrong to reprimand me over prayer talk

AUGUSTA   A high school worker filed a federal complaint Tuesday against her school district, saying officials were being discriminatory when they reprimanded her for telling a co-worker that she’d pray for him.  More...

Third man sentenced to prison for beating death

PORTLAND (AP) — The last of three Maine men charged with beating and kicking a man to death in his apartment has been sentenced to prison.  Abil Teshome was sentenced Tuesday to 12 ? years for manslaughter.  More...

Maine governor criticizes ‘backroom deal’ on nips bill

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine’s Republican governor says he’ll take steps to prevent tiny alcohol bottles from being sold if a bottle deposit bill passes. Democratic Rep. More...

Time’s up for applications for moose hunt lottery

CARIBOU (AP) — Maine hunting officials are done collecting applications for the state’s annual moose lottery, which is slated to give out slightly fewer permits this year.  The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife plans More...

Neil Rolde, politician, historian, author, dies at 85

YORK (AP) — A politician, historian and author who worked to save Portsmouth Naval Shipyard — twice — has died.  More...

Waiter charged with unlawful sexual contact at restaurant

BIDDEFORD (AP) — Police say a waiter at a Mexican restaurant has been arrested after serving underage women alcohol and sexually touching them.  More...

Nonprofit to use grant for disaster prep in age of sea rise

ROCKLAND (AP) — A Maine nonprofit group is receiving $240,000 from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to fund a project about disaster preparedness in the state in the era of sea level rise.  More...

Maine lobsterman’s buoy found 2,500 miles away in France

ADDISON (AP) — A lobsterman’s buoy has been found in France, 2,500 miles away from his boat in Maine.  WCSH-TV reports Adrian Batson offered Gilbert Mellaza some Maine lobster to ship his buoy from where it washed up in Brest, France More...

80-year-old dead in I-95 rollover crash

BENTON (AP) — Police say an 80-year-old Portland, Maine, woman is dead after a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 95.  More...

Last-ditch effort to release voter-approved housing bonds

AUGUSTA Housing developers and affordable housing advocates are hoping Maine lawmakers will give their final support to a Republican bill that would release $15 million in bonds for senior housing that voters approved two years ago. More...

Marathon mistake sends some runners an extra half-mile

BIDDEFORD (AP) — Organizers of a Maine marathon are apologizing for a course error that caused many runners to go an extra half-mile, costing some a chance to run in next year’s Boston Marathon.  More...

5-year-old pulled from stream treated for severe hypothermia

VASSALBORO (AP) — A 5-year-old boy is being treated for severe hypothermia after falling into a frigid Maine stream.  Maine game warden Steven Couture told the Kennebec Journal the boy and his mother, 25-year-old Mollie Egold, were canoein More...

Maine Democrat proposes internet privacy regulations

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine Democrat says her bill would ban internet service providers from selling their customers’ online browsing data to third parties without explicit consent.  Roughly a dozen states have taken up measures in the la More...

Man pleads guilty to role in fentanyl overdose death

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty in New Hampshire federal court to selling fentanyl to a Maine woman who died from an overdose.  More...

Gas prices coming down in northern New England

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices are falling in northern New England.  The latest GasBuddy.com survey of Vermont gas stations shows the average price of gas went down 3.1 cents, to $2.37 per gallon last week. More...

Mainer who raped elderly woman sent to prison for 27 years

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Maine man is going to prison for 27 years for an attack on a 73-year-old woman that the judge described as “sexual torture.”   The victim told 33-year-old Mark Halle on Monday that she forgave him, and Halle as More...

Owner of historic arsenal avoids looming foreclosure

AUGUSTA (AP) — The owner of a historic Maine property that was saddled with debts has avoided foreclosure.  The Kennebec Journal reports that Tom Niemann, owner of the Kennebec Arsenal, paid off $60,000 in liens and other bills to the Gre More...

5-year-old boy goes missing in Maine woods for 8 hours

ACTON (AP) — Officials say a 5-year-old New Jersey boy who became separated from his family during a hike and went missing for nearly eight hours has been found unhurt in the woods in Maine.  More...

Historic Rolls-Royce vandalized, but stolen parts found

PORTLAND (AP) — A museum director says a 1913 Rolls-Royce once owned by the daughter of the 19th century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was vandalized ahead of an appearance in Maine, but all the pieces stolen from the car were recovered withi More...